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A Safe Place for Christians to Ask Unsafe Questions -
We are for the spiritual nomads, the outcasts, and the ones who desire to ask the hard questions. A shelter in the desert, a safe place to share our thoughts, our hopes, and our dreams. We are pursuing the Truth and we don’t care about the consequences. We invite you to come and sit at our table and be a part of our tribe. We are brave. we are bold. We are, The Reckless Pursuit.

The Reckless Pursuit The Reckless Pursuit

    • Religion & Spirituality
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A Safe Place for Christians to Ask Unsafe Questions -
We are for the spiritual nomads, the outcasts, and the ones who desire to ask the hard questions. A shelter in the desert, a safe place to share our thoughts, our hopes, and our dreams. We are pursuing the Truth and we don’t care about the consequences. We invite you to come and sit at our table and be a part of our tribe. We are brave. we are bold. We are, The Reckless Pursuit.

    What Does Pouring into Someone Mean? And How Do I Know it’s Safe?

    What Does Pouring into Someone Mean? And How Do I Know it’s Safe?

    What Does Pouring into Someone Mean? And How Do I Know it’s Safe?

    When we pour into others, we are sharing the contents of our hearts. Sometimes this comes from wanting to share our passion and love for someone or something while other times it comes from needing to convey our deepest held secrets. If you’re in a mutually healthy and safe relationship or environment, pouring your heart may come easy. But if you’re not in a safe and healthy relationship or environment, it’s not always reciprocal and can cause more harm than good.

    We’re curious though, what are your thoughts? What does pouring into someone look like for you? How do you know when it’s safe to do so? We’d love to hear from you! Leave us a comment in our NOMADS community or reach out via social media. As always, our DM's are always open!

    *This week’s question came from a conversation on the Open Christian Reddit Forum! https://www.reddit.com/r/OpenChristian/

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    ITINERANT
    Enjoy history, folklore, and campfire stories? Check out Cody’s podcast, Itinerant: Biblical History Beyond the Bible: http://itinerantpodcast.com

    BRAILLE ATLAS
    “Music to turn every day into an adventure!” What if there was a soundtrack to your Spiritual Journey? If you love instrumental music for studying, meditation, or for your next adventure, check out Cody’s music, Braille Atlas: https://links.brailleatlas.com
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    THE FASHION PSYCH
    Love all things Fashion History and Style Psychology? Follow Elaine as she takes a deeper look at the history of fashion design and uncovers why we wear what we wear at The Fashion Psych: https://drum.io/elainejohnston

    • 16 min
    Why Does it Matter?

    Why Does it Matter?

    Why Does it Matter?

    You may be asking, “why does what matter”, which is exactly the right question. Why does it matter? What is it? Why are we here, doing this thing? What purpose does it serve? What even is it are we looking for?

    This week’s question opens up the conversation for even more questions. But what’s new? Whether you’re a business owner, a podcast host, a dentist, a ring leader, a pastor, or a middle school art teacher, you’ve probably asked yourself why does any of it matter? What purpose does it serve to do what you’re doing right now in this moment?

    And does there have to be a deeper meaning or purpose behind what we’re doing (or not doing)? The only answer we have for you is simply, or not so simply, “Yes, and”. It’s all up for interpretation. You have the freedom to go as deep as you want to go.

    We’re curious though, what are your thoughts? Why does it all matter to you? We’d love to hear from you! Leave us a comment in our NOMADS community or reach out via social media. As always, our DM's are always open!

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    ITINERANT
    Enjoy history, folklore, and campfire stories? Check out Cody’s podcast, Itinerant: Biblical History Beyond the Bible: http://itinerantpodcast.com

    BRAILLE ATLAS
    “Music to turn every day into an adventure!” What if there was a soundtrack to your Spiritual Journey? If you love instrumental music for studying, meditation, or for your next adventure, check out Cody’s music, Braille Atlas: https://links.brailleatlas.com
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    THE FASHION PSYCH
    Love all things Fashion History and Style Psychology? Follow Elaine as she takes a deeper look at the history of fashion design and uncovers why we wear what we wear at The Fashion Psych: https://drum.io/elainejohnston

    • 13 min
    How Do You Reconstruct?

    How Do You Reconstruct?

    How Do You Reconstruct?

    What’s the difference between deconstruction and reconstruction? What does it look like to rebuild from the ground up? How do we give ourselves room to grow and space to evaluate ourselves? Where should we end up after asking our questions?

    This week, we’re sharing a question submitted through our NOMADS community about reconstruction. Many of us are familiar with the idea of deconstruction and questioning our beliefs but unsure of what to do with those questions. The beautiful thing is that de/re construction is a cyclical process, meaning that we’re constantly growing and changing our beliefs based on experiences and communing with others. In order to reconstruct, we must be open to new possibilities and allow ourselves to not have all the answers.

    We’re curious though, how do you reconstruct? Have you recently reconstructed your faith? We’d love to hear from you!

    Leave us a comment in our NOMADS community or reach out via social media. As always, our DM's are always open!

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    ITINERANT
    Enjoy history, folklore, and campfire stories? Check out Cody’s podcast, Itinerant: Biblical History Beyond the Bible: http://itinerantpodcast.com

    BRAILLE ATLAS
    “Music to turn every day into an adventure!” What if there was a soundtrack to your Spiritual Journey? If you love instrumental music for studying, meditation, or for your next adventure, check out Cody’s music, Braille Atlas: https://links.brailleatlas.com
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    THE FASHION PSYCH
    Love all things Fashion History and Style Psychology? Follow Elaine as she takes a deeper look at the history of fashion design and uncovers why we wear what we wear at The Fashion Psych: https://drum.io/elainejohnston

    • 14 min
    Is “Christian” Still the Right Term for a Follower of Christ?

