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Join two ordinary pilgrims as they stumble through the post-Christendom wilderness, looking for signs of hope.

Join two ordinary pilgrims as they stumble through the post-Christendom wilderness, looking for signs of hope.
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United Kingdom

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Join two ordinary pilgrims as they stumble through the post-Christendom wilderness, looking for signs of hope.

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English


Episodes

Elaine Storkey & Rowan Williams - Advent 03: Good News to the Poor

12/15/2017
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It's week three of our four-part Advent Devotional series. This time philosopher and theologian Elaine Storkey considers how Advent might be Good News to the Poor. Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams continues to work his way through the Advent readings, with the help of Kate Blower. And David Benjamin Blower continues to bring the music and song. So good! If you want more from Nomad, check out our website, and follow us on Facebook and twitter If you're looking for other...

Duration: 00:16:20


Elaine Storkey & Rowan Williams - Advent 02: Peace Across Borders

12/9/2017
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Here's the second part of our four-part Advent Devotional series. This time philosopher and theologian Elaine Storkey bases her reflection around the idea of Peace Across Borders. Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams again brings the readings along with Kate Blower, and David Benjamin Blower brings the music and songs. If you want more from Nomad, check out our website, and follow us on Facebook and twitter If you're looking for other people to share this journey with, then...

Duration: 00:16:50


Elaine Storkey & Rowan Williams - Advent 01: Liberation

12/2/2017
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If you're one of our Patreon supporters, you'll already be familiar with our Nomad Devotionals. Every month we ask a guest to reflect on a topic, and we unpack it with music, song, readings, and prayers. For Advent we thought we produce a four-part Devotional and make it available to everyone. So for the next four Sundays you can expect a reflection from feminist philosopher and theologian Dr. Elaine Storkey, and the former archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams will be contributing...

Duration: 00:22:41


Dave Randall - Songs that Change Society (N159)

11/23/2017
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Dave Randall has played guitar for some huge acts, including Faithless, Dido and Sinead O'Connor. As he's reflected on his career and the industry he's been a part of, he has begun to see the huge potential of music to change society. This prompted him to write the excellent book Sound System: The Political Power of Music. So if you're interested in pondering how the songs we sing might help us not just love God, but also love our neighbour, then tune in! If you want more from Nomad, check...

Duration: 01:41:41


Muhanad Al Qaisy - Palestinians and Ploughshares (N158)

11/9/2017
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Muhanad Al Qaisy's grandfather, grandmother and seven children were driven from their home in Palestine and into a refugee camp in 1948. Nearly 70 years later, the family is still struggling to make a life in the same camp. So we ask Muhanad what he sees as signs of hope. If you want more from Nomad, check out our website, and follow us on Facebook and twitter If you're looking for other people to share this journey with, then register on our Listener Map, and see if any other nomads are...

Duration: 01:27:44


Nick Spencer - Doing Good: The Future of the Church? (N157)

10/23/2017
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Well, this is it, Dave Ward's final episode. After six years of podcasting, he's decided to go on to other things (probably something to do with horses...). In his final episode, we're chatting with Nick Spencer, the Director of Research at These Think Tank, and author of The Evolution of the West: How Christianity Has Shaped Our Values. And we're asking him, what difference has Christianity really made to society, and what indications are there that it has a hopeful future? If you want...

Duration: 01:14:24


Ruth Dearnley, Julia Pugh, Hannah Flint - Stop the Traffik (N156)

10/9/2017
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A recent report into human trafficking revealed that the problem is significantly worse than previously thought. In fact, it is believed that in the UK alone, every large town and city will have trafficked people in it who are effectively enslaved, and many of us are unwittingly coming into contact with trafficked people every day. So we speak with three people - Ruth Dearnley, Julia Pugh and Hannah Flint - committed to finding signs of hope in this seemingly bleak situation. For more...

Duration: 01:24:23


Elizabeth Edman - Queer Virtue (N155)

9/22/2017
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Elizabeth Edman believes she has learnt more from the LGBTQ community about what it means to be a Christian, than she has from the Church. Why? Well, she believes the church has forgotten what it means to be scandalous, to struggle for identity and to expand its boundaries to include the marginalised. And so the Church needs to learn from the gay community - and other marginalised groups - that have embraced these virtues. Tune into the podcast for an insightful and challenging...

Duration: 01:16:16


Malcolm Guite - Finding God with the Poetic Imagination (N154)

9/8/2017
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Malcolm Guite is a poet, priest and theologian. Years of inhabiting these roles has led him to the belief that we're relying far too much on reason and thought in the formation of our faith, and are overlooking the significance of the 'poetic imagination'. He believes that we can find deep truth in the imagination and that poetry can bring our faith alive in a way that nothing else can. It's a fascinating and hope-filled conversation! If you want more from Nomad, check out our website,...

Duration: 01:30:17


Walter Brueggemann - Kingdom vs. Money? (N153)

8/23/2017
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I know, we only just interviewed Walter Brueggemann! But he's just brought a book out entitled Money and Possessions and we've still got unresolved questions after our chat with Justin Welby on that subject. So why not spend another hour in the digital presence of one of the great biblical scholars of out time?! And as you'd expect, it was an hour chock-full of wisdom and insight. If you want more from Nomad, check out our website, and follow us on Facebook and twitter If you're looking...

