Liturgical rebels

Christine Sine

The Liturgical Rebels podcast is for spiritual seekers who no longer feel comfortable with a traditional approach to Christian religious observances. It empowers followers of Jesus to creatively reconstruct their faith and spiritual practices.

Through conversation with groundbreaking practitioners from around the world who think creatively about new approaches to spirituality, we will emphasize the sacredness of all things and uncover ways in which God speaks to us through nature and creativity, through restorative justice and environmental concern, and through the mundane and ordinary acts of daily life. This podcast is for those who don’t want to just deconstruct, but also to reconstruct faith and spiritual practices; those who want to reshape belief and practice to journey closer to God and the wholeness, peace, justice and flourishing God intends not just for us as individuals but for the earth and all its inhabitants.


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Episodes

Episode 8 - Into the Wild with Tony Jones
2d ago
Episode 8 - Into the Wild with Tony Jones
In this conversation, Tony shares his journey from being a pastor in the Emerging Church Network to finding solace and connection with God in the wilderness.  Tony emphasizes the importance of nature in spiritual experiences and how it can be a place to interact with God. He explores the presence of death in life from composting and gardening to hunting. The conversation explores the paradox of valuing animals and of hunting and eating them, the responsibility humans have for the death of animals, and the need for honesty about animal deaths. The conversation concludes with a discussion on mortality and the focus on living the best life in the present. Tony Jones is the author of The God of Wild Places and contributing writer to several outdoors periodicals. He’s written a dozen books, including Did God Kill Jesus? and The Sacred Way: Spiritual Practices for Everyday Life, developed the iPhone app, hosts the Reverend Hunter Podcast, and teaches at Fuller Theological Seminary and The Loft Literary Center. He writes a weekly newsletter on Substack.  He holds an A.B. from Dartmouth College, an M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary. ----TakeawaysTony's journey from being a pastor in the Emerging Church Network to finding solace and connection with God in the wildernessThe challenges and advantages of being an Enneagram 8The importance of nature in spiritual experiences and connecting with GodThe metaphor of composting for the cycle of life and the interconnectedness of all creation.Humans are responsible for the death of animals, whether we eat meat or not, and it is important to be honest about our choices.Respecting and caring for creation is an important aspect of our relationship with the natural world.Focusing on living the best life in the present and embracing our mortality can lead to a deeper appreciation for life and the world around us.----Contact Information for Tony JonesEmail: tj@tonyj.netMobile phone: 612-597-0441Website: ReverendHunter.comFacebook: facebook.com/jonestonyTwitter: @jonestonyInstagram: @TheReverendHunter
Episode 7 - Author and Activist Shane Claiborne
May 8 2024
Episode 7 - Author and Activist Shane Claiborne
In this conversation, Christine Sine interviews Shane Claiborne, a Christian activist and author, about his journey and his work in advocating for social justice. They discuss topics such as community living, gun violence, the death penalty, and the ongoing conflict in Gaza. Shane shares his experiences and insights, highlighting the importance of love, nonviolence, and solidarity with marginalized communities. The conversation culminates in a discussion about the recent pilgrimage walk and protest at Lockheed Martin, a major weapons contractor.TakeawaysLiving in community can provide a foundation for radical activism and social justice work.Gun violence, the death penalty, and militarism are issues that Christians should care about and work to address.The ongoing conflict in Gaza is a deeply spiritual and humanitarian crisis that requires attention and action.Transforming weapons of violence into tools of life and love is a powerful symbol of hope and transformation.Becoming a parent can deepen one's commitment to justice and inspire a vision of a better world for future generations.Shane Claiborne is a best-selling author, renowned activist, sought-after speaker, and self-proclaimed “recovering sinner.” He is the co-founder with Tony Campolo of Red Letter Christians redletterchristians.org   Shane writes and speaks around the world about peacemaking, social justice, and Jesus, and is the author of several books, including "The Irresistible Revolution," "Jesus for President," "Executing Grace," "Beating Guns," and his newest book, "Rethinking Life (released in Feb 2023)." He is the visionary leader of The Simple Way in Philadelphia and co-director of Red Letter Christians. His work has been featured in Fox News, Esquire, SPIN, TIME, the Wall Street Journal, NPR, and CNN.
Episode 6 - Creative Worship with Lilly Lewin
Apr 24 2024
Episode 6 - Creative Worship with Lilly Lewin
In this episode Christine interviews Lilly Lewin about creativity and worship. Lilly is worship curator of ThinplaceNASHVILLE and freerangeworship.com. She takes worship outside the box, beyond singing, through multi-sensory prayer, experiential worship, and art. Lilly leads workshops, & creates Sacred Space experiences in the US and abroad. Author of Sacred Space with Dan Kimball, and articles in Youthworker Journal, & Curating Worship by Jonny Baker.  You can connect to her through her website Freerange Worship or join her on Instagram or Facebook. Lilly Lewin shares her journey into art and worship curation including the importance of incorporating art and participatory elements into worship experiences. She also explains how she creates sacred spaces and prayer stations using everyday objects. She emphasizes the need to redefine worship and highlights the value of prayer as a practice of noticing the world. Lilly  and Christine  discuss the use of everyday objects as prayer tools and the concept of pilgrimage. They explore different forms of pilgrimage and the importance of noticing God's presence in the journey. They also emphasize the need to live as pilgrims in our own towns and to make worship more participatory. TakeawaysArt is a powerful tool for worship and spiritual expression.Participation is key in worship, and incorporating art engages all the senses and create a more meaningful and memorable experience.Creating sacred spaces and prayer stations provide opportunities for people to encounter God in a tangible way.Prayer is not limited to traditional settings and can be practiced throughout daily life by noticing the world around us.
Episode 3 - Explore Art with Scott Erickson
Mar 13 2024
Episode 3 - Explore Art with Scott Erickson
In this third episode of The Liturgical Rebels Christine Sine interviews Scott Erickson, a creative artist and storyteller, who shares his journey as an artist and how he uses his God-given creativity to bring the biblical story to life in fresh and new ways. They discuss his early artistic influences, his experience using art in church services, and his approach to developing a visual vocabulary. Scott and Christine also explore his decision to move away from traditional Christian symbols and his focus on creating artwork that invites viewers to unknow the familiar story. Scott emphasizes the importance of experiencing awe and wonder and the role of art in connecting with the giver of our souls. Throughout the conversation, Scott reflects on the responses he receives to his artwork and the impact of art on the margins of society. In this conversation, Christine Sine and Scott also discuss the importance of mindfulness in daily life. They explore how mindfulness can improve emotional well-being, physical health, relationships, and productivity. The conversation emphasizes the benefits of being present in the moment and cultivating a mindful mindset.TakeawaysArt can be a powerful tool for bringing the biblical story to life in fresh and new ways.Developing a visual vocabulary and exploring symbols beyond traditional Christian imagery can help deepen our understanding of the story.Experiencing awe and wonder is essential for connecting with the deeper meaning of the story and the presence of God.Art created from the margins can have a profound impact on individuals and communities, offering a different perspective and inviting deeper reflection. Mindfulness is a powerful practice that can improve various aspects of life.Practicing mindfulness in daily life can lead to greater emotional well-being.Mindfulness can have positive effects on physical health, including reducing stress and improving sleep.Being mindful in relationships can enhance communication and connection.Incorporating mindfulness into work and daily tasks can increase productivity and focus.Stay Connected For more information about Scott Erickson his artwork and books, please visit him at scottericksonart.com,  follow @scottthepainter on instagram or join him on substack https://scotterickson.substack.com For more information about Christine Sine visit her website godspacelight.com or follow @christinesine on Instagram and Facebook.