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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 29, 2016
It takes engaging leaders to engage leaders – leaders
of good faith, good will, and also of good humor. In this episode Dave Hillis
and Rick Enloe explore the role of humor in setting a table of joy where
everyone is engaged through sharing the communion of laughter and pain.
Together, these essential components of life shared at a common table bring
people together, engage everyone present, and expand our capacity to see, hear,
care and play together, turning our streets and cities into playgrounds.
March 4, 2016
What does it take to engage leaders of good faith and good will? In this Whispercast, Rick Enloe and Dave Hillis touch on topics like humor and ego in a discussion about the attributes and pitfalls of leadership. This episode sets up our next full length podcast with Eric Geary, President of the Lexington Leadership Foundation, Director of the LF Global Youth Initiative, and author of Loudership: Increasing the Volume of My Own Opinion.
January 28, 2016
How is power used on behalf of others? Is it used to include or exclude? In this episode, Rick Enloe and Dave Hillis are joined by Lisa Pratt Slayton, President of the Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation. Together they dive into the dynamics of navigating systems of power in our cities.