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Center for Action and Contemplation


Discover the transformative wisdom and practices of the Christian contemplative traditions.

The Center for Action and Contemplation’s (CAC) podcast network serves as a gateway to the contemplative path. In partnership with Richard Rohr and our core faculty, podcast series are designed to provide spiritual wisdom and guidance in support of inner and outer transformation.

Help us co-create a world where everyone and everything belongs.

Learning How to See

How do we transform and transcend our biases? From unconscious judgments to complacency in systemic evil, we must learn how to see if we are to learn how to transform. Brian McLaren guides listeners to discover how seeing is social, political, and contemplative. 

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Turning to the Mystics

James Finley offers a modern take on the timeless wisdom of the Christian mystics through meditation and practice. This podcast is for people searching for something more meaningful, intimate, and richly present in the divine gift of their lives.

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Everything Belongs

Join Richard Rohr, CAC staff, teachers, and guests on a journey through Fr. Richard’s foundational teachings on contemplative Christianity. Discover how to embody this wisdom in our daily lives, co-creating a world where everything and everyone belongs.

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The Cosmic We

The Cosmic We podcast goes beyond race and racism to consider relatedness as the organizing principle of the universe, exploring our shared cosmic origins though a cultural lens that fuses science, mysticism, spirituality, and the creative arts. 

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Love Period

Do you yearn for a new vision of Christianity — one with love and justice at the core of its practice? In conversation with artists, activists, and faith leaders, Dr. Lewis explores the transformative potential and urgent need for radical love in our times. 

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Another Name for Every Thing

Join Richard Rohr on an exploration of our Christ-soaked world through the lens of the Universal Christ. Discover the deep connections between action and contemplation and how we can integrate this wisdom amid diapers, disruptions, and the shifting state of our world. 

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Homilies with Richard Rohr

Until the 2020 pandemic, Father Richard Rohr regularly gave homilies at his local parish. Delivered in a conversational style, these 10- to 15-minute sermons are part of the Mass at Holy Family Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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New here?

Sometimes it can be hard to know where to jump in – especially if you are new to our podcast network. To help you get to know our show, the CAC podcast team has curated a list of recommended entry points for each series. 

Another Name for Everything – A theological deep dive into a Christ-soaked world through the lens of the Universal Christ.

Turning to the MysticsExplore the timeless wisdom of the Christian mystics through meditation and practice.

Learning How to SeeDiscover new ways of seeing and understanding yourself and Christianity. 

The Cosmic WeA podcast exploring our collective identities found within each other using science, spirituality, and the creative arts.

Love PeriodA podcast examining a more just and loving Christianity through conversation.

The Podcast Team

The Center for Action and Contemplation’s (CAC) podcast network is primarily a partnership between staff members Corey Wayne (Managing Producer) and Paul Swanson (Lead Program Designer). Since 2019, Corey and Paul — with the help of many other individuals along the way — have created podcast programming that showcases the strengths and animating charisms of our hosts. Each series honors contemplative wisdom through teaching, practice, and relationship through format, structure, and theme in support of our teachers’ unique calling in service to the world.

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