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random voices that span progressive Christianity, exvangelicals, deconstructing faith, and some other alternatives
  1. Groundbreaking Peabody Award-winning conversation about the big questions of meaning — spiritual inquiry, science, social healing, and the arts. Each week a new discovery about the immensity of our lives. Hosted by Krista Tippett. New conversations every Thursday, with occasional extras.
  2. A weekly show centered around discussing faith and it's intersection with life. Weekly interviews with Theologians, Pastors, Artists, and more. Let's find out...Can I Say This At Church?
  3. An artful, mind-expanding, heart-opening, genre-bending exploration of how to live a life full of more love and less suffering.
  4. The Bible for Normal People is hosted by Peter Enns and Jared Byas
  5. Chuck Parson and Brady Hardin interview courageous people about their faith deconstruction, unraveling religious indoctrination, spiritual abuse experiences, religious trauma, the rebuilding of a personal community after leaving Christian Fundamentalism, and much more.
  6. The podcast where Adam and Alan recount Bible stories from their childhoods to their friend Nick who has never heard them before.
  7. Bible Study for Progressives is a show where Moderates, Liberals, and Leftists of all faiths and ideologies come together to discuss scripture, spirituality, and politics. We engage scripture in its historical context, plumb it's depths for wisdom and guidance, and apply its lessons to current events and social issues. Whether you're a Liberal Evangelical, a New Age Spiritualist, a Social Justice Advocate, or a Postmodern Theologian, there's something in this show for you. Come be energized in spirit and mind to understand the Word and what it means to be a spiritual person in today's world.
  8. The #1 Theology podcast on planet earth with Dr. Tripp Fuller. Each episode features an extended interview with a different scholar from a variety of perspectives. Enjoy.
  9. Joey Svendsen, formerly of BadChristian Podcast, is a pastor who found freedom in gladly embracing mystery and relinquishing his long list of theological “certainties.” Growing up a fundamentalist, evangelical Christian, he now explores faith through progressive lenses while continuing connection with evangelicals, many who are part of the church he pastors at. Join Joey, his regular commentators and many special guests (progressives, traditionalists and evangelicals alike) as they discuss God and the Bible. Hear about Joey's experiences with mental illness. Reflect with us on stories of tragedy. For public discussion and community revolving around the podcast, go here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PWNAtalk/
  10. This podcast is us, Matt and Toby from the band Emery, who grew up in the rural south and then started a Christian emo band that toured the world for 15 years that led to some big changes in perspective. We are about curiosity, creativity, humor, and entertainment. We are development-focused dads, who have worked hard to overcome groupthink, make positive changes in our lives, and never take ourselves seriously.
  11. Exploring the world inside and outside the evangelical subculture, one conversation at a time. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/exvangelical/support
  12. Additional content from Exvangelical & Blake Chastain. Originally published in @anchor. Learn more about Exvangelical at exvangelicalpodcast.com, and follow Blake on Twitter @brchastain. Follow the show on Twitter @exvangelicalpod. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/exvangelicalpod/support
  13. Rethinking and reimagining your faith? That matters. You are not alone. Follow those questions, doubts, and curiosities with us on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month. Hosts Jeff, Bonnie, Casey, Allen, and Rajeev cultivate thoughtful conversations for the spiritual journeyer. Especially if you’re evolving out of Evangelicalism or Christian Fundamentalism, you are Irenicast.
  14. Doug Pagitt Radio is Religious Radio that is not quite right. Doug Pagitt is one of the nations most creative thinkers on the issues of faith, spirituality, religion, politics and science. In the show Doug seeks to offers positive, fun, thoughtful conversation on all kinds of topics from news to parenting; politics to natural health; science to movies; finances to faith. Radio That’s Not Quite Right This is not a typical religious show – we are fun, fast passed and not mean. And, it is not politically right. The Show has an IndeDemoCan spirit recognizing that all political perspectives have a point, and those who identify with a political parties do so for reasons that make sense to them. We want to hear from all perspectives. The program carries a hopeful, optimistic, contrarian and often sassy attitude. We invite news-makers, thought provokers, and interesting people of all kinds as guests on the show for long-format interview.
  15. Now We're Talkin' with Doug Pagitt is Doug's Interview podcast. Doug talks with news makers, leaders, culture creators and people who are making a more beautiful world. You can see more about Doug at www.DougPagitt.com
  16. Bruce Reyes-Chow chats with activists, artists, academics, and adventurers to discuss politics, faith, pop-culture, technology, and, as you will discover, pretty much everything that pops into our heads.
  17. The BRC Goes to Podcast Podcast chronicles the adventures of Bruce Reyes-Chow and his family as they relocate to Palo Alto from San Francisco to become one of the Pastors at First Presbyterian Church, Palo Alto. Bruce will interview friends, colleagues, and community leaders in order to find out about food, faith, politics, and culture as he and his family settle in and make Palo Alto their new home.
