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We dive head first into conversations breaking down things like religion, sex, spirituality and the world around us. And although we now consider ourselves to be somewhere between agnosticism and mystical atheism, we speak from our experiences from our time in the Christian Music Industry and religious upbringing. We bring on a variety of guests to help us demystify the topics that we were once taught to fear or ignore; expanding the lenses with which we see the world through. @deconstruct.p ...
 
Seth Andrews, a former Christian broadcaster and believer for 30 years, ultimately escaped the bonds of superstitious thinking to embrace the more satisfying explanations that science provides. A professional video producer and host of one of the most popular atheist communities on the internet, Seth Andrews brings a polished format, a relaxed environment and a rage-free challenge to the religious beliefs that defined his youth.
 
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Exmormonology

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Exmormonology

Amy Logan, Life Coach

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Exmormonology is a study of life after your mormon faith crisis, from a life coach's perspective, "mingled with" my personal exmormon musings. Exmormonology is a podcast for people who want to learn to ways so let go of pain, reduce anger, move on from the ties that bind all while stepping peacefully into life beyond mormonism, or whatever religion you have grown out of. I help you deconstruct the religious conditioning you have experienced. I coach brave souls willing to walk away from all ...
 
On Social disGraces we discuss social issues, spirituality and do a little deconstruction. We share stories from people who have been a part of oppressed or marginalized communities, overcome challenges, or advocated for change. We will often incorporate a faith tie-in and have several topics centered around spiritual issues and religious deconstruction. Episodes will include topics such as progressive Christianity, religious deconstruction, purity culture, foster care, trauma, mental health ...
 
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FreedHearts

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FreedHearts

Susan Cottrell, FreedHearts

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Changing the human conversation of love and inclusion. Susan Cottrell is the Mom of two LGBTQ children; the founder of FreedHearts; an international speaker with a viral TEDx talk; a pastor and theologian; an acclaimed author; and a fierce advocate and ally. In her unique tender, relatable style, Susan is a prominent voice of unconditional love and lavish inclusion. Powerful, authentic, and relevant in today’s society, Susan has a lot to say. The Advocate calls her their “Favorite Affirming ...
 
Join VeggieTales and What's in the Bible? creator Phil Vischer and co-host Skye Jethani (author, speaker, pastor) for a fast-paced and often funny conversation about pop culture, media, theology, and the fun, fun, fun of living a thoughtful Christian life in an increasingly post-Christian culture.
 
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All Things Reconsidered

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All Things Reconsidered

All Things Reconsidered - Joey Trieb & Brandon McAlpine

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We are 2 friends who met in Bible College and have gone through some faith reconstruction. We each have a unique perspective - Joey is a former youth pastor who grew up in the Charismatic Evolution-denying Pokemon-hating Kirk-Cameron-loving church world and Brandon is a worship leader who was not raised in a religious home. We are not experts or theologians but we are in the process of deconstructing our old beliefs to rebuild a stronger faith and we invite you to learn along with us. New ep ...
 
Every episode Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan is joined by a different guest to discuss and deconstruct two seemingly oppositional ideas (innocent/guilty, radical/moderate, secular/religious etc). In doing this we consider if things are really so simple, or if seemingly commonsensical binaries actually hides, obscures or allows for much more complicated political dynamics.
 
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The Life After Podcast

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The Life After Podcast

The Life After Podcast, Brady Hardin

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Conversations with Courageous People Deconstructing Christian Beliefs | Brady Hardin interviews guests about their faith deconstruction, unraveling religious indoctrination, spiritual abuse experiences, religious trauma, the rebuilding of a personal community after leaving Christian Fundamentalism, and much more.
 
Holy Heretics seeks to foster honest conversations about the state of religion in the 21st century. We interview experts, spiritual seekers, scholars, and activists in our quest to examine just exactly how modern-day Christianity lost the Way of Jesus while also discovering how it can be regained through subversive thought and action.
 
