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Join two ordinary pilgrims as they stumble through the post-Christendom wilderness, looking for signs of hope.

Join two ordinary pilgrims as they stumble through the post-Christendom wilderness, looking for signs of hope.
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Join two ordinary pilgrims as they stumble through the post-Christendom wilderness, looking for signs of hope.

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English


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Danielle Shroyer - Original Blessing (N170)

4/9/2018
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Danielle Shroyer believes that more than any other idea, the doctrine of original sin has "slowly eroded our understanding of our relationship with God". Not only that, she believes it is unbiblical, and was rejected by Judaism and many Christian traditions, such as the Eastern Orthodox Church. So we ask Danielle how she understands sin, separation, and our relationship with God. Her answer? Original Blessing. If you want more from Nomad, check out our website, and follow us on Facebook and...

Duration:01:27:29

Malcolm Guite - Poems on the Passion

3/27/2018
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Poet and priest Malcolm Guite helps us mark the death and resurrection of Jesus with poems from his series on the stations of the cross, and with his reflections on the Messianic Event. Nomad's David Blower responds to Malcolm’s poetry and thought in sound and song, and Kate Blower brings the Easter readings. Malcolm’s poems are published in the book Sounding the Seasons. We produce devotionals like this every month as bonus content for our supporters. So if you're interested in helping...

Duration:00:30:13

Thomas Oord - The God Who Can't (N168)

3/1/2018
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Professor Thomas Oord has spent years wrestling with the problem of evil. Why, if God is all powerful and all loving, is there so much evil in the world? This question has brought Thomas to the edge of his faith. In recent years, though, he has begun to consider a radical solution. Perhaps God can't stop evil? As shocking as this sounds, Thomas is careful to show how biblical this idea is, and just how much it looks like Jesus. Tune in for a mind bending episode! If you want more from...

Duration:01:28:03

Georgia May - Can Radical Hospitality be Too Radical? (N167)

2/22/2018
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Georgia May's parents had an open-door policy. Literally. Most of the time the front door of their home was left open, so that people would feel welcome at any time. Consequently, Georgia grew up with a house full of people who's didn't feel they had a family of their own. This radical approach to hospitality led to many lives being transformed. But Georgia also knows first hand what can happen when radical hospitality goes wrong. So we ask her, when is radical too radical? If you want...

Duration:01:24:01

Jayme Reaves - Safeguarding the Stranger (N166)

2/9/2018
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Jayme Reaves grew up in a home and a church that weren't safe environments. This later led to a passion to study and experience true hospitality. Through her study of church history and her experiences in the former Yugoslavia and Northern Ireland, she discovered that the hospitality we're called to goes way beyond simply welcoming the stranger. Instead we're called to protect the stranger. Tune in for an enlightening and challenging conversation. If you want more from Nomad, check out...

Duration:01:21:00

Brad Jersak - The Orthodox Way (N165)

1/24/2018
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Brad Jersak was in town recently, so we took the opportunity to quiz him about why his faith journey led him to the Eastern Orthodox Church. Despite many Western Christians being only vaguely aware of this ancient Christian tradition, it is increasingly influencing our beliefs. So we ask Brad, could the Orthodox Church be a home for spiritual nomads? If you want more from Nomad, check out our website, and follow us on Facebook and twitter If you're looking for other people to share this...

Duration:01:35:46

John Swinton - Becoming Friends of Time (N164)

1/9/2018
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John Swinton is a Scottish theologian and founder of the University of Aberdeen's Centre for Spirituality, Health and Disability. After years of work as a mental health nurse, John became an academic in order to process all that he'd learnt. And my word has he learnt a lot! His book Dementia: Living in the Memories of God, and Becoming Friends of Time are packed full of fascinating and vital insights about what we must learn from people with disabilities about what it means to be human...

Duration:01:17:55

Elaine Storkey & Rowan Williams - Advent 04: At the Margins

12/22/2017
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Here's the final part of our four-part Advent Devotional series. This time philosopher and theologian Elaine Storkey reflects on Advent in the context of those on the margins. Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams finishes the Advent readings, and David Benjamin Blower closes things out with his unique style of music and songs. If you want more Nomad Devotionals, you're in luck as we produce one a month. Head over to our Patreon page for more information. If you want more from...

Duration:00:17:15

Elaine Storkey & Rowan Williams - Advent 03: Good News to the Poor

12/15/2017
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It's week three of our four-part Advent Devotional series. This time philosopher and theologian Elaine Storkey considers how Advent might be Good News to the Poor. Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams continues to work his way through the Advent readings, with the help of Kate Blower. And David Benjamin Blower continues to bring the music and song. So good! If you want more from Nomad, check out our website, and follow us on Facebook and twitter If you're looking for other...

Duration:00:16:20

Elaine Storkey & Rowan Williams - Advent 02: Peace Across Borders

12/9/2017
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Here's the second part of our four-part Advent Devotional series. This time philosopher and theologian Elaine Storkey bases her reflection around the idea of Peace Across Borders. Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams again brings the readings along with Kate Blower, and David Benjamin Blower brings the music and songs. If you want more from Nomad, check out our website, and follow us on Facebook and twitter If you're looking for other people to share this journey with, then...

