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Lessons From Dead Guys

“Tradition means giving a vote to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking about.”

-G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy

#LessonsFromDeadGuys is a podcast that seeks to lead listeners through the wild paths left by the saints, sinners, heretics, and mystics of the church into the depth and beauty of the larger christian tradition. This podcast chronicles the journey of having my fundamentalist evangelical biblical literalist world view implode in my face all the while having no idea that God's grace was waiting for me on the other side of the shipwreck to lead me down paths that my backwoods christian upbringing did not even know existed. So in many respects this podcast is about my doubts, fears, misconceptions, thoughts, and the unraveling of my faith due to the sin of certainty and a new found hope in not knowing all the answers. My sincere hope is that through this podcast you will be pointed deeper into the vast mystery of the divine and find grace and peace amid all your doubts and certainties. 

 

Praise for the Show!

Amid the array of fine podcasts available today, Lessons From Dead Guys is among the best. Ryan Cagle is having conversations worth having! And his listeners are better for it!
— Thomas Jay Oord, Ph.D. Award-winning Author, Theologian, Philosopher, and Scholar of multi-disciplinary studies
 
Ryan Cagle is doing the invaluable work of getting the church to read—and not to simply read for reading’s sake, but to engage with those authors whose voices are most needed today.
— Chuck McKnight, Blogger and Author with Quoir Publishing (HippieHeretic.com)
 
Ryan takes us on a journey through the wild and wonderful landscape of our Christian past, helping us to remain rooted in our faith. His voice is so needed for all those wandering today.
— Dr. Lisa Deam, Author, Blogger, and Board Member of the Ancient-Future Faith network (http://lisadeam.com/)
 
Ryan offers the Church something beautiful; the voices of our past to help us think. These voices remind us of who we are as the Church and encourage us towards who we are becoming in Christ.
— Rev.Joseph Haward, Author of The Ghost of Perfection and Pastor (https://revdjoe.com/)
 
Ryan’s work bridges our crisis-ridden present to the paths of a cutting-edge ancient faith.
— Dr. Brad Jersak ,Author and New Testament / Patristics Professor Westminster Theological Centre (https://bradjersak.com)