Freya Kennedy – My Idiot Musings – Live from Kindlingsfest 2013

"Thank you so much for being human with me." As part of our "What I've Learned About The Good Life So Far" series from Kindlingsfest 2013, Freya Kennedy shares how the Good Life is found in brokenness, humility, emptiness and grace – offering and receiving it. Jerry Root spoke earlier about how the Good Life […]

Could Mercy and Empathy bring about the Good Life? – Jerry Root KindlingsFest 2013

Each morning of KindlingsFest began with a devotional led by Dr. Jerry Root – who earned his Ph.D. at British Open University. Thesis: C. S. Lewis and the Problem of Evil: A Pervasive Theme. He is co-editor of the classic: The Quotable Lewis. In this third talk, Jerry walks us through the story of living […]

Jennie Spohr – What I've Learned About The Good Life So Far KindlingsFest

"Why not embrace our Insignificance?" Author and Kindlings Muse Host, Jennie Spohr, shares what she has learned about the Good Life – what she thought it was and has come to find it really is. Could it be the Good Life is found in the insignificant and mundane of everyday living? Podcast: Play in new […]

What Might C.S. Lewis Say Makes Up The Good Life? – Jerry Root Live from KindlingsFest 2013

Each morning of KindlingsFest began with a devotional led by Dr. Jerry Root – who earned his Ph.D. at British Open University. Thesis: C. S. Lewis and the Problem of Evil: A Pervasive Theme. He is co-editor of the classic: The Quotable Lewis. In this second of three talks, Jerry Root shares his experience with Lewis' works and words and what […]

Roger Feldman – What Constitutes the Good Life? KindlingsFest 2013

 "The Good Life includes Beauty: Is it in the eye of the Beholder or is inherent in the object of beauty? Both." Artist and Sculptor, Roger Feldman, creates spaces that force the participants to adjust their sense of belonging and balance within the space. In this short vignette from KindlingsFest 2013, he asks a series of questions as […]

The Good Life: Living a Life For Others – Chi-Dooh "Skip" Li KindlingsFest 2013

Skip is an extraordinary man. Kidnapped at age two, a refugee from the Chinese Communist revolution, a man who had seen the world by the time he was sixteen, Chi-Dooh Li had earned his comfortable life in America. But a throwaway comment by a man he had never met shook him awake to a shocking […]

The Good Life is Life with Others – Laurie Wheeler KindlingsFest 2013

Laurie Wheeler is one of the finest preachers in America. She is a pastor serving on the staff of University Presbyterian Church. She is a scholar having completed an M Div. at Fuller Theological Seminary, and is currently completing her PhD in NT at Durham. More importantly, she is passionate about the Kingdom of God and […]

What I've Learned About The Good Life So Far – Bob Bennett – Kindlingsfest 2013

The theme for KindlingsFest 2013 was "Reimagining The Good Life." Taking the cue from a question in Esquire Magazine, "What I've Learned," throughout the week various Kindlings Heart Alum and friends of The Kindlings gave vignettes of their experience with The Good Life – what they have learned, what they thought it was and how […]

ReImagining the Good Life Begins in Our Poverty – Jerry Root Live from KindlingsFest 2013

"All growth requires the use of the imagination." Each morning of KindlingsFest began with a devotional led by Dr. Jerry Root – who earned his Ph.D. at British Open University. Thesis: C. S. Lewis and the Problem of Evil: A Pervasive Theme. He is co-editor of the classic: The Quotable Lewis.  Starting with the value of the imagination in […]

Art Miller – The Shape of Your Soul; The Seeds of Your Destiny Live from KindlingsFest 2013

"This is not about you, this is YOU! If you can grab hold of that idea that when you look at what you've done in your life that you have enjoyed, believe you've done well… that's YOU." "The Shape of Your Soul; The Seeds of Your Destiny."  – For more than 45 years, Art Miller, […]