Can I Say This At Church Podcast
A weekly show centered around discussing faith and it's intersection with life. Weekly interviews with Theologians, Pastors, Artists, and more. Let's find out...Can I Say This At Church?
info_outline Empathy for the Devil, The Church, and #DelilahWasRight with J.R. Forasteros 10/26/2020
Empathy for the Devil, The Church, and #DelilahWasRight with J.R. Forasteros What happens when we begin to consider that those that do "bad things" might not have necessarily though they were doing so? What if it had been you? What would we do?
info_outline Everybody Now 10/19/2020
Everybody Now We’ve caused a turning point in the Earth’s natural history. Everybody Now is a podcast about what it means to be human on the threshold of a global climate emergency, in a time of systemic injustice and runaway pandemics. Scientists, activists, farmers, poets, and theologians talk bravely and frankly about how our biosphere is changing, about grief and hope in an age of social collapse and mass extinction, and about taking action against all the odds.
info_outline Keeping The Faith with Sy Hoekstra, Suzie Lahoud, and Jonathan Walton 10/14/2020
Keeping The Faith with Sy Hoekstra, Suzie Lahoud, and Jonathan Walton This collection is for anyone who has ever looked at the religious pageantry propping up the Trump administration and said quietly in their heart: This is not my Jesus. We’re with you. And we’re saying it from the chest, for the people in the back.
info_outline Christian Nationalism or The Way of Jesus with Dr. Stephen Backhouse 10/12/2020
Christian Nationalism or The Way of Jesus with Dr. Stephen Backhouse Christian Nationalism is a drug and the Church, as well as all of us, are hopelessly addicted. But there is another way, The Way.
info_outline Friends with other Faiths, Sikhism, with Dalsher Singh Nagra 10/05/2020
Friends with other Faiths, Sikhism, with Dalsher Singh Nagra I have only begun to finally realize just how little I understand of the faith of others; and that realization has made God so much bigger for me.
info_outline RERELEASE - Open Theism with Dr. Greg Boyd 08/24/2020
RERELEASE - Open Theism with Dr. Greg Boyd Welcome to the show! If you are here I am so grateful for you and want to invite you to become a part of the beloved community being developed here. Consider becoming a Patreon supporter of the show. You'll have access to many perks as well as guaranteeing the future of these conversations; even $1/Month goes so far as this show is 100% listener supported. Guest: Greg Boyd What is open theism? What is it's purpose and when we discuss what is our future and what is reality where does that leave us? Do we have control or does God? Let's get into it. Greg Boyd is an internationally recognized theologian, preacher, teacher, apologist and author. He has been featured on the front page of The New York Times, The Charlie Rose Show, CNN, National Public Radio, the BBC and numerous other television and radio venues. Greg received his Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary (summa cum laude 1988), his M.Div. from Yale Divinity School (cum laude 1982), and his B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Minnesota (1979). He was a professor of theology for 16 years at Bethel University (St. Paul, MN) where he received the Teaching Excellence Award and Campus Leadership Award. Greg is the co-founder of in St. Paul, Minnesota where he serves as Senior Pastor, speaking to thousands each week. Greg has authored or co-authored 22 books and numerous academic articles, including his best-selling and award-winning and his recent books and . His apologetic writings and public debates on the historical Jesus and the problem of evil have helped many skeptics embrace faith, and his writings and seminars on spiritual transformation have had a revolutionary, freeing impact on thousands of believers. Greg is active on , , and his website Special Music for this episode was provided by Remedy Drive. The band of late has just been on fire; writing songs that are inspired by the devasting reality that finds its way into our lives. Song inspired by the ordinary people that fight injustice daily. Tracks include: King of Kings, Throne, and Dear Life. Find Remedy Drive's music on , Follow on the Socials! Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Youtube: You can also find selections from all our episodes on our .
info_outline Religion, Faith, and Science are Not a Straight Line with Mike Morrell 08/17/2020
Religion, Faith, and Science are Not a Straight Line with Mike Morrell Look at the mess you and I are in. Look at what our inability to nuance science and faith has brought about. Mike and I go over so much ground here in this weeks episode.
