On paper, putting hard-core atheist (film/TV writer/producer) A L Katz and Presbyterian Pastor Randy Lovejoy together should be a train wreck. Cats v dogs. Day v night. And yet, they've been carrying on a deep, heart-felt conversation about all the things they should disagree about for more than a decade.
The twist? Not only has it been a great conversation, it's been mind-opening, mind-altering and mind-expanding for both of them.
That's what they want to share here on The Faitheism Project Podcast. What Randy & Alan keep discovering is that ultimately they're both on very similar spiritual journeys (spirituality and religion being entirely different things); they just use different vocabulary to describe their journeys.
The bottom line? It ain't about winning an argument. It's about having a great conversation!
The Faitheism Project Podcast S2E19: “Ye Olde Moral Compass Repair Shoppe”
We hope this isn’t a revelation (or a Book of Revelation): these are incredibly challenging times. Between all the various wars – and forms of war – being fought all around the globe and all around our quotidien lives – it would be easy to back into a corner defensively or strike out wildly or Continue reading "The Faitheism Project Podcast S2E19: “Ye Olde Moral Compass Repair Shoppe”"
The Faitheism Project Podcast S2E18: “Food, Glorious Food!”
If the point of the exercise is to start a conversation with someone who – on paper anyway – you shouldn’t be capable of conversing with, no subject makes starting a conversation any easier than talking about food. Everyone eats. We have that in common no matter what. Even if we hate what we eatContinue reading "The Faitheism Project Podcast S2E18: “Food, Glorious Food!”"
The Faitheism Project Podcast S2E17: “A Few Words About Words”
On paper, Randy and I should be a train wreck of a relationship. In part, that should be because we have nothing in common. That’s not the case of course; this podcast is the weekly proof that Randy and I have way, way more in common than we do otherwise. This episode is more fuelContinue reading "The Faitheism Project Podcast S2E17: “A Few Words About Words”"
The Faitheism Project Podcast S2E16: “5 Mantras”
A devout atheist and a Presbyterian pastor walk into a conversation together. And nothing bad happens! It ain't about winning an argument - it's about having a meaningful conversation.
The Faitheism Project Podcast S2E15: “God v Consciousness”
We all have (at least one) voice inside our heads. But, even when there’s a chorus involved, one voice will alpha all the others. That would be our “me”. The voice we think of as ourselves. It’s the person we address in the bathroom mirror – the “us” behind our eyeballs that only we everContinue reading "The Faitheism Project Podcast S2E15: “God v Consciousness”"
The Faitheism Project Podcast S2E14: “It’s Opposite Day!”
On paper, this whole podcast series either shouldn’t exist or should be a lot more combative than it ever gets. Mostly. That’s how opposite Randy and I appear – on paper. As this atheist has said here a few times before, Randy and I were social friends for a year before I knew he preachedContinue reading "The Faitheism Project Podcast S2E14: “It’s Opposite Day!”"
Thoughtful debates and conversation
Loving this podcast! The thoughtfulness of the conversation and respect Alan and Randy have for each other is refreshing. I love hearing the insights and will continue to look forward to new episodes.