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A podcast about building new faith. Its all about construction, but sometimes that means you have to deconstruct a little. Questions, exploration, mystery...

A podcast about building new faith. Its all about construction, but sometimes that means you have to deconstruct a little. Questions, exploration, mystery...

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A podcast about building new faith. Its all about construction, but sometimes that means you have to deconstruct a little. Questions, exploration, mystery...

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English


Episodes

Ep. 107 - Shane Claiborne "Beating Guns & How to be an Ordinary Radical"

9/22/2020
Guest Info/BIo: This week I have a long overdue conversation with Shane Claiborne. Shane is a best-selling author, renowned activist, sought-after speaker, and self-proclaimed “recovering sinner.” Shane writes and speaks around the world about peacemaking, social justice, and Jesus, and is the author of several books including “The Irresistible Revolution,” “Jesus for President,” and his newest book “Executing Grace.” He is the visionary leader of The Simple Way in Philadelphia and...

Duration:01:10:19

Ep. 106 - Jon Steingard "How to Deconstruct in the Christian music industry"

9/2/2020
Guest Info/BIo: This week I have a really fun conversation with Jon Steingard. Jon is a Canadian musician who is the lead vocalist/guitarist of the band Hawk Nelson. Jon currently works as a director and filmmaker. Guest Links: www.steingardcreative.com Twitter: @jonsteingard Instagram: @jonsteingard Facebook: @jonsteingard Special Music By: Hawk Nelson www.hawknelson.com Instagram: @hawknelson Twitter: @hawknelson Facebook: @Hawknelson Enjoy the music? Songs heard on this episode were:...

Duration:01:37:48

Ep. 105 - Dr. Thomas Jay Oord "Q&A for God Can't"

8/18/2020
Guest Bio: 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. Oord 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 Wesleyan/Holiness/Church of the Nazarene thought. (Select) Guest Publications: The Nature...

Duration:01:16:55

Ep. 104 - Dr. Drew Hart "Who Will Be A Witness?" A Conversation on Racism

7/8/2020
Guest/Bio: This week we bring back one of our favorite guests, 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...

Duration:01:13:11

Ep. 103 - Drew Brown "A Conversation on Racism"

6/16/2020
Guest/Bio: This week we welcome our friend Drew Brown to discuss race, racism, and the current movement to create lasting change within the United States and North American at-large. Drew is a Canadian award winning singer-songwriter, producer, and activist. Drew performs and works with artists all over North America. As a way to help other artists and musicians he also started the Personic Creative Collective. It serves as a hub for creatives to grow, learn, and be resourced. It offers...

Duration:01:27:59

Ep. 102 - Jonathan Martin "Hope In A Time of Instability"

6/2/2020
Guest/Bio: This week we have a long overdue guest - Jonathan Martin! We talk about anxiety and hope in the time of Pandemic amongst other topics. Jonathan is a pastor at The Table and author of two critically acclaimed books, Prototype and How to Survive a Shipwreck, with a third book coming out in the summer of 2020. He holds degrees from Gardner-Webb University, Penecostal Theological Seminary (MA) and Duke University (ThM). Jonathan’s work and/or words have been featured in places like...

Duration:01:19:55

Ep. 101 - Rev. Dr. Bruce Epperly "Faith in a Time of Pandemic"

5/19/2020
Guest/Bio: This week we welcome the Rev. Dr. Bruce Epperly. We talk about Bruce’s latest book, “Faith in a time of Pandemic” and how we can find hope in a time of uncertainty. Bruce is a nationally known pastor, educator, and author. He has served as a congregational pastor, university chaplain, professor, and seminary administrator. He is the author of over 50 books on practical theology, ministry, and spirituality, including the award-winning “Tending to the Holy: The Practice of the...

Duration:01:11:22

Ep. 100 - Chelsea Meyer & Ryan Wilkins

5/6/2020
Guest Info/BIo: We’re back! This episode should have been out a couple of weeks ago but despite sheltering in place, working from home, having all of my groceries delivered, and only having contact with my ex-wife and daughter - I (John) still managed to get Covid. Fortunately I was able to recover at home and didn’t need to go to the hospital, but it took me out of commission for a few weeks. Be careful out there! Anyway, here is part 2 of the Divorce Series. This episode means a lot to me...

Duration:02:22:17

Sunday Sermon Series: The Struggle is Real

4/11/2020
Thanks for joining us for our special Sunday Sermon Series. This is the second in a series of sermons we recorded a few years ago that would thought we’d share now as we all try to navigate through the age of the Corona Virus. This week’s selection is a sermon Adam preached several years ago at LIFE Church in Bexley, Ohio. It’s one of my favorites and I know that you’ll love it too. We hope you’re all staying safe out there. All the love from us to all of you. Theme music by Clay...

