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For over a decade we’ve been hosting conversations with theologians, activists and contemplatives from across the Christian spectrum and beyond. Reflecting on our evangelical heritage we explore the possibilities of a more inclusive, generous and hopeful faith.

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Alastair McIntosh - Reflections from a Quaker (N278)
02:00:35

The writer, academic and activist Alastair McIntosh became a Quaker as a young adult. In this interview he reflects on how the Quaker tradition has shaped his life and his practice, how it intersects with mystical experiences, and where Jesus sits amidst his own generous worldview and in the Quaker tradition.

Interview starts at 14m 59s 

Show Notes

Nomad is able to produce episodes like this one because a group of faithful listeners help us pay the bills. Our supporters gain access to the Nomad community - which manifests as Nomad Book Club and The Beloved Listener Lounge - and bonus episodes, such as Nomad Contemplations, Nomad Devotionals and Nomad Revisited. And you may find yourself the proud owner of a Beloved Listener mug! Head over to our Patreon page and our own members page to donate.

You might also want to have a look at our blog, which we use to share the stories of the evolving faith of our podcast listeners.

And if you're looking for other people to share this journey with, then register on our Listener Map and our Nomad Gathering Facebook page, and see if any other nomads are in your area.

Aug 10, 2022
Brian McLaren - Do I Stay Christian? (N277)
01:44:22

In this episode we welcome back author, activist, and public theologian Brian McLaren. This time we talk with Brian about his new book Do I Stay Christian?, in which he helps us reflect on the pros and cons of holding onto a Christian identity and, more importantly, what kind of human beings we want to be.

Interview starts at 17m 46s

Show Notes

Nomad is able to produce episodes like this one because a group of faithful listeners help us pay the bills. Our supporters gain access to the Nomad community - which manifests as Nomad Book Club and The Beloved Listener Lounge - and bonus episodes, such as Nomad Contemplations, Nomad Devotionals and Nomad Revisited. And you may find yourself the proud owner of a Beloved Listener mug! Head over to our Patreon page and our own members page to donate.

You might also want to have a look at our blog, which we use to share the stories of the evolving faith of our podcast listeners.

And if you're looking for other people to share this journey with, then register on our Listener Map and our Nomad Gathering Facebook page, and see if any other nomads are in your area.

Jul 25, 2022
John Bell - Finding Celtic Faith (N276)
01:51:55

In this episode we talk to the hymnwriter John Bell, who is a member of the Iona Community, about the roots and traditions of Celtic Christianity, which took shape in the British Isles and modelled a very different way to the Roman church that followed shortly after.

Interview starts at 14m 40s 

Show Notes

Nomad is able to produce episodes like this one because a group of faithful listeners help us pay the bills. Our supporters gain access to the Nomad community - which manifests as Nomad Book Club and The Beloved Listener Lounge - and bonus episodes, such as Nomad Contemplations, Nomad Devotionals and Nomad Revisited. And you may find yourself the proud owner of a Beloved Listener mug! Head over to our Patreon page and our own members page to donate.

You might also want to have a look at our blog, which we use to share the stories of the evolving faith of our podcast listeners.

And if you're looking for other people to share this journey with, then register on our Listener Map and our Nomad Gathering Facebook page, and see if any other nomads are in your area.

Jul 11, 2022
Karen O’Donnell - The Dark Womb (N275)
02:05:18

In this episode feminist and trauma theologian Karen O'Donnell shares her experiences of repeated reproductive loss. Describing the physical, emotional and spiritual impact, she explores the complexity of faith from the perspective of the miscarrying person. Karen brings thoughtful sensitivity to a reality that has often been ignored and offers her responses to some of the many questions we are likely to encounter in the face of trauma, suffering and grief.

Interview starts at 16m 06s

Show Notes

Nomad is able to produce episodes like this one because a group of faithful listeners help us pay the bills. Our supporters gain access to the Nomad community - which manifests as Nomad Book Club and The Beloved Listener Lounge - and bonus episodes, such as Nomad Contemplations, Nomad Devotionals and Nomad Revisited. And you may find yourself the proud owner of a Beloved Listener mug! Head over to our Patreon page and our own members page to donate.

You might also want to have a look at our blog, which we use to share the stories of the evolving faith of our podcast listeners.

And if you're looking for other people to share this journey with, then register on our Listener Map and our Nomad Gathering Facebook page, and see if any other nomads are in your area.

Jun 24, 2022
The Druid Way - Philip Carr-Gomm (N274)
01:40:29

Philip Carr-Gomm is a Druid, psychologist and writer, who has a particular interest in combining psychological understanding with spiritual perspectives to help people lead richer, more fulfilled lives.

Although his spiritual practice is rooted in Druidry, Philip believes we have entered an era in which we can move beyond attachments to labels, drawing instead upon the Perennial Tradition, being inspired by the wisdom in all spiritual paths and teachings – following the way of the Universal Mystic. 

So Philip seemed like the idea person to speak with about the ancient tradition of Druidry, and what Christians might learn from it. 

Interview starts at 18m 40s

Show Notes

Nomad is able to produce episodes like this one because a group of faithful listeners help us pay the bills. Our supporters gain access to the Nomad community - which manifests as Nomad Book Club and The Beloved Listener Lounge - and bonus episodes, such as Nomad Contemplations, Nomad Devotionals and Nomad Revisited. And you may find yourself the proud owner of a Beloved Listener mug! Head over to our Patreon page and our own members page to donate.

You might also want to have a look at our blog, which we use to share the stories of the evolving faith of our podcast listeners.

And if you're looking for other people to share this journey with, then register on our Listener Map and our Nomad Gathering Facebook page, and see if any other nomads are in your area.

Jun 10, 2022
Faith Van Horne - Healing Pentecostalism (N273)
01:57:58

Faith Van Horne left the fundamentalist Pentecostal tradition that she'd grown up in as a young person. Years later, after exploring various spiritualities, she was surprised to find herself drawn back to her Pentecostal roots, allbeit on very different terms. In this podcast we talk to Faith about her academic studies in atonement theories, embodied spirituality, and healing from traumatic experiences. This episode involves themes of trauma and abuse.

Interview starts at 11m 03s

Show Notes

Nomad is able to produce episodes like this one because a group of faithful listeners help us pay the bills. Our supporters gain access to the Nomad community - which manifests as Nomad Book Club and The Beloved Listener Lounge - and bonus episodes, such as Nomad Contemplations, Nomad Devotionals and Nomad Revisited. And you may find yourself the proud owner of a Beloved Listener mug! Head over to our Patreon page and our own members page to donate.

You might also want to have a look at our blog, which we use to share the stories of the evolving faith of our podcast listeners.

And if you're looking for other people to share this journey with, then register on our Listener Map and our Nomad Gathering Facebook page, and see if any other nomads are in your area.

May 24, 2022
Karen Rooms and Jay Hulme - The Gayest Church in the City (N272)
01:15:51

Priest Karen Rooms and transgender poet, author and educator Jay Hulme describe what it's like for them to be part of an ancient and LGBTQ+ affirming church. As they recall the story of their developing friendship, their conversation guides us through the pandemic, Jay's early faith experiences and Karen's reflections on being a cisgender heterosexual woman entrusted with the care of a diverse and fully inclusive congregation. With humour, insight and creativity they offer a unique perspective on what it could mean to be church.

Conversation starts at 18m 23s 

Show Notes

Nomad is able to produce conversations like this one because a group of faithful listeners help us pay the bills. Our supporters gain access to the Nomad community - which manifests as Nomad Book Club and The Beloved Listener Lounge - and bonus episodes, such as Nomad Contemplations, Nomad Devotionals and Nomad Revisited. And you may find yourself the proud owner of a Beloved Listener mug! Head over to our Patreon page and our own members page to donate.

You might also want to have a look at our blog, which we use to share the stories of the evolving faith of our podcast listeners.

And if you're looking for other people to share this journey with, then register on our Listener Map and our Nomad Gathering Facebook page, and see if any other nomads are in your area.

May 11, 2022
Erin Burnett - Religious Not Spiritual: An Autistic Perspective on Faith (N271)
01:59:00

We chat with author of With All Your Mind: Autism and the Church, Erin Burnett about her personal experience and research into autism and the unique ways Christians with autism understand and experience God. 
We ask her why she was initially attracted to more fundamentalist expressions of Christianity, what triggered her deconstruction, and why she’s now more at home in progressive christian spaces. And we explore what neurotypical people can learn from the ways people with autism experience the world and spirituality.

Interviews starts at 13m 45s 

Show Notes

Nomad is able to produce episodes like this one because a group of faithful listeners help us pay the bills. Our supporters gain access to the Nomad community - which manifests as Nomad Book Club and The Beloved Listener Lounge - and bonus episodes, such as Nomad Contemplations, Nomad Devotionals and Nomad Revisited. And you may find yourself the proud owner of a Beloved Listener mug! Head over to our Patreon page and our own members page to donate.

You might also want to have a look at our blog, which we use to share the stories of the evolving faith of our podcast listeners.

And if you're looking for other people to share this journey with, then register on our Listener Map and our Nomad Gathering Facebook page, and see if any other nomads are in your area.

Apr 22, 2022
Richard Beck - Hope in a World on Fire (N270)
31:30

In this Devotional podcast, psychologist and theologian Richard Beck explores what it means to take sides without becoming hardened, and how he remains hopeful in a world on fire.

Show Notes

Nomad produces devotional podcasts like this one every month. To access them simply make a small monthly donation through Nomad’s membership platform or Patreon

We also produce group discussion questions to help you and your community dig deeper into the issues raised in the devotionals. 

Apr 11, 2022
Anna Robinson and Joy Brooks - Hosting Deconstruction Spaces (N269)
01:13:27

Nomad hosts Anna Robinson and Joy Brooks have a conversation about the challenges of joys of experiencing a shifting faith, their ambivalence to the word deconstruction, the deconstruction groups they’ve been hosting and what they’ve learnt from them. 

If you'd like to be part of one of these group, contact Anna through her website.

Show Notes

Nomad is able to produce episodes like this one because a group of faithful listeners help us pay the bills. Our supporters gain access to the Nomad community - which manifests as Nomad Book Club and The Beloved Listener Lounge - and bonus episodes, such as Nomad Contemplations, Nomad Devotionals and Nomad Revisited. And you may find yourself the proud owner of a Beloved Listener mug! Head over to our Patreon page and our own members page to donate.

You might also want to have a look at our blog, which we use to share the stories of the evolving faith of our podcast listeners.

And if you're looking for other people to share this journey with, then register on our Listener Map and our Nomad Gathering Facebook page, and see if any other nomads are in your area.

Mar 25, 2022
Christena Cleveland - God Is a Black Woman (N268)
01:57:36

In this episode we speak with social psychologist, theologian, activist and author of God Is a Black Woman, Dr Christena Cleveland. Christena speaks with us about her journey of unmasking the white male image of God and the hurt, hopelessness, and racial and gender oppression it has caused. Christena shares with us the intellectual and spiritual journey that led her to the sacred black feminine and the discovery of a new and hopeful way of connecting with the divine and honouring the sacredness of all black people.

Interview starts at 14m 51s 

Show Notes

Nomad is able to produce episodes like this one because a group of faithful listeners help us pay the bills. Our supporters gain access to the Nomad community - which manifests as Nomad Book Club and The Beloved Listener Lounge - and bonus episodes, such as Nomad Contemplations, Nomad Devotionals and Nomad Revisited. And you may find yourself the proud owner of a Beloved Listener mug! Head over to our Patreon page and our own members page to donate.

You might also want to have a look at our blog, which we use to share the stories of the evolving faith of our podcast listeners.

And if you're looking for other people to share this journey with, then register on our Listener Map and our Nomad Gathering Facebook page, and see if any other nomads are in your area.

Mar 10, 2022
Terry Wildman - Walking the Good Road (N267)
01:47:23

In this episode we chat with native American, author, songwriter and storyteller, Terry Wildman. Terry was also the lead translator and general editor of the First Nations Bible, a fascinating project that produced a translation of the New Testament that reflects the language, symbolism and rituals of native peoples.
So we ask Terry to unpack indigenous spirituality for us, and to reflect on how the Church has historically treated native peoples, how this triggered his deconstruction and the role an indigenous worldview and spirituality played in the reconstruction of his faith.

Interview starts at 17m 56s

Show Notes

Nomad is able to produce episodes like this one because a group of faithful listeners help us pay the bills. Our supporters gain access to the Nomad community - which manifests as Nomad Book Club and The Beloved Listener Lounge - and bonus episodes, such as Nomad Contemplations, Nomad Devotionals and Nomad Revisited. And you may find yourself the proud owner of a Beloved Listener mug! Head over to our Patreon page and our own members page to donate.

You might also want to have a look at our blog, which we use to share the stories of the evolving faith of our podcast listeners.

And if you're looking for other people to share this journey with, then register on our Listener Map and our Nomad Gathering Facebook page, and see if any other nomads are in your area.

Feb 24, 2022
Sophfronia Scott - Merton, Monks and Mystics (N266)
01:50:06

In this episode we speak with author and director of creative writing at Alma College, Sophfronia Scott. We speak with Sophfronia about how her faith has been shaped by the author, monk and mystic, Thomas Merton. 
Having struggled to connect with Merton through his autobiography, Sophfronia immersed herself in his journals, and there she found a mentor, friend and kindred Spirit. So we ask her what we can learnt from Merton about being “spiritual but not religious”, the relationship between action and contemplation, inner work, sexuality and more.

Interview starts at 15m 36s

Show Notes

Nomad is able to produce episodes like this one because a group of faithful listeners help us pay the bills. Our supporters gain access to the Nomad community - which manifests as Nomad Book Club and The Beloved Listener Lounge - and bonus episodes, such as Nomad Contemplations, Nomad Devotionals and Nomad Revisited. And you may find yourself the proud owner of a Beloved Listener mug! Head over to our Patreon page and our own members page to donate.

You might also want to have a look at our blog, which we use to share the stories of the evolving faith of our podcast listeners.

And if you're looking for other people to share this journey with, then register on our Listener Map and our Nomad Gathering Facebook page, and see if any other nomads are in your area.

Feb 10, 2022
Brian Peck - Church Trauma (N265)
01:54:41

In this episode we chat with clinical social worker and a trauma-informed coach, Brian Peck. Brian grew up in a fundamentalist Christian church and upon leaving he began to realise the trauma this had caused. He now specialises in helping people work through their experiences of religious trauma. 
So we talk to Brian about why religious spaces seem predisposed to traumatic experiences, what red flags we should be looking out for, how we can protect ourselves, how we can navigate relationships if we feel we have to leave, and many other things.   Interview starts at 10m 52s 

Show Notes

Nomad is able to produce episodes like this one because a group of faithful listeners help us pay the bills. Our supporters gain access to the Nomad community - which manifests as Nomad Book Club and The Beloved Listener Lounge - and bonus episodes, such as Nomad Contemplations, Nomad Devotionals and Nomad Revisited. And you may find yourself the proud owner of a Beloved Listener mug! Head over to our Patreon page and our own members page to donate.

You might also want to have a look at our blog, which we use to share the stories of the evolving faith of our podcast listeners.

And if you're looking for other people to share this journey with, then register on our Listener Map and our Nomad Gathering Facebook page, and see if any other nomads are in your area.

Jan 24, 2022
Keith Giles - Ending the End Times (N264)
01:53:32

In this episode we speak with former church pastor, author and teacher Keith Giles. Like many evangelicals, Keith inherited a dispensational understanding of the End Times. If you’re not sure what that is, think anti-Christ, mark of the Beast, the rapture, Jesus’s return, and the New Jerusalem.
Keith slowly became aware that this was a relatively new, ill-informed and damaging way of reading the bible. So he set about discovering a healthier ‘End Times’ vision.

Interview starts at 11m 40s

Show Notes

Nomad is able to produce episodes like this one because a group of faithful listeners help us pay the bills. Our supporters gain access to the Nomad community - which manifests as Nomad Book Club and The Beloved Listener Lounge - and bonus episodes, such as Nomad Contemplations, Nomad Devotionals and Nomad Revisited. And you may find yourself the proud owner of a Beloved Listener mug! Head over to our Patreon page and our own members page to donate.

You might also want to have a look at our blog, which we use to share the stories of the evolving faith of our podcast listeners.

And if you're looking for other people to share this journey with, then register on our Listener Map and our Nomad Gathering Facebook page, and see if any other nomads are in your area.

Jan 09, 2022
Azariah France-Williams - A Displaced Christmas (N263)
24:15

Merry Christmas to One and All from Nomad Podcast. 

In this devotional episode, Fr Azariah France Williams recalls the story of Viraj Mendis, who sought sanctuary in the UK from Sri Lanka. He lived for several years in a room in the Church of the Ascension, in Hulme, Manchester, being protected by the community. In 1989, the police raided the church and he was forcibly deported.

This episode also features the poet and artist Steve Beal. And David Benjamin Blower performs the medieval traditional Christmas carol, Coventry Carol.

Show Notes

Nomad is able to produce episodes like this one because a group of faithful listeners help us pay the bills. Our supporters gain access to the Nomad community - which manifests as Nomad Book Club and The Beloved Listener Lounge - and bonus episodes, such as Nomad Contemplations, Nomad Devotionals and Nomad Revisited. And you may find yourself the proud owner of a Beloved Listener mug! Head over to our Patreon page and our own members page to donate.

You might also want to have a look at our blog, which we use to share the stories of the evolving faith of our podcast listeners.

And if you're looking for other people to share this journey with, then register on our Listener Map and our Nomad Gathering Facebook page, and see if any other nomads are in your area.

