Everyone's Agnostic Podcast (general)
Cass & Bob interview people you don't know about a subject no one wants to talk about--God. What's not to like?
Episode 41 - Geoff Little, Beer & Hymns

Guest: Geoff Little.  Like all interviews, this is a snapshot in time of a personal journey.  Geoff is the son of the head of the Christian Broadcasting Network, second only to Pat Robertson himself.  Geoff is in that rock-and-a-hard-place space of identifying as Christian but embarrassed by it every day.  But, since we could easily make a case that Jesus would be embarrassed by today’s Christianity, it begs the question, is Geoff more or less of a Christian?  This is where SO many Americans are today—wanting to hang onto Jesus but disgusted by what poses as Christianity today.  You can hear the tension in his words, of not wanting to throw Christianity under the bus while being brutally honest with himself about what he sees. 

 Geoff is the founder of the Beer and Hymns movement in Nashville.  In fact, there’s one coming up Thursday, April 30th, 7:30pm at Mercy Lounge in Nashville.  $5 in advance/$8 at the door, and I think that includes a ticket for one beer.  Geoff experiments with stand-up comedy and story-telling.  You can YouTube him and get a feel for his sensibilities.  He’s one of my best friends in middle Tennessee.  I think you’re gonna like him.  We taped this show on April 5th, 2015 in my backyard.  Geoff provided the beer.  

Bob & I will be at ReAsonCon 2015 in Hickory NC April 25th.  Hope to see you there. Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, TuneIn and most podcast platforms.  If you’re feeling grateful for our podcast, Patreon.com is like a tip jar for our work. That’s p a t r e o n dot com slash eapodcast.  My thanks to Bob and Geoff for making this conversation possible. 

 http://www.beerhymns.com/

Bart Ehrman & James White Debate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P35zWvmkHBo

Credits:

"Towering Mountain of Ignorance" intro by Hank Green https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3v3S82TuxU

Intro bumper "Never Know" by Jack Johnson

“It is Well” accapella by Sam Robson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vG525x2mUTU

“It is Well” solo piano John Pahlow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVQgN2u0Iac

All other music by Cass Midgley

 

 

Direct download: Episode_41_Geoff_Little_2.mp3
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Episode 39 - Benjamin L. Corey

Christian bridge-builder, Benjamin L. Corey blogs as Formerly Fundie on Patheos.  He graduated cum laude from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in his home state of Maine with two Masters degrees in theology and missiology and is a current doctoral student at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is the author of “Undiluted: Rediscovering The Radical Message of Jesus.”  He is one of those, like so many that we have on this show, that have followed (or taken) Jesus in the opposite direction of today’s hijacked Christianity, to what he calls non-violent enemy love. From the highly individualized Western Christian culture to Jesus’ socially collective community-driven message.  Ben is highly active in helping out the least of these and making the world a better place.  I think, like so many progressive Christians, he’s one step away from humanism, but by his own admission, couldn’t be an atheist even if he wanted to. 

Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Stitcher and most podcast platforms.  If you’re feeling grateful for our podcast, Patreon.com is like a tip jar for our work. That’s p a t r e o n dot com slash eapodcast. 

This episode was taped on March 23rd, 2015. 

Credits:

"Towering Mountain of Ignorance" introduction by Hank Green https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3v3S82TuxU

"Never Know" by Jack Johnson

Guitar bumper by Cass Midgley

http://benjaminlcorey.com/

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/formerlyfundie/

 

 

Direct download: Episode_39_-_Benjamin_L_Corey_Christian_Missionary.mp3
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Episode 33 - Jim Henderson

Author Jim Henderson has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Fox Television, and This American Life with Ira Glass. He’s a former pastor now spiritual anthropologist. His books include Evangelism Without Additives, The Outsider Interviews, The Resignation of Eve, and his latest, Question Mark about spiritual pride and the downfall of Mark Driscoll.  

Jim prescribes what he calls “otherlyness.”  1) be interested in others, 2) stay in the room with difference, and 3) stop comparing your best with the worst of others.  Jim’s mission is, in his own words, to Take Jesus Public, and once again Cass finds himself talking to a Christian with whom he gets along really well.  Unfortunately Bob was out of town and had to miss this taping. This show was taped on February 14th, 2015.

Credits: 

"Towering Mountain of Ignorance" introduction by Hank Green https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3v3S82TuxU

"Never Know" by Jack Johnson

All other music by Jim Henderson

Books discussed:

“To Change the World” by James Davison Hunter

“Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software” by Steven Johnson

“The Shack” William P. Young

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct download: Episode_33_-_Jim_Henderson.mp3
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Episode 26 - year in review

Bob & Cass talk about what they learned from each guest, and how the podcast and their personal journeys have evolved as a result.  A survey of all 19 guests and the pilgrimage they started 6 months ago.  Happy Holidays and Happy New Year everybody!  

Direct download: episode_26_-_2014_in_review.mp3
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Episode 25 - Michael Dowd

Former UCC minister, Micheal Dowd, is on a mission to save humanity...from climate change.  Ecology is the new Theology.  Humans have glorified their needs at the expense of the earth and there's hell and high water to pay.  If you and your god-narratives aren't pro-future, you're part of the problem, not the solution.  a big John Michael Greer disciple and proponent of Citlizens Climate Lobby (CCL), Dowd gives tips on what we can do to help (besides drive a Prius).  Good talk, see you out there!  

Direct download: Episode_25_-_Michael_Dowd.mp3
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Episode 16 -Sam B

This conversation with Sam Bowman is fast, a little scattered, but we cover a lot of ground and glean some of Sam’s hard-earned wisdom. He has hopped many a theological train in a catch-and-release evolution of his personal philosophy.  It gets pretty weird...and enriching.  

Direct download: Episode_16_-_Sam_B.mp3
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Episode 13 - Roger Wolsey

Roger is the most theistic guest we've ever had.  He's an ordained Methodist minister on the campus of Univ of Colorado, Boulder.  He's one of many voices in Progressive Christianity.  Author of "Kissing Fish: Christianity for People Who Don't Like Christianity."  Roger is a great communicator; he almost re-converted me and he's not even trying.  

Direct download: episode_13a.mp3
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Episode 10 - Wayne Donowho

Wayne's pilgrimage took him to every major religion and its practices to see what works.  From Jesus to Rumi to Ganesh to the Tao.  Listen as Wayne shares a rigorous search for "truth" in the most pragmatic sense.  He wrestles not with religions or the contradictions in his own life.  There's something here for us to learn.  

Direct download: Episode_10_final.mp3
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Episode 9 - NonStampCollector

This week we took the week off from our regular interviews to feature a long-time favorite of Cass' Non-Stamp Collector YouTube guy.    It's comic relief and serious at the same time.  Enjoy and learn!  

Direct download: Episode_9-1.mp3
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Episode 8 - Patsy Moore

Singer/songwriter, poet, Patsy Moore is our guest.  Cass became a fan of Patsy’s in the 90’s when she had 2 albums in the Christian market.  Now a student of New Thought Metaphysics, Patsy, Bob, and Cass have a good conversation about Ferguson, Robin Williams, suicide, and the longing for Home.  Check it out!  

Direct download: episode_8_Patsy_Moore.mp3
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