Duration:00:55:58

Ep. 99 - Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis "Healing from Divorce"

4/7/2020
Guest Info/BIo: This week we have the amazing Dr. Thema on the show to talk about how to navigate through divorce. Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis is a licensed psychologist, ordained minister, and sacred artist who has worked nationally and globally to provide relief and empowerment to marginalized persons. Dr. Thema, a professor at Pepperdine University, is a past president of the Society for the Psychology of Women. Her contributions to psychological research, policy, and practice have been...

Duration:01:07:01

Sunday Sermon Series: The Temptation of Christ

4/4/2020
Thanks for joining us for our special Sunday Sermon Series. This is the first of a series of sermons we recorded a few years ago that would thought we’d share now as we all try to navigate through the age of the Corona Virus. We hope you’re all staying safe out there. All the love from us to all of you. Theme music by Clay Kirchenbauer Stay on top of all the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com Go there to read our blog, grab one of our many t-shirt designs, snag a pint glass or coffee...

Duration:00:16:35

Ep. 98 - Dr. Tad DeLay "Against"

3/17/2020
GUEST INFO/BIO: This week’s guest is our good friend Dr. Tad DeLay. Tad came back on the show to discuss a very prominent subsection of Christian Evangelicalism - white evangelicals and his new book that discusses what makes them tick. Tad is interested in the intersections of continental philosophy, theology, psychoanalysis, critical theory, and politics. He also holds a Ph.D. in Religion as well as an M.A. in Philosophy, an M.A. in Theology, and a B.A. in Psychology. He lives, writes, and...

Duration:01:13:23

Ep. 97 - Rev. Dr. Robin Meyers - "Spiritual Defiance"

2/25/2020
GUEST INFO/BIO: This week’s guest is the Rev. Dr. Robin Meyers. Dr. Meyers is a minister, peace activist, philosophy professor, and author. He has been a syndicated columnist and an award-winning commentator for National Public Radio and the Senior Minister of the Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ in Oklahoma City since 1985. He is Distinguished professor of Social Justice in the Philosophy department at Oklahoma City University, where he has taught since 1991. (SELECT) GUEST...

Duration:01:11:26

Ep. 96 - Dr. Jacqueline Bussie "Outlaw Christian"

2/11/2020
Guest Info/BIo: Welcome to 2020! We now live in the future! To kick the year off we welcome back one of our favorites guests, Dr. Jacquline Bussie! We talk about her wonderful book “Outlaw Christian” and why we need to stop apologizing for our tears. Dr. 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...

Duration:01:08:52

Ep 95 - Dr. Kathleen M. O'Conner "Lamentations and the Tears of the World"

12/17/2019
Ep 95 - Dr. Kathleen M. O'Conner "Lamentations and the Tears of the World" by Adam Narloch & John Williamson

Duration:01:21:18

Ep 94 - Dan Haseltine of Jars of Clay

12/3/2019
Guest Info/Bio: This week we’re very excited because our guest is Dan Haseltine! Dan is best known as the lead singer of the multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning band Jars of Clay. We talk about everything from how Jars of Clay got their start to his work helping to bring clean water to places in need. Beyond his work as a musician, Dan is also co-founder of the non-profit organization, Blood:Water Mission. Blood:Water Mission works as an equipping agency that partners with African...

Duration:01:26:16

Ep 93 - Dr. Alexander Shaia "Return from Camino"

11/21/2019
Guest Info/Bio: This week we bring back a dear friend and one of our favorite guests of all time, Dr. Alexander Shaia. One of the things we wanted to do for the listeners, but even more so our friends, was to try our best to paint a picture of the journey that our friend Simon was getting ready to embark on. And so, we called in the expert and the guy who literally wrote the book on it. In fact, Simon had that very book with him when he left for Spain. We hope you enjoy this conversation as...

Duration:01:12:00

Ep 92 - Mel Forsythe "Anastasis"

11/7/2019
Guest Info/Bio: This week is a very special and personal episode for us. On November 10, 2018 we lost our dear friend Simon Forsythe. Simon was our pastor, our friend, our very first interview (episode #2), and helped us get this podcast off the ground. This week we speak with Mel, his wife and co-lead pastor of LIFE Church about Simon, their church, and Simon’s legacy. Melanie Forsythe is the Lead Pastor of LIFE Vineyard Church, a vibrant faith community in the heart of Columbus, Ohio. She...

Duration:01:34:27

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

10/15/2019
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
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