Dec 20, 2021
Rowan Williams - Becoming Natural (N262)
02:08:54

The former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams carries a lifelong love for the theology and practice of the Eastern Church. His recent book, Looking East in Winter gives a window into the beautiful contemplative practices of the Eastern tradition.

In this conversation we explore the life of contemplation, political solidarity, simplicity, and "the natural process of becoming natural."

Interview starts at 16m 32s

Show Notes

Nomad is able to produce episodes like this one because a group of faithful listeners help us pay the bills. Our supporters gain access to the Nomad community - which manifests as Nomad Book Club and The Beloved Listener Lounge - and bonus episodes, such as Nomad Contemplations, Nomad Devotionals and Nomad Revisited. And you may find yourself the proud owner of a Beloved Listener mug! Head over to our Patreon page and our own members page to donate.

You might also want to have a look at our blog, which we use to share the stories of the evolving faith of our podcast listeners.

And if you're looking for other people to share this journey with, then register on our Listener Map and our Nomad Gathering Facebook page, and see if any other nomads are in your area.

Dec 06, 2021
Hannah Malcolm - Words for a Dying World (N261)
02:12:16

When Hannah Malcolm was approached to write a book on climate grief, she chose, instead, to edit a book compiling voices from across the global church. The resulting picture is an extraordinary collage of very different experiences, all of which begin to suggest the many different ways in which everything is connected. 

In this conversation we glimpse the church as something far richer and more diverse than we thought; we discover the marks of colonialism and extractive capitalism everywhere; and we explore how the crises of the present is drawing us back to land, to one another, and to our own bodies.

Interview starts at 12m 16s

Show Notes

Nomad is able to produce episodes like this one because a group of faithful listeners help us pay the bills. Our supporters gain access to the Nomad community - which manifests as Nomad Book Club and The Beloved Listener Lounge - and bonus episodes, such as Nomad Contemplations, Nomad Devotionals and Nomad Revisited. And you may find yourself the proud owner of a Beloved Listener mug! Head over to our Patreon page and our own members page to donate.

You might also want to have a look at our blog, which we use to share the stories of the evolving faith of our podcast listeners.

And if you're looking for other people to share this journey with, then register on our Listener Map and our Nomad Gathering Facebook page, and see if any other nomads are in your area.

Nov 24, 2021
Claire Gilbert - Letters on Dying and Living (N260)
01:41:59

Claire Gilbert is a theologian, writer, and founding director of Westminster Abbey Institute. When she discovered that she had Myeloma - terminal cancer in the blood - she began her way by writing letters to a circle of trusted friends. The journey drew her home to nature, to her body, and to her long love for the mystic, Julian of Norwich. The letters are now published in the book Miles to Go Before I Sleep.

Interview starts at 16m 15s

Show Notes

Nomad is able to produce episodes like this one because a group of faithful listeners help us pay the bills. Our supporters gain access to the Nomad community - which manifests as Nomad Book Club and The Beloved Listener Lounge - and bonus episodes, such as Nomad Contemplations, Nomad Devotionals and Nomad Revisited. And you may find yourself the proud owner of a Beloved Listener mug! Head over to our Patreon page and our own members page to donate.

You might also want to have a look at our blog, which we use to share the stories of the evolving faith of our podcast listeners.

And if you're looking for other people to share this journey with, then register on our Listener Map and our Nomad Gathering Facebook page, and see if any other nomads are in your area.

Nov 10, 2021
Rachel Mander - Pilgrims to Cop26 (N259)
02:12:43

Cop26 is a gathering of world leaders, meeting this November in Glasgow to review agreements to reduce carbon emissions. While the meeting was being confirmed, the Young Christian Climate Network planned a relay pilgrimage from Cornwall to Glasgow. 

In this podcast Rachel Mander talks to us about what’s at stake in this historic gathering, about faith and activism, about how poorer countries are being pushed into debt to the bigger carbon emitters, and about the trials and joys of the political pilgrimage.

Interview starts at 22m 06s

Show Notes

Nomad is able to produce episodes like this one because a group of faithful listeners help us pay the bills. Our supporters gain access to the Nomad community - which manifests as Nomad Book Club and The Beloved Listener Lounge - and bonus episodes, such as Nomad Contemplations, Nomad Devotionals and Nomad Revisited. And you may find yourself the proud owner of a Beloved Listener mug! Head over to our Patreon page and our own members page to donate.

You might also want to have a look at our blog, which we use to share the stories of the evolving faith of our podcast listeners.

And if you're looking for other people to share this journey with, then register on our Listener Map and our Nomad Gathering Facebook page, and see if any other nomads are in your area.

Oct 24, 2021
Alex Clare-Young & Sarah Hobbs - Trans. Christian. Human. (N258)
01:26:05

In this episode we listen in on a conversation between Alex Clare-Young and Sarah Hobbs about their trans experience.
Alex is a transmasculine non-binary minister with the United Reformed Church, currently completing doctoral research into trans theology. Sarah is a trans woman, who leads a consultancy business, and is a speaker and trainer. Together they co-chair the Open Table Network, a partnership of Christian communities which welcome and affirm people who are LGBTQ+.
In the conversation Alex and Sarah honestly and vulnerably share their stories of coming to terms with their identities, their transition, the reaction of their faith communities, and their evolving relationship with the Bible and the Christian faith.
It’s a beautiful, honest, heartbreaking, inspiring, hopeful conversation.

Conversation starts at 21m 25s

Show Notes

Nomad is able to host conversations like these because a group of faithful listeners help us pay the bills. Our supporters gain access to the Nomad community - which manifests as Nomad Book Club and The Beloved Listener Lounge - and bonus episodes, such as Nomad Contemplations, Nomad Devotionals and Nomad Revisited. And you may find yourself the proud owner of a Beloved Listener mug! Head over to our Patreon page and our own members page to donate.

You might also want to have a look at our blog, which we use to share the stories of the evolving faith of our podcast listeners.

And if you're looking for other people to share this journey with, then register on our Listener Map and our Nomad Gathering Facebook page, and see if any other nomads are in your area.

Oct 11, 2021
Diana Butler Bass - Freeing Jesus (N257)
02:03:02

In this episode we’re joined by religion and contemporary spirituality commentator, Diana Butler Bass. Diana talks about her latest book Freeing Jesus, in which she tracks the evolution of her understanding and experience of Jesus. From liberal Methodist beginnings, through fundamentalist evangelicalism, to a more progressive Christianity, Diana has never lost her interest in Jesus, or her openness to mystical experiences. But how does she, and the Nomad hosts, now understand titles like Lord, Saviour, Friend and Way?

Interview starts at 14m 53s

Show Notes

Nomad is able to host conversations like these because a group of faithful listeners help us pay the bills. Our supporters gain access to the Nomad community - which manifests as Nomad Book Club and The Beloved Listener Lounge - and bonus episodes, such as Nomad Contemplations, Nomad Devotionals and Nomad Revisited. And you may find yourself the proud owner of a Beloved Listener mug! Head over to our Patreon page and our own members page to donate.

You might also want to have a look at our blog, which we use to share the stories of the evolving faith of our podcast listeners.

And if you're looking for other people to share this journey with, then register on our Listener Map and our Nomad Gathering Facebook page, and see if any other nomads are in your area.

Sep 24, 2021
Robin Parry - A Hope in Hell? [Revisited] (N256)
01:40:28

Every month we produce a podcast for our supporters called Nomad Revisited. In each episode Tim and Nick enter the Nomad archive and chose an episode from the last 12 years, and spend an hour or so reflecting on how their faith has evolved since then. It’s an exercise in self forgiveness and compassion, as they are often confronted with terrible interview technique, poor audio quality and very earnest, evangelical theology!
This month we thought we’d put one of these episode on Nomad’s main feed, as a free taster.
It’s a 2014 conversation with the author of the book The Evangelical Universalist, Robin Parry. At the time Tim and Nick would have considered ‘evangelical universalism’ an oxymoron, and a slippery slope to liberalism. But how do they view it now?

Interview starts at 21m 56s

Show Notes

If you want to access Nomad Revisited, and our monthly Devotionals and Contemplations, head over to our Patreon page or our own members page to donate.

You might also want to have a look at our blog, which we use to share the stories of the evolving faith of our podcast listeners.

And if you're looking for other people to share this journey with, then register on our Listener Map and our Nomad Gathering Facebook page, and see if any other nomads are in your area.

Sep 10, 2021
Emma Moreton & Lyn Baylis - When Christians and Pagans Make Friends (N255)
01:05:44

This episode is a conversation between good friends Emma Morton and Lyn Baylis. Emma is a former pastor, art therapist and activist, whose faith led her towards pagan spirituality and community. Lyn has practiced her pagan spirituality all of her life. She’s been a priestess for 40 years, is a Multi-faith minister, and is the UK Coordinator for LifeRites and Senior teacher on the LifeRites Foundation Course.
Here they talk about how their journeys took shape, how they’ve dealt with rejection and persecution, and what they’ve learned from one another.

Conversation starts at 16m 5s 

Show Notes

Nomad is able to host conversations like these because a group of faithful listeners help us pay the bills. Our supporters gain access to the Nomad community - which manifests as Nomad Book Club and The Beloved Listener Lounge - and bonus episodes, such as Nomad Contemplations, Nomad Devotionals and Nomad Revisited. And you may find yourself the proud owner of a Beloved Listener mug! Head over to our Patreon page and our own members page to donate.

You might also want to have a look at our blog, which we use to share the stories of the evolving faith of our podcast listeners.

And if you're looking for other people to share this journey with, then register on our Listener Map and our Nomad Gathering Facebook page, and see if any other nomads are in your area.

Aug 24, 2021
Natalia-Nana - Decolonising Faith (N254)
02:24:49

Natalia-Nana is a teacher, trainer, and coach in Equity, Diversity, and Liberation. In this episode we talk about what it means to decolonise our faith, why it is important and how we can go about it. Jemimah and Natalia-Nana explore the relationship between deconstruction and the work of decolonising and dismantling. They discuss the impact of colonisation on the ways we think, relate, and the way that institutions operate including in our spiritual journeys and faith communities.

Interviews starts at 20m 57s

Show Notes

Nomad is able to host conversations like these because a group of faithful listeners help us pay the bills. Our supporters gain access to the Nomad community - which manifests as Nomad Book Club and The Beloved Listener Lounge - and bonus episodes, such as Nomad Contemplations, Nomad Devotionals and Nomad Revisited. And you may find yourself the proud owner of a Beloved Listener mug! Head over to our Patreon page and our own members page to donate.

You might also want to have a look at our blog, which we use to share the stories of the evolving faith of our podcast listeners.

And if you're looking for other people to share this journey with, then register on our Listener Map and our Nomad Gathering Facebook page, and see if any other nomads are in your area.

Aug 09, 2021
Liz Pattison & Jim Robinson - Surviving Death (N253)
02:01:49

On this episode we’ve invited Liz Pattison and Jim Robinson to have a conversation around their experiences of death. Jim lost both his parents at quite a young age, and Liz recently lost her partner. They share their experiences of grief and loss, how friends, family and church responded, and how their faith has evolved through these experiences.
It’s an honest, real, insightful, moving and hopeful conversation.

Conversation starts at 21m 32s

Show Notes

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Jul 22, 2021
Miles Irving - Foraging and the Kindness of Creation (N252)
01:42:04

Miles Irving has been foraging since childhood. Having journeyed through Pentecostalism, he returned to his first passion for wild foods, and began to discover that our relationship to what we eat bears deeply on our relationship to everything.

In this episode, Miles and David spend a day eating nothing but foraged food and talking through the joys, trials and transformations that come of eating what grows out of the soil where we live.

Interview starts at 15m 15s

Show Notes

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Jul 09, 2021
Bruce Greyson - Life After [Near] Death (N251)
01:42:33

Many of us inherited a faith that had a lot to say about life after death. But as our faith shifted and evolved we were left increasingly unsure whether these beliefs had any basis in reality, or were just fairly tales.

Well, it turns out science has an increasing amount to say on the subject. So, we interviewed Dr Bruce Greyson, a self proclaimed “skeptical scientist”, who as well as being a very well respected psychiatrist, has also spent the last 50 years pioneering near death studies. He went into this field confidently expecting to find a physiological explanation for what people were claiming to have experienced as their bodies were shutting down. But what he discovered challenged all his preconceived ideas

Interview starts at 17m 02s

Show Notes

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Jun 23, 2021
Jemimah McAlpine - The Power of Embodiment (N250)
01:19:58

In this episode Jemimah McAlpine talks about her transformative experience of dance and her thinking about the theological significance of dancing. She and David discuss dualism and embodiment and how reconnecting with our bodies can lead to an experience of wholeness and connection with the earth and everyone around us. Jemimah shares how embodiment has changed her understanding of God and enjoyment of life.

Interview starts at 12m 32s

Show Notes

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Jun 11, 2021
Brian McLaren - Faith After Doubt (N249)
01:39:34

It’s always a pleasure to have author, activist, and public theologian Brian McLaren on Nomad. This time we talk with Brian about the vital role that doubt plays in our faith development. Brian breaks down the faith journey into four stages - simplicity, complexity, perplexity and harmony. He talks about the struggles and joys of each stage, and how it’s only when we embrace our doubts that we can grow and move onto the next stage.
As always, the conversation with Brian is wise, insightful, honest and life-giving.

Interview starts at 20m 14s

Show Notes

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May 23, 2021
Samantha Lindo & David Blower - The Friendship of Music (N248)
01:27:39

In this podcast, David Benjamin Blower converses with musician, podcaster and activist Samantha Lindo on the subject of music: music as a wisened friend, music as a gatherer of people and radical energies, and music as a kind of prayer that can halt the Powers that Be, even just for a moment.

Interview starts at 23m 44s

Show Notes

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May 10, 2021
Damon Garcia - The God Who Liberates (N247)
01:57:00

In this episode we speak with Damon Garcia. Damon talks to us about how he found meaning in the God of liberation theology after questioning his beliefs and leaving the faith he inherited. We explore the importance of embodiment and community in faithful practice and how our context shapes our ideas about God. We talk about reading the Bible from the perspective of the marginalised through the example of the Magnificat and the call to listen to those on the underside of power.

Interview starts at 14m 41s

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Apr 21, 2021
Ched Myers - Roll Like a River (N246)
38:43

Ched Myers is a theologian, and author of the explosive Binding the Strong Man: A Political Reading of Mark's Story of Jesus.

We asked Ched to reflect on the theology and ecology of rivers for this extended devotional podcast. He takes us on a journey down the Ventura river, where he lives in California, and goes on to open up the radical political imagination of the many biblical visions of rivers, in a world where colonisation and empire habitually steal water and turn fertile places into deserts. 
Ched has recently co-authored, with Elaine Enns: Healing Haunted Histories: A Settler Discipleship of Decolonization.

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Apr 03, 2021
Gail Bradbrook - The Spirituality of Protest (N245)
01:39:52

Before the October Rebellion of 2019, we interviewed Dr Gail Bradbrook, co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, for the Everybody Now podcast. However, the whole conversation was so utterly fascinating that we wanted to upload it in its entirety, especially at a time when the freedom to protest is under threat.
We talked to Gail about climate emergency and civil disobedience, and also about prayer and spirituality, science and wonder, sacredness, love and the radical power of women.
We talked to Gail about climate emergency and civil disobedience, but also about prayer and spirituality, science and wonder, sacredness, love and the radical power of women.

Interview starts at 19m 21s

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Mar 23, 2021
Richard Rohr - The Cosmic Christ (N244)
01:40:59

In this episode we talk about Jesus with Franciscan friar, founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation and author of The Universal Christ, Richard Rohr.
Fr. Richard believes Jesus is the personification of God’s constant, unfolding work in the world. Consequently, he sees faith as being less about proving Jesus was God, and more about learning to recognise the Creator’s presence all around us and in everyone we meet.
So we ask Fr. Richard how his faith has been reshaped by this discovery, what the implications of the loss of this worldview have been for the Church and the world, where the atonement fits in, whether there’s still any need for religion, and many more questions.
As you’d expect from Fr. Richard, his answers are thought-provoking and full of hope.

Interview starts at 17m 53s

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Mar 10, 2021
Christiana Peterson - Awakened by Death (N243)
01:46:28

We live in a death and grief averse culture. Aided by modern medicine and the funeral industry, we’ve created an ever-increasing distance between us and our mortality. So we ask author of Awakened by Death Christiana Peterson what psychological and spiritual impact this is having on us, and how reclaiming a healthy relationship with our own mortality might help us live fuller and richer lives.

In this episode we talked about a new series of public domain podcasts we're producing. If you'd like to support these, visit our fundraising page.

Interview starts at 15m 8s

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Feb 24, 2021
Jennifer Kavanagh - The Quaker Way (N242)
01:28:28

Having left behind the Anglican roots of her childhood, Jennifer Kavanagh discovered the Society of Friends - better known as Quakerism - as an adult. We spoke to her about how to be a practical mystic, how to subvert hierarchies by being silent, how to be part of a Christian religion without being a Christian, how to have a church without a leader, and what not to call the Queen.

Interview starts at 13m 24s

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Feb 10, 2021
Anna Robinson - Julian of Norwich (N241)
26:51

Following on from our conversation with Matthew Fox, in this episode Anna Robinson leads us in a meditation that explores the spirituality of the remarkable 14th Century mystic Julian of Norwich.
Anna gives us a short introduction to Julian and how she lived through a deadly global pandemic, suffered loss and yet still wholeheartedly pursued God, and received visions that Christians are still pondering nearly seven centuries later. Anna then uses a breathwork technique to help us to become present and more relaxed and then leads us in a lectio divina mediation based around some of Julian’s words. Anna then finishes with a short examen and closing prayer. 

