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Inscapes: Stories of Personal Calling

Dr. Joshua Miller & Luke A. Burgis

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Inscapes explores the lives of people who have discovered, embraced, and lived to the full their unique, personal vocations in the world. In doing this, they are revitalizing their communities and the lives of the people around them. Join us as we explore the "inner landscapes" of extraordinarily individuals fulfilling their life calling. Visit us at www.inscapevocations.com for additional resources on personal calling.

Latest Episodes

Chris Stefanick on False Names and New Identities - Inscapes: Stories of Personal Calling

Many of us cling to lies about ourselves that become false names and false identities. St. Peter, absorbed in his own shame, shrunk from Jesus when first called by him: “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord” (Luke 5:8). But Jesus confronted Peter’s false identity of being a mere “sinful man” with a new name and a personal vocation to be the “rock” of the Church. “Peter needed to hear ‘You are a Rock.’ What do each of us need to hear?” In this podcast Joshua Miller talks with internationally acclaimed Catholic speaker and writer, Christopher Stefanick, about his new book I Am_Rewrite your Name, ReRoute your Life. Stefanick, challenges us to identify those false names we can dwell on, take them captive, and preach to ourselves (even aloud!) our true identity in Christ: I am a child of God, beloved of God. The point here is not “self help” with spiritual veneer so we can “feel good” but renewal in the Holy Spirit so we can live our personal vocations with great ...

15 MIN2019 FEB 7
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Chris Stefanick on False Names and New Identities - Inscapes: Stories of Personal Calling

Russell Shaw: A Prophetic Voice for Personal Vocation - Inscapes: Stories of Personal Calling

Russell Shaw was one of the first Catholics to highlight the importance of personal vocation and has done so consistently for over 25 years. In this podcast, Shaw discusses how the paradigm of personal vocation is essential for helping laypersons realize their proper place as builders of God’s Kingdom on earth and for eliminating clericalism which emphasizes “vocation” as primarily a state of life for priests and religious. The cancer of clericalism – which Shaw refers to as clerical elitism – stunts the Church. It stifles laity from flourishing in their own callings. It degrades clerics who are treated as functionaries of the priestly state of life, not as unique persons. It undermines the co-responsibility that all Catholics have for advancing the mission of the Church. Shaw’s emphasis – grounded in Church teaching – that personal vocation is an antidote to clericalism and a way of renewal was prophetic 25 years ago and is even more timely now that the Church is mired in c...

29 MIN2018 NOV 29
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Russell Shaw: A Prophetic Voice for Personal Vocation - Inscapes: Stories of Personal Calling

Spirituality of Food & Farming - Inscapes: Stories of Personal Calling

I journeyed up to the Stone Barn Center for Food & Agriculturewith Claire Alsup, Director of Business Development forYolele Foods, to interview FredKirschenmann, the “philosopher farmer” who wrote one of my favorite books on ecology(not that I read a ton of them) and the most interesting title for a theological essay ever: Theological Reflections While Castrating a Calf. Fred has lived out a fascinating personal vocation. He was born on a North Dakota farm during the Great Depression, in the grips of the worst drought in U.S. history, and has now spent most of his life working to change how we farm, as well as our relationship to the land. Fred is a thought-leader in sustainable agriculture, a Distinguished Fellow at the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University and a professor in the Department of Religion and Philosophy. He also continues to manage his family’s 1,800-acre certified-organic farm in south-central North Dakota. Fred holds a doctorate in p...

34 MIN2018 OCT 30
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Spirituality of Food & Farming - Inscapes: Stories of Personal Calling

Al Kresta and Dr. Joshua Miller: The Unrepeatable Person - Inscapes: Stories of Personal Calling

Al Kresta interviews Dr. Joshua Miller on his show, “Kresta in the Afternoon”, on Ave Mardio Radio (EWTN), about the importance of personal vocation for the renewal of the Church, with a particular focus on how to draw out the gifts and talents of children and each member of the body of Christ. Thank you, Al Kresta, for this beautiful introduction: St. John Paul II taught over many fields. He’s probably best known for his Theology of the Body and for his understanding of the human person. Foundational to what he taught is the affirmation that each person is unique and unrepeatable. That affirmation is the primary and fundamental way of the Church. We’ve been talking so much about the co-responsibility of the lay faithful, but that rests upon an understanding that all of us are created and redeemed and have a particular call. We have the universal call to holiness, of course. But even beyond that, there is a call to marriage or religious life or consecrated virginity. And even be...

