360 episodes

For more than 15 years Nomad Podcast has been hosting conversations with theologians, activists and contemplatives from across the Christian spectrum and beyond. Reflecting on our evangelical heritage we explore the possibilities of a more inclusive, generous and hopeful faith.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.7 • 404 Ratings

For more than 15 years Nomad Podcast has been hosting conversations with theologians, activists and contemplatives from across the Christian spectrum and beyond. Reflecting on our evangelical heritage we explore the possibilities of a more inclusive, generous and hopeful faith.

    John Butler - Finding Stillness in a Chaotic World

    John Butler - Finding Stillness in a Chaotic World

    Drawing on his life as an organic farmer and over six decades of meditation, contemplative John Butler gently guides us on a journey towards inner stillness. Born in the 1930’s, John reflects on the slow emergence of a spirituality shaped by years of deep connection to the natural world, mantra meditation, and an unexpected mystical experience of Jesus. He also reflects on his sadness at struggling to connect with a Church suspicious of the journey he’s been on.
    After the interview Nomad hosts Tim Nash and Nick Thorley reflect on their own experiences of stillness and meditation and the role it has played in the emergence of their spirituality. 
    Interview starts at 16m 47s 
    Books, quotes, links →
    The creation of Nomad's thoughtful, wonderfully ad-free content is entirely funded by our equally thoughtful, wonderful listeners. Supporting us gives access to Nomad's online communities through the Beloved Listener Lounge, Enneagram Lounge and Nomad Book Club - as well as bonus content like Nomad Contemplations, Nomad Devotionals and Nomad Revisited.
    If you'd like to join our lovely supporters head to our Patreon Page to donate and you may even be rewarded with a pen or Beloved Listener mug!
    If you're hoping to connect with others who are more local, you can also take a look at our Listener Map or join our Nomad Gathering Facebook page.
    Additionally, we share listener's stories on our blog, all with the hope of facilitating understanding, connection and supportive relationships.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Olivia Jackson - Deconstruction Myths and Accusations

    Olivia Jackson - Deconstruction Myths and Accusations

    When our faith is shifting we're often met with a variety of challenging responses from others. Drawing from her research, Olivia Jackson helps us to consider whether or not these responses reflect the lived experiences of those who are deconstructing.
    Afterwards Nick and Joy reflect on their own paths as they consider the impact of others' views on their evolving spirituality.
    Interview starts at 14m 34s 
    Books, quotes, links →
    The creation of Nomad's thoughtful, wonderfully ad-free content is entirely funded by our equally thoughtful, wonderful listeners. Supporting us gives access to Nomad's online communities through the Beloved Listener Lounge, Enneagram Lounge and Nomad Book Club - as well as bonus content like Nomad Contemplations, Nomad Devotionals and Nomad Revisited.
    If you'd like to join our lovely supporters head to our Patreon Page to donate and you may even be rewarded with a pen or Beloved Listener mug!
    If you're hoping to connect with others who are more local, you can also take a look at our Listener Map or join our Nomad Gathering Facebook page.
    Additionally, we share listener's stories on our blog, all with the hope of facilitating understanding, connection and supportive relationships.

    • 1 hr 48 min
    David Hayward - Til Doubt Do Us Part

    David Hayward - Til Doubt Do Us Part

    In this episode we chat with pastor turned artist David Hayward, aka Naked Pastor. David shares his journey from church leadership, through faith deconstruction, to a more expansive spirituality. The conversation focusses on David’s marriage, and how he and his wife navigated the complex dynamics of reimagining their relationship amid profound spiritual change. It’s a candid and thoughtful exploration of faith, love, and personal growth.
    After the interview Nomad hosts Tim Nash and Joy Brooks reflect on their own evolving faith and the impact on the own marriages. 
    Interview starts at 19m 37s
    Books, quotes, links →
    The creation of Nomad's thoughtful, wonderfully ad-free content is entirely funded by our equally thoughtful, wonderful listeners. Supporting us gives access to Nomad's online communities through the Beloved Listener Lounge, Enneagram Lounge and Nomad Book Club - as well as bonus content like Nomad Contemplations, Nomad Devotionals and Nomad Revisited.
    If you'd like to join our lovely supporters head to our Patreon Page to donate and you may even be rewarded with a pen or Beloved Listener mug!
    If you're hoping to connect with others who are more local, you can also take a look at our Listener Map or join our Nomad Gathering Facebook page.
    Additionally, we share listener's stories on our blog, all with the hope of facilitating understanding, connection and supportive relationships.

