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Blue Ocean World
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Blue Ocean World takes a look at current affairs, culture and religion and how those things connect with the big questions of life. Join co-hosts Dave Schmelzer, Tom Wassink, and Val Snekvik for lively discussion, interviews and stories.
 
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Blue Ocean World
Weekly
 
Blue Ocean World takes a look at current affairs, culture and religion and how those things connect with the big questions of life. Join co-hosts Dave Schmelzer, Tom Wassink, and Val Snekvik for lively discussion, interviews and stories.
 
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Dave very much is. Tom has reservations. It boils down to whether such a revival would connect people or further drive them apart. Blue Ocean Faith talks about hopes for a "new Jesus Movement." Here's a dynamic conversation about what such a thing might look like.
 
Christianity Today recently encouraged Christians to show mercy towards Donald Trump, whatever his failings. Roger Dewey, a 50-year veteran of working as a Christian in the inner city, wrote a sympathetic and challenging response for HelloHoratio.com. Tom, Dave and Dave's wife Grace talk with Roger about the complexities of wholeheartedly prayi ...…
 
Many religious people experience a golden time, a peak spiritual experience when God seems so real and the possibilities for one's life seem limitless. But that time inevitably ends. What happens next will make all the difference for how the rest of one's life will go. Dave and Tom discuss the unexpected counsel from a French philosopher about ...…
 
Angie Thurston, a friend of the podcast, is a Ministry Innovation Specialist at Harvard Divinity School and a fellow with On Being. She gathers innovative millennial community leaders and spiritual leaders to connect and swap ideas. For many of these people, talking about Jesus would seem fundamentalist or arrogant. And yet Angie dreams of actu ...…
 
Maggie Rowe has written for shows like Arrested Development and has run a 15-year live show for Comedy Central (a show that was founded by Jill Soloway, of Transparent). She's recently published an affecting memoir (being developed into a pilot for Showtime) of her terror of hell as a young woman that led to a stay in an evangelical psychiatric ...…
 
Blue Ocean Churches emerged from evangelicalism. But the dominant American church used to be something called the mainline. In the post-World-War-2 years, it was so dominant, it was largely called "Protestantism." All American presidents, most congresspeople, most thought leaders were--outwardly at least--mainline Christians. But mainline churc ...…
 
Ken Briggs, the former religion editor for the New York Times, offers a fascinating perspective on the state of American Christianity. Maybe we're not more polarized now than ever. Maybe lots of where American Christianity is today boils down to economic trends. Maybe the issue isn't which churches are succeeding and which are failing--maybe th ...…
 
Obligation or opportunity. It all boils down to that. One focuses on certainty; the other on humility. But this is not at all obvious. Dave and Tom tease this out.
 
Kicking around ways of thinking about heaven and hell has always been hugely controversial in conservative Christian circles. It cost, say, Rob Bell his church after he published a book doing just that. But there's evidence to suggest that a traditional, conservative approach has largely led to anxiety and secularization rather than the securit ...…
 
A few years back, Sheryl Sandberg--COO of Facebook--started a wide cultural conversation with her book Lean In. She talked about how few women led large companies--or countries--how most women were judged differently than men in their companies, and how the prospect of having children was a constant talking point and question for women. Tom and ...…
 
Back when Dave and Tom grew up, when you needed to buy something, you went to a store and bought it. When you wanted to see a movie, you read a review or two or heard a recommendation from a friend and then you went. But now Yelp and Rotten Tomatoes and Amazon and many other sites offer us unprecedented information before we make any choice. Tr ...…
 
Jesus claims to powerfully guide his followers like a good shepherd guides sheep. Gus Hardy recently wrote an article for America, the national Jesuit magazine, about how Jesuit spirituality empowered him as an autistic man to connect with others, which empowered him to launch into surprising adventures. Chris Connor talks about how learning to ...…
 
Ginny Prince was on staff with a national Christian organization when her very young child, born a girl, started persistently and resolutely to identify as male. She describes her family's process of figuring out what that meant even as it cost them relationships among some of their Christian friends. Dave is off this week but, in the conversat ...…
 
Evangelicals have run into consequential ditches by melding enlightenment ideas about truth with their Bible reading. Can we prove that Noah saved the world with his ark? Can we find where the Garden of Eden was? Does science threaten our experience of God? On the other hand, Tom, Dave and guest hosts Ali Borger Germann and Charles Park have fo ...…
 
A recent NY Times article details how Trump gets more media coverage than the next 1,000 celebrities combined and how the effect of social media is to make what he does the only story in the national conversation. Dave, Tom and guest host Kacey Gauch talk about how to find personal joy, social responsibility and a vibrant connection to God in t ...…
 
