Nomad Podcast


For over a decade Nomad Podcast has been hosting conversations with theologians, activists and contemplatives from across the Christian spectrum and beyond. Reflecting on our evangelical heritage we explore the possibilities of a more inclusive, generous and hopeful faith.

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  • Patricia from Torre
    Enjoyed the interview….
    …but really LOVED what Anna and Tim had to say afterwards. Thank you! P.S. Paul Young is another example of someone who wrote his thoughts/ideas to share solely with his family and it turned out to be a blessing for so many.
  • AnaUSA94
    I love Nomad Podcast so much
    The hosts don’t know this but they became my first community after I had to painfully separate from the church three years ago to repair after trauma. Thanks so much Tim, Anna, Nick, Jemimah, David, Joy and everyone else. Also, I love when Nick and Tim laugh together…I feel as though I’m there in the room with them 💗 Cheers 🥂 and hope to meet you someday in person 😊🙆🏽‍♀️
  • Frank Weeks
    This podcast has been a great companion throughout these past few years. The interviews are great and the chemistry with everyone is fantastic. As person who occasionally goes to church, this podcast has offered a lot of great thinks to ponder upon. Especially, being an American, where the church is really in a weird spot right now. Keep it up. And thanks for everything.
  • danwills_Illinois
    Best podcast hour of your day!
    Tim, Nick, and Crew deliver some of the finest spiritual content out there! If one is any sort of believer aside from a conservative evangelican you should positively relate to this content. You should also find that The Crew becomes a friend as you learn about each one at every listen. Hard hittting questions with a great deal of respect to all that play a part. Wether you are in the midst of deconstructing your bible and thoughts or full on in either direction you should love it! I say, give it a shot!
  • Rebecca1954
    Richard Beck
    Today’s devotional is so spot on and moving. This podcast is a new part of my life- thank you! Blessings my new friends
  • Amanda Oster
    nomad* is a sign of hope
    I found nomad* in the middle of my spiritual deconstruction and haven’t missed an episode. Also, the bonus content available to their supporters on Patreon is great. Definitely one of my faves!
  • RRD502104
    Brian Zahnd
    Thought provoking & helpful.
  • whidbey student
    It’s such a crazy journey as a Jesus follower picking up bread crumbs and finding a trail that leads us home and to family. From some folks in Bethlehem I heard of a woman who happened to be married to a pastor Bryan Zahnd found he wrote a book. Which maybe I heard Preston sprinkle talk about or Greg Boyd? “sinners in the hands of a loving God” which all I need to do is meditate on that title and I am half way there. And then reading it and wanting more and searching podcasts and I find your interview with him. Which led me to nomads which I feel like a lot of the time. Thank you for helping me continue on my journey with your musings, worship, and great interviews. From Whidbey Island Washington
  • lhudkins
    So helpful
    Thanks for all you do!
  • karchitect94
    Great variety. Consistent openness and earnestness.
    Very grateful for this one. Spent a year or so with Unbelievable and was ready for a slightly different scene, and this one is a different angle and format but keeps a great variety of content like Unbelievable does.
  • Mt.6:24
    Nice work, keep it up!
    More people & podcasts are talking these days about the things Jesus taught (in the 4 gospels), but there are a few of his teachings that almost never get serious coverage. Several references (EXCLUDING the “rich young ruler”) are made in Luke about selling all of one’s possessions & giving to the poor and then this teaching is shown to be taken seriously by the time we get to the book of Acts (end of chapters 2 & 4). Another powerful & often neglected paradigm-changing (IF taken at face value) teaching of Jesus is found in Mt. 6:24; Lk. 16:13-14). This has been called the “Two Masters teaching”, one being God/Love and the other/opposite one being money. What would Christianity look like, both inside its confines and to the world at large, if these teachings were given much more serious consideration and application? Take a leap of faith and dive deep into these teachings! ✌🏼
  • Brianjralph
    Feels like you’re having a pint with the lads and lasses
    Very thoughtful podcast that I have enjoyed listening to throughout the years. It is one of the very few, maybe the only, podcast where I think the preamble is stronger than the guests
  • shanefryer
    My favorite podcast
    This really is my favorite podcast. I’ve been listening for at least 3 years. I love the rich content, chill attitude and hilarious banter. They explore topics similar to The Liturgists but with a bit more goofiness and… je ne sais quoi. I always feel like my mind has expanded after listening AND I feel more cheerful.
  • daradw
    Excellent podcast providing a respectful, open discussion.
  • riley from chattanooga
    ive been listening to nomad for 6 years now. i support them on patreon. their work is a sign of hope.
  • kbuss11
    Really Amazing
    I just discovered Nomad podcast a week or so ago and have been binge listening to multiple episodes every day (all out of order, whatever looks interesting). It has been so inspiring and helpful to me as I'm figuring out my own faith. Thanks so much for all the time and effort and vulnerability you put into making this!
