Welcome to the Compassionate Christianity Podcast!  We feature interviews with authors and activists of interest to compassionate Christians. An inclusive, welcoming, and affirming community, reflecting the compassion Jesus modeled for us.. You can find our episodes below, and on this page, as well as on Apple, SpotifyAnchor, Google, and other popular podcast directories.

You can also visit our YouTube channel for many video interviews.

Episode 55: Book interview with Grace Ji-Sun Kim – “Invisible: Theology and the Experience of Asian American Women”

Episode 54: Book interview with Katelyn Beaty – “Celebrities for Jesus: How Personas, Platforms, and Profits Are Hurting the Church”

Episode 53: Book interview with Mark Yaconelli – “Between the Listening and the Telling: How Stories Can Save Us”

Episode 52: Book interview with Shannon Kearns – “In The Margins: A Transgender Man’s Journey With Scripture”

Episode 51: Book interview with Kevin Nye – “Grace Can Lead Us Home: A Christian Call to End Homelessness”

Episode 50: Book interview with Richard Mouw – “How to Be a Patriotic Christian: Love of Country as Love of Neighbor“

Episode 49: Book interview with Paul Miller – “The Religion of American Greatness: What’s Wrong with Christian Nationalism”

Episode 48: Book interview with Kate Ott – “Sex, Tech, and Faith: Ethics for a Digital Age”

Episode 47: Book interview with Amy Kenny – “My Body Is Not a Prayer Request: Disability Justice in the Church”

Episode 46: Book interview with Kate Meyer – “Faith Doesn’t Erase Grief: Embracing the Experience and Finding Hope”

Episode 45: Book interview with Sharei Green, Beckah Selnick, and Nikki Faison – “God’s Holy Darkness”

Episode 44: Book interview with Michael Granzen – “Breaking Through the Plate-Glass Window—Prophetic Fragments: On Doing Justice and Loving Kindness in a Time of Reckoning”

Episode 43: Book interview with Brianne Edwards for “A Thousand Pounds: Finding the Strength to Live and Love under the Weight of Unbearable Loss”

Episode 42: Book interview with Rohadi Nagassar for “When We Belong: Reclaiming Christianity on the Margins“

Episode 41: Book interview with Susanna Snyder and Ellen Ott Marshall for “Parenting for a Better World: Justice Practices for Your Family and the Planet”

Episode 40: Book interview with Eric Minton for “It’s Not You, It’s Everything: What Our Pain Reveals about the Anxious Pursuit of the Good Life”

Episode 39: Book interview with Brian McLaren for “Do I Stay Christian?: A Guide for the Doubters, the Disappointed, and the Disillusioned”

Episode 38: Book interview with Sarah Griffith Lund for “Blessed Youth: Breaking the Silence about Mental Illness with Children and Teens”

Episode 37: Book interview with John Roberto for “Lifelong Faith: Formation for All Ages and Generations”

Episode 36: Book interview with Glenys Nellist for “Baptized in the Water: Becoming a member of God’s family”

Episode 35: Book interview with Kevin Sweeney for “The Making of a Mystic: My Journey with Mushrooms, My Life as a Pastor, and Why It’s Okay For Everyone to Relax”

Episode 34: Book interview with Melissa Guthrie for “Colors of Hope: A Devotional Journal from LGBTQ+ Christians”

Episode 33: Compassionate Christian Voices – Episode 9 – featuring Kelly Brown Douglas, Parker J. Palmer, Lisa Sharon Harper

Episode 32: Book interview with Caryn Rivadeneira for “Saints of Feather and Fang: How the Animals We Love and Fear Connect Us to God”

Episode 31: Book interview with Douglas Brouwer for “Chasing after Wind: A Pastor’s Life”

Episode 30: Compassionate Christian Voices: Today and Tomorrow – Episode 8 – featuring Diana Butler Bass, Robert P. Jones, and Lamar Hardwick

Episode 29: Book interview with Khristi Lauren Adams for “Unbossed: How Black Girls Are Leading the Way”

