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Pragmatic Christian Podcast

43 episodes - English - Latest episode: 21 days ago - ★★★★★ - 11 ratings

Examining the varieties of religious and human experience to discover a common faith.

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#43: Pentecostalism, Pluralism, and Challenging Theology with Robert Monson

October 07, 2020 04:54 - 1 hour - 75.1 MB

Robert Monson is the COO for Sub:Culture Inc., a non-profit that develops resources and content to help remove the barriers that impede black college students. Robert creates content and hosts several podcasts linked to Sub:Culture Inc. In this episode, we discuss Robert’s atheist background and talking people out of their faith, pentecostalism, speaking in tongues, ethnic diversity in the Bible, pluralism, “black” theology vs. “real” theology, and much more! Twitter: @RobertJMonson Subc...

#42: A Pragmatist View of Equality, with David Rondel

June 07, 2020 03:20 - 1 hour - 135 MB

David Rondel is a philosopher who writes on political philosophy and American Pragmatism. In this episode we discuss his book, Pragmatist Egalitarianism. We discuss the philosophy of equality and justice, pragmatism, William James, John Dewey, Richard Rorty, and much more. www.DavidRondel.com  Journal Papers and Book Chapters —— JOIN THE CONVERSATION—— Keep the conversation going in the comment section at the bottom of the episode page: David Rondel ——HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW—— Donat...

#41: God Still Can't (Thomas Jay Oord #2)

May 18, 2020 20:10 - 1 hour - 69.3 MB

Thomas Jay Oord is a theologian and philosopher, who writes on love, open and relational theology, science and religion, and the problem of evil. In episode #35 Tom joined the show to discuss his book, God Can’t, which tackles the problem of evil. In this episode, Tom returns to discuss the reception of his book a year later, answer more questions about his theology, and respond to some criticisms. -Link to Corona Virus article-God Can’t Q&A (Audible) Twitter: @ThomasJOordWebsite: www.tho...

#40: Rethinking Consciousness with Michael Graziano

April 27, 2020 04:50 - 1 hour - 84.7 MB

Michael Graziano is professor of Psychology and Neurology at Princeton University. His work focuses on awareness, and he has been working on a theory of consciousness for the past ten years. His theory is called the Attention Schema Theory of consciousness, which takes a brain-based approach to the problem of consciousness.  In this episode we discuss his latest book, Rethinking Consciousness. We talk about consciousness, artificial intelligence, simulations, the reality of God, and much m...

#39: Jeffrey Howard, Founder of Erraticus

March 28, 2020 21:22 - 1 hour - 104 MB

Jeffrey Howard is the founder and editor in chief of Erraticus, an online publication that takes a pragmatic approach to ideas, and seeks to empower individuals and communities to flourish. In this episode, we talk about Jeff’s mormon upbringing, pragmatism, founding Erraticus, education, and much more! More from Jeff:Articles by Jeff (Erraticus) —— JOIN THE CONVERSATION—— Keep the conversation going in the comment section at the bottom of the episode page: Jeffrey Howard ——HOW TO SUPPO...

#38: Reframation with Mark Nelson

March 06, 2020 03:01 - 1 hour - 115 MB

Mark Nelson is lead pastor at Crossings Knoxville, and co-author of Reframation. Twitter: @standonthedesk —— JOIN THE CONVERSATION—— Keep the conversation going in the comment section at the bottom of the episode page: Reframation with Mark Nelson ——HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW—— Donate to our patreon account. Rate and Review us wherever you listen to podcasts. Share the podcast with your friends. —— REACH OUT—— Email us : Contact page Host: @HaydenTheBruce @PragmaticChrist

#37: Overdoing Democracy with Robert Talisse

February 25, 2020 19:23 - 1 hour - 142 MB

Robert Talisse is W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Philosophy Department at Vanderbilt University. His research ranges from topics such as democratic theory, political epistemology, pragmatism, analytic philosophy, argumentation, and much more. In this episode we discuss his latest book: Overdoing Democracy: Why We Must Put Politics In Its Place You can find a list of positions, appointments, and published work here:https://as.vanderbilt.edu/philosophy/bio/robertb-ta...

#36: The Evolution of Faith, with Sean McCoy (Part 2)

October 31, 2019 00:44 - 1 hour - 95.1 MB

Sean McCoy is the host of the Come To The Table Podcast. In this episode, Hayden joins Sean to catch up and discuss how they’ve developed since the last time they’ve talked (Part 1). Recommendations and resources discussed- Sean: Brad JersakRichard Rohr (The Divine Dance)Eckhart TolleRob Bell (The Heretic)Graham HancockThe Nomad Podcast Hayden: Alan Hirsch (The Forgotten Ways)Andrew Newberg (How God Changes Your Brain)Jonathan Haidt (The Righteous Mind)William James (Pragmatism: A New N...

