You Have Permission podcast

You Have Permission

Dan Koch

So many of us have been given bad answers to good questions -- questions about God, suffering, prayer, fate, science, justice, and more -- often by people with pure intentions. But we needn't stop with those pat answers. You have permission to take both Christianity and the modern world very seriously, and this podcast will introduce you to people from across the Christian spectrum engaging these timeless and difficult questions in various ways.

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    Worries About Progressive Christianity - O. Alan Noble (#135)

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    In the second installment of the series “Worries About Progressive Christianity”, I speak with author and professor O. Alan Noble. Both insightful and humorous, we hit the topics of suffering & theodicy, church life, and grace as the essence of human existence. Alan's Author Page: https://www.oalannoble.com/ Alan's Twitter: @TheAlanNoble Dan's new music project Havana Swim Club on Spotify: open.spotify.com/artist/6CzaYsf8R…687fd1c987ee466e Havana Swim Club on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCkhsQydzvcAHT2d70dWZvjA Album Spotify pre-save: distrokid.com/hyperfollow/havana…b/havana-swim-club Follow Dan on IG: www.instagram.com/dancoke/ Or Twitter: twitter.com/DanKoch Faith deconstruction resources: soyouredeconstructing.com Edited by Josh Gilbert (joshgilbertmedia@gmail.com -- he is accepting more work!) Join the Patreon for exclusive episodes (and more) every month: patreon.com/dankoch Email about the "sliding scale" for the Patreon: youhavepermissionpodcast@gmail.com YHP Patron-only FB group: tinyurl.com/ycvbbf98 Website: youhavepermissionpod.com Join Dan's email list: dankochwords.com Artwork by sprungle.co/“
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    What is Theopoetics? (#134)

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    This week, I spoke with author Callid Keefe-Perry on the concept of Theopoetics. Along with his book “Way to Water: A Theopoetics Primer”, we discuss the issue of justice, following Jesus and living out Keefe-Perry’s Quaker practice. Callid speaks about how being grounded in creativity is intrinsic to humanity—we are all “crafters” and “makers” of life. As he advocates for a less dogmatic approach, his Quaker tradition allows for a more artful expression of faith. Scott Holland blog post: https://uwaterloo.ca/grebel/publications/conrad-grebel-review/issues/spring-2013/theopoetics-rage Asemtote image: https://www.mathsisfun.com/algebra/asymptote.html Callid’s book: https://www.amazon.com/Way-Water-Theopoetics-Callid-Keefe-Perry/dp/1625645201/ref=asc_df_1625645201/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=317131090770&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=8588791677576628921&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9019667&hvtargid=pla-492459911920&psc=1 Dan's new music project Havana Swim Club on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6CzaYsf8RIrCHNDhFGSfgm?si=InuVGF2ESse9unLRXM3QJQhttps://open.spotify.com/track/6FNXLPqbXvIC9OZmHqy6cK?si=687fd1c987ee466e Havana Swim Club on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkhsQydzvcAHT2d70dWZvjA Album Spotify pre-save: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/havanaswimclub/havana-swim-club Follow Dan on IG: https://www.instagram.com/dancoke/ Or Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanKoch Faith deconstruction resources: soyouredeconstructing.com Edited by Josh Gilbert (joshgilbertmedia@gmail.com -- he is accepting more work!) Join the Patreon for exclusive episodes (and more) every month: patreon.com/dankoch Email about the "sliding scale" for the Patreon: youhavepermissionpodcast@gmail.com YHP Patron-only FB group: https://tinyurl.com/ycvbbf98 Website: youhavepermissionpod.com Join Dan's email list: dankochwords.com Artwork by http://sprungle.co/“
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    Joshua Harris, Celebrity & "Gurus" (#133)

