Top Rated Spirituality Podcast Episodes

Pale Blue Dot

  • over 1 year ago

In this episode Science Mike and Michael Gungor talk about the psychological shift that comes with seeing the Earth from space with Guy Reid and Jacob Marshall. We also spoke with climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe about the science behind climate change, and what we can do to protect life on this planet.   Watch Guy’s film OVERVIEW here to learn more about The Overview Effect. You can see more work by Guy at   You can learn more about the work of Katharine Hayhoe on her website, including resources and videos about the science of global climate change.   Ready to act? Join The Liturgists in taking action on climate.

016 – Living a Life of Sacrificial Service with Sharon Pierce

  • almost 2 years ago

This episode of Bottom Line Faith features Sharon Pierce, President and CEO of The Villages. "We are seeing an unprecedented need for caring adults, adults of faith, who have a faith community around them to support them in this world. And we know that not everyone is called to be a foster parent, but if you know a foster or adoptive parent, saying "I'll help you one evening a week" or "Let me take the kids to church so that you two can go to the grocery after the service is over" are ways that we can sustain that single family for each child that we're privileged to serve, and grow the faith community around these children so that they see they are a person of value, not only in God's eyes but in our worldly eyes."

017 – How & Why I Gave My Business To God with Alan Barnhart

  • almost 2 years ago

This episode of Bottom Line Faith features Alan Barnhart, President and CEO of Barnhart Crane and Rigging Co.

015 – Serving Faithfully in the Storm with Paul Estridge

  • almost 2 years ago

This episode of Bottom Line Faith features Paul Estridge, CEO of Estridge Homes. "I like to think I demonstrate my faith through my contemplation and decisions and how I deal with everyday situations, and I think that's the most Christ-like model as I read the Bible."

018 – Love Your Customer as Yourself with Bill Slappey

  • almost 2 years ago

This episode of Bottom Line Faith features Bill Slappey, President and CEO of Slappey Communications.

Journey To Wonder with Michael Gungor

  • 6 months ago

On this episode, Michael Gungor stops by to discuss music, life, faith, ego and deconstruction. About Michael Gungor:   Michael and Lisa Gungor are curators of the Grammy-nominated musical collective simply known as Gungor. The duo uses their skills as accomplished song writers and multi-instrumentalists to tell honest and forthright stories – some personal and some allegorical. Together they’ve tapped their considerable musical reserves to blur genres and break expectations creating a unique magnetic expression. Gungor is in the midst of their most ambitious endeavor to date called One Wild Life, which is comprised of three full-length albums – Soul, Spirit and Body. On August 7, 2015, they kicked off the album trilogy with One Wild Life: Soul, which debuted as the #15 album on the iTunes Alternative chart. “One Wild Life: Spirit,” released on March 25, 2016. The final piece of the album trilogy concludes with One Wild Life: Body, which released on September 30, 2016. While each record carries with it its own distinct vibe, the album series presents a body of work that celebrates the adventure and challenges faced by Michael and Lisa Gungor since the release of their album I Am Mountain in 2013. Follow Gungor’s work and buy music over at Listen to The Liturgist Podcast over at or wherever you find your favorite podcasts. Follow Michael Gungor on Twitter at @michaelgungor. Follow Lisa Gungor on Twitter at @lisagungor. Follow Gungor on Twitter at @gungormusic. Buy One Wild Life directly from Gungor: LP | CD | DIGITAL: SOUL – SPIRIT – BODY   If you have a story/perspective you’d like to share the invitation is always open. You can drop a text or leave a voicemail via our hotline: 951-723-5586. Credits: Opening/Closing music by Candlepark Stars “Garland” by Slow Dancing Society from the album The Torchlight Parade vol I. Enjoy the show? Please consider becoming a Patron for $1/month for behind-the-scenes information and exclusives: The post Journey To Wonder with Michael Gungor appeared first on The Armchair Philosopher.

014 – Business Relationships that Honor God with Josh Wildman

  • almost 2 years ago

This episode of Bottom Line Faith features Josh Wildman, CEO of The Wildman Business Group "I've seen miracles happen in our business ... I look at those and I say those are miracles and that's God's provision, because we were faithful."

005 – Cultivating A Culture of Continuous Learning with Richard Halderman

  • over 2 years ago

Richard Halderman, partner with Teays River Investments, shares his story and insights into how he leads his company.

006 – From One Small Act To A World Changing Movement with Sean Lambert

  • over 2 years ago

Sean Lambert is the President of Youth With a Mission (YWAM)out of San Diego/Baja. He shares how his ministry has evolved from building one home in 1990 to now having built 5 thousand homes for the poor in over 25 countries.

004 – Persevering in Doing Right with David Thornton

  • over 2 years ago

Former Outside Linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans, David Thornton, joins us for a compelling interview about his career and how he has aligned himself with Jesus through it all. After retiring from the NFL, David has returned to the Indianapolis Colts as the Director of Player Engagement, and shares how God has guided him every step of the way.

002 – Learning to Follow God’s Will with Ron Brumbarger

  • over 2 years ago

Ron Brumbarger, President of Bitwise and Apprentice University, speaks to BLF about his ongoing adventures as a Christian business owner. With Bitwise being around for 25 years and Apprentice University recently getting it’s legs, Ron has amazing advice on hard business decisions, leading with integrity, and dealing with people, all while keeping Christ as the center, through it all.

003 – A Framework For A Kingdom Based Company with Bill Moore

  • over 2 years ago

President of PacMoore since 1990, Bill Moore is speaking to Bottom Line Faith about is persistence through hard trials. Originally, an engineer for Procter and Gamble, Bill tells his story of Christ calling him into unknown territory and how giving it all to God allowed him to construct a business, of 350 diverse employees, that is foundationally strong in Christ.

