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Harry Potter and the Sacred Text
Joy: Back To The Burrow (Book 4, Chapter 4)

Harry Potter and the Sacred Text

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 49:49


This week, Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Joy in Chapter Four of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! They discuss the fun had at Dudley's expense, Harry's return to the Burrow, and a cramped moment in the Dursley fireplace. Throughout the episode we consider the question: how can we learn to find and cherish the fun in unplanned situations?Thank you to Michael for their voicemail! Next week we're reading Book 4 Chapter 5, Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes, through the theme of Healing with special guest Casper ter Kuile!!--It's two sickles to join S.P.E.W., and only two dollars to join our Patreon for extra bloopers every week! Please consider helping us fill our Gringotts vault so we can continue to make this show. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos
The Secret to Making Friends as an Adult

The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 32:19 Very Popular


Loneliness is a far more common and far more serious problem than we think. It affects one in five Americans, and takes a toll on our bodies and minds. To thrive we need to several types of social interactions - both casual and more intimate.   With the help of US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy; Harvard Divinity School fellow Casper ter Kuile; and friendship expert Marisa Franco; Dr Laurie Santos looks at how loneliness might be affecting you or someone you know, and what science-back steps you can take to increase your circle of friends.  For further reading:  Vivek Murthy - Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World. Marisa Franco - Platonic: How the Science of Attachment Can Help You Make—and Keep—Friends as an Adult. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Whole Picture with Britt Witkin
How to make friends as an adult with founder and CEO of aSweatLife.com, Jeana Anderson Cohen

Whole Picture with Britt Witkin

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2022 53:50


Today I'm speaking with Jeana Anderson Cohen, founder and CEO of asweatlife.com, a premiere wellness media destination that creates content and community to help women live better lives and achieve their goals. Jeana was so generous and open with her story which I absolutely loved. She's one of those humans that you speak to for 45 minutes and feel like you've known them forever. Maybe it's just me, but I doubt it.In this episode we cover:How a search for joy after years in a corporate role led her to fitnessHer journey from blogging to building a strong community of aSweatLife ambassadors across 33 cities in the USThe non-highlight reel version of what it's like to grow a small businessCommunity is a huge thread woven throughout this episode and it leads right into the topic of making new friends as an adultJeana also breaks it down (I wish I had her back when I started moving from school to school back in the day) into a 5-step process you can start using todayAnd more!Thank you to Jeana for coming onto the podcast and being so open, inspiring and informative.And thanks to my listeners. If you found this inspiring & informative, let me know by rating and leaving a review wherever you listen to podcasts.Links: ✨ aSweatLife: https://asweatlife.com/about/ ✨ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/asweatlife/✨ The ambassador program: https://asweatlife.com/asweatlife-ambassador-waitlist/(opens September 1, 2022)✨The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin: https://amzn.to/3vG19Te✨ The Power of Ritual by Casper ter Kuile: https://amzn.to/3d4osQ1✨ The TV show, The Office LOL, y'all know where to find thatFollow me here:

For Thought's Sake
S3E17 - JK Rowling and Ritual Building

For Thought's Sake

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 76:03


*This episode was recorded in June, but is just releasing now! We discuss the Summer Solstice for a minute, which already passed, but the information is still relevant.    Reflecting on the first half of the year and planning for the second half of the year.   The Power of Ritual by Casper de Kuile. Finding connection to yourself and to others through ritual building.    Cultivating consistency in your routines.   Mental and emotional resources going into stressing about doing something are a greater detriment than to just engage in the routine you're stressing about.   The root problem of not creating consistency in routines may be mental health issues.    Accountability partners and interdependence to help motivate.    Being bold in reaching out to other people about staying connected or being accountability partners.    JK Rowling's history of transphobic comments and supporting transphobic legislation.    When do we separate the art from the artist and when is it not okay to do that?   How do we let others have the freedom to make choices about what art they consume without placing judgement or canceling them for those choices?

London Writers' Salon
#010: Casper ter Kuile — Writing Rituals, Digital Sabbaths & Finding Meaning in Everyday Moments

London Writers' Salon

Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2022 47:38


During times of enormous change, how can you harness the power of ritual to create stability and creativity? How can ordinary practices, such as writing, help us find meaning and cultivate deeper spiritual lives? We talk to author Casper Ter Kuile (The Power of Ritual: Turning Everyday Activities Into Soulful Practices) about the difference between habit and ritual and how to turn habits into meaningful rituals. We explore Casper's journey in publishing, how he moved past the first draft and his practices for overcoming the pitfalls of comparison. *Casper ter Kuile is the author of The Power of Ritual: Turning Everyday Activities into Soulful Practices, co-host of the award-winning podcast Harry Potter and the Sacred Text, and co-founder of startup Sacred Design Lab - a research and design consultancy working to create a culture of belonging and becoming. *SHOW NOTES[03:18] Casper talks about his 24-hour tech sabbatical and why rest isn't just about preparing us for the workweek[07:45] Why Casper, an atheist, was drawn to Harvard Divinity School to study and the surprising pull of community, ritual and tradition in the religious community[11:18] How his observation of the growing disaffiliation from religion and the fraying of our connections with each other led him to explore the power of ritual[13:11] The difference between habit and ritual and how to turn habits into  meaningful rituals[15:51] Why we should develop our ability to be choiceful[17:23] An observation of connection practices during the pandemic, including the absence of ritual[19:57] Applying the triptych: intention, attention, and repetition to his writing[22:23] Casper talks about moving past a terrible first draft of his book, The Power of Ritual, and how he landed his book deal[27:14] How Casper deals with self-doubt and imposter syndrome, including going on long walks[29:25] Casper shares how he balanced researching and studying while he was writing his first book, also how he deals with the pitfalls of comparison[31:13] Casper shares advice from Seth Godin for when you're having self-doubt[32:43] On how to move away from introspection, and writing not just as something to make you great, but as a gift[35:08] Casper shares how accountability is important in creating practices in new communities[36:14] How to both hold on and let go of a growing community[38:23] Casper shares the origin of his podcast with friends, Harry Potter and the Sacred Text, and the community it built[41:50] What are the things that started and changed as the podcast community grew, and how did it even bring the community closer?[44:44] A parting note - understanding the sufficiency of the gift that you have to give*QUOTES:“Think of writing, not as something that is going to make you great, but as a gift to someone who might need it."*RESOURCESThe Power of Ritual: Turning Everyday Activities Into Soulful Practices by Casper Ter KuileHarry Potter and the Sacred Text podcastSeth GodinThe Sabbath by Abraham Joshua HeschelHarperOneHow We Gather - Casper's co-written paperDavid SedarisVanessa  Zoltan*FOLLOW LONDON WRITERS' SALONFor show notes, transcripts and to attend our live podcasts visit podcast.londonwriterssalon.comFor free writing sessions, join free Writers' Hours: writershour.comFollow London Writers' Salon:Twitter: twitter.com/​​WritersSalonInstagram: instagram.com/londonwriterssalonFacebook: facebook.com/LondonWritersSalon*CREDITSProduction by Victoria Spooner. Artwork by Emma Winterschladen

Harry Potter and the Sacred Text
Wisdom: Snape's Grudge (Book 3, Chapter 14)

Harry Potter and the Sacred Text

Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 48:03 Very Popular


Vanessa and Matt are joined by very special guest Casper ter Kuile to explore the theme of Wisdom in Chapter Fourteen of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban! This week they discuss increased security measures at Hogwarts, a timely piece of sage advice from Hagrid, and the teeny tiny delivery owls. Throughout the episode we consider the question: how can we combine our lived experiences and personal knowledge wisely?Thank you to Madi for this week's voicemail! Next week we're reading Chapter 15, The Quidditch Final, through the theme of Triumph. You can learn more about Casper's new project here! --It's two sickles to join S.P.E.W., and only two dollars to join our Patreon for extra bloopers every week! Please consider helping us fill our Gringotts vault so we can continue to make this show. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Harry Potter and the Sacred Text
Independence: Gryffindor Versus Ravenclaw (Book 3, Chapter 13)

Harry Potter and the Sacred Text

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 47:56


Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Independence in Chapter Thirteen of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban! This week they discuss sports(!!!), Neville's exile, and the pros and cons of Hermione's current lack of dependence on the boys. Throughout the episode we consider the question: to what extent does independence truly exist in our interconnected lives and relationships?Thank you to Stephanie for this week's voicemail! Next week we're reading Chapter 14, Snape's Grudge, through the theme of Wisdom - with our ever-so-special guest host Casper ter Kuile!!--It's two sickles to join S.P.E.W., and only two dollars to join our Patreon for extra bloopers every week! Please consider helping us fill our Gringotts vault so we can continue to make this show. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Conversation Factory
Communities are Conversations with Carrie Melissa Jones, Pt. 3

