Rumors of Grace with Bob Hutchins
Summary: Rumor- a currently circulating story or report of uncertain or questionable truth. This is Rumors of Grace- Where I talk to people rumored to have found beauty, and truth in broken and uncommon places.
What's coming, when, and a favor to ask
Special Promo for The Pastor!
William Paul Young (Author of The Shack) and Brad Jersak (Author of Her Gates Will Never Be Shut) have just released a book together- The Pastor, A Crisis. Synopsis-Crisis! An explosive public meltdown. A violent incident in the psychiatric ward. Now the Pastor stares into the abyss of his own secret shame. Before he can be free, he must confront his demons and find grace. But will he let go? Will he allow himself to be healed? We discuss the writing and genesis of the book.
David Dark teaches at Belmont University and among the incarcerated communities of Nashville, TN. He is the author of The Possibility of America and The Sacredness of Questioning Everything. His writing appears in Paste, Pitchfork, America, & Killing the Buddha.
Aaron is a Spiritual Director, writer, and podcast host of The Reconstruction Calls. After a career in the music industry, in the mid-2000's Aaron's personal faith went through a deconstruction in the midst of the early-progressive church movement. This journey has been a part of Aaron's call to Spiritual Direction and leading faithful ragamuffins and pilgrims to find new faith experiences.
Jemar Tisby is a historian, writer, and speaker. A Graduate of Notre Dame, and RTS seminary, his first book, The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism was released in 2019.
Stephen James, MA, LPC-MHSP, NCC, is the founder and executive director of Sage Hill Counseling in Nashville. He also works with professionals, C-suite executives, and entrepreneurs to help them improve not only their leadership but their family lives as well. He is the bestselling author of six books, including Parenting with Heart with Chip Dodd. He and his wife, Heather, live in Nashville, Tennessee, and have four children. His latest book is Hope in the Age of Addiction
Jared Byas is a Biblical scholar and popular podcast host of The Bible for Normal People. He has been a pastor, professor, Sunday school teacher, podcast host, author, speaker, and leader of several organizations. We discuss his latest book, Love Matters More- How fighting to be right keeps up from living like Jesus.
God Can't, and uncontrolling love. Thomas Jay Oord is a theologian, philosopher, and scholar of multi-disciplinary studies. He is a best-selling and award-winning author, having written or edited more than twenty-five books. We discuss his latest book- God Can't- How to Believe in God & Love after Tragedy, Abuse & Evil
Sue Monk Kidd is an award-winning and international bestselling author, she also authored The Invention of Wings and The Mermaid Chair, as well as several acclaimed memoirs, including Traveling with Pomegranates and The Dance of the Dissident Daughter. Her new novel, The Book of Longings was published on April 21, 2020. We talk about her life, her own spiritual re-construction, and what it would be like if Jesus was married.
I talked to John Hill about what its like growing up in America in a mixed-race family. He is a race car driver, a pilot, and a new husband. John has a unique perspective and life experience as someone who has moved over 20 times in his short life and seen many things.
This an XYZ Podcast and Rumors of Grace podcast joint episode. How to not be a racist- Back yard conversations- Dr. Brandi Kellett from Nashville, TN has an MA and Phd in Caribbean, Postcolonial, and American Studies. She speaks and writes regularly about Identity, Trauma, History, Social Justice, Spirituality, and Race. In this episode, she tells us what she has been doing for her own neighborhood. Lauren Hutchins is the co-host.
Alex Rhea is a young American living in China. His master’s degree is in anthropology from Qinghai University for Nationalities. His master’s thesis focused on faith healing and exorcism amongst Muslim communities in northwest China. We talk about living in China, martial arts, racism in America, faith, and many other things.
Theologian, therapist, and ordained pastor, Mark Karris, is no stranger to the deconstruction/reconstruction process. In Religious Refugees, he explores this disorienting faith-shift through the lens of cutting-edge psychological research, theology, philosophy, and, most importantly, the real-world experiences of those who are going through—and have gone through—this arduous and confusing journey.
Honest Conversations about Race- Steps for moving forward. Isiah D. Tatum is a dreamer, visionary, leader whose life’s goal is to help others discover purpose in life. Each person is born with greatness inside. He believes the only way to tap into greatness is to serve people, overcome fear, and create the life you’ve always dreamed of obtaining. Tatum vows to die empty and leave a legacy that will inspire generations to dream. He is a Singer, Author, and Entrepreneur.