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Blue Ocean World takes a look at current affairs, culture and religion and how those things connect with the big questions of life. Join co-hosts Dave Schmelzer, Tom Wassink, and Val Snekvik for lively discussion, interviews and stories.

Blue Ocean World blueoceanworldpodcast@gmail.com (Blue Ocean World)

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8, 48 Ratings

Blue Ocean World takes a look at current affairs, culture and religion and how those things connect with the big questions of life. Join co-hosts Dave Schmelzer, Tom Wassink, and Val Snekvik for lively discussion, interviews and stories.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

Embee37568 ,

Insightful, open-armed/open-hearted, fun and interesting

I first stumbled upon Blue Ocean Faith about 6 months ago after reading a book by a pastor who mentioned the group at the end of his (very long, published) “letter” to the people who attend his church. I was then playing catch-up listening to old Blue Ocean World episodes for months! It has been quite the season for me as my son and I left our old church and I have been redefining my faith, we’ve been visiting many different types of churches and I’ve delved into a whole lot of Bible study, theological wrestling, ancient language learning, prayer, discussions and meditations. Through it all, these guys (Dave, Christina, Ryan, Val and Tom and some very interesting guests) have been there. I appreciate their warmth, openness and humility, their passion for people and for Jesus. The topics are timely and interesting and the speakers’ insights are refreshing. I feel in a way like I know the crew and like they are some of my only friends on this new journey of spiritual discernment that are pretty open-minded to all sides on hot-button issues. Their podcast has been much-needed for my mental and spiritual health at a time when I’ve often felt like I have few friends or family members who are both trying to follow Jesus And want a new kind of faith and a less literalist interpretation of the Bible. Thank you for all you do Blue Ocean Worlders! I appreciate you! You are very five star-y for sure!

jenstruck ,

A thoughtful and refreshing approach to faith

What a refreshing podcast! I love the open and honest discussions about faith and how it looks different for each of us. Each co-host has a different perspective about the topic being discussed, so it's nice to hear different views. Sometimes it causes me to put more thought in my life and faith journey, and other times it just helps me feel comforted to be able to relate and know that I'm not alone. It's definitely worth a listen!

Vinefun ,

I Like Listening on My Commute

The podcast gives me thoughtful ideas and ways I can engage with others.

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