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Aaron Niequist hosts a podcast through his book--The Eternal Current--one episode per chapter. Each episode will 1) Reflect on the key idea of that chapter, 2) Have a conversation with someone who is living it out in the world, and 3) Learn a concrete practice that helps us flesh this theme into our hearts, bodies, and relationships. Not merely about ideas...but learning how to swim.
 
In-depth conversations exploring human spirituality "outside the boxes," beyond ideology and institutions. Hosts Mark Dilcom and Kelly Wilson talk about new issues in this nonjudgmental space and engage with thinkers about what spirituality means in the 21st century. In addition to the podcast, RLL also hosts a monthly live event series featuring conversation, music, and spiritual practice--for more information, visit www.radicallove.live. [Views expressed here are solely those of the Radica ...
 
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Support the show: Patreon l Glow l Episode Transcript I sit down with Andy to discuss faith, the church, miracles, and doubt. Guest Bio: Andy Squyres was born and raised in Santa cruz California but since '99 has made his home in Charlotte North Carolina and feels as home in the south as he has anywhere. His ongoing wrestling match with the creator…
 
Rev Canon Dr Stephanie Spellers names the searing truth about the state of the American church, AND offers a clear-eyed and contagious hope for what might still be possible. Based on her brilliant new book The Church Cracked Open, Rev Stephanie offers a story of disruption, decline, and new hope for Beloved Community.…
 
Support the show: Patreon l Glow l Episode Transcript We all bear the name of God but it is in realizing this that we find such grace. Guest Bio: Carmen and her husband, Danny, have served overseas as missionaries with SIM. They have three children. Her dissertation is published under the title Bearing YHWH’s Name at Sinai: A Re-Examination of the …
 
Support the show: Patreon l Glow l Episode Transcript We all pray, even when we are unaware of it. Learning to realize this is everything. Guest Bio: The Rev. James Martin, S.J., is a Jesuit priest, author and editor at large at America. Follow @Jamesmartinsj Guest Music by Salt of the Sound You can also find all the musical selections from all our…
 
Pastor and author Brian Zahnd helps us enter into Holy Week by retelling the big Story of Christ's journey to the cross. Rather than perpetuating the myth of redemptive violence, Brian invites us to join this subversive, self-giving, radical Way. A non-partisan, beautifully provocative invitation into the vision, politics, and revolution of Jesus.…
 
David Bailey, Ashlee Eiland, and Drew Jackson reflect on the previous episode with Dr Barbara A Holmes. From their experience in the black church—and moving through life in black bodies—they explored Dr Holmes’ vision of the universal moan and invited us all to participate in appropriate ways. A beautiful and stretching conversation with three incr…
 
Support the show: Patreon l Glow l Episode Transcript Rarely in my life has my mind been blown in this way. Guest Bio: Oregon-raised and now based in Durham, NC, Elizabeth "Libbie" Schrader is a doctoral candidate in Early Christianity at Duke University. Her studies focus on Mary Magdalene, the Gospel of John, textual criticism, and feminist theol…
 
Spiritual teacher, activist, and scholar Dr Barbara A. Holmes unpacks her game-changing book Joy Unspeakable: Contemplative Practices of the Black Church. She gently and brilliantly invites us to move beyond a Eurocentric imagination and into the deeper Christian stream that connect us all.By Aaron Niequist
 
Support the show: Patreon l Glow l Episode Transcript Thin places, representation, and our souls. Where are the times that we feel close to God? Guest Bio: Darren Calhoun is a justice advocate, worship leader, and photographer based out of Chicago. He works to bridge connections between people of differing perspectives through story and relationshi…
 
Pastor Rich Villodas returns to explore the five themes of his wonderful book, The Deeply Formed Life. Through teaching and stories, he helps us consider the formative practices of contemplative rhythms, racial reconciliation, interior examination, sexual wholeness, and missional presence. May we learn to live deeply in a shallow world.…
 