  • tjv10
    Nomad podcast has been a beloved companion with me on the faith journey I have been on. Listening for many years now has enriched, guided, encouraged and even entertained me through the topics and discussions that reassure me I haven’t gone totally mad. Thanks Tim and all who make this podcast possible.
  • Snap-
    This podcast has been a welcome lifeline for me. I love the variety of guests, both in beliefs and geographic homes. The Karris interview in prayer was a perfect example of how you all encourage me and help me to grow. Love all the hosts too. Thank you, brothers and sisters.
  • holykhakis
    It’s great even in this side of the pond. Imagine hanging out with a couple of blokes at the pub talking about life, God, and religion. That’s this podcast except they just happen to have people like Tom Wright and Alexander Shaia drop by for a bit.
  • MichaelMahncke
    Really enjoy the wide variety of speakers and the honest attempt to understand
  • mmishab
    Listening in from texas, USA! I’m a Baha’i and enjoy the insights I’m getting from your journey. Cheers!
  • hereforthelearning
    Please get to the content quicker
    Great content...once they get there. 11 minutes in and it has been superfluous chatter with quirky music underneath. The content should arrive much quicker.
  • AMPortland
    Great content, auditorily intolerable intros
    These guys have a lovely, relaxed conversational style of interview and the content is always thought-provoking. The high-pitched background whistling during the (very long) intros is extremely distracting and annoying - like listening to a mosquito buzzing in your ear while you’re trying to have a conversation. I would listen more often and not skip the intros if it weren’t for that.
  • KatieJoy0514
    Thinking Allowed
    Tim and the entire Nomad crew, along with their wide variety of knowledgeable guests have done an excellent job at building a platform on which everyone is equally entitled to their own take on spirituality and religious culture. If you’re looking for a place to learn and grow intellectually without judgement then you’ve come to the right place. Thanks for putting out such a superb show guys - keep up the great work!
  • Dbjexbjsch
    Much Love
    As an avid(borderline obsessive) consumer of theological/spiritual podcasts, this podcast is my absolute favorite! I just love all these guys. Tim, David, Jemimah, Nick, and all of those involved. The content and quality is top notch and it really feels like an ongoing conversation with good friends. A major plus for this Alabama man: the British accents are wonderful. Tim, you have one of my favorite voices in the podcast world. Keep up the good work. I recommend this to everyone I know who's interested in communal Christianity and breaking away from the dogmatics of institutional church, but still in love with Jesus.
  • LRSonder
    I LOVE this podcast!
    Such a beautiful ministry. I especially love the episodes with Brad Jersak/those on Orthodox Christianity. Thank you!!
  • TORQ23
    Thought provoking, fascinating interviews and some serious hilarity
    Update:11/6/18 Still loving the Podcast, thank you for the fresh nuisance of perspectives, and keep the dopamine hits coming! ************************************* Thanks to Tim Nash, Dave Ward (Wardo), and David Benjamin Blower and all of their amazing guests and the beloved listeners. This has been an amazing journey of exploring the foundations of faith, and getting to the roots of how the Creator is communicating love to the world. I’ve had so many amazing moments of renewal and life changing experiences when listening and contemplating along with the podcast. Thanks for helping me in my search for community, hope and what the future could look like if we dream big enough and trust in the love that transcends our understanding. What an inspiring resource, I can’t help but share this with friends! Some of my favorites so far are Pete Rollins, Malcolm Guite, Tom Wright, Rob Bell, Richard Beck, Phyllis Tickle, and Sharon Baker....and all the rest!
  • Ralph McCoy
    Honest, humble, and integrious.
    This podcast is evidence that Jesus is not failing to build his church. So grateful for these honest, humorous and humble conversations laced with the grace only available through the Spirit. Keep up the good work!
  • _Dinho_
    Love the insights!!
    Love what these guys do and how thought through their interviews are. One always gets to the end of the episodes with valuable insights and new perspectives to think about. Also love the community that is being built around these conversations.
  • Miss Becki
    Great exploration- Brit style!
    These guys are great- in the same genre as The Bible for Normal People, The Liturgists, The Deconstructionists, etc. I'm American, so while I love their dry senses of humor, the interviews themselves can sometimes seem very low energy. The content and fantastic guests make it totally worthwhile! I enjoy listening- thank you both!
  • soultry
    Always Great!!
    I’ve been listening for the last couple of years and I love being challenged and inspired! This podcast has been an important part of my spiritual journey...keep up the great work!
  • Rondawn4ever
    That’s for daring to not just say but too go where we Know Him and don’t have to be perfect to sit together
  • goodnsimple
    Great voices, thoughtful discussion
    I’ve been listening for over a year...great interviews (loved that Walter Brugeden was interviewed twice, but didn’t realize) very topical and because the guys are English there is almost none of the strident whinging of religion in the US.
