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 124: How (Not) To Build a Secular Community

On this episode of Humanize Me, Bart's friend Peter Montoya talks about his attempts to start a new community of secular 'freethinkers' from the ground up, how he began with the idea of a real, physical intentional community and didn't get there, and ended up with a large online community to show for [...]

By | October 10th, 2016|Podcast|

Humanize Me 123: The definition of community

Bart talks about the attempt to create a new humanist community, one that listeners of this podcast can be part of. What's the difference between having a group of friends and having a community? Listen to this episode to find out. Get in touch with Bart HERE!

By | September 27th, 2016|Podcast|

Humanize Me 122: Meet the filmmaker

Can documentary filmmaking tell us anything useful about how to live our lives? Are people worth listening to for their own sake? And when is that film about Bart and his dad Tony going to be released? These questions and others came up during Bart's chat with his friend John Wright, the Northern [...]

By | September 19th, 2016|Podcast|

Humanize Me 121: When the credit for your hard work goes to God instead

In this episode of Humanize Me, Bart reads a letter from a listener whose wife worked really hard over many months to get a coveted new job, only to have her mother attribute all her success to God instead. Bart responds. To get in touch with Bart yourself, contact him HERE!

By | September 12th, 2016|Podcast|

Humanize Me 120: What is a Reducetarian?

Bart chats with Brian Kateman of the Reducetarian Foundation about his mission to help reduce our meat consumption by encouraging people to simply eat less meat. This exciting new movement is composed of individuals who have committed to eating less red meat, poultry, and seafood, whatever the degree or the motivation. Not everyone [...]

By | August 30th, 2016|Podcast|

Homebrewed Christianity: Me and Tripp Fuller

A few months ago I got a call from my old friend, Tripp Fuller, inviting me to be a guest on his curiously popular theology podcast, Homebrewed Christianity. Needless to say, I jumped at the chance, mainly because I knew that Tripp and his crowd are confident enough in their various versions of faith that [...]

By | August 23rd, 2016|Blog|

Humanize Me 119: How to initiate conversations

Here's a 20-minute episode from Bart Campolo on how to initiate conversations with people about life after religious belief, even when you live in the Bible Belt. During the episode Bart mentions the Radiolab episode here: From Tree to Shining Tree. Here’s a sample dinner invitation: Dear Jojo, This may seem strange, but for [...]

By | August 23rd, 2016|Podcast|

Humanize Me 118: One former Christian minister to another

Once in a while, we run into people who we have so much in common with, it's an instant connection and leads to a long conversation. This is one such conversation, between two well-known progressive Christian ministers who both stopped believing in God in recent years and left Christianity in public ways. Although [...]

By | August 17th, 2016|Podcast|

Humanize Me 117: How to live when you know life is finite

Your life is going to end someday. How do you live when you know life is finite? In this clip, Bart Campolo and Hemant Mehta talk about the moments of connection, awareness and sensation that make life worth living to its fullest. It starts with a question by Hemant, recorded for his own podcast last summer: [...]

By | August 8th, 2016|Podcast|

Humanize Me 116: Help! My husband is teaching my kids about Hell

A listener writes with a problem: she's an atheist but her husband is still a strongly committed Christian who is teaching their kids that, if they don't accept Christianity, they'll go to Hell. What does she do? Bart gives a response with advice for those in a similar situation: how to communicate, what [...]

By | August 2nd, 2016|Podcast|