Episode#163 - Eucharist As Invitation

April 24, 2016
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 Historically, The Lord's Supper has been viewed as the sustaining meal of the believer. John Wesley was innovative and his belief that the Eucharist was also an opportunity to invite people to conversion? Drawing up on historical context while looking at our modern-day setting, this workshop will examine the Lord supper and how it is an invitation to the kingdom of God.

Episode #162: Hymns, Prayers, and Invitations St. Patrick’s Day Album Release Special

March 17, 2016
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St. Patrick's Day (March 17th) is the release date for the latest album by Rick Lee James titled Hymns, Prayers and Invitations


Welcome to the Hymns, Prayers, and Invitations St. Patrick's Day Album Release Special. On this show you can hear some of every track on Rick's new album and hear stories behind the songs.

To buy the album, song sheets, vocal and band tracks, and more visit http://www.RickLeeJames.com/hymnbook

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St. Patrick’s Day Podcast Special

March 14, 2016
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This episode of Voices In My Head is a St. Patrick's Day special. It's message I preached on Sunday Morning March 13th, 2016 at First Church of the Nazarene in Springfield Ohio. It was my pleasure to share about the life and legacy of St. Patrick and how God used him in incredible ways to change the world. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Episode #161 - Brandon Sipes and NCM

March 10, 2016
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This week week Brandon Sipes of Nazarene Compassionate Ministries joins the show again to talk to us about his recent trip to Croatia and his work with refugees there. He also shares practical ways that we can help displaced families all over the world. An important episode with a good friend.

Water To Wine With Brian Zahnd: Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #160

February 23, 2016
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My guest this week on the Voices In My Head Podcast is Pastor, Author, and Mountain Climber Brian Zahnd. Brian is the Lead Pastor of Word of Life Church on St. Joseph, Missouri and has written several books including A Farewell To Mars, Beauty Will Save The World, and Unconditional. His latest book, Water To Wine: Some of My Story, tells his story of disenchantment with pop Christianity and his search for a more substantive faith. www.BrianZahnd.com 

Episode #159: The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street with Guest Michael Poteet

February 20, 2016
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Michael Poteet is our guest this week on the Voices In My Head Podcast as we discuss the culture of fear that is so prevalent in our current climate. To guide our duscussion we take a look back at an episode of the Twilight Zone, Season 1, Episode 22. The title of the episode: The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street.

The classic TV show begins with this opening narration:

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Maple Street, U.S.A. Late summer. A tree-lined little world of front porch gliders, barbecues, the laughter of children and the bell of an ice cream vendor. At the sound of the roar and the flash of light, it will be precisely 6:43 p.m. on Maple Street. This is Maple Street on a late Saturday afternoon. Maple Street – in the last calm and reflective moment – before the monsters came.

Episode #158_Andrew Peterson

February 10, 2016
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This week on Voices In My Head, Andrew Peterson drops in to talk about playing on the Grand Ole' Opry, writing novels, and his latest record, The Burning Edge of Dawn.

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Episode #157: Brandon Sipes and the Culture of Fear

January 16, 2016
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Brandon Sipes returns at long last to discuss the problem of fear in our culture, the refugee crisis, and how we can intentionally live as people of hope. 

Episode #156: Superman meets Santa Claus (The Untold Podcast Christmas Crossover)

December 11, 2015
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The latest episode of Voices In My Head is part of a special Podcast Crossover Event! 

Voices In My Head is proud to be banding together with other podcasts in the crossover nexus, linked together by a single theme, which was pretty easy considering the season, CHRISTMAS! 

Since it’s the Christmas  season, participating members of the Crossover Nexus are recording episodes that are geeky, faith-y, and holiday season-y!

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On Episode #156, 'Voices In My Head' crosses over with the 'Untold Podcast' and it's host, Nathan James Norman. Together we discuss one of the greatest crossovers of all time, When Superman met Santa in Claus in DC Comics Presents #67. We also talk about art, faith, and literature and a whole lot more on this SUPER-SIZE ANNUAL ISSUE of a Podcast.

