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One of the best faith-based podcasts I’ve listened to 😊

Hi! I’ve been listening to A People’s Theology for about a couple of weeks now and I really appreciate the diverse perspectives that are brought to the table. Mason does a lovely job talking to the guests and he’s very welcoming and thought-provoking when he asks questions and makes comments. I currently attend an Episcopal church that’s not as affirming of the stances the national church has taken on LGBTQ equality and other socioeconomic issues. With that said, I’m happy to know there are people outside the tradition who can offer alternative perspectives. I do have a couple of suggestions: I always get a little annoyed when the musical guest is interviewed in the middle of the episode. I feel that it interrupts the continuity of the main guest. Personally, I would place the artist’s interview as the last segment of the show. Also, if I’m not already asking too much, I would ABSOLUTELY LOVE to see more Gen Z guests talk about their spiritual journeys. I realize if right now may be too early to do that, but incorporating that in the near future would be an exciting thing. I’m a member of Gen Z myself and it can feel really lonely at times to not be exposed to people my own age who are also interested in this work. I look forward to seeing this podcast grow! Keep the faith! 🙏🏽


Worthwhile

In my experience of this podcast, A People’s Theology is all about asking thoughtful, provocative questions and finding possible answers. In any particular topic Mason is asking about, all of the guests on the podcast share from both experience & research in an authentic and often hilarious way. Deeply informative, meaningful in subject, and always immediately applicable. I’ve recommended this podcast to many friends who are deconstructing and also to friends who are still gripping tradition, and I will continue to do so.


Diverse and inspiring

Thank you for your thought-provoking content!


💗

I like the combination of a theological discussion with one guest and a music artist interview interlude with another guest. I also appreciate Mason’s thought-provoking questions.


Mason helps me...

Mason helps me trust the process, be open, and get relational! Thomas Jay Oord


Truly inspiring and liberating

Mason Mennega’s podcast teaches me, inspires me, makes me laugh, gives me hope, and he introduces me to great people and great pieces of writing— and great musicians! The podcast aesthetic is also great, and the length of the podcast works.


Incredible show

✨♥️


Definitely Worth Listening

Mason, the host, not only offers great insights and witty humor, but also brings on an array of guests that give fresh and unique perspectives on religion in general, and Christian theology in particular. Everyone from premier Biblical scholars, pastors pioneering new movements, and individuals with distinct points of view that venture outside of tired and dying conventional theology. If you are disillusioned by colonialist and imperial Christianity, but want to find better ways to “do theology,” I’d humbly submit starting here.


10/10 recommend

Thoughtful, warm, and provoking. I always feel like I come away from episodes mulling over a new or challenging idea, looking up the guest or musician to follow further, or sharing with a friend. Mason is a wonderful interviewer who makes complexities easy to understand even if you don’t come from a more academic religious background. 100% lives up to its tagline of inspiring and liberating theology!


A good listen for fresh theological perspective

The calm & steady tone of Mason’s voice does not match the tone of his tweet (not sure if I’m disappointed), but this is a very thoughtful, very personable & very well produced podcast - well worth your time.


New to the podcast & already hooked!

Filled to the brim with thought provoking conversations that tackle mind-blowing concepts of faith! Mason is an absolute delight, The passion of his guests is palpable & inspiring! Can’t wait to encounter the theological challenges they’re sure to continue to bring in future episodes!


Great conversation!

Really appreciate Mason’s thoughtful questions, challenging conversations, and the intertwined music — have a listen!


Nice.

Fundamentalists... this is not for you. You will find discussion of faith, justice, anti racism, queer faith, music, and inclusion. Love it.


Mason's got it

This show has a really great format, with musical guests interwoven to the main interview. Mason asks interesting, engaging questions and gets his guests to talk actually engage in a discussion rather than repeating what they've said elsewhere. No major critiques, only that there is different audio quality with each guest but I imagine that's out of Mason's control until more people give him money.


Kids these days!

If you are a Christian who takes a STAND against interesting discourse, do NOT listen to this podcast. This podcast in no way displays my personal comfort zone and is completely liberating teaching. The worst part is that the host actually listens to his guests instead of yelling over them. It's almost as if he thinks that different people can have different interpretation of the Bible. Imagine that... despicable. I fear so much for this generation. They make me think too hard and Mason is a perfect example of how they are very respectful toward other people with their own viewpoints. That's not what Bible believing Christians are supposed to do! That's why I'm only giving it five stars. Stay away and please open your Bible. Keep your eyes open on this audio-only podcast. God Bless


Noble Cause

Solid guests and a noble cause. I eat religiously, is that problem too?


Hi Mason

Your podcast is wonderful, keep it up :)


Great questions!

The key to a great podcast which focuses on interviews is the questions being asked. Mason seems to ask the ones you wanted AND the ones you didn’t know you wanted.


Love the topics and guests, but the musical interludes too frequent

Five stars will be the review still because I want the podcast to succeed in the algorithm controlled iTunes marketplace, but my feedback would be to lessen the interludes by at least 50%. As soon as some meaty aspect of the discussion emerges the music starts playing in the background. It's a bit jarring. A good compromise with the artists being featured is to have slightly longer interludes within the episode and an even longer one to finish the episode. Just my thoughts, keep up the good work Dan


«An Acrostical Review»

Really Eminently Lovable Internet Guy Is Outstanding. New Listeners Every Seven Seconds. Clearly He Understands Radical Christian Hegelianism.


Intriguing Questions.

Philosophy? Theology? All or none of the above? This is THE podcast that boundary-walking theology nerds MUST listen to. Mason has amazing guests and provocative conversations — it’s a must-have on your download list!


Religionless Church is Worth Your Time ⭐️

Evangelicals give me a rash, and this podcast will probably give Evangelicals a rash. If you’re looking for a community that’s not churchy, oppressive, exclusive, or coming with the baggage of several centuries of white supremacy, I can’t recommend Religionless Church enough.


Thoughtful and Well-crafted

Mason is taking a radical idea and making a radical experience for all to connect with. There is resounding truth and thoughtful conversation to be had in this podcast!


Here's Your 5 Stars

Great conversation to get your mind churning, excited to see what's next!