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Episode Date
Kosmos
01:19:09

In this episode, we talk about the story behind Kosmos, the latest record by William Matthews.

Nov 29, 2018
(Not) Christian
01:43:08

In the final episode of our Christian series, William Matthews tells Michael Gungor why he should be a Christian.

Nov 15, 2018
Christian (Part Fohr)
01:08:01

This week, Fr. Richard Rohr joins William Matthews, Michael Gungor, and Hillary McBride to explore the question: What is a Christian?

We'd love to see you at The Liturgists Gathering in Minneapolis or Nashville this Novemeber.

Oct 18, 2018
Christian (Part 3)
01:14:06

This week Michael Gungor and Science Mike talk with Lisa Gungor and Jenny McHargue about what Christianity is.

We'd love to see you at The Liturgists Gathering in London, Minneapolos, or Nashville this year.

Oct 04, 2018
Christian (Part 2)
01:22:26

This is the first in a weekly series where we explore two seemingly simple questions: "Do you identify as a Christian," and, "Why or why not."

Our guest on this episode is Jennifer Knapp.

We'll be in London, Minneapolis and Nashville for The Liturgists Gathering this fall. We'd love to see you there.

Sep 27, 2018
Christian (Part 1)
01:11:24

This is the first in a weekly series where we explore two seemingly simple questions: "Do you identify as a Christian," and, "Why or why not."

Our guest on this episode is Rachel Held Evans. Her new book about the Bible is called Inspired.

We'll be in London, Minneapolis and Nashville for The Liturgists Gathering this fall. We'd love to see you there.

Sep 20, 2018
The Alien & The Robot - Earth
01:09:41

Here's a sample of our latest project: a new weekly podcast for folks who support us on Patreon called The Alien & The Robot.

Sep 06, 2018
Man
01:39:26

As a followup to Woman, this episode explores masculinity and male identity in a culture striving for equality.

Jul 26, 2018
Live in Austin, TX
01:20:42

This podcast was recorded at The Liturgists Gathering in Austin, TX.

If you're interested in hosting The Liturgists Gathering, let us know.

Jul 12, 2018
The Most Beautiful Thing I've Seen - Lisa Gungor
57:51
Jun 25, 2018
Social Media
01:36:56

A look at how social media impacts advocay, mental health, community building, and our view of the world.

May 31, 2018
BONUS - Twelve Questions
47:29

As we gear up for The Liturgists Gathering in Austin, TX, here's a bonus episode from our Patreon podcast.

May 18, 2018
Mysticism
01:14:28

Hillary, William, Michael, and Mike discuss spirtulity beyond the reach of language.

May 03, 2018
Tongues
01:21:27

This episode is about the spiritual gift of speaking in tongues, as explored through the perspectives of science, art, and faith.

Apr 19, 2018
The Ethics of F***ing (Part 2)
01:48:05
TRIGGER WARNING: The interview with Christopher West in Part 2 could be triggering to members of the LGBTQIA+ community. It's included so people with non-affiriming viewpoints on LGBTQIA+ on sexuality are prompted to examine the implications of that worldview, but we encourge our listners to use discretion before listening to that segment.
 
In this episode, we’re talking about how to discern what is right and healthy for people in sexual activity.
 
We’d like to thank our guests on this episode, and we encourage you to check out their work.
 
Caroline Lee, Artist and Photographer
Apr 05, 2018
The Ethics of F***ing (Part 1)
57:22
In this episode, we’re talking about how to discern what is right and healthy for people in sexual activity.
 
We’d like to thank our guests on this episode, and we encourage you to check out their work.
 
Caroline Lee, Artist and Photographer
Apr 05, 2018
Body Image
01:36:40
In this episode, we’re discussing body image–how we view our bodies and the bodies of others.
 
Mar 22, 2018
Embodiment
01:33:16

Who are you? Is the body a transport vessel for the brain? This episode tackles the idea of emboidment, and our complex relationships with our own bodies.

Mar 08, 2018
Evangelical (Part 2)
59:39
What does it mean to be an Evangelical today? We talk with Matthew Vines from The Reformation Project as well as author/speaker Jen Hatmaker about Evangelicalism in 2018.
Feb 22, 2018
Evangelical (Part 1)
01:25:20
What does it mean to be an Evangelical today? We talk with Matthew Vines from The Reformation Project as well as author/speaker Jen Hatmaker about Evangelicalism in 2018.
Feb 22, 2018
Meet the New Hosts
01:10:37

On this episode, we welcome two new hosts to the podast: William Matthews and Hillary McBride. Plus, we uncover the hottest new band in worship music, Abraham's Bosom.