The Conversation Factory

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 33:50


I'm thrilled to be able to share this conversation with Carrie Melissa Jones with you! Carrie is the co-author of Building Brand Communities, with Charles Vogl, and she's kind of a big deal in the community-building world. She's also an alum of the facilitation masterclass and a friend.  This is Part Three of a Three-part, wide-ranging conversation.  You can enjoy this conversation even if you haven't listened to parts one and two, but you can find the link to them here. Today, We explore a topic of great importance and impact - how to make a creative partnership work…something I am thinking of as being a “Conscious Cofounder”. Carrie reflects on the journey she took in creating her book with her co-author, as well as sharing her lessons learned along the way about helping a partnership ride out the inevitable dips and bumps that happen along the way. Enjoy the conversation as much as I did! Head over to theconversationfactory.com/listen for full episode transcripts, links, show notes  and more key quotes and ideas. You can also head over there and become a monthly supporter of the show for as little as $8 a month. You'll get complimentary access to exclusive workshops and resources that I only share with this circle of facilitators and leaders. Also: I use and love REV for the accurate transcripts they make for me...it makes making my podcast notes and essays more meaningful and insightful. I love reading the transcript and listening to the session at the same time….it really gets the conversation into my brain! I also use the automated transcription feature for my coaching clients to help them get maximum value from our sessions. Head over to http://bit.ly/tryrev10off to get $10 off your first order. In full transparency, that's an affiliate link, so I'll get $10 too! Links Communities are Conversations parts 1 and 2 Carrie's Website Podcast episode: Being a Beginner is Often the Key We Need for Empathy and Creativity Building Brand Communities, by Carrie Melissa Jones and Charles H. Vogl The Power of Ritual with Casper ter Kuile

The Conversation Factory
Communities are Conversations with Carrie Melissa Jones, Pt. 2

The Conversation Factory

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 24:43


I'm thrilled to be able to share this conversation with Carrie Melissa Jones with you! Carrie is the co-author of Building Brand Communities, with Charles Vogl, and she's kind of a big deal in the community-building world. She's also an alum of the facilitation masterclass and a friend.  This is Part Two of a Three-part, wide-ranging conversation. You can enjoy this conversation even if you haven't listened to part one, but you can find links to that episode here.  Today, We dig deeper on the subject of community as a conversation. As Carrie says, every community starts with a conversation, and conversations are what sustain communities and hold them together. You'll learn about the pitfalls of trying to manufacture and own every aspect of a community, the importance of many-to-many conversations in communities, and why you need to think about your community as a circle, not a megaphone. You'll also hear more about Carrie's perspective on the importance of inner work for community builders. The less I say the better! If you haven't checked out part one, you can still enjoy part two…but you can find the link to part one below. Head over to theconversationfactory.com/listen for full episode transcripts, links, show notes and more key quotes and ideas. You can also head over there and become a monthly supporter of the show for as little as $8 a month. You'll get complimentary access to exclusive workshops and resources that I only share with this circle of facilitators and leaders. Also: I use and love REV for the accurate transcripts they make for me...it makes making my podcast notes and essays more meaningful and insightful. I love reading the transcript and listening to the session at the same time….it really gets the conversation into my brain! I also use the automated transcription feature for my coaching clients to help them get maximum value from our sessions. Head over to http://bit.ly/tryrev10off to get $10 off your first order. In full transparency, that's an affiliate link, so I'll get $10 too! Links: Communities are Conversations, Part 1 Carrie's Website Podcast episode: Being a Beginner is Often the Key We Need for Empathy and Creativity Building Brand Communities, by Carrie Melissa Jones and Charles H. Vogl The Power of Ritual with Casper ter Kuile

By The Book
Epilogue: The Power of Ritual: Turning Everyday Activities into Soulful Practices

By The Book

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 31:05


Kristen & Jolenta respond to listener questions about The Power of Ritual: Turning Everyday Activities into Soulful Practices, by Casper ter Kuile.  Join the By The Book Patreon Community! For $5 per month, you receive a new book summary, including all the rules we live by, each week. For $10 per month, you receive that PLUS a weekly affirmation podcast hosted by Jolenta and Kristen! Learn more at https://www.patreon.com/listentobythebook Kristen and Jolenta's new book How to be Fine is available now [amazon.com]. You can subscribe to Jolenta and Kristen's show, We Love You (And So Can You) on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts [podcasts.apple.com], or wherever you listen to podcasts. We love hearing from you! CALL us at 302-49B-OOKS. Email us at kristenandjolenta@gmail.com, or tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @bythebookpod. And if you haven't already, please join our By The Book Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/116407428966900/?source_id=475465442806687 To get By the Book merch, head over to PodSwag.com: https://www.podswag.com/collections/by-the-book Check out Kristen's other podcasts! The Pursuit of Happier on Knowable https://knowable.fyi/courses/happiness [knowable.fyi] Innovation Uncovered https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/innovation-uncovered/id1516667844 Movie Therapy with Rafer & Kristen https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/movie-therapy-with-rafer-kristen/id1508455193 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

For The Love With Jen Hatmaker Podcast
Is the Church Dead? A Millennial's Perspective on Religion with Casper ter Kuile

For The Love With Jen Hatmaker Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 59:56 Very Popular


A dilemma that has gripped the hearts of traditional church leaders and their followers is the trend toward “non-affiliation–” those folks referred to as the “Nones” - who check “none” when asked if they affiliate with any religion or attend any church. Which begs the question–why? Why aren't people attending church like they used to? And why are people outright leaving the church?  Are people still seeking and finding spiritual community somewhere out there?  Writer, speaker and co-founder of the Sacred Design Lab, Casper ter Kuile–a graduate of Harvard Divinity School who once identified as an atheist–has done some fascinating research on why people–millennials in particular–are leaving religious institutions in droves; what it is they are searching for, and the surpising places they are finding connection and hope. Caspar published a study titled How We Gather, which discusses this millennial exodus from the church, and how they are transitioning into a more spiritual journey instead of a religious one. For those of us who may have been embedded in traditional church culture for years and now find ourselves at a crossroads because of the politicization of religion, or perhaps because of untenable behavior that occurred behind closed doors at churches for years wondering if we can see ourselves in spiritual community ever again, This conversation with Jen and Caspar reveals the darker reasons for the detachment many have from religion and church, but also insight into a transformation on how we might practice a new “religion” that draws from the best of tradition and the new and inspiring ways people are congregating.    * * *   Thank you to our sponsors!   Rothy's | Get $20 off your first purchase at rothys.com/forthelove.   KiwiCo | Get 30% off your first month plus free shipping on any crate line using code FORTHELOVE at kiwico.com   Betterhelp | Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/forthelove. ABLE | Sign up with promo code FORTHELOVE for a special offer that includes a 4-week trial, free postage, and a digital scale at stamps.com

The Conversation Factory
Communities are Conversations with Carrie Melissa Jones, Pt. 1

The Conversation Factory

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 38:06


I'm thrilled to be able to share this conversation with Carrie Melissa Jones with you! Carrie is the co-author of Building Brand Communities, with Charles Vogl, and she's kind of a big deal in the community-building world. She's also an alum of the facilitation masterclass and a friend.  In this wide-ranging conversation, we dig deep on the subject of community as a conversation. As Carrie says, every community starts with a conversation, and conversations are what sustain communities and hold them together. Some of what we cover in this 3-part episode: What community really is, and how organizations get it wrong The power of online relationships and how they can help us How the community-builder affects the community The inner work that goes along with community building, and how that affects brand communities The conversation that launched a book - the story of Building Brand Communities The difference between meaningful engagement and empty engagement Why brand communities? What role do they play in rebuilding our social fabric? How modern community-building efforts are still being shaped by outdated ideas Parts 2 and 3 are coming soon! Head over to theconversationfactory.com/listen for full episode transcripts, links, show notes  and more key quotes and ideas. You can also head over there and become a monthly supporter of the show for as little as $8 a month. You'll get complimentary access to exclusive workshops and resources that I only share with this circle of facilitators and leaders. Also: I use and love REV for the accurate transcripts they make for me...it makes making my podcast notes and essays more meaningful and insightful. I love reading the transcript and listening to the session at the same time….it really gets the conversation into my brain! I also use the automated transcription feature for my coaching clients to help them get maximum value from our sessions. Head over to http://bit.ly/tryrev10off to get $10 off your first order. In full transparency, that's an affiliate link, so I'll get $10 too! Links Carrie's Website Podcast episode: Being a Beginner is Often the Key We Need for Empathy and Creativity Building Brand Communities, by Carrie Melissa Jones and Charles H. Vogl The Power of Ritual with Casper ter Kuile

By The Book
The Power of Ritual: Turning Everyday Activities into Soulful Practices

By The Book

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 43:40


Kristen & Jolenta live by The Power of Ritual: Turning Everyday Activities into Soulful Practices, by Casper ter Kuile. Will they learn how to live in the world more deeply? Join the By The Book Patreon Community! For $5 per month, you receive a new book summary, including all the rules we live by, each week. For $10 per month, you receive that PLUS a weekly affirmation podcast hosted by Jolenta and Kristen! Learn more at https://www.patreon.com/listentobythebook Kristen and Jolenta's new book How to be Fine is available now [amazon.com]. You can subscribe to Jolenta and Kristen's show, We Love You (And So Can You) on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts [podcasts.apple.com], or wherever you listen to podcasts. We love hearing from you! CALL us at 302-49B-OOKS. Email us at kristenandjolenta@gmail.com, or tweet us @jolentag, @kristenmeinzer, or @bythebookpod. And if you haven't already, please join our By The Book Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/116407428966900/?source_id=475465442806687 To get By the Book merch, head over to PodSwag.com: https://www.podswag.com/collections/by-the-book Check out Kristen's other podcasts! The Pursuit of Happier on Knowable https://knowable.fyi/courses/happiness [knowable.fyi] Innovation Uncovered https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/innovation-uncovered/id1516667844 Movie Therapy with Rafer & Kristen https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/movie-therapy-with-rafer-kristen/id1508455193 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Het Onderzoeksbureau
#27 - Deurwaarders staan steeds vaker bij leeg kantoorpand en opslagbox

