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Coming to terms with a messed up subculture. One conversation at a time.

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  • Austin Channing Brown (Re-Release)

    Austin Channing Brown (Re-Release)

    26/06/2020 Duración: 54min

    Austin Channing Brown is the author of the book I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness. Her book was recently selected for Reese's Book Club, and is climbing the NYT bestseller list as awareness of anti-racist activists and writings has grown since the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer.Ms. Brown & I spoke in 2018 when her book was released. Her book is available anywhere books are sold; you can support your local bookshops through Bookshop.org. I support Semi-Colon bookstore - Chicago's only black-woman owned Bookstore & Gallery. You can follow her on Instagram, subscribe to her newsletter Roll Call on Substack, and support her video series The Next Question on Substack.-Follow Blake on Twitter & Instagram.You can support my work by subscribing to The Post-Evangelical Post.  Advertise on Exvangelical and 55% of revenue goes to Brave Commons, an organization serving queer students on Christian college campuses.

  • Gretchen Baskerville

    Gretchen Baskerville

    29/05/2020 Duración: 01h14min

    My guest this week is Gretchen Baskerville, author of The Life-Saving Divorce: Hope for People Leaving Destructive Relationships. (Content note: this conversation contains frank discussions of various kinds of abuse. Please be advised.)Gretchen Baskerville is a divorce recovery leader and researcher. For more than 20 years, she has worked with Christian women and men going through difficult, life-saving divorces, listening with compassion to those who have suffered from domestic violence, betrayal, infidelity, and emotional abuse. In this conversation, we talk about her own experience leaving a toxic marriage, how the church has (mis)handled divorce and working with divorcees, and toxic interpretations of Scripture that keep people in unhealthy marriages.Gretchen's book can be found on Amazon. For those who wish to avoid Amazon, it's also available on Gumroad in epub & pdf formats.Learn more about Gretchen's work at http://lifesavingdivorce.com/Follow Gretchen on social: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.I

  • The Backsliders

    The Backsliders

    15/05/2020 Duración: 59min

    This week the comedy & production duo of Keylee & Micah Sudduth join the show to discuss their web series and podcast, Backsliders. Their web series was an official selection of the Tribeca Film Festival 2020 and Tribeca Creators Market sponsored by HBO.  The series is very funny and I recommend checking it out on  YouTube. Blake's recommendation: Panic Breath. Blake was also on their podcast! Check out his episode here.Learn more about Keylee & Micah's work at https://www.bobbilliamsproductions.com/Sign up for the Post-Evangelical Post at postevangelicalpost.com 

  • Science Mike: Youre a Miracle

    Science Mike: You're a Miracle

    23/04/2020 Duración: 56min

    Mike McHargue, aka Science Mike, returns to the show! I first talked to Mike in November 2016, and the world has changed over and over since then. In this conversation we talk about his new book, trauma and therapy, embodiment, and much more! His new book will be released on April 28th, and is available at your local bookstore or on Amazon. Mike is also doing an innovative virtual book tour. Learn more about it on his website.Support Mike on Patreon. You can support this show by signing up for a paid subscription to the Post-Evangelical Post.supporting the show on Patreon.rating and reviewing it on Apple Podcasts.Telling people about the show!This episode was produced and edited by Jake Lewis. Thank you, Jake!

  • Laura Anderson  Brian Peck from the Religious Trauma Institute

    Laura Anderson & Brian Peck from the Religious Trauma Institute

    10/04/2020 Duración: 01h28min

    This week's guests are Laura Anderson & Brian Peck from the Religious Trauma Institute. We discuss how one defines religious trauma (or adverse religious experiences),  approaches to religious trauma from a clinical perspective, and much more in this interview. Learn more about Brian, Laura, and RTI at the links below, and sign up for Blake's newsletter at postevangelcalpost.com Religious Trauma InstituteFacebook: @ReligiousTraumaInstituteInstagram: @ReligiousTraumaInstituteTwitter: @ReligiousTraumaEmail: info@religioustraumainstitute.comWebsite: www.religioustraumainstitute.comAdverse Religious Experiences Survey: https://www.religioustraumainstitute.com/adverse-religious-experiences-surveyBian Peck, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW):Facebook: @RoomToThriveInstagram: @RoomToThriveTwitter: @RoomToThriveemail: brian@roomtothrive.comWebsite: www.roomtothrive.com Laura Anderson, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)Facebook: @LauraAndersonLMFT      Instagram: @ms_elleandersonTwitter: @ms_elleand

