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Christopher Eaker and Maggie Schlosser are spiritual directors that like talking about spiritual things. Spiritual direction is a listening ministry that creates a sacred space for you to listen to God, see where God is at work in your life, and grow in awareness of who you were created to be. Check out their ministries: Christopher: SteppingStonesLife.com and Maggie: RavachMinistries.org.

June 8, 2021

A Conversation with Sara Martin (Season Finale)

In this episode, Christopher and Maggie speak to Sara Martin who describes herself as an exvangelical. In this episode, Sara describes her faith journey that led her down the path of deconstructing her evangelical upbringing to where she is now.

 

This is our final episode of Season 1. We hope you enjoy it and will return with us in the Fall for Season 2. We already recording episodes for Season 2. They're really great, and we're excited about bringing them to you. 

 

Christopher Eaker and Maggie Schlosser are spiritual directors that like talking about spiritual things. Spiritual direction is a listening ministry that creates a sacred space for you to listen to God, see where God is at work in your life, and grow in awareness of who you were created to be. We would love to hear from you! Email Christopher and Maggie at SDTASinfo@gmail.com.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Sara's Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC49ikLIIIwWj74BySg9M8OA

Sara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sara_martin24/

Sara's website: https://www.sara-martin.com/

 

Our ministries:

Christopher: Steppingstoneslife.com

Maggie: Ravachministries.org 

June 1, 2021

Women in the Church with Jenn McMillian

Christopher Eaker and Maggie Schlosser are spiritual directors that like talking about spiritual things. Spiritual direction is a listening ministry that creates a sacred space for you to listen to God, see where God is at work in your life, and grow in awareness of who you were created to be. We would love to hear from you! Email Christopher and Maggie at SDTASinfo@gmail.com.

 

In this episode, Christopher and Maggie speak to Jenn McMillian. Jenn is the family ministry director at Buckhead Church (https://buckheadchurch.org/) in Atlanta, Georgia. We talk about Jenn’s journey as a woman in ministry.

 

Our ministries:

Christopher: Steppingstoneslife.com

Maggie: Ravachministries.org 

May 11, 2021

Taking the Bible Seriously but not Literally, Part 2 (Final)

Christopher Eaker and Maggie Schlosser are spiritual directors that like talking about spiritual things. Spiritual direction is a listening ministry that creates a sacred space for you to listen to God, see where God is at work in your life, and grow in awareness of who you were created to be. We would love to hear from you! Email Christopher and Maggie at SDTASinfo@gmail.com.

 

In this episode, Christopher and Maggie discuss Marcus Borg's book Reading the Bible Again for the First Time: Taking the Bible Seriously, but Not Literally

 

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Reading the Bible Again for the First Time by Marcus Borg

Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time my Marcus Borg

What Do We Do With the Bible? by Richard Rohr

The Bible Tells Me So by Pete Enns

What is the Bible? by Rob Bell

Irresistible by Andy Stanley

The Wisdom Jesus by Cynthia Bourgeault

 

Our ministries:

Christopher: Steppingstoneslife.com

Maggie: Ravachministries.org 

April 27, 2021

Taking the Bible Seriously but not Literally, Part 1

Christopher Eaker and Maggie Schlosser are spiritual directors that like talking about spiritual things. Spiritual direction is a listening ministry that creates a sacred space for you to listen to God, see where God is at work in your life, and grow in awareness of who you were created to be. We would love to hear from you! Email Christopher and Maggie at SDTASinfo@gmail.com.

 

In this episode, Christopher and Maggie discuss Marcus Borg's book Reading the Bible Again for the First Time: Taking the Bible Seriously, but Not Literally

 

Reading the Bible Again for the First Time by Marcus Borg

Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time my Marcus Borg

What Do We Do With the Bible? by Richard Rohr

The Bible Tells Me So by Pete Enns

What is the Bible? by Rob Bell

Irresistible by Andy Stanley

The Wisdom Jesus by Cynthia Bourgeault

 

Our ministries:

Christopher: Steppingstoneslife.com

Maggie: Ravachministries.org 

April 13, 2021

The Clergy & Laity Dichotomy with Jacob Theunisz

Christopher Eaker and Maggie Schlosser are spiritual directors that like talking about spiritual things. Spiritual direction is a listening ministry that creates a sacred space for you to listen to God, see where God is at work in your life, and grow in awareness of who you were created to be. We would love to hear from you! Email Christopher and Maggie at SDTASinfo@gmail.com.