Woman (Episode 40)

  • over 2 years ago

In this episode, we explore the sexism in the context of culture and the church. Featuring Austin Channing Brown, Caroline Lee, Christine Chester, Emily Capshaw, Lisa Gungor, and Rev. Sarah Heath.

How Do We Know What We Know? (Epistemology)

  • about 2 years ago

We're talking about epistemology on this episode–the study of truth, belief, and justification. Sound boring? In the age of "fake news," this may be the most important topic we can cover.

The Other Show

  • over 1 year ago

While Science Mike unpacks moving boxes and Michael Gungor is on tour with Gungor, we offer this "Best of The Liturgists Conversations" episode. Want to hear more like this? Join us on Patreon.

Spiritual Trauma

  • almost 2 years ago

We’ve heard thousands of stories from people who’ve been hurt by someone in their faith communities–it’s one of the most common elements among The Liturgists. In this episode we discuss spiritual trauma: what it is, how to cope with it, and how to support others through it. Michael Gungor and Science Mike spoke with Hillary McBride, Teresa Pasquale Mateus, and Carol Howard Merritt about trauma in spiritual contexts.   Hillary McBride is a registered clinical counsellor in Vancouver BC, and is a PhD candidate in Counseling Psychology at the University of British Columbia. She has her own private practice specializing in trauma and trauma therapies, both single incident traumas and complex developmental traumas. Hillary has a book coming out in October 2017 called 'mothers, daughters, and body image: learning to love ourselves as we are" about women making peace with their bodies, and learning to embrace and enjoy their bodies- shifting the tide of normative body dissatisfaction among westernized women. You can learn more about Hillary on her website.   Teresa B. Pasquale Mateus, LCSW, E-RYT 200 is a trauma psychotherapist, yoga and contemplative practice teacher and author based out of Chicago, Illinois. She is a graduate of New York University's School of Clinical Social work and Richard Rohr's Living School at the Center for Action and Contemplation. She is co-founder and Executive Director of The Mystic Soul Project whose mission is to center the voices, work, and formation for people of color in contemplation, action and healing. She is the author of Sacred Wounds: A Path To Healing from Spiritual Trauma and Mending Broken: A Personal Journey Through the Stages of Trauma & Recovery. Teresa teaches, preaches, lectures, facilitates experiential workshops and retreats around issues of trauma, spiritual journey, ritual, as well as the interconnection between contemplation and action (often with a specifically people of color centered approach). You can learn more about Teresa on her website.   Rev. Carol Howard Merritt is a minister whose writing, speaking, and teaching is anchored in theological wisdom and sociological insight. She’s a sought-after keynote speaker, especially on the topic of ministering in a new generation. The award-winning author of Tribal Church: Ministering to the Missing Generation, Reframing Hope: Vital Ministry in a New Generation, and Healing Spiritual Wounds: Reconnecting with a Loving God After Experiencing a Hurtful Church. Carol is a frequent contributor to books, websites, magazines, and journals. She is a regular writer at the Christian Century where her blog is hosted. You can learn more about Carol on her website.   Additional Resources on Spiritual Trauma   Sacred Wounds: A Path to Healing from Spiritual Trauma by Teresa B. Pasquale Mateus (a guest on this episode). Healing Spiritual Wounds: Reconnecting with a Loving God After Experiencing a Hurtful Church by Carol Howard Merritt (a guest on this episode).   Hillary offers these suggestions for additional resources:   TW: Please read these books at your discretion. Some books may be more academic and clinical, while others are designed to help you work through trauma or support people you love with trauma.    these books contain information and narratives about: interpersonal violence, sexual assault, military trauma, incest, catastrophic disasters, verbal, physical, and sexual abuse, clergy abuse.    If you are looking for a trauma therapist following listening to this episode, consider looking for a therapist who has training in: EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy) SE (Somatic experiencing) SP (Sensorimotor psychotherapy) LI (Lifespan integration) OEI (Observed and experiential integration) Hakomi - body based therapy      trauma and recovery: judith herman pornography and the end of masculinity: robert jensen getting past your past- francine shapiro in an unspoken voice - peter levine trauma and memory- peter levine poly vagal theory - steven porges living like you mean it: ronald fredericks the body keeps the score: bessel van der kolk loving someone with PTSD: aphrodite Matsakis overcoming trauma and PSTD - a workbook: sheela raja waking the tiger - peter levine healing trauma- peter levine attached - amir levin, rachel heller life after trauma- a workbook: dena rosenbloom, mary beth williams the sexual healing journey- wendy maltz the courage to heal- ellen bass yes means yes- jessica valenti  rape is rape: jody raphael

Episode 7 - Lost and Found (Part 2)

  • over 4 years ago

This is part 2 of Michael Gungor and Science Mike sharing the stories of losing their faith and finding God again.

Episode 6 - Lost and Found (Part 1)

  • over 4 years ago

What is it like to lose God? Is there a way back after unbelief? Michael Gungor and Science Mike share their stories of faith lost and found.

19: Orson Scott Card's Fear of the Gay

  • almost 10 years ago

Orson Scott Card writes an article calling for open revolt if the government "redefines marriage" to include homosexual unions. Leighton and Chuck ponder Orson's journey over the deep end.

2.64 Trinity, Gay Wedding Cakes, and Geoff Blackwell

  • over 1 year ago

Staff attorney for American Atheists Geoff Blackwell joins us to discuss several court cases either decided by the Supreme Court or working their way up the system. Also, Matt's Penis Corner.

27: Fun with LDS Missionaries

  • over 9 years ago

Winding up our second Mormon Month, Leighton and Chuck talk about how to stump those young, fresh-faced, eager LDS missionaries who pester you by knocking on your door all the time.