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Feb 01, 2021
Matthew Fox: Julian of Norwich - Prophets, Pandemics & Patriarchy (N240)
02:04:10

Matthew Fox is an American priest and spiritual theologian and an activist for gender and eco-justice. His work on creation spirituality and mysticism has given him the reputation of being one of the most challenging religious-spiritual teachers in America. It’s also got him into trouble with the Catholic Church, most notably for rubbing two popes up the wrong way, which eventually got him excommunicated.
We speak with Matthew about his latest book Julian of Norwich: Wisdom in a Time of Pandemic-And Beyond, and ask him what this 14th Century mystic can teach us about what it means to live well in the midst of a global pandemic and climate meltdown.

Interview starts at 15m 47s

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Jan 25, 2021
Adele Jarrett-Kerr - Revillaging (N239)
02:09:30

Adele Jarrett-Kerr is a writer and podcaster on compassionate living. Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, she now lives in Cornwall where her family is unschooling and working on a small regenerative farm. We talk to her about her journey towards counter-cultural living, decolonisation, evolving faith and spirituality, and the values behind the decisions she has made for family and work. 

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Jan 11, 2021
Eve Pitts - A Messy Christmas (N238)
32:07

Merry Christmas, beloved listeners! 
In this episode we hear from Revd Canon Eve Pitts. Having missed Christmas in their church last year, due to repairs, the residents of Birchfield were looking forward carols and candles in their building. But 2020 being what it is, Eve wondered if Christmas might as well be cancelled all together. However, perhaps living in a time of restrictions, precarity and mess is all the more Christmassy. Eve reflects on the humanity of Mary, the messiness of birth, and the God who is found in the places where nobody wants to live.

The music is from the EP Epiphany by The Blood Magnetic.

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Dec 22, 2020
Lisa Gungor - Opening Your Eyes to Wonder (N237)
01:42:08

Singer-songwriter and author Lisa Gungor’s life was all coming together. She’d married her college sweetheart and was establishing herself as a successful musician. But cracks began to form when her husband told her he no longer believed in God, they were asked to leave the Church she helped start, a close friend died, their baby baby girl was born with two heart defects, and her musical career began to unravel. But through the depression and despair she slowly began to let go of what she thought was true, and began to see hope and new life through these hardest of experiences.

Interview starts at 13m 45s

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Dec 10, 2020
Joy Brooks & Justin Marsh - Surviving Spiritual Abuse (N236)
01:48:31

Therapists Justin and Joy get together for a conversation about spiritual abuse and how it can present in a church environment. Reflecting on their personal experiences, they explore the impact of spiritual abuse, describing how they learnt to recognise it and what it was like to walk away from congregations they cared about deeply. They also share some of the healing and growth that has taken place as their lives changed and they began to recover and rebuild in different areas of their lives.

Conversation starts at 14m 09s

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Nov 23, 2020
Azariah France-Williams & Natalia Nana - Black Aliens and White Allies (N235)
02:22:28

In this episode David speaks with priest and author Azariah France-Williams about his new book Ghost Ship: Institutional Racism and the Church of England. Azariah reflects on his experience of racism within the church, and how sticking plasters won’t suffice, but instead a wholesale change in structure and mindset is required.
Jemimah is then joined by diversity and inclusion trainer Natalia Nana, to reflect on the interview and to speak about anti-racist habits and practices.

Interview starts at 19m 12s

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Nov 10, 2020
Everybody Now - Climate Emergency and Sacred Duty
01:44:37

We’ve caused a turning point in the Earth’s natural history. Everybody Now is a podcast about what it means to be human on the threshold of a global climate emergency, in a time of systemic injustice and runaway pandemics. Scientists, activists, farmers, poets, and theologians talk bravely and frankly about how our biosphere is changing, about grief and hope in an age of social collapse and mass extinction, and about taking action against all the odds.

Everybody Now is being released by podcasters all over the world as a collective call for awareness, grief and loving action.

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Oct 14, 2020
Elizabeth Oldfield - Making Friends Across Boundaries (N233)
01:46:17

In this episode we speak with the director of Theos Think Tank and host of The Sacred podcast, Elizabeth Oldfield.
Elizabeth is passionate about exploring how we can build healthy friendships and societies in an age characterised by seemingly ever deepening differences, and what role faith can play in this.
So we ask Elizabeth why we find it so hard to relate to people who are culturally, politically and religiously different from ourselves, and how we can begin to overcome this.

Interview starts at 12m 40s

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Oct 08, 2020
Rob Bell - Everything is Spiritual (N232)
01:38:41

In this episode we welcome Rob Bell back to the podcast. Rob’s written a new book - Everything is Spiritual - within which he explores how ideas about creation, love and connection have profoundly shaped his faith journey.
We chat with Rob about what it means to embrace who we are and where we’ve come from, our wounds, our pain and our regrets, and how this can deepen and expand our sense of self and connection to the world and the divine.
As you’d expect from Rob, it’s a conversation full of humour, insight and inspiration.

Interview starts at 15m 4s

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Sep 22, 2020
Peter Rollins - Radical Theology (N231)
02:08:01

In this episode we discuss radical theology with author, philosopher and storyteller Peter Rollins. Peter explores the freedom that comes when we accept and embrace the lack within us and the struggle within life. He believes that letting go of the frenetic pursuit of that which will make us whole and complete opens the way to accepting the lack within and finding enjoyment within the struggles of life. From this place of freedom we find God in the act of love, the depth dimension of our experiences, and in a continual transformative conversation.
It’s a mind bending and inspiring conversation.

Interview starts at 14m 53s

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Sep 10, 2020
Stephen Whitehead - Toxic Masculinity (N230)
01:47:15

Toxic masculinity is a term that seems to be cropping up more and more in academic and media discussions, as we become more aware of the harmful effects - on men, women and society in general - of men conforming to traditional masculine ideals, like dominance, self-reliance, and competition.
So we dialled up Stephen Whitehead, who is an author, researcher, consultant and lecturer on gender, sexuality and identity, and asked him where these traditional expressions of masculinity came from, what effects they are having on us, and how we can overcome them.
It’s an honest, insightful, challenging and hopeful conversation.

Interview starts at 12m 16s

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Aug 24, 2020
Emily Garcés - Hitchhiking with Drunken Nuns (N229)
01:36:02

In this episode we speak with artist, poet and author Emily Garcés. It’s a heart-warming, heart-breaking, inspiring and challenging conversation, as Emily shares with us her journey through life and faith, with all of its joys and struggles, as she wrestles with what it means to be fully alive.

Interview starts at 11m 48s

You can buy Emily's book in the US through CreativeOnion Press and in the UK through Proost. And you can find her art at Etsy.com and on her Facebook page.

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Aug 10, 2020
Mark Karris - The Perils of Petitionary Prayer (N228)
01:38:35

In this episode we speak with therapist, theologian and author, Mark Karris. For anyone going through a faith deconstruction, prayer is often near the top of the list of things we struggle to make sense of. And Mark is certainly no exception to this. He had the kind of traumatic childhood you’d only expect to see in a film. But despite all his prayers, and the prayers of his church, the situation steadily deteriorated. So we asked Mark why so often our prayers aren’t answered? How can a God of love observe such suffering without intervening? Why does God often seem to answer quite trivial prayers, and ignore the more significant ones? Mark has a fascinating take on all our questions, and proposes a hopeful, loving and grounded vision of prayer.

Interview starts at 17m 45s.

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Jul 24, 2020
Hillary McBride - Embody (N227)
01:52:12

Dr. Hillary McBride is a clinical counselor in Vancouver. When she’s not doing clinical work she is researching, speaking, writing and podcasting (as a host on The Liturgists), about the intersection of spirituality and mental health, trauma, and trauma therapies, embodiment, eating disorders, body image, and sex and sexuality. But we wanted to focus in on embodiment, so we spent a hour chatting about what it means to be truly embodied, why many of us feel so disconnected from our bodies, and how a greater sense of embodiment can profoundly reshape our sense of self, gender, sexuality, spirituality, and just about anything else you can think of.

Interview starts at 17m 41s

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Jul 08, 2020
Anthony Reddie & Ravelle-Sadé Fairman - White Supremacy and Black Suffering (N226)
01:00:54

In this episode, black liberation theologian Prof Anthony Reddie and the poet Ravelle-Sadé Fairman reflect on black experience. These searching thoughts begin with the recent murder of George Floyd at the hands of US police officers, and from there reach into a knotted web of power and oppression: the disproportionate suffering of black people from Covid19, the enduring roots of European colonial rule, the dynamics of white fragility, the experience of black embodiment, the veneration of the statues of slave traders, and the emerging anti-racism movement.

Anthony Reddie is professor of Liberation Theology at Oxford University and the author of many books, including Is God Colour Blind? and Theologising Brexit. Ravelle-Sadé Fairman is a poet from Nottingham, UK, who performs as A Poetic Perception.

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Jun 23, 2020
Mark Oakley - Poetry and the Journey of the Soul (N225)
01:32:00

In this episode Mark Oakley shares with us his lifelong relationship with poetry. He believes poetry is the language of the soul, and should therefore be the person of faith’s native language. For Mark poetry has put to words his deepest longing, has sustained him through troubled times, and has transformed the way he’s come to see God, himself and others. 

And Mark believes that in our ever more chaotic world, now more than ever we need to rediscover the language of poetry. 

Interview starts at 8m 45s.

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Jun 09, 2020
Nicola Slee - Faith in Feminism? (N224)
01:58:05

Theologian, poet and author Nicola Slee joins Jemimah to talk about when she first encountered feminist theology and its potential to challenge, inform and enrich our Christian faith and practice. 

Nicola Slee is Director of Research at the Queen’s Foundation for Ecumenical Theology and Professor of Feminist Practical Theology in the Faculty of Religion at VU Amsterdam. Her research interests range around Christian feminist practical theology but also encompass poetry and theology and other aspects of practical theology.

Interview starts at 19m 22s.

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May 22, 2020
Sam Wells - Improvising Faith (N223)
01:46:22

In this episode vicar of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church at Trafalgar Square, London and professor of Christian ethics at King's College, Sam Wells shares his belief that to live well is to improvise well. He defines improvisation in the theatre as "a practice through which actors seek to develop trust in themselves and one another in order that they may conduct unscripted dramas without fear." And that, he believes, is how we should approach life. Building trust, overcoming fear, conducting relationships, and making choices - all without a script. The Bible therefore is not a ‘script’ but a training school that shapes our habits and practices. And living well is "faithfully improvising on the Christian tradition." 

It’s a fascinating and inspiring conversation that brings to life Christian ethics. 

Interview starts at 16m 30s. 

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May 06, 2020
Q&A Lockdown Special (N222)
02:07:49

We felt these unprecedented times deserved an unprecedented episode of nomad. So for the first time we recorded a remote episode, with Jemimah beaming in from Cardiff, David from Birmingham, and Tim and Nick from Nottingham. 

To help stimulate the conversation, we thought we'd ask the Listener Lounge for questions. 

So tune in if you want to know how we’re coping with the pandemic, what signs of hope we’re seeing, whether we still believe in God, what prayer means to us, the most significant thing we’ve learnt from the nomad journey, the most cringe-worthy thing we’ve said during an interview, the funniest things our kids have said recently, and much much more! 

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Apr 17, 2020
Meditations for Isolation - The Power of a Greeting (N221)
24:53

In this final meditation of the series, Anna reflects on the power of the greeting that Jesus gave his disciples when he met them in the upper room on Easter day. She considers what Pádraig Ó Tuama shares about this greeting in his book In The Shelter: Finding a home in the World. She then leads us in a stilling exercise followed by an Ignatian style meditation, using our imaginations to enter into the scene in the locked room as told in John and Luke’s gospels. Anna then finishes with a short examen and closing prayer.

David Blower responds to the meditation with original music and ambience.

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Apr 14, 2020
Meditations for Isolation – Freedom from the Tyranny of Fear (N220)
23:11

In this meditation Anna Robinson reflects on our struggles with fear, anxiety and distress. She looks at how Jesus himself felt great fear, particularly at this time of Easter. Then, drawing on the wisdom of James Finley, Anna leads us through a stilling exercise and meditation where we can bring our deepest fears and distress to Jesus. Through this we hope together we can find freedom from our experience of the tyranny of fear.

David Blower compliments the meditation with original music and ambience.

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Apr 10, 2020
Meditations for Isolation - Loving Kindness (N219)
29:52

In this contemplation, Anna Robinson considers the significance of acknowledging how we are feeling in these uncertain and unsettling times. She considers the importance of kindness and compassion to others and ourselves, recognising our shared human experiences. Anna then leads us into a stilling exercise to help us become fully present, after which she guides us a Loving-Kindness meditation that fosters feelings of compassion and kindness and enables us to feel more connected to those we love and those around us during this time of isolation. 

David Blower compliments the meditation with original music and ambience.

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Apr 08, 2020
Meditations for Isolation - Peace and Presence (N218)
30:50

Rather than an interview based episode, we felt these strange times required something a little more meditative. 

Each month for the last year Anna Robinson has been producing some wonderful meditations for our patrons. So we asked her to produce a short series for our main podcast feed, called Meditations for Isolation. 

In this meditation, Anna reminds us we are not alone in finding ourselves weighed down by worry and concerns. Anna will lead us in contemplating divine presence and peace. We will then be led on an imaginative journey where we are invited to acknowledge our fears and concerns and give them to God. We will then be invited to rest in this peace and presence and receive what it is we need at this time.  

David Blower compliments the meditation with original music.

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Apr 02, 2020
Sally Mann - Hope in Lockdown (N217)
27:43

For just a few weeks we’ve all been living in a very different world. Sociologist and Baptist Minister Sally Mann reflects on how her community in London’s East End are adapting to the coronavirus pandemic, and where she sees glimmers of hope amidst the grief and isolation.

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Mar 26, 2020
Mike McHargue - You're a Miracle (and a Pain in the Ass) (N216)
01:54:47

Mike McHargue is the host of the podcast Ask Science Mike, co-founded of the The Liturgists Podcast and author of Finding God in the Waves. He’s a public educator who weaves together insights from science and faith to help people navigate what it means to live well.

We ask Mike the question that scientists, philosophers, theologians and self-help gurus have wrestled with for thousands of years: why we do the things we do? Or rather, why we so often don't do the things that we want to do! Why, for example, do we binge Netflix when we know taking a walk outside would be better for us, or why do we scroll Facebook when our real friends live just down the street. Drawing on science, personal revelation, and spiritual insight, Mike shows us how to live more at peace with ourselves and the world around us.

Interview starts at 16m 47s. 

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Mar 09, 2020
Jemimah McAlpine & Joy Brooks - Jemimah, Joy and Jezebel (N215)
01:03:12

In another break from our usual interview format, we listen in on a conversation between Jemimah McAlpine and Joy Brooks as they reflect on their experiences as women who grew up immersed in evangelical Christianity. Unpicking some of the messages they absorbed over the years, they examine what it means for them to move away from repression and reconnect with their embodied and internal experiencing. Learning to value their own voice, they also explore the responsibility that comes with agency and privilege within their respective communities.

Conversation starts at 4m 30s.

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Feb 25, 2020
Noel Moules - Christian Animism and the Re-Enchantment of the World (N214)
01:51:52

In this episode we speak with anabaptist, anarchist and Christian animist, Noel Moules. Christian and animism are perhaps two words you haven’t heard together before, in fact you may well think that animism sounds somewhat dodgy! Noel shows us though how Jesus himself held to this ancient indigenous worldview, where rather than matter and spirit being understood as dualistic opposites, the entire natural world is sentient, personable and alive. 

So we ask Noel how this revelation has changed the way he understands and relates to God. And how he loves his neighbour now his neighbour includes everything from birds to trees?!

It’s a worldview expanding and hope-filled conversation. 

Interview starts at 15m 16s

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Feb 10, 2020
Ann Morisy - Enacting Hope in Troubled Times (N213)
01:41:17

Ann Morisy is a community theologian, community worker and author who has researched and written on everything from the spirituality of public transport, through to the spirituality of ageing. Her works draws on a wide range of research and influences, including sociology, political science, economics and theology. 

We ask Ann whether in these increasingly troubled times, her community work and studies are leading her to hope, what can get in the way of our discovery of hope, and what a genuinely hopeful Church looks like? 

Interview starts at 17m 2s.

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Jan 24, 2020
Steve Chalke - The Lost Message of Paul (N212)
02:00:30

There’s a handful of guests that have appeared on Nomad a number of times, and Steve Chalke is one. Why? Because he keeps speaking and writing about really interesting things. He was one of the first high profile evangelicals to critique the penal substitutionary understanding of the cross, and to bless a same sex marriage. Not only that, but he founded and leads one of the UK’s largest charities, whose volunteers, activists and professionals work in 36 communities across the country.

In this episode we speak to Steve about the Apostle Paul and why he has often been presented as the champion of exclusion, when, as Steve believes, he was in fact the great includer; a revolutionary who saw a new inclusive world dawning and gave his life to help bring it in.

Interview begins at 17m 49s

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Jan 10, 2020
Em Kolltveit - No Room at the Inn (N211)
22:25

It's Christmas! And so we thought we'd share a festive Devotional episode with you all. Pub landlady, touring musician and anglican priest Em Kolltveit talks about community building and hospitality when there’s no room at the Inn.

We produce Devotionals like this every month. If you're interested, you can access them by making a small monthly donation in $s on our Patreon page, or in £s on our PayPal membership page

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Dec 20, 2019
Zoe Heming & Nick Thorley - Disability, Doubt and the Search for Wholeness (N210)
01:10:43

Rather than our usual interview format, in this episode we host a conversation between Zoe Heming and Nick Thorley. Zoe is a priest in the Church of England and for many years has suffered with chronic pain, which often means she has to use a wheelchair. Nick works for Christian Aid and (as you may be aware) hosts Nomad Podcast. He has been visually impaired since he was a teenager. 

