All Shall Be Well: Conversations with Women in the Academy and Beyond
Susanna Childress: Beginning Again

Susanna Childress: Beginning Again

June 14, 2021

Listen in as Women in the Academy and Professions associate Caroline Triscik interviews poet and professor Susanna Childress about our season of grief, the process of healing, and the hope that comes as we begin again.

“It strikes me as a really important life-giving act to listen.” Susanna Childress

After an incredibly long year of life in a global pandemic and acute awareness of racial injustice, poet and professor Susanna Childress invites to consider how we begin again. Revisiting our previous podcast episode, we continue our conversation about grief and suffering, particularly noting the loss of Susanna’s two children in utero and her process of healing. We ponder together the intersection of creative work, efforts toward justice and faith, as well as how the Church has so often missed the mark and even contributed to greater pain. As we contemplate together the power of words, both in healing and truth telling, Susanna generously shares a portion of an essay she recently wrote where she wrestles with how to discuss death and injustice with her young children. We pray that our conversation offers hope to begin again. 

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Taylor Schumann: When Thoughts and Prayers Aren’t Enough

Taylor Schumann: When Thoughts and Prayers Aren’t Enough

June 1, 2021

Listen in as Women in the Academy and Professions associate Caroline Triscik interviews author Taylor Schumann.

“Thinking about things is good, praying about things is good, but those aren’t where we end. That’s where we start.” — Taylor Schumann

We’ve all heard the phrase, “My thoughts and prayers are with [fill in the blank for the most recent community affected by gun violence].” It’s been spoken by leaders in our country and leaders in our churches time and again as we continue to wait for change. In her upcoming book from InterVarsity Press, When Thoughts and Prayers Aren’t Enough: A Shooting Survivor’s Journey into the Realities of Gun Violence, writer and activist Taylor Schumann invites us to consider how to have our thoughts and prayers be not the end, but the starting point for action as people called by God to love our neighbors. Candidly sharing about her own journey of surviving a shooting while working at a college in Christiansburg, Virginia, Taylor allows us to witness the story of how gun violence has impacted her life and faith. In our conversation in this podcast episode, she offers more of her experience toward healing and also encourages us to join her in working toward a cultural shift regarding our country’s relationship with guns. I am so grateful for my conversation with Taylor and pray that you’ll find it as meaningful and challenging as I did.

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Anne Pharr: Welcoming Fierce

Anne Pharr: Welcoming Fierce

May 19, 2021

Listen in on a reading with professor Anne Pharr featuring a poetic meditation on living life with fierceness.

“Do I welcome my own fierce?" — Anne Pharr

In March 2021, Anne Pharr was invited to participate in a "Fierce Women Committee" as her college celebrated Women's History Month. Through this experience, Anne compiled a prose-poem to reflect the fierceness expressed through the lives of her colleagues — and her own life too. Anne shares this text-snapshot of a transformative experience to encourage us to find our own fierce and welcome it with open arms.

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Christine Wagoner: Finding Your Yes

Christine Wagoner: Finding Your Yes

April 28, 2021

Listen in as Women in the Academy and Professions associate Caroline Triscik interviews author and ministry leader Christine Wagoner.

“I think there’s a lot of different yeses that you can have in different seasons...and I want to be open to other reasons to say no other than fear." — Christine Wagoner

Making decisions can feel daunting — especially those significant ones that seem to change the trajectory of our lives. In our latest podcast episode, author and ministry leader Christine Wagoner invites us to consider how to “find your yes” and lean into hearing from God in our lives. In our conversation about her upcoming book Finding Your Yes: Living a Life That’s Open to God’s Invitations, Christine shares her journey of learning to love all of who God created her to be, embracing years of undesired singleness, and experiencing the faithfulness of Jesus through it all. We hope you’ll enjoy this conversation.

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Sandy Jap: Wisdom in Business

Sandy Jap: Wisdom in Business

April 14, 2021

Listen in as Women in the Academy and Professions director Karen Guzmán interviews business leader and professor Sandy Jap in this special edition podcast from our Dear Mentor LIVE series. Sandy Jap is the Sarah Beth Brown Professor of Marketing at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University.

