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Stumbling through the post-Christendom wilderness, looking for signs of hope.

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    • 4.7 • 357 Ratings

Stumbling through the post-Christendom wilderness, looking for signs of hope.

    Brian Peck - Church Trauma

    Brian Peck - Church Trauma

    In this episode we chat with clinical social worker and a trauma-informed coach, Brian Peck. Brian grew up in a fundamentalist Christian church and upon leaving he began to realise the trauma this had caused. He now specialises in helping people work through their experiences of religious trauma. 
    So we talk to Brian about why religious spaces seem predisposed to traumatic experiences, what red flags we should be looking out for, how we can protect ourselves, how we can navigate relationships if we feel we have to leave, and many other things.   Interview starts at 10m 52s 
    Show Notes →
    Nomad is able to produce episodes like this one because a group of faithful listeners help us pay the bills. Our supporters 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 and our own members page to donate.
    You might also want to have a look at our blog, which we use to share the stories of the evolving faith of our podcast listeners.
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    • 1 hr 54 min
    Keith Giles - Ending the End Times

    Keith Giles - Ending the End Times

    In this episode we speak with former church pastor, author and teacher Keith Giles. Like many evangelicals, Keith inherited a dispensational understanding of the End Times. If you’re not sure what that is, think anti-Christ, mark of the Beast, the rapture, Jesus’s return, and the New Jerusalem.
    Keith slowly became aware that this was a relatively new, ill-informed and damaging way of reading the bible. So he set about discovering a healthier ‘End Times’ vision.
    Interview starts at 11m 40s
    Show Notes →
    Nomad is able to produce episodes like this one because a group of faithful listeners help us pay the bills. Our supporters 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 and our own members page to donate.
    You might also want to have a look at our blog, which we use 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 53 min
    Azariah France Williams - A Displaced Christmas

    Azariah France Williams - A Displaced Christmas

    Merry Christmas to One and All from Nomad Podcast. 
    In this devotional episode, Fr Azariah France Williams recalls the story of Viraj Mendis, who sought sanctuary in the UK from Sri Lanka. He lived for several years in a room in the Church of the Ascension, in Hulme, Manchester, being protected by the community. In 1989, the police raided the church and he was forcibly deported.
    This episode also features the poet and artist Steve Beal. And David Benjamin Blower performs the medieval traditional Christmas carol, Coventry Carol.
    Show Notes →
    Nomad is able to produce episodes like this one because a group of faithful listeners help us pay the bills. Our supporters 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 and our own members page to donate.
    You might also want to have a look at our blog, which we use 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.

    • 24 min
    Rowan Williams - Becoming Natural

    Rowan Williams - Becoming Natural

    The former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams carries a lifelong love for the theology and practice of the Eastern Church. His recent book, Looking East in Winter gives a window into the beautiful contemplative practices of the Eastern tradition.
    In this conversation we explore the life of contemplation, political solidarity, simplicity, and "the natural process of becoming natural."
    Interview starts at 16m 32s
    Show Notes →
    Nomad is able to produce episodes like this one because a group of faithful listeners help us pay the bills. Our supporters 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 and our own members page to donate.
    You might also want to have a look at our blog, which we use 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 hr 8 min
    Hannah Malcolm - Words for a Dying World

    Hannah Malcolm - Words for a Dying World

    When Hannah Malcolm was approached to write a book on climate grief, she chose, instead, to edit a book compiling voices from across the global church. The resulting picture is an extraordinary collage of very different experiences, all of which begin to suggest the many different ways in which everything is connected. 
    In this conversation we glimpse the church as something far richer and more diverse than we thought; we discover the marks of colonialism and extractive capitalism everywhere; and we explore how the crises of the present is drawing us back to land, to one another, and to our own bodies.
    Interview starts at 12m 16s
    Show Notes →
    Nomad is able to produce episodes like this one because a group of faithful listeners help us pay the bills. Our supporters 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 and our own members page to donate.
    You might also want to have a look at our blog, which we use 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 hr 12 min
    Claire Gilbert - Letters on Dying and Living

    Claire Gilbert - Letters on Dying and Living

    Claire Gilbert is a theologian, writer, and founding director of Westminster Abbey Institute. When she discovered that she had Myeloma - terminal cancer in the blood - she began her way by writing letters to a circle of trusted friends. The journey drew her home to nature, to her body, and to her long love for the mystic, Julian of Norwich. The letters are now published in the book Miles to Go Before I Sleep.
    Interview starts at 16m 15s
    Show Notes →
    Nomad is able to produce episodes like this one because a group of faithful listeners help us pay the bills. Our supporters 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 and our own members page to donate.
    You might also want to have a look at our blog, which we use 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 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
357 Ratings

357 Ratings

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It’s such a crazy journey as a Jesus follower picking up bread crumbs and finding a trail that leads us home and to family. From some folks in Bethlehem I heard of a woman who happened to be married to a pastor Bryan Zahnd found he wrote a book. Which maybe I heard Preston sprinkle talk about or Greg Boyd? “sinners in the hands of a loving God” which all I need to do is meditate on that title and I am half way there. And then reading it and wanting more and searching podcasts and I find your interview with him. Which led me to nomads which I feel like a lot of the time. Thank you for helping me continue on my journey with your musings, worship, and great interviews. From Whidbey Island Washington

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