Can I Say This At Church-logo

Can I Say This At Church

Religion & Spirituality Podcas >

More Information


United States




75 - Finding Faith in Honesty with Danielle Kingstrom (Patreon Convos part 1)

Guest Bio: Danielle Kingstrom is an author, podcaster, and home-school teacher. She cohosts the podcast: BookIsh - The Canon Continues. Danielle is also a contributing writer for Patheos Progressive Christian. She lives in Olivia, with her husband Cory, and their five children. Guest Socials: Twitter: @DKingstrom, Facebook, Instagram: @DKingstrom, BookIsh, Patheos Music for this week is by Mike Mains & The Branches. Find more of their music at Tracks include:...


74 - Unmuzzled Christianity with Rafael Polendo

This week I sit down with Rafael Polendo to discuss what it looks like to live and do things in life differently as a Christian; and what happens when we step out of comfort zones and love and engage with our family and community differently. Ultimately, what happens when we unmuzzle our faith? Guest Bio: Rafael Polendo is an award-winning creative with over 19 years of experience in design and marketing. He is the founder and co-owner of Quoir, a boutique publisher whos books and podcasts...


73 - RERELEASE: Easter and the Resurrection with Dr. Alexander John Shaia

My faith has grown leaps and bounds And with it so has my understanding of just how little I know about Easter. There is no greater moment in our faith and arguably in the world than the resurrection of Jesus. In a moment in time the world swapped its axis and forever changed. So too has our knowledge of the beautiful history surrounding our celebration with our brothers and sisters in the faith in Easter. How should we posture our hearts, daily, in reflection upon a magnificent moment in...


72 - Holy Envy with Barbara Brown Taylor

I sit down with the gracious Barbara Brown Taylor to char about her latest book, Holy Envy. This convo centers around faith, honesty, and a willingness to see the best in others. Guest Bio: Barbara Brown Taylor 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...


71 - Experiments in Honesty with Steve Daugherty

I sit down with Steve, via the internet, to discuss what honesty in faith looks like. How do we make room for doubts and fears? How do we see this mirrored in Scripture and in the life of Jesus? Guest Bio: For nearly two decades, Steve Daugherty has been an ordained pastor, storyteller, and counselor, and has served for 13 years at Crosspointe Church in Cary, NC. Steve's writing and speaking, are enjoyed by people around the world who feel drawn to the peace and love of Christ but aren’t...


70 - Upending the Patriarchy with Carolyn Custis James

I get it, I do, we live in a world that is geared for some to start halfway down the track in the race to finish this mile. I'm a guy, happily born down the track, but this doesn't mean it is the correct view does it? So what do we do? Guest Bios: Carolyn Custis James (BA in Sociology, MA in Biblical Studies) is an award winning author who thinks deeply about what it means to be a female follower of Jesus in a postmodern world. As a cancer survivor, she is grateful to be alive and...


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...