Whistle Pig & The Bear
By Steve Gallagher & Matt Huett
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Whistle Pig & The BearApr 13, 2022
#35 with Special Guest Chip Early
Special Guest Chip Early from Littleton Colorado.
Chip is a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina and long-time friend of Steve & Matt.
Steve & Matt's conversation...New reads...Rupert Spira's "Being Aware of Being Aware" Matt's new cat Madelyn Two of Matt's former students from Southeastern University reach out with questions. "How are we reading the same Bible?" Water Brueggemann's "second naivety" Religious leaders' manipulation and attempt to control "the magic"...the Divine...work of the Spirit "Smoking what you're selling"...going all in...believing "they hype" Attempts to convert vs. conversations Matt and the Buddhist at Mount Rushmore on the 4th of July "Look at them in their idolatry" Appalachian Maple Bourbon Cutting back on the dairy. Chat GPT...the day the music changed Panpsychism Bill Wade "Jalen & Jacoby"...RIP
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Discussions around:Spotify 2022 Wrapped. Readers for Matt. Steve's & Matt's differing opinions on engagement with social media. Attention and energy loops. Rural Appalachian communities. Peace - Not the absence of fear/insecurity/conflict. Humanity's response to the Divine. Yeezy, Twitter, & Elon Musk
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Discussion on what's ahead for Whistle Pig & The Bear in 2022.
Steve encourages Matt to bring our Whistle Pig & The Bear lens to upcoming topics.Boogie Woogie Man Jimmy Valiant Tattoos GI Joe / Indian & The Cupboard The voices of Matt Huett Martyr syndrome
Just a reminder...you don't have to always be "on".
Steve & Matt
In this conversation Steve & Matt visit questions/comments submitted to us via our IG . Out of respect to you, we've elected to not use your actual names/info and will continue to do so without your expressed permission."Hey guys I am loving the podcast. Seriously, brings me back to my SEU days and also helping me understand/process a lot of things since that time (gosh almost 20 years ago?!) Matt, in 2005 or so you told me I could do "good things…or do great things" when I was having an existential crisis about not following God's plan for my life and whether or not I wanted to be a doctor versus go into ministry like everybody else at SEU. Needless to say, I chose the MD route and I'm so thankful. Anyway, your podcast really helps me understand why I felt like such an outsider at SEU and why my beliefs never felt like they were in line with a lot of others. BL and I have been having some great conversations." - Friend
"Not gonna lie Matt. I'm considering Hinduism. I even like Buddhism. Is it okay to appreciate all pathways to God? What are your thoughts [sic]." - Friend
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Jumping through the hoops and checking the boxes. Do these and other ritualistic practices facilitate lasting change?
What's your thought? See our poll question included (Spotify users).
*This week's conversation was recorded remotely so please overlook the recording quality this week.
Steve & Matt unpack about our experience presenting at, and attending, Wild Goose.Paula Stone Williams Jim Wallis Dianna Butler Bass Welcome Squad (university initiative at UNCSA developed by Steve) Shoutouts: Lou Scalzo, Gabe Stoutimore, Monte Fields, Brent Lutz, Jeremy Sims, Steve Witherup, Rob & Holli Sperti, David & Dara Docusen, John Bost, the states of Ohio and Alabama, Southeastern University (Lakeland) security team 1995-1999.
In case you've just discovered us...
Steve & Matt are best friends of 30 years after both growing up in rural Appalachia...Steve from Virginia and Matt from Alabama.
Both of us were raised in the Assemblies of God (a Pentecostal denomination) and our paths crossed during our undergraduate years in college in central Florida where we became friends and roommates. A few years after college our paths crossed again when we accepted university administrator roles in the same department and then built houses beside each other with our spouses.
In the middle of our professional careers in church ministry and higher education, we individually realized the ambitions we'd been prescribed felt counter to our values and beliefs. Individually, we stepped away but remained best friends.
In an effort to honor our friendship, and to remind you that you're not alone, we began recording our ongoing conversations and are sharing them here with you. We hope you'll allow these conversations to be what you need them to be for your current place in life.
And if we can ever help, we hope you'll connect with us.
In this conversation:The Old Man on FX Second Coming by Mark Harris Chip Early Wild Goose Festival Sacred Enneagram by Christopher Heuertz Matt's Destiny The Second Coming/Rapture/End Times Author, Pastor, University Professor - Dr. Robby Waddell Keith Giles Backmasking Differential gears Dispensationalism Aleister Crowley High dives Find your Louise
In this conversation:Flannel graphs Pete Rollins Pete Enns Shane Claiborne Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller Emergent Church Lyotard, Derrida, Foucault NBA Trades Bobby Bonilla Day Sea Monkeys Eli Gemstone Tour of 1997
After taking a break for a few weeks Steve & Matt are back and catching up on life and discuss how can we be there for each other during the highs and lows of life?
Also in this conversation:
- Teacher/Speaker/Author, Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg
#bestfriends #bettertogether #northcarolinapodcast #everythingisspiritual #lovewins #upsanddowns
Steve & Matt discuss dealing with life's rollercoasters.
#16 - Special Guest Brian McLaren
Author Brian McLaren visits with Steve & Matt to discuss his latest work, "Do I Stay Christian? A Guide for the Doubter, the Disappointed, and the Disillusioned".
For more info:
*Note - This recording experienced technical difficulties which have been corrected for our next conversation (#16).
Featured topics this week...
- Dynamic Balance
- "7 Habits of Highly Effective People" by Stephen Covey
- Something learned from Dr. Mike Rakes
- Brain Pickings
- Steve & Matt have been invited to share at the Wild Goose Festival this summer (July 2022)
Surprise audience member!
WARNING: Around the 1:00:00 to 1:06:00 mark in this conversation Matt discusses a friend's recent mental health crisis/suicide.Little Debbie Nutty Buddy® Wafer Bars Bathtub Refuge for Matt Reading injury (in the bathtub) Steve's role in these conversations Matt's library Umberto Eco The journey of deconstruction --> reconstruction Head, heart, & hands The saunterer Friends named John CMC - American Jesus Keith Giles, Author Jaroslav Pelikan, Author "The Great Emergence: How Christianity is Changing & Why" by Phyllis Tickle The church's failure supporting mental health - a friend of Matt's mental health/suicide 2022 March Madness Men's Semi-Final: UNC vs Duke
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a confidential hotline available to anyone experiencing a suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Their phone number is 1-800-273-8255.
For our friends listening in the UK - If you or someone you know are experiencing suicidal thoughts the UK National Suicide Prevention Lifeline phone number is 0800-689-5652.
Mentioned in this conversation:John Bost - Author, Educator, Former Mayor of Clemmons, NC., Connector, Sage/Jedi Master Negative Space; FedEx and hidden designs in logos Dr. Terris Neuman - Professor/University Administrator, Silver Surfer Washington Park Barbershop in Winston-Salem, NC Zac Hagerty - Singer/Songwriter/Executive Producer
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Mentioned in this conversation:Author Madeleine L'Engle Author|Futurist Leonard Sweet Author Brian McLaren Pentecostal Movement Kedging
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Washington Football Team
Tulsa Time by Don Williams
St Anthony / Antony the Great
The Sarum Rite / Body Scan
Resources referenced in this conversation:
- Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
- Walter Brueggemann
- Kenda Creasy Dean
- New Kind of Christianity by Brian McLaren
Steve & Matt discuss a few of the goals behind publishing these conversations.
How Steve & Matt's friendship of thirty+ years began.