Thursday, December 8, 2016

Deep Communion Radio Show, December 21 2016

December 21, 2016 I hope you can join me for the advent of my new international radio program.  It will be called Deep Communion and will feature writers, ministers, thinkers, artists, gardeners and teachers who are doing deep spiritual work in their fields. Sometimes we'll be looking at Emerging and Progressive Christianity, sometimes talking about how nature can heal a sick soul.  Other times, we'll explore the Way of the artist and writer, or consider the magic of making of music.  The touchstone throughout will be ways to access Mystery or Spirit, not just inside the walls of a church, mosque or temple, but also in the embrace of the woods and water.  We'll play with color, sound, the written word, meditation, contemplation, mindfulness, yoga and walking--the pallet is endless and exciting.

My first guest on December 21, 2016 will be Sue Sutherland-Hanson (pictured below). To tune in, visit Artist First Radio on the internet, or check by later and download the free MP3 of the show at that site!  Do you have a person who you think would be a great fit with my show?  Message me and we'll get connected.

Sue Sutherland-Hanson grew up in a commercial fishing family in Port Townsend, a small town in the Northwest corner of the nation on the Straits of Juan de Fuca that open to the Pacific. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in French Literature, a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Students of other Languages (ESL) and a Masters of Divinity.  Sue taught internationals English as a Second Language at Edmonds Community College for over thirty years. In her Quaker seminary, Sue focused on writing as ministry, sacred texts, stories, practices and the arts that explored questions about the mystery and mystical in life and how we relate to ourselves, each other, the ancients, the earth, the universe, and the Divine.

Sue has a brand new chap book of poetry called Stars and Strangers available through Finishing Line Press and Amazon.  Besides her collection, co-authored with Kim Nunneley of Michigan, a book of poems entitled, Invitation to Openness,  her poems have been published in a variety of publications.  

In addition to writing, Sue, now working towards ordination through the United Church of Christ, teaches workshops on writing as a listening practice, sacred creativity, the wisdom of the body, labyrinths, meditation, and Celtic spirituality. When not writing or teaching, she enjoys walking, leading groups on Celtic pilgrimage to Scotland and Ireland, playing with her grand-children, or officiating weddings.

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