Another Name For Every Thing with Richard Rohr
Spiritual Practice

Spiritual Practice

October 19, 2019

Richard Rohr responds to listeners questions on some of the most pressing themes of his book, The Universal Christ. In conversation with Paul Swanson and Brie Stoner, Richard responds to listener questions on spiritual practice, for example:

  • Any advice for someone like me who wants to be a mediator between complicated people like my father and those who are suffering, in the service of the sort of cosmic reconciliation the CAC seems to be working toward?
  • How can those of us for whom contemplation is already part of our lives expand and deepen it to become closer to the Christ and to let it live more fully in the world?

Visit cac.org/podcast to listen to season one of Another Name for Every Thing 

Visit universalchrist.org to learn more about the core themes of Richard latest book The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe

Resources 

Parenting

Parenting

October 12, 2019

On this episode, Fr. Richard Rohr responds to listeners questions on some of the most pressing themes of his book, The Universal Christ. In conversation with Paul Swanson and Brie Stoner, Richard responds to listener questions on Parenting, for example:

  • How do I give my children the order they need, while knowing that it will quite soon let them down? 
  • I want to raise my son in the Christian tradition, however I find that most of the mainstream Christian teachings for children do more harm than good.How can we talk about the Universal Christ with my son in an age-appropriate way? 

Visit cac.org/podcast to listen to season one of Another Name for Every Thing 

Visit universalchrist.org to learn more about the core themes of Richard's latest book The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe

People & Resources Mentioned 

Children Books 

  • Where is God? by Rabbi Lawrence Kushner 
  • Refuge by Anne Booth & Sam Usher 
  • Mindful Movements: Ten Exercises for Well-Being by Thich Nhat Hahn 
  • Peaceful Piggy Meditation by Kerry Lee MacLean 
  • The Three Questions by Jon J. Muth 
  • You Are Stardust by Elin Kelsey and Soyeon Kim 
  • Little Tree by Loren Long 
  • You Belong Here by M.H. Clark and Isabelle Arsenault 
  • What Do You Do with a Problem? by Kobi Yamada and Mae Besom 

Older Kids 

  • C.S. Lewis 
  • George MacDonald 
  • J.R.R. Tolkien 
  • Harry Potter Series 

Poetry 

  • Rumi 
Healing Division In A World That Others

Healing Division In A World That Others

October 5, 2019

On this episode, Fr. Richard Rohr responds to listeners questions on some of the most pressing themes of his book, The Universal Christ. In conversation with Paul Swanson and Brie Stoner, Richard responds to listener questions on Healing Division in a World that Others, for example:

  • How do I help reduce the injustices I get upset by? 
  • How does the concept of a Christ-soaked world inform the relationship we ought to have with nature, and how we use (‘subdue’!?) the natural world? 

Visit cac.org/podcast to listen to season one of Another Name for Every Thing 

Visit universalchrist.org to learn more about the core themes of Richard's latest book The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe

People and Resources Mentioned 

Reframing The Great Commission

Reframing The Great Commission

September 28, 2019

Richard Rohr responds to listeners questions on some of the most pressing themes of his book, The Universal Christ. In conversation with Paul Swanson and Brie Stoner, Richard responds to listener questions on the Great Commission, for example: 

  • How do I remain in my church when the greater part of what is preached from the front is around substitutionary atonement?
  • Can contemplatives “evangelize?” What might that look like?

Visit cac.org/podcast to listen to season one of Another Name for Every Thing 

Visit universalchrist.org to learn more about the core themes of Richard latest book The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe

Miracles, Signs and Wonders

Miracles, Signs and Wonders

September 21, 2019

Richard Rohr responds to listeners questions on some of the most pressing themes of his book, The Universal Christ. In conversation with Paul Swanson and Brie Stoner, Richard responds to listener questions on the relationship between science and theology as well as miracles, signs and wonders. For example: 

  • In your book you talk about Christ being "materiality" itself beginning with the Big Bang. This begs the question: what is the difference in the universe and Christ? Are they synonyms? 
  • How should I reconcile the miracles of Jesus described in the Gospels? Should I view them in a metaphorical way or in a literal way? 

Visit cac.org/podcast to listen to season one of Another Name for Every Thing 

Visit universalchrist.org to learn more about the core themes of Richard’s latest book, The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe 

The Path of Great Suffering

The Path of Great Suffering

September 14, 2019

Richard Rohr, in conversation with Paul Swanson and Brie Stoner, responds to listener questions on suffering and brokenness, for example: 

  • How am I fortunate enough to have an experience of suffering be transformative, but the same experiences of suffering seems to irreparably damage others?   
  • How do we not become cynical or shutdown in the midst of suffering? 

Visit cac.org/podcast to listen to season one of Another Name for Every Thing 

Visit universalchrist.org to learn more about the core themes of Richard’s latest book, The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe 

Embodiment: An Incarnational Worldview

Embodiment: An Incarnational Worldview

September 7, 2019

Richard Rohr responds to listeners questions on some of the most pressing themes of his book, The Universal Christ.In conversation with Paul Swanson and Brie Stoner, Richard responds to listener questions on embodiment and incarnation, for example:

  • Richard can you speak to the way Christianity has divided the body and the spirit?
  • How can we reclaim the joy of our bodies - embodying with joy and gratitude for the magnificence of very "ordinary" (even that shows cultural bias), non-skinny, yet fully alive and wonderful human bodies?

Visit cac.org/podcastto listen to season one of Another Name for Every Thing 

Visit universalchrist.orgto learn more about the core themes of Richard’s latest book, The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe

Non-Duality in Relationships, Community and Religion (Part 2)

Non-Duality in Relationships, Community and Religion (Part 2)

August 31, 2019

Richard Rohr, in conversation with Paul Swanson and Brie Stoner, responds to listener questions on non-duality in all corners of life. This is Part 2 of this conversation. For example: 

  • As I deepen my contemplative faith and so value it’s unity and “wholeness” how do I best bring it up within my faith group who may be threatened by the ideas? 
  • How can women find ways to connect with the feminine side of God while we wait for our religions to begin embracing the feminine divine, while not passing patriarchy on to our kids? 

Visit cac.org/podcast to listen to season one of Another Name for Every Thing  

Visit universalchrist.org to learn more about the core themes of Richard’s latest book, The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe

Non-Duality in Relationships, Community and Religion (Part 1)

Non-Duality in Relationships, Community and Religion (Part 1)

August 24, 2019

Richard Rohr, in conversation with Paul Swanson and Brie Stoner, responds to listener questions on non-duality in all corners of life. This is Part 1 of this conversation. For example: 

  •  How does one deal with parents who out of fear of hell, confront & "witness" at every opportunity? 
  • How can we see Christ in everyone and everything without being naive? 

Visit cac.org/podcast to listen to season one of Another Name for Every Thing  

Visit universalchrist.org to learn more about the core themes of Richard’s latest book, The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe 

Hell, The Devil and The Afterlife

Hell, The Devil and The Afterlife

August 17, 2019

Richard Rohr responds to listeners questions on some of the most pressing themes of his book, The Universal Christ. In conversation with Paul Swanson and Brie Stoner, Richard responds to listener questions on Hell, evil and the after life, for example: 

  • How do you think about what happens to the soul after the death of the body?  Does any aspect of 'me' live on?   
  • What is Satan’s reality in this world. How does that fit in a Christ-soaked world? 

Visit cac.org/podcast to listen to season one of Another Name for Every Thing 

Visit universalchrist.org to learn more about the core themes of Richard’s latest book, The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe