136 episodes

Michael Gungor, William Matthews, and Dr. Hillary McBride host a culture-shaping, genre-bending conversation about the most relevant (or bizarre) topics facing people today.

The Liturgists Podcast The Liturgists

    • Christianity
    • 4.7, 3.3K Ratings

Michael Gungor, William Matthews, and Dr. Hillary McBride host a culture-shaping, genre-bending conversation about the most relevant (or bizarre) topics facing people today.

    Should Dissonance Be Avoided?

    Should Dissonance Be Avoided?

    William Matthews, Dr. Hillary McBride, and Michael Gungor discuss dissonance and how our minds work to make sense of things when we have two incongruent ideas occupy our minds at one time. How does our ability to survive affect how we approach those different ideas? What kind of new thing exists in the space of that dissonance? Michael describes the experience to be like that of a polychord from Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring.
    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 5 min
    Is Disability Inherently Negative?

    Is Disability Inherently Negative?

    Heather McCain talks with Dr. Hillary McBride to pull apart the story that disability is inherently negative. Heather McCain is Executive Director of Creating Accessible Neighbourhoods, a non-profit they founded in 2005. Heather’s experiences with multiple types of disabilities, inaccessibility, and ableism led them to become a well-known and respected speaker, advocate, educator, and activist, working with a variety of companies, cities, and non-profits to confront the issues that face disabled people.
    Recognizing that the disability community is comprised of people with many intersecting identities, Heather is committed to cross-movement organizing and working to ensure that the entire disabled person is considered. Heather facilitates Qmunity’s group Chronically Queer, a support group for queer folk who have chronic health conditions and is an organizer of Burnaby Pride and facilitates the Burnaby Pride Community Action Network.
    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

    • 58 min
    Does Fat = Bad?

    Does Fat = Bad?

    Christy Harrison talks with Dr. Hillary McBride and Michael Gungor about our culture's obsession with dieting and our views of our bodies. They dive into over one-hundred years of history to highlight how our modern day assumptions are often based on decades of social norms that have built up over time. Christy is an anti-diet registered dietitian, certified intuitive eating counselor, host of the podcast Food Psych, and author of Anti-Diet: Reclaim Your Time, Money, Well-Being, and Happiness Through Intuitive Eating (2019).
    You are not alone! 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 8 min
    I'll Be Happy If...

    I'll Be Happy If...

    Peter Rollins and Michael Gungor talk about happiness and the many ways we seek it out. We may use the tools of religion, belief, work, ideals, pleasure, or others to help us be happy. By breaking down the stories we tell ourselves using nondual thinking and philosophy they seek a deeper understanding of what makes us happy.
    Peter Rollins is an author, philosopher, storyteller, producer and public speaker. He is the author of The Divine Magician (2015) and The Idolatry of God (2013) among other books. Peter received his PhD in Post-Structural Thought from Queens University, Belfast.
    You are not alone! 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

    • 48 min
    Grief

    Grief

    We have all experienced or will experience grief at some point in our lives. Loss, whether unexpected or not, leaves us feeling alone. In this episode, Dr. Hillary McBride, William Matthews, and Michael Gungor talk about grief, how it affects us, and the toll COVID-19 is taking on the world by creating a large-scale sense of despair. We want to say a special thank you to the many liturgists who submitted their stories of working through grief. Your vulnerability helps us gain a deeper understanding of this complex experience.
    You are not alone! 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 26 min
    Eating and Body Positivity with Evelyn Tribole

    Eating and Body Positivity with Evelyn Tribole

    Evelyn Tribole talks with Dr. Hillary McBride and Michael Gungor about our relationship with eating and our view of our body. Evelyn is an award-winning registered dietitian with a nutrition counseling practice in Newport Beach, CA, specializing in eating disorders. In 1995, Evelyn published Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program that Works with her co-author Elyse Resch which has become the go-to book on rebuilding a healthy body image and making peace with food.
    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 1 min

Customer Reviews

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3.3K Ratings

3.3K Ratings

tcherise62 ,

Sad

As someone who grew up in your Dad’s church (I first met him when he was still in his 20s and led Bible studies in our home), I can’t help but feel sad that your spiritual journey has taken you to THIS.
What does that say about your relationship to your earthly father? The father who preached the doctrine and tenets of the faith that you are now rejecting? Or has he had the same questions over the years in his way to becoming a bishop? Has he lost the fire and certainty that he clung to in his youth?

Rwg7 ,

Remarkable discussions on Racism...and...

I am somehow just now finding the podcast on a discussion of racism in America from 2016. It is amazing!

I have never heard of this podcast before and a friend just shared it with me. It is possible that what I am about to ask already exists and I just haven’t found it yet, but please walk with me.

As a thinker, the son of a pastor, someone who grew up in an international church, a person who spends more time than I have reading articles and books about race, history, nations, politics, Christianity, etc. I am fascinated by the topic - not just because it is a MEGA huge issue and major topic today as well as in world history, but because of the countless generations of humanity straight up missing it. Missing the heart of God in the midst of it all.

All that said, I really really really really wish that there was someone a part of the discussion who loves Jesus, has church history, and who would be willing to challenge an occasional statement from time to time. I cringed at a number of statements grounded in generalization that were then built on - statements which aren’t necessarily true. It would have been fascinating...not to have a debate, but to have a discussion.

I don’t suppose that I am that person who could present additional perspectives, but would love to know if: a) there is another episode that has some perspectives from multiple angles, or b) if it could someday happen. It would be SUPER interesting.

Thanks guys for sharing your CRAZY extensive knowledge, experience, and hearts for people and the Lord. Amazing...

Allison1245 ,

Breathe of Fresh Air

So thankful for this podcast and how it has let me explore so many thoughts that have been on my heart and mind.

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