Ryan Meeks is the founding pastor of EastLake Community Church outside of Seattle, Washington. A couple of years ago, EastLake became one of the first evangelical megachurches in America to support full inclusion and affirmation of LGBTQ+ people. In the process, Ryan also transitioned out of evangelicalism. The fallout was huge but still [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
Bart checks in from Cincinnati, his old neighborhood made new again. Catch up on current happenings, future plans and more. Bart can be contacted HERE. Join the 'secret' Facebook group HERE. Add your name to the mailing list for the soon-to-be-released-we-promise documentary HERE.
Jennifer Howd is an author, a developmental editor, and a UCLA-certified mindfulness facilitator. In this episode, Bart and Jennifer talk about her book, her work and how the principles she's developed can help people live a better and more fulfilling life. Jennifer's website is jenniferhowd.com. Her book can be found HERE. Brand new: [...]
Megan begins by telling Bart about Death Salon, a knowledge and art project she directs and curates in an attempt to open up conversations and engagement with the subject of death. What is death denial? How has death been sanitized and hidden in popular culture? What do Megan and Bart both see as [...]
Kester Brewin is no longer a believer in a God, but holds some "theology" and "Christianity" even so. Bart and Kester have a transatlantic chat about life after belief and how they've both ended up in different places.
How can secular people care for each other when the chips are down? Jason Callahan is the chaplain for the Thomas Palliative Care Unit at VCU Massey Cancer Center in Virginia and instructor for the Departments of Patient Counseling and Pastoral Care at VCU. Jason is a seminary-educated secular chaplain, endorsed by the [...]
Bart eats some humble pie with an apology he felt compelled to make after the realization that he hasn't always come across the way he intended.