  18. A Christian commentary on the way of Jesus in the world today with Red Letter Christian leaders Dr. Tony Campolo and Shane Claiborne. This program airs in the UK, Sundays at 5pm on Premier Radio (http://www.premierchristianradio.com/).
  19. Join Rhett and Link, hosts of the popular daily YouTube show Good Mythical Morning and authors of the New York Times bestseller “Book of Mythicality” in a candid weekly conversation for your Internetainment.
  20. Welcome to the progressive Christian movement. We are a podcast-backed revolution bringing you progressive news and talk every week.
  21. Christianity that challenges the norms, breaks with tradition, is socially and politically courageous, and will frighten your pastor. Radical and progressive Christian preaching and Bible teaching with Christopher Rodkey, author, professor, activist, and pastor. Dr. Rodkey preaches most Sundays at St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Dallastown, PA (www.stpaulsdallastown.org). Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dangerouschristianity/support
  22. Co-hosts (and ex-pastors) Jason Stellman and Christian Kingery discuss politics, religion, and culture over drinks.
  23. Faith, hops and love. Beer Christianity blends interviews with thinkers, artists and theologians with good old fashioned pub talk. Because important conversations deserve lubrication. Join host and political/religious op ed writer Jonty Langley as he interviews fascinating people, gets the opinions of reasonable Christians on real issues and drinks an interesting range of unpretentious beers. Pour a pint or crack open a cold one. Put your feet up and listen your way into a different kind of Christianity.
  24. Lemuel Gonzalez, repentant sinner, and Amity Armstrong, your heavenly host, bring you a show of news and culture debunking the errors of fundamentalism and showing the progressive nature of Christianity.
  25. Progressive Christianity in today's world. A mix of thought provoking interviews, insightful questions and the deeper meaning behind sacred texts.
  26. Like Micah brings you stories about the intersection of Progressive Christianity, social justice, and lived experience. For those who have been hurt by the church, struggle with the church, still hold out hope for the church, or have no experience with the church at all; we welcome you to share in our journey of questioning, loving, and seeking wholeness in a fragmented world. This is the podcast of Downtown Disciples, an unapologetically progressive Disciples of Christ community in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. We are LGBTQ affirming and we proclaim #BlackLivesMatter. www.downtowndisciples.org
  27. An evangelical and a progressive mystic discussing life, faith, the Bible and stuff.
  28. Two progressive theology nerds explore today’s political and cultural issues through the lens of faith.
  29. A podcast of stories, conversations, and fresh words to meet the curious and progressive faith.
  30. Conservative Christians are trying to protect the faith. Progressive Christians want to reimagine it. Meanwhile, our culture is moving beyond it. Who’s right? After stepping down this summer from a prominent conservative church, ex-pastor Drew Sokol finds himself in the middle and seeks answers to questions like: Does traditional faith still make sense in a progressing world? What’s God’s real intent for sexuality and marriage? And how do I follow a God I’m not always sure is real?
  31. Subscribe for your regular insights on progressive politics from a Christian perspective with Dave and Travis.
  32. Do you wonder what comes after purity culture? Do conservatives think you're too progressive while progressives think you're too conservative? Are you frustrated by the simplistic way the church spoke about sexuality and humanity? In this podcast, we untangle sexual ethics for a new generation of Christians through conversations that give you the tools you need to develop your own ideas to help you, your community, and your church live a wholehearted life exactly where you are today. We cover topics about sexuality, singleness, marriage, dating, divorce, parenting, and more. You will find sound theological framing and psychological insights shape our conversations with thought leaders in their fields. And you will leave equipped and empowered to live your life. For more information about our show and our guests, check out www.wheredowegopod.com.
  33. This is where I share my unfiltered thoughts about life and faith.
  34. The adventure of living loved
  35. Thinking God is weekly podcast featuring discussions with writers, speakers, educators and artists who take spirituality seriously and who share the conclusion that hope is still a viable option.
  36. Welcome to the ecumenical dialogue podcast. Where a group of friends who belong to different church traditions dialogue on topics of faith and theology. We are passionate about our faith and scripture. Chad is an Eastern Orthodox Christian, Zach is a Roman Catholic, and Scott is a Protestant Christian. We're here to welcome you into our dialogue.
  37. “What Unites” of the Christian Unity Project from the Ecumenical Office of the Reformed Church in America. This podcast introduces listeners to some of the basics of ecumenical action in the RCA.
