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#3 I Have Got Some People Waiting For Me. Aziz’s life has been a story of chance – and choice. As Michael pieces together Aziz’s journey from Sudan to Manus, he realises Aziz has been searching for a safe place for about eight years. So what gives him the ability, and the energy, to speak out? How has Aziz fought for so long, and what makes him want to be ‘the messenger’? ‘I’m pretending like I’m really happy, and laugh, and you know, smiling on the phones and doing stuff like that – so they feel like, “Oh, my son is really living in a good environment”. So they think like that, but the opposite is the truth.’ Aziz Aziz tells Michael, ‘I have got some people ...waiting for me. They love me, they want me to be with them.’ Haltingly, and sometimes with great difficulty, Aziz starts to share stories about his home, the family that he longs to see, and why he fled. Looking to find out more, Michael speaks to Sudan expert Anne Bartlett about the current situation there. As Aziz shares snapshots from his past, Anne talks Michael through the conflict in Sudan, which, despite leaving the headlines long ago, continues to unfold. Michael worries that he’s adding to Aziz’s trauma by digging up painful memories – ever aware of how hard it is to have these kinds of conversations in short, overlapping messages, without the benefit of reading someone’s signals face to face. Meanwhile, Aziz weighs up how much to tell his family about Manus, and explains to Michael why he’s sometimes tortured by regret. Warning: This episode of The Messenger includes graphic content and mentions self-harm. If you or someone you know needs help, you can contact one of Australia’s national 24/7 crisis services such as Lifeline on 13 11 14 or at lifeline.org.au, or the Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467. Transcript Download a PDF transcript of this episode here. In this episode Abdul Aziz Muhamat Michael Green Associate Professor Anne Bartlett, University of New South Wales, President of the Sudan Studies Association Our theme music was composed by Raya Slavin. Music used in this episode includes: 'Blue Milk' by Stereolab, 'Up the Box' by Andy Stott, 'Feld' by To Rococo Rot, 'Firefly' and 'Four-Day Interval' by Tortoise, 'Cutting Branches for a Temporary Shelter' by Penguin Cafe Orchestra, 'Ending' by Kazumasa Hashimoto, 'Remedios the Beauty' by Oren Ambarchi, 'Lazyboat' and 'Vostok' by Triosk, 'Passages' by Bowery Electric, 'Self Seal Mishap' by Tennis and 'Ba Ba' by Sigur Rós. More information The Messenger is a co-production of Behind the Wire and the Wheeler Centre. It’s produced by Michael Green, André Dao, Hannah Reich and Bec Fary, with Jon Tjhia and Sophie Black at the Wheeler Centre.Narration by Michael Green. With reporting by Abdul Aziz Muhamat. Additional fact checking by the Guardian's Ben Doherty; transcription by Claire McGregor, Victoria Grey, Camilla Chapman, Lena Lettau and many more. This episode was edited and mixed by Bec Fary and Jon Tjhia. Thank you Dana Affleck, Angelica Neville and Sienna Merope. Also to Cameron Ford and Heidi Pett, and to Behind the Wire’s many participants and volunteers. Behind the Wire is supported by the Bertha Foundation.
#107: The Scariest Navy SEAL I've Ever Met...And What He Taught Me. Jocko Willink (@jockowillink) is one of the scariest human beings imaginable. He is a lean 230 pounds. He is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert who used to tap out 20 Navy SEALs per workout. He is a legend in the Special Operations world. His eyes look through you more than at you. He rarely does interviews, if ever. But a few weeks ago, Jocko ended up staying at my house and we had a caffeinated mind meld. Here's some background... Jocko enlisted in the Navy after high school and spent 20 years in the SEAL Teams, first as an enlisted SEAL operator and then as a SEAL officer. During his second tour in Iraq, he led SEAL Task Unit Bruiser in the Battle of Ramadi--some of the toughest and sustained combat in the SEAL Teams since Vietnam. Under his leadership, Task Unit Bruiser became the most highly decorated Special Operations Unit of the entire war in Iraq and helped bring stability to Ramadi. Jocko was awarded the Bronze Star and a Silver Star. Upon returning to the United States, Jocko served as the Officer-in-Charge of training for all West Coast SEAL Teams, designing and implementing some of the most challenging and realistic combat training in the world. So why is Jocko opening up? Well, in part, we have mutual friends. Second, he is the co-author of an incredible new book — Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win -- which I've been loving. Trust me. Buy it. This is his first mainstream interview and one you won't want to miss. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.fourhourworkweek.com/podcast. This podcast is brought to you by Wealthfront. Wealthfront is a massively disruptive (in a good way) set-it-and-forget-it investing service, led by technologists from places like Apple and world-famous investors. It has exploded in popularity in the last 2 years, and now has more than $2.5B under management. In fact, some of my good investor friends in Silicon Valley have millions of their own money in Wealthfront. Why? Because you can get services previously limited to the ultra-wealthy and only pay pennies on the dollar for them, and it’s all through smarter software instead of retail locations and bloated sales teams Check out wealthfront.com/tim, take their risk assessment quiz, which only takes 2-5 minutes, and they’ll show you—for free–exactly the portfolio they’d put you in. If you want to just take their advice and do it yourself, you can. Or, as I would, you can set it and forget it. Well worth a few minutes: wealthfront.com/tim. Mandatory disclaimer: Wealthfront Inc. is an SEC registered Investment Advisor. Investing in securities involves risks, and there is the possibility of losing money. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Please visit Wealthfront dot com to read their full disclosure. This podcast is also brought to you by 99Designs, the world’s largest marketplace of graphic designers. Did you know I used 99Designs to rapid prototype the cover for The 4-Hour Body? Here are some of the impressive results. Click this link and get a free $99 upgrade. Give it a test run...