Zoe and Nick talk openly and honestly about their experience of disability, how it has shaped their life, faith, and experience of church, and how they’ve come to understand what it means to be whole.

Conversation begins at 17m 25s

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Dec 11, 2019
Richard Beck - The Gospel According to Johnny Cash (N209)
02:00:10

Richard Beck is Professor of Psychology at Abilene University, author, blogger and leader of a weekly bible study for inmates at the maximum security French-Robertson unit. He’s also a big fan of the country musician Johnny Cash (who also knew a thing or two about prison).

David Blower (another Cash fan) asks Richard what we can learn from the faith of Johnny Cash, a man known for his deep empathy for the marginalised and who risked commercial success to stand in solidarity with them, but who wrestled with deep personal pain and struggled for years with drug addiction.

It’s fascinating and challenging conversation about living out faith in a broken world. 

Interview starts at 19m 28s

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Nov 29, 2019
Vicky Walker - Sex, Relationships and Religion (N208)
01:47:38

In this episode we speak with writer, speaker and researcher, Vicky Walker. Vicky conducted a survey with nearly 1500 people about their experiences of the changing nature of relationships and how, if at all, their faith and churches have helped them make sense of this. It turns out (spoiler alert!) the Church hasn’t always been that helpful. So where do we look for signs of hope in these confusing times? 

It’s a fascinating and challenging conversation.

Interview starts at 14m 5s

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Nov 12, 2019
Pádraig Ó Tuama - In the Shelter (N207)
01:51:49

In this episode Jemimah speaks with Irish poet, storyteller and theologian, Pádraig Ó Tuama. It’s a profoundly wise and insightful interview, touching on themes of language, story, gospel, power, community, sexuality and religion. It’s not an interview you can listen to just once! 

Interview starts at 16m 10s

During the conversation, Padraig reads the poems Narrative Theology 1 & 2, which are taken from Readings from the Book of Exile (Canterbury Press, 2012), and he reads a prayer from Daily Prayer from the Corrymeela Community. These are used with permission by Canterbury Press.

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Oct 23, 2019
Jennie Hogan - This is My Body (N206)
01:39:52

When Jennie Hogan was 11 years old she had a brain haemorrhage. Then at the age of 14 she had another one. This devastating experience left her with a brain injury that would transform her life. 

So we met up with Jennie at Goodenough College where she is a chaplain, to talk with her about how her experience of trauma, illness and disability has caused her to reflect on how she relates to her body, what an embodied faith means to her, how she’s learnt to live with uncertainty, and about the emergence of a new identity through her experience of brokenness.

Interview starts at 17m 17s

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Oct 10, 2019
Brian McLaren - How to Pass on Your Faith When Your Faith is Evolving (N205)
01:42:20

Author, speaker and activist Brian McLaren knows a thing or two about navigating an evolving faith. He was raised in the fundamentalist Plymouth Brethren tradition, but is now a passionate advocate for "a new kind of Christianity" - just, generous, and working with people of all faiths for the common good.

He also knows a thing or two about raising children, with four of his own, grandchildren, and he’s the author of the children’s book Corey and the Seventh Story.

So he seemed like the perfect person to talk to about how to raise your children in the faith, when you’re not sure where your faith’s at. 

It’s a must listen for anyone raising children, or who knows someone who’s raising children, or who was once a child themselves.

Interview starts at 17m 1s

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Sep 25, 2019
Greg Boyle - Homies, Homicides and the Power of Radical Kinship (N204)
01:46:41

Fr. Greg Boyle is a Jesuit priest, who in 1986 was appointed pastor of a church in one of the most deprived areas of Los Angeles, in a church that sat between two large public housing projects, which had the highest concentration of gangs in the country. 

Amidst shocking levels of violence and murder (Greg himself buried some 229 young men), Greg slowly began to make connections with the gang members, and eventually established the largest gang rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world. 

Needless to say, our conversation is overflowing with wisdom and challenge as Greg talks about the God he discovered on the margins.

Interview starts at 16m 12s

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Sep 11, 2019
Simon Jay - Prayer and the Urban Walker (N203)
34:38

Instead of our regular show we're treating you to a Nomad Devotional. Community development worker Simon Jay reflects on life in his neighbourhood and his discovery of urban walking as a form of prayer and community building. David Blower responds with music and ambient sounds.

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Aug 30, 2019
Alexander John Shaia - The Four-Fold Path of Transformation (N202)
02:08:25

How do we face change? How do we move through suffering? How do we receive joy? And how do we mature in service? According to psychologist, spiritual director, liturgist and author Alexander Shaia, these four questions are the questions of our lives. They are universal, sequential, and cyclical, and are recognised by every major religious faith and school of psychology and forms the very heart of Christian belief and practice. In fact, Alexander made the startling discovery that each of the four gospels were written to address each of these four questions.

So if we long for transformation, then we need to join the gospel writers in wrestling with these questions. 

Needless to say, this is a very interesting episode!  

Interview starts at 15m 30s

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Aug 13, 2019
Barbara Brown Taylor - Finding God in the Faith of Others (N201)
02:02:54

Episcopal priest, professor, theologian and author Barbara Brown Taylor, joins us on Nomad.  

In the early 2000s Barbara left the ministry, an experience she described in Leaving Church, the first of a trilogy of books about redefining her faith. But it’s what Barbara got up to after church leadership that we want to talk about. Barbara spent 20 years teaching world religions, and forming relationships with local leaders from a variety of other faiths, a journey which she describe in her latest book Holy Envy. So we quiz Barbara on what she’s learnt about finding God in the faiths of others.

As you’d expect from Barbara, it’s a conversation overflowing with wisdom, humility and challenge.  

Interview starts at 18m 16s

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Jul 24, 2019
Sally Mann and Shane Claiborne - People, Places and Post-Evangelicals (N200)
01:51:01

In this episode we bring together London based sociologist, pastor and community theologian Sally Mann and Philadelphia based social activist and author Shane Claiborne.

Shane had crossed the pond to join Sally and others in launching Red Letter Christians UK. So we took the opportunity to quiz them about the state of evangelicalism in both the UK and US, what lies at the heart of their faith, their concerns about post-evangelicalism, and why they see signs of hope in the Red Letter Christians movement. It’s an inspiring and challenging conversation. 

Interview starts at 12m 30s

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Jul 03, 2019
Cynthia Bourgeault - Centering Prayer (N199)
01:37:12

Cynthia Bourgeault is a mystic, priest, and author, who is committed to teaching and spreading the recovery of Christian contemplative practices. So she’s the perfect guide for nomad’s ongoing exploration of contemplative practices.  

She’s been a long-time advocate of the meditative practice of Centering Prayer, and so that’s what we quizzed her on. The conversation is soaked in deep wisdom and insight. You won’t be disappointed. 

Interview begins at 14m 30s

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Jun 20, 2019
Christopher Collingwood - Zen Wisdom for Christians (N198)
01:55:27

Christopher Collingwood is an Anglican priest - Canon Chancellor of York Minster, no less. And… he’s a Zen Buddhist teacher. So clearly he knows a thing or two about navigating an evolving faith, and the pushback that can come with it.

So we quiz Chris on his journey, and ponder how, if at all, Zen can help us on our journey of faith reconstruction.

Interview begins at 16m 30s

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Jun 10, 2019
David Blower - We Really Existed and We Really Did This (N197)
01:11:26

Tim and Jemimah sit down with David to talk through his new album - We Really Existed and We Really Did This. It's a conversation in which David wrestles with faith and theology, and searches for signs of hope in the increasingly chaotic times we live in. As you'd expect from David, it's deeply reflective, insightful and challenging. It's a must listen (even if we do say so ourselves).
Go to David's Bandcamp page to get a copy of the album.

Interview starts at 4m 25s

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May 21, 2019
Natalie Collins - Power, Privilege and Patriarchy (N196)
01:54:55

Natalie Collins is a gender justice specialist, who speaks, writes and trains on issues of violence against women and wider gender injustice.

In trying to make sense of her own experience of domestic abuse - and the fact that over the course of a lifetime over a quarter of women experience domestic abuse - Natalie began to ask questions about the patriarchal nature of our society (and Church) and how this shapes the way men view women and themselves. 

It’s an honest, insightful and challenging conversation.

Interview begins at 10m 44s

If you want to learn more about Natalie’s writing, consultancy and activism, then check out her website, and her book Out of Control: Couples, Conflict and the Capacity for Change.   

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May 08, 2019
Ruth Wilde & John Philip Newell - Getting in the Way (N195)
29:44

Rather than based around an interview, this episode is in the style of our Nomad Devotionals, which our patrons enjoy each month.

Ruth Wilde of Christian Peacemaker Teams reflects on the practice of "getting in the way", and John-Philip Newell reflects on a spirituality deeply rooted in the material creation. And we ask what does it look like to become peace makers between humanity and creation? David weaves these reflections together with readings, music and songs.

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Apr 19, 2019
Martin Newell - When Not to Obey the Rulers and Authorities (N194)
01:20:43

Martin Newell is a catholic priest who has been arrested over twenty times. His crimes range from  criminal damage, trespass, and burglary, for which he has been to prison several times.

All of this has been the result of Martin’s non-violent protests against the arms trade and more recently the government's inaction on the climate crisis. He believes that now more than ever we need to resist the rules and authorities, as the future of the planet is at stake. 

Not only this, but Martin has formed a community with destitute asylum seekers. 

So we ponder the questions, when is it right to say no to the rulers and authorities? Would we go to prison for our convictions? And how would we go about modelling a community that points to the world to come?

Interview begins at 11m 1s

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Apr 12, 2019
Timothy Gorringe - The End of the World as We Know It? (N193)
01:50:55

On this episode we speak with theology professor and climate change activist Timothy Gorringe about the climate crisis. Towards the end of last year the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change released a pretty bleak report. In summary, the report said that the situation is much worse than we previously thought, and unless we reduce global carbon emissions to zero by 2050, then by the end of this century the earth will be a very hostile place to live. 

So we ask Prof. Gorringe how we are meant to respond? How can we as individuals radically reduce our carbon footprint? And how can we put pressures on government to move towards creating a carbon neutral society? And we ponder the theology of the potential collapse of human civilisation.

So it’s not the cheeriest of episodes, but there are some signs of hope! 

Interview begins at 22m 50s

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Mar 26, 2019
Chine McDonald & Azariah France Williams - In Our Own Skin, In Our Own Words (N192)
01:36:34

Rather than our usual interview format, in this episode we’re hosting a conversation. We’ll be listening in on Chine McDonald and Azariah France Wiliiams as they discuss their understanding and experience of blackness and how that has shaped their identity, their place in society and the way they relate to God and Church.

It’s an authentic, moving, and inspiring conversation, and it was a real privilege to be able to listen in.

Interview begins at 10m 

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Mar 07, 2019
Janet Williams - Seeking the God Beyond (N191)
01:45:05

Janet Williams joins us to discuss apophatic theology and spirituality. I know, it doesn’t sound like the most riveting topic. But trust me, it’s essential listening for anyone who’s been through some kind of deconstruction, faith evolution or dark night of the soul, anyone who’s interested in mysticism, or who’s gown tired and disillusioned with the Church’s obsession with trying to tightly define God. It’s a conversation I’m going to be pondering for a long time.

Interview starts at 11m 32s

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Feb 22, 2019
10th Anniversary Q&A Marathon (N190)
03:40:16

It was 10 years ago that Nomad first uploaded an episode. 10 years!! So to celebrate we’d like to give you a gift as a thank you for all your support and encouragement. But what to give the beloved listener to mark such a special occasion? A 3 hour 40 minute Q&A marathon episode, that’s what! 

If you'd like to give a gift back to us, why not leave us a nice review on iTunes, Apple Podcasts - or whichever podcast app you use - and on our Facebook page.

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Feb 08, 2019
Edwina Gateley - Missionaries, Mystics and Mother God (N189)
01:39:39

Edwina Gateley is a mystic, and a social activist. Her life has been a rhythm of extended periods of prayer and solitude (including 9 months of silence in a caravan in a forest!) and activism (including establishing a mission agency that has sent hundreds of people into missions work around the world, and working with prostitutes on the streets of Chicago).

Through both her radical activism and deep contemplation Edwina’s understanding and experience of God and Church has been radically challenged and reshaped.   

This is a must listen for anyone wrestling with questions around what Church and mission are, and how we describe and relate to God. 

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Jan 21, 2019
Brian Zahnd - Christians in the Age of Trump (N188)
01:48:53

Brian Zahnd is back on the show. This time we’re chatting with him about the themes raised in his soon to be released book Postcards From Babylon. In it he takes aim at the toxic relationship between Church and Empire, and the religion that has emerged from it, which he calls Americanism. This religion has its own liturgies, gods and sacrificial systems, nearly all of which stands in direct opposition to how the early church understood what it meant to follow Jesus.

So how are followers of Jesus meant to respond? What does it mean to be Church? What spiritual practices can help us stay awake to what feels like an ever more toxic political and religious environment? What does it mean to be a Christian in the age of Trump?

Interview begins at 16m 26s

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Jan 04, 2019
Danielle Wilson & Brad Jersak - Nativity at the Edges (N187)
31:54

It's that time of the year again! So we thought we'd offer up a Christmas themed Devotional for you all. Brad Jersak talks a bit about how the Nativity is understood in the Eastern Church, we reflect on the feminine in the salvation story, and Danielle Wilson shares reflections on her time spent in a refugee camp in Greece. And of course, all this is woven together with music and song by David Blower.

If you'd like to contribute to Danielle's work with Global Aid Network, you can do so through the give.net website. 

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Dec 19, 2018
Brad Jersak - On Charismatics and Contemplation (N186)
01:55:02

For many of us, the charismatic movement has been a mixed bag of bonkers and blessing. The danger is, of course, that we throw the blessed baby out with the bonkers bathwater! Especially for those of us who have been through some kind of deconstruction, we can easily end up rationalising away anything mystical.

So we asked Brad Jersak to help us think all this through. Brad is a member of the Eastern Orthodox Church and is deeply contemplative. But he’s also a charismatic. So we ask him what the charismatic and contemplative traditions can learn from each other, and whether contemplation can help take some of the crazy out of the charismatic. 

Interview begins at 17m 32s

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Dec 05, 2018
Liz West - The Enneagram: 9 Pathways for Spiritual Growth (N185)
01:31:26

Enneagram trainer Liz West joins us on the show to talk about this ancient tool for transformation. You may have seen the rather "dodgy" looking enneagram symbol, but don’t be put off. This is an ancient treasure that goes right back to the fourth century desert mothers and fathers who began to discern the things that blocked our relationships with ourselves, with others and with God. And that’s what make the enneagram unique. It doesn’t so much reveal who you are, as the coping mechanisms you’ve developed that have become blockages to your transformation.

Interview begins at 17m 9s

If you’re still not convinced having listened to the interview, then head over to patreon where you can listen in on Tim getting enneagram-ed!

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Nov 23, 2018
James Alison - Scapegoat: How Civilisation Harms and How the Cross Heals (N184)
01:47:45

Catholic theologian and priest, James Alison joins us on the show to discuss scapegoating. It's a word we're all familiar with, but as James explains, it's through the violence of the scapegoating mechanism that civilisations are built. And, it is through the scapegoating mechanism that the cross heals. It's a fascinating way of understanding the atonement, especially for those of us disillusioned with models of atonement that require a violent God. So tune in for a truly mind bending and inspiring conversation.

Interview begins at 18m 43s

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Nov 08, 2018
Elaine Heath - Pioneers, Lightning Rods and Anxious Churches (N183)
01:27:22

Elaine Heath is the perfect person to speak to about the emergence of new expressions of Church. She's one of those rare people who understands and can navigate the institution (she's former Dean of Duke Divinity School and an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church), while at the same time has years of experience in small, experimental, missional communities. She's a pioneer who through her writing, speaking and retreats, has opened up a space for many others to explore new forms of church a little more safely.

So we took the opportunity to pick Elaine's brain about the joys and heartbreaks of being a pioneer.

Interview begins at 10m 10s

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Oct 23, 2018
Tom Wright - The Reconstruction of Paul (N181)
01:30:27

Professor Tom Wright has got another book out! If you found the 1800 page tome that was Paul and the Faithfulness of God a little intimidating, then perhaps try his mere 500 page Paul: A Biography. Or failing that, how about a 50 minute Nomad interview to bring you up to speed with Tom's new insights on the apostle Paul. And fascinating insights they are too. Did you know, for example, that Paul struggled with doubts and with his mental health? No, we didn't either. So tune in for this, and so much more...

Interview begins at 9m 13s

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Sep 19, 2018
Paula Gooder - Phoebe, Patriarchy and Faithful Improvisation (N180)
01:13:41

From just two verses at the end of Romans, Paula Gooder has gleaned some fascinating insights about Phoebe. She was likely a freed slave, who became wealthy and influential. And she was a deacon who carried Paul's letter to the Church in Rome, and most likely explained it to them. From these intriguing details, Paula has written a novel, exploring the life of this woman (and others) in the early church.

So we met up with Paula to chat about women in the early church and the church today. And as you'd expect from Paula is was a conversation brimming with enthusiasm, wisdom and insight.

Interview begins at 12m 47s

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Sep 07, 2018
Steve Aisthorpe - The Invisible Church (N179)
01:21:55

You're no doubt aware that the Church has been in steady decline in the West for a number of decades now. In the UK for example, Church attendance has roughly halved in the last thirty five years. But what do we know about all the people who left? Why did they leave? And what are they doing now? Researcher Steve Aisthorpe contacted 5000 church leavers to find out more. And what it discovered revealed a much more hopeful, but no less challenging picture of the Church!  

