Exploring what it means to be faithfully Christian in our always-changing world with its challenges and opportunities. I like to think out loud and talk with friends about biblical texts, books, politics, sports, music, films, and basically anything that interests me. This is all an attempt to be fully alive in God’s good world and to enjoy the liberating reality of the Christian gospel.
Gaining Perspective on Our Suffering
In this episode, Steve and I talk about how holding onto a right perspective helps us deal with our suffering.
Doing What You Love & Maintaining Perspective
In this episode, we ended up talking quite a bit about Johnny Marr's autobiography, Set the Boy Free, and the sort of person Marr embodies. He stayed focused on what he loved--playing guitar--and remained committed to those around him, which kept him from losing his perspective on life.
I also mentioned a few books: Underland, by Robert Macfarlane; Empire of Pain, by Patrick Radden Keefe; Devil House, by John Darnielle; and, of course, Johnny Marr, Set the Boy Free.
Long Walks & Laughter
In this episode, Steve and I talk about some of the healing dynamics associated with our practice of taking long walks and the healing power of laughter.
The Challenges of Our Intellectual Journeys
In this episode, Steve and I reflect on our personal transformations over the last 25 years, and the emotional, relational, and intellectual dynamics involved in those.
The Place of Pain and Suffering in the Pursuit of Happiness and Wholeness
In this episode, Steve and I talk about how painful situations can be catalysts for growth, and under what conditions that can happen.
The Quest for Certainty in an Uncertain World
In this episode, Steve and I talk about certainty and uncertainty, reflecting on Mark C. Taylor's comment, in his book, After God, that "Certainty is the symptom of death; uncertainty, the pulse of life."
One of my go-to podcasts!
Been listening for several years. Tim’s perspective, expertise, and way of enlightening is great. The whole is more than the sum of the parts - Tim’s podcast plus the Bible Project makes for some eye-opening Bible immersion.
I’ve started a few episodes..
They all seem to be about food or traffic. Is there some trick to finding the good, Biblical content? I’ve heard Gombus on Holy Post and thought I’d like this podcast, but I can’t seem to listen for long enough without growing bored of hearing opinions about everything except the Bible.
Thank you, Tim, for being open and honest.