A space for soulful conversation


“G-Talk” is a space for soulful conversation. It’s about engaging in “G-d-Talk” that is personal, practical, embodied, and open-ended. We hope through this you will get a glimpse of the myriad ways we experience the divine intersecting with our quotidian life.

Latest G-Talk: Masculinity and Spirituality

The latest G-Talk from the Rueben P. Job Institute features Dr. Brian Bantum, Neal F. and Ila A. Fisher Professor of Theology at Garrett, Bantum is an accomplished theologian who writes on the intersection of theology and identity, exploring how the claims of Christian identity are illumined and challenged by the realities of race, ethnicity, and gender.

Dr. Brian Bantum

G-Talk Host: Dr. Rolf Nolasco


Dr. Rolf Nolasco

Dr. Rolf Nolasco is the Rueben P. Job Professor of Spiritual Formation and Pastoral Theology at Garrett-Evangelical and director of the Rueben P. Job Institute for Spiritual Formation. He is an experienced professor, trained in pastoral and counseling psychology, mindfulness and contemplative spirituality, and affective neuroscience. Nolasco is also a psychotherapist, published author, and has vast experience in cross cultural communications from living and working across the world within varying social and cultural backgrounds. He is the author of God’s Beloved Queer (Wipf and Stock, 2019), The Contemplative Counselor: A Way of Being (Fortress Press, 2011), and Compassionate Presence: A Radical Response to Human Suffering (Cascade Books, 2016). His most recent work seeks to affirm compassion as the pulsating heartbeat of Christian theology and praxis through the hermeneutical perspectives of brain science, psychology, and practical theology.