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Finding Holy

32 EpisodesProduced by Ashley HalesWebsite

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, be… read more

32 Episodes | 2018 - 2020

#32 Suburban Bootcamp -- Suburban Secularism in a Digital Age

January 16th, 2020


For the month of January, our Suburban Bootcamp helps you take the big ideas of secularism and connect the dots to your everyday, holy life. How do …

BONUS: Kate Bowler on The Preacher's Wife

January 9th, 2020


Kate Bowler, academic and author, writes about women and power in Christian circles in her latest book, The Preacher’s Wife: The Precarious Power of Evangelical Women Celebrities. Ashley Hales was able to interview Kate …

#31 Advent with Jen Pollock Michel -- Week 4: Follow the Food this Advent

December 23rd, 2019


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 …

#30 Advent with Jen Pollock Michel -- Week 3: Anna shows us God's comfort and mission

December 18th, 2019


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 …

#29 Advent with Jen Pollock Michel -- Week 2: What's the cost of your 'yes'?

December 11th, 2019


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 …

#28 Advent with Jen Pollock Michel -- Week 1: Embrace the Real

December 4th, 2019


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 …

#27 Where do we go from here?

December 1st, 2019


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 …

#26 Miniseries on Place with José Humphreys

November 20th, 2019


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 …

#25 Miniseries on Place with Dennae Pierre

November 13th, 2019


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 …

#24 Miniseries on Place with Brandon J. O'Brien

November 7th, 2019


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 …

#23 A Special Announcement

October 30th, 2019


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. …

#22 Catherine McNiel on Practices to Awaken to Hope in the Chaos

October 23rd, 2019


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 …

#21 Mike Cosper on Developing a Christian Imagination

October 16th, 2019


On this episode I chat with Mike Cosper about everything from great sentences, to mental illness, leaving church ministry, to the Enneagram and how …

#20 Seth Haines on Addiction + Sobriety of the Soul

October 9th, 2019


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

#19 Aubrey Sampson on Developing the Language and Faith to Lament

October 2nd, 2019


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 …

#18 Cara Meredith on Starting Conversations Around Race

September 26th, 2019


Conversations around race and justice can be hard, vulnerable, and polarizing. Yet because we believe God created all of us as image bearers of …

#17 Casey Tygrett on the Redemption of Soul Memories

September 17th, 2019


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 …

#16 Patrice Gopo on the Intersection of Place, Race, and Faith

July 10th, 2019


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 …

#15 Lore Ferguson Wilbert on The Goodness of Bodies

July 2nd, 2019


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 …

#14 Shawn Smucker on Choosing Presence in a Busy Culture

June 25th, 2019


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. …

#13 Michelle DeRusha on the Life-Changing Habit of Quiet

June 18th, 2019


This a great conversation on quiet, stillness, habits, and brain neural pathways. You’ll love learning about why our brains react against stillness …

#12 Darryl Dash on 3 Habits for Spiritual Growth

June 11th, 2019


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. …

#10 Suburban bootcamp 2 -- Hospitality for Busy People

January 22nd, 2019


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 …

#9 Suburban Bootcamp 1

January 15th, 2019


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 …

#8 Sam Wheatley on the spirituality of parking in New York City

December 18th, 2018


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 …

#7 Hannah Anderson on having your feet in two worlds

December 11th, 2018


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 …

#6 Micha Boyett on seeing the world as Jesus sees it

December 4th, 2018


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 …

#5 Russ Ramsey on How Story Forms Us

November 27th, 2018


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 …

#4 Bronwyn Lea on staying put

November 20th, 2018


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.

#3 Jen Michel on finding home in a big city

November 13th, 2018


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 …

#2 Alan Noble on your digital life

November 6th, 2018


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 …

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September 25th, 2018


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