Duration:00:16:50

Elaine Storkey & Rowan Williams - Advent 01: Liberation

12/2/2017
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If you're one of our Patreon supporters, you'll already be familiar with our Nomad Devotionals. Every month we ask a guest to reflect on a topic, and we unpack it with music, song, readings, and prayers. For Advent we thought we produce a four-part Devotional and make it available to everyone. So for the next four Sundays you can expect a reflection from feminist philosopher and theologian Dr. Elaine Storkey, and the former archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams will be...

Duration:00:22:41

Dave Randall - Songs that Change Society (N159)

11/23/2017
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Dave Randall has played guitar for some huge acts, including Faithless, Dido and Sinead O'Connor. As he's reflected on his career and the industry he's been a part of, he has begun to see the huge potential of music to change society. This prompted him to write the excellent book Sound System: The Political Power of Music. So if you're interested in pondering how the songs we sing might help us not just love God, but also love our neighbour, then tune in! If you want more from Nomad,...

Duration:01:41:41

Muhanad Al Qaisy - Palestinians and Ploughshares (N158)

11/9/2017
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Muhanad Al Qaisy's grandfather, grandmother and seven children were driven from their home in Palestine and into a refugee camp in 1948. Nearly 70 years later, the family is still struggling to make a life in the same camp. So we ask Muhanad what he sees as signs of hope. If you want more from Nomad, check out our website, and follow us on Facebook and twitter If you're looking for other people to share this journey with, then register on our Listener Map, and see if any other nomads are...

Duration:01:27:44

Nick Spencer - Doing Good: The Future of the Church? (N157)

10/23/2017
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Well, this is it, Dave Ward's final episode. After six years of podcasting, he's decided to go on to other things (probably something to do with horses...). In his final episode, we're chatting with Nick Spencer, the Director of Research at These Think Tank, and author of The Evolution of the West: How Christianity Has Shaped Our Values. And we're asking him, what difference has Christianity really made to society, and what indications are there that it has a hopeful future? If you want...

Duration:01:14:24

Ruth Dearnley, Julia Pugh, Hannah Flint - Stop the Traffik (N156)

10/9/2017
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A recent report into human trafficking revealed that the problem is significantly worse than previously thought. In fact, it is believed that in the UK alone, every large town and city will have trafficked people in it who are effectively enslaved, and many of us are unwittingly coming into contact with trafficked people every day. So we speak with three people - Ruth Dearnley, Julia Pugh and Hannah Flint - committed to finding signs of hope in this seemingly bleak situation. For more...

Duration:01:24:23

Elizabeth Edman - Queer Virtue (N155)

9/22/2017
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Elizabeth Edman believes she has learnt more from the LGBTQ community about what it means to be a Christian, than she has from the Church. Why? Well, she believes the church has forgotten what it means to be scandalous, to struggle for identity and to expand its boundaries to include the marginalised. And so the Church needs to learn from the gay community - and other marginalised groups - that have embraced these virtues. Tune into the podcast for an insightful and challenging...

Duration:01:16:16

Malcolm Guite - Finding God with the Poetic Imagination (N154)

9/8/2017
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Malcolm Guite is a poet, priest and theologian. Years of inhabiting these roles has led him to the belief that we're relying far too much on reason and thought in the formation of our faith, and are overlooking the significance of the 'poetic imagination'. He believes that we can find deep truth in the imagination and that poetry can bring our faith alive in a way that nothing else can. It's a fascinating and hope-filled conversation! If you want more from Nomad, check out our website,...

Duration:01:30:17

Walter Brueggemann - Kingdom vs. Money? (N153)

8/23/2017
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I know, we only just interviewed Walter Brueggemann! But he's just brought a book out entitled Money and Possessions and we've still got unresolved questions after our chat with Justin Welby on that subject. So why not spend another hour in the digital presence of one of the great biblical scholars of out time?! And as you'd expect, it was an hour chock-full of wisdom and insight. If you want more from Nomad, check out our website, and follow us on Facebook and twitter If you're looking...

Duration:01:29:33

Walter Brueggemann - Sabbath as Resistance (N152)

8/10/2017
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Walter Brueggemann is widely considered to be one of the most influential theologians of our time. So who better to help us get a handle on the idea of the Sabbath. Especially as he wrote the fascinating and insightful Sabbath as Resistance. That's right, Sabbath is so much more than simply taking a day off, it's an intentional and creative act of resistance. If you want more from Nomad, check out our website, and follow us on Facebook and twitter If you're looking for other people to...

Duration:01:06:50

Shane Claiborne - A Faith Not Worth Fighting For (N151)

7/24/2017
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Shane Claiborne has been an inspiration to many ever since his book The Irresistible Revolution came out, with its 'What if Jesus really meant what he said' message. For the last 20 years Shane has been trying to live out Jesus's message in a deprived area of Philadelphia, where he founded the new monastic community, The Simple Way. This journey has led him to a commitment to non-violence, 'from womb to tomb', which has been tested on many occasions. So tune in for a challenging and...

Duration:01:26:17

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