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The Geometry Of Truth with Bayo Akomolafe

The Geometry Of Truth with Bayo Akomolafe

December 6, 2021

In This episode we chat with Bayo Akomolafe.

Bayo Akomolafe is the grateful life-partner to ‘EJ’, father to Alethea Aanya and Kyah Jayden Abayomi, son of Olufunmilayo Ibidapo Akomolafe and Ignatius Abayomi Akomolafe, and descendant of Yoruba fields of archetypal becomings and mythopoeic landscapes. He is an author, celebrated speaker, teacher, and self-styled trans-public intellectual (a concept imagined together with and inspired by the shamanic priesthood of the Yoruba healer-trickster)- whose vocation goes beyond justice and speaking truth to power to opening up other spaces of power-with, and queering fond formulations and configurations of hope. Dr. Bayo Akomolafe considers his most sacred work to be learning how to be with his daughter and son, Alethea Aanya and Kyah Jayden – and their mother, his wife and “life-nectar”, Ijeoma. “To learn the importance of insignificance” is the way he frames a desire to reacquaint himself with a world that is irretrievably entangled, preposterously alive and completely partial.

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Harm Reduction and Radical Love with Josh Lawson

Harm Reduction and Radical Love with Josh Lawson

November 29, 2021

In This episode we chat with Josh Lawson.

Josh Lawson lives with his family in Wheelersburg Ohio, where he serves his community in a variety of roles as recovery program coordinator for the Shawnee State University Kricker Innovation Hub. He works to connect people in recovery with entrepreneurial skills and services that will help them succeed in life. He also chairs the faith-based sub community of Scioto Connect the counties local opioid consortium where he consults with faith communities on how to support people who use drugs and those in recovery. As an author he recently published his first book The Face of Addiction which tells the story of 12 people in Southern Ohio who have been impacted by the opioid overdose crisis. In his follow up book Drugs and Jesus which is set to release in 2022 will be the first of its kind to present a call to action for people of faith to engage in the work of harm reduction.

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Wholehearted Faith: A Conversation With Jeff Chu

Wholehearted Faith: A Conversation With Jeff Chu

November 22, 2021

In this Episode we chat with Jeff Chu.

Here is Jeff's bio in his own words.

I wear several different hats to cover my coarse Chinese hair, which requires too much product to tame:

Writer, reporter, editor. Co-curator and co-host, with Sarah Bessey, Of Evolving Faith. Editor-at-large at Travel & Leisure. Occasional preacher. Teacher in residence at Crosspointe Church. Ordinand in the Reformed Church in America (RCA). Cook, gardener, and dog walker to Fozzie in Michigan, where my husband and I moved last year. (First time living in the Midwest. Snow tires are a revelation!)

Before that, I was a seminarian at Princeton Theological Seminary, where I worked as a farmhand at PTS’s Farminary. Don’t be deceived… When I got to the Farminary, a 21-acre experiment in sustainable agriculture that doubles as the world’s best classroom, I didn’t know anything about farming, and I had more experience killing plants than nurturing them. But my work on the farm changed me. More than anything else in my life, that land taught me about the story of life, death, and new life that God has written into creation.

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When I Look Into The Face Of My Enemy: A Conversation with David Gungor of The Brilliance

When I Look Into The Face Of My Enemy: A Conversation with David Gungor of The Brilliance

November 15, 2021

In this Episode we chat with David Gungor.

David is a musician, a pastor at Trinity Grace Tribeca, the Director of Partnerships for a peacemaking organization called Telos, and the CEO of Higher Love. 

David is also a producer and songwriter, and is in a band called The Brilliance. David is involved with Narrative $, a global organization headed up by some of the world's most renowned and influential authors, artists, and community leaders who have come together to promote empathy through the exchange of stories. 

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The Jesus Way: A Conversation With Peri Zahnd

The Jesus Way: A Conversation With Peri Zahnd

November 10, 2021

In this Episode we chat with Peri Zahnd.

