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!

319: The Art of Community with Charles Vogl

Charles Vogl helps leaders transform loneliness and separation into connection and belonging. His book, The Art of Community, is the book Bart Campolo says he always wished he had to recommend to people who wanted to build their own groups and nurture them. In this conversation between Charles and Bart, they talk about life's 'inner [...]

By | 2018-07-24T20:46:56+00:00 July 24th, 2018|Podcast|

318: How to do a platonic coffee date

Bart answers a question from a listener called Erin, who called our 'Q Line' to ask how to start to make new connections with people: "How do I talk to people at the beginning of something new? Say I meet someone and I want to be friends with them or there's someone I haven't seen [...]

By | 2018-07-19T20:03:57+00:00 July 19th, 2018|Podcast|

317: Human-centered design with Kate and Ramsey

Human centered design (HCD), and its closely-related sibling, impact design, is about understanding challenges facing people or society, and working with others to design solutions to those challenges. Design thinking is an interdisciplinary thing, a collaborative process and a highly skilled area. Kate Hanisian and Ramsey Ford are the co-founders of Cincinnati-based 'Design Impact', leading [...]

By | 2018-07-13T22:02:44+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Podcast|

316: He told my 5 year-old son he’s going to Hell!

On this week's Q&A episode of Humanize Me, Bart answers a question from a listener called Matt (who called our new 'Q Line' to leave his question for Bart directly). Matt's question concerned his 5 year-old son, who was given an abrupt theology lesson from his 6 year-old cousin recently: "My son mentioned that he [...]

By | 2018-06-26T03:53:27+00:00 June 26th, 2018|Podcast|

315: Sexy, but not an object with 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 | 2018-10-22T07:34:20+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|