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Ep 91 - Karen Gonzalez "The God Who Sees: Immigrants, the Bible, and the Journey to Belong"

10/15/2019
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Guest Info/Bio: Karen is a former public school teacher and attended Fuller Theological Seminary, where she studied theology and missiology. For the last 11 years, she has been a non-profit professional, currently working for World Relief, an organization that serves immigrants and refugees. She wrote a book about her own immigration story and the many immigrants found in the Bible: The God Who Sees: Immigrants, The Bible, and the Journey to Belong (Herald Press, May 2019). You can find her...

Duration:01:39:51

Ep 90 - Barbara Brown Taylor "Holy Envy"

9/16/2019
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Guest Info/Bio: And we’re back! We’ve been sitting on this one for a little while now and couldn't wait to get it out to all of you. This week we welcome Dr. Barbara Brown Taylor! Barbara is a best-selling author, teacher, and Episcopal priest. Her first memoir, Leaving Church, won an Author of the Year award from the Georgia Writers Association in 2006. Her next two books, An Altar in the World (2010) and Learning To Walk in the Dark (2015), earned places on the New York Times bestseller...

Duration:01:23:22

Ep 89 - Pete Enns "How The Bible Really Works*"

6/27/2019
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Guest Info/Bio: We finally did it! A second episode AND it’s with our buddy Dr. Pete 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...

Duration:01:11:58

Ep 88 - Thomas Jay Oord "God Can't"

4/2/2019
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GUEST INFO/BIO: Hello 2019!!! We kick off the year (FINALLY!) with Dr. Thomas Jay Oord. Thomas Jay Oord is a theologian, philosopher, and scholar of multi-disciplinary studies. He is an award-winning author, and he has written or edited more than twenty books. Lord has won the Outstanding Faculty Award twelve times as professor of Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, Idaho. Oord is known for his contributions to research on love, relational theology, science and religion, and...

Duration:01:18:43

Ep 87 - Dr. Jacqueline Bussie "Love Without Limits"

12/25/2018
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Guest Info/Bio: Our final guest of 2018 wrote one of our favorite books of this past year. Dr. Jacqueline Bussie is an award-winning author, professor, theologian, public speaker, and student of life in all its messy beauty. Her books include “Love without Limits (2018) and “Outlaw Christian” (2016), which won the 2017 Gold Medal Illumination Award for Christian Living. Jacqueline teaches religion, theology, and interfaith studies classes at Concordia College in Moorehead, Minnesota, where...

Duration:01:15:34

Ep 86 - Linda Kay Klein "Breaking Free From Sexual Shame"

12/11/2018
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GUEST INFO/BIO: This week’s guest is Linda Kay Klein! Linda is a storyteller and social innovator. She is the author of “PURE: Inside the Evangelical Movement that Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free,” and the founder of Break Free Together. We talk with her all about the impact of the purity movement, the power of sexual shaming in society, and the role of society and the church in helping address sexual violence. (SELECT) GUEST PUBLICATIONS: “PURE: Inside the...

Duration:01:22:00

Ep 85 - "The Bible" Part 2 w/Dr. Timothy Mackie

11/28/2018
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Guest Info/Bio: This week we give you part 2 of our two-part series on The Bible! We bring back one of our favorite guests of all time Dr. Timothy Mackie! Check out Dr. Mackie’s work on his podcasts The Bible Project and Exploring My Strange Bible. Dr. Mackie is the creative writer and director for The Bible Project and an adjunct professor of Old Testament at Western Seminary, both in Portland, Oregon. He discovered the wonderful world of biblical studies and languages at Multnomah...

Duration:01:41:46

Ep 84 - "The Bible" Part 1 w/Jared Byas

11/13/2018
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Guest Info/Bio: This week we kick off our new two-part Bible series with Jared Byas from the amazing podcast, “The Bible for Normal People” that he co-hosts with Pete Enns. Jared is also a professor of ethics and biblical studies when he isn’t crushing it with the good Dr. Enns. (Select) Guest Publications: Genesis for Normal People: A Guide to the Most Controversial, Misunderstood, and Abused Book of the Bible. Guest Social Media: https://jbyas.com Twitter: @jbyas Facebook: @jared.byas...

Duration:01:02:55

BONUS - "The Evolution of Satan"

10/30/2018
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Guest Info/Bio: Happy Halloween! This week we’re bringing you some bonus content we put together on the evolution of Satan aka The Devil. Plus it gave us a great reason to go back and use our original theme music again. We will be back in two weeks with the start of our brand new series on scripture! For additional resources on the this topic check out these books: Satan, the Devil, and the History of Hell by Charles River Editors; The Origin of Satan by Elaine Pagels; Reviving Old Scratch...

