Episode 54 of Messy Jesus Business podcast, with Sister Julia Walsh.

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“Imagine if we ripped the roof off to make accommodation for the vulnerable… to make them able to get close.” –David Dault

IN THIS EPISODE

In this episode of Messy Jesus Business, Sister Julia Walsh gets into the mess of spirituality with scholar, professor, and radio host David Dault. Their conversation explores David’s path into Christianity and later Catholicism. David shares about his evolving and complex relationship with the Church, both in its beautiful messiness and resistance to change. David also talks about his desires for the Church to become more radically open to those outside the mainstream including the neurodivergent. Other topics discussed include radical discipleship as radical honesty, learning from different faiths and traditions, and how living the Gospel isn’t like gym class.

ABOUT THE GUEST

David Dault hosts the weekly radio show Things Not Seen: Conversations about Culture and Faith and co-hosts The Francis Effect podcast with Fr. Daniel P. Horan and National Catholic Reporter editor Heidi Schlumpf. He edits The Commonweal Magazine Podcast, The Deacons Pod for the Paulist Fathers, and produces podcasts for clients across the country through his company, Sandburg Media. He is Assistant Professor of Christian Spirituality at the Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University Chicago. David is the author of the forthcoming books The Covert Magisterium (Lexington) and The Accessorized Bible (Yale). He lives with his family in Hyde Park, on Chicago’s south side. His website is https://www.daviddault.com/.

MESSY JESUS BUSINESS is hosted by Sister Julia Walsh. 

This episode produced and edited by Colin Wambsgans.

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