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69 - Beating Guns with Shane Claiborne and Michael Martin

We have a gun problem here in America; but more importantly we have a heart problem. What could it look like for us if we possibly dealt with the trauma and pain they caused? When we realize we've idolized them and begin again, telling a new story of Jesus. Guest Bios: SHANE CLAIBORNE is a bestselling author, renowned activist, sought-after speaker, and self-proclaimed “recovering sinner.” He writes and speaks around the world about peacemaking, social justice, and Jesus, and is the author...


68 - Touched by God with Luigi Gioia

We all are longing and, if we are honest, looking for true touch. Not a sexual one, not a "compassionate one", but one that holds us at the core of who we were created to always be. How do we embrace this though? Luigi Gioia and I discuss. Guest Bio: Luigi Gioia is Professor of Systematic Theology at the Pontifical University of Sant'Anselmo in Rome and Research Associate of the Von Hügel Institute (Cambridge). In the past four years he has preached spiritual retreats in the UK, France,...


67 - Truth, Prayer, Identity and the Spiritual Journey with James P. Danaher

James and I sat down to discuss what happens when truth is used as a weapon and how we can possibly better deal with truth. Is it absolute? Is it not? Does it matter? Guest Bio: James P. Danaher, Ph.D. is Professor of Philosophy and Head of the Philosophy Department at Nyack College, Nyack, NY. He is the author of Contemplative Prayer (Cascade, 2011), Jesus After Modernity (Pickwick, 2011), Eyes that See, Ears that Hear (Liquori, 2006), Postmodern Christianity and the Reconstruction of the...


66 - How The Bible Actually Works with Pete Enns

Do you ever find yourself reading the Bible and coming away going..."wait! what does this mean?"? Me too; which is why I'm so happy to release this weeks conversation with Pete Enns on How The Bible Actually Works*... Guest Bio: Peter Enns (Ph.D. Harvard University) is Abram S. Clemens professor of Biblical Studies at Eastern University. He has taught undergraduate, seminary, and doctoral courses at numerous other schools, including Princeton Theological Seminary, Harvard Divinity School,...


65 - Radiance and the Cosmic Christ with Alexander John Shaia

Alexander joins the show to discuss the radiance and beauty of Christ. How does our language impact our thoughts on Christ? Guest Bio: Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Alexander grew up as part of a large extended family that had emigrated from Lebanon a generation previously. He grew up with the ancient traditions of Maronite Catholicism and was expected to become a priest, a family tradition since the year 1300. Alexander was led otherwise. He attended the University of Notre...


64 - The Beautiful Gospel with Chuck McKnight

What is God like? What is salvation like? What, then, is humanity like? Perhaps we are all depraved, born this way, perhaps we are simply wounded and know not any better. Is it possible though that what we are is more? A conversation on the Beautiful Gospel Guest Bio: Chuck McKnight is a progressive Christian blogger at and a soon-to-be-published author. He lives with his wife and three kids in Washington state. Find his blog at...


63 - Prayer with Scott Erickson and Justin McRoberts

Prayer is, at all times, more than we expect and less that we expect. Through self-reflection and communing with the Divine we see God in new ways and see ourselves through a lens of the eyes of the Divine as well. I hope you enjoy this convo with Justin and Scott. Guest Bios: McRoberts, a songwriter and retreat leader, and Erickson, an artist and creative storyteller, believe that we all have an innate desire to commune and communicate with God. But they know that it can sometimes feel...


62 - Prophetic Voices with Mark Van Steenwyk

A conversation on what it could look like to speak prophetically for today's culture, as a follower of Christ. More importantly-some honesty on how to be mindful not to become the new "christian machine" in doing so. Guest Bio: Mark Van Steenwyk is the Executive Director at CPI. Mark is a writer, teacher, organizer, and spiritual director. For nearly 15 years, Mark has sown seeds of subversive spirituality throughout North America. He co-founded the Mennonite Worker in Minneapolis in 2004...


61 - God Can't with Thomas Jay Oord

Evil and all the problems it brings is the crucial point for all people. We turn away entirely angry at whatever God couldn't prevent it. But what if God Can't? Guest Bio: Thomas Jay Oord is a theologian, philosopher, and scholar of multi-disciplinary studies. He is an award-winning author or editor of more than twenty-five books and an award-winning professor. Oord is known for his contributions to research on love, open and relational theology, issues in science and religion, and freedom...