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    In our first installment of the “Healthy Egos” repeating segment (a knowing nod to the fact that both Tony Jones and I have at least a little narcissism running through us), Tony and I are joined by Sarah Lane Richie. We discuss the recent saga of Joshua Harris, newly deconverted author of “I Kissed Dating Goodbye.” His situation naturally brings to mind questions about celebrity, both within and without Christianity. And what is the difference between a “guru” and a humble leader? Dan's new music project Havana Swim Club on Spotify: open.spotify.com/artist/6CzaYsf8R…687fd1c987ee466e Havana Swim Club on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCkhsQydzvcAHT2d70dWZvjA Album Spotify pre-save: distrokid.com/hyperfollow/havana…b/havana-swim-club Follow Dan on IG: www.instagram.com/dancoke/ Or Twitter: twitter.com/DanKoch Faith deconstruction resources: soyouredeconstructing.com Edited by Josh Gilbert (joshgilbertmedia@gmail.com -- he is accepting more work!) Join the Patreon for exclusive episodes (and more) every month: patreon.com/dankoch Email about the "sliding scale" for the Patreon: youhavepermissionpodcast@gmail.com YHP Patron-only FB group: tinyurl.com/ycvbbf98 Website: youhavepermissionpod.com Join Dan's email list: dankochwords.com Artwork by sprungle.co/
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    Integrating Theology & Psychology; Christian Existentialism (#132)

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    Dr. Brad Strawn (Fuller) joins me today for essentially a two-parter. First, we talk about the integration of psychology and theology broadly, including Brad’s own story of coming to that work in particular. After the break, we talk about how a Christian might also be an existentialist in some ways, a field of thought commonly associated with atheism or agnosticism. Finally, Sarey Concepcion, Communications Director for Blueprint 1543, joins me for a brief interview about some very high-quality free courses around psychology and theology that their organization is offering. Blueprint 1543's free courses: theopsych.com Brad's Author Page: https://fullerstudio.fuller.edu/contributor/brad-d-strawn/ Richard Beck episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/you-have-permission/id1448000113?i=1000437315400 Beck's "The Slavery of Death": https://www.amazon.com/Slavery-Death-Richard-Beck/dp/1620327775 Pete Hill episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/you-have-permission/id1448000113?i=1000448442686 "The Worm at the Core": https://www.amazon.com/Worm-Core-Role-Death-Life/dp/1400067472 Dan's new music project Havana Swim Club on Spotify: open.spotify.com/artist/6CzaYsf8R…687fd1c987ee466e Havana Swim Club on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCkhsQydzvcAHT2d70dWZvjA Album Spotify pre-save: distrokid.com/hyperfollow/havana…b/havana-swim-club Follow Dan on IG: www.instagram.com/dancoke/ Or Twitter: twitter.com/DanKoch Faith deconstruction resources: soyouredeconstructing.com Edited by Josh Gilbert (joshgilbertmedia@gmail.com -- he is accepting more work!) Join the Patreon for exclusive episodes (and more) every month: patreon.com/dankoch Email about the "sliding scale" for the Patreon: youhavepermissionpodcast@gmail.com YHP Patron-only FB group: tinyurl.com/ycvbbf98 Website: youhavepermissionpod.com Join Dan's email list: dankochwords.com Artwork by sprungle.co/
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    How Free Is Our Will? (#131)

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    I'm joined by absolute neuroscience all-star William Newsome (Stanford, NIH BRAIN Project) to discuss the ways in which our will is both free and constrained. What counts as free will? Are the Sam Harris types right that we have no free will? (Nope.) How do "top-down" and "bottom-up" forces affect our will? When is it the "most free"? Follow Dan on IG: https://www.instagram.com/dancoke/ Or Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanKoch Faith deconstruction resources: soyouredeconstructing.com Edited by Josh Gilbert (joshgilbertmedia@gmail.com -- he is accepting more work!) Join the Patreon for exclusive episodes (and more) every month: patreon.com/dankoch Email about the "sliding scale" for the Patreon: youhavepermissionpodcast@gmail.com YHP Patron-only FB group: https://tinyurl.com/ycvbbf98 Website: youhavepermissionpod.com Join Dan's email list: dankochwords.com Artwork by http://sprungle.co/
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    Responding to "The Rise & Fall of Mars Hill" (#130)