460: Understand How People See You. Heidi Grant Halvorson, author of "No One Understands You and What to Do About It," explains the science of perception.
543: Building Emotional Agility. Susan David, author of "Emotional Agility" and psychologist at Harvard Medical School, on learning to unhook from strong feelings.
Rank #1: Episode 11 | John Pavlovitz: The Death and Rebirth of the American Church | Part 1. In this much anticipated episode, Scott and Jon talk with the Pastor of the Resistance Movement, John Pavlovitz. In part one of this series, John Pavlovitz tells his story of once being employed as an evangelical pastor, but was terminated from that position because he "did not fit." Although painful and disorienting at the time, John's termination paved the way for him to speak passionately and unapologetically about numerous issues including: politics, LGBTQ equality, toxic evangelicalism, and the Jesus message. John Pavlovitz and the Holy Heretics not only discuss all of these topics, but also how the White Evangelical-American Church could overwhelmingly elect a President that seems to be the antithesis of all things Christ-like. It seems as though the American Church is dying and possibly on the brink of a rebirth; becoming a Church that is more representative of the inclusive, love-filled Jesus message. John Pavlovitz and the Holy Heretics discuss all of this and more. Read below to discover how to connect with and support John Pavlovitz and also how to pre-order his new book, A Bigger Table. - PRE-ORDER JOHN PAVLOVITZ'S NEW BOOK - A BIGGER TABLE A Bigger Table via AMAZON ONLINE - CONNECT WITH JOHN PAVLOVITZ Social Media www.twitter.com/johnpavlovitz www.facebook.com/johnpavlovitzofficial Blog www.johnpavlovitz.com (Stuff That Needs To Be Said) - SUPPORT JOHN PAVLOVITZ www.patreon.com/johnpavlovitz DONATE www.patreon.com/holyheretics FOLLOW THE HOLY HERETICS... www.twitter.com/holyheretics www.instagram.com/theholyheretics Email: email@example.com DON'T FORGET... Rate, Review, and Subscribe! Tags: Religion, Spirituality, Theology, Inclusion, Oneness, Christianity, Evangelicalism, God, Pastoral Ministry, Church, Divine, Pastor, Bible, John Pavlovitz, Trump, Politics, LGBTQ, Jesus, American Church
Rank #2: Episode 60 "SEX!" Dr Phil. We welcome the Dr Phil back and we talk about SEX! Don't want to miss this conversation! http://phillipnikao.com/ Recognized as a Passionate Voice of Oneness, Reason, and Relevance, Dr. Nikao is blazing new trails in the vast world of business, success, psychology, and science-based spirituality. In his raw and compelling style, he has evolved from the corporate desk to entrepreneur, from institutionalized religion to transformational practicality, from following the crowd to leading it. Dr. Nikao believes that within every person is a spark of genius, creativity, and passion. His pursuit in life is laser focused on connecting people to that spark in consciousness and manifest reality. Along the way, he has discovered that the conventional systems of change and growth are often severely lacking, and mediocre at best. So Dr. Nikao has taken the road less traveled, often at great personal sacrifice, to help pave the high road of empowered living,impactful prosperity, and authentic success. Growing up in an Amish home set the stage for Dr. Nikao’s life-journey, experiencing early in life the difficulty and pain of “breaking out”, yet the reward and joy of life transformation. With Degrees in both religion and neuroscience, and his Doctorate in Psychology, Dr. Nikao continues to lead and study from a perspective of finding practical solutions to life’s complexity. His passion for life-transformation quickly led to public speaking early in life, which in turn brought Nikao face-to-face with the incredible need for personal life-coaching, a real and touchable process that brings practicality to information. In 1999, Dr. Nikao developed and implemented a highly successful Life Coaching team, and yet again, built bridges between the mass audiences in his public speaking career with the personalization of life-coaching. In his journey, he has spoken before thousands, even sharing the stage with leaders like Zig Ziglar, Rudolph Guliani, and Margaret Thatcher. He has traveled to other countries, spoken and lectured in high schools and colleges, and is a confidant to business and spiritual leaders across the country. CONNECT WITH AND SUPPORT THE HOLY HERETICS DONATE www.patreon.com/holyheretics FOLLOW THE HOLY HERETICS... www.twitter.com/holyheretics www.instagram.com/theholyheretics Email: firstname.lastname@example.org DON'T FORGET... Rate, Review, and Subscribe!
