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Open Out

Bill Millar

Getting to the nitty gritty of living inter-culturally. Exploring new pathways for intentionally opening our faith communities (and ourselves) to folk who not only look and sound different but also think and act in ways we might not expect. A safe space where we can both accept our chronic clumsiness and overcome our unavoidable fears as our brains and hearts encounter the unexpected. The podcasts provide a practical, hands-on approach to helping people who want to open themselves to form new relationships with folk with a different cultural or racial background - in faith communities, or any other kind of community. Research was funded by the United Church Foundation.

Recent Episodes

Continuing #1: Decolonization - from the inside out.March 25, 2021 Episode artwork Commencing 6: Finding the heart beat (Part 2)March 02, 2021 Episode artwork Commencing 5: Finding the HeartbeatFebruary 22, 2021 Episode artwork Commencing 4: Storytelling, deep listening & disengaging expectations: The challenge of intercultural decision-makingNovember 14, 2020 Episode artwork Commencing 3: Space, Place & DisplacementOctober 26, 2020 Episode artwork Commencing 2: Decluttering ConceptsOctober 12, 2020 Episode artwork Commencing 1: The Edge EffectSeptember 28, 2020 Episode artwork Committed 7: Re-Opening - The Problem of InvitationJune 15, 2020 Episode artwork Committed 6: De-shuttering worship (Part 2) - Ubunye, Ubuntu & AmandlaJune 08, 2020 Episode artwork Committed 5: De-shuttering Worship (Part 1) -Diving deep with the 90%!June 01, 2020 Episode artwork Committed 4: How many kisses are necessary? How differences affect us (Part 2)May 25, 2020 Episode artwork Committed 3: Is your 'me' a 'we'? How differences affect us (Part 1)May 18, 2020 Episode artwork Committed 2: Mindlessness, mindfulness and moonwalking bears. (Implicit Bias #2)May 11, 2020 Episode artwork Committed 1: What's height got to do with it? (Implicit Bias #1)May 04, 2020 Episode artwork Considering 4: That's how the light gets in.April 27, 2020 Episode artwork Considering 3: Bricks, Sandals & LeeksApril 20, 2020 Episode artwork Considering 2: Rebooting our minds [and faith communities]!April 13, 2020 Episode artwork Considering 1: What might we look like?April 06, 2020 Episode artwork Curious 3: A Changing Church?March 30, 2020 Episode artwork Curious 2: A Changing CountryMarch 23, 2020 Episode artwork Special Open Out Podcast on Covid-19 March 17, 2020 Episode artwork Curious 1: What are the possibilities?March 16, 2020 Episode artwork Episode 0: Open Out IntroductionMarch 08, 2020 Episode artwork