Het Onderzoeksbureau

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 20:52


Malafide bedrijven maken steeds vaker gebruik van opslagboxen en virtuele kantoorruimtes als vestigingsadressen, terwijl ze er in werkelijkheid niet te vinden zijn. Hierdoor blijven zij voor gedupeerden en deurwaarders buiten schot. Barbara ter Kuile, bestuurslid van de Koninklijke Beroepsorganisatie van Gerechtsdeurwaarders (KBvG) zegt dat dit het werk van deurwaarders bemoeilijkt, omdat zij hierdoor vaak niets kunnen incasseren. In de podcast komen meerdere slachtoffers aan het woord. De gedupeerden dachten met een betrouwbare partij te maken te hebben, maar kwamen bedrogen uit. Redactie: Sandra van den Heuvel, Bram Endedijk, Noa van Oostrom en Gijs Bol. Audiomix: Philip Klees

Rob Hopkins
From What If to What Next: Episode 41

Rob Hopkins

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 39:55


Welcome to Episode 41 of 'From What If to What Next'. Powerful psychology is used to convince us, often subliminally, that we want and need things we previously never knew even existed. This is especially dangerous at a time when we need to urgently cut consumption of high carbon-generating products and lifestyle choices. It is estimated that in the UK companies spend over £23bn a year on advertising. Research shows that the more advertising we are exposed to, the more unhappy we feel, the more materialistic, the less we engage in positive social activities and the less we care about the environment. Advertising, in other words, is incompatible with the decarbonisation we so urgently need. There is a very real, and dangerous, link between living in cities overrun with cars and the fact that we are surrounded by billboards and newspaper stuffed with seductive car ads. What if instead those spaces presented us with different messages, messages celebrating more inclusive cities with far less cars, cities with clean air, cities rich with biodiversity - messages that told different stories? Our What If question for today then is … “What if we reclaimed our public spaces from advertising?” My two guests on this episode bring a huge amount to this conversations. Rosa ter Kuile is Campaigns and Communications manager at Rising Arts Agency. and is part of the Bristol Womxns Mural Collective. Robbie Gillett works part-time from Bristol on Possible's Badvertising campaign (you can find some of their excellent publications here) and at Adfree Cities. More about their work at these links. I hope this episode will help you to see the spaces around you differently, to reimagine what your corner of the world would look like without adverts, and how that might impact your imagination. As always, do let me know what you think. And thanks to Ben Addicott for making it all sound so great.

Regeneration Rising
Elena Miller-ter Kuile - Cultural Legacy on a Colorado Sheep Ranch

Regeneration Rising

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 69:29


Shepherdess, mother, and generational farmer Elena Miller- ter Kuile tells us more about the history of her family's operation, Cactus Hill Farm in La Jara, CO. She explains how she revived the sheep operation and developed a fiber business, with eyes on a direct-market lamb enterprise. Her family also helps run the farm operation with alfalfa, grains, and vegetables. Motherhood on the ranch has presented challenges, as well as sexism and racism, but Elena encourages other young people in regenerative agriculture to keep pursuing their dreams, and ignore the haters. Content Warning: We get a little graphic in our conversation regarding animal and human birthing processes. (But it really gave us a good laugh!)   Find Elena and Cactus Hill Farm on Facebook and Instagram.

POSTHOC Digital Salon With Susan MacTavish Best
Does God Need an R&D Department with Casper ter Kuile

POSTHOC Digital Salon With Susan MacTavish Best

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 55:28


Today's salon, “Does God Need an R&D Department,” is cohosted by POSTHOC and Templeton World Charity Foundation. The co-interviewer today is TWCF president Andrew Serazin. Our guest today is Casper ter Kuile, a Harvard Divinity School fellow and author of The Power of Ritual: Turning Everyday Activities into Soulful Practices. POSTHOC is a petri dish for ideas & thought-leaders. We host salons that connect people and spread ideas. We create unique and intimate experiences that stir the senses—a forum for the cross-pollination of ideas and conversations. Instagram: @posthocpictura Twitter: @PosthocSalons LinkedIn: Posthoc Facebook: @Posthocpictura

From What If to What Next
41 - What if we reclaimed our public spaces from advertising?

From What If to What Next

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 39:56


Powerful psychology is used to convince us, often subliminally, that we want and need things we previously never knew even existed. This is especially dangerous at a time when we need to urgently cut consumption of high carbon-generating products and lifestyle choices. It is estimated that in the UK companies spend over £23bn a year on advertising. Research shows that the more advertising we are exposed to, the more unhappy we feel, the more materialistic, the less we engage in positive social activities and the less we care about the environment. Advertising, in other words, is incompatible with the decarbonisation we so urgently need. There is a very real, and dangerous, link between living in cities overrun with cars and the fact that we are surrounded by billboards and newspaper stuffed with seductive car ads. What if instead those spaces presented us with different messages, messages celebrating more inclusive cities with far less cars, cities with clean air, cities rich with biodiversity - messages that told different stories? Our What If question for today then is … “What if we reclaimed our public spaces from advertising?”   My two guests on this episode bring a huge amount to this conversations. Rosa ter Kuile is Campaigns and Communications manager at Rising Arts Agency. and is part of the Bristol Womxns Mural Collective. Robbie Gillett works part-time from Bristol on Possible's Badvertising campaign and at Adfree Cities. I hope this episode will help you to see the spaces around you differently, to reimagine what your corner of the world would look like without adverts, and how that might impact your imagination.   Please consider supporting the podcast by visiting www.patreon.com/fromwhatiftowhatnext and becoming a patron.

Harry Potter and the Sacred Text
Shame: The Dueling Club (Book 2, Chapter 11)

Harry Potter and the Sacred Text

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 44:51


Vanessa and Matt explore the theme of Shame in Chapter Eleven of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, with special guest Casper ter Kuile! This week they discuss the highs and lows of sleep-away camp, Crabbe's potion-making skills, and Harry's newly discovered fluency in Parseltongue. Throughout the episode we consider the question: what lies on the other side of shame?Thank you to Prabhanjan for this week's voicemail! Next week we're reading Chapter 12, The Polyjuice Potion, through the theme of Guilt.--It's two sickles to join S.P.E.W., and only two dollars to join our Patreon for extra bloopers every week! Please consider helping us fill our Gringotts vault so we can continue to make this show. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Gathering Gold
Loneliness

Gathering Gold

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 63:42


Here in the Northern Hemisphere, we are entering into what can feel like a particularly lonely season for many people: the leaves have fallen from the trees, daylight disappears early, and the holiday season is upon us. Sheryl shares a passage from The Wisdom of Anxiety about loneliness, and we talk about how we can shift from discussing it as a statistic (1 in 5 adults in the U.S. reports feeling “serious loneliness”), and start to add color, texture and feeling to the conversation. What color is loneliness for you? What shape does it take? What stories does it bring up in each of us? Sheryl describes three types of loneliness: loneliness of the self, relational loneliness, and spiritual loneliness. Victoria shares a poem about feeling lonely, and discusses her experience of isolation during covid lockdowns. We talk about our need for others, and how to approach feeling lonely even in the midst of gatherings or intimate relationships.  To close, Sheryl leads us through a tonglen practice to help us connect not only to our own hearts, but to the hearts of all those around the world who are suffering. References: The Power of Ritual by Casper ter Kuile 

Alpha Quorum Podcast
078: DON'T HATE. APPRECIATE. - Alpha Reverence with Dean Sanner

Alpha Quorum Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 72:41


In today's episode, we discuss the second part of Alpha Reverence in which we talk about the secular versions of spirituality from the book "The Power of Ritual" by Casper ter Kuile. He recommends taking some of the things from religious teachings and using them in your life. We can be spiritual even without religion. Sometimes our most meaningful rituals are ones that we create. Spirituality is a connection to yourself, to a higher power, and to others. Sacred and transcendental experiences don't ONLY exist in churches or synagogues, temples, or mosques. Anyone can access those experiences, we just have to learn how, with our intentions, to invite that to happen. It can be achieved through: Sabbath - a day of rest and reflection. Community - synchronized singing or movements (example: CrossFit); and joining a group with a common cause Sacred Texts - you can find wisdom through texts such as reading a book or joining a book club or some community. Meal Time - communal, start with a prayer, or a toast. Prepare it with intention. Sacred intentional thoughts about how amazing it is to eat this food. Rituals where people are asked to share something or end with a board game. Fasting - but not just for health benefits, save calories or get into ketosis. But do it for mental clarity and donate your saved $$ to a shelter. Pilgrimage - a contemplative journey to a sacred place. Going to the ocean to scatter ashes. A pilgrimage has a purpose. To heal? To find forgiveness? To just experience something new or awesome. Seasons - honor the beginning of spring, summer, fall, or winter. Connect with nature with a hike, picnic with friends, donate leftover food to a shelter. Confession groups - such as AA, 12 step type addiction, recovery groups, and other spiritual programs. Sacrifices - giving up something for other people or charity. Other questions answered in this episode: What is humility? And how do we do it? What is the value of forgiveness? Why do we need to do that? And how do you do it? To seek out sublime experiences enlarges us. What does this mean and how might we do it? How do you create and foster gratitude? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/alphaquorum/message