#35: God Can't, with Thomas Jay Oord

October 19, 2019 16:30 - 1 hour - 59 MB

Thomas Jay Oord is a theologian, philosopher, and scholar of multi-disciplinary studies. Oord is an award-winning author, and has written or edited more than twenty books, ranging on topics such as love, open and relational theology, science and religion, and the implications of freedom and relationships for transformation. Professor Oord’s latest book is God Can’t, which tackles the problem of evil (how can a good God allow evil to exist?). Twitter: @ThomasJOordwww.thomasjayoord.comPapers:...

#34: Pragmatism and the Scientific Method, with Henrik Rydenfelt

August 30, 2019 02:19 - 1 hour - 91.1 MB

Henrik Rydenfelt Ph.D. is a post-doctoral researcher based out of the University of Oulu. Henrik has edited various collections of essays on Pragmatism, and has sat on the board of the Nordic Pragmatism Network the European Pragmatism Association. His philosophy concentrates on a pragmatist approach to normatively, and his writings range from topics such as Charles Pierce’s pragmatism, the scientific method, realism, and meta-ethics. You can find a list of positions, appointments, and publi...

#33: Alan Bean, Founder of Friends of Justice

May 31, 2019 01:15 - 2 hours - 116 MB

Alan Bean is a writer, spiritual counselor, and the founder of Friends of Justice. Alan has spent much of his life as a Baptist pastor, but after moving to Tulia, Texas for a potential ministry position, he learned that forty-six people (thirty-nine of which were African American) had been indicted on the uncorroborated word of a corrupt undercover officer. His unexpected and dramatic transition from Baptist pastor to criminal justice reform advocate led to the founding of Friends of Justice...

#32: Pragmatic Philosophy of Religion with Ulf Zackariasson

May 16, 2019 02:39 - 1 hour - 97.4 MB

Ulf Zackariasson is a philosopher whose work centers on American pragmatism and philosophy of religion. Zackariasson teaches at Uppsala University in the Department of Theology and received his doctorate at the same institution in 2002 with the dissertation, Forces By Which We Live: Religion and Religious Experience from the Perspective of Pragmatic Philosophical Anthropology. His research interests mainly concern American pragmatism (both classical pragmatism and neopragmatism) and the poss...

#31: Life After Dogma with Andrew Jasko Part 2

April 25, 2019 19:35 - 1 hour - 84.6 MB

Andrew Jasko is a religious trauma activist and spiritual transition coach. He raises awareness about the psycho-spiritual harms of fundamentalist religion and provides resources to facilitate transition into secular life and spirituality. In this episode we discuss some alternatives to fundamentalist Christianity, and how our fundamentalism can carry into our post/ex-evangelical lives.  —— MORE FROM ANDREW——  Website: LifeAfterDogma.org Twitter: @AndrewJasko —— JOIN THE CONVERSATION—— ...

#30: Life After Dogma with Andrew Jasko Pt 1

April 23, 2019 04:20 - 1 hour - 101 MB

Andrew Jasko is a religious trauma activist and spiritual transition coach. He raises awareness about the psycho-spiritual harms of fundamentalist religion and provides resources to facilitate transition into secular life and spirituality.—— MORE FROM ANDREW——  Website: LifeAfterDogma.orgTwitter: @AndrewJasko —— JOIN THE CONVERSATION——  Keep the conversation going in the comment section at the bottom of the episode page: Life After Dogma with Andrew Jasko Pt 1 ——HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW——...

#29: History of Pragmatism with Tim Keefe Part 4 - Neopragmatism

April 16, 2019 02:23 - 1 hour - 112 MB

Tim Keefe joins us again for part 4 of our ongoing series in American Pragmatism. The Neopragmatists were (are) a group of philosophers who appropriated pragmatist themes and helped revive American Pragmatism in the late 20th century.  —— MORE FROM TIM—— “What Is Philosophy” (Mindgasms - Youtube)“Postmodernity” (James And The Giant Podcast) —— JOIN THE CONVERSATION——  Give us your feedback in the comment section at the bottom of the episode page: History of Pragmatism with Tim Keefe Part ...

#28: History of Pragmatism with Tim Keefe Part 3 - William James

April 12, 2019 03:11 - 48 minutes - 67 MB

Tim Keefe joins us again for part 3 of our ongoing series in American Pragmatism, where we talk about the life and pragmatism of William James. William James is known as the “Father of American psychology," as well as one of the most influential philosophers to ever come out of the United States. After citing Charles Peirce’s pragmatic maxim in a lecture on religion, James became the leader of a movement in philosophy known as Pragmatism. "Pragmatism asks its usual question. "Grant an idea...

