Bart Campolo

About Bart

Bart Campolo is a secular community builder, counselor and writer who currently serves as the Humanist Chaplain at the University of Cincinnati. Listen to his podcast HERE!

618: Should we form friendships with people who don’t share our values? with Chrissy Stroop

Chrissy Stroop is a writer and scholar who, despite being an 'exvangelical', remains interested in, and critical of, evangelical culture. When she recently mentioned Bart Campolo in an article, we reached out to ask her if she wanted to have a conversation about how evangelicals think and talk about those who leave the faith. But [...]

By | 2021-11-02T18:38:30+00:00 November 2nd, 2021|Podcast|

617: Re-evaluating time in urban Christian ministry

Listen to "Humanize Me" on Spreaker. Bart responds to a question from a listener who wants to know why he doesn't talk more about his time as a Christian minister in poor urban neighborhoods, and what his experiences make him think about the possibility of future change. Also mentioned: THIS YouTube video! — Follow this [...]

By | 2021-10-19T00:08:30+00:00 October 19th, 2021|Podcast|

616: Using emotional intelligence like a hostage negotiator, with Derek Gaunt

Derek Gaunt is an educator and author with 20 years of experience as a hostage negotiator for law enforcement agencies in the Washington DC metro area. In this conversation with Bart Campolo, Derek talks about 'tactical empathy', emotional intelligence, controlling how someone feels about you, building trust, truly listening to someone's story, understanding motivation, looking [...]

By | 2021-09-25T04:00:19+00:00 September 24th, 2021|Podcast|

615: Recorded live at the Wild Goose Festival

Bart tells his story at the progressive Christian Wild Goose Festival. — Follow this podcast to stay up-to-date: Twitter: @HumanizeMePod Instagram: @HumanizeMePodcast Check out! Support the podcast there for the cost of a cup of coffee once a month and get extra content for it. That amount won’t matter to you, but it means everything [...]

By | 2021-09-12T21:18:01+00:00 September 12th, 2021|Podcast|

614: Mental blocks

Bart talks about a 'combo platter' leading to a big mental block recently, and asks whether we can learn to overcome them more effectively when they happen. — Follow this podcast to stay up-to-date: Twitter: @HumanizeMePod Instagram: @HumanizeMePodcast Check out! Support the podcast there for the cost of a cup of coffee once a month [...]

By | 2021-09-09T16:56:07+00:00 September 9th, 2021|Podcast|

613: Mental Immunity, with Andy Norman

Does the mind have an immune system? It turns out it does, according to Andy Norman, who applies the emerging science of cognitive immunology to our divided, post-truth culture. In this conversation with Bart Campolo, Andy is pushed to explain how the concepts in his book 'Mental Immunity' can help people navigate our chaos of [...]

By | 2021-07-18T00:10:32+00:00 July 18th, 2021|Podcast|

612: Life after lockdown

Bart and John talk about the current status of life in a waning pandemic, including: the psychology of lockdown, the permanency or otherwise of the changes, appetite for social life, impact on infants and high school seniors, the prospect of a rebounding economy and whether or not we took advantage of the 'magic' of the [...]

By | 2021-07-02T18:42:25+00:00 July 2nd, 2021|Podcast|

611: Israel and Palestine, with Salwa Duaibis and Gerard Horton

Before recent events in Israel and Palestine, Bart Campolo had this conversation with Salwa and Gerard of an organization called Military Court Watch in Jerusalem. In it, we hear about Salwa's experiences growing up in the region, and what drew Gerard to working there as an attorney. There are no easy answers about the conflict [...]

By | 2021-06-01T02:11:16+00:00 June 1st, 2021|Podcast|

610: Do you believe in miracles?

Bart and John discuss the a question from a listener called Paolo about believing in miracles. Even though he has many issues with the rational case for Christianity, Paolo's own experiences make him inclined to hold onto his faith. And let's be honest, we live in a world where weird things sometimes happen. Do you [...]

By | 2021-05-23T18:58:34+00:00 May 22nd, 2021|Podcast|

609: Lost Connections, with Johann Hari

Johann Hari is an international best-selling author, journalist and thinker who has written two books we especially love: Chasing the Scream (about drugs and addiction) and Lost Connections (about what produces depression). So he may be one of the most fitting guests we've had. In this conversation with Bart Campolo, Johann talks about the purpose [...]

By | 2021-05-01T02:55:10+00:00 May 1st, 2021|Podcast|