Off the Beat Dance Podcast
On the Sacred & Secular

Off the Beat Dance Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 44:02


Ameya and Kiran continue their exploration of joy through sacred and secular rituals surrounding dance while chatting about chaat (their favorite Indian snack), scrubbing floors, and stolen bells. What exactly is ritual and why is it sacred? Are there right and wrong rituals for Indian classical dancers? Ameya and Kiran examine these critical questions using a compelling definition of ritual from The Power of Ritual by Casper ter Kuile.   Call to Action:  Have your rituals changed in response to the world around you?   Dive deeper:    Casper ter Kuile – The Power of Ritual (on Ameya's current reading list) Hobson, Schroeder, et al. (2017) - https://faculty.haas.berkeley.edu/jschroeder/Publications/Hobson%20et%20al%20Psychology%20of%20Rituals.pdf (The Psychology of Rituals: An Integrative Review and Process-based Framework) (Journal Review Article) Gilles Deleuze - Difference & Repetition (a foundational text in Performance Studies and a philosophical inquiry into habit with clear applications to ritual)  Today's episode would not have been possible without the support and encouragement of our amazing listeners and the following people:   We Edit Podcasts for audio engineering    Sangeetha Kowsik for graphic design of our logo   Sarada Jammi for Ameya's studio space   A special thanks to Wesley Beeks & Bertel King, Jr.   Liked what you heard? Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, subscribe to the podcast, and tell your friends about us so that more people can find this show! You can also support us on Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/offthebeatdance (www.patreon.com/offthebeatdance). Your donations, reviews, and support will go a long way to help us to continue the show. You can also join our conversation by following us at @offthebeatdance on IG, FB, and Twitter or visiting us at http://www.offthebeat.dance/ (www.offthebeat.dance). We'd love to hear from you.  Support this podcast

How God Works
Religion's Toolbox

How God Works

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 35:02


Research shows that spiritual practices tend to make people happier and healthier. The question is: Why? Join Dave and his guests, Casper ter Kuile from the Sacred Design Lab and Katelyn Long from the Harvard Human Flourishing Program, as they explore how “God” works in our daily lives, and what that means for people's well-being as more and more leave traditional faiths behind.

Stories of Impact
The Science of Spiritual Exercises with Rev. Sue Phillips and Casper ter Kuile

Stories of Impact

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 43:08


Today, we're delving into a discussion with Casper ter Kuile and Reverend Sue Phillips, two of the co-founders of Sacred Design Lab, which describes itself as a “soul-centered research and development lab.” If you're thinking, “Wait, how can you do R&D on the soul?!”, you'll want to hear what ter Kuile and Rev. Phillips have to say.  Rev. Sue Phillips is a graduate of Colgate University and the Episcopal Divinity School, and she has served as a Ministry Innovation Fellow at Harvard Divinity School. Casper ter Kuile holds a Masters of Divinity and Public Policy degrees from Harvard University, and also serves as a Ministry Innovation Fellow at Harvard Divinity School. His book, The Power of Ritual was published in 2020. Learn more: Sacred Design Lab Casper ter Kuile Rev. Sue Phillips The Power of Ritual by Casper ter Kuile   Subscribe to Stories of Impact wherever you listen to podcasts Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube Comments, questions and suggestions info@storiesofimpact.org Supported by Templeton World Charity Foundation

The Real Question
Rituals (The Happiness Lab)

The Real Question

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 36:55


Instead of a normal episode this week we're bringing you an episode of The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos, featuring our own Casper ter Kuile.Space crews, athletes and pop stars all indulge in strange rituals before moments of high stress. It's easy to mock these behaviours - indeed even the people who practise them often admit they're a bit weird - but they can act like performance enhancing drugs. Dr Laurie Santos looks at the research to show why creating a good luck ritual can make us perform better and feel calmer, happier and more confident when faced with life's big moments. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Contact Chai with Rabbi Lizzi
The High Holidays: Practicing Community with Casper ter Kuile

Contact Chai with Rabbi Lizzi

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 34:49 Transcription Available


We continue our three-part series diving into the High Holidays. In this episode, Rabbi Steven Philp, the newest addition to our rabbinic team, is in conversation with his friend and sought-after writer, speaker and deep thinker, Casper ter Kuile. Casper is the author of The Power of Ritual, the co-founder of Sacred Design Lab and the co-creator of podcasts Harry Potter and the Sacred Text and The Real Question. He is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School and Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and his work has been featured in the New York Times, Vice, NPR, Washington Post, on the Today Show, and on and on. Casper speaks and writes on community trends, ritual, and emerging spirituality.In this conversation, Rabbi Steven and Casper discuss the power of convening in person, and both the potential and pitfalls in digital community gathering in the 21st Century. As we look to the High Holidays, a time of communal atonement and reflection, we hope this conversation leaves you feeling inspired and curious about how to make your New Year experience as meaningful as possible, and start considering now who you might spend it with to make the most of that time.Join Mishkan Chicago for the High Holidays in-person or via livestream! You can find a smorgasbord of a la carte options at this link: https://www.mishkanchicago.org/high-holy-fest/As always, you can find out more about Mishkan at MishkanChicago.org or by following us on social media @mishkanchicago. 

This Working Life - ABC RN
The power of everyday routines to boost your work life

This Working Life - ABC RN

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2021 25:34


Routines and rituals boost productivity and wellbeing - but how? We explore why we need routines and rituals, how to create your own and how they can improve your work ethic, output and satisfaction. (This show was first broadcast on Radio National July 20, 2020.) GUESTS: Dr Sean O'Connor, Director of Sydney University's Coaching Psychology Unit Casper ter Kuile, Harvard Divinity School fellow and author of The Power of Ritual: Turning Everyday Activities into Soulful Practices With thanks to:  Kate Christie, time management expert Steph Clarke, podcaster Susie Hopkins, TWL listener Producer: Zoe Ferguson

ing Podcast
Episode 46: "Ritualizing" (with special guest Casper ter Kuile)

ing Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 23:27


In today's episode, ~ing host Allison Maus sits down with Casper ter Kuile, author of The Power of Ritual, co-founder of Sacred Design Lab and the co-creator of the award-winning podcasts Harry Potter and the Sacred Text and The Real Question. This conversation will explore themes from Casper's new book, as well as wisdom he's learned through adding intentional rituals to his own daily experiences. We are grateful for the continued support of Everence, a faith-based financial services organization who believe it's possible to incorporate your faith and values with your decisions about money. To take a closer look at the difference it makes when your financial services company is rooted in something more than making a profit visit Everence.com. Securities offered through ProEquities Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. ~ing Podcast is a production of MennoMedia, a nonprofit Publisher that creates thoughtful, Anabaptist resources to enrich faith in a complex world. To find out more, visit us online at MennoMedia.org --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ing-pod/message

On Point
Is Politics Filling The God Gap?

On Point

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 46:40


A recent Gallup poll found that fewer than half of Americans belong to a house of worship. But while Americans might be losing their religion, they are not losing their religious fervor. What's filling the God gap? In this rebroadcast, Shadi Hamid, Casper ter Kuile and Joseph Bottum join Meghna Chakrabarti.

Common Good Podcast
Casper ter Kuile: Ritual & Possibility

Common Good Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 24:34


The Common Good podcast is a conversation about the significance of place, eliminating economic isolation and the structure of belonging. This week's episode is the Abundant Community Conversation between Casper ter Kuile and Peter Block, which happened on June 22nd. Every couple of months the Common Good Collective helps to produce these interactive conversations on Zoom and they always contain poetry, small groups and an exploration of a particular theme with a community practitioner. In this Abundant Community Conversation, Casper and Peter speak about crossroads, possibilities, ritual and gifts. Casper ter Kuile is helping to build a world of joyful belonging. In the midst of enormous changes in how we experience community and spirituality, Casper connects people and co-creates projects that help us live lives of greater connection, meaning, and depth. He is the author of The Power of Ritual (HarperOne) and the co-host of the award-winning podcast Harry Potter and the Sacred Text. He's also a Ministry Innovation Fellow at Harvard Divinity School and the co-founder of startup Sacred Design Lab - a research and design consultancy working to create a culture of belonging and becoming. He co-authored “How We Gather” and his work has been featured in the New York Times, Vice, The Atlantic, and the Washington Post. He holds a Masters of Divinity and Public Policy from Harvard University, and before moving to the U.S. co-founded Campaign Bootcamp and the UK Youth Climate Coalition, both training and mobilizing young activists.Rabbi Miriam Terlinchamp  serves as the spiritual leader of Temple Sholom in Cincinnati, Ohio. Temple Sholom sets itself apart through dynamic, mission-driven initiatives.  Most notable is their pioneering approach to “sacred marketing.” Through the release of over 40 innovative videos, Temple Sholom has delivered Jewish content to a growing viewership of more than 700,000 people. Rabbi Terlinchamp is the Director of JustLOVE, a multi-faith initiative that seeks to empower individuals with the knowledge, inspiration, and spiritual strength to be their best selves and do justice in this world. She writes for several media outlets including The Enquirer Board of Contributors and The Times of Israel Blogs. Rabbi Terlinchamp is a Rabbis Without Borders Fellow and is a member of the esteemed GLEAN Spiritual Entrepreneur 2017 cohort, a collaborative incubator formed in partnership between CLAL and the Columbia Business School. Rabbi Terlinchamp received her masters degree in Hebrew Letters in 2008, and was ordained as a rabbi in 2010 at HUC-JIR, Los Angeles. She received her Bachelors degree in Philosophy of Religion and Studio art from Scripps College in Claremont, CA and received additional studio art training at the London Slade School of art.Troy Bronsink founded the Hive in spring of 2016 with a desire to collaborate with facilitators from various traditions and backgrounds, making space for transformative individual and group encounters. He brings 25 years of experience in small group facilitation ranging from corporate consulting to community organizing, to spiritual formation. Through the Hive, Troy has developed the curriculum for The Common Good Fellowship, as well as hosting the weekly podcast, From the Hive, interviewing local and global contemplative leaders about their work and practice. Troy is a member of The Living School, an ordained Presbyterian minister, retreat leader, author, spiritual director, entrepreneurship coach, speaker, mixologist, musician, and consultant. He and his family live in the Cincinnati neighborhood of Northside.Be on the lookout for upcoming Abundant Community Conversations. Check the show notes for everyone's bios and information. You can find more information about the Common Good Collective at commongood.cc. This episode has been guest hosted and produced by me, Joey Taylor and the music is from Jeff Gorman.

