26 episodes

“Love is the energy that sustains the universe, moving everything toward resurrection.”—Richard Rohr

Another Name for Every Thing with Richard Rohr is a conversation series on the themes of his new book, The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe. Richard is joined by two students of the Christian contemplative path, Brie Stoner and Paul Swanson, who seek to integrate the wisdom of The Universal Christ amidst diapers, disruptions, and the shifting state of our world. Produced by the Center for Action and Contemplation.

RICHARD ROHR is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher whose work is grounded in Christian mysticism. He is a Franciscan priest and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Another Name For Every Thing with Richard Rohr Center for Action and Contemplation

    • Christianity

“Love is the energy that sustains the universe, moving everything toward resurrection.”—Richard Rohr

Another Name for Every Thing with Richard Rohr is a conversation series on the themes of his new book, The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe. Richard is joined by two students of the Christian contemplative path, Brie Stoner and Paul Swanson, who seek to integrate the wisdom of The Universal Christ amidst diapers, disruptions, and the shifting state of our world. Produced by the Center for Action and Contemplation.

RICHARD ROHR is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher whose work is grounded in Christian mysticism. He is a Franciscan priest and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

    Spiritual Practice

    Spiritual Practice

    Richard Rohr responds to listeners questions on some of the most pressing themes of his book, The Universal Christ. In conversation with Paul Swanson and Brie Stoner, Richard responds to listener questions on spiritual practice, for example: Any advice for someone like me who wants to be a mediator between complicated people like my father and those who are suffering, in the service of the sort of cosmic reconciliation the CAC seems to be working toward? How can those of us for whom contemplation is already part of our lives expand and deepen it to become closer to the Christ and to let it live more fully in the world? Visit cac.org/podcast to listen to season one of Another Name for Every Thing Visit universalchrist.org to learn more about the core themes of Richard latest book The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe Resources The Liturgists conversation with Richard Rohr Quaker Tradition Walter Brueggemann Thomas Merton ‘Letter to a Young Activist’ by Thomas Merton Paulette Meier 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Parenting

    Parenting

    On this episode, Fr. Richard Rohr responds to listeners questions on some of the most pressing themes of his book, The Universal Christ. In conversation with Paul Swanson and Brie Stoner, Richard responds to listener questions on Parenting, for example: How do I give my children the order they need, while knowing that it will quite soon let them down? I want to raise my son in the Christian tradition, however I find that most of the mainstream Christian teachings for children do more harm than good.How can we talk about the Universal Christ with my son in an age-appropriate way? Visit cac.org/podcast to listen to season one of Another Name for Every Thing Visit universalchrist.org to learn more about the core themes of Richard's latest book The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe People & Resources Mentioned Universal Christ Liturgy Jean Huston’s account of walking with Pierre Teilhard de Chardin as child Children Books Where is God? by Rabbi Lawrence Kushner Refuge by Anne Booth & Sam Usher Mindful Movements: Ten Exercises for Well-Being by Thich Nhat Hahn Peaceful Piggy Meditation by Kerry Lee MacLean The Three Questions by Jon J. Muth You Are Stardust by Elin Kelsey and Soyeon Kim Little Tree by Loren Long You Belong Here by M.H. Clark and Isabelle Arsenault What Do You Do with a Problem? by Kobi Yamada and Mae Besom Older Kids C.S. Lewis George MacDonald J.R.R. Tolkien Harry Potter Series Poetry Rumi 

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Healing Division In A World That Others

    Healing Division In A World That Others

    On this episode, Fr. Richard Rohr responds to listeners questions on some of the most pressing themes of his book, The Universal Christ. In conversation with Paul Swanson and Brie Stoner, Richard responds to listener questions on Healing Division in a World that Others, for example: How do I help reduce the injustices I get upset by? How does the concept of a Christ-soaked world inform the relationship we ought to have with nature, and how we use (‘subdue’!?) the natural world? Visit cac.org/podcast to listen to season one of Another Name for Every Thing Visit universalchrist.org to learn more about the core themes of Richard's latest book The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe People and Resources Mentioned St. John of the Cross Wendell Berry Pope Francis  Pope Francis: Protecting the world's migrants and refugees is a moral imperative (America Magazine, Feb 2017) 

    • 53 min
    Reframing The Great Commission

    Reframing The Great Commission

    Richard Rohr responds to listeners questions on some of the most pressing themes of his book, The Universal Christ. In conversation with Paul Swanson and Brie Stoner, Richard responds to listener questions on the Great Commission, for example: How do I remain in my church when the greater part of what is preached from the front is around substitutionary atonement? Can contemplatives “evangelize?” What might that look like? Visit cac.org/podcast to listen to season one of Another Name for Every Thing Visit universalchrist.org to learn more about the core themes of Richard latest book The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe

    • 51 min
    Miracles, Signs and Wonders

    Miracles, Signs and Wonders

    Richard Rohr responds to listeners questions on some of the most pressing themes of his book, The Universal Christ. In conversation with Paul Swanson and Brie Stoner, Richard responds to listener questions on the relationship between science and theology as well as miracles, signs and wonders. For example: In your book you talk about Christ being "materiality" itself beginning with the Big Bang. This begs the question: what is the difference in the universe and Christ? Are they synonyms? How should I reconcile the miracles of Jesus described in the Gospels? Should I view them in a metaphorical way or in a literal way? Visit cac.org/podcast to listen to season one of Another Name for Every Thing Visit universalchrist.org to learn more about the core themes of Richard’s latest book, The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe 

    • 49 min
    The Path of Great Suffering

    The Path of Great Suffering

    Richard Rohr, in conversation with Paul Swanson and Brie Stoner, responds to listener questions on suffering and brokenness, for example: How am I fortunate enough to have an experience of suffering be transformative, but the same experiences of suffering seems to irreparably damage others?   How do we not become cynical or shutdown in the midst of suffering? Visit cac.org/podcast to listen to season one of Another Name for Every Thing Visit universalchrist.org to learn more about the core themes of Richard’s latest book, The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe 

    • 56 min

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At last I have found a home for my heart’s wondering and restlessness .
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Soul food!

I have found to be a wonderful insight into the thinking and practice which emerges from a contemplative journey with God. Thank you Brie and Paul for drawing so much from your own depths and, of course, from Richard’s incredible richness of thought and encounter.

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Forever my favourite podcast!

Found this podcast a few years ago, never going back.

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