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Podcast Episode #155: Guests Ginny Owens and Andrew Greer

November 20, 2015
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Transcending Mysteries: Who Is God and What Does He Want From Us? is the new book written by Andrew Greer (http://www.andrew-greer.com) and Ginny Owens (http://ginnyowens.com). Ginny and Andrew are both my guests on the latest episode of Voice In My Head, the Rick Lee James Podcast. Together we talk about the relational aspects of God, Christmas music, New EP's TV tapings, songwriting and even an Alaskan Cruise that Ginny and Andrew will be a part of in 2016.

I also make a final plea to pre-order my new CD "Hymns, Prayers' and Invitations" which is due to release on March 17th, 2016 (St. Patrick's Day). This new album features a song that Andrew Greer and I wrote together called 'The Invitation'.

Ginny and Andrew are both wonderful people and interesting guests so sit back, stick in an earbud, and listen to the latest episode of Voices In My Head, the official Rick Lee James Podcast.

Transcending Mysteries: Who Is God and What Does He Want From Us? can be purchased here: http://www.lifeway.com/Product/transcending-mysteries-who-is-god-and-what-does-he-want-from-us-P005729670

Ginny Owens Online Store: http://ginnyowens.com/shop

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Pre-Order Rick Lee James Record (Hymns, Prayers, and Invitations):http://www.GoFundMe.com/Hymns

Episode #154: Spirituality and the Praise Band (The Practice of Worship)

October 26, 2015
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This episode of the Voices In My Head Podcast was recorded live at the Empower the Church conference in Lima Ohio on Saturday October 24th, 2015. This workshop on spiritual formation deals with the following:

Leading worship requires just as much practice as playing an instrument, learning to sing, and writing music does. This goes not only for the worship leader, but it also applies to the other singers and musicians on your team. In order to do our calling well, it requires practice. As the leader of a worship team in a church I have found that one of my most challenging tasks is not just teaching the congregation to worship, but teaching our musicians to worship. This workshop will focus on the practice of intentional spiritual growth in your praise band members as a regular part of your practice times. Practicing the presence of God together is as essential as practicing your music together.

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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #153: Worship Band Workshop (Live from The Empower The Church Conference)

October 26, 2015
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Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #153: Worship Band Workshop (Live from The Empower The Church Conference)

This week's episode of Voices In My Head was recorded live at the Empower the Church conference at Lima Community Church of the Nazarene in Lima Ohio on Saturday October 24th

This episode is a training workshop for people who play in bands and covers the following:

* improving your timing
* thinking like an arranger
* band dynamics and tempo
* guitar vs. piano driven songs 
* creating an atmosphere of worship
* Styles and different ways of playing

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Walter Brueggemann with Rick Lee James on the Voices In My Head Podcast: Episode #152

September 30, 2015
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What a treat it was to have Dr. Walter Brueggemann on the Voices In My Head Podcast. We had such a great discussion talking about theology, music, and where we will go if we die tonight. This episode was recorded on location at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Cincinnati Ohio on Wednesday September 30th.

Episode #151 - Futureboy Nick Flora on the Voices In My Head Podcast with Rick Lee James

September 24, 2015
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Episode #151 - Futureboy Nick Flora on the Voices In My Head Podcast with Rick Lee James

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FUTUREBOY, is the first of 3 new EP's coming your way from one of our favorite artists, Nick Flora. He joined the Podcast this week to talk about his new record, Pancakes, and artisty as a Christian versus Christian artistry. It's a great new record and a great new show. Make sure to listen all the way to the end for a bonus clip.

150th Episode Celebration with 2015 Dove Award Nominees

August 14, 2015
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Episode #150 of the Voices In My Head Podcast features 2015 Dove Award nominees who have been on or associated with the show.

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This week's show features:

About A Mile

All Sons & Daughters

Randall Goodgame (Slugs & Bugs)

Andrew Greer

Craig Adams

Andrew Peterson.

Its a great show celebrating 150 episodes by spotlighting some of the most talented guests we've been privileged to have on the show.

Episode #149 - Into The Fray with Matt Mikalatos

August 5, 2015
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This week on the Voices In My Head Podcast, http://www.mikalatos.com/p/welcome-to-mikalatoscom.htmljoins us to talk about his latest book, Into The Fray

Into the Fray, is an exploration of the book of Acts in a modern-day setting. It's about church, the Holy Spirit, and the importance of story in God's plan for the world.

