Irenicast - A Progressive Christian Podcast

Rethinking and reimagining your faith? That matters. You are not alone. Follow those questions, doubts, and curiosities with us on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month. Hosts Jeff, Bonnie, Casey, Allen, and Rajeev cultivate thoughtful conversations for the spiritual journeyer. Especially if you’re evolving out of Evangelicalism or Christian Fundamentalism, you are Irenicast.

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episode 156: Women in Church Leadership - Home Is Where The Pulpit Is

To begin, each of the co-hosts speaks to their experiences of women in church leadership. You might be surprised. Then questions surface like -- should we be gender-izing leadership? Aren’t we over the gender binary thing? Bonnie shares her own...



episode 155: Brian McLaren & Rev. Dr. Penny Nixon - The Age of Secular Christianity

In this episode two innovative spiritual leaders and thinkers, Brian McLaren and Rev. Dr. Penny Nixon, have an intimate conversation beginning with the story of their conservative Christian upbringings, ending with their visions of the future of...



episode 154: What Is Evil? - Size Does Matter

In keeping with the shadow side of Halloween, Jeff, Casey and Rajeev ask the question, what is evil? -- capital E, Evil. Each co-host brings his own, different perspective. Is Evil personal?  Is it systemic? Should it be a category at all? Does...


 2019-11-05  1h1m

episode 153: Process Theology - Being is Becoming

Our first Process Theology episode is finally here!  We know many of our listeners have been waiting to hear more about this particular theology that was introduced to the Irenicast audience by Bonnie in episode #136.  We expect there will...


 2019-10-15  1h11m

episode 152: Faith Healing - Legit or Placebo?

Per listener request, the Irenicast crew takes up the topic of Faith Healing. Surprise! Not every evangelical and/or fundamentalist tradition approaches this topic in the same way. Co-hosts discuss personal experiences with Faith Healing through the...


 2019-10-01  1h2m

episode 151: A Conversation On Grief with Author Megan Devine - It’s OK You’re Not OK

Rajeev sits down and has a conversation on grief with author Megan Devine.  Grief might be the most universal human experience and Megan shares her personal journey to her work as a grief advocate.  She provides wisdom into developing...


 2019-09-16  54m

episode 150: Conversion Therapy - Praying the Gay Away

Allen, Casey and Jeff dive into the disturbing notion of “gay conversion therapy”, sometimes called “gay reparative therapy”.


 2019-09-03  1h5m

episode 149: The Rev. Dr. Horace L. Griffin - Their Own Receive Them Not

Rajeev and Bonnie interview their good friend in this episode, The Rev. Dr. Horace L. Griffin.  Rev. Dr. Horace L. Griffin is an Episcopal Priest and gay man serving St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta, Georgia as Associate for Pastoral Care...


 2019-08-20  58m

episode 148: Revisiting Forgiveness - To Eff or Not to Eff

Because the topic is worth repeating, the team is revisiting forgiveness.  Previously, way back in episode 73, Jeff and Mel (aka Mona) came to the conclusion that forgiveness and reconciliation are not at all synonymous. This time around, Jeff,...


 2019-08-06  1h8m

episode 147: Does God Act? - Community Series Epilogue

Does God Act? In an epilogue to their Community series, Irenicast co-hosts ask and answer the question where they find God showing up in the world. Spoilers: they don’t all agree!


 2019-07-30  1h16m