Best Brian Zahnd podcasts we could find (Updated June 2019)
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Almost Heretical
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Two former pastors rethinking the so-called orthodoxy of the American evangelical theology they used to teach. The podcast is conversations on faith, the Bible, church, race, gender and more. (Email us: contact@almostheretical.com)
 
Word of Life Church in St. Joseph, Missouri is a thriving non-denominational church led by Pastor Brian & Peri Zahnd. We are followers of Jesus seeking to be an authentic expression of the kingdom of Jesus in the twenty-first century. Additional sermon audio and other resources are available at wolc.com.
 
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The Puddcast
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Non-religious conversations about life, love and God. Guests include Wm. Paul Young, Brian Zahnd, Kim Walker-Smith, Priscilla Shirer and more, as well as messages from author & kid's pastor, Jonathan Puddle.
 
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The Puddcast
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Non-religious conversations about life, love and God. Guests include Wm. Paul Young, Brian Zahnd, Kim Walker-Smith, Priscilla Shirer and more, as well as messages from author & kid's pastor, Jonathan Puddle.
 
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Heretic Happy Hour
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Heretic Happy Hour is an unapologetically irreverent, crass, and sometimes profound conversation about the Christian faith. Hosts, Matthew Distefano, Jamal Jivanjee and Keith Giles pull no punches and leave no stones unturned. For some serious sacred cow-tipping, there’s nothing better than spending 60 minutes of your time with us.
 
Curated conversations with the Gravity Leadership Community on what it looks like practically to orient our lives and our leadership in the love of Christ, learning to lead like Jesus, live on mission, and make disciples in our post-Christian world.
 
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Beyond The Pale
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Beyond the Pale is a subversively thoughtful exploration of God, faith, life and culture hosted by former pastors and missionaries Steve & Tammy Hackman. It's a podcast for that person who finds more fulfilment in the journey than in the destination and doesn't mind coloring outside the lines a bit! Join us each week as we travel on pilgrimage together. We'll ask questions, question answers, and open a bottle of wine with you as we do. (Not a particularly good wine mind you, just one Tammy s ...
 
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Seekers & Speakers
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Helping you discover a faith worth talking about. One of America's most prolific religion writers, Jonathan Merritt, sits down with the most interesting and influential Christian leaders today, asking them to reimagine a sacred word from the vocabulary of faith.
 
Weekly messages from Thrive Community Church, Sydney.Join with us in exploring what it means to become fully devoted followers of Christ. We hope you are encouraged, inspired and informed listening to these messages.
 
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Zootown Podcast
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Pastor Scott Klaudt joins his co-workers, friends and other special guests to talk about real life, personal beliefs and everything else that culture is freaking out about. If you want to laugh, think, be enlightened and confused at the same time, this is the podcast for you. Basically, if you want to know what’s going on, so do we.
 
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At some point we have to ask ourselves do I really want to be free? Freedom is no longer caring whether we’re crossing the lines that other people are creating for us. Nate and Tim sit down with renowned scholar Dr. Christena Cleveland. They discuss getting free from toxic Christianity, finding sustenance for a life of activism, what the gospel ...…
 
In Part 2 of our interview, Kristian Holmes shares his ongoing journey as he and his wife forge a new path of relationship with God outside the normal church structures. Along the way we discuss the Holy Spirit, embracing Mystery, and why you can't "un-see" what you have seen. Go Beyond the Pale with Kristian Holmes! Episode Index: 1:07 (Intro) ...…
 
“You can go and follow your calling without permission. If you’re in an established community, don’t leave, do it right where you are. And as you do, celebrate the simple wins. We don’t have to reinvent everything.” — Rohadi Our series for pastors and church leaders continues with Rohadi, a Canadian church planter, entrepreneur, author and spea ...…
 
“You can go and follow your calling without permission. If you’re in an established community, don’t leave, do it right where you are. And as you do, celebrate the simple wins. We don’t have to reinvent everything.” — Rohadi Our series for pastors and church leaders continues with Rohadi, a Canadian church planter, entrepreneur, author and spea ...…
 
The Word (Logos) became flesh and dwelt among us. But are we the ongoing Incarnation of Christ in the world today, or is that heresy? Plus, Heretic of the Week Jim Palmer shares his genius with us.By Quoir.
 
