62 episodes

Many of us have left our spiritual home filled with questions, doubts, skepticism and curiosity. This is a healthy spirituality and has the power to fill us with peace, joy and wonder. Yet, in our journey we often find ourselves between places that have long been familiar and new spaces to which we are being called. In those moments, between familiar places and new spaces, it is helpful to discover next steps for our continued journey. Through interviews, reflection and observations, The Changing Faith Podcast with Michael Hidalgo explores next steps, asks helpful questions, embraces skepticism and stokes curiosity for all of us who are “between”.

The Changing Faith Podcast with Michael Hidalgo Michael Hidalgo

    • Christianity
    • 4.7, 48 Ratings

Many of us have left our spiritual home filled with questions, doubts, skepticism and curiosity. This is a healthy spirituality and has the power to fill us with peace, joy and wonder. Yet, in our journey we often find ourselves between places that have long been familiar and new spaces to which we are being called. In those moments, between familiar places and new spaces, it is helpful to discover next steps for our continued journey. Through interviews, reflection and observations, The Changing Faith Podcast with Michael Hidalgo explores next steps, asks helpful questions, embraces skepticism and stokes curiosity for all of us who are “between”.

    Episode 062 :: Individualism, Punishment and Conversations About Racism

    Episode 062 :: Individualism, Punishment and Conversations About Racism

    Many have had unnerving conversations with White Christians about racism. There is a disbelief as to how they can deny the ongoing reality of racism in this country, or how they can push back against white privilege or anything that seems to imply they are complicit in a system of evil. Many feel exasperated and are left to ask, "How can they not see this?!" This is what we seek to understand together. As Thich Nhat Hanh says, “Understanding is love’s other name. If you don’t understand, you can’t love.” Perhaps if we can understand more, we can love better. And if we can love better, we all may continue to grow and transform and move toward greater wholeness. Enjoy!

    • 56 min
    Episode 061 :: Amanda Henderson Brings Holy Chaos

    Episode 061 :: Amanda Henderson Brings Holy Chaos

    On this episode, Amanda Henderson joins us to talk about her new book titled, Holy Chaos: Creating Connections in Divisive Times. Because sometimes, trying to find connection across real division feels like chaos. Amanda, shares about her own experiences of this hard work - through fear, frustration, being broken open and continuing to love - no matter what. Amanda is the Executive Director of The Interfaith Alliance of Colorado. You can find her new book, Holy Chaos here and learn more about her work with The Interfaith Alliance of Colorado here.

    • 46 min
    Episode 060 :: Why Does God Matter?

    Episode 060 :: Why Does God Matter?

    In our current moment of Pandemic and Protests we find ourselves asking, "Why does God Matter?" If we were to ask that question of ourselves, what would we say? On this episode we talk about the idea of the Divine, then a bit about where Jesus fits in to this conversation, and then a response as to why God matters.

    • 59 min
    Episode 059 :: We Have to Blame Someone!

    Episode 059 :: We Have to Blame Someone!

    On this episode, we discuss our the human tendency to NOT look within, while at the same time having a keen eye to see what is wrong out there among others. The more we do this, the more we are able to ignore what needs healing within ourselves. And the more we ignore what's stirring within ourselves, the greater our sense of superiority. And the greater our sense of superiority, the less we believe we need to look at ourselves, which allows us to believe to a greater degree the problem lies not with us. It's a vicious spiral that has the power to lure us into believing our way of thinking is the one, right way. But what if we learn a new way of looking at ourselves, that could lead us to a new way of looking at others? That, among other things, is what we talk about. Enjoy!

    • 53 min
    Episode 058 :: Colby Martin and The Shift

    Episode 058 :: Colby Martin and The Shift

    Many of us find ourselves in new territory with regard to our faith and how we understand God, life, the Bible, the Church and the universe we live in, and that is what we explore on this episode! We talk with our guest about what it’s like to be on a journey toward a renewed expression of our faith, a process Colby Martin calls, The Shift. In it he writes about the journey forward and how it is a mixture of freedom and fear, love and loneliness, empowerment and pain, but on the side of this faith-shift awaits a wider, freer, more peace-filled reality. Colby is the author of UnClobber: Rethinking our Misuse of the Bible on Homosexuality and his latest book The Shift: Surviving and Thriving after Moving from Conservative to Progressive Christianity. You can learn more about Colby by visiting his website at: ColbymartinOnline.com

    • 58 min
    Episode 057 :: We Are Tired

    Episode 057 :: We Are Tired

    In this midst of this season one of the common things I routinely hear and see and feel is that we are tired. Regardless of how much sleep we get or how much we exercise (or don’t) this season has been fatiguing for so many of us. On this episode we explore some of the things that may add to our tiredness and some things we can do to lend us and others more energy. Enjoy!

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

SuzannaMoss ,

Love this podcast

Denver Community Church and Michael Hidalgo have changed my life and made me feel less alone in my faith, questioning, and curiosity into subjects considered taboo by much of the American church. I admire Michael’s bravery to be his authentic self and explore where the spirit leads him no matter how uncomfortable. He’s also an excellent podcast host & speaker.

Tfayter ,

Questioning is good but...

Our faith is a questioning one, an intellectual one. There’s nothing at all wrong with asking questions. Unfortunately I think this guy is far more interested in the sound of his own voice than in asking genuine questions. He sounds like a televangelist, which is presumably not something the potential audience would want to hear. And to say that Christianity doesn’t have a “corner on the market” shows that he doesn’t really understand Christianity. There are lots of ways of looking at our faith in the context of other faiths, and I actually think the mainstream evangelical church doesn’t always get it right, but you also have to be able to say the Bible is the word of God and our guidance system. It’s not popular to point out that Jesus is the way, the way, and the life is Truth. If you don’t believe that, then I don’t know how you can call yourself a Christian. I think you’ve become a relativist who wants the world more than he wants heaven. This podcast will steer people in the wrong direction and for that, I pray its audience remains small.

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