S03E14 – Costa Mitchell

Costa Mitchell

In S03E14 our guest is Costa Mitchell who served as head of the Association of Vineyard Churches South Africa until retirement. Costa is a Leadership Coach, specializing in the development and growth of leaders wherever and whatever they lead, whether business, board, team, department or family.

Costa is the author of Learn to love yourself: Developing a healthy self-image and Giving leadership: Taking others with you on a journey to destiny.

We get to speak to Costa about his experience of God, life journey and ministry, and dive deep into the Vineyard Model of Ministry and the need for a relational theology and spirituality.

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S03E13 – Derek Morphew

Derek Morphew

In S03E13 our guest is Derek Morphew. In this conversation we explore Derek’s early and ongoing experience of God and delve into his recent work titled The Kingdom Theology.

You can follow the links below to Derek’s works on Amazon:

And you can follow this link to Derek’s website: kingdomtheology.net

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S03E11 – Richard Kearney

Richard Kearney

In S03E11 for this episode is Richard Kearney, a philosopher and theology with deep mystical leanings. He is the author of Anatheism: Returning to God after GodReimagining the sacred: Richard Kearney debates God, and Radical hospitality: From thought to action, with his recent work Touch: Recovering our most vital sense (no limits).

In this episode we get to know Richard’s early experience of God and dive into his work.

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S03E10 – John W. Morehead

John W. Morehead

In S03E10 we’re joined by John W. Morehead, Director of Multifaith Matters. John’s religious diplomacy approach takes people past “us vs. them” intergroup conflict, and in this conversation his interest in cognitive and neuroscience shine through. John us as we explore John’s experience of God and the conversation that emerges as we explore his work.

You can dive into John’s contributions, among others, in A Charitable Orthopathy: Christian Perspectives on Emotions in Multifaith Engagement, andEncountering New Religious Movements: A Holistic Evangelical Approach, and Beyond the Burning Times: A Pagan and Christian in Dialogue.

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S03E09 – Thomas Jay Oord

Thomas Jay Oord

In S03E08 week we’re joined by Thomas Jay Oord, a philosopher, theologian, and scholar who directs a doctoral program in at Northwind Theological Seminary and the Center for Open and Relational Theology. Tom has authored a number of books, such as God Can’t and The Uncontrolling Love of God. Join us as we get to know Tom through his life story and thinking about God and his new book Open and Relational Theology.

Follow any of the hyperlinks above to connect with Thomas or to find his books on Amazon.

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S03E08 – Jared Byas

Jared Byas

In S03E08 we’re joined by Jared Byas, cohost of the podcast The Bible for Normal People together with Pete Enns. We speak to Jared about his experience of God and new book titled Love matters more: How fighting to be right keeps us from loving like Jesus.

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Links

Jared’s book Love Matters More on Amazon

Pete and Jared’s podcast The Bible for Normal Peopleis on Apple Podcasts

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What was your earliest experience of God?

On the podcast of the urban mystic we ask our guests about their earliest experience of God and how that leads into their careers. This is a very important question to ask and its been really interesting feeling like there’s often a wrestling for an answer. What do you make of the question? Do you feel like there’s a wrestling for an answer? What do you make of how the guests answers?

Exciting developments for 2021

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Thank you so much to those who currently support the work of the urban mystic. Without your support it would not be possible to continue this work. This year I’m looking to step out further and increase the work—to go from being a small fish in a small pond to a small fish in a bigger pond. Starting a Patreon is an important step to expanding the work of the urban mystic. I discern that the next step is not only to keep going with the Podcast and add Video via YouTube but also to facilitate groups and develop a post-church community. I feel ill-equipped for this. Nervous. Scared. Much of the time I feel that God has made a mistake calling me to this. But the urge is there and won’t leave me. So I’m going with it. Here Patreon offers an opportunity to connect with people and receive support. This will enable urban mystic to develop a team who connects one-on-one with people and produces digital content as well as hosts online and face-to-face groups.

In the next few weeks I’ll launch our Patreon page. Kindly consider supporting the work of the urban mystic. But even if not, know that the work will stay de-commercialised. All our courses, our one-on-one work, podcast, upcoming YouTube material, etc. will stay 100% free. We’re not looking to establish any kind of transactional relationship.

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Urban Mystic in 2021

Last year we really hit our stride with Season 2 of the Podcast of the Urban Mystic (link). This year we plan to continue the conversation about deconstruction and with those deconstructing. We’re currently in brainstorming mode deciding the best way for us to contribute to this broad and ongoing conversation. There are a number of deconstructors contributing meaningfully and yet we believe we offer a unique angle and make a valuable contribution.

One thing we really we want to do is dive deeper into the people’s stories. This conversation, that of deconstructing church, is one of the key conversations we believe to be worth having. Other conversations include the problem of God and relational spirituality.

Another thing we’re exploring is that of hosting an online seminar/conference with several contributors. We’re still in the early stages of planning and dreaming. This is something we’d love to do right but is our first step toward that. More news will follow. And if we don’t manage to navigate the tech hoops for an online seminar/conference we’re still going to be feature phenomenal deconstructors.

This year we’re looking to add more content not only to the podcast but also to YouTube. We only have a test video upon on our YouTube (link), but its there so that the channel is live. If you feel inspired (hint-hint-hint) we’d love you to follow the channel so long. We don’t want to put out content just for the sake of it, so will be experimenting toward excellent and meaningful content. So please be patient as we go through the hoops of learning to do video and editing it.