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Cindy Wang Brandt is a mother and progressive Christian writer who is on a mission to support the journeys of parents interested in Parenting Forward with progressive values. She's an author, blogger, community leader, coach, and live and online education provider for parents who are committed to raising their kids in a faith that isn't hierarchical, controlling and fundamentalist and want to see their children desire mercy and not sacrifice, to grow up walking in the ways of Jesus for peace ...
 
Joey Svendsen, formerly of BadChristian Podcast, is a pastor who found freedom in gladly embracing mystery and relinquishing his long list of theological “certainties.” Growing up a fundamentalist, evangelical Christian, he now explores faith through progressive lenses while continuing connection with evangelicals, many who are part of the church he pastors at. Join Joey, his regular commentators and many special guests (progressives, traditionalists and evangelicals alike) as they discuss G ...
 
Witness Docs presents Unfinished, an investigative anthology series digging into America's unfinished business. Season one of Unfinished, Deep South, produced in collaboration with Market Road Films, brought us on a journey into the Arkansas Delta to investigate the lynching of Isadore Banks. Season two, produced with Critical Frequency, takes us to Short Creek, a community on the Utah/Arizona border divided by much more than a state line. On one side are fundamentalist, polygamous Mormons w ...
 
In the 1980s and 90s, B and T were members of large Pentecostal churches in Australia. In this podcast, these two GenXers look back on these years to contextualise, deconstruct and ask, “WTF were we thinking and how does this impact who we are now?” This podcast is for those who define themselves as religious, spiritual or atheist alike. All are welcome. If you want to comment on this podcast or interact with us then visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/3188989997871128
 
Can we rebuild our faith after being hurt by the church? Can we reclaim the Christian faith as one that affirms women, science, mental health, LGBTQ+, body positivity, social justice, and doubt? I say, yes. As the #exvangelical movement continues to grow, more people are deconstructing their core beliefs and finding themselves at a crossroads between leaving the church and reshaping their beliefs. If you’re struggling with doubt BUT don’t want leave behind the faith entirely, then this podca ...
 
We are the diverse community of Underwood. We are families. We are singles. We are married couples. We use walkers. We are Boomers, Busters, X-ers, and Boomlets. We are toddlers. We are teenagers. We are veterans. We are residents. We have been Baptist, Catholic, Episcopalian, and agnostics. We grew up churched and unchurched. We grew up fundamentalist. We grew up liberal. We come from many nations and many ethnic backgrounds. If you would like to find out more about our church and the peopl ...
 
Thousands of people have been taught forms of Christianity that led them into more bondage than freedom. Why do we feel like we have been enslaved by the truth when it’s supposed to set us free? Join your hosts, Joe and Rachel Tenney, as they discuss how to fight disillusionment, and move forward in the hope of Jesus Christ. This is the Control Freak Christianity podcast.
 
A weekly podcast that explores growing up in an almost fundamentalist family and the funny misadventures it creates. Michael Serrano, Mike Taylor and guests discuss the reality of the choices people make and how those choices impact the lives of those around them. Both having a religious background in the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-Day Saints, they hope to shed a light on the uncomfortable truths of growing up almost fundamentalist. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
The Closer To Venus Podcast will feature interviews on topics such as reincarnation, the spirit world, near-death experiences, karma, past life regression as well as the worlds that these topics will open up for us. It’s important to note that we are not experts, but everyday people who have questions about spirituality and how to get to “higher ground”. We just don’t feel that fundamentalist religious and scientific beliefs offer satisfactory answers to questions such as why are we here, wh ...
 
The podcast where we mix a sometimes weird but always delicious cocktail of theology, philosophy, and spirituality. We're a pastor and a philosopher who have discovered that sometimes pastors need philosophy, and sometimes philosophers need pastors. We tackle topics and interview guests that straddle the divide between our interests. Who we are: Randy Knie (Co-Host) - Randy is the founding and Lead Pastor of Brew City Church in Milwaukee, WI. Randy loves his family, the Church, cooking, and ...
 
