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Conversation Balloons

19 EpisodesProduced by Conversation BalloonsWebsite

Host Leah Farish interviews experts and friends about all things generational.No matter your age or stage, whether you're growing or growing old, you wonder at, fume at, or love someone in another generation. It might be workplace issues, raising kids, or caring for an elder--We're here to bring und… read more


How An Old Church Building Helps Young Souls w/ Blake Schwarz

It's estimated that $4 trillion of church real estate will be distressed in the next 40 years.  About 70 churches close every week. But Blake Schwarz, a former Presbyterian church staffer, sees rich opportunity to benefit the church and the needy world in this environment: his doctoral work at the intersection of faith and economics is helping him reimagine church.  Leah talks with him about the loss of "third spaces," the rosary, how he inspires young professionals, systemic blindness in Dallas, and why he keeps a "rusty, gnarly pipe" on his shelf.

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