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Glennon Doyle - Re-Release

9/18/2018
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Guest Info/Bio: A re-release of one of our absolute favorite episodes from our first season. This is an interview with Glennon Doyle from back in 2016 after the release of her incredible book (that is now being made into a movie), “Love Warrior.” Glennon is the author of New York Times bestselling memoir “Carry On, Warrior” and “Love Warrior.” She is also the founder of Momastery, an online community reaching millions of people each week. She is the creator and president of Together Rising -...

Duration:01:22:26

Ep 81 - Lillian Daniel "Tired of Apologizing for a Church I Don't Belong To"

9/5/2018
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Guest Info/Bio: This week we speak with the incredible…the amazing…Reverend Lillian Daniel! Lillian is a preacher, teacher and writer in Iowa. While she has taught preaching at a number of schools, including Chicago Theological Seminary and Yale Divinity School, she can’t be held responsible for everyone who falls asleep in church. Her new book, Tired of Apologizing for a Church I Don't Belong To is generating international conversation about the changing religious landscape. It continues...

Duration:01:23:19

Ep 80 - Dr. Stephen Hinshaw "The Stigma & Hope of Mental Illness"

8/21/2018
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Guest Info/Bio: This week we cover a topic that is very important to us. We had the privilege of speaking with Dr. Stephen Hinshaw about the nature of stigma and mental health. Dr. Hinshaw grew up in our hometown of Columbus, Ohio and attended Harvard and UCLA. A professor of Psychology (UC Berkley) and Psychiatry (UC San Francisco), he is an international presence in clinical psychology/mental health, with over 320 articles/chapters and 12 books. He received the Distinguished Teaching Award...

Duration:01:18:35

Ep 49 - ft. Rob Bell "What is the Bible?"

6/28/2017
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Guest Info/Bio: This week we try to redeem ourselves from our infamous Rob Bell “fanboy” episode and are somewhat successful! We had the pleasure of recording live with Rob in Dayton, Ohio on the last top of his bookstore tour. Rob had a lot of great stuff to say about his brand new bestselling book, “What is the Bible?: How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters, and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel About Everything.” We dive into how we read the bible, how it’s still relevant...

Duration:01:28:29

Ep 48 - Saumya Arya Haas "Hinduism and ultimate concern"

6/21/2017
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Guest Info/Bio: This week we cap off our series on religious pluralism with our guest, Saumya Arya Haas. Saumya is the Digital Outreach Coordinator for Agape Editions, an imprint of Sundress Publications. She was an early adopter of Social Media for interfaith and social outreach and has been nominated as a Twin Cities Titan in Social Media. While pursuing her Religious Studies degree at Harvard University, she founded Headwaters/Delta Interfaith, which facilitated interfaith/intergroup...

Duration:01:18:49

Ep 47 - Rabbi David Wolpe "Why Faith Matters"

6/13/2017
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Guest Info/Bio: This week we continue our series on religious pluralism with the incredible Rabbi David Wolpe. Rabbi Wolpe is the Max Webb senior Rabbi of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles, California. He’s been named one of the most influential rabbis in America by Newsweek Magazine and one of the 50 most influential Jews in the world by the Jerusalem Post. He’s taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York, The American Jewish University in Lose Angeles, Hunter College, and...

Duration:01:08:32

Ep 46 - Sumbul Ali-Karamali "The Muslim Next Door"

6/7/2017
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Guest Info/Bio: This week we kick off our series on religious pluralism with the incredible Sumbul bol Ali-Karmali! Sumbul grew up in Southern California in an ethnically Asian Family. She earned her undergraduate degree in English, with Distinction, from Stanford University. After working as an editor in a publishing company, she attended law school and graduated with her J.D. from the University of California Davis. She practiced corporate law in San Francisco for several years. Although...

Duration:01:18:16

Ep 45 - NT Wright "The Day The Revolution Began..."

5/25/2017
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Guest Info/Bio: This week we welcome back one of our personal heroes Archbishop N.T. Wright! N.T. Wright is the former bishop of Durham in the Church of England and one of the world’s leading Bible scholars. He is now serving as the Chair of New Testament and Early Christianity at the School of Divinity at the University of St. Andrews. For twenty years he taught New Testament studies at Cambridge, McGill and Oxford Universities. As being both one of the world’s leading Bible scholars and a...

Duration:01:07:16

Ep 44 - Jay Bakker "Grace in the Shadows"

5/10/2017
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Guest Info/Bio: This week we welcome Jay “Freakin’” Bakker to the show! Jay is a pastor, author, speaker, and theologian who co-founded Revolution Church back in 1994. We talk about our mutual love of Pete Rollins, the Christian rock festivals of the 90s, and other fun topics. Guest Selected Works: Son of a Preacher Man: My Search for Grace in the Shadows; Fall to Grace: A Revolution of God, Self & Society; and Faith, Doubt, and Other Lines I’ve Crossed: Walking with the Unknown God. Guest...

Duration:01:14:00

Ep 43 - Paul Janeway of St. Paul and The Broken Bones

4/25/2017
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Guest Info/Bio: This week we welcome Paul Janeway! Paul is the lead singer of St. Paul and The Broken Bones, the incredible six-piece soul band from Birmingham, Alabama. We talk about music, faith, race, art, books, and everything in-between. You don’t want to miss their live show if they happen to be coming to a town near you! For tour dates go to the show link on their website. Guest Links: www.stpaulandthebrokenbones.com Facebook: @St.PaulandTheBrokenBones Twitter: @StP_BrokenBones...

