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Controversy is a multimedia conversation about faith and feelings. The Podcast is hosted by author & artist, Brandon T. Bailey. It contains honest conversations about the tension between faith & mental health along with interviews with mental health professionals, pastors, people of faith, educators & regular people trying to answer the question, “What is the future of faith & feelings?” The 24 episode podcast season contains 2 bi-weekly episodes. The first episode is a topical conversation with Brandon T. Bailey. The other episode features an engaging interview with influential voices.

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Be Mindful of the Second Arrow w/ Allison Carmichael

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Be Mindful of the Second Arrow w/ Allison Carmichael
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Allison Carmichael Bio Allison Carmichael has served in public education over the last twenty years as teacher, assistant principal and principal.  Through her tenure she has experienced serious work related stress.  In 2017, she began a journey learning about mindfulness for which she was able to build a skill set experiencing tremendous benefits.  As all …

Feelings are Key Ingredients in Your Faith w /Dr. Lesley-Ann Brown-Henderson

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Feelings are Key Ingredients in Your Faith w /Dr. Lesley-Ann Brown-Henderson
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This episode addresses the importance of understanding the power of “now”. It is one thing to be cognisant of the past and proactive towards the future, but excessive energy in either direction tends to cause you to neglect what is currently happening in your life. In addition, it also blocks your opportuThis episode addresses the …

Father I Stretch my Hands to Thee

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Father I Stretch my Hands to Thee
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In this episode, Brandon opens up to the #TSStrong community about the challenges that came with learning how to parent his oldest child who is diagnosed with Autism. Engaging in the “honest” process of learning to understand all aspects of any challenge that you may be facing at times may be the toughest part of …

Is the Best Teacher Life or Religion w/ Amber Bolden

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Is the Best Teacher Life or Religion w/ Amber Bolden
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This episode addresses the need for clinical engagement within the church to assist its community with recovery from the effects of trauma. Our special guest, Amber Bolden, offers a critical look into the controversial struggle between turning towards spiritual guidance vs clinical treatment, and that choosing one or the other does not mean that you …

Them Changes

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Them Changes
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This episode addresses the feelings and emotions that occur when a person of faith is caught in between the points of trauma and healing. The journey that occurs can undoubtedly cause additional levels of stress and trauma in and of itself, and it is important to learn how to navigate that journey in the healthiest …

Freedom is Found in Good Health w/ Adam Farmer

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Freedom is Found in Good Health w/ Adam Farmer
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In part 2 of episode 2, we get an opportunity to sit down with Adam Farmer again as he provides insight on his journey of experiencing trauma, rediscovering his true purpose, the importance of good health, and the pursuit of FREEDOM. He advises us to understand that the failures in our lives ultimately teach us …

Controversy - A Mental Health Talk

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Controversy - A Mental Health Talk
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In this episode we take a look at the importance of one’s mental health in depth. Statistics taken from a 2018 analysis show that 1 in 5 United States citizens were experiencing mental illness on one level of the spectrum, and 1 in 25 citizens experienced severe mental illness. Most youth have experienced some form …

Rediscovering Purpose w/ Adam Farmer

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Rediscovering Purpose w/ Adam Farmer
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In part 1 of this episode, we get an opportunity to sit down with a man who has truly learned to rediscover his purpose in life. Adam Farmer provides insight on his journey of experiencing trauma, rediscovering his true purpose, the importance of good health, and the pursuit of FREEDOM. He advises us to understand …

It's Been Awhile

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It's Been Awhile
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In this episode we talk about the revelation of 38! As Brandon celebrates his birthday, he speaks about the earth shaking impact of the Season of Loss. In one year (2014), he experienced his father’s passing, the loss of a pregnancy, financial hardship and other traumatic events. All of this reshaped the man he knew …

The Controversy Project

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The Controversy Project
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In this episode, the #TSStrong community is formally introduced to the visionary of the Controversy Project, Brandon T. Bailey. It was important that viewers and supporters receive a clear understanding of the roots this project and the true purpose of his journey.  Vision, Ordained Gifts, and Purpose can provide positive cultivation in our lives. People …

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