For show notes or more information please visit our article at The Well.

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Cheryl Bachelder: Leadership Grounded in Faith

Cheryl Bachelder: Leadership Grounded in Faith

March 22, 2021

Listen in as Women in the Academy and Professions director Karen Guzmán interviews business leader Cheryl Bachelder in this special edition podcast from our Dear Mentor LIVE series.

Cheryl Bachelder is the former CEO of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc., a multibillion-dollar chain of more than 2,600 restaurants around the world. She has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, been featured on Mad Money, and received top industry awards. She had prior leadership positions at Yum! Brands, Domino's Pizza, RJR Nabisco, the Gillette Company, and Procter & Gamble. Today, Cheryl serves on a number of boards including the CEO Forum, an organization that encourages and disciples Christian CEOs and senior leaders. Cheryl holds a Bachelor’s and Master's of Business Administration degree from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

For show notes or more information please visit our article at The Well.

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Grace P. Cho: Take Heart

Grace P. Cho: Take Heart

February 17, 2021

“We want women to know that they’re not alone and that it doesn’t have to be a pretty bow at the end of our stories….in the midst of the hard thing, that God is still there and that we can see Him in those places.” -Grace P. Cho

Listen in as Women in the Academy and Professions associate Caroline Triscik interviews writer and poet Grace P. Cho.

In our conversation, Grace invites us into her experience of contracting Covid-19, her journey of sharing her voice through poetry, and the spiritual practices that have recently helped her sense God’s grace more deeply. Grace also shares about the book she recently co-edited, Take Heart: 100 Devotions to Seeing God When Life’s Not Okay. Thanks to (in)courage, we are able to offer a copy to one of our listeners. Listen in on our conversation to hear how you can be entered to win!

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Dr. Christina Bieber Lake: The Flourishing Teacher

Dr. Christina Bieber Lake: The Flourishing Teacher

January 25, 2021

“Just like we have to learn how to give grace to ourselves, we really have to give grace to our students. I'm giving more grace than ever before....Some students would really just appreciate being seen by you and recognizing that their struggle is difficult." 

— Dr. Christina Bieber Lake

Listen in on an exclusive peek into our book club as Women in the Academy and Professions associate Jasmine Obeyesekere conducts an online discussion with author and professor Dr. Christina Bieber Lake. Together, they discuss thriving in academia — even during a pandemic.

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Tish Harrison Warren: Prayer in the Night

Tish Harrison Warren: Prayer in the Night

January 18, 2021

"At the end of the day it’s just what our hearts are set on- is the love of God real? Is it enough to actually bear the weight of our souls?” -Tish Harrison Warren

Listen in as Women in the Academy and Professions associate Caroline Triscik interviews priest and author Tish Harrison Warren where they discuss human vulnerability, the nighttime prayer of Compline, and Tish’s upcoming book, Prayer in the Night: For Those Who Work or Watch or Weep. Framed by the themes found in the prayer of Compline from The Book of Common Prayer, Tish welcomes us into her own journey of learning to embrace our shared vulnerability, to offer permission to grieve even the small sufferings, and to fall into the depths of joy. She reminds us of God’s goodness and presence with us even when answers to the questions surrounding suffering cannot be found. In our conversation Tish invites us to consider how the triune God is with us in our suffering, vulnerability, and joy.

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2020 Year in Review: Remembering God’s Goodness in an Uncertain Year

2020 Year in Review: Remembering God’s Goodness in an Uncertain Year

December 28, 2020

Even while we’re not through all of the challenges that 2020 brought to us, it still felt right to look back on the year that we had together with the All Shall Be Well podcast. As I listened to some of the conversations with our fantastic guests this year, I was struck by the way many of our guests invited us to remember the goodness of God, especially as we endure difficulty or heal from past experiences. My hope is that this year-in-review episode may allow us to see how Jesus has been with us in 2020 and remind us that he goes before us into this new year, whatever unknowns it may bring.

