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Podcast features various authors, writers, artists, activists and others of various faith traditions who see faith as valid and hope reasonable as they seek to promote social justice, compassion and extend grace.

Podcast features various authors, writers, artists, activists and others of various faith traditions who see faith as valid and hope reasonable as they seek to promote social justice, compassion and extend grace.
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United States

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Podcast features various authors, writers, artists, activists and others of various faith traditions who see faith as valid and hope reasonable as they seek to promote social justice, compassion and extend grace.

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English

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Episodes

Pat Terry is Still Writing Songs that Matter (new version)

9/7/2018
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Singer/Songwriter Pat Terry talks about his life in music, his faith and what's next. The audio around 40 minutes in is corrected in this version. Thanks for the heads up from several listeners.

Duration:01:34:11

Pat Terry is Still Writing Songs that Matter

9/5/2018
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Singer/Songwriter Pat Terry talks about his life in music, his faith and what's next.

Duration:01:34:11

Jamie Wright is the very worst missionary, but she still knows far more about missions than you do, and doesn't care if you like her or not.

5/11/2018
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Jamie Wright is a writer who knows spending $53 billion annually to spreak white people religion is ridculous. That's why she closely monitors the crap meter that evaluates such "mission trips" and "callings" and loudly and colorfully reports the truth to anyone who will listen. Her new book "The Very Worst Missionary: A Memoir or Whatever" is the most honest book on being a missionary I have read. It's based on her five years as an on-the-ground, full-time "foreign" missionary, and is a...

Duration:01:20:26

Maggie Rowe's sins bravely, but she's actually closer to the mark than she thinks

4/16/2018
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Rebroadcast of podcast with writer, comedian and always fascinating Maggie Rowe. Since this interview, Season Two of "Flaked" has aired, and it finished well. Buy her book. If, as Anne Lamott writes, laughter is the carbonated form of the Holy Spirit, Maggie Rowe is a major distributor of divine carbonation for the third member of the trinity, something for which we can all be grateful. (And for the record), though she worried at one point she was getting close, Maggie has never managed to...

Duration:00:46:30

Andrew Morgan is a Filmmaker with a Purpose

3/5/2018
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Andrew Morgan makes films that matter. Morgan's "The True Cost" tells the story of why the fashion industry is problematic for almost everyone involved. His latest, "The Hertric," follows Rob Bell in his quest to tell the world: Love Wins.

Duration:00:53:17

Diana Butler Bass is grateful, and her new book explains why - Encore Presentation

1/22/2018
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Diana Butler Bass is the author of 10 books, includint "Grateful," due out April 3. She is a highly sought-after speaker, and one of Ameria's top scholars on religion and culture. She is also articulate and engaging concerning her own spiritual and political journey, and a very good guest. It's worth your time to find out more about her and her books, and the best plact to do that is here: http://dianabutlerbass.com We talked a llittle about her upcoming book "Grateful" during the podcact...

Duration:01:12:53

Jay Bakker Knows Evangelicalism is Nonsense, but Still Finds Hope in Faith (Encore)

12/29/2017
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Jay Bakker has had a front row seat to the excesses of evagelicalism for four decades, and has taken an exit to a new kind of faith. His books and weekly sermons are imporant and deserve a broader audience. Jay is also a great guy with a big heart and tender sould. He also celebrated his first Christmas with his six-month-old daughter Amelia Faye Bakker last week.

Duration:00:42:15

Steve Brown is an old guy, who believes there is no hook in grace. I love this guy. (Encore)

12/14/2017
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Dr. Steve Brown really does not care what you think. He is not your mother, your guru or the Holy Spirit. But if you are wise, you will pay attention to this man and what he says. Seriously, if for no other reason than he is the Johnny Appleseed of grace. The founder of the Keylife Network (Keylife.org), says he’s no guru, but he has been something of a guru to me. Steve is the Johnny Appleseed of grace, since he was writing, taking and preaching about grace, real grace, the kind without a...

Duration:01:05:54

Dr. David Gushee is a Christian activist who believes Jesus offers and demands more than American Evangelicalism

12/5/2017
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David Gushee is a calm voice of powerful reason calling the Christian church to leave American evangelicalism for a more meaningful and productive life meant for those called to follow Jesus. Officially, the Rev. Dr. David Gushee is Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics and Director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at Mercer University. His latest book, “Still Christian: Following Jesus Out of American Evangelicalism,” in which he writes of his experiences that...

Duration:00:59:54

Pamela Hawkins Believes in Advent. And prayer. And social justice in the church.

11/27/2017
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Pamela Hawkins has written more acclaimed books on the Advent season, which starts next week, than anyone in recent history. She is also a retired pastor who works with immigrants and believes there's hope in the world adn that prayer is important. Prepare for Advent but listening to her and checking out her book.