Rank #1: Karl Barth for Evangelicals with Mark Galli. Mark Galli, author of Karl Barth: An Introductory Biography for Evangelicals, and editor-in-chief for Christianity Today, is on the podcast to talk about Karl Barth, Evangelicalism in America, and homebrewing. You’ll hear him discuss how he became editor-in-chief of Christianity Today, the role of Christianity Today in American religion, and the cultural, political, and religious levels of meaning for the term “Evangelical.” Mark tells a story about his encounter with Barth in a coffee shop in Santa Cruz, and the origins of the book. Plus the themes and ideas in Barth’s work that are controversial for Evangelicals, and what Barth most has to offer Evangelicals. This conversation goes way beyond the topics of the book and include: Barth’s respect and friendship with theologians with whom he deeply disagreed the polarization of American politics and religion Barth’s reinterpretation of the reformed tradition and his view on the doctrine of election Rob Bell and the task of preaching the increased Evangelical support of Trump the superiority of democratic socialism for bible believing Christians whether we can (and should) separate the theology from the theologian, that is, their personal behavior and what they peach, and boundary markers for Evangelicals And don’t miss some nerdy homebrewing conversation at the end. You can learn more about Mark’s work by visiting: christianitytoday.com/gallireport Are you ready to make Advent great again? Make Advent Great Again is a pop-up community for holiday resistance and renewal. We’ll give you daily reflections that plant potent seeds of hope to counter the weeds of that Grinch-ly other #MAGA. We’re offering a weeklycheck-in video that you can tune into live (or whenever you want) where we’ll cover: Mother Mary and Us: Recovering a Radical Christmas of Renewal & Resistance How to Go Home for the Holidays without Losing Your Soul Grounding in the Ultimate Gift: The Advent of Us We’re providing a private, safer-space discussion group where we can be totally honest about our struggles and breakthroughs. A ‘home base’ to truly Make Advent Great Again, one day at a time The cost? Contribute whatever you can to help make this possible for everyone. The suggested donation is $20, but no one is turned down for lack of funds. Click here to make your Advent great again and see the list of contributors. If you are in North Carolina, you better get ready for a two back-to-back live podcasts in December. On December 7th Tripp will be in Winston-Salem talking with Bill Leonard (author of the Homebrewed Guide to Church History) and on December 8th he will be in Cary, NC. If you really want to #MAGA, join Tripp with the folks from the Crackers and Grape Juice podcast in Washington DC on December 16th. You can get tickets and learn more here.
Rank #2: The Christian Idea of God with Keith Ward. British philosopher, theologian, priest, scholar, fellow of the British Academy, former professor at Oxford, Keith Ward is back on the podcast talking about his new book, The Christian Idea of God. Hear how Keith ended up writing theology, why he thinks philosophy of religion and theology end up being the same thing, and what exactly theology is anyway. This is a very comprehensive interview. Tripp and Keith cover just about every Christian doctrine you can think of. You’ll also hear Keith discuss the reasons we have problems talking about God today, why he argues for personal idealism and what exactly that means, the problem of consciousness, issues around value, morality, and where they come from, the relationship of God and the world, how God is present and acting in the cosmos, and much, much more. Plus, Tripp talks about his top 5 Keith Ward books (Christ and the Cosmos; Rethinking Christianity; God and the Philosophers; The Case for Religion; Why There is Almost Certainly a God). It’s the 500th Birthday of the Protestant Reformation and we are gonna have a podcast party! The Homebrewed Christianity Podcast is partnering with friends at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Cary to put on a live podcast to celebrate the 500th Birthday for the Reformation. We will get nerdy with a couple religion Professors from Campbell University, be inspired by some Lutheran Ministers, and get hydrated with local craft beer. After talking it up we will sing it out with some old school hymns. Nothing says “Happy Birthday” in the style of Luther like getting nerdy, having a beer, and singing with friends. Click here for tickets! And don’t miss a special screen and post-screening Q&A about the new Morgan Freeman show on National Geographic, The Story of Us. We will be at Meyers Park Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC on November 10th.
