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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

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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...

    Ep. 106 - Jon Steingard "How to Deconstruct in the Christian music industry"

    Ep. 106 - Jon Steingard "How to Deconstruct in the Christian music industry"

    Guest Info/BIo:
    This week I have a really fun conversation with Jon Steingard. Jon is a Canadian musician who is the lead vocalist/guitarist of the band Hawk Nelson. Jon currently works as a director and filmmaker.

    Guest Links:
    www.steingardcreative.com
    Twitter: @jonsteingard
    Instagram: @jonsteingard
    Facebook: @jonsteingard

    Special Music By:
    Hawk Nelson
    www.hawknelson.com
    Instagram: @hawknelson
    Twitter: @hawknelson
    Facebook: @Hawknelson

    Enjoy the music?
    Songs heard on this episode were: “Drops in the Ocean” from the album, Diamonds; “No Such Thing, Crooked Lines, and Never Let You Down” from the album, Miracles

    You can find Hawk Nelson’s music on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, 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, or follow us on social media

    Join our Patreon family here: www.patreon.com/deconstructionists

    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 37 min
    Ep. 105 - Dr. Thomas Jay Oord "Q&A for God Can't"

    Ep. 105 - Dr. Thomas Jay Oord "Q&A for God Can't"

    Guest Bio:
    Thomas Jay Oord is a theologian, philosopher, and scholar of multi-disciplinary studies. He is an award-winning author, and he has written or edited more than twenty books. Oord has won the Outstanding Faculty Award twelve times as professor of Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, Idaho. Oord is known for his contributions to research on love, relational theology, science and religion, and Wesleyan/Holiness/Church of the Nazarene thought.

    (Select) Guest Publications: The Nature of Love: A Theology; The Uncontrolling Love of God: An Open and Relational Account of Providence; God Can't: How to Believe in God and Love After Tragedy, Abuse, and Other Evils; and God Can't Q&A.

    Guest Links:
    www.thomasjayoord.com
    Twitter: @thomasjayoord

    Special Guest Music:
    George Ogilvie
    www.george-ogilvie.com
    Twitter: @george_ogilvie
    Facebook: @george_ogilvie

    Enjoy the songs? Songs heard throughout the episode were: "Surveillance" from the EP, Nowhere; "Grave" from the album, White Out; the single, "Foreign Hands"; and the single, "In Only a Day (Alternate)"

    Go support George by grabbing his tunes on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, or anywhere good music is sold!

    Stay on top of all the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com
    Go there to read our blog, grab a tee shirt, snag a pint glass or mug, follow us on social media, or join our Patreon family.

    The Deconstructionists Podcast is edited by John Williamson. This episode was 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 go to their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com
    www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety
    Twitter: @napsrecording

    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 16 min
    Ep. 104 - Dr. Drew Hart "Who Will Be A Witness?" A Conversation on Racism

    Ep. 104 - Dr. Drew Hart "Who Will Be A Witness?" A Conversation on Racism

    Guest/Bio:
    This week we bring back one of our favorite guests, Dr. Drew Hart. Drew G. I. Hart is a professor in theology, an author, and an activist with ten years of pastoral experience. His undergraduate work was in biblical studies at Messiah College, he received his Masters of Divinity degree with an urban concentration at Biblical Seminary, and he recently defended his dissertation in the field of theology and ethics at Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. Currently he is a part-time professor for several PA seminaries and schools but in the Fall of 2016 he begins teaching full-time as an assistant professor in theology at Messiah College.

    Drew spent most of his young adult years leading and mentoring black and brown youth as a pastor, working for an inner city after-school program, and working closely with Philadelphia based nonprofits. Today, along with teaching theology, Drew is currently passionate about partnering with community groups and churches to facilitate anti-racism training and seminars, as well as delivering lectures, talks, and sermons.

