God In All Things
By Andy Otto
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This podcast hopes to find God in all things, mulling over questions about God from an Ignatian perspective, reflecting on scripture, and being attentive to how God permeates the moments of our exciting and mundane life. For more, visit GodInAllThings.com.
||CleanGod Our Family, God Our Mother||Family relationships truly images the divine desire for union with us. Mothers particularly model the kind of dedication and sacrifice God offers us.||5/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Matters?||It's a simple question that can help us uncover a more meaningful Christian life.||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRejoice and Be Glad!||Pope Francis' new apostolic exhortation is very Ignatian.||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCan God share my desires and not fulfil them?||Ignatian spirituality says that God shares the deep desires of our heart, but what if they never come to fruition?||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanImaginative Prayer – An Audio Guide||A new audio track to guide you through the imaginative prayer process with a passage of scripture.||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeing, Not Achieving: A Taoist Guide to Ignatian Indifference||Are your efforts to create a prayer routine a failure? The Taoist concept of Wu wei may give some relief.||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUncovering the Movement of God||How do I hear God's voice? How do I know what God wants me to do?||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Incarnation is at Hand||The Incarnation is not just a snapshot moment, but something that lives on and unfolds through us. The Incarnation was so our understanding of God could be radically shifted.||12/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Markers of Who We Are||What are those things, people, events, in our lives that indicate who we are? For King Nebuchadnezzar it was written on the wall.||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAdvent is Our Story||As 21st century Christians we look through the lens of history having already happened. We approach Advent in a way that already knows the next chapter of the story. There's a deeper story that is ours, too.||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOur Image of God||Our deeply engrained images and metaphors for God affect our perception of who God is. What if we challenged them?||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Grace of Tears||Ignatius was quick to name tears as a sign of consolation, but it's not the only indicator of spiritual movement.||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanProphetic Listening||We're quick to take action without first listening—really listening—to reality. There is a Truth that underlies all of reality, which we can only find in the pause and in the silence.||10/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanImaginative Prayer for Children||How do we introduce Ignatian spirituality to children? I speak with Jared Boyd, author of Imaginative Prayer: A Yearlong Guide for Your Child's Spiritual Formation. Oh, and there's a guided meditation at the end.||9/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCreation Is Not Just Earth||Why are we so geocentric when we think of God's creation? How does God gaze upon other civilisations in the universe?||9/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat gives you life?||This question, in the Ignatian sense, moves us toward the love of God.||8/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGod’s Love Languages||The Bible doesn't say "Jesus loves you," but God's love is shown more often in deeds and actions than in words.||8/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Long, Loving Look at My Life – A Contemplative Meditation||A new audio meditation inspired by Ignatius' Contemplation to Attain Love, a kind of life-long Examen.||7/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanObjectifying God||God is often seen as "separate", a mighty "king" in the clouds. Ignatian spirituality can help us break down this monarchical image.||7/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCoincidence or Providence?||How is God involved in our lives? Are coincidences just providence in disguise? I believe God's hand works through the natural flow of our lives and free responses to God's invitation.||6/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs Bill Nye an “Anonymous Christian”?||Bill Nye asks if evidence of God is Necessary to live a good life. No. But what difference does God make for the Christian? Can a non-believer experience the transcendence of God?||5/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDoing What We Love (FB Live Audio)||Are you doing what you love in your career and life? Would you do something different if you had the freedom? Discussing Ignatian freedom, desire, and discernment.||5/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Male God?||What is your image of God? Is it okay to call God "he" or "she"? Ignatius teaches that God meets us in a way that is helpful for us, and that doesn't exclude the metaphors we use to image God.||5/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Religion of Consumerism||Consumerism drives so many of us, but there's hope. The good spirit is always reminding us that we just need love, grace, and healthy relationships.||4/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Utopia of Star Trek||Star Trek depicts a time where humans have moved beyond the need for wealth and possessions. Seems like the Christian hope.||4/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpiritual Déjà Vu||Haven't we been here before? God meets us where we are, not where we think we need to be.||4/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAsk Me Anything! (FB Live Event)||View or listen to my "Ask Me Anything" Facebook Live event.||4/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Minimalism of Lent||True riches do not come in having lots of things. The trend of minimalism can teach us a lot about Lent.||4/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGod Moments: Wholeness||An excerpt on becoming whole in the Christian life, from my new book, God Moments: Unexpected Encounters in the Ordinary.||3/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGod Moments: Discernment||An excerpt on discernment and the importance of feelings, from my new book, God Moments: Unexpected Encounters in the Ordinary.||3/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGod Moments: Prayer||An excerpt on our image of God in prayer, from my new book, God Moments: Unexpected Encounters in the Ordinary.||3/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGod Moments: Awareness||An excerpt on awareness from my new book, God Moments: Unexpected Encounters in the Ordinary.||3/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBusy and Restless||This new book captures the grace Ignatian prayer can bring to lives that feel busy and restless.||2/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
God IS in ALL things
Just listened to your episode "Doing" for a Cause. Think you hit the nail on the head. My cousin and her husband walk in the CF walk in their town (one of his kids has CF). Other family members participate in the walk. They could choose to give money instead of walking. But, I think they feel a togetherness because they walk together. Some of my little cousins help set up raffles, man refreshment booths, and participate in ways other than walking. It all comes together.
I've been using "God In All Things" as a starting point for my prayer and meditation for a few months now. It's been a huge help in getting me started thinking and journaling. I've found "The Grace I Seek" (Morning & Bedtime meditations) series to be a great way to bookend my day to ask for God's asistance in the morning and then, in the evening, review where He has led me during the day. It's been a blessing. Thanks, Andy.
Ignation meditations underscored by beautiful music. Moving, thought-provoking, well written & spoken. The perfect addition to my growing Catholic podcast subscription list.