Support the show: Patreon l Glow l Episode Transcript I am, like so many other, try to come to grips with other points of view especially as it comes to the topics of race and power and trauma. Guest Bio: Adam "Lumkile" Thomason is a speaker, poet, and award-winning filmmaker. He has spoken around the nation and in places such as Sudan, South Afric…
 
Fr Michael Sparough, SJ, returns to share his story and struggle to hold the contemplative life together with bold and courageous action. Must we choose to be an exhausted activist or an isolated contemplative? Or can we learn to hold the inward and outward journeys together in constructive tension? Please join this insightful conversation and guid…
 
Support the show: Patreon l Glow l Episode Transcript Eventually all of it falls away. All the faith you thought you understood just falls away and you see things in new light. It is uncomfortable but maybe necessary. Guest Bio: So You’re Deconstructing was created by Sarey Martin Concepcion and Dan Koch. Dan hosts the You Have Permission podcast a…
 
Author and historian Kristin Kobes Du Mez joins Aaron to talk about her provocative new book, Jesus and John Wayne. In the first half of this episode, Kristin shares the history of how white Evangelicalism was malformed through an embrace of toxic masculinity. In the second half, three compelling guests join the conversation to explore the practice…
 
Support the show: Patreon l Glow l Episode Transcript What is the problem with the Church and organized religion? I bring on Hemant Mehta of The Friendly Athiest Blog to discuss. He's such fun! Guest Bio: Hemant Mehta is the founder and editor of FriendlyAtheist.com, a YouTube creator, and podcast co-host. He is a former National Board Certified ma…
 
Pastor Drew Jackson shares about the communal practices that help anchor his church in God's tangible love for the East Village of NYC. He talks about the embodied work of justice, why preaching alone is not enough, and how his community cultivates a life of action and contemplation. Drew also guides us in two different practices.…
 
Support the show: Patreon l Glow l Episode Transcript The Lords Pray calls to us...perhaps we pick up the call and listen. What will this change for us? Guest Bio: Aaron a liturgist, writer, and pastor currently living in NYC. After leading worship at Mars Hill Church (Grand Rapids, MI) and Willow Creek Church (Barrington, IL), I created A New Litu…
 
Fr Ron Rolheiser, OMI, teaches the universal pattern of death, resurrection, waiting, letting go, and receiving a new spirit for new life. Teaching from his brilliant book, The Holy Longing, Fr Ron observes that the Christian church has only taught us half of this Paschal Mystery—which is why so many of us live in disappointment, resentment, and a …
 
Support the show: Patreon l Glow l Episode Transcript We could all stand to have a bit more prayer in our lives but how cool is it that prayer is bigger than we thought? Guest Bio: Sarah Bessey is the author of the popular and critically acclaimed books Jesus Feminist, Out of Sorts: Making Peace with an Evolving Faith, and Miracles and Other Reason…
 
Tish Harrison Warren, Anglican priest and gifted writer, shares her story of loss, doubt, and dark night of the soul. Through the nighttime prayer of Compline, she describes a tender but deeply grounded pathway into a new space of honesty, trust and hope. At the very end, Tish guides us through a short Compline experience. For all who work or watch…
 
Support the show: Patreon l Glow l Episode Transcript I hate that this is even a topic that needs discussed; but here we are discussing sex trafficking and the role of the church. May we begin to care less about power and money and more about one another. Guest Bio: The Exodus Road began through the work of co-founders Matt and Laura Parker who, in…
 
Support the show: Patreon l Glow l Episode Transcript I thought I had even a tiny understanding of race in America and how the Church had a role in it. I didn't even understand a tiny bit; I still don't Guest Bio: Joel Edward Goza is a writer, minister, and advocate working from Houston's 5th Ward. When not working, Joel spends his time pestering h…
 
Aaron shares the heart and invitation of Season 2: Swimming During a Tsunami. Over the next twelve episodes, we will explore the question: How do we not drown in the whirlpool of society's chaos and religion's complicity? Is it even possible in 2021 to swim in the river that Christ called 'life to the full'? And if so…HOW? Season 2 invites us back …
 