I am Meagan Howard, and this is me working through the challenges of deconstructing the religious, societal norms that I've been living with. I'll be talking about religion, politics, mental health, pop culture, and my story. My goal is to connect with people who are going through the same deconstruction, and be a voice that says, "You're not alone."
 
On this podcast, I will be interviewing a variety of people including mental health professionals, social workers, registered dietitians, and body liberation advocates. We will be covering a wide range of topics from the basics of intuitive eating and what it means to be fat positive to vulnerability and social media ethics of sharing as a mental health professional to faith transitions and recovery in the lgbtq+ community.
 
Cindy Wang Brandt helps parents heal from religious trauma, break toxic cycles, and raise children with healthy spirituality and conscious citizenship. She is an author, speakers, conference host committed to helping parents raise kids for a better world. The Parenting Forward podcast features interviews with thought leaders from progressive faith and non-faith spaces, resources to create better practices in parenting and life with children. We believe parenting is revolutionary, that if we ...
 
Have your leftist friends become intolerant and dogmatic? Are your righty friends conspiratorial and irrational? Is your president a reality TV star? Have your experiences of global politics manifested in you a cynical perception of reality which induces existential panic and the deconstruction of the fragile framework which supports your conception of meaning and truth? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you’ve come to the right podcast. Join Adam and Jon as they bring you ...
 
Christopher Eaker and Maggie Schlosser are spiritual directors that like talking about spiritual things. Spiritual direction is a listening ministry that creates a sacred space for you to listen to God, see where God is at work in your life, and grow in awareness of who you were created to be. Check out their ministries: Christopher: SteppingStonesLife.com and Maggie: RavachMinistries.org.
 
Captain Dadpool: Growing up a devout Christian I received my Bachelor Degree in Biblical theology so that I could become a pastor. My education lead me to become agnostic/atheist. I am most known on TikTok as @CaptainDadPool86 for making entertaining and educational content about my life an experiences. I am also an Army and Iraq war veteran, and a stay at home Dad with 4 boys. Crimson_Barrel: Growing up as a not so devout Christian, I wasn't made to go to church with any consistency until m ...
 
Considering the Bible's saintly reputation, it packs surprising gore, horror, and depravity. As well as beauty, wisdom, and tedium. For millennia, the Bible has held Western culture captive to its strange stories of ancient people trying to figure out God. Maybe you're not religious, but you're curious about the Bible. Maybe you grew up in church, but you're looking for a new way to relate to the Bible. Welcome! We're Sam and Amanda. We're obsessed with the Bible. Sam is a liberal Presbyteri ...
 
Provoke & Inspire is a weekly podcast featuring Ben Pierce, Chad Johnson, David Pierce, and Luke Greenwood, who discuss how Jesus might respond to current events and issues facing the Church today, while attempting to answer the question, "how do we live for Jesus in a post-Christian culture?" The podcast is both thoughtful and hilarious - often both at the same time. Check it out!
 
We live in a world of gnosis deferred. We have come to a point in our societal evolution where self-awareness and existential cognizance are scarce; and now more then ever, we are desperately struggling to reconcile the ethical, moral, political, and religious shortcomings of our global zeitgeist. The primary purpose of the Deferred Gnosis podcast is to bring together contrasting perspectives sourced directly from the fringe in order to deconstruct the preconceptions of our culture through t ...
 
An alt-brown look at medicine, money, faith, and family.This site's mission is to help educate others across the four domains that dominate my life: medicine, family, finance, and religion (no, not necessarily in that order).I'm a father of three young boys. I'm Muslim however their mother is Christian, so they are being raised in an inter-religious, multi-cultural environment.While we've chosen to raise them Muslim, Christmas may be the holiday the boys enjoy the most.As a pediatrician spec ...
 
For some, church is pretty simple. For others, it can be pretty complicated. So if faith and spirituality is a "heck yes" but church is a "hell no", welcome to Unchurchable - the place where we are able to participate in faith in our own way whether it is taking on taboo topics or exploring the unknown. After all, an examined faith is a strong one.
 
