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Episode 59: Mark Karris Talks To Us About Praying In The Midst Of Deconstruction

Episode 59: Mark Karris Talks To Us About Praying In The Midst Of Deconstruction

September 15, 2019

In this week's episode author, therapist, theologian, and former college classmate, Mark Karris, joins me to talk about his latest book, "Divine Echoes: Reconciling Prayer With The Uncontrolling Love Of God".  We talk specifically about how to pray during the process of deconstruction and tackle the question of what does it look like to pray to a God you are realizing you don't understand?

Enjoy!

Mark Karris

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Episode 58: Shane Claiborne On Working To Overturn The Death Penalty, Learning From Mother Teresa, And The Importance Of Proximity

Episode 58: Shane Claiborne On Working To Overturn The Death Penalty, Learning From Mother Teresa, And The Importance Of Proximity

September 8, 2019

In this week's episode we sit down with author and activist, Shane Claiborne to talk about his book "Irresistible Revolution", a book that made a big impact on me when I was younger.  Shane talks to us about what it was like to work with Mother Teresa in Calcutta and the importance of proximity when it comes to taking a stand on behalf of people who are oppressed.  This is a super fun episode, enjoy!

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Episode 57: One Year In - Losing My Certainty And Rediscovering The Gospel

Episode 57: One Year In - Losing My Certainty And Rediscovering The Gospel

September 1, 2019

Last week the What If Project celebrated its ONE YEAR BIRTHDAY. This week I share some excitement around our 10,000th download, give some sneak peeks at 2 BIG upcoming series, and talk about a significant theological shift that's taken place in my life this past year.

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Episode 56: Mike Morrell Talks To Us About The Goose, Contemplative Christianity, And Talking To Our Kids About God (Processing The Goose, Part 4)

Episode 56: Mike Morrell Talks To Us About The Goose, Contemplative Christianity, And Talking To Our Kids About God (Processing The Goose, Part 4)

August 25, 2019

It's our last week of the Processing the Goose series and today we're sitting down with one of the main speakers of Wild Goose every year, Mike Morrell.  Mike is an author, teacher, and modern-day mystic who has come onto the show to help me process some of my biggest takeaways from Wild Goose and answer some of my own burning questions about Christianity and faith.  

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The Divine Dance

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Episode 55: Bob Gregory Talks With Us About His Experience At Wild Goose, Not Being Allowed To Ask Questions In Church, And How God’s Not Mat At You (Processing The Goose, Part 3)

Episode 55: Bob Gregory Talks With Us About His Experience At Wild Goose, Not Being Allowed To Ask Questions In Church, And How God’s Not Mat At You (Processing The Goose, Part 3)

August 18, 2019

We're heading into part 3 of our series, "Processing the Goose" and this week we're sitting down with my friend Bob Gregory who I met at Wild Goose last year and connected with again this year.  He talks with me a little bit about my experience at the festival and shares with us some of his biggest takeaways as well.  Check it out and then go check his podcast over at GOD IS AN ELEPHANT (AND LEAVE A RATING FOR HIM AND HIS CO-HOST, SEBASTIAN ... capitalized to get your attention.  HA!).

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Episode 54: Disowning God And Taking Off My Evangelical Glasses (Processing The Goose, Part 2)

Episode 54: Disowning God And Taking Off My Evangelical Glasses (Processing The Goose, Part 2)

August 11, 2019

It's part 2 of our series "Processing the Goose" where I'm talking through some of my biggest takeaways from this year's Wild Goose Festival.  This week we talk about the idea of "disowning God" and recognizing that Christianity (or any religion, for that matter) doesn't own the rights to God and how taking off my Evangelical Glasses has helped open up my eyes to a more inclusive reading of Scripture.  

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Barbara Brown Taylor

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Episode 53: Broken Relationships And Losing Faith In The God Of My Youth (Processing The Goose, Part 1)

Episode 53: Broken Relationships And Losing Faith In The God Of My Youth (Processing The Goose, Part 1)

August 4, 2019

This is part 1 of our 4 part series, “Processing the Goose”.  Back in July I was able to attend the Wild Goose Festival in Hot Springs, NC and came away with a LOT to process.  This week I’ll share a bit about (1) some areas of grief in my life as well as (2) how I’ve been dealing with some criticism that’s come my way as a result of the What If Project and (3) what it’s been like to experience an evolution of faith that has moved me considerably beyond the god I grew up believing in.

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Episode 52: Jamal Jivanjee Talks To Us About Living For A Living, The Power Of Gratitude, And The Real Message Of Jesus (Glenn’s Friends, Part 5)

Episode 52: Jamal Jivanjee Talks To Us About Living For A Living, The Power Of Gratitude, And The Real Message Of Jesus (Glenn’s Friends, Part 5)

July 28, 2019

It’s the final installment of our series, “Glenn’s Friends”, and this week we’re talking to former pastor, life coach, author, podcaster - Jamal Jivanjee.  Jamal sits down to chat with us about his book, gratitude, and the actual message of Jesus.  Enjoy!

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Episode 51: Danny Prada Talks To Us About The Gospel, Eternal Life, And Responding To People Who Don’t Like What You Believe (Glenn’s Friends, Part 4)

Episode 51: Danny Prada Talks To Us About The Gospel, Eternal Life, And Responding To People Who Don’t Like What You Believe (Glenn’s Friends, Part 4)

July 21, 2019

It's week FOUR of our series, "Glenn's Friends" and today I'm sitting down with Pastor Danny Prada from Heartway Church in Fort Lauderdale, FL.  Pastor Danny is not your typical pastor as he tackles topics from the pulpit that others might shy away from.  He's not afraid to talk about things like hell, eternal life, salvation, sexuality, etc. and come at the topics from a point of view that would challenge most people's traditions.  In today's chat we talk about Pastor Danny's thoughts about the Gospel, eternal life, and how to talk to people who aren't a fan of your beliefs about God.  Enjoy!

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Episode 50: Brad Jersak Says The Idea Of An Eternal Oven Is Ridiculous And I Think He’s Right (Glenn’s Friends, Part 3)

Episode 50: Brad Jersak Says The Idea Of An Eternal Oven Is Ridiculous And I Think He’s Right (Glenn’s Friends, Part 3)

July 14, 2019

In this week's episode we sit down with former church planter, author, theologian, scholar Brad Jersak to talk about his book, "Her Gats Will Never Be Shut".  We talk about hell, what the Bible says about it, what the Bible doesn't say about it, and why the idea of an eternal over where people are tortured for eternity is ridiculous. 

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