Episode 1

Ep. 1: Finding Our True Home, with Amy Ruth Schacht

Published on: 31st January, 2021

Today's guest is Rev. Dr. Amy Ruth Schacht – a Presbyterian Church USA minister who has served in Laurel, MD for the past 20 years. Amy has studied neuroscience and its connection to the life of faith.

Trigger warning: Amy briefly mentions the topic of sexual abuse by members of the clergy.

Amy talks about a book that was influential to her: The Archaeology of the Mind, by Jaak Panksepp and Lucy Biven.

This episode features the following songs by Celtic Psalms (Kiran Young Wimberly & the McGraths):

  • Come Spirit Come (Psalm 144/The King's Shilling)
  • You Have Searched Me (Psalm 139/The Banks of Claudy)
  • All Who Dwell (Psalm 91/Dearthairin o Mo Chroi)
  • Wings of a Dove (Psalm 55/Ned of the Hill)

Celtic Psalms music can be found at www.celticpsalms.com, iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, YouTube (Kiran Young Wimberly & The McGraths)

CDs and published notations can be found through GIA music

Rev. Dr. Amy Ruth Schacht serves at Laurel Presbyterian Church in Laurel, Maryland, USA.

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Psalms for the Spirit
A Podcast about Spirituality and Resilience
This podcast looks at the connections between spirituality and resilience through the lens of the Biblical Psalms. It explores how the Psalms help people through difficult times – times of personal and collective trauma – through conversations about personal story, field research, and theological reflection from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. Listeners might include clergy, seminarians, spiritual directors, hymnwriters, church musicians, mental health practitioners, anyone interested in the intersection between spirituality and lived experience.

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Kiran Wimberly

Kiran Young Wimberly is an American Presbyterian minister (PCUSA) and spiritual director living on the north coast of Northern Ireland.