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Another Name For Every Thing with Richard Rohr

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Another Name for Every Thing with Richard Rohr is a conversational podcast series on the deep connections between action and contemplation. Richard is joined by two students of the Christian contemplative path, Brie Stoner and Paul Swanson, who seek to integrate the wisdom amidst diapers, disruptions, and the shifting state of our world.Richard Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher whose work is grounded in Christian mysticism. He is a Franciscan priest and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Location:

United States

Description:

Another Name for Every Thing with Richard Rohr is a conversational podcast series on the deep connections between action and contemplation. Richard is joined by two students of the Christian contemplative path, Brie Stoner and Paul Swanson, who seek to integrate the wisdom amidst diapers, disruptions, and the shifting state of our world.Richard Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher whose work is grounded in Christian mysticism. He is a Franciscan priest and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Language:

English

Contact:

615-810-4844


Episodes

Love After Love

3/6/2021
Richard Rohr, in conversation with Brie Stoner and Paul Swanson, takes a retrospective look over the entire arc of the five seasons of Another Name of Every Thing. Reflecting on each theme of the previous seasons we honor the wisdom of Richard and pepper him with refreshed questions on practical application for living out the lessons of the Universal Christ in our daily lives. It has been a tremendous gift for the CAC to serve our community through this podcast. Thank you for your ongoing support in this project and those to come! Stay subscribed to this feed as we will post updates on future projects. Deep apologies for the varying qualities of audio from Richard's mic on this final episode. We had a computer malfunction during the production of this episode. Thankfully the majority of the audio was recovered. Resources: visit cac.org/podcast, or where ever you download podcasts, to listen to the first 4 seasons of Another Name for Every Thing and discover other podcasts we produce. visit universalchrist.org to learn more about the core themes of Richard’s book, The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe The transcript for this episode can be found here. Connect with us: We also produce other podcasts you might enjoy. To learn more about them and our other offerings, visit cac.org This podcast is made possible, thanks to the generosity of our donors. If you would love to support the ongoing work of the Center for Action and Contemplation and the continued work of our podcasts, you can donate at cac.org/podcastsupport Thank you!

Duration:01:13:16

The Story of The Cosmic Egg

2/27/2021
Richard Rohr, in conversation with Paul Swanson and Brie Stoner, discusses the final layer of the Cosmic Egg, The Story. Richard describes “the story” as the great patterns that are always true. We pull on the threads of love that are active when engaged in “the story”, play with metaphors that examine a new way of seeing the Cosmic Egg, the relationship between chaos and order, and the Universal Christ as the key to holding Cosmic Egg together. Resources: visit cac.org/podcast, or where ever you download podcasts, to listen to the first 4 seasons of Another Name for Every Thing and discover other podcasts we produce. visit universalchrist.org to learn more about the core themes of Richard’s book, The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe The transcript for this episode can be found here. Connect with us: We also produce other podcasts you might enjoy. To learn more about them and our other offerings, visit cac.org This podcast is made possible, thanks to the generosity of our donors. If you would love to support the ongoing work of the Center for Action and Contemplation and the continued work of our podcasts, you can donate at cac.org/podcastsupport Thank you!

Duration:00:58:46

Our Story of The Cosmic Egg

2/20/2021
Richard Rohr, in conversation with Paul Swanson and Brie Stoner, steps into the “our story” of the Cosmic Egg. For this episode, CAC Faculty member Brian McLaren joins us. Resources: Visit cac.org/podcast, or where ever you download podcasts, to listen to the first 4 seasons of Another Name for Every Thing and discover other podcasts we produce. Visit universalchrist.org to learn more about the core themes of Richard’s book, The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe The transcript for this episode can be found here. Connect with us: We also produce other podcasts you might enjoy. To learn more about them and our other offerings, visit cac.org This podcast is made possible, thanks to the generosity of our donors. If you would love to support the ongoing work of the Center for Action and Contemplation and the continued work of our podcasts, you can donate at cac.org/podcastsupport Thank you!

Duration:01:13:24

My Story of The Cosmic Egg

2/13/2021
Richard Rohr, in conversation with Paul Swanson and Brie Stoner, steps into the “my story” of the Cosmic Egg. Richard describes the “my story” as the private, small life searching for significance through power, prestige, and possessions. The threads of this conversation follow the gifts, shadows, and pursuits of healing within “my story”. Resources: visit cac.org/podcast, or where ever you download podcasts, to listen to the first 4 seasons of Another Name for Every Thing visit universalchrist.org to learn more about the core themes of Richard’s book, The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe The transcript for this episode can be found here. Connect with us: We also produce other podcasts you might enjoy. To learn more about them and our other offerings, visit cac.org This podcast is made possible, thanks to the generosity of our donors. If you would love to support the ongoing work of the Center for Action and Contemplation and the continued work of our podcasts, you can donate at cac.org/podcastsupport Thank you!