Interview begins at 8m 7s

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Aug 20, 2018
Elaine Heath - Spiritual Practices (N178)
38:36

It's summer and we're feeling generous, so with thought we'd share this month's Nomad Devotional with everyone. If you're a patron of nomad you'll be very familiar with our Devotionals. Each month we ask a guest to offer us a reflection. And then we unpack it with music, song and readings.

This month we asked the former Dean of Duke Divinity School Elaine Heath to reflect on the spiritual practices she sees as vital for Christians today, and the spiritual practice that has had a particularly deep impact in her own life. David Blower then responds with music and a couple of new songs.

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Aug 03, 2018
David Benjamin Blower - Hymns for Nomads (N177)
40:05

For those of you who support us on Patreon, you’ll already be familiar with David Benjamin Blower’s music. Each month he responds to a guest’s reflection with music and song. And out of these Devotionals has emerged the album Hymns for Nomads, a compilation of spirituals, murder ballads and campfire songs. It’s a record that invites us to pick up an instrument, to play, sing, join hands and have some hard-won hope.

So I met up with David to talk about why we sing together, why some of us have become suspicious of singing together, and some of the themes of his record; creation, the Holy Spirit, judgement, creatureliness and messianic hope.

If you’d like a copy of the record, head over to Nomad’s store, or Minor Artists. And if you’d like to follow David’s monthly Devotionals, you can find them on our Patreon page. 

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Jul 21, 2018
John Philip Newell - The Spirit, the Earth and the Soul (N176)
01:22:23

Christianity in the West is collapsing. Poet, peacemaker and scholar John Philip Newell believes we can either deny it’s happening, try to shore up the foundations of the old thing, or we can radically reorientate our vision and ask what new thing is trying to be born. So we ask John Philip what this new thing is that is trying to emerge from deep within us and from deep within the collective soul of Christianity.

Interview begins at 6m 3s

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Jun 26, 2018
Vicky Beeching - From Shame to Pride (N175)
01:17:06

Vicky Beeching was the darling of the Christian worship scene. For a decade she wrote hit albums and toured American mega-churches, leading worship for thousands of people every week. Her songs become some of the most sung around the world. But from the age of 13 Vicky had kept a secret. She was gay.  

When finally at the age of 35 she came out, the evangelical Church she loved turned on her. Boycotting her music, they ended her career over night. This was backed up with an unrelenting flood of online abuse.

We chat with Vicky about the importance of wholeness, vulnerability, authenticity and the radical and inclusive love of Jesus.  

Interview begins at 8m 2s

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Jun 22, 2018
Sarah Corbett - The Art of Gentle Protest (N174)
01:33:34

"If we want our world to be more beautiful, kind and fair, then should'nt our activism be beautiful, kind and fair?" It's obvious when you hear someone say it. So why is so much activism loud and aggressive? Sarah Corbett burnt out on just this kind of activism, partly because she's an introvert, and partly because she increasingly doubted its effectiveness. So she formed the Craftivist Collective "an inclusive group of people committed to using thoughtful, beautiful crafted works to help themselves and encourage others be the positive change they wish to see in the world."

Sarah's is a fascinating story. And the collective she founded is a truly inspiring and challenging movement!

Interview begins at 12m 36s

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May 24, 2018
Kallistos Ware - The Jesus Prayer (N173)
01:22:49

Metropolitan Kallistos Ware is considered by many to be the leading theologian today in the Orthodox Church. He is perhaps best known as the author of the book The Orthodox Church, and more recently the companion volume, The Orthodox Way.

Metropolitan Kallistos is also known as one of the great advocates of the Jesus Prayer, a prayer that countless Christians through the centuries have considered to be central to their spiritual growth. It was a prayer Rowan Williams referred to in our 2017 interview with him as being foundational to his prayer life. So we thought it was about time we learnt more.

Interview begins at 7m 27s

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May 21, 2018
Rachel Held Evans - Loving the Bible Again (N172)
01:31:03

Rachel Held Evans was brought up in the 'buckle of the Bible Belt' and inherited a conservative evangelical faith. But shaken by the realities of our broken world, cracks began to form, and questions turned to doubts, doubts to cynicism and cynicism to despair. But through this journey she continued to wrestle with the Bible, sometimes exasperated by its apparent complicity with the bloody, ugly, mess of this world, and other times challenged and inspired by it. So how does she understand this book now? How, with all its contradictions, violence, patriarchy, and bewildering images of God, can she say it's inspired? How has she found a way to love the Bible again?

Interview begins at 11m 59s

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May 03, 2018
Stephen Backhouse - For God and Country? (N171)
01:44:00

Political theologian Stephen Backhouse believes that the earliest Christians tended to see patriotism as a vice – a temptation to guard against. Now it seems most Christians assume it is a virtue. Many of us, for example, don't think twice about asking God to Save the Queen or Bless America. So we ask Stephen whether the gospel is good news for our nations, what it means for a follower of Jesus to be a good citizen, whether we should be a blessing to our nation, or an unsettling presence, and how we should respond when loving our nation rubs up against our call to love our enemies.

Interview begins at 12m 28s

If you want more from Stephen, then have a look at this Tent Theology website.  

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Apr 23, 2018
Danielle Shroyer - Original Blessing (N170)
01:27:30

Danielle Shroyer believes that more than any other idea, the doctrine of original sin has "slowly eroded our understanding of our relationship with God". Not only that, she believes it is unbiblical, and was rejected by Judaism and many Christian traditions, such as the Eastern Orthodox Church. So we ask Danielle how she understands sin, separation, and our relationship with God. Her answer? Original Blessing. 

Interview begins at 11m 56s

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Apr 09, 2018
Malcolm Guite - Poems on the Passion (169)
30:14

Poet and priest Malcolm Guite helps us mark the death and resurrection of Jesus with poems from his series on the stations of the cross, and with his reflections on the Messianic Event. Nomad's David Blower responds to Malcolm’s poetry and thought in sound and song, and Kate Blower brings the Easter readings.

Malcolm’s poems are published in the book Sounding the Seasons.  Used with permission by Canterbury Press. 

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Mar 27, 2018
Thomas Oord - The Uncontrolling Love of God (N168)
01:28:04

Professor Thomas Oord has spent years wrestling with the problem of evil. Why, if God is all powerful and all loving, is there so much evil in the world? This question has brought Thomas to the edge of his faith. In recent years, though, he has begun to consider a radical solution. Perhaps God can't stop evil? As shocking as this sounds, Thomas is careful to show how biblical this idea is, and just how much it looks like Jesus. Tune in for a mind bending episode!

Interview begins at 11m 21s

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Mar 01, 2018
Georgia May - Can Radical Hospitality be Too Radical? (N167)
01:24:02

Georgia May's parents had an open-door policy. Literally. Most of the time the front door of their home was left open, so that people would feel welcome at any time. Consequently, Georgia grew up with a house full of people who's didn't feel they had a family of their own. This radical approach to hospitality led to many lives being transformed. But Georgia also knows first hand what can happen when radical hospitality goes wrong. So we ask her, when is radical too radical?

Interview begins at 9m 14s

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Feb 22, 2018
Jayme Reaves - Safeguarding the Stranger (N166)
01:21:01

Jayme Reaves grew up in a home and a church that weren't safe environments. This later led to a passion to study and experience true hospitality. Through her study of church history and her experiences in the former Yugoslavia and Northern Ireland, she discovered that the hospitality we're called to goes way beyond simply welcoming the stranger. Instead we're called to protect the stranger. Tune in for an enlightening and challenging conversation. 

Interview begins at 9m 45s

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Feb 09, 2018
Brad Jersak - The Orthodox Way (N165)
01:35:47

Brad Jersak was in town recently, so we took the opportunity to quiz him about why his faith journey led him to the Eastern Orthodox Church. Despite many Western Christians being only vaguely aware of this ancient Christian tradition, it is increasingly influencing our beliefs. So we ask Brad, could the Orthodox Church be a home for spiritual nomads?

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Jan 24, 2018
John Swinton - Becoming Friends of Time (N164)
01:17:56

John Swinton is a Scottish theologian and founder of the University of Aberdeen's Centre for Spirituality, Health and Disability. After years of work as a mental health nurse, John became an academic in order to process all that he'd learnt. And my word has he learnt a lot! His book Dementia: Living in the Memories of God, and Becoming Friends of Time are packed full of fascinating and vital insights about what we must learn from people with disabilities about what it means to be human and a disciple of Jesus.

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Jan 09, 2018
Elaine Storkey & Rowan Williams - At the Margins (N163)
17:16

Here's the final part of our four-part Advent Devotional series. This time philosopher and theologian Elaine Storkey reflects on Advent in the context of those on the margins. Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams finishes the Advent readings, and David Benjamin Blower closes things out with his unique style of music and songs.

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Dec 22, 2017
Elaine Storkey & Rowan Williams - Good News to the Poor (N162)
16:22

It's week three of our four-part Advent Devotional series. This time philosopher and theologian Elaine Storkey considers how Advent might be Good News to the Poor. Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams continues to work his way through the Advent readings, with the help of Kate Blower. And David Benjamin Blower continues to bring the music and song. So good!

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Dec 15, 2017
Elaine Storkey & Rowan Williams - Peace Across Borders (N161)
16:51

Here's the second part of our four-part Advent Devotional series. This time philosopher and theologian Elaine Storkey bases her reflection around the idea of Peace Across Borders. Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams again brings the readings along with Kate Blower, and David Benjamin Blower brings the music and songs.

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Dec 09, 2017
Elaine Storkey & Rowan Williams - Liberation (N160)
16:37

If you're one of our Patreon supporters, you'll already be familiar with our Nomad Devotionals. Every month we ask a guest to reflect on a topic, and we unpack it with music, song, readings, and prayers. 

For Advent we thought we produce a four-part Devotional and make it available to everyone. So for the next four Sundays you can expect a reflection from feminist philosopher and theologian Dr. Elaine Storkey, and the former archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams will be contributing the readings. And of course Nomad's David Benjamin Blower will be bringing the soundscapes and songs. What more could you ask for this Christmas?!

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Dec 02, 2017
Dave Randall - Songs that Change Society (N159)
01:41:42

Dave Randall has played guitar for some huge acts, including Faithless, Dido and Sinead O'Connor. As he's reflected on his career and the industry he's been a part of, he has begun to see the huge potential of music to change society. This prompted him to write the excellent book Sound System: The Political Power of Music. So if you're interested in pondering how the songs we sing might help us not just love God, but also love our neighbour, then tune in!

This episode ends with Ibrahim Qashoush performing the protest song "Yalla Erhal Ya Bashar", or "Come on, Bashar, leave", during the 2011 Syrian up-rising. Qashoush's song is mocking president Bashar al-Assad. Qashoush was later found dead in the Orontes River, his throat cut and his vocal cords ripped out. You can watch the video of the performance with subtitled lyrics on YouTube

Interview start at 12m 36s

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Nov 23, 2017
Muhanad Al Qaisy - Palestinians and Ploughshares (N158)
01:27:45

Muhanad Al Qaisy's grandfather, grandmother and seven children were driven from their home in Palestine and into a refugee camp in 1948. Nearly 70 years later, the family is still struggling to make a life in the same camp. So we ask Muhanad what he sees as signs of hope.

Interview starts at 11m 10s

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Nov 09, 2017
Nick Spencer - Doing Good: The Future of the Church? (N157)
01:14:25

Well, this is it, Dave Ward's final episode. After six years of podcasting, he's decided to go on to other things (probably something to do with horses...). 

In his final episode, we're chatting with Nick Spencer, the Director of Research at Theos Think Tank, and author of The Evolution of the West: How Christianity Has Shaped Our Values. And we're asking him, what difference has Christianity really made to society, and what indications are there that it has a hopeful future? 

Interview starts at 19m 38s

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Oct 23, 2017
Ruth Dearnley, Julia Pugh and Hannah Flint - Stop the Traffik (N156)
01:24:25

A recent report into human trafficking revealed that the problem is significantly worse than previously thought. In fact, it is believed that in the UK alone, every large town and city will have trafficked people in it who are effectively enslaved, and many of us are unwittingly coming into contact with trafficked people every day. So we speak with three people - Ruth Dearnley, Julia Pugh and Hannah Flint - committed to finding signs of hope in this seemingly bleak situation. 

For more information about the work they do, and the difference you can make, check out the Stop the Traffik website.

Interview starts at 8m 58s.  

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Oct 09, 2017
Elizabeth Edman - Queer Virtue (N155)
01:16:17

Elizabeth Edman believes she has learnt more from the LGBTQ community about what it means to be a Christian, than she has from the Church. Why? Well, she believes the church has forgotten what it means to be scandalous, to struggle for identity and to expand its boundaries to include the marginalised. And so the Church needs to learn from the gay community - and other marginalised groups - that have embraced these virtues. It's an insightful and challenging conversation!

Interview starts at 6m 16s

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Sep 22, 2017
Malcolm Guite - Finding God with the Poetic Imagination (N154)
01:30:19

Malcolm Guite is a poet, priest and theologian. Years of inhabiting these roles has led him to the belief that we're relying far too much on reason and thought in the formation of our faith, and are overlooking the significance of the 'poetic imagination'.  He believes that we can find deep truth in the imagination and that poetry can bring our faith alive in a way that nothing else can. It's a fascinating and hope-filled conversation!

Interview begins at 6m 50s

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Sep 08, 2017
Walter Brueggemann - Kingdom vs. Cash? (N153)
01:29:34

I know, we only just interviewed Walter Brueggemann! But he's just brought a book out entitled Money and Possessions and we've still got unresolved questions after our chat with Justin Welby on that subject. So why not spend another hour in the digital presence of one of the great biblical scholars of our time?! And as you'd expect, it was an hour chock-full of wisdom and insight.

Interview started at 6m 53s

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Aug 23, 2017
Walter Brueggemann - Sabbath as Resistance (N152)
01:06:51

Walter Brueggemann is widely considered to be one of the most influential theologians of our time. So who better to help us get a handle on the idea of the Sabbath. Especially as he wrote the fascinating and insightful Sabbath as Resistance. That's right, Sabbath is so much more than simply taking a day off, it's an intentional and creative act of resistance. 

Interview starts at 10m 8s

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Aug 10, 2017
Shane Claiborne - A Faith Not Worth Fighting For (N151)
01:26:19

Shane Claiborne has been an inspiration to many ever since his book The Irresistible Revolution came out, with its 'What if Jesus really meant what he said' message. For the last 20 years Shane has been trying to live out Jesus's message in a deprived area of Philadelphia, where he founded the new monastic community, The Simple Way. This journey has led him to a commitment to non-violence, 'from womb to tomb', which has been tested on many occasions. So tune in for a challenging and counter-cultural conversation. 

Interview starts at 11m 15s. 

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Jul 24, 2017
Richard Beck - Why We Don't Love Like Jesus (N150)
01:24:25

It's pretty clear what Jesus was about. Love you neighbour (and if that's not challenging enough, love your enemies) was at the top of his manifesto. So why do we find it so hard to follow his example? Professor of Psychology at Abilene University, Richard Beck, doesn't think the issue is a lack of understanding. We know what we're meant to do. Instead, Richard thinks the issue is a psychological one. And it's to do with a misplaced psychology of disgust. Tune in for a truly fascinating conversation!

Interview starts at 6m 47s  

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Jul 07, 2017
Brian Zahnd - How to Deconstruct Without Quitting Church (N149)
01:36:30

In many ways Brian Zahnd is like many of Nomad's guests in that he deconstructed (although he doesn't like that term) what he came to see as a very narrow faith, and reconstructed something much deeper and broader. The difference with Brian, though, is that he went through this process while pastoring a mega-church. So we asked him, how can you lead a church, or indeed be a member of a church, when your faith is changing and you feel like you're in a very different place from everyone else. 

Interview starts at 13m 25s

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Jun 22, 2017
Justin Brierley - Is Reason Relevant? (N148)
01:15:32

Every now and then we like to interview a fellow podcaster who, like us, is creating a space for an open and honest exploration of the Christian faith. And Justin Brierley is one such person. Over the last 11 years he's been producing Unbelievable?, on which he moderates conversations between Christians and people from others faiths and none. So firstly I took the opportunity to see if he suffers from the same podcaster insecurities that I do. Then we dug into whether apologetics - the rational defence of the faith - still has a place in our post-secular culture, and in a faith that seems increasingly comfortable with mystery and doubt. 

Interview starts at 6m 8s.

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Jun 06, 2017
David Blower - Spirit, Soil and Sojourner (N147)
33:13

As much as we love some good old fashioned theological cut-and-thrust, we're increasingly aware that if this journey is going to be sustainable, it's got to be an holistic one. So each month we'll be producing Nomad Devotionals, through which we'll be experimenting with readings, prayers, liturgies and songs. We're making the first one free to everyone, so you can decide whether you're interested in joining us on this leg of the journey. If you are, then head over to Patreon and donate $5 or more a month to gain access to future Devotionals (as well as bonus interviews and post-interview reflections). 

This first devotional was made with help from: Rabbi Margaret Jacobi from Birmingham’s Progressive Synagogue; theologian and urban gardener Sam Ewell; and Brian McLaren, who kindly gives the benediction. The song Hallelujah Sing Exulting was adapted from an old hymn by Martin Gensichen (1879-1965). All other music is by David Benjamin Blower (all rights reserved, and all that). The song Come Holy Spirit is Public Domain (as is Hallelujah Sing Exulting), so please help yourself.

