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July 2014
July 21, 2014

Melinda Schmidt talks with Dr. Terry LeBlanc about his journey to faith as a First Nations person raised in Canada and the difficult and often misunderstood journey Native people have travelled ... alongside followers of Christ. Episode 90: We Dance Our Prayers (encore)

In This Episode: Terry LeBlanc
Host: Melinda Schmidt


July 14, 2014

Melinda Schmidt visits oceanside in Malibu with Dr. Edee Schulze, newly appointed vice-president of student life and dean of students at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif. How many of us take stewarding our giftedness very seriously? And what does it look like to live out those gifts as a single, professional woman? Episode 89: Stewarding Our Giftedness

In This Episode: Dr. Edee Schulze
Host: Melinda Schmidt


July 7, 2014

Do you think of yourself as a theologian? Dr. Laurie Norris says we are all theologians, living out our theology in the every day. Theological study isn’t just for your pastor, it’s necessary for everyone. Episode 88: Theology in the Everyday (encore)

In This Episode: Dr. Laurie Norris
Host: Melinda Schmidt


June 2014
June 30, 2014

The Lyric Opera of Chicago's Desirée Hassler introduces Melinda Schmidt to "opera," and the faith connections she makes in this art form born in the 16th century. Will Melinda become a fan? Episode 87: Faith and Figaro (encore)

In This Episode: Desirée Hassler
Host: Melinda Schmidt


June 23, 2014

We dream about transitions but are frustrated when something doesn't materialize. This week, Melinda talks with Paul Angone about surviving and thriving in life's transitions. Episode 86: Purpose in Transitions

In This Episode: Paul Angone
Host: Melinda Schmidt


June 16, 2014

Does loss shape your view of God? Or does your view of God shape your loss? Melinda Schmidt talks with Phil Vischer about the loss of a multi-million dollar company, lessons learned, and his excitement for a new, more settled future. Episode 85: Loss and God (encore)

In This Episode: Buck Denver, Sunday School Lady, Phil Vischer
Host: Melinda Schmidt


June 9, 2014

Gabby Douglas was an everyday teen training for the Olympics, but when she became the first U.S. gymnast to win both All-Around and Team gold medals in the same Olympics in London in 2012, she immediately transitioned to fame and the media frenzy. Melinda Schmidt talks with Gabby and her mom, Natalie, about the exciting shifts in their lives and how their faith never wavers. Episode 84: Faith in Sudden Media Celebrity (encore)

In This Episode: Gabby Douglas
Host: Melinda Schmidt


June 2, 2014

Melinda Schmidt talks with five singles about how frustrations get in the way of friendships with the opposite sex. What do they want from the faith community to help them grow those relationships? Episode 83: Can Single Women and Men Be Friends, Part 2

In This Episode: Darbi Masters, Lebo Pooe, Frank Roberts, Shmuel Abramson, Brian Kammerzelt
Host: Melinda Schmidt


May 2014
May 26, 2014

Melinda Schmidt and five international women and men talk about their friendships with the opposite sex. How do culture, upbringing and faith influence those relationships? Episode 82: Can Single Women and Men Be Friends, Part 1

In This Episode: Frank Roberts, Shmuel Abramson, Lebo Pooe, Darbi Masters, Brian Kammerzelt
Host: Melinda Schmidt


May 19, 2014

This week, Melinda Schmidt has a conversation with Ben Devries of NotOneSparrow.com about animal care from a Christian perspective. Ben also agreed to take on the “Will my pet go to heaven?” question. If you’re a pet lover, you’ll particularly enjoy hearing from Ben! Episode 81: Animal Care (encore)

In This Episode: Ben DeVries
Host: Melinda Schmidt


May 12, 2014

Melinda Schmidt and the panel talk about this year’s faith-based movies and ask, what’s the secret “checklist” that earns a movie the label, "Christian"? Episode 80: Hello, Faith. Meet the Movies.

In This Episode: David MacKay, Andy Decker, Mike Murphy
Host: Melinda Schmidt


May 5, 2014

2014: the year faith-based movies were one after the other, and tried to survive the strong and loud protests of the people who should have been loving them — people of faith. Melinda Schmidt talks with twenty-something students and a pastor about the faith-based movie sensation. Episode 79: So What's With These Faith-Based Movies?