Duration:01:37:34

Ep 83 - John Mark McMillan "Mercury & Lightening"

10/16/2018
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Guest Info/Bio: This week we bring you the talented and amazing John Mark McMillan! John Mark is an American musician and songwriter whose songs have been played in churches and on radio across the world. HIs new album, “Mercury & Lightening” is available everywhere now! He’s also currently on tour so go check out his live show! Guest Social Media: https://www.johnmarkmcmillan.com/ Twitter: @JohnMarkmc Facebook: @johnmarkmcmillan Instagram: @johnmarkmcmillan Enjoy the songs? Songs featured...

Duration:01:17:39

Ep. 82 - Jonathan Merritt "Learning to Speak God from Scratch"

10/2/2018
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GUEST INFO/BIO: This week’s guest is the incredible Jonathan Merritt! Jonathan Merritt is an award-winning writer on religion, culture, and politics. He currently serves as a contributing writer for The Atlantic and contributing editor for The Week. Jonathan has published more than 3500 articles in respected outlets such as The New York Times, USA Today, Buzzfeed, The Washington Post and Christianity Today. As a respected voice, he regularly contributes commentary to television, print, and...

Duration:01:23:58

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 79 - Bonnie Kristian "A Flexible Faith"

8/7/2018
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Guest Info/Bio: This week we speak with Bonnie Kristian! Bonnie is a writer who writes amazing stuff on the topics of theology, politics, and guinea pigs. She’s currently the weekend editor at The Week and fellow at Defense Priorities. Her writing has also appeared at other publications, including Time, CNN, Politico, The Hill, Relevant Magazine, Rare, The American Conservative, and more. In 2016, she graduated from Bethel Seminary with an M.A. in Christian Thought, and is currently...

Duration:01:09:49

Ep 78 - Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove "Slaveholder Religion"

7/17/2018
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Guest Info/Bio: This week we speak with Jonathan Wilson Hartgrove! Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove is a celebrated spiritual writer and sought-after speaker. A native of North Carolina, he is a graduate of Eastern University and Duke Divinity School. In 2003, Jonathan and his wife Leah founded the Rutba House, a house of hospitality where the formerly homeless are welcomed into a community that eats, prays, and shares life together. Jonathan directs the School for Conversion, a nonprofit that has...

Duration:01:22:52

Ep 77- Jared Patrick Boyd "Imaginative Prayer"

7/3/2018
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Guest Info/Bio: This week we speak with Jared Boyd! Jared Patrick Boyd is a pastor (Vineyard USA ), spiritual director, teacher, and founder of The Order of Sustainable Faith, a missional monastic order for the 21st Century. He is the author of Invitations & Commitments: A Rule of Life. He and his wife have four daughters, and are planting Franklinton Abbey, a new faith community on the west side of Columbus, OH. Guest Published Works: Invitations & Commitments: A Rule of Life : The Order of...

Duration:01:16:32

Ep 76 - Fr. Richard Rohr "Richard Rohr 101"

5/16/2018
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This week’s guest: This week we welcome the return of one of our biggest influences! Father Richard Rohr returns to the podcast to take us to school in Rohr 101. What does it mean when we talk about the perennial tradition? What is mysticism? What is the Cosmic Christ? We get into all things Rohr! Fr. Richard Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian Mysticism and the Perennial Tradition. He is a Franciscan priest of the New...

Duration:01:29:37

Ep 75 - Dr. Michio Kaku "The Future of Humanity"

4/23/2018
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This week we are thrilled to bring you our interview with Dr. Michio Kaku! Dr. Michio Kaku is the co-creator of string field theory, a branch of string theory. He received a B.S. (summa cum laude) from Harvard University in 1968 where he came first in his physics class. He went on to the Berkeley Radiation Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley and received a Ph.D. in 1972. In 1973, he held a lectureship at Princeton University. Michio continues Einstein’s search for a “Theory...

Duration:01:09:33

Ep 74 - Diana Butler Bass "Grateful"

4/10/2018
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Guest Bio: This week we welcome back one of our favorite guests Dr. Diana Butler Bass! 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. Diana regularly speaks at conferences, consults with religious organizations, leads educational events for religious leaders, and teaches and preaches in a variety of venues. She writes at The Huffington Post and The Washington Post and comments on...

Duration:01:21:36