Re-Cast Lora Andrews- Hopeful Neighboring


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What do you get when you combine a beautiful story, an off-script podcast, and a surprise phone call to your friend? This episode! When hosts Adam and Matt sat down to record what Adam had dubbed "The Super Fun Happy Hour" episode, they had no idea that this would happen next....Buckle up, and tune in to this hilarious crazy beautiful episode!

Alright, that was the spoiler-free introduction to today's podcast. If you would like to be a bit more surprised with what happens in this episode, we would suggest you stop you reading now....

Okay, spoiler time! What ends up happening in this episode is that Adam and Matt quite spontaneously interview one of our dear friends, Lora Andrews. Among so much more, Lora is an extremely joyful, justice-oriented person and a committed neighbor. She works as the senior pastor of a church in the Kansas City suburbs, and the powerful story that she shares today revolves around some of the action her congregation is taking in order to address racism. The story is just beautiful, like insanely beautiful, and it also speaks to how neighboring can play a part in the work of anti-racism. It's the most hopeful story we could have imagined for The Super Fun Happy Hour!

As has been the case with some of our other episodes, this episode contains discussion of spiritual and religious topics. Because Lora's church is a Christian church, Christian spirituality is referenced in this conversation. As always, we want to reiterate that we do not present these episodes to promote any one spirituality or religion, Christianity included, but instead because we think they are helpful and encouraging for all neighbors, regardless of their relationships to spirituality or religion.

As a final note, there is one swear word a couple of minutes into the episode, and it may or may not be said by one of our hosts....Like our last episode, if that is not something you are interested in hearing, please feel free to turn off the episode and do something else!

As always, thank you for listening, and happy neighboring!

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