Devotional begins at 14m 17s

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May 31, 2017
Rowan Williams - The Problem of Prayer (N146)
01:28:21

What actually is prayer? What happens when we do it? What difference can it make, if any, to the events and circumstances we find ourselves in? Should we expect to sense God in prayer, or perhaps even hear him communicate to us? And if so, why do so few of us ever seem to have these sorts of experiences. 

For many of us, these questions, and others like them, have led us to a place of disillusionment and prayerlessness. And yet we still yearn for the deep, rooted, holistic connectedness that prayer promises. 

So we brought these questions, and others, to Dr. Rowan Williams, Master of Magdalen College, Cambridge, former Archbishop of Canterbury, and expert in the history of Christian spirituality. He's known as a man of great wisdom and deep spirituality. And he didn't disappoint! 

Interview starts at 8m 5s

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May 24, 2017
Greg Boyd - The Crucifixion of the Warrior God (N145)
01:34:44

Greg Boyd is back on the show. This time he's tackling the tricky issue of violence in the Old Testament. How is it, for example, that the God revealed in Jesus loves his enemies and lays down his life for them, when the God we see in the Old Testament seemingly thinks nothing of killing his enemies? What does this tell us about the nature of God, and the nature of the Bible? Greg is certainly the man to ask, as he's just published a 1492 page book on this very subject, The Crucifixion of the Warrior God

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May 08, 2017
Mark Vernon - Living on the Edge of the Circle (NS35)
12:28

At our recent offline Gathering, Mark Vernon - former Anglican Priest, turned atheist, turned Christian agnostic - led us in a Buddhist inspired meditation. To get the full benefit from this, you might want to sit near some other people (e.g. in a cafe, the library, or park, etc.) as it's all about how we perceive ourselves in relation to others. 

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May 03, 2017
Mark Vernon - The Art of Uncertainty (N144)
01:16:01

This podcast comes to you from Nomad's first offline Gathering. We had a great weekend of food, drink, conversation, music and meditation. We also interviewed Mark Vernon. Mark was an Anglican priest but developed deep doubts about the faith. His subsequent journey took him through atheism, agnosticism, through ancient Greek philosophy, to a Christian faith that sees doubt and uncertainty as integral parts. 

Interview starts at 8m 39s

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Apr 28, 2017
Nomad Gathering - Live Q&A (N143)
01:38:50

We recently invited the beloved listener to Nottingham for Nomad's first offline get-together. It was a splendid weekend of conversation, interviews, music, food and drink. And we recorded some of it for you. First up is a Q&A we did on the Friday night, where David Benjamin Blower asked us about the Nomad story and what impact the last few years of podcasting has had on our faith. Personally, I think we're much better at interviewing people than we are at being interviewed, but nevertheless I hope you enjoy the podcast!

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As a thank you, you'll have access to Nomad Book Club, our online community The Beloved Listener Lounge, and Nomad Devotionals, where we're attempting to reconstruct worship through a creative mix of songs, music, readings, prayers and guest reflections.

Apr 21, 2017
Is Christianity Good News for Animals? (N142)
02:01:41

We recently travelled to the Creature Conference in London, where we spent the day pondering the question 'Is Christianity Good News for Animals?'. Animal welfare used to be seen as an important expression of the gospel for leaders such as Spurgeon, Wesley, C. S. Lewis and many others. But more recently it seems to have dropped off the Church's agenda. So we asked theological ethicists Prof. David Clough, and Christian leaders Tony Campolo, Steve Chalke, Ruth Valerio, and founder of the animal welfare charity Sarx, Darrel Booth, why we've lost sight of this, and how Christianity can again become good news for animals. 

Interview starts at 7m 9s

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Apr 05, 2017
Tom Wright - The Day the Revolution Began (N141)
01:13:22

With Easter fast approaching, we thought it was about time we had a fresh look at the central symbol of our faith, the cross. And who better to help us than one of the world's most respected and influential theologians, Professor N. T. Wright. So we ask Tom how through the cross Jesus's revolution began, and why after 2000 year does it often look like the revolution is struggling to transform the world. 

Interview starts at 6m 23s

David Benjamin Blower's album The Book of Jonah is available from Minor Artists and Bandcamp. And make sure you also grab a copy of the accompanying book Sympathy for Jonah.

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As a thank you, you'll have access to Nomad Book Club, our online community The Beloved Listener Lounge, and Nomad Devotionals, where we're attempting to reconstruct worship through a creative mix of songs, music, readings, prayers and guest reflections.

Mar 24, 2017
Alastair McIntosh - The Ancient Art of Soulful Travel (N140)
01:37:00

For those of us who have been through some kind of faith deconstruction, spiritual practices often take on a new significance, as we seek to connect with God without what often feels like restrictive doctrinal and organisational frameworks. Scottish theologian and activist Alastair McIntosh recently wrote Poacher's Pilgrimage about a soulful journey he took across the Islands of the Outer Hebrides. So we invited him on the podcast to explore with us the importance of the ancient practice of pilgrimage. 

Interview starts at 12m 1s

David Benjamin Blower's album The Book of Jonah is available from Minor Artists and Bandcamp. And make sure you also grab a copy of the accompanying book Sympathy for Jonah.

This episode features the song Homage to Young Men which is used with permission by Nizlopi

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As a thank you, you'll have access to Nomad Book Club, our online community The Beloved Listener Lounge, and Nomad Devotionals, where we're attempting to reconstruct worship through a creative mix of songs, music, readings, prayers and guest reflections.

Mar 13, 2017
Brian Draper - Lent and the Transforming Power of Stillness (NS34)
29:21

Lent is upon us once again. A wonderful counter-cultural season where we reflect on those things we might need to give up. So we asked Brian Draper to send us something that would help guide us through this time. And he came up trumps with a reflection on the transforming power of stillness. So tune in if you're feeling overwhelmed, stressed out and frazzled, and join us as we commit to intentional stillness through Lent. 

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As a thank you, you'll have access to Nomad Book Club, our online community The Beloved Listener Lounge, and Nomad Devotionals, where we're attempting to reconstruct worship through a creative mix of songs, music, readings, prayers and guest reflections.

Mar 01, 2017
Justin Welby - Dethroning Mammon (N139)
58:59

We've been wanting to do an episode on money for a while now, so when the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby put pen to paper and wrote his first book - Dethroning Mammon - all about the dangers of money, we seized upon the opportunity and headed off for Lambeth Palace. We asked the Archbishop what his life experience has taught him about money and how it shapes what we value and where we place our identity. Tune into the podcast for a honest, humble and insightful conversation.  

Interview starts at 6m 27s

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As a thank you, you'll have access to Nomad Book Club, our online community The Beloved Listener Lounge, and Nomad Devotionals, where we're attempting to reconstruct worship through a creative mix of songs, music, readings, prayers and guest reflections.

Feb 23, 2017
Barbara Glasson - Baking and Weaving a Community (N138)
01:15:17

In both Liverpool and Bradford, Barbara Glasson has drawn together communities that have provided safe, honest, authentic spaces for the poor, marginalised, disillusioned, and people from other faiths and none. As well as being a spiritual home for these people, she believes they have an important message for the mainstream church. So we ask Barbara how she formed these communities, and what wisdom she has gained along the way. So tune in for a conversation full of insight, challenge and humility. 

Interview starts at 7m 47s.

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As a thank you, you'll have access to Nomad Book Club, our online community The Beloved Listener Lounge, and Nomad Devotionals, where we're attempting to reconstruct worship through a creative mix of songs, music, readings, prayers and guest reflections.

Feb 08, 2017
Rachel Mann - A Trans-Woman Meets a Queer God (N137)
01:19:15

Priest, poet and feminist theologian, Rachel Mann is a trans-woman. From an early age she had a profound sense that her body didn't reflect her gender. After a long, frustrating and painful journey she emerged into the woman she is today. We ask Rachel to look back over this transition and reflect on what it means to be human, what place gender has in our identity, and what she's learnt from seeing the word through male and female eyes. Tune into the podcast for a fascinating and challenging conversation. 

Interview begins at 9m 58s

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Jan 23, 2017
Richard Beck - The Devil for Doubters and the Disenchanted (N136)
01:23:09

What are 21st Century educated, questioning Christians supposed to make of the Devil and evil spirits? Are they literal spiritual beings who spend their time trying to lure us into sinful acts? Or should we see them as metaphors for social injustices that we need to confront? We ask professor of psychology, author and blogger Richard Beck. Tune into the podcast for a conversation full of insight, wisdom and honesty. 

Interview begins at 6m

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Jan 10, 2017
Nicola Slee - Come as a Girl (NS33)
15:13

It's that time of the year again! We thought we'd have a week off interviewing, and so we've arranged a little Christmas reflection for you. Nicola Slee is a feminist practice theologian and poet who is currently director of research at The Queen's Foundation of Ecumenical Theological Education in Birmingham. In this podcast, Nicola reflects the implications of Jesus being born a girl. Now there's something for you to ponder over your mince pies and mulled wine! 

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Dec 21, 2016
Sally Smith - A Holy Welcome (N135)
01:10:09

Sally Smith joins us for part 3 of our Welcome the Stranger series. In this episode we hear about the fascinating and inspiring story that emerged when Sally opened the doors of her dying church to asylum seekers and refugees. She's seen large numbers come to faith, she's reunited mothers with their children, she's personally housed refugee families, and her church has become a hub for work with the most vulnerable in Stoke. 

Interview starts at 6:41

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Dec 08, 2016
Dave Smith - Clothing the Naked Jesus (N134)
01:10:06

Our regular listeners will remember our Welcome the Stranger refugee special where we looked at the crisis through the eyes of a Syrian refugee and a refugee charity worker. The aim was to raise awareness and money through the sale of David Benjamin Blower's album Welcome the Stranger. On this week's podcast, we're looking at the crisis through the eyes of Dave Smith who decided to do something about it, and start The Boaz Trust, a charity that works with destitute asylum seekers. If what Dave has to say moves you, then please consider giving a gift to the work he's doing. 

Interview begins at 7m 12s

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Nov 24, 2016
Michael and Lisa Gungor - Music for Doubters and the Disenchanted (N133)
56:00

Gungor - a multi-grammy nominated Christian band - were the toast of the evangelical worship scene. That is until it became clear that Michael was having significant doubts about his faith. This did not go down well among evangelicals, to say the least. So we talk with Michael and his wife Lisa about the impact this faith deconstruction had on their music, their careers and, more significantly, their marriage.

Interview starts at 4m 55s.

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Nov 08, 2016
Brian McLaren - The Great Spiritual Migration (N132)
57:33

Brian McLaren has a knack for articulating what many of us are feeling. For a decade he has been the voice of those Christians who are concerned about, for example, the Church's overemphasis on doctrinal belief, its lack of inclusivity, and its lack of concern for the many global issues we are facing. 

In his latest book - The Great Spiritual Migration - he draws together all these themes into a manifesto for a new Christian movement, one that seeks nothing less than the healing of the world.

Interview begins at 8m 1s

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Oct 20, 2016
Mark Yaconelli - The Transforming Power of Stories (N131)
53:50

Mark Yaconelli is - among many other things - a storyteller. Such is his belief in the power of stories that he founded The Hearth, a gathering of local people who simply share their own stories. Mark has seen this simple gathering profoundly impact his local community. So we ask Mark why it is that stories can have this effect, and what role stories played in his own 'dark night of the soul'. So tune into the podcast to rediscover the ancient practice of storytelling.

Interview begins at 7m 6s

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Oct 07, 2016
Kester Brewin - The Church and Other Means of Escape (N130)
01:02:09

Kester Brewin was founder of one the UK's most creative and innovative alternative worship communities, Vaux. He went onto write The Complex Christ, a critically acclaimed book calling for an emerging Church. But over the following years he began to realise that Christianity was just another means of trying to escape his childhood pain. Tune into the podcast for a challenging and important critique of the Christian faith.

Interview starts at 8m 15s

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Sep 22, 2016
Paula Gooder - A Spirituality for the Whole Person (N129)
01:15:16

Christianity can be quite a disembodied faith. Muslim's have prayer positions, Hindu's have yoga, Buddhists have Tai-Chi, whereas Christians tend to pray with little more than a bowed head. We ask theologian Paula Gooder why Christians have separated the spiritual from the physical, and what damage this has done for the faith. And we ask how our faith might be reshaped if we approached it in a more holistic and embodied way.

Interview starts at 6m 10s

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Sep 09, 2016
Brian Draper - Mindfulness: The Doorway to the Soul? (N128)
01:30:20

Mindfulness has exploded in popularity over recent years, with seemingly every other community centre, school, health service and therapist offering it. But what benefit, if any, does it offer the follower of Jesus? Author, speaker and retreat leader, Brian Draper, believes it has a vital role in Christian spirituality, but only as a doorway to something much deeper, embodied and life-giving.

Interview starts at 8m 30s

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Aug 23, 2016
Roger Mitchell - Jesus and the Politics of Love (N127)
01:22:10

With the dust just beginning to settle after Britain's decision to leave the European Union, we thought we'd take the opportunity to look at our relationship with politics. Was Jesus political? Should Christians engage in party politics, or be a prophetic voice from the margins? We bring these, and many other questions to political theologian Roger Mitchell. So tune in for an insightful and challenging conversation! 

If you want more from Roger, check out his books The Fall of the Church and Discovering Kenarchy: Contemporary Resources for the Politics of Love. He also regularly blogs

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Aug 10, 2016
Pete Enns - The Sin of Certainty (N126)
01:17:56

Is faith based purely on belief, and a strong faith holding to those beliefs with certainty? If so, what happens when our beliefs evolve and shift? Prof. Peter Enns - author of The Sin of Certainty -  believes that we've misunderstood the nature of faith, and it is actually trust rather than certainty that lays at it's heart. And it is this trust that can withstand the inevitable uncertainties, questions, and doubts that come our way. So tune in for a really engaging conversation.

Interview starts at 8m 50s

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Jul 22, 2016
Diana Butler Bass - A Horizontal Church for a Horizontal Spirituality (N125)
01:14:13

The question 'who is God?' used to be the starting point for religious reflection, but increasingly spiritual seekers are concerning themselves with the question 'where is God?'. We ask historian, religious commentator and author of Grounded: Finding God in the World, Diana Butler Bass, about her faith journey and how her shift from a vertical to a horizontal theology dramatically reshaped her faith and understanding of Church.

Interview starts at 6m 16s

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Jul 08, 2016
Anthony Reddie - Is God Colour-Blind? (N124)
01:19:37

Why in our multicultural society is the Church still predominantly led by, and our theology predominantly written by, white men? We head to Birmingham to meet up with one of the UK's leading black theologians, Anthony Reddie. We ask him if the Church is racist and if so what we can do about it? And, what difference would it make to our understanding of God and what he is doing in the world if we read the Bible through black eyes?

Interview starts at 8m 45s

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Jun 22, 2016
Welcome the Stranger - A Refugee Special (N123)
01:26:00

We have a humanitarian disaster unfolding on our doorstep. Many of us feel frustrated at our government's half-hearted response, yet we feel overwhelmed and powerless to do anything ourselves. 

In this episode we hear from Adel Hamad, a Syrian refugee who made the trip to the UK. We then hear from Naomi Jemmett, who works with refugee children who have made similar journeys. And finally we hear from musician and activist David Benjamin Blower. David has written an album - Welcome the Stranger - that tells the heartbreaking stories of refugees, and lifts the veil on the forces that lie behind the crisis. 

Please consider buying the album. You choose how much you want to pay, and 100% of proceeds go to a charity working with refugees in Northern France. You can buy it as Minor Artists and Bandcamp

You can also book David to come to your church, house-group, coffee shop, lounge or garden, to play the album and lead a discussion. You can contact him through his website

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Jun 12, 2016
Christena Cleveland - Disunity in Christ (N122)
01:11:16

Why is the Church divided into over 40,000 denominations? Why do Churches in the same town often have very little to do with each other? Why are Christians always fighting on social media? It doesn't seem much like the one new humanity Jesus came to establish! To find some answers we quiz social psychologist, Christena Cleveland, author of Disunity in Christ.

Interview starts at 7m 18s 

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May 23, 2016
Gary Burge - Whose Land? Whose Promise? (N121)
01:13:13

Professor Gary Burge joins us on the podcast to help us get our heads round the complexities of Israel/Palestine. Gary was a student at the university of Beirut, he now lecturers in the US on the New Testament and the Theology of the Promised Land. He regularly visits the Middle East and has close connections to Christian leaders from Damascus to Jerusalem to Cairo. So tune in if you're wrestling with Whose Land? Whose Promise?

Interview starts at 5m 56s.

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May 09, 2016
Jon Underwood - Tea and Mortality at the Death Cafe (N120)
01:05:39

Apparently the vast majority of us feel uncomfortable talking about death, and haven't spoken to anyone about our end of life wishes. Jon Underwood thinks this is having a profoundly negative effect on society. So he pioneered the Death Cafe movement where people gather together, drink tea, eat cake and talk openly and honestly about death.

Interview begins at 4m 19s

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Apr 25, 2016
Wayne Jacobsen - What Sort of Church is Jesus Building? (N119)
01:14:52

Wayne Jacobsen - author of The Shack - was a successful pastor. But as his disillusionment with the institutional nature of church grew, he decided to walk away and begin to search for the church Jesus was building. 20 years later he says this was one of the best decisions he ever made.

Interview begins at 6m 4s.

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Apr 11, 2016
Pentecost for Progressives - Richard Beck (NS32)
11:51

With Pentecost almost upon us, we offer you our 7th and final refection. Associate Professor of Psychology, blogger and author, Richard Beck has the privilege of closing our this series. We hope you've found these reflections helpful. See you later on in the Church calendar.

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Apr 07, 2016
Pentecost for Progressives - Roger Mitchell (NS31)
14:22

In our sixth instalment of our Pentecost for Progressives series, we bring you Roger Mitchell.

