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Stumbling through the post-Christendom wilderness, looking for signs of hope.

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Stumbling through the post-Christendom wilderness, looking for signs of hope.

    Adele Jarrett-Kerr - Revillaging

    Adele Jarrett-Kerr - Revillaging

    Adele Jarrett-Kerr is a writer and podcaster on compassionate living. Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, she now lives in Cornwall where her family is unschooling and working on a small regenerative farm. We talk to her about her journey towards counter-cultural living, decolonisation, evolving faith and spirituality, and the values behind the decisions she has made for family and work. 
    Nomad can only host conversations like these because a small group of faithful listeners help us pay the bills. Our supporters gain access to the Nomad community - which manifests as Nomad Book Club and The Beloved Listener Lounge - and bonus episodes, such as Nomad Contemplations, Nomad Devotionals and Nomad Revisited. And you may find yourself the proud owner of a Beloved Listener mug! Head over to our Patreon page and our own members page to donate.
    You might also want to have a look at our blog, which we use to share the stories of the evolving faith of our podcast listeners.
    And if you're looking for other people to share this journey with, then register on our Listener Map and our Nomad Gathering Facebook page, and see if any other nomads are in your area.

    • 2 hrs 9 min
    Eve Pitts - A Messy Christmas

    Eve Pitts - A Messy Christmas

    Merry Christmas, beloved listeners! 
    In this episode we hear from Revd Canon Eve Pitts. Having missed Christmas in their church last year, due to repairs, the residents of Birchfield were looking forward carols and candles in their building. But 2020 being what it is, Eve wondered if Christmas might as well be cancelled all together. However, perhaps living in a time of restrictions, precarity and mess is all the more Christmassy. Eve reflects on the humanity of Mary, the messiness of birth, and the God who is found in the places where nobody wants to live.
    The music is from the EP Epiphany by The Blood Magnetic.
    Nomad can only host conversations like these because a small group of faithful listeners help us pay the bills. Our supporters gain access to the Nomad community - which manifests as Nomad Book Club and The Beloved Listener Lounge - and bonus episodes, such as Nomad Contemplations, Nomad Devotionals and Nomad Revisited. And you may find yourself the proud owner of a Beloved Listener mug! Head over to our Patreon page and our own members page to donate.
    You might also want to have a look at our blog, which we use to share the stories of the evolving faith of our podcast listeners.
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    • 32 min
    Lisa Gungor - Opening Your Eyes to Wonder

    Lisa Gungor - Opening Your Eyes to Wonder

    Singer-songwriter and author Lisa Gungor’s life was all coming together. She’d married her college sweetheart and was establishing herself as a successful musician. But cracks began to form when her husband told her he no longer believed in God, they were asked to leave the Church she helped start, a close friend died, their baby baby girl was born with two heart defects, and her musical career began to unravel. But through the depression and despair she slowly began to let go of what she thought was true, and began to see hope and new life through these hardest of experiences.
    Interview starts at 13m 45s
    Nomad can only host conversations like these because a small group of faithful listeners help us pay the bills. Our supporters gain access to the Nomad community - which manifests as Nomad Book Club and The Beloved Listener Lounge - and bonus episodes, such as Nomad Contemplations, Nomad Devotionals and Nomad Revisited. And you may find yourself the proud owner of a Beloved Listener mug! Head over to our Patreon page and our own members page to donate.
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    • 1 hr 42 min
    Joy Brooks & Justin Marsh - Surviving Spiritual Abuse

    Joy Brooks & Justin Marsh - Surviving Spiritual Abuse

    Therapists Justin and Joy get together for a conversation about spiritual abuse and how it can present in a church environment. Reflecting on their personal experiences, they explore the impact of spiritual abuse, describing how they learnt to recognise it and what it was like to walk away from congregations they cared about deeply. They also share some of the healing and growth that has taken place as their lives changed and they began to recover and rebuild in different areas of their lives.
    Conversation starts at 14m 09s
    Nomad can only host conversations like these because a small group of faithful listeners help us pay the bills. Our supporters gain access to the Nomad community - which manifests as Nomad Book Club and The Beloved Listener Lounge - and bonus episodes, such as Nomad Contemplations, Nomad Devotionals and Nomad Revisited. And you may find yourself the proud owner of a Beloved Listener mug! Head over to our Patreon page and our own members page to donate.
    You might also want to have a look at our blog, which we use to share the stories of the evolving faith of our podcast listeners.
    And if you're looking for other people to share this journey with, then register on our Listener Map and our Nomad Gathering Facebook page, and see if any other nomads are in your area.