Rank #1: 207: Transfiguration A (Feb. 26, 2017). 207: Transfiguration A (Feb. 26, 2017) Voice in the Wilderness: Nicole Cox, 2 Peter 1:16-21 Gospel Reading: Matthew 17:1-9 Transfiguration Psalm Nugget: Psalm 99Richard Bruxvoort Colligan Psalmimmersion.com, @pomopsalmist, Patreon Second Reading: Exodus 24:12-18 Moses on the Mountain Support the Show: Donate Audible Voice in the Wilderness: Nicole Cox, 2 Peter 1:16-21 @PastorBesties Facebook.com/PastorBesties Youtube Channel Featured Musician - Whym, “Thrill” from their debut album Sing, Doubter @WhymMusic Facebook WhymMusic.com Instagram
Rank #2: 210: Lent 2A (3/12/2017). 210: Lent 2A (3/12/2017) Voice in the Wilderness: Romans 4:1-5, 13-17, Erin Geoffrion Gospel Reading: John 3:1-17 Jesus and Nicodemus Psalm Nugget: Psalm 121Richard Bruxvoort Colligan (Psalmimmersion.com, @pomopsalmist, Patreon) Second Reading: Genesis 12:1-4a Calling of Abram Support the Show: Donate Audible Voice in the Wilderness: Romans 4:1-5, 13-17, Erin Geoffrion Featured Musician - Risn “It Ain’t Easy” IamRisn.com soundcloud.com/iamrisn Facebook @IamRisn
Rank #1: Nadia Bolz Weber - How Not to Be a Boring Christian (N74). Nadia Bolz Weber is anything but boring, Raised in a fundamentalist church, she rebelled, immersed herself in a hedonistic lifestyle, found faith again, and now leads House for all Sinners and Saints. Tune in for a fascinating interview, full of insight, wisdom, and gritty honesty. If you want more from Nomad, check out our website, and follow us on Facebook and twitter If you're looking for other people to share this journey with, then register on our Listener Map, and see if any other nomads are in your area. Nomad can only keep going because a small group of faithful listeners help us pay the bills. If you want to join them, you can make regular donations at Patreon or a one-off or regular donation through PayPal, the links to which you can find on our support page. As a thank you, you'll have access to Nomad Book Club, our online community The Beloved Listener Lounge, and Nomad Devotionals, where we're attempting to reconstruct worship through a creative mix of songs, music, readings, prayers and guest reflections.
Rank #2: Tom Wright - Heaven is Not the End of the World (N38). New Testament scholar extraordinaire, Tom Wright (how does he write so many books?!) is back on the show. This time Tom's helping us get our heads round the connection between academics and the local church and what exactly our Christian hope is (we might go to heaven when we die, but we're certainly not going to stay there!). If you want more from Nomad, check out our website, and follow us on Facebook and twitter If you're looking for other people to share this journey with, then register on our Listener Map, and see if any other nomads are in your area. Nomad can only keep going because a small group of faithful listeners help us pay the bills. If you want to join them, you can make regular donations at Patreon or a one-off or regular donation through PayPal, the links to which you can find on our support page. As a thank you, you'll have access to Nomad Book Club, our online community The Beloved Listener Lounge, and Nomad Devotionals, where we're attempting to reconstruct worship through a creative mix of songs, music, readings, prayers and guest reflections.
Rank #1: Feb. 19, 2017 - The State of America. Shane and Tony discuss the Red Letter Christians movement and what it means in this era of the Trump administration.
Rank #2: Dec. 18, 2016 The Divine Dance - an Interview With Richard Rohr. As Christians, the way we think about our Trinitarian God affects all aspects of our theology. But how are we to understand this mystery? Richard Rohr discusses his new book with Tony and Shane and helps lead us further into this mystery.
Rank #1: Sermon Brainwave #679 - Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Ord. 23). Discussion on texts for Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost - Ordinary 23 (Sept. 8, 2019): (Gospel) Luke 14:25-33; (First Reading) Deuteronomy 30:15-20; (Semicontinuous First Reading) Jeremiah 18:1-11; Psalm 1; (Second Reading) Philemon 1:1-21. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for Working read more...
Rank #2: Sermon Brainwave #646 - Fourth Sunday after Epiphany. Discussion on texts for Fourth Sunday after Epiphany (Feb. 3, 2019): (Gospel) Luke 4:21-30; (First Reading) Jeremiah 1:4-10; Psalm 71:1-6; (Second Reading) 1 Corinthians 13:1-13. Recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn., for Working Preacher. read more...
