Faith Deficit with Josh Bowman is a weekly program that explores individual stories of faith, religion, and philosophy in an increasingly secular world. We speak with artists, musicians, faith leaders, comedians, writers, politicians, and business leaders to unveil what we’re never supposed to speak about in public: our spiritual beliefs – or lack thereof.
Faith Deficit with Dominatrix Lady Erin Pim
In this episode, Josh speaks with Erin Pim about sexuality, consent, and politics. Erin is the host and producer of both The Bed Post Podcast and The Bed Post Sex & Sexuality Variety Show. She is also a Professional Dominatrix, working at The Ritual Chamber under the name Lady Pim, or on Twitter @TheLadyPim1
Faith Deficit with activists Aalaa, Abdullah & Ayla Rehman
Our guests today are Aalaa (13), Abdullah (11) & Ayla (8) Rehman, community youth leaders in Waterloo. Aalaa is a writer currently working on her first novel, “Sinking: The only way to grasp reality is to fade from it”, as well as a singer and video game designer and, along with her siblings, the host of #CANYOUTHVOTEMATTER & #CANMINORITYVOTEMATTER AWARENESS CAMPAIGN hosted on CKMS 102.7 Waterloo. You can read all about them at aalaaconseil.ca
Faith Deficit - A Review of the Parliament of World Religions
The first weekend of November, Josh attended the Parliament of World Religions - one of the largest, if not the largest, interfaith conferences in the world. The conference has happened in Chicago, Cape Town, Barcelona, Melbourne, and this year in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Josh reflects on what it means to gather over 220 distinct religions and thousands of open-minded people together to discuss ecology, women in leadership, Indigenous issues, acts of service, the Golden Rule, faith, love, and much more.
Faith Deficit With Rabbi Yossi Sapirman
Rabbi Yossi Sapirman the Senior Rabbi of Beth Torah Congregation, a synagogue that transformed into a hub of dynamic and progressive Judaism under his 18 years of leadership. In this episode, Josh and Rabbi Yossi discuss their personal history, the Rabbi's unconventional career journey, and how to interpret the Torah in a modern world.
Faith Deficit with Spiritual Guide Kate Graham
Kate Graham is a yoga teacher, thai massage practitioner, spiritual guide, and freelance writer. Kate is the owner of Simple Tiny Wonderful, a business that helps people make tiny changes to lead simpler and more wonderful lives, and Stellar Seekers, a heart-centered writing community that helps creatives and solo entrepreneurs overcome creative challenges. In this episode, we discuss faith, the risk of cultural appropriation in the New Age movement, and how to follow your heart.
Faith Deficit with Christian Podcast Host Jason Villenueva
Jason Villanueva is originally from Houston, but moved in 2010 to start a new work out of Aviator Church in Derby, Kansas on the north side of Wichita to reach second and third generation Hispanics. He is one of the hosts of Disciple Nations and the Salty Dogs Podcast, and he is a faith leader at The Source Church, in Wichita, Kansas. Jason and Josh talk about his renegade past, and how an inspirational sermon led him back to the church.
Josh - I love this podcast! And listening to your talk with Kate was enlightening and inspiring. There's so much to explore and learn and I share a lot of the same skepticism you both expressed during the course of your talk, but also openness to different forms of spirituality and healing. I was raised Catholic and have been shedding some of the guilt, and also learning not to be guided by "shoulds" that Kate talked about. I love Louise Hay and affirmations too, and have had the pleasure of going to Marianne Williamson's lectures a few times in my new home of New York. Thanks and keep up the good talks!
I am happy to have discovered this Podcast. It's going to be fun listening to Josh learn about himself and his beliefs as more episodes are released.
Such an interesting podcast
Loving the first few episodes, what interesting discussions with neat individuals from different communities and backgrounds.