36 MIN2018 OCT 11
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Al Kresta and Dr. Joshua Miller: The Unrepeatable Person - Inscapes: Stories of Personal Calling

The Grace of "Yes" to Personal Vocation - Inscapes: Stories of Personal Calling

Saying “yes” to a vocation is not always easy. In this episode Dr. Joshua Miller interviews Lisa Hendey, best selling author, founder of CatholicMom.com, and evangelist working to help each person say “yes” to their personal vocation. We talk primary about Lisa’s book The Grace of Yes where she presents virtues each can cultivate for consistently realizing God’s unique plan. Lisa shares how active belief orients us to realize custom tailored opportunities for service, how authentic humility challenges us to see our path never as “less than” that given to others, and how vulnerability opens us to how God blesses us through others, a key part of responding to His call. Lisa also sheds light on how Catholics can continue to say “yes” to God when discouragement and doubt born by the scandal of clerical abuse grip us. “Become part of the solution,” Lisa urges, and step up to serve in practical ways. We must not assume a passive stance, but recognize that God wants us to coope...

19 MIN2018 SEP 21
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The Grace of "Yes" to Personal Vocation - Inscapes: Stories of Personal Calling

Personal Vocation: Key To Renewal in a Time of Crisis - Inscapes: Stories of Personal Calling

At the time of this podcast, August 20, 2018, the Catholic Church is engulfed in crisis. Six days ago a Grand Jury report detailed accusations against 300 priests of sexual abuse in six different Pennsylvania dioceses. In recent weeks Archbishop Theodore McCarrick resigned as a Cardinal following substantiated allegations of sexual misconduct against adult seminarians and boys. While the scandal of abuse surfaced in 2002 the current crisis seems even worse because it sheds light on decades of episcopal cover up and self-satisfied clericalism. Can the reality of personal vocation be an antidote to the cancer of clericalism in the Church? Our guest for this podcast, Catholic entrepreneur Patrick Molyneaux, is from Pittsburgh, which some have described as “ground zero” of the current crisis. Molyneaux is the co-owner of Molyneaux Tile • Carpet • Wood as well as a founder of several non-profit organizations including the Pittsburgh chapter of Legatus and the Human Formation Coalitio...

26 MIN2018 AUG 25
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Personal Vocation: Key To Renewal in a Time of Crisis - Inscapes: Stories of Personal Calling

The Vocation of Business with Andreas Widmer - Inscapes: Stories of Personal Calling

Andreas Widmer, former Swiss Guard for Saint John Paul II and Director of the Ciocca Center for Principled Entrepreneurship, is interviewed by Catholic entrepreneur and colleague Luke Burgis about his personal story of vocation in business and, now, as a teacher. Andreas and Luke co-teach a course called “The Vocation of Business” at The Busch School of Business at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. “God never created anything that wasn’t profitable.” In this podcast, they touch on everything from “Business Nihilism” to the role of marriage in the vocation of business and the question of whether or not there is something “broken” with free markets (or perhaps, instead, something broken in our understanding of the important role that living out personal vocations has in a free society). Andreas goes into depth about his first startup experience in the early 1990’s Internet world and how he cut his teeth as a young immigrant to the blow up of his company D...

37 MIN2018 AUG 12
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The Vocation of Business with Andreas Widmer - Inscapes: Stories of Personal Calling

Spiritual Direction and Discernment of Personal Vocation - Inscapes: Stories of Personal Calling

Fr. Boniface Hicks is a Benedictine monk and Catholic priest at the Saint Vincent Arch Abbey in Latrobe, PA, and the co-author of the book “Spiritual Direction: A Guide for Sharing the Father’s Love” with Fr. Thomas Acklin. The following is an except from that book: “In the end, if we allow God’s loving action to transform us, we will become uniquely what we were created to be. Every human life is unrepeatable and unique. In our insecurity we fear that we are broken when we are different. The most distinctive parts of us are the most vulnerable. But when we start before God face to face, we will be completely at home, and the most distinctive parts of us will be the ones that are most like God.” Fr. Boniface speaks with Dr. Joshua Miller about the importance of spiritual direction in the discernment of personal vocation, and the fundamental importance of the uniqueness of each person in the unfolding of one’s relationship with God in the process of spiritual direction.

