While Steve and I met each other only minutes before pressing “record”, Erin Mae Lewis and I have been friends for more than 10 years. For the past several years she has been working as a professional musician, travelling across the country taking her gift of song to people from all walks of life, inviting them into the little known world of the Mountain Dulcimer. Steve and Erin were in Denver doing shows together and were gracious enough to stop by my office for a chat. I had a blast weaving together seemingly separated strands into one conversation that was a true gift to me. I know you’ll enjoy it too. Thanks for listening.
Erin’s Website: https://www.erinmaemusic.com/
Steve’s Website: http://www.steveeulberg.com/
Paul Deaderick is an 84 year old man I met while leading a book study on The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois. Listening to his stories during those 6 weeks opened my eyes to our country’s racial struggles in ways that have helped me to dive deeper into the conversation. I invite you to join me as I listen once again to stories about his life as well as his words of wisdom learned through struggle, perseverance, and a never ending sense of hope that often characterizes the African American voice during the Civil Rights Movement.
In Episode 4 of Crossing Over I have the privilege of walking down memory lane with Rob Dodd, a former college classmate. Rob lives an exciting life in Orlando filled with family adventure, full-time work, and a constant pursuit of what it means for him to follow Jesus in his specific context. Our conversation weaves in and out of several topics, including Racism and Theology, offering a spark for future dialogue to whoever takes the time to listen.
In episode 3 of Crossing Over, my friend Ryan Corwin joins me from Sterling, Kansas in a conversation that is sure to engage you. Ryan did a research project for his Masters Program that involved combing Twitter for hashtags related to Black Lives Matter, All Lives Matter, and Blue Lives Matter. His findings gave us a lot to talk about and are sure to pique your interest as well. Thanks for listening!
In episode #2 Nicole Edwards officially becomes my most frequent guest. If you listened to episode #1 then you heard Nicole say that she is a Birth and Bereavement Doula. While some aren’t totally clear on what a Birth Doula does, the world of a Bereavement Doula might be even more mysterious to most listeners. October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, and in this episode Nicole tells difficult stories, shares meaningful information, and invites us all into the sacred space of mourning when a child has been lost.
You can visit Nicole’s website and blog by clicking the links below!