    Regularly speaking at churches, conferences, and colleges, Drew brings together his pastoral experience with his academic training to challenge the Church on a variety of topics. He has been particularly invested in conversations on white supremacy and racism and their entanglements with western Christianity, but Drew also speaks and writes about Christian discipleship, western Christendom, Christian history, liberation and oppression, peacemaking and nonviolent resistance, urban ministry, social media, etc.
    Drew has a Christian Century hosted blog entitled ‘Taking Jesus Seriously’, while also writing occasionally for The Mennonite as well.

    Guest Published Works:
    “Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing The Way The Church Views Racism” & the forthcoming book, “Who Will Be A Witness: Igniting Activism For God’s Justice, Love, and Deliverance.”

    Guest links:
    https://www.drewihart.com
    https://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/taking-jesus-seriously
    https://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=TakingJesusSeriously&loc=en_US
    Twitter: @DruHart
    Facebook: @Drew.GI.Hart

    For other episodes on race/racism: Ep. 35 w/Dr. Drew Hart, Ep. 78 w/Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, and Ep. 103 w/Drew Brown.

    Special Music Provided by:
    Firewoodisland
    www.firewoodisland.com
    Twitter: @firewoodisland
    Instagram: @firewoodisland
    Facebook: @firewoodisland

    Like the songs on this episode?
    Songs used on the podcast were: “Storm, Mutually, & One with the Mountain” from the album, Firewoodisland and “Soldier” from the album, Chaos Is the State of Heart.
    You can find Firewoodisland’s tunes on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, SoundCloud, YouTube, or anywhere good music can be found!
    Stay on top of all the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com Go there to read our blog, grab one of our many t-shirt designs, snag a pint glass or coffee mug, follow us on social media, or join our Patreon family!

    The Deconstructionists Podcast is edited by John Williamson
    This episode was produced by THE Nicholas Rowe.

    Website by Ryan Battles
    All photos courtesy of Jared Hevron
    Logo & graphics designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pflug
    T-shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Ep. 103 - Drew Brown "A Conversation on Racism"

    Ep. 103 - Drew Brown "A Conversation on Racism"

    Guest/Bio:
    This week we welcome our friend Drew Brown to discuss race, racism, and the current movement to create lasting change within the United States and North American at-large. Drew is a Canadian award winning singer-songwriter, producer, and activist. Drew performs and works with artists all over North America. As a way to help other artists and musicians he also started the Personic Creative Collective. It serves as a hub for creatives to grow, learn, and be resourced. It offers production, photography, and a community/support system to assist in launching their projects.
    Guest Links:
    www.drewbrownmusic.com
    Twitter: @drewbrownmusic
    Facebook: @drewbrownmusic
    Instagram: @drewbrownmusic

    Suggested Reading:
    How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi
    The Skin We’re In by Desmond Cole
    White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
    I’m Still Here by Austin Channing Brown
    The Trouble I’ve Seen by Dr. Drew Hart
    Tears We Cannot Stop by Michael Eric Dyson
    The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

    Special Music:
    Hymns For the Architect (Drew Brown)
    Songs used on the podcast were: “Rising Rain” from the album, Solace From Solitude; “The Wilderness (The Long Lament, Pt. 1)” from the album, The Bright Sadness; and the singles: “You May Find a Light” and “Dust/Mercy.”
    You can find Hymns For The Architect & Drew Brown’s music on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Apple Music, Spotify, iTunes, or anywhere good music can be found!
    Stay on top of all the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com Go there to read our blog, grab one of our many t-shirt designs, snag a pint glass or coffee mug, follow us on social media, or join our Patreon family!

    The Deconstructionists Podcast is edited by John Williamson
    This episode was produced by THE Nicholas Rowe.

    Website by Ryan Battles
    All photos courtesy of Jared Hevron
    Logo & graphics designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pflug
    T-shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Ep. 102 - Jonathan Martin "Hope In A Time of Instability"

    Ep. 102 - Jonathan Martin "Hope In A Time of Instability"

    Guest/Bio:
    This week we have a long overdue guest - Jonathan Martin! We talk about anxiety and hope in the time of Pandemic amongst other topics. Jonathan is a pastor at The Table and author of two critically acclaimed books, Prototype and How to Survive a Shipwreck, with a third book coming out in the summer of 2020. He holds degrees from Gardner-Webb University, Penecostal Theological Seminary (MA) and Duke University (ThM).