  • Goatfan33
    Love it
    I love you these guys! They are so funny and I so enjoy the great people that they have on their show. They give me a lot of hope for the church as it rebuilt itself and helps me be reminded that Jesus is the center of everything.
  • jrbarker68
    Thank You from the America
    Thank you, God, for Nomad that we may know there are others like us. We get where we're going by asking where we're at ... or something like that.
  • Kram972
    So good!
    This is a thoroughly enjoyable and often eye opening podcast. I have not listened to one that disappointed. Thanks guys for your hard work!!
  • Romanian Dan
    LeaderTrekVet is wrong.
    Unlike the 2 star review, I actually agree with almost everything Greg Boyd says. Also, you guys do a fantastic job integrating different perspectives. Keep up the great work!
  • YaYaGracie
    I like thinkers! I like people who believe this faith journey should be taken not only in the heart but also in the head, reasoning out this faith-life. That's what these guys do and that's what they help me do. They help me process my thoughts on difficult topics through the lens of belief and reason. Doubt shouldn't be a bad word in church. These guys helped me not be ashamed of my doubt, but rather see that doubt as a road-way to reasoned-faith.
  • seth@w2w
    Such sweet guys
    I really enjoy this podcast. They interview many interesting guests and always seems so genuine in their reflections of the discussion. Listening to them feels like sitting on the porch talking to close friends about God and stuff over a cold beer as the sun sets, wearing a RompHim. I really appreciate their charitable tone and their desire to help their listeners learn from each of their guests. There are times when I wish the more critical questions they ask each other in the post-interview would have been asked of the guest directly.
  • LeaderTrekVet
    Episode 128
    I respect Greg Boyd. I respect his 10 years of research on this topic and the view that he came away with from that experience. However, from my perspective, the gymnastics that were happening in this podcast to make the theology & doctrine work wer at an Olympic level.
  • Garret Nichols
    One of my favorite podcasts
    I spend a lot of time helping my wife with her cleaning business and literally listen to podcasts everyday. After three years Nomad is in my top three of all time favorites. You get well thought out reflection and a little bit of humor.....I catch myself literally laughing while I'm cleaning. Love these guys! Thank you for making my time cleaning more enjoyable!
  • Progressive Conservative7
    Great podcast
    Love listening to these guys. They're humorous, thoughtful, and intriguing. Great guests.
  • Zackeriliac
    Love this podcast. Very interesting guests and compelling conversation. Always enjoy every new episode. Well done to the hosts, and keep up the good work!
  • 2shu
    A rare pearl, with no swine in sight
    I have to say that I eagerly await the release of each new Nomad episode. Since discovering them last year, I've plowed like a millennial Elisha through their archive. Absolutely engaging, thoughtful, insightful and authentic content. No needless theologizing, no frilly philosophical diatribes, but plenty of well-asked questions directed at some of the most engaging guests in progressive Christianity. And along the way, you'll get a dash of British humor, some equine knowledge and a new appreciation for the podcast genre. Thanks guys!
    Great, in depth interviews. Very thought provoking. A must listen-to weekly. THANK YOU!
  • djsck3
    Started listening to Nomad about 6 months ago and I can’t get enough - I look forward to every episode as the guys search, enquire and re-evaluate their long-held, ‘normative’ Christian views and values, looking for glimmers of hope within culture and spirituality. It’s also really, really funny. Great job guys!
  • drewebster
    Absolutely love it.
    This has quickly become one of my favorite podcasts, if not my favorite. I tend to have an affinity with "seekers" and it is a pleasure to listen to these guys walk along their journey of faith and life, exploring new ideas and thoughts and growing deeper in their own. I am indeed a beneficiary of their travels.
  • StarTracerKT
    Great Ideas and Insights
    This is the best podcast series I am aware of for those who want to be challenged to think in new directions about theology, the church, mission, and the future of Christianity. I love the diversity of reflections, brought by academics and “feet-on-the-ground” pioneers and even dreamers. And every bit as important are the reflections Dave and Tim offer in the “debriefing” section at the end of each interview. And yes, they have a terrific, dry sense of humor that makes me smile or laugh out loud. Most of all, though, I come away with something to wrestle with that keeps me on my toes in Christian ministry and day to day living.
  • PJSquerryes
    As a Brit now living in the states its great to hear Tim and Daves British banter and dry humour while they reflect on their interviews with a broad selection of spiritually progressive folk. Their questions are always really thoughtful and get the best insights from their guests. It's a real privilege to be able to share their spiritual journey as they talk through what they've heard. Thanks Tim and Dave!!
  • Theology school gradutate
    I recommend this to friends all the time!
    I listen to a lot of podcasts; most of my time is spent in solitary pursuits like gardening and quilting, so being able to learn something while I do my thing is wonderful. But this podcast has become my most recommended - a lot of my friends and acquaintances are struggling with what the church means in the modern world, and Nomad's interviews help me refine my thoughts on Christianity, spirituality, mission, and community.
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