Feb 08, 2018
Loving Kindness Meditation
25:17

This is a bonus episode with a Loving Kindness meditation. May you find that it promotes healing in difficult times.

If you'd like to try more meditations like these, join us on Patreon.

If you'd like to learn more about meditation as a practice, consider our new online course about meditaiton.

Jan 20, 2018
Shame - Live from Seattle
01:30:09

This is a special live episode recorded at The Liturigsts Gathering in Seattle, WA on October 27, 2017.

Thanks Hillary McBride for joining us on this episode. Her new book is available now.

Special Announcement: We're starting something new next year for those of you who want to go deeper with topics we discuss on The Liturgists Podcast via video courses. If you'd like to get access to these first, you can  preorder the first two for the price of one here.

Dec 05, 2017
Paranormal (Special Halloween Episode)
01:30:03

We've got a special show this week, full of ghost stories and other encounters with the paranormal. Listen, if you dare.

Oct 31, 2017
God Our Mother - Live from Boston
01:05:05

This is a special live episode recorded at The Liturigsts Gathering in Los Angeles, CA on October 6, 2017.

Thanks Christena Cleveland and David Gungor for joining us on this episode.

Special Annoucenemnt: Tickets for The Liturgists Gathering in London are now on sale.

Oct 17, 2017
Enemies - Live from Los Angeles
01:28:10

This is a special live episode recorded at The Liturigsts Gathering in Los Angeles, CA on September 15, 2017.

Thanks Iris Chandler, Sarah Heath, William Matthews, Lisa Gungor, and Peter Rollins for joining us on this episode.

Oct 03, 2017
Names
01:10:18

An exploration of what names are, how they shape us, and what happens when we change more than our label can accommodate.

Aug 15, 2017
The Other Show
01:35:46

While Science Mike unpacks moving boxes and Michael Gungor is on tour with Gungor, we offer this "Best of The Liturgists Conversations" episode. Want to hear more like this? Join us on Patreon.

Aug 01, 2017
Rob Bell and the Bible
01:17:15

Science Mike and Michael Gungor talk to Rob Bell about his latest book, What is the Bible.

Jul 11, 2017
Pale Blue Dot
01:31:41
In this episode Science Mike and Michael Gungor talk about the psychological shift that comes with seeing the Earth from space with Guy Reid and Jacob Marshall. We also spoke with climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe about the science behind climate change, and what we can do to protect life on this planet.
 
Watch Guy’s film OVERVIEW here to learn more about The Overview Effect. You can see more work by Guy at http://weareplanetary.com
 
You can learn more about the work of Katharine Hayhoe on her website, including resources and videos about the science of global climate change.
 
Jun 20, 2017
Christian Violence
01:42:03
In this episode, Michael Gungor and Science Mike discuss the relationship between violence and Christianity with Shane Claiborne.
 
Check out Shane’s new book, Executing Grace.
Jun 06, 2017
Spiritual Trauma
02:19:07
We’ve heard thousands of stories from people who’ve been hurt by someone in their faith communities–it’s one of the most common elements among The Liturgists. In this episode we discuss spiritual trauma: what it is, how to cope with it, and how to support others through it. Michael Gungor and Science Mike spoke with Hillary McBride, Teresa Pasquale Mateus, and Carol Howard Merritt about trauma in spiritual contexts.
 
Hillary McBride is a registered clinical counsellor in Vancouver BC, and is a PhD candidate in Counseling Psychology at the University of British Columbia. She has her own private practice specializing in trauma and trauma therapies, both single incident traumas and complex developmental traumas. Hillary has a book coming out in October 2017 called 'mothers, daughters, and body image: learning to love ourselves as we are" about women making peace with their bodies, and learning to embrace and enjoy their bodies- shifting the tide of normative body dissatisfaction among westernized women. You can learn more about Hillary on her website.
 
Teresa B. Pasquale Mateus, LCSW, E-RYT 200 is a trauma psychotherapist, yoga and contemplative practice teacher and author based out of Chicago, Illinois. She is a graduate of New York University's School of Clinical Social work and Richard Rohr's Living School at the Center for Action and Contemplation. She is co-founder and Executive Director of The Mystic Soul Project whose mission is to center the voices, work, and formation for people of color in contemplation, action and healing. She is the author of Sacred Wounds: A Path To Healing from Spiritual Trauma and Mending Broken: A Personal Journey Through the Stages of Trauma & Recovery. Teresa teaches, preaches, lectures, facilitates experiential workshops and retreats around issues of trauma, spiritual journey, ritual, as well as the interconnection between contemplation and action (often with a specifically people of color centered approach). You can learn more about Teresa on her website.
 