 

In this episode, Christopher and Maggie speak to Jacob Theunisz about the clergy and laity divide within the church. Jacob tells us about the original Greek words and what they meant, how the writers of the New Testament meant for them to play out in the church, and how the system the church eventually built up around clergy may be harmful to the spiritual development of God's people.

 

CORRECTIONS: In this episode, we mistakenly claimed that Jacob is a retired pastor. First, Jacob is not a pastor; he is a Reader, which is not the same thing (click here to learn what a Reader in the Anglican Church is). And second, Jacob is only retired from his secular job, not from being a Reader in the Anglican church. We apologize to Jacob for these mistakes.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Jacob's Blog: https://www.emendatio.nl/ 

Jacob's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHyK5Db9slyUsNulhQhkFgw 

March 30, 2021

Spiral Dynamics & Evolution of Consciousness

Christopher Eaker and Maggie Schlosser are spiritual directors that like talking about spiritual things. Spiritual direction is a listening ministry that creates a sacred space for you to listen to God, see where God is at work in your life, and grow in awareness of who you were created to be.

In this episode, we talk about spiral dynamics. What is it? How does it help frame spirituality and evolution of consciousness? We discuss the stages of the spiral, their characteristics, and how we see this playing out in the world.

We would love to hear from you! Email Christopher and Maggie at SDTASinfo@gmail.com

Our ministries:

Chris: Steppingstoneslife.com

Maggie: Ravachministries.org 

 

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Integral Consciousness by Steve McIntosh

Integral Christianity by Paul Smith

Presence website and podcast

More about Dr. Clare Graves here: https://www.clarewgraves.com/ 

March 23, 2021

Deconstructing God (Bonus Episode)

Christopher Eaker and Maggie Schlosser are spiritual directors that like talking about spiritual things. Spiritual direction is a listening ministry that creates a sacred space for you to listen to God, see where God is at work in your life, and grow in awareness of who you were created to be. We would love to hear from you! Email Christopher and Maggie at SDTASinfo@gmail.com.

 

In this bonus episode, Christopher talks about deconstruction all the way down to the bottom, down to where there's nothing left, even God. Have you experienced this?

 

Resources mentioned in this episode

Anatheism: Returning to God After God by Richard Kearney

March 16, 2021

Spiritual Directors Talking to Karl Forehand

In this episode, Christopher and Maggie talk to Karl Forehand. Karl is a former pastor, author of 2 (soon to be 3) books, and podcast host of The Desert Sanctuary Podcast. We talk about "being who you are, and being where you are," as Karl says. We also talk about focusing and shadow work. Christopher was recently a guest on Karl's podcast episode 122 called Too Many Spiritual Directors.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Karl's website: https://karlforehand.com/ 

Karl's books: https://karlforehand.com/books-by-karl-forehand 

The Desert Sanctuary podcast: https://karlforehand.com/the-desert-sanctuary 

Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God by Brian Zahnd

A More Christlike God by Bradley Jersak

Everything is Spiritual by Rob Bell

March 2, 2021

Spiritual Directors Talking About the Enneagram, Part 3 (Final)

In this episode, Maggie and Christopher wrap up talking about the Enneagram. We talk about how the enneagram can be used for transformation, offer some next steps, and dive a little deeper into a different approach to the enneagram.

 

Books & Other Resources for further reading on the Enneagram:

The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile

The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth by Christopher Heuertz

The Enneagram Institute

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February 16, 2021

Spiritual Directors Talking About the Enneagram, Part 2

In this episode, Maggie and Christopher continue talking about the Enneagram. We talk about the feelings (2, 3, & 4) and the head (5, 6, & 7) triads. 

 

Books & Other Resources for further reading on the Enneagram:

The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile

The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth by Christopher Heuertz

The Enneagram Institute

Enneathoughts, daily emails from the Enneagram Institute based on your number