In this re-cap of Season 1, Aaron talks through the heart and most notable moments from the first ten episodes. He shares the central idea driving the season, reflects on the process of making each episode, and then plays a few of his favorite clips from the interviews. We offer this episode as a way to remember where we’ve been, and as an easy on-…
 
Support the show: Patreon l Glow l Episode Transcript What would it look like for us to learn to possibly hear, and learn from, and grow, when we interact with spirits; especially the Holy Spirit? Guest Bio: Since writing his first spiritual punk rock zine at the age of sixteen, Bob Doto has continued writing and speaking on the intersection of spi…
 
Support the show: Patreon l Glow l Episode Transcript Clay was a joy to have on the show. He's working on finishing his EP now but I'm telling you these songs are flipping amazing and I think give voice to much of what many of us have felt these past years. Guest Bio: Forrest Clay is a singer/songwriter from Clyde, Ohio, whose musical journey has t…
 
Brian McLaren returns to share about his brilliant and timely new book, Faith After Doubt. The tender and honest conversation explores the painful seasons when our faith stops working, and the new life that can be born in these dark nights of the soul. Brian teaches about four stages of faith and offers sage wisdom for moving forward, step by step,…
 
Support the show: Patreon l Glow l Episode Transcript Keith joins the show again. This time he and I go at what happens at the end of the world. Guest Bio: Keith Giles is a former pastor who left the pulpit to follow Jesus over 12 years ago and started a church where 100% of the offering was given away to the poor in the community. Today he's the a…
 
Support the show: Patreon l Glow Each episode this year has brought an answer to a question that I think is so big. That question..."when we say God what are we actually trying to say?". Here are those answers, in part. Guest Music by Forrest Clay You can also find all the musical selections from all our episodes on our Spotify Playlist. Check out …
 
Support the show: Patreon l Glow l Episode Transcript Patrons are the best. These conversations with them are even better. Jennifer is one of my favorite people and she's full of such wisdom. Guest Bio: Born and raised outside of Philadelphia, PA, Jennifer has spent her adult life in TN. With a bachelors degree from East Tennessee State and a maste…
 
Support the show: Patreon l Glow l Episode Transcript Incarnation is bringing a new thing, a wondrous thing. Now it’s on us to get the heck out of the way to watch it. Guest Bio: Scott Erickson is a touring painter, performance speaker, and creative curate who mixes autobiography, mythology, and aesthetics to create art and moments that speak to ou…
 
Support the show: Patreon l Glow l Episode Transcript The whole world is dancing to a song we can't hear. But for those of us that has ears to hear we hear the dirge and we hear Christ's critique of our inability to enter into it. Guest Bio: Lo The Poet (Lo Alaman) could be considered an artist, speaker, minister, and Laker fan most days of the wee…
 
Support the show: Patreon l Glow l Episode Transcript "I’m pleading! American Christians, if you call yourself a Christian, consider not being patriotic; consider just weaning yourself off of patriotism. Because when it really comes down to it that is the idol for today." - Dr. Stephen Backhouse Guest Bio: Stephen Backhouse is the director and prim…
 
Support the show: Patreon l Glow l Episode Transcript Patriot Churches? White American Folk Religion? What do these things mean and what do they have to do with us? Guest Bio: Jonathan Walton, author of Twelve Lies that Hold America Captive and the Truth that Sets Us Free, is an Area Director for InterVarsity. As one of Christianity Today’s 33 Unde…
 
Support the show: Patreon l Glow l Episode Transcript It's not about what we say...it is entirely about our way of BEING. Guest Bio: Jon Steingard is a director and filmmaker from San Diego, California. Canadian by birth - Californian by choice. Jon also used to front the band Hawk Nelson. He specializes in music videos, promo videos, text animatio…
 
Support the show: Patreon l Glow l Episode Transcript It will take each of us raising our voice in our own circles...this matters... Guest Bio: Kerry Connelly is a writer; Certified Life Coach; author of the no-nonsense blog Jerseygirl, JESUS; and host of the podcast White on White, which reimagines white identity apart from pseudo-supremacy. She i…
 