  • Nate Postlethwait, The Other Side of Saved

    Nate Postlethwait, The Other Side of Saved

    26/03/2020 Duración: 01h08min

    I hope everyone is staying safe and maintaining social distance during the pandemic. In the meantime, please enjoy this episode with Nate Postlethwait. He runs the popular Instagram page and blog The Other Side of Saved, where he discusses therapy, religious trauma, and much more. This conversation delves into Nate's story of recovery and includes frank discussions of trauma and abuse. Please be advised. You can follow Nate's work on Instagram and at his blog. Support Exvangelical by Patreon or by signing up for a paid subscription to the Post-Evangelical Post newsletter.Want to advertise on Exvangelical? Email me at contact@exvangelicalpodcast.com. Follow Blake on Twitter.

  • Mark Russell, author of Second Coming

    Mark Russell, author of Second Coming

    14/03/2020 Duración: 01h05min

    Hi everyone. I know we are all primarily concerned with social distancing, self-isolation, and quarantining ourselves as we work collectively to mitigate the spread of coronavirus. If content is a comfort at all, well I hope you find some comfort in this conversation. This episode features an interview with Mark Russell, author of the comic book Second Coming (drawn by Richard Pace). In Second Coming, Jesus returns to Earth and becomes roommates with the Earth's mightiest superhero. Hijinks - and biting social commentary! and theological meditations! - ensue. The book is available at Amazon or your local comic shop.Follow Mark Russell on Twitter.Subscribe to The Post-Evangelical Post.Take care of yourself.

  • Chrissy Stroop  Lauren ONeal Empty The Pews

    Chrissy Stroop & Lauren O'Neal Empty The Pews

    28/02/2020 Duración: 55min

    Return guests Chrissy Stroop & Lauren O'Neal join me on the air again, this time to discuss their essay anthology, Empty The Pews: Stories of Leaving the Church. This episode is punchy. We discuss the book, its reception, and how religion is covered in the media. We discuss religion and its many sub-phenomena. We discuss Christmas specials. We discuss who is The Best Batman (it's Keaton). Buy the book on Amazon here, or at your local bookseller. Follow Chrissy on Twitter. Her website is here.Follow Lauren on Twitter. Listen to Sunday School Dropouts. (It's very good.)Follow Blake on Twitter and Instagram. Like the show on Facebook.Subscribe to The Post-Evangelical Post. Tell people about the show! Be well!

  • Angela Denker

    Angela Denker

    14/02/2020 Duración: 01h01min

    My guest this week is Angela Denker, author of Red State Christians: Understanding the Voters Who Elected Donald Trump. Ms. Denker is also a pastor and journalist.This book covers Angela's travels to churches across the country to meet Trump supporters and see what their places of worship were like, including (but not limited to) Paula White's church in Florida. (Paula White is Donald Trump's spiritual advisor.) With the 2020 election gearing up, this is a timely conversation.You can learn more about Angela's work at angeladenker.comBlake is launching a new newsletter: The Post-Evangelical Post. Subscribe today!Support the show via Patreon at patreon.com/exvangelicalpod.Rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts! Tell people about the show!Follow Blake on Instagram & Twitter.

  • #BadTheologyKills with Kevin Garcia

    #BadTheologyKills with Kevin Garcia

    30/01/2020 Duración: 01h07min

    This is a really wonderful show with Kevin Garcia. You are in for a treat. Kevin was an early guest of the pod and returns to talk about their new book, #BadTheologyKills: Undoing Toxic Belief & Reclaiming Your Spiritual Auhority. The book becomes available on Friday, January 31st. You can pre-order it now at thekevingarcia.com/book.Follow Kevin on IG @thekevingarcia.This episode was produced by Jake Lewis. Thank you, Jake! You can support this show by rating and reviewing it on Apple Podcasts or through direct support at patreon.com/exvangelicalpod. 

  • Anna Jane Joyner

    Anna Jane Joyner

    23/01/2020 Duración: 58min

    It's the first episode of 2020! Climate activist and podcaster Anna Jane Joyner joins the show to talk about her life as a PK, how she got involved in environmentalism, where she finds hope, and more. Learn more about her work in this feature on Grist.Listen to the No Place Like Home Podcast.Support the show by telling others, rating and reviewing the show on Apple Podcasts, and by supporting the show on Patreon.This show was produced by Jake Lewis. Thank you, Jake!