Duration:01:03:01

Ep 42 - Diana Butler Bass "Grounded"

4/11/2017
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Guest Info/Bio: This week we welcome Dr. Diana Butler Bass to the show! Diana is an author, speaker, and independent scholar specializing in American religion and culture. She holds a Ph.D. in religious studies from Duke University and is the author of nine books, including “Grounded: Finding God in the World - A Spiritual Revolution.” Diana regularly speaks at conferences, consults with religious organizations, leads educational events for religious leaders, and teaches and preaches in a...

Duration:01:34:35

Ep 41 - Dr. Alexander Shaia "Resurrection Is."

3/28/2017
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Guest Info/Bio: This week brings the return of our dear friend Dr. Alexander Shaia! Alexander brings us a fresh perspective on the Resurrection just in time for Easter. Dr. Alexander Shaia is an international speaker, author, and teacher. He studied cultural anthropology at Notre Dame University, and also has a PhD in Clinical Psychology. Alexander is the author of the revolutionary book “Heart and Mind: The Four-Gospel Journey for Radical Transformation.” Guest Links: www.quadratos.com...

Duration:01:31:43

Ep 40 - Dr. Pete Enns "The Sin of Certainty"

3/15/2017
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Guest Info/Bio: This week we speak with Dr. Peter Enns. Dr. Enns (PhD, Harvard University) is Abram S. Clemens professor of Biblical Studies at Eastern University, St. Davids, PA. He has taught courses at several other institutions including Harvard University, Fuller Theological Seminary, and Princeton Theological Seminary. Dr. Enns is a biblical scholar, theologian, and author who has written on topics like hermeneutics, the relationship between science and religion, Christianity and...

Duration:01:24:08

2017 Season 2 Teaser!

3/7/2017
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Guest Info/Bio: Through the miracle of technology John & Adam almost pull off sounding like they’re in the same room. Ok so maybe Adam sounds like he’s in a room and John sounds like he’s in a bathroom. Regardless, we bring you our recap of the year that was 2016, as well as some hints at what’s in store for 2017! The new season kicks off next week! Special guest music on this episode provided by: Nicholas Rowe www.nicholasrowe.bandcamp.com www.nicholasrowemusic.weebly.com/ Twitter:...

Duration:00:51:08

Ep 39 - Dr. Peter Rollins "Atheism for Lent"

2/7/2017
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Guest Info/Bio: We’re back! Happy 2017! This special kickoff episode sees one of our absolute favorite people join us to kick off the new year! Dr. Peter Rollins! Pete is a provocative writer, philosopher, storyteller and public speaker who has gained an international reputation for overturning traditional notions of religion and forming “churches” that preach the Good News that we can’t be satisfied, that life is difficult, and that we don’t know the secret. Peter gained his higher...

Duration:01:10:16

Ep 38 - Richard Rohr!

12/20/2016
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This week we fulfill a dream…the dream of all dreams. We talk to THE Father Richard Rohr! Our spiritual guide, hero, and one man quote machine took time out of his busy schedule to drop some serious knowledge on us. We discuss the two halves of life, the spiritual journey, and the Cosmic Christ. You’re really going to enjoy this one! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone! Fr. Richard Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher bearing witness to the universal awakening within...

Duration:01:23:49

Ep 37 - Barry Taylor "Punk Rock Christianity"

12/14/2016
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This week we speak with Barry Taylor. Barry is a former roadie for AC/DC (amongst other bands throughout the 1970s) turned pyro/cultural theologian. Barry received his PhD in pop culture and theology and started his own unorthodox church in L.A. called “sanctuary.” Barry is also an adjunct professor of Theology and Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary. Twitter: @BarryT256 Facebook: @barrytaylor Instagram: @ukbloke Guest Published Works: Entertainment Theology: New-Edge Spirituality in a...

Duration:01:12:23

Ep 36 - N.T. Wright "Finding Jesus in History"

12/7/2016
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Guest Info/Bio: This week we speak with Archbishop N.T. Wright. N.T. Wright is the former Bishop of Durham in the Church of England and one of the world’s leading Bible scholars. He is now serving as the Chair of New Testament and Early Christianity at the School of Divinity at the University of St. Andrews. For twenty years he taught New Testament studies at Cambridge, McGill and Oxford Universities. As being both one of the world’s leading Bible scholars and a popular author, he has been...

Duration:01:11:39

Ep 35 - Dr. Drew Hart "Crossing the Divide" - A Conversation About Racism

11/30/2016
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This week we speak with Dr. Drew Hart. Drew G. I. Hart is a professor in theology, an author, and an activist with ten years of pastoral experience. His undergraduate work was in biblical studies at Messiah College, he received his Masters of Divinity degree with an urban concentration at Biblical Seminary, and he recently defended his dissertation in the field of theology and ethics at Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. Currently he is a part-time professor for several PA...

Duration:01:08:34

Ep 34 - Gardens Without Boarders (with a special guest)

11/23/2016
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This week we speak with our friend David. David is the founder and Senior Staff Leader/Teaching pastor at Redeemer Central in the heart of Belfast, Ireland. David contributed to the Freestyle Christianity Podcast and now blogs and creates at Futurecrowds. He joins us this week to talk about his views on the Church and where it’s heading and why his church does things a little differently than most. Please check out David's sermons as well as his content over at futurecrowds. You'll be so...

Duration:01:10:51