Duration:01:17:55

Encore: Brian McLaren is Pioneering a New Kind of Christianity

11/3/2017
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Brian McLaren joins the Thinking God podcast this week to discuss, among other things, his new book "The Great Spiritual Migration: How the World's Largest Religion is Seeking a Better Way to Be Christian." McClaren brings a scholarly pastor's heart to the conversation. Brian is one of the pioneers of progressive Christianity. His book, "A Generous Orthodoxy," is one of the most influential works of the past several decades. He was a voice in the wilderness for a faith that included a...

Duration:00:53:32

Who has remembered the Widows and Orphans? JT Olson, that's who.

10/24/2017
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JT Olson is founder and exectutive director of Both Hands Ministries, a group dedicated to serving widows in need and helping families adopt orphans. He tells the story in his new book, "The Orphan, the Widow and Me."

Duration:00:53:17

Encore: A Champion for "the Bible for Normal People" (anniversary edition)

10/12/2017
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Pete Enns was the first guest on the Thinking God Podcast in the fall of last year and this episode in an encore presentation of our discussion. Author, scholar, professor and all-around nice guy Peter Enns joins me for the first episode of Thinking God. Pete has his own podcast now as well, and I highly recommend it. Find out more and buy his books at https://www.peteenns.com/

Duration:00:54:08

Ashley Cleveland, the Queen of Rock 'N Soul

9/13/2017
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Ashley Cleveland's biography may be called "Little Black Sheep," but there is nothing small about her talent. One of the best vocalists in Nashville, she has blown audiences away with her combination of rock and soul that is as powerful as ever. On the Thinking God Podcast, she talks about music, faith, recovery and more.

Duration:00:53:16

Dr. Joel Hunter Leaves 20,000-Member Church for Bigger Ministry to Those Who are Marginalized and Forgotten

8/25/2017
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Dr. Joel Hunter might be in a category of his own. When he announced earlier this month he was stepping down from Northland, a Church Distributed, after more than 30 years as senior pastor, those who praised his faith and action for those in need and those marginalized in Central Florida included leaders from both the Muslim and Jewish communities. A rare megachurch pastor who believes that working with those of other faiths is the only way to fully minister to the world, Hunter will now...

Duration:01:08:15

A Wild Goose Chase with Vanna Fox, Who Is No Stranger to the Unexpected Nature of Faith and Reconciliation

6/19/2017
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Vanna Fox was on her way to the mission field (as a music missionary, no less!), when her path shifted and landed her for the next 17 years on drive time radio in North Carolina. But when she heard the call of the Wild Goose, she left the airwaves to surf the spirit waves of the nation's largest progressive Christian Festival. She likes to laugh, and has a great story. Stay tuned to the end of the bumper music on this podcast for a very special Wild Goose message.

Duration:01:07:30

Radical, Journalist and Jew Living in Evangelicalworld, Finds God in the Funniest Places, and in a Few Not So Funny

5/22/2017
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Mark Pinsky is a newspaperman, author, lecturer and insightful man. Did I mention he was a newspaperman? I mean it in the old-school, highest-compliment sense of the word. Pinsky has a drive an desire to find good stories, but to make sure they are written and researched in a manner rare these days, and present them in compelling ways. His books include: "The Gosple According to the Simpsons," "A Jew Among the Evangelicals," "The Gosple According to Disney," "Unfinished Business: The True...

Duration:01:19:27

Maggie Rowe Recaps How She Learned to Sin Bravely in her new book, but she's still a bit "Flaked" and a victim of "Arrested Development"

5/2/2017
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If, as Anne Lamott writes, laughter is the carbonated form of the Holy Spirit, Maggie Rowe is a major distributor of divine carbonation for the third member of the trinity, something for which we can all be grateful. (And for the record), though she worried at one point she was getting close, Maggie has never managed to blaspheme her bubbly supplier. As writer, comedian, actor and the author of "Sin Bravely: My Great Escape from Evangelical Hell," she brings some serious fun to the...

Duration:00:46:30

Bill Mallonee, a big talent with a big heart

4/23/2017
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Bill Mallonee talks about three decades of singing/sonwriting, the music business, Neil Young's "More Barn" mixing, living in the Rockies and how his faith has influenced his life and work. I have known Bill longer than any of my other guest to date, and can say he is one of the most under-appreciated artists of his time, and more talented than he knows. And his heart is as big as the New Mexico sky that fills the nights over his house.

Duration:01:09:07

Alba Onofrio is on a mission to wipe out shame and fear. She is also engaging and committed to her faith, and I am impressed.

4/4/2017
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From her bio on soulforce.org Alba Onofrio believes in abundant life and fully-embodied, loving affirmation of the spirit, thus vehemently rejects any notion of the Divine that perpetuates fear, harm, and domination of our peoples. She holds a Masters of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt University focused on race and gender theologies of sex and sexual ethics based in queer desire. As a Southern Appalachian Latina Femme, Alba found cultural and political home in SONG (Southerners On New...

Duration:01:08:02