  38. Una hermandad misionera de hombres célibes de la Espada del Espíritu
  39. Join the overseer of The Seiadau Fellowship (Twitter: @Seiadau) as he follows in the footsteps of the Welsh Methodists of the 18th century. #Orthodox #Presbyterian #Methodist #Reformed Subscribe to the substack: theseiadaufellowship.substack.com
  40. An ecumenical space for students to discuss matters of faith and theology Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theology-thursday/support
  41. Faith & Witness is a podcast exploring Christian unity and what it means. Each month, we'll tackle the most important ecumenical and moral questions, and see what happens when churches talk to each other.
  42. Need a break from urban noise? We can help. We ‘re Urban Contemplatives. For the past three years, we’ve been creating mindful moments for the active lives of listeners like you. One way we do this weekly is through our Mindful Moment Podcast. We begin each episode of the Mindful Moment Podcast with ten minutes of guided contemplation using rest, readings, music and meditation. Most episodes will end by featuring a five minute conversation with fellow contemplatives on their own recent mindful moments. Hosted by UC Founder Eric Barnhart, conversations feature artists, musicians, writers, scientists, philosophers and others, exploring contemplative practices through an ecumenical Christian lens. New episodes premiere weekly on Sundays at 5pm ET. To find out more, visit urbancontemplatives.com and follow us at facebook.com/urbancontemplatives If you’re hoping to add a few minutes of rest, reconnection and renewal to your life, listen to our first episode, Lost and Found, and enjoy the experience of a Mindful Moment.
  43. Another Name for Every Thing with Richard Rohr is a conversational podcast series on the deep connections between action and contemplation. Richard is joined by two students of the Christian contemplative path, Brie Stoner and Paul Swanson, who seek to integrate the wisdom amidst diapers, disruptions, and the shifting state of our world. Richard Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher whose work is grounded in Christian mysticism. He is a Franciscan priest and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  44. Weekly essays, book reviews, film reviews, and poetry reviews on Christ & culture by Daniel B. Clendenin. JourneyWithJesus.net serves the global church through scholarship, teaching in third-world seminaries, consulting, and the promotion of Christian philanthropy. This weekly webzine is published every week free of charge to all readers. Our mission vision is characterized by six values--biblical fidelity, cultural relevance, critical inquiry, pastoral sensitivity, global awareness, and ecumenical generosity. Pastors may find JourneyWithJesus.net helpful for sermon preparation. New episodes are posted every Monday.
  45. A series of interviews on theology related subjects. Between Johan Roeland, sociologist of religious culture and media, and Ruard Ganzevoort, professor of practical theology about research on film and religion. Between professor doctor Fernando Enns, chair for peace and ethic, specialized in Mennonite Theology and Ethics, and doctor Annette Mosher, assistant professor of ethics. about peace and justice from both Mennonite and ecumenical perspective. Between Lietaert Peerbolte, Professor of New Testament Studies and Jan Krans, Professor of New Testament studies about the codex sinaiticus of the 4th century, or King James bible.
  46. Acting on Faith is an ecumenical collective of spiritually minded and socially active folks exploring beliefs and actions in our community and the larger world. We have a radio show on WRFU-LP, 104.5 (www.wrfu. net) in Urbana, IL, and host a variety of interesting speakers from all faiths. As a group, we come from a fairly wide range of beliefs, and do not favor one flavor of spirituality over another. Our radio show is broadcast out of the Independent Media Center (www.ucimc.org) on a low power license.
  47. Podcast by Alternative Christian Voices
  48. We’re living in an unprecedented time, with many people looking for help and guidance in places they might not have looked to before. Journalist Phillip Picardi is one of them, with his journey coming as he re-evaluates his relationship with faith, spirituality and God. Picardi will take listeners on his quest to better understand his relationship with spirituality by learning how faith plays a role in other people’s lives, and with the help of the spiritual, religious, and agnostic, Picardi will guide listeners through the ethereal and worldly problems of the day, informed by his own on-and-off relationship with God. Through lenses both saintly and secular, Picardi will take a look at everything from sex to climate change, and how religion informs those discussions. New episodes every Friday. 
  49. Helping you answer Progressive Christianity and skeptical claims against the gospel from a biblical worldview
  50. Forget the selfies and social media updates of everyone at their best, three-time New York Times best-selling author Nadia Bolz-Weber’s new podcast, The Confessional, invites guests to share stories about times they were at their worst. Guests talk honestly about what led to that moment, what they learned from it, and how they changed as a result. A former stand-up comic and a recovering alcoholic, Bolz-Weber is a Lutheran Pastor and the founder of House for All Sinners and Saints, in Denver, Colorado. Everyone needs grace and healing, no matter your beliefs. Step into The Confessional with Nadia Bolz-Weber - a carwash for people’s shame and secrets.
  51. Bridges of Meaning podcasts. Conversations on philosophy, religion and the meaning crisis.

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