Ancient Solutions : Cultural Disconnection and Te Ao Māori

When editing this episode, we felt the content was so important and compelling that it needed to be given room to breathe. For this reason we've split this episode into two parts. 

In part one , Scottie & Spanky meet with Jay Ruka (author of Huia Come Home) to talk about cultural disconnection and Jay's homecoming to his Māori identity as a Christian and a New Zealander.

Ancient Solutions : Christian Consumerism & Liturgy

In this episode, Scottie and Spanky meet with the Reverend Frank Ritchie. Frank runs a church in Hamilton called Commoners that has no musical worship and centres itself around liturgy and silence. This episode asks how Frank's approach might offer a solution to the growing influence of consumerism on how congregations worship together today. You can find two of the resources we mentioned: A New Zealand Prayer Book : He Karakia Mihinare o Aotearoa, and Night Prayer No.6, below. A good place to start with the prayer book is the daily offices on p.111

 

Ancient Solutions: Anxiety & Contemplative Spirituality

Scottie and Spanky begin their road trip in Wellington talking to Rev. Jean Malcolm about what Contemplative Spirituality might offer to the many of us suffering with Anxiety and mental health trauma. 

Two resources are mentioned in this podcast:

Firstly, this guided  "Centering Prayer" takes about 20 minutes, but is a great way to start out in Contemplative Spirituality: https://theliturgists.bandcamp.com/track/centering-prayer-ii-feat-mike-mchargue.

Below is an attached called 'Five Approaches to Contemplative Prayer' which suggests some ancient traditions you may want to try out at home. 

This episode is also available on Apple Podcasts.