Duration:00:46:52

An Introduction to The Cosmic Egg

2/6/2021
We are back for a fifth and final season! Richard Rohr is once again joined by Brie Stoner and Paul Swanson to walk together through the layers of the Cosmic Egg of Meaning and life in the Universal Christ. This season focuses on the Cosmic Egg of Meaning as a framework that positions "my story" within "our story" within "the story". In this episode, Richard teaches the overview of the Cosmic Egg so that we can hold the concept as a whole before diving into its particularities. Resources: The transcript for this episode can be found here. Visit cac.org/podcast to listen to the first 4 seasons of Another Name for Every Thing Visit universalchrist.org to learn more about the core themes of Richard’s book, The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe Connect with us: We also produce other podcasts you might enjoy. To learn more about them and our other offerings, visit cac.org This podcast is made possible, thanks to the generosity of our donors. If you would love to support the ongoing work of the Center for Action and Contemplation and the continued work of our podcasts, you can donate at cac.org/podcastsupport Thank you!

Duration:00:34:38

Coming Soon: The Cosmic Egg

1/30/2021
All good things must come to an end. Join us next week as we begin to conclude this podcast series by exploring the cosmic egg of meaning (my story, our story, the story). The final season of Another Name for Every Thing begins February 6th, 2021.

Duration:00:04:11

Bonus: Richard Rohr & James Finley on Turning to Teresa of Avila

9/29/2020
On this special bonus episode, we are sharing an episode of Jim Finley's show, Turning to the Mystics where Richard was recently a guest talking about St. Teresa of Avila. We hope it helps hold you over while we are busy putting the next season of Another Name for Every Thing together. The link to the transcript can be found here. Another Name for Every Thing and Turning to the Mystics are podcasts by the Center for Action and Contemplation. We’d love to hear your thoughts, comments or...

Duration:01:02:23

Embody | Alternative Orthodoxy (Conclusion)

7/25/2020
Richard Rohr, in conversation with Brie Stoner and Paul Swanson, concludes the journey through the 7 Themes of the Alternative Orthodoxy by reflecting on how these themes relate to the values of devotion, public virtue, and simplicity. The final conversation of this season enters the tension of how one embodies these themes and values out in personal and communal ways. Join us as we seek ways to better understand how we can embody our beliefs, wrestle with our shortcomings, and play with the interrelatedness of the 7 themes with Richard’s broader work. There is a subtle striving throughout this conversation that resonates with the gifted opportunity for continued evolution for all of us in our unique contexts. The transcript for this episode can be found here. Visit cac.org/podcast to listen to the first 3 seasons of Another Name for Every Thing Visit universalchrist.org to learn more about the core themes of Richard’s book, The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe

Duration:00:54:19

Goal | Alternative Orthodoxy (Theme 7)

7/18/2020
Richard Rohr, in conversation with Paul Swanson and Brie Stoner, continues the journey through the 7 Themes of the Alternative Orthodoxy. The seventh theme of the Alternative Orthodoxy leads us to union: Non-duality is the highest level of consciousness. Divine union, not private perfection, is the goal of all healthy religion This final theme holds the center of spiritual desire; Divine union. Join us as we share models of those who exemplify non-duality in their life, the nagging habits of pursuing private perfection, the four splits that those in the first half of life need to overcome, and how prophetic action can flow from non-duality. The transcript for this episode can be found here. Visit cac.org/podcast to listen to the first 3 seasons of Another Name for Every Thing Visit universalchrist.org to learn more about the core themes of Richard’s book, The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe .

Duration:01:11:37

Process | Alternative Orthodoxy (Theme 6)

7/11/2020
Richard Rohr, in conversation with Brie Stoner and Paul Swanson, continues the journey through the 7 Themes of the Alternative Orthodoxy. The sixth theme of the Alternative Orthodoxy introduces us to our primary teachers: The path of descent is the path of transformation. Darkness, failure, relapse, death, and woundedness are our primary teachers, rather than ideas or doctrines. This theme can be heavy to hold in ourselves and bearing witness to the experience of others. Join us as we share personal stories on the path of descent, appreciate the gifts of vulnerability and forgiveness, hold our mortality with a loving gaze, and work towards detaching from the storylines that dictate or bind our growth. The transcript for this episode can be found here. Visit cac.org/podcast to listen to the first 3 seasons of Another Name for Every Thing Visit universalchrist.org to learn more about the core themes of Richard’s book, The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe

Duration:01:05:10

Transformation | Alternative Orthodoxy (Theme 5)

7/4/2020
Richard Rohr, in conversation with Paul Swanson and Brie Stoner, continues the journey through the 7 Themes of the Alternative Orthodoxy. The fifth theme of the Alternative Orthodoxy opens the door to everyone: The “separate self” is the major problem, not the shadow self which only takes deeper forms of disguise. There is a subtleness to this theme that takes some sussing out. Join us as we share personal stories that exemplify our wrestling with this theme, distinguish between the ‘shadow self’ and the ‘separate self’, look at the ways that shame snakes its way into our lives, and ultimately how the connection to the whole entices personhood. The transcript for this episode can be found here. Visit cac.org/podcast to listen to the first 3 seasons of Another Name for Every Thing Visit universalchrist.org to learn more about the core themes of Richard’s book, The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe

Duration:01:04:35

Ecumenical | Alternative Orthodoxy (Theme 4)

6/27/2020
Richard Rohr, in conversation with Brie Stoner and Paul Swanson, continue the journey through the 7 Themes of the Alternative Orthodoxy. The fourth theme of the Alternative Orthodoxy opens the door to everyone: Everything belongs. No one needs to be punished, scapegoated, or excluded. We cannot directly fight or separate ourselves from evil or untruth. Darkness becomes apparent when exposed to the Light. This tenet has been a hallmark of Richard’s teachings – everything belongs. Join us as we share personal stories that seek to put flesh on the bones of this theme, examine the tendency to scapegoat or exclude others, and seek to understand how this relates to Liberation Theology and prophetic action. The transcript for this episode can be found here. Visit cac.org/podcast to listen to the first 3 seasons of Another Name for Every Thing Visit universalchrist.org to learn more about the core themes of Richard’s book, The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe

Duration:00:58:42

Frame | Alternative Orthodoxy (Theme 3)

6/20/2020
Richard Rohr, in conversation with Paul Swanson and Brie Stone, continue the journey through the 7 Themes of the Alternative Orthodoxy. The third theme of the Alternative Orthodoxy reframes our perspective of reality: For those who see deeply there is only One Reality. By reason of the Incarnation, there is no truthful distinction between sacred and profane. The heart of this theme is about allowing what seems to be separate to become one; often through deep connective experiences of love and suffering. Join us as we share personal stories that embody this theme, discuss the importance (and often gaudy art) of the sacred heart, the sacramental depth of reality, and live a life of mystical incarnation in the here and now. The transcript for this episode can be found here. Visit cac.org/podcast to listen to the first 3 seasons of Another Name for Every Thing Visit universalchrist.org to learn more about the core themes of Richard’s book, The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe

Duration:01:05:52

Foundation | Alternative Orthodoxy (Theme 2)

6/13/2020
Richard Rohr, in conversation with Brie Stoner and Paul Swanson, continue the journey through the 7 Themes of the Alternative Orthodoxy. The second theme of the Alternative Orthodoxy is foundational for understanding the remaining themes: If God is Trinity and Jesus is the face of God, then it is a benevolent universe. God is not someone to be afraid of, but is the Ground of Being and on our side. This second theme lays the groundwork for relating to the shape of God within the Alternative Orthodoxy. Join us as we share personal stories that elucidate this theme, nuance the theological language, and seek understanding in how this fits within an evolutionary perspective. The transcript for this episode can be found here. Visit cac.org/podcast to listen to the first 3 seasons of Another Name for Every Thing Visit universalchrist.org to learn more about the core themes of Richard’s book, The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe

Duration:00:54:22

Methodology | Alternative Orthodoxy (Theme 1)

6/6/2020
Richard Rohr, in conversation with Paul Swanson and Brie Stoner begin the journey through the 7 Themes of the Alternative Orthodoxy. The first theme of the Alternative Orthodoxy is the methodology that formed the remaining themes: Scripture, as validated by experience, and experience as validated by Tradition, are good scales for one’s spiritual worldview This foundational theme is the launchpad to whole of the Alternative Orthodoxy. Join us as we reflect on how we relate to scripture (even during the dry seasons), steadily learning to trust our experiences, listening to the multivocality of the Tradition, and the interplay between all three creates a unified field. The transcript for this episode can be found here. Visit cac.org/podcast to listen to the first 3 seasons of Another Name for Every Thing Visit universalchrist.org to learn more about the core themes of Richard’s book, The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe

Duration:00:58:19

What is the Alternative Orthodoxy?