Yes, it's tempting to think this would be about you-know-who. But the Oscar nominated documentary 13th vividly describes the devastation of how we lock people up, how America has 5% of the world's population but 25% of the world's prisoners, and how the consequences for African Americans drive a lot of things, including our political races. Joh ...…
 
Dave had a fascinating conversation with friends about what their mission in life might be, and most of them--Dave included--perhaps sheepishly said it probably was about being the best them they could be, about fulfilling their potential. Val and Tom take that on. Does that ever actually happen for anyone? Would it make us happy if it did? Wha ...…
 
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Blue Ocean World
 
"Make America great again" and the new Gilmore Girls remind us of an idealized past. Tom, Dave and guest-host Kacey Gauch talk about nostalgia, mindfulness and what it looks like to embrace the now while being hopeful for the future.
 
The Syria crisis is so overwhelming that even the press has largely quit covering it. But it's the world's most-destabilizing force and one that has driven several political campaigns. Dr. Toni Biskup walks Tom, Dave and guest-host Kacey Gauch into the scene on the ground at a camp in Greece.
 
Martin Scorsese's "Silence" has already bombed, so you'll likely be seeing it at home. But the L.A. Times just called it "the finest movie of 2016, and one that will be recognized belatedly as one of Scorsese's greatest achievements." Dave and Tom, along with guests Hiromu Boschee Nagahara (professor of Japanese history at MIT) and Grace Schmel ...…
 
La La Land says we need to take the risk to follow our dreams. It's a Wonderful Life says we find meaning apart from our dreams--in doing the right thing and being a good neighbor. Val, Dave and guest Arianne Graham explore the challenges and opportunities both of work that's intrinsically mission-driven and meaningful (including raising kids o ...…
 
Being single and being a regular churchgoer has famous challenges--for just one example, married pastors and leaders sometimes forget that you also exist within the church. But America as a whole, just last year, tipped so that for the first time more than half of all adults are single. Val, Dave and guests Arianne Graham and Collin Leydon expl ...…
 
Christian psychiatrist Karl Lehman noticed that many popular prayer methods, for all their virtues, weren't helping patients work through their traumas. Some simple tweaks led to what he calls Immanuel Prayer, a way to connect people to Jesus in some of the most war-torn places on earth. And it's become Tom's favorite prayer practice.…
 
Peter Eavis, until recently a reporter with The New York Times, and Francine Kiefer, the chief congressional reporter for The Christian Science Monitor join Val, Tom and Dave for a freewheeling conversation about what on earth just happened with journalism and fake news during the campaign and what wisdom they have about what comes next.…
 
Peter Eavis, until recently a reporter with The New York Times, and Francine Kiefer, the chief congressional reporter for The Christian Science Monitor join Val, Tom and Dave for a freewheeling conversation about what on earth just happened with journalism and fake news during the campaign and what wisdom they have about what comes next.…
 
Celebrating our year's anniversary, Dave, Val and Tom reflect on what they learned from favorite episodes, meeting avid listeners, and the experience of recording fifty podcasts.
 
Celebrating our year's anniversary, Dave, Val and Tom reflect on what they learned from favorite episodes, meeting avid listeners, and the experience of recording fifty podcasts.
 
Dave didn't grow up with Advent. Tom and Val help guide him into the power, hope and inspiration it's meant to bring us.
 
Dave didn't grow up with Advent. Tom and Val help guide him into the power, hope and inspiration it's meant to bring us.
 
Val, Dave and Tom were all surprised and disappointed by the election results. But what has processing in the weeks since looked like? How might people who try to follow Jesus think about what happened? And is there cause for hope?
 
Val, Dave and Tom were all surprised and disappointed by the election results. But what has processing in the weeks since looked like? How might people who try to follow Jesus think about what happened? And is there cause for hope?
 
