Finding Holy

Finding Holy

www.aahales.com/podcast
Connecting the dots between the things that matter and your everyday, holy life. Each week, Ashley Hales sits down with authors, pastors, activists and artists to discuss faith, culture, and spiritual practices and how it relates to ordinary life. AND — you’ll get to hear their laundry routines, because big things matter, but so does the laundry. More at aahales.com/podcast.


#29 Advent with Jen Pollock Michel — what’s the cost of your ‘yes’?
Dec 11 • 21 min
We’re busy and yet we want to connect with God. Listen in to these four weeks of short conversations that you can listen to in the midst of your real life with Ashley Hales and Jen Pollock Michel. We talk about the reality of December with busy schedules…
#28 Advent with Jen Pollock Michel — Week 1: Embrace the Real
Dec 4 • 21 min
We’re busy and yet we want to connect with God. Listen in to these four weeks of short conversations that you can listen to in the midst of your real life with Ashley Hales and Jen Pollock Michel. We talk about the reality of December with busy schedules…
#27 Where do we go from here?
Dec 1 • 33 min
After three great episodes on how our places shape our loves and what we do about it as believers, Ashley Hales and Brandon J. O’Brien give listeners a road map for what to do next. We invite you into a thicker discussion about faith and culture here at…
#26 Miniseries on Place with José Humphreys
Nov 20 • 35 min
Our places shape our loves. Can the church stick with a place? We continue this mini-series in November on place with series co-host, Brandon J. O’Brien, and today we bring in José Humphreys of East Harlem, NYC. José Humphreys is a facilitator and pastor…
#25 Miniseries on Place with Dennae Pierre
Nov 13 • 33 min
Dennae Pierre is executive director of The Surge Network, a movement of local churches partnered together to put Jesus on display in Arizona. She is a graduate of Covenant Theological Seminary and serves as one of the Co-Directors for City to City North…
#24 Miniseries on Place with Brandon J. O’Brien
Nov 6 • 30 min
Are you a citizen of the world or a good neighbor? We have a special series just for you! Through the month of November, we’ll be taking all about how places actually form our loves. We’ll walk you through the virtues of staying put, stories of what it…
#23 A Special Announcement
Oct 30 • 7 min
In this interlude, Ashley Hales introduces one small step to push back against the consumerism that wants to form us in its image AND an invitation to a special series on place coming up in November with Brandon J. O’Brien, Dennae Pierre, and Jose…
#22 Catherine McNiel on Practices to Awaken to Hope in the Chaos
Oct 23 • 30 min
It’s hard to see the deeper things when life is full and busy. In this conversation with Catherine McNiel, we talk about how we can be awakened to God’s presence in creation. We’re invited to see God move in our actual, concrete reality — in the beauty…
#21 Mike Cosper on Developing a Christian Imagination
Oct 16 • 37 min
On this episode I chat with Mike Cosper about everything from great sentences, to mental illness, leaving church ministry, to the Enneagram and how to develop a Christian imagination. It’s a fruitful conversation that we hope helps you connect the dots…
#20 Seth Haines on Addiction + Sobriety of the Soul
Oct 9 • 34 min
It’s easier to numb ourselves than feel our pain. This helpful and insightful interview with Seth Haines (author of Coming Clean and the forthcoming The Book of Waking Up) shows us a way forward. We talk about so much: addiction, sobriety, political…
#19 Aubrey Sampson on Developing the Language and Faith to Lament
Oct 2 • 30 min
We talk about pain, suffering and lament and where to find hope in this episode with Aubrey Sampson. If you feel like you’re praying to the ceiling fan or can’t find God, then this episode is for you. This is a rich conversation that will help you develop…
#18 Cara Meredith on Starting Conversations Around Race
Sep 25 • 28 min
Conversations around race and justice can be hard, vulnerable, and polarizing. Yet because we believe God created all of us as image bearers of himself, we need to enter in. So many people don’t have the tools to know how to navigate those conversations…
#17 Casey Tygrett on the Redemption of Soul Memories
Sep 17 • 34 min
We’re connecting the dots between the things that really matter and our everyday, ordinary lives. Today, I sit down with Casey Tygrett to talk about memories. We talk about how they influence our lives and communities and how God might be inviting us into…