Rev. Carol Howard Merritt is a minister whose writing, speaking, and teaching is anchored in theological wisdom and sociological insight. She’s a sought-after keynote speaker, especially on the topic of ministering in a new generation. The award-winning author of Tribal Church: Ministering to the Missing Generation, Reframing Hope: Vital Ministry in a New Generation, and Healing Spiritual Wounds: Reconnecting with a Loving God After Experiencing a Hurtful Church. Carol is a frequent contributor to books, websites, magazines, and journals. She is a regular writer at the Christian Century where her blog is hosted. You can learn more about Carol on her website.
 
Additional Resources on Spiritual Trauma
 
Sacred Wounds: A Path to Healing from Spiritual Trauma by Teresa B. Pasquale Mateus (a guest on this episode).
 
Hillary offers these suggestions for additional resources:
 
TW: Please read these books at your discretion. Some books may be more academic and clinical, while others are designed to help you work through trauma or support people you love with trauma. 
 
these books contain information and narratives about:
interpersonal violence, sexual assault, military trauma, incest, catastrophic disasters, verbal, physical, and sexual abuse, clergy abuse. 
 
If you are looking for a trauma therapist following listening to this episode, consider looking for a therapist who has training in:
EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy)
SE (Somatic experiencing)
SP (Sensorimotor psychotherapy)
LI (Lifespan integration)
OEI (Observed and experiential integration)
Hakomi - body based therapy 
 
 
getting past your past- francine shapiro
the sexual healing journey- wendy maltz
May 16, 2017
Palm Sunday
26:08

A liturgy for the beginnging of Holy Week.

If you'd like a daily resource for all of holy week, join us on Patreon.

Apr 09, 2017
Two Minute Meditation: Relax
02:13

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.

Mar 28, 2017
Advocacy
01:26:40
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 http://www.christenacleveland.com
 
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 http://www.mickyscottbeyjones.com
Mar 21, 2017
Two Minute Meditation: Non-Judgement
02:17

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.

Mar 14, 2017
Fake News & Media Literacy
01:08:00
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:
 
Mar 07, 2017
Bonus - Lent 2017
13:22

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 http://theliturgists.com and click the "Donate Now" button to learn more.

Mar 01, 2017
How Do We Know What We Know? (Epistemology)
01:12:21

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.

Feb 21, 2017
Ableism
01:19:48

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 ginnyowens.com.

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 whatisableism.tumblr.com.

Feb 07, 2017
Parenting and Deconstruction
01:19:35

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.

Jan 24, 2017
A Christmas Story of Sorts
37:22

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

Dec 20, 2016
Suffering (Part 3)
01:20:36

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?

Please consider joining with us to help provide clean drinking water to every person on this planet. Learn more at http://theliturgists.com/water

Nov 29, 2016
Suffering (Part 2)
57:17

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

Please consider joining with us to help provide clean drinking water to every person on this planet. Learn more at http://theliturgists.com/water

Nov 15, 2016
Suffering (Part 1)
01:07:11

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

Please consider joining with us to help provide clean drinking water to every person on this planet. Learn more at http://theliturgists.com/water

 

Nov 01, 2016
One Wild Life:Body (Part 5)
32:30
We've got a special series of podcasts this week exploring the themes and sounds of Gungor's new record One Wild Life: Body. This is the final album in the One Wild Life trilogy of records, and is available everywhere music is sold.

 

Oct 07, 2016
One Wild Life: Body (Part 4)
39:40
We've got a special series of podcasts this week exploring the themes and sounds of Gungor's new record One Wild Life: Body. This is the final album in the One Wild Life trilogy of records, and is available everywhere music is sold.

 

Oct 06, 2016
One Wild Life: Body (Part 3)
33:43
We've got a special series of podcasts this week exploring the themes and sounds of Gungor's new record One Wild Life: Body. This is the final album in the One Wild Life trilogy of records, and is available everywhere music is sold.

 

Oct 05, 2016
One Wild Life: Body (Part 2)
33:17

We've got a special series of podcasts this week exploring the themes and sounds of Gungor's new record One Wild Life: Body. This is the final album in the One Wild Life trilogy of records, and is available everywhere music is sold.

