- Episode 01: A “Second Way” to Ministry (Start here!)
Growing up, I believed I had been called to ministry. But, ya know… turns out I’m gay. My relationship with faith was further strained by my experience of surviving a violent sexual assault. Through it all, I’ve remained drawn to all things mysterious and miraculous, and have found new ways of serving a purpose bigger than myself. My ministry now? Exploring peace, purpose, and meaning with others. Click here to listen!
- Episode 02: Contextualizing Pulse (Pulse Orlando Series)
Episode 2 introduces the series on Pulse nightclub. Before talking with my guests in this series, I wanted to set the stage a bit about why places like Pulse are so important in the first place. For me, I found safety in a place like Pulse years before I found the courage to come out. Click here to listen!
- Episode 03: Working Through Depression (literally)
In this episode, I discuss my struggle with depression over the past year and some strategies that have helped me re-imagine my depression narrative and get back on track. For many of us, we don’t have the luxury of pausing to process our mental health. We have to keep working, keep paying the bills. This episode is about my attempts to work through these challenges, in both respects. Click here to listen!
- Episode 04: Christine Leinonen (Pulse Orlando Series)
Christine’s son Christopher (or as many of us knew him, “Drew”) was murdered along with 48 others at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida over two years ago. Christine shares with us how her Catholic faith has changed significantly since the loss of her son, and how she has also found new meaning and purpose through activism and caring for other LGBTQ+ youth. Christine now sees herself as an advocate for Drew’s legacy, leveraging her experience as an attorney and former state trooper to help prevent future acts of hate and gun violence. Click here to listen!
- Episode 05: Brandon Wolf (Pulse Orlando Series)
Brandon shares with us how the experience of surviving Pulse but losing his two best friends has influenced the ways he seeks peace, purpose, and meaning in life. We also discuss Brandon’s activism, nonprofit work, issues of gun safety, and the need for LGBTQ+ safe spaces. Click here to listen!
- Episode 06: What’s at Stake: Politics Panel Part 1 (2020 Election Series)
In this episode, I brought together some brilliant minds and wonderful people to discuss what’s at stake in the 2020 U.S. election. The guests in this episode are: Sirajah Raheem, Alberto Lorenzo, Brandon Wolf, and Nazune Menka. To view the video of the full unedited conversation, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzN_-nJa3BI
- Episode 07: What’s at Stake: Politics Panel Part 2 (2020 Election Series) COMING SOON!
PART 2: In this episode, I brought together some brilliant minds and wonderful people to discuss what’s at stake in the 2020 U.S. election. The guests in this episode are: Sirajah Raheem, Alberto Lorenzo, Brandon Wolf, and Nazune Menka. To view the video of the full unedited conversation, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzN_-nJa3BI
- Episode 08: Dr. Stephanie Letney (2020 Election Series) COMING SOON!
Dr. Stephanie Letney has been providing COVID-19 testing and treatment for patients in rural Oklahoma and joins us to bust the myths circulating on social media about this global health crisis. She is also a wife, mother, and enneagram coach — all of which we get into on this episode!
- Episode 09: Angel Colon (Pulse Orlando Series)
Angel suffered six gunshot wounds and a shattered femur from the mass shooting on June 12, 2016 at Pulse nightclub. While lying on the floor wounded, Angel prayed for forgiveness and promised God that he would worship him for the rest of his life. Since that time, Angel’s faith has come to play a dominant role in every aspect of his life. It has also shifted his thinking on what it means to be gay, an identity he no longer claims.
- Episode 10: Tiara Parker (Pulse Orlando Series) COMING SOON!
- Episode 11: Dr. Christy Vincent (Mentor Series) COMING SOON!
- Episode 12: Maj. Gen. James Johnson (Mentor Series) COMING SOON!
- Episode 13: Dr. D-L Stewart (Mentor Series) COMING SOON!