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A look at faith and spirituality hosted by Bob Crawford (The Avett Brothers / The Road to Now) and Chris Breslin (Oak Church).

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 40 Ratings

A look at faith and spirituality hosted by Bob Crawford (The Avett Brothers / The Road to Now) and Chris Breslin (Oak Church).

    You Shall Know the Truth and the Truth Shall Unsettle You w/ Mark Charles & Soong-Chan Rah (Pt 2)

    You Shall Know the Truth and the Truth Shall Unsettle You w/ Mark Charles & Soong-Chan Rah (Pt 2)

    This podcast is the second of a special 2-part episode of RTN Theology features co-authors Soong-Chan Rah & Mark Charles talking about lament, imagination, history, politics, and a call to conciliation. Deeply theological thinkers, Charles and Rah, their partnership came about from repeatedly crossing paths speaking about the topics of the Doctrine of Discovery and lament. Currently Mark Charles is running for Presidency of the United States of America as an independent.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    You Shall Know the Truth and the Truth Shall Unsettle You w/ Mark Charles & Soong-Chan Rah (Pt 1)

    You Shall Know the Truth and the Truth Shall Unsettle You w/ Mark Charles & Soong-Chan Rah (Pt 1)

    This podcast is the first of a special 2-part episode of RTN Theology features co-authors Soong-Chan Rah & Mark Charles talking about lament, imagination, history, politics, and a call to conciliation. Deeply theological thinkers, Charles and Rah, their partnership came about from repeatedly crossing paths speaking about the topics of the Doctrine of Discovery and lament. Currently Mark Charles is running for Presidency of the United States of America as an independent.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Faith on Stage: Bob's CHQ Conversation w/ Bishop Gene Robinson

    Faith on Stage: Bob's CHQ Conversation w/ Bishop Gene Robinson

    Bob joins Bishop Gene Robinson, the chaplain of the Chautauqua Institution for a special talk about his life of faith as a professional musician, father, and friend. Their remarkable CHQ Assembly conversation comes during such a difficult time for so many, and remembers how his faith in Jesus grew amidst the crisis of his daughter, Hallie’s, brain tumor and treatment. Featured music comes from Winston-Salem’s The Pharaoh Sisters and their album Civil Dawn.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    D.L. Mayfield on Protests, Portland, & the Myth of the American Dream

    D.L. Mayfield on Protests, Portland, & the Myth of the American Dream

    RTN Theology #30 features two longtime Portlanders— D.L. Mayfield and Liz Vice (little known fact: before she was a gospel and R&B star she worked on Portlandia!). D.L. Mayfield is the author of "The Myth of the American Dream" (IVP, 2020). Liz and Danielle reflect on their own experiences of Portland's virtues and vices, and how protest might just be the mode of worship we all need right now.  The sacred music collective, Common Hymnal, provides our soundtrack for the episode.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Mother Augustine w/ Natalie Carnes & James K.A. Smith

    Mother Augustine w/ Natalie Carnes & James K.A. Smith

    RTN Theology #29 features two theologians who’ve both recently written brilliant books about 4th Century N. African Bishop and theologian St. Augustine: Natalie Carnes & James K.A. Smith. This wide-ranging and luminous conversation spotlights Dr. Carnes’ new book, Motherhood, and branches out to talk about her previous writing on iconoclasm and monuments, justice, memory, and parenting during COVID-19. Paul Zach (ft Liz Vice) provides our soundtrack with songs from his EP, God is the Friend of Silence.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Fight Evil with Poetry w/ Liz Vice & Micah Bournes (Pt 2)

    Fight Evil with Poetry w/ Liz Vice & Micah Bournes (Pt 2)

    This podcast is the second of a special 2-part episode of RTN Theology features guest host Liz Vice and spoken word artist Micah Bournes talking faith, art, and activism. Liz and Micah have collaborated on each’s albums, including Micah’s most recent record, A Time Like This. This wide-ranging conversation between two brilliant artist of faith was too good to cut short, so we kept the tape running and turned it into a two-part episode.

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

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40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Bryan Christenson-Diver ,

Always delivers deep food for conversation

RTN Theology is up there with Middle East Focus and Pass the Mic in my podcast priorities. Every week has diverse and thoughtful content that is kept steady by two outstanding hosts. This podcast has also helped to keep me sane during quarantine tbh.

Comm101 ,

Always Thought-Provoking

Even for a nonbeliever or journeyer, trust me. Interesting discussions, historical lessons, and some very good music. Hosts have a very calming, welcoming style. RTN Theology has become one I look forward to each week.

nedbrez ,

Great stuff!

Enjoyable conversations.

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