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Episode 2.7 – Shaia

Come on a journey with Lucas and Matt exploring the journey of growth and transformation. Alexander Shaia – psychologist, anthropologist and spiritual director, help us see what faith (and indeed scripture) looks like when we adopt this as our primary lens.

 

Specifically, he has developed a resource known as Quadratos – the name he has given to the discovery and creation of an ancient four-fold tool to aid the journey of growth and transformation. You can check it out at quadratos.com.

 

For further exploration check out his book “Heart and Mind: The Four-Gospel Journey for Radical Transformation.”

 

Episode 2.7 was produced by Adam Ball.

 

Furthermore, all music and sound design was done by Adam Ball. Check out:

http://www.adamballcomposer.com

soundcloud.com/adamballcomposer

 

Beyondering Theme music created at Got Fink Studios by Caleb Garfinkel

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Beyondering was created with the help of:

 

  • the Progressive Christian Network of Victoria – Join the network, find resources and learn about upcoming events at http://pcnvictoria.blogspot.com.au.
  • and Common Dreams: An alliance of religious progressives in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Visit http://www.commondreams.org.auto learn about the next Common Dreams conference.

 

and acknowledges the support of the Westar Institute https://www.westarinstitute.org as well as private supporters, donators and BeyonderBackers like you!

 

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Episode 2.6 – Sally Douglas

Matt and Lucas are joined by Rev Dr. Sally Douglas. As a Lecturer at Pilgrim Theological College in Melbourne, Sally offers her passionate exploration of Jesus as the image of the feminine Divine and helps us explore what faith looks like when viewed through the (often heavily assisted) eyes of THE SCHOLAR.

 

You can (and should!) check out Sally’s books including Early Church Understandings of Jesus as the Female Divine: The Scandal of the Scandal of Particularity was published by Bloomsbury Press in 2016.

 

For further exploration Sally also suggests reading She Who Is by Elizabeth Johnson.

 

Contributors to Episode 2.6 include:

 

Ben Sounds – ‘Funky’

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Beyondering Theme music created at Got Fink Studios by Caleb Garfinkel

Check out www.gotfink.com/

 

Beyondering was created with the help of:

 

  • the Progressive Christian Network of Victoria – Join the network, find resources and learn about upcoming events at http://pcnvictoria.blogspot.com.au.
  • and Common Dreams: An alliance of religious progressives in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Visit http://www.commondreams.org.auto learn about the next Common Dreams conference.

 

and acknowledges the support of the Westar Institute  https://www.westarinstitute.org as well as private supporters, donators and BeyonderBackers like you!

 

Visit www.beyondering.com.au to:

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Episode 2.5 – The Questionable David Felten

Matt and Lucas join David Felten – Methodist pastor from Arizona in the US of A to explore the resource he co-created called Living the Questions, as well as what it means to live the questions.

 

You can (and should!) check out Living the Questions a source of curriculum and media for both seekers and “church alumni/ae”. Through a variety of flexible resources, Living the Questions offers tools to explore relevance and meaning of Christianity for the 21st Century. Check out www.livingthequestions.com.

 

You should also check out ‘Living the Questions: The Wisdom of Progressive Christianity’ written by David Felten and his colleague Jeff Proctor-Murphy.

 

Contributors to Episode 2.5 include:

 

Music supplied by Adam Ball for both the featured poems.

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Poetry by Cameron Semmens – Clenched Around a Single Question & For Just a Second – All is Light.

www.webcameron.com

 

Beyondering Theme music created at Got Fink Studios by Caleb Garfinkel

Check out www.gotfink.com/

 

Beyondering was created with the help of:

 

  • the Progressive Christian Network of Victoria – Join the network, find resources and learn about upcoming events at http://pcnvictoria.blogspot.com.au.
  • and Common Dreams: An alliance of religious progressives in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Visit commondreams.org.auto learn about the next Common Dreams conference.

 

and acknowledges the support of the Westar Institute www.westarinstitute.org as well as private supporters, donators and BeyonderBackers like you!

 

Visit www.beyondering.com.au to:

  • Join our mailing list.
  • Join BOOK, LINE & THINKER – The Beyondering Bookclub
  • Find information about our monthly Live Events.
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Episode 2.4 – Robin Meyers: The Pástor Résistance

Matt and Lucas are joined by Robin Meyers, American pastor of 30 years, peace activist, social justice professor and author of seven books. He helped us adopt the lens of resistance and enabled us to consider a faith that stands up to, and stands against if necessary, the systems and structures that deny life and human flourishing.

You can (and should!) find Robin’s community Mayflower Congregational Church at http://www.mayflowerucc.org including past sermons. His books include The Underground Church: Reclaiming the Subversive Way of Jesus, Saving Jesus from the Church: How to stop worship Christ and start following Jesus and his most recent; Spiritual Defiance: Building a Beloved Community of Resistance. Lucas and Matt highly recommend these!