#16 Patrice Gopo on the Intersection of Place, Race, and Faith
Jul 10 • 34 min
We don’t often think about how our places shape us and our stories. We often think of our places as a backdrop to all the living we do, just the context for how we’ll move about in the world. We don’t clearly articulate how places shape our souls. My…
#15 Lore Ferguson Wilbert on The Goodness of Bodies
Jul 2 • 33 min
If you’re someone who struggles to know how our bodies fit into our faith, this conversation is for you. There’s so much around the idea of touch in the church and in our culture that feels like a landmine. While we can be tempted to believe we’re brains…
#14 Shawn Smucker on Choosing Presence in a Busy Culture
Jun 25 • 30 min
Sometimes when we’re in the thralls of our normal routines, our roles in our families and in our neighborhoods, it’s hard to stop and pay attention. Shawn Smucker, author, husband, and busy father to 6, talks with us about what it looks like to choose…
#13 Michelle DeRusha on the Life-Changing Habit of Quiet
Jun 18 • 34 min
This a great conversation on quiet, stillness, habits, and brain neural pathways. You’ll love learning about why our brains react against stillness and quiet. even task-positive network and default mode network in the brain and how this all fits into how…
#12 Darryl Dash on 3 Habits for Spiritual Growth
Jun 11 • 33 min
Darryl Dash is pastor of Liberty Grace Church in Toronto, and author of *How to Grow: Applying the Gospel to All of Your Life*. He is also cofounder of Gospel for Life and director of Advance Church Planting Institute. He has a Doctor of Ministry degree…
#10 Suburban bootcamp 2 — Hospitality for Busy People
Jan 22 • 18 min
On this second edition of a “Suburban Bootcamp,” Bryce and Ashley Hales talk together about how the gospel reorients our relationships vertically with God and horizontally with others. So how do we make the mental shift from the allure of convenience to…
#9 Suburban Bootcamp 1
Jan 15 • 18 min
It’s 2019! Welcome back to The Finding Holy Podcast, where we connect the dots between the things that matter and your everyday, holy life. Before we kick off season 2, we’re going to have a three-week interlude. During these three weeks, I sit down with…
#8 Sam Wheatley on the spirituality of parking in New York City
Dec 18, 2018 • 29 min
My guest this week is Rev. Sam Wheatley, who we met when he was our pastor in Salt Lake city, UT. Whereas we’ve moved on to church planting in the SoCal suburbs, Sam and his wife Kate have moved back to NYC. Sam is the Executive Pastor of Redeemer…
#7 Hannah Anderson on having your feet in two worlds
Dec 11, 2018 • 34 min
My guest today lives in rural Appalachia — probably not a spot most of my listeners live in. The temptation could be to skip this episode because you don’t live in a rural spot. Maybe you live in the city or suburbs or a small town. But here’s the thing —…
#6 Micha Boyett on seeing the world as Jesus sees it
Dec 4, 2018 • 33 min
You’ll love this interview with author and activist Micha Boyett. She and her family live in San Francisco, CA. Micha Boyett, author of Found, talks motherhood, raising a son with Down Syndrome, and what it looks like to be a good neighbor in San…
#5 Russ Ramsey on How Story Forms Us
Nov 27, 2018 • 33 min
My guest for Episode 5 is Russ Ramsey. Russ Ramsey is the pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church Cool Springs in Nashville, Tennessee, where he lives with his wife and four children. He grew up in the fields of Indiana and studied at Taylor University and…
#4 Bronwyn Lea on staying put
Nov 20, 2018 • 36 min
In Episode 4, I sit down with Bronwyn Lea. Bronwyn Lea is originally from South Africa and brings a unique perspective to American listeners, not just on America, but on the way the places we live shape our lives. Bronwyn Lea is an author, speaker,…
#3 Jen Michel on finding home in a big city
Nov 13, 2018 • 28 min
Award-winning author Jen Pollock Michel and I talk about how you can belong to a place when you’re an expat, our longings for home, and her amazing laundry song. You won’t want to miss this conversation about the incarnation, owning dogs, and how we…
#2 Alan Noble on your digital life
Nov 6, 2018 • 35 min
In the first episode of “The Finding Holy Podcast,” I sit down to talk with Alan Noble, author of the book Disruptive Witness. We talk about everything from Twitter, Instagramming your hike, to best practices online, his book, ironing, dressing nicely and…
Finding Holy Podcast Trailer
Sep 24, 2018 • 3 min
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