-Caroline Triscik, host of All Shall Be Well: Conversations with Women in the Academy and Beyond

Listen in as Women in the Academy and Professions associate Caroline Triscik leads us through a review of some highlights of All Shall Be Well from 2020, featuring guests, Sheila Wise Rowe, Aundi Kolber, Grace P. Cho, Jamie Ong, Rev. Twanda Prioleau, Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil, Aubrey Kleinfeld, and Amy Peterson.

For show notes or more information please visit our article at The Well.

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Chandra Crane: Cheerfully Defying Stereotypes

Chandra Crane: Cheerfully Defying Stereotypes

December 8, 2020

“If someone is asking me to be more like the dominant culture and saying, ‘your identity is in Christ’ and what they really want is for me to be less loud or wear smaller earrings or to be more quiet and feminine, they’re not actually asking me to look more like Jesus, they’re asking me to look more like them." -Chandra Crane

Listen in as Women in the Academy and Professions associate Caroline Triscik interviews writer and campus minister Chandra Crane. In our conversation we discuss ethnicity and culture, identity formation, and Chandra’s upcoming book, Mixed Blessing: Embracing the Fullness of Your Multiethnic Identity. Chandra works for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship's Graduate and Faculty Ministries and is in the process of completing her M.A. at Reformed Theological Seminary. Chandra grew up in a multiethnic/multicultural family in the Southwest and is now happily transplanted to the Deep South. We hope you'll appreciate Chandra’s intelligence, sense of humor, and strong voice as we discuss the intersection of cultural identity development, gender, and faith in Jesus.

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Carrie Bare: Advent is Still Happening in 2020

Carrie Bare: Advent is Still Happening in 2020

November 23, 2020

“I don't think God is gonna say, ‘Well, I'm not doing Christmas this year because of COVID. I'm going to take some time off.'” -Carrie Bare

Listen in as Ann Boyd, managing editor at The Well, interviews spiritual director Carrie Bare. This episode is the third in a three-part interview series with Carrie Bare where we discuss spiritual truths that can nourish us during these tumultuous times. In this episode, Carrie and Ann discuss celebrating Advent and Christmas within our pandemic reality.

For show notes or more information please visit our article at The Well.

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Carrie Bare: Jesus and Post-Election Politics

Carrie Bare: Jesus and Post-Election Politics

November 16, 2020

“What do I know is true? I know that God is on his throne and I know that he is the author of peace.” — Carrie Bare

Listen in as Ann Boyd, managing editor at The Well, interviews spiritual director Carrie Bare. This episode is the second in a three-part interview series with Carrie Bare where we discuss spiritual truths that can nourish us during these tumultuous times. In this episode Carrie and Ann discuss the aftermath of the US presidential election and the ways in which we can respond to our political divisions with our best, most Jesus-like selves. Although Carrie and Ann hold their own political opinions, their conversation strives to create space for listeners on either side of the aisle and ultimately, to promote a spirit of listening and honest communication.

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Kimberly Hill: The Legacy of Black Missionaries

Kimberly Hill: The Legacy of Black Missionaries

November 10, 2020

“I like that model of people becoming stronger and making a lasting impact through caring for one another, not necessarily through using political or economic ways to become more powerful. Their power was in love and respect." — Kimberly Hill

Listen in as Women in the Academy and Professions director Karen Hice Guzmán interviews historian Dr. Kimberly Hill in which they discuss her studies around African American missionary work and Black internationalism.

For show notes or more information please visit our article at The Well.

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Carrie Bare: Remember God, the Hope of the World

Carrie Bare: Remember God, the Hope of the World

October 26, 2020

“Love is going to win and evil is not. We just have to hang on to that.” — Carrie Bare

Listen in as Ann Boyd, managing editor at The Well, interviews spiritual director Carrie Bare. This episode is the first in a three-part interview series with Carrie Bare where we discuss spiritual truths that can nourish us during these tumultuous times. In this first episode Carrie and Ann discuss spiritual disciplines that can settle our anxiety-ridden minds and, in particular, what we can learn from studying Psalm 1. 

