Author: trishlives

Podcast: Ritual in a Pandemic Time

Subscribe to our Podcasts at:    Recently, Religica Theolab Founder Michael Reid Trice spoke with Pastor Bryon Hansen of the Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church in Seattle. Ordained to the ministry of Word and Sacrament in 1986, Pastor Hansen has served congregations in Idaho, Oregon, and Northern California. His passions in ministry are liturgy, preaching, and [...] Read More

Blogcast: Racism and the Response of Religion

Listen to this BlogCast Michael Ramo’s career has been at the intersection of ecumenism and interfaith relations and the promotion of social justice.  He currently serves as the Executive Director of the Church Council of Greater Seattle.  He recently received a Doctor of Ministry degree from Seattle University.  He is married to Donna, with two [...] Read More

Blogcast: Sacred Spaces

Listen to this BlogCast Rabbi Kate Speizer loves to make Jewish living and learning accessible for individuals through community and connection. Jewish values are the anchor within the work she pursues as a teacher, parent, partner, and friend. Upon ordination at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 2008, Rabbi Speizer served as Campus [...] Read More

Podcast: Stop Dying with Guilt

Subscribe to our Podcasts at:    Recently, Religica Theolab Founder Dr. Michael Reid Trice had a chance to speak with Human Rights Activist Antje Mattheus. Antje joined the Action Reconciliation Service for Peace and moved to Philadelphia as a volunteer in 1974 to work with the United Farm Workers’ Union. Her forthcoming book, Cresheim Farm, [...] Read More

Blogcast: Amanda Gorman’s Moral Imagination and the Wisdom of Augustine

Listen to this BlogCast Amanda Gorman performs 'The Hill We Climb' Read this BlogCast Amanda Gorman, the Poet Laureate for the January 20, 2021 US Presidential Inauguration, enacted her poem, ‘The Hill We Climb,” with images that encourage a country to hold a mirror up close to the face of our collective well-being.  This is [...] Read More

Reflecting on Leadership

Leadership is a tightrope to walk at this time in history.  As a leader in any profession or industry, one must look out and look up to God or whatever higher Essence they believe in as to the way forward given the answers to many of the questions and decisions we are faced with are […]

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To See and Be the Light of Yuletide

I know I’m not alone in this: the 2020 Holiday season is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced before.  I would say it’s because of being away from family, but as a nine-year Army veteran, I’ve often been away from friends and family during Yule and their holidays—so, that’s not quite unusual.  After the Army, I […]

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Showing Up, Title or Not: Leadership from the Middle

For a long time, I didn’t consider myself a “leader with a capital L.” You won’t typically find me taking charge in meetings, putting myself out there during events, or being credited as someone who built something from the ground up. My leadership philosophy is quite different: I lead from the middle. In other words, […]

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December 5, 2020 Blog: Sharing Gratitude

From the Religica Community: Sharing Gratitude The holiday season is upon us. Traditionally, this is a time full of family and friends, a time full of joy, gratitude, and love. These aspects of the holidays are not gone. There still is much to be thankful for and ways to experience the season’s cheer, but for […]

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Understanding the Value of Spiritual Isolation

When we say we are spiritually isolated, different meanings emerge such as being unable to worship and pray together, or not having a spiritual relationship with the sacred presence, or fearing death, or ritual isolation. There are two books I have found helpful in understanding this: The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying and The […]

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