Signposts (Formerly Lessons From Dead Guys)

Signposts (Formerly Lessons From Dead Guys)

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A podcast for those wandering. Formerly the Lessons From Dead Guys Podcast.


Mystic Mondays | The Soul is Preciously Knitted to God
Jan 26 • 4 min
By myself I am nothing at all, but in general, I am in the oneing of love. For it is in this oneing that the life of all people exists.
Mystic Mondays | The Humanity of God
Jan 20 • 4 min
“Humanity had to be brought to life by the humanity of God..”
Mystic Mondays | That Out of Which Life Comes is That Into Which Life Goes
Jan 13 • 4 min
The Goal of Life is God! The Source of Life is God! That out of which Life comes is that in which Life goes.
Mystic Mondays | Laughter came from every brick
Nov 4, 2019 • 4 min
The poems of St. Teresa always speak of God as something as natural as the air one breathes
Mystic Mondays | What makes us think that God has gone away?
Oct 28, 2019 • 3 min
Thomas Keating challenges our assumption that God has gone away.
Wrestling with the Text (Fixed)
Oct 22, 2019 • 14 min
Bonus episode / recent sermon I preached.
Mystic Mondays | Our Discovery of God is God’s Discovery of Us
Oct 21, 2019 • 4 min
Every Monday we will venture into the thoughts And voices of those in the Christian mystical tradition in five minutes or less!
A Temple in Time | Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel
Oct 18, 2019 • 20 min
Sabbath is a gift, the best one given to us by God according to Rabbi Heschel
The Better Part: Capitalist Realism and Sabbath as Resistance
Jul 25, 2019 • 22 min
The Church must be anti-capitalist for the sake of our neighbors.
Mason Mennenga: Let’s get Religionless
Jul 7, 2019 • 58 min
I sit down with my favorite ecclesiological firecracker and long time twitter friend Mason Mennenga
Do Not Resuscitate
Jul 4, 2019 • 21 min
Being born again…. again.
[LFDG ARCHIVE] Orthodox Diversity and Why Fidelity to Jesus Means Embodying Diverse Expressions of the Faith!
Jan 25, 2019 • 33 min
Any claims of “orthodoxy” that are not situated in an active desire for the flourishing of dynamic and diverse expressions of the faith betray the beauty of the earliest Christian communities.
[LFDG ARCHIVE] God Can’t (With Guest Dr. Thomas J. Oord)
Jan 9, 2019 • 67 min
I am joined by our first returning guest Dr. Thomas J. Oord to talk about his forthcoming book “God Can’t.”
[LFDG ARCHIVE] Back From The Dead
Jan 1, 2019 • 21 min
We are finally back after an incredibly long hiatus!
[LFDG ARCHIVE] The Dark Night | St. John of the Cross | And Forgetting Everything You Thought You Knew
May 30, 2018 • 38 min
The Dark Night of the Senses is an invitation to let old ways of knowing God die.
[LFDG ARCHIVE] Pentecost | Tongues of Fire | Smith Wigglesworth and where the Hell I’ve been!
May 23, 2018 • 27 min
Speaking in Tongues and believing in the God of impossible positions!
[LFDG ARCHIVE] Dante, Exile, and Facing Our Humanity
Feb 14, 2018 • 64 min
What better way to kick off our Lenten series by exploring the spirituality of Ash Wednesday and the Lenten season through the lens of Dante’s Divine Comedy!?
THE EPIPHANY | E05: The Illuminator
Feb 7, 2018 • 13 min
Illumination, Upcoming Lenten Season, and the Rule of Exile
THE EPIPHANY | E04: The Transfiguration
Feb 1, 2018 • 24 min
Transfiguration, Butterflies, and Our true Selves
THE EPIPHANY | E03: The Wedding at Cana
Jan 24, 2018 • 26 min
Water to wine and leaving grape juice Christianity behind.
THE EPIPHANY | E02: The Baptism of Jesus
Jan 10, 2018 • 30 min
The marriage of Heaven and earth, redemption through ordinary things, and why we need to remember our baptism
THE EPIPHANY | E01: The Journey Of The Magi
Jan 6, 2018 • 20 min
We have been beckoned by a great light!
