May 24, 2020


Rituals are the back bone of all community. Whether it's a group friends, a religious community, or simply the intimate community of ones home, rituals play a key role. Rusty Gates brings his experience and expertise to the table on episode 32 and shows us that ritual isn't just a convention of religion... it can really be anything we do that brings us closer together. Ritual is that which can make a gathering of people into...

May 9, 2020

 

Rusty Gates and I had some of the most meaningful experiences of our lives years ago in a small community in Denver, Colorado. In episode 31 we reflect on that season of our lives, what it taught us about community, and what we’ve learned since.

April 25, 2020

Kicking off season 2! Exploring TRUE community.... or maybe the lack there of, in many of our lives. Are you craving community?

April 18, 2020

The release of season 2 is near! The first official episode drops next weekend. In the mean time pop in your ear buds and check out this teaser! 

April 5, 2020

Our social interactions have been pared down to the bare minimum…  But we are social creatures.  We crave community.  But Community?….  What does that even look like in our circumstances?  I’m at a loss.  But there is something special stirring in all of us – a deep longing to be together again.

Episode 29 is the primer to a full blown “Season 1” of the podcast, bearing the series title Craving Communit...

March 28, 2020

Jonathan Bigelow got his first tattoo as he enters his 30's. It was a profound and meaningful experience for him. We sat down and had and talked about tattoo's, initiation rites, archetypes and the search for meaning and depth. The result: a highly enjoyable and explorative conversation. We also discuss some of Richard Rohr's thoughts and writing on these subjects.   

Below is a picture of the Tattoo Jonathan tal...

March 22, 2020

Suddenly we've become a culture in Quarantine! The way we interact has changed…. rapidly!

Amy Powell and I sat down to chat about it. We talk about everything from the interesting choices in movies that are trending right now, to what we’ve learned by observing a variety of reactions to the news of this pandemic. It’s a light hearted observational conversation in the middle of these crazy times we find ourselves in. Enjoy.

December 15, 2019

It’s Christmas time and tales of Santa Clause, elves and reindeer abound. There are so many ways to celebrate this season. So many traditions. So many memories, pleasant ones and painful ones. Episode 27 is a big one! Join me as I share a number of different stories centering on theme of Santa Clause and Christmas. Some believed as children, others did not. Most celebrated the holiday though some didn’t. But each account bring...

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...

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