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

Nomad Podcast Tim Nash

    • Christianity
    • 4.7, 270 Ratings

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

    Nicola Slee - Faith in Feminism? (N224)

    Nicola Slee - Faith in Feminism? (N224)

    Theologian, poet and author Nicola Slee joins Jemimah to talk about when she first encountered feminist theology and its potential to challenge, inform and enrich our Christian faith and practice. 
    Nicola Slee is Director of Research at the Queen’s Foundation for Ecumenical Theology and Professor of Feminist Practical Theology in the Faculty of Religion at VU Amsterdam. Her research interests range around Christian feminist practical theology but also encompass poetry and theology and other aspects of practical theology.
    Interview starts at 19m 22s.
    If you want more from Nomad, check out our website, and follow us on Facebook and twitter.
    Nomad can only keep going because a small group of faithful listeners help us pay the bills. Our donors 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 to donate in dollars and our PayPal members page to donate in pounds.
    You might also want to have a look at our blog, which we're now using 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 58 min
    Sam Wells - Improvising Faith (N223)

    Sam Wells - Improvising Faith (N223)

    In this episode vicar of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church at Trafalgar Square, London and professor of Christian ethics at King's College, Sam Wells shares his belief that to live well is to improvise well. He defines improvisation in the theatre as "a practice through which actors seek to develop trust in themselves and one another in order that they may conduct unscripted dramas without fear." And that, he believes, is how we should approach life. Building trust, overcoming fear, conducting relationships, and making choices - all without a script. The Bible therefore is not a ‘script’ but a training school that shapes our habits and practices. And living well is "faithfully improvising on the Christian tradition." 
    It’s a fascinating and inspiring conversation that brings to life Christian ethics. 
    Interview starts at 16m 30s. 
    If you want more from Nomad, check out our website, and follow us on Facebook and twitter.
    Nomad can only keep going because a small group of faithful listeners help us pay the bills. Our donors 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 to donate in dollars and our PayPal members page to donate in pounds.
    You might also want to have a look at our blog, which we're now using 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 46 min
    Q&A Lockdown Special (N222)

    Q&A Lockdown Special (N222)

    We felt these unprecedented times deserved an unprecedented episode of nomad. So for the first time we recorded a remote episode, with Jemimah beaming in from Cardiff, David from Birmingham, and Tim and Nick from Nottingham. 
    To help stimulate the conversation, we thought we'd ask the Listener Lounge for questions. 
    So tune in if you want to know how we’re coping with the pandemic, what signs of hope we’re seeing, whether we still believe in God, what prayer means to us, the most significant thing we’ve learnt from the nomad journey, the most cringe-worthy thing we’ve said during an interview, the funniest things our kids have said recently, and much much more! 
    If you want more from Nomad, check out our website, and follow us on Facebook and twitter.
    Nomad can only keep going because a small group of faithful listeners help us pay the bills. Our donors 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 to donate in dollars and our PayPal members page to donate in pounds.
    You might also want to have a look at our blog, which we're now using 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 7 min
    Meditations for Isolation - The Power of a Greeting (N221)

    Meditations for Isolation - The Power of a Greeting (N221)

    In this final meditation of the series, Anna reflects on the power of the greeting that Jesus gave his disciples when he met them in the upper room on Easter day. She considers what Pádraig Ó Tuama shares about this greeting in his book In The Shelter: Finding a home in the World. She then leads us in a stilling exercise followed by an Ignatian style meditation, using our imaginations to enter into the scene in the locked room as told in John and Luke’s gospels. Anna then finishes with a short examen and closing prayer.
    David Blower responds to the meditation with original music and ambience.
    If you want a meditation like this one each month, then visit either our PayPal or Patreon membership page.

    • 24 min
    Meditations for Isolation – Freedom from the Tyranny of Fear (N220)

    Meditations for Isolation – Freedom from the Tyranny of Fear (N220)

    In this meditation Anna Robinson reflects on our struggles with fear, anxiety and distress. She looks at how Jesus himself felt great fear, particularly at this time of Easter. Then, drawing on the wisdom of James Finley, Anna leads us through a stilling exercise and meditation where we can bring our deepest fears and distress to Jesus. Through this we hope together we can find freedom from our experience of the tyranny of fear.
    David Blower compliments the meditation with original music and ambience.
    If you want a meditation like this one each month, then visit either our PayPal or Patreon membership page.

    • 23 min
    Meditations for Isolation - Loving Kindness (N219)

    Meditations for Isolation - Loving Kindness (N219)

    In this contemplation, Anna Robinson considers the significance of acknowledging how we are feeling in these uncertain and unsettling times. She considers the importance of kindness and compassion to others and ourselves, recognising our shared human experiences. Anna then leads us into a stilling exercise to help us become fully present, after which she guides us a Loving-Kindness meditation that fosters feelings of compassion and kindness and enables us to feel more connected to those we love and those around us during this time of isolation. 
    David Blower compliments the meditation with original music and ambience.
    If you want a meditation like this one each month, then visit either our PayPal or Patreon membership page.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
270 Ratings

270 Ratings

holykhakis ,

Great!

It’s great even in this side of the pond. Imagine hanging out with a couple of blokes at the pub talking about life, God, and religion. That’s this podcast except they just happen to have people like Tom Wright and Alexander Shaia drop by for a bit.

MichaelMahncke ,

Engaging

Really enjoy the wide variety of speakers and the honest attempt to understand

mmishab ,

Inspiring

Listening in from texas, USA! I’m a Baha’i and enjoy the insights I’m getting from your journey. Cheers!

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