How should Christians view everything that’s happening in this world? The Life in the Kingdom Podcast aims to tackle that question by addressing not only the what, but also the how, why and where do we go from here. We want to come alongside you and discuss the issues you’re discussing, ask the questions you’re asking, interview the persons you’re interested in, and highlight stories that get you thinking. In so doing, we hope you’ll gain a biblical perspective and a deeper understanding of ...
 
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Our transgender children and family members and friends are beautiful. And beloved. Living their authentic lives. What an amazing truth. Amazing stories. Amazing beauty. False teachings, binary thinking, denial can cause us to miss it all – and cause great harm to those we love. Don’t deny the beauty of being transgender! Support the show (https://…
 
Up to Heaven and Down to Hell (Princeton UP, 2021) is a vivid and sometimes heartbreaking account of what happens when one of the most momentous decisions about the well-being of our communities and our planet--whether or not to extract shale gas and oil from the very land beneath our feet--is largely a private choice that millions of ordinary peop…
 
Leonard Allen wrote a book in 2021 about how Churches of Christ need to have a healthier view of traditions and how a biblically balanced view and use of creeds could really help us in the long run. This interview will give you some background info on denominational, philosophical and cultural influences of Churches of Christ, Alexander Campbell, e…
 
Author and pastor Brian Zahnd joins the podcast to talk about deconstruction, as well as his new book, "When Everything Is On Fire: Faith Forged from the Ashes". Zahnd describes how we should accurately approach deconstruction, that doubt is not necessarily a negative thing, and argues that we need a revelation of Jesus in order to truly know him -…
 
This episode focuses primarily on the topic of adoption - specifically international and interracial adoption from the perspective of an adoptee. We will be talking with Rebeka Jones, who some may know on Instagram by the handle @RebekaInWriting. Rebeka is a writer, mom and adoptee who creates safe spaces for fruitful discussion surrounding topics …
 
We are stoked to have Wyatt back on the show! If you haven’t watched his conversion story, watch it then come back to this one:) Wyatt’s Conversion: https://youtu.be/VF19o2xcWt4 In this episode, Wyatt shares his story of leaving on his mission for the Church of Jesus Christ (otherwise known as the Mormon Church or LDS Church), coming home early due…
 
As many of you know, I've been investing a lot recently in my new community. It’s called Parenting After Religious Trauma and, in it, we explore the impact of childhood trauma and specifically religious trauma. We discuss the impact that it has on the rest of our adult lives and parenting. This all comes back to one of my core beliefs, the thesis o…
 
First of all, we want to introduce Sabrina! Sabrina might be a new face on our YouTube channel but she's not new to Saints Unscripted. In fact, chances are high that if you messaged us on Instagram, you were talking to Sabrina :) Also, you might recognize her from a few stories and Reels from our Instagram account. You are going to LOVE hearing fro…
 
Year 3 of Exmormonology has begun! Today I want to talk about how I plan to move forward and through 2022 and the direction of the content you will continue to receive via my podcast. I have several fun events planned for this year and I can't wait to share them with you. Which one(s) will you be joining me? You do get to feel better in this life. …
 
In this episode I talk with business consultant Jack Bergstrand about his new book Christianity Without Dogma. Jack puts forth the argument that it is domga which has turnd Christianity into a business... and a failing business at that! We talk about what a saved Christianity might look like if it returned to its core values of Love, Connection and…
 
In this episode Matt shares his personal journey of deconstruction and the thoughts and experiences that lead him there. From fundamentalist Adventism to progressive christianity, into athiesm and beyond. We discuss; - Fundamentalism - Seventh Day Adventist Denomination - The similarities between Apple and Religion - Speaking in tongues & Demon pos…
 
We're back with Leif for part three of his three-part conversion story! Leif grew up in Utah around many members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (otherwise known as the Mormon Church). Unfortunately, he experienced quite a bit of bullying from the community and didn't explore the doctrine of the LDS Church until later in his life…
 
