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Igniting Imagination is a podcast to spark the spirit within you, from Wesleyan Investive and Texas Methodist Foundation. We believe every movement for change starts with conversation. We hope the conversations in these episodes might invite you into new perspectives and possibilities, inspire you with an idea, give you insight about your next faithful step…and further equip you to engage in the conversations in your context that can lead to deep change. This season, we are sharing with you ...
 
Music has always been the biggest passion in Alpha Romeo’s life and he felt he need to share that passion with other people. Between 2005 and 2006 he performed as a resident at several clubs in USA and Local Radio Station. In these years he developed an important foundation in dance music. Alpha Romeo’s remix of Delerium Featuring Sarah McLachlan – The Silence was the first house track ever broadcasted on daytime radio in north america and was four weeks in the U.K. top 10 chart. In 2005 Alp ...
 
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As we try to fight toward "Equality" for better or for worse... How does that look on the path toward marriage? Is it still necessary for men to pick up the bill? Should women now be expected to pick up that dinner bill and how does all this play into being married? What is the way to combine a traditional relationship with a modern one? Or can you…
 
Kevin Samuels is on the verge of being canceled? There is petition circulating to have Kevin Samuels "canceled" and taken off social media. Is that possible? Should Kevin even be considered for a "cancelation?" Or are people just butt hurt and refuse to accept accountability? Tell us why you mad! @ThomasStaplesIs @FreddieBTV @1_SuperDopeChick @DrBu…
 
Wemminz Be Trippin! 😂 😂 😂 Today we're talking about Wendy Williams going at Tabitha Brown and try to figure out WHY. As well as Tabitha's reply... Tabitha shot back! Who's at fault with Sha'Carri Richardson situation? Is it Olympics fault? Her fault? ORRRRR someone elses? We get saucy on this one and you want to hear EVERYTHING we got to say about …
 
All things Bill Cosby! Where do you stand on all things Bill Cosby? This case gets BROKEN down by the 4 members of the panel. Thomas plays a clip from Harvey Levin that puts ALOT of things in perspective in this case as well. Thomas pulls up a clip from an old podcast, YEARSS ago where Freddie B talks about Bill Cosby. Do the statements still ring …
 
How do YOU break up? Cut 'em off or drag it out? Or you make them break up with YOU? Today's INL (Innanets NEVA LOSS)T. Staples plays a clip of a popular movie on how to break up with your mate by a great actor of our time. Let us know if YOU agree with it all!!! ;-) Tell us why you mad! @ThomasStaplesIs - T Staples @FreddieBTV - Freddie B @1_Super…
 
Co-hosts Lisa Greenwood and Casper ter Kuile talk with Emmanuel Andre, 2021 Locke Innovative Leader Award Winner. Emmanuel prefers to be known as a “Community Defender” instead of a “Defense Attorney,” which says a lot about his approach to his work both inside and outside the courtroom. Restorative justice is more than a program. It is a way of be…
 
Why aren't Fathers celebrated like Mothers? Or are they? Today's Internet NEVA LOSS (INL) we have three clips, one joke, commentary from Rickey Smiley Morning Show shutting down a lady wishing a single mother a Happy Father's Day and two men raised by single mothers, pontificating about the lack of respect Father's Day. Does it make sense to wish a…
 
Co-hosts Lisa Greenwood and Casper ter Kuile talk with DeAmon Harges, 2021 Locke Innovative Leader Award Winner. DeAmon is the original “Roving Listener” who defined the role by his posture of curiosity and his passion for discovering the gifts and talents of the people in his community. He is also the founder of The Learning Tree, a non-profit tha…
 
The episode all about what men should be doing and what women should be doing! Today's INL (Innanets NEVA LOSS) we got a possible girl code violation story. Does girl code even exist? Was this one a violation by Jordyn Woods? Lil Duval drops some guy code violations. And Steve Harvey drops a situation. Check em out and decide... are these good exam…
 
