It was 10 years ago that Nomad first uploaded an episode. 10 years!! So to celebrate we’d like to give you a gift as a thank you for all your support and encouragement. But what to give the beloved listener to mark such a special occasion? How about a 3 hour 40 minute Q&A marathon episode with the whole gang, Jemimah McAlpine, David Blower, Tim Nash, Nick Thorley, and Dave Ward.
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Images taken by Dave Fry. Used with permission.
“I do massively overprepare. But you gotta remember, it’s not just about preparing for an interview. I’m trying to figure out, What does this mean for me? I mean, that’s kind of the essence of Nomad, really. How do I want to live my life? How am I going to respond to this? So that’s why I put so much effort into it. I want it to be a good interview. I want people who listen to benefit from it. But actually, it’s shaping my life as I go through that process as well.”
“If I could afford it, I’d send everyone noise-cancelling headphones. I don’t spend hours editing this stuff so that someone can listen to it with earbuds on a treadmill.”
“I feel like most people, if you talk about deconstruction, talk about their faith as really positive, exciting, discovering new things – I mean there is that dark-night-of-the-soul experience of everything kind of unraveling or the rug being pulled from beneath your feet, but then there’s also – simultaneously, often – an opening up or a discovery.”
“I don’t want to say that I’ve changed my mind on something because that implies that I’m certain about something, like I’ve changed my mind from ‘this’ to ‘that.’ It’s more like the whole way of looking at it has changed and I’m much more holding things loosely and wanting to practice rather than sort out my beliefs.”
“When I think back to ‘Tim’ ten years ago, I just wasn’t a very good listener. … I think I kind of had my beliefs and I defended those beliefs. I think one of the big shifts for me in doing Nomad is just learning to listen to people, to hold what you believe lightly and to really listen … to think, what’s the truth here, what’s God saying here, what can I learn here, how can this move me on?”