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!

411: Why don’t you become a Unitarian Universalist?

A listener named Benjamin calls to ask why Bart feels the need to 'reinvent the wheel' with secular community-building, rather than simply join a Unitarian Universalist congregation. Benjamin says that he himself has found what he's looking for at a UU church. Bart responds to Ben's question, saying that he loves the UU movement but [...]

By | 2019-03-27T00:40:20+00:00 March 27th, 2019|Podcast|

410: Insights of an openly atheist minister, with Gretta Vosper

Gretta Vosper is an ordained minister of the United Church of Canada who, as a self-professed atheist, has survived an official review from her denomination and continues to serve as the pastor of her congregation. In this conversation, Bart Campolo talks with Gretta about the story of the last few years, why she stays in [...]

By | 2019-04-05T01:06:45+00:00 March 19th, 2019|Podcast|

409: Climate change – a redo!

In episode 407, Bart and John attempted to answer the question of a 15 year-old listener who wondered aloud why people aren't freaking out more, and doing more, about climate change. In the wake of that episode, Bart heard from many other listeners who didn't think we nailed it. So, this is our attempt at [...]

By | 2019-03-12T18:21:00+00:00 March 12th, 2019|Podcast|

407: How to cope with coming apocalypse

The earth is in trouble and nobody seems to care. That's the observation of Josie, 15, who called the podcast after hearing more and more about humanity's biggest challenges during science class: "Hey Bart, I'm Josie, I just turned 15 and I am a big fan of your podcast. So I have this really great [...]

By | 2019-02-19T16:11:12+00:00 February 19th, 2019|Podcast|

406: Is pro-semitism a thing? with the hosts of Unorthodox

Is it even a word? Bart Campolo’s reaction to the anti-semitic shooting in Pittsburg was to reach out to his Jewish friends and ask how they were doing. It made him wonder if there is a way to be actively pro-semitic, and to support Jews more. To answer this, Bart reached out to the hosts [...]

By | 2019-04-05T01:07:22+00:00 February 14th, 2019|Podcast|

405: Bart has a new community idea

A letter this week from a listener who says he's hungry for community with like-minded secular people is just the latest one like it. But this one couldn't have come at a better time, or landed on more fertile soil. Two Sundays ago, Bart Campolo and a team of like-minded people held their first content-driven [...]

By | 2019-02-06T17:56:53+00:00 February 6th, 2019|Podcast|

The letter I sent about our new gatherings in Cincinnati

Dear Friends, As I shared at our last potluck, I’m not alone in longing for a regular, content-driven gathering that’s overtly focused on pursuing love as way of life. Indeed, it appears that the main obstacle to launching such a gathering isn’t a lack of interest, but rather the lack of an affordable space big [...]

By | 2019-02-06T17:34:44+00:00 February 6th, 2019|Blog|

404: A deep dive into pyrotheology, with Peter Rollins

You can be forgiven for not being familiar with 'pyrotheology', the lifelong philosophy project of Peter Rollins. In this episode of Humanize Me, Bart Campolo attempts a philosophical deep dive with Pete, a friend of the podcast for years. It’s a very lively, argumentative conversation on the differences between Bart and Pete on human drive [...]

By | 2019-01-29T22:38:01+00:00 January 29th, 2019|Podcast|

403: Can insignificance be liberating?

One of our listeners read an interview with Conan O'Brien in the New York Times last week. He sent us this excerpt: NYT: Is this how you want to go out, with a show that gets smaller and smaller until it’s gone? Conan: Maybe that’s O.K. I think you have more of a problem with [...]

By | 2019-01-22T19:25:58+00:00 January 22nd, 2019|Podcast|