Co-hosts Lisa Greenwood and Casper ter Kuile talk with Rev. Leroy Barber, 2021 Locke Innovative Leader Award Winner. Leroy has dedicated 30 years to eradicating poverty, confronting homelessness, restoring local neighborhoods, healing racism, and living what Dr. King called “the beloved community.” Leroy is the Co-Founder of the Voices Project, whi…
 
Summer 2021 is here and EVERYBODY IS OUTSIDEEEEE! In today's Innanets NEVA LOSS (INL) T Staples plays some clips about the viral trend of everybody showing how "outside" they really can be. Last summer got canceled so you KNOW dam near every single adult human is gonna be outside to enjoy life. We also talking about the different vaccines; Pfizer, …
 
Co-hosts Lisa Greenwood and Casper ter Kuile talk with Dr. Matt Russell, 2021 Locke Innovative Leader Award Winner, about what he calls the “improbable friendships'' that have enriched his life and influenced the direction of his ministry. From these improbable friendships emerged projectCURATE, a non-profit educational and social enterprise incuba…
 
What is the best way to Cancel someone nowadays? What is Cancel Culture and has it gone too far? Today's Innanet NEVA LOSS (INL) is about Justine Sacco and her infamous tweet some years back. “Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white!” Should she have been canceled? Or simple joke on Twitter? Who are some people that have bee…
 
Co-hosts Lisa Greenwood and Casper ter Kuile talk with Rev. Jen Bailey, 2021 Locke Innovative Leader Award Winner, about her womanist-led Faith Matters Network, whose mission is to catalyze personal and social change by equipping community organizers, faith leaders, and activists with resources for connection, spiritual sustainability, and accompan…
 
PC Culture is run amok and we are tired of it. But then again, we need to be nice to people! Where is the line with telling the truth and being nice/being a bully? Who knows but we definitely try to get to the bottom of it here. But FIRST! Starting off the show with today's Innanet NEVA LOSS (INL) T Staples plays the Piers Morgan fiasco clips conce…
 
Igniting Imagination is a podcast to spark the spirit within you, from Wesleyan Investive and Texas Methodist Foundation. This season, we are sharing conversations with five spiritual entrepreneurs who were awarded the 2021 Tom Locke Innovative Leader Award from the Wesleyan Investive. These five spiritual entrepreneurs share their wisdom through s…
 
We got another official attorney, Attorney Corletra Mance, to come on the show that practices Immigration Law to talk immigration! Should we BUILD THAT WALL? What are some of the benefits of immigration? Or maybe you're like the host and just want to know what to make of all this immigration talk? DACA? Dreamers? Huh? Our special guest also drops s…
 
Yall be Online Dating? What's the best one? In today's Internet NEVA LOSS (INL) we hear a story about a girl that gets SCAMMED! 😂 😂 😂 The three hosts talk about their online dating stories. One host hit the bullseye and one host has crashed and burned and one host haven't even even been on them. Tell us why you mad! @thomasstaplesis @FreddieBTV @1_…
 
Our co-host on today's show is Courtney Michelle aka The Southern Belle and we have a SPIRITED convo about men and women relationships. It also gets quite SPIRITED between Courtney and T. Staples. Also, Are women today where they need to be with respect to getting a husband or are they destined to die alone? And simping obviously need to be killed …
 
We finish the deed we started with the first episode last week... Gender roles in a relationship. We also drop a CLASSIC sound bite from Shahrazad Ali. HEAVY. A divorced man, a single man, a married woman, and a single woman discuss this so you ALREADY KNOW it some gems OR some stuff that's gonna piss you off... Feel free to tell us why you mad... …
 
Today's INL (Internet Never Loss) clip is a short one but it about Shahrazad Ali and an except from her book "The Black Man's Guide to Understanding The Black Woman." Do men understand women??? This show was LONG so we had to break this up into TWO parts. CAN WOMEN SURVIVE WITHOUT MEN? We use Bear Grylls's show entitled "The island" to illustrate t…
 
