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Religion & Spirituality Podcasts

For those heading out or wandering into the Church, we're here for you. We host conversations not often talked about publicly, but universally experienced by the spiritually curious and/or restless.

For those heading out or wandering into the Church, we're here for you. We host conversations not often talked about publicly, but universally experienced by the spiritually curious and/or restless.

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United States

Description:

For those heading out or wandering into the Church, we're here for you. We host conversations not often talked about publicly, but universally experienced by the spiritually curious and/or restless.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Jewish Tradition of Wrestling and Wandering w/ Sean Thibault

2/16/2020
Shalom Backsliders! This week, the boys kick it old school and get a lesson in their biblical roots with good friend and hilarious Jewish practitioner, Sean Thibault! Sean and the Gentiles talk about the importance of interpretation, what to make of our dude JC, and the possibility God may be asking to be ignored! Has Colton become too open-minded? Is Dan going straight to Hell?! This week, every topic is kosher, on The Back Pew!

Duration:00:57:57

A Modern Muslim’s Spiritual Wilderness

1/11/2020
As-salāmu ʿalaykum, Back-Sliders! This week, the guys sit down for a great chat with Sarah, a bright, curious, educated young woman, who sounds like your ordinary Southern California 20-year-old. Except for the fact she's about to run away from her Syrian, Muslim parents and their tight knit religious community. They discuss growing up in the faith, the links between culture and religion, and the taboo of asking hard questions. What do we mean when we say, “God is love?” Can belief evolve...

Duration:00:59:28

Intermission Part II: Pastor's Awkward Conclusion to Christmas Eve Sermon

12/8/2019
Pastor Jeffrey Draine is back at it again! Trying to the land the plane as best he can, Pastor Draine hits some turbulence on the way down in this bumpy conclusion to the big Christmas Eve sermon. How do you make enough contemporary references to let people know they're always welcome here? The answer - Kenny G. Let's wrap up this season three intermission with some closing thoughts parishioners!

Duration:00:05:06

Intermission Part I: Worship Leader Attempts Spontaneous Worship for the First Time

12/1/2019
Season three of The Back Pew breaks for intermission as Worship Leader Jeffrey Draine leads us through his first attempt at spontaneous worship. #WWJD #SoulDraine #PraiseBe

Duration:00:06:19

Pancreatic Cancer & Medicinal Faith w. Ryan Ditty

11/24/2019
The fellas sit down for a heart-to-heart with a devoted and inspiring man of faith, Ryan Ditty. They discuss the realities of fighting stage 4 pancreatic cancer, the perils of a bad HMO, accepting miraculous generosity, and other "ethereal" topics like true love & eternity. Is there scientific proof that faith can heal our bodies? How should one update social media in the face of the worst? And does your geography really determine your destiny? The guys are honored to have a deep talk about...

Duration:01:00:03

Generous Atheism & Magical Brains w. Travis Sentell

11/17/2019
The Fellas welcome magician, writer, and benevolent non-believer Travis Sentell to The Back Pew! They discuss being a gracious atheist, respecting faiths you don’t hold, and the cold, hard psychology behind catching the Holy Ghost! Will Dan determine his spiritual life has just been a result of his neurobiology? Will Colton get Travis to reveal magic secrets? Black swans, brain science, and the observable world in between, all in this week's epsidoe of the Back Pew!

Duration:00:59:29

Prophets v. Profits: True Prosperity in Pentecostalism w. Davie

11/10/2019
The dudes welcome up-and-coming musician (and Matthew McConaughy collaborator), Davie to the congregation! They discuss shared Pentecostal roots, the pressures of being a preacher's son, and whether or not the prosperity gospel is as harmful as you may have heard. Can Colton and Dan be prophets? Can pop music save souls? Why does Davie like Chris Stapleton so much? Grab a seat and a paper fan, because we’re going to Church!

Duration:00:57:04

A True Mosaic: Megachurch Transparency w. Grace Baldridge

11/3/2019
Dan & Colton welcome Grace Baldridge, host of Refinery29's "State of Grace" docuseries, to the podcast in their premiere episode of season three. This interview is a follow-up to State of Grace's episode on megachurch transparency, in which Mosaic Church in Hollywood, CA became a central focus of their story after Grace discovered an overwhelming community of ex-Mosaic attendees who say LGBTQ members are not fully affirmed at Mosaic despite their public message of universal acceptance. You...

