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What if Real, Transformative faith as it pulses through the heart, sounds more like punk rock then a calculated hymnal or concerto? In a world of people addicted to some piece of certainty on "faith-based" reason. Punk Theology exists to explore some hopeful, uncomfortable questions on growth, peace, well-being, recovering what's lost, understanding the plight of "the other", faith, fear and being alive. An examination of the misfit's awakening spirit. So... How do you define meaning, beauty and truth?

What if Real, Transformative faith as it pulses through the heart, sounds more like punk rock then a calculated hymnal or concerto? In a world of people addicted to some piece of certainty on "faith-based" reason. Punk Theology exists to explore some hopeful, uncomfortable questions on growth, peace, well-being, recovering what's lost, understanding the plight of "the other", faith, fear and being alive. An examination of the misfit's awakening spirit. So... How do you define meaning, beauty and truth?
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What if Real, Transformative faith as it pulses through the heart, sounds more like punk rock then a calculated hymnal or concerto? In a world of people addicted to some piece of certainty on "faith-based" reason. Punk Theology exists to explore some hopeful, uncomfortable questions on growth, peace, well-being, recovering what's lost, understanding the plight of "the other", faith, fear and being alive. An examination of the misfit's awakening spirit. So... How do you define meaning, beauty and truth?

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S02E13 Good Grief

10/18/2018
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S02E13 Good Grief At Punk Theology we aren’t big on saying things like "there's a right way to do this and the right way to do that" Having said that the question arises... Is there a way to grieve that healthier than others? Or is self-destruction a way of not dealing with grief? This and other questions arise as Punks engage with Russ who talks about the recent loss of a dear friend.

Duration:00:40:42

S02E12 The god of Nice?

10/11/2018
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Is there a god of happy thoughts, sunshine, unicorns and puppy dogs that is sold to a large chunk of the populist during developmental defining moments in life? And what happens in the midst of such god if we experience damage, loss or tragedy in our lives? And would that god approve if we just want to have fun? The punks get a bit theological on this one.

Duration:00:58:38

S02E11 Nathan Sutton

10/3/2018
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Ripping off the mask with Nathan Sutton. Russ Shaw’s one on one interview with VA hospitals homeless veterans out reach coordinator among many of his endeavors.

Duration:00:55:40

S02E10 John's Anxiety

9/20/2018
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S02E10 John’s Anxiety. Not being owned by anxiety? Is that a choice? Is dealing with one’s s**t taking on the demon of anxiety? A demon that has come to roost in ones mind and has its talents sunk into one’s heart? A candid conversation with A brave soul who’s struggled with anxiety and what he’s done about it.

Duration:00:55:19

S02E09 FEAR 1 Fearfully Punk

9/13/2018
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The punks are addressing thoughts of fear and how it functions in our lives. What is the purpose of fear? is respect a positive reflection of fear? And what about fearing the apocalypse? Why are there so many movies and TV shows about living in a post apocalyptic world? Part one of a series? There’s a lot to be said on the subject of fear.

Duration:01:03:09

S02E08 The Body / Interview with Lena Armstrong

9/4/2018
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When it comes to behavior we tend to focus on the head. When pain is in the body then we tend to focus on the body. Are the two mutually exclusive? Derek and Misha introduce you to Lena Armstrong. The question we raise, what if the body really does keep the score?

Duration:00:55:22

S02E07 Demons

8/29/2018
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S02E01 Demons, let’s face it we all have them. No one gets through this life without having to deal with them. And if we don’t deal with them isn’t it inevitable that they will deal with us? Chuck talks about facing his demons as we all raise the question what is it mean really to fight our demons?

Duration:00:58:38

S02E06 Losing Faith in Church

8/22/2018
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Losing faith in politics? Institutional Religion? Religious organizations? Call it what it is, losing faith in church!

Duration:00:53:06

S02E05 Rick Thiessen and Why the GLS?!

8/15/2018
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S02E05 Willow creek networked pastor Rick Theissen from AC3, a follow up to the church protest episode. Why shouldn’t Rick have a say in having his church protested? Good question! Here on Punk Theology we value great questions over answers. One great question in our view is far more valuable than 10,000 answers. This episode burning question? Rick! Why did you host the GLS?!

Duration:00:39:55

S01E43 Talkin About Violence

3/26/2018
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"(vi·o·lence) behavior involving physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill someone or something." bing,com A Heavy topic we infuse with a good dose of humor. Because it’s uncomfortable? Maybe. No this is not a gun debate. It’s six guys asking Isn’t it obvious that men in cultural are more violent? Is how we process our emo triggers, (People places and things) in life AKA how we handle circumstances we can’t control or don’t understand a conversation we should have? How about a...

