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|

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|

Humanize Me 131: To Err is Human

What to do when you've made a mistake. After all, we're all human. Join the community of listeners to this podcast at the Facebook group HERE! Contact Bart HERE.

By | December 6th, 2016|Podcast|

Humanize Me 130: The internet is my religion

That's the name of Jim Gilliam's book, wherein he describes his journey out of fundamentalist faith, through serious illness and into internet-facilitated activism and a software company that helps leaders connect with their people. In this episode, Bart chats at length with Jim at his offices in Los Angeles about connected humanity. Buy [...]

By | November 23rd, 2016|Podcast|

Humanize Me 129: A brick through the window

How does a secular humanist respond to the election by many of his fellow Americans of a brash, impulsive man who they know deep down doesn’t really care about them? Slowly. Thoughtfully. In this week's episode, Bart reads aloud his careful thoughts on the election of Donald Trump, and advocates an approach which [...]

By | November 17th, 2016|Podcast|

Humanize Me 128: Grace Without God

Like Bart, Katherine Ozment is trying to figure out how best to find meaning, purpose and belonging in a secular age. In this conversation Bart asks her about her journey, which is similar to so many stories we've been hearing recently from the audience of Humanize Me. Check out Katherine's website at katherineozment.com [...]

By | November 8th, 2016|Podcast|

Humanize Me 127: Moral Courage

Irshad Manji is an author, speaker and founder of the Moral Courage Project, espousing a 'reformist' interpretation of Islam. She's featured in all kinds of media to speak out when others have wanted to shut her up, and chats with Bart here about a wide range of relevant and interesting subjects. Her books, [...]

By | October 31st, 2016|Podcast|

Humanize Me 126: We hit a nerve

Last week's episode hit a nerve, or perhaps that should be many nerves. It's late at night in his apartment in Los Angeles and Bart takes a few minutes to touch upon the many responses to the episode with his wife Marty about whether he's being 'too nice' about Christianity. For those asking [...]

By | October 28th, 2016|Podcast|

Humanize Me 125: Are we going too easy on Christianity?

If it were up to Bart’s wife Marty, the rest of the world probably still wouldn’t know about their deconversion and this podcast wouldn’t exist, so her joining him for this episode is a pretty big deal. Rather than focusing on their marriage per se, however, Bart and Marty open up to each [...]

By | October 18th, 2016|Podcast|