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Designed to both challenge as well as help you live more inspired, The Unravel explores spirituality through fascinating interviews, thought provoking ideas, and compelling spiritual practices. Join singer/songwriter Brady Toops as he examines the deep questions of life. Discover more at theunravelpodcast.com. This podcast is a part of The Liturgists Network.

Designed to both challenge as well as help you live more inspired, The Unravel explores spirituality through fascinating interviews, thought provoking ideas, and compelling spiritual practices. Join singer/songwriter Brady Toops as he examines the deep questions of life. Discover more at theunravelpodcast.com. This podcast is a part of The Liturgists Network.
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Designed to both challenge as well as help you live more inspired, The Unravel explores spirituality through fascinating interviews, thought provoking ideas, and compelling spiritual practices. Join singer/songwriter Brady Toops as he examines the deep questions of life. Discover more at theunravelpodcast.com. This podcast is a part of The Liturgists Network.

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English


Episodes

Artist Spotlight w/ Birdtalker

9/19/2018
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Host Brady Toops sits down with Zack and Dani Green of the Nashville-based band Birdtalker to talk about the story behind their band name as well as unpack some of the spiritual themes within their song "One" which was recently released on their brand new album also called "One". Join The Unravel Community today and become a patron to get exclusive access to bonus content as well as to dive deeper with Brady and others who love to explore spirituality. It's also a great way to support this...

Duration:00:46:14

How Christianity Made Me A Better Atheist w/ Derek Webb

9/12/2018
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Host Brady Toops sits down with singer/songwriter Derek Webb to chat about his life, music, and the things that led to his own journey of unraveling. From contemporary Christian music to atheism, nothing is off limits in this candid and personal conversation with Derek. To listen to Derek respond to the 10 big spiritual questions of Season 1 as well as hear Brady respond to a few ideas Derek discussed in the first half of the interview, join The Unravel Community and become a patron. There...

Duration:00:58:28

Conscious Bedtime Stories + The Hug Who Got Stuck w/ Andrew Newman

9/5/2018
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Host Brady Toops sits down with author Andrew Newman who writes conscious children's books. Andrew talks about the importance of the last 20 minutes of the day as well as his journey into writing children's books while also reading one of the favorites from his collection called The Hug Who Got Stuck. Visit theunravelexperience.com and use discount code "podcast" to get 25% off tickets to The Unravel Experience on September 22nd in Nashville, TN, hosted by Brady Toops, Reb Buxton and Ryan...

Duration:00:17:18

From Christian Pastor to Transgender Woman w/ Jennifer Mayeaux

8/29/2018
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Host Brady Toops sits down with former Christian pastor, Jennifer Mayeaux, who is now living openly as a transgender woman. Jennifer tells her story from being born Christopher to getting married, to receiving a masters degree in theology at Dallas Theological Seminary to full-time pastor, and ultimately to present day living as a transgender woman. To listen to the end of her story as well as hear Jennifer respond to the 10 big spiritual questions of Season 1, check out the bonus episode on...

Duration:01:08:44

The Unravel Experience + The Hard Work of Happiness

8/22/2018
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Brady Toops talks about his latest work with functional medicine and supplements, a brand new gathering called The Unravel Experience, and Reb Buxton's book The Hard Work of Happiness, specifically his ideas around Internal Family Systems and the multiplicity of parts that exists within each one of us. Learn more about The Unravel Experience and grab tickets to this exclusive event on September 22nd [updated date] in Nashville, TN, hosted by Brady Toops, Reb Buxton and Ryan Wegenast. Use...

Duration:00:22:15

The Myth of Separation w/ Stan Mitchell

8/15/2018
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Host Brady Toops sits down with Stan Mitchell, pastor of Gracepointe Church in Nashville, TN, to chat about his story from growing up in the holiness Pentecostal movement to his transition into progressive Christianity. Stan presents an expansive perspective on the Judeo-Christian narrative covering everything from Adam & Eve to the history of sacrifices to Jesus dying on the cross, and dispelling the myth of separation from God and revealing the real problem that is shame. To listen to Stan...

Duration:00:58:31

Wells Adams Answers The 10 Big Spiritual Questions of Season 1

8/8/2018
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Host Brady Toops sits down with Wells Adams, radio host and reality TV star who has appeared on The Bachelorette as well as Bachelor in Paradise as the bartender. Growing up in a staunch Catholic household, Wells opens up about his life, reality TV, and his current thoughts around God and spirituality. Listen to hear how Wells responds to the 10 big spiritual questions of Season 1, questions like "What is God?", "What is the meaning of life?", and "What happens after you die?". Join The...

Duration:00:56:08

Escaping Fundamentalism w/ Audrey Assad

8/1/2018
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Host Brady Toops sits down with singer/songwriter Audrey Assad to chat about her life story. From growing up in the deeply fundamentalist community of the Plymouth Brethren to transitioning into Catholicism, Audrey gives a raw honest look at her faith journey - questions, doubts, hopes and all. Listen to the end of the episode to hear how Audrey responds to the 10 big spiritual questions of Season 1. Join The Unravel Community today and become a patron to get exclusive access to bonus...

Duration:01:28:54

A Crazy Dream + Losing Your Life Force

7/25/2018
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Brady Toops talks about a crazy dream he had recently, and what he thinks it actually means as related to the precious energy or life force we each have to give in this life. Join The Unravel Community today and become a patron to get exclusive access to bonus content as well as to dive deeper with Brady and others who love to explore spirituality. It's also a great way to support this podcast! Connect with Brady on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook as well as find music and upcoming...

