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We explore various facets of loving God and multifaith neighbors through interviews with pastors, ministry leaders, and scholars. We also model neighborly multifaith conversations with members of various religious traditions. Learn more at www.multifaithmatters.org. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/multifaithmatters/support
 
Multifaithful is a podcast about the impact of religious diversity on our religious and spiritual identities. We will explore how people of different religious traditions have experienced spiritual growth through their relationships with people from other faiths, and how multifaith dialogue and engagement is an essential part of life in the 21st century. Whether it be in academics, politics, literature or sports, grappling with religion, spirituality and multifaith experiences will continue ...
 
Things Unseen grapples with a spiritual climate that no longer conforms to orderly patterns – with fewer of us attracted to formal religion, but many still believing that there’s more out there than meets the eye. Thought-provoking speech radio for people of faith – and those who just feel intrigued by the spiritual dimension to life.
 
Agape Speaks is the Podcast of Agape Brewing Community, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to Brew Beer, Build Community, and Change the World, founded and run by the Rev. Jamie Green Klopotoski. Rev. Jamie is an ordained minister with the United Church of Christ and the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches, but considers herself a nontheist humanist. She graduated with a BA in Religion and Jewish Studies from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL and a ...
 
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The media and religion scholars have talked quite a bit about "The Nones," Those who report no religious affiliation in religion surveys. A segment of this group includes Secular Humanists, atheists and agnostics. Evangelicals need to understand this growing segment of America's population that is having a strong impact on religion and politics. In…
 
Matt Mazewski and Brendan Moore, both economics doctoral candidates and labor organizers, join “Heart of a Heartless World” to discuss the relationship between labor rights and the American Catholic Church. Matt and Brendan are interviewed by Nicole-Ann Lobo, and their conversation includes a brief history of Catholic social teaching and what papal…
 
In 2017 Senator Bernie Sanders clashed with Russ Vought, then a nominee for the position of deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget. Their exchange about Christian exclusivity and religious pluralism in the public square is perhaps even more important in the post-Trump, post-evangelical era. In this podcast we share a clip of their e…
 
Roger Williams is not only the founder of Rhode Island, and our forgotten Founding Father, he also left a legacy for us to consider on civility through deep religious and political difference, and religious freedom. In this podcast we discuss Williams with James Calvin Davis, George Adams Ellis Professor of Liberal Arts and Religion at Middlebury C…
 
Extensive analysis has been done trying to explain why a large percentage of White evangelicals voted in support of Trump, a candidate whose character was at odds with evangelical moral values. Scholars have identified the importance of Christian nationalism as a major factor, and this overlaps with the influence of Pentecostal demonology and spiri…
 
Hospitality is an ancient Christian practice that holds great potential in multifaith engagement. Amos Yong, Dean of the School of Theology and School of Intercultural Studies at Fuller Seminary, is our guest in this episode. He has written on this topic in his book Hospitality and the Other: Pentecost, Christian Practices, and the Neighbor (Orbis …
 
The spirit of black radical traditions, at their best, can turn the world upside down and help usher in a political economy of dignity, voice, and decision-making power for working-class communities. Liberationist streams of black radical spirituality are as contemporary as Alice Walker’s call for democratic socialist womanism, as old as Reverend G…
 
The metaphor of the rider and the elephant has been used in social psychology and neuroscience to illustrate how the mind works in regards to behavior. On the one hand there is the rider of the elephant, representing the conscious and rational part of our cognition, and on the other hand there is the elephant, representing the subconscious and emot…
 
In this episode Anthony Le Donne and Larry Behrendt discuss Christian-Jewish dialogue, the focus of their book, Sacred Dissonance: The Blessing of Difference in Jewish-Christian Dialogue. (See my review of this volume here.) Behrendt is a Jewish lawyer and a specialist in interreligious dialogue with a specific emphasis on Jewish-Christian relation…
 
After exit polls from the November election showed 72% of voters wanted Medicare for All, Medicare for All Indiana and the Religious Socialism Committee of Central Indiana DSA convened on November 24th a Multifaith Forum on Medicare for All, recorded and available as our podcast episode.Panelists discussing their faith’s shared commitment to univer…
 
Bradley J. Galloway was a fixture in the North American right-wing extremist movement for 13 years and was the president of a racist skinhead gang for five of those years. It is these lived experiences that play a role in his work in combating violent extremism. Brad currently works as the Coordinator of the Centre on Hate, Bias & Extremism (CHBE) …
 
Members of their community have been victims of stereotypes and misunderstanding, from confusion with Muslims and individual attacks after 9/11 to mass shootings at their temples. This is the Sikh community, and our guest is Darren Duerksen who shares his research and experience among Sikhs in India and the U.S. Duerksen is the director and assista…
 
Jewish Traditions of SocialismOur latest episode of ‘Heart of a Heartless World’ is a recording of our October 26th webinar conversation between Rev. Andrew Wilkes and Rabbi Andy Bachman, Executive Director of the Jewish Community Project and former senior rabbi at Congregation Beth Elohim, about how Jewish traditions of socialism, from Martin Bube…
 
The options for addressing ultimate concerns includes not only religious possibilities, but Atheistic ones as well. This is particularly the case with the rise of The Nones, those that the Pew Forum describe as "the religiously unaffiliated share of the population, consisting of people who describe their religious identity as atheist, agnostic or '…
 
In a new podcast feature, the commentary, we interact with a recent opinion piece at ReligionNews.com titled "The campaign is over. Will a Biden-Harris administration deliver on its interfaith promises?," by Eboo Patel, Paul Brandeis Raushenbush, and Mary Ellen Giess. Their essay discusses the potential for the incoming administration to provide a …
 