Last week, the country commemorated the one-year anniversary of the January 6th attack on the Capitol. Phil, Skye, and Kaitlyn examine what’s changed, and what hasn’t, since the attack and what impact it’s had on both Christians and our culture. They also respond to Samuel Perry’s article about the way Christian Nationalism threatens democracy. The…
 
Some Christians mistakenly suggest that if you take the Bible seriously, you must stand against the existence – as well as the health and even humanity of transgender people. Actually, the OPPOSITE is true! In this episode, we are going to talk about how the Bible AFFIRMS transgender and gender non-conforming people. And, how misinterpretations and…
 
We're back for 2022, and we're kicking it off with a really great story from Kelsey Garcia, an advanced care paramedic. She shares her journey from a conservative evangelical Christian working at Christian camps, to her work on the front lines of health care witnessing the reality of death and discovering how often, reality doesn't exactly line up …
 
“Few people can teach you the Enneagram with the genuine insight, humor, and potential for real growth and change better than Suzanne Stabile, writes Father Richard Rohr. And after this incredible episode, we agree! Stabile is one of the world’s most sought-after gurus when it comes to all things Enneagram. Today, she joins us to discuss what it me…
 
What can we do when people, by and large, seem to be leaving and choosing churches for ideological, rather than theological reasons? The regulars are joined by author, speaker and pastor Matt Chandler of the Village Church. They talk about how we should approach a growing generation of people who are skeptical toward Christianity, and would likely …
 
Mahatma Gandhi said, “Those who believe religion and politics aren't connected don't understand either.” The relationship between religion and state presents complex challenges to liberal democracies around the world. In this work, Gideon Sapir and David Statman Propose a comprehensive theory about state and religion relations, providing tools to t…
 
Our guest today is April Ajoy, Tiktok famous Exvangelical and host of the Evangelicalish Podcast. We talk about how both Christian Nationalism and difficult life situations fueled our deconstruction from Evangelicalism, and April shares some details on what her faith looks like today. We also had fun laughing at our absurd fundamentalist childhoods…
 
Leif talks about how, after growing up around members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (otherwise known as Mormons), he decided to pray for the first time to see what he should do in regards to his religious practices. He received an overwhelming feeling of love and happiness but the answer might not be what you expect! Watch the …
 
Does ‘citizenship’ exist in a socialist or communist context? If it does, what would this mean in the case of Vietnam? To what extent do the Vietnamese state and Vietnamese citizens perceive citizenship differently? And how are those differences negotiated? Why does the wave of recent popular protests in neighbouring countries concern the Vietnames…
 
Many of us begin our parenting journey not really knowing what we’re doing. We tell ourselves we’ll be fine just winging it and then quickly realize we will not be fine at all. This is especially true when it comes to discipline. We know a one-size-fits-all approach to discipline won’t work but aren’t sure how to give our kids the freedom to be exa…
 
A famous Church of Christ argument has been that God told Noah to build an ark of gopher wood so that is the only wood he could use...not oak or pine...just gopher. Is that really true? Did the whole of human history revolve around Noah finding enough gopher trees? Once you find out more about gopher wood you will see that the the whole argument fa…
 
We are sooooo grateful for the opportunity to hear Leif’s story in-person! Leif sent us his full conversion story many months ago and we were so intrigued. His full story is heartbreaking, breathtaking, exciting, and hopeful. But in this part (part one of three), it has some painful bullying events that should never happen to anyone. We were shocke…
 
Your body is always trying to communicate with you, and if you would take a second to tune in, you would discover that you hold all the answers to your unanswered questions. When you disconnect from your body; aka subscribe to “hustle culture” your body sends you a pretty harsh message…unexplainable annoying pain. In this episode, Lauren shares how…
 
