50 episodes

A podcast exploring the deeper mysteries of faith, meaning, and beauty. Based at St John's Cathedral in Brisbane, the podcast invites others into conversation who are also "on the way"; seeking a transformative spirituality and inclusive faith that speaks to real issues of today. Together we seek to make meaning and articulate a Christianity that expresses the liberating and life-giving message of the Gospel in our time.

On the Way Podcast St John's Cathedral

    • Spirituality
    • 4.6, 27 Ratings

A podcast exploring the deeper mysteries of faith, meaning, and beauty. Based at St John's Cathedral in Brisbane, the podcast invites others into conversation who are also "on the way"; seeking a transformative spirituality and inclusive faith that speaks to real issues of today. Together we seek to make meaning and articulate a Christianity that expresses the liberating and life-giving message of the Gospel in our time.

    The Death of Christendom

    The Death of Christendom

    Dom, Peter and Sue catch up to chat about the way this time of crisis has been bringing into sharp focus the urgency of continuing to challenge the Christianity which has  throughout history been colonised by power structures and co-opted by empire. It seems that some of the veneer of "civilised society" has been stripped away, exposing the unholy alliance between church and power, ideology and control.  Can we pay attention to the disruptive story of these times, embrace uncertainty and respond to the question, "How might we live, following Jesus today?" 

     

    • 58 min
    Finding A Contemplative Way Forward

    Finding A Contemplative Way Forward

    The Rev'd Dr Sarah Bachelard joins Dom, Sue and Peter in a conversation about the creative possibilities of a contemplative life to ground us in the midst of uncertain times.  How do we find a way in times of anxiety to "be with what is", rather than try to resist what cannot be changed?  Join us as we explore the gifts of silence and stillness to help us to embrace the potentialities of a world reimagined through this experience of pandemic. Sarah is the founder of Benedictus Contemplative Church based in Canberra. She is an Anglican priest, theologian, retreat leader, and author.

    • 59 min
    On the Way- Discipleship from a Distance

    On the Way- Discipleship from a Distance

    Peter, Dom and Sue are joined by author and previous podcast guest, Jim Schirmer to talk about being the church in a time where we have to be disciples distanced from one another. What does it mean to be walking the way of the cross in a time of pandemic and to be resurrection people in a time of anxiety? Holy Week presents new challenges as we journey to the cross and the empty tomb in these days before us when themes of life and death are in such vivid focus. This context provides a new vantage point to explore some of the ideas in Jim's book, "The Way of the Rabbi: Stories of Discipleship from the Gospel of Mark." 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    OTW - Faith in a time of Fear

    OTW - Faith in a time of Fear

    In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, what are healthy ways of responding? How do we find ways to be community and be the best humans we can be in a time of anxiety? 

    Like everyone else, Dom, Sue, and Peter are just coming to terms with the rapidly changing face of a pandemic. In this conversation we are joined by The Rev'd Dr Ann Solari, Deacon at the cathedral and GP who offers medical care to different groups, including amongst people who are homeless. This conversation explores the risks for the most vulnerable and the many facets of the way this pandemic is affecting individuals and societies. 

    How can we be doing life differently at this time? How could we find the invitation to life in a time of crisis and be communities of love and courage? 

    (Please note that this conversation was recorded on the 20 March before churches were closed) 

    • 51 min
    On the Way- Peter Greste and the Abyss of Truth

    On the Way- Peter Greste and the Abyss of Truth

    What is truth? Are our opinions and beliefs being driven by narratives of which we are only dimly aware? What is the role of good journalism in revealing current events and the stories of people we may never know but whose lives are connected with our own or our nation’s story? Peter Greste joins Dom, Peter and Sue to talk about that time in an Egyptian prison, the courage to insist on the freedom of ideas and the healthy nature of scepticism in questions about truth in our time. 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    On The Way - The Western Dreaming

    On The Way - The Western Dreaming

    Is the West dying for a better story? In this special live podcast recorded at St John’s Cathedral, organisational psychologist Dr Neil Preston joins Dom, Sue and Peter to discuss whether the West has forgotten how to tell its story, and how the crisis of meaning can be traced to the loss of a shared narrative. If this is true, how can the loneliness of an individualistic culture be resisted so we can find our way back to one another? 

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Pungent the Odorous. ,

Honest, thoughtful, and engaging

I absolutely love the wide ranging topics and guests. Each episode sets an open and intelligent tone on topics that are central to the Christian life. It is refreshing to listen to a Christian podcast that doesn’t just tread the same old tired and judgemental theological paths.
Thanks for an excellent offering.

John2703 ,

Excellent thought provoking podcast

I always enjoy listening to the On the Way Podcast. It is hard to believe that they hav completed over 40 podcasts. Dom, Peter and Sue conduct some great interviews. Really enjoyed the interview with Tim Costello - it was great to hear his thoughts on a multitude of subjects. Keep up the great work.

Hahahlollelpoo ,

Exploring topics that are effecting the world more than we think

Open your mind and listen, your opinions will be challenged, stretched and strengthened.

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