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    This week, you're getting a sneak peek into the kind of exclusive episodes that patrons of this show received twice per month. Multiple-time guest Tony Jones joins me to break down and respond to the first 2 episodes of the incredible Christianity Today-produced podcast "The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill." If possible, listen to those episodes before listening to us respond (but you don't have to). The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-rise-and-fall-of-mars-hill/id1569401963 Follow Dan on IG: https://www.instagram.com/dancoke/ Or Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanKoch Faith deconstruction resources: soyouredeconstructing.com Join the Patreon for exclusive episodes (and more) every month: patreon.com/dankoch Email about the "sliding scale" for the Patreon: youhavepermissionpodcast@gmail.com YHP Patron-only FB group: https://tinyurl.com/ycvbbf98 Website: youhavepermissionpod.com Join Dan's email list: dankochwords.com Artwork by http://sprungle.co/
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    Religion, Virtue & Human Thriving (#129)

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    I spoke with the multi-talented Dr. Pamela King (Fuller Seminary, Thrive Center for Human Development). She is a researcher in developmental psychology whose passion is human thriving. We talk about thriving, as well as how virtue connects to thriving. Before that, she sets the stage with a discussion of religion and its role in both virtue development and thriving. For Pam, a virtue is a "psychological capacity that enables us to know, feel, and do what is right and  good at different times and in different places." I love that definition. We also talk about the relationship between our own evolving narrative identity and the formation of virtues. Dr. King's Thrive Center profile: https://thethrivecenter.org/about/pam-ebstyne-king/ Her Twitter: https://twitter.com/drpamking Her Amazon author's page: https://smile.amazon.com/s?i=stripbooks&rh=p_27%3APamela+Ebstyne+King&s=relevancerank&text=Pamela+Ebstyne+King&ref=dp_byline_sr_book_2 Dan's new music project Havana Swim Club on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6CzaYsf8RIrCHNDhFGSfgm?si=InuVGF2ESse9unLRXM3QJQhttps://open.spotify.com/track/6FNXLPqbXvIC9OZmHqy6cK?si=687fd1c987ee466e Havana Swim Club on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkhsQydzvcAHT2d70dWZvjA Album Spotify pre-save: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/havanaswimclub/havana-swim-club Follow Dan on IG: https://www.instagram.com/dancoke/ Or Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanKoch Faith deconstruction resources: soyouredeconstructing.com Edited by Josh Gilbert (joshgilbertmedia@gmail.com -- he is accepting more work!) Join the Patreon for exclusive episodes (and more) every month: patreon.com/dankoch Email about the "sliding scale" for the Patreon: youhavepermissionpodcast@gmail.com YHP Patron-only FB group: https://tinyurl.com/ycvbbf98 Website: youhavepermissionpod.com Join Dan's email list: dankochwords.com Artwork by http://sprungle.co/
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    "Christian Music": Jon Guerra (#128)

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    I'm joined by one of my favorite Christian recording artists, Jon Guerra. His latest album "Keeper of Days" is phenomenal, and there is so much depth lurking just behind its carefully-constructed songs. Thankfully, a nice dose of that depth comes out in this fantastic conversation! We talk growing up the child of immigrants, Christian Nationalism, the Sermon on the Mount, the CCM machine, border politics, silence/prayer in the creative life, and more. Jon Guerra on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0T5EH22oyMja9UmN0Rz95o?si=04d5297a5dc14187 Dan's new music project Havana Swim Club on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6CzaYsf8RIrCHNDhFGSfgm?si=InuVGF2ESse9unLRXM3QJQhttps://open.spotify.com/track/6FNXLPqbXvIC9OZmHqy6cK?si=687fd1c987ee466e Havana Swim Club on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkhsQydzvcAHT2d70dWZvjA Album Spotify pre-save: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/havanaswimclub/havana-swim-club Follow Dan on IG: https://www.instagram.com/dancoke/ Or Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanKoch Faith deconstruction resources: soyouredeconstructing.com Edited by Josh Gilbert (joshgilbertmedia@gmail.com -- he is accepting more work!) Join the Patreon for exclusive episodes (and more) every month: patreon.com/dankoch Email about the "sliding scale" for the Patreon: youhavepermissionpodcast@gmail.com YHP Patron-only FB group: https://tinyurl.com/ycvbbf98 Website: youhavepermissionpod.com Join Dan's email list: dankochwords.com Artwork by http://sprungle.co/
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    I Don't Believe in That God: Luke Barnett (#127)

