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.
Decarceration and Transformative Justice Rahim was paroled in 2015 after being locked up for 26 consecutive calendar years. While in prison, he acquired certifications from numerous educational institutions and became a leader and advocate. He now manages the Nashville Community Bail Fund . He also founded Unheard Voices Outreach to empower formerly incarcerated persons to be leaders in reentry, community building, and to raise awareness about “felonism.”
Brady Toops' life is one of many transitions- From small-town boy, to college academic, to a semi-pro baseball player, to Nashville music artist and songwriter, to podcast host. Brady acknowledges that his life experience has one thing in common, he was always performing. I talk about this journey and the deep spaces in between.
Jeff Goins is a writer, keynote speaker, and award-winning blogger with a reputation for challenging the status quo. He is the best-selling author of five books, including The Art of Work, which landed on the best seller lists of USA Today, Publisher's Weekly, and the Washington Post.
In this episode, my daughter, Lauren Hutchins and I interview Brenda Marie Davies on the damage of purity culture. Brenda is the creator of God is Grey - a youtube channel & podcast advocating for sex-positive, LGBTQ affirming, science believing Christianity.
Doug is a certified Dale Carnegie instructor, TEDx presenter, Coach & Storyteller. He hosts a podcast about exploring spiritual topics while maintaining intellectual integrity called, "I am not your pastor". Doug lives in Raleigh, NC with his wife and children.
Jason Elam is a grateful husband, proud dad, and is captivated by Jesus. After more than 20 years of local church ministry, Jason currently hosts The Messy Spirituality Podcast and is the author of the forthcoming book, Bartenders of Grace-sharing the life and love of Jesus after deconstruction, scheduled for release in December 2019. I talk to Jason about his life as a professional wrestler, church, family, and how is faith looks very different today than it has in the past.
Phil Drysdale, from Manchester UK, is a speaker and author dedicated to helping people who are losing faith in Christianity not necessarily lose their faith in Jesus. His simple message is that "God looks like Jesus, and so do you." He creates free video courses helping people to redefine their faith on thegracecourse.com
Peter Enns (Ph.D. Harvard University) is Abram S. Clemens professor of Biblical Studies at Eastern University (St. Davids, PA). He is the host of the popular podcast The Bible for Normal People, blogs at peteenns.com, and has written, edited, and contributed to over 20 books, including The Sin of Certainty, The Bible Tells Me So, and most recently How the Bible Actually Works.Enns resides in suburban Philadelphia with his wife Susan.
Dr. Brandi Kellett from Nashville, TN focuses her studies on Caribbean, Postcolonial, and American Studies. In this episode, we discuss the effects of tribalism and how to address and repair it. Dr. Kellett writes a blog at Expanding Your Us- https://www.expandyourus.com/
Brad self-identifies as a follower of Christ. His spiritual journey includes his confession of faith and trinitarian baptism in the Baptist General Conference; followed by membership and ordination in the Conference of Mennonites in BC. Then after planting and serving in a “small-c” charismatic church plant, he was chrismated and tonsured as a Reader in the Orthodox Church (OCA). We discuss his journey of pain, love, and healing.
Jamal Jivanjee is a best-selling author, podcaster, and life coach. A graduate of Liberty University where he studied religion, he is now passionate about helping individuals, couples, and communities become free to love. Co-host of the Heretic Happy Hour and the LoveCast, his latest book, Living For A Living, explores how to move from a mindset of survival to an economy of love.
Scott Erickson is a touring painter, performance speaker, and creative curate who mixes autobiography, mythology, and aesthetics to create art and moments that speak to our deepest experiences. Using his passion and commitment to craft, Scott has been a working artist for over a decade and has had his work appear on CNN, National Geographic, and various magazines, newspaper outlets, and book covers. He is the co-author of Prayer: Forty Days of Practice
Carlos is a pastor, an activist, a communicator and a provocative preacher. He's the CEO of The Happy NPO and the author of Simply Sonship, Drop The Stones and the upcoming Proximity. Together with his wife Catherine, they have three gorgeous children. They live now in Puerto Rico where they continue relief efforts all over the Caribbean post hurricane Irma and Maria.
A grandchild of four survivors of the Holocaust, Rabbi Lebovitz is the current Rabbi of Adat Shalom in Los Angeles. Prior to the rabbinate, Rabbi Lebovitz enjoyed a 10-year career in the film industry. Most notably, Rabbi Lebovitz wrote and directed the 2008 suspense-thriller “Tortured,” starring Laurence Fishburne. He continues to make films that explore the essence of Judaism. He is the writer, director, and producer of two highly regarded documentaries: “Roadmap Genesis” and “Roadmap J
After 30 years, in 2010 David left the professional paid clergy. He is still passionate about how people can find and follow their own spiritual path with courage and joy, as well as in how people can freely gather and form community in healthy ways. His art, cartoons, writings and book have found their way all around the world.