 

Contributors to Episode 2.4 include:

 

Beyondering Theme music created at Got Fink Studios by Caleb Garfinkel

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Ben Sounds – ‘Jazzy Frenchy’

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Paul Kelly – ‘From Little Things Big Things Grow’ 1993 EMI, Festival

 

Beyondering was created with the help of:

 

  • the Progressive Christian Network of Victoria – Join the network, find resources and learn about upcoming events at http://pcnvictoria.blogspot.com.au.
  • and Common Dreams: An alliance of religious progressives in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Visit http://www.commondreams.org.auto learn about the next Common Dreams conference.

 

and acknowledges the support of the Westar Institute  https://www.westarinstitute.org as well as private supporters, donators and BeyonderBackers like you!

 

Visit www.beyondering.com.au to:

  • Join our mailing list.
  • Join BOOK, LINE & THINKER – The Beyondering Bookclub
  • Find information about our monthly Live Events.
  • Become a BEYONDERBACKER and help keep us sustainable.

 

Join the conversation https://www.facebook.com/beyondering

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Episode Bonus – Interfaith Panel on Progressive Faith

An Interfaith Panel on Progressive Approaches to Faith.
This event was hosted by the Yarra Interfaith Network at the Fitzroy Town Hall
in Melbourne.  It featured Beyondering’s own Matt Cutler, who appeared on the panel, and
Lucas Taylor who hosted the evening.
We were joined by two fabulous guests. Rabbi Allison RH Conyer – an ordained rabbi from California now at the Bentleigh Synagogue here in Victoria, and Reem Sweid – President of Muslims for Progressive Values in Australia.
Beyondering Theme music created at Got Fink Studios by Caleb Garfin
kel.  Check out  www.gotfink.com
Beyondering was created with the help of:
• the Progressive Christian Network of Victoria – Join the network, find resources and learn about upcoming events at pcnvictoria.blogspot.com.au
• and Common Dreams: An alliance of religious progressives in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Visit
www.commondreams.org.au to learn about the next Common Dreams conference.
and acknowledges the support of the Westar Institute www.westarinstitute.org as well as private supporters, donators and BeyonderBackers like you!
Visit www.beyondering.com.au to:
• Join our mailing list.
• Join BOOK, LINE & THINKER – The Beyondering Bookclub
• Find information about our monthly Live Events.
• Become a BEYONDERBACKER and help keep us sustainable.
Join the conversation www.facebook.com/beyondering
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Episode 2.3 – Diana Butler Bass – (Re)Search Engine

Matt and Lucas join American author, speaker, scholar and independent researcher specialising in American religion and culture Diana Butler Bass to explore whether research has a place in the realm of faith, and whether it can aid the faith experience.

You can (and should!) find Diana’s books and upcoming speaking events at www.dianabutlerbass.com

Contributors to Episode 2.3 include:

Heatherlyn Music – Modernity

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Music supplied by Adam Ball – Marimba Man, Rain

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Beyondering Theme music created at Got Fink Studios by Caleb Garfinkel

Check out www.gotfink.com/

 

Beyondering was created with the help of:

  • the Progressive Christian Network of Victoria – Join the network, find resources and learn about upcoming events at http://pcnvictoria.blogspot.com.au.
  • and Common Dreams: An alliance of religious progressives in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Visit http://www.commondreams.org.auto learn about the next Common Dreams conference.

 

and acknowledges the support of the Westar Institute  https://www.westarinstitute.org as well as private supporters, donators and BeyonderBackers like you!

 

Visit www.beyondering.com.au to:

  • Join our mailing list.
  • Join BOOK, LINE & THINKER – The Beyondering Bookclub
  • Find information about our monthly Live Events.
  • Become a BEYONDERBACKER and help keep us sustainable.

 

Join the conversation https://www.facebook.com/beyondering

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Episode 2.2 – The Curious Lens of Rob Bell.

Matt and Lucas join internationally renowned author, speaker and former mega-church pastor Rob Bell to explore his way of looking at the world and particularly at faith – a lens that can best be described as Curiosity.

You can (and should!) find Rob’s books and information about his speaking schedule at https://robbell.com

 

Contributors to Episode 2.2 include:

Cheryl Mullens and Lance Peele – Thank you for the generosity of your stories, and for your generosity with your stories!

Ben Sounds – ‘Relaxation’, ‘November’ & ‘Sad Day’

www.bensound.com

Intro music to Rob Bell interview was “Hell’s Bell’s” – AC/DC from Back in Black (1980) Atlantic Records.

Beyondering Theme music created at Got Fink Studios by Caleb Garfinkel

Check out www.gotfink.com/

 

Beyondering was created with the help of:

  • the Progressive Christian Network of Victoria – Join the network, find resources and learn about upcoming events at http://pcnvictoria.blogspot.com.au.
  • and Common Dreams: An alliance of religious progressives in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Visit http://www.commondreams.org.auto learn about the next Common Dreams conference.

and acknowledges the support of the Westar Institute https://www.westarinstitute.org

as well as private supporters, donators and BeyonderBackers like you!

