Dave Tomlinson on how to be a bad Christian (and a better human being)

Spiritual Misfits Podcast

Nov 12 2022 • 1 hr 5 mins

Terms like post-evangelical and exvangelical have become increasingly prominent in recent years. I spoke about this in detail with David Gushee a few episodes back.

But todays guest actually wrote a book called ‘the post evangelical’…almost 30 years ago, in 1995.

So Dave Tomlinson is not new to this conversation and in many ways he is a wonderful guide to those of us seeking a renewed and renovated faith that takes the modern world seriously and stands the test of time.

Dave is a vicar from London, a wonderful storyteller and truth seeker and has written many books including ‘how to be a bad Christian and a better human being’ which we discuss in this conversation.

Simon Buckingham Shum who is a part of meeting ground church joined me to co-host this one - as a Brit who has been following Dave’s work for a long time.

Simon and Dave make reference a few times to Greenbelt, which is an annual festival in the UK bringing together faith, justice, philosophy, art and a shared space for people from all walks of life. There’s a link in the shownotes if you want to learn more.

At the end of the conversation Dave gives one of the best definitions of hope I’ve ever heard.

This was a delightful conversation to have and I hope it encourages you.


Listen to Dave's talks at  Greenbelt here:
https://www.greenbelt.org.uk/talks-archive/#~tomlinson

Check out Dave's YouTube channel here:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpGqunuXebtPE1SaSlVjsdA