60 - Postcards from Babylon with Brian Zahnd

We like to think of ourselves, Americans, as the audience of the stories of the Bible. Tending to relate to the main characters of the Bible and often glossing over the fact that the Bible is written to a people that are underfoot of oppressive, militaristic, super-powerful nations. So America...we need to begin to wrestle with the fact that we aren't Israel we are most likely Babylon. Guest Bio: Brian Zahnd is the founder and lead pastor of Word of Life Church, a non-denominational...


59 - Surviving the Bible with Christian Piatt

If we stop using the Bible as a weapon, if we literally stop throwing it at peoples heads trying to knock some Jesus into them...what would that look like? What if we were called to Survive the Bible? Guest Bio: Christian Piatt is an author, editor, speaker, musician, and spoken-word artist. He serves as the president and CEO for BookPros ( and as a podcast producer for the ELCA, among others. He is the creator of the Banned Questions book series and the author of several...


2018 in Review

Hey you all! Happy New Years Eve! I am blown away by this first year; what I thought would be a short lived thing has turned into something that I see God anew through. It's turned into a community that I cherish and I'm humbled that you are all here. I can't wait for 2019 Seth


58 - 12 Lies That Hold America Captive with Jonathan Walton

America is the greatest country on the planet! We are a bastion of hope and freedom! We are a Christian nation! Or are we? Guest Bio: Jonathan P. Walton is an area ministry director for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship's New York/New Jersey region. He previously served for ten years as director of the New York City Urban Project. He writes regularly for Huffington Post,, and is the author of three books of poetry and short stories. Jonathan's work fighting human trafficking...


57 - The Parable of Christmas with John Dominic Crossan

This week I chat with John Dominic Crossan about Christmas and the birth of Christ. His views though are ones that in part resonate easily but at the same time hold my mind in tension. Guest Bio: John Dominic Crossan is regarded as one of the preeminent New Testament scholars especially when it comes to Jesus. Dr. Crossan received his Doctor of Divinity at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, the Irish national seminary and completed two additional years of study in biblical languages at the...


56 - Mysticism and Contemplation with Mike Morrell

As you listen and watch people discuss faith and God it always turns to "this says this!" or "you're taking that wrong". But what if we embraced the mystery? What if we reconnect to the mystical aspects of our faith? Guest Bio: Mike Morrell is the collaborating author – with Richard Rohr – of the five-time best-seller The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation. He’s co-founder of The Buzz Seminar, and a founding organizer of the national justice, arts, and spirituality...


55 - God and Worship with John Mark McMillan

This week I chat with John Mark McMillan about what it looks like to be honest in music and how that impacts the way we think about and talk about God. Guest Bio: JOHN MARK MCMILLAN is something of an anomaly. A singer-songwriter, bending genres and defying categorization by carving out his own unique and independent path. With an ear for melody and a poet's eye for metaphor, no topic has been off-limits. While each album has continued to explore new territory, it's McMillan's ability to...


54 - A New Moral Ethic with David Gushee

So much of what we argue about is entirely, usually, worth it. But how do we do so while actually coming from a foundation of moral ethics. What does the term moral ethics even mean? Guest Bio: Dr. David P Gushee is Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics and Director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at Mercer University, where he has served for eleven years. Widely regarded as one of the world's leading Christian ethicists, he is the author, co-author, editor or...


53 - God Over Good with Luke Norsworthy

We all want good things don't we? I know I do but here is the thing...that's not life. Life is messy, sometimes hateful, and often overwhelming. So how then do we search for God and find that God is indeed much better than good? Guest Bio: Luke Norsworthy (MDiv, Abilene Christian University) is the senior minister of the 1,500-member Westover Hills Church of Christ in Austin, Texas. A frequent speaker at universities, retreats, and conferences, he is the host of the popular Newsworthy with...


52 - Conspiring Prayer with Mark Karris

Prayer. We are all called to do it and regardless of our religion we all do some form of it. Meditation, Contemplative, Centering, there are many methods. But when it comes to most "western church" all we do is petitionary prayer. In and of itself this may not be wholly wrong but what does it say about God when He doesn't answer? Guest Bio: Mark Karris is the author of Divine Echoes, a husband, license marriage and family therapist, ordained pastor, theologian, wrtier, recording artist,...


51 - Beauty in the Wreckage with Brandon Andress

So many of us suffer from stress and anxiety and the world that we live in continues to press us down. How do we truly find peace and how do we see the Kingdom of God in a way that we can embody it and share it with those in our lives. Listen in as Brandon and I discuss just that. Guest Bio: Brandon Andress is the author of three books: Beauty in the Wreckage- Finding Peace in the Age of Outrage (2018); AND THEN THE END WILL COME! (2013); Unearthed– How Discovering the Kingdom of God Will...