Small Things Small Things: Radical Faith for the Rest of Us

Erin talks with author Jen Pollock Michel, author of the new book Keeping Place: Reflections On the Meaning of Home. How does stability or mobility impact the way we think about God's kingdom? Why do some of us always have at least a tiny bit of homesickness? 

Erin Wasinger is coauthor of The Year of Small Things: Radical Faith for the Rest of Us (Brazos 2017, written with Sarah Arthur). 

On this episode, we welcome fellow Redbud Writers Guild author Catherine McNiel to the podcast. Catherine's book, "Long Days of Small Things: Motherhood as a Spiritual Discipline," is a beautiful reflection on how the messiness, chaos, and moments of grace in a parent's life can be part of our worship. A fan of spiritual disciplines, she reminds us that we don't forgo our practices as parents: our practices just take different shapes. 

Author and activist Shane Claiborne talks with Erin and Dave about the death penalty, reconcilation, and justice. His latest book, Executing Grace: How the Death Penalty Killed Jesus and Why it's Killing Us (2016) pairs grim facts and figures with beautifully redemptive stories of criminals, victims' families, and prison wardens. Claiborne advocates for that redemptive justice in this episode of the Small Things podcast.

Year of Small Things author Sarah Arthur and her husband Tom have lived with Tabitha for about four years. Here, Tom and Tabitha discuss this act of hospitality and how it's changed the Arthurs and Tabitha in unexpected ways. 

Sarah and Erin interview Margot Starbuck, who's a writer, social justice advocate, mom and all around swell person. Calling us in early December from her home in Durham, N.C., we talk neighborhoods, schools, and community. 

This week, Sarah Arthur and Erin F. Wasinger interview author, speaker, and preacher Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove. We talk about new monasticism and community, as well as previewing his workshop in Lansing, Mich., on Jan. 29. The workshop is open to the public and will be held at Sycamore Creek, 1919 S Pennsylvania, Lansing. Sarah will interview him at the 9:30 and 11 a.m. services, and then we'll all have lunch and talk at the 12:30 workshop. Join us! 

Sarah Arthur and Erin F. Wasinger, coauthors of The Year of Small Things: Radical Faith for the Rest of Us, explore how to develop friendships that ask you the hard stuff about your practices related to downward mobility for the sake of the poor.