GCR 2.3 – Not Your Mama’s Church: Women, Creativity, & Emergence

Join Carol Howard Merritt and Bruce Reyes-Chow as they welcome Nadia Bolz-Weber, pastor of House for All Sinners and Saints. Also joining the GCR team is Meredith White-Zeager, pastor of The Phoenix Project.

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Some highlights from this episode:

0:10: Meredith White-Zeager shares her experience of “church” and why she started The Phoenix Project.
6:15: Bruce introduces the theme of the episode and Nadia Bolz-Weber, pastor of House for All Sinners and Saints
7:35: Bruce’s conversation with Nadia Bolz-Weber
34:27: Carol and Bruce reflect
1:13:18: Promo of next episode

Items mentioned in this episode:
Covenant Community Church
Greenbelt Festival
Emerging Women

6/1 update from Carol Howard Merritt: So… I had a major lack of sleep when recording this show, and when it came out, I felt frustrated that my critiques were geared toward Nadia personally. I have great respect for Nadia and I felt awkward because it seemed like I was critiquing her when she was out of the room and could not defend herself. I meant my comments to be geared toward all of us who are trying to leave Evangelicalism, and create something else, but my wording sucked. I apologized to Nadia, and she graciously accepted my apology. We will have a follow-up on this show… where Nadia can get the last word!

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Season 1, Episode 8 – Eboo Patel

Join Carol Howard Merritt and Bruce Reyes-Chow as they welcome Eboo Patel, Executive Director of Interfaith Youth Core and author of Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation. Also Join Carol and Bruce is Daniel Tutt, Project Manager for 20,000 Dialogues.

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Some highlights from this episode:

1:09: Daniel Tutt, Project Manager for 20,000 Dialogues, shares a story of interfaith dialogue from the Middle Ages.
7:20: Carol introduces the theme of the episode andEboo Patel, Executive Director of Interfaith Youth Core and author of Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation
8:54: Part 1 of Carol’s interview with Eboo Patel: Growing up Muslim in USAmerica; Finding religious identity; Influence of parents and grandmother; moving beyond Islam as a “series of rules”; the “youth bulge”
21:00: Bruce and Carol reflect on Part 1
33:00: Part 2 of Carol’s interview with Eboo Patel: The work of Interfaith Youth Core; milestones in the history of IFYC; pluralism vs. diversity – “Diversity is simply a fact”; why IFYC work on campuses; hopes of the interfaith youth movement
49:00: Bruce and Carol reflect on Part 2
1:06:08 Promo of next weeks episode with Callid Keefe-Perry to talk about theopoetics

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(OLD GCR) Episode 29 – Advent 3 and Margaret Aymer

This week, Bruce and Carol continue the Advent series.  For this week and next week, the God Complex will be helping you prepare for the
Advent season by reading and reflecting on the lectionary passages for
each of the remaining Sundays of Advent.  YOU will be part of the show,
please share your reflections in the chat room or as a caller.

Up this week is the Third Sunday of Advent.  Margaret Aymer will be our guest.  The lectionary passages are:  Zephaniah 3:14-20, Isaiah 12:2-6, Philippians 4:4-7 and Luke 3:7-18.

We’ll still be enjoying our musical breaks.  Today’s music comes from Monkeybacon.

Join us live at noon EDT, 9am PDT today at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/godcomplexradio or listen to the archives after the show at that link or the BlogTalkRadio widget to the right on this blog.

(OLD GCR) Episode 28 – Advent week 2 & Eric Elnes

This week, Bruce and Carol continue the Advent series.  For the next three weeks, the God Complex will be helping you prepare for the Advent season by reading and reflecting on the lectionary passages for each of the remaining Sundays of Advent.  YOU will be part of the show,please share your reflections in the chat room or as a caller.

Up first this week is the Second Sunday of Advent.  Eric Elnes will be our guest.  The lectionary passages are:  Malachi 3:1-4, Luke1:68-79, Philippians 1:3-11, and Luke 3:1-6.