Duration:01:21:51

S01E42 Jeff Bettger of DRYBNZ Side B

3/19/2018
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Jeff and I sit down over beers and pizza at the Tin Dog Brewery in the South Park the neighborhood of Seattle Wa USA. We talk about 90 Pound Wuss, Suffering And The Hideous Thieves, Raft of dead Monkeys, Life, Jeff’s musical life as well as current projects, God, Philosophy and yes our old church home the now defunked Mark's Hill.

Duration:00:56:09

S01E41 Jeff Bettger of 90 Pound Wuss

3/7/2018
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Jeff and Russ sit down over beers and pizza at the Tin Dog Brewery in the South Park the neighborhood of Seattle Washington. We talk about 90 pound wuss, raft of dead monkeys, Life, Jeff’s musical life as well as current projects, God, Philosophy and some theology. Part 1 of 2

Duration:01:23:37

Episode 40 ENERGY

2/20/2018
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Because what if the energy of punk rock is working to understanding conflict? Define energy...? The capacity for vigorous activity; available power. (Dictionary.com)"All natural and technological processes Proceed in such a way that the availability Of the remaining energy decreases In all energy exchanges, if no energy Enters or leaves an isolated system The entropy of that system increases Energy continuously flows from being Concentrated to becoming dispersed Spread out, wasted and...

Duration:01:18:21

S06E039 Peter Rollins on Punk Theology

2/12/2018
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Peter Rollins is a Northern Irish writer, public speaker, philosopher and theologian who has gained an international reputation for overturning traditional notions of religion. He joins 4 of the 6 punks over beers in an awesome tavern. Moving forward in 2018 bringing you more punk provoking conversations like this one. Peter gained his higher education from Queens University, Belfast where he earned degrees (with distinction) in Scholastic Philosophy (BA Hons), Political Theory and Social...

Duration:01:43:42

S01E38 S.A.D. The Blues and Depression

2/1/2018
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The punks talk about S.A.D. the blues and depression. Derek shares a story about his own suffering and the season he is working through. Russ breaks his phobia when it comes to having no faith in medicine. Chuck is missing but Steve and John pick up the slack as Arthur celebrates getting a new job and his own struggles during our season of gray and gloom.

Duration:01:13:25

S01E37 Unselfishly Benevolent with Kyle Reynolds

1/27/2018
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Russ meets with Kyle Reynolds of the Union Gospel Mission's Service Seattle. The largest organization in the Seattle area taking on the homeless crisis as well as boots on the ground for the opiate epidemic in our city. We raise questions like, is a sprit of shallow, feel good agenda seeking part of the problem? Can we love people to the detriment of our brand? Is it a bit punk rock today to be a part of a charitable organization that is unselfishly benevolent? We get into it on this episode...

Duration:01:28:08

Triggered Season 1 Episode 36

1/23/2018
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The Shotgun Six talk about what gets em Triggered... nown and verb 3rd person present: triggers 1. cause (an event or situation) to happen or exist. 2. a device, as a lever, the pulling or pressing of which releases a detent or spring. 3. anything, as an act or event, that serves as a stimulus and initiates or precipitates a reaction or series of reactions. Google and dictionary.com PT Punk Theology is the loud, encouragingly troublesome, rebellious, colorful artistry of what one really,...

Duration:01:02:36

S01E35 Inner Freedom Unlocked with Rev Wendy Wolf

1/16/2018
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Rev Wendy Wolf and Russ Shaw. Moving forward in 2018 bringing you more punk provoking conversations like this one. We ask, are we searching for something we already possess? Is real freedom and transformation Something we must learn? Does it come from study, and filling our minds with more information or Is the hunger and thirst for those things us trying to sync up with something greater than ourselves? These questions and many more on episode 35.

Duration:01:23:56

S01E34 Punk Resolution 2018

1/9/2018
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2018 I time changes on the calender and... Do we not start to realize the grind in to what we really wanna belive? Russ speakin here, Since recovering from some of my craziness the New Year for me has always been a personal hopeful holiday but... Is it as easy as this black-and-white, just stopping our old destructive patterns and starting new ones, approach? We get into New Year resolutions And what it really means to embrace change, starting on a new path and breaking old habits.

Duration:00:47:20

S01E33 Christmas With Some Punks of Talk!

12/24/2017
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The Punk theology 2017 Christmas episode. Due to the magic of editing all seven punks are present! Ahh, well kind of. Russ asks some funny, light and serious questions about the Christmas holiday and what that was like for the punks growing up and the traditions that carried on into present day.

Duration:01:27:33