21 MIN2018 JUL 27
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Spiritual Direction and Discernment of Personal Vocation - Inscapes: Stories of Personal Calling

Everyone Leads: An Entrepreneurial Approach to Vocation - Inscapes: Stories of Personal Calling

In this episode of the Inscape podcast, Dr. Joshua Miller speaks with Chris Lowney about the vocation of the entrepreneur and what we can learn from it about leadership in the Catholic Church. Chris is a one-time Jesuit seminarian; he later served as a Managing Director of J.P. Morgan & Co on three continents. He is a popular keynote speaker who has lectured in more than two-dozen countries, on leadership, business ethics, decision-making and other topics. Whether a vocation to the priesthood, religious life, or entrepreneurship, the message is the same: All must lead. Every personal vocation is a call from God to image him in a way that has never been imaged before, nor ever will be. This is our great and awesome responsibility.

23 MIN2018 JUL 1
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Everyone Leads: An Entrepreneurial Approach to Vocation - Inscapes: Stories of Personal Calling

Thriving Parish: How One Pastor Built a Top 12 Parish in the Country by Focusing on Personal Vocation - Inscapes: Stories of Personal Calling

Pope Benedict said that: “Every person carries within himself a project of God, a personal vocation, a personal idea of God on what he is required to do in history to build his Church, a living Temple of his presence. And the priest’s role is above all to reawaken this awareness, to help the individual discover his personal vocation…” (Pastoral Visit to the Parish of St. Felicity and her Children, Martyrs, March 25, 2007) In this podcast, we speak to a priest who is doing that. Fr. Bob Stec is the pastor of one of the top 12 parishes in the United States, St. Ambrose Church in Brunswick, Ohio. In this podcast, Fr. Stec shares with Joshua Miller a key reason for that success: creating opportunities for each one’s unique gifts to flourish in service and in close relationship with others in the parish. All pastors can learn a valuable lesson from Fr. Bob Stec’s experience at St. Ambrose, which now has over 5,000 families and more than 150 ministries: by identifying and drawing ou...

20 MIN2018 JUN 28
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Thriving Parish: How One Pastor Built a Top 12 Parish in the Country by Focusing on Personal Vocation - Inscapes: Stories of Personal Calling
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Latest Episodes

Chris Stefanick on False Names and New Identities - Inscapes: Stories of Personal Calling

Many of us cling to lies about ourselves that become false names and false identities. St. Peter, absorbed in his own shame, shrunk from Jesus when first called by him: “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord” (Luke 5:8). But Jesus confronted Peter’s false identity of being a mere “sinful man” with a new name and a personal vocation to be the “rock” of the Church. “Peter needed to hear ‘You are a Rock.’ What do each of us need to hear?” In this podcast Joshua Miller talks with internationally acclaimed Catholic speaker and writer, Christopher Stefanick, about his new book I Am_Rewrite your Name, ReRoute your Life. Stefanick, challenges us to identify those false names we can dwell on, take them captive, and preach to ourselves (even aloud!) our true identity in Christ: I am a child of God, beloved of God. The point here is not “self help” with spiritual veneer so we can “feel good” but renewal in the Holy Spirit so we can live our personal vocations with great ...

15 MIN2019 FEB 7
Comments
Chris Stefanick on False Names and New Identities - Inscapes: Stories of Personal Calling

Russell Shaw: A Prophetic Voice for Personal Vocation - Inscapes: Stories of Personal Calling

Russell Shaw was one of the first Catholics to highlight the importance of personal vocation and has done so consistently for over 25 years. In this podcast, Shaw discusses how the paradigm of personal vocation is essential for helping laypersons realize their proper place as builders of God’s Kingdom on earth and for eliminating clericalism which emphasizes “vocation” as primarily a state of life for priests and religious. The cancer of clericalism – which Shaw refers to as clerical elitism – stunts the Church. It stifles laity from flourishing in their own callings. It degrades clerics who are treated as functionaries of the priestly state of life, not as unique persons. It undermines the co-responsibility that all Catholics have for advancing the mission of the Church. Shaw’s emphasis – grounded in Church teaching – that personal vocation is an antidote to clericalism and a way of renewal was prophetic 25 years ago and is even more timely now that the Church is mired in c...