 

Visit www.beyondering.com.au to:

  • Join our mailing list.
  • Join BOOK, LINE & THINKER – The Beyondering Bookclub
  • Find information about our monthly Live Events.
  • Become a BEYONDERBACKER and help keep us sustainable.

 

Join the conversation https://www.facebook.com/beyondering

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Episode 2.1 – Elephants and Spectacles

An intro to Beyondering – Season Two.

Rejoin your hosts Matt and Lucas, catch up on what they’ve been doing in the off-season and scope out some of the territory to be covered in Season Two as well as take a sneak peek (with your ears) at some of the amazing guests to be featured. 

Contributors to Episode One include:

Ben Sounds – ‘Enigmatic’ & ‘India’

www.bensound.com

Kasey Chambers – ‘Is God Real’? 

From Bittersweet (2014) Warner Music Australia Pty Limited. Distributed by Warner Music Australia Pty Limited.

Beyondering Theme music created at Got Fink Studios by Caleb Garfinkel

Check out www.gotfink.com/

Beyondering was created with the help of:

  • the Progressive Christian Network of Victoria – Join the network, find resources and learn about upcoming events at http://pcnvictoria.blogspot.com.au
  • and Common Dreams: An alliance of religious progressives in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Visit http://www.commondreams.org.au to learn about the next Common Dreams conference.

and acknowledges the support of the Westar Institute https://www.westarinstitute.org

Visit www.beyondering.com.au to:

  • Join our mailing list.
  • Join BOOK, LINE & THINKER – The Beyondering Bookclub
  • Find information about our monthly Live Events.
  • Become a BEYONDERBACKER and help keep us sustainable.

Join the conversation https://www.facebook.com/beyondering

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Episode 10 – Jesus: The Christmas special

In the season finale we look at Jesus of Nazareth – a person of immense intrigue. However, the layers of mythology that surround him as well as the various claims about his identity, his nature, and our expected response, have also made him an impossible pill to swallow for many people. Rather than deal with the Jesus of Christmas carols, what happens if we place Jesus and his teachings in their original historical context? What picture of Jesus will then emerge?

Join Matt and Lucas as we speak with one of the worlds leading historians of early Christianity and one of the major scholars in contemporary historical Jesus research, John Dominic Crossan. 

Check out johndominiccrossan.com

For further reading and engagement as invited by John Dominic Crossan, check out:

Contributors to Episode 10 include:

Cam Semmens – Jesus and I Go Fishing (used with permission)

Check out www.webcameron.com

Michael Leunig – ‘Christmas’ (Read by Daisy Taylor)

bensound.com – November

Beyondering and Beryl Theme music created at Got Fink Studios by Caleb Garfinkel

Check out www.gotfink.com

Beyondering is supported by:

  • the Progressive Christian Network of Victoria – Join the network, find resources and learn about upcoming events at pcnvictoria.blogspot.com.au
  • and Common Dreams: An alliance of religious progressives in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Visit www.commondreams.org.au to learn about the next Common Dreams conference to be held in Brisbane, September 16-19th 2016.

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Episode 9 – Just Be(yond): Prayer and Spirituality

As our ideas of God expand and evolve, how might our prayer and spirituality do likewise? How are we to engage with a God not above and removed from earthly life, but intimately a part of it? And where is the soul in all this? 

Parker Palmer, author, quaker and educator, as well as Uniting Church Minister Alex Sangster, explore these questions and help us delve the depths of our own hearts and inner worlds. 

To find out more about Parker Palmer, check out: www.couragerenewal.org/parker/ or www.facebook.com/parkerjpalmer

To find out more about Alex Sangster, check out: www.emergingchurch.net.au/progressive-christian-podcast/

Alex’s book The Mystic Bible can be found at: http://progressivechristianity.org/resources/the-mystic-bible/

Contributors to Episode Eight include:

Cam Semmens – Inquisitions of a Theologaster… Prayer (used with permission)

Check out www.webcameron.com

Joel McKerrow and the Mysterious Few – Raindrops

Check out www.joelmckerrow.com

bensound.com – November

Beyondering, Faith and Beryl Theme music created at Got Fink Studios by Caleb Garfinkel

Check out http://www.gotfink.com/

Beyondering is supported by:

  • the Progressive Christian Network of Victoria – Join the network, find resources and learn about upcoming events at http://pcnvictoria.blogspot.com.au
  • and Common Dreams: An alliance of religious progressives in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Visit http://www.commondreams.org.au to learn about the next Common Dreams conference to be held in Brisbane, September 16-19th 2016.

Join our mailing list at www.beyondering.com.au

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