Oct 04, 2016
One Wild Life Body (Part 1)
28:46

We've got a special series of podcasts this week exploring the themes and sounds of Gungor's new record One Wild Life: Body. This is the final album in the One Wild Life trilogy of records, and is available everywhere music is sold.

Oct 03, 2016
Woman (Episode 40)
01:43:07

In this episode, we explore the sexism in the context of culture and the church.

Featuring Austin Channing Brown, Caroline Lee, Christine Chester, Emily Capshaw, Lisa Gungor, and Rev. Sarah Heath.
Sep 27, 2016
Finding God in the Waves (Episode 39)
01:16:59

In this episode, Science Mike and Michael Gungor are joined by many surprise guests to talk about Mike's new book, Finding God in the Waves. WARNING: You may need tissues if you're the weepy type.

Sep 13, 2016
Religious Art (Episode 38)
01:12:38

What is religious art? Can all art be religious? Science Mike and Michael Gungor talk with a host of creators about the nature of art and how we relate to God.

Sep 06, 2016
The Enneagram (Episode 37)
02:00:34

To kick of Season 3, Michael Gungor and Science Mike talk about the Enneagram with Ian Cron and Suzanne Stabile.

Learn more about the Enneagram at The Road Back to You.
Aug 23, 2016
Episode 36 - Wild Goose 2016
42:01

While we work on Season 3, here's a special live episode of The Liturgists Podcast recorded at the Wild Goose Festival. It's a conversation between Science Mike, Michael Gungor, and a live audience.

If you'd like to be part of a conversation like this, join us at The Liturgists Gathering.
Jul 19, 2016
Episode 35 - The Cosmic Christ with Richard Rohr
01:05:51

Science Mike and Michael Gungor talk about mysticism and the Cosmic Christ with Richard Rohr.

Apr 12, 2016
Episode 34 - Black and White: Racism in America
01:38:02
Mar 29, 2016
Episode 33 - One Wild Life Spirit
01:02:25

Science Mike talks with Lisa and Michael Gungor about their new album, One Wild Life Soul.

 
We'd love to see you at The Liturgists Gathering or the One Wild Life Tour.
Mar 08, 2016
Episode 32 - Storytelling at Sundance
01:42:52

The Liturgists Podcast won the Sprit of Windrider Award at Sundance this year, so Science Mike and Michael Gungor talked with filmmakers and cultural curators about the art, science, and faith of storytelling.

Feb 23, 2016
Episode 31 - The Voice of God
01:06:23

As a follow up to Prophet or Ass, Michael Gungor and Science Mike talk with Hae-jin and Jacob Marshall about hearing the voice of God–and how implausible the very idea is.

We'd love to see you at The Liturgists Gathering in Dallas, Denver, Chicago, or Los Angeles.

Feb 09, 2016
Episode 30 - Prophet or Ass
01:11:38

Rachel Held Evans joins Michael Gungor and Science Mike to discuss the difference between speaking necessary truth and being an ass.

Science Mike's four questions for speaking truth are here.

We're coming to Phoenix and Los Angeles with our Lost & Found event. You can learn more here.

If you're interested in hosting one of our conferences in 2016 at no cost to your church, visit this page.

Jan 19, 2016
Episode 29 - Philosophy and Radical Theology
58:50

Science Mike and Michael Gungor chat with Peter Rollins about the tension between science and philosophy and what that means for our beliefs about God.

You can learn more about Peter's work on his website, or check out The Divine Magician on Amazon.

Dec 15, 2015
Episode 28 - The Asymptotic Fidelity of Words
01:11:11

Amena Brown, Science Mike, and Michael Gungor discuss the origins and application of language.

The Void is a work by Graham Murtaugh.

Nov 24, 2015
Episode 27 - The Multiverse
01:00:04

What is the multiverse? And what can it tell us about God? Michael Gungor and Science Mike talk about the science, faith, and art of multiverse theories.

We're running a crowdfunding campaign. If you enjoy the podcast, please consider donating here.

Nov 03, 2015
Episode 26 - Faith and Music with David Bazan
01:19:54

Michael Gungor sits down with David Bazan to talk about faith and music.

We'd love to see you at Belong.

Oct 20, 2015
Episode 25 - Sin
57:54

There are many different ideas about sin in our culture today. Some believe sin is a failure to follow God's law, while others believe its an harmful anachronism. For this episode of The Liturgists Podcast, Michael Gungor, Lissa Paino, and Science Mike talk about sin.

Things mentioned in this episode:

René Girard

Science Mike's axiom about sin

Sound design by Michael Gungor.
Content edits by Gregg Nordin.