Duration:01:02:14

Introduction to the Enneagram

8/1/2018
Colton Simmons briefly introduces the new Enneagram series by addressing some of the common misconceptions about the Enneagram, the power of personalities, and a few disclaimers about how the Enneagram should & will be utilized by us at The Back Pew.

Duration:00:08:58

The Enneagram: History, Structure, and Purpose

7/31/2018
Danielle Bennett returns to The Back Pew to explain the origins of the Enneagram, how it's shape informs it's function, and the deeper purpose behind learning these nine personality types. Enneagram references from: The Wisdom of the Enneagram and The Enneagram Institute all created by Riso & Hudson.

Duration:00:22:01

Enneagram 2 : The Helper : The Heart Triad

7/30/2018
Audrey Smith breaks down the Enneagram Type 2: "The Helper" and shares her personal experience as a 2. Enneagram references from: The Wisdom of the Enneagram and The Enneagram Institute all created by Riso & Hudson.

Duration:00:19:01

Enneagram 3 : The Achiever : The Heart Triad

7/29/2018
Danielle Bennett breaks down the Enneagram Type 3: "The Achiever" and shares her personal experience as a 3. Enneagram references from: The Wisdom of the Enneagram and The Enneagram Institute all created by Riso & Hudson.

Duration:00:16:35

Enneagram 4 : The Individualist : The Heart Triad

7/27/2018
Dan Prevette breaks down the Enneagram Type 4: "The Individualst" and shares his personal experience as a 4. Enneagram references from: The Wisdom of the Enneagram and The Enneagram Institute all created by Riso & Hudson.

Duration:00:21:18

Enneagram 5: The Investigator: The Head Triad

7/26/2018
Robin Lommori breaks down the Enneagram Type 5: "The Investigator" and shares her personal experience as a 5. Enneagram references from: The Wisdom of the Enneagram and The Enneagram Institute all created by Riso & Hudson.

Duration:00:14:29

Enneagram 6: The Loyalist: The Head Triad

7/25/2018
Erica de los Reyes breaks down the Enneagram Type 6: "The Loyalist" and shares her personal experience as a 6. Enneagram references from: The Wisdom of the Enneagram and The Enneagram Institute all created by Riso & Hudson.

Duration:00:19:25

Enneagram 7: The Enthusiast: The Head Triad

7/24/2018
Jake Viramontez and Travis Lutz tag team a break down of the Enneagram Type 7: "The Enthusiast" and share their personal experience as 7s. Enneagram references from: The Wisdom of the Enneagram and The Enneagram Institute all created by Riso & Hudson.

Duration:00:26:42

Enneagram 8: The Challenger: The Gut Triad

7/23/2018
Jacob Patrick breaks down the Enneagram Type 8: "The Challenger" and shares his personal experience as an 8. Enneagram references from: The Wisdom of the Enneagram and The Enneagram Institute all created by Riso & Hudson.

Duration:00:15:36

Enneagram 9: The Peacemaker: The Gut Triad

7/22/2018
Jess Ream breaks down the Enneagram Type 9: "The Peacemaker" and shares her personal experience as a 9. Enneagram references from: The Wisdom of the Enneagram and The Enneagram Institute all created by Riso & Hudson.

Duration:00:13:44

Enneagram 1: The Reformer: The Gut Triad

7/20/2018
Colton Simmons breaks down the Enneagram Type 1: "The Reformer" and shares his personal experience as a 1. Enneagram references from: The Wisdom of the Enneagram and The Enneagram Institute all created by Riso & Hudson.

Duration:00:15:42

[LIVE SHOW] Relationships

7/10/2018
Dr. Kutter Callaway, Danielle Bennett, Dan Prevette, and Colton Simmons tackle the idolatry of marriage in the Christian Church, bad dating advice, and much more at The Back Pew's first ever LIVE show! Special thanks to our host David Magidoff and the Backyard Hang crew. If you're in the Los Angeles area and would like to attend future live events like this one, email backyardhangs@gmail.com to get on the mailing list. Dr. Kutter Callaway's book Breaking the Marriage Idol can be purchased...

Duration:01:15:29