Podcast Season 2 Episode 6: Rublev’s Trinity

Rublev’s Trinity is one of the, well, most iconic of Russian Orthodox icons. In this episode Joe talks with Rev. Dr. John Smith about his book on Rublev’s Trinity, his work with Orphan’s Tree in Russia, and how iconography can help people in spiritual deconstruction rediscover an experience of the divine.

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Podcast Season 2 Episode 5: Rob Rynders and Robert Payne of Social Thread: New Faith Communities for Spiritual Exiles and Refugees

In this episode cross-posted from Social Thread, we invite you to drop in on a conversation between Accidental Tomatoes host Joe Webb and Social Thread hosts Rob Rynders and Robert Payne about the new, non-traditional types of faith communities they’re imagining and creating and Rob’s research into what motivates people in various religious contexts. (This episode was originally aired on the Social Thread Podcast in October 2019.)

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Podcast Season 2 Episode 4: Interfaith Dialogue with Rabbi Victor Urecki

In this episode Joe has a conversation with Charleston WV Rabbi Victor Urecki about the importance of interfaith dialogue and how it can help people of all faith backgrounds better understand their own traditions and sacred texts, and how a robust interfaith conversation can benefit the common good for our society.

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Podcast Season 2 Episode 3: Helen Ryde, Reconciling Ministries Network

Helen Ryde is the Southeastern Regional Organizer for the Reconciling Ministries Network, a group of United Methodists seeking justice for LGBTQ+ people across all the intersections they inhabit. In this episode, Joe talks with Helen about their own faith journey, the work of RMN, and the importance of intersectionality in justice work.

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Podcast season 2 Episode 2: Brad Davis on Coalfield Justice and “The Holler Gospel”

Generations of oppression and exploitation have left the coalfields of central Appalachia among the most economically & socially depressed areas of the world. In this episode, Joe talks with coalfield justice advocate Brad Davis about how systemic dehumanization has affected the region and how his vision for a contextualized “Holler Gospel” can help restore individuals, families, and communities.

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