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Un-Trumped: 2 Guys Talking Truth From 2 Sides on Trump is a seven week series centered around Doug Pagitt trying to understand how Adam Schindler could support Trump. Both Doug and Adam are committed to their Christian faith and Doug finds it incomprehensible that Adam did and does support Trump. Their interaction is about growing in understanding and comprehension.
 
Doug Pagitt Radio is Religious Radio that is not quite right. Doug Pagitt is one of the nations most creative thinkers on the issues of faith, spirituality, religion, politics and science. In the show Doug seeks to offers positive, fun, thoughtful conversation on all kinds of topics from news to parenting; politics to natural health; science to movies; finances to faith. Radio That’s Not Quite Right This is not a typical religious show – we are fun, fast passed and not mean. And, it is not p ...
 
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Come join me on the Jesus Never Ran Podcast with our friend Matt Kendziera! This is a raw, gritty, episode that dives into growing up Evangelical and shifting in our faith. We honor the good aspects of our origin of faith while challenging the oppressive and toxic status quo. Matt is a brilliant host and it was a joy to have this conversation with …
 
“Love is the most powerful force or energy in the universe. That power is multiplied in relationships. . . In a true relationship, no one’s individuality is lost. It is increased. That is the beauty of connections.” - Louis Savary Here’s the Big Idea: We no longer hear the Gospel message as a formula for salvation. The “goal” is no longer escaping …
 
“The cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love.” - Mother Teresa Here’s the Big Idea: Can you change the spiritual story you live in? Should you? I can’t answer that for you, but for me…YES! Not only is it permissible to change the spiritual narrative I live in; I needed to. For so long… I did not understand I was in a story framed by …
 
Here’s the Big Idea What happens to your faith when you ask a lot of questions? What if the nature of God is rooted in a story of love, change, and becoming? I will never have this all worked out, but I am beginning to see how often I read the Bible with Western eyes and interpretations, instead of Jewish eyes. Somehow, I lost the Jewishness of Jes…
 
“When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.” - Abraham Heschel - Here’s the Big Idea… The ancient narrative of Yahweh (a Hebrew name for God) is a story of created relationships, fragmented relationships, and redeemed relationships. It has been a life-giving story for us, while at the same time, there have b…
 
DECONSTRUCTING & RECONSTRUCTING THE MESSAGE OF THE CROSS. We will release a new episode each week leading up to Easter! THIS EPISODE Part 1: Am I a Sinner? What Does That Even Mean? Part 2: Kaleidoscopes and the Cross Part 3: Hold Up, Jesus was Jewish…Does that Matter? Part 4: Changing the Story! Part 5: Seriously, What the Hell Happened on the Cro…
 
Doug’s episode kicks off our Lent season… For the next 6 weeks, we are releasing a series of episodes that follow our journey as we DECONSTRUCT and RECONSTRUCT the message of the cross. We interrogate our faith and what it means to us to “follow Jesus.” Come Journey Towards Easter WITH Us! May we all arrive on Easter Sunday transformed in a way tha…
 
Common Good Science - Friday February 12, 2021 On today’s show, hosts Doug Pagitt and Robb Ryerse dive into the sometimes murky waters of economic theory with the guidance of Fadhel Kaboub, president of the Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity. Fadhel Kaboub, Ph.D. is President of the Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity and Associate…
 
Common Good Issues - Thursday February 11, 2021 Today we start a two-part conversation about abortion. Our guests Ashley Abercrombie and Elisabeth Kraus share their stories and invite fellow Christians to approach this issue with more humility and compassion. Ashley Abercrombie is a writer, speaker and podcaster who talks and writes honestly about …
 
Common Good Faith - Wednesday February 10, 2021 Today on Common Good Faith, our hosts dig into Galatians 3 and how it is often used to erase diversity rather than bring about justice and genuine Christ-centered unity. Also under the microscope is the Bruce Springsteen Jeep Super Bowl commercial calling for Americans to “meet in the middle” and how …
 
One of our favorite resources - Walter Bruggeman - writes, “The imagination is defined as nothing less than ‘the magnificent cause of being.’ Clearly, human transformative activity depends upon a transformed imagination...What the prophetic tradition knows is that it could be different, and the difference can be enacted.” What is the difference you…
 
Every Tuesday, our hosts Doug Pagitt and Robb Ryerse take a deep dive into politics. On today’s show they discuss the impeachment trial of former-president Trump, the hotly-debated Covid stimulus package, and whether or not "unity" in America is possible. Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also …
 
One of our favorite resources - Walter Bruggeman - writes, “The imagination is defined as nothing less than ‘the magnificent cause of being.’ Clearly, human transformative activity depends upon a transformed imagination...What the prophetic tradition knows is that it could be different, and the difference can be enacted.” What is the difference you…
 
On today's show, our host Doug Pagitt is joined by author and pastor Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove to talk about how the January 6th insurrection, fueled by Christian Nationalism, was 40 years in the making. In his book Revolution of Values, Jonathan explores how religious culture wars have misrepresented Christianity at the expense of the poor, and ho…
 
It's Science Friday on the Vote Common Good Podcast. Doug Pagitt is joined by co-host and astrophysicist Paul Wallace to talk about the science-denial phenomenon and how it crept its way into national politics. Paul Wallace writes and speaks at the intersection of faith and science and holds a PhD in physics from Duke University and an MDiv from Em…
 
On Thursdays our host Doug Pagitt sits down with a wide range of guests to talk about the hot-button issues we face as a society. On today's show, Jeanine Butler, Catherine Butler, and Kurtis Schaeffer talk about their documentary 'God & Green' which investigates how caring for the environment went from something almost everyone agreed upon to a ho…
 
*** Remember to subscribe to the Vote Common Good Podcast! *** Every Wednesday on Common Good Faith, our panel of hosts will take a deep dive into Christian faith in America and the ways racism and colonialism have left an ugly legacy that needs to be dismantled if we are to move forward in the way of Jesus. Dominique DuBois Gilliard is the Directo…
 
Our hosts, Doug Pagitt and Robb Ryerse, take a deep dive into politics every Tuesday. On today’s show they are joined by Professor Peter Ditto to talk about the allure of conspiracy theories in politics. Ditto specializes in social psychology, political and moral reasoning, and “hot cognition” - the interface between passion and reason. Remember to…
 
My good friend, Laura Beth Buchleiter asked me a while back, “What if all ministers of the Gospel first took a version of the Hippocratic oath? What if as ministers of the Gospel we first pledged to, Do No Harm.” That idea has really stuck with me...what if? Is the nature of God violent, non-violent, or somewhere in between? What is violence anyway…
 
Welcome to Winter 2021… We all hoped to say goodbye to the heartache, confusion, isolation, and pain 2020 ushered in...well that lasted 6 days. Whatever your politics, the events of January 6th left us all with no doubt...Winter has come (a nod to all of us who were obsessed with GOT). Winter is a time when the earth goes dormant. Trees have lost t…
 
SEASON 2 HERE WE COME...Launching January 25, 2021 Thank you for joining us in our Rookie Year - Season ONE was a ride. We are learning as we go, and yes, we made many mistakes. This first season was healing for us as well as so many of you. It was challenging, adventurous, and filled with NEW connections. Both Holland and I made (much-needed) NEW …
 
Jason Isbell released three albums with the band the Drive-By Truckers. In this episode, we talk about the first two albums--Decoration Day and The Dirty South--and specifically, the six songs Isbell wrote and sang for those albums: "Outfit," "Decoration Day," "The Day John Henry Died," Danko/Manuel," "Never Gonna Change," and "Goddamn Lonely Love.…
 
Show notes: MOVIES The Trial of the Chicago 7 (05:34) Mank (10:46) Palm Springs (13:27) Eurovision (18:15) Boys State (20:50) Greyhound (24:09) The Old Guard (27:45) Onward (31:40) The Vast of Night (33:50) Bacurau (36:30) TV The Good Place (39:06) Lovecraft Country (45:39) 9-1-1 Lone Star (49:04) Superstore (51:40) Ted Lasso (53:50) Mythic Quest: …
 
A HOLIDAY GIFT! Gretta Miller joins the conversation offering the gift of her VOICE. Gretta is no stranger to desert spaces. In this episode, Gretta’s haunting melody and searing insights are a gift in our unprecedented pandemic Holiday season. Her new song “Curious Woman” has been on repeat in our homes. Listen in as Gretta shares the inspiration …
 
