In this Devotional podcast we use psalm 87 to explore questions of place, conflict, and belonging.
In this Devotional podcast we meditate on the psalm of Moses and upon speaking truth in times of suffering.
In this Devotional we use images from psalm 23 as a space in which to consider how conflict and enmity can shape our lives.
We begin the New Year with a meditation on why matter matters, and on how our posture to the earth is reflected in our posture towards our own bodies.
This Devotional podcast sits with psalm 42, exploring what it means to find ourselves in a liminal time, when we feel the loss of some past, but don’t yet feel settled in a new normal.
We explore what it means to pursue the politics of gentleness in the face of violent and dominating powers, with the help of gardener and theologian, Sam Ewell.
n this Devotional podcast David Benjamin Blower reflects on how to live, act and love well in bleak political and ecologically unstable times.
In this Devotional podcast David Blower reflections on the idea of sacred space and what it means to inhabit it.
Diane Butler Bass shares a bit about her journey into gratitude, her practices of gratitude, and where goodness might realistically be found in life’s pain struggles.
Miles Irving talks about the joys and trials of foraging and learning from the land, while David Benjamin Blower reflects on the paradoxes of Jesus’ “Kingdom” sayings.
In this Devotional podcast Brian McLaren reflects on an encounter with the Galapagos islands, and on allowing ourselves permission to love nature.
Ched Myers reflects on the theology and ecology of rivers. He opens up the radical political imagination of the many biblical visions of rivers, in a world where colonisation and empire habitually steal water and turn fertile places into deserts.
In this Devotional podcast David Blower takes us through a liturgy of wholeness, using the words of Julien of Norwich, Black Elk, Paul, and the psalms.
In this Devotional podcast Christiana Peterson shares how she encountered the example of the mystics in a time suffering.
In the midst of tumultuous times, we hear from Matthew Fox about the Cosmic Christ and also from medieval mystic Julian of Norwich about God’s unending love for all things.
Eve Pitts reflects on the humanity of Mary, the messiness of birth, and the God who is found in the places where nobody wants to live.
In a world full of stories about people trying to hold on: holding onto faith, life, power, hope, dignity, innocence etc, this Devotional podcast is a meditation on letting go.
In this Devotional podcast director of Theos think tank Elizabeth Oldfield reflects on the unexpected joy of reconciliation, and how we can interrupt patterns of hostility and conflict with an unexpected offer.
This month’s Devotional podcast is a meditation on exhaustion, failure and encountering the voice of God. Music and reflections by David Benjamin Blower.
In this Devotional podcast we hear from Hannah Malcolm, who reflects on her experience of lockdown, and the broader theological questions it raises about our relationship to the rest of the natural world.
In this Devotional podcast we hear from Alastair McIntosh about our community, ecology, simplicity and living joyfully.
In this Devotional podcast Pádraig Ó Tuama reflects on the everyday practices and postures that Jesus offers as messianic alternatives to power and greatness.
In this Devotional podcast we meditate on the different wilderness experiences in the biblical story, and explore what it looks like to be deeply present and open in this time of pandemic and lockdown.
In this Devotional podcast poet and priest Mark Oakley uses some of his favourite poems to contemplate creaturely smallness.
In this Devotional podcast anabaptist, anarchist and animist Noel Moules talks about the Hebrew concept of Shalom. He uses words like wholeness, completeness and harmony to describe the idea, and goes on to reflect on what it means to be a Shalom Activist.
This month’s Devotional podcast centres around a prayerful poem of reflections for the turn of the year, by David Blower. David then re-interprets the hymn by Robert Lowry ‘How Can I Keep From Singing?”
Pub landlady, touring musician and Anglican priest Em Kolltveit talks about community building and hospitality when there’s no room at the inn.
In this Devotional podcast Brian McLaren talks about the kind of worship that destroys the world, and the kind of worship that heals it.
