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For Laypeople, By Laypeople

36 EpisodesProduced by Enrique Quezada-LlanesWebsite

A podcast about belief and the challenges associated with faith in a personal God.

36 Episodes | 2015 - 2024


February 22nd, 2024


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6. Belonging

April 17th, 2021


Just wanted to share some thoughts about belonging to a religious community, both in a physical sense (i.e., a congregation) as well as a sort of …

5. Shroom Theology (with Chano Arreguin)

March 24th, 2020


Theology is the study of the nature of God, religious beliefs, and religious experiences. There is revealed theology, the knowledge of the …

4. Fast-track Heretic (with Slade Lade)

November 14th, 2018


For this episode, I sat down with my good friend Slade Lane. I recorded this conversation back in May when I visited Lincoln. Slade and I spent quite …

3. A Pastor's Take (with Michael Paradise)

June 6th, 2018


Pastor Michael Paradise is the Young Adult Pastor at College View Church (CVC), a Seventh-day Adventist church in Lincoln, Neb. During my studies at …

2. How We Think About Stuff

April 15th, 2018


In this episode we discuss two ways in which we think can think about how we think (yes, very meta): schemas and models. Do not be afraid, they are very intuitive concepts that provide nice frameworks to think about any …

1. An Introduction

March 11th, 2018


This episode serves as an introduction to the type of conversations we will be having around the issues of faith, spirituality, and belief in God. We are laypeople trying to figure out what we believe and why we believe …

#024 - Trudy Holmes-Caines

June 12th, 2017


I sat down with Dr. Trudy Holmes-Caines before leaving Lincoln, Neb., and had a wonderful conversation for this podcast. She is a professor of …

#023 - Michael Paradise

May 24th, 2017


Before leaving Lincoln, Neb., for good, I sat down with Michael Paradise in his office at the College View Seventh-day Adventist Church where he …

#022 - Honest and Sel-revealing

May 6th, 2017


Slade and I have been spending quite a bit of time attempting to read at our local coffee shop, but we just end up talking whenever we run into each other. We decided to talk for the podcast about some of the Christian …

#021 - A Farewell

February 20th, 2017


After a few months without coming back to the studio, Slade and I return to say goodbye … kind of. Since the last episode, we have both been working on new projects: he's launched a new blog called "The Obsessionist," …

#020 - Natalie Bruzon

October 31st, 2016


This week on the show: Natalie Bruzon. I had the pleasure of working with her (meaning for her) at The Clocktower, our college's newspaper. Now, she …

#019 - Hannah Ashburn

October 10th, 2016


This week on the podcast we have Hannah Ashburn. She is an artist finishing up her college degree and finding what the next step is. Besides talking …

#010 - Claudia Pech

September 30th, 2016


It's been a while. We are bringing you some new conversations soon. But this time, we are re-releasing our episode with Claudia Pech. Back in …

#018 - Micah Robinson

September 2nd, 2016


This week on the podcast, Slade sat down with Micah Robinson to discuss our guest's journey with music. They had an amazing conversation, of which I …

#017 - Tyler Morrison

August 16th, 2016


Today on the show we have Tyler Morrison, a talented Christian singer-(now)songwriter. On September 4, he'll be releasing his debut album …

#016 - Pablo Colindres

August 2nd, 2016


In this week's podcast, Pablo Colindres joins us to discuss the election. Our guest brought an interesting gift to alleviate the confusion of talking …

#015 - Discussions, discussions

July 19th, 2016


A couple weeks ago, I (Enrique) wrote about those infamous Facebook debates. For this episode, Slade and I expand on the subject and share our experiences trying to avoid such discussions and sometimes taking part in …

#014 - Why not "Of heroes and villains"?

July 4th, 2016


Why is this blog titled "Of lovers and fools"? This week on the podcast, I welcome Slade Lane as my co host to discuss how the blog and podcast got …

#013 - After Graduation with Slade Lane

June 5th, 2016


After a while, a new episode of the podcast is here. This time, Slade is back to talk about life after graduation. We both recently joined the ranks …

#012 - Debbie Pinto

March 4th, 2016


Today on the podcast, Debbie Pinto talks about leadership. An energetic and optimist student, she's held several leadership positions during her …

S004 - Sesión Acústica con Guillermo Ximenez

February 12th, 2016


Esta semana Guillermo Ximenez vuelve al podcast, pero esta vez no para una entrevista. Sin mucha planeación pero con muchas ganas, realizamos una sesión acústica al principio del año. De los cinco temas, dos aparecen en …

#011 - Doug Barahona

January 6th, 2016


Doug Barahona, my first guest for 2016, recites a spoken word poem he wrote about his experiences in the street and his subsequent conversion to the Christian faith. He now studies religion with a pastoral care emphasis …

#3 - Ed Quezada (Spanish episode)

December 31st, 2015


Mi hermano Ed está en el podcast esta vez. Aprovechamos estar en casa para grabar un episodio de fin de año. Hablamos un poco de nuestras …

#010 - Claudia Pech

December 22nd, 2015


After a busy month, I am back with another episode. This time, Claudia Pech is on the show to discuss immigration. We talked about Trump's comments, …

Podcast update

November 25th, 2015


The past few weeks have been difficult, so I didn't release an episode last week as I was supposed to. Here's an update, though, on what has happened …

#009 - Ben VandeVere

November 4th, 2015


Although I believed Ben and I were completely different people, I learned we have many things in common. Ben VandeVere has founded two a cappella groups in the last few years. He talked about V7's history and all the …

#008 - Rachael Boyd

October 20th, 2015


This week, Rachael Boyd is on the show. She moved to Nebraska less than a year ago, and I asked her to teach me a little bit about the United States …

#007 - Slade Lane

October 6th, 2015


Slade is back! This time he is my guest. We talked about disappointment (kind of) and pretentiousness. Before that, Slade told me about his …

#006 - Abner Campos

September 22nd, 2015


This week, Abner Campos is on the show! He currently works as vespers coordinator for the campus ministries office at Union College in Lincoln, Neb. …

#005 - Shaina Adams

September 8th, 2015


Shaina Adams is back on the show. We recorded this conversation before the school year started. In it we talk about Shaina's semester abroad and …

#004 - Guillermo Ximenez

August 25th, 2015


Hace ya un poco más de dos semanas tuve la oportunidad de platicar nuevamente con Guillermo Ximenez. Hubo un tiempo en el que lo acompañaba en el piano a las diferentes iglesias a las que visitaba, incluyendo una …

#003 - Home (Ricky Amimo)

August 11th, 2015


Today's episode is about home. Why do we miss home? Is it the food, the people or something else like the "disorganization"? First, we'll listen to a series of recording I did while I was at the airport this past …

#002 - Abraham Mariscal

July 29th, 2015


This episode is in Spanish. I met with a friend who is now a youth leader in his church to talk about what he has accomplished with his group and what still needs to be done. Tuve la oportunidad de entrevistar a un gran …

#001 - Praying Before Meals

May 2nd, 2015


First podcast for the reflection section on Why should/do we pray before meals? Does the Bible recommends or commands it?

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