What does it look like for leaders to embody power in the same way Jesus does? We continue our series on Power in the Church by talking with Rich Villodas, pastor of New Life Fellowship in Queens. We talk with Rich about what it looks like to embody cruciform power in the way of Jesus, and why it’s necessary for leaders to cultivate a contempla ...…
 
Visions are for when you’re holding on tight and are looking for direction. Dreams are for when you’re letting go and have less to lose — or something like that. Visions are prose and need a plan. Dreams are poetry and only need be dreamt. Visions are...By Brian Zahnd.
 
Did God really define marriage? Or is it just something people have often done? And what did Jesus really say about men and women? Nate and Tim continue the conversation about whether the Bible ever asserts a divine ideal for marriage. (More) We have a second podcast called Utterly Heretical just for supporters of the show. You can listen to th ...…
 
Why do we seem to be attracted to narcissistic leaders? Even with all the writing lately about how harmful narcissistic leaders are to organizations, we don’t seem to be able to shake their allure. More disturbingly, would we know how to detect narcissism within ourselves? We continue our series on Power in the Church by talking with Chuck DeGr ...…
 
The ascension of Jesus given to us in Acts 1 pictures Jesus going up into heaven. Jesus has gone up into heaven until the day when he brings heaven down to earth. So what is Jesus doing up there? In the Apostles' Creed we confess, "He...By Derek Vreeland.
 
Kristian Holmes shares of his journey that took him out of a trajectory towards senior church leadership. When an understanding of what Christ had done unraveled his grace vs. law paradigm, he and his wife had no choice but to blaze a new trail outside the church structure and the security, financial stability, and identity it had provided. Alo ...…
 
Is the Bible even about a return to original ideals? Or is the idea that of a forward march through history where humans partner with God to usher in new and unknown territory? Nate and Tim begin a discussion on sexuality and gender, asking whether the so-called divine ideal for marriage is really a good argument in defense of traditional views ...…
 
“Could it be that it is just as important for us to smile at someone in line, help an old lady with her shopping cart, and invite our neighbour over for a beer, as it is to boldly speak truth into someone’s life? Yes, I believe it is.” — Curtis Hinds Curtis Hinds is an evangelist who dislikes the word evangelism and wants to help Christians be ...…
 
“Could it be that it is just as important for us to smile at someone in line, help an old lady with her shopping cart, and invite our neighbour over for a beer, as it is to boldly speak truth into someone’s life? Yes, I believe it is.” — Curtis Hinds Curtis Hinds is an evangelist who dislikes the word evangelism and wants to help Christians be ...…
 
The false doctrine of Eternal Suffering needs to die. Did you know that Universalism was one of the dominant views of the Church for the first 500 years? Yeah, let's bring that back. Plus, New Testament Scholar and translator, David Bentley Hart is our Heretic of the Week!By Quoir.
 
We continue our ongoing series on Power in the Church, interviewing Timothy Isaiah Cho about what he’s learning about healing from spiritual abuse. We talk about how to know if you’re experiencing spiritual abuse, five signs of spiritual abuse, and some of the harmful ways spiritual abuse affects our ability to trust God in the long run. Cho be ...…
 
In the closing chapters of the Bible, the lost garden of Eden and Abraham’s sought-after city are combined in the garden metropolis of the Lamb. The arrival of New Jerusalem is celebrated as a great wedding. Just as Jesus began his ministry at the...By Brian Zahnd.
 
“Jesus died so that every single follower would be a priest and a king unto their God. The idea that most of us would be spectators or consumers of Christianity is not what Jesus had in mind.” — Michael Brodeur Michael Brodeur is a pastor to pastors, and the brains behind pastorscoach.com. We discussed church growth vs church health, evangelism ...…
 
“Jesus died so that every single follower would be a priest and a king unto their God. The idea that most of us would be spectators or consumers of Christianity is not what Jesus had in mind.” — Michael Brodeur Michael Brodeur is a pastor to pastors, and the brains behind pastorscoach.com. We discussed church growth vs church health, evangelism ...…
 
What does it actually look like to empower others like Jesus did? How can we practice cruciform leadership? We continue our series on Power in the Church, interviewing Greg Boyd, a theologian, pastor, and author of several books which you can check out here. You can also follow him on Twitter. In this episode, we discuss power, leadership, love ...…
 
The book of Revelation is the most prophetic book in the Bible; it’s a prophetic interpretation of the cataclysmic events of the AD 60s and 70s; it’s a prophetic critique of the Roman Empire and thus all empire; it’s a prophetic exposé of the idolatry...By Brian Zahnd.
 
