Best Exvangelical podcasts we could find (Updated August 2019)
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Exvangelical
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Coming to terms with a messed up subculture. One conversation at a time.
 
Rethinking and reimagining your faith? That matters. You are not alone. Follow those questions, doubts, and curiosities with us on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month. Hosts Jeff, Bonnie, Casey, Allen, and Rajeev cultivate thoughtful conversations for the spiritual journeyer. Especially if you’re evolving out of Evangelicalism or Christian Fundamentalism, you are Irenicast.
 
Additional content from Exvangelical & Blake Chastain. Originally published in @anchor. Learn more about Exvangelical at exvangelicalpodcast.com, and follow Blake on Twitter @brchastain. Follow the show on Twitter @exvangelicalpod. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/exvangelicalpod/support
 
Is church the only way to salvation? What is truly a sin? Some questions are tough to figure out, especially by yourself. Here on Pilgrims and Prodigals, you aren't alone. Join us as we explore our thoughts and feelings on these difficult topics. We wrestle with the truth behind Christianity, philosophy, and the true meaning of faith. Our episodes air every Saturday and you can always join in on the fun at: Message us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pilgrimspodcast/ Tweet us at: https: ...
 
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Potstirrer Podcast
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Where politics, religion and history collide - and it's not always polite! Political opinion podcast hosted by former political science instructor and current political observer Jaye Pool. Left-leaning yet not perfectly bound by ideology. Historical context with a dose of progressive Christianity in the mix. #StirThePot #Resist #p2 #progressiveChristian #Exvangelical
 
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Top Secret
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Best friends in Minneapolis reveal their secrets and interview a different human's secrets every week!
 
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MindShift Podcast
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Reconstruction After Deconstruction, Post-Religion
 
Conflict is necessary for Change. Don't be scared. Let's address some of the most controversial issues that face us today, from a Christian Perspective.
 
An in-depth examination of the culture and politics of white Evangelical Christians by two ex-evangelical ministers-turned-religion professors.
 
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The Jesus Jawn
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We're a podcast of two Christian pastors talking politics, music, the general state of the world, and the radical Jesus movement. We'll also have dope guests and a sick beat. Because we care about y'all.
 
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This week's guest is the comedian, actor, and author Pete Holmes. If you listen to this show, odds are you know who Pete Holmes is. Pete is known for his stand-up, The Pete Holmes Show, HBO's Crashing, and most recently his new book Comedy Sex God. In this conversation, we talk about evangelicalism, sex and purity culture, Christian college, ra ...…
 
Have you ever wondered why God allows tragedies of gun violence to continue to occur? Have you ever been challenged by a non-believer to explain God's power as it pertains to such atrocious acts? Gun violence presents a unique challenge to Christians through the way in which it challenges our faith.By Scott P. Gill.
 
In the wake of the recent mass shootings in El Paso, TX, Dayton, OH, and Gilroy, CA, Jaye discusses gun violence, including many of the root issues that contribute to the gun violence epidemic in the United States, and the importance of properly addressing these issues. She takes on white supremacy, misogyny, other right-wing extremist ideologi ...…
 
Guest Tessa comes on the podcast to talk about a difficult relationship and the thing that ultimately saved her.By Top Secret Girlcast.
 
Tweet This week’s discussion features a wide-ranging conversation with ex-pastor (and now atheist) Tim Sledge, out of Texas. A former megachurch pastor in the Houston area, Tim underwent a significant change of both heart and of faith, culminating in him walking away not just from the church, but from the faith altogether. Now an atheist, Tim h ...…
 
Because the topic is worth repeating, the team is revisiting forgiveness. Previously, way back in episode 73, Jeff and Mel (aka Mona) came to the conclusion that forgiveness and reconciliation are not at all synonymous. This time around, Jeff, Allen, Bonnie and Rajeev explore humanity’s need for forgiveness, individually and communally. They co ...…
 
Lenny and Jason welcome The amazing Rev. Tamika Jancewicz to the show. We talked the Mueller testimony before just sitting back and letting the beauty of Tamika overwhelm us. Be jealous.By Lenny Duncan & Jason Chesnut.
 
In part 1 of a two-part series about urban renewal, Jaye talks about the history of America's urban slums. How did these poor, run-down neighborhoods develop in US cities, and how did these areas become associated with people of color, particularly black Americans? The history of Cincinnati's West End is discussed as an illustration of how segr ...…
 
Does God Act? In an epilogue to their Community series, Irenicast co-hosts ask and answer the question where they find God showing up in the world. Spoilers: they don’t all agree!After a brief discussion on the language we use for God, Casey helps turn the discussion toward the experiential, highlighting the diversity of the team. Eventually th ...…
 
Tweet Is there a place for religion in the world today? History demonstrates that humanity is incurably religious…we can’t seem to separate humans from their beliefs. But it is a demonstrable fact that religion, and religionism, have done tremendous amounts of damage over the centuries–from religious wars, terrorism in the name of God, religiou ...…
 
Lenny and Jason talk brain chemistry, the 4th of July weekend (sorry it's so late!) and airports that existed during the Revolutionary War. As you do.By Lenny Duncan & Jason Chesnut.
 
