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22: Hell No!

1/14/2018
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Hell. What is it? What isn’t it? What did Jesus say? What didn’t Jesus say? And how did we get here? John and the panel talk the ins & outs of Christianity’s most vile doctrine through the lens of Brian Zahnd’s book Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God Panelists: Nathan Jennings (Posse of Online Spiritual Misfits Facebook group), Lee O’Hare (Posse of Online Spiritual Misfits Facebook group, Lee O’Hare on YouTube), Jennifer Neyhart (Theology Book Club for Deconstruction & Reconstruction...

Duration: 01:25:13


21: Bhagavad Gita for Dummies

1/3/2018
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Hindu sacred text. After spending three weeks discussing what the Bible is and is not, John invites Indu Vasudevan from the Hindu Temple of Central Indiana to discuss the Bhagavad Gita. Indu discusses some beginner-level steps for approaching the text. Is it possible to better follow your own path by learning about another? Reclaiming Christianity is a book review podcast about God, faith and life. Each episode is centered around a book that John loves, and contains a reading of a section,...

Duration: 01:12:49


20: Living Through a Faith Shift

12/27/2017
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What is the Bible? by Rob Bell, part 3. John and the panel discuss going through a faith shift. What causes faith shifts? What are the costs? How do you navigate through a faith shift in a healthy way? Panel members: Jennifer Neyhart (Theology Book Club for Deconstruction/Reconstruction, jenniferneyhart.com), Beckett Hanan (BrazenChurch.com, projectevo.org, typeinmind.com), Robert Donahue Reclaiming Christianity is a book review podcast about God, faith and life. Each episode is centered...

Duration: 01:29:33


19: God and the American Empire

12/20/2017
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What is the Bible? by Rob Bell, part 2. John and the panel discuss how we interpret the Bible through the American lens. What is different in our society that makes is so easy for us to completely miss the point of large sections of the Bible? How have we so lost the plot? Panel members: Jennifer Neyhart (Theology Book Club for Deconstruction/Reconstruction, jenniferneyhart.com), Beckett Hanan (BrazenChurch.com, projectevo.org, typeinmind.com), Jason Armold, Angela Armold Reclaiming...

Duration: 01:19:53


18: Anakephalaiossathai

12/13/2017
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What is the Bible? by Rob Bell, part 1. John and the panel discuss how God is bringing all things into unity. What does it mean to bring all things into unity? How are we seeing that? How are we not seeing that? And what does this have to do with the Bible? Panel members: Jennifer Neyhart (Theology Book Club for Deconstruction/Reconstruction, jenniferneyhart.com), Nathan Jennings (Posse of Online Spiritual Misfits), Thad Crews Reclaiming Christianity is a book review podcast about God,...

Duration: 01:14:48


17: Polytheism in the Bible

12/6/2017
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Is polytheism biblical? We know that the ancient Israelites lived among people who believed in other gods, but did they believe in other gods? John discusses paganism, ancient and modern, with Tamrha Richardson and Elhrik Thrice from the Novices of the Old Ways - Indianapolis. Can an understanding of Paganism better help us understand Christianity and Judaism? Reclaiming Christianity is a book review podcast about God, faith and life. Each episode is centered around a book that John loves,...

Duration: 01:15:10


16: Evolution of Theology in Scripture

11/29/2017
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Is the Bible an infallible, integrated message system? Does it show a homogeneous, unified view? Or does it show growth and diversity? John looks at an article from Quaker Universalist Reader #2 and discusses the evolution of theology within Scripture. Reclaiming Christianity is a book review podcast about God, faith and life. Each episode is centered around a book that John loves, and contains a reading of a section, a review and running commentary. John understands that Christianity is a...

Duration: 01:04:32


15: The Way, the Truth and the Life

11/22/2017
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Is Jesus the only way? John reads an article from Brian McLaren and discusses John 14:6, the Christian “shut the door” passage on other religions. Does it really say what we’ve been taught it says? Or what does it say? How have we gotten it so wrong? And why does it matter? Reclaiming Christianity is a book review podcast about God, faith and life. Each episode is centered around a book that John loves, and contains a reading of a section, a review and running commentary. John understands...

Duration: 01:17:07


14: The Mystic Gospel, part 3

11/15/2017
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Christian Mysticism and Nonliteralism. John closes out a trilogy on the 4th gospel by discussing Nonliteralism in John’s gospel, using John Shelby Spong’s The Fourth Gospel, Tales of a Jewish Mystic as a backdrop. So much of Christian theology has been based on a literal reading of John’s gospel. Has this all just been one massive exercise in missing the point? Reclaiming Christianity is a book review podcast about God, faith and life. Each episode is centered around a book that John...

