Two Minute Meditation: Relax

March 28, 2017

We're starting something new in the off-weeks for the podcast: Two Minute Meditations. These will be brief, accessible introductions to meditative practice. For week two, we explore the second of four foundations of a meditative practice, the importance of relaxation.



March 21, 2017
How can we engage in effective advocacy that creates change? And how can we do so without losing hope? We talked to two experts in the world of social justice and advocacy to find out.
Christena Cleveland is a social psychologist, public theologian, author and professor. She is the first Associate Professor of the Practice of Reconciliation at Duke University’s Divinity School and the author of Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces that Keep Us Apart. You can learn more about her at
Micky is a perpetual learner, “justice doula”, consultant, facilitator, mama/sister/friend, nonviolence practitioner and contemplative activist living just south of Nashville, TN. After 10 plus years as a mother-baby specialist, trainer and author, she decided to shift back to earlier interests: theology and community development. She is a member of the co-learning community of NAIITS (North American Institute of Indigenous Theological Studies) and graduated with a Masters of Arts in Intercultural Studies. Learn more about her at

Two Minute Meditation: Non-Judgement

March 14, 2017

We're starting something new in the off-weeks for the podcast: Two Minute Meditations. These will be brief, accessible introductions to meditative practice. For week one, we explore one of the foundations of a meditative practice, the non-judgemental posture.


Fake News & Media Literacy

March 7, 2017
What’s fake news, and how can we spot it? This episode is about media literacy, and offers insights on how to spot fake news, as well as media bias, and skewed data.
We talked with Clay Johnson, author of The Information Diet and the co-founder of Blue State Digital, the firm that built and managed Barack Obama’s online campaign for the presidency in 2008.
Here’s a few resources to dig deeper:

Bonus - Lent 2017

March 1, 2017

We're producing a daily medititation for our subscribers on Patreon for Lent this year. If you'd like to join us, vist our website at and click the "Donate Now" button to learn more.


How Do We Know What We Know? (Epistemology)

February 21, 2017

We're talking about epistemology on this episode–the study of truth, belief, and justification. Sound boring? In the age of "fake news," this may be the most important topic we can cover.



February 7, 2017

This episode is all about ableism–the conscious and unconcious ways that people tend to discrimnate against disabled people.

Ginny Owens joined us to talk about her experiences as a blind muscian living and working in Nashville. You can learn more about Ginny and her music at

Heather Avis told us about her children with Down syndrome, and how people respond to them. Her book, The Lucky Few: Finding God's Best in the Most Unlikely Places, comes out March 21, 2017.

Michele in NYC shared her perspective as a queer, intersectional, disabled activist. She invites you to learn more about ableism (and how to rid the world of it) at


Parenting and Deconstruction

January 24, 2017

As a follow-up to Lost & Found and The Other Side of the Mattress, we respond to our most common request: an episode on how to talk to your kids during and after faith transitions.


A Christmas Story of Sorts

December 20, 2016

A special Christmas episode featuring highlights from our friends The Brilliance.


Suffering (Part 3)

November 29, 2016

This is the third episode of a three part series dealing with suffering: what is it, how do we cope with it, and how can we address it?

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