This Patreon bonus episode, originally released March 2019, is being released free this month as part of Flying Machine's Flyer Drive! To learn more and become a Patron, go to http://flyingmachine.network/support. Enjoy the episode! Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" is famous for several iconic statements, inclu ...…
 
As uncomfortable as it may be to admit, the Christian church in America is not doing enough to combat Racism. In fact, our culture of "Sunday Morning Segregation" may be a part of the problem. Can Christians "repost" Racist material on social media without consequence? Let's discuss!By Scott P. Gill.
 
Today's guest shares a few secrets: about food, family, and sexuality. Then Kitty learns something surprising about Pepper.By Top Secret Girlcast.
 
As the myriad of Democratic presidential candidates with tons of ideas are hitting the debate circuit, Elle Riccardi from the podcast Short, Colorful + Loud joins Jaye to discuss political spectrums. What are the building blocks of political spectrums? Where did "left" and "right" come from? Are communism and fascism all that close to each othe ...…
 
Elizabeth Jeffries PhD, author of Through the Kaleidoscope, sits down with Irenicast co-host Jeff, bringing forth spiritual treasures out of the world of molecular biology. For anyone seeking to ground their religious affections and theological process in the solid matter of the natural world, Jeffries offers fresh ideas-- herself having naviga ...…
 
Tweet This week’s guest is author, speaker and podcaster Natalie Hoffman, survivor of not just an emotionally abusive marriage, but also of religious trauma. Oftentimes it’s religion itself that causes in the first place–or mightily contributes to–emotionally abusive or dysfunctional marriages and relationships. In the case of Christian evangel ...…
 
Episode number three features a discussion on obsession and addiction -- and how sharing our secrets can help us overcome them.By Top Secret Girlcast.
 
Lenny & Jason are back to just themselves for this episode. But it's totally decent. We promise.By Lenny Duncan & Jason Chesnut.
 
In the aftermath of the US Supreme Court ruling effectively declaring political gerrymandering legal, Jaye discusses the challenges Democrats face in mitigating the damage of an increasingly right-leaning SCOTUS. In this episode, Jaye focuses on the novel Supreme Court plan touted by Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, which is in ...…
 
Author Lenny Duncan is the unlikeliest of pastors. Formerly incarcerated and homeless, he is now a black preacher in the whitest denomination in the United States: The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Shifting demographics and shrinking congregations make the all headlines, but Duncan sees something else at work—drawing a direct line bet ...…
 
Tweet This episode features a hugely informative and insightful information with two of my personal heroes, Flo Conway and Jim Siegelman out of New York City. Authors of the massively influential books Snapping and Holy Terror, Conway & Siegelman have for decades been recognized as two of the foremost experts and investigators on the world of b ...…
 
Lenny and Jason welcome activist, writer, and poet Rachel Virginia Hester to the show, when we met her in historic Greensboro, North Carolina, for some sparkling water and tea. All the tea.By Lenny Duncan & Jason Chesnut.
 
Forgiveness is one of the most popular themes of Christianity. So why is the concept not working to grow the Christian movement? I believe many Christians talk a good game about forgiveness, but don't actually take the time to understand what forgiveness really means. Check out this episode to evaluate for yourselves, rather or not today's Chri ...…
 
Jaye is joined by her husband Chuckles as they discuss free speech versus calls to violence and terrorism, as well as if Donald Trump's rhetoric and actions in support of gun control will upset his supporters enough to turn against him in 2020. Chuckles stans Candace Owens and sees her temporary ban on Twitter as an example of a conspiracy by t ...…
 
If you didn’t get out to your local LGBTQ Pride festivities -- no worries -- this episode is a Pride month celebration. Our own Pastor Casey Tinnin was elected the Grand Marshal of the Sacramento, California Pride Parade. What do you wear when you’re the Grand Marshal of a Pride parade? In the first half of this celebration, Casey recounts his ...…
 
Tweet After many months of anxious waiting, I finally re-connected with this week’s guest: Dassi Erlich, survivor of both sexual abuse and a very cultic, controlling Jewish fundamentalist sect in Melbourne, Australia. Not only is this amazing woman surviving, she’s leading the fight for justice–to bring her abuser to trial, to answer for her ma ...…
 
Lenny and Jason meet up in D.C. to march with the Rev. Dr. William Barber II to the White House, and they talk to some others who made the trip.By Lenny Duncan & Jason Chesnut.
 
Lenny & Jason are by themselves for this episode. Don't hold it against them.By Lenny Duncan & Jason Chesnut.
 
A special guest comes on the pod to talk about an unusual habit.By Top Secret Girlcast.
 
Meet Kitty and Pepper, the hosts of Top Secret, a new podcast where anonymous guests share their secrets.By Top Secret.
 