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Janeen Uzzell: Surrendered to Christ in My Calling

Janeen Uzzell: Surrendered to Christ in My Calling

October 19, 2020

Listen in as Women in the Academy and Professions director Karen Guzmán interviews Janeen Uzzell, as part of our Dear Mentor series. Janeen is the COO of the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization that supports and hosts Wikipedia. She is a transformational leader, storyteller, engineer, and self-proclaimed global citizen. We are really grateful to Janeen for taking the time to offer her stories and wisdom to our community and we hope that you will find her message inspiring in these times of uncertainty.

For show notes or more information please visit our article at The Well.

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Amy Peterson: Reclaiming Virtue in an Age of Hypocrisy

Amy Peterson: Reclaiming Virtue in an Age of Hypocrisy

September 30, 2020

“I think hope is acting towards the belief that all things will be made new, towards the belief that God’s kingdom will come here on earth even when we can’t see evidence of it.” — Amy Peterson

Listen in as Women in the Academy and Professions associate Caroline Triscik interviews writer, teacher, and postulant Amy Peterson as we discuss Christian virtue, our current American political climate, and her most recent book, Where Goodness Still Grows: Reclaiming Virtue in an Age of Hypocrisy. Having grown up in conservative evangelical Christianity, Amy unpacks over half a dozen virtues she recalls learning about in her upbringing and reimagines them, viewing them through the lens of Scripture and its cultural context. With intellect, humor, and compassion, Amy invites us to reimagine these virtues in our lives as well, sharing practices that cultivate these virtues and strengthen her connection with Jesus and the love of neighbor. We hope you’ll find this conversation to be a seed of goodness in this season.

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Sarah Akutagawa: A Message of Encouragement for Grad Students in the Pandemic

Sarah Akutagawa: A Message of Encouragement for Grad Students in the Pandemic

September 14, 2020

“Because if the kingdom of God is like yeast that gets worked through the whole dough, then it is activated by kneading, but it rises by resting.” — Sarah Akutagawa

Listen in on a portion of a recent webinar hosted by InterVarsity’s Graduate and Faculty Ministries on Anxiety and Aspiration: Starting Grad School During a Pandemic. In this brief episode you’ll hear from Sarah Akutagawa- InterVarsity’s National Director of Diversity and part-time grad student at Fuller Seminary as she offers thoughts on all of the complex emotions that entering this new academic year may bring. Through the image of baking bread and the parable of the yeast in Matthew 13, Sarah also invites us to consider the relationship between work and rest, as well as how we might experience Jesus and the kingdom of God in the midst of life as a grad student.

We are really grateful to Sarah and Grad and Faculty Ministries for allowing us to share these words of encouragement as many of you start or continue the adventure of graduate school in these strange times.

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Aubrey Kleinfeld: Supporting Student Mental Health

Aubrey Kleinfeld: Supporting Student Mental Health

August 26, 2020

“Change and loss travel together, and there is so much loss that’s happened. Even just in imagining what it’s like returning to campus social distancing and wearing masks, and returning to campus that has that familiarity, but then also is so different than when you left.” — Aubrey Kleinfeld

Listen in as Women and the Academy and Professions associate Caroline Triscik interviews Aubrey Kleinfeld, licensed professional counselor at a university counseling center, as they discuss the mental health needs of students and faculty as we dive into an unusual new semester.

For show notes or more information please visit our article at The Well.

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Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil: The Road to Racial Reconciliation

Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil: The Road to Racial Reconciliation

August 10, 2020

Listen in as Women in the Academy and Professions associate Caroline Triscik interviews Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil, pastor and professor of reconciliation studies, as they discuss the complex work of pursuing racial justice and reconciliation in our world.

In addition to sharing about the recent release of her book Roadmap to Reconciliation 2.0 and her upcoming book Becoming Brave, Dr. Brenda offers her thoughts on redeeming the term "reconciliation," how we can heal from the impact of racial trauma, and how the collective voices of women can bring change in a world where racial injustice is rampant. We hope you'll find the conversation as rich and powerful as we did.

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