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21: The Evolution of a Church PART 2 w/ Ryan Meeks of Eastlake Church
January 10, 2018 06:22 AM PST
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In episode 21, we continue with part 2 of our conversation with Ryan Meeks of Eastlake Church in Seattle, WA. We pick up where we left off and continue talking about an interfaith posture, not having the exclusive truth and Ryan's motto — life is a gift and love is the point. This episode is bound to provoke you, introduce you to new ways of thinking and ultimately open you up to a more loving and inclusive posture. Learn more about Ryan at: www.eastlakecc.com

20: The Evolution of a Church PART 1 w/ Ryan Meeks of Eastlake Church
January 08, 2018 05:00 AM PST
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In episode 20, we sit down with Ryan Meeks who is the founder of Eastlake Church near Seattle, WA. Eastlake has always been known as an innovative community approaching church and spirituality in new ways. Ryan is most well known for being featured in TIME when Eastlake was one of the first evangelical megachurches to move to an open & affirming stance for the LGBTQ community. Ryan's story is one of continually being open to wherever your spiritual journey might take you even if that means you have to experience great loss and let go of everything you've once known. You can keep up with Ryan at his blog titled "things I'll disagree with in 3yrs or less": http://vwmeeks.tumblr.com.

Welcome to 2018!
January 01, 2018 11:28 AM PST
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On this episode, Kyle asks one question about 2017, and how this question can propel us into 2018. VoicesBox winners, your boxes will be in the mail this week!

Giveaway, Updates, Reconstruction
December 04, 2017 10:57 AM PST
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Just a short episode talking about a big giveaway we're doing along with updates about 2018 and the future of the show! The show is growing and we love getting to do this! Thanks for tuning in.

19: An Inclusion Story w/ Fred Harrell from City Church SF
November 13, 2017 05:00 AM PST
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In episode 19, we chat with Fred Harrell from City Church in San Francisco. In 2014, Fred led his church to full inclusion for the LGBTQ community. His story is one of continually being open to the movements of God and trying to create a table where everyone is welcome. You'll hear the heart of a loving father in Fred and hopefully be inspired to live more openly and inclusive. Learn more about Fred and City Church at: https://www.citychurchsf.org.

18: Feminism, Religious Modesty & “The Beauty Suit” w/ Lauren Shields
October 30, 2017 05:00 AM PDT
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In episode 18, we talk with author Lauren Shields about her upcoming book entitled, “The Beauty Suit: How My Year of Religious Modesty Made Me a Better Feminist.” Lauren investigated modesty practices of Islam, Judaism and Christianity and then took off what she calls The Beauty Suit for a year. Her experiment turned into personal liberation and lasting change. Learn more about Lauren at www.laurenjshields.com.

17: Contemplative Spirituality for the Active Life w/ Phileena Heuertz of Gravity Center
October 23, 2017 05:00 AM PDT
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In episode 17, Phileena Heuertz walks us through the basics of contemplative spirituality. Phileena recently re-released her book entitled “Pilgrimage of a Soul” where she shares her pilgrimage story and how contemplation played a role in the evolving of her faith. When reading your bible or praying no longer work like they did, more and more Christians are turning to the contemplative tradition to find meaningful connection with God. Check out Phileena’s work at: http://gravitycenter.com/

16: The Plot Twist of the Bible w/ Tim Day (Author of "God Enters Stage Left")
October 16, 2017 05:00 AM PDT
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In episode 16, we discuss the plot twist of the bible with Tim Day. Tim is the author of "God Enters Stage Left" where he approaches the Bible through the lens of a playwright. Is there merit to reading other ancient texts that didn't make it into the bible? What is the story of the bible and what do we do once the curtain closes and we are headed home? Tim walks us through this and much more. Learn more at: timday.org.

15: Hellrazed? w/ Author & Filmmaker, Kevin Miller
October 09, 2017 04:00 AM PDT
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Episode 15 w/ Kevin Miller is our chance to take on hell. Does it exist? If so, who ends up there and why? “Hellrazed?” is Kevin’s upcoming book where he compiles multiple views on hell from various notable authors. It’s the follow-up to his film entitled Hellbound? which was a full feature documentary on 3 views of hell — eternal conscious torment, annihilation, and Christian universalism. For those of you with questions about hell, this episode, film, and book are for you. Learn more at: hellboundthemovie.com

14: Soul Path & Jewishness of Jesus w/ Kent Dobson, Author of “Bitten by a Camel”
September 17, 2017 11:21 PM PDT

In episode 14, we hang with Kent Dobson who recently released the book “Bitten by a Camel: Leaving Church, Finding God.” Kent is a key voice in the unfolding conversation and re-thinking of God, Christianity, the bible and spirituality. His book catalogs his journey of re-thinking many fundamentalist tenants of faith and how that quest took him to climbing Mt. Sinai only to be bitten by a camel. We talk about the soul path, problems with original sin, the Loyal Soldier and Jewishness of Jesus. Learn more about Kent at www.kentdobson.com

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