29 MIN2018 NOV 29
Comments
Russell Shaw: A Prophetic Voice for Personal Vocation - Inscapes: Stories of Personal Calling

Spirituality of Food & Farming - Inscapes: Stories of Personal Calling

I journeyed up to the Stone Barn Center for Food & Agriculturewith Claire Alsup, Director of Business Development forYolele Foods, to interview FredKirschenmann, the “philosopher farmer” who wrote one of my favorite books on ecology(not that I read a ton of them) and the most interesting title for a theological essay ever: Theological Reflections While Castrating a Calf. Fred has lived out a fascinating personal vocation. He was born on a North Dakota farm during the Great Depression, in the grips of the worst drought in U.S. history, and has now spent most of his life working to change how we farm, as well as our relationship to the land. Fred is a thought-leader in sustainable agriculture, a Distinguished Fellow at the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University and a professor in the Department of Religion and Philosophy. He also continues to manage his family’s 1,800-acre certified-organic farm in south-central North Dakota. Fred holds a doctorate in p...

34 MIN2018 OCT 30
Comments
Spirituality of Food & Farming - Inscapes: Stories of Personal Calling

Al Kresta and Dr. Joshua Miller: The Unrepeatable Person - Inscapes: Stories of Personal Calling

Al Kresta interviews Dr. Joshua Miller on his show, “Kresta in the Afternoon”, on Ave Mardio Radio (EWTN), about the importance of personal vocation for the renewal of the Church, with a particular focus on how to draw out the gifts and talents of children and each member of the body of Christ. Thank you, Al Kresta, for this beautiful introduction: St. John Paul II taught over many fields. He’s probably best known for his Theology of the Body and for his understanding of the human person. Foundational to what he taught is the affirmation that each person is unique and unrepeatable. That affirmation is the primary and fundamental way of the Church. We’ve been talking so much about the co-responsibility of the lay faithful, but that rests upon an understanding that all of us are created and redeemed and have a particular call. We have the universal call to holiness, of course. But even beyond that, there is a call to marriage or religious life or consecrated virginity. And even be...

36 MIN2018 OCT 11
Comments
Al Kresta and Dr. Joshua Miller: The Unrepeatable Person - Inscapes: Stories of Personal Calling

The Grace of "Yes" to Personal Vocation - Inscapes: Stories of Personal Calling

Saying “yes” to a vocation is not always easy. In this episode Dr. Joshua Miller interviews Lisa Hendey, best selling author, founder of CatholicMom.com, and evangelist working to help each person say “yes” to their personal vocation. We talk primary about Lisa’s book The Grace of Yes where she presents virtues each can cultivate for consistently realizing God’s unique plan. Lisa shares how active belief orients us to realize custom tailored opportunities for service, how authentic humility challenges us to see our path never as “less than” that given to others, and how vulnerability opens us to how God blesses us through others, a key part of responding to His call. Lisa also sheds light on how Catholics can continue to say “yes” to God when discouragement and doubt born by the scandal of clerical abuse grip us. “Become part of the solution,” Lisa urges, and step up to serve in practical ways. We must not assume a passive stance, but recognize that God wants us to coope...

19 MIN2018 SEP 21
Comments
The Grace of "Yes" to Personal Vocation - Inscapes: Stories of Personal Calling

Personal Vocation: Key To Renewal in a Time of Crisis - Inscapes: Stories of Personal Calling

At the time of this podcast, August 20, 2018, the Catholic Church is engulfed in crisis. Six days ago a Grand Jury report detailed accusations against 300 priests of sexual abuse in six different Pennsylvania dioceses. In recent weeks Archbishop Theodore McCarrick resigned as a Cardinal following substantiated allegations of sexual misconduct against adult seminarians and boys. While the scandal of abuse surfaced in 2002 the current crisis seems even worse because it sheds light on decades of episcopal cover up and self-satisfied clericalism. Can the reality of personal vocation be an antidote to the cancer of clericalism in the Church? Our guest for this podcast, Catholic entrepreneur Patrick Molyneaux, is from Pittsburgh, which some have described as “ground zero” of the current crisis. Molyneaux is the co-owner of Molyneaux Tile • Carpet • Wood as well as a founder of several non-profit organizations including the Pittsburgh chapter of Legatus and the Human Formation Coalitio...

