Awaken Kindness by DaRevsUSA Podcast

Awaken Kindness by DaRevsUSA Podcast

3 Seasons

Progressive podcast of hope. DaRevsUSA unpack life through scripture, prayer, song hosted by Penny Taylor and Bill Ressl. In the Awaken Kindness by DaRevsUSA podcast, clergy couple Penny and Bill offer simple, fun, yet profound, progressive theological commentary on scripture through reflections, prayer, and song. More than just reading a scripture verse … Penny and Bill prepare each episode to seamlessly weave together scripture, reflection, prayer, and song. You’ll be challenged to think theologically and clinically recognizing how your God walk and God talk impacts all parts of your life.

Unlike any other Religious podcast, Awaken Kindness, by DaRevsUSA podcast, hosted by distinguished Protestant theologians and clinicians the Rev Dr Penny Taylor LCSW and the Rev Dr Bill Ressl LCSW, offers a ground-breaking simple, yet profound, progressive approach to understanding Christ’s love. In each episode, this clergy couple in the United Church of Christ (UCC) unpacks the contemporary relevance of scripture as well as how to apply it to daily life. Join as Penny and Bill, Co-Founders of the Center to Awaken Kindness, share scripture, prayer, song, and their reflections through experiences from family, work, and 30+ years of married life. The Awaken Kindness by DaRevsUSA podcast is from the Center to Awaken Kindness which is a division of the Penny & Bill Company, a faith-based online educational learning corporation.

Begin to…
+ see the sacramental realities of life all around
+ start living your best life in a new God walk and God talk
+ experience the transformative power of God’s love, so that you can share it with others
+ feel and awaken kindness in life

Listen as DaRevsUSA, Penny and Bill…
+ highlight significant stories from the Bible, in particular the New Testament
+ reflect on scripture through theology, theory, and life experiences
+ share in prayer
+ join in song
+ share some time together with you

Each episode is about 15 to 20 minutes and includes…
+ a scripture reading from the Bible, in particular the New Testament
+ a reflection by DaRevsUSA, Rev Dr Penny Taylor, Rev Dr Bill Ressl, or both
+ time for prayer as we share together in the prayer Jesus taught us to pray
+ a song to enjoy ~ or sing-a-long with DaRevsUSA
+ some shared time together with DaRevsUSA and with God

Please note:

At times, scripture contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children, therefore parental discretion is advised.

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Awaken Kindness by DaRevsUSA Podcast
  • S3 E1 Gratefulness in Uncertain Times (with Penny)

    Episode 1

    Jesus is dead. His body is gone! At times gratefulness can be hard. Penny explores Mary’s gratefulness at the empty tomb of Jesus. …It was a dark morning. Jesus was dead. Mary visits the tomb and discovers it empty. Jesus’ body is gone! Who took it? Mary runs back to tell the other disciples. The...

  • S3 E2 Paralyzed by Doubt and Fear (with Penny)

    Episode 2

    “Peace be with you.” Penny explores the peace that healed the disciples who were in lockdown, paralyzed by doubt and fear. Have you ever experienced that type of fear and the peace that heals? The disciples were hiding in fear. Jesus had died on the cross. Doubt and fear filled their hearts - so ...

  • S3 E3 I Can See (with Penny)

    Episode 3

    Do you see? Penny examines blindness as Jesus heals a man born blind with mud made from his spit. Imagine seeing the world for the first time by breaking the barriers of blindness. The local community questions what is happening – who did it – why? They knew the blind man as a beggar, not part of...

  • S3 E4 Be Bad… or Good? It’s A Choice (with Penny)

    Episode 4

    Penny delves into life’s reality – it’s a choice… be bad or good. Each of us can do either. What would a Good Shepherd do? What does civility look like? What type of world do we wish to live in… to create… to leave to a future generation? Do we follow the model of the Good Shepherd or ??? Come – ...

  • S3 E5 Share the Story (with Penny)

    Episode 5

    Penny talks about a special guest. The crowd is wild. Jesus is walking by. Let us share the story. It is time to celebrate our relationship with God. We are in a time of turmoil – and like the days of old we are invited to tell the story so each generation can hear it, share it, and live Christ’s...

  • S3 E6 The Time is Now for Renewal (with Bill)

    Episode 6

    Bill dives deep into renewal in this season of Eastertide. Why now? It’s Eastertide! Let’s explore… A new reality has begun – it is here. How do we live into this new time? What does it look like? Do we doubt like Doubting Thomas? Do we simply return to what we did in the past – or do we look bey...

  • S3 E7 Mix It Up - Share Peace & Love (with Penny)

    Episode 7

    Penny examines inviting God to be present as we mix it up sharing simple gifts of peace and love. It’s about gratefulness - believing and sharing it forward. Discover God’s peace through sharing simple gifts with one another, such as sharing peace and love in unity together. Share the gifts God h...

  • S3 E8 Courage to Do It Differently (with Penny)

    Episode 8

    Penny delves into courage to do it differently. Do we dare to be and do life differently? Penny suggests the church is more than a building. It is us and it is being reborn here and now in each of us. Pentecost Sunday is known as the birth of the church. It is the day in the church calendar where...

  • S3 E9 Believe It (with Penny)

    Episode 9

    Believe it! Join Penny and explore Jesus as the Good Shepherd - our Ultimate Concern, who knows us by name. Who is Jesus? Jesus is the Good Shepherd who knows us. Jesus knows us by name, by voice… he knows each of us intimately. He knows our struggles and joys. Jesus knows the flock and each of u...

  • S3 E10 Make a Difference – Share Love (with Penny)

    Episode 10

    Share Love? For sure! We have a choice. Penny explores the sacred reality of God’s profound love. Share love and be an instrument of God’s peace and love – or share violence and anger? It’s a choice here and now. Experience something new – experience profound love… the sacred reality of God’s lov...

  • S3 E11 What’s Your Agenda? (with Penny)

    Episode 11

    Take action today – reach out, share love, invite people to be part of the great social movement that started over 2,000 years ago, a movement of compassion, empathy, healing, peace, and love to everyone. The time is now. Imagine a world filled with love – a love that fills people physically and ...