This is the story of two brothers who are guest workers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. One goes off on an adventure, meets a Saudi prince, and ends up dead. The other will stop at nothing to find out why his brother had to die. Accompanied by his wife, he begins a search across three continents for his brother’s killer. His hunt takes him into a trap where he, like his brother before him, becomes caught in the middle of the struggle between the pre-Al Qaeda fundamentalist Saudis and the mor ...
 
Out of the Woods is a podcast for stories about not-quite-cults but not-quite-not-cults. People share their experiences being strong believers in something--a religion, an ideology, a community, anything--and share how they came to realize it was, well...cult-ish. Stories of all kinds of these beliefs & experiences are welcome, with a particular interest in those in the digital world.
 
The QAR Podcast seeks to celebrate the incredible stories of queer people who have left authoritarian religion and are finding a new way. From coping with religious trauma to pursuing a values-centric life, these are stories of surviving intense mental and emotional injury, deep reflective healing, and holistic self-discovery. Ex-religious and former fundamentalist host, Derek Matthew Miller, offers up intimate questions and topics for his guests as they discuss the intersection of religion ...
 
Hi, I'm Andrew. Come join me as we tackle weird interpretations, popular biblical myths, and the underpinnings of fundamentalist readings of the Bible, working together to learn how to practice a responsible form of biblical interpretation that leads us past brutish literalism, confusing cultural dissonances, and problematic texts. Let us instead walk the path of a Bible less traveled, that we might discover again its inspiring stories, the rich world behinds its pages, and how the heart of ...
 
Of Monks and Men is a project searching to find "the third option." As humans we are often dealt labels that are meant to define us: left or right, liberal or conservative, fundamentalist or postmodernist, creationist or evolutionist. However, most of the time these labels do not always fit. Not everything is black and white. Sometimes there is a gray area.
 
God Vs Man is the NSFW podcast by Logan Miles, comedian based out of Long Beach California. To make a long story short, I was born into a fundamentalist religious culture with an abundance of golden calves. These golden calves weren’t necessarily literal, but they were essentially things that could not be questioned, let alone even talked about. This led to living in some fairly nefarious religious and social environments. As I left that culture, I noticed that there were plenty of the same ...
 
What does a modern Islamic social reality look like? How does it deal with finance, employment, trade, education, poverty, justice and governance amongst other things? All these questions are skillfully answered in a series of talks that starts with the 'Ramadhan Discourses.' Compulsory listening for any sincere Muslim activist or would-be 'fundamentalist.'
 
FIG & LOCK TALK is a entertaining podcast by two Hampton Roads local boys, Mr. Figs and Mr. Lock, who discuss current events, pop culture, sports, and 757 events, venues, and popular hangouts from an every man's point of view. If you want to know where to go, what to do, and what's going on in the 757, or you just want to hear some fun and engaging perspectives on all your favorite subjects, then this is the podcast for you.
 
DARK SISTERS is a new American opera, with music by Nico Muhly and libretto by Stephen Karam. Co-commissioned and Co-produced by Gotham Chamber Opera, Music-Theatre Group and Opera Company of Philadelphia. DARK SISTERS is a suspenseful, emotional, and lyrical depiction of one woman's struggle with life and faith and the universal dilemma of whether to stay or leave.The opera opens a window into the lives of Eliza and her sister wives, members of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints ...
 
Get the inside scoop on what it really takes to grow and scale YOUR IDEA into a profit producing machine. The Concept to Cash Flow podcast is focused on providing you with advice, tips, and strategies every episode that you can take away and implement in your business or day-to-day life. You will hear from extremely successful entrepreneurs on how they began with an idea or dream and relentlessly pursued and focused on turning that dream into a reality. You will hear from successful minds co ...
 
