By Cassidy Hall, Kevin Johnson, Carl McColman
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Explore the beauty, spirituality, and meaning of silence with hosts Cassidy Hall, Kevin Johnson, and Carl McColman. Silence is a topic most of us think little about — yet it is vitally important to our physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. We examine silence from spiritual, religious, psychological, philosophical, and other perspectives, celebrating how important silence is for our individual and shared lives.
||CleanSilence and Rhythm (Episode 14)||What is the relationship between silence and rhythm? Silence as the offbeat: there is no rhythm without the silence. — Cassidy Hall What are the ways that silence can create rhythm? How can silence enhance the notes of our day; how does silence s...||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFr. James Martin, SJ: Silence as the Bridge to Christ, the Self and the “Other” (Episode 13)||Fr. James Martin, SJ is the author of numerous books as well as an editor at America magazine. A Jesuit priest, Fr. James has emerged as one of the leading voices for Ignatian spirituality — and Catholicism in general — for our time.||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSilence as Refuge (Episode 12)||When we embrace silence as an alternative to conflict, are we just choosing to escape? Or can silence be a refuge, a temporary or even permanent shelter from the challenges of life? How can we tell the difference between silence-as-refuge and silence-a.||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFr. Stephanos Pedrano, OSB: Silence in the Cloister (Episode 11)||This week marks the first Encountering Silence "Field Recording" in which one member of our team (in this case, Cassidy Hall) records a face-to-face interview with a person whose life is deeply engaged with silence.||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanValentines Day & Ash Wednesday — Silence & Paradox (Episode 10)||For this episode, we felt drawn to reflect on a couple of "liturgical paradoxes" coming up now and in April: that the Christian holy day of Ash Wednesday corresponds to Valentine's Day; and that Easter Sunday falls on All Fools' Day, April 1. -||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLerita Coleman Brown, PhD: Howard Thurman and the Inner Authority of Silence (Episode 9)||It's easy to see the connection between silence and spirituality — but how does silence support the quest for justice, for a world that moves beyond racism, sexism, or the other social barriers that divide us? -||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSilence in Conflict (Episode 8)||What role does silence play in human conflicts? This question recognizes that silence may have a positive role to play — in helping to prevent or resolve conflicts — but that it could also have a negative role to play,||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPatrick Shen: Creating in Silence (Episode 7)||With this episode, Encountering Silence features our first conversation with a special guest — Patrick Shen, the director of the luminous and thought-provoking documentary film In Pursuit of Silence, which he describes as "a meditative exploration of||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOur Silence Heroes (Episode 6)||Who are your "silence heroes" — persons, living or dead, famous or obscure, who inspired or mentored or otherwise encouraged your encounter, and/or ongoing relationship, with silence? This is the question that the three co-hosts of this podcast explor||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEncountering Silence in Relationships (Episode 5)||What does it mean to encounter silence in the midst of our most intimate relationships? Unless you are an absolute hermit, other people factor in your life. From children and spouses, to nephews and neighbors, co-workers and companions,||1/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEncountering Silence as Adults (Episode 4)||Continuing the conversation that began with Episodes 1 and 2, we now turn to the question of how our relationship to silence can evolve over time. - We take a closer look at how encountering silence has nurtured our faith in God — and how monasteries,||1/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEncountering Silence During the Holidays (Episode 3)||The Holiday Season can be joyful and/or stressful, which means this is a time when silence remains as important as ever. Join us for this special episode where Cassidy, Kevin and Carl talk about how we nurture a contemplative dimension to our holiday||12/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEncountering Silence In Adolescence (Episode 2)||How do we encounter silence in our teen years? Alone, or with others? In the woods, or at a church? With a sense of ecstasy, or perhaps even a healthy dose of "adolescent angst"? - In this episode we continue the conversation about "meeting" silence i..||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEncountering Silence in Childhood (Episode 1)||What do you remember about encountering silence in your childhood? - In this episode we explore our first memories of "meeting" silence in childhood, moments in time where, whether in solitude or with others, whether near or far from home,||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPilot Episode: Meet the Hosts of Encountering Silence||Meet Kevin Johnson, Cassidy Hall, and Carl McColman. We are the hosts and co-creators of Encountering Silence. - This podcast emerged from our friendship, the friendship of three people with a shared interest in the many important ways silence makes a||12/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean“Coming Soon” Teaser Trailer||Coming Soon: A Podcast on All Things Silence. - This little snippet of audio bliss comes from the very first day that the Encountering Silence team — Cassidy Hall, Kevin Johnson, and Carl McColman — actually recorded what would become our "pilot epi||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
A lovely podcast
What a enjoyable discussion on silence of all things. Each of the hosts is really good at hold a conversation that you feel a part of.
Thoughtful and engaging
Engaging conversation about the elusive and important topic of silence from three people who each speak from a well of personal encounter.
I love the clarity and solidarity this episode brought to me. I would often be jealous for silence as a child, I thought I was the only one. I’m looking forward to more from the podcast