Upcoming Events

Chronic Illness from a Whole-Person, Intersectional Lens

June 3-5, 2021

Workshop at the Christian Community Health Conference for those involved in domestic, missional health care.

Sunday Sermon

June 27, 2021, 9 am CST

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Evanston

Invite Liuan to your event!

She weaves storytelling, theology, and socio-cultural analysis to deliver talks that are soulful, informed, and approachable. She also offers embodied prayer workshops (see below).

Sample Talks

  • What Is Healing When You Don’t Get Better?
  • Becoming a Church of Wounded Healers
  • Faithfully Navigating Conventional and Alternative Medicine
  • Women: Uniquely Vulnerable to Pain, Uniquely Permeable to God
  • Connecting with God through our Bodies

Embodied Prayer Workshops

These 1-2 hour workshops connect participants to how God is present in their bodies.

Through a combination of gentle breathing exercises and guided movement (including some yoga poses – accessible to all abilities) Liuan guides participants to pay attention to what our bodies are saying, and use that information to process our experiences.

Contact Liuan to inquire about hosting an embodied prayer workshop as part of your church or small group retreat.

Past Events

Writing Spiritual Stories

April 8, 2021

Authors Liuan Huska, Stina Kielsmeier-Cook, and Katie Langston invite you to discover the power of spiritual storytelling in this interactive workshop.

Rethinking Embodiment

March 23, 2021

Liuan joined Asian American Christian Collaborative VP Michelle Reyes and Chandra Crane, author of Mixed Blessing, to discuss Asian women’s experiences, intersectionality, and what wholeness could mean for people at the margins.

Where are the Women? Conference

February 24, 2021

Presentation to the Wheaton College community on women’s relationship to our bodies. Do our bodies belong to us? Where do our bodies belong?

The Delgado Podcast

January 30, 2021

On faith struggles, trauma, anxiety, and being “that person” who always needs prayer in church.

Love is Stronger than Fear Podcast

January 25, 2021

Amy Julia Becker and Liuan discuss the question, “Where is God when the pain won’t stop?”

Holistic Ease Podcast

January 25, 2021

Erin Oberlander, owner of Prairie Aromatherapy, talks with Liuan about what she learned after seeking countless conventional and alternative treatments for pain.

Conversation with Sharon Garlough Brown

January 21, 2021

How do we know God’s presence when the suffering is chronic and unending? How does who God is change for us as we walk through the spiritual and emotional abyss? Liuan talks with the beloved author of the Sensible Shoes series and Shades of Light book.

Radio Interview with Carmen LaBerge

January 14, 2020

On our mixed-up theologies of the body, our hope of resurrected bodies, and living alongside loved ones in pain. The interview starts at 22:24.

The Heal Podcast

Dec 21, 2020

Tera Bradham, author of Swimming for Victory who runs the Heal ministry for chronic pain sufferers, talks with Liuan about Hurting Yet Whole.

Handle with Care Podcast

Dec 13, 2020

Liesel Mertes, a workplace empathy consultant and podcast host, talks with Liuan about the “Fix-it Frank” mentality, and how chronic illness is not a problem to be fixed.