ADVENT 2017 | E04: BIRTH | LOVE
Dec 24, 2017 • 22 min
We must allow ourselves to be driven by the forces of love
ADVENT 2017 | E03: GESTATION | PEACE
Dec 17, 2017 • 22 min
Trust in the slow work of God
ADVENT 2017 | E02: CONCEPTION | JOY
Dec 10, 2017 • 20 min
Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God.
ADVENT 2017 | E01: EXPECTATION | HOPE
Dec 3, 2017 • 28 min
Walk the wild paths left for us by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin toward an expectant hope!
ADVENT 2017 | E00: What to Expect for the Season of Advent
Nov 29, 2017 • 10 min
Details about the Advent series and free devotional!
(Not So) ORDINARY TIME | E012: WOMANIST MIDRASH: A Reintroduction to the women of the Torah and the Throne (with guest Hebrew Bible Scholar Rev. Wil Gafney)
Nov 22, 2017 • 54 min
Womanist Midrash, Sanctified imagination, and the women of the Hebrew Bible
(Not So) ORDINARY TIME | E011: UNAFRAID: Moving Beyond Fear Based Faith (with guest Author/Scholar Benjamin L. Corey)
Nov 7, 2017 • 64 min
When we learn that God is Love.(PERIOD) We can finally begin to move beyond a fear-based faith
(Not So) ORDINARY TIME | E010: The Uncontrolling Love of God (with guest Author/Scholar Thomas J. Oord)
Oct 25, 2017 • 72 min
Can God prevent evil? Does God really know the future?
(Not So) ORDINARY TIME | E009: Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God (With Guest Pastor Brian Zahnd)
Oct 11, 2017 • 77 min
Death of the Monster God, Rapturepalooza, and an eternity in Auschwitz
(Not So) ORDINARY TIME | E008: The Ghost of Perfection (With Guest Author Rev. Joseph Haward)
Sep 26, 2017 • 78 min
Exorcising the Ghost of perfection and remembering the trauma of the incarnation!
#LessonsFromDeadGuys + The Theology Corner Network
Sep 18, 2017 • 14 min
In this episode, I talk about the new partnership between #LessonsFromDeadGuys and TheologyCorner.net and also read one of my favorite excerpts from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin’s Hymn of the Universe as a teaser for what to expect during our Advent series!
(Not So) ORDINARY TIME | E007: Sacramental. Evangelical. Charismatic. (With guest Father Kenneth Tanner of the Charismatic Episcopal Church)
Sep 13, 2017 • 91 min
This week we are joined by Father Kenneth Tanner! A priest in the Charismatic Episcopal tradition. In this episode, we talk about our common roots in Pentecostalism, the intersections and need for an ancient/future faith, being sacramentally minded,…
(Not So) ORDINARY TIME | E006: Flee. Be Silent. Pray. (With Author/Contemplative Ed Cyzewski)
Aug 30, 2017 • 63 min
This week we author and contemplative Ed Cyzewski on the show talking about contemplative prayer, the Desert Fathers/Mothers, the anxiety of Evangelicalism, and his journey as a Catholic turned Protestant who learned to pray like a Catholic so he could…
(Not So) ORDINARY TIME | E005: From Answers in Genesis to Hippie Heretic (with Anabaptist Blogger Chuck McKnight)
Aug 15, 2017 • 67 min
This week we have blogger and Hippie Heretic, Chuck McKnight on the show to talk to us about his journey down the wild paths from Answers in Genesis and the world of Evangelical Fundamentalism to a more beautiful gospel and Anabaptism! Chuck McKnight…
(Not So) ORDINARY TIME | E004: Karl Barth in Plain English (with guest Stephen D. Morrison)
Aug 1, 2017 • 51 min
This week we have Author Stephen D. Morrison on the show to discuss his latest book “Karl Barth in Plain English” and his journey from legalistic Arminianism, through the grace saturated charismatic movement, and finally into the beautiful theology of…
(Not So) ORDINARY TIME | E003: Jesus Showed Us (with guest Dr. Brad Jersak)
Jul 19, 2017 • 68 min
From Baptist to Orthodox we journey with Bard Jersak down the wild paths that led him to the good news that in Jesus all of our misconceptions of God are done away with by the revelation that God is truly Christlike. Brad Jersak…
