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Another Name for Every Thing with Richard Rohr is a conversational podcast series on the deep connections between action and contemplation. Richard is joined by two students of the Christian contemplative path, Brie Stoner and Paul Swanson, who seek to integrate the wisdom amidst diapers, disruptions, and the shifting state of our world.
Richard Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher whose work is grounded in Christian mysticism. He is a Franciscan priest and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Another Name For Every Thing with Richard Rohr Center for Action and Contemplation

    • Christianity
    • 4.8, 2.3K Ratings

Another Name for Every Thing with Richard Rohr is a conversational podcast series on the deep connections between action and contemplation. Richard is joined by two students of the Christian contemplative path, Brie Stoner and Paul Swanson, who seek to integrate the wisdom amidst diapers, disruptions, and the shifting state of our world.
Richard Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher whose work is grounded in Christian mysticism. He is a Franciscan priest and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

    Bonus: The Relationships that Shape Us

    Bonus: The Relationships that Shape Us

    In this bonus episode we find Paul Swanson and Brie Stoner in dialogue without Richard Rohr. Recorded in the Fall 2019, Richard had to jettison to a meeting in Santa Fe and encouraged Brie and Paul to record a conversation without him on relationships, work, and parenting within the lens of the Universal Christ. This episode draws from the concrete experiences of Brie and Paul as they seek to live out the values of the Universal Christ within the reality of precocious kids, demanding work, and meaningful committed relationships. 
    Visit cac.org/podcast to listen to season one of Another Name for Every Thing  
    Visit universalchrist.org to learn more about the core themes of Richard’s book, The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe 
    This podcast is made possible, thanks to the generosity of our donors. If you would love to support the ongoing work of the Center for Action and Contemplation and the continued work of our podcasts, you can donate at cac.org/podcastsupport Thank you!
    We'd love to have your thoughts in mind as we think about future seasons, help us out by filling out this survey: anothernameforeverything.com

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Fruits of the Universal Christ

    Fruits of the Universal Christ

    Richard Rohr, in conversation with Brie Stoner and Paul Swanson, look deeply into the ‘and’ between action and contemplation. This final discussion of Season 3 gathers and threads all of the themes of previous episodes together. This episode invites listeners to risk stepping more fully into conscious participation with the Universal Christ in both personal and collective approaches to action and contemplation. 
    Visit cac.org/podcast to listen to season one of Another Name for Every Thing  
    Visit universalchrist.org to learn more about the core themes of Richard’s book, The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe 
    This podcast is made possible, thanks to the generosity of our donors. If you would love to support the ongoing work of the Center for Action and Contemplation and the continued work of our podcasts, you can donate at cac.org/podcastsupport Thank you!
    We'd love to have your thoughts in mind as we think about future seasons, help us out by filling out this survey: anothernameforeverything.com

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Practice of Awe and Wonder

    The Practice of Awe and Wonder

    Richard Rohr, in conversation with Paul Swanson and Brie Stoner, talk about the roles of awe and wonder play in the spiritual journey. This episode circles around the themes of creativity, music, humor, and the joy of mundanity in a Christ-soaked world. 
    Visit cac.org/podcast to listen to season one of Another Name for Every Thing  
    Visit universalchrist.org to learn more about the core themes of Richard’s book, The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe 
    This podcast is made possible, thanks to the generosity of our donors. If you would love to support the ongoing work of the Center for Action and Contemplation and the continued work of our podcasts, you can donate at cac.org/podcastsupport Thank you!
    We'd love to have your thoughts in mind as we think about future seasons, help us out by filling out this survey: anothernameforeverything.com

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Universal Christ in Deep Time

    Universal Christ in Deep Time

    Richard Rohr, in conversation with Brie Stoner and Paul Swanson, talk about how Christ is present in evolution and relational time. The focus threads through the distinction between deep time and linear time, not clinging to outcomes nor becoming passive to the urgent needs of the world, and practicing resurrection in our own lives. 
    For more podcasts from the Center for Action and Contemplation, visit cac.org/podcast 
    Visit universalchrist.org to learn more about the core themes of Richard’s book, The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe 
    This podcast is made possible, thanks to the generosity of our donors. If you would love to support the ongoing work of the Center for Action and Contemplation and the continued work of our podcasts, you can donate at cac.org/podcastsupport Thank you!
    We'd love to have your thoughts in mind as we think about future seasons, help us out by filling out this survey: anothernameforeverything.com

