The Faitheism Project Podcast S2E12: “Questioning Faith”

A few podcasts back, Randy‚Äôs son Lukas and my son Tristan joined us for a wide-ranging, very compelling four-way conversation about how Gen-Z-ers approach matters of spirituality, faith and lack thereof. As conversations do around here, that one got all of us thinking – Tristan in particular. And all that thinking has produced a fewContinue reading “The Faitheism Project Podcast S2E12: “Questioning Faith””

The Faitheism Project Podcast Season 2, Episode 2: “Generation Z Calling”

This one’s special. As regular listeners and readers of this podcast and blog know, Randy and I began as social friends. Our sons went to the same elementary school here in LA. They played on the same sports teams (some of which I coached). Then middle and high school and college sent everyone in differentContinue reading “The Faitheism Project Podcast Season 2, Episode 2: “Generation Z Calling””

The Faitheism Project Podcast Season Two, Episode One: “The Conversation Continues”

There’s an excellent joke that even an atheist can get: “Q: How do you make God laugh? A: Tell him your plans”. Mel Brooks made that exact idea the theme song of his movie “The Twelve Chairs” — “Hope For The Best, Expect The Worst”. Disruption is simply one of Life’s possibilities. Disruptions happen organically:Continue reading “The Faitheism Project Podcast Season Two, Episode One: “The Conversation Continues””

The Faitheism Project Podcast, Episode 30: “Does Your Dogma Bite?”

Bread and butter.  Oil and vinegar.  Religion and dogma.  Got the one, the other just seems to go right along with it.  Bread is improved by butter, oil is given life by vinegar, but religion is given what-exactly by religion?  Rules, for one thing.  Why do religions need rules to begin with and is itContinue reading “The Faitheism Project Podcast, Episode 30: “Does Your Dogma Bite?””

A Presbyterian Pastor & A Hardcore Atheist Walk Into A Podcast Together: The Faitheism Project Podcast — Episodes 1 – 11

The first thing my friend Randy Lovejoy and I agreed about when we started our conversation about spirituality 15 years ago, was how much awe we both felt when we gazed up at the cosmos. We also agreed: spirituality and religion are NOT the same thing. Spirituality is how you relate to things vastly biggerContinue reading “A Presbyterian Pastor & A Hardcore Atheist Walk Into A Podcast Together: The Faitheism Project Podcast — Episodes 1 – 11”

A Presbyterian Pastor & A Devout Atheist Walk Into A Podcast Together: The Faitheism Project Podcast — Episodes 1 – 10

The first thing my friend Randy Lovejoy and I agreed about when we started our conversation about spirituality 15 years ago, was how much awe we both felt when we gazed up at the cosmos. We also agreed: spirituality and religion are NOT the same thing. Spirituality is how you relate to things vastly biggerContinue reading “A Presbyterian Pastor & A Devout Atheist Walk Into A Podcast Together: The Faitheism Project Podcast — Episodes 1 – 10”

A Presbyterian Minister & An Atheist Walk Into A Podcast Together: The Faitheism Project Podcast — Episodes 1 – 7

For the last 15 years, Presbyterian minister Randy Lovejoy and devout atheist TV/film writer-producer A L Katz have been carrying on a conversation together about spirituality — a thing they discovered they had in common. Spirituality and religion, Alan and Randy both agreed, are not the same thing. They also agreed: everyone — atheists includedContinue reading “A Presbyterian Minister & An Atheist Walk Into A Podcast Together: The Faitheism Project Podcast — Episodes 1 – 7”

A Presbyterian Minister & An Atheist Walk Into A Podcast Together: The Faitheism Project Podcast — Episodes 1 – 5

For the last 15 years, Presbyterian minister Randy Lovejoy and atheist TV/film writer-producer A L Katz have been carrying on a conversation together — about spirituality — a thing they discovered they had in common. Spirituality and religion, both agreed, are not the same thing; everyone — atheists included — feel profound awe as theyContinue reading “A Presbyterian Minister & An Atheist Walk Into A Podcast Together: The Faitheism Project Podcast — Episodes 1 – 5”

The Faitheism Project Podcast Episode 1: A Presbyterian Minister & An Atheist Walk Into A Podcast Together…

For 15 years, Presbyterian minister Randy Lovejoy and atheist-TV-movie-writer-producer A L Katz have been unlikely friends, both living in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles. Back when it began, Randy ministered at the Silver Lake Community Church. Alan coached youth basketball and soccer teams. They both shared the same social circle. And then, oneContinue reading “The Faitheism Project Podcast Episode 1: A Presbyterian Minister & An Atheist Walk Into A Podcast Together…”