(Not So) ORDINARY TIME | E002: Nerding Out On John Wesley With Pastor Brent Neely
Jul 12, 2017 • 77 min
In our second episode of our (Not so ) Ordinary Time season we welcome Pastor Brent Neely on to the show to NERD our about John Wesley and the intersections of Methodism and the Church of the Nazarene! Cape Elizabeth Church of the Nazarene…
(Not So) ORDINARY TIME | E001: Reading with the Dead (with guest Dr. Chris Green)
Jun 28, 2017 • 56 min
After a couple of weeks off we dive straight back in with our first guest of the (Not so) ORDINARY TIME season of the show! In this episode we welcome Dr. Chris Green, Author of Sanctifying Interpretation and Professor of Theology at the Pentecostal…
Not So Ordinary Time | E 000
Jun 7, 2017 • 6 min
We are moving into the season of Ordinary time, or Pentecost, which means we are moving into a new season for the show that will seek to embody what this time during the church year means! Lot’s of guests, interviews, and roundtable discussions planned…
S3 | E 13: MEDIEVAL MYSTICS with Author Lisa Deam! (Season Finale)
May 30, 2017 • 55 min
“As truly as God is our Father, so truly is God our Mother.” ― Julian of Norwich In the season finale of season three, we are joined by Author and Spiritual Pilgrim Lisa Deam to discuss medieval mystics, the ancient church, and God as mother! Lisa…
S3 | E 12: SIMONE (Gravity + Grace)
May 24, 2017 • 29 min
“Human existence is so fragile a thing and exposed to such dangers that I cannot love without trembling. ” ― Simone Weil, Gravity and Grace The remainder of season three is dedicated to the women who have shaped my faith and carried the church forward…
S3 | E 11: MUJARISTA (Songs of a two-edged sword)
May 17, 2017 • 22 min
The remainder of season three is dedicated to the women who have shaped my faith and carried the church forward through history! This week we are talking about Mujarista Theology, and how our articulations of the gospel need the perspectives of those…
S3 | E 10: SOJOURNER (Between a hawk + And a buzzard)
May 9, 2017 • 21 min
The remainder of season three is dedicated to the women who have shaped my faith and carried the church forward through history! This week we are talking about SOJOURNER TRUTH! An American slave turned itinerant prophet, abolitionist, and women’s rights…
S3 | E 9: MATHETRIA (Rebel Virgins + Prophets in Drag)
May 2, 2017 • 26 min
The remainder of season three is dedicated to the women who have shaped my faith and carried the church forward through history! This week we are talking about Saint Thecla, Rebel virgins who defied Rome, Desert Mothers, and street preaching female…
S3 | E 8: VIRIDITAS (Hildegard of Bingen + The Greening Power of God)
Apr 26, 2017 • 25 min
“Glance at the sun. See the moon and the stars. Gaze at the beauty of earth’s greenings. Now, think. What delight God gives to humankind with all these things. All nature is at the disposal of humankind. We are to work with it. For without we cannot…
S3 | E 7: #LessonsFromDeadGals (An Easter Dedication)
Apr 18, 2017 • 21 min
“The mercy and the forgiveness of God exists to quench and lay waste to our wrath.” - Julian of Norwich The remainder of season three is dedicated to the women who have shaped my faith and carried the church forward through history! From rebel virgins…
The Seventh Word: CONTENTMENT (Holy Week Mini Series Part 7)
Apr 15, 2017 • 2 min
This is the seventh episode of our mini Holy Week series on the last words of Jesus! Each episode is designed as a guided meditation to help aid in imaginative prayer practice as we seek the face of God in Jesus on the cross. Exile Liturgy…
The Sixth Word: VICTORY (Holy Week Mini Series Part 6)
Apr 14, 2017 • 3 min
This is the sixth episode of our mini Holy Week series on the last words of Jesus! Each episode is designed as a guided meditation to help aid in imaginative prayer practice as we seek the face of God in Jesus on the cross. Exile Liturgy…
