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Because the topic is worth repeating, the team is revisiting forgiveness. Previously, way back in episode 73, Jeff and Mel (aka Mona) came to the conclusion that forgiveness and reconciliation are not at all synonymous. This time around, Jeff, Allen, Bonnie and Rajeev explore humanity’s need for forgiveness, individually and communally. They consider the relationship between forgiving and “letting go” of harms done or wounds inflicted. This leads the conversation to God’s role in forgiveness.
Jeff acknowledges the baggage that words like “forgiveness” and “sin” tend to carry, especially for those migrating out of fundamentalist and evangelical backgrounds, and in Jeff-like fashion proposes taking the words out of circulation. This leads to a short-lived attempt by co-hosts to talk about forgiveness without using the word itself. The only mature solution they find to this ends up with them referring to forgiveness as the “F” word.
If you’ve wondered about the value of forgiveness, the relationship between forgiveness and power, the constellation of other spiritual resources connected to forgiveness, or how forgiveness and superglue can be used in the same sentence -- you will appreciate this conversation.
The episode closes with each co-host sharing their Staff Picks. Find out what things are currently making the team happy as they discuss film, tv, books, music, knitting and chairs. Yes, you heard that right— Chairs.
Conversation on Revisiting Forgiveness (03:30)
Staff Picks Segment (54:51)
From Our Conversation on Revisiting Forgiveness
- Forgiving is NOT Forgetting – Doing Wholly Work – 073 (Irenicast Episode)
- Cornel West (American philosopher, political activist, social critic, author, and public intellectual)
- Bishop Desmond Tutu (South African Anglican cleric and theologian)
- Bernie Sanders (American politician)
- Carl Jung (Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst)
From Our Staff Picks Segment
- Blockbuster (American-based provider of home movie and video game rental services)
- Bucket Chairs (Amazon Affiliate Link - Just in case your are in the market)
- Flea Bag (Amazon Prime TV Show)
- The Mothers: A Novel by Brit Bennett (Book - Amazon Affiliate Link)
- Knitting (In case you didn’t know, now you know)
- Lake Street Drive (Band)
- Hamlet 2 (2008 Film)
- Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO TV Show)
- Larry David (American comedian, writer, actor, director, and television producer)
- Barry (HBO TV Show)
- Grosse Point Blank (1997 Film)
- Guava Island (2019 Amazon Original Film)
- By the Book (Podcast)
- Mr. Bean (TV Show)
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Rev. Allen O’Brien, MAT | co-founder & co-host | firstname.lastname@example.org
Allen is a venerator of emotionality. He thrives on education, peace, and interconnectedness— passions which permeate his work as pastor, writer, lover of all the things, and occasional vegan.
Rev. Bonnie Rambob, MDiv | co-host | email@example.com
As a pastor, activist, educator, mom, and possibility artist, Bonnie invites people into newness. She loves climbing trees, knitting and hiking while conversing with friends about smashing the patriarchy.
Pastor Casey Tinnin, MTS | co-host | firstname.lastname@example.org
Preacher, protester, everybody’s pastor. Casey geeks out on comic books, talking theology, politics, and sex. He’s most free when he is dancing, cooking with his partner Jose, or walking their dog Kole.
Jeff Manildi | co-founder, producer & co-host | email@example.com
Chaser of tales and climax initiator, Jeff rises to the occasion, edging to a satisfying completion. Get your mind out of the gutter, we’re talking story, not sex. Jeff expresses his creativity by curating diverse ideas, energies and people.
Rev. Rajeev Rambob, MCL | co-host | firstname.lastname@example.org
Rajeev loves thoughtful and provocative conversation over food and drink, most often with his family. He’s a loyal, smart-ass friend who believes in the power of spiritual journeys. Feminist, Anti-colonial, Process Theology-nerd.
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