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The Tokens Podcast, hosted by Lee C. Camp, dares to do theology in public, around supposedly non-theological topics like society and politics, whether (or how) to be happy, habits and human flourishing; and music, books, the arts, and poetry. We refuse to be overbearing, while also not pretending like most people don’t care about faith, theology, and the traditions that form us. We promise to be non-partisan – neither right nor left nor even necessarily religious. This is another way of saying we commit to extending hospitality to those with divergent voices and convictions, welcoming poets and authors, theologians and activists, scientists and educators, musicians and writers and even politicians.

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The Tokens Podcast, hosted by Lee C. Camp, dares to do theology in public, around supposedly non-theological topics like society and politics, whether (or how) to be happy, habits and human flourishing; and music, books, the arts, and poetry. We refuse to be overbearing, while also not pretending like most people don’t care about faith, theology, and the traditions that form us. We promise to be non-partisan – neither right nor left nor even necessarily religious. This is another way of saying we commit to extending hospitality to those with divergent voices and convictions, welcoming poets and authors, theologians and activists, scientists and educators, musicians and writers and even politicians.

    Welcome Table: A Tokens Thanksgiving Special

    Welcome Table: A Tokens Thanksgiving Special

    Each year since 2008 we've spent the Sunday before Thanksgiving at Nashville's Historic Ryman Auditorium for an evening centered on gratitude and hospitality. This special episode of the Tokens Podcast reflects on over a decade of Thanksgivings spent at the Mother Church of Country Music with some of our favorite performances.

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    • 38 min
    Pay Attention. Be Kind. Live Large: An Interview with Poet Naomi Shihab Nye

    Pay Attention. Be Kind. Live Large: An Interview with Poet Naomi Shihab Nye

    Naomi Shihab Nye is the author and/or editor of more than 30 volumes, the Young People’s Poet Laureate, and as we used to say in Alabama, the winner of more awards than you can shake a stick at. In this sort of wisdom-of-the-ages interview, Naomi discusses kindness, the joy which accompanies sorrow, paying attention, and living life large.  She also shares two of her well-known poems:  “Kindness,” and “Gate A4.”

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    • 45 min
    Truth-telling, anger, and race: An Interview with Vince Gill

    Truth-telling, anger, and race: An Interview with Vince Gill

    A personal, unreserved and wide-ranging interview with Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill. Lee and Vince discuss why Vince has been writing songs of late about teen pregnancy, racial animosity, and sexual abuse; Merle Haggard as Vince’s “north star”; the time Vince opened for KISS; his own temper and his journey in understanding that temper; his public confrontation of the Westboro Baptist Church, and a question about his high-profile marriage with Amy Grant. Vince performs “Molly Brown” and “Price of Regret” for us in the studio. 

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    • 56 min
    The 4:00 AM Combat Convoy Briefing: Diana Oestreich

    The 4:00 AM Combat Convoy Briefing: Diana Oestreich

    Diana Oestreich, a combat veteran of the Iraq war, had a “desert experience” precipitated by her sergeant’s orders in a 4.00 a.m. combat convoy safety briefing. We discuss that story and the unfolding of her remarkable experiences deployed to a combat  zone, the exercise of a new kind of courage, and her new book entitled Waging Peace: One Soldier's Story of Putting Love First

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    • 43 min
    The Christian Imagination: An Interview with Dr. Willie James Jennings

    The Christian Imagination: An Interview with Dr. Willie James Jennings

    An interview with Dr. Willie James Jennings, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Africana Studies at Yale University, on his book The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race. Jennings argues that the medieval European colonialist Christian vision imagined the entire globe in terms of a racist imagination; and that the continue to reap the consequences to this day; and that the Christian tradition does, in fact, have resources to re-imagine a new sort of world. 

    LINKS:


    Dr. Jennings’ book, The Christian Imagination


    Tokens Online Master Course with Miroslav Volf, Lee C. Camp, and John Mark Hicks.

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    • 49 min
    “What Could Possibly Produce Someone with a Soul That Shallow?”: An Evening with Stanley Hauerwas

    “What Could Possibly Produce Someone with a Soul That Shallow?”: An Evening with Stanley Hauerwas

    Stanley Hauerwas was once dubbed by Time Magazine with the moniker, “America’s Greatest Theologian.” This is ironic because he’s spent much of his life criticizing American Christianity. Join us for our evening with Stanley, a beloved, profane, beautifully grumpy theologian, as he shares about non-violence, the story of Billy Dick, and a brief commentary on Christians and Donald Trump. PLUS: Stanley Hauerwas makes his acting debut with a stand-up comedy with the Tokens Radio Players.

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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
106 Ratings

106 Ratings

Hopeful Nine ,

New Discovery

From Minnesota .... another gem out of Nashville ! A great balance of all things important ...

Boshabobbyhobbyla ,

Life Changing and Wonderful Topics

The Tokens Show is so wonderful in person. So moving. So powerful. So fun. It’s great to be able to get a glimpse of those conversations here via a podcast. Thank you Lee C. Camp! You’re such a blessing. You’re creative work is such a blessing. Never give up. Peace to you.

GeeeDeee61 ,

Loving this

Wonderful show that’s exactly what we need whether we’re struggling or are too locked in and ridged in our thinking. It’s so tempting to focus on “winning” when we need a moment to reflect on the question “What if I’m wrong?” Excellent interviews with inspiring, insightful guests.

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