Joyful Humanism with Bart Campolo

 How did a popular evangelical pastor become a humanist speaker and writer? How do students react to a humanist chaplain on campus? Today’s podcast episode with Bart Campolo addresses those questions.   Bart Campolo is a humanist speaker and writer who was…

Overcoming Religious Trauma with Quincee Gideon

To overcome trauma, you first need to know that you have trauma and that there are things you can do to overcome it. But how do you get that information? How do you determine what exactly is a trauma response…

Anatomy of a Demon with Dr. Steve Wiggins

October is “Holy Horrors Month” on The Incarcerated Christian Podcast. Today we visit again with Dr. Steve Wiggins, with whom we spoke last October about the abundance and significance of biblical and religious symbols and themes in horror movies and…

The Good Story of Peace

In Part 2 of our conversation with Terry Wildman, lead translator and project manager of the First Nations Version of the New Testament, he explains the reasoning behind the translations of the names of biblical people and places as part…

The Good Road

How and why did the First Nations Version: An Indigenous Translation of the New Testament come to be? How does renaming people and places in a way that resonates with readers — especially Native people — influence the way they interpret…

The Healing Power of Yoga

What roles do yoga, chants and gongs play in spirituality? What are the spiritual benefits of yoga, particularly Kundalini yoga? Kundalini yoga teacher Gwenn Ranbir Agiapal answers those questions in today's episode. Gwenn began her yoga studies and practice in…

Was My Church a Cult?

How and why does someone get into a cult when they’re not raised in one? What makes them join and what makes them stay? In this episode, Aldo B. Martin, the host of The Reclamation Podcast, tells his story about…

Debra’s Story

What happens when someone returns to their roots after years spent mostly apart from the religious tradition in which they grew up? In today’s episode, you’ll hear from co-host Debra Levy Martinelli about her own religious upbringing and spiritual journey.…

From Shame to Sin

How did the rise of Christianity during Roman antiquity change sexual behavior? In today's episode, Dr. Kyle Harper, the author of From Shame to Sin: The Christian Transformation of Sexual Morality in Late Antiquity, answers this question, describes the vastly…

On the Faith Beat

What’s it like reporting on religion for a large newspaper in America’s Bible Belt? Today’s guest, Carla Hinton, who has covered faith, religion and spirituality for The Oklahoman newspaper for two decades, gives us the scoop. Listen in as Carla…