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An artful, mind-expanding, heart-opening, genre-bending exploration of how to live a life full of more love and less suffering.

The Liturgists Podcast The Liturgists

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.7 • 376 Ratings

An artful, mind-expanding, heart-opening, genre-bending exploration of how to live a life full of more love and less suffering.

    Let's Disagree Again

    Let's Disagree Again

    Peter Rollins returns to the Liturgists podcast to disagree with Michael about reality being “One” and, of course, to have some good laughs while doing so.

    • 2 hrs
    Love More, Suffer Less

    Love More, Suffer Less

    As season 7 draws to a close, Michael talks about the mission of the Liturgists and where things are headed.

    • 17 min
    Let's Disagree

    Let's Disagree

    We've lot a lot of listeners and patrons this season. Perhaps not surprisingly, reframing Christianity to be seen as nondual spiritual technologies is not everyone's cup of tea. (Neither is Michael Gungor) But we also want you to know that we hear you and that there's space for you and your disagreement here too. In this episode, Michael talks with an old Christian music buddy (and Liturgists podcast listener), Jimmy Needham, about why they disagree about the content of this season.

    • 1 hr 58 min
    Salvation

    Salvation

    Does the concept of salvation have any use if we don’t see it as a ticket to some other worldly existence after we die? Does the progressive notion of “freedom” that is so related to morality, justice, money, and power imply that we should all be more like Bezos or Trump? What is enlightenment and does anybody actually get to be enlightened? These are a few of the questions we tackle in this raw and powerful conversation between Michael Gungor, Emily Capshaw, and Mason Smith.

    • 56 min
    Trinity

    Trinity

    The Liturgists forms its first faux ecumenical theological council as Rev. Brianna Lynn, Mason Smith, Emily Capshaw, Latifah Alattas, Chris Davies and Michael Gungor have a fun, lively discussion about the Trinity and what, if any, value it has as a spiritual technology beyond the oppressive patriarchal usages that are so common historically.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Fear No Evil

    Fear No Evil

    Who or what is Satan? What is the nature of evil and what is the best way to interact with it in ourselves and in others? What is “existential kink”? These are just a few of the sorts of things we get into on this fun and wildly heretical episode featuring Caroline Elliot (author of the book “Existential Kink: Unmask Your Shadow and Embrace Your Power; a Method for Getting What You Want by Getting Off on What You Don’t”), Mason Smith, Emily Capshaw, and Michael Gungor.

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
376 Ratings

376 Ratings

catnapcutie ,

Great for the Seekers and Skeptics

I really enjoy listening to this podcast. The discussions are always thought-provoking and interesting, while still being accessible. I appreciate the natural chemistry between the hosts and the humour sprinkled throughout. This podcast has helped me to examine my beliefs and has enriched my spiritual life. Keep it up!

insidethebeehive ,

Not a bad podcast.

Cool.

Sha277 ,

Makes me think.

I found myself challenged to consider some of the differences between certain sects of Christianity. Obviously there is a very liberal bias, which is to be expected as the topics discussed are not usually so thoroughly explored by the so-called evangelical church (LGBTQ, abortion, heaven and hell etc.). I found this offered me a good first-hand account of individuals who have been pushed around and hurt regarding these issues. The down side for me is the lack of faith to the word of God. I believe that when digging into divisive issues in the church we must go about it scripturally and in eager expectation for The Spirit to speak to us through it. I cannot say that this is a Spiritual podcast and goes about Spiritual issues, and lacks guidance from Him.

My sincere condolences to everyone here who has not been treated well or hurtfully kicked out by a church or a christian community. There are many so-called evangelical churches out there that do not reflect the prudence and humility to work through issues of their congregants in a constructive manner. On the flip side I should probably offer a warning against the spirit of rebellion. There is a God who quite literally saved me from suicide, healed me from anxiety, and made me His son. This is my testimony to all who are considering laying aside a surrendered life and forsaking the open door pure love and trading it for love of man—statues made by human hands. I am not necessarily saying to submit to any particular church but rather to “TRUST in the Lord your God with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your path straight.” (proverbs 3:5-9 [part]). This will mean willingly sacrificing on the cross of Christ your own temptations, desires, and selfish claims to personal rights. I believe that you will not be put to shame. As a person who would be called an evangelical bigot I do these things daily (Matt. 16), If not then I never would have laid aside the negative rumours I heard about this podcast and kept a conceited prejudice.

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