“The life of a follower of Jesus could be summed up in three words: adjusting to freedom.” — Chad Bird Chad Bird is an author, theologian, teacher and truck driver and someone I just really like talking to. I was super pumped to have Chad back on the show after a year to discuss his brand new book, Upside-Down Spirituality: The 9 Essential Fail ...…
 
“The life of a follower of Jesus could be summed up in three words: adjusting to freedom.” — Chad Bird Chad Bird is an author, theologian, teacher and truck driver and someone I just really like talking to. I was super pumped to have Chad back on the show after a year to discuss his brand new book, Upside-Down Spirituality: The 9 Essential Fail ...…
 
We ask Rob Bell what it felt like to hear "Farewell Rob Bell" by John Piper and what he wants to be remembered as when he's gone. Plus, we get to lots of our Patron's questions, like what does Rob think the word "Christian" means? (More) We have a second podcast called Utterly Heretical just for supporters of the show. You can listen to that he ...…
 
Why does God allow evil? Is God too weak? Does God use suffering, or is there more to the story? Plus, Thomas Jay Oord, author of God Can't, is our Heretic of the Week.By Quoir.
 
We continue our series on Power in the Church, interviewing our friend Brian Zahnd on how easy it is to succumb to the power of empire, and how to subvert the power of empire instead. The conversation covers how the seductive power of empire shows up in the way we talk about politics, abortion, empires, nations, and religion. The work of discip ...…
 
When we dare to read the book of Revelation we find all manner of strangeness — angels and demons, dragons and beasts, bowls of blood and a bejeweled city, angels with four faces and locusts with human faces, cryptic numbers like 144,000 and 666, a...By Brian Zahnd.
 
“As a mother, I became burdened for other mothers around the world who just want their kids to survive, let alone thrive.” — Allison Alley Compassion is a global child development relief organization that exists to end poverty in the lives of kids and their families. They serve over 2 million children around the world through partnering with lo ...…
 
“As a mother, I became burdened for other mothers around the world who just want their kids to survive, let alone thrive.” — Allison Alley Compassion is a global child development relief organization that exists to end poverty in the lives of kids and their families. They serve over 2 million children around the world through partnering with lo ...…
 
Brian Zahnd returns to share with us topics from his new book Postcards from Babylon: The Church in American Exile. Along the way Brian discusses why so many American Christians have traded "the Way of Jesus" for religious nationalism as well as explaining to Tammy what "the Satan" actually is. Go Beyond the Pale with Brian Zahnd! Show Notes: 1 ...…
 
What’s the goal of justice? To punish the offender as payment for wrongdoing or to restore the offender to community? We continue our series on power by talking with Dominique DuBois Gilliard about how our anemic vision of justice has created a very broken incarceration system in the United States. Dominique helps us see that even though we are ...…
 
In memory of Rachel Held Evans. Woman of Valor. #becauseofRHE #SaintRachel Please donate to Dan and her two children here: https://www.gofundme.com/supporting-rachel-held-evansBy Tim Ritter & Nate Hanson.
 
The New Testament gives us about eight accounts of Jesus appearing to people following his resurrection. First to Mary Magdalene in the garden; then to a group of women as they left the empty tomb; to Cleopas and his wife on the Emmaus Road on Easter...By Brian Zahnd.
 
“The only metaphor for God that can hold space for that much pain is an image of God who has inherited all that pain, who has carried it. When you think of God as a powerful, middle-class white man—this is not someone who goes to work every day and is beaten down by their colleagues. This is not someone who is incarcerated simply because of the ...…
 
“The only metaphor for God that can hold space for that much pain is an image of God who has inherited all that pain, who has carried it. When you think of God as a powerful, middle-class white man—this is not someone who goes to work every day and is beaten down by their colleagues. This is not someone who is incarcerated simply because of the ...…
 
What are the different theories surrounding the Atonement? Why did Jesus die on the cross? Who killed him and why? And who decided to Substitute their Penal? Plus, Brian Zahnd (author of Postcards from Babylon, Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God, and A Farewell to Mars) is our Heretic of the Week!By Quoir.
 
