Podcast #49: Oh… God

dd-itWhat is the role of religion in the modern family?  While most of us associate with a particular faith, in our over scheduled world religious practice is often substituted for any number of activities.  Does it matter?

The Reverend Chuck Treadwell, current rector of St. David’s Episcopal Church in Austin, joins us in studio to discuss faith and our families.  Father Chuck is also a husband and father of three older children.  In other words, his views are informed and battled tested.

Father Chuck attended seminary at the University of the South in Sewanee, TN and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Georgetown College.  Over the course of the last 25+ years Father Chuck has worked as a deacon, priest and rector at churches in Dallas, Waco and now Austin.  Much of his work has focused on the healthy development of teenagers and young adults.  With the time not committed to family and the priesthood, Father Chuck is an avid hunter, hiker, fisherman and guitar player.

Father Chuck shares his thoughts on the state of religion today, the benefits of religious practice for families, raising tolerant children within a particular faith, how to start or restart religious practice, considerations for families of mixed faiths, why the concept of the Sabbath matters more now than ever…and so much more!

Whether you are practicing or not, agnostic or an atheist, there is something in this discussion that can apply to your child rearing philosophy.

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Father Chuck and a recent catch.