2020 is the year of contagion! If something is contagious it spreads from one person or organism to another by direct or indirect contact. It is infectious! Contagion is top of mind right now, so let's talk about how contagious COURAGE is! Courage spreads from one person to the next. When you witness courage it has a way of touching our soul and tr…
 
In Episode 16 we fall off our chairs laughing as Shanda brings down the house sharing her childhood nightmare of being “Left Behind” with Kirk Cameron! We narrow in on why our faith has shifted and what it’s like living from a new perspective. Shanda takes us on a journey describing how fear motivated her to pursue a relationship with God––fear is …
 
Episode 15: Part 1 with my sisters opens up with childhood memories of Shanda and I terrorizing Sierra. If you need a good laugh, LISTEN IN. You will crack up along with us as we remember the good ol’ days driving the “maxi pad,” army crawling through parks, and surprise attacks! The story arcs in this episode as we move from laughter to tears. Sie…
 
I am afraid of this episode. Holland and I boldly explore the practical implication of the “Sinner's Prayer.” A prayer we never questioned and preached for years...until... Join the conversation as we examine the connection between saying the “Sinner’s Prayer” and belonging in the family of God. Who belongs? Who’s in? Who’s out? What happens when y…
 
EXHALE… 2020 is a global gut-punch … add the 2020 Presidential debates and election to it, and as news anchor, Jake Trapper so eloquently put it, “That was a hot mess, inside dumpster fire, inside a train wreck.” However you voted last week, this week is about the EXHALE. Some of us are celebrating, some of us are somber. Wherever you land this wee…
 
Friends, we are moving into election week, and we have committed to SLOW OUR ROLL. In this episode we explore what slowing our roll looks like: What does it mean to move at the pace of peace? How do we live anchored to our true nature of empathy & compassion...especially during election week? How do we reduce the noise in our lives and also stay in…
 
Yep, we are doing it. It's time to boldly explore the relationship between abortion and faith. Is it as cut and dry as we think? Are there clear answers? If you are a person of Faith how does your love for life inform your vote? Can you vote for a pro-choice candidate and still claim to love life? A full list of RESOURCES used in this episode can b…
 
"Fake News” is a buzzword. So what is fake news and what is credible news? In this mini-episode, we investigate credible political resources with Pastor Charlie McCallie. Who can we trust to deliver the facts? How do we source our information? What does political critical thinking look like for the average person? A full list of RESOURCES used in t…
 
Join the conversation with Pastor and storyteller, Charlie McCallie, as we explore how and why faith informs politics, partisanship, and what’s driving Holland and me to the polls Nov 3. It’s a gritty, witty, provocative conversation about connecting the word love to politics. You will not want to miss this. Nothing builds a bridge-like asking ques…
 
Let’s talk about homosexuality and Christ. Join our conversation with Guest Star Steve McCarthy from Open Bible Podcast. Jump into this two-part series as we explore: Is Queer Inclusion Good for Everyone? The way of Christ is about participating in healing the world. Are you curious about what that looks like for you and the gay community? The frui…
 
Let’s talk about homosexuality and Christ. Join our conversation with Guest Star Steve McCarthy from Open Bible Podcast. Jump into this two-part series as we explore: Is Queer Inclusion Good for Everyone? The way of Christ is about participating in healing the world. Are you curious about what that looks like for you and the gay community? The frui…
 
The Labor of New Beginnings Fact Check New beginnings are hard and painful… AND ALSO filled with new life. We get to participate in a recurring cycle of death and life, and our spirituality is not an exception. Shaleen and Holland look at their shifting journeys through the metaphor of labor and birth as a guiding picture that we, as humans, can do…
 
RESOURCES: Ibram Kendi- How to Be an Antiracist Glennon Doyle- Untamed Teresa Blythe - Theological Assumptions Marshall Rosenberg- Nonviolent Communication Dr. Christine Paintner-Desert Fathers & Mothers Laura Beth Buchliter The Cross and the Lynching Tree- James H. Cone Just A Sister Away- Renita Weems A Third Option- Miles McPherson Organizing Ch…
 
This episode is emotionally raw and embodies the lived human experience. Desert Voices was born from passionate and gritty conversations of loss, pain, joy, and love. Shaleen and Holland wrestle with family dynamics, oppressive ideologies, insecurities, and the call to speak one's truth. RESOURCES: Audre Lorde - Sister Outsider Just a Sister Away -…
 
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