The Liturgists Podcast

The Liturgists Podcast

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Viewing life through the lenses of science, art, and faith.
Spiritual Trauma
May 16 • 139 min
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…
Palm Sunday
Apr 9 • 26 min
A liturgy for the beginnging of Holy Week. If you’d like a daily resource for all of holy week, join us on Patreon.
Two Minute Meditation: Relax
Mar 28 • 2 min
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…
Advocacy
Mar 21 • 86 min
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,…
Two Minute Meditation: Non-Judgement
Mar 14 • 2 min
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…
Fake News & Media Literacy
Mar 7 • 68 min
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…
Bonus - Lent 2017
Mar 1 • 13 min
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.
How Do We Know What We Know? (Epistemology)
Feb 21 • 72 min
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.
Ableism
Feb 7 • 79 min
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…
Parenting and Deconstruction
Jan 24 • 79 min
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
Dec 20, 2016 • 37 min
A special Christmas episode featuring highlights from our friends The Brilliance.
Suffering (Part 3)
Nov 29, 2016 • 80 min
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…
Suffering (Part 2)
Nov 15, 2016 • 57 min
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…
Suffering (Part 1)
Nov 1, 2016 • 67 min
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…
One Wild Life:Body (Part 5)
Oct 7, 2016 • 32 min
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. Learn more at…
One Wild Life: Body (Part 4)
Oct 6, 2016 • 39 min
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. Learn more at…
One Wild Life: Body (Part 3)
Oct 5, 2016 • 33 min
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. Learn more at…
One Wild Life: Body (Part 2)
Oct 4, 2016 • 33 min
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. Learn more at…
One Wild Life Body (Part 1)
Oct 3, 2016 • 28 min
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. Learn more at…
Woman (Episode 40)
Sep 27, 2016 • 103 min
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.
Finding God in the Waves (Episode 39)
Sep 13, 2016 • 76 min
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.
Religious Art (Episode 38)
Sep 6, 2016 • 72 min
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.
The Enneagram (Episode 37)
Aug 23, 2016 • 120 min
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.
Episode 36 - Wild Goose 2016
Jul 19, 2016 • 42 min
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,…
Episode 35 - The Cosmic Christ with Richard Rohr
Apr 12, 2016
Science Mike and Michael Gungor talk about mysticism and the Cosmic Christ with Richard Rohr.
Episode 34 - Black and White: Racism in America
Mar 29, 2016 • 98 min
Michael Gungor and Science Mike talk with Propaganda and William Matthews about race, racism, white supremacy in America. Here’s some additional reading on the topic of racism in America: Between the World and Me The New Jim Crow Ain’t I A Woman The Fire…
Episode 33 - One Wild Life Spirit
Mar 8, 2016 • 62 min
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.
Episode 32 - Storytelling at Sundance
Feb 23, 2016 • 102 min
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.
Episode 31 - The Voice of God
Feb 9, 2016 • 66 min
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…
Episode 30 - Prophet or Ass
Jan 19, 2016 • 71 min
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…
Episode 29 - Philosophy and Radical Theology
Dec 15, 2015 • 58 min
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.
Episode 28 - The Asymptotic Fidelity of Words
Nov 24, 2015 • 71 min
Amena Brown, Science Mike, and Michael Gungor discuss the origins and application of language. The Void is a work by Graham Murtaugh.
Episode 27 - The Multiverse
Nov 3, 2015 • 60 min
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.
Episode 26 - Faith and Music with David Bazan
Oct 20, 2015 • 79 min
Michael Gungor sits down with David Bazan to talk about faith and music. We’d love to see you at Belong.
Episode 25 - Sin
Oct 6, 2015 • 57 min
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…
Episode 24 - Christian Nationalism
Sep 22, 2015 • 55 min
Michael Gungor, Science Mike, and Lissa Paino look at what happens when nationalism and Christianity overlap.
Episode 23 - Pro-life, Pro-choice
Sep 8, 2015 • 49 min
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…
Episode 22 - Who Am I?
Aug 25, 2015 • 47 min
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…
Episode 21 - One Wild Life
Jun 30, 2015 • 56 min
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.…
Episode 20 - LGBTQ
May 19, 2015 • 124 min
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.
Episode 19 - Searching For Sunday with Rachel Held Evans
May 5, 2015 • 76 min
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
Episode 18 - Worship (Part 2)
Apr 21, 2015 • 53 min
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…
Episode 17 - Worship (Part 1)
Apr 7, 2015 • 47 min
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…
Episode 16 - The End (Eschatology)
Mar 24, 2015 • 79 min
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.
Episode 15 - Songwriting
Mar 10, 2015 • 72 min
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…
Episode 14 - Meditation
Feb 24, 2015 • 77 min
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.
Episode 13 - Humor with Pete Holmes
Feb 10, 2015 • 68 min
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 Weird) Pete Holmes joins Michael Gungor and Science Mike to talk about the science, art, and faith of humor.…
Episode 12 - Marriage & Relationships with Kristen and Rob Bell
Jan 27, 2015 • 48 min
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…
Episode 11 - The Other Side of the Mattress
Jan 13, 2015 • 57 min
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…
Episode 10 - Christian Celebrity
Dec 23, 2014 • 52 min
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…
Episode 9 - Safe Church
Nov 25, 2014 • 55 min
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…
Episode 8 - Special Announcement & Interstellar
Nov 11, 2014 • 68 min
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…
Episode 7 - Lost and Found (Part 2)
Oct 28, 2014 • 42 min
This is part 2 of Michael Gungor and Science Mike sharing the stories of losing their faith and finding God again.
Episode 6 - Lost and Found (Part 1)
Oct 14, 2014 • 90 min
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.
Episode 5 - Spiral Dynamics
Sep 23, 2014 • 70 min
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…
Episode 4 - Church Unity
Sep 9, 2014 • 63 min
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…
Episode 3 - The Bible
Aug 26, 2014 • 67 min
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…
Episode 2 - Genesis & Evolution
Aug 12, 2014 • 55 min
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…
Episode 1 - Creativity
Jul 29, 2014 • 48 min
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…