Faith and Common Ground
By Jesse Kearns
Faith and Common GroundApr 12, 2023
Season 3 Episode 4 Renee Star: Goddess, Priestess, Witch
Jesse and Amber have a "what people don't get about my tradition" interview with Renee Star, author, teacher, Goddess, Priestess and Witch!
Season 3 Episode 3 Suicide Crisis with Kristy Collins and Eileen Brownell
Jesse and Amber talk to Kristy Collins and Eileen Brownell about the startling number of youth and young adult suicides in Butte County, California after the 2018 Camp Fire. What is at the heart of the problem and what are some potential interfaith solutions?
Season 3 Episode 2 Matthew 25 Christians
Amber and Jesse interview retired professor Donald Heinz to discover what it means to be a "Matthew 25 Christian."
Season 3 Episode 1 Overdose Trauma
Jesse and Amber interview a panel of people at a sound healing session who witnessed a drug overdose and rendered aid. What happens when the ones who are called to help people journey through healing from trauma experience trauma themselves?
Season 2 Episode 11 2022 Year In Review
Amber and Jesse review the best of 2022 in movies, books, acts of kindness, new ideas and much more!
Season 2 Episode 10 2022 Solstice Celebration
Jesse and Amber invite past guests Jeanette Conery, Alex Kriz, Kat Kjelstrom, Crystal Lively and Kristy Collins to reflect on Solstice.
Season 2 Episode 9 - What You Don't Understand About Astrology
Jesse and Amber invite Kevin "Kosmic Kev" Durkin to the table to dispel myths about astrology and to clarify the difference between western astrology and Vedic astrology. Bonus - Kev does a reading for Jesse and Amber and analyzes their individual and shared ministry!
Season 2 Episode 8 - What You Don't Understand About Judaism and Religious Science
Kristy Collins, director of the Chico Hillel Jewish Student Union at Chico State University comes to the table to dispel some myths and misconceptions about Judaism. Crystal Lively from the Center for Spiritual Living explains her experience with Religious Science and shares a community project based on gratitude.
Season 2 Episode 7 - What You Don't Get About My Faith: Pagans and Christians
Amber and Jesse begin a new series about dispelling the myths and stereotypes people place upon some religious traditions. This week Jesse interviews Amber about her Pagan traditions, and Amber interviews Jesse about his Christian faith.
Season 2 Episode 6 - Holistic Health
Yoga therapist Jeanette Connery joins Jesse and Amber at the table to talk about utilizing yoga as trauma therapy. Our second guest is Rebecca "the Fridge Fairy" Lampke, founder of Chico Community Refrigerator who is out on the front lines of her community providing basic needs to hungry people.
Season 2 Episode 5 - Religious Trauma and the Table of Grace
Amber and Jesse interview Emily G, a woman who experienced religious trauma in her church and talk about the tools she uses to heal. Amber and Jesse also have a conversation about what they mean when they talk about "the table."
Season 2 Episode 4 - Faith in Action
For our first segment, Amber and Jesse interview Alyssa Hoffman, director of the Tiny Pine Foundation about her ongoing work with building tiny houses for wildfire survivors. Music Therapist Leanne Wade joins Jesse for our second segment focusing on how music can help heal trauma.
Season 2 Episode 3 - The Challenge of Moral Injury
Rita Nakashima Brock joins Jesse and Amber at the table to share some of her groundbreaking work in treating moral injury. Plus Nicole Shackleford, founder of Be With, introduces us to trauma informed yoga.
Season 2 Episode 2 - Compassion in the Midst of Crisis
Jesse and Amber interview Gail Hill, director of Safe Space Winter Shelter who works hard to inspire other people to practice compassion to people on the margins. Our other guest is Dr. Emily Hartman who shares a healthier and more holistic way of looking at cosmetic surgery.
Season 2 Episode 1 - Faith, Psychedelics, Trauma and Ethics
After a COVID Sabbatical, hosts Amber St Clare and Jesse Kearns are back with all new shows. This episode Jesse and Amber interview Alexandra Kriz, founder and director of the Phoenix Nest Community Project that offers ketamine therapy for trauma victims. Also, Kat Kjelstrom Holmes, a retired police officer and patient of the Phoenix Nest talks about ethics in public service.
Faith and Common Ground Episode 12 - "Let's Talk About Death" with Lisa, Mary and Rebecca
Reb. Lisa Rappaport, Rev. Chap. Mary Kearns and Rebecca Senoglu discuss what it means to have a beautiful death.
Faith and Common Ground Episode 11 - Tiny Home Blessings with Alyssa Nolan-Cain
Jesse and Amber visit Alyssa Nolan-Caine to talk about the challenges of building Tiny Homes during COVID-19.
Faith and Common Ground Episode 10 - Sabbath, Sex and Solidarity with Alexandra Kriz
On the show today Amber and Jesse celebrate Episode 10 with Alexandra Kriz whose topics include false spirituality, polarization, food, sexuality, COVID-19 and other topics that are never taboo at the Faith and Common Ground table.
Faith and Common Ground Episode 9 - "Grow Your Own Food!" with Wanda Stewart
This episode features an interview with Wanda Stewart, a food justice advocate and Garden Educator in Oakland, California. Wanda shares her "Shelter-In-Place" experience in Berkeley and Oakland and how the COVID-19 crisis can inspire more people to grow their own food.
Faith and Common Ground Episode 8 - Sheltering In Place With Jeanette Conery, Yoga Therapist
In this episode, Yoga Therapist Jeanette Conery shares some of the challenges of sheltering in place during the COVID-19 Crisis and how Ayurvedic practices have helped.
Faith and Common Ground Episode 7 - Lessons from the Coronavirus
Climate change activist Peter Melton joins us at the table to talk about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic of 2020 and what lessons we can learn from this crisis.
Faith and Common Ground Episode 6 - The Problem of Polarization with Kate McCarthy.
Jesse and Amber explore how polarization has divided our world to the point where it seems like there is no hope for healing. Professor Kate McCarthy joins the show to shed some light on how we can pull together in small and big ways. Special thanks to Josh Carter and Unsplash for this episodes photo.
Faith and Common Ground Episode 5 - Metaphysical Practices with Rev. Dr. Katy Valentine and Rabbi Sara Abrams
In this episode, Amber and Jesse interview Rev. Dr. Katy Valentine and Rabbi Sara Abrams who show us that energetic and "alternative" practices can
become mainstream for the seeker in mainstream Judaism and Christianity.
To join Katy's FB Group The Metaphysical Christian, click
Faith and Common Ground Episode 4 - I Am Adventures with Josh Shelton and Sam Pullenza
Amber and Jesse interview the creators of the I Am Adventure series books for children.
Faith and Common Ground Episode 3 - The Origin Story
Hosts Jesse and Amber interview each other to discover how Faith and Common Ground came to be. Learn about their faith journey and discover ways to follow your calling.
Faith and Common Ground #2 - Community Outreach Coalition With Valerie Elizabeth
Amber and Jesse interview Valerie Elizabeth concerning ongoing efforts to care for base-level needs even one year after the Camp Fire.
Faith and Common Ground #1 - Tiny Homes With Alyssa Nolan-Cain
Jesse and Amber interview Alyssa Nolan-Cain who has been building tiny homes in Oroville, California following the 2018 Camp Fire.