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Caspar McCloud is an Author, Musician, and Pastor at Upperroom Fellowship.  His first book was his inspiring autobiography entitled, Nothing is Impossible, which includes his testimony of turning from the glittery, rock star world to wholeheartedly following Christ as a result of his long-term friendship with Phil Keaggy. His second book, What Was I Thinking published by Destiny Image deals with the spiritual roots of disease and the science of epigenetics, which is the science of how thought affects physiology, through the lens of the Bible. Exposing the Spirit of Self Pity, continues that theme, focusing on the deleterious effects of self-pity. The Shroud of Turin Speaks for Itself co-written with Simon Brown reached the #1 spot on Amazon. His newest book, Unmasking the Future was just released in October.

McCloud also hosts an Internet radio show each Thursday entitled, “Spiritual Encounters”, that has included such guests as Jean Watson, Cheri Keaggy, L A Marzulli, Gary Stearman, Daniel Kolenda and others. He is currently Senior Pastor at The Upper Room Fellowship in Ball Ground, GA. He lives in Canton, GA with his beloved wife, Joan, near his two grown children Hayley and Derek, with his dog Lizzie, and his horse, Mr. Bob.


In This Episode:

      • Taking your thoughts captive – Epigenetics – The science of how thought affects physiology
      • His new musical project “Communion
      • The influence of Phil Keaggy on his music and his faith
      • Did Jimi Hendrix really say that Phil Keaggy was the greatest guitar player in the world?
      • The Shroud of Turin and Caspar’s claim that there is scientific proof of its authenticity

Follow Caspar:
Website: www.theupperroomfellowship.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pastor.c.mccloud
Twitter: @PastorCaspar


WEBSITE AUDIO BONUS: Extra discussion on end time prophecies, aliens, and The King James Bible.

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For as long as singer/songwriter Staci Frenes can remember, music has been her saving grace and the unmistakable key to self-discovery. A lifelong love of words and music has led Staci to cultivate songs and stories into something strong and beautiful and brave.  This UC-Berkeley graduate, mom and former English teacher has enjoyed successes she hadn’t dared to dream. Her acoustic folk-pop songs have inspired not only audiences at her concerts all over the country, but millions of viewers on major network shows such as The Biggest Loser, America’s Next Top Model, All My Children and Nashville as well as in nationally released feature films.


On Today’s Show We Discuss:

  • Staci’s newest CD Unpathed Waters, Undreamed Shores.
  • The story behind the hauntingly contradictory song “Storms” (it is fantastic)
  • The passion behind her book Flourish
  • How her life was changed by an invitation by her P.E teacher to a Young Life Christian Camp
  • Her questioning of the “goodness” of God.

Follow Staci:
Website: www.stacifrenes.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/stacifrenes
Twitter: twitter.com/stacifrenes
Instagram: www.instagram.com/stacifrenes


Staci’s Unpathed Waters, Undreamed Shores and Flourish are available on Amazon.com

 

Staci’s latest CD, Unpathed Waters, Undreamed Shores is a collection of songs about navigating the messy, unpredictable waters of change. Her most vulnerable and honest songwriting to date, the album reflects a season of big life changes including deep personal losses and the ever-shifting roles of career and parenting.
Held together loosely by the imagery of moving waters, the songs as a whole convey both an unflinching honesty about the inevitability of suffering and a hopeful optimism about the transformation it brings.

 

Staci’s creativity and passion for encouraging others led her to write Flourish, a conversational, inspiring collection of stories and insights about how to cultivate a life in which our unique gifts find their full expression. Staci shares her journey of discovering her God-designed purpose, and also that of people across the creative spectrum—from homemakers to professional artists—who use their talents in generous and life-giving ways.
Intricate, authentic and hopeful, Staci Frenes continues to cultivate truth that resonates in every aspect of life…through music, speaking and writing… she is confident that the process can be as beautiful as the finish.

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