Roger teaches political theology at Lancaster University and has pioneered a movement around the idea of Kenarchy, by which he means ‘self emptying power’.

You can read more about this in his book Discovering Kenarchy: Contemporary Resources for the Politics of Love. But until you do, you can enjoy this refection! 

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Apr 06, 2016
Pentecost for Progressives - Rachel Mann (NS30)
14:16

Rachel Mann brings us our fifth Pentecost for Progressives reflection. Rachel is a Church of England priest, and is poet in Residence at Manchester Cathedral. She's also transgender, and brings something of her experience of wrestling with identity and faith to this fascinating refection.

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Apr 05, 2016
Pentecost for Progressives - Sharon Putt (NS29)
13:29

Our Pentecost series continues with a jazz inspired reflection from Sharon Putt. Sharon is a theologian, and author of Razing Hell and Executing God

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Apr 04, 2016
Pentecost for Progressives - Ann Morisy (NS28)
12:28

Our journey towards Pentecost continues. This week's refection comes from freelance community theologian and author, Ann Morisy. Ann has researched and written on everything from the spirituality of public transport, through to the spirituality of ageing. But for us, she turns her attention to Pentecost. Enjoy.

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Apr 03, 2016
Pentecost for Progressives - Alastair McIntosh (NS27)
14:40

Here's our second Pentecost reflection for you. This time Alastair McIntosh reflects on how his understanding of Pentecost and the Holy Spirit has changed and evolved, from one of judgement to one of spiritual activism. 

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Apr 02, 2016
Pentecost for Progressives - Barbara Glasson (NS26)
14:18

We've got a new Nomad Spirituality series for you, Pentecost for Progressives. Each week between Easter and Pentecost we'll be giving you a reflection from someone who's been through a faith shift/deconstruction, or who just views the faith with a critical eye. We asked them the question, what does Pentecost/Holy Spirit mean to you now?

First up is Barbara Glasson. Enjoy!

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Apr 01, 2016
James Martin - Jesus Understands You (NS25)
14:49

As well as our usual interview shows we like to give you some food for thought focussed around the Church Calendar. This Easter we've asked the Jesuit Priest, Father James Martin to reflect on how he relates to the suffering and resurrected Jesus.

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Mar 26, 2016
Alan Mann - Atonement for a Sinless Society (N118)
01:06:35

Easter is upon us, so we thought it was a fine time to look at the atonement again. So we popped down to Bristol to chat with Alan Mann. Alan asks the question, what could the atonement mean for a society that doesn't consider itself sinful in any traditional sense. Rather than 'sin' Alan believes the issue we now face is shame and it is this that Jesus's death needs to set us free from. Tune in for an intriguing conversation.

Interview starts at 5m 39s

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Mar 24, 2016
Robin Parry - How to Live in the Biblical Cosmos (N117)
01:06:15

Robin Parry is a theologian best known for advocating universalism (see our interview with him on this very topic). More recently he's turned his attention to writing about The Biblical Cosmos. In this book he systematically lays out all the weirdness of the biblical universe, with its flat earth, the dead residing underneath it and God residing above a solid sky dome. Oh, and there's sea monsters and angel-stars for good measure. The question is, then, how do we relate to a God who lives in this universe? 

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Mar 11, 2016
Grace Davie - Cathedrals, Charismatics, and the Future of Church (N116)
01:05:18

On Nomad we often talk about the changing nature of culture and how the church has changed (or not) in response. But rather than continuing to rely on our own anecdotal evidence, we thought it was about time we spoke with someone who actually knows what they're talking about. 

Grace Davie is a professor in the sociology of religion and wrote the influential book Religion in Britain. So she seemed like the perfect person to speak to about exactly what's going on.

Interview starts at 04:20

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Feb 25, 2016
Jamie Arpin-Ricci - A Vulnerable Faith (N115)
01:06:21

Jamie Arpin-Ricci joins us on the latest leg of our Nomadic pilgrimage of hope. Jamie felt called to leave behind his comfortable middle class life and move to a high poverty and crime inner-city area. Obviously this presented many challenges, but none more so than being confronted by his own vulnerability. So we ask Jamie to reflect on what it means to make ourselves vulnerable before God and those around us, and how this can shape the community we're a part of.

Interview starts at 5m 43s.

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Feb 09, 2016
Elaine Storkey - Scars Across Humanity (N114)
01:03:18

The UN said recently that 'Gender-based violence is perhaps the most widespread and socially tolerated of human rights violations.' We spoke to philosopher, sociologist and theologian Elaine Storkey about the reasons behind this, and how the church should respond. This led on to a fascinating discussion about what it really means to be a man. 

Interview begins at 3m 36s

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Jan 25, 2016
Terry Waite - In Captivity with Christ (N113)
01:15:41

Terry Waite travelled to some of the most dangerous places in the world, negotiating with the likes of Idi Amin and Colonel Gaddafi for the release of hostages. Then while working in Lebanon he was taken hostage by Islamic Jihadists. He was held for nearly 5 years, most of it in solitary confinement, was tortured and underwent a mock execution.

Tune into the podcast for an incredible story of humility, grace and finding God in the darkest of places.

Interview starts at 7m 41s

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Jan 08, 2016
John Hayes - Christmas Contradictions? (NS24)
14:01

Last year we gave you our 12 Days of Christmas refections. We're adding to that series with a refection by the director of the missional community InnerChange, John Hayes. John reflects on the contradictions inherent in our modern celebration of Christmas. See you in 2016!

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Dec 22, 2015
Tim and Dave's Q&A Marathon (N112)
02:13:24

On this edition of Nomad we thought we'd answer a few of your questions. Everything from 'Who are you two?', through to 'Is there a north-south divide in heaven?'.

It's a marathon 2 hour something ride of beer fuelled banter and 'profound' insights!

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Dec 17, 2015
Rob Bell - Millones Cajones (N111)
01:02:43

As if building a church of 10,000+, producing an international bestselling DVD series, writing critically acclaimed bestselling books, producing a hugely popular podcast, and having his own TV show wasn't enough, Rob Bell has decided to write a novel. And much to the frustration of all us lesser mortals, it's really rather good! But what does Milliones Cajones reveal about Rob's own struggle to find himself amidst all this success?

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Dec 11, 2015
Jonny Baker - Church and the Gift of Not Fitting In (N110)
01:13:51

Ever felt awkward and uncomfortable in Church, like you just don't fit in? Well, according to Jonny Baker that could well be the gift of pioneering.

Jonny was pioneering before pioneering was a thing. Most notably he founded the alternative worship community Grace, and more recently he's pioneered a training course for pioneers. So if you're dreaming that things could be different, then tune into the podcast, Jonny might just be the person you've been waiting to stumble across. 

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Nov 24, 2015
Brad Jersak - A More Christlike God (N109)
01:05:43

At the core of author and teacher Brad Jersak's faith is the belief that God looks like Jesus. Simple enough, right? But what about the violent 'God of the Old Testament'? What about the parable's of Jesus that liken God to an angry king? And what about all the suffering in the world that God seems to simply stand by and watch. How do these look like Jesus? We caught up with Brad in Telford, and asked him to explain.

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Nov 10, 2015
Dave Andrews - The Jihad of Jesus (N108)
56:26

Dave Andrews has lived and worked in intentional communities with marginalised groups of people in Australia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Nepal. Through these experiences he developed a passion for seeing Christians and Muslims learning together what it means to follow Jesus. To this end, he proposes that we all observe the Jihad of Jesus. We caught up with Dave at the Greenbelt Festival to uncover what exactly this means! 

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Oct 23, 2015
Dave Smith - Facing Up to the Refugee Crisis (N107)
26:01

The recent image of a drowned child washed up on a Turkish beach brought the refugee crisis into sharp focus. So to help us better understand the complexities of the situation and how best to respond, we've asked Dave Smith to send us a reflection. Dave is the founder of the Boaz Trust, a charity that houses, supports and speaks up for the most vulnerable and destitute refugees in Manchester. 

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Oct 09, 2015
Bruce Stanley - Harvest Thanksgiving? (NS23)
11:39

Every now and then we treat you to Nomad Spirituality, a guest meditation based around the Church calendar. So we thought a reflection on Harvest might be in order. Bruce Stanley seemed like the man as he's a forager, owns a small holding, pioneered the Forest Church movement, and wrote the book on it. But rather than giving thanks, what harvest prompts Bruce to do is ask some challenging questions.

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Oct 03, 2015
Joanna Jepson - Searching For Beauty (N106)
01:11:27

The idea of beauty has shaped Joanna Jepson's life and ministry. Born with a jaw defect she was mercilessly bullied through her childhood and into adulthood. But after successful surgery she then had to figure out how her internal self related to her new external self. She then went on to issue a legal challenge against the late abortion of a foetus with a cleft lip and palate. And later she became a chaplain to the London College of Fashion. So we asked Joanna to tell us what she's learnt about the true meaning of beauty.

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Sep 25, 2015
Marina Cantacuzino - The Forgiveness Project (N105)
01:01:48

10 years ago Marina Cantacuzino began to interview people who had suffered all sorts of trauma, abuse and wrongdoing, but who instead of choosing vengeance chose forgiveness. 

It's easy as Christians to think that we've cornered the market on forgiveness, but listening to these stories from people from a range of faith traditions and none is deeply challenging and inspiring. 

So we asked Marina to share the wisdom she's gained from working on The Forgiveness Project

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Sep 10, 2015
Robert Song - Sex AD vs. Sex BC? (N104)
52:05

Robert Song is a professor in the department of Theology and Religion at Durham Uni. He recently wrote 'Covenant and Calling', in which he challenges traditional ideas of straight and gay marriage, having children and celibacy and proposes a whole new category called 'covenant partnerships'. And he reaches these conclusions not by looking to Genesis, or pulling out proof texts, but by looking to what life will be like when God's Kingdom fully comes. So brace yourself for some serious thinking!

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Aug 25, 2015
Kelly Bean - How to Be a Christian Without Going to Church (N103)
01:05:50

Nomad started out with a group of people wanting to explore new forms of church, so after six years we thought we'd once again explore this idea.

Kelly Bean grew up in traditional church and never questioned its practices or structure. But over time she began to realise that the house group she led felt a lot more like church than what happened on a Sunday. So when her Church closed down, her house group became her church. So we asked Kelly what she's learnt along the way.

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Aug 10, 2015
Robert Cohen - Back to Our Roots? Lessons from Judaism (N102)
56:49

Jewish blogger, Robert Cohen is back on the show, sharing with us lessons from his faith journey.

So if you're interested in knowing more about the connection between faith, ancestry and land, the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, interfaith marriage, what a Jew makes of church, and what a true prophet looks like, then this is the episode for you!

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Jul 24, 2015
Eve Tushnet - Gay, Catholic and Celibate (N101)
01:08:36

Eve Tushnet is a freelance writer and blogger. And she's gay, Catholic and celibate.

So we ask Eve to tell us the story of how she went from atheist lesbian, to Catholic and celibate. And what she learnt about love, friendship and what it means to commit to the Church. 

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Jul 10, 2015
Carl Medearis - Is Islam Inherently Violent? (N100)
23:58

With yet another terrorist atrocity in the news, this time leading to the deaths of at least 38 people in Tunisia, people are again asking, 'Is Islam inherently violent?'

We ask Carl Medearis, an international expert in Muslim-Christian relations who has lived, worked and travelled in the Middle East for the last 30 years, to help us unpack this question. 

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Jul 01, 2015
Tom Wright - The Man Behind the Theology (N99)
01:02:10

Tom Wright is unquestionably one of the most influential New Testament scholars of our generation. It's hard to overestimate the influence he has had on the Church's understanding of Jesus and Paul.

But what makes this great man tick? We asked you what you'd like to know about the man behond the theology. As a result, we ended up asking him everything from what his favourite childhood book was, to how he manages his work/life balance, through to which three people he'd most like to invite for dinner. 

If you want even more Tom, head over to our website for our three previous interviews

 

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Jun 25, 2015
Alastair McIntosh - Soil, Soul and Spiritual Activism (N98)
01:05:16

It's quite popular these days to refer to yourself as an activist. But Alastair McIntosh is the real thing. He's taken on major corporations, and won! Why? Because he believes much of the modern world is threatening our sense of place, which he believes is vital for humans to fully flourish. Tune in for a fascinating conversation! 

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Jun 10, 2015
Rachel Held Evans - Losing My [Evangelical] Religion (N97)
01:24:38

Rachel Held Evans is a hugely successful and influential progressive Christian blogger, author and speaker. 

We talk to Rachel about her journey from a conservative evangelical faith characterised by certainty, to wrestling with questions, doubt, cynicism and despair, through to a new kind of faith. And we discuss the trials and tribulations of embarking on this journey under the gaze of social media. It's a fascinating and insightful story.

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May 23, 2015
Mike McHargue - Faith Lost and Found (N96)
01:02:18

[Science] Mike McHargue describes himself as a Christian turned atheist turned follower of Jesus. That's right, Mike was a fully-fledged conservative evangelical Christian, but his faith crumbled away and he found himself in the rather awkward position of being a Church deacon who no longer believed in God! Then Mike rediscovered faith, but in a very different way. Now he teaches on science, faith, atheism, doubt and knowing God. It's a great story. Enjoy! 

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May 08, 2015
Derek Flood - Disarming Scripture (N95)
01:05:50

What on earth are we meant to do with those passages in the Bible where God commands genocide, the stoning to death of rebellious children or poems about dashing the heads of babies on rocks?! Well, according to theologian, author and artist, Derek Flood, the answer is pretty straight forward, we just read the Bible like Jesus did.

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Apr 24, 2015
Paul Bickley - Why Vote? (N94)
26:27

Another General Election is upon us. Levels of apathy and disillusionment are at an all time high, and popular figures like Russell Brand are urging us to have no part in what he sees as a corrupt system. So the question we're wrestling with is: Why Bother Voting?

To help answer this we've turned to Paul Bickley for help. Paul has experience working in parliament and public affairs and is currently Director of Political Program at Theos Think Tank, a Christian think tank working in the area of politics, religion and society. 

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Apr 16, 2015
Lewis Dartnell - How to Survive if You're Left Behind (N93)
55:49

The Rapture is a curious doctrine, as it's not in the Bible, anywhere! But let's pretend it's real, and you missed it! How would you survive the collapse of civilisation?

Lewis Dartnell's day job is to search for life on Mars, but for fun he wrote 'The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch'. It may sound a tad abstract, but it sheds light on our relationship with the planet and with each other and why Rapture theology is potentially so destructive. 

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Apr 08, 2015
Rick Love - Love Your [Isis] Neighbour? (N92)
29:06

Jesus told us to love our enemies. But surely not the monstrous soldiers of Isis?! 

Rick Love is President of Peace Catalyst International, and Associate Director of the World Evangelical Alliance Peace and Reconciliation Initiative. He seemed like a pretty good person to ask what a Christian response to Isis would look like. 

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Mar 07, 2015
Mike Stygal - Dancing with the Devil? (N91)
01:11:06

Mike Stygal is a shaman (i.e. he whips himself up into an altered state of consciousness in order to hang out in the spirit world). He also happens to be the president of the British Pagan Federation. Oh, and he's married to a Christian. So he seems like the right guy to talk to about what Christians can learn from pagans (and indeed, what pagans can learn from Christians). 

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Mar 02, 2015
Denis Alexander - Three-Parent Babies? (N90)
30:28

Britain is set to become the first country to have three parent babies! It's all to do with genetically modifying an embryo to prevent certain inherited diseases. But as with many scientific advances folks like us are left worrying about the scientific and ethical implications. So we asked the molecular biologist professor Denis Alexander to send in a reflection to explain all (which he does, in a professory type of way...)

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Feb 26, 2015
Interfaith Easter: James Ford - A Buddhist Easter (NS22)
14:35

For the final show in our 'Interfaith Easter' series we've asked Zen Buddhist Priest, James Ford, to reflect on Easter, which he does with great wisdom and insight.

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Feb 25, 2015
Interfaith Easter: Jason Mankey and Mike Stygal - A Pagan Easter (NS21)
15:31

Our latest Easter reflection comes from Jason Mankey and Mike Stygal. Jason was a Christian, but became increasingly disillusioned with right wing politics and intolerant attitudes, and so began to explore paganism. But despite this, he maintained his love of Easter. You'll remember Mike from our recent interview. He's the President of the Pagan Federation. Enjoy! 

 

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Feb 24, 2015
Interfaith Easter: Paul Beaumont - An Atheist Easter (NS20)
18:18

For our sixth Easter reflection we've asked Paul Beaumont to mull over what Easter means for someone who has lost their faith.

Paul was a committed evangelical Christian for 25 years, but when he began to be honest about his lack of spiritual experiences and his concerns about aspects of the character of God as revealed in the Old Testament, his faith began to unravel... 

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Feb 23, 2015
Interfaith Easter: Jay Lakhani - A Hindu Easter (NS19)
08:06

Our latest Interfaith Easter reflection comes from Jay Lakhani. Jay is head of the Hindu Academy in London and Education Director for the UK Hindu Council. Oh, and he's a theoretical physicist! So sit back and enjoy an Easter reflection from a Hindu perspective.

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Feb 22, 2015
Interfaith Easter: Robert Cohen - A Jewish Easter (NS18)
16:18

Our interfaith Easter series continues with Robert Cohen. Robert is a Jew, but one who is married to an Anglican Minister. This combined with the fact he lives in one of the least Jewish counties of England puts him very much on the margins. Needless to say, Robert has had a very interesting and unique experience of both Judaism and Christianity.  

