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Episode 16: Phil Interviews Tyler Burley

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Episode 16: Phil Interviews Tyler Burley
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After a short hiatus, the podcast returns with this episode in which Phillip and Tyler discuss their respective spiritual journeys, which led to the recent founding of The People’s Church of Jacksonville.

Episode 15: Phil Interviews Rev. Bruce Havens

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Episode 15: Phil Interviews Rev. Bruce Havens
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The Rev. Dr. Bruce Havens is currently serving as senior pastor of Arlington Congregational UCC in Jacksonville; he is also co-President of ICARE, the Interfaith Coalition for Action Reconciliation and Empowerment. Hear him and Phillip discuss the ongoing COVID pandemic, Sheriff Mike Williams’s failure to respond to ICARE’s request to meet to discuss intervention training for JSO, and the eroding value of Truth under the Trump administration.

Episode 14: Phil Interviews Od’Juan Whitfield (Part 2)

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Episode 14: Phil Interviews Od'Juan Whitfield (Part 2)
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In this episode, Phil speaks again with activist, organizer, and Army veteran Od’Juan Whitfield. Hear them discuss Od’Juan’s spiritual journey, his experience of homelessness, how certain theologies of sin may be misused to justify poverty and police brutality, and the moral implications of the ever-widening wealth gap. 

Episode 13: Phil Interviews Parvez Ahmed

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Episode 13: Phil Interviews Parvez Ahmed
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In this episode, Phil interviews Director for Diversity and Inclusion at the Coggin College of Business at the University of North Florida, Parvez Ahmed. Parvez is a Fulbright Scholar and Arthur Vining Davis Fellow who has received numerous accolades over his career, including the Silver Medallion Humanitarian Award from OneJax and the Desmond Tutu Peace and Reconciliation Award from UNF. Hear him discuss the future of the Black Lives Matter Movement, U.S. political polarization, and the American Muslim experience in the age of Trump.

Episode 12: Phil Interviews Taryn “LoveReigns” Wharwood

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Episode 12: Phil Interviews Taryn "LoveReigns" Wharwood
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Taryn Wharwoord, AKA “LoveReigns,” is a Jacksonville performing artist specializing in spoken word poetry. Hear her discuss the role of art at this pivotal moment in our history, her experience of Jacksonville, and the systemic racism in our nation that is embedded in our founding documents.