In front of a live audience in Iowa City, Tom, Dave and guest host Leah Martens offer a few thoughts on how the Hero's Journey--a mythic look at a life of faith--helps us connect to God. Then they think more about what faith and connection for millennials looks like. Then they close with some remarks on religious trauma before answering listene ...…
 
In front of a live audience in Iowa City, Tom, Dave and guest host Leah Martens offer a few thoughts on how the Hero's Journey--a mythic look at a life of faith--helps us connect to God. Then they think more about what faith and connection for millennials looks like. Then they close with some remarks on religious trauma before answering listene ...…
 
In last week's conversation about a possible reboot of Christianity, Tom, Val and Dave talked about the threat some of us can feel when faith feels subjective. Ever since the Reformation and our attempts to regard faith "scientifically," objectivity has been the good thing! But perhaps "subjective" faith is just...faith that people actually exp ...…
 
In last week's conversation about a possible reboot of Christianity, Tom, Val and Dave talked about the threat some of us can feel when faith feels subjective. Ever since the Reformation and our attempts to regard faith "scientifically," objectivity has been the good thing! But perhaps "subjective" faith is just...faith that people actually exp ...…
 
The late, dearly-missed Phyllis Tickle published two books a few years back that argued that Christianity was going through a comprehensive reboot in the way it did during the Reformation and did earlier with the schism between the East and West churches and did before that under Constantine. Is she right? Does Christian faith require a periodi ...…
 
The late, dearly-missed Phyllis Tickle published two books a few years back that argued that Christianity was going through a comprehensive reboot in the way it did during the Reformation and did earlier with the schism between the East and West churches and did before that under Constantine. Is she right? Does Christian faith require a periodi ...…
 
Note: This is not a Blue Ocean World podcast--that will come out as usual this week. Instead, it's a podcast about a fascinating way of looking at the world that Blue Ocean Faith people often talk about. That said, in this third and final episode, we consider what concrete upshot these deep thoughts about this mythic approach to spiritual devel ...…
 
Note: This is not a Blue Ocean World podcast--that will come out as usual this week. Instead, it's a podcast about a fascinating way of looking at the world that Blue Ocean Faith people often talk about. That said, in this third and final episode, we consider what concrete upshot these deep thoughts about this mythic approach to spiritual devel ...…
 
For those of us who are praying people, what do we think happens when we do? Does God, because we pray, change other peoples's behavior? Or physical realities of the world? Or is that the wrong way to look at it? Tom, Val and Dave have a rip-roaring discussion.
 
For those of us who are praying people, what do we think happens when we do? Does God, because we pray, change other peoples's behavior? Or physical realities of the world? Or is that the wrong way to look at it? Tom, Val and Dave have a rip-roaring discussion.
 
Note: This is not a Blue Ocean World podcast, but a special, brief podcast about a take on life and faith that's been meaningful to many people in Blue Ocean Faith. Blue Ocean World will, as always, also come out this week. That said, in this second episode, we look more closely at this journey that was so compelling to great thinkers like Jose ...…
 
Note: This is not a Blue Ocean World podcast, but a special, brief podcast about a take on life and faith that's been meaningful to many people in Blue Ocean Faith. Blue Ocean World will, as always, also come out this week. That said, in this second episode, we look more closely at this journey that was so compelling to great thinkers like Jose ...…
 
The universal myth called The Hero's Journey was most recently described by Joseph Campbell and has become central to Hollywood storytelling. But, before and alongside Campbell, other great thinkers about myth like C.S. Lewis and Rene Girard were equally interested in it as a way into spiritual growth. This short podcast, the first in a series ...…
 
The universal myth called The Hero's Journey was most recently described by Joseph Campbell and has become central to Hollywood storytelling. But, before and alongside Campbell, other great thinkers about myth like C.S. Lewis and Rene Girard were equally interested in it as a way into spiritual growth. This short podcast, the first in a series ...…
 
Francine Kiefer covers congress for the Christian Science Monitor. On this Election Day, she helps talk Val, Tom and Dave off the ledge of how gloomy they feel about how the election has gone and about where things will go from here. Along the way, she has a few inspiring words for people of faith.
 
Francine Kiefer covers congress for the Christian Science Monitor. On this Election Day, she helps talk Val, Tom and Dave off the ledge of how gloomy they feel about how the election has gone and about where things will go from here. Along the way, she has a few inspiring words for people of faith.
 
Angie Thurston--an "innovation fellow" at Harvard Divinity School--co-wrote 2 groundbreaking studies of how millennials are gathering together to find purpose and meaning and what that looks like in spiritual settings. She fills Val, Tom and Dave in on what the spiritual landscape looks like today.
 
Angie Thurston--an "innovation fellow" at Harvard Divinity School--co-wrote 2 groundbreaking studies of how millennials are gathering together to find purpose and meaning and what that looks like in spiritual settings. She fills Val, Tom and Dave in on what the spiritual landscape looks like today.
 
In the early 2000s, the hot way to think about faith was this thing called The Emerging Church. Phyllis Tickle, Brian McLaren and Tony Jones were among the thinkers we met in that era. And at the center was Doug Pagitt. Doug joins Dave, Tom and guest host Leah Martens to update us on what he's learned on this unique journey.…
 
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