About Bart

Bart Campolo is a secular minister, speaker, and writer who volunteers as the Humanist Chaplain at the University of Southern California. Listen to his podcast HERE!

You Can Do Love

Last month I had a great time sharing this message with the good - and mostly secular - folks at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Cincinnati, just around the corner from my old house in Walnut Hills. I’m not sure what it said in the program, but it should have been titled, “You Can [...]

By | 2018-04-04T20:27:07+00:00 April 4th, 2018|Blog|

307: A chat with my dad about the film

It's here! For all of you who have been waiting patiently to see the documentary film Leaving My Father's Faith - capturing Bart's conversation with his dad Tony Campolo on the subject of his leaving Christianity - the film is streaming now on Amazon Prime Video and Vimeo On Demand. This week's episode is [...]

By | 2018-03-21T13:35:36+00:00 March 21st, 2018|Podcast|

301: Sammy Rangel’s turnaround from violent extremism

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). More [...]

By | 2018-01-04T22:34:41+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Podcast|

Humanize Me 224: On men, masculinity, and their nature

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 [...]

By | 2017-12-05T15:37:56+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Podcast|

Humanize Me 223: Storytime

Bart tells a story from his days as a Christian evangelist after having been to a storytelling workshop. In this episode he talks about storytelling as one of the most powerful tools that we have, and which binds us together as a tribe.

By | 2017-11-13T15:28:21+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Podcast|

Humanize Me 222: Catching Up, The Cincinnati Edition

Bart checks in from Cincinnati, his old neighborhood made new again. Catch up on current happenings, future plans and more. Bart can be contacted HERE. Join the 'secret' Facebook group HERE. Add your name to the mailing list for the soon-to-be-released-we-promise documentary HERE.

By | 2017-10-16T17:33:03+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Podcast|

Humanize Me 221: On Meditation, with Jennifer Howd

Jennifer Howd is an author, a developmental editor, and a UCLA-certified mindfulness facilitator. In this episode, Bart and Jennifer talk about her book, her work and how the principles she's developed can help people live a better and more fulfilling life. Jennifer's website is jenniferhowd.com. Her book can be found HERE. Brand new: [...]

By | 2017-10-06T20:01:04+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Podcast|

Humanize Me 220: Death Salon with Megan Rosenbloom

Megan begins by telling Bart about Death Salon, a knowledge and art project she directs and curates in an attempt to open up conversations and engagement with the subject of death. What is death denial? How has death been sanitized and hidden in popular culture? What do Megan and Bart both see as [...]

By | 2017-11-17T15:58:03+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Podcast|

Me at Chautauqua

Chautauqua Institution is a really cool, interfaith, historic retreat center in southwestern New York state, and it's a hive of activity each summer as over 100,000 people converge on the place to listen to lectures, enjoy music, eat incredible food, play sports and enjoy beaches and parkland. My dad has spoken there many times, and [...]

By | 2017-08-21T16:39:21+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Blog|