251 episodes

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.

    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
    Richard Beck - The Gospel According to Johnny Cash (N209)

    Richard Beck - The Gospel According to Johnny Cash (N209)

    Richard Beck is Professor of Psychology at Abilene University, author, blogger and leader of a weekly bible study for inmates at the maximum security French-Robertson unit. He’s also a big fan of the country musician Johnny Cash (who also knew a thing or two about prison).
    David Blower (another Cash fan) asks Richard what we can learn from the faith of Johnny Cash, a man known for his deep empathy for the marginalised and who risked commercial success to stand in solidarity with them, but who wrestled with deep personal pain and struggled for years with drug addiction.
    It’s fascinating and challenging conversation about living out faith in a broken world. 
    Interview starts at 19m 28s
    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
    Vicky Walker - Sex, Relationships and Religion (N208)

    Vicky Walker - Sex, Relationships and Religion (N208)

    In this episode we speak with writer, speaker and researcher, Vicky Walker. Vicky conducted a survey with nearly 1500 people about their experiences of the changing nature of relationships and how, if at all, their faith and churches have helped them make sense of this. It turns out (spoiler alert!) the Church hasn’t always been that helpful. So where do we look for signs of hope in these confusing times? 
    It’s a fascinating and challenging conversation.
    Interview starts at 14m 5s
    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 in such ways as Nomad Book Club, The Beloved Listener Lounge, 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 for more information.
    If you want to donate in pounds sterling, you can make a one-off or regular donation through PayPal, the links to which you can find on our support page.
    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 47 min
    Pádraig Ó Tuama - In the Shelter (N207)

    Pádraig Ó Tuama - In the Shelter (N207)

    In this episode Jemimah speaks with Irish poet, storyteller and theologian, Pádraig Ó Tuama. It’s a profoundly wise and insightful interview, touching on themes of language, story, gospel, power, community, sexuality and religion. It’s not an interview you can listen to just once! 
    Interview starts at 16m 10s
    During the conversation, Padraig reads the poems Narrative Theology 1 & 2, which are taken from Readings from the Book of Exile (Canterbury Press, 2012), and he reads a prayer from Daily Prayer from the Corrymeela Community. These are used with permission by Canterbury Press.
    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 in such ways as Nomad Book Club, The Beloved Listener Lounge, 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 for more information.
    If you want to donate in pounds sterling, you can make a one-off or regular donation through PayPal, the links to which you can find on our support page.
    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

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Always entertaining, provoking (in a good way), informative. The guests on this show are always top notch and the Nomad interviewers are insightful and curious. The intro/outright sections are charming and funny. This has encouraged me so much. Thank you :)

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