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A podcast about building new faith. Its all about construction, but sometimes that means you have to deconstruct a little. Questions, exploration, mystery...

The Deconstructionists Adam Narloch & John Williamson

    • Spirituality

A podcast about building new faith. Its all about construction, but sometimes that means you have to deconstruct a little. Questions, exploration, mystery...

    Ep. 96 - Dr. Jacqueline Bussie "Outlaw Christian"

    Ep. 96 - Dr. Jacqueline Bussie "Outlaw Christian"

    Guest Info/BIo:
    Welcome to 2020! We now live in the future! To kick the year off we welcome back one of our favorites guests, Dr. Jacquline Bussie! We talk about her wonderful book “Outlaw Christian” and why we need to stop apologizing for our tears.

    Dr. Bussie is an award-winning author, professor, theologian, public speaker, and student of life in all its messy beauty. Her books include “Love without Limits (2018) and “Outlaw Christian” (2016), which won the 2017 Gold Medal Illumination Award for Christian Living. Jacqueline teaches religion, theology, and interfaith studies classes at Concordia College in Moorehead, Minnesota, where she also serves as the Director of the Forum on Faith and Life.

    Guest Social Media:
    www.jacquelinebussie.com
    Twitter: @jacquelinebussie
    Instagram: @jbussie
    Facebook: @jacqueline.bussie

    Special Music By:
    Family & Friends
    www.familyandfriendsband.com
    Twitter: @famandpals
    Instagram: @familyandfriendstagram
    Facebook: @familyandfriends
    Bandcamp: www.familyandfriends.bandcamp.com

    Enjoy the music?
    Songs heard on this episode were: “Family and Friends” from the album, Love You Mean It. “Hold on to Your Love”, “Winding Roads”, and “PRSM” from the album, Felix Culpa.

    You can find Family & Friends music on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, BandCamp, or anywhere good music is sold!

    This episode of the Deconstructionists Podcast was edited by John Williamson and mixed and produced by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information: www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com

    Stay on top of all of the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com Go there to check out our blog, snag a t-shirt, follow us on social media, or join our Patreon family!

    Website by Ryan Battles
    All photos by Jared Hevron
    Logos designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pfluig
    T-shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ep 95 - Dr. Kathleen M. O'Conner "Lamentations and the Tears of the World"

    Ep 95 - Dr. Kathleen M. O'Conner "Lamentations and the Tears of the World"

    Ep 95 - Dr. Kathleen M. O'Conner "Lamentations and the Tears of the World" by Adam Narloch & John Williamson

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Ep 94 - Dan Haseltine of Jars of Clay

    Ep 94 - Dan Haseltine of Jars of Clay

    Guest Info/Bio:
    This week we’re very excited because our guest is Dan Haseltine! Dan is best known as the lead singer of the multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning band Jars of Clay. We talk about everything from how Jars of Clay got their start to his work helping to bring clean water to places in need.

    Beyond his work as a musician, Dan is also co-founder of the non-profit organization, Blood:Water Mission. Blood:Water Mission works as an equipping agency that partners with African grassroots organizations to address the water and HIV/AIDS crises. Dan is a regular writer and speaker about worship music, HIV/AIDS in Africa, social justice, and church reform. His is also a regular columnist for Relevant Magazine, and has contributed articles to Moody, CCM Magazine, Christianity Today, World Vision, Campus Life, and Beliefnet.


    Guest Social Media:
    www.jarsofclay.com
    www.bloodwater.org
    Facebook: @jarsofclay
    Twitter: @jarsofclay & @scribblepotemus

    Special Music By:
    Jars of Clay

    Enjoy the music?
    Songs heard on this episode were:
    “Silence” from the album, The Eleventh Hour
    “All My Tears” from the album, Good Monsters
    “Weapons” & “Hero” from the album, The Long Fall Back to Earth
    “Left Undone” & “Love in Hard Times” from the album, Inland

    You can find Jars of Clay’s music on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Pandora, iHeartRadio, Google Play, or anywhere good music is found.

    This episode of the Deconstructionist’s Podcast was edited by John Williamson. It was mixed and produced by THE Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com
    www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety
    Twitter: @napsrecording

    Stay on top of all the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com! Go there to read our blog, snag a t-shirt, follow us on social media, or join our Patreon family!

    Website by Ryan Battles
    All photos by Jared Hevron
    Logos designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pflug.
    T-Shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Ep 93 - Dr. Alexander Shaia "Return from Camino"

    Ep 93 - Dr. Alexander Shaia "Return from Camino"

    Guest Info/Bio:
    This week we bring back a dear friend and one of our favorite guests of all time, Dr. Alexander Shaia. One of the things we wanted to do for the listeners, but even more so our friends, was to try our best to paint a picture of the journey that our friend Simon was getting ready to embark on. And so, we called in the expert and the guy who literally wrote the book on it. In fact, Simon had that very book with him when he left for Spain. We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did and that you at least get a sense of the power and meaning behind the Camino.

    Dr. Shaia is an international speaker, author, and teacher. He studied cultural anthropology at Notre Dame University, and also has a PhD in Clinical Psychology. Alexander is the author of the revolutionary book, “Heart and Mind: The Four-Gospel Journey for Radical Transformation.”

    This episode is dedicated in loving memory to Simon Forsythe.

    Guest Social Media:
    www.quadratos.com
    Facebook: @walkwithheartandmind

    Special Music By:
    Rivers & Robots
    www.riversandrobots.com
    Facebook: @riversandrobots
    Twitter: @riversandrobots
    Instagram: @riversandrobots


    Enjoy the music?
    Songs heard on this episode were: “We have overcome” & “Light Will Dawn” from the album, All Things New; “Home” from the album, The Eternal Son; and “Dreams” & “Discovery” from the album, Discovery,

    You can find Rivers & Robot’s music on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, or anywhere good music is found.

