Aaron Niequist hosts a podcast through his book--The Eternal Current--one episode per chapter. Each episode will 1) Reflect on the key idea of that chapter, 2) Have a conversation with someone who is living it out in the world, and 3) Learn a concrete practice that helps us flesh this theme into our hearts, bodies, and relationships. Not merely about ideas...but learning how to swim.
Intro to Season Two: Swimming in a Tsunami
Aaron shares the heart and invitation of Season 2: Swimming During a Tsunami. Over the next twelve episodes, we will explore the question: How do we not drown in the whirlpool of society's chaos and religion's complicity? Is it even possible in 2021 to swim in the river that Christ called 'life to the full'? And if so…HOW? Season 2 invites us back into the themes of the Eternal Current with new guests, new questions, and new concrete practices. Join us!
A New Story of Losing and Finding
In this vulnerable episode, Aaron offers his messy faith story of the last couple years. May it create a bit of safe space for you to engage the losing and finding of your faith. And may we all be swept more fully into the depth of Reality and the Hope of a God who has not given up on us or the world.
Prayer in the Night (with Tish Harrison Warren)
Tish Harrison Warren, Anglican priest and gifted writer, shares her story of loss, doubt, and dark night of the soul. Through the nighttime prayer of Compline, she describes a tender but deeply grounded pathway into a new space of honesty, trust and hope. At the very end, Tish guides us through a short Compline experience. For all who work or watch or weep.
The Paschal Mystery (w Fr Ron Rolheiser, OMI)
Fr Ron Rolheiser, OMI, teaches the universal pattern of death, resurrection, waiting, letting go, and receiving a new spirit for new life. Teaching from his brilliant book, The Holy Longing, Fr Ron observes that the Christian church has only taught us half of this Paschal Mystery—which is why so many of us live in disappointment, resentment, and a distinct lack of joy. But life to the full is possible. Don’t miss this one.
A Practicing Community (w Drew Jackson)
Pastor Drew Jackson shares about the communal practices that help anchor his church in God's tangible love for the East Village of NYC. He talks about the embodied work of justice, why preaching alone is not enough, and how his community cultivates a life of action and contemplation. Drew also guides us in two different practices.
Jesus and John Wayne (w Kristin Kobes Du Mez)
Author and historian Kristin Kobes Du Mez joins Aaron to talk about her provocative new book, Jesus and John Wayne. In the first half of this episode, Kristin shares the history of how white Evangelicalism was malformed through an embrace of toxic masculinity. In the second half, three compelling guests join the conversation to explore the practices that can help us repent, heal, and return to the Way of Christ.
I just discovered this podcast and am already completely captivated by these conversations. God’s timing always keeps me in awe. Just the two episodes I have listened to have helped me tremendously. Oh I hope you are still creating episodes! Please don’t stop, these are true gifts to all who find this podcast.
A refreshing podcast that is so relatable
This podcast had helped me grow in my journey to see Christianity in a new way. Aaron and his guests show a way of “living Jesus” and not just “talking God”. This podcast shares ways that I can grasp God the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit into my spirit in a real way simple way so I can turn around and apply it to my life and in turn show God’s love to others.
Authentic and hope-filled
Thank you for your inspiring, honest, and applicable content.