About Bart

Bart Campolo is a secular minister, speaker, and writer who volunteers as the Humanist Chaplain at the University of Southern California. Listen to his podcast HERE!

Humanize Me 205: So you want to start a community?

In this episode, Bart talks about taking the first steps to starting your own secular community wherever you are. Consider it a practical guide to the first moves Bart recommends making, and how to talk about it to your friends and family. A bonus segment at the end focuses on Robert Ingersoll. An [...]

By | March 18th, 2017|Podcast|

Humanize Me 204: Just another liberal do-gooder

In this episode, Bart shares an email from a listener who called him a "just another liberal do-gooder". Bart responded with kindness at the prompting of a student called Katie, and lessons were learned. The podcast Bart recommends is HERE. Join the secret listener Facebook group HERE! (Oops.)

By | March 1st, 2017|Podcast|

Humanize Me 203: An Update

A brief update from Bart on the latest going on, including: How he ended up losing all his emails The release of his new book co-authored with Tony Campolo Some new podcasts you can hear Bart on as a guest Go HERE to hear Bart as a guest on The Thinking Atheist with Seth [...]

By | February 22nd, 2017|Podcast|

Pastor father, Humanist son

Bart's father Tony Campolo is one of the most prominent evangelical leaders of the past 50 years. In this episode of the WHYY show Radio Times, the father and son chat together with host Marty Moss-Coane about Bart's departure from Christianity and the relationship they've had since. Listen above. Interested in the conversation between Bart [...]

By | February 20th, 2017|Podcast|

White Heron

by John Ciardi What lifts the heron leaning on the air I praise without a name. A crouch, a flare, a long stroke through the cumulus of trees, a shaped thought at the sky--then gone. O rare! Saint Francis, being happiest on his knees, would have cried Father! Cry anything you please But praise. By [...]

By | February 8th, 2017|Blog|

Humanize Me 202: Pray? For Trump? Are you kidding?

Photo credit: Jae C. Hong, AP Bart doesn't believe in a god. And he's no fan of the new U.S. President, Donald J Trump. So what could he possibly mean by urging people to pray for the president? Find out on this new edition of Humanize Me, wherein Bart begins with an update [...]

By | February 6th, 2017|Podcast|

Humanize Me 201: Harmony and Community with Maggie Wheeler

Bart chats with his friend, the actress Maggie Wheeler, who is a director of the Golden Bridge Community Choir in Los Angeles, where people join together at all levels of singing ability and form a harmonious whole. They explore how singing brings people together and how her choir is actually an exercise in [...]

By | January 9th, 2017|Podcast|

Three links

Hey there! Thanks so much for all your interest in my story of coming out of Christianity and into secular humanism. There are three separate ways you can find out more about this: (1) Mark Oppenheimer's great piece in the New York Times Magazine, which you can read right away HERE if you haven't already. [...]

By | December 29th, 2016|Blog|

Humanize Me 133: What In The World Are We Doing?

A special year-end edition of Humanize Me. Connect with others in the community at the Facebook Group HERE. Happy New Year!

By | December 22nd, 2016|Podcast|

Humanize Me 132: Storytelling and belief

Secular stories: On this episode, Bart chats with his old friend Mark Yaconelli about his latest project, The Hearth Community, gatherings in which people explore, craft, and share stories from what they have lived. They talk about how these gatherings compare to Christian church, how they're different, and what role such things can [...]

By | December 15th, 2016|Podcast|