Oct 06, 2015
Episode 24 - Christian Nationalism
55:51

Michael Gungor, Science Mike, and Lissa Paino look at what happens when nationalism and Christianity overlap.

Sep 22, 2015
Episode 23 - Pro-life, Pro-choice
49:31

Few issues are more divisive than abortion. Few topics push on our most fundamental ideas about life, personhood, and morality that when life begins.

Rachel Held Evans, Science Mike, and Michael Gungor take a look a simple, controversial question: Are you pro-life or pro-choice?

Sep 08, 2015
Episode 22 - Who Am I?
47:08

We're hosting an event called Belong in London this November. Click here to learn more.

Spirit, Soul, and Body. The mystery of consciousness and the way our perception of the world seems distinct from our physicality means most people believe their consciousness transcends their bodies alone. But what are we? A spirit trapped in a body? Or an illusionary, emergent property of neurons and synapses?

Science Mike and Michael Gungor bring The Liturgists Podcast back from hiatus to consider these ideas from the lenses of faith, art, and science.

Aug 25, 2015
Episode 21 - One Wild Life
56:04

Science Mike sat down with Michael Gungor and Lisa Gungor to talk about their new project One Wild Life: Soul following Belong.

One Wild Life: Soul comes out in August, but you can get it now for a limited time as part of the One Wild Life Season Pass. One Wild Life is a trilogy of records being released this year, and the Season Pass gets you all three before anyone else–including One Wild Life: Soul immediately.

See gungormusic.com for more details.

Jun 30, 2015
Episode 20 - LGBTQ
02:04:59

Donald Miller and J.J. Peterson; Matthew Vines; Melissa Greene, Stan Mitchell, and Tabitha from GracePointe; Preston Sprinkle; and Ed Gungor join Science Mike and Michael Gungor to share their stories and perspectives on LGBTQ persons and the Church.

May 19, 2015
Episode 19 - Searching For Sunday with Rachel Held Evans
01:16:39

Science Mike and Michael Gungor chat with Rachel Held Evans about her latest book, Searching For Sunday–and what the church of tomorrow may look like.

Searching For Sunday

Community Resources Email Sign Up

Belong: An Event by The Liturgists

May 05, 2015
Episode 18 - Worship (Part 2)
53:37

David Gungor (of The Brilliance) joins Science Mike and Michael Gungor to talk about the faith, art, and science of worship.

And as we discussed on the program, we create liturgies for worship and never talk about then on our own podcast. You can find them here.

Apr 21, 2015
Episode 17 - Worship (Part 1)
47:15

David Gungor (of The Brilliance) joins Science Mike and Michael Gungor to talk about the faith, art, and science of worship.

And as we discussed on the program, we create liturgies for worship and never talk about then on our own podcast. You can find them here.

Apr 07, 2015
Episode 16 - The End (Eschatology)
01:19:01

Michael Gungor and Science Mike talk about the strangeness of eschatology through the lenses of art, science, and faith.

Here's a couple of resources discussed this week.

I Am a Strange Loop.

The Fermi Paradox.

The Problem with Artificial Intelligence.

Mar 24, 2015
Episode 15 - Songwriting
01:12:49

Ryan O'Neal from Sleeping at Last joins Michael Gungor and Science Mike to talk about the science, faith, and art of songwriting.

The film Ryan is scoring is Many Beautiful Things. Ryan is also working on Atlas: Year Two.

We mentioned Michael's book The Crowd, the Critic, and the Muse. We also talked about The War of Art and The Artist's Way.

Mar 10, 2015
Episode 14 - Meditation
01:17:26

What is meditation and how does it effect our faith? What does it do to our brains? Michael Gungor and Science Mike discuss their experiences with meditation through the lenses of science, art, and faith.

Feb 24, 2015
Episode 13 - Humor with Pete Holmes
01:08:11

What is humor? Where does it come from? Why do people have such different ideas about what is and is not funny? Comedian (and host of You Made it WeirdPete Holmes joins Michael Gungor and Science Mike to talk about the science, art, and faith of humor.

Note: This episode of The Liturgists Podcast contains explicit language and mature themes. This isn't an episode for the kids or people offended by such things.

Feb 10, 2015
Episode 12 - Marriage & Relationships with Kristen and Rob Bell
48:11

Marriage is changing. Less people are getting married today than in the past, and many people who want to get married can’t. Humans long for companionship and love, but what does a healthy marriage look like in this changing landscape? We sat down with Kristen & Rob Bell to discuss marriage and relationships–and the best ways to experience fulfillment and joy in our most important relationship to another person.

