I did a number of radio and podcast interviews for the launch of my memoir, RUINED, some of which are linked below. The first interview below, with Michelle McKormick, is more recent and was also the most in-depth. Michelle really engaged with that book!
I also had the opportunity to read the Epilogue of RUINED for the audio version, which you can buy on Audible or Amazon, so there’s a pic of me with the headphones. I got pretty nervous.
Just for fun I’ve linked a few paragraphs I recorded from my pilgrimage book, CHASING THE DIVINE IN THE HOLY LAND.
If you keep scrolling there are also a couple of sermons and video from a talk for “Safe Church Ministry.”
RADIO INTERVIEW with MICHELLE McKORMICK
“Sound Off West Michigan” (WJRW 1340 AM). Since Grand Rapids is the city where the “Heritage Hill Rape Robbers” were active in 1978, Michelle and I spent a lively hour discussing the crime that “ruined” me and the faith journey that followed. This aired on 9/28/17.
EXCERPTS from “Chasing the Divine in the Holy Land” (read by me, the author)
A SERMON on THE WOMAN AT THE WELL
I preached this sermon (on John 4:1-42) at First Presbyterian Church of New Canaan, CT. 3/19/17. There are a couple other sermons at my church’s website, where I preach weekly.
“FAITH CONVERSATIONS” A PODCAST with ANITA LUSTREA
Anita Lustrea and I discuss sexual violence, faith, and some big questions here. 8/29/16.
A PODCAST with THE ARC (Tyndale Publishers)
Joy Fabry and Adam Sabados interviewed me when my memoir “Ruined” launched. 8/26/16. If you’d rather read than listen, there’s a transcript here.
“A Church Response to Interpersonal Violence” 11/4/16
This was a joint presentation co-sponsored by Safe Church Ministry (CRC) and Calvin College’s Sexuality Series. My 15-minute story runs from minute 16 through 29.
“Peripatetic,” a sermon on pilgrimage (in a casual environment to close a retreat) 10/16/16
Texts: Hebrews 11:8-16, Acts 17:22-34, at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, McLean, VA