Harry Potter and the Sacred Text
Meanness: The Midnight Duel (Book 1, Chapter 9)

Harry Potter and the Sacred Text

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 43:53


This week we're joined by THE Casper ter Kuile as we explore the theme of meanness in chapter nine of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. This week we discuss whether Harry acts too aggressively with Malfoy, whether McGonagall is treating Harry like a piece of meat, and whether Draco ever meant to go to the midnight duel. Throughout the episode we consider the question: how do you be anti-violence and still intervene in wrong-doing?Thanks to Brittany for this week's voicemail! Next week we're reading Chapter 10, Hallowe'en, through the theme of Protection.--It's two sickles to join S.P.E.W., and only two dollars to join our Patreon for extra bloopers every week! Please consider helping us fill our Gringotts vault so we can continue to make this show. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Igniting Imagination: Leadership Ministry
Justice and Healing with Community Defender Emmanuel Andre, Locke Innovative Leader Award Winner

Igniting Imagination: Leadership Ministry

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 46:04


Co-hosts Lisa Greenwood and Casper ter Kuile talk with Emmanuel Andre, 2021 Locke Innovative Leader Award Winner. Emmanuel prefers to be known as a “Community Defender” instead of a “Defense Attorney,” which says a lot about his approach to his work both inside and outside the courtroom. Restorative justice is more than a program. It is a way of being to Emmanuel, who believes transformation is possible if love is offered unconditionally while walking alongside another. Emmanuel's non-profit organization Circles and Ciphers walks alongside young people impacted by violence through hip-hop and art-based peace circles that provide space for conversations and community support to promote healing from trauma. Emmanuel's story of how the church has walked alongside him from his childhood until now is a testimony to the church's power to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals and communities. This conversation is simply inspirational from beginning to end and invites us all to consider our responsibility to create spaces where hope and healing can flourish and those who feel unseen can find friends.   QUOTES “It's about relationships, not transactions.” -Emmanuel Andre [18:42] “There is something that happens when you're willing to be uncomfortable and stay in relationship with. It's that idea of walking with that continues to happen.” -Emmanuel Andre [30:58]   TIMESTAMPS [00:00] Intro [00:39] Final observation about these conversations [01:31] Meet Emmanuel Andre [04:47] Significant events in Emmanuel's life [08:36] The power of the community [15:28] What is justice and how it pairs with healing [23:56] Leaning into the pain [28:11] Circles and Ciphers [33:04] His partnership with the Church [38:10] Three rapid fire questions [43:49] A blessing [45:26] Outro   RESOURCES & RELEVANT LINKS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts / iTunes? For information about our co-host Casper ter Kuile, visit his website: caspertk.com and check out the work of Sacred Design Lab at sacred.design. Find and follow the Northside Transformative Law Center on their website: northsidetlc.com, on Facebook @ Northside-Transformative-Law-Center and Twitter @LawNorthside Find and Follow Circles and Ciphers on their website: circlesandciphers.org, on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter @CirclesAndCiphers This season features Wesleyan Investive's 2021 Tom Locke Innovative Award winners. The award honors spiritual entrepreneurs who have envisioned a broader mission field and have taken risks to make their God-sized dreams a reality. For more information about the award and the recipients, visit award.wesleyaninvestive.org. “God Has Work for Us To Do” music and lyrics by Mark Miller. Visit Mark's website at markamillermusic.com or find him on YouTube at youtube.com/c/markismusic67. This podcast is brought to you by the Leadership Ministry team at TMF and Wesleyan Investive. Leadership Ministry connects diverse, high capacity leaders in conversations and environments that create a network of courage, learning, and innovation in order to help the church lean into its God-appointed mission. For more information and to support Leadership Ministry, visit tmf-fdn.org/leadership-ministry.

Common Good Podcast
Greg Jarrell: A Riff of Love

Common Good Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 24:16


The Common Good Podcast, which is a conversation about the significance of place, eliminating economic isolation and the structure of belonging.  In this episode, Courtney Napier talks to Greg Jarrell about his book, A Riff of Love: Notes on Community and Belonging.Join the Common Good Collective on Tuesday, June 22nd, for an Abundant Community Conversation between Casper ter Kuile, Rabbi Miriam Terlinchamp and Peter Block. Register here.Greg Jarrell is a founder of QC Family Tree, a community of hospitality in Charlotte, NC, where he shares life with his wife, Helms, their two kids, and a host of other neighbors who have become kin. He was also a fellow with the Common Good Collective and assists with the Common Good reader.Courtney Napier is a freelance journalist and writer from Raleigh, North Carolina. She is the founder of Black Oak Society —a community of Black writers and artists in the greater Raleigh area—and the editor of BOS Zine. Her work can be found in INDY Week and Scalawag Magazine, as well as on her blog, Courtney Has Words. Courtney chose to write because she wanted the untold stories of marginalized residents to be shared and preserved for generations to come. Her spouse and two children are a daily source of love and inspiration. She is also in charge of the Common Good Reader.You can find more information about the Common Good Collective and the reader here. Common Good Podcast is a production of Bespoken Live and Common Change - Eliminating Personal Economic Isolation. This episode has been guest hosted by Courtney Napier and produced by Joey Taylor with music from Jeff Gorman.

Igniting Imagination: Leadership Ministry
Intangible Currencies and Social Banking with DeAmon Harges, Locke Innovative Leader Award Winner

Igniting Imagination: Leadership Ministry

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 34:06


Co-hosts Lisa Greenwood and Casper ter Kuile talk with DeAmon Harges, 2021 Locke Innovative Leader Award Winner. DeAmon is the original “Roving Listener” who defined the role by his posture of curiosity and his passion for discovering the gifts and talents of the people in his community. He is also the founder of The Learning Tree, a non-profit that uses the Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) approach with city governments and organizations to improve the quality of lives of people, communities, schools and businesses. His approach has greatly influenced how congregations, non-profits, and local governments view their work. Instead of seeing people and communities as lacking in resources, DeAmon sees their wealth of “intangible currencies'' such as imagination, relationships, and stories that bring people together in a fellowship of “mutual delight.” This conversation may well inspire you to be a “Social Banker” like DeAmon, who extends the metaphor: when you invest in the intangible currencies in your neighborhood, you will find the riches of love, hope, and joy in abundance!   QUOTES “Having a team to work through to have other gifts besides yourself is super important. If you don't ever feel like you need people, then you're way too tired. When you need people, you can guarantee you're going to get some rest.” -DeAmon Harges [27:38] “I think the fact that we've been schooled in scarcity so much that we need proof of God's abundance. And yet, we are God's abundance.” -DeAmon Harges [30:46]   TIMESTAMPS [00:00] Intro [01:08] Meet DeAmon Harges [04:46] Significant events in DeAmon's life [06:09] How we got to here [09:17] The Learning Tree [13:58] Working with the state and governor's office [16:21] What it means to become a roving listener [22:20] Being a social banker [25:48] Navigating the challenges of being a social banker [28:03] A mixed spiritual ecology [31:04] Three rapid fire questions [32:20] A blessing [33:27] Outro   RESOURCES & RELEVANT LINKS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts / iTunes? For information about our co-host Casper ter Kuile, visit his website: caspertk.com and check out the work of Sacred Design Lab at sacred.design. Find and follow DeAmon on Twitter @rovinglistener For information about The Learning Tree, visit: thelearningtrees.com This season features Wesleyan Investive's 2021 Tom Locke Innovative Award winners. The award honors spiritual entrepreneurs who have envisioned a broader mission field and have taken risks to make their God-sized dreams a reality. For more information about the award and the recipients, visit award.wesleyaninvestive.org. “God Has Work for Us To Do” music and lyrics by Mark Miller. Visit Mark's website at markamillermusic.com or find him on YouTube at youtube.com/c/markismusic67. This podcast is brought to you by the Leadership Ministry team at TMF and Wesleyan Investive. Leadership Ministry connects diverse, high capacity leaders in conversations and environments that create a network of courage, learning, and innovation in order to help the church lean into its God-appointed mission. For more information and to support Leadership Ministry, visit tmf-fdn.org/leadership-ministry.

