Today on the program we are diving into a subject that we’re often told not to talk about. It can be a difficult subject to discuss, even with friends, for fear of being misunderstood, judged or pigeon-holed, or not being as informed or educated as others.
Sometimes this topic is something people don’t even want others to know about them, and in other cases it is the first thing they want people to know.
We’re talking about RELIGION. This episode is called DEVIL’S ADVOCATE and I am looking forward to discussing some of the most compelling questions about religion today with Rev. Sheldon Steen, pastor at Christ Presbyterian Church and doctoral candidate in Religion of Western Antiquity at Florida State University.
Rev. Steen has been working in ministry for fifteen years, earning a Master of Divinity and Master of Theology from Columbia Theological Seminary. He began his professional work in youth ministry in Florida and Georgia, and then as the Pastor of Jasper First Presbyterian Church in Jasper, Florida.
After serving as a Parish Associate at Faith Presbyterian Church in Tallahassee, Sheldon directed the campus ministry at UKirk Tallahassee, serving Florida State University and Florida A&M University. He joined Christ Presbyterian Church in June, 2020, leading the northeast Tallahassee congregation through the COVID-19 pandemic and at a time when almost every element of our lives, including our spirituality, is politicized.
Today we are out for adventure, into the great blue yonder, over the river and through the woods, with Jeremy Rogers, a Tallahassee firefighter with a love for the outdoors that he has turned into an organization called Tallahassee Adventure Club.
We’re going to hear his story of life transformation from the military to mountain climbing, learn about the importance of outdoor experiences for kids, and learn how we can help local kids connect with the outdoors in meaningful ways.
Now, the idea for this show came when I was recently at a summer camp with my son, and the day came for us to go swimming at the lake. For some kids, this was a regular occurrence, and for others it was the first time they had ever been in open water. Seeing their initial trepidation, fear, beginnings of confidence and trust, and eventual joy that they were not sinking, made me pick up my phone and call Jeremy, because I wanted to explore this topic more and revitalize our conversation about the Tallahassee Adventure Club.
Today in the studio is someone who I admire for her eco-friendly ways. Her name is Alix Kalfin, and the reason I have invited her here today is because the problem we are solving is creating environmentally sustainable habits.
Alix has gone from doubter to advocate and I am curious about why, how, and what her advice is for people like me, who want to do better but don’t know where to start.
In addition to being an inspiration to me, Alix is the mom of two boys, wife of a wildlife biologist -slash - powerlifter, and a business owner. She is an advocate for local community projects, and especially passionate about the Alzheimer's Project, where she manages communications and social media through her consulting firm, AK Social Strategies.
Now yall know that Heather Solves Everything is a show about tapping into your unique strengths to solve the everyday problems that we all face in life. Today, we’re going to talk about how to start small to go big in how we manage our relationship with the earth.
We’re going to hear Alix’s story of the learning curve she traveled, get her advice on how to live more sustainably, and discover some easy ways to make a difference for the environment. And, I’m going to get coachy with you on how you can make big changes with little steps.
Green Dreamer: https://greendreamer.com/
Optimal Living Daily: https://oldpodcast.com/
Marley's Monsters: https://www.marleysmonsters.com/
Tangie Waste Free Products: https://wastefreeproducts.com/
Thrive Market (carbon-neutral shipping): https://thrivemarket.com/
Tushy Bidet: https://hellotushy.com/
Mata Traders: https://www.matatraders.com/
Tallahassee Farmers Market: https://www.tallahasseefarmersmarket.com/
Red Hills Small Farm Alliance: https://www.redhillsfarmalliance.com/
Leon County's Office of Sustainability: https://cms.leoncountyfl.gov/growinggreen
Sustainable Tallahassee: https://sustainabletallahassee.org/
Native Nurseries: http://www.nativenurseries.com/
About the Show
Welcome to Heather Solves Everything, a show where I take credit for making the world a better place by introducing you to people who actually are.