    • 1 hr 48 min
    Azariah France-Williams & Natalia Nana - Black Aliens and White Allies

    Azariah France-Williams & Natalia Nana - Black Aliens and White Allies

    In this episode David speaks with priest and author Azariah France-Williams about his new book Ghost Ship: Institutional Racism and the Church of England. Azariah reflects on his experience of racism within the church, and how sticking plasters won’t suffice, but instead a wholesale change in structure and mindset is required.
    Jemimah is then joined by diversity and inclusion trainer Natalia Nana, to reflect on the interview and to speak about anti-racist habits and practices.
    Interview starts at 19m 12s
    Nomad can only host conversations like these because a small group of faithful listeners help us pay the bills. Our supporters gain access to the Nomad community - which manifests as Nomad Book Club and The Beloved Listener Lounge - and bonus episodes, such as Nomad Contemplations, Nomad Devotionals and Nomad Revisited. And you may find yourself the proud owner of a Beloved Listener mug! Head over to our Patreon page and our own members page to donate.
    You might also want to have a look at our blog, which we use to share the stories of the evolving faith of our podcast listeners.
    And if you're looking for other people to share this journey with, then register on our Listener Map and our Nomad Gathering Facebook page, and see if any other nomads are in your area.

    • 2 hrs 22 min
    Everybody Now - Climate Emergency and Sacred Duty

    Everybody Now - Climate Emergency and Sacred Duty

    We’ve caused a turning point in the Earth’s natural history. Everybody Now is a podcast about what it means to be human on the threshold of a global climate emergency, in a time of systemic injustice and runaway pandemics. Scientists, activists, farmers, poets, and theologians talk bravely and frankly about how our biosphere is changing, about grief and hope in an age of social collapse and mass extinction, and about taking action against all the odds.
    Everybody Now is being released by podcasters all over the world as a collective call for awareness, grief and loving action.
    Nomad is only able to create content like this because of a small group of financial supporters. If you'd like to join them, head over to our Patreon page or our own donation platform.

    • 1 hr 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

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The best of what humans can be

It's hard to find the words for what Nomad means to me. I listened to an episode recently (maybe the convo between Nick and Zoe Heming) where Tim said "I'm not used to Christians being that honest". That's how I feel about all the hosts on Nomad, but not as Christians, just as people. It's really rare to hear people just asking questions they don't know answers to, or curiously and openly not agreeing with someone, not to make a point, or be right, but just because they're not really sure, they just don't feel the same way. Witnessing Tim's unfolding understanding of patriarchy and how it's affected him and his views on women has been profoundly moving and has given me immense hope. This is what's possible when people can move their need to be right out of the way and just listen and learn. I was not raised Christian, and the other day I had to look up The Age to Come, as I'd never heard that term before. It sounded a little dodgy (as Tim would say), to be honest, like rooted in a culty kind of Christianity, but then I thought about it, and it's actually a nice thought, just moving towards a more loving, open and just world. I feel like Nomad is an example of how we can get there. I feel like the hosts (and usually the guests) offer a glimpse of the best of what humans can be.

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If I could only listen...

...to one podcast it would be yours! At a time in my life when I have been feeling so discouraged by disconnection, tribalism and the climate crisis, your podcast has been a life line. I have discovered that there are many other Christians who want to move and to stretch in order to live a life of true love for God, our neighbour, and his creation. I honestly can’t thank you enough for the work you’re doing!

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I love what you guys do! A humble and truth seeking voice that is much needed. 🙂

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