We live in an anxious age where many of us struggle with anxiety and worry. But can anxiety be an opportunity for personal growth and development? Author and speaker Curtis Chang, who has struggled with anxiety for many years, discusses how anxiety can become a hidden opportunity for emotional and spiritual growth.
The longing for deep connection and intimacy runs deep in every human heart. Yet marriage and long-term relationships can be quite difficult while also being deeply rewarding. Dorothy Greco has been writing about marriage for many years and shares about her own experiences and insights to help couples continue growing while navigating the challenges of life in a lasting partnership.
Faith Matters are unique panel conversations with diverse people of faith discussing the foundations of belief and the common issues of humanity. Each episode highlights the role that spirituality plays in people's everyday lives.Faith Matters aired on community radio in California and transitioned to Intersections in 2022.
Each of us makes decisions everyday that impact our lives and those around us. While our ability to make conscious decisions is often seen as a distinctive of our humanity, various world views and spiritual traditions each see human choices differently. Do we have the ability to make free choices, or are our choices pre-determined? What is the relationship between our choices and spirituality? Can there be forgiveness for the bad choices we make? A Jewish rabbi, a Buddhist nun, and an Evangelical pastor explore their perspectives about the power of our daily choices.
From left: Venerable Tenzin Chogyki (Buddhist), Rabbi Rick Litvak (Jewish Reform), and Pastor Jesse West (Christian).
Racism & Reconciliation in the Christian Faith
The Christian faith in America, while making many positive contributions throughout history, has also mirrored the racism and social injustice present throughout the development of our country. White and Black Christians gathered separately in distinct communities that promoted discrimination and mistrust, and reflected the racial tensions present in the larger society. Two African-American pastors and one White pastor discuss the challenges of addressing racial issues, the legacy of racism within their religious tradition, and how each of them are applying their faith to help their congregations promote racial justice and reconciliation.