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

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    • 4.7 • 353 Ratings

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

    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
    Rachel Mander - Pilgrims to Cop26

    Rachel Mander - Pilgrims to Cop26

    Cop26 is a gathering of world leaders, meeting this November in Glasgow to review agreements to reduce carbon emissions. While the meeting was being confirmed, the Young Christian Climate Network planned a relay pilgrimage from Cornwall to Glasgow. 
    In this podcast Rachel Mander talks to us about what’s at stake in this historic gathering, about faith and activism, about how poorer countries are being pushed into debt to the bigger carbon emitters, and about the trials and joys of the political pilgrimage.
    Interview starts at 22m 06s
    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
    Alex Clare-Young & Sarah Hobbs - Trans. Christian. Human.

    Alex Clare-Young & Sarah Hobbs - Trans. Christian. Human.

    In this episode we listen in on a conversation between Alex Clare-Young and Sarah Hobbs about their trans experience.
    Alex is a transmasculine non-binary minister with the United Reformed Church, currently completing doctoral research into trans theology. Sarah is a trans woman, who leads a consultancy business, and is a speaker and trainer. Together they co-chair the Open Table Network, a partnership of Christian communities which welcome and affirm people who are LGBTQ+.
    In the conversation Alex and Sarah honestly and vulnerably share their stories of coming to terms with their identities, their transition, the reaction of their faith communities, and their evolving relationship with the Bible and the Christian faith.
    It’s a beautiful, honest, heartbreaking, inspiring, hopeful conversation.
    Conversation starts at 21m 25s
    Show Notes →
    Nomad is able to host conversations like these 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 26 min
    Diana Butler Bass - Freeing Jesus

    Diana Butler Bass - Freeing Jesus

    In this episode we’re joined by religion and contemporary spirituality commentator, Diana Butler Bass. Diana talks about her latest book Freeing Jesus, in which she tracks the evolution of her understanding and experience of Jesus. From liberal Methodist beginnings, through fundamentalist evangelicalism, to a more progressive Christianity, Diana has never lost her interest in Jesus, or her openness to mystical experiences. But how does she, and the Nomad hosts, now understand titles like Lord, Saviour, Friend and Way?
    Interview starts at 14m 53s
    Show Notes →
    Nomad is able to host conversations like these 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 3 min
    Robin Parry - A Hope in Hell? [Revisited]

    Robin Parry - A Hope in Hell? [Revisited]

    Every month we produce a podcast for our supporters called Nomad Revisited. In each episode Tim and Nick enter the Nomad archive and chose an episode from the last 12 years, and spend an hour or so reflecting on how their faith has evolved since then. It’s an exercise in self forgiveness and compassion, as they are often confronted with terrible interview technique, poor audio quality and very earnest, evangelical theology!
    This month we thought we’d put one of these episode on Nomad’s main feed, as a free taster.
    It’s a 2014 conversation with the author of the book The Evangelical Universalist, Robin Parry. At the time Tim and Nick would have considered ‘evangelical universalism’ an oxymoron, and a slippery slope to liberalism. But how do they view it now?
    Interview starts at 21m 56s
    Show Notes →
    If you want to access Nomad Revisited, and our monthly Devotionals and Contemplations, head over to our Patreon page or 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 40 min

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353 Ratings

353 Ratings

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