Peri Zahn is the co-pastor of Word of Life Church in St. Joseph MO. Along with her husband Brian. They have committed their entire adult life to this calling and Word of life just celebrated 40 years. She was trained in spiritual direction by Benedictine Sisters and is completing a master’s in ministry now through St. Stephens University in New Brunswick Canada. Her passions are helping others to grow into Christ Likeness leading small groups and meeting individuals for pastoral care and spiritual direction. She is passionate about her kids and grandkids and the enneagram and about Christian pilgrimage. She and Brian have walked the Camino De Santiago in Spain three times and Peri Authored a memoir about their first experience called Every Scene By Heart.

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When Everything Is On Fire - A Conversation With Brian Zahnd

When Everything Is On Fire - A Conversation With Brian Zahnd

November 8, 2021

In this episode we talk with Brian Zahnd.

Brian Zahnd is the founder and lead pastor of Word Of Life Church, a non-denominational Christian congregation in Saint Joseph, Missouri. Brian and his wife, Peri, founded the church in 1981. Brian is also the author of several books, including, Sinners in the Hands of a Loving GodWater to WineA Farewell To MarsBeauty Will Save the World, Unconditional?: The Call of Jesus to Radical Forgiveness, and his latest book that will release on November 9th, When Everything Is On Fire: Faith Forged From The Ashes.

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Reconstructing Your Mind With Todd Vick

Reconstructing Your Mind With Todd Vick

November 1, 2021

In this episode we talk with Todd Vick.

Todd is a husband, father, grandfather, bestselling author, award-winning writer, podcaster, and conference speaker. His first book, The Renewing of Your Mind, debuted as #1 New Release and #1 Bestseller on Amazon. His next book, The Reconstructing of Your Mind, is available NOW. His podcast, The Reconstruction Rebel, is available wherever you stream your podcasts.

For 30 years, Todd was a pastor in the Southern Baptist denomination. He left local church ministry in 2016 after a nervous breakdown fueled by severe anxiety, depression, addiction, and a crisis of belief which led to intense spiritual deconstruction for 3 years. During this time, he became fascinated with the role of the human brain in creating a belief system. 

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Eternal Relationships With Wm. Paul Young

Eternal Relationships With Wm. Paul Young

October 25, 2021

In this episode we get the honor to once again chat with Wm Paul Young.

Wm Paul Young, is a Canadian author. He wrote the novels The Shack, Cross Roads, Eve , and the non-fiction book Lies We Believe About God. Paul also co-authored the recent release The Pastor: A Crisis With Brad Jersak. 

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Only Love: How Everything Was. Is. And Will Be With Niq Rud

Only Love: How Everything Was. Is. And Will Be With Niq Rud

October 18, 2021

In this episode we talk with Niq Ruud.

Niq's bio in his own words:

The funky spelling is my dad’s fault, but it’s just pronounced like your favorite Christmas saint. I grew up in the good ole Pacific Northwest which means I like doing stuff outside—alpine climbing, sailing, surfing, skiing, cycling, et cetera.

I studied religion in college (Walla Walla University), worked as a pastor while I went to seminary (Grand Canyon Theological Seminary), and now I’m a postgrad studying the intersectionality between philosophy, science, and religion (University of Edinburgh). I’m interested in lots of things, including religious pluralism, philosophy of science and religion, eschatology, diversity, and ethics, which all gravitate around the human perception of God.

I wrote a book about God too, it’s called Only Love: How Everything Was, Is, and Will Be. It basically advocates for a more open-minded view of God and, subsequently, a more inclusive view of each other. I like it. You might too.

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Love Matters More with Jared Byas

Love Matters More with Jared Byas

October 11, 2021

In this episode we talk with Jared Byas.

Jared Byas is cohost of the popular podcast The Bible for Normal People and coauthor of the book Genesis for Normal People. Jared is the author of the book Love Matters More: How Fighting to Be Right Keeps Us from Loving Like Jesus

He has served as a teaching pastor and a professor of philosophy and biblical studies.

Jared’s passion is to explore new ways of being Christian, and helping people translate all of life’s big questions into a life full of meaning and connection.

He lives outside of Philadelphia with his wife and four kids.

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