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Open to Wonder

15 EpisodesProduced by Christian Reformed Church in North America - Faith FormationWebsite

We explore all kinds of faith questions here: big ones, small ones, weird ones, and hard-to-talk-about-in-church ones. Hosted by Faith Formation, Open to Wonder is a podcast that helps us imagine together what faith looks like in our day-to-day lives.In each episode, we’ll ask our guest to share ins… read more

15 Episodes | 2021 - 2022

The Only Wrong Way to Pray Is Not Pray | Faith Practices: Prayer

July 12th, 2022

30:24

Jill Weber, Global Convenor of the Order of the Mustard Seed, lives near the ruins of a 12th century monastery on the Waverley Abbey Estate, in the United Kingdom. Her response to the question “does prayer really work?” …

What 3-Year-Olds Already Know (and We Can Learn) | Faith Practices: Wonder

July 12th, 2022

35:02

As a child, ‘Lib’ Caldwell was introduced to the spiritual practice of wonder by her mother: a woman who loved earthworms in the garden, set up art easels in the kitchen, and embraced spontaneous prayer. Now an author, …

When the Corporate Ladder Is On the Wrong Wall | Faith Practices: Service

July 12th, 2022

33:51

In the midst of a tense corporate merger, more than 50 staff members joined a spontaneous prayer meeting in the company auditorium because Colin …

Is It My Lunch Speaking Or The Lord? | Faith Practices: Listening

July 12th, 2022

31:13

What does God’s voice sound like? How does God speak today? Summer Mohrlang, spiritual director with Soul Formation, responds to the questions we’re …

Appreciation Is A Muscle You Can Strengthen | Faith Practices: Celebration

July 12th, 2022

31:12

April Fiet describes herself as a pastor, parent, and recovering perfectionist. She’s also an author, weed-puller, and backyard-chicken-feeder. She …

Introducing Season 2: Faith Practices

July 6th, 2022

1:35

We’re back for Season 2 of Open to Wonder! And this time we’re asking big, small, weird, and hard-to-talk-about-in-church questions about faith practices. Listen to the end of this teaser to find out when we originally …

Intersections of Worship and Culture as the Diverse Body of Christ with Jeremy Simpson

March 23rd, 2022

49:42

Imagine you’re around 7 years old and you’ve been learning how to play the piano. One Sunday the pianist and the organist at your church are sick and …

Worship, Justice, and the Two Words That Can Shape How We Love Our Neighbors with Sandra Van Opstal | Bonus Episode

February 1st, 2022

52:00

Sandra Van Opstal, executive director and co-founder of Chasing Justice, joins hosts Karen and Chris to discuss how “worship without justice is just not worship.” They also explore how the choices we make about what to …

New Year, New Season! Season 2: Faith Practices Coming Soon

January 6th, 2022

1:35

The new year has begun and we know what’s going on. You’ve made a bunch of new year's resolutions and, if you’re anything like most people, you’re …

Beyond Sunday: Season 1 Wrap-Up with Karen De Boer and Chris Schoon | Beyond Sunday, Episode 5

October 26th, 2021

26:50

In this episode, Karen and Chris reflect on the “wow” moments of their conversations with guests this season. They also share one short takeaway (well, Karen keeps it short; Chris is a preacher at heart) that they hope …

Mike Hogeterp | Beyond Sunday, Episode 4

October 19th, 2021

49:35

Mike Hogeterp, Director of the Centre for Public Dialogue, joins Karen and Chris for a candid conversation about what it actually looks like to live justly in daily life. They also talk about how being an attentive …

Mary Hulst | Beyond Sunday, Episode 3

October 12th, 2021

48:55

In this episode, Rev. Dr. Mary Hulst, University Pastor at Calvin University, explores with us how faith is formed in the lives of students and young …

Reggie Smith | Beyond Sunday, Episode 2

October 5th, 2021

51:38

Basketball. Quilting. Tuxedos. You’d never think they’d all be in the same episode, right? Reggie Smith, Director for Diversity for the Christian Reformed Church in North America, joins us to talk about how those three …

Ruth Padilla DeBorst | Beyond Sunday, Episode 1

September 28th, 2021

50:19

Ruth Padilla DeBorst joins hosts Chris and Karen for the first episode of Open to Wonder Season 1: Beyond Sunday. Ruth lives in an intentional community at Casa Adobe in Costa Rica and shares what it means to live into …

Introducing: Open To Wonder | Beyond Sunday

September 21st, 2021

1:38

Welcome to Open to Wonder, the podcast where we wonder about all kinds of questions about faith: big ones, small ones, weird ones, hard-to-talk-about-in-church ones. This season we’re going beyond Sunday morning to …

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