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October 29, 2019

 

Kent Dobson, my guest on episode 25, has a love/hate relationship with the Christian Bible. He was raised in the evangelical tradition, studied and became a biblical scholar, and even held the role of teaching pastor at a mega-church in Michigan. He ventured away from ----more----the tradition but has never been able to shake it completely. In his personal life he keeps returning to the stories of the Bible in some shape or...

October 5, 2019

 

Join me on episode 24 and together we'll explore what it means to be "unshackled." Immature religion usually offers one answer to this question.... and if my past experience is any indicator that answer is: 'being unshackled' is being close enough to God that you're essentially removed from the human condition. But what if it's simpler and much more primal than that? What if it's merely a matter of being FULLY present to the...

September 22, 2019

There is something inherently sacred about the experience of being human. This week I've encountered a few resources where I've witnessed people deeply and authentically sharing their humanity, who've had a way of inviting me into the sacred space of their human experiences - it's beautiful and refreshing! And oh how I wish there we're more things like this in our world. There are so many things vying for our attention that do...

September 8, 2019


Sometimes having certainty is a very good thing. Other times when we become too rationally certain of some belief, it can suck away all of the inspiration that it might have to offer us. This is true of stories and mythologies that have a way of transcending our rational understanding and striking us closer to our core. Holding these too tightly and rationally can squelch and choke them of the greater invitation they have to...

August 24, 2019

Joining me this week on the Podcast is Rev. Jon Scott, host of "The Holy Heretics Podcast." Is your curiosity piqued? The tagline for his show is "Alternative Theology for the Spiritual Misfit." His aim is to create space and comradery for those that have walked away from tight handed religious beliefs in search of more expansive truth. Particularly those transitioning out of an Evangelical fundamentalist background - as he hi...

August 10, 2019

 

Good stories are so important in our lives, but we all to often undervalue them. Culturally there's this feeling that only immature minds need to believe stories to operate - but 'us of higher intellect' operate solely on fact and rationality. That sounds nice and all... maybe a little bit "elitist." But it's a giant load of, well let's say.... "horse fertilizer". We all need to generate stories to navigate our way through li...

July 28, 2019

 

Most conversations take place on the superficial and surface level. Few dare to tread beyond and many of us, myself included, struggle to guide a conversation into deeper waters. It's difficult isn't it? On episode 19 I look at a classic philosophic question and pick apart the different ways we usually attempt to avoid interacting with it in depth and vulnerability. We usually don't do to well. Even when there are questions t...

July 13, 2019

 

We all know what it's like to fail. Although we all hate to admit it... trying and failing is really the only way to learn anything in this life. Brian Bishop, Ph.D joins me on episode 18 to talk about failing and the importance of experiential learning.

Brian is a long time friend and I've seen him throw him self fully into a few different paths over the time I've known him. And spoiler.... not every path he has pursued has u...

June 30, 2019

 

Spoken word poet and Pastor, Dale Fredrickson, is back on the podcast for another round. This time he’s sharing some poems with us from his “On Wounds and Wonder” Project. Dale and I had a great conversation previously on Episode 16, but his poetry…. it’s even better! Brace your self for some next level word crafting.

Dale has put blood, sweat, and tears into his craft and it shows! Boy oh boy it shows! His poems are truly som...

June 9, 2019

Dale Fredrickson is an awesome guy. He’s a poet - a spoken word poet. He’s also the pastor of a church out here in Lakewood CO. Even more importantly… he’s my guest on episode 16 of the podcast.

Now if you’re like me these two terms, poet and pastor, don’t sit very comfortably together in your mind. These terms seem to be almost antonyms in some respects. The poet is the one who feels the experience and the pastor often seems t...

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