Also, check out Matt's many blog posts from coolsville at www.NorvilleRogers.com and his the Storymen Podcast that he hosts with Klay Morgan and J. R. Forasteros at www.Storymen.us

Episode #148: The Dirty Parts of the Bible with Sam Torode

July 29, 2015
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My guest this week on the Voices In My Head Podcast is Sam Torode. Sam is a writer, a visual artist, and a singer living in in Nashville, Tennessee. On his Father's side of the family, Sam is related to Henry David Thoreau and on his mother's side are Texas farmers, preachers, outlaws, banjo players, and Cherokee Indians.
His novel "The Dirty Parts of the Bible," reflects both sides, combining religious/philosophical exploration with an epic journey to Texas to reclaim his defrocked minister father's fortune. Sam's writing has been compared to Mark Twain, Sue Monk Kidd, and Flannery O'Connor
Publisher's Weekly gave this really glowing review to "Dirty Parts of the Bible"

While the title suggests a raunchy read, this rich and soulful novel is actually a rather well-done coming-of-age story steeped in wanderlust and whimsy that at times recalls The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and at others a tamer On the Road. The story begins in 1936 as 19-year-old Tobias is thumbing his way from Remus, Mich., to his uncle's farm in Glen Rose, Tex., to find a hidden bag of money, after his father, a Baptist pastor, drunkenly slams his car into the church and is removed from the parsonage. The author does an excellent job in making well-charted territory (riding the rails; scavenged campfire meals under the stars) seem vibrant and new. Snippets of scripture, Southern spirituals, and folk ballads lend context and flavor to the text. Most impressive are the jangly dialogue and the characters' distinctive voices, which are authentic and earthy but not remotely hoary. When Tobias finally arrives at his uncle's, the surprises that await him are more than enough to keep his—and readers'—interests piqued."

DISCLAIMER: While this is not a dirty podcast, the topic of this week's conversation may not be appropriate for younger ears as we do acknowledge that there is such a thing as sex and that teenage boys think about it. Use your discretion.

Episode #147 - The Mockingbird Parables with Matt Litton

July 22, 2015
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This week on the Voices In My Head Podcast I'm joined by author Matt Litton as we discuss the works of Harper Lee, both 'To Kill A Mockingbird' as well as the newly released 'Go Set A Watchman'. This is one great show that you don't want to miss. Visit www.MattLitton.com to find out all about Matt Litton's books and schedule.

First Blood Author David Morrell on The Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #146

July 14, 2015
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This week on the Voices In My Head Podcast our special guest is

New York Times Bestselling Author, David Morrell.

About David Morrell:
In 1972, David Morrell published his debut novel about a veteran with PTSD who returned home from the Vietnam war, bringing the war home with him. The name of this groundbreaking novel is First Blood. It was called “the father of the modern action novel,” and was widely and enthusiastically reviewed. It was also taught in high schools and colleges. It became a 1982 film, starring Sylvester Stallone, and led to a series of films about Rambo, who joined the ranks of the top five internationally recognized thriller icons: Sherlock Holmes, Tarzan, James Bond, and Harry Potter.

 
In addition to being Rambo's creator, David Morrell also holds a Ph. D. in American literature from Penn State and was a professor in the English department at the University of Iowa where he taught from 1970 to 1986. His numerous New York Times bestsellers include the classic spy novel, The Brotherhood of the Rose, The Fraternity of the Stone, and The League of Night and Fog.
 

Eventually wearying of two professions, Morrell gave up his academic tenure in order to write full time. Shortly after, tragedy struck theMorrell family, as David's fifteen-year-old son Matthew was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer and died in 1987, a loss that haunts not only Morrell’s life but his work, as in his memoir about Matthew, Fireflies, and his novel Desperate Measures, whose main character lost a son.

In 2007 after 40 years of novels, honors, and awards David Morrell was able to add comic book writer to his resume, writing the acclaimed mini-series turned Graphic Novel, Captain America: The Chosen. Since then he has also written stories for The Amazing Spider-Man as well as the Savage Wolverine.

