Redeemer S2E7 – Romans 12* with Christopher Russell

Holly, Adam, and Javier have a conversation with our good friend Christopher Russell–father, husband, and woodworker. In what’s probably a first for any podcast on Earth, we cover everything from learning the virtues of St. Joseph as carpenter, the 41 generations in the genealogy of Jesus, James Brown, Gloria Gayner, the Virgin Mary’s placenta, and raw chicken.


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00:01:02 – Introductions
00:01:03 – Christopher Russell
00:07:36 – Chris shares about St. Joseph
00:13:59 – Genealogy of Jesus Christ
00:16:57 – Carpenter and the flight to Egypt
00:25:50 – Dabbling in wood
00:28:53 – Romans 12*
00:30:13 – Patience and woodworking
00:32:04 – The Circle of Life, James Brown, and the Lion King
00:40:05 – Mary’s Placenta and Gloria Gayner
00:44:16 – Blueprints and Raw Chicken
00:50:41 – Wrapup

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Christopher Russell
Website | + EPISODES

Guest: Redeemer

Christopher Russell is an energy policy and program professional, a vagabond musician, and a Catholic by choice. He grew up in Montgomery and St. Mary's Counties in Maryland. He is a graduate of McGill University (B.A.) and the University of Maryland (M.A., MBA). Christopher lives in the Baltimore area with his wife and daughter in a 1915-vintage house that provides joy in excess of the do-it-yourself attention that it demands.

Adam Novotny
Director at MARIAN SERVANTS® of the Redeemer | | + EPISODES


I came, I saw, I drank.

Holly Novotny

Holly Novotny is a convert to the Catholic faith and a wife and mother. A Lifetime Marian Servant, Holly embraces a Rule of Life focused on holiness, obedience, and humble service. As a graduate of the Cenacle School of Spirituality, in affiliation with Franciscan University of Steubenville, she holds a Certificate of Spiritual Direction and accompanies others in their spiritual journey and through the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.

Javier Plumey
Founder at Numinous FM | Website | + EPISODES

Owner of Numinous FM, science fiction writer, worship leader, IT Architect, theorist, grammarian, iOS developer, move and shaker.