CONTENT WARNING: Miscarriage, stillbirth, medical procedures, death, child molestation, sexual and physical violence With the proliferation of abortion bans passed into law in several states designed to trigger a US Supreme Court reversal of Roe v. Wade (1973), what are the real dangers of these laws? Jaye reconsiders her earlier position on fe ...…
 
In the final episode of the “relational” series, the Irenicast crew reflects on chosen community. We all need a chosen family to do life with. This is especially true for people in marginalized, oppressed groups like those who are LGBTQ+ and are those who minortized because of their race/ethnicity. Co-hosts discuss the formation and cultivation ...…
 
We welcomed the Rev. Melissa Florer-Bixler, author, theologian, and all-around amazing person. Also we love this airbnb in Raleigh, North Carolina.By Lenny Duncan & Jason Chesnut.
 
Tweet This week’s episode features returning guest, Canadian therapist Janice Selbie! Fresh off a conference in San Fransisco, CA., led by Dr Marlene Winell, Janice returned home full of ideas for discussion. This week, the guest I’d had lined up had to cancel–so Janice gracefully stepped up at the last minute as a replacement! And we had a phe ...…
 
Tweet After publishing my article “Rapture Anxiety” on Medium several weeks ago, many who read it asked if I could do a special episode on not just the topic of the movie itself, but also critically assess its theology. In this bonus episode, not only do I delve into the theological interpretation of its creator, I further get into various inte ...…
 
Parenting is hard, but deconstructing with kids adds an extra layer to the hard. Some parents feel the need to reform fundamentalist/evangelical Christian values into progressive Christian values. Other parents want to distance children from conservative Christianity by raising children outside of religious faith. Still other parents jerk the f ...…
 
With the recent legislation passed in Georgia, Missouri and Alabama, there is no better time than now for Christians to revisit the way that we communicate about Abortion. Are we focusing so much on Legislative solutions that we are negating our duty to provide Spiritual responses?By Scott P. Gill.
 
As several states are passing extremely restrictive anti-abortion laws, and civil rights are increasingly being denied to a number of groups in the United States, Jaye discusses the conservative evangelical Christianity that got us here. Is conservative evangelicalism "real Christianity" and why does the answer to that question matter? How does ...…
 
Tweet This week’s episode features a great conversation with Bethany Carter, who became an atheist after confronting a lot of issues around the subject of…spanking her children? Find out how this particular issue started Bethany off on the road of deconstruction of her former evangelical beliefs, including questioning God, the Bible and its man ...…
 
Mark Russel is an author who has written two satirical re-tellings of the Bible (God is Disappointed in You and Apocrypha Now!), as well as comics for DC Comics (Flintstones, Prez, Snagglepuss, Wonder Twins), IDW (Judge Dredd), Dynamite (The Lone Ranger, Red Sonja), and AHOY Comics. His upcoming book for AHOY Comics is called Second Coming and ...…
 
For the inaugural jawn, Lenny & Jason welcome their first dope guest, Crystal Cheatham –– the rockstar behind Our Bible App. Then they talk a little about what this whole podcast will be about. You don't want to miss it.By Lenny Duncan & Jason Chesnut.
 
It gets real as the Irenicast team talks about one’s given community -- or family of origin-- as family systems rather than a collection of individuals. Thinking about family as a system impacts the way we think about ourselves in relation to family members. Family relationships can be especially hard to navigate when one’s views of the world a ...…
 
We're a podcast of two Christian pastors talking politics, music, the general state of the world, and the radical Jesus movement. We'll also have dope guests and a sick beat. Because we care about y'all. And this is our trailer! Hope you enjoy. We can't wait to connect with you.By Lenny & Jason.
 
Several Democratic candidates are running to be the party's nominee for President of the United States. Jaye believes it matters less which candidate becomes the Democratic nominee, but more what direction the Democratic Party will go in the 2020 election. Will they focus on recruiting Trump supporters, or convincing non-voters to go to the pol ...…
 
Tweet This week’s episode features a conversation with author Ronna Russell, whose book “The Uncomfortable Confessions of a Preacher’s Kid” has just recently come out. We talk about Ronna’s backstory, growing up as a preacher’s kid in evangelical churches. But what happens when things don’t go the way they’re planned, and all the pieces don’t f ...…
 
Tweet In this special follow-up bonus episode to the one I recently did on “The Psychology of Conversion,” I move further into developing psychiatrist Dr Robert Jay Lifton’s model of cult formation. Lifton demonstrates how, in 8 different ways and methods, cults and cult leaders operate to control and manipulate their followers. This is a fasci ...…
 
In this episode I chat with Andy Herndon, a former evangelical pastor, filmmaker, and podcaster. We explore his story as well as his upcoming documentary project, The Exvangelicals. Learn more about the project here. Follow Andy @andyherndon This episode was produced by Jake Lewis. Follow Blake on Twitter @brchastain, follow the show on Twitter ...…
 
CONTENT WARNING: This episode includes discussion of transphobia, anti-LGBTQ bigotry and violence, depression and suicide. Listener discretion is advised. The relationship between the American church and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people has all too often been rocky, and conflict is inflamed by opposition by churches ...…
 
Exvangelical Shame--Join Cece and Kitty for a full episode of storytelling and processing themes of religious trauma, problematic elements of the faith communities they were raised in, and how they are both deconstructing shame and guilt over choices and beliefs made while living within a Conservative Christian context.…
 
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