Kristen and Rob have a book called The Zimzum of Love that explores the topic deeper. You can learn more about it here.

Rob’s also got a new podcast called the Robcast. You can catch it on iTunes.

Jan 27, 2015
Episode 11 - The Other Side of the Mattress
57:33

Our long promised "spouses of doubt" episode is finally here. Lisa Gungor and Jenny McHargue share their experiences being married to someone losing their faith (and talk about what you tell the kids as it happens).

Production and Sound Design by Joel Marchard.

Jan 13, 2015
Episode 10 - Christian Celebrity
52:07

Modern people are obsessed with fame and celebrity, and Christians are no exception. Despite a value system that encourages humility and discourages elevating people, Christians often lift their leaders and artists up to lofty pedestals (at least until they tear them down). Why do we do this? And is fame and acclaim always bad? Is there a healthy way to approach celebrity in the Church? Rachel Held Evans joins Michael Gungor and Science Mike for a discussion of Christian Celebrity.

Dec 23, 2014
Episode 9 - Safe Church
55:16

Churches are places of growth and healing at their best, but too often people associate churches with trauma and hurt. How can we find and foster safe, supportive spiritual communities that help more than they harm? Science Mike and Pastor Betsy take your questions on the topic of Safe Church.

Also, we're thrilled to introduce you to Joel Marchand. Joel did the outstanding editing and sound design you'll hear on this episode.

Nov 25, 2014
Episode 8 - Special Announcement & Interstellar
01:08:05

On this week's episode, Science Mike and Josh make an announcement about the future of The Liturgists Podcast and then dive deep into the science behind the movie Interstellar.

Rob Carmack asks Science Mike five questions about Interstellar.

The Science of Interstellar

Neil deGrasse Tyson on Interstellar

Phil Plait on Interstellar, and then again after more research.

If time dilation and Relativity are blowing your mind, watch this and this. Oh, and this too.

 

Nov 11, 2014
Episode 7 - Lost and Found (Part 2)
42:26

This is part 2 of Michael Gungor and Science Mike sharing the stories of losing their faith and finding God again.

Oct 28, 2014
Episode 6 - Lost and Found (Part 1)
01:30:58

What is it like to lose God? Is there a way back after unbelief? Michael Gungor and Science Mike share their stories of faith lost and found.

Oct 14, 2014
Episode 5 - Spiral Dynamics
01:10:27

Have you ever noticed that people come to radically different conclusions even when offered the same information? We see this at play in religion, politics, sports, art, and even Thanksgiving dinner. Where do these different ways of viewing the world come from, and why do they cause so much conflict? In this episode, Lissa Paino, Mike McHargue, and Michael Gungor discuss Spiral Dynamics–a theoretical model of how human consciousness changes the world, and then reacts to those changes. This is a heady episode, but don't worry. We've got visual aids.

If you've got questions or comments on today's episode, hit us up on Twitter, Facebook, or the comments section on our website.

Sep 23, 2014
Episode 4 - Church Unity
01:03:58

The Christian Church includes both radical pacifists and people who want to engage in violence against Muslims. Is unity possible between all the radically diverse people who call themselves "Christian?" Rachel Held Evans joins Lissa Paino, Mike McHargue and Michael Gungor to talk about church unity In the aftermath of a Charisma News editorial calling for violence against Muslims.

Sep 09, 2014
Episode 3 - The Bible
01:07:03

War. Genocide. Incest. Murder. No, we're not talking about Game of Thrones–this episode is about the Bible. Some people view it as the infallible Word of God, others as the Word of God through words of men, and some people think the Bible is much ado about nothing. Guest Peter Enns joins Lissa Paino, Science Mike and Michael Gungor to talk about what the Bible means to Christians today.

Peter's latest book The Bible Tells Me So is available for preorder here.

Aug 26, 2014
Episode 2 - Genesis & Evolution
55:01

A host of publications, including Ken Ham's Answers In Genesis take issue with Michael's take on Genesis and the Christian social media world explodes with controversy. In this episode, Michael Gungor, Science Mike, and Lissa Paino discuss how everything came to be through the lenses of art, science, and faith.

Aug 12, 2014
Episode 1 - Creativity
48:14

Where does creativity come from? Is everyone creative? How do people become more creative?What role does creativity play in liturgy and sacred art? Michael Gungor, Science Mike, and Lissa Paino discuss creativity through the lenses of science, art, and faith.

Jul 29, 2014