The Fifth Word: SUFFERING (Holy Week Mini Series Part 5)
Apr 13, 2017 • 2 min
This is the fifth episode of our mini Holy Week series on the last words of Jesus! Each episode is designed as a guided meditation to help aid in imaginative prayer practice as we seek the face of God in Jesus on the cross. Exile Liturgy…
The Fourth Word: ANGUISH (Holy Week Mini Series Part 4)
Apr 12, 2017 • 4 min
This is the fourth episode of our mini Holy Week series on the last words of Jesus! Each episode is designed as a guided meditation to help aid in imaginative prayer practice as we seek the face of God in Jesus on the cross. Exile Liturgy…
The Third Word: AFFECTION (Holy Week Mini Series Part 3)
Apr 11, 2017 • 4 min
This is the third episode of our mini Holy Week series on the last words of Jesus! Each episode is designed as a guided meditation to help aid in imaginative prayer practice as we seek the face of God in Jesus on the cross. Exile Liturgy…
The Second Word: SALVATION (Holy Week Mini Series Part 2)
Apr 10, 2017 • 4 min
This is the second episode of our mini Holy Week series on the last words of Jesus! Each episode is designed as a guided meditation to help aid in imaginative prayer practice as we seek the face of God in Jesus on the cross. Exile Liturgy…
The First Word: FORGIVENESS (Holy Week Mini Series Part 1)
Apr 9, 2017 • 10 min
This is a special edition of #LFDG as it marks the first episode in our mini Holy Week series on the last words of Jesus! Each episode is designed as a guided meditation to help aid in imaginative prayer practice as we seek the face of God in Jesus on…
S3 | E 6: DARKNESS (Our emptying + Our filling)
Apr 4, 2017 • 22 min
“Lent is not just a time for squaring conscious accounts: but for realizing what we had perhaps not seen before. The light of Lent is given us to help us with this realization.” -Thomas Merton The darkness is as unsettling as silence is unnerving. But…
S3 | E 5: RESIST (A violent love + A provocative Gospel)
Mar 28, 2017 • 26 min
I don’t want to be an anti, against anybody. I simply want to be the builder of a great affirmation: the affirmation of God, who loves us and who wants to save us. - Oscar Romero The Lenten season offers us a counternarrative to the systems of the…
S3 | E 4: REPENT (Abandoning + Returning)
Mar 21, 2017 • 26 min
This life has been given to you for repentance; do not waste it in vain pursuits. - St. Isaac of Ninevah In this episode, Ryan talks about the invitation of repentance as a return to our fundamental goodness by way of facing our sin and brokenness….
S3 | E 3: SILENCE (The language of God + The beginning of pilgrimage)
Mar 14, 2017 • 29 min
“Silence is the first language of God.” -St. John of the Cross In this episode, Ryan talks about the invitation of Lent to cultivate outward and inward silence and the benefits of contemplative practice in the life of the believer. Exile Liturgy…
S3 | E 2: FAST (A deliverance from slavery + A call to Freedom)
Mar 8, 2017 • 22 min
In this episode, Ryan talks about the most hated of all spiritual disciplines… fasting! With insights from St. Basil the Great and St. Isaac of Ninevah he hopes to get to the heart of fasting and what the end goal of true fasting really is! Maybe…
S3 | E 1: DUST (Ashes to ashes + Stardust to stardust)
Mar 2, 2017 • 33 min
Ashes to Ashes, Stardust to stardust! In this Episode we talk about Lent, Ash Wednesday, the inevitability of death, embracing our common humanity, and letting things die so others can be resurrected! “By virtue of Creation, and still more the…
S2 | E 5.5: Birthing Christ + Advent + Season Finale (Angelus Silesius)
Nov 22, 2016 • 14 min
“If Christ were born in Bethlehem a thousand times and not in thee thyself; then art thou lost.” -Angelus Silesius In this episode I talk about Advent as a time of gestation ad recite some poetry from the Catholic Mystic Angelus Silesius.