 
Find out even more about David Morrell on his official web site at www.DavidMorrell.net

Episode #145: Slugs and Bugs with Randall Goodgame

July 8, 2015
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This week on the Voices In My Head Podcast I'm joined by the talented Randall Goodgame. He has written songs for Veggie Tales, Caedmon's Call, Andrew Peterson, Jason Gray, Jill Phillips, and Eric Peters. He is also a frequent collaborator of Andrew Peterson, including the 2006 music album, Slugs & Bugs & Lullabies. From this album, the song You Can Always Come Home was featured on the Veggie Tales' The Wonderful Wizard of Ha's (2007). He and his wife live in Nashville Tennessee with their three kids and a dog. ( schnoodle)

You can support the new Slugs and Bugs Sing The Bible Record at this web site. http://www.slugsandbugs.com/

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #144 - The Amazing Spider-Man with Matt Anderson

July 1, 2015
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This week on the Voices in my Head Podcast I am joined by Matt Anderson of the Sci- Fi Christian Podcast. We talk about Spider-man and the themes of "Power" and "Responsibility" while revisiting a classic Stan Lee and Steve Ditko storyline of the Amazing Spider-Man, The Master Planner!!!

Episode #142: Peter Enns - The Bible Tells Me So

June 24, 2015
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This week on the Voices In My Head Podcast, Peter Enns joins us to talk about his latest book and we discuss 10 things he wishes everyone knew about the Bible. You can buy all of Peter's book on Amazon through this link.

Voices In My Head Podcast Episode #141 - The Matt Liechty Hymn Project

June 17, 2015
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This week on the Podcast I am joined by a really great singer and songwriter name Matt Liechty. Matt rocketed to musical stardom by appearing on the soundtrack of the movie Ragamuffin, The True Story of Rich Mullins. Since then, thanks in large part to the help of Mullins' Ragamuffin Band member, Mitch McVicker, Matt has gone on to release a new record of classic hymns. We get to hear some those hymn this week on the Podcast as Matt tells us his amazing story of how God has brought him to a new, unique place in life and ministry.

Podcast Episode #140: Sci- Fi Crossover with Matt Anderson and Ben DeBono

May 28, 2015
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It was great doing a crossover Podcast with my friends Matt Anderson and Ben DeBono from the Sci-Fi Christian Podcast. We discuss a sci-fi classic from 1998, Dark City. Sci-Fi Christian Logo

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Episode #139: KHK

April 14, 2015
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Since 2010, KHK (Kids Helping Kids) has performed in over 80 events! They were blessed to open for such well known Christian artists and some Dove award recipients such as The Newsboys, FFH, Jason Gray, John G. Elliott, Jo Vogels, flyfaith, and yours truly, Rick Lee James. God has big plans for these kids and it was my privilege to have them, as well as their founders John and Karen Flaugher, on the Voices In My Head Podcast This week. KHK's new record, Keep Him King,  is available everywhere online including CDBABY.

Episode 138: Worship Leader Talk

March 24, 2015
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This week's Voices In My Head Podcast will be of particular interest to Worship Leaders who are looking for some tips on leading.

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  • Listen in to find out how you can be on an upcoming show.

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Podcast Episode #137: Andrew Peterson Returns

March 16, 2015
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This week on the Voices In My Head Podcast, Andrew Peterson returns. Since we are so close to the Easter Season we talk a lot about his classic record, Resurrection Letters Volume 2. It was great to record this episode on location in Nashville at the Rabbit Room’s North Wind Manor. There’s a little something for everyone here. Great music and great conversation with a great artist, Andrew Peterson.

Podcast Episode #136: Guest Guitarist Dave Cleveland

March 10, 2015
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as played guitar for Steven Curtis Chapman, Brooklyn Tabernacle, Point of Grace, Michael W. Smith, Twila Paris, 4 Him, Crystal Lewis, Michael O’Brien, Cindy Morgan, Anointed, Russ Taff, Steve Green, Wes King and Out Of The Grey, Miley Cyrus, and now he's playing with me on my new record and on this week's episode of Voices In My Head. Don't miss this interview with great guy and world  class guitarist, Dave Cleveland.

