So many of us have been given bad answers to good questions — questions about God, suffering, prayer, fate, science, justice, and more — often by people with pure intentions.

But we needn’t stop with those pat answers. You have permission to take both Christianity and the modern world very seriously, and this podcast will introduce you to people from across the Christian spectrum engaging these timeless and difficult questions in various ways


What is Theopoetics? (#134) You Have Permission

This week, I spoke with author Callid Keefe-Perry on the concept of Theopoetics. Along with his book “Way to Water: A Theopoetics Primer”, we discuss the issue of justice, following Jesus and living out Keefe-Perry’s Quaker practice. Callid speaks about how being grounded in creativity is intrinsic to humanity—we are all “crafters” and “makers” of life. As he advocates for a less dogmatic approach, his Quaker tradition allows for a more artful expression of faith. Scott Holland blog post: Asemtote image: Callid’s book: Dan's new music project Havana Swim Club on Spotify: Havana Swim Club on YouTube: Album Spotify pre-save: Follow Dan on IG: Or Twitter: Faith deconstruction resources: Edited by Josh Gilbert ( — he is accepting more work!) Join the Patreon for exclusive episodes (and more) every month: Email about the "sliding scale" for the Patreon: YHP Patron-only FB group: Website: Join Dan's email list: Artwork by“
  1. What is Theopoetics? (#134)
  2. Joshua Harris, Celebrity & "Gurus" (#133)
  3. Integrating Theology & Psychology; Christian Existentialism (#132)
  4. Scheduling Announcement
  5. How Free Is Our Will? (#131)
  6. Responding to "The Rise & Fall of Mars Hill" (#130)
  7. Religion, Virtue & Human Thriving (#129)
  8. "Christian Music": Jon Guerra (#128)
  9. I Don't Believe in That God: Luke Barnett (#127)
  10. Celibate Gay Christian Bridget Eileen Rivera (#126)