May 5, 2021
This week Trace Bell joins the show for an awesome conversation. We talk about a really helpful tool called Spiral Dynamics. The evolution of human consciousness is fascinating, and this tool when applied can help aid us in our spiritual journey and growth. Enjoy!
Me, We, Everybody Part 1
Me, We, Everybody Part 2
Me, We, Everybody Part 3
Me, We, Everybody Part 4
April 28, 2021
This week Diana Butler Bass joined the show to help us rediscover Jesus. As you know, many people wrestle with disappointment and disillusionment in their church and its leadership when they try and fit Jesus into a box.
Many Christians have left their churches but find that they cannot leave Jesus or their faith behind. Diana helps free us to embrace Jesus in his prismatic nature, and renew your hope in the Jesus you have known, the one you know now, and the one who will meet you on the road ahead. Enjoy!
Freeing Jesus (Book)
April 21, 2021
It's not every day that you get to sit down and talk with a living legend. This week Josh had the privilege of being joined by Dr. John B. Cobb. John Cobb is a theologian, philosopher, and environmentalist. Cobb is often regarded as the preeminent scholar in the field of process philosophy and theology.
We cover a variety of things from interfaith studies to the journey of faith to the process theology and philosophy. This was a fascinating conversation with a living legend of the faith. Enjoy.
Cobb Institute Website
John B. Cobb Author Page
April 14, 2021
This week Dr. John Haught joins us for a fun conversation about his book "The New Cosmic Story: Inside Our Awakening Universe".
Over the past two centuries, scientific advances have made it clear that the universe is a story still unfolding. He contends that many have overlooked a crucial aspect of cosmic history: the drama of life’s awakening to interiority and religious awareness. Science may illuminate the outside story of the universe, but a full telling of the cosmic story cannot ignore the inside development that interiority represents.
Haught addresses two primary questions: what does the arrival of religion tell us about the universe, and what does our understanding of the cosmos as an unfinished drama tell us about religion? Enjoy!
The New Cosmic Story (book)
April 7, 2021
This week R.T. Mullins joined the show to help us (re)think what it means to say that God has emotions. In this conversation, we cover some important issues around the emotional life of God as they relate to happiness, empathy, love, and moral judgments. We also take a deep dive into the impassibility/passibility debate. Enjoy!
God and Emotion (book)
March 31, 2021
This week we were joined by Shane Claiborne to discuss the dismantling of the death penalty. Today it is not uncommon for Christians to say they are "pro-life" and at the same time be the biggest supporters of the death penalty. Is this the way of Jesus? We think not! Enjoy this conversation as we hang out with our friend Shane Claiborne.
Executing Grace (book)
March 24, 2021
This week we had the privilege of being joined by Bible Scholar Tim Mackie. Tim Mackie is the founder of BibleProject and the host of the Bible Project Podcast.
We had an awesome conversation about this sacred book we call the Bible. We threw a wide variety of questions at Tim in regards to the Bible and what are we supposed to do with it. Enjoy!
March 18, 2021
This week, Christiana Peterson joins us to discuss her latest book, 'Awakened by Death'. Christiana helps us (re)think death and challenges to embrace death's mysteries to live a richer, fuller life. Enjoy.
Awakened by Death (book)
March 10, 2021
This week, we were joined by our friends Sarey and Dan to discuss their new website project, SoYoureDeconstructing.com.
"Most people who find themselves in a crisis of faith start by asking good (but tough) questions. These questions can make people around them uneasy, and are often met with only one “acceptable” answer. Often, what comes next is a difficult experience of insecurity as we doubt our commitments to our deepest held beliefs and values. But this doesn’t have to be the end of your faith journey."
Dan and Sarey hope to provide people with resources to transform this crisis into an experience of healing, renewal and learning. Enjoy!
March 3, 2021
This week Stina Kielsmeier-Cook joins us to discuss something very important and very personal. Stina's husband left Christianity several years into their marriage, and Stina was left "spiritually single". She was struggling to live the Christian life on her own, taking her kids to church by herself, and wrestling with her own questions and doubts.
Stina shares her story of finding community in an unexpected place: an order of Catholic nuns in her neighborhood. As she spent time with them and learned about female Catholic saints, she began to see that she was not "spiritually single" after all―and that no one really is. Enjoy!
Blessed are the Nones: Mixed Faith Marriage and My Search for Spiritual Community (Book)