52 episodes

Like it or not, we now live in a largely post-christian and decidedly post-church world. What this means for churches is that business-as-usual tactics have not worked, and will not work. It’s time for serious change, not incremental adjustments but radical re-framing of what it means to be a community. Join us as we explore a world that is moving past traditional notions of religion, god and church to see what comes next.

Sacred Anarchies: A Post Church Podcast H&Co.

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.6 • 15 Ratings

Like it or not, we now live in a largely post-christian and decidedly post-church world. What this means for churches is that business-as-usual tactics have not worked, and will not work. It’s time for serious change, not incremental adjustments but radical re-framing of what it means to be a community. Join us as we explore a world that is moving past traditional notions of religion, god and church to see what comes next.

    Ouch! I've been shriven!

    Ouch! I've been shriven!

    It’s Pancake Day, Shrove Tuesday or perhaps even Fat Tuesday-the eve of Lent, the beginning of forty days of self-reflection, and for some, forty days of no chocolate or sugar! So we are talking about why feasting is as important as fasting and also how it feels to be shriven!
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    • 19 min
    Love, Death and Freudian Slips

    Love, Death and Freudian Slips

    This week it’s a post-Valentine conversation about the most elusive and consuming of all human emotions: love. What is it? Why can we never find the words? Why does Maria keep saying death when she means love?! All this and other prognostications about l-o-v-e.
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    • 23 min
    Death, Despair and Being Fully Human

    Death, Despair and Being Fully Human

    This week we are discussing Ernest Becker's "The Denial of Death," zeroing in on a particular chapter entitled, "Human Character as a Vital Lie." OUCH! Join us as we probe further into the illusionary nature of life and what it might mean to live fully human vs. part.
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    • 29 min
    The Dance of Death

    The Dance of Death

    We are back!  Back from our slumber or back from our sabbatical or...back from our death sleep?  Perhaps that is more appropriate given the subject matter of this week's podcast, which inaugurates Sacred Anarchies, Season 2!  It's good to be back!
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    • 10 min
    The End of Millennial Modernism?

    The End of Millennial Modernism?

    The emergence of ‘man-tenance’? Conscious bars? All that and how men’s skincare might herald new theological horizons and why the hyper-personalization of our lives is a pointer to changing understanding of the self, the world, and maybe even the gods!
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    • 31 min
    The Instagram Comment That Launched a Podcast

    The Instagram Comment That Launched a Podcast

    In this week's conversation we cover everything from a comment left on an Instagram feed about narrative versus empirical realities, and why binary conversations about the ‘real world’ are seldom satisfying and then how design might offer new ways of thinking through theology and other issues, ‘everything but the kitchen sink’ said Maria, but then we talked about sinks so…we cover it all this time around!
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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Roger Messner ,

Great Weekly Checkin w/ H&Co Crew

So thankful for Maria and Barry! Check it out.

Native_V ,

Deconstructing the Deconstruction

This is one of the most insightful podcasts, in terms of “deconstructing” the status quo of the overall Christian faith. Nevertheless, some days I can’t get past Maria’s high-pitch whiny voice and wonder if Barry is not as talkative in order to amplify a woman’s voice. Lastly, I’ve lost my enthusiasm in listening to this podcast more recently, due to the lack of cultural awareness in their theological conversations. The theological “deconstruction” is heavily from a European and “USA” (as the “Americas” are 2-continents, not a country) and privileged lenses. Though both are highly knowledgeable, speak very eloquently and are extremely articulate, they lack the understanding and connection to the realities of Christian faith in other cultures.

neveready5 ,

Post Church

Some of us don't "live" in this area. Nor are we educated or exposed to the issue facing the Church. The Church is declining. Not a secret. Just look around. The SBC which is the largest Protestant denomoniation has seen it's biggest drop in membership in over 100 years. But why? This podcast will help you understand the times and maybe slow the tide.

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