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God Speaks Book Launch!
This episode is the official Misfits book launch for my new book "God Speaks!" This was a long episode but we had a lot of fun, covered as lot of ground, and talk about some of the processes behind the writing process, as well as content from the book itself!  Below are links to some of the things we mentioned in the episode: If you liked the song "Lover boy" by local Grand Junction, Colorado's artist Crepe Girl check her out on Spotify! If you want to learn about Open and Relational Theology here is a very accessible introduction by Thomas Jay Oord: And here is the link to the Center for Open and Relational Theology:
June 21, 2021
Rich Lewis - Centering Prayer
Rich Lewis show notes
May 20, 2021
Keith Kristich
In this episode we spoke with Keith Kristich. Keith is a commissioned teacher of Centering Prayer, leads contemplative prayer groups and retreats, and is a certified Enneagram teacher. He walks alongside those who wish to nourish and deepen their spiritual life and wellbeing through contemplative prayer, meditation, and personality study in one-on-one coaching settings, both in person and online. He the creator of an online course called Closer Than Breath, which helps people commit to a regular contemplative prayer practice and open to the peace of mind and the Divine Presence within.
May 20, 2021
John Sanders: Embracing Prodigals
In this episode we discuss John Sanders new book Embracing Prodigals. John Sanders is one of the rockstars of the theological world. It was truly a privilege to get to talk to him! Check out the episode and consider buying his new book from a local bookstore! If your more into serving our corporate overlords from my home state, use this URL to buy his book If you like what you just heard please consider sponsoring us. Its so easy you just got to copy and paste the link below and fill out some stuff. Have you done it yet? No but seriously we really appreciate any help.   If you like what you just heard please consider sponsoring us. Its so easy you just got to copy and paste the link below and fill out some stuff. Have you done it yet? No but seriously we really appreciate any help. Also you can support us by following the podcast and checking out our bloggers at
November 30, 2020
Warren Carter: The New Testament, Empire, and the Process of Canonization
This was probably one of the best interviews we have recorded. Warren Carter is one of the top New Testament Scholars today. He's recently moved to Tulsa to work at Philips Theological Seminary. Since I live in Tulsa this was truly the opportunity of a lifetime for a theological and biblical nerd like me. In this episode we talk about Dr. Carter's home country of New Zealand, what fruit and book he would take with him on a deserted island, and probably most fascinating, his work on the New Testament and Empire studies as well as how the New Testament came to be canonized as the 27 books we have today.  Please check out his books, especially the books he drew from in this episode: Seven Events That Shaped the New Testament World and Matthew and Empire Initial Explorations. If you can please support a local bookstore rather than our corporate overlords, but if you just love amazon to much make sure to support World Wildlife Fund through Amazon Smile. I have the links to his two books on amazon below: If you like what you just heard please consider sponsoring us. Its so easy you just got to copy and paste the link below and fill out some stuff. Have you done it yet? No but seriously we really appreciate any help. Also you can support us by following the podcast and checking out our bloggers at
August 31, 2020
Universalism Part 2: Essential Kenosis
Univeralism has been a hot, sometimes radioactive topic in the last few years. In this two part series we interviewed Keith Giles a self identified Univeralist (EPISODE 2) and Thomas Jay Oord someone who does not identify as a Univeralist. In episode 3 Tom, Turner and I (Gabe) discuss Universalism from the perspective of Essentiall Kenosis other wise known as God Can't Theology. Can you believe that God can't control free creatures and believe in a God who saves everyone? Well I guess you'll have to listen to find out!
August 25, 2020
Exploring Revelation
Gabe and Turner tap the shoulder of one of their former New Testament professors, Alan Bandy, to gain some insight into why the book of Revelation is... just... so... dang confusing sometimes. They got some answers and a little clearer picture on what the actual epistle is going on.
August 20, 2020
Universalism Part 1: All are saved through Christ
This episode is the first in a two part mini-series exploring nuanced views on how exactly Christ reconciles us to God the Father. We sit down with Keith Giles to get an overview of Universal Reconciliation, aka Universalism, to really understand what it means when a universalist means when they say "All are reconciled through Christ".