S2 | E 5: The Glory of God is Man Fully Alive… or maybe not? (Irenaeus of Lyons)
Nov 17, 2016 • 26 min
In this episode I discuss the most quoted quote from Irenaeus’ “Against Heresies”, the cult of self improvement, and about developing a more robust theology of the Incarnation of the Eternal Word of God.
S2 | E 4.5: All Saints, Sinners, Heretics, & Mystics
Nov 1, 2016 • 18 min
This is a special episode of the podcast where I talk about the importance of All Saints Day and how it has become a reminder of what I have left behind and where I am headed on this journey down the wild paths left by the saints, sinners, heretics, and…
S2 | E 04: Nothing but a Fire of love (St. Catherine of Siena)
Oct 25, 2016 • 23 min
On this episode I talk about the wild life and writings of the Catholic mystic St. Catherine of Siena and how she has influenced my prayer life! I mean it is not everyday that you get to here about someone whose head is on display in glass box in a…
S2 | E 03.5: The Cost of Discipleship (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)
Oct 19, 2016 • 14 min
In this episode I talk about Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s theological classic “The Cost of Discipleship” and how the Christian life is nothing short of a call to “come and die” imitating the same co-suffering love of Christ to a world desperate for someone to…
S2 | E 03: Love + Justice (Dorothy Day)
Oct 5, 2016 • 27 min
“I only love God as much as the person I love the least.” -Dorothy Day In episode three I talk about the profound influence anarcho-pacifist Dorothy Day has had on my theology and politics. I explore the concepts of love and justice and how the two are…
S2 | E 02.5: Thomas Merton + The Question of Worthiness
Sep 26, 2016 • 17 min
What if worthiness and unworthiness are both completely irrelevant? In this episode I explore Father Thomas Merton’s, a catholic mystic and Trappist monk, thoughts on love, hate and the problem of worthiness and unworthiness. New Seeds of Contemplation-…
S2 | E 02: Brennan Manning + the Ragamuffin Gospel
Sep 21, 2016 • 32 min
Grace. Grace. Grace. Grace. Grace. Period! This episode of the podcast I talk about Brennan Manning, the need for a church that understands the depth of grace, and how Manning’s works have impacted my life dramatically. ADVENT FOR THE REST OF US…
S2 | E 01.5: Love is the Measure
Aug 31, 2016 • 15 min
“Love is the measure by which we shall be judged.” -St. John of the Cross This is the first ever mini(?) episode of the podcast! On this episode I talk about The final judgment and what all of our theology and beliefs must come down to! Be sure to sign…
S2 | E 01: St. Isaac of Nineveh and the mercy of an unjust God.
Aug 22, 2016 • 37 min
“Among all his actions there is none which is not entirely a matter of mercy, love, and compassion: this constitutes the beginning and the end of His dealings with us” -St. Isaac of Nineveh On the pilot episode of season two Ryan dives head first into…
S1 | E 04: “Dead in Christ” (St. Macarius the Wonderworker)
Jan 12, 2016 • 22 min
On this episode of the podcast I talk about a story from church tradition about one of the early desert fathers of monasticism St. Macarius the Wonderworker and what it means to be “Dead in Christ!”
S1 | E 03: Sacred Rhythms
Nov 23, 2015 • 27 min
On this episode of the podcast I discuss my journey into centering my life around the historic Church Calendar!
S1 | E 02: St. Ignatius and the “Peace that brings all war to an end.”
Oct 5, 2015 • 31 min
In the second episode I talk about my journey toward the Gospel of Peace and how I am learning from St. Ignatius, and a host of other early Church fathers, what it means to believe in the peace of Christ that brings all wars to an end. The Church has…
S1 | E 01: Origen of Alexandria & The incalculability of God
Sep 21, 2015 • 25 min
The first official episode since the relaunch is on my all time favorite heretic Origen of Alexandria! In this episode I talk about how Origen helped me to start believing that God is far greater than I could ever have imagined! *After reviewing the…
S1 | E 00: An Adventure Down Wild Paths
Aug 22, 2015 • 28 min
This episode is a introduction to what this podcast is all about and what you can expect in the days to come! Thank you so much for giving us a listen! Connect with us on twitter at @LFDGuys!