Fri, 27 October 2023
How can we become more capable of repairing our relationships with ourselves, others, and with God?
In this episode, Dan and Rachael dive into the concept of repair in both personal and larger societal contexts.
They stress the importance of humility in our repair process, introducing the concept of "epistemic humility" as a way to express love by making space for others. It’s a curious approach that acknowledges the limitations of our perspective, which is shaped by our unique experiences.
The conversation becomes personal as they reflect on a past publication that may have caused harm and explore how these experiences can be used for growth and repair.
By practicing repair with justice, mercy, and humility (Micah 6:8) in our day-to-day personal relationships, we can also begin to address broader societal issues with a similar approach. Rachael closes out this episode with this reminder: “Repair is a core part of what it means to love and be loved.”
Fri, 20 October 2023
We’re so pleased to be joined by therapist and author Aundi Kolber, known for her acclaimed works "Try Softer" and, most recently, "Strong Like Water."
Aundi candidly shares her personal journey of healing, from confronting the profound extent of her past trauma and discovering healing methods that nurture a sense of safety, self-care, and self-compassion.
We invite you to join Dan, Rachael, and Aundi on this week’s episode of the Allender Center Podcast.
Fri, 13 October 2023
When it comes to telling the truth, we grapple with a fundamental tension— we’re living in a fallen world as imperfect beings, yet we also recognize and long for the beauty of truth.
Fri, 6 October 2023
Ever wondered why we sometimes keep the truth hidden, even from those we love most? Today, we’re exploring the intricacies of truth and deceit with questions like:
Why do we resort to little white lies?
What drives us to withhold the truth?
Is keeping a secret ever an act of love?
And how do we navigate the weight of truth when it feels unbearable?
The humbling reality is that none of us can handle the unfiltered truth all the time and we all have the capacity for deception.
How does recognizing our inability to bear the full truth serve us? How can we move toward greater honesty and authenticity, both within ourselves and in our relationships with others?
Join Dan and Rachael as they navigate the depths of truth, deception, and the hope that emerges from our quest for more honesty and love.