Episode #135: Oscar Winners We’ve Never Seen with Guest John Wilkerson

February 25, 2015
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This is a very different episode than we usually have on Voices In My Head. Two busy dad, John Wilkerson and Rick Lee James get together to discuss the Oscar winning movies in 2015. However, they've never seen any of them so their discussion is based solely on the film titles, hearsay, and just plain silliness. we hope you enjoy this comedy filled episode of Voices In My Head.

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Podcast Episode #134: Lent and How the Monastic Tradition Informs Our Conversation On Sanctification

February 19, 2015
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Episode #133_Out of the Depths LIVE from M15

February 12, 2015
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Episode #133 Out of the Depths LIVE from M15 comes to you in a live show from Kansas City, February 2015.

Podcast Episode #132: renovating Holiness with Joshua Broward

January 8, 2015
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This week's guest, Joshua Broward is the co-editor (with Thomas J. Oord) and compiler of a new book called Renovating Holiness which releases January 17th and can be pre-ordered at

www.Renovatingholiness.com

Younger leaders around the world are approaching holiness with new eyes, new vision, and a burning passion to help the Church engage the mission of our holy God.  Renovating Holiness brings together the stories of 100 plus leaders from more than 30 nations to point towards the continuing movement of God's Spirit in a new world, offering their thoughts on how the Church of the Nazarene can rethink it's history, it's doctrine, and it's practices to be more effective in the 21st century. Rick Lee James is one of the contributors to this book and proudly welcomes Joshua to his Podcast for a discussion on holiness renovated.

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Hardcovers - $14.95 Out of the Depths: A Songwriter's Journey through the Psalms
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Podcast Episode #130 - Advent Week Three

December 10, 2014
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 This week on the Voices In My Head Podcast we dive into the scripture readings for Advent Week Three 2014. Hear the word of the Lord.

Podcast Episode #129 - Advent Week Two

December 3, 2014
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This week we continue our journey through Advent by reading the scripture passages for the 2nd Sunday of Advent 2014. This is very much a Podcast about preparing ourselves for the coming of Christ as people of repentance. God bless you in this Advent season.

Song featured on this Podcast, "He Shall Reign" by Rick Lee James available on iTunes at this link.

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Podcast #128: Week One of Advent

November 27, 2014
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This week on Voices In My Head Rick talks about the Christian Calendar and why Advent is the best time for Christians to say Happy New Year. This Podcast also features Advent Hymn (Watching, Waiting, Longing). Free Sheet music for this song available below and at www.RickLeeJames.com/FreeSheetMusic and you can watch the YouTube video below.

 

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Podcast #127 - One Year Celebration

November 15, 2014
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This week on the Podcast we are celebration 365 days since Out of the Depths: A Songwriter's Journey Through The Psalms became fully funded on Kickstarter. I am thrilled to be able to celebrate an incredible year by offering this book to you for only $3.65 through Amazon.com. I read a section of my book on the show this week so you can sample the content.

 

Episode #120: Questions From God - Part 5 of 10

September 4, 2014
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Part 5 of 10 in our series, Questions From God.

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Episode #119 - Questions From God - Part 4 of 10

August 27, 2014
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Podcast Epsiode #117: Questions From God - Part 2

August 14, 2014
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Podcast #116 - Questions From God-Part 1 of 10

August 7, 2014
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Podcast #115: Karissa Knox Sorrell and the Journey to Orthodoxy

June 11, 2014
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Karissa Knox Sorrell is a wife, mother, writer, and educator. She love books, coffee, early mornings, good friends, and the ocean. She grew up as a preacher’s kid and missionary kid in the Church of the Nazarene and lived in Bangkok, Thailand from the ages of 11-18. Now she makes her home in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and two children. In her twenties, she and her husband began to learn about liturgy, which led them to the Eastern Orthodox Church. They’ve been there for the past nine years. She has a passion for immigrants and people from other cultures and was an ESL teacher for eleven years. Karissa has also been pursuing creative writing for the past several years and is almost finished writing her first book, Transfigured Faith, a spiritual memoir about growing up in the home of Protestant ministers and later discovering Orthodoxy. Hear more about her writing, her family, and her faith journey on this week's episode of Voices In My Head, the official podcast of Rick Lee James.

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