The Changing Faith Podcast with Michael Hidalgo

Considering important questions and next steps for those whose faith and spirituality is changing.

Episodes Date

This episode is an Election Day Special. Jon Huckins joins us on the podcast to talk about what it means for us to live as responsible citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven in the midst of the Empire of t...
October 27, 2020
On this episode Carly Bergey joins us to talk about our authentic voice, and how that connects to the stories we inhabit. She explores the connections between our lives and how we speak everyday, and ...
October 13, 2020
Bonnie Lewis joins the Changing Faith Podcast on this episode. She is a writer, speaker, and theologian. She serves as the Divinity and Creativity Coach with Radical Wellness Collaborative and is the ...
September 29, 2020
We live most every day at breakneck speed, not knowing how to slow down, to cease, to stop, to be still. It's all noise and no silence. In other words, we have no rhythm. But there is a rhythm invitin...
September 15, 2020
Many have had unnerving conversations with White Christians about racism. There is a disbelief as to how they can deny the ongoing reality of racism in this country, or how they can push back against ...
June 30, 2020
On this episode, Amanda Henderson joins us to talk about her new book titled, Holy Chaos: Creating Connections in Divisive Times. Because sometimes, trying to find connection across real division feel...
June 16, 2020
In our current moment of Pandemic and Protests we find ourselves asking, "Why does God Matter?" If we were to ask that question of ourselves, what would we say? On this episode we talk about the idea ...
June 3, 2020
On this episode, we discuss our the human tendency to NOT look within, while at the same time having a keen eye to see what is wrong out there among others. The more we do this, the more we are able t...
May 19, 2020
Many of us find ourselves in new territory with regard to our faith and how we understand God, life, the Bible, the Church and the universe we live in, and that is what we explore on this episode! We ...
May 5, 2020
In this midst of this season one of the common things I routinely hear and see and feel is that we are tired. Regardless of how much sleep we get or how much we exercise (or don’t) this season has bee...
April 21, 2020
This is the fourth installment of responding to your questions – the first of season 3! Thank you for sending in your questions. I always enjoy these episodes because it causes me to think about and a...
April 7, 2020
On this episode we explore Conversations About the COVID-19 Pandemic as we sort through this time that will be a reference point for the rest of our lives. And this conversation is reflects on the con...
March 24, 2020
Episode 054 is the final episode focused on living with intention as we are now into our third month of 2020, and, of course, we talk about the mysterious, complex, fascinating thing we call our brain...
March 10, 2020
Have you ever experienced a voice within that reminds you of the things you “should” have done? Or the things you wish you had done? Or perhaps moments you look back on and wish you had responded diff...
February 25, 2020
This is the third installment of entering 2020 with intention. Kent Dobson joins us on this episode to talk about "Stuff That Helps." These are things Kent has learned and is learning along the way an...
February 11, 2020
Author and therapist Aundi Kolber joins us on this episode to talk about her new book Try Softer; part memoir, part instructive and incredibly insightful. Aundi shares how she, for so long, tried hard...
January 28, 2020
The 50th episode of The Changing Faith Podcast! In light of the New Year, and the new decade, we explore why our resolutions often fail each year. And begin the first of a several episode journey focu...
January 14, 2020
On Episode 049 we explore darkness, as we are close to the winter solstice; the shortest day of the year for those living in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s a time when there is more darkness than light...
December 17, 2019
One of the most common questions I receive in my line of work is: What do you believe about ______________ (fill in the blank). When asked this question I never give an answer. However, on this episod...
December 3, 2019
On this episode we explore religious legalism, something many are familiar with. However, the legalism we talk about is not from the Religious Right but from the Religious Left; the legalism found wit...
November 19, 2019
On this episode Scott Sabin, Executive Director of Plant With Purpose and Corbyn Small who leads the fundraising and outreach arm of Plant with Purpose, join us to talk about the work being done aroun...
November 5, 2019
Pastor and author Adam Phillips join us for Episode 045. He is the founding pastor of Christ Church: Portland. He has long been an advocate on global poverty and economic justice and a few months back...
October 22, 2019
Episode 044 is part three of a three-part series titled, “I’m Still Here” in which we discuss how the Christian Tradition invites us to go beyond itself. This is because religion is something formed a...
October 8, 2019
On Part two of the three-part series titled “I’m Still Here” we consider the historical Jesus and his interaction with religion and with the religious of his day. It seems that Jesus was not hostile t...
September 24, 2019
Season Three begins with a three-part series titled “I’m Still Here.” On part one, Michael reflects on why he is still comfortable with the label Christian. The question arose over the summer as peopl...
