Church Planter Jason Miller, a pastor who happens to be planting a church, talks singleness, Catholicism, sermons as songs, cuftburt, praying in community, silence, and starting a church where people can lose their faith.
In the second part of the Richard Rohr conversation about The Divine Dance we discuss the Cosmic Christ, spiral dynamics, praying to Jesus or through Jesus, the image of God, why the conservative church is more stable and the liberal’s inability to worship and Aat vs. Art.
Brian Zahnd returns to the show to discuss his personal connection to Eminem, how a pastor can experience change, embracing the Great Tradition, dealing with doubt honestly, being used by politicians, certainty as a poor substitute for faith, becoming more ecumenical and his new book Water to Wine.
Jonathan Storment returns to discuss all things January on the podcast including non-violence, dealing with death, religion in a pluralistic society, and at the end of the show we discuss Making a Murder.
The Founding Director of The Yale Center for Faith & Culture, Professor Miroslav Volf, joins the show to discuss how religion benefits the world, living by Bread alone, the golden rule, religions resources for the world, evangelism and competing truth claims in a pluralistic world, the morality of witness, and his new book Flourishing: Why we Need Religion in a Globalized World.
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Fr. James Martin joins the show to discuss being the official chaplain of the Colbert Report, who gives up more Protestant pastors or Catholic priests, not sermonizing stories, tragedy, prayer, lament, images of God, Mary and his new book The Abbey.
Dr. Kent Brantly joins the show to discuss God working through Ebola, why Kent went to the White House to talk with President Obama before coming on the podcast, the fear of death, being faithful while having Ebola, the distinction between God saving his life vs. God healing him, and Kent’s new book Called For Life.
The World’s Smartest Pentecostal ® Dr. Chris Green joins the show to discuss sacraments, being an unreliable Pentecostal, Church of Christ vs. Pentecostals, Pete Enns, how to read the Bible like Jesus, Joseph Philips, dehumanizing prayer, why God doesn’t answer prayers, the Praxis Conference and Chris scares Luke by talking about speaking in tongues.
For more information about the new Rachel Held Evans video series from our friends at The Work of the People click here.
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