Welcome to the Compassionate Christianity Podcast!  We feature interviews with authors and activists of interest to compassionate Christians.

New episode: Book interview with Sophfronia Scott, author of Wild, Beautiful, and Free

Older episodes:

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