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The Liturgists Podcast The Liturgists

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.7 • 3.5K Ratings

An artful, mind-expanding, heart-opening, genre-bending exploration of how to live a life full of more love and less suffering.

    Death and Resurrection

    Death and Resurrection

    Everything that takes form, dies. Religion can at times help us cope with Death, but are there any downsides to creating beliefs about death? What did Jesus really mean when he spoke of conquering death? In this Episode, Michael Gungor, Emily Capshaw, Rev. Briana Lynn, and Death Doulas Caroline Lee and Alua Arthur explore these questions to understand how we can relieve some of the fear, shame and suffering that exists around Death.

    For more about Going With Grace and the work of Alua (@going_with_grace) and Caroline (@howcarolinecarolines), visit www.goingwithgrace.com

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Josh, A Christ

    Josh, A Christ

    Yeshua, which is the original name of the appropriated “Jesus”, is without question the most influential character in human history, but who was he? Why was he so special? Should he actually matter as much as he does? And why is so much violence perpetuated in his name? In this episode of the Liturgists Podcast, Michael Gungor, Emily Capshaw, Mason Smith, Chris Davies, Rev. Kristina Marie Garnett, Richard Rohr (from the past) and others explore how when our view of Jesus shifts from a literal historical savior outside of us who we must believe in to be good, to a living example of the Christ consciousness within us, freedom becomes available NOW rather than after death.

    • 44 min
    A Wretch Like You

    A Wretch Like You

    Duality creates shame. As we try to rid ourselves of this shame, we find ourselves in a destructive shame/blame game that places us in the seat of the victim, the villain, or the victor. This episode explores the nature of this cycle as well as how we can be free from it. It was produced by Michael Gungor and Emily Capshaw, and it includes segments from Brianna Lynn, Latifah Allatas, Sonny Avatar, Magdalene, Raven, Elizabeth Capshaw, and Lizzie Goldsmith.

    • 58 min
    In The Beginning

    In The Beginning

    In beginning to think about reforming and reframing Christian technologies, we might as well begin with the creation narrative of Genesis that has given shape to so much western Christendom. How has this story shaped us, and is there any use to the story of creation/fall through a non-dual lens?
    You can watch The Liturgists Podcast being recorded live (as well as The Alien Podcast) by joining The Liturgists. We love having everyone together where we can talk during the recordings. Check out theliturgists.com and find where it says "Join The Liturgists." Also, this Sunday at 11am Pacific you are invited to join us for The Sunday Thing. Hundreds of liturgists from around the world get together via video. We break into smaller groups to talk and it is such a wonderful time. You are not alone in your doubts, questions, anger, sadness, atheism, theism, or any other thing you are going through.
    To find out more and to join us on Sunday, go to theliturgists.com

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Reformation

    Reformation

    In this episode of The Liturgists Podcast, we talk about the history of Christian reformation and make a case for what we think needs to continue to be reformed and reframed within Christendom. Also, as we discuss the future of The Liturgists, we introduce the idea of “The Symposium” and hear from a couple of its members (Emily Capshaw and Rev. Briana Lynn).
    You can watch The Liturgists Podcast being recorded live each week (as well as The Alien Podcast) by joining The Liturgists. We love having everyone together where we can talk during the recordings. Check out theliturgists.com and find where it says "Join The Liturgists." Also, this Sunday at 11am Pacific you are invited to join us for The Sunday Thing. Hundreds of liturgists from around the world get together via video. We break into smaller groups to talk and it is such a wonderful time. You are not alone in your doubts, questions, anger, sadness, atheism, theism, or any other thing you are going through.
    To find out more and to join us on Sunday, go to theliturgists.com

    • 45 min
    Is Christianity Worth Saving?

    Is Christianity Worth Saving?

    Is Christianity worth saving? This is a question that has been at the heart of The Liturgists since the beginning. In this first episode of Season 7, we explore this question as we begin to set the course for where we’d like to head together in this new season of the podcast and beyond. This episode includes conversations and thoughts from Mihee Kim-Kort, Peter Rollins, Hillary McBride, William Mathews, and Michael Gungor.
    You can watch The Liturgists Podcast being recorded live each week (as well as The Alien Podcast) by joining The Liturgists. We love having everyone together where we can talk during the recordings. Check out theliturgists.com and find where it says "Join The Liturgists." Also, this Sunday at 11am Pacific you are invited to join us for The Sunday Thing. Hundreds of liturgists from around the world get together via video. We break into smaller groups to talk and it is such a wonderful time. You are not alone in your doubts, questions, anger, sadness, atheism, theism, or any other thing you are going through.
    To find out more and to join us on Sunday, go to theliturgists.com

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
3.5K Ratings

3.5K Ratings

eenglish33 ,

Masterful

I’m a podcast junkie, love to listen and have hosted several. I am beyond thrilled that I found The Liturgist. The stories, conversations, music, all of it is so masterful. Each episode is a thought-provoking experience. Season 7 is my favorite season so far, and I’ve listened to and shared each episode more than once. Thank you for this incredible podcast!!!

Errol Giorgio ,

Consists entirely of alternative narratives

A group of well-meaning leaders wanting to provide a safe space for those hurt by the church instead established a misery-loves-company online support community. But, because things don’t move towards chaos, they find themselves forming a religion that is Christianity without the Christ, one comprised of the exact opposite of Christianity, a doctrine of belief that a majority of their listeners could get behind.
This is a podcast where the exploitative, confused blind lead the vulnerable, raw, and newly hurting blind.

gjggghnvgvv ,

Listened to the liturgist for years. Here are my thoughts

I started listening to the liturgist podcast early on when they first started and looked forward to the conversations on the podcasts. It was stimulating and thought provoking at the beginning to hear various perspectives on different issues. It felt open and inclusive like everyone was welcome at the table. They had guests on to share both progressive and traditional views on things. There was space for doubt and questioning. It was beautiful, deep and and life giving.

Unfortunately I have observed a huge shift over the years.... I have actually stopped listening to the podcasts altogether. Deconstruction may be apart of a spiritual journey but living in that place as a destination lead me into mental and spiritual depression. What they teach now is not a progressive view of Christianity. It is not mysticism. It is not even humanism. It is anti Christianity. The people around me who I have observed who follow them have followed in this way from stances of progressive thought to mockery and anti Christianity. They preach everyone should be accepted ( aside from Christianity ). The mockery is when I really started to move away. So full of pride, hypocrisy and mockery. This podcast does not represent acceptance, grace or safety for people to question. The people on this podcast are more anti Christian than anyone I know who hold to various religious or world views. I have seen this deconstruction process over and over again not make people more gracious and accepting but mockers and and full of bitterness pointing the finger and blaming Christians for any pain they deal with today. I have gone to a secular counselor for years and have learned I cannot live in my trauma. I have to face it and move forward with it. Religious trauma is a very real thing. This podcast enables people to continually live in that trauma and it is not healthy.

I would highly recommend anyone looking for an alternative or mystical form of Christian spiritually to look into Richard rohr and the writings of Thomas Merton! They have really beautifully impacted my spiritual life allowing for acceptance and love to grow rather than bitterness toward the past.

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