The Liturgists are a collective of artists and creators who create sacred art and experiences for the spiritually homeless and frustrated. Their work includes live events, conferences, downloadable worship experiences, and a popular podcast. The Liturgists have an unwavering commitment to creating safe spaces and conversations that explore reality from the perspectives of art, faith, and science. The Liturgists include a diverse set of contributors including Rob Bell, Shauna Niequist, Rachel Held Evans, Amena Brown, Pete Holmes, All Sons & Daughters, and Sleeping At Last.
With over 250,000 subscribers, The Liturgists Podcast is the most known work of the group. By blending a topical format with interviews, poetry, music and compelling sound design, The Liturgists Podcast attracts a remarkably heterogeneous audience including not inly a broad swath of Christianity, but also the religiously unaffiliated–including agnostics and atheists. The show has been lauded for its commitment to scientific accuracy, its production values, and most of all its gracious tone when discussing controversial subjects.
The Liturgists have traveled the country facilitating two interactive liturgical experiences (Vapor and Lost + Found). Featuring a mix of music, interactive exercises, meditation, and storytelling, these events are centered around a science-based methodology for helping people experience God. The collective also hosts a two-day gathering called Belong designed to advance an egalitarian, skeptic-friendly approach to the Christian faith.
The Liturgists was founded by Michael Gungor (of the music collective Gungor) and Mike McHargue (better known as Science Mike). Both desired sacred art that was committed to beauty and scientific integrity. The Liturgists are therefore committed to producing thoughtful, evocative work.