In this episode, Dr. Laura Thomas and Mimi talk about some of the biggest intuitive eating questions! Laura established the London Centre for Intuitive Eating (LCIE) in 2017 to help support clients who have a difficult relationship with food and their body. She has a passion for delivering inclusive, trauma informed, and person-centred care for all…
 
Do you want 2022 to be your BEST year yet??? We have the secret: know God better! It is BY FAR the most productive thing you will ever do! There is NOTHING that will bring you more joy, peace and satisfaction than deepening your relationship with God. We want to help you get there! We just launched the No Ordinary Life podcast. Every week we read t…
 
In this bonus episode of Powers & Principalities, I share my conversation with Chrissy Stroop on the inauspicious anniversary of the Jan 6 Capitol Riot. (One trigger/content note, we talk about Satanic Panic & child abuse in one section). We discuss the lead-up to Trump, the Trump administration, the insurrection, and the Big Lie that has taken roo…
 
2022 is here, and so are all of our resolutions. Many of them revolve around being productive, and so naturally the question is, what's the most productive thing you can ever do? The guys discuss this topic as well as the larger ideas of why we strive so much to try and produce, busy ourselves, and remain on this endless treadmill of tasks. To lear…
 
Today we have the privilege of chatting with our new Instagram friends, "Why We Stay" :) Grace, TJ, and Talon started their Instagram account only recently and have done phenomenally! They decided to start the account after hearing so many stories of people leaving the church. They wanted to speak up about why they choose to stay as active members …
 
Phil experienced a Twitter typhoon last week when he suggested “love your country” is not a Biblical command. The Holy Post crew unpacks the reactions and asks what separates godly and ungodly patriotism. Then, Skye talks to Christine Caine, founder of The A21 Campaign, about her experience of American evangelicalism as an Australian Pentecostal. W…
 
Vanessa is a veteran and a survivor of sexual assault within the military. Vanessa shares her story of trauma, her feelings of shame and lack of self-worth, and her spiral into depression which nearly ended in suicide. She found strength and she has moved into a place of growth, empowerment, self-love, and healing. Vanessa is sharing her story in t…
 
In this episode, we are going to get a little crazy and talk about cults! :-) Big word. Scary word. But maybe a little closer to our lives, a little closer to home than we think. So, what makes something a cult? We give you 25 attributes of a cult. You may be surprised, and some may be a little too familiar. Let’s talk. Support the show (https://ww…
 
In this episode, Siobhan talks with Warren Eugene Milteer, Jr. about his book North Carolina’s Free People of Color, 1715-1885 (LSU Press, 2020). He is an assistant professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His publications include two academic books, Beyond Slavery’s Shadow: Free People of Color in the South (UNC Pres…
 
Happy New Year! In today's episode Brandon and Joey talk about the Christian Calendar (and surprising no one they are about a month late on starting), Epiphany and Liturgy. They discuss how things like the Christian calendar and liturgy have been left behind by the Charismatic Fundamentalist church and why we should observe it. Welcome to All Thing…
 
In this episode, Christopher and Maggie sit down with Ashley Robbins and hear about her fundamentalist upbringing and how she broke free from that. We discuss religious trauma, purity culture, and Ashley's more expansive view of God. Warning: we get into some heavy stuff, so we just wanted to let you know if you have little ears around. Christopher…
 
In this episode we talk with former child prodigy Carol Mullen. Carol made some local headlines when she started college at Purdue University at the age of 11 after ranking 4th in a pre-med physics course. We are talking with Carol about her how she got started and the process involved in starting college early. She also shares her experience with …
 
If you have ever been a legalistic Christian or part of a legalistic church this video is for you. The road out of that to a healthier, more biblical faith is a very difficult one. Many people can't find their way our or they give up altogether. If you are wrestling with this and trying to find your way to freedom, I hope this video will serve as a…
 
Today we are talking about the different branches of Mormonism. While the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is formally called such, it is often referred to as Mormonism. We ask to be called by the proper name, though we know that we've long been known as Mormons. Our religion started with Joseph Smith but then many different sects broke …
 
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