Get Your Spirit in Shape
By United Methodist Communications
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We know that exercise and good nutrition help keep us physically healthy. Unfortunately, we don’t always follow through. Our spiritual lives are similar. We know what we need to grow as Christians, but sometimes we struggle. Get Your Spirit in Shape is a free, 30-minute, monthly podcast from United Methodist Communications featuring conversations with leaders, authors, and others who offer spiritual nutrition and exercises for our everyday lives. Join us as we get—and keep—our spirits in shape.
||CleanEp. 032 Following Jesus Every Day with Junius Dotson - Get Your Spirit in Shape||Being a disciple means following Jesus in all times and in all places.||3/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 031: Meet Bishop Frank Beard - Get Your Spirit in Shape||We learn about Bishop Beard's early memories of church, his call to ministry, and his love of fishing.||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 030: Meet Bishop Sharma Lewis - Get Your Spirit in Shape||We learn about her deep roots in the church, her early career in medicine, her love of shoes, and more!||2/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 029: Getting (and Staying) Healthy with Olusimbo Ige and Sabrina Rodgers - Get Your Spirit in Shape||In the early days of a new year, we ask a doctor and a nurse for tips to help us stick with our health goals.||1/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 028: Meet Bishop Rodolfo A. Juan - Get Your Spirit in Shape||Meet the bishop of the Philippines Davao Area. A lifelong United Methodist raised in a church founded by his grandparents, Bishop Rudy is an influential leader in The United Methodist Church. Follow us: Web: http://www.UMC.org YouTube: http://youtube.||1/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.027: Christmas through Joseph’s Eyes with Adam Hamilton - Get Your Spirit in Shape||In this podcast episode, United Methodist pastor the Rev. Adam Hamilton shares lessons about character, fatherhood, and faith, from his book Faithful: Christmas through the Eyes of Joseph. Topics include character, our relationships with our fathers,||11/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 026: Way of Life with Brian McLaren - Get Your Spirit in Shape||Author Brian McLaren chats about the Christian way of life, the method of United Methodism, and ways to live and love as Jesus teaches.||11/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 025: Voices of the Reformation with David Teems - Get Your Spirit in Shape||Faithful Christians throughout history can inspire us. An enthusiastic expert shares lessons from the reformers that strengthen our spirits today.||10/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 024: Meet Bishop Ruben Saenz Jr. - Get Your Spirit in Shape||He started his career as a high school teacher, football coach, and business owner. Now he is the bishop of Kansas and Nebraska.||10/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 023: Meet Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson - Get Your Spirit in Shape||In this conversation, Bishop Sue talks about her early years as a lawyer, her call to ministry, her love of books and Broadway, and her daily practice of silence. We hope you enjoy meeting Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson of the North Georgia Annual Conferen.||9/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 022: Living Our Faith Daily with Paul Gomez - Get Your Spirit in Shape||A United Methodist college student shares how he lives out his faith in school, at work, and in his service to the church.||9/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 021: Meet Bishop Harald Rückert - Get Your Spirit in Shape||Bishop of the Germany Central Conference shares about his call, how he relaxes, and how he keeps his spirit in shape.||8/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 020: God’s Precious Gift of Water with Lorrie King - Get Your Spirit in Shape||A United Methodist leader talks about global water issues and offers tips we can do that will make a difference.||8/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 019: Talking with God Through Prayer with Adam Weber - Get Your Spirit in Shape||A United Methodist pastor and author offers thought and tips toward improving our conversations with God.||7/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 018: Learning About God by Listening to Kids with Jacob Armstrong and Jennifer Rodia - Get Your Spirit in Shape||After asking 59 children about God, the church, and their faith for a United Methodist ad campaign, the interviewers share the surprises, laughter, and special moments from the kids.||6/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 017: Parenting, Chaos, and Community with Betsy Singleton Snyder - Get Your Spirit in Shape||A United Methodist pastor and author shares what she has learned as the mom of 4 boys and the spouse of US Congressman.||5/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 016: Peace, Simplicity and a Tiny House with Rebecca Rutter - Get Your Spirit in Shape||United Methodist pastor who built her own tiny house shares how living simply benefits our planet and can deepen our spiritual lives.||4/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 015: Singing Our Faith in Lent & Easter with Paul Chilcote - Get Your Spirit in Shape||The hymns we sing are wonderful reflections on our faith during the season of Lent.||3/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 014: Keeping Faith and Humor in Cancer with Jason Micheli - Get Your Spirit in Shape||A United Methodist pastor, husband & father shares how a personal crisis impacted his faith.||2/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 013: How Science Led from Atheism to Faith with Mike McHargue - Get Your Spirit in Shape||Doubts and questions can be difficult. Author Mike McHargue’s journey through atheism led him to a faith that embraces questions.||1/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Sure he is my brother…but still
I grew up in a church going family. Choir, youth group, etc. I loved it. That being said, I haven’t been to church in years. I’m not a religious guy, but I am quite spiritual and I have been looking for a spiritual podcast for years. Sure, Joe is my brother, and we are only 2 episodes in, but this is a great podcast. I have been listening to podcasts for years. I love them and while I don’t have room for another, this is to good to pass up. If you are looking for a thought provoking, intelligent conversation about religion and how to make it a day to day part of your life, you will enjoy this podcast. This recent episode is a perfect example. These 2 woman speak to their spiritual routines and how sure sometimes they aren’t deep conversations but over time their children start to lead and often the conversations are quite deep and meaningful. Keep up the great work Joe! Very impressive
I listened this morning and enjoyed being reminded of utilizing/recognizing all my sacred spaces and moments in my every day life and space.
Get Your Spirit in Shape is my soul's Personal Trainer
So glad I found this podcast! The host is a skilled interviewer who knows how to draw out the story from his guests and deliver it to his listeners. The topics are appropriate for the season and purposely chosen. The 30 minute length is perfect for my work commute. My only complaint is that it's not more frequent. Daily would be my preference, but weekly would be good too. Thanks for the inspiration, insight and training my soul hungers for!