We’ve been privileged to engage in deep, authentic and vulnerable conversations with incredible guests. This series has been deeply enriching and is littered with profound personal revelations. It blends gloriously autobiographical reflection with the desire to not only pursue direct and immediate experience of God but also cultivate a deep and intimate relationship with God. We’ll keep pushing this into Season 4 and beyond.
- S03E01 – Welcome to Season 3. Episode link.
- S03E02 – We’re launching a Patreon page. Episode link.
- S03E03 – Karl Teichart – Calling and journey into ministry. Episode link.
- S03E04 – Karl Teichart – A cry for intimacy with God. Episode link.
- S03E05 – Jean-Ray Knightonfitt. Episode link.
- S03E06 – Michael Ward – Early experience of God. Episode link.
- S03E07 – Michael Ward – The Sixth Sola. Episode link.
- S03E08 – Jared Byas – Love Matters More. Episode link.
- S03E09 – Thomas Jay Oord – Open and Relational Theology. Episode link.
- S03E10 – John W. Morehead – Multifaith Matters. Episode link.
- S03E11 – Richard Kearney – Anatheism. Episode link.
- S03E12 – Christo Lombaard – Postsecularism. Episode link.
- S03E13 – Derek Morphew – Kingdom Theology. Episode link.
- S03E14 – Costa Mitchell – Personal Journey and Stories. Episode link.
- S03E15 – Greg Farrand – Second Breath. Episode link.
- S03E16 – Episode Finale! Episode link.
In Season 3 of the podcast of the urban mystic we tease out the tension between ‘faith and experience’ as between ‘faith and relationship.’ This is an allusion or nod to the complex subject of experience and significant conversations about it. At first I’d wanted to push this following the research of Karl and company – specifically the expressed and unmet need of church leaders as that of intimacy with God. If those schooling people into ministry and running churches aren’t experiencing intimacy with God this is a significant problem! This research confirms something I’ve been wrestling my whole life with. Yet to pursue this just didn’t fit with the autobiographical nature of the episodes. So we changed track and explore this indirectly through holding the tension open, meaning that we don’t define it or press it directly. Instead we allowed what ‘faith and relationship’ means to unfold organically through as our guests reflected on their first experience of God and how it leads into their professional contributions. This richly nuances and expands what it means to experience God directly and immediately. And it helps us better understand how to move on to press the issue.