    This episode of the Deconstructionist’s Podcast was edited by John Williamson. It was mixed and produced by THE Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com
    www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety
    Twitter: @napsrecording

    Stay on top of all the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com! Go there to read our blog, snag a t-shirt, follow us on social media, or join our Patreon family!

    Website by Ryan Battles
    All photos by Jared Hevron
    Logos designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pflug.
    T-Shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Ep 92 - Mel Forsythe "Anastasis"

    Ep 92 - Mel Forsythe "Anastasis"

    Guest Info/Bio:
    This week is a very special and personal episode for us. On November 10, 2018 we lost our dear friend Simon Forsythe. Simon was our pastor, our friend, our very first interview (episode #2), and helped us get this podcast off the ground. This week we speak with Mel, his wife and co-lead pastor of LIFE Church about Simon, their church, and Simon’s legacy.

    Melanie Forsythe is the Lead Pastor of LIFE Vineyard Church, a vibrant faith community in the heart of Columbus, Ohio. She came to faith in the post-Christian landscape of Australia. There, Melanie was a youth pastor for many years before moving to America alongside her now late husband and co-founder of LIFE Vineyard. In spite of the unexpected loss of her husband in late 2018, Melanie is unapologetically in love with the Gospel, and full of hope and vision for the future of the local church. Her Selah conference, held annually in Columbus reaches women from all walks of life, calling them to live lives of authentic devotion to Jesus.

    This episode is dedicated in loving memory to Simon.

    Guest Social Media:
    www.lifevineyardchurch.com

    Special Music By:
    James Truslow
    Facebook: @Truslowmusic
    Twitter: @Truslowmusic

    Enjoy the music?
    Songs heard on this episode were: “Greater, No Other Name, Overwhelmed, & We Are Yours” from the EP, Celestial. “Lover” from the album Hurricane.

    You can find Truslow’s music on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, or anywhere good music is found.

    This episode of the Deconstructionist’s Podcast was edited by John Williamson. It was mixed and produced by THE Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com
    www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety
    Twitter: @napsrecording

    Stay on top of all the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com! Go there to read our blog, snag a t-shirt, follow us on social media, or join our Patreon family!

    Website by Ryan Battles
    All photos by Jared Hevron
    Logos designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pflug.
    T-Shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner.

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Ep 91 - Karen Gonzalez "The God Who Sees: Immigrants, the Bible, and the Journey to Belong"

    Ep 91 - Karen Gonzalez "The God Who Sees: Immigrants, the Bible, and the Journey to Belong"

    Guest Info/Bio:
    Karen is a former public school teacher and attended Fuller Theological Seminary, where she studied theology and missiology. For the last 11 years, she has been a non-profit professional, currently working for World Relief, an organization that serves immigrants and refugees. She wrote a book about her own immigration story and the many immigrants found in the Bible: The God Who Sees: Immigrants, The Bible, and the Journey to Belong (Herald Press, May 2019). 

    You can find her on Twitter and Instagram musing about theology: @_karenjgonzalez. Her writing can be found on the communal blogs: The Mudroom and The Salt Collective. She is a sought after speaker, who has written about and presented on a variety of topics, including spiritual formation, Latinx identity, race and culture, women in the church, the Enneagram, and immigration. She also has bylines in Sojourners, Christianity Today, The Christian Century, Christ and Pop Culture, and others.

    (Selected) Guest Publications:
    The God Who Sees: Immigrants, The Bible, and the Journey to Belong (Herald Press, May 2019).

    Guest Social Media:
    www.karen-gonzalez.com
    Twitter: @_karengonzalez
    Instagram: @_karengonzalez

    Special Music By:
    Jordy Searcy
    www.jordysearcymusic.com
    Twitter: @jordysearcymusi
    Facebook: @jordysearcymusic
    Instagram: @jordysearcymusic

    Enjoy the music?
    Songs heard on this episode were: “Explaining Jesus” & “Rosalyn” from the album, Dark in the City and the new single, “Better.”

    You can find Jordy’s music on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, or anywhere good music is found.

    This episode of the Deconstructionist’s Podcast was edited by John Williamson. It was mixed and produced by THE Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com
    www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety
    Twitter: @napsrecording

    Stay on top of all the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com! Go there to read our blog, snag a t-shirt, follow us on social media, or join our Patreon family!

    Website by Ryan Battles
    All photos by Jared Hevron
    Logos designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pflug.
    T-Shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner.

    • 1 hr 39 min

Customer Reviews

Rio J ,

Insightful and Relatable

A fantastic podcast that challenges me and makes me think. The latest episode with Jacqueline Bussie was fascinating and the Timothy Mackie episode was so insightful. My favourite episode so far would the one with Sarah Bessey on it because so much of what was said made sense and I love Sarah's sense of humour. Definitely worth checking out.

d4goodwin ,

If you only ever listen to one podcast episode...

...make it Ep 76 of this one : Rohr 101.

But stopping there would be doing Adam and John a disservice. The Deconstructionists is a quality podcast for exploring wisdom in doing life well. There are others that I also appreciate, but for Ep 76 alone - and Rohr is on lots of podcasts - this is (I think) the first podcast review I've done. Thanks for helping me explore this second half of life, and put some words to my jump from box 2 to box 3 👍.

Aprilcolleen ,

Loving, Sweet, Space

Adam and John are so lovely and normal and personable. I really appreciate the space they've created. I'd been listening to Rob Bell and the Liturgists for some time now and only discovered these guys just before Christmas and have been hooked since!!! I'm enjoying catching up on all the back episodes and I'm SO grateful for them!!

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