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Can I Say This At Church Podcast

Dec 23, 2019


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Christmas is such a glorious time of year but how much do we know of how and why we do it like we do? What are the origins of many of our traditions? Santa, trees, lights, candlelight services...why?

Guest Bio:

Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Alexander grew up as part of a large extended family that had emigrated from Lebanon a generation previously. He grew up with the ancient traditions of Maronite Catholicism and was expected to become a priest, a family tradition since the year 1300. Alexander was led otherwise.

He attended the University of Notre Dame and received a degree in Cultural Anthropology. Next came a Master's in Counseling Education, a Master's in Religious Education, a graduate certificate in Pastoral Psychotherapy, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. His training includes time in Switzerland with Jungian analyst, and founder of Sandplay Psychotherapy, Dora M. Kalff. Returning to the United States, years of retreat ministry, private practice, teaching, leading trainings and study continued to build on a life-long practice of prayer.

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Guest Music by JJ Heller

Tracks include: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring & Silent Night, Unto Us, Born in Me

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