Sophie Grace Chappell - Trans Figured (N324)
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by Sophie Grace Chappell
1w ago
In this episode we welcome professor Sophie Grace Chappell, who shares her profound journey of faith, gender identity, and self-acceptance. Identified male at birth, Sophie Grace reflects on her early sense of being female, her experience of the evangelical church, and the reconciliation of her faith with her transgender identity. With compassion and insight, she discusses societal and religious opposition, offers advice for parents of transgender children, and the open letter she wrote to J K Rowling. Sophie’s story is one of struggle, epiphany, and ultimately a deeper understanding of self a ..read more
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Therapist Q&A (N323)
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by Joy Brooks, Jim Bawden, Abi Graves, Michelle Leeder
3w ago
Host Joy Brooks has gathered a group of psychotherapists from the Nomad therapy network to see how they answer questions from members of the Beloved Listener Lounge. Considering questions such as "what makes therapy transformational?”, "what would you say to someone who was told to trust the bible not feelings?", “how can I function while feeling like I can’t live with God and can’t live without God?” and “how can I work through the effects of purity culture and toxic religious attitudes towards sex?”, we get to listen in on a Q&A with a therapeutic twist. Q&A starts at 20m 36s Books ..read more
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John Butler - Finding Stillness in a Chaotic World (N322)
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by John Butler
1M ago
Drawing on his life as an organic farmer and over six decades of meditation, contemplative John Butler gently guides us on a journey towards inner stillness. Born in the 1930’s, John reflects on the slow emergence of a spirituality shaped by years of deep connection to the natural world, mantra meditation, and an unexpected mystical experience of Jesus. He also reflects on his sadness at struggling to connect with a Church suspicious of the journey he’s been on. After the interview Nomad hosts Tim Nash and Nick Thorley reflect on their own experiences of stillness and meditation and the role i ..read more
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Olivia Jackson - Deconstruction Myths and Accusations (N321)
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by Olivia Jackson
2M ago
When our faith is shifting we're often met with a variety of challenging responses from others. Drawing from her research, Olivia Jackson helps us to consider whether or not these responses reflect the lived experiences of those who are deconstructing. Afterwards Nick and Joy reflect on their own paths as they consider the impact of others' views on their evolving spirituality. Interview starts at 14m 34s  Books, quotes, links → The creation of Nomad's thoughtful, wonderfully ad-free content is entirely funded by our equally thoughtful, wonderful listeners. Supporting us gives access to N ..read more
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David Hayward - Til Doubt Do Us Part (N320)
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by David Hayward, Naked Pastor
2M ago
In this episode we chat with pastor turned artist David Hayward, aka Naked Pastor. David shares his journey from church leadership, through faith deconstruction, to a more expansive spirituality. The conversation focusses on David’s marriage, and how he and his wife navigated the complex dynamics of reimagining their relationship amid profound spiritual change. It’s a candid and thoughtful exploration of faith, love, and personal growth. After the interview Nomad hosts Tim Nash and Joy Brooks reflect on their own evolving faith and the impact on the own marriages.  Interview starts at 19m ..read more
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Anthony Reddie & Al Barrett - Deconstructing Whiteness (N319)
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by Anthony Reddie, Al Barrett
3M ago
Professor Anthony Reddie and Revd. Dr. Al Barrett join us for a conversation about whiteness. Weaving personal experiences with theological insights, they reflect on privilege, power, empire, race and identity, and wrestle with the need for both critical deconstruction and hopeful reimagining. It’s a nuanced and inspiring conversation between two scholar activists about the pursuit of a more just world. Interview starts at 19m 36s Books, quotes, links → The creation of Nomad's thoughtful, wonderfully ad-free content is entirely funded by our equally thoughtful, wonderful listeners. Supporting ..read more
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Timothy Beal - Finding Hope at the End of the World (N318)
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by Timothy Beal
3M ago
Faced with multiple existential threats in the coming decades, professor of religion Timothy Beal reflects on the possibility of human extinction and what hope might look like within that context. Timothy challenges the notion of perpetual optimism, advocating instead for a deeper, more grounded form of hope. Through insights from indigenous spirituality and palliative care principles, he explores how communities can confront grief, engage in meaningful action, and rediscover their earthly connection in the face of an uncertain future. Following the interview Tim and Nick discuss their growing ..read more
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Vanessa Chamberlin - A Spirituality of the Land (N317)
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by Vanessa Chamberlin
4M ago
In this Easter devotional podcast, Vanessa Chamberlin reflects on biblical narratives and personal mystical experiences as she navigates the intersection of theology, art, and ecological consciousness. Following Vanessa’s reflection, Anna Robinson creates a contemplative space for us to more deeply reflect on and experience this spirituality of the land. All this is beautifully woven together with the [on location] music of Jon Bilbrough, known musically as Wilderthorn. Vanessa's reflection begins at 5m 52s Books, quotes, links → The creation of Nomad's thoughtful, wonderfully ad-free content ..read more
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Selina Stone - Womanist Ways (N316)
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by Selina Stone
4M ago
Theologian Selina Stone joins us to share her experience of growing up in a black Pentecostal church, the questions and doubts she wrestled with, and the answers she found in womanist theology. Among other things, Selina reflects on the limitations of traditional theology, the role of spirituality in fostering well-being, her evolving relationship with the Bible, and why she now no longer regularly attends church. Following the interview Tim and Anna reflect on their own evolving faith journey, and ponder what role womanism might play in it. Interview starts at 16m 39s  Books, quotes, lin ..read more
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Mark Karris - Healing From Hell (N315)
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by Mark Karris
5M ago
Therapist and author Mark Karris joins us to discuss religious trauma and the path to healing. Drawing on his own personal experiences and professional insights as a therapist, Mark reflects on oppressive religious beliefs, in particular the doctrine of Hell, original sin, and the image of a wrathful God, and the harm this can cause us. Mark then shares therapeutic tools that can help us on the journey to healing. Interview starts at 14m 29s  Show Notes → The creation of Nomad's thoughtful, wonderfully ad-free content is entirely funded by our equally thoughtful, wonderful listeners. Supp ..read more
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