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Latest Episodes

015: On the Front Line of the Coronavirus
March 10, 2020

In this episode, we explore the potential impact of the coronavirus on religious communities and ask what the responsibility of religious practitioners is. Nate speaks with Matthew David Morris a transitional deacon in the Episcopal Church who lives an...

014: Call Me a Spiritual Rebel with Sarah Bowen
February 20, 2020

In this episode, Nate speaks with Sarah Bowen, a multi-faith spiritual educator and speaker. Sarah is a faculty member of One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in NYC where Sarah helps others explore the the depths of inter spirituality.

013: Better Than Brunch? | Gracepointe Church
February 06, 2020

After months of choosing brunch over Church, Colby finally decides to give Gracepointe, a progressive faith community in Nashville, TN, a try. Is it enough to make this former pastor turned breakfast burrito connoisseur into a regular church goer?

012: How to Start a Revolution with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove
January 23, 2020

In this episode, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove recounts his upbringing as a Southern Baptist in North Carolina and the events that led him to be one of the most formidable critics of the religious right and Christian nationalism.

011: Live at Q Christian Conference
January 09, 2020

Kipp Nelson is one of the few openly gay ministers in the United Methodist Church. Nate and Colby had the privilege of sitting down with Kipp at Q Christian's 2020 conference.

010: Resolutions and Questions
December 31, 2019

In the final episode of 2019, Nate and Colby look back on the previous year and share their resolutions for 2020. They also take a few listener questions.

009: The Advocate with CeCe Jones-Davis
December 20, 2019

In this episode, we share the story of Cece Jones-Davis, a pastor, songwriter, and social advocate who is leveraging her voice to stand up for inclusion and justice.

008: The Bridge Builder with Brandan Robertson
November 25, 2019

In this episode, we share the story of Brandan Robertson, a pastor, activist, and author who is working to build bridges between progressive and conservative faith communities. Brandan is hopeful that dialogue will lead to more inclusive and just spaces.

007: Queer and Catholic
November 07, 2019

In this episode, we share the story of Maria Michonski, a queer woman who identifies as Catholic. Even though Maria has, in the past, taken time away from the Church because of its unaffirming stance, she continuously feels a draw to Catholicism and it...

006: Preach
October 31, 2019

Hearing a sermon, or a homily, requires going to church, and we know that many of our listeners have been hurt by church and might be taking a break, or might have even left entirely. So, we thought we would try an experiment: homilies for the openly d...