In Today's INL (Internet NEVA LOSS) Thomas plays us two clips with one young lady is "For The Streets" we'll say and the 2nd clip... Uh, everybody aint the brightest. I'll say that but you listen to the clip and tell us. Today's show we got Grammy Award winning artist Lester Shaw aka L2 co-host with us. He is also the owner of The Motherland dispen…
 
Rev. Liliana Padilla is the Senior Pastor of Westlawn United Methodist Church in San Antonio, Texas. She has overcome many obstacles in ministry. When she was ordained in Mexico, she was prevented from pastoring a church because she was a married woman. When she came to the United States, she had to go through the ordination process again. When she…
 
Today's Internet NEVA LOSS (INL) Zig from England planned a wedding for 18 months and it sounded janky BUT she got it done. We listen to her story... 😂 😂 😂 Our guest host, Alona Boo, got married right smack dab in the middle of COVID... How did her situation go? If you need any wedding tips and tricks while hearing jokes then this is the episode fo…
 
How we tell the stories of our lives and the life of our church or organization makes all the difference. Bishop Robert Schnase, Bishop of the Rio Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church, details for us how narrative connects to resilience by sharing personal stories from his time as pastor and his observations as Bishop. He shares how the …
 
What is it like to live through storm after storm...after storm? Rev. Romonica Malone-Wardley is District Superintendent of the Southeast District of the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. She has met people and congregations who have lived through one devastating storm after another. Living through a storm though doesn’t mean …
 
What is needed to enlarge the capacity of pastors, congregations, annual conferences and the denomination to become more resilient, i.e. to absorb change and retain its integrity and purpose? We pose that very deep and difficult question to Erin Hawkins, Executive Director of Connectional Ministries for the California Pacific Annual Conference and …
 
Today's co-host is Valerie Michelle fka DJ Fanci, a DJ out of Houston! Today's Internet NEVA LOSS (INL) T. Staples channels Freddie B's and the guest co-host Valerie Michelle's inner A&R. He plays beats and those two predict what big artist they could hear on it... Or if it's a trash ass beat and get it TF outta here... Who is the better A&R? Fredd…
 
Mike Smith is Executive Director of the Holding Institute in Laredo, Texas. He shares the story of a plant at his home that offers a poignant illustration of resilience. Mike is an excellent storyteller who talks about how watering what appeared to be dead is a lesson we can all apply in our own context. While this is our shortest story shared so f…
 
In today's Internet NEVA LOSS (INL)... Did you know there's a difference between 1862 Land Grant colleges and 1890 Land Grant colleges? Guess which land grant colleges has gotten all their money from the government? Guess which one are the PWI schools and which one is the HBCU schools? Guess which one ALSO gets the money allocated for the OTHER gro…
 
What better person to talk with about the reservoir of courage than Dr. Gil Rendle, whose book Quietly Courageous has profoundly impacted our work and the work of many leaders in ministry and beyond. He is a retired Senior Vice President and part-time consultant with The Texas Methodist Foundation in Austin, Texas and an independent consultant work…
 
Glenda Glover, is the president of TSU (Tennessee State University). With that info, listen to the beginning of the podcast and tell us what's wrong... T. Staples, Freddie B and Alona Boo discuss the inner workings of HBCUs and CRAZY college stories. We also rep our school THE Tennessee State University! Tell us why you mad! IG/Twitter: @thomasstap…
 
When Bill Lamar was appointed Senior Pastor of Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C, which sits on the longest continuously held piece of property by persons of African descent in the District of Columbia, the Bishop asked him how he felt. Rev. Lamar said he felt like he had 200 years of history on his back. The Bishop…
 
Today's show, we start you off with Kimye splitting in the INL (Internet NEVA Loss!). Ye and Kim are getting that divorce. Kim has filed but we're you surprised? Is she bogus and how bogus is she? The main part of the show we're talking how harsh are the words of Kevin Samuels? So many people are bristled by his words but should you be? Lives are b…
 