Rank #1: Ep 38 - Richard Rohr!. This week we fulfill a dream…the dream of all dreams. We talk to THE Father Richard Rohr! Our spiritual guide, hero, and one man quote machine took time out of his busy schedule to drop some serious knowledge on us. We discuss the two halves of life, the spiritual journey, and the Cosmic Christ. You’re really going to enjoy this one! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone! Fr. Richard Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition. He is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Fr. Richard’s teaching is grounded in the Franciscan alternative orthodoxy—practices of contemplation and self-emptying, expressing itself in radical compassion, particularly for the socially marginalized.Fr. Richard is academic Dean of the Living School for Action and Contemplation. Drawing upon Christianity’s place within the Perennial Tradition, the mission of the Living School is to produce compassionate and powerfully learned individuals who will work for positive change in the world based on awareness of our common union with God and all beings.www.cac.org/richard-rohrTwitter: @RichardRohrOFMFacebook: @CenterforActionandContemplation(Selected) Guest Published Works: Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self, Falling Upward: Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life, The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics See, and The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation (with Mike Morrell). Special guest music on this episode provided by: Young Oceanswww.youngoceans.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/youngoceans/Instagram: @youngoceansTwitter: @YoungOceansEnjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: Young Ocean’s music is available on iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, Pandora, Play Music, iHeartRadio, & Apple Music.The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsocietyTwitter: @napsrecordingDonation: If you’re digging what we’re doing here consider making a small donation. Maintaining a podcast isn’t cheap and every dollar donated helps us to keep this thing going. Money donated goes to helping to purchase research materials, maintenance of the website, storage of episodes, etc. Click the link below to donate: Https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionistsBrand new T-Shirts now available! Grab one while supplies last! Both designs only $15 through December. https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionistsFollow us on social media for quotes and all the latest news! www.thedeconstructionists.comTwitter: @deconstructcastFacebook: deconstructionistsanonymousInstagram: deconstructionistspodcast
Rank #2: Ep 25 - Glennon Doyle / Momastery. This week we speak with the incredible Glennon Doyle Melton (aka Momastery)! Glennon is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Carry On, Warrior, and the forthcoming memoir Love Warrior. Glennon is also the founder of Momastery, an online community reaching millions of people each week. She is the creator and president of Together Rising – a non-profit organization that has raised over four million dollars for families around the world through its Love Flash Mobs, which have revolutionized online giving. Glennon is a sought-after public speaker and her work has been featured on the TODAY Show, The Talk, OWN, and NPR and in The New York Times, Ladies’s Home Journal, Glamour, Family Circle, Parents Magazine, Newsweek, Woman’s Day, and other television and print outlets. Glennon lives in Florida with her family. Guest Published Works: Carry On, WarriorLove WarriorGuest Website/Social Media: www.momastery.comFacebook: @glennondoylemeltonTwitter: @momasteryInstagram: glennondoylemeltonSpecial guest music on this episode provided by:A Silent Filmwww.asilentfilm.comInstagram: asilentfilmTwitter: @asilentfilmFacebook: asilentfilmEnjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: “Love Takes a Wrecking Ball” from the album Sand & Snow. “Strong Enough” & “Message in the Sand” from the album A Silent Film. “Tomorrow” from the New Year EP. A Silent Film’s music is available on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, & YouTube.Donation: If you’re digging what we’re doing here consider making a small donation. Maintaining a podcast isn’t cheap and every dollar donated helps us to keep this thing going. Money donated goes to helping to purchase research materials, maintenance of the website, storage of episodes, etc. Click the link below to donate: https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionistsThe Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsocietyTwitter: @napsrecording
Rank #1: Episode 46 - Joseph Mangina: Karl Barth for Dummies. In this episode, Teer and Jason talk with Joseph Mangina. A professor of theology at Wycliffe College in Toronto, he is the author of Karl Barth: Theologian of Christian Witness as well as a recent theological commentary on the Book of Revelation. He also serves as the editor of the journal Pro Ecclesia.
Rank #2: Episode 121 - Fleming Rutledge: The Lord Makes Us Worthy. 500th Anniversary of Luther’s 95 Theses, Jason, Teer, and Johanna talk with the Beyonce of Anglicanism, Fleming Rutledge, about ongoing relevance of Protestantism’s primary message of grace and God’s agency.
Rank #1: Surviving The Bible: An Inconvenient Christianity. Welcome to the first episode of the Surviving the Bible podcast. This is a lectionary podcast not just for pastors or preachers, but for Bible nerds everywhere. Each week Christian and Amy Piatt (from the Homebrewed CultureCast) and Tripp Fuller (from the Homebrewed Christianity podcast) explore the bible readings for the week. You’ll get three different perspectives on three different texts to help you survive reading the Bible. This week is the fourth Sunday of Easter. Tripp looks at the Acts 4:5-12 story of Peter healing the lame man. He suggests that if you pay attention to the Acts passage from last week, this story becomes so much larger than how the last verse is usually understood. When understood in its context, it asks some pretty powerful questions, like, what does the word “saved” mean in this text? It brings to the surface the problems of empire Christianity, how the healing itself confronts ritual purity laws, the sociological category of “sinners,” and challenging to the content of faith, not the form of it. Christian gives us an overview of this week’s texts and points at some larger themes found therein. We just got through Easter – after a long slog through Lent – and yet here we are, already getting texts about death and darkness. He talks about the shift of leadership and how the sheep have now become the shepherds, disciples performing miracles and deemed a threat to the state, and how there’s so much more to Psalm 23 than just feeling comforted. Amy tackles John 10:11-18. She gives us a quick lesson about sheep, explores social science about kids on playgrounds, and explains why that’s relevant. Plus, how challenging the boundaries is different than having them removed altogether, why having fewer choices might not be what we need, dismissing people as sheep, and the boundaries of the church (both the good and the bad).
