The God With Us Podcast

Who Are We? And What is the Podcast About

October 17, 2019 Cyd and Geoff Holsclaw
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Who Are We? And What is the Podcast About
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The God With Us Podcast
Who Are We? And What is the Podcast About
Oct 17, 2019
Cyd and Geoff Holsclaw

Geoff and Cyd Holsclaw share briefly why they are starting the "God with Us" podcast, and who they are.

And please join the God With Us Podcast Community, where you'll get updates, resources, and be able to continue the conversation, and even help us plan future episodes.

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Geoff and Cyd Holsclaw share briefly why they are starting the "God with Us" podcast, and who they are.

And please join the God With Us Podcast Community, where you'll get updates, resources, and be able to continue the conversation, and even help us plan future episodes.

Speaker 1:

[Inaudible] .

Geoff:

Hello, this is Geoff and Cyd Holsclaw of the God with this podcast where we are going to be exploring the intersection of God's presence and purpose in our everyday life. We're super excited to be launching this podcast and we just wanted to spend a moment to introduce ourselves.

Cyd:

Yeah, so I'm Cyd and this is Geoff and people often ask me where my nickname comes from, so I'll just get that out of the way right away. My full name is Cynthia, Cynthia joy, Cynthia joy and I am in my forties now. Jeff and I have been married for almost 20 years. Next year will be 20 years. We have two teenage sons who are pretty delightful. Soren and Tennyson , a philosopher and a poet and we have homeschooled them, which has been pretty great to be able to keep learning our whole lives.

Geoff:

And you kind of went back to graduate school for the last couple of years.

Cyd:

I love going to school. I don't ever want to stop going to school. So not only do I want to keep, you know, when the kids are growing out of needing me to do school stuff with them, I had to go back to school myself. So let's see, what have I, well, I did seminary, I've done spiritual direction. I've also done coaching. So

Geoff:

I was trying to give her the softball to talk about her , her spiritual direction and coaching, but she missed it, missed it. So I

Cyd:

Sure and a coach and I am a pastor Geoff and I co-pastor together at the vineyard church in grand Rapids, Michigan.

Geoff:

And along with your spiritual directing and coaching, I kind of bring to this podcast a theological training. Several years ago I got a doctorate in theology. I studied philosophy, which I love. It's a fun fact. I'm also a twin. So if you're out in the Bay area and you see a guy that looks a lot like this guy, you know Jeff Holsclaw, it's my twin brother Lincoln . And did you mention we have cats? I guess we have two cats, I'm afraid of spiders. And why are we afraid of spiders? No. Why are we launching this podcast? Let's get to that.

Cyd:

Yeah, we're launching this podcast because we believe that God has given us absolutely everything that we need to live the life that he's invited us into, and most importantly, and especially he's given us his very presence. And we believe that God's presence with us, God with us, is the beginning of everything. And not only is it the beginning of everything, it's also the end of everything. And so therefore it's everything in between. So God with us dramatically changes the way that we look at our everyday lives. It changes the way we think about the things that we do. It thinks about the way that , the way that we interact with each other and have relationships with each other. That's why I say God with us is literally the beginning of everything.

Geoff:

And that's why we called our podcast, the God with us podcast, our first four episodes we've already mapped out and recorded most of them. The first one is you're never alone, which is precisely about God with us. And the second one is about joy and joy and God's presence.

Cyd:

And then we spent two episodes talk about being made in God's image and what that means and how that connects to God being with us. And then after that we're going to start doing interviews episodes with just ourselves, but also with, with other guests. We're going to do mini series, may be truthful trilogies there , apologies where we're going to be talking about things like parenting, prayer. How do we think about God with us in the midst of pain and suffering?

Geoff:

And in each of those little mini trilogies, we'll have someone who is maybe a little bit more studied or professional in their thoughts. We'll have a conversation between the two of us and then we'll also have someone who is like representing more of the ordinary people in the world. People who don't spend their whole lives talking and thinking about these things and researching.

Cyd:

Yeah. So we're hoping to kind of hit multiple levels on these different conversations. So please join us. We'll be all over the place on iTunes, on Stitcher or Spotify will be on YouTube. Please subscribe to all those places. And if you go to the God with this site on fireside F, M. Dot. F, M you'll be able to find a way to sign up for a Slack channel that we're going to be creating so that we can indeed have conversations.

Geoff:

Yeah, we'd love this to be a conversation with you, not just between the two of us and the people that we have, but I want you to be involved On Facebook. We're easy to find on Facebook. That's Geoff with a, G, E, O, F, F.

Speaker 3:

I'm Cyd. C, Y, D.

Speaker 2:

And there's a whole story about how her nickname has gone through multiple spellings. That'll be for another time. We hope to talk to you soon. And thanks so much for your time.