GCR 4.7 Rachel Hackenberg and Praying With Your Pen

Rachel Hackenberg and Praying With Your Pen

Join Landon and Carol as they talk with Rachel Hackenberg about her book Writing to God. We explore different prayer disciplines, talk about the “rules of prayer,” and question whether our theology matches with our prayer practices.

Play – Rachel Hackenberg – God Complex Radio – S4E7

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GCR 3.3 John Dominic Crossan and Jennifer Warner: Who is Jesus?


Throughout history, our ideas of Jesus have incited us to war, fear, and peace and comfort. And all of this compel us to keep asking, in different times and different places, “Who is Jesus?”

John Dominic Crossan is one of the world’s leading scholars on the life of Jesus, and we had a chance to talk to him right after he returned from the 25th Anniversary of the Jesus Seminar.

We wondered, what was Dominic thinking 25 years ago when he began the Jesus Seminar? And, what was the effect of opening these scholarly debates to the media and the public?

We also asked him about his beautiful new book, The Greatest Prayer: Rediscovering the Revolutionary Message of the Lord’s Prayer.

GCR 3.2 Brian McLaren and Phil Shepherd: Navigating Shifts in the Church

What do we do with dying churches? Is the emerging church male-dominated? Why? Which is more likely to reform, denominations or evangelicalism? Does Brian McLaren still claim the title “evangelical”?

And perhaps the most burning gender/power question: Should Landon Whitsitt be taken seriously if he calls himself “eye candy”?

These are some questions we asked Brian McLaren (okay… so we didn’t ask him about Landon…). Brian is an author, speaker, and activist. Most recently, he wrote the book A New Kind of Christianity: Ten Questions that Are Transforming the Faith. Join us!

On this episode:
The Eucatastrophe
Whiskey Preacher
Music by John Austin
A New Kind of Christianity
Montreat Conference Center
Emerging Church Wikipedia Site
Reframing Hope

And if you want to hear more from Brian McLaren, check out the Presbyterian Outlook’s  Upcoming Webinar.

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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 18 – Links

Here are links to things mentioned in Episode 18 with Michael Livingston.

Carol’s Facebook Fan Page (with the cover of her new book)

International Council of Community Churches on Facebook

International Council of Community Churches on the web



God Complex on Podcast Alley

Christian Churches Together

New Social Creed for the 21st Century

And today’s chat transcript:  God Complex Radio chat transcript 8-31-2009 Michael Livingston.pdf