Rank #2: What Neighbor Love Looks Like with Rev. Dr. Wil Gafney #LectioCast. It’s a great week to get fired! So preach Leviticus 19 and tell people what it actually says. Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18 We all know the command, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” But what does that love look like? And how might that love manifest itself in subversion of the expectations of market capitalism? Psalm 119:33-40 The Psalm has a place. It is spoken by a power. And it invites us to call God to account. 1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23 What, or who, is the temple of God? And how does the answer to that question subvert our view of the world and our response to it? Matthew 5:38-43 Revisionist interpretation brings us to dangerous ground. In a world where people are abused and lynched, what does faithfully turning the other cheek look like? And, #HeresyAlert Jesus might have a thing or two to learn about Gentiles before this story is through. Books mentioned this week: Womanist Midrash: A Reintroduction to the Women of the Torah and the Throne by Wil Gafney. The Rev. Wil Gafney, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Texas. She is the author of Daughters of Miriam: Women Prophets in Ancient Israel and co-editor of The Peoples’ Bible and The Peoples’ Companion to the Bible. She is an Episcopal Priest canonically resident in the Diocese of Pennsylvania and licensed in the Diocese of Fort Worth. A former member of the Dorshei Derekh Reconstructionist Minyan of the Germantown Jewish Center in Philadelphia, she has co-taught courses with and for the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Seminary in Wyncote, PA. Daniel Kirk is a writer, speaker, and blogger who lives in San Francisco, CA where he is currently Pastoral Director for the Newbigin House of Studies. His third book A Man Attested by God: the Human Jesus of the Synoptic Gospels, is hot off the presses. Daniel holds a Ph.D. in New Testament from Duke University and is the author of, Unlocking Romans: Resurrection and the Justification of God and Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul? He blogs regularly at StoriedTheology.com (http://patheos.com/blogs/storiedtheology). You can follow him on Twitter @jrdkirk and on Facebook at Facebook.com/jrdkirk.
Rank #1: Rachel Held Evans is Hopelessly Straight - Episode 44. New York Times bestselling author Rachel Held Evans joins Matthias to talk about her process of becoming affirming, what she's learned about being an ally, and her new book, Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again. Rachel has been featured in the Washington Post, The Guardian, Christianity Today, Slate, The Huffington Post, the CNN Belief Blog, and on NPR, BBC, Today,and The View. She served on President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, and keeps a busy schedule speaking at churches, conferences, and colleges and universities around the country. Rachel is married to Dan, and they have a two-year-old and a second child on the way. Her work can be found at her website, rachelheldevans.com. She's on Twitter and Facebook at @RachelHeldEvans. Queerology is on Twitter and Instagram, @queerologypod.
Rank #2: Rev. Elizabeth Edman on the Inherent Queerness of Christianity. Liz Edman is an Episcopal priest and political strategist. She is the author of Queer Virtue: What LGBTQ People Know About Life and Love and How It Can Revitalize Christianity (Beacon Press, 2016). In this episode, she discusses the inherent queerness of Christianity, God, and what gives her hope. Liz has lived and worked on the front lines of many of the most pressing issues where religion and sexuality meet, serving as an inner city hospital chaplain to people with HIV/AIDS from 1989 to 1995 and helping craft political and communications strategies for marriage equality efforts. In 2017, she partnered with Parity to create Glitter+Ash Wednesday, a project to increase the visibility of progressive, queer-positive Christians and to explore Christian liturgy through a queer lens. Her writing has been featured in Salon.com, The Advocate, LGBT Nation, and Religion News Service. She has been interviewed for feature and news articles in the Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, Chicago Sun-Times, and Religion Dispatches. Liz can be found at queervirtue.com and on Twitter @liz_edman Queerology is on Twitter and Instagram, @queerologypod