Grey Mirror: MIT Media Lab’s Digital Currency Initiative on Technology, Society, and Ethics

Casper ter Kuile is helping to build a world of joyful belonging in the midst of enormous changes in how we experience community and spirituality. He's the author of The Power of Ritual, a Ministry Innovation Fellow at Harvard Divinity School, a co-host of the award-winning podcast Harry Potter and the Sacred Text, and the co-founder of the startup Sacred Design Lab. We discuss the future of meaning and religion. https://twitter.com/caspertk https://www.roote.co/ https://patreon.com/rhyslindmark https://twitter.com/RhysLindmark

Igniting Imagination: Leadership Ministry
Connecting the Organizational Center and the Innovative Edge with Leroy Barber, Locke Innovative Leader Award Winner

Igniting Imagination: Leadership Ministry

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 33:59


Co-hosts Lisa Greenwood and Casper ter Kuile talk with Rev. Leroy Barber, 2021 Locke Innovative Leader Award Winner. Leroy has dedicated 30 years to eradicating poverty, confronting homelessness, restoring local neighborhoods, healing racism, and living what Dr. King called “the beloved community.” Leroy is the Co-Founder of the Voices Project, which gathers leaders of color across fields, who pursue and work for change, for important conversations about the current challenges and triumphs within communities of color and their role as cultural influencers. Leroy is a seasoned innovator who has spent decades as a spiritual entrepreneur starting new ministries and organizations. He is the definition of an ‘edge leader' and yet, Leroy now serves deep in the center of the institution of the church as Director for Innovation for an Engaged Church in the Greater Northwest Area of the United Methodist Church. So how does an edge leader thrive when working in the heart of the center? Relationships. Leroy recognizes the value of relationship building between the center and the edge and brings people together to take the next faithful step in making God's dreams reality. Whether you are in ministry in the center or the edge, this episode will encourage you to see the gifts and graces of the other and consider the ways the center and edge can work together to make a positive difference in congregations and communities.   QUOTES “I came up with this saying that I think is mine. Innovation happens at the intersection of difference. Meaning, you can't really innovate if you don't bring something different in.” -Leroy Barber [21:41] “I manage relationships in the middle and I lead on the edge.” -Leroy Barber [27:37]   TIMESTAMPS [00:00] Intro [01:36] Meet Leroy Barber [03:56] Significant event that have shaped Leroy [06:07] The Voices Project [12:04] The resistance Leroy meets today [15:32] Building collaborations [19:32] His role at the United Methodist Church [22:23] What gives him that confidence to try something new [26:04] Staying grounded and energized [29:11] Three rapid fire questions [32:25] A blessing [33:36] Outro   RESOURCES & RELEVANT LINKS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts / iTunes? For information about our co-host Casper ter Kuile, visit his website: caspertk.com and check out the work of Sacred Design Lab at sacred.design Find and follow Leroy Barber on Facebook @leroy.barber.71, Instagram and Twitter @leroybarber For information about The Voices Project, visit their website: voices-project.org Leroy Barber's most recent book is “Embrace: God's Radical Shalom for a Divided World.” This season features Wesleyan Investive's 2021 Tom Locke Innovative Award winners. The award honors spiritual entrepreneurs who have envisioned a broader mission field and have taken risks to make their God-sized dreams a reality. For more information about the award and the recipients, visit award.wesleyaninvestive.org. “God Has Work for Us To Do” music and lyrics by Mark Miller. Visit Mark's website at markamillermusic.com or find him on YouTube at youtube.com/c/markismusic67. This podcast is brought to you by the Leadership Ministry team at TMF and Wesleyan Investive. Leadership Ministry connects diverse, high capacity leaders in conversations and environments that create a network of courage, learning, and innovation in order to help the church lean into its God-appointed mission. For more information and to support Leadership Ministry, visit tmf-fdn.org/leadership-ministry.

Igniting Imagination: Leadership Ministry
Improbable Friendships with Matt Russell, Locke Innovative Leader Award Winner

Igniting Imagination: Leadership Ministry

Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 41:26


Co-hosts Lisa Greenwood and Casper ter Kuile talk with Dr. Matt Russell, 2021 Locke Innovative Leader Award Winner, about what he calls the “improbable friendships'' that have enriched his life and influenced the direction of his ministry. From these improbable friendships emerged projectCURATE, a non-profit educational and social enterprise incubator that seeks to build bridges across cultural, economic, religious, and racial divides, and Iconoclast Artists, a creative writing and arts program that gives young creative minds a chance to speak through written, visual, and performance art. The two organizations are making a big difference in the city of Houston and beyond. Matt serves as Executive Pastor at Chapelwood United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas. He shares how innovation is not a formula to replicate but a faithful response to relationships based in trust and mutuality where the Spirit can work. “How can I be faithful to this moment?” is a question he asks often. Hearing Matt describe his answers to that question throughout his ministry journey is inspiring and may well lead you to discern your next faithful step or the next improbable friendship you are being invited to cultivate.   QUOTES “I think faith early on has always been a verb for me.” -Matt Russell [06:40] “All improbable friendships move at the pace of guidance. It's not an agenda. It's a guidance of relationship that are moving together.” -Matt Russell [21:27]   TIMESTAMPS [00:00] Intro [00:52] Meet Matt Russell [03:26] Significant encounters that have shaped Matt [07:01] How Project Curate came to be [15:06] Improbable friendships & what draws him to those relationships [20:17] How he navigates resistance [23:34] How he knows what's working [30:30] Working with the pressure of the institution of the church [34:54] Three rapid fire questions [39:36] A blessing [40:46] Outro   RESOURCES & RELEVANT LINKS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts / iTunes? For information about our co-host Casper ter Kuile, visit his website: caspertk.com and check out the work of Sacred Design Lab at sacred.design For information about Project Curate, visit their website: projectcurate.org or follow them on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter: @projectcurate For more information about Iconoclast Artists, visit their website: iconoclastartists.org or follow them on Instagram or Facebook @iconoclastartists Find and follow Matt Russell on Facebook @matthew.russell.1048, Instagram @mhrussell1, and Twitter @Dudeabides67 This season features Wesleyan Investive's 2021 Tom Locke Innovative Award winners. The award honors spiritual entrepreneurs who have envisioned a broader mission field and have taken risks to make their God-sized dreams a reality. For more information about the award and the recipients, visit award.wesleyaninvestive.org. “God Has Work for Us To Do” music and lyrics by Mark Miller. Visit Mark's website at markamillermusic.com or find him on YouTube at youtube.com/c/markismusic67. This podcast is brought to you by the Leadership Ministry team at TMF and Wesleyan Investive. Leadership Ministry connects diverse, high capacity leaders in conversations and environments that create a network of courage, learning, and innovation in order to help the church lean into its God-appointed mission. For more information and to support Leadership Ministry, visit tmf-fdn.org/leadership-ministry.

Igniting Imagination: Leadership Ministry
Composting Religion with Jen Bailey, Locke Innovative Leader Award Winner

Igniting Imagination: Leadership Ministry

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 38:10


Co-hosts Lisa Greenwood and Casper ter Kuile talk with Rev. Jen Bailey, 2021 Locke Innovative Leader Award Winner, about her womanist-led Faith Matters Network, whose mission is to catalyze personal and social change by equipping community organizers, faith leaders, and activists with resources for connection, spiritual sustainability, and accompaniment. Jen, founder and executive director, discusses how the organization has focused on “healing the healers” of transformative social movements through a variety of programs. Jen discusses the role partnerships play in innovation. She also explains the term “composting religion” as taking the best of the old to create something new that meets the needs of today. This conversation is rich with insight about leading a start-up organization whose work at the intersection of spiritual tradition, social healing and social justice requires continual discernment and collaboration.    QUOTES “I think what unites us is the sense that what we're doing is a continuation of a story, not a brand new story we're starting ourselves.” -Jen Bailey [23:08] “But the reality is we exist in a space that is right there in the inbetween. My worldview is inherently influenced by what I would call the spiritual, even as I'm operating in ‘secular' spaces. And I think what is also true for me is that I am most impactful in some of those non-explicitly religious spaces when I'm authentic to who I am.” -Jen Bailey [29:26]   TIMESTAMPS [00:00] Intro [01:35] Meet Jen Bailey [03:54] Significant moments that has shaped Jen [11:47] Her work with Faith Matters Network [15:57] People's Supper [22:27] The continuation of a story [27:16] When sacred and secular intersect [32:45] Three rapid fire questions [36:29] A blessing [37:31] Outro   RESOURCES & RELEVANT LINKS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts / iTunes? For information about our co-host Casper ter Kuile, visit his website: caspertk.com and check out the work of Sacred Design Lab at sacred.design For information about Faith Matters Network, where Jen Bailey serves as Executive Director, click here. Find Faith Matters Network on Instagram and Facebook @faithmattersnetwork or follow them on Twitter @faithmattersnet Follow Jen Bailey on Instagram and Twitter @revjenbailey This season features Wesleyan Investive's 2021 Tom Locke Innovative Award winners. The award honors spiritual entrepreneurs who have envisioned a broader mission field and have taken risks to make their God-sized dreams a reality. For more information about the award and the recipients, visit award.wesleyaninvestive.org. “God Has Work for Us To Do” music and lyrics by Mark Miller. Visit Mark's website at markamillermusic.com or find him on YouTube at youtube.com/c/markismusic67. This podcast is brought to you by the Leadership Ministry team at TMF and Wesleyan Investive. Leadership Ministry connects diverse, high capacity leaders in conversations and environments that create a network of courage, learning, and innovation in order to help the church lean into its God-appointed mission. For more information and to support Leadership Ministry, visit tmf-fdn.org/leadership-ministry.