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    Actor and filmmaker Luke Barnett joins me for another installment of "I Don't Believe in That God." These are conversations with people who do not identify as Christian, but they are not debates. Rather, they are attempts to understand my guest's story and perspective, with plenty of hopefully interesting rabbit trails along the way. https://twitter.com/LukeBarnett Faith Ba$ed on Prime Video: https://www.amazon.com/Faith-Based-Luke-Barnett/dp/B08KGRJJMR Our previous episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/you-have-permission/id1448000113?i=1000494497232 Dan's new music project Havana Swim Club on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6CzaYsf8RIrCHNDhFGSfgm?si=InuVGF2ESse9unLRXM3QJQhttps://open.spotify.com/track/6FNXLPqbXvIC9OZmHqy6cK?si=687fd1c987ee466e Havana Swim Club on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkhsQydzvcAHT2d70dWZvjA Album Spotify pre-save: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/havanaswimclub/havana-swim-club Follow Dan on IG: https://www.instagram.com/dancoke/ Or Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanKoch Faith deconstruction resources: soyouredeconstructing.com Edited by Josh Gilbert (joshgilbertmedia@gmail.com -- he is accepting more work!) Join the Patreon for exclusive episodes (and more) every month: patreon.com/dankoch Email about the "sliding scale" for the Patreon: youhavepermissionpodcast@gmail.com YHP Patron-only FB group: https://tinyurl.com/ycvbbf98 Website: youhavepermissionpod.com Join Dan's email list: dankochwords.com Artwork by http://sprungle.co/
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    Celibate Gay Christian Bridget Eileen Rivera (#126)

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    I'm joined by Bridget Eileen Rivera, a sociologist completing her Ph.D. at the City University of New York Graduate Center. A homeschool graduate and alum of Patrick Henry College, Rivera has become a leading voice on gay celibacy in the the church. She has worked with a number of faith-based organizations, including Revoice, Christians for Social Action, and Preston Sprinkle’s Center for Faith, Sexuality, and Gender. Bridget and I differ ultimately on whether we think queer Christians are in general called by God to celibacy, but that didn't stop us from having a really great and interesting conversation about all things gender, sexuality, and faith. Her book (pre-order): https://smile.amazon.com/Heavy-Burdens-Christians-Experience-Church/dp/1587434830/ref=sr_1_1?crid=23XJOXDL8E7SJ&dchild=1&keywords=bridget+eileen+rivera&qid=1623344189&sprefix=bridget+eil%2Caps%2C205&sr=8-1 https://twitter.com/travelingnun https://www.meditationsofatravelingnun.com/ Dan's new music project Havana Swim Club on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6CzaYsf8RIrCHNDhFGSfgm?si=InuVGF2ESse9unLRXM3QJQhttps://open.spotify.com/track/6FNXLPqbXvIC9OZmHqy6cK?si=687fd1c987ee466e Havana Swim Club on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkhsQydzvcAHT2d70dWZvjA Album Spotify pre-save: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/havanaswimclub/havana-swim-club Follow Dan on IG: https://www.instagram.com/dancoke/ Or Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanKoch Faith deconstruction resources: soyouredeconstructing.com Edited by Josh Gilbert (joshgilbertmedia@gmail.com -- he is accepting more work!) Join the Patreon for exclusive episodes (and more) every month: patreon.com/dankoch Email about the "sliding scale" for the Patreon: youhavepermissionpodcast@gmail.com YHP Patron-only FB group: https://tinyurl.com/ycvbbf98 Website: youhavepermissionpod.com Join Dan's email list: dankochwords.com Artwork by http://sprungle.co/

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