In this Devotional podcast Jesuit priest and founder of the world’s largest gang rehabilitation program, Greg Boyle reflects on mutuality as an alternative to top down models of service, mission and charity.
In this Devotional podcast Chris Smedley from Nottingham reflects on his time as part of the L’Arche community, as we reflect on Augustine’s images of the City of God and the City of Man.
In this Devotional podcast Alexander Shaia talks about pilgrimage as activity, a spirituality and as a metaphor for the whole of life.
In this Devotional podcast we explore the traditional link between contemplation and action, with help from Cynthia Bourgeault. David Blower responds to Cynthia's reflection with original music and songs.
In this Devotional podcast we explore what it looks like to be a host and a witness to others’ grief, and to be vulnerable with others in our own grief. Hearing from the raw experiences of rough-sleeper Carl, we discover the healing power of friendship amidst pain.
In this Devotional podcast Azariah France-Williams shares with us the gradual recovery of his black heritage in a church where the language and the power is often indifferent, or white.
In this Devotional podcast we're exploring the liberating strangeness of God, and what this might mean in a world where culture wars over different descriptions of God abound. Theologian Janet Williams provides the reflections, and David Blower provides the music and song.
We're kicking off 2019 with a Devotional that explores the themes of abundance, scarcity, worry and generosity. Ash Barker provides the reflections, and as always David Blower provides the music and song.
In this month’s Devotional the Eastern Orthodox theologian Metropolitan Kalistos Ware talks to us about the Holy Spirit as Comforter and Advocate…
In this month’s Devotional Catholic mystic and activist Edwina Gateley reflects on some of her experiences of seeking God in sacred places, in the wilderness, and in prolonged silence.
In this month’s Devotional podcast Professor N. T. Wright talks about learning to “think eschatologically”…learning to draw a line between our hope for a world redeemed and righted, and the small daily choices and actions that make up our ordinary lives.
This months Devotional explores the title found in Psalm 145 “God of All Flesh” - God as the loving Maker of all, across tribal, religious or ethnic boundaries, or boundaries of purity and taboo. Dave Andrews reflects on his work alongside Muslims and his conviction that Jesus has no religious gatekeepers.
This months Devotional explores themes of nomadic wandering alongside themes of home and dwelling. Thomas Oord reflects on living a life of love and Rachel Held Evans talks about the process of deconstruction and reconstruction.
With the help of Old Testament theologian Walter Brueggemann, this month’s devotional explores the themes of “friendship,” “knowing” and “abiding”… What is the language of friendship with God really about? How do friendship with God and friendship with neighbour intersect? How are they kept together?
This month Georgia May takes us around some of the corners of the Bible that have meant the most to her in her commitment to radical hospitality.
This month theologian Jayme Reaves tells us the incredible story of how one community of Christians and Muslims stood by each other during the Bosnian war. David Blower then explores this with readings, music and songs.
This devotional welcomes in the new year with Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s poem New Years Day, which is here set to song.
This month’s devotional explores the practice and posture of mercy in a world of conflict, (self)-righteous anger, and casual disdain. We pass through the imaginations of the brutally violent, the troubled and regretful, and the brutalised and wounded.
This devotional is an invitation to the posture of prayer; which is, on one hand, the posture of submission, humility, contrition and weakness. On the other hand, this is the posture of resistance, resilience and solidarity; the posture of taking up the cross and making a spectacle of the powers.
We’re called live in hopeful anticipation of the coming day, when creation is freed, the nations are healed, and every tear is wiped away. But how do we live well in the present, in the light of this hope, which often feels distant and intangible? How do we remain at peace in the present without losing sight of a redeemed future?
This devotional explores experiences of suffering and redemption, drawing somewhat on Henri Nouwen’s wonderful book, The Wounded Healer.
This devotional explores the tension that many of us feel today, between taking a stand against unjust Powers of empire, while on the other hand remaining peaceful, gentle, merciful and able to love our opponents.