Rank #1: 157- Tish Harrison Warren & Jonathan Warren: A Biblical, Historical, and Pastoral Defense of Women in Ministry. *Originally Posted at MissioAlliance.org Our sponsor: Compassion International Check out the new(ish) podcast OnRamp Tish Harrison Warren & Jonathan Warren talking about women in ministry and ordination. William Witt’s articles on women and holy orders: http://willgwitt.org/category/theology/womens-ordinationWilliam Webb, Slaves, Women, and HomosexualsJohn Stackhouse, Finally FeministBen Witherington, Women in the Earliest Christian ChurchesNT Wright’s essay on women in holy orders: http://ntwrightpage.com/2016/07/12/womens-service-in-the-church-the-biblical-basis/Kevin Madigan, Ordained Women in the Early ChurchGary Macy’s Hidden History of Women’s OrdinationGordon Hugenberger’s ‘Women in Church Office’ essay.If you liked this episode then you might also like… Seminary Dropout 99: Jackie Roese on Reshaping Our View of Women in the Church Seminary Dropout 89: Carolyn Custis James, Author of Malestrom: Manhood Swept Into the Currents of a Changing World Subscribe/Rate/Review Seminary Dropout in iTunes
Rank #2: 147: N.T. Wright Talks about The Day the Revolution Began. *Originally published at missioalliance.org N.T. WRIGHT is the former Bishop of Durham in the Church of England and one of the world’s leading Bible scholars. He is now serving as the Chair of New Testament and Early Christianity at the School of Divinity at the University of St. Andrews. For twenty years he taught New Testament studies at Cambridge, McGill and Oxford Universities. As being both one of the world’s leading Bible scholars and a popular author, he has been featured on ABC News, Dateline, The Colbert Report, and Fresh Air. His award-winning books include The Case for the Psalms, How God Became King, Simply Jesus, After You Believe, Surprised by Hope, Simply Christian, Scripture and the Authority of God, The Meaning of Jesus (co-authored with Marcus Borg), as well as being the translator for The Kingdom New Testament. He also wrote the impressive Christian Origins and the Question of God series, including The New Testament and the People of God, Jesus and the Victory of God, The Resurrection of the Son of God and most recently, Paul and the Faithfulness of God. The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus’s Crucifixion The renowned scholar, Anglican bishop, and bestselling author widely considered to be the heir to C. S. Lewis contemplates the central event at the heart of the Christian faith—Jesus’ crucifixion—arguing that the Protestant Reformation did not go far enough in transforming our understanding of its meaning. In The Day the Revolution Began, N. T. Wright once again challenges commonly held Christian beliefs as he did in his acclaimed Surprised by Hope. Demonstrating the rigorous intellect and breathtaking knowledge that have long defined his work, Wright argues that Jesus’ death on the cross was not only to absolve us of our sins; it was actually the beginning of a revolution commissioning the Christian faithful to a new vocation—a royal priesthood responsible for restoring and reconciling all of God’s creation. Wright argues that Jesus’ crucifixion must be understood within the much larger story of God’s purposes to bring heaven and earth together. The Day the Revolution Began offers a grand picture of Jesus’ sacrifice and its full significance for the Christian faith, inspiring believers with a renewed sense of mission, purpose, and hope, and reminding them of the crucial role the Christian faith must play in protecting and shaping the future of the world. -From The Publisher ntwrightonline.org is your official site for information regarding online classes that are being developed by Prof. N.T. Wright of St. Andrews University, Scotland. It is our hope that you would have the best on-line learning experience featuring courses based on the teaching of N.T. Wright. The courses contain video lecture material, written material to augment the videos, textbook recommendations, assessment tools (i.e., quizzes), and discussion sections so you can dialogue on-line with fellow students from around the world. This will help us to ‘be transformed by the renewing of the mind’. Courses offered at ntwrightonline.org are made possible through the collaboration between N.T. Wright, Professor at St. Andrews University, Scotland, and David Seemuth, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Wisconsin Center for Christian Study. The courses are not affiliated with St. Andrews University and carry no formal credit, but are meant to be sources of enrichment for those who choose to participate in the classes. Take Wright’s online class on The Day the Revolution Began for 50% off by clicking HERE! Our Sponsor: Intervarsity Press has an exclusive for Seminary Dropout listeners. Go to ivpress.com/dropout to get 30% off The Broken Way. If you liked this episode then you might also like… Seminary Dropout 84: NT Wright 140: Frank James, Logos Video Course: “Introducing Church History” Subscribe/Rate/Review Seminary Dropout in iTunes
Rank #1: 066 - The Psychology Of Sex w/ Hillary McBride. Cat Haircut, Grief Pie, 7000 Bodies, One Star Reviews, Stolen Cameras, Not A Tuna, Bad Date. Hillary McBride's website - www.hillarylmcbride.com Hillary McBride on Twitter - @hillarylmcbrideBooks Mentioned by Hillary: vagina - naomi wolf mating in captivity - esther perel rekindling desire - barry mccarthy hold me tight- sue johnson the purity myth - jessica valenti http://www.ingloriouspasterds.com Follow the Pasterds on Twitter: @PasterdsPodcast @polleynamedbrad @polleynamedmatt @mjbaysinger Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pasterdspodcast SUPPORT US ON PATREON: http://www.patreon.com/pasterdspodcast
