Family. You can’t choose them. But ancestry is important — and we have ancestral pieces to other parts of our lives, as well. For example, we have an ancestry to our vocational lives — whether as footballer, coach, or chaplain there are people who have helped shape and form who we are today. In a similar way we have a spiritual heritage, a spiritual ancestry that is important to consider. Who are the people who have had an impact on your faith journey? Who has impacted your view on God and this world?
In today’s From the Touchline episode, Rev Brad reflects on ancestry of these different types and encourages a practice of reflecting on the people (and even events) that have shaped — both positively and negatively — our families, our work lives and our spiritual ancestry, as well.
Notable outside resources mentioned in today’s podcast:
Resource #1: Fredrick Buechner, quote on vocation found in Wishful Thinking
Resource #2: Anthony Hudson podcast Masterminds, 17 October with Tom Bates
From the Touchline is a short-feature (usually 10 min) podcast with Rev Brad Kenney, Founder and Executive Director of Soccer Chaplains United and Volunteer Chaplain to the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. Rev Brad and occasional guests touch on various issues around the topics of faith, family, and football (soccer).
Don’t forget that you can listen in our app, SoccChaplain, in the Apple and Google store.