    Is “Christian” Still the Right Term for a Follower of Christ?

    Is “Christian” Still the Right Term for a Follower of Christ?

    Can I still call myself a Christian if many of the actions of others don’t represent Christ? Is there a better alternative than the term “Christian”? Does “Follower of the Way or “Follower of Christ” mean the same thing as Christianity? Does it have the same connotation? Is there anything wrong with the term Christian or is it outdated? Can the term “Christian” evolve into something else that means truth and love to us?

    This week, we polled our NOMADS group if they struggled with calling themselves Christian, and while we had varying answers, the majority of everyone said yes. Throughout many conversations we’ve had in our group and on our social media channels, other individuals shared that while they don’t have a hard time associating with the term Christian, they had a hard time associating with other Christians. So we wanted to bring the conversation behind the mic.

    Have a question you'd like featured on the show? Looking for a topic to learn more about? Let us know in our NOMADS community or leave a comment on TikTok or IG. And as always, our DM's are always open!

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    ITINERANT
    Enjoy history, folklore, and campfire stories? Check out Cody’s podcast, Itinerant: Biblical History Beyond the Bible: http://itinerantpodcast.com

    BRAILLE ATLAS
    “Music to turn every day into an adventure!” What if there was a soundtrack to your Spiritual Journey? If you love instrumental music for studying, meditation, or for your next adventure, check out Cody’s music, Braille Atlas: https://links.brailleatlas.com
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    THE FASHION PSYCH
    Love all things Fashion History and Style Psychology? Follow Elaine as she takes a deeper look at the history of fashion design and uncovers why we wear what we wear at The Fashion Psych: https://drum.io/elainejohnston

    • 14 min
    Green Flags, Pt. 3 | What to Look for in a Spiritual Leader or Mentor

    Green Flags, Pt. 3 | What to Look for in a Spiritual Leader or Mentor

    “What are Green Flags to Look for in a Spiritual Leader, Mentor, or Parent?

    Do pastors have “spiritual authority” over their congregation? Are titles given or received? And what does it mean to have a “spiritual parent”?

    This week, we are wrapping up our 3-part series of “Green Flags,” where we explore what makes a healthy church, creating a healthy community, and what to look for when in a healthy Spiritual leader.

    In part 3, we discuss green flags to look for in a spiritual leader, mentor, and parent. If you’ve ever wondered what makes a healthy spiritual leader, green flags in leadership, and what level of authority pastors actually have, then this episode is for you! Whether you’re a pastor, an authority figure in the church, or you’re simply looking for spiritual counsel, here are a few green flags to ensure healthy leadership!

    Have a question you'd like featured on the show? Let us know in our NOMADS community or leave a comment on TikTok or IG. And as always, our DM's are always open!

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    ITINERANT
    Enjoy history, folklore, and campfire stories? Check out Cody’s podcast, Itinerant: Biblical History Beyond the Bible: http://itinerantpodcast.com

    BRAILLE ATLAS
    “Music to turn every day into an adventure!” What if there was a soundtrack to your Spiritual Journey? If you love instrumental music for studying, meditation, or for your next adventure, check out Cody’s music, Braille Atlas: https://links.brailleatlas.com
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    THE FASHION PSYCH
    Love all things Fashion History and Style Psychology? Follow Elaine as she takes a deeper look at the history of fashion design and uncovers why we wear what we wear at The Fashion Psych: https://drum.io/elainejohnston

    • 21 min
    Green Flags, pt. 2 | What to Look for in a Church

    Green Flags, pt. 2 | What to Look for in a Church

    “What are Green Flags to Look for in a Church?”

    And what are the green flags to look for in a community? Do you have to be like-minded to find a healthy community? Or can you disagree on beliefs and still love and respect one another?

    This week, we are continuing our 3-part series of “Green Flags,” where we explore what makes a healthy church, creating a healthy community, and what to look for when in a healthy Spiritual leader.

    In part 2, we discuss green flags to look for in a church. Whether you’ve been away from church for a season and are longing to find a new church community, seeking a new church community, or you’ve never been to a church service before and are interested in learning more, this episode is for you!

    Have a question you'd like featured on the show? Let us know in our NOMADS community or leave a comment on TikTok or IG. And as always, our DM's are always open!

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    ITINERANT
    Enjoy history, folklore, and campfire stories? Check out Cody’s podcast, Itinerant: Biblical History Beyond the Bible: http://itinerantpodcast.com

    BRAILLE ATLAS
    “Music to turn every day into an adventure!” What if there was a soundtrack to your Spiritual Journey? If you love instrumental music for studying, meditation, or for your next adventure, check out Cody’s music, Braille Atlas: https://links.brailleatlas.com
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    THE FASHION PSYCH
    Love all things Fashion History and Style Psychology? Follow Elaine as she takes a deeper look at the history of fashion design and uncovers why we wear what we wear at The Fashion Psych: https://drum.io/elainejohnston

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

J. Turney ,

I’m along for the ride

I found The Reckless Pursuit podcast like I have found most of the others I listen too. I heard Cody & Elaine interview on another podcast that I listen too. I love their openness, their honesty, and the overall joy that they speak from. I love the topics. They are engaging and ask us to come along for the ride. I cannot suggest their podcast more.

The Grief Bully ,

Brave to the Bones

I admire the courage of both Cody and Elaine to take on such controversial topics for the good of us all. I especially love that they do this as a couple. I like the openness and honesty and willingness to learn what they are curious about but unsure. Keep it guys you are truly making an impact!

Todd R. Vick ,

I love this couple!

Cody and Elaine are two very special people. The are truly “reckless” in their pursuit of authenticity and grace and they unselfishly give their time and resources to help us find the same. This is a couple that I could take a long drive with! I know our conversations would be fascinating! I adore them both!

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