TC Moore joins us this week on the podcast for a conversation about Open and Relational Theology. Of course, we start by digging into his life story and first experiences of God – and it’s a fascinating story.


We also spend some time looking into TC’s ROSE acronym which he offers in contradistinction to John Calvin’s 5 points of Calvinism – most often referred to by the TULIP acronym. You can access the Youtube link here to a longer and deeper dive into TC’s work on Open and Relational Theology.


We’re so grateful to TC and our other two guests, Delvyn and Rory, for joining us on this miniseries. Next week will be the last episode in this series as Tim and Steve wrap up and reflect on the guests and the three conversations. 

Rory Randall from the Center for Open and Relational Theology joins us in conversation on this week's episode of the podcast. Rory has published a book recently entitled, "An Open Theist Renewal Theology: God's Love, the Spirit's power, and Human Freedom". We asked Rory to share some handles with which to understand this emerging theology. As usual though the theory is woven into the backdrop of life story, and so Rory shares his first experiences of God within the telling of his life story. Towards the end of the episode we return to the question of how we experience God and what it means to 'practice the presence of God'.

We hope you enjoy this conversation. We'd love to hear from you in response to any of our conversations or topics.

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In this first episode of the miniseries, Delvyn Case joins us in conversation on his first experiences of God, his work and ministry in ecumenical spaces.

Delvyn has written on Open and Relational Theology for the ORT Center, and his story of process and deconstruction brings nuance to the impulse to look for a new theological framework within which to move and breathe more freely. For this reason we thought we’d include our conversation with him as the first episode of this series.


Del is a musician, educator, writer, scholar and speaker. You can head across to his website to connect with some of his current work, or connect with him on Facebook.


Our next two guests in this series dig into the specifics of Open and Relational Theology, but, again, we explore this from the richness of their own stories.
Next episode drops a week from this one.

This is a short miniseries between episodes, and so is bonus content to the end of Season 3.
In this intro we look briefly at why we took this tangent into Open and Relational Theology, and how we came across our three wonderful guests. 

We hope you enjoy.
Check out our website or Patreon page for more info on how you can support the work of the Urban Mystic

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September 17, 2021

S03E16 – Season Finale :)

We've loved Season 3 of this podcast and not yet taken breaks between guests to reflect. And, in fairness, given the subject matter we've not been sure how best to do so. Having landed at such an enriching season that really is best left to speak for itself, we're drawing Season 3 to a close with a clear idea of where we'd like to go in Season 4.

Thank you to each and every one of our listeners and to each of our guests for being part of this incredible journey!

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Our guest for this week's episode is Greg Farrand, Executive Director of Second Breath. We are privileged to get to know Greg as he shares the story of his early experience of God, the cultivation of a contemplative practice in the context of marriage and ministry, and his evolution toward the broader Christian Wisdom Tradition.

We highly recommend Second Breath's app which is available on Google Play and App Store. The app is for anyone looking to cultivate a great presentness their self, others, cosmos, and God.

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August 25, 2021

S03E14 - Costa Mitchell

Costa served as head of the Association of Vineyard Churches South Africa until retirement. Costa is a Leadership Coach, specializing in the development and growth of leaders wherever and whatever they lead, whether business, board, team, department or family.

Costa is the author of Learn to love yourself: Developing a healthy self-image and Giving leadership: Taking others with you on a journey to destiny.

We get to speak to Costa about his experience of God, life journey and ministry, and dive deep into the Vineyard Model of Ministry and the need for a relational theology and spirituality.

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Our guest for this episode is Derek Morphew. In this conversation we explore Derek’s early and ongoing experience of God and delve into his recent work titled The Kingdom Theology.

You can follow the links below to Derek’s works on Amazon:

And you can follow this link to Derek's website:

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In this episode we're joined by Professor Christo Lombaard from the University of Pretoria. This is a bit of an anomaly in the series as it was recorded close to a year ago. Here we explore postsecularism, a new era following secularism alongside secularism.

You can find Christo's publications on Academia.

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July 15, 2021

S03E11 - Richard Kearney

Our guest for this episode is Richard Kearney, a philosopher and theology with deep mystical leanings. He is the author of Anatheism: Returning to God after GodReimagining the sacred: Richard Kearney debates God, and Radical hospitality: From thought to action, with his recent work Touch: Recovering our most vital sense (no limits).

In this episode we get to know Richard's early experience of God and dive into his work.

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