June 30, 2017
Take a moment to listen to the latest episode of the City as Playground Podcast.
Is leadership simply possessed by the luck of the draw, or is it a gift that each of us have the ability of cultivating? In this Whispercast, Rick and Dave—using the Taken movement of Eucharistic leadership—explore how viewing leadership as a gift rather than a possession changes how one leads. This sets up our next full length podcast where Rick, Dave, and their guest (Larry Lloyd, President of Memphis Leadership Foundation and LF Vice President of Network Impact) will dive more into the idea of being Taken as a leader.
Listen here and send in any questions you would like answered to email@example.com.
May 26, 2017
Is leadership bred or born? In this episode, Rick Enloe and Dave Hillis explore how the Eucharist shapes our view of leadership. They contrast the 4 P's of conventional leadership to a Eucharistic leadership of being taken, blessed, broken, and given. Join them as they dive into the process of moving from a leadership of egotism to one of service.
April 13, 2017
What would it look like if your leadership was shaped by the Eucharist? In this Whispercast, Rick and Dave discuss LF's perspective and its implications. This sets up our next full length podcast where they will dive into the shape of Eucharistic Leadership in more depth. Listen here and send in any questions you would like answered to firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 19, 2016
How does the Biblical Christmas story speak to our 21st century cities? In this episode, Rick Enloe and Dave Hillis explore an untold version of the Christmas story that mirrors the realities of our world today. Join them as they discuss how the untold story, complete with rough edges, brings us hope and can help us see our cities in increasingly clear ways.
November 30, 2016
Including diverse voices and expanding the table was core to Jesus's work. In this episode Rick Enloe, Dave Hillis, and Rev. Dr. Jean Milliken look specifically at the historical inclusion and exclusion of the female voice and how this has shaped our view of the world. Join them as they use psychology and theology to explore this idea and invite us to embrace a fuller language and understanding of God.
September 30, 2016
How do we create tables of inclusion? In this Whispercast, Rick Enloe and Dave Hillis explore the dominant Scriptural image of the table and how Jesus's radical use of it draws a new portrait of God and serves as a model of inclusion. This sets up our next full length podcast where we will be joined by Rev. Dr. Jean Milliken, an Episcopal priest, pastoral psychotherapist, and a formative voice throughout the history of Leadership Foundations to discuss the inclusion of women's voices at the table. Listen here and send in any questions you would like answered to email@example.com.
August 26, 2016
Cultivating your city into a playground requires many things, among them dedication, collaboration, and innovation. In this episode, Rick Enloe and Dave Hillis argue that the essential component of this kind of transformation is a commitment to go about work in a goodly way. Join them as they look at examples from across Leadership Foundations global network of leaders dedicating themselves to transforming their cities into playgrounds.
July 29, 2016
In this Whispercast, Rick Enloe and Dave Hillis prepare to give key updates from around the Leadership Foundations' global network. Using stories, biblical passages, and even greek translations, they explore the importance of not only the good work being done in our cities, but also the goodly way in which it is done. Listen here and send in any questions you would like answered to firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 27, 2016
Creating adaptive responses to community problems and using evaluation frameworks can seem incompatible at times. In this episode Rick Enloe, Dave Hillis,and Patricia Talton discuss how the two can go hand-in-hand to produce lasting impact in our cities. Join them as they explore how evaluation tools can be used to stay nimble and respond to the changing realities of our communities as we work to realize the vision of cities becoming playgrounds.
May 31, 2016
In this Whispercast, Rick Enloe and Dave Hillis consider how Leadership Foundations has operationalized the vision that took root in Sam Shoemaker and Reid Carpenter over 50 years ago. Using church history, the LF story, and our new evaluation tools, they set up our next full length podcast with Patricia Talton, President and CEO of the Northwest Leadership Foundation. Listen here and send in any questions you would like answered to email@example.com.