Blue Ocean World

Blue Ocean World takes a look at current affairs, culture and religion and how those things connect with the big questions of life. Join Blue Ocean Faith's Dave Schmelzer and others for lively discussion, interviews and stories.

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Is there hope in our divided times? Let's talk.
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Frustrated with the kids today? "Okay, Boomer" might be the response you get. Here's why.
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As Facebook said it would connect the world, WeWork said it would give meaning to work. What does it mean that we go for...
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California starts it. Then it comes your way.
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Let's quit holding ourselves back.
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Enter a world where God is already busy at work on your behalf.
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Evidently "choosing joy" actually works.
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Being listened to is so close to being loved that most people cannot tell the difference.
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Can we take a big, spiritual step forward without pulling way back?
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It's pretty great to let our guard down among like-minded friends.
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Blue Ocean World : Finding New Ways to Connect with God
Most people who stick with faith find that forms which are very important for them along the journey fade as fresh pathways...
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Justice and joyfulness can seem at odds, but perhaps they start from the same place.
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Blue Ocean World: What Dying Teaches Us About Living
It turns out that the standard wisdom about relationships offering the meaning of life is even more true than we gave it...
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Blue Ocean World: More Joy is a Good Thing
The Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu know a whole lot about finding joy in a life surrounded by suffering. (A hint: It...
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Blue Ocean World: Rethinking Tolkien and Lewis.
Have your first impressions of Tolkien and Lewis changed?
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Blue Ocean World:  It's Shocking How Hard We Are on Ourselves
David McKee, a counselor and Benedictine oblate, draws some fascinating connections between our ability to learn compassion...
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