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Matt Dudley was the poster child for up and coming IFB Preacher Boys. He was deep in the IFB Campmeeting scene when he began to question the extra-Biblical doctrines that defined his world. As a part of "The Fraternity", a select group of IFB preachers and evangelists, he knew what would happen if he changed his position... and it did. Matt's story…
 
This week we talk about the various pitfalls that await us as we re-enter the world after lockdown. With the rise of oppositional politics, social media and covid, we discuss whether we ill-equipped to deal with the tensions and antagonisms that are part of social life. If you enjoy the fundamentalists, you can always support us by joining our patr…
 
VICTORY! Today we announce a major victory in our lawsuit against Texas Gov. Greg Abbot's censorship of FFRF's Bill of Rights display. Margaret Downey of the Freethought Society tells us how atheists and agnostics are helping the homeless and the hungry through the Mayday For Humanity event featuring well-known comedians, actors and musicians. Then…
 
Dr. Nicholas Oschman joins us for a free-flowing and almost totally unscripted conversation about certainty, deception, whether religious people really believe what they say, orthodoxy, cynicism, charismatic experience, Islamic philosophy, and more. The conversation is raw, honest, and iconoclastic, but also gentle, humble, and hilarious. Whoever y…
 
Support the show: Patreon l Glow l Episode Transcript Jemar and I discuss some of the themes from his latest book Guest Bio: Jemar Tisby is the author of the New York Times bestseller, The Color of Compromise, president and co-found of The Witness: A Black Christian Collective, and co-host of the podcast, Pass The Mic. Guest Music by Remedy Drive Y…
 
Karly is a survivor of physical abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, childhood cancer, and religious trauma as a member of The Church of Christ. She noted many similarities in her religious upbringing to friends who were Mormon or ExMormon. Karly is a resilient and brave young woman and we are happy to have her on as the first "guest" :) on our podcast…
 
Last Sunday, for the Seacoast Church weekend message, Joey and Pricilla joined founding pastor Greg Surratt to tell their story of Joey’s mental health crisis (2019). Joey implores the church to humanize pastors and Pricilla shares some "do's" and don't's" when interacting with people who are struggling mentally. We kick this episode off, sharing t…
 
Former TLC star from "19 and Counting," Josh Duggar has been charged with possessing Child Pornography. He is another yet conservative Christian that has shown a horrific willingness to abuse others. Joe and Rachel discuss how they used to hold similar beliefs as the Duggars. God has helped Joe and Rachel come to freedom, perhaps He will show the s…
 
In Episode 21, we talk with Doug Lawrence, an international mentoring expert who recounts a step-by-step past life regression by a hypnotherapist who was one of his mentoring clients. In this episode we discuss: What you had experienced in other lives is now relevant for you in your current life His past life experiences began in a boat on “the riv…
 
We talk about rogue priests, predator priests, sanctimonious senators, creationist lawmakers and charitable atheists. After hearing Dan Barker's first freethought song, "You Can't Win With Original Sin," we talk with Jennifer Taylor, the new president of the Rationalists of East Tennessee, about how she escaped the Jehovah's Witnesses to become a h…
 
More than anything, parenting is about creating and changing culture. We just happen to do so one child at a time. As we extend love, compassion, and justice towards our children, they are formed into members of society who extend the same to others. They challenge the harmful status quo of the world and, together, we build a better future. I recen…
 
Support the show: Patreon l Glow l Episode Transcript And now we might begin to realize that we've put God in a cage of our own making. How insane is that? Guest Bio: Diana Butler Bass, Ph.D., is an award-winning author, popular speaker, inspiring preacher, and one of America’s most trusted commentators on religion and contemporary spirituality. Gu…
 
You are going to LOVE this girl. In this episode, I interview Lauren Vejar (Instagram: @coachlaurenvejar) who is a confidence coach with a mission to help women learn to trust themselves, overcome social pressures, and live authentically without fear or shame. Join us as we talk about body image, purity culture, self-worth, and sin theology.…
 
