Podcast:
Another Name for Every Thing

Love is the energy that sustains the universe, moving everything toward resurrection. —Richard Rohr

Another Name for Every Thing with Richard Rohr is a podcast based on the themes of his new book, The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe. Richard is joined by two students of the Christian contemplative path, Brie Stoner and Paul Swanson, who seek to integrate the wisdom of The Universal Christ amidst diapers, disruptions, and the shifting state of our world.

You can listen and subscribe to Another Name for Every Thing with Richard Rohr through iTunes, Google Podcast, Stitcher or any podcast player worth its salt.

We are currently in production for Season 3 of Another Name for Every Thing, and would love for you to be a part of it! Do you have a question for Brie, Paul or Richard? Leave us a voicemail!

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Music Credits for Another Name for Every Thing with Richard Rohr: “One” & “Anklebone” written by Dani Green & Zack Green. Performed by Birdtalker. Courtesy of Sensibility Recordings, Tone Tree Music, & Resin8 Music.

12 | Spiritual Practice

Saturday, October 19, 2019
Length: 01:03:07
Size: 75.7mb

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 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

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Length: 01:03:07
Size: 75.7mb

11 | Parenting

Saturday, October 12, 2019
Length: 01:12:39
Size: 87.2mb

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 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
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Length: 01:12:39
Size: 87.2mb

10 | Healing Division In A World That Others

Saturday, October 5, 2019
Length: 00:52:46
Size: 63.3mb

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?

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Length: 00:52:46
Size: 63.3mb

9 | Reframing The Great Commission

Saturday, September 28, 2019
Length: 00:51:18
Size: 61.6mb

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?

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Length: 00:51:18
Size: 61.6mb

8 | Miracles, Signs and Wonders

Saturday, September 21, 2019
Length: 00:49:26
Size: 59.3mb

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?

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Length: 00:49:26
Size: 59.3mb

7 | The Path of Great Suffering

Saturday, September 14, 2019
Length: 00:55:48
Size: 67mb

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?

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Length: 00:55:48
Size: 67mb

6 | Embodiment: An Incarnational Worldview

Saturday, September 7, 2019
Length: 01:13:24
Size: 88.1mb

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:

• Fr. 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?

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Length: 01:13:24
Size: 88.1mb

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

Saturday, August 31, 2019
Length: 43:32
Size: 41mb

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?

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Length: 43:32
Size: 41mb

4 | Non-Duality in Relationships, Community and Religion (Part1)

Saturday, August 24, 2019
Length: 01:07:50
Size: 81.4mb

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?

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Length: 01:07:50
Size: 81.4mb

3 | Hell, The Devil and The Afterlife

Saturday, August 17, 2019
Length: 57:50
Size: 69.4mb

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 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

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Length: 57:50
Size: 69.4mb
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