What does it mean to flourish? How can I make the absolute best of my one and only life? If love really is the most excellent way, well… how does it work? Every week, humanist community builder Bart Campolo and his incredible array of guests are all over those questions and more. If you want to pursue better relationships and a better world, join the party, for goodness’ sake!
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Jennifer Wright-Berryman is a suicidologist in the School of Social Work at the University of Cincinnati and is currently the lead researcher for a peer-to-peer, school-based program called Hope Squad. Jennifer is an assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati and has a PHD in Social Work from the University of Indiana.
Did you know that Bart also does counseling and coaching? For more information, go here.
Ryan Bell is a former pastor who became an atheist after spending a year without God as an experiment. He started and hosts the popular blog and podcast Life After God and is now both the National Organizing Manager for the Secular Student Alliance, as well as the new Humanist Chaplain at the University of Southern California, a position that Bart held before moving back to Cincinnati.
Follow Ryan and his work on Twitter at @ryanjbell.
The documentary about Bart and his father Tony is now available for screenings! You can find out more information here.
What does a real apology look like? What is the difference between remorse and regret? Between saying sorry and asking for forgiveness? In this episode, Bart talks about how to make an authentic apology and shares some stories from his own life that have shaped his own apologies.
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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 hundreds stayed and Ryan shares his story with Bart.
You can find more information about Ryan and his church here.
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).
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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 about a story from college that changed him
- Article: The unexamined brutality of the male libido
- Christianity makes sins out of someone’s thoughts, but secular people should avoid doing so
- A scene from Seinfeld
- What humanism can offer the world in this moment
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