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Feb 21, 2015
Interfaith Easter: Michael Merrifield - An Astronomer's Easter (NS17)
14:48

We took a bit of a chance with this one. We asked a secular scientist if they could find a link between their scientific discipline and the themes of Easter. Prof. Michael Merrifield had a crack at it, and found some sweet connections between his field of astronomy and death and resurrection (and also talked a lot about his real passion, telescopes!). 

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Feb 20, 2015
Interfaith Easter: Omid Safi - An Islamic Easter (NS16)
15:46

Second up in our Interfaith Easter series is Omid Safi. Omid is the Director of the Islamic Studies Centre, at Duke University. So if you're interested in what a Muslim makes of Easter, you've come to the right place, as Omid gives us a fascinating reflection. 

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Feb 19, 2015
Interfaith Easter: Mark Vernon - An Agnostic Easter (NS15)
10:01

This year we're bringing you an Easter reflection, with a twist. Rather than asking Christians to reflect on their own festival, we thought it'd be more interesting to ask people from other faiths and none to reflect on the symbolism of Easter.

We're easing you in gently with Mark Vernon, a former Anglican priest, who now considers himself an agnostic.  

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Feb 18, 2015
Dave Tomlinson - How to Be a Bad Christian (N89)
01:10:43

Dave Tomlinson is effortlessly interesting and seems to effortlessly attract interesting people. He mentors the leaders of the now global atheist church, he took the funerals of two of the countries most notorious criminals, and his church is so cool even Bono turns up from time to time.

But what we find even more interesting is the fact that Dave went from the emerging church back to the institutional church (why Dave, why?!). 

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Feb 11, 2015
Wendy VanderWal Gritter - Same-Sex Relationships (and How to Lovingly Disagree) (N88)
57:19

Wendy is passionate about creating 'generous spaces' in churches, where people with different understanding of sexuality can meet together without judgment, listen to each others stories and to seek Jesus together. Sounds great! But is it realistic?

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Jan 22, 2015
Ian Adams - Finding Stillness (NS14)
12:11

2015 sees the resurrection of Nomad Spirituality! Nomad can be a bit cerebral, so we occasionally want to balance this with something a bit more experiential.

Writer, poet and priest, Ian Adams, has stepped up and given us a meditation on stillness. So find a quiet spot, turn down the lights, and lose yourself in stillness...

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Jan 08, 2015
Paul Kerensa - Christmas Special (N87)
08:11

Just in case you're suffering withdrawal symptoms from our 12 Days of Christmas series, and are slumped listlessly in front of your now empty mp3 player, we've got one final Christmas treat for you.

We asked standup comedian and BBC comedy scriptwriter, Paul Kerensa, to record a wee Christmas Day message for you...  

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Dec 25, 2014
13 Days of Christmas: Krista Tippett – Why I Don’t Do Christmas (NS13)
07:49

And you thought we'd finished (so did we, actually!). This one, however, really is the great finale, and it's a corker.

Krista Tippett has an award winning radio show, On Being, and was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Obama for "thoughtfully delving into the mysteries of human existence." And today she's on Nomad bringing you a Christmas message! 

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Dec 24, 2014
12 Days of Christmas: Mark Powley – Less Stuff, More Christmas (NS12)
14:47

To close out our 12 Days of Christmas we've enlisted the services of 'Consumer Detox' author and founder of the Breathe Network ("Less Stuff, More Life"), Mark Powley.

Apparently the issue isn't so much the way we go about Christmas, but the way we go about the rest of the year. Interesting!  

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Dec 23, 2014
12 Days of Christmas: Elaine Storkey – Joseph’s Story (NS11)
13:42

Philosopher, sociologist and Christian feminist, Elaine Storkey has achieved a lot in her life. She's lectured around the world, written numerous books, she succeeded John Stott as Executive Director of the London Institute of Contemporary Christianity, and she served as the President of TEAR Fund. And now, she's on Nomad Podcast, bringing you her Christmas reflection!

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Dec 22, 2014
12 Days of Christmas: Shane Claiborne – A Crappy Christmas (NS10)
15:43

Shane Claiborne - author of 'The Irresistible Revolution', and founding member of The Simple Way - would like to share some thoughts on Christmas. Anyone interested?!  

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Dec 21, 2014
12 Days of Christmas: Nadia Bolz Weber – My First Advent (NS09)
09:08

Nadia Bolz Weber is the founding pastor of House for All Sinners and Saints, and a leading voice in the emerging church movement, known for her honest and provocative style. And today she's bringing a Christmas reflection just for you! 

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Dec 20, 2014
12 days of Christmas: Greg Boyd – A Subversive Christmas (NS08)
13:38

Greg Boyd is one of Nomad's favourite theologians and authors. He's a leading figure in the reformation of evangelicalism, passionately advocating everything from the importance of doubt, care for creation, a non-violent view of God, and much more.

And today Greg is bringing a Christmas reflection from his unique perspective, just for you, the beloved Nomad listener. Enjoy! 

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Dec 19, 2014
12 Days of Christmas: Phyllis Tickle – The Church of Christmastide (NS07)
10:36

Author and lecturer, Phyllis Tickle, is one of the most influential voices in emerging church circles, and one of our favourite guests of 2014. 

We asked Phyllis to reflect on Christmas from the perspective of the emerging church and emergence Christianity.

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Dec 18, 2014
12 Days of Christmas: Jenny Baker – A More Equal Christmas (NS06)
09:32

Jenny Baker was one of the founders of the Sophia Network, an organisation that champions the equality of women and men in church. She's also author of the book 'Equals: Enjoying Gender Equality in All Areas of Life'.

So we asked Jenny to reflect on the Christmas story from the perspective of gender equality.  

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Dec 17, 2014
12 Days of Christmas: David Benjamin Blower – Christmas vs. Empire (NS05)
14:17

Today's Christmas reflection comes from Nomad's favourite musician and activist, David Benjamin Blower. David sets up a showdown between Christmas and Empire and throws in a couple of your favourite Christmas carols for no extra charge. So brace yourself for a good measure of hope-filled challenge, served up with a sprinkling of musical creativity. Enjoy!

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Dec 16, 2014
12 Days of Christmas: Wendy VanderWal-Gritter – An Hospitable Christmas (NS04)
12:21

Wendy is the executive director of New Direction Ministries in Canada, an organisation that exists to provide "safe and spacious places for those outside the heterosexual mainstream to explore and grow in faith in Jesus Christ." So we asked Wendy to reflect on an hospitable and inclusive Christmas.

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Dec 15, 2014
12 Days of Christmas: Robin Parry – A Universalist Christmas (NS03)
20:15

Robin Parry is an evangelical, but unlike most evangelicals he doesn't believe that Hell and death is the end of the story for most of humanity. Instead, he believes the Bible teaches that we will all ultimately be reconciled to God and enjoy eternity with him.

So we set Robin a challenge. Can he find universalism in the Christmas story? Tune in to find out the results! 

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Dec 14, 2014
12 Days of Christmas: Dave Andrews - Wisdom of the Wise Men (NS02)
11:32

Dave Andrews has committed his life to serving the poorest and most marginalised people in Australia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Nepal for more than forty years. His wisdom and humility made him one of our most popular interviewees of 2014.

In his Christmas reflection, Dave draws out some fascinating and surprising insights from the example of the Wise Men. 

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Dec 13, 2014
12 Days of Christmas: Carl Medearis - A Fearless Christmas (NS01)
24:47

Carl Medearis - one of our favourite interviewees of 2013 - kicks off Nomad's 12 Days of Christmas. Carl was a missionary in Beirut, Lebanon for 12 years and now works as an international expert in the field of Christian-Muslim relations. He's uses Christmas as an opportunity to reflect on the 'fear' of God. 

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Dec 12, 2014
Jenni Williams - Why Not Women? (N86)
49:23

Nomad made a commitment a while back to have a lot more women on the show. So we thought it was about time we looked at the theology behind that decision. Jenni Williams lectures in Old Testament Studies in Oxford, is an Associate Minister in the Anglican Church, and wrote 'God Remembered Rachel'. So she seemed like a pretty good person to ask, 'why not women?'. 

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Nov 24, 2014
Alister McGrath - Apologising for the Faith? (N85)
48:09

Alister McGrath is the master of apologetics. With three doctorates under his belt and ranked among the '20 most brilliant Christian professors', he's publically locked horns with the likes of Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins.

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Nov 09, 2014
Richard Rohr - Catholic Spirituality for an Emerging Church (N84)
01:03:03

Richard Rohr is a Catholic priest and a Franciscan Friar. He is well connected and respected across Christian traditions (including the emerging church), so he seemed like the perfect person to speak to about what the emerging church can gain from Catholic spirituality.

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Oct 09, 2014
Phyllis Tickle - Why a New Church is Emerging (N83)
01:05:12

Phyllis Tickle has her finger on the pulse of the emerging church like no one else. So if you're interested in why the emergence of a new kind of church is both inevitable and necessary, and the vital role of the Holy Spirit in this, then tune in.

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Sep 23, 2014
Sara Miles - Whose Table? (N82)
59:20

Sara Miles was an atheist. Then one day, out of idle curiosity, she wandered into a church, had a bite of bread and a sip of wine and God came crashing into her life. Her response was to take the principles of communion and set up a food distribution centre around the altar of her church for anyone and everyone to enjoy. So tune in for some fascinating insights into what it means to eat at God's table. 

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Sep 17, 2014
Dave Andrews - How Not to be a Great Man of God (N81)
50:56

Dave Andrews has committed his life to serving the poorest and most marginalised people through small, local Christian communities. He's clearly a man who knows Jesus intimately, and has gained tremendous experience and wisdom. So why doesn't he consider himself, or even strive to be, a 'great man of God'?

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Sep 10, 2014
Bex Lewis - How to Live Well in a Digital World (N80)
48:50

Dr. Bex Lewis is a research fellow in social media at Durham University and author of the popular book Raising Children in the Digital Age. So we thought we'd have a chat with her about what it means to live well in a digital world.

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Aug 25, 2014
Robin Parry - A Hope in Hell? (N79)
50:26

Robin Parry is an evangelical, but unlike the majority of evangelicals he doesn't believe that Hell and death is the end of the story for the majority of humanity. Instead he believes the Bible teaches that we will all ultimately be reconciled to God and enjoy eternity with him. Tune in for a fascinating conversation.

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Aug 08, 2014
Krista Tippett - The Lost Art of Listening (N78)
01:04:42

Krista Tippett has built a career on listening. Through her award-winning public radio show and podcast, On Being, she listens to people from all religious and spiritual traditions, learning about what it means to be human and how to live life. So she seemed like the perfect person to speak to about the lost art of listening. 

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Jul 09, 2014
David Benjamin Blower - Songs of Prayer and Resistance (N77)
01:07:30

David Benjamin Blower is a prophet in the Old Testament tradition. Using music and the written word, he creatively and insightfully points the finger at himself and the world around him railing at the injustices he sees. 

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Jun 24, 2014
Gail Dines - Make Love Not Porn (N76)
41:32

Gail Dines is a professor of sociology and women's studies. She has been studying porn and its effects on society for over 20 years, and has become one of the world's leading anti-porn activists. Why has she dedicated so much of her life to this one issue? Because she believes the effects of porn is one of society's main public health issues.

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Due to the nature of this subjuect, this episode does contain adult content.

Jun 05, 2014
Richard Wilkinson - Is Inequality the Root of all Evil? (N75)
56:33

Richard Wilkinson is professor of social epidemiology (that's the distribution of disease within a society, in case you were wondering!). His book, The Spirit Level has caused quite a stir, because he believes he's answered a very long-standing question. Why are we increasingly blighted by so many social problems when we're materially better off than we've ever been? Tune in to find out the answer! 

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May 23, 2014
Nadia Bolz Weber - How Not to Be a Boring Christian (N74)
56:30

Nadia Bolz Weber is anything but boring, Raised in a fundamentalist church, she rebelled, immersed herself in a hedonistic lifestyle, found faith again, and now leads House for all Sinners and Saints. Tune in for a fascinating interview, full of insight, wisdom, and gritty honesty.

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May 09, 2014
Bob Ekblad - Social Action or Spirit Anointing? (N73)
43:12

Bob Ekblad serves immigrants, inmates, homeless people and people struggling with addiction in the US. What's even more interesting about Bob though is how he seamlessly combines social justice with a miraculous healing ministry!

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Apr 24, 2014
Elaine Heath - How to be a Christian Mystic (N72)
58:31

Lecturer in evangelism, theology and Chrisitan spirituality and author of The Mystic Way of Evangelism, Elaine Heath joins us on the show. We chat with Elaine about contemplative prayer, and the healing and outreach that naturally flows from it. So tune in if you want to know how to experience God and change the world.

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Apr 10, 2014
Greg Boyd - Is Meat Murder? (N71)
40:59

Theologian, church leader, and author Greg Boyd is back on the show. Greg believes a call to non-violence is at the heart of the gospel. He also believes this call impacts how we relate to animals. That's right, Greg's a vegetarian. Check out the interview to find out why.

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Mar 10, 2014
Sharon Baker - For the Love of God, Can We Believe in Hell? (N70)
49:36

Sharon Baker is a theologian and author of the controversial Razing Hell. Sharon takes issue with the traditional understanding of hell, and instead holds to a 'Christian Universalism' where all people are refined by God's purifying fire after their death. Tune in and join the debate...

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Feb 07, 2014
Pete Rollins - In God We Doubt (N69)
45:03

Pete Rollins is a philosopher, writer and founder of the Ikon community. Pete believes that unless we die to certainty and embrace doubt then God becomes just another consumer product. God, in effect, becomes an idol. Sounds interesting!

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Jan 09, 2014
Paul Kerensa - What Would Jesus Laugh at? (N68)
52:12

Paul Kerensa is a stand-up comedian and BBC scriptwriter for shows like Miranda and Not Going Out. So he seemed like just the chap to talk to about the relationship between humour and religion, and to ask 'What would Jesus laugh at?'

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Dec 20, 2013
Michael Hardin - Was the Cross Cosmic Child Abuse? (N67)
48:40

Michael Hardin is a theologian, founder of Preaching Peace, and author of The Jesus Driven Life. He's got a rather colourful background and doesn't mince his words, which always makes for an interesting interview. So we asked him whether God is really as violent as the Old Testament makes out, and whether he really had to kill his own son in order to forgive us. 

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Dec 10, 2013
Tom Wright - Paul and the Faithfulness of God (N66)
44:08

We've somehow managed to persuade Tom Wright, one of the world's leading New Testament theologians, to come on the show for a third time! We ask Tom to summarise his 1680 page 'Paul and the Faithfulness of God', and ponder whether if he met him whether he'd actually like Paul?

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Oct 11, 2013
Pippa Evans - Worshipping at the Atheist Church (N65)
42:41

We at Nomad recently had a revelation, perhaps we can learn from non-Christians as well as Christians. So we headed down to London and visited the Sunday Assembly, or The Atheist Church as it's become known. After 'worshipping' with 300 atheists, we chat with Pippa Evans one of the founders of what's becoming a global movement, and try to figure out what the Church can learn from the friendlier face of new atheism.

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Oct 09, 2013
Steve Chalke - Gay Marriage: Abomination or Blessing? (N64)
51:11

Steve Chalke is one of the UK's most influential evangelicals and he recently blessed a same-sex civil partnership. Needless to say, this caused a bit of a stir! So we caught up with him and asked him what led him to take this controversial step.

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Sep 24, 2013
Mark Wakeling - Shopping with a Conscience (N63)
34:41

Mark Wakeling is a man with a conscience and a man that's got the energy and creativity to follow it. He's a social entrepreneur who has founded Global SeeSaw, which sells ethical and Fair Trade products made by women in India exploited by human trafficking. So we asked Mark to begin to unpack the issues surrounding the social impact of the clothes we buy.  

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Sep 09, 2013
Scot McKnight - What Exactly is the Good News? (N62)
45:34

Scot McKnight is professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary, Illinois, a prolific author and founder of the hugely popular Jesus Creed blog. Scot recently wrote a book called The King Jesus Gospel, so he seemed like the man to help us understand the real meaning of the good news.

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Aug 09, 2013
Bruce Stanley - Finding God in the Forest (N61)
43:27

As well as life coaching, creative project management, tea making, and helping run the popular ReJesus website, Bruce Stanley has also helped pioneer the Forest Church movement. Forest Church is an experiential community group that helps people connect with God in creation. Check it out, it's really rather interesting.

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Jul 09, 2013
Stuart Murray - Anabaptist Spirituality for a Post-Christendom World (N60)
47:47

Stuart Murray is chair of the Anabaptist Network in the UK and author of The Naked Anabaptist. So we ask him what's so special about the Anabaptists tradition, and what the it has to say to our post-Christendom culture.

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Jun 10, 2013
Brian McLaren - Finding God in the Religion of Others (N59)
40:38

Brian McLaren is an internationally recognised and sort after author, speaker and activist. In this episode we're chatting with Brian about his latest challenging and provocative book that explores the vital topic of Christianity's relationship with other religions.

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May 10, 2013
Carl Medearis - Jesus vs. Christianity? (N58)
44:37

Carl Medearis worked as a missionary for many years in Beirut, Lebanon and as a result is recognised as an international expert in Muslim-Christian relations. Carl has some fascinating insights into cross-cultural mission from his years of working with Muslims, and he believes these principles are just as relevant in our Western context. I'll give you a hint, it's all about Jesus! Definitely an episode worth listening to (even if we do say so ourselves!). 

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Apr 10, 2013
Alastair Gordon - Finding God in the Arts (N57)
37:28

Alastair Gordon is a professional and accomplished artist who exhibits around the world. He's also a follower of Jesus. Apparently following Jesus and being a professional artist is a rather tricky thing these days, so we spoke to Ally about this tension and what mission in the world of art might look like.

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