Duration: 01:21:54


13: The Mystic Gospel, part 2

11/8/2017
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Christian Mysticism. A very different kind of episode, John reads the 4th gospel in its entirety in one setting with no additional commentary. Forget the small details and enter into this story as a whole. Go beyond the literal and plunge into the depths of the mystical. About This Podcast Reclaiming Christianity is a book review podcast about God, faith and life. Each episode is centered around a book that John loves, and contains a reading of a section, a review and running commentary....

Duration: 01:29:50


12: The Mystic Gospel, part 1

11/1/2017
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Christian Mysticism. John explores the Gospel that bears his namesake through the lens of mysticism, via Bishop John Shelby Spong’s book The Fourth Gospel, Tales of a Jewish Mystic. John’s gospel, interpreted literally, has been used to provide much fodder for division and creed in the Church through history. We take a different approach. About This Podcast Reclaiming Christianity is a book review podcast about God, faith and life. Each episode is centered around a book that John loves,...

Duration: 01:05:02


11: Universalism

10/25/2017
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This Episode What is (and isn’t) Universalism? Universalism is a much-maligned and much-misunderstood concept, especially among American evangelicals. John reviews and reads from Quaker Universalist Reader #2: Universalism & Religions and discusses different views of what universalism is and is not. About This Podcast Reclaiming Christianity is a book review podcast about God, faith and life. Each episode is centered around a book that John loves, and contains a reading of a section, a...

Duration: 01:20:32


10: A New Reformation

10/18/2017
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This Episode Reformation and revolution. In honor of the 500th anniversary of Reformation Day (Oct 31, 2017), John discusses Martin Luther’s 95 Theses and the Protestant Reformation through the lens of Matthew Fox’s 2005 book A New Reformation. Fox says, “At this critical time in human and planetary history, when the earth is being ravaged by the violence of war, poverty, sexism, homophobia, and eco-destruction, we need to gather those who offer a future that is one of compassion,...

Duration: 01:19:52


9: Religious Recovery

10/12/2017
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Recovering from religious hurt. John welcomes Wayne Holmes, director of Religious Recovery (www.religiousrecovery.org), a 12-step-inspired program designed to help those who have been hurt by religion or the religious. John and Wayne discuss what Religious Recovery does, why it’s needed, and the 13 steps & 13 stones of Religious Recovery. You can support Reclaiming Christianity by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/johnweldy. Patrons help to expand the podcast and other programs,...

Duration: 01:12:29


8: Speaking Christian, Part 2 - Sin

10/4/2017
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Church evolution. John talks about a major change happening at Grace Point Community Church in Houston, TX (www.churchisfun.org) and why it’s not “just another random church movement”. Then John reads & discusses the chapter on Sin from Marcus Borg’s Speaking Christian, which goes right to the core of theology. You can support Reclaiming Christianity by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/johnweldy. Patrons help to expand the podcast and other programs, and get extra perks such as...

Duration: 01:21:46


7: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

9/27/2017
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Myths and Empire. We begin with a conversation on the topic of the day: the NFL protests, and in particular why is it so important that we respect the American soldier? Then John reads and comments on the Tree of Life chapter from Sapiens: A brief history of humanity by Yuval Noah Harari, describing the cognitive revolution. What are story, myth and imagined reality? How did they develop? How have we developed because of them? And what are the dangers? You can support Reclaiming...

Duration: 01:20:59


6: Church Refugees

9/20/2017
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How Church hurts people. John discusses why people leave church and what happens next. We start out with a post on people being contacted after leaving their church from the Exvangelical facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/332199817139241/). Then John reads and comments on Church Refugees: Sociologists reveal why people are DONE with church but not their faith by Josh Packard. You can support Reclaiming Christianity by becoming a Patron at https://www.patreon.com/johnweldy....

Duration: 01:28:50


5: Love Wins

9/13/2017
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God Language. John talks about how words fail us when it comes to God while reading from Rob Bell's book Love Wins: A book about Heaven, Hell and the fate of every person who ever lived.

Duration: 01:09:35


4: Speaking Christian, Part 1 - The Death of Jesus

9/6/2017
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The death of Jesus. In part one of Speaking Christian by Marcus Borg, John discusses penal substitutionary atonement and the purpose of Jesus' death. Is God the biggest a-hole ever? Or could we have gotten it wrong?

Duration: 01:14:00


3: The Crowd, the Critic & the Muse

8/30/2017
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Fundamentalism and creativity. John discusses criticism and the Nashville statement, then reads and reviews Michael Gungor's book The Crowd, the Critic and the Muse. Get in on John's FREE book program at reclaimingchristianity.podomatic.net

Duration: 01:16:08

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