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A podcast for every Christian who has ever asked ‘Is that it?’
Mid-faith Crisis explores the Christian faith with honesty and humour. If you feel that you have more questions than answers, if you feel as though your faith is changing, if you feel that if the worship leader sings that chorus one more time you will strangle him with his own guitar strap, then this is the podcast for you. Warning. Contains traces of theology and occasional innuendo.

Mid-faith Crisis Nick Page & Joe Davis

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 177 Ratings

A podcast for every Christian who has ever asked ‘Is that it?’
Mid-faith Crisis explores the Christian faith with honesty and humour. If you feel that you have more questions than answers, if you feel as though your faith is changing, if you feel that if the worship leader sings that chorus one more time you will strangle him with his own guitar strap, then this is the podcast for you. Warning. Contains traces of theology and occasional innuendo.

    God is speaking our language

    God is speaking our language

    We have a think about Pentecost. What was it all about? Was it really the birthday of the church? Is it an eschatological thing? Actually, what even is an eschatological thing? Nick, has a three-point sermon, and naturally, each point begins with the same letter. Also an interview with Lisa-Jayne Lewis, our very own Eurovision correspondent.




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    • 45 min
    How to be wise

    How to be wise

    Following his year of wisdomness, Nick wrote an article on wisdom. We discuss whether the church downplays wisdom in favour of revelation, the steps we can take to intentionally gain more wisdomness and the need, as Nick puts it, to 'Squeeze the tube of your mistakes for the toothpaste of wisdom'.




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    A.J. Jacobs, The Year of Living Biblically



    Eurovision



    Northern lights in uk



    With Pity Not With Blame: Contemplative praying with Julian of Norwich and 'The Cloud of Unknowing'



    Nick Page: How to be wise: Confessions of a recovering idiot

    • 42 min
    It's theological correctness gone mad

    It's theological correctness gone mad

    In a feedback-fuelled episode, we chat about heresy, gratitude, and the circuit board of love. Is heresy just speculation that is not the official speculation? Do we have to score 100% on our exams to get into heaven? Also, we think about whether sin is better viewed as separation and Nick gets rather agitated about how we read the Bible. Again.




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    Eurovision Song Contest



    Pilgrimage



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    Do You Have a Stepford God?



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    Sara Pascoe reads a hilarious letter asking for clarity on God's Law

    • 34 min
    Life After Doom - an interview with Brian McLaren

    Life After Doom - an interview with Brian McLaren

    Brian McLaren talks about his new book, 'Life After Doom: Wisdom and Courage for a World Falling Apart'.
    He and Joe discuss how denial is exhausting, why our enemies are not people, but systems and how we all need to exercise our power to show up. 'Once you discover the God of love you fire all your other gods'. Also, remember, humans are a mess, but the birds are awesome.




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    Nick Page: How to be wise: Confessions of a recovering idiot



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    Centre for Action and Contemplation



    Life After Doom: Wisdom and Courage for a World Falling Apart

    • 49 min
    Custard is holy ground

    Custard is holy ground

    This week we discuss the relationship between human skills and endeavour and the work of God. Or as Nick put it, 'Why does God get all the praise when I did all the work?' Does the fact that we live in a God-filled universe mean that the Divine should get all the credit? Or, by dismissing humanity's input are we actually devaluing the fact we are made in the image of God? And if that sounds too deep, there's a lot of custard.




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    Custard



    Freud's Last Session



    C. S. Lewis on praise

    • 35 min
    The desire to go deeper

    The desire to go deeper

    There's a lot about depth this week. We talk about dusting off the Bible and reading more deeply, and how the mid-faith crisis can be accompanied by different emotions, including the desire to go deeper. Oh, and Nick has been down a well. As if that wasn't deep enough we discuss our target demographic, Joe's bulging portfolio and the way in which so much of the church has taken Jesus' teaching on leadership and done the complete opposite. Warning: contains anger, bewilderment, grief and elephants.




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    Little Gidding

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
177 Ratings

177 Ratings

The Sumo Guy ,

Where honesty, humour and helpful insights meet.

Saturdays are about football and this podcast. Not necessarily in that order. Grateful for the range of topics explored in a refreshing and authentic way. Nick and Joe don’t agree on everything but their mutual affection and appreciation for each other enhances the chemistry and dynamic of this excellent podcaster.

Ann_Lett ,

Just love these guys!

As a Minister of Religion, and following the death of my husband, my Mid-Faith wasn’t so much a crisis, but a cataclysmic mess. After taking a year out of Ministry, moving to a new area, my faith was pretty non existent. I asked a colleague for some help, and she pointed towards the Mid-Faith Crisis.

Now I wouldn’t say my faith is back to what it was before my husband was killed, but Nick and Joe have certainly helped me at least find the track of faith. I love their openness, integrity and transparency as to how they view the Bible and the conversational way they share their knowledge and thoughts is right up my street!

So thank you guys, for at least helping me find the track and as I continue trying to discover who I am as a single person, and what my relationship might look like with God following my loss, I shall keep on listening to your musings, and one day - you never know - my faith might be somewhere near restored to what it used to be. I’ve now caught up with all the episodes and eagerly await each week for the next one.

Keep up the good work!

Tayloryeo ,

Love this!

Joe and Nick - thank you so much for this. Refreshing. Fun. Real. Thought Provoking. Non judgemental. Lots of Laughter! Interesting. Challenging. Kind. Keep doing what you’re doing 👍🏻😊

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