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!

315: Sexy, but not an object – Glenda Jordan

Glenda Jordan makes money by being sexy, and dancing on stages in a form of adult entertainment. But that doesn't mean that she is merely a sex object, or that she gives up her humanity to do it. So what's the difference between objectification and empowerment? In this conversation with Bart Campolo, Glenda talks about [...]

By | 2018-06-21T21:12:06+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Podcast|

314: Why, Anthony Bourdain?

Suicide is on the minds of the many after some prominent ones in the past week or two. So today, we get to a question close to the hearts of the rest of us: "How should we think about high profile suicides like those of fashion designer Kate Spade and TV personality chef Anthony Bourdain? [...]

By | 2018-06-12T22:29:29+00:00 June 12th, 2018|Podcast|

313: Former megachurch pastor Kent Dobson thinks differently

Like Bart Campolo, Kent Dobson had a prominent Christian father, and, like Bart, Kent finds himself a post-evangelical. But, although their journeys share some similarities, these two have not ended up in the same place. Kent thinks differently. In this wide-ranging conversation between them, Kent talks about his current work with a values-based community that [...]

By | 2018-06-04T23:47:58+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Podcast|

312: Why do we still cry out in times of crisis?

Bart Campolo doesn't believe in God anymore. But recently, while attempting to ride a new tandem bicycle for the first time, he fell, damaging his wrist, and immediately cried out: "Why? Why me!" It seems to be instinctive behavior for homo sapiens, but how should we think about it? Is it good to 'lean in' [...]

By | 2018-05-25T16:49:47+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Podcast|

311: Women Who Explore with Lindsay MacNevin

Have you ever wanted to get into the outdoors more but been a little intimidated by other groups who do? Or do you find it hard finding groups where everybody is open to new friendships? Women Who Explore is a community dedicated to getting women into the outdoors, and it's ended up creating hundreds of [...]

By | 2018-05-18T16:03:13+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Podcast|

Interfaithless Barbecue Beach Party details

In brief: On Saturday, May 19th, on the sandy shores of the Southern California coast, will be the 9th Interfaithless Barbecue Beach Party at Bolsa Chica State Beach, California. This event is hosted by my friend Morris Bird, who appeared on Humanize Me after the party last May (Episode 211 HERE). You must RSVP with [...]

By | 2018-05-18T15:36:24+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Blog|

310: How should we respond to the homeless?

When you're asked for money by a homeless person, or pass someone who appears to be homeless standing in a doorway or on a street corner, how should you respond? That's the topic addressed in this, the first of Humanize Me's regular Q&A episodes. Bart Campolo is joined by the podcast's producer John Wright to [...]

By | 2018-05-08T21:24:31+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Podcast|

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|