info_outline RERELEASE: The Doctrine of Discovery and Exceptionalism with Mark Charles 08/03/2020
RERELEASE: The Doctrine of Discovery and Exceptionalism with Mark Charles Welcome to the show! If you are here I am so grateful for you and want to invite you to become a part of the beloved community being developed here. Consider becoming a Patreon supporter of the show. You'll have access to many perks as well as guaranteeing the future of these conversations; even $1/Month goes so far as this show is 100% listener supported. Guest: Mark Charles Have you ever wondered how we became the country and the church and the way that we are today? What is the true history of our nation. Ask almost any person on the street and they will quote to you Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln or further back Columbus. But that's not the history, at least, not the true history. The is absolutely fascinating and all-together important to understand; especially through a lens of how it impacts every portion of our lives. Links to the articles referenced: After recording of this episode Mark was able to write a more detailed and further piece on Lincoln... it is well worth all the time it takes.. read slowly: —- Mark Charles is a dynamic and thought-provoking public speaker, writer, and consultant. The son of an American woman (of Dutch heritage) and a Navajo man, he speaks with insight into the complexities of American history regarding race, culture, and faith in order to help forge a path of healing and conciliation for the nation. Mark serves as the Washington DC correspondent and regular columnist for and is the author of the popular blog "." He served on the board of the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) and is a former Board of Trustee member of the Christian Reformed Church of North America (CRCNA). Mark also consults with the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship (CICW), has served as the pastor of the Christian Indian Center in Denver CO and is a founding partner of a national conference for Native students called “Would Jesus Eat Frybread?” (CRU, IVCF and CICW) Mark is active on , , and under the username: . Please stay tuned for Marks forthcoming book: this is going to be one you're going to need to get! Special Music for this episode was provided by Sean C Johnson. Sean is a former Air Force Staff Sergeant as a soul singer – no afro blowing in the wind and no “tortured genius” look. He does, however, have his own unique vibe - an unsuspecting and compassionate demeanor that produces a sound that draws you in. Sean offers music that lyrically takes the listener deep into the Word, flowing hypnotically over soul ballads and Hip Hop beats. Tracks include: Home, Up, and Angels from his album Race The Sun released in 2017 (January) Find Seans music on , Follow on the Socials! Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Youtube: SoundCloud: You can also find selections from all our episodes on our .
info_outline RERELEASE: Lament and the Future of the Church with Soong-Chan Rah 07/20/2020
RERELEASE: Lament and the Future of the Church with Soong-Chan Rah Support the show: l l l Guest: Professor Soong-Chan Rah What would it mean for our church to actually think and embrace a new way to Evangelize others. The future of our church is hinged on this question. How do we talk about Christ and Church when we have no justice, and we show graciously small amounts of love? How can we begin to address this? Professor Rah and I have the opportunity to discuss. Bio: Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah is Milton B. Engebretson Associate Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL and the author of The Next Evangelicalism: Freeing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity (IVP Books, 2009). Rah is formerly the founding Senior Pastor of the Cambridge Community Fellowship Church (CCFC), a multi-ethnic, urban ministry-focused church committed to living out the values of racial reconciliation and social justice in the urban context. Soong-Chan has previously been part of a church planting team in the Washington DC area, worked for a number of years with IVCF in Boston (specifically at MIT), and had mobilized CCFC to plant two additional churches. He currently serves on the board of Catalyst Leadership Center and Sojourners/Call to Renewal. He has been an active member of the Boston Ten-Point Coalition (an urban ministry working with at-risk youth) and is a founding member of the Boston Fellowship of Asian-American Ministers. He has extensive experience in cross-cultural preaching as well as on numerous college campuses. Soong-Chan was a plenary speaker at the 2003 Urbana Student Missions Conference, the 2005 Summer Institute for Asian American Ministry and Theology, the 2006 Congress on Urban Ministry, the 2007 ECC Midwinter Conference, the 2007 Urban Youth Workers Institute Conference and the 2008 CCDA National Conference. Find his books right here on Connect with Prof Rah on , Twitter:@profrah as well as Follow the Show on Twitter: and Special Music for this episode was provided by Brett Lee MIller from the Album: Topography. Tracks include: Romance, Remain, Texture, and In Us Find his music on , as well as as well and , and at You can also find selections from all our episodes on our . If you are here I am so grateful for you and want to invite you to become a part of the beloved community being developed here. Consider becoming a Patreon supporter of the show. You'll have access to many perks as well as guaranteeing the future of these conversations; even $1/Month goes so far as this show is 100% listener supported.
info_outline When We Recognize our Privilege with Sean McCoy 07/13/2020
When We Recognize our Privilege with Sean McCoy White privilege is a nasty animal and is full of such a large amount of baggage. Most of us use it as a way to other those we don't agree with. But what does one do when you realize it is a problem and how do we try to step towards a more loving way of living?
info_outline RERELEASE: I'm Still Here with Austin Channing Brown 07/06/2020
RERELEASE: I'm Still Here with Austin Channing Brown
info_outline RERELEASE: Rethinking Incarceration with Dominique Gilliard 06/24/2020
RERELEASE: Rethinking Incarceration with Dominique Gilliard The United States has more people locked up in jails, prisons, and detention centers than any other country in the history of the world. Mass incarceration has become a lucrative industry, and the criminal justice system is plagued with bias and unjust practices. And the church has unwittingly contributed to the problem.
info_outline Mystery and Apophatic Spirituality with Janet Williams 06/15/2020
Mystery and Apophatic Spirituality with Janet Williams Janet and I try to tackle speaking about God from what we can’t say about the divine; only in terms of negation. It’s entirely difficult
info_outline The Border Perspective of Christ with Yonathan Moya 05/18/2020
The Border Perspective of Christ with Yonathan Moya Yonathan and I discuss meeting God at the border.