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Heartland Ep. 1: What Does 'Spirituality' Mean Anyway?

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Rev. John Shelby Spong and a sitting space at Trailhead Healing Arts Studio in Springfield

Welcome to the new podcast where we create conversations about spirituality and how it intersects with everyday life. Check out the program pagefor a little more info, if you wish - but for now, let's dive right in.

For this first show we get to deconstructing the word "spirituality" and talk about what it really means in practice and everyday life. Our first two guests have their own interesting perspectives on that. Rev. John Shelby Spong is known as a progressive/liberal Christian author and theologian who has many criticisms of his own religion. Tune in and hear his own views on what God is.

Also we speak with JustinaSchacht who owns Trailhead Healing Arts Center in Springfield. A major tragedy put her on a new path that resulted in the spiritual practices she teaches today ... that and much more, including a poetry/music recording from Ari Honarvar

Rachel Otwell of the Illinois Times is a former NPR Illinois reporter.
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