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

Nomad Podcast Tim Nash

    • Christianity

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

    Jemimah McAlpine & Joy Brooks - Jemimah, Joy and Jezebel (N215)

    Jemimah McAlpine & Joy Brooks - Jemimah, Joy and Jezebel (N215)

    In another break from our usual interview format, we listen in on a conversation between Jemimah McAlpine and Joy Brooks as they reflect on their experiences as women who grew up immersed in evangelical Christianity. Unpicking some of the messages they absorbed over the years, they examine what it means for them to move away from repression and reconnect with their embodied and internal experiencing. Learning to value their own voice, they also explore the responsibility that comes with agency and privilege within their respective communities.
    Conversation starts at 4m 30s.
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    Nomad can only keep going because a small group of faithful listeners help us pay the bills. Our donors 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 to donate in dollars and our PayPal members page to donate in pounds.
    You might also want to have a look at our blog, which we're now using 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 3 min
    Noel Moules - Christian Animism and the Re-Enchantment of the World (N214)

    Noel Moules - Christian Animism and the Re-Enchantment of the World (N214)

    In this episode we speak with anabaptist, anarchist and Christian animist, Noel Moules. Christian and animism are perhaps two words you haven’t heard together before, in fact you may well think that animism sounds somewhat dodgy! Noel shows us though how Jesus himself held to this ancient indigenous worldview, where rather than matter and spirit being understood as dualistic opposites, the entire natural world is sentient, personable and alive. 
    So we ask Noel how this revelation has changed the way he understands and relates to God. And how he loves his neighbour now his neighbour includes everything from birds to trees?!
    It’s a worldview expanding and hope-filled conversation. 
    Interview starts at 15m 16s
    If you want more from Nomad, check out our website, and follow us on Facebook and twitter.
    Nomad can only keep going because a small group of faithful listeners help us pay the bills. Our donors 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 to donate in dollars and our PayPal members page to donate in pounds.
    You might also want to have a look at our blog, which we're now using 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 51 min
    Ann Morisy - Enacting Hope in Troubled Times (N213)

    Ann Morisy - Enacting Hope in Troubled Times (N213)

    Ann Morisy is a community theologian, community worker and author who has researched and written on everything from the spirituality of public transport, through to the spirituality of ageing. Her works draws on a wide range of research and influences, including sociology, political science, economics and theology. 
    We ask Ann whether in these increasingly troubled times, her community work and studies are leading her to hope, what can get in the way of our discovery of hope, and what a genuinely hopeful Church looks like? 
    Interview starts at 17m 2s.
    If you want more from Nomad, check out our website, and follow us on Facebook and twitter.
    Nomad can only keep going because a small group of faithful listeners help us pay the bills. Our donors 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 to donate in dollars and our PayPal members page to donate in pounds.
    You might also want to have a look at our blog, which we're now using 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
    Steve Chalke - The Lost Message of Paul (N212)

    Steve Chalke - The Lost Message of Paul (N212)

    There’s a handful of guests that have appeared on Nomad a number of times, and Steve Chalke is one. Why? Because he keeps speaking and writing about really interesting things. He was one of the first high profile evangelicals to critique the penal substitutionary understanding of the cross, and to bless a same sex marriage. Not only that, but he founded and leads one of the UK’s largest charities, whose volunteers, activists and professionals work in 36 communities across the country.
    In this episode we speak to Steve about the Apostle Paul and why he has often been presented as the champion of exclusion, when, as Steve believes, he was in fact the great includer; a revolutionary who saw a new inclusive world dawning and gave his life to help bring it in.
    Interview begins at 17m 49s
    If you want more from Nomad, check out our website, and follow us on Facebook and twitter.
    Nomad can only keep going because a small group of faithful listeners help us pay the bills. Our donors 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 to donate in dollars and our PayPal members page to donate in pounds.
    You might also want to have a look at our blog, which we're now using 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
    Em Kolltveit - No Room at the Inn (N211)

    Em Kolltveit - No Room at the Inn (N211)

    It's Christmas! And so we thought we'd share a festive Devotional episode with you all. Pub landlady, touring musician and anglican priest Em Kolltveit talks about community building and hospitality when there’s no room at the Inn.
    We produce Devotionals like this every month. If you're interested, you can access them by making a small monthly donation in $s on our Patreon page, or in £s on our PayPal membership page. 
    If you want more from Nomad, check out our website, and follow us on Facebook and twitter.
    You might also want to have a look at our blog, which we're now using 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.

    • 22 min
    Zoe Heming & Nick Thorley - Disability, Doubt and the Search for Wholeness (N210)

    Zoe Heming & Nick Thorley - Disability, Doubt and the Search for Wholeness (N210)

    Rather than our usual interview format, in this episode we host a conversation between Zoe Heming and Nick Thorley. Zoe is a priest in the Church of England and for many years has suffered with chronic pain, which often means she has to use a wheelchair. Nick works for Christian Aid and (as you may be aware) hosts Nomad Podcast. He has been visually impaired since he was a teenager. 
    Zoe and Nick talk openly and honestly about their experience of disability, how it has shaped their life, faith, and experience of church, and how they’ve come to understand what it means to be whole.
    Conversation begins at 17m 25s
    If you want more from Nomad, check out our website, and follow us on Facebook and twitter.
    Nomad can only keep going because a small group of faithful listeners help us pay the bills. Our donors 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 to donate in dollars and our PayPal members page to donate in pounds.
    You might also want to have a look at our blog, which we're now using 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 10 min

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