Rank #2: 088 - Derek Webb - Fingers Crossed. Generous Inmates, Concrete Car, Bad Seafood, Buffalo Coffee, Dumb Costume Ideas, Ghost Photos, Ken Ham Ruins Halloween, Venison Sandwich, Supermarket Sweep, Szechuan Mania. DEREK WEBB LINKS: How to listen to Derek Webb's Fingers Crossed: https://onerpm.lnk.to/FingersCrossed How to buy Derek Webb's Fingers Crossed: http://www.derekwebb.com Derek Webb on Twitter: https://twitter.com/derekwebb GIFF REED LINK: Giff Reed Twitter: http://twitter.com/thecanvastalk PASTERDS LINKS: Pasterds Website: www.ingloriouspasterds.com Pasterds Twitter: www.twitter.com/PasterdsPodcast Michael Baysinger Twitter: www.twitter.com/mjbaysinger Matt Polley Twitter: www.twitter.com/polleynamedmatt Brad Polley Twitter: www.twitter.com/polleynamedbrad Instagram: www.instagram.com/ingloriouspasterds/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/pasterdspodcast SUPPORT ON PATREON: http://www.patreon.com/pasterdspodcast
Rank #1: Episode 9: Art. "[W]hen Anglicanism is at its best, its liturgy, its poetry, its music and its life can create a world of wonder in which it is very easy to fall in love with God,” wrote Episcopal priest and theologian Urban T. Holmes III. This quote took Theology Live to the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art where its executive director, Dr. Emily Ballew Neff, discusses the intersection of art and theology, specifically how Yinka Shonibare MBE’s four sculptures, "Rage of the Ballet Gods," touches on pagan mythology, globalization, dance, migration, violence and climate change. Please find a visual from the evening here: https://www.901theology.com/blog/episode9visual.
Rank #2: Episode 8: Revivalism. "What makes us Protestant should also make us anti-racist, anti-sexist, and anti-heteronormative," says the Rev. Dr. Courtney Pace, a statement that stands over and against many of the ways Christians use racism, sexism, and heterosexism to oppress others. In this final episode of Season 1 of Theology Live, listen in as Dr. Pace links the ways in which revivalism, race, and gender have played out in the Church's histories and how the impacts Christians today.
Rank #1: Facing Romantic Fears with Dr. Amy Muise. In this episode, Sarah talks with relationship Expert Dr. Amy Muise about what is needed to find and have a successful relationship.Host: Sarah Heath, Produced by: Sarah Heath, Allie Fleming & Corie Savary, Graphics by: Allie Flemming, Marketing & Website: Alex Maldonado.The book Dr. Muise referenced in this episode it The All or Nothing Marriage by Eli Finkle"Sonderlust Theme" Daniel Roberts (danieljohnroberts.com)"Bit Quest" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/"The Middle of the Night" Tom Monson (https://lo-and-behold.bandcamp.com/album/make-what-you-most-need-to-find)
Rank #2: Twitter Trolls & Tender Hearts - Learning to Set Boundaries. Sarah talks about being in the sites of internet trolls and how to set boundaries when you are doing publice work with Science Mike McHargue.
Rank #1: Episode 22: First Kisses and The Christian Closet, feat. Candice Czubernat. First kisses can be magical! But so many of us are taught that we cannot trust our experience, our feelings, or our bodies. Today, Candice Czubernat, a gay Christian therapist, shares her story of how she met her wife, about learning to trust herself, and how painful experiences can be beautifully redeemed. ... You can connect with Candice on Twitter, @theChristianCL, on Facebook.com/theChristianCloset, and find out more about her services and therapy practice at TheChristianCloset.com. ...Music for today's podcast was "Only God Knows" by Thomas Branch, featuring Tiffany Ivey, and produced by Jonathan Gilpatrick, aka HIER LVLS. You can Find Thomas Branch on iTunes, Spotify, and connect with Jon thru social media @jonathangilpatrick. ... Learn how you can support this podcast at Patreon.com/theKevinGarcia
Rank #2: #80: Making Sex Shameless, w/ Nadia Bolz-Weber. Nadia Bolz-Weber is a writer, speaker, pastor, and all around bad ass woman. A critically acclaimed, NYT best selling author and founder of the House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, she's in the midst of releasing her newest work, "Shameless: a sexual reformation." In this convo, we talk about our journeys, being's 8's on the enneagram, learning to become vulnerable, love, and of course, SEX. Enjoy!...Connect with Nadia across social media @SarcasticLutheran and on her website, www.NadiaBolzWeber.com. Send her your purity rings to be melted into a vagina statue and buy her book. Shameless: A Sexual Reformation goes on sale Jan 29, 2019. ...Liked this conversation? Make more content like this possible by becoming a sustaining parther through Patreon. www.Patreon.com/thekevingarcia