In This Episode: David MacKay, Andy Decker, Mike Murphy
Host: Melinda Schmidt


April 2014
April 28, 2014

As a leftist, lesbian professor, Dr. Rosaria Champagne Butterfield despised Christians. Melinda Schmidt talks with her about how she made peace with faith. Episode 78: Finding Peace with Faith When You Despise People of Faith

In This Episode: Dr. Rosaria Butterfield
Host: Melinda Schmidt


April 21, 2014

A.W. Tozer said about the Scriptures, “It is not only a book which was once spoken, but a book which is now speaking.” Melinda Schmidt and James Wilhoit talk about the centuries old practice of lectio divina and the ways in which that Scripture-reading practice uniquely transforms our faith and our churches today. Episode 77: Discovering Lectio Divina (encore)

In This Episode: James Wilhoit
Host: Melinda Schmidt


April 14, 2014

Eva Rydelnik talks about the Jewish roots of Christian faith, and historically connects the Passover seder (order, service) to the modern day Eucharist. Episode 76: Eucharist to the Passover (encore)

In This Episode: Eva Rydelnik
Host: Melinda Schmidt


April 7, 2014

This week on Bring To Mind, Melinda talks with Greg Jao about the common myths that result in a passive engagement of our intellect with our faith. Episode 75: Your Mind's Mission (encore)

In This Episode: Greg Jao
Host: Melinda Schmidt


March 2014
March 31, 2014

Five professional women join Melinda Schmidt to talk about how women and men might become more unified in the church context. What needs to take place for that to happen? Episode 74: Women: Finding Their Way, Part 2

In This Episode: Katelyn Beaty, Julie Roys, Anita Lustrea, Morgan Sutter, Crystal Anderson
Host: Melinda Schmidt


March 24, 2014

Five women got together with host Melinda Schmidt to talk about women's roles in the church context. Is it a conversation worth having? Episode 73: Women: Finding Their Way, Part 1

In This Episode: Katelyn Beaty, Julie Roys, Anita Lustrea, Morgan Sutter, Crystal Anderson
Host: Melinda Schmidt


March 17, 2014

Can literature play a legitimate role in one's spiritual journey? Melinda Schmidt visits with Dr. Jerry Root for a look at how classic literature helps us to read the Bible differently. Episode 72: Literature and Faith (encore)

In This Episode: Dr. Jerry Root
Host: Melinda Schmidt


March 10, 2014

In Part 2 of their discussion, Melinda Schmidt and five panelists talk about everything from working in a cube-farm to how they stay "up" when they feel squeezed at work by a boss, the culture at work or the demands of the job. Episode 71: Workplace - Does

In This Episode: Andrew Follett, Unity Ostercamp, Lori Neff, David Schmidt, Skye Jethani
Host: Melinda Schmidt


March 3, 2014

Melinda Schmidt and a panel – employed and self-employed – talk about workplace happiness and, sometimes, survival! Episode 70: Workplace - Curious Spaces?

In This Episode: Andrew Follett, Unity Ostercamp, Lori Neff, David Schmidt, Skye Jethani
Host: Melinda Schmidt


February 2014
February 24, 2014

This week on Bring To Mind, Melinda talks with author and blogger Michèle Phoenix about missionary kids, what they enjoy and what they endure. Episode 69: Third Culture Kids (encore)

In This Episode: Michèle Phoenix
Host: Melinda Schmidt


February 17, 2014

Melinda Schmidt continues her conversation with Dr. Lynn Cohick about how an academic relates to the Bible on a personal level as well as what she has discovered about the women of the Bible that might surprise us. Episode 68: Surprise...Women Study the Bible

In This Episode: Dr. Lynn Cohick
Host: Melinda Schmidt


February 10, 2014

Dr. Lynn Cohick talks with Melinda Schmidt about her journey to connect a high school love of Scripture to becoming a college professor who teaches it to others. Episode 67: Female Academic Meets Male Establishment

In This Episode: Dr. Lynn Cohick
Host: Melinda Schmidt


February 3, 2014

Melinda talks with Dr. Laura Smit, author of Loves Me, Loves Me Not, about how to deal with unrequited love. What do you do when you love someone who doesn't love you back — or you're the object of someone's desires when you don't feel the same way? What role does faith play in romantic love? Episode 66: Unrequited Love (encore)

In This Episode: Dr. Laura Smit
Host: Melinda Schmidt


January 2014
January 27, 2014

Melinda talks with Dr. Gregg Quiggle about the life and legacy of D.L. Moody and what Moody's involvement with "social justice" issues looked like. Who was this man, and how did he engage the culture around him?

In This Episode: Dr. Gregg Quiggle
Host: Melinda Schmidt


January 20, 2014

How do we break cycles of negativity in life? Melinda Schmidt talks with Matthew Cork about what it takes and what it costs to be God's change-agent in our relationships, our communities and the world. Episode 64: Breaking Negative Cycles

In This Episode: Matthew Cork
Host: Melinda Schmidt


January 13, 2014

Margaret Manning tells Bring to Mind host Melinda Schmidt how our faith must snap into focus, in new ways, when life is suddenly interrupted by unthinkable circumstances. Episode 63: Grief (encore)

In This Episode: Margaret Manning
Host: Melinda Schmidt


January 6, 2014

Joshua DuBois tells Bring To Mind host Melinda Schmidt about how he came to daily influence the President of the United States in a spiritual way. Episode 62: Spiritually Influencing the President

In This Episode: Joshua DuBois
Host: Melinda Schmidt


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