Our guests Dori Baker and Stephen Lewis know all about drawing on the reservoir of purpose. They literally wrote one of the best books about purpose we have read! Together with co-author Matthew Wesley Williams, their book Another Way: Living and Leading Change on Purpose, published in 2020, offers a new way of leadership for the 21st Century. Dr. …
 
Ugonna Onuoha’s daughter Agnes was diagnosed with lupus in third grade and passed away in 2019 at age 23. Ugonna tells the story of Agnes’ illness and death to an audience for the first time in this episode. As a hospital chaplain at Children’s Medical Center, Ugonna has sat with countless families as they navigate illness and grieve loss. She refl…
 
Kicking you off with the Internet NEVA Lost (INL) and the whole Gamestop Stock Market fiasco. How many of yall got in on that inflation and was able to cash out? We discuss what are the possible fallout of this with the SEC going forward? Should you keep using Robin Hood app even though they interfered and stopped people from buying Gamestop stock.…
 
In this episode of Reservoirs of Resilience podcast, Lisa Greenwood, Vice President of Leadership Ministry at Texas Methodist Foundation (TMF), and Bishop Janice Huie, Leadership Formation at TMF, speak with Colette Pierce Burnette. Dr. Burnette knows about drawing on the reservoir of hope to survive and thrive through difficult times. As President…
 
We asked six resilient leaders to share a story of resilience with us. We originally planned to include a “Story of Resilience” segment at the end of each episode. Not surprisingly, each story we recorded was incredible and inspiring! We wanted to make sure you didn’t miss these stories and feared you might if they were at the end of episodes. So, …
 
Today's show we got the homie BooG!e as the guest co-host! We talking dating and bunch of other stuff, even a little about his days on iCarly. Today's Internet NEVA Lost (INL) we discuss the T.I. and Tiny bombshell. A young lady accused them of Sexual trafficking and we okay BOTH of their statements. We pontificate about the possibilities of that s…
 
In this episode of Reservoirs of Resilience podcast, Lisa Greenwood, Vice President of Leadership Ministry at Texas Methodist Foundation (TMF), and Bishop Janice Huie, who works in Leadership Formation at TMF, speak with Dr. Tod Bolsinger, Senior Congressional Strategist and Associate Professor of Leadership Formation at Fuller Seminary. Dr. Bolsin…
 
The show, we telling all our little business! Sit back and be a voyuer and listen to WILD love stories from our guest Alona Boo, Freddie B and T Staples, as well as today's INL (Internet NEVA LOSS!) What are the stipulations if you fly a chick out to see you? Should you give a chick your phone Passcode? Is it cool to blaze somebody that's engaged i…
 
What do leaders need in this moment of unprecedented challenge and change? Resilience. This podcast from Texas Methodist Foundation’s Leadership Ministry is based on Bishop Janice Huie’s publication “Reservoirs of Resilience.” Each episode is packed with insights and inspiration from people who lead with hope, purpose, and courage. The stories and …
 
This is a Super Bowl discussion but as usual, our "Internet Never Lost" clip NEVER disappoints. To start the show off, we started the show with a POWERFUL INL. Are men where they need to be? Are women just wanting to be brides and not wanting to be a WIFE? We bring in guest co-hosts James Staples, Sean Parker and the resident producer Dr. Buddy Lee…
 
Today were recapping the Ashanti VS. Keyshia Cole Verzuz battle. Why in THE HELL was Keyshia Cole so late? Why is ANYONE late on these Verzuz battles? What the hell they be doing before it all starts? Is there a point of being on time? What the hell was wrong with Keyshia Cole? Was she angry to you? Was there tension between the two? Oh, who you th…
 
America really had an insurrection event, A MODERN DAY COUP ATTEMPT! How did this happen and what does it mean for the inauguration on tomorrow? Today's show, we invite attorney Cynthia A. Minor on to discuss some legal ramifications and she gives us behind the scenes Capitol Hill knowledge about the things that transpired on the 6th. RIP our Frien…
 
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