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Pray for Micah

Micah Chrisman

The Pray for Micah Podcast explores art, activism, spirituality, and our cosmic (in)significance. Micah Chrisman, a Midwest activist, ex-evangelical, and writer interviews various guests from all walks of life to learn how to become a better Human.

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Ep 12: "Why Are We Here?" w/ Evalyn Ngugi
09-06-2022
Ep 12: "Why Are We Here?" w/ Evalyn Ngugi
Micah hosts a new friend, Evalyn Ngugi, on the show and they delve into deep subjects, such as the nature of reality, the purpose of life, and how art connects us to the Divine. Evalyn Ngugi is a Kenyan-American poet and visual artist living in Kansas City, MO. Through her work, she tells the many stories that make up her life. The challenges she has faced along with the joys of everyday living. Whether it's paintings, photography, or poetry, she aims to capture the fullness of life in its many forms.
Ep 12: "Why Are We Here?" w/ Evalyn Ngugi
09-06-2022
Ep 12: "Why Are We Here?" w/ Evalyn Ngugi
Micah hosts a new friend, Evalyn Ngugi, on the show and they delve into deep subjects, such as the nature of reality, the purpose of life, and how art connects us to the Divine. Evalyn Ngugi is a Kenyan-American poet and visual artist living in Kansas City, MO. Through her work, she tells the many stories that make up her life. The challenges she has faced along with the joys of everyday living. Whether it's paintings, photography, or poetry, she aims to capture the fullness of life in its many forms.
Ep 11: "Environmental Advocacy" w/ Ben Carpenter
16-05-2022
Ep 11: "Environmental Advocacy" w/ Ben Carpenter
Micah hosts his close friend, Ben Carpenter, for Episode 11 of Pray for Micah. Ben is Groundwork Northeast Revitalization Group’s Climate Safe Neighborhoods Outreach Coordinator. In his role, Ben explores and communicates the relationship between the climate crisis and institutionalized racism, builds the capacity of residents to self-advocate for the equitable distribution of resources, and helps to organize residents to intervene in policy and planning systems.
Ep 10: "Repairing Harm and Uplifting Our Fellow Human" w/ Josiah Duff
05-04-2022
Ep 10: "Repairing Harm and Uplifting Our Fellow Human" w/ Josiah Duff
In Episode 10 of #PrayforMicahPod, Micah hosts Josiah Duff. As a part-time pastor, Josiah is interested in apologetics, philosophy, economics, personal development, film, music, and art. He’s an aspiring writer, speaker, and Christian hip-hop artist. In this discussion, they explore reparations for Black Americans, social justice within the Gospel, and of course being homeschoolers.
Ep 9: "Creating Welcoming Communities" w/ Tony Beyer
23-03-2022
Ep 9: "Creating Welcoming Communities" w/ Tony Beyer
Micah had the honor of hosting Pastor Tony Beyer for Episode 9 of #PrayForMicahPod. As a reverently irreverent queer minister, Tony shares his faith journey from being an atheist to fostering his own progressive Christian communities. Tony is always looking for moments of humor, subversion, and reflection and we get all three in this interview. Tony Beyer IG: @reverentlyirreverent Pray for Micah Podcast links: linktr.ee/mjchrisman
Ep 8: "Exploring Creative Processes" w/ Andrew Sexton
08-03-2022
Ep 8: "Exploring Creative Processes" w/ Andrew Sexton
Micah hosts his long-time friend, Andrew Sexton, who is a graphic designer and printmaker. After living and working in the Southwest for over 7 years, Andrew recently moved back to the Midwest—to Kansas City, MO, specifically—in hopes of growing further as a local artist. In this episode, Micah and Andrew explore their creative processes and share life experiences that have influenced their work.
Ep 7: "The Complexities of Our Inner Universe" w/ Sarah Pickrell
22-02-2022
Ep 7: "The Complexities of Our Inner Universe" w/ Sarah Pickrell
Micah hosts Sarah Pickrell in Episode 7 of #PrayForMicahPod where they discuss their sacred practices, personal struggles with behavioral addictions, and creating an economy of love and acceptance. Sarah is a Kansas City artist, spiritual director and yoga practitioner: three distinct practices but all centered on engaging our senses and connecting more deeply with ourselves and the world around us.
Ep 6: "Breaking Socialization Processes" w/ Nick Pickrell
26-01-2022
Ep 6: "Breaking Socialization Processes" w/ Nick Pickrell
In Episode 6, Micah is joined by Kansas City's favorite Nick "Pick" Pickrell, who is a local activist, pastor, and performer. Nick is the founder and organizer of The Open Table, a progressive Christian church in midtown that seeks to be a place of peace and reconciliation in a city divided. They talk about antiracism work, church trauma, punk music, Chinese buffets and spirituality.
Ep 5: "Resisting the Urge to Trample" w/ Sean East
10-01-2022
Ep 5: "Resisting the Urge to Trample" w/ Sean East
In Episode 5, Micah hosts Sean East and they explore consciousness, the human tendency to consume and cause destruction, and of course, sexy bass players. Sean East is a sensitive, overly detailed (to a fault), and hardworking individual who cherishes connection and vulnerability with other people above most things. In his career, he specializes as a gaffer in lighting applications for film productions and enjoys the social atmosphere of working on a set. At home he is a writer, full time thinker/feeler and musician who spends a lot of time dreaming about the release of his next projects that have been years in the works. He's also a fan of good food, emotions, and spending time outdoors.
Ep 4: "Restoring Our Humanity" w/ Nathaniel Bozarth
12-12-2021
Ep 4: "Restoring Our Humanity" w/ Nathaniel Bozarth
In Episode 4, Micah hosts Nathaniel Bozarth, a local historian, anti-racist creative, and data scientist. They explore the traumas of White Supremacy, Christian hegemony, and shame culture, as well as discuss ways for restoring our collective Humanity.
Ep 3: "Timeline of Your Life" w/ Nika Cotton
15-11-2021
Ep 3: "Timeline of Your Life" w/ Nika Cotton
Nika Cotton is the owner of Soulcentricitea Tea Room on Troost in Kansas City, MO. She decided to start a socially-conscious business in 2020 that is grounded in womanist practices and activism. Her mission is to provide hope, healing, and restoration to the community. In this episode, Micah and Nika discuss their writing projects, community work, and overall hopes and dreams within the timeline of their lives.
Pray for Micah Podcast Teaser
02-11-2021
Pray for Micah Podcast Teaser
In this Pray for Micah teaser, Micah tells us how he first learned about masturbation at a church function
Ep 1: "Body Acceptance & Spiritual Transformations" w/ Josh Casey
01-11-2021
Ep 1: "Body Acceptance & Spiritual Transformations" w/ Josh Casey
In this debut #Pray4Micah podcast episode, Micah hosts Josh Casey, author of Tracking Desire: A Memoir(ish) Walk Through Faith, Failure, and Finding God Under My Feet. They discuss body image, faith, activism, and also some memories for how they met.
Ep 2: "The Burning Church" w/ Josh Casey
01-11-2021
Ep 2: "The Burning Church" w/ Josh Casey
In this pt. 2 interview, Micah and Josh Casey dive more in depth into Josh's spiritual journey and his divergence from the institutional Church. They explore themes in his book, Tracking Desire: A Memoir(ish) Walk Through Faith, Failure, and Finding God Under My Feet, and also hear our first "Pray for Micah Story".