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 | 2016-12-15T21:47:57+00:00 December 15th, 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 | 2016-11-23T22:21:50+00:00 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 | 2017-11-17T15:58:04+00:00 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 [...]

By | 2016-11-08T05:21:57+00:00 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 | 2016-11-02T17:39:51+00:00 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 | 2016-10-28T17:17:42+00:00 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 | 2016-10-18T01:56:55+00:00 October 18th, 2016|Podcast|

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 | 2016-10-10T22:39:15+00:00 October 10th, 2016|Podcast|