704: On open relationships

Bart muses an experience he's seen shared in therapy sessions recently: a former Christian who, in the process of re-evaluating their lives and their priorities, experiments with opening their relationship, and then runs into trouble. Is it a good idea? Bart has seen it work, but has lots of words of caution. — Support the [...]

By | 2022-04-15T21:45:59+00:00 April 15th, 2022|Podcast|

703: Should I let news about the war stress me out?

After a podcast hiatus, Bart and John attempt to answer this listener question: "When I read about the war in Ukraine, I find my stress level rising. I guess I could just avoid the news, but that doesn’t seem healthy either. How stressed out is it logical to be at this moment in history for [...]

By | 2022-03-26T01:02:09+00:00 March 26th, 2022|Podcast|

702: Reflecting on the state of the evangelical movement

Bart reflects on the state of the evangelical movement he was once a part of, particularly by taking a moment to see it through his father Tony's lens. Mentioned in the episode: Leaving My Father's Faith, the documentary by John Wright, now available to watch in its entirety on YouTube. — Support the podcast at [...]

By | 2022-01-20T19:38:00+00:00 January 20th, 2022|Podcast|

701: Talking to Crazy, with Dr. Mark Goulston

How should we deal with irrational or difficult people? And what are some good strategies for establishing healthy boundaries with such people in our lives? As a very pro-social podcast, we realized this may be our weakness after we talked to Chrissy Stroop in Episode 618. Chrissy, a trans woman, told us she did not [...]

By | 2022-01-11T20:43:26+00:00 January 11th, 2022|Podcast|

620: Some people are hard to feel empathy for

Let's be honest: some people just don't inspire our empathy! In this last episode of 2021, Bart responds to a post on the Humanize Me Facebook Group, in which a woman feels unempathetic about consequences suffered by her sister due to the sister's own bad decisions. She feels like "a bad person", she says, but [...]

By | 2021-12-28T00:44:35+00:00 December 28th, 2021|Podcast|

619: We’re creating meaning as we speak!

Bart with a solo episode on how we create meaning in our lives, and get access to meaning as we live in connection to the universe. — Follow this podcast to stay up-to-date: Twitter: @HumanizeMePod Instagram: @HumanizeMePodcast Check out Patreon.com/HumanizeMe! Support the podcast there for the cost of a cup of coffee once a month [...]

By | 2021-12-07T00:08:48+00:00 December 7th, 2021|Podcast|

618: Should we form friendships with people who don’t share our values? with Chrissy Stroop

Chrissy Stroop is a writer and scholar who, despite being an 'exvangelical', remains interested in, and critical of, evangelical culture. When she recently mentioned Bart Campolo in an article, we reached out to ask her if she wanted to have a conversation about how evangelicals think and talk about those who leave the faith. But [...]

By | 2021-11-02T18:38:30+00:00 November 2nd, 2021|Podcast|

617: Re-evaluating time in urban Christian ministry

Listen to "Humanize Me" on Spreaker. Bart responds to a question from a listener who wants to know why he doesn't talk more about his time as a Christian minister in poor urban neighborhoods, and what his experiences make him think about the possibility of future change. Also mentioned: THIS YouTube video! — Follow this [...]

By | 2021-10-19T00:08:30+00:00 October 19th, 2021|Podcast|

616: Using emotional intelligence like a hostage negotiator, with Derek Gaunt

Derek Gaunt is an educator and author with 20 years of experience as a hostage negotiator for law enforcement agencies in the Washington DC metro area. In this conversation with Bart Campolo, Derek talks about 'tactical empathy', emotional intelligence, controlling how someone feels about you, building trust, truly listening to someone's story, understanding motivation, looking [...]

By | 2021-09-25T04:00:19+00:00 September 24th, 2021|Podcast|