S05E12 – So … the Bible?

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In this episode Tim and Steve take their first aim at the question of “What do you have to say about the Bible?”

This is a deeply complex subject, so this is both a stand alone episode within Season 5, but also must be understood as an introductory take on this important and multifaceted conversation. 

We hope you enjoy it, and would love to hear your thoughts in response.

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S05E11 – The after conversation with Steve

Steve & Inez

We’re sharing our own experience of God. This is by way of example of how deep and real these conversations can go.

This episode is the conversation that follows the morning after Steve shared his early experience of God with Tim.

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S05E10 – Steve’s early experience of God

Steve and his family 🙂

We’re sharing our own experience of God. This is by way of example of how deep and real these conversations can go.

In this episode Steve share’s the story of his early experience of God. In telling our stories in this way we gain insight into an enriching spirituality connected to God’s attentive, active, and relational presence.

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S05E09 – The conversation after Tim’s story

Tim Victor

We’re sharing our own experience of God. This is by way of example of how deep and real these conversations can go.

This episode is the conversation that follows the morning after Tim shared his early experience of God with Steve.

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S05E08 – Tim’s early experience of God

Tim Victor

We’re sharing our own experience of God. This is by way of example of how deep and real these conversations can go.

In this episode Tim share’s the story of his early experience of God, covering the early years of 1987 – 1993. Not everyone’s journey begins at the same point in their life and the details will vary considerably. It is important to distinguish our experience of God from what we make of it and how we’ve been schooled into interpreting and presenting it.

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S05E07 – Introducing our own experiences of God

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In this episode we introduce a section of episodes in Season 5 in which we share our own answers to the questions we’ve posed to all of our previous guests. That is, an exploration of our own early experiences of God. We also share some thoughts on why we’re introducing them at this point in the season.

There’s also 10 bonus points awarded to Gryffindor for the first listener to spot where Tim’s timer goes off in the episode. We wanted a tighter timeframe for this intro and so put ourselves under pressure to be more concise than usual 🙂

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S05E06 – This conversational pilgrimage

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In this episode we explore this season as a conversational pilgrimage shared between the hosts, listeners, and conversation partners. We go on to consider that our human-to-human relationships offer insight into our human-to-divine relationship, and therewith honesty in terms of where our relationship really is at.

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S05E04 – Mystery and Presence

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In this episode we explore the transition in Christianity from presence to mystery. In the primal expression we find high concentrations of engagement with God in small communities of Christ followers. Such experience is non-negotiable. After the creation of the institution of the Church we then find ridiculously low concentrations of relational engagement with God amidst a vast population now defined as Christian by citizenship and birth. Ever since relational engagement with God has a not been considered essential nor has it been required. The result is that we believe, behave, and belong as those raised Christian in a mostly Christian world.

In this episode, we explore the shift from presence to mystery and the challenge of trying to engage God relationally in the context of a life and faith defined by mystery and silence.

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S05E03 – Relational Experience and Language

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In this episode we continue the conversation around relational experience in relation to other people and in relation to God.

Here we distinguish between God’s non-relational relationships and God’s relational relationships. This might sound complex but it really comes together as we talk about our human to human relationships and the relationship we can have to ‘the idea of God within us’ as opposed to having ideas about God and relating to God as the Person who draws near and withdraws.

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S05E01 Introducing Season 5

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Our latest episode kicks off the new season of the podcast of the urban mystic.

In this episode, Tim Victor and Steve Carter talk about the season and what’s ahead. This is our most ambitious season yet and we’ll be establishing Relational Spirituality in concept and in practice. As a model of spirituality it differs to devotional and introspective spiritualities which grapple with the mystery of God in activities. In contrast, Relational Spirituality focuses on God drawing near and withdrawing. It is focused on the presence of God rather than the mystery of God as behind the scenes.

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