We continue our series on power and in this episode we have a fascinating conversation Keith Giles about his experience in breaking cultural power norms by using a house church model that allows people to “bring what they have” and challenges the normal “person in charge” mentality. Keith Giles is a former pastor who left pulpit ministry over a ...…
 
Thomas, the disciple of Jesus. Thomas the twin. Thomas the one who doubted. But Thomas was no more inclined to doubt than any of the other disciples, it’s just that Thomas had not had their experience; so Thomas had a roadblock to belief. We’re told...By Brian Zahnd.
 
“God says, “I ransomed you out of Egypt, I redeemed you from slavery to Pharoah.” But that had nothing to do with payment, in fact, they plundered Egypt. And this is what Christ has freely done for the whole world: he has rescued us, redeemed us, ransomed us, from the bondage of Satan, sin and death. ” — Brad Jersak Brad Jersak is an author and ...…
 
“God says, “I ransomed you out of Egypt, I redeemed you from slavery to Pharoah.” But that had nothing to do with payment, in fact, they plundered Egypt. And this is what Christ has freely done for the whole world: he has rescued us, redeemed us, ransomed us, from the bondage of Satan, sin and death. ” — Brad Jersak Brad Jersak is an author and ...…
 
The Bible’s cosmology can be weird and hard to believe. What is there for us if we can’t get excited about ruling over angels? Nate and Tim wrestle with this question, discussing the profound and practical strategy that Paul and the early Christians took from all this craziness, which is the ethic of relinquishing power. (More) We have a second ...…
 
What is mutual submission? How does it actually work? And how can it be practiced to subvert the worldly power games we keep getting sucked into in the church? We continue our discussion of POWER in the church, and our guest is David Fitch, a pastor at Peace of Christ Church in Westmont, Illinois, and a professor at Northern Seminary in Lombard ...…
 
Throughout Lent we’ve been seeking to encounter the Unvarnished Jesus. In 46 daily meditations and seven sermons we’ve been looking at and listening to Jesus Christ. We’ve seen him announce and enact the kingdom of God by feeding the hungry, healing...By Brian Zahnd.
 
Brian and Peri Zahnd return to share with us their pilgrimage on the Camino Portuguese; the 160 mile adventure running through Portugal and ending at the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Along the way they share stories we hope will inspire you to perhaps walk your own Camino one day. Go Beyond the Pale with Brian & Peri Zahnd!…
 
That Jesus was crucified with victims on either side of him presents us with a powerful image: Jesus among the victims in solidarity with them, but simultaneously becoming the dividing point. How we respond to Jesus determines everything. One thief...By Brian Zahnd.
 
“Many people feel that if you have to work at something, it’s not natural, and if it’s not natural, then it’s not real. Everything should be easy or else somehow there’s something wrong in our relationship. This is a big lie.” — Sheila Wray Gregoire Sheila Wray Gregoire, owner of the popular blog To Love, Honor and Vacuum joined me on the show ...…
 
“Many people feel that if you have to work at something, it’s not natural, and if it’s not natural, then it’s not real. Everything should be easy or else somehow there’s something wrong in our relationship. This is a big lie.” — Sheila Wray Gregoire Sheila Wray Gregoire, owner of the popular blog To Love, Honor and Vacuum joined me on the show ...…
 
This is where things start to get weird. Nate and Tim look at the Bible’s strange hope that humanity would one day come to rule not only on earth but over the gods in the heavens. And to Paul, for that to happen, we’ll need bodies fit for inhabiting both heaven and earth simultaneously. This one got so nutty and went so long that it had to be s ...…
 
It's time for the "climax" of our sex series. Listen as the Heretics discuss what good sex looks like in a healthy relationship. Plus, Lucas and Christa Gifford are our Heretics of the Week.By Quoir.
 
We continue our series on how we get POWER wrong in the church by interviewing Mako Nagasawa about how racism is completely rooted in power (not just prejudice). Mako founded New Humanity Institute, and his experience as a teacher and trainer in Christian restorative justice and healing atonement theology brings a fresh perspective and a deep k ...…
 
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