Episode 28: Book interview with Liz Theoharis for “We Cry Justice: Reading the Bible with the Poor People’s Campaign” 

Episode 27: Book interview with Patrick Henry for “Flashes of Grace: 33 Encounters with God” and “Benedictine Options: Learning to Live from the Sons and Daughters of Saints Benedict and Scholastica”

Episode 26: Compassionate Christian Voices: Episode 7: Shane Claiborne, Michael W Waters, Jennifer Butler

Episode 25: Hymn interview with Wes Granberg-Michaelson and Ken Medema for “Love Can Open Any Door”

Episode 24: Book interview with Michael Coren for “The Rebel Christ”

Episode 23: Compassionate Christian Voices: Episode 6: John Pavlovitz, Susan K. Williams Smith, Carol Howard Merritt

Episode 22: Book interview with Brandan Robertson – “Filled to Be Emptied: The Path to Liberation for Privileged People”

Episode 21: Book interview with Lisa Sharon Harper – “Fortune: How Race Broke My Family and the World–and How to Repair It All”

Episode 20: Book interview with Jennifer Ohman-Rodriguez – “A Time To Mourn & A Time To Dance: A Love Story of Grief, Trauma, Healing, & Faith”

Episode 19: Book interview with Tracie Morrison – “PRAY-ER: Talk, Listen, Obey –  Starting and Strengthening Conversations with God”

Episode 18: Book interview with Claire Brown and Anita Peebles – “New Directions for Holy Questions: Progressive Christian Theology for Families”

Episode 17: An interview with Walter Fluker where we discuss his faith, writing, teaching, and research journey, including his books about Howard Thurman and the upcoming Howard Thurman conference

Episode 16: Book interview with Jennifer Bailey for “To My Beloveds: Letters on Faith, Race, Loss and Radical Hope”

Episode 15: Book interview with Betty Pries for “The Space Between Us: Conversations about Transforming Conflict”

Episode 14: Progressive Christian Voices: Today and Tomorrow – Episode 5 – featuring Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, Bruce Reyes-Chow, and Adam Russell Taylor

Episode 13: Interview with Dr. Lisa Miller for “The Awakened Brain: The New Science of Spirituality and our Quest for an Inspired Life” and “The Spiritual Child: The New Science on Parenting for Health and Lifelong Thriving”

Episode 12: Book interview with Mori Morris-Mitchell for “The Book on Joy”

Episode 11: Book interview with Ann Kansfield for “Be the Brave One: Living Your Spiritual Values Out Loud and Other Life Lessons”

Episode 10: Progressive Christian Voices: Today and Tomorrow – Episode 4: Angela Denker, Jennifer Farmer, Carl McColman

Episode 9: Book interview with Frank Schaeffer for “Fall in Love, Have Children, Stay Put, Save the Planet, Be Happy”

Episode 8: Book interview with Duke Kwon for “Reparations: A Christian Call for Repentance and Repair”

Episode 7: Progressive Christian Voices: Today and Tomorrow – Episode 3, featuring Yolanda Pierce, Marilyn McEntyre, Wes Granberg-Michaelson

Episode 6: Book interview with John Pavlovitz for “If God Is Love, Don’t Be a Jerk: Finding a Faith That Makes Us Better Humans”

Episode 5: Book interview with Diana Butler Bass for “Freeing Jesus: Rediscovering Jesus as Friend, Teacher, Savior, Lord, Way, and Presence”

Episode 4: “Progressive Christian Voices: Today and Tomorrow” Episode 2, featuring Brian McLaren, Sophfronia Scott, Jennifer Grant

Episode 3: An interview with Jemar Tisby about his book “How to Fight Racism”

Episode 2: An interview with Brian McLaren for his book “Faith After Doubt: Why Your Beliefs Stopped Working and What to Do About It”

Episode 1: “Progressive Christian Voices: Today and Tomorrow” Episode 1, featuring Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons, Khristi Adams, Kate Rademacher