February 14, 2020
Announcing MFTP Season 2
We are so excited to announce that we will be releasing the second season of the podcast on February 4th! This season will explore a broad range of theological controversies such as how Creation becomes redeemed, when is the end of the world (aka what the actual epistle is Revelations?), was the Sermon on the Mount for Christians only, and do we have souls? Our producer and co-host, Turner Bass, will rejoin Gabe in our quest to bring light to the awkward places of following Jesus. We hope that you will join us on the 4th and stay tuned as we bring new episodes to you each Tuesday (or Theology Tuesday)!  Have a great January everyone!
January 13, 2020
Annette on Mission with Pais
Check out this interview where we talk about the trip Annette Orrick is going to take!
November 19, 2019
Jesus Unbound with Keith Giles
In this episode, our host Gabe Gordon interviews Keith Giles on his new book "Jesus Unbound" and his personal journey wrestling with a fundamentalist worldview to become closer to Jesus and at peace with his walk with the Creator.
August 22, 2019
Misfits Stories - Ashley Davis
Kicking off our "Why I Left Church Series" with Ashley Davis! It's not uncommon to hear about people who have faith in Christ but for one reason or another have left a church community, or even to have remained in a church while being un-content. There are also a lot of people who are currently in a church community and love it. This series is dedicated to these phenomena. To explore some of the issues will be interviewing people in each of those 3 catgories, so stay tuned! Dr. Ashley’s mission is bringing restoration to our connections with the Divine, which heals broken relationships with self, God, others, and creation. She is an author, spiritual midwife, aesthete, and semiotician, as well as a workshop and conference educator.
May 8, 2019
God Can't with Thomas Jay Oord
Thomas Jay Oord is back on the podcast discussing his new book, "God Can't." Man, that's a controversial title and I love it! Check out the episode and then go out and buy his book by clicking on the link below! God Can't: How to Believe in God and Love after Tragedy, Abuse, and Other Evils
March 11, 2019
Why Go Anglican
This was actually one of the first episodes we recorded! Tom makes a convincing case about becoming Anglican. I wasn't convinced then but eventually I came around and now in a month and a half I'm going to become Anglican! Be careful listening to this...You might just become Anglican yourself!
December 2, 2018
Thomas Jay Oord Returns
Hey fellow Misfits! In this episode we talk again to Thomas Jay Oord. This time more specifically about his view of Essential Kenosis and its Theological Implications. Enjoy!
November 1, 2018
Misfits Stories - Brad Jersak
In this episode we talk to Eastern Orthodox Scholar Brad Jersak! And he's Canadian!
October 2, 2018
Primal Fire with Neil Cole
September 4, 2018
Misfits Stories: Clint Hardesty
In this episode we talk with Clint Hardesty (one of the coolest people alive) about his story of faith, deconstruction and reconstruction.
August 1, 2018
Stories: Gabe
Misfits Theology Podcast's host tells his journey of faith story and how he got to where he is today.
May 22, 2018
Non-Evangelical Organic Church with Keith Giles
In this episode we interview Keith Giles author of Jesus Untangled: Crucifying Our Politics to Pledge Allegiance to the Lamb. The topic was how to do Organic Church from a Non-Evangelical Theological perspective. However as with all great conversations we went all over the place, and talked a lot about Biblical Idolatry.
May 6, 2018
Stories: Father Freaking Tom Dahlman!
In this episode I interview Father Freaking Tom Dahlman! He's the priest at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Shawnee, OK, and a huge fan boy of N.T. Wright. Tom opens up to us about how he came to faith, began to deconstruct that faith only later to reconstruct his faith, finally finding a home in the Episcopal church. Here's the Book recommendations mentioned in the podcast by Tom, be sure to check them out: After Virtue: By Alasdair MacIntyre Supposed by Hope: By NT Wright Buried My heart at Wounded Knee: By Dee Brown Foundations of Scientific Revolutions: By Thomas S. Kuhn  Book Of Common Prayer
April 25, 2018
Stories: Thomas Jay Oord
In this Episode we interview Dr. Thomas Jay Oord! He's A Multidisciplinary Philosopher and Theologian teaching at Northwest Nazarene University in Idaho. Tom has written or edited 20 books, including one of my favorite, The Uncontrolling Love of God: An Open and Relational Account of Providence." If you like what you hear from him and want to learn more about him and the work he's doing, check out his website here and buy his book! Here's a link to amazon here below. The Uncontrolling Love of God: An Open and Relational Account of Providence
March 8, 2018
Ep. 1 Misfits Stories - Turner Bass
In this episode Turner Bass tells his story and journey into faith, deconstruction, and reconstruction.
February 24, 2018