26 MIN2018 AUG 25
Comments
Personal Vocation: Key To Renewal in a Time of Crisis - Inscapes: Stories of Personal Calling

The Vocation of Business with Andreas Widmer - Inscapes: Stories of Personal Calling

Andreas Widmer, former Swiss Guard for Saint John Paul II and Director of the Ciocca Center for Principled Entrepreneurship, is interviewed by Catholic entrepreneur and colleague Luke Burgis about his personal story of vocation in business and, now, as a teacher. Andreas and Luke co-teach a course called “The Vocation of Business” at The Busch School of Business at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. “God never created anything that wasn’t profitable.” In this podcast, they touch on everything from “Business Nihilism” to the role of marriage in the vocation of business and the question of whether or not there is something “broken” with free markets (or perhaps, instead, something broken in our understanding of the important role that living out personal vocations has in a free society). Andreas goes into depth about his first startup experience in the early 1990’s Internet world and how he cut his teeth as a young immigrant to the blow up of his company D...

37 MIN2018 AUG 12
Comments
The Vocation of Business with Andreas Widmer - Inscapes: Stories of Personal Calling

Spiritual Direction and Discernment of Personal Vocation - Inscapes: Stories of Personal Calling

Fr. Boniface Hicks is a Benedictine monk and Catholic priest at the Saint Vincent Arch Abbey in Latrobe, PA, and the co-author of the book “Spiritual Direction: A Guide for Sharing the Father’s Love” with Fr. Thomas Acklin. The following is an except from that book: “In the end, if we allow God’s loving action to transform us, we will become uniquely what we were created to be. Every human life is unrepeatable and unique. In our insecurity we fear that we are broken when we are different. The most distinctive parts of us are the most vulnerable. But when we start before God face to face, we will be completely at home, and the most distinctive parts of us will be the ones that are most like God.” Fr. Boniface speaks with Dr. Joshua Miller about the importance of spiritual direction in the discernment of personal vocation, and the fundamental importance of the uniqueness of each person in the unfolding of one’s relationship with God in the process of spiritual direction.

21 MIN2018 JUL 27
Comments
Spiritual Direction and Discernment of Personal Vocation - Inscapes: Stories of Personal Calling

Everyone Leads: An Entrepreneurial Approach to Vocation - Inscapes: Stories of Personal Calling

In this episode of the Inscape podcast, Dr. Joshua Miller speaks with Chris Lowney about the vocation of the entrepreneur and what we can learn from it about leadership in the Catholic Church. Chris is a one-time Jesuit seminarian; he later served as a Managing Director of J.P. Morgan & Co on three continents. He is a popular keynote speaker who has lectured in more than two-dozen countries, on leadership, business ethics, decision-making and other topics. Whether a vocation to the priesthood, religious life, or entrepreneurship, the message is the same: All must lead. Every personal vocation is a call from God to image him in a way that has never been imaged before, nor ever will be. This is our great and awesome responsibility.

23 MIN2018 JUL 1
Comments
Everyone Leads: An Entrepreneurial Approach to Vocation - Inscapes: Stories of Personal Calling

Thriving Parish: How One Pastor Built a Top 12 Parish in the Country by Focusing on Personal Vocation - Inscapes: Stories of Personal Calling

Pope Benedict said that: “Every person carries within himself a project of God, a personal vocation, a personal idea of God on what he is required to do in history to build his Church, a living Temple of his presence. And the priest’s role is above all to reawaken this awareness, to help the individual discover his personal vocation…” (Pastoral Visit to the Parish of St. Felicity and her Children, Martyrs, March 25, 2007) In this podcast, we speak to a priest who is doing that. Fr. Bob Stec is the pastor of one of the top 12 parishes in the United States, St. Ambrose Church in Brunswick, Ohio. In this podcast, Fr. Stec shares with Joshua Miller a key reason for that success: creating opportunities for each one’s unique gifts to flourish in service and in close relationship with others in the parish. All pastors can learn a valuable lesson from Fr. Bob Stec’s experience at St. Ambrose, which now has over 5,000 families and more than 150 ministries: by identifying and drawing ou...

20 MIN2018 JUN 28
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Thriving Parish: How One Pastor Built a Top 12 Parish in the Country by Focusing on Personal Vocation - Inscapes: Stories of Personal Calling
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