Happy Birthday, Encountering Silence
December 4, 2019
This week marks the two-year anniversary of our first episode. Join us as we celebrate!
Happy Birthday, Encountering Silence!
This week marks the two-year anniversary of our first episode (listen to it here). To mark the occasion, we recorded a few thoughts about how the podcast has surprised us and expanded our own sense of both the beauty and power of silence — and the challenges that silence faces in our noisy and wounded world.
Silence is the meeting place for knowing what we have to say when it's time to speak up and speak out. — Cassidy Hall
Some of the resources and authors we mention in this episode:
Mary Oliver, New and Selected Poems, Volume Two (includes "Everything")
Walter Brueggemann, Interrupting Silence: God’s Command to Speak Out.
Barbara A. Holmes, Joy Unspeakable
Therese Taylor-Stinson, Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around — Stories of Contemplation and Justice
Rebecca Bratten Weiss (with Joanna Penn Copper), Mudwoman
Kathleen Norris, The Cloister Walk
Cynthia Bourgeault, The Heart of Centering Prayer
Lerita Coleman Brown, When the Heart Speaks, Listen
Mary Margaret Funk, Renouncing Violence
James Finley, The Contemplative Heart
John Cage, Silence: Lectures and Writings
Parker J. Palmer, A Hidden Wholeness
James Martin, The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything
Carrie Newcomer, The Beautiful Not Yet: Poems, Essays and Lyrics
Helen E. Lees, Silence in Schools
Silence is so beautiful that we have to speak out against its abuse. — Carl McColman
Episode 82: Happy Birthday, Encountering Silence
Hosted by: Carl McColman
With: Cassidy Hall, Kevin Johnson
Date Recorded: November 25, 2019
Words can't capture the fact that silence can hold everything, and somehow hold it in gladness. — Kevin Johnson