About Bart

Bart Campolo is a secular minister, speaker, and writer who is the Humanist Chaplain at the University of Cincinnati.

308: Science Mike (Mike McHargue)

In this episode Bart talks (a lot) with new pal Mike McHargue, aka Science Mike, whose two podcasts, Ask Science Mike and The Liturgists (with Michael Gungor) are HUGE among the still-kinda-Christian-but-with-lots-of-questions crowd.  We don’t normally post anything this long, but so many of Science Mike’s listeners told him this was their favorite [...]

By | 2018-04-06T23:05:20+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Podcast|

306: A Conversation With Rabbi Daniel Bogard

Daniel Bogard is a Jewish rabbi who’s passionate about building bridges across faith and cultural borders.  He’s also a deep thinking, warm feeling, easy talking person with whom Bart has a terrific conversation about, well…a whole bunch of stuff. You can follow him on Twitter @ravbogard . If you enjoy the Humanize Me podcast [...]

By | 2018-03-15T22:58:17+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Podcast|

A Lenten Journal Entry

I'm not the world's best blogger, but here's the entry I wrote for Randy Evans, a Christian missionary who's putting together a Lenten devotional for street people in Wilmington, North Carolina. The other contributors (Richard Rohr, Shane Claiborne, Sarah Heath, Stanley Hauerwas, Bishop Hope Morgan Ward, Doug Pagitt, etc.) are all prominent believers, so I [...]

By | 2018-02-25T02:09:43+00:00 February 25th, 2018|Blog|

304: Ryan Bell – The New Humanist Chaplain at USC

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 [...]

By | 2018-02-16T04:17:20+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Podcast|

303: The Art Of An Apology

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. You can support Bart, his [...]

By | 2018-01-29T05:04:50+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Podcast|

302: What Happens When An Evangelical Megachurch Becomes LGBTQ+ Inclusive with Ryan Meeks

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 [...]

By | 2018-01-16T04:56:35+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Podcast|

A Humanist Dinner Prayer

 When I was at USC, the students and I developed the pre-meal ritual of stopping for a few moments to silently look around the group, making slightly prolonged eye contact and smiling with three or four people in turn, as a way of communicating to each one, “I’m glad you’re here, and that we have food to [...]

By | 2018-01-16T03:10:14+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Blog|