Igniting Imagination: Leadership Ministry
Today's Spiritual Landscape with Casper ter Kuile and Tom Locke

Igniting Imagination: Leadership Ministry

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2021 48:06


Igniting Imagination is a podcast to spark the spirit within you, from Wesleyan Investive and Texas Methodist Foundation. This season, we are sharing conversations with five spiritual entrepreneurs who were awarded the 2021 Tom Locke Innovative Leader Award from the Wesleyan Investive. These five spiritual entrepreneurs share their wisdom through stories and reflections that will encourage and challenge you and ultimately ignite your imagination as a leader.  Rev. Lisa Greenwood interviews her co-host for this season, Casper ter Kuile. Casper is the author of The Power of Ritual and the co-founder of Sacred Design Lab, a soul-centered research and development lab. Casper shares his analysis of the spiritual landscape in America today, the two discuss Lisa's work on the mixed ecology of church and together they talk with Tom Locke, President of TMF and Wesleyan Investive. This episode is jam-packed with insight about purpose that invites reflection about how your church or organization's purpose is aligning with the spiritual needs of our world today.   QUOTES “Folks are still as hungry for belonging, their experiences of spiritual growth and becoming, to feel connected to something beyond themselves. It just looks different, and so, what we have to do is to be attuned to see where are people going to try and find it. ” -Casper ter Kuile [07:19] “I would never begin to think that I'm driving those values. I think those values are driving me.” -Tom Locke [29:08]   TIMESTAMPS [00:01] Intro [00:40] Meet co-host Casper ter Kuile [02:35] Significant moments in Casper's life [06:34] What he's seeing in the landscape [10:18] A podcast beyond Harry Potter [13:03] How Lisa found mixed spiritual ecology [16:33] The thinking behind these awards [20:56] Meet Tom Locke [22:16] Why purpose is central for Tom and the church [24:55] The evolution for TMF [29:54] Why invest in innovative leaders [35:09] The role of foundations [38:36] How TMF embraced its current mission [43:11] Three rapid fire questions [46:23] A blessing [47:29] Outro   RESOURCES & RELEVANT LINKS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts / iTunes? For information about Casper ter Kuile, visit his website: caspertk.com and check out the work of Sacred Design Lab at sacred.design This season features Wesleyan Investive's 2021 Tom Locke Innovative Award winners. The award honors spiritual entrepreneurs who have envisioned a broader mission field and have taken risks to make their God-sized dreams a reality. For more information about the award and the recipients, visit award.wesleyaninvestive.org “God Has Work for Us To Do” music and lyrics by Mark Miller. Visit Mark's website at markamillermusic.com or find him on YouTube at youtube.com/c/markismusic67 This podcast is brought to you by the Leadership Ministry team at TMF and Wesleyan Investive. Leadership Ministry connects diverse, high capacity leaders in conversations and environments that create a network of courage, learning, and innovation in order to help the church lean into its God-appointed mission. For more information and to support TMF's Leadership Ministry, visit tmf-fdn.org/leadership-ministry.

The Book Evangelists - Reading and Writing Will Save Us All
Episode 21: The Splendid and the Vile

The Book Evangelists - Reading and Writing Will Save Us All

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 46:01


The Book Evangelists discuss The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson Morning Chatter We are finally discussing The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz. Our region of the country is experiencing all of the seasons this week: several inches of late April snow, lovely spring plants flourishing, an upcoming afternoon forecast in the 80s. Cover the tomatoes at night, that's the plan. The Splendid and the Vile On Winston Churchill's first day as prime minister, Adolf Hitler invaded Holland and Belgium. Poland and Czechoslovakia had already fallen, and the Dunkirk evacuation was just two weeks away. For the next twelve months, Hitler would wage a relentless bombing campaign, killing 45,000 Britons. It was up to Churchill to hold his country together and persuade President Franklin Roosevelt that Britain was a worthy ally–and willing to fight to the end. In The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson shows how Churchill taught the British people “the art of being fearless.” It is a story of political brinkmanship, but it's also an intimate domestic drama, set against the backdrop of Churchill's prime-ministerial country home, Chequers; his wartime retreat, Ditchley, where he and his entourage go when the moon is brightest and the bombing threat is highest; and of course 10 Downing Street in London. Drawing on diaries, original archival documents, and once-secret intelligence reports–some released only recently–Larson provides a new lens on London's darkest year through the day-to-day experience of Churchill and his family: his wife, Clementine; their youngest daughter, Mary, who chafes against her parents' wartime protectiveness; their son, Randolph, and his beautiful, unhappy wife, Pamela; Pamela's illicit lover, a dashing American emissary; and the advisers in Churchill's “Secret Circle,” to whom he turns in the hardest moments. Discussion Questions How real is real, even when exhaustively researched? Does this make you want to keep a detailed diary? How will personal text messages or emails be treated in future memoirs and historical record? What can we learn as writers from this book? How does this story turn reality into an exciting/interesting narrative that follows the “rules” of fiction? Why did it take each of us so long to read this book? Bonus Book in Progress We are both currently reading The Power of Ritual: How to Create Meaning and Connection in Everything You Do by Casper ter Kuile and bringing some of the sacred reading suggestions into our discussion here. Reading about other people improves our ability to understand and cooperate with others and ultimately to understand ourselves Could this book, The Splendid and the Vile, or the original speeches by Churchill, or some of the letters or diaries– be something for a sacred reading/discussion? What would we each want to choose as a sacred text? Coming Up Next episode: Marian and Lissa will read and discuss two fantasy books written for youth, which Marian read in her youth and Lissa has not read. Yet. A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula LeGuin The Book of Three The Chronicles of Prydain, Book 1 by Lloyd Alexander Pssst! Want to See Something Cool? Marian's first book A Little Touch of Magic is now available! There are fairies. Someone has a tail. Must be a fairytale. Buy it wherever books are sold, especially for the middle grade fantasy readers in your life. Our Show Notes include mentions and recommendations, all linked for your convenience. What else would you like to see here? Music Credit: The music used during transitions in our podcast is adapted from: Jazzy Sax, Guitar, and Organ at the club by Admiral Bob (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/admiralbob77/58382 Ft: geoffpeters

#WeGotGoals
How Casper ter Kuile Creates Meaning Through Ritual and Wrote the Book on It

#WeGotGoals

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2021 39:41


When Kristen Recommended The Power of Ritual by Casper ter Kuile, I grabbed onto the title. Ritual was exactly what I was missing in my pandemic life. Sure, I was doing a lot of the same things each day, but I wasn't doing them with the attention, intention and repetition that make a ritual. And Kristen has never pointed me towards a book that wasn't worth my time. What I didn't realize before I was pouring over the pages of ter Kuile's book (in a nightly bath/book ritual, thank you very much) was how much his writing style would make me want to be his friend. He's delightful on the page, and, as you'll hear on this week's episode (and if you've listened to him on podcasts Harry Potter and the Sacred Text or The Real Question, you already know this), he's even more delightful if you have the chance to speak with him. But beyond being our new best friend, he's dedicated his professional life to rituals and community as a Harvard Divinity fellow (and so much more). As ter Kuile puts it, he gets to think about community and religion all the time as a job and how people can live lives of meaning, connection and purpose. But for the sake of understanding exactly how cool he is, I've taken the liberty of summarizing: Education: Masters of Divinity and Public Policy from Harvard University - he's a Ministry Innovation Fellow at Harvard Divinity School. Author: The Power of Ritual (HarperOne), co-authored “How We Gather” - his work has been featured in the New York Times, Vice, The Atlantic, and the Washington Post. Podcast host: co-host of the award-winning podcast Harry Potter and the Sacred Text, co-host of The Real Question. Founder: co-founder of startup Sacred Design Lab - a research and design consultancy working to create a culture of belonging and becoming. Co-founded Campaign Bootcamp and the UK Youth Climate Coalition, both training and mobilizing young activists. But how he got there is the most interesting part. He was raised without a religious background, but was really interested in bringing the cultural and community lens to secular culture. That's how he - a human who grew up by all accounts as an atheist - decided to go to divinity school. In this episode he recounts feeling rejected by religion as a gay teenager and so he "rejected it right back." That's why he says, most of his research is focused not on the beliefs of religion, but on the practices. And after years of that work, he's found that each of those practices gives a home for meaning and helps him pay attention to the things that matter most. Listen to the full episode for reflections on writing a book and where you'll see ter Kuile once he achieves his future goal (hint: TV). To say that Kristen and I loved interviewing Casper ter Kuile together is a super understatement. If you love this episode as much as we do, subscribe to the #WeGotGoals podcast wherever you like to listen to podcasts, including on Apple and Spotify (and leave us a rating while you’re at it, please). Resources: How We Gather: a paper ter Kuile co-authored that examined where unaffiliated millennials were gathering (spoiler: it's a lot of fitness communities) The Power of Ritual: This is Casper's book that we absolutely recommend buying or checking out from your local library Harry Potter and the Sacred Text: this is the podcast that he was involved in producing for more than five years (and just semi-retired from) The Real Question: from the same team that brought you Harry Potter and the Sacred Text, every episode of this podcast has made me cry (in a good way, but I also have a lot of feelings) Follow Casper ter Kuile on Instagram

& other things
Why I No Longer Believe in God Pt. 3: How Religion Failed Me (Devil's Advocate)

& other things

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2021 55:33


In this final episode of the 3-part saga on my faith/spiritual/Christian journey, I finally reveal the one event that changed everything. I also talk about how it affected my mental health, the qualms I have with the Christian faith, and where I am now. Research mentioned: https://www.pewforum.org/religious-landscape-study/religious-family/atheist/racial-and-ethnic-composition/ The Power of Ritual by Casper ter Kuile https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/46258506-the-power-of-ritual Podcast of the week: Childhood with Chanel and Tiffany https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/childhood-with-chanel-and-tiffany/id1526093115 Follow & other things on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andotherthingspoddy/ Follow & other things on Pinterest: https://pin.it/4gtqFyC

Masters of Community with David Spinks
[Greatest Hits] Community and the Power of Ritual with Casper ter Kuile