#27: History of Pragmatism with Tim Keefe Part 2 - The Metaphysical Club

April 03, 2019 22:40 - 56 minutes - 38.5 MB

American Pragmatism was born out of the conversations of a small group of men who called themselves “the Metaphysical Club”. It was a group made of lawyers, scientists, and philosophers, who shared an interest in Darwin, as well as a common conviction that beliefs have consequences. It was in this club where William James first heard Charles Peirce read his “pragmatic maxim”: “Consider what effects, which might conceivably have practical bearings, we conceive the object of our conception to...

#26: A History of Pragmatism with Tim Keefe - Part 1

April 02, 2019 04:08 - 1 hour - 65.4 MB

Tim Keefe joins the show to discuss his life-long study in philosophy, and to help set the stage for our series on the history and ideas of American Pragmatism.  —— JOIN THE CONVERSATION—— Give us your feedback in the comment section at the bottom of the episode page: A History of Pragmatism with Tim Keefe Part 1 - Rising Modernism ——HOW TO SUPPORT THE SHOW—— -Donate to our patreon account. -Rate and Review us on iTunes -Share the podcast with your friends —— REACH OUT——  Host: @HaydenTh...

#25: Two Atheists and a Christian Part 3 - with Adam Hansen

February 26, 2019 20:09 - 2 hours - 111 MB

Adam Hansen joins us for Part 3 of our “Two Atheists and a Christian” series.  @Adhansen — Outsmart Your Instincts(Book) @AndrewMeintzer —  Mindgasms (youtube) @EdwardMKennedy2 — Sam’s Bulldog(youtube) @HaydenTheBruce Podcast Twitter: @PragmaticChrist PragmaticChristian.com  We want your feedback: go over to the comment section at the bottom of the episode pageto leave your comments. 

#24: Jared Byas - Taking The Bible Seriously, Not Literally

February 22, 2019 04:42 - 1 hour - 74.5 MB

Jared Byas is an author and business advisor, and co-hosts The Bible For Normal People with Pete Enns.  @jbyas Facebook  Book: Genesis for Normal People: A Guide to the Most Controversial, Misunderstood, and Abused Book of the Bible - @HaydenTheBruce- @PragmaticChristPragmaticChristian.com 

#23: What Is Worship? Chris Johnson Part 2

November 04, 2018 16:12 - 2 hours - 130 MB

Chris Johnson is a worship pastor, and comes on to discuss the meaning and function of Christian worship, in its past forms, as well as some new ways of thinking about it. Chris’s Twitter: @chris_j91 - @HaydenTheBruce - @PragmaticChrist PragmaticChristian.com 

#22: Belief, Cognition, and Meaning with Jordan Levine

October 29, 2018 02:20 - 2 hours - 151 MB

Jordan Levine is the host of Transliminal, where he explores the role of culture, cognition, and belief in contemporary global issues.  In this episode we discuss a wide range of topics including religion, belief, personality, culture, meaning, and much more.  Jordan’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/transliminal Transliminal YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/transliminal Transliminal Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/transliminal Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/transliminal  ‘Zi...

#21: Mental Health and Christian Culture, with David Greene

October 22, 2018 21:33 - 1 hour - 132 MB

David Greene discusses his experience growing up in the church, going to Bible college, and struggling with mental health. Please consider rating and reviewing us on iTunes. Your support is invaluable. You can give your feedback at the bottom of the episode page, or on twitter (@pragmaticchrist). @HaydenTheBruce

#20: Pastor Todd Korpi Part 2

September 20, 2018 00:20 - 1 hour - 108 MB

Todd Korpi is pastor of The Cathedral in Flint, and author of The Life-Giving Spirit.  In this episode Todd talks about his experience as a new church planter in Flint during the Flint water crisis, as well as his thoughts on missions and evangelism in a pluralistic culture.  Rate and review us on iTunes, and give us your feedback on twitter, (@pragmaticchrist) , and on the episode pages in the comment sections. Please consider supporting us through our patreon, and telling your friends a...

#19: Religionless Church with Mason Mennenga

September 07, 2018 15:11 - 1 hour - 144 MB

Mason Mennenga is a writer, Master of Divinity student, and the host of Religionless Church, a podcast where he interviews theologians and innovative Christian thinkers, while featuring new bands and musicians. The concept “Religionless Church” is an expansion on Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s concept of religionless Christianity, a concept that envisions a faith outside the constraints of institutionalized religion.  In this episode I talk to Mason about his faith background, religionless c...

