Episode 16: Should I Raise my Children in Church – Barbara Brown Taylor

By Cindy Brandt | September 17, 2018

Barbara Brown Taylor is an Episcopal priest, teacher, best selling author, and one of the most profound voices for spiritual seekers and wanderers. It was a treat to get a chance to ask her questions about what it means to parent children into healthy spirituality.

Episode 15: 7 Spiritual Child Protection Policies

By Cindy Brandt | September 10, 2018

Show Description: Today I am sharing 7 spiritual child protection policies to ensure that while raising our children in faith, we are minimizing the risk of them being harmed by toxic doctrines. These policies can act as a guide in your everyday parenting, or to check against your children’s faith communities or schools. To sum…

Episode 14: Amanda Meisenheimer – Progressive Children’s Minister

By Cindy Brandt | September 3, 2018

Show Description: Amanda Meisenheimer is a progressive children and families minister. She creates music and curriculum to help families raise children with healthy spirituality, and I am excited to have her on the show to share the resources she’s created for all of us. Amanda and I start the show with the intense and complicated…

Episode 13: Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso

By Cindy Brandt | August 27, 2018

Rabbi Sandi Eisenberg Sasso is the author of several award winning children’s books on spirituality including God’s Paint Brush and In God’s Name

Episode 12: Kaitlyn Curtice – Decolonizing Faith as a Native American Parent

By Cindy Brandt | August 20, 2018

My guest today is Kaitlyn Curtice, Native American Christian author and speaker, and a mother of two boys. Kaitlyn shares with us how she embodies race, religion, & resistance in her identity and her work.

Episode 11: Carol Howard Merritt – Healing Spiritual Wounds

By Cindy Brandt | August 13, 2018

In this show, I invite author, speaker, and pastor, Carol Howard Merritt, who wrote the book, Healing Spiritual Wounds, to address how we might move through our spiritual wounds to give our kids the best chance of healthy spirituality.

Episode 10: Mihee Kim-Kort – Queering Our Faith

By Cindy Brandt | August 6, 2018

Show Notes Mihee Kim-Kort is a Presbyterian minister, speaker, and author of several books including her most recent one titled, Outside the Lines: How Embracing Queerness Will Transform Your Faith. It is Mihee’s coming out story and is a beautiful book that expands our notions of what it means to be human. In the show,…

Episode 9: Andrew Grant-Thomas at Embrace Race

By Cindy Brandt | July 31, 2018

Andrew Grant-Thomas is the co-founder, along with his partner, Melissa Giraud, of the organization, Embrace Race. Their vision is to help provide parents resources to talk about race with their kids, and their website is chock full of wonderful resources, please be sure to check it out. In this episode, I ask Andrew: why parents…

Episode 8: Melissa Greene – Parenting with Rituals & Community after Faith Shift

By Cindy Brandt | July 23, 2018

Show Notes: Melissa Greene is a musician, most notably a member of the Christian group, Avalon, from the years 2002-2009, bringing us lots of hit songs. She served as a pastor at Grace Pointe in Tennessee, which is known for its progressive positions, including being LGBTQ affirming. And just recently, she has left that position…

Episode 7: Parenting without Certainty of Faith

By Cindy Brandt | July 16, 2018

Show Notes: This show addresses some common fears and anxieties of those who are parenting with shifting faith. I am on a mission to convince parents that although it may not be the easy path, parenting with shifting faith actually gives us an advantage in parenting, especially in these unstable times of massive faith changes…