The Common Good podcast is a conversation about the significance of place, eliminating economic isolation and the structure of belonging. This week’s episode is the Abundant Community Conversation between Casper ter Kuile and Peter Block, which happened on June 22nd. Every couple of months the Common Good Collective helps to produce these interactive conversations on Zoom and they always contain poetry, small groups and an exploration of a particular theme with a community practitioner. In this Abundant Community Conversation, Casper and Peter speak about crossroads, possibilities, ritual and gifts.
Casper ter Kuile is helping to build a world of joyful belonging. In the midst of enormous changes in how we experience community and spirituality, Casper connects people and co-creates projects that help us live lives of greater connection, meaning, and depth. He is the author of The Power of Ritual (HarperOne) and the co-host of the award-winning podcast Harry Potter and the Sacred Text. He's also a Ministry Innovation Fellow at Harvard Divinity School and the co-founder of startup Sacred Design Lab - a research and design consultancy working to create a culture of belonging and becoming. He co-authored “How We Gather” and his work has been featured in the New York Times, Vice, The Atlantic, and the Washington Post. He holds a Masters of Divinity and Public Policy from Harvard University, and before moving to the U.S. co-founded Campaign Bootcamp and the UK Youth Climate Coalition, both training and mobilizing young activists.
Rabbi Miriam Terlinchamp serves as the spiritual leader of Temple Sholom in Cincinnati, Ohio. Temple Sholom sets itself apart through dynamic, mission-driven initiatives. Most notable is their pioneering approach to “sacred marketing.” Through the release of over 40 innovative videos, Temple Sholom has delivered Jewish content to a growing viewership of more than 700,000 people. Rabbi Terlinchamp is the Director of JustLOVE, a multi-faith initiative that seeks to empower individuals with the knowledge, inspiration, and spiritual strength to be their best selves and do justice in this world. She writes for several media outlets including The Enquirer Board of Contributors and The Times of Israel Blogs. Rabbi Terlinchamp is a Rabbis Without Borders Fellow and is a member of the esteemed GLEAN Spiritual Entrepreneur 2017 cohort, a collaborative incubator formed in partnership between CLAL and the Columbia Business School. Rabbi Terlinchamp received her masters degree in Hebrew Letters in 2008, and was ordained as a rabbi in 2010 at HUC-JIR, Los Angeles. She received her Bachelors degree in Philosophy of Religion and Studio art from Scripps College in Claremont, CA and received additional studio art training at the London Slade School of art.
Troy Bronsink founded the Hive in spring of 2016 with a desire to collaborate with facilitators from various traditions and backgrounds, making space for transformative individual and group encounters. He brings 25 years of experience in small group facilitation ranging from corporate consulting to community organizing, to spiritual formation. Through the Hive, Troy has developed the curriculum for The Common Good Fellowship, as well as hosting the weekly podcast, From the Hive, interviewing local and global contemplative leaders about their work and practice. Troy is a member of The Living School, an ordained Presbyterian minister, retreat leader, author, spiritual director, entrepreneurship coach, speaker, mixologist, musician, and consultant. He and his family live in the Cincinnati neighborhood of Northside.
Be on the lookout for upcoming Abundant Community Conversations. Check the show notes for everyone’s bios and information. You can find more information about the Common Good Collective at commongood.cc. This episode has been guest hosted and produced by me, Joey Taylor and the music is from Jeff Gorman.