About Bart

Bart Campolo is a secular community builder, counselor and writer who currently serves as the Humanist Chaplain at the University of Cincinnati. Listen to his podcast HERE!

312: Why do we still cry out in times of crisis?

Bart Campolo doesn't believe in God anymore. But recently, while attempting to ride a new tandem bicycle for the first time, he fell, damaging his wrist, and immediately cried out: "Why? Why me!" It seems to be instinctive behavior for homo sapiens, but how should we think about it? Is it good to 'lean in' [...]

By | 2018-05-25T16:49:47+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Podcast|

311: Women Who Explore with Lindsay MacNevin

Have you ever wanted to get into the outdoors more but been a little intimidated by other groups who do? Or do you find it hard finding groups where everybody is open to new friendships? Women Who Explore is a community dedicated to getting women into the outdoors, and it's ended up creating hundreds of [...]

By | 2018-05-18T16:03:13+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Podcast|

Interfaithless Barbecue Beach Party details

In brief: On Saturday, May 19th, on the sandy shores of the Southern California coast, will be the 9th Interfaithless Barbecue Beach Party at Bolsa Chica State Beach, California. This event is hosted by my friend Morris Bird, who appeared on Humanize Me after the party last May (Episode 211 HERE). You must RSVP with [...]

By | 2018-05-18T15:36:24+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Blog|

310: How should we respond to the homeless?

When you're asked for money by a homeless person, or pass someone who appears to be homeless standing in a doorway or on a street corner, how should you respond? That's the topic addressed in this, the first of Humanize Me's regular Q&A episodes. Bart Campolo is joined by the podcast's producer John Wright to [...]

By | 2018-05-08T21:24:31+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Podcast|

You Can Do Love

Last month I had a great time sharing this message with the good - and mostly secular - folks at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Cincinnati, just around the corner from my old house in Walnut Hills. I’m not sure what it said in the program, but it should have been titled, “You Can [...]

By | 2018-04-04T20:27:07+00:00 April 4th, 2018|Blog|

307: A chat with my dad about the film

It's here! For all of you who have been waiting patiently to see the documentary film Leaving My Father's Faith - capturing Bart's conversation with his dad Tony Campolo on the subject of his leaving Christianity - the film is streaming now on Amazon Prime Video and Vimeo On Demand. This week's episode is [...]

By | 2018-03-21T13:35:36+00:00 March 21st, 2018|Podcast|

301: Sammy Rangel’s turnaround from violent extremism

Sammy Rangel is a transformed man: a former far-right extremist who had a powerful change in his life and is now the Executive Director of Life After Hate, a nonprofit that works with 'radicalized' individuals in extremist movements and assists them in leaving the movements and reforming their lives (among other things). More [...]

By | 2018-01-04T22:34:41+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Podcast|

Humanize Me 224: On men, masculinity, and their nature

How do men take the natural thoughts and urges they have and channel them appropriately? How do men grapple with their nature, while remaining safe and steadfast for the women in their lives? Bart takes a look at the issue in this episode, including: All men need to grapple with this Bart talks [...]

By | 2017-12-05T15:37:56+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Podcast|

Humanize Me 223: Storytime

Bart tells a story from his days as a Christian evangelist after having been to a storytelling workshop. In this episode he talks about storytelling as one of the most powerful tools that we have, and which binds us together as a tribe.

By | 2017-11-13T15:28:21+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Podcast|