We’ll still be enjoying our musical breaks.  Today’s music comes from Eighth Day Collective.

Join us live at noon EDT, 9am PDT today at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/godcomplexradio/2009/11/09/Carol-and-Bruce-talk-with-Eric-Elnes-about-Advent-II or listen to the archives after the show at that link or the BlogTalkRadio widget to the right on this blog.

(OLD GCR) Episode 27 – Advent Week 1

This week, Bruce and Carol start a special series of shows.  For the next four weeks, the God Complex will be helping you prepare for the Advent season by reading and reflecting on the lectionary passages for each of the four Sundays of Advent.  YOU will be part of the show, please share your reflections in the chat room or as a caller.

Up first this week is the First Sunday of Advent.  The lectionary passages are:  Jeremiah 33:14-16, Psalm 25:1-10, 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13, and Luke 21:25-36.

We’ll still be enjoying our musical breaks.  Today’s music comes from Jones, Inc.

Join us live at noon EDT, 9am PDT today at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/godcomplexradio/2009/11/02/Carol-and-Bruce-talk-to-each-other-about-Advent-I or listen to the archives after the show at that link or the BlogTalkRadio widget to the right on this blog.

Episode 26 – Clark Strand

This week Carol and Landon Whitsitt will be hosting, and our guest will be Clark Strand.  Clark is the author of “How to Believe in God: Whether You Believe in Religion of Not” and a founder of the Woodstock Buddhist Bible Study.  Clark was also a zen buddhist monk for 30 years.

Our musical guest will be The Russ Spiegel Jazz Orchestra.

Tune in at noon EDT, 9am PDT at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/godcomplexradio/2009/10/26/Carol-and-Bruce-talk-to-Clark-Strand or after the show listen to the archive either in the column to the right, or at that site.

Episode 25 – Bruce talks to himself

Our previously scheduled guest had a family situation, and will be rescheduled for another show.

Carol Howard Merritt is out of town at a conference.

That leaves Bruce – All By Himself.  We’ll be looking for lots of chat room activity and folks who will call in with questions and reactions to what Bruce has to say.  Because we love him, just as he is.

Our musical guest will be Amy Steinberg.  If Bruce has a “technical difficulty” we might get an extra song!

Join us LIVE today (we need the help!) at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/godcomplexradio/2009/10/19/Bruce-talks-to-himself or listen to the chaos later in the archives at that site or the 2nd column of this blog.

Episode 24 – Terra Elan McVoy and Purity Pledges

McVoy.jpgThis week, our guest will be Terra Elan McVoy, author of the book Pure.  Our subject will be the concept of purity pledges, and the lives of the girls making such pledges.

Our musical guest will be Desert Radio.

Join us on Monday at noon EDT, 9am PDT for the live show at BlogTalkRadio or tune in after the show to our archives in the column to the right here, or at the BlogTalkRadio site.

Episode 23 – Jeff Sharlet and “The Family”

The Family.jpgOur guest on Monday, October 5, 2009 will be Jeff Sharlet.  Jeff is the author of the book The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism At The Heart Of American Power, and spent some time living among members of the organization that are described as “America’s Secret Theocrats”.  Before listening to the show you may want to read his article “Jesus Plus Nothing” that was published in Harper’s Magazine in 2003.

Join us on Monday at Noon EDT, 9am PDT at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/godcomplexradio for the live show, or at any time after the show at that link or this site for the archived program.

Episode 22 – Will Willimon

Will Willimon.jpgOn Monday, September 28, 2009, our guest will be Bishop Will Willimon of the United Methodist Church.  Dr. Willimon is the author of a number of books, including Who Will Be Saved?

Music will be provided by Modern Science.

Tune in on Monday at Noon EDT, 9am PDT at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/godcomplexradio to listen live, or after the show at that site or this site for the archived version of the show.

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