    Jonathan’s work and/or words have been featured in places like the New York Times, The Atlantic, NPR, Newsweek, Vox, Sojourners, The Huffington Post, and Relevant Magazine, and he has published in scholarly journals, like The Journal of Penecostal Theology.

    Guest (selected) Published Works:
    Prototype: What Happens When You Discover You’re More Like Jesus Than You Think? and How to Survive a Shipwreck: Help Is on the Way and Love is Already Here.

    Guest Links:
    www.jonathanmartinwords.com
    Twitter: @theboyonthebike
    Podcast: Listen to The Zeitcast with Jonathan Martin on Apple Podcasts. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-zeitcast-with-jonathan-martin/id1474849938

    Special Music by:
    Half Light Music
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/halflightmusic/
    YouTube: www.youtube.com/halflightmusiclive

    Like the songs on this episode?
    Songs used on the podcast were: “Find My Way” off the album, Partial Illumination and the singles: “Hands Up, Save Yer Money, and Truth Tears Apart (Soul Surrender)”
    You can find Half Light Music’s tunes on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, BandCamp, YouTube, or anywhere good music can be found!
    Stay on top of all the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com Go there to read our blog, grab one of our many t-shirt designs, snag a pint glass or coffee mug, follow us on social media, or join our Patreon family!

    The Deconstructionists Podcast is edited by John Williamson
    This episode was produced by THE Nicholas Rowe.

    Website by Ryan Battles
    All photos courtesy of Jared Hevron
    Logo & graphics designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pflug
    T-shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Ep. 101 - Rev. Dr. Bruce Epperly "Faith in a Time of Pandemic"

    Ep. 101 - Rev. Dr. Bruce Epperly "Faith in a Time of Pandemic"

    Guest/Bio:
    This week we welcome the Rev. Dr. Bruce Epperly. We talk about Bruce’s latest book, “Faith in a time of Pandemic” and how we can find hope in a time of uncertainty.

    Bruce is a nationally known pastor, educator, and author. He has served as a congregational pastor, university chaplain, professor, and seminary administrator. He is the author of over 50 books on practical theology, ministry, and spirituality, including the award-winning “Tending to the Holy: The Practice of the Presence of God in Ministry.” Bruce regularly writes lectionary commentaries for www.patheos.com and www.processandfaith.org.

    Bruce received his B.A. in Philosophy from San Jose State University and M.A. an Ph.D. in Philosophy of Religion and Theology at Claremont Graduate School.

    Guest (Selected) Works:
    The Mystic in You: Discovering a God-filled World; Process Theology: A Guide for the Perplexed; Piglet’s Process: Process Theology for All God’s Children; Faith in a Time of Pandemic

    Guest Links:
    www.southcongregationalchurch-centerville.org

    Special Music:
    Nicholas Rowe
    www.nicholasrowemusic.com
    http://nicholasrowe.bandcamp.com
    Twitter: @_NicholasRowe_
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/nicholasrowemusic
    Instagram: @_nicholasrowe_

    Enjoy the music?
    Songs used on the podcast were: “I Have Five Things To Say, Promises I Couldn’t Keep, Naked Trees Blowing Wind, and Lake Michigan” off of the soon to be released E.P. Five Things
    You can find Nick’s music on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, BandCamp, or anywhere good music can be found!
    Stay on top of all the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com Go there to read our blog, grab one of our many t-shirt designs, snag a pint glass or coffee mug, follow us on social media, or join our Patreon family!

    The Deconstructionists Podcast is edited by John Williamson
    This episode was produced by THE Nicholas Rowe.

    Website by Ryan Battles
    All photos courtesy of Jared Hevron
    Logo & graphics designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pflug
    T-shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner.

    • 1 hr 11 min

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