September 10, 2019
On this, the final episode of Season 2, author and speaker Marla Taviano joins us to tell her story and share about her faith shift. Marla is one who continues to take steps in a continued journey, an...
July 2, 2019
On this episode, the creator of @PreachersNSneakers, the popular Instagram account, joins us. Each of his posts features preachers wearing sneakers, but it’s not that simple. The preachers featured in...
June 18, 2019
George Mekhail, Executive Director of Church Clarity joins the Changing Faith Podcast to talk about how institutions often operate in ambiguity, rather than clarity. And churches are no exception. Man...
June 4, 2019
On this episode we talk about those who have been “Hurt by the Church” - those who have been wounded by organized religion or disillusioned by the word and actions of pastors and faith leaders. Unfort...
May 21, 2019
Dr. Matthew Sleeth joins the Podcast to talk about how we have missed the forest and the trees. Matthew is the author of several books including: The Gospel According to the Earth and Serve God, Save ...
May 7, 2019
On this episode we spend time responding to your questions, which can prove interesting. Because there is always the chance that it can feel as though you ask a question, and I answer it, then we move...
April 23, 2019
Episode 035 is here! On this episode Greg and Lynn McDonald join us. Together they are co-founders of Embracing the Journey, an organization dedicated to helping LGBTQ families reconcile with one anot...
April 9, 2019
Why do good people divide over politics and religion? It’s not because both contain divisive issues or, in and of themselves, are hot topics ... it has far more to do with ourselves; who we are, how w...
March 12, 2019
On this episode, I share about the direction the Bible has taken me and how I got to where I am today. It all started in 1998 when I picked the Bible up and began reading, which led to studying, which...
February 26, 2019
On Episode 032 of Changing Faith Podcast, we explore how, for many, discussion, writing and teaching about prayer is often rigid, confining, formulaic and can be a turn off. But, if prayer is supposed...
February 12, 2019
On Episode 031, Allen Hilton, the author of A House United, joins with us to talk about moving toward unity. If you have a pulse, you are well aware of the division and anger that exists today – it ha...
January 29, 2019
It often seems there is a lot of talk about the Bible among those who identify as Christians and those who don’t. One aspect of conversations is how anyone can actually know what the Bible means. On t...
January 15, 2019
On Episode 029, the Second Annual Christmas Episode, we explore how God invites all people to encounter the beauty, joy and mystery of the Divine. From an ancient Hebrew poem, to a donkey who talks an...
December 20, 2018
On Episode 028, Brian McLaren joins with us to share how the Christian story, from Genesis until now, is fundamentally about people on the move - outgrowing old, broken religious systems and embracing...
December 10, 2018
On Episode 027 of The Changing Faith Podcast, Jonathan Williams joins us to share about his new book titled She’s My Dad. He was was three months into launching a new, evangelical church plant when hi...
November 27, 2018
It’s nearly Thanksgiving! On Episode 026 of The Changing Faith Podcast we talk about gratitude … how it shapes us, why it is good for us physically and emotionally, and, of course next steps as to how...
November 13, 2018
The Changing Faith Podcast, Episode 025 is here! This episode is the second installment of responding to your questions about all sorts of topics. Thank you for sending the questions on, keep the comi...
October 30, 2018
On this episode, we explore why, for many of us, God is out there somewhere, wherever that is, and talk of faith often stops at the level of “belief” or “conviction” or “doctrine”. Very little involve...
October 16, 2018
Heather Nelson, the founding director of Khesed Wellness joins us to share about what connects us as humans. So often it seems we are able speak with ease about all kinds things disconnect us from one...
October 2, 2018
On Episode 022 Jonathan Merritt joins us to talk about his latest book Learning to Speak God From Scratch. The book is about his about moving from the Bible Belt to New York City, only to find himself...
September 18, 2018
The Changing Faith Podcast is back for Season 2! On Episode 021 titled, This And/Or That, We ask how do we - in the midst of a time where we have lost the ability to disagree while lending dignity, ho...
September 4, 2018
Episode 020 of the Changing Faith Podcast is titled “My Exit Interview” because sometimes we need to go, which is to say, sometimes we need to leave. On this Episode I reflect upon the many questions,...
July 23, 2018
On Episode 019 of The Changing Faith Podcast Carla Ewert joins with us to talk about what it is like being a woman in a the world of male dominated Church work. While this nearly drove her away from t...
July 3, 2018
On Episode 018 of The Changing Faith Podcast pastor, author and friend Colby Martin joins with us to share what motivates and frames his passion for exploring, expanding and deepening his understandin...
June 18, 2018
On Episode 017 of The Changing Faith Podcast Elyse Snipes, a licensed marriage and family therapist, joins us to share her story, what she is learning and what she is doing to help us and many others ...
June 4, 2018

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