#18: Two Atheists and a Christian Part 2

August 31, 2018 02:58 - 1 hour - 146 MB

Hayden is a guest on Andrew Meintzer’s youtube channel, Mindgasms, accompanied by Ed Kennedy (aka: Sam’s Bulldog). Andrew and Ed are both atheists, and want to get to the bottom of Hayden’s “pragmatic Christianity”.  This is Part 2 of a conversation about Christianity, atheism, relativism, deism, pragmatism, and much more.  @AndrewMeintzer  @HaydenTheBruce @EdwardMKennedy2 — Sam’s Bulldog(youtube) Podcast Twitter: @PragmaticChrist PragmaticChristian.com  We want your feedback: go over...

#17: Two Atheists and a Christian Part 1

August 14, 2018 01:39 - 2 hours - 112 MB

Hayden is a guest on Andrew Meintzer’s youtube channel, Mindgasms, accompanied by Ed Kennedy (aka: Sam’s Bulldog). Andrew and Ed are both atheists, and want to get to the bottom of Hayden’s “pragmatic Christianity”. They talk about Christianity, atheism, relativism, pragmatism, and much more.  @AndrewMeintzer  @HaydenTheBruce @EdwardMKennedy2 — Sam’s Bulldog(youtube) Podcast Twitter: @PragmaticChrist PragmaticChristian.com  We want your feedback: go over to the comment section at the b...

#16: Working Out Pragmatic Christianity with Andrew Meintzer

August 04, 2018 01:03 - 1 hour - 97.9 MB

Hayden is a guest on Andrew Meintzer’s youtube channel, Mindgasms.  @[email protected] Podcast Twitter: @PragmaticChrist PragmaticChristian.com  Please take a minute to rate and review us on iTunes; it really helps others find the show.  If you have any comments or critiques, you can comment on the episode at the bottom of the episode page.

#15: Rapture Culture, Bonhoeffer, and End Times with Jeffrey Pugh

July 29, 2018 00:55 - 1 hour - 128 MB

Jeffrey Pugh is an author, minister, theologian, and distinguished professor of Religious Studies.  He’s written on a variety of topics, from science and faith, to Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and the End Times.  His latest book is The Homebrewed Christianity Guide to End Times: Theology After You’ve Been Left Behind. Thank you all again for all your support. I hope to bring more and more interesting conversations for your listening pleasure.  If you’re enjoying the show so far, please consider ...

#14: Spiritual Direction 101 with Teresa Blythe

July 25, 2018 23:48 - 1 hour - 91.1 MB

Teresa Blythe is a Spiritual Director, author and minister. After a career as a radio news journalist, Teresa switched gears and graduated from San Francisco Theological Seminary in 2000. Since then, she founded the Phoenix Center for Spiritual Direction, as well as the Hesychia School of Spiritual Direction, which she continues to oversee as Director.  Teresa has articles in various places, including her own blog on Patheos. Her latest book is: Spiritual Direction 101: The Basics of Spiri...

#13: Freelance Christianity with Vance Morgan

July 10, 2018 14:23 - 1 hour - 142 MB

My guest today is Vance Morgan, professor of philosophy at Providence College, academic writer, blogger, and author of several books. His latest book, Freelance Christianity: Philosophy, Faith, and the Real World, grew out of the reflections he writes about in his blog, Freelance Christianity. If you're enjoying the show, please go over to iTunes to rate and review us. You can also support the show by following us on twitter @pragmaticChrist, as well as sharing episodes with your friends, ...

#12: The Pragmatist Guide To Life with Simone & Malcolm Collins Pt. 1

July 03, 2018 20:18 - 1 hour - 105 MB

Simone and Malcolm Collins are the authors of the new amazon best seller, The Pragmatist’s Guide to Life: A Guide to Creating Your Own Answers to Life's Biggest Questions. Malcolm got his start as a neuroscientist, exploring the evolution of human cognition,  and has work displayed at the Smithsonian. He went on to pursue an MBA at Stanford, where he met his wife, Simone, who at the time was Director of Marketing at HubPages.com, managing a team of 20,000 freelancers. Together they co-f...

#11: Reframing Worldviews With Benjamin Vyverberg

June 26, 2018 18:15 - 1 hour - 109 MB

Today's guest is Benjamin Vyverberg. Benjamin tells his story about growing up in the church, his relationship with Hell, and how his faith has evolved by reframing problematic past beliefs. If you’re enjoying the podcast and want to help support us, you can do so in the following ways:Rate and review us on iTunes; even a short sentence or two really helps more people discover the show. You can also follow us on twitter @pragmaticChrist, and tell people about the podcast and the website,...

