Desert Rain Community Radio
David Morrison & Dorian Mason
David Morrison and Dorian Mason discuss Desert Rain Community, ideas and principles around Christian spirituality, and people having an instrumental influence on community living.
May 20 2021
Trailer - Road to Desert Rain
Trailer for the new series - Road to Desert Rain
Aug 2 2022
#66 - Pathways to Presence: Submission
David and Dorian sit down and discuss the idea of submission around spiritual growth, the good and bad. We also look at why this might be useful in a modern context.
Jun 28 2022
#65 - Pathways to Presence: Solitude
David and Dorian sit down and continue the Pathways to Presence series focusing on solitude. How solitude has shaped their spiritual life, and how it has evolved over the last several years.
Jun 21 2022
The Many Lives of David Riefenberg
In this episode David Riefenberg joins Dorian for a conversation about his life, starting in Colorado. His many lives as a musician, follower of Christ, pastor, and eventually evolving to what his life looks like today as a Life Coach here in El Paso.
Jun 14 2022
Jonathan Steele: Road to Puerto Vallarta
Jonathan Steele joins Dorian to discuss his time growing up at Desert Rain, going to university at New Mexico State, and some challenges that he has faced that eventually inspired him to move to Puerto Vallarta.
Jun 7 2022
#64 - Walking Through Walls of Fire
David and Dorian build off episode 49 "Shaping a Creative Life", and look at a practical side of creativity. How do we move through anxiety that might seem as a "Walls of Fire". Thank you to everyone that has given to the Kickstarter for the book of poetry. kick.drcrpod.com is the link to follow if you would like to give or share with your friends.
May 31 2022
#63 - Pathways to Presence: Simplicity
David and Dorian continue their Pathways to Presence series and simplicity is the focus of today's discussion. How it has manifested in their life, and how it has evolved over time. Thanks again for the Kickstarter support, and feel free to check in on it at kick.drcrpod.com
May 24 2022
#62 - Mental Health & Mystics
David and Dorian discuss the state of mental health in regards to the Christian community and how it is handled. Their conversation also explored some of the historical saints and how they may have struggled with mental illness.
May 17 2022
#61 - Beyond a Safe Place
David and Dorian discuss the Iona Creed. Its history and influence on David's life as well as its important symbolic and physical connection to Desert Rain. Kickstarter Link - you to everyone that has backed the Kickstarter campaign. Since we hit our financial goal, we are hoping to use the rest of the time as a preorder tool. If you are interested in getting a print of the first edition please consider giving at the $25 tier. Also, please pass the link along to anyone that is a lover of poetry, the desert, or both.
May 10 2022
#60 - Desert Haiku
David Morrison has a big announcement. He is releasing a book of Haiku poetry later this year. This episode highlights a PechaKucha event David did a couple of months ago, we added some intro and outro thoughts and will be launching a kickstarter to help us with the funding of the book. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org David's PechaKucha -
May 3 2022
Jonathan Klassen: Road to Desert Rain
Jonathan Klassen joins Dorian to tell about his time growing up in Canada and Texas, his spiritual upbringing as a Mennonite and continued evolution, and eventually landing in El Paso with his wife Abby and baby Luna.
Apr 26 2022
#59 - Pathways to Presence: Study
David and Dorian discuss the concept of study and scholarship when it comes to a spiritual life. What has worked for them and help to continue down the pathway to presence?
Apr 19 2022
#58 - Tales of a Grassroots Christianity
Steve Alvarez joins David and Dorian to discuss his life, becoming a christian, being a head pastor, and all the ups and downs associated with each.
Apr 12 2022
Abby Carl-Klassen: Road to Desert Rain
Dorian sits down with Abby Carl-Klassen and they discuss her spiritual life as a kid and young adult, her attending UTEP, travels, and eventually landing as part of the community with her husband Jonathan and baby Luna. And a link to her book of Poetry "Ain't Country Like You" -
Apr 5 2022
#57 - Longing & Belonging
David and Dorian are joined by surprise guest Bill Helm from last month's Numinous Space episodes. We unpack this idea of belonging, and the feeling of longing to belong. The importance of both in forming meaningful relationships and community.
Mar 29 2022
#56 - Pathways to Presence: Fasting
David and Dorian discuss the practice of fasting from a spiritual perspective and share some practical things that have helped them through out the years.
Mar 22 2022
#55 - In Search of a Monastic Life
David and Dorian discuss monasticism, historically and what it looks like in modern times. We also unpack monastic vows, and the great impact taking vows had on David's life.
Mar 15 2022
#54 - Overcoming the Religious Ego
David and Dorian sit down and talk about the "inner Pharisee" or the religious ego that sets on a self-righteous mountain that can eventually evolve into our community or people around us.
Mar 8 2022
#53 - Numinous Space: Part 2
David Morrison and I continue our conversation with Bill Helm, and get into more specifics of the structures he envisioned while doing his research and the meaning of them.
Mar 1 2022
#52 - Numinous Space: Part 1
David and Dorian are joined by Bill Helm, an architect in El Paso, and we explore this idea of sacred spaces and how they can be cultivated.
Feb 22 2022
#51 - Pathways to Presence: Prayer
David and Dorian discuss prayer. As the 2nd part of this year's Pathways to Presence, we look at the evolution of prayer in our lives and how we have used different types of prayer during our life on this path called Life.