Philosopher Dr. James Smith joins the show to talk The Power of Habits, being changed by Love, smoking nurses, virtues vs. laws, developing 2nd Nature, St. Augustine grass, sacraments, and his new book You Are What You Love.
For our first ever mailbag podcast we discuss living in awareness of the presence of God, V-Neck shirts, narcissistic guests, eroding morality in America, the Church’s shrinking political power, receiving communion and the Cosmic Christ.
Nadia Bolz-Weber returns to the show to discuss Luke’s visit to House for All Sinners and Saints, Nadia’s re-connection with the churches of Christ, twelve minute sermons, church plants as a birthday party you throw for yourself, well-differentiated leaders, democratizing church and of course, CrossFit.
Don’t forget to pre-order Nadia’s new book Accidental Saints.
Josh Cobia, author of the viral blog post “I went to church with Bruce Jenner. Here’s what Caitlyn Jenner Taught me about Jesus” joins the show to discuss planting a church with the reality television stars as the first members, youth ministry at the Kardashian’s home, sharing the table with the LGBTQ community, the one thing he would say to his friend Caitlyn Jenner.
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Jonathan Martin discusses the centrality of the Eucharist, the awkwardness of a preacher not preaching and Jonathan announces his new job.
Ian Morgan Cron rejoins the show to talk Catholic imagination and what would make him get in a dumpster.
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Part Two: Richard Beck and Rob Bell return to the show to discuss The Zimzum of Love & Moltmann, Eucharist as saving grace, being in the heart of the Protestant machine, the conservative evangelical church being a house of cards, table fellowship, Everything is Spiritual part Too or Two, shared neediness, Black Sabbath & preaching, not believing in failure, and craft vs. success.
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