#10: Crisis, Deconstruction, and Theodicy with Mitchell Lewis

June 19, 2018 23:13 - 2 hours - 110 MB

Today our guest is Mitchell Lewis, who talks to Hayden about how his old set of beliefs failed him when it really mattered, and what kind of beliefs helped pick him back up again.  If you’re enjoying the podcast want to help support us, you can do so in the following ways: Rate and review us on iTunes; even a short sentence or two really helps more people discover the show.  You can also follow us on twitter @pragmaticChrist, and tell people about the podcast and the website, pragmaticchr...

#9: Postmodernism in Philosophy and Theology with Wilson Garrett

June 12, 2018 02:21 - 1 hour - 107 MB

Wilson Garrett is a Masters of Theological Studies student at Brite Divinity School. Wilson is a Christian who has been influenced by postmodern philosophy and theology and comes on to talk about why that shouldn’t be a scary thing. More from Wilson can be found on twitter (@marginsoftheo), and his new blog (marginsoftheology.wordpress.com) If you’re enjoying the podcast please rate and review us on iTunes; even a short sentence or two really helps more people discover the show. You can al...

#8: Missions and The Life Giving Spirit with Todd Korpi

June 03, 2018 05:46 - 1 hour - 113 MB

Todd Korpi is pastor of The Cathedral in Flint, and author of The Life-Giving Spirit.  Rate and review us on iTunes, and give us your feedback on twitter, (@pragmaticchrist) , and on the episode pagesin the comment sections. Please consider supporting us through our patreon, and telling your friends about the podcast. 

#7: Bible Movies and Prayer Tunnels with Drew Borowsky

May 22, 2018 03:39 - 2 hours - 120 MB

Hayden and Drew have been friends for 10 years, playing in two bands together, going to Bible College, and processing changes in their faiths. Drew is a man of many talents, including producing this show! He also does video and design editing for his church, and hosts and produces the Shared Stories Podcast, presented by Shock The World.  In this episode we discuss bible movies, Christian culture, growing up in Pentecostal families, prayer tunnels, and living in Detroit.  If you’re enjoyin...

#6: Philosophy of American Pragmatism with Sami Pihlstrom

May 02, 2018 18:47 - 54 minutes - 74.4 MB

Sami Pihlstrom is Professor of Philosophy of Religion at the University of Helsinki, and President of the Philosophical Society of Finland, and the author of countless books and articles. We discuss the history of the philosophy of American pragmatism, as well as pseudo religion vs genuine religion, the unethical nature of theodicies, using the cries of the wounded as guides for reality, and the mischaracterizations of pragmatism, including the kind of pragmatism people ascribe to Don...

#5: Testing Ideas With Andrew Meintzer

April 26, 2018 01:40 - 1 hour - 102 MB

Andrew is a Christian turned “militant” atheist, turned open agnostic. We discuss his upbringing as a Minister’s kid, how he dropped religion, and why he started to pick it back up again. Andrew is writer and member of the Mixed Mental Arts community and can be found at the following: Twitter: @andrewmeintzer  Website Youtube

#4: Mixed MENTAL Arts with Hunter Maats

April 11, 2018 02:17 - 1 hour - 117 MB

Hunter Maats is the co-author of The Straight-A Conspiracy, and co-founder of the Mixed Mental Arts.  Where to find more from Hunter: Mixed Mental Arts Podcast Facebook Group If you enjoy this show, remember to rate and review it, and consider donating to our Patreon for as little as a dollar a month. We can’t do it without you! Pragmatic Christian website Twitter: @PragmaticChrist

#3: Outsmart Your Instincts with Adam Hansen

April 03, 2018 00:41 - 1 hour - 134 MB

Adam Hansen is an innovation expert and co-author of Outsmart Your Instincts: How the Behavioral Innovation Approach Drives Your Company Forward. He helps companies innovate by exposing cognitive biases and breaking through conventions. Check out more by Adam: https://www.ideastogo.com/how-we-innovate/expert-facilitators/adam-hansen You can support Pragmatic Christian by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/PragmaticChristian Remember to rate and review the podcast. You can fi...

Episode 2: Sean McCoy - Come To The Table

March 02, 2018 00:36 - 87.4 MB

Episode 1: Pilot- Chris Johnson

March 01, 2018 22:55 - 1 hour - 115 MB

Welcome to the first episode of the Pragmatic Christian Podcast! Hayden talks to longtime friend, Chris Johnson, to discuss their upbringings and how their cultures influenced their lives. 

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