5/30/2020
We are back for a fourth season! Richard Rohr is once again joined by Brie Stoner and Paul Swanson to walk together through the depths of conversation, personal stories, and life in the Universal Christ. This season focuses on the 7 themes of the Alternative Orthodoxy. In this introductory episode, Richard unpacks what the Alternative Orthodoxy is, where its roots can be found (spoiler: it’s the Franciscans), and how it creates a trustworthy dynamism for humanity and God. The transcript for this episode can be found here. Visit cac.org/podcast to listen to the first 3 seasons of Another Name for Every Thing among other podcasts by the Center for Action and Contemplation Visit universalchrist.org to learn more about the core themes of Richard’s book, The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe For thoughts, suggestions and comments - write us at podcasts@cac.org This podcast is made possible, thanks to the generosity of our donors. If you would love to support the ongoing work of the Center for Action and Contemplation and the continued work of our podcasts, you can donate at cac.org/podcastsupport Thank you!

Duration:01:02:23

Bonus: The Relationships that Shape Us

5/9/2020
In this bonus episode we find Paul Swanson and Brie Stoner in dialogue without Richard Rohr. Recorded in the Fall 2019, Richard had to jettison to a meeting in Santa Fe and encouraged Brie and Paul to record a conversation without him on relationships, work, and parenting within the lens of the Universal Christ. This episode draws from the concrete experiences of Brie and Paul as they seek to live out the values of the Universal Christ within the reality of precocious kids, demanding work, and meaningful committed relationships. Visit cac.org/podcast to listen to season one of Another Name for Every Thing Visit universalchrist.org to learn more about the core themes of Richard’s book, The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe This podcast is made possible, thanks to the generosity of our donors. If you would love to support the ongoing work of the Center for Action and Contemplation and the continued work of our podcasts, you can donate at cac.org/podcastsupport Thank you! -- Embark on a spiritual journey through St. Teresa of Avila's Interior Castle with Jim and Mirabai Starr in their online course starting September 9th. To learn more, visit cac.org/interior

Duration:01:19:02

Fruits of the Universal Christ

5/2/2020
Richard Rohr, in conversation with Brie Stoner and Paul Swanson, look deeply into the ‘and’ between action and contemplation. This final discussion of Season 3 gathers and threads all of the themes of previous episodes together. This episode invites listeners to risk stepping more fully into conscious participation with the Universal Christ in both personal and collective approaches to action and contemplation. Visit cac.org/podcast to listen to season one of Another Name for Every Thing Visit universalchrist.org to learn more about the core themes of Richard’s book, The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe This podcast is made possible, thanks to the generosity of our donors. If you would love to support the ongoing work of the Center for Action and Contemplation and the continued work of our podcasts, you can donate at cac.org/podcastsupport Thank you! -- Embark on a spiritual journey through St. Teresa of Avila's Interior Castle with Jim and Mirabai Starr in their online course starting September 9th. To learn more, visit cac.org/interior

Duration:01:03:51

The Practice of Awe and Wonder

4/25/2020
Richard Rohr, in conversation with Paul Swanson and Brie Stoner, talk about the roles of awe and wonder play in the spiritual journey. This episode circles around the themes of creativity, music, humor, and the joy of mundanity in a Christ-soaked world. Visit cac.org/podcast to listen to season one of Another Name for Every Thing Visit universalchrist.org to learn more about the core themes of Richard’s book, The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe This podcast is made possible, thanks to the generosity of our donors. If you would love to support the ongoing work of the Center for Action and Contemplation and the continued work of our podcasts, you can donate at cac.org/podcastsupport Thank you! -- Embark on a spiritual journey through St. Teresa of Avila's Interior Castle with Jim and Mirabai Starr in their online course starting September 9th. To learn more, visit cac.org/interior

Duration:01:05:54

Universal Christ in Deep Time

4/18/2020
Richard Rohr, in conversation with Brie Stoner and Paul Swanson, talk about how Christ is present in evolution and relational time. The focus threads through the distinction between deep time and linear time, not clinging to outcomes nor becoming passive to the urgent needs of the world, and practicing resurrection in our own lives. The transcript for this episode can be found here. For more podcasts from the Center for Action and Contemplation, visit cac.org/podcast Visit universalchrist.org to learn more about the core themes of Richard’s book, The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe This podcast is made possible, thanks to the generosity of our donors. If you would love to support the ongoing work of the Center for Action and Contemplation and the continued work of our podcasts, you can donate at cac.org/podcastsupport Thank you!

Duration:01:02:41