Duration:00:14:15

Lies We Believe About God, Hell & Salvation w/ Wm. Paul Young

7/18/2018
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Host Brady Toops sits down with Wm. Paul Young, author of The Shack, to chat about everything from the institution of the church and Jesus, to punitive vs. restorative justice, and various misconceptions in the current Evangelical Christian doctrines of hell and salvation. Also, stay tuned to the end of the episode to hear how Paul responds to the 10 big spiritual questions of Season 1. Join The Unravel Community today and become a patron to get exclusive access to bonus conversations as...

Duration:01:13:42

What's Brady Reading? + God of The American Dream

7/11/2018
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Host Brady Toops talks about the book he's currently reading and loving - Own The Day, Own Your Life by Aubrey Marcus. Later in the episode, Brady responds to a message from one of the listeners who comments about the negative theology present in a Santa Claus type of God, or a god who exists to aid in the fulfillment of The American Dream. Join The Unravel Community today and become a patron to get exclusive access to bonus content as well as to dive deeper with Brady and others who love...

Duration:00:23:50

Music, Creativity & '25 in 24' The Movie w/ Jon Foreman

7/4/2018
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Host Brady Toops sits down with Jon Foreman, lead singer of the band Switchfoot, to chat about everything from music, to creativity, to the role of the Church and what God is like, as well as his new film "25 in 24". The documentary follows Jon and his friends as they embark on a musical journey throughout San Diego aiming to play 25 shows in 24 hours. Also, stay tuned to the end of the episode to hear how Jon responds to the 10 big spiritual questions of Season 1. Join The Unravel...

Duration:00:53:49

Ben Higgins Answers The 10 Big Spiritual Questions of Season 1

6/27/2018
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Host Brady Toops sits down with Ben Higgins, former star of ABC's The Bachelor, in part 2 of this conversation to ask him the 10 big spiritual questions of Season 1. They cover questions like "What is God?", "What is the meaning of life?", "What happens after you die?" and "What are you afraid of?" Get up-close and personal with some of Ben's hopes, fears, and current questions around spirituality. Become a Patron today and get exclusive access to behind the scenes, patron-only content,...

Duration:00:35:37

Ben Higgins & Brady Toops: The Stories Behind Our Journeys On The Bachelor & Bachelorette

6/20/2018
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Brady Toops and former star of ABC's The Bachelor, Ben Higgins, sit down and reminisce about some of the behind the scenes stories around how they originally appeared together on Season 11 of The Bachelorette. They also talk about Christianity, the convergence of beliefs and relationships, the importance of service work, and Ben speaks further about his experience as The Bachelor. Later in the episode, you will hear Ben talk about his insecurities, some key moments that helped guide him...

Duration:01:05:08

How Letting Go of Belief Changed Everything w/ Michael Gungor

6/13/2018
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Host Brady Toops sits down with Michael Gungor, of the Grammy-nominated band Gungor as well as host of The Liturgists Podcast, to chat about his journey of losing belief in God and how that ultimately opened him up to a more beautiful and enriching spirituality. Michael also responds to the 10 big spiritual questions of Season 1, and don't miss the end of the conversation to hear what he has to say to those in the Christian world who criticized him for being honest about his unraveling of...

Duration:01:14:33

The Great Commission/Discipleship + Community + Tao Te Ching 2.0

6/6/2018
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Host Brady Toops responds to listener's comments and questions. One listener who's getting back into Christianity asks about what Jesus may have meant by "The Great Commission" and Discipleship. Another listener comments about a faith community she is a part of and asks Brady about what his community currently looks like. The episode concludes with some more of Brady's favorite chapters from the Tao Te Ching. The book read from in this episode is the "Tao Te Ching: A New English Version" by...

Duration:00:20:42

When Your Spouse No Longer Believes In God w/ Lisa Gungor

5/30/2018
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Host Brady Toops sits down with Lisa Gungor, of the Grammy-nominated band Gungor as well as The Liturgists, to chat about life, her relationship with her husband Michael and navigating their unraveling of belief and unbelief in the midst of marriage and the birth of their two daughters. She also speaks about a few mystical/life altering moments and responds to the 10 big spiritual questions of Season 1. Find out more about Lisa and her new book "The Most Beautiful Thing I've Seen" at...

Duration:00:52:11

Truth vs. Experience + How To Pray When Your Idea of God Unravels + Science Mike

5/22/2018
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Host Brady Toops responds to listener's comments and questions. One listener asks about the relationship between truth vs. experience while another asks about the meaning of prayer and how to pray when your idea of God changes. Lastly, a listener wants to know about how to grapple with the pain around losing your faith. The episode concludes with Mike McHargue talking about the science of prayer and tips on how to pray for people who have gone through some form of theological...

Duration:00:24:54

Is Jesus Really The Way, The Truth & The Life w/ Dr. David Dark

5/15/2018
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Brady Toops sits down with author, speaker, and assistant professor of Religion and the Arts at Belmont University, Dr. David Dark to chat about religion, pop culture, politics, evangelicalism, and modern misconceptions and misinterpretations of the Bible including the phrase attributed to Jesus of Nazareth, "I am the way, the truth, and the life..." as well as ask him the 10 big spiritual questions of Season 1. Find out more about David Dark and his books "Life's Too Short to Pretend...

Duration:01:10:24

What Do I Teach My Son? + Comedian JP Sears + Tao Te Ching

5/7/2018
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Host Brady Toops responds to listener's comments and questions as well as sits down for a hilarious conversation with comedian and emotional healing coach JP Sears, best known for his "Ultra Spiritual" video series on YouTube. Brady also shares about one of his favorite spiritual books, the Tao Te Ching, and provides some commentary about a few of his favorite chapters from the sacred book. To find out more about JP Sears and his upcoming events visit awakenwithjp.com or check out his...

Duration:00:33:48