Masters of Community with David Spinks

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2021 60:42


In this episode, we're joined by Casper ter Kuile. He's the author of "The Power of Ritual," a Harvard Divinity School fellow, host of the award-winning podcast "Harry Potter and the Sacred Text," and a co-founder of Sacred Design Lab. In this video we connect past (more traditional) communities to modern day communities and discuss how they are intertwined.  This discussion focuses on: 1) Where community comes from. 2) How ancient community practices show up unwittingly in today's world. 3) Echoes of old practices finding new form in today's world. 4) How can old traditions be valuable in today's world and how can we learn from them? We also take a deep dive into the why and how religion/religious institutions have evolved over the years.  Additionally, we discuss religious rituals and how they can be seen everywhere from our fitness communities to our workplaces.  In this discussion we focus on: 1) What has been attributed to the decline of religion over the past 50 years. 2) Religion as an institution vs. religion as a belief and value system. 3) How people satisfy their spiritual desires in today's world. 4) Where are people finding things that have been unbundled from religion. What platform/technology will allow customers to connect better with themselves, others, nature, and a sense of a higher existence (transcendence) in a coherent way. Finally, we discuss what all community builders can learn from religious communities, and how to identify rituals that bring deeper purpose and soul into your community spaces.  This includes: 1) How the workplace provides for a more meaningful community. 2) What does a community need to help people make meaning and build authentic relationships. 3) Where do people go/who do people trust to “shape” them. 4) Rituals that take place in our lives and in community spaces. Links and learnings: — https://www.caspertk.com/ — https://sacred.design/ — https://twitter.com/caspertk — https://cmxhub.com/academy/the-community-mba/

true WELLth
Casper ter Kuile: An Invitation to Rebuild Your Ritual Muscle

true WELLth

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2020 27:37


What comes to mind when you read or hear the word "ritual"? It has a lot of weight, right? Despite its religious connotation, a ritual can be any solemn or purposeful act in daily life in which you find deep meaning. Casper ter Kuile, the author of The Power of Ritual, explains why he observes a digital sabbath and how you can discover answers to life's major questions while reading Harry Potter. Yes, really.

The Nourished Actor Podcast
Ep.74: The Power of Rituals

The Nourished Actor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2020 28:41


In this solo episode, Dionna talks about the power of rituals, especially during high stress times. Make sure you check out the show notes for all the links and resources from this episode.Wanna read the magazine article Dionna references in the show? You can find it in Health Magazine's current November 2020 issue.Grab a copy of The Power of Ritual by Casper ter Kuile to learn even more about rituals or listen to this awesome interview with Casper on one of Dionna's favorite podcasts, This is Joy and Claire.  Another resource to check out --> Rituals for WorkPlease rate/review on iTunes and subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already! It really helps new listeners find the show.Grab your free Manifesting Journal Page from Dionna here! You'll also get updates on The Nourished Actor Podcast, Coaching Opportunities, and More!Wanna try out the coolest wellness practice on the web? Check out Unicorn Wellness Studio and try out Dionna's favorite self care practices for 14 days free!For full show notes, visit the podcast at http://thenourishedactor.buzzsprout.comThis podcast and description contain affiliate links which means if you shop through the links, The Nourished Actor Podcast receives a small commission with no additional cost to you.Special thanks to Kevin MacLeod! See details below for more about the music used in today's podcast.Music from https://filmmusic.io"Werq" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Re-Enchantment
The Power of Ritual with Casper ter Kuile

Re-Enchantment

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2020 36:27


Daniel interviews Casper ter Kuile about his new book, "The Power of Ritual: Turning Everyday Activities into Soulful Practices." — We talk about the epidemic of loneliness, sacred movies, and why Casper loves singing to cows.Buy the book and learn more about Casper on his website https://www.caspertk.com/#order

Masters of Community with David Spinks
Community and the Power of Ritual w/ Casper ter Kuile

Masters of Community with David Spinks

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2020 60:43


In this episode, we're joined by Casper ter Kuile. He's the author of "The Power of Ritual," a Harvard Divinity School fellow, host of the award-winning podcast "Harry Potter and the Sacred Text," and a co-founder of Sacred Design Lab. In this video we connect past (more traditional) communities to modern day communities and discuss how they are intertwined.  This discussion focuses on: 1) Where community comes from. 2) How ancient community practices show up unwittingly in today's world. 3) Echoes of old practices finding new form in today's world. 4) How can old traditions be valuable in today's world and how can we learn from them? We also take a deep dive into the why and how religion/religious institutions have evolved over the years.  Additionally, we discuss religious rituals and how they can be seen everywhere from our fitness communities to our workplaces.  In this discussion we focus on: 1) What has been attributed to the decline of religion over the past 50 years. 2) Religion as an institution vs. religion as a belief and value system. 3) How people satisfy their spiritual desires in today's world. 4) Where are people finding things that have been unbundled from religion. What platform/technology will allow customers to connect better with themselves, others, nature, and a sense of a higher existence (transcendence) in a coherent way. Finally, we discuss what all community builders can learn from religious communities, and how to identify rituals that bring deeper purpose and soul into your community spaces.  This includes: 1) How the workplace provides for a more meaningful community. 2) What does a community need to help people make meaning and build authentic relationships. 3) Where do people go/who do people trust to “shape” them. 4) Rituals that take place in our lives and in community spaces. Links and learnings: — https://www.caspertk.com/ — https://sacred.design/ — https://twitter.com/caspertk — https://cmxhub.com/academy/the-community-mba/

The Momversation Podcast
EP14: Mommying While Muslim: Dispelling Cultural Myths through Informed Faith with Zaiba Hasan and Uzma Jafri

The Momversation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2020 62:27


In this episode, the Moms speak with two guests, Zaiba Hasan and Uzma Jafri, hosts of the podcast, Mommying While Muslim.  These two guests provide insight into their experience as Muslim mothers in a post-9/11 world.  They begin by discussing the inspiration for starting their podcast and the importance of sharing their perspectives and their experiences openly with the world.  Later, Zaiba and Uzma delve into the many misconceptions of Muslims in the US that they both strive to counteract on their podcast and in their daily practice of Islam.  These women are an absolute joy to speak with and listen to!  Leah and Melissa highly recommend their podcast. The Book Blurb in this episode is from a recently published novel, The Beauty of Your Face, written by Sahar Mustafah.  This book tells the story of Afaf, a descendant of Palestinian immigrants currently serving as a principal at an all-girls Muslim school in Inner-City Chicago.  If you're interested in more from this author, click here.A few other notable mentions include this recent People article about Zaiba and the MWM podcast, and two specific Mommying While Muslim podcast episodes: Double Takes We Experience, and When Islam is Not a Religion with Asma Uddin.  Melissa also references Glennon Doyle's chapter about racism in her most recent book, Untamed, and a Casper ter Kuile quote from Harry Potter and the Sacred Text.  Last, check out this video of Uzma speaking about women in Islam.

The Happy Entrepreneur
What is community with Casper ter Kuile

The Happy Entrepreneur

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2019 63:25


Casper ter Kuile is one of the authors of the How We Gather report which is an exploration into how Millennials are finding and building communities of meaning and belonging. He's also the co-host of the podcast Harry Potter and the Sacred Text which itself has grown into a community and business in its own right. During our conversation we discuss what community means to Casper and how our need for belonging in the modern age is being met by different secular organisations. Some excerpts from this episode: in a time of social isolation and mental health crises how do we live lives of deep connection community is a group of people where you are deeply known and deeply loved there's an overuse of the word community because there's such a need for it community is not fun all of the time: it can be stifling and people know your business community is wonderful but is also terrible the pendulum as swung to the other side where people are too free but it comes with this sense of disconnection relationships are held by structures there's been a shift that people would rather affiliate with thought leaders, influencers and people rather than institutions and companies it's incredibly powerful to see ourselves in another's story in fitness communities people come for the body but stay for the breakthrough people gather around a common activity (the third thing) you can only lead others as far as you've gone yourself fill up yourself before you can help others leaders need a place where their needs are met as well (which isn't necessarily their own communities/organisations) in our culture having a hot body is something we will pay for it's easier to build communities around fitness groups because culturally it's more acceptable to pay for that donations are a simple way to generate financial sustainability for communities have something of value that people recognise and then have community as the second layer of value that people get as a benefit there's a hesitation about money and community but we shouldn't be afraid to bring money into community and articulating its value community is a powerful healthcare strategy could we see tax breaks for communities in order to pay for community people need to not only justify to themselves but also to their peers can we design our organisations based on the principles of community if a community is only for itself only, it will die. communities need a purpose bigger than itself more and more of us our finding our closest friendships at work maybe there's something beyond the triple bottom line which is about our relational connection in organisations a covenant is about how we're going to be in this work that we're doing together and can help with managing conflict it's not just about scaling wide but also scaling deep To find out more about Casper's work check out: https://www.howwegather.org/ (https://www.howwegather.org/) http://www.caspertk.com/ (http://www.caspertk.com)/ http://www.harrypottersacredtext.com/ (http://www.harrypottersacredtext.com/)

The Sacred
#24 Casper ter Kuile

The Sacred

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2018 39:29


Casper ter Kuile is a host of the "Harry Potter and the Sacred Text" podcast, a show that dissects J.K. Rowling's classic series as if it were the Torah or the Bible. He was a Ministry Innovation Fellow at Harvard Divinity School and is also a strategist at the podcast "On Being" with Krista Tippett. In this episode, Casper talks about growing up in a non- religious environment but coming to religion on his own terms, his history in climate activism and how that led him to divinity school, as well as why it's useful explore texts like Harry Potter as 'sacred', as a way to appreciate its nuances and more subtle, but still prescient, messages.