Support the show: Patreon l Glow l Episode Transcript Dipping our toes back into thoughts around a God that “can’t”. Guest Bio: Thomas Jay Oord is a theologian, philosopher, and multidisciplinary scholar who directs a doctoral program at Northwind Theological Seminary and the Center for Open and Relational Theology. He formerly taught for sixteen y…
 
Support the show: Patreon l Glow l Episode Transcript What happens when we begin to consider that those that do "bad things" might not have necessarily though they were doing so? What if it had been you? What would we do? Guest Bio: JR. Forasteros is on an eternal quest to smoke the perfect brisket. He pastors Catalyst Church in Dallas, TX. He is t…
 
Episode Transcript We’ve caused a turning point in the Earth’s natural history. Everybody Now is a podcast about what it means to be human on the threshold of a global climate emergency, in a time of systemic injustice and runaway pandemics. Scientists, activists, farmers, poets, and theologians talk bravely and frankly about how our biosphere is c…
 
Support the show: Patreon l Glow l Episode Transcript Stand with me. Keep the faith. This collection is for anyone who has ever looked at the religious pageantry propping up the Trump administration and said quietly in their heart: This is not my Jesus. We’re with you. And we’re saying it from the chest, for the people in the back. Guest Bios: Jona…
 
Support the show: Patreon l Glow l Episode Transcript Christian Nationalism is a drug and the Church, as well as all of us, are hopelessly addicted. But there is another way, The Way. Guest Bio: Stephen Backhouse is the director and primary teacher of Tent. He is an international speaker and teacher. For over two decades he has been delivering real…
 
Support the show: Patreon l Glow l Episode Transcript I have only begun to finally realize just how little I understand of the faith of others; and that realization has made God so much bigger for me. Guest Bio: Dalsher has lived in central Pennsylvania for the past 24 years, and has become very comfortable with creating dialogue with people he com…
 
Support the show: Patreon l Glow l Episode Transcript Do we really understand the history that we are speaking of when we think on The Christ? Paul is an author, poet, writer, and all around wonderful human. You should get to know him. Check out his info at https://www.paulthomasauthor.com Guest Music by The Salt of The Sound You can also find all …
 
Support the show: Patreon l Glow l Episode Transcript So now that we have love and we begin to understand it and the relationship it has with us and us with God...what of The Satan? Guest Bio: Brad Jersak is an author and teacher based in Abbotsford, BC. He serves as a reader and monastery preacher at All Saints of North America Orthodox Monastery.…
 
How can we have hope when the world feels this messed up? Glenn Packiam brings his doctoral research plus years of pastoral ministry to help us move beyond simplistic optimism and into a deep, grounded, Christian Hope. Both theologically rigorous and surprisingly practical, this episode helps us cultivate an embodied hope that propels us into the w…
 
Support the show: Patreon l Glow l Episode Transcript We all argue, we all want to be right. But what matters isn't being right. What matters is love. Guest Bio: Jared Byas is co-host of the popular podcast The Bible for Normal People and co-author of the book Genesis for Normal People. As a former teaching pastor and professor of Philosophy & Bibl…
 
Support the show: Patreon l Glow l Episode Transcript Who will stand and be a witness for our times today? Even when it's rough...? Guest Bio: Drew G. I. Hart is a professor of theology at Messiah University in Pennsylvania. He has 10 years of pastoral ministry experience and has worked for an afterschool program in the city for middle school boys,…
 
Pastor and author Daniel Hill helps us consider how the parasite of white supremacy has infected our country and particularly the Christian faith. With a humble and bridge-building spirit, Daniel brings incredible insight into how we got here, and the practices that can realign us with the reconciling way of Christ. Please don’t miss this one.…
 
Support the show: Patreon l Glow l Episode Transcript What does it look like for justice to pour from the church in a way that generates, every day, new growth again and again and again? Guest Bio: Megan writes her way through questions about faith, and life, and who God is, and why people who say they love God don’t act like it sometimes. Her firs…
 
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