S03E12 – Christo Lombaard

Christo Lombaard

In S03E12 we’re joined by Professor Christo Lombaard from the University of Pretoria. This is a bit of an anomaly in the series as it was recorded close to a year ago. Here we explore postsecularism, a new era following secularism alongside secularism.

You can find Christo’s publications on Academia.

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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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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?

S03E06 and S03E07 Michael Ward

Michael Ward

We’re joined by Michael Ward, author of The Sixth Sola, for two episodes:

  • In S03E06 we get to know Michael and explore his early experience of God and some of his deconstruction. These are great conversations for anyone whose deconstruction leads toward exploring the reality of God within the context of faith.
  • In S03E07 we we dive into a discussion around what walking in the spirit means in terms of experiencing God. These are great conversations for anyone whose deconstruction leads toward exploring the reality of God within the context of faith.

You can find out more about The Sixth Sola on his website.

S03E04 – A cry for intimacy with God

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In S03E04 Karl Teichert – A cry for intimacy with God we explore.

We’re joined by Karl Teichert, director of OC Africa, for the second of two episodes. In this episode we hear about the research conducted by OC Africa into the training needs of church leaders in South Africa. This work is profound in that leaders reported their primary needs as relational. Church leaders are starved for intimacy with God and longing for mentors. This is a deep dive that frames the research and dials into the need for relational engagement with God.

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S03E03 Karl Teichert Part 1/2

On the podcast of the urban mystic we are exploring the tension between faith and experience in Season 3, which is actually a tension between faith and relationship. Our first guest is Karl Teichert the Africa Area Director for OC International. Karl moved to Johannesburg, South Africa in 1997 to serve as a missionary with OC Africa. Karl worked with Willie Botha and David Bulger to research and publish A Cry for Intimacy with God. This research evidences the absence of intimacy with God among church leaders throughout South Africa and, by implication, in other nations following a similar doing church paradigm.

This is solid research standing alongside others that really supports what we’re wrestling with on the podcast of the urban mystic.

Join us as we get to know Karl in Season 3 Episode 3.