John D'Emilio joins "Heart of a Heartless World" to discuss the history of Bayard Rustin, a Quaker and democratic socialist who introduced nonviolent tactics to the civil rights movement and organized the March on Washington. After years of organizing protests, Rustin argued after Lyndon B. Johnson's election that the left needed to move "from prot…
 
This podcast is an interview with Pastor Mark Shetler of RiverCity Christian church in Sacramento, California. He shares the story of their congregational engagement with the local Muslim immigrant community. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/multifaithmatters/supportBy John Morehead
 
An interview with Douglas Johnston on faith-based diplomacy. Johnston is the founder and former president of the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy out of Washington, DC (www.icrd.org). He has produced several books including Religion, the Missing Dimension of Statecraft, and Religion, Terror and Error: US Foreign Policy and the Challe…
 
A conversation with Ron Sider about his book Nonviolent Action. From the book's promotional description: There are numerous examples throughout history of effective nonviolent action. Nonviolent protesters defied the Soviet Empire's communist rulers, Gandhi's nonviolent revolution defeated the British Empire, and Martin Luther King Jr.'s peaceful c…
 
An interview with Steve Stone, former Pastor of Heartsong Church in Cordova, Tennessee. He discusses his congregational relationship with the local Muslim community, and how this became a national media story, which after appearing on CNN, positively impacted Christians and Muslims around the world. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/multi…
 
An interview with Os Guinness on religious freedom and diversity. Guinness' book on this topic is The Global Public Square: Religious Freedom and the Making of a World Safe for Diversity (InterVarsity Press, 2013). From the book: "How do we live with our deepest differences, especially when those differences are religious and ideological, and very …
 
In the wake of the most recent terror attack France is wresting with secularism, pluralism and freedom of speech issues. America faces its own challenges as Christian hegemony wanes and minority religious and secular voices seek their place in the public square. What is the best way forward in this situation, particularly in light of increasing pol…
 
An interview with Paul Louis Metzger and Kyogen Carlson on Christian-Buddhist relationships. Metzger is Professor of Christian Theology and Theology of Culture at Multnomah University and Multnomah Biblical Seminary. Carlson is a Soto Zen priest and abbot of Dharma Rain Zen Center. This conversation was recorded on September 17, 2014. Kyogen Carlso…
 
Dehumanization is a significant but neglected facet of multifaith and interfaith work. When evangelicals and other Christians use the metaphors of disease, warfare, and demonization to talk about religious others, we are drawing on dehumanization. How is it defined? How has it taken place historically, and in the present, by Christians and others? …
 
David Shenk has years of experience in relationships and conversations with Muslims. He is the author of a number of books, including A Muslim and Christian in Dialogue, Christian. Muslim. Friend., Journeys of the Muslim Nation and the Christian Church, and Teatime in Mogadishu: My Journey as a Peace Ambassador in the World of Islam. He has also co…
 
Stephen Trainer is pastor of Graffiti Fellowship Church and Graffiti Ministries. In this conversation he discusses his church's relationship with the Muslim community in Brooklyn. His church is also a part of our national Network of churches and ministries. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/multifaithmatters/support…
 
Statistics indicate that religious switching happens with increasing frequency, and interfaith marriages are on the rise. How would you as a Christian navigate the challenges of an interfaith relationship? What if your wife became a Mormon or Buddhist? What if your daughter became a Muslim? In this video podcast conversation with Patricia Raybon an…
 
Craig Blomberg is distinguished professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary. He has been involved in Evangelical-Mormon dialogue for over 20 years, and has contributed a chapter in, A Charitable Orthopathy (Pickwick, 2019). In this podcast he shares his reflections on the lessons he has learned about multifaith engagement over the years as a resu…
 
Dr. Paul Louis Metzger is Professor, Christian Theology and Theology of Culture at Multnomah University, and Director of the Institute for Cultural Engagement: New Wine, New Wineskins. He is the author of a number of books including Connecting Christ and Evangelical Zen. In this interview we discuss Dr. Metzger's academic and popular work in multif…
 
In this podcast we talk to Carrie Graham, Pastor and fonder of The Church Lab. While at Fuller Theological Seminary, she had a worshipful and transformative experience with dialogue. She came to see dialogue facilitation as a vital pastoral skill and began facilitating multifaith dialogues in 2007. By the time she became a pastor in 2009, she under…
 
In this podcast interview we are pleased to talk with Pastor Phil Wyman. Phil has been a Pastor of a church in Salem, MA called The Gathering. His latest work involves planting micro-churches in festival settings, and includes a combination of art and human interaction, which he calls “Blank Canvas Art.” As an expert on Paganism and related New Rel…
 
Nick Armstrong of Cole Community Church in Boise, Idaho shares his work with the Muslim community that he and his wife Laura started after 23 years of living and working in a predominantly Muslim country. He shares his background, the Christians and Muslims involved, their activities, the foundation for this kind of approach, and words of advice an…
 
Pagans are another religious group that Christians have fears about and associate with spiritual evil. In this podcast we have a conversation with David Dashifen Kees, a Pagan and an initiate priest in the Firefly House, an organization for Wiccans, witches, magic workers, and other Pagans in the Washington DC area. David and I discuss Paganism and…
 
Multi-faith Matters presents the first of our new podcasts. In this episode, John Morehead interviews Bob Robinson, Senior Lecturer in Theology at Laidlaw College in Christchurch, New Zealand. Bob is the author of Christians Meeting Hindus (2004), and Jesus and the Religions (2012). The focus of the interview is the latter book, and what Christians…
 
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