    • 1 hr 47 min
    Anthony Reddie & Al Barrett - Deconstructing Whiteness

    Anthony Reddie & Al Barrett - Deconstructing Whiteness

    Professor Anthony Reddie and Revd. Dr. Al Barrett join us for a conversation about whiteness. Weaving personal experiences with theological insights, they reflect on privilege, power, empire, race and identity, and wrestle with the need for both critical deconstruction and hopeful reimagining. It’s a nuanced and inspiring conversation between two scholar activists about the pursuit of a more just world.
    Interview starts at 19m 36s
    Books, quotes, links →
    The creation of Nomad's thoughtful, wonderfully ad-free content is entirely funded by our equally thoughtful, wonderful listeners. Supporting us gives access to Nomad's online communities through the Beloved Listener Lounge, Enneagram Lounge and Nomad Book Club - as well as bonus content like Nomad Contemplations, Nomad Devotionals and Nomad Revisited.
    If you'd like to join our lovely supporters head to our Patreon Page to donate and you may even be rewarded with a pen or Beloved Listener mug!
    If you're hoping to connect with others who are more local, you can also take a look at our Listener Map or join our Nomad Gathering Facebook page.
    Additionally, we share listener's stories on our blog, all with the hope of facilitating understanding, connection and supportive relationships.

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Timothy Beal - Finding Hope at the End of the World

    Timothy Beal - Finding Hope at the End of the World

    Faced with multiple existential threats in the coming decades, professor of religion Timothy Beal reflects on the possibility of human extinction and what hope might look like within that context. Timothy challenges the notion of perpetual optimism, advocating instead for a deeper, more grounded form of hope. Through insights from indigenous spirituality and palliative care principles, he explores how communities can confront grief, engage in meaningful action, and rediscover their earthly connection in the face of an uncertain future.
    Following the interview Tim and Nick discuss their growing concerns about the state of the world, how that’s impacting them emotionally, and how they understand hope.
    Interview starts at 18m 24s
    Books, quotes, links →
    The creation of Nomad's thoughtful, wonderfully ad-free content is entirely funded by our equally thoughtful, wonderful listeners. Supporting us gives access to Nomad's online communities through the Beloved Listener Lounge, Enneagram Lounge and Nomad Book Club - as well as bonus content like Nomad Contemplations, Nomad Devotionals and Nomad Revisited.
    If you'd like to join our lovely supporters head to our Patreon Page to donate and you may even be rewarded with a pen or Beloved Listener mug!
    If you're hoping to connect with others who are more local, you can also take a look at our Listener Map or join our Nomad Gathering Facebook page.
    Additionally, we share listener's stories on our blog, all with the hope of facilitating understanding, connection and supportive relationships.

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Vanessa Chamberlin - A Spirituality of the Land

    Vanessa Chamberlin - A Spirituality of the Land

    In this Easter devotional podcast, Vanessa Chamberlin reflects on biblical narratives and personal mystical experiences as she navigates the intersection of theology, art, and ecological consciousness.
    Following Vanessa’s reflection, Anna Robinson creates a contemplative space for us to more deeply reflect on and experience this spirituality of the land.
    All this is beautifully woven together with the [on location] music of Jon Bilbrough, known musically as Wilderthorn.
    Vanessa's reflection begins at 5m 52s
    Books, quotes, links →
    The creation of Nomad's thoughtful, wonderfully ad-free content is entirely funded by our equally thoughtful, wonderful listeners. Supporting us gives access to Nomad's online communities through the Beloved Listener Lounge, Enneagram Lounge and Nomad Book Club - as well as bonus content like Nomad Contemplations, Nomad Devotionals and Nomad Revisited.
    If you'd like to join our lovely supporters head to our Patreon Page to donate and you may even be rewarded with a pen or Beloved Listener mug!
    If you're hoping to connect with others who are more local, you can also take a look at our Listener Map or join our Nomad Gathering Facebook page.
    Additionally, we share listener's stories on our blog, all with the hope of facilitating understanding, connection and supportive relationships.

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
404 Ratings

404 Ratings

girl sails ,

Rachel Held Evans - kicking off 2024

Such a great interview. I have her book Inspired and was devastated when she died. For years I’ve asked why? And even said come on God! Your questions to Rachel reflected many of my own and even though I still struggle it was encouraging to listen to yours. Thank you.

Patricia from Torre ,

Enjoyed the interview….

…but really LOVED what Anna and Tim had to say afterwards. Thank you! P.S. Paul Young is another example of someone who wrote his thoughts/ideas to share solely with his family and it turned out to be a blessing for so many.

AnaUSA94 ,

I love Nomad Podcast so much

The hosts don’t know this but they became my first community after I had to painfully separate from the church three years ago to repair after trauma. Thanks so much Tim, Anna, Nick, Jemimah, David, Joy and everyone else. Also, I love when Nick and Tim laugh together…I feel as though I’m there in the room with them 💗
Cheers 🥂 and hope to meet you someday in person 😊🙆🏽‍♀️

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