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

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.7 • 197 Ratings

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

    Keith Giles - Ending the End Times

    Keith Giles - Ending the End Times

    In this episode we speak with former church pastor, author and teacher Keith Giles. Like many evangelicals, Keith inherited a dispensational understanding of the End Times. If you’re not sure what that is, think anti-Christ, mark of the Beast, the rapture, Jesus’s return, and the New Jerusalem.
    Keith slowly became aware that this was a relatively new, ill-informed and damaging way of reading the bible. So he set about discovering a healthier ‘End Times’ vision.
    Interview starts at 11m 40s
    Show Notes →
    Nomad is able to produce episodes like this one because a 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 53 min
    Azariah France Williams - A Displaced Christmas

    Azariah France Williams - A Displaced Christmas

    Merry Christmas to One and All from Nomad Podcast. 
    In this devotional episode, Fr Azariah France Williams recalls the story of Viraj Mendis, who sought sanctuary in the UK from Sri Lanka. He lived for several years in a room in the Church of the Ascension, in Hulme, Manchester, being protected by the community. In 1989, the police raided the church and he was forcibly deported.
    This episode also features the poet and artist Steve Beal. And David Benjamin Blower performs the medieval traditional Christmas carol, Coventry Carol.
    Show Notes →
    Nomad is able to produce episodes like this one because a 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.

    • 24 min
    Rowan Williams - Becoming Natural

    Rowan Williams - Becoming Natural

    The former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams carries a lifelong love for the theology and practice of the Eastern Church. His recent book, Looking East in Winter gives a window into the beautiful contemplative practices of the Eastern tradition.
    In this conversation we explore the life of contemplation, political solidarity, simplicity, and "the natural process of becoming natural."
    Interview starts at 16m 32s
    Show Notes →
    Nomad is able to produce episodes like this one because a 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 8 min
    Hannah Malcolm - Words for a Dying World

    Hannah Malcolm - Words for a Dying World

    When Hannah Malcolm was approached to write a book on climate grief, she chose, instead, to edit a book compiling voices from across the global church. The resulting picture is an extraordinary collage of very different experiences, all of which begin to suggest the many different ways in which everything is connected. 
    In this conversation we glimpse the church as something far richer and more diverse than we thought; we discover the marks of colonialism and extractive capitalism everywhere; and we explore how the crises of the present is drawing us back to land, to one another, and to our own bodies.
    Interview starts at 12m 16s
    Show Notes →
    Nomad is able to produce episodes like this one because a 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 12 min
    Claire Gilbert - Letters on Dying and Living

    Claire Gilbert - Letters on Dying and Living

    Claire Gilbert is a theologian, writer, and founding director of Westminster Abbey Institute. When she discovered that she had Myeloma - terminal cancer in the blood - she began her way by writing letters to a circle of trusted friends. The journey drew her home to nature, to her body, and to her long love for the mystic, Julian of Norwich. The letters are now published in the book Miles to Go Before I Sleep.
    Interview starts at 16m 15s
    Show Notes →
    Nomad is able to produce episodes like this one because a 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 41 min
    Rachel Mander - Pilgrims to Cop26

    Rachel Mander - Pilgrims to Cop26

    Cop26 is a gathering of world leaders, meeting this November in Glasgow to review agreements to reduce carbon emissions. While the meeting was being confirmed, the Young Christian Climate Network planned a relay pilgrimage from Cornwall to Glasgow. 
    In this podcast Rachel Mander talks to us about what’s at stake in this historic gathering, about faith and activism, about how poorer countries are being pushed into debt to the bigger carbon emitters, and about the trials and joys of the political pilgrimage.
    Interview starts at 22m 06s
    Show Notes →
    Nomad is able to produce episodes like this one because a 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 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
197 Ratings

197 Ratings

JemJoBen ,

So interesting, informative and comforting

I’ve just listened to the conversation between Liz Pattison (a good friend) and Jim Robinson. It was insightful, and moving, and even as an atheist, I could relate to so much in their conversations about their faiths. Death is something that has caused me much anxiety over the years, but their conversation helped to navigate some of the biggest questions that surround the way our culture deals with and indeed talks about death and grief. I imagine this will be hugely comforting to a lot of people going through similar losses, and equally helpful to those supporting loved ones dealing with grief.

JojoScoble ,

It’s more than just a podcast

This is the only podcast I’ve regularly listened to and keenly looked forward to... and it took over my life... in the best way possible way. I’m now a monthly subscriber, have more friends from the online community, and am so happy that the one podcast, almost two years ago, that someone recommended to me has led me here.
Eternal thanks.
Xx

ElizaAnniebetty ,

I heart Tim and Nick

I love to hear the hosts giggling at themselves, their former selves and each other. Listening to the hosts discussing and reflecting on these topics with honesty, humour, humility, and thoughtfulness is a real gift. This is an amazing space and community to ponder the mystery behind it all, away from organised religion. Nick I love it when you giggle like a young boy. I’ve gorged on the rob cast over the years (and various other American podcasts) and it is wonderful to have a uk podcast that is doing something similar. This is the only British podcast I’ve become a fan of. I had thought this movement was only happening in the USA. Thanks for the listener map and helping create this community. I have spotted other nomads in Yorkshire - that means a lot.

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