Today’s guest, Brant Hansen, wrote a book called “Unoffendable.” He suggests that the idea of having “righteous anger” is a myth and not biblical. There's much peace to be found by recognizing the jacked up state of this world and adjusting expectations accordingly. And it's the right way, according to Brant. Guest co-host Jory Micah provides some …
 
A back and forth on Tiktok sparked this deep dive into scripture on what "Tongues" means in the Bible. This is yet another topic Will and Brian have changed their minds on over the years. We decipher between tongues in Acts 2 and tongues in 1 Corinthians. We examine the text to see if it means tongues an in how the Pentecostal Church sees it (speak…
 
In episode #20, we talk with Tony Zonca, author of The Journey of Truth: Chronicles of a Peaceful Warrior, about a story of spiritual awakening which began with an NDE at 7 years old. What you will learn: How a near-death- experience at age 7 set the stage for his spiritual journey Karma works on a grand scale and is directing the future of humanit…
 
Does the idea, or the very phrase, "Biblical Womanhood" make you shudder a bit? Us too. In this episode, we interviewed Beth Allison Barr about her book The Making of Biblical Womanhood. Beth is a Historian at Baylor University, and her book makes a brilliant case that the idea of "Biblical Womanhood" is more of a product of the patriarchal world t…
 
What are "Dead Words" and "False Friends"? Is language change really that big of a deal for contemporary readers? JC, Brian, and Nate pick up in part 3 of their conversation with Mark Ward about these issues and they even talk about why they like the KJV and some of the benefits it brings.By Recovering Fundamentalist
 
Scott and I talk about Jordan Peterson and the reality of God in our lives. We talk about what Peterson has said and his journey to being one of the most admired or hated public intellectuals in recent memory. It was a fascinating breezy conversation that I hope you enjoy.Youtube Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTRI23ukg7MQkc2_QtgWG3gMy Soci…
 
Support the show: Patreon l Glow l Episode Transcript I love it when I get to sit down with the Patrons. Logan has some deep wisdom here in this episode and I think we could all learn from it. Guest Bio: Logan is a middle-millennial husband and father with roots in the mountains of WV and the NC coast. He spent his younger years taking his Baptist …
 
SHARE THIS EPISODE WITH YOUR PASTOR. YES, I'M YELLING. Prolific theologian and author Scot Mcknight, along with his daughter Laura Barringer, recently released a book called “TOV" (TOV means “good” in Hebrew). This book was written partly as a response to the downfall of Bill Hybels, pioneering mega-Church Pastor of Willow Creek Church; but it is a…
 
In episode 19, we talk with Wendy Rose Williams,a Certified Spiritual Teacher hypnotherapist, author and Past Life Adventure Guide. She experienced two NDEs which were the first steps of her on a spiritual path. What we discuss: A detailed description of two separate near-death- experiences NDEs that occured in 1997 An out of body experience( OBE) …
 
In part 2 of Kindra's story she discusses how leadership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints mishandled the sexual abuse presented to them by her and her mom. How they revictimized her on multiple occasions. She discusses the issues she faced as a teenager, young adult, and mother as a child sexual assault survivor in the church. She…
 
I've been reflecting on a lot these last couple of years. Recently I took the time to think deeply on my time with Bad Christian, a podcast and community I was co-founder of and co-hosted since 2014. What a journey it was. "Good times" is an understatement. On this episode however, my reflections on that past season of life revolve around things I'…
 
We have all heard different opinions about Bible Translations, but what does the Bible say about Bible Translation? Is accuracy more important than readability? Are Modern Translations “dumbing down” the Bible? JC, Brian, and Nate continue their conversation with Mark Ward on this important topic in the second episode of our KJV series.…
 
Peter and Elliott discuss what "fundamentalism" really is, and who would know better?! Also, we've soft-launched our Patreon so we can start doing more cool stuff as things open. If you'd like to join a community of folks interested in psychoanalysis, philosophy, depth psychology, etc, head on over to http://patreon.com/thefundamentalists . And don…
 
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