Duration: 01:29:33


Walter Brueggemann - Sabbath as Resistance (N152)

8/10/2017
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Walter Brueggemann is widely considered to be one of the most influential theologians of our time. So who better to help us get a handle on the idea of the Sabbath. Especially as he wrote the fascinating and insightful Sabbath as Resistance. That's right, Sabbath is so much more than simply taking a day off, it's an intentional and creative act of resistance. If you want more from Nomad, check out our website, and follow us on Facebook and twitter If you're looking for other people to...

Duration: 01:06:50


Shane Claiborne - A Faith Not Worth Fighting For (N151)

7/24/2017
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Shane Claiborne has been an inspiration to many ever since his book The Irresistible Revolution came out, with its 'What if Jesus really meant what he said' message. For the last 20 years Shane has been trying to live out Jesus's message in a deprived area of Philadelphia, where he founded the new monastic community, The Simple Way. This journey has led him to a commitment to non-violence, 'from womb to tomb', which has been tested on many occasions. So tune in for a challenging and...

Duration: 01:26:17


Richard Beck - Why We Don't Love Like Jesus (N150)

7/7/2017
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It's pretty clear what Jesus was about. Love you neighbour (and if that's not challenging enough, love your enemies) was at the top of his manifesto. So why do we find it so hard to follow his example? Professor of Psychology at Abilene University, Richard Beck, doesn't think the issue is a lack of understanding. We know what we're meant to do. Instead, Richard thinks the issue is a psychological one. And it's to do with a misplaced psychology of disgust. Tune in for a truly fascinating...

Duration: 01:24:24


Brian Zahnd - How to Deconstruct Without Quitting Church (N149)

6/22/2017
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In many ways Brian Zahnd is like many of Nomad's guests in that he deconstructed (although he doesn't like that term) what he came to see as a very narrow faith, and reconstructed something much deeper and broader. The difference with Brian, though, is that he went through this process while pastoring a mega-church. So we asked him, how can you lead a church, or indeed be a member of a church, when your faith is changing and you feel like you're in a very different place from everyone...

Duration: 01:36:29


Justin Brierley - Is Reason Relevant? (N148)

6/6/2017
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Every now and then we like to interview a fellow podcaster who, like us, is creating a space for an open and honest exploration of the Christian faith. And Justin Brierley is one such person. Over the last 11 years he's been producing Unbelievable?, on which he moderates conversations between Christians and people from others faiths and none. So firstly I took the opportunity to see if he suffers from the same podcaster insecurities that I do. Then we dug into whether apologetics - the...

Duration: 01:15:31


David Blower - Spirit, Soil and Sojourner (N147)

5/31/2017
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As much as we love some good old fashioned theological cut-and-thrust, we're increasingly aware that if this journey is going to be sustainable, it's got to be an holistic one. So each month we'll be producing Nomad Devotionals, through which we'll be experimenting with readings, prayers, liturgies and songs. We're making the first one free to everyone, so you can decide whether you're interested in joining us on this leg of the journey. If you are, then head over to Patreon and donate $5...

Duration: 00:33:20


Rowan Williams - The Problem of Prayer (N146)

5/24/2017
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What actually is prayer? What happens when we do it? What difference can it make, if any, to the events and circumstances we find ourselves in? Should we expect to sense God in prayer, or perhaps even hear him communicate to us? And if so, why do so few of us ever seem to have these sorts of experiences. For many of us, these questions, and others like them, have led us to a place of disillusionment and prayerlessness. And yet we still yearn for the deep, rooted, holistic connectedness...

Duration: 01:28:20


Greg Boyd - The Crucifixion of the Warrior God (N145)

5/8/2017
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Greg Boyd is back on the show. This time he's tackling the tricky issue of violence in the Old Testament. How is it, for example, that the God revealed in Jesus loves his enemies and lays down his life for them, when the God we see in the Old Testament seemingly thinks nothing of killing his enemies? What does this tell us about the nature of God, and the nature of the Bible? Greg is certainly the man to ask, as he's just published a 1492 page book on this very subject, The Crucifixion of...

Duration: 01:35:00


Mark Vernon - Living on the Edge of the Circle (NS35)

5/3/2017
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At our recent offline Gathering, Mark Vernon - former Anglican Priest, turned atheist, turned Christian agnostic - led us in a Buddhist inspired meditation. To get the full benefit from this, you might want to sit near some other people (e.g. in a cafe, the library, or park, etc.) as it's all about how we perceive ourselves in relation to others. If you want more from Nomad, check out our website, and follow us on Facebook and twitter If you're looking for other people to share this...

Duration: 00:12:27


Mark Vernon - The Art of Uncertainty (N144)

4/28/2017
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This podcast comes to you from Nomad's first offline Gathering. We had a great weekend of food, drink, conversation, music and meditation. We also interviewed Mark Vernon. Mark was an Anglican priest but developed deep doubts about the faith. His subsequent journey took him through atheism, agnosticism, through ancient Greek philosophy, to a Christian faith that sees doubt and uncertainty as integral parts. If you want more from Nomad, check out our website, and follow us on Facebook...

Duration: 01:16:00

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