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Bonus: Our Global Initiation | Part Three

    Bonus: Our Global Initiation | Part Three

    In this bonus episode Richard, Brie, and Paul recorded their conversation remotely from the confines of their own homes during the pandemic COVID-19. This episode is the final installment of the three-part series on this pandemic as a global initiation. This episode focuses on the final three redemptive gifts of the initiation process. Join us in conversation as we seek to live out these steps in quarantine, parenthood, practice, and contemplation. 
    The five redemptive gifts of the initiation messages: 
    1.   It is true that life is hard, and yet my yoke is easy and my burden is light (Matthew 11:28).  
    2.  It is true that you are not important, and yet do you not know that your name is written in heaven? (Luke 10:20).  
    3.  It is true that your life is not about you, and yet I live now not my own life, but the life of Christ who lives in me (Galatians 2:20). 
    4.  It is true that you are not in control, and yet can any of you, for all of your worrying, add a single moment to your span of life? (Luke 12:26).  
    5.  It is true that you are going to die, and yet neither death nor life. . . can ever come between us and the love of God (Romans 8:38-39). 
    In the midst of this pandemic we hold you in contemplative solidarity and prayer for safety, rest, and renewal. 
    Visit cac.org/podcast to listen to season one of Another Name for Every Thing 
    Visit universalchrist.org to learn more about the core themes of Richard’s book, The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe 
    This podcast is made possible, thanks to the generosity of our donors. If you would love to support the ongoing work of the Center for Action and Contemplation and the continued work of our podcasts, you can donate at cac.org/podcastsupport Thank you!
    We'd love to have your thoughts in mind as we think about future seasons, help us out by filling out this survey: anothernameforeverything.com

    • 50 min
    Emotional Buoyancy

    Emotional Buoyancy

    Richard Rohr, in conversation with Paul Swanson and Brie Stoner, explore how one should relate with the emotions and feelings when they arise. Leaning into how contemplation can help cultivate a right relationship with our feelings and the selfhood below the surface, the dialogue focuses on forgiveness, healthy acceptance and detachment, and emotions as messengers. 
    Visit cac.org/podcast to check out the Center for Action and Contemplation's family of podcasts.
    Visit universalchrist.org to learn more about the core themes of Richard’s book, The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe 
    This podcast is made possible, thanks to the generosity of our donors. If you would love to support the ongoing work of the Center for Action and Contemplation and the continued work of our podcasts, you can donate at cac.org/podcastsupport Thank you!
    We'd love to have your thoughts in mind as we think about future seasons, help us out by filling out this survey: anothernameforeverything.com

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.3K Ratings

2.3K Ratings

Bmcerlai ,

Favorite podcast

Have enjoyed all episodes. Of course Richard brings great perspective, but interviews are we’ll organized, focused and thoughtful. Well done!

bozrahgal ,

Thank you!

My heart is full. Listening to you brings me to that place of intimacy that you describe for Karen from Cape May at the end of the Awe & Wonder podcast. What a beautiful & true revelation for these feelings of mixed joy & sadness.

compssion 1 ,

My first episode with you guys.

I absolutely love listening to you two talking about how to shape your children. I enjoyed the Rowan wanting paint before 6 in the morning.
I am past the season of my life. I have several grandchildren, in fact, I am supposed to have a great grandchild sometime in January!
What I especially loved was hearing about Paul’s ritual of making his wife’s coffee, the love that goes into it, the give and take with his daughter. I love the sticky notes, the ones that “make it” on the picture frame.
I wish I had this when I was raising my children. I definitely know about the damaging images I received as a young person. I just recently shared that with one of my granddaughters.
I wish I could share this with my youngest son. He is not yet married. But it is such a precious ritual Paul. But as you shared, we cannot force this on anyone. I was not ready in my 20’s or even 30’s. I may find a way to share the sticky notes part as an anecdote with him (he is the most open minded of my children). Thank You! I’ll be back.

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