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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Fade To Gray
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A group of strangers from around the world talking taboo topics together. Life’s not black and white. Come join us as we fade to gray.
 
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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.
 
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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 ...
 
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.
 
We believe questions are an important part of every faith journey. So often in church we either ignore questions or allow our answers to those questions to become divisive lines in the sand, distinguishing the chosen from the heretics. We want to help you find better questions that are more helpful to your faith and that bring unity to the church.
 
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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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Author Brian Zahnd is the pastor of Word of Life church in Missouri. He has written many books including "Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God." We discuss how Brian found faith during the Jesus Movement and how he came to lose fundamentalism. In our conversation, Brian challenges many faith concepts bringing his unique perspective to the table ...…
 
At what point does love for one's country supersede one's devotion to God? Where is the line between nationalism and idolatry? Can America be seen as its own religion? And how can we work together to make our communities better, more inclusive, and safer places to live? To address these questions as more, the guys sit down with Pastor and Autho ...…
 
Is there any evidence that David raped Bathsheba? Let's look a bit closer. This is the first part of a conversation about rape in the Bible. Nate and Tim discuss the role of rape stories in the Hebrew Bible, the issue of power, reading in context, and more. (More) We have a second podcast called Utterly Heretical just for supporters of the show ...…
 
Is there any evidence that David raped Bathsheba? Let's look a bit closer. This is the first part of a conversation about rape in the Bible. Nate and Tim discuss the role of rape stories in the Hebrew Bible, the issue of power, reading in context, and more. (More) We have a second podcast called Utterly Heretical just for supporters of the show ...…
 
What do you do if you've got all the power in the Universe? If you're God, you give everything away for the sake of those you love, and that's everybody! Plus Marg Mowczko is our Heretic of the Week!By Quoir.
 
We continue our Power in the Church series with an interview with a white police officer who is intentionally working for racial justice. Keirsh Cochran actually became a police officer to work for racial justice after he saw the unrest in Ferguson after the death of Michael Brown and realized that not everyone sees cops as the “good guys.” Kei ...…
 
The New Testament opens with four Gospel witnesses to the life of Jesus Christ. Each of these Gospels has their own voice, perspective, and particular emphasis. The Gospels are not mere biographies—they are theologically driven documents. They differ...By Brian Zahnd.
 
Lewis serves in the military and is a childhood friend of Chris. In this final episode of our Post-Deconstruction Series, Lewis and Chris recount some of the damaging experiences they had as youths at a fundamentalist church. Lewis describes his spiritual journey and how he lost his faith while preaching on a mission trip in Africa. Chris has a ...…
 
WARNING!! This episode contains detailed discussion of suicide and may not be appropriate for all listeners. Former pastor Dave Warnock stops by to talk about his deconversion from Christianity. Dave worked with the clergy project to help former pastors and clergy recover from religious trauma. Recently, Dave was diagnosed with ALS and has emba ...…
 
Pastor of Dayspring Baptist Church near St. Louis Missouri, Chris Fillingham drops by to discuss his thoughts on spirituality and the deconstruction process. Chris's view of the bible was challenged by an unlikely couple: his lesbian neighbors, who he found to be more Christ-like than the deacons of his church. In seminary, Chris realized he wa ...…
 
Bonnie Lewis is the author of Timshel: An Idiomatic Bible Translation. How is it that a woman can translate the bible when the very book tells us that women should be silent in the church? Does the bible actually say that? Bonnie shares her amazing faith journey and discusses what it's like to write a translation of the bible. You can follow Bo ...…
 
Author Paul Matthew Harrison returns to discuss his newest book "Deconversions" about the many changes in faith that most people experience throughout their lives. Paul wrote the book as a sort of goodbye to belief in the divine. Now that the book is complete, has he been able to put faith to rest? Should we use social media to judge what is go ...…
 
How important is it to talk about power dynamics when talking about the gospel and discipleship? Are power dynamics vital to this conversation or are they more peripheral? We continue our series on Power in the Church hosting a discussion with with Glenn Packiam and Seth Richardson, who both recently wrote articles on power dynamics, from diffe ...…
 
On Trinity Sunday the church emphasizes that the living God is a Trinity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Trinity is not a word found in Scripture, rather it is a formulation within the Christian religion drawn by the church from Scripture in concert...By Brian Zahnd.
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
Do we honestly think that Racism is a thing of the past? Or that Racism doesn't exist inside our churches? To discuss this important conversation, the guys sit down with Dr. Grace Ji-Sun Kim. 📒 Resources Mentioned 📒 Books by Dr. Kim (affiliate links): Healing Our Broken Humanity - https://amzn.to/2XCdDrQ Intersectional Theology - https://amzn.t ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
If Jesus fulfilled the law and the Old Testament, do Christians need to read it? Does the Old Testament have anything to say about salvation? Do we have to live by the laws? Should Christians "un-hitch" from it? How do we interpret something so old? To discuss these questions and more, the guys sit down with professor and pastor, Joe Mueller. 📒 ...…
 
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.
 
On the final round table episode of season 2, we discuss our favorite episodes of this season and talk about the new direction in which we are headed. Is Fade to Gray in for a big change? Did you want another Movies that Molded Me? As you wish! This week we are talking about The Princess Bride. Is it a chick flick? Is Seth turned on by the Six- ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
What does it mean to forgive someone? What does that practically look like? How do you know if you've truly forgiven them and what does it mean if negative feelings come back years later? Can you forgive someone without ever seeing them again? Is there such a thing as not being ready to forgive? And if so, how does that square with scripture? T ...…
 
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 ...…
 
Does the church do a good enough job addressing mental health and trauma? Can mental health conditions, or traumatic experiences be simply "prayed away" without seeking help from mental health professionals? Are they indicative of a lack of faith? Are there mental health practices everyone can benefit from? What is trauma and is it possible tha ...…
 
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.
 
Brady Hardin, co-host and founder of The Life After podcast, returns for a follow up interview to discuss season 2 of his critically acclaimed podcast about life after leaving The Fold. We discuss religious trauma, Brady's interview with Jennifer Knapp, and what to do with all of the transgender pronouns. Would you benefit from Brady's new "Dai ...…
 
“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 ...…
 
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 ...…
 
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