Reclaiming Christianity

Reclaiming Christianity

Reclaiming Christianity is a book review podcast about God, faith and life. Each episode is centered around a book that John loves, and contains a reading of a section, a review and running commentary. John understands that Christianity is a mess, both corporately and personally, but believes it is worth reclaiming.

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June 3, 2019 66 min
Deconstruction & Reconstruction. John & Jennifer conclude a 3-episode series based on The Universal Christ by Fr Richard Rohr. Topics discussed include:

Myth
Order, disorder and reorder
Thanking Jesus vs Following Jesus
The necessity of The Fall
Fundamentalism
Other names for Salvation
Suffering

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The lenses through which we see the world. John & Jennifer continue a 3-episode series based on The Universal Christ by Fr Richard Rohr. Topics discussed include:

Acknowledging your biases
Material worldview
Spiritual worldview
Priestly worldview
Incarnational worldview
Christ by any other name

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April 20, 2019 76 min
Jesus & Christ. John & Jennifer kick off a 3-episode series based on The Universal Christ by Fr Richard Rohr. Topics discussed include:

Jesus & Christ
Creation: the first incarnation
Supernatural & natural
God loves things by becoming them
The eternal Christ
Names of God
Incarnational worldview

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Listener feedback. John & Jennifer conclude a 3-episode series based on Marcus Borg’s Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time with listener feedback. We’d love to hear YOUR voice on our next audience response episode. Email johnweldy@gmail.com for details.

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March 30, 2019 69 min
The politics of Jesus. John & Jennifer conclude a 3-episode series based on Marcus Borg’s Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time. Topics discussed include:

Compassion - the central quality of God
Compassion - a sociopolitical paradigm
Compassion v mercy
Holiness v compassion
The purity system
The three macro-stories of the Bible
What does it mean to believe?

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March 30, 2019 64 min
The Divine Feminine. John & Jennifer continue a 3-episode series based on Marcus Borg’s Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time. Topics discussed include:

- Jesus as son
- Sophia, the Wisdom Woman
- Jesus, child of Sophia
- Paul and the pre/post-Easter Jesus
- Logos
- Breaking patriarchal imagery

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Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time. John & Jennifer begin a 3-episode series based on Marcus Borg’s Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time. Topics discussed include:

Childhood image of Jesus often does not evolve
Your image of Jesus influences your Christianity
The historical Jesus
The influence of Christian tradition on the gospels
The nature of God
pre-Easter and post-Easter Jesus

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February 9, 2019 66 min
A new beginning. John & Jennifer introduce themselves and talk about what the podcast will look like in season 2.

Reclaiming Christianity is a book review podcast about God, faith and life. Each episode is centered around a book that John & Jennifer love, and contains a reading of a section, a review and running commentary. We understand that Christianity is a mess, both corporately and personally, but believe it is worth re...
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August 29, 2018 31 min
A new season. John wraps up season one of Reclaiming Christianity and discusses the guiding questions for season two:

Who are our enemies?
Why are they our enemies?
What could happen if we got to know them?
What do they think of us?

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June 28, 2018 74 min
Homosexuality & Romans 1. John and the panel discuss a progressive Christian view of Homosexuality in the Bible as a collaborative round table discussion based on Rev Mary Loker's workbook Interpretation: Homosexuality. This episode we look at Romans chapter 1, the most cited of the New Testament “clobber” passages. Does it really say what we think it says?

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June 13, 2018 64 min
Sodom & Gomorrah. John and the panel discuss a progressive Christian view of Homosexuality in the Bible as a collaborative round table discussion based on Rev Mary Loker's workbook Interpretation: Homosexuality. This episode we look at the Genesis account of Sodom & Gomorrah. What was their sin?

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June 7, 2018 72 min
Dismantling the "clobber" passages. John and the panel discuss a progressive Christian view of Homosexuality in the Bible as a collaborative round table discussion based on Rev Mary Loker's workbook Interpretation: Homosexuality. This episode we analyze I Cor 6:9 and I Tim 1:9-10, two NT passages often used as proof texts by conservative Christians.
Panelists: Rev. Mary Lokers, Nathan Jennings, Jennifer Neyhart
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June 4, 2018 78 min
The chronological New Testament. John and the panel discuss how the New Testament and Christianity evolved during its first century through the lens of Evolution of the Word by Marcus Borg. This episode we discuss 2 Corinthians, Romans, Mark and James.

Panelists: Jennifer Neyhart, Jason Armold

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May 24, 2018 78 min
Is this all there is? John and the panel discuss the need for transcendence, and whether religion is the only way to fill that need. The conversation is shaped by the book “Why I Left, Why I Stayed” by humanist Bart Campolo and his father, evangelist Tony Campolo.

Panelists: Nat Fitzgerald, Shan Edgington

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May 16, 2018 75 min
Bridging the differences. John and the panel discuss the importance of dialogue between those who left religion and those who stayed. The conversation is shaped by the book “Why I Left, Why I Stayed” by humanist Bart Campolo and his father, evangelist Tony Campolo.

Panelists: Wayne Holmes, Cathie Slabaugh

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May 10, 2018 79 min
Does Jesus Work for You? John and the panel discuss Jesus and cross from the perspective of a Christian and a former Christian. The conversation is shaped by the book "Why I Left, Why I Stayed" by humanist Bart Campolo and his father, evangelist Tony Campolo.

Panelists: Jennifer Neyhart, Thad Crews

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April 19, 2018 75 min
The chronological New Testament. John and the panel discuss how the New Testament and Christianity evolved during its first century through the lens of Evolution of the Word by Marcus Borg. This episode we introduce the concept of studying the NT in the order the books were written, look through Borg's timeline, and discuss the first five books: I Thessalonians, Galatians, I Corinthians, Philemon and Philippians.

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April 5, 2018 99 min
This is a very special episode where my friends Bre & Beck respond to recent actions by Bethel, Redding against the LGBTQ+ community. We also discuss the Reclaiming Jesus statement and what Christians and other allies can do to help.
Panelists: Bre & Beck Hanan

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March 29, 2018 75 min
Finding other sojourners. John and the panel discuss finding community while you're going through deconstruction through the lens of Finding God in the Waves by "Science" Mike McHargue. What's the most important thing for someone going through a faith shift? What can you do when you've been hurt by the church? Now that you're a "heretic", where can you find community?

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March 22, 2018 67 min
God & the Brain. John and the panel discuss Christianity, Atheism and Buddhism as through the lens of Finding God in the Waves by "Science" Mike McHargue. How does God affect your brain? Does an angry God affect the brain differently from a loving God? Can doubt and faith coexist in the same skull?

Panelists: Thad Crews, Jason Armold

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