  • Holly Laurent

    Holly Laurent

    19/12/2019 Duración: 01h23min

    In the final episode of 2019, I talk to Holly Laurent (The MEGA Podcast, Live from Here, Tragedy + Time) about Chicago pizza, Christian college, the community of the comedy scene, and how studying the Bible makes fundamentalism crumble. This episode was produced by Jake Lewis. Thank you, Jake!Listen to the MEGA Podcast in the podcast app of your choice.Learn more about MEGA here.Learn more about Holly at her website.Thank you to all my Patrons! Support my work on Patreon.Join the Facebook group here.Follow Blake on Twitter.Follow the show on Instagram.

  • God is Grey (Brenda Marie Davies)

    God is Grey (Brenda Marie Davies)

    03/12/2019 Duración: 01h03min

    On this week's episode I chat with Brenda Marie Davies about religiosity, purity culture, deconstruction, and reconstruction. I also sound like a very old man while talking about YouTube. (Insert hows-it-going-fellow-youths-buscemi gif here.)Follow God is Grey on YouTube: God is GreyAnd Instagram: God Is Grey IGAnd Twitter: @GodIsGreyxoFollow Blake on Twitter: @brchastainSupport the show via Patreon: patreon.com/exvangelicalpod.Want to buy an ad on the show? Email me.Join the Facebook group to meet other exvies.

  • David Bazans Strange Negotiations (feat. Brandon Vedder)

    David Bazan's Strange Negotiations (feat. Brandon Vedder)

    21/11/2019 Duración: 01h03min

    David Bazan returns to Exvangelical along with Brandon Vedder to discuss Strange Negotiations, the new documentary about Bazan's life and career. Brandon Vedder directed the film, which is out now on iTunes.This convo begins in media res as Dave & Brandon were gracious enough to chat with me this weekend between screenings of the documentary. We get right into it, and cover the ins and outs of developing a documentary (which features concert and travel footage from 2015 through 2018), how the 2016 election impacted the film, the value of granting permission and recognizing autonomy, and how we relate to Christianity now. You can purchase Strange Negotiations on iTunes now.Support the show by rating and reviewing it on Apple Podcasts, telling your friends about it, and via Patreon.This episode was produced by Jake Lewis. Thank you!

  • Bradley Onishi  Daniel Miller, hosts of Straight White American Jesus

    Bradley Onishi & Daniel Miller, hosts of Straight White American Jesus

    07/11/2019 Duración: 01h18min

    This week's guests are Profs. Bradley Onishi & Daniel Miller, two former evangelical pastors and current religion scholars. They co-host the excellent podcast Straight White American Jesus. This conversation (recorded in early October) details their journeys in and away from evangelicalism toward a scholarly study of religion, as well as their approach to making academic criticisms of white evangelicalism more accessible. Exvangelical will also begin selling ads. 55% of revenue will go toward nonprofits through 2020. The first launch partner is Brave Commons. Check out this blog post for more info. Email contact@exvangelicalpodcast.com for advertising opportunities. Follow Blake on Twitter: @brchastain. Support the show via Patreon. Follow Brad on Twitter: @BradleyOnishi

  • Pete Holmes

    Pete Holmes

    26/07/2019 Duración: 01h15min

    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, rapture (not the 'take me, Jesus' kind - the enrapturing kind), and developing a broader, more open spirituality. Follow Pete on Twitter & Instagram, and listen to his podcast, You Made It Weird. Follow Blake on Twitter, and follow the show on Instagram & Twitter. This episode was produced by Jake Lewis. Support the show via Patreon here. Join the Exvangelical facebook group here.

  • Mark Russell

    Mark Russell

    17/05/2019 Duración: 01h04min

    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 features Jesus Christ's return to earth as the roommate of a superhero. The first issue will be released on July 10, 2019. Learn more here. You can follow Mark on Twitter @manruss. Follow Blake on Twitter @brchastain.

  • Andy Herndon

    Andy Herndon

    26/04/2019 Duración: 01h08min

    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 & Instagram @exvangelicalpod. Join the Exvangelical facebook group! Support the show on Patreon, and rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts!

  • Jamie Lee Finch, author of You Are Your Own

    Jamie Lee Finch, author of "You Are Your Own"

    18/04/2019 Duración: 01h36min

    We're back from hiatus, and we have a great show for you. My guest this week is Jamie Lee Finch, who returns to the show to talk about her new book, You Are Your Own: A Reckoning with the Religious Trauma of Evangelical Christianity. In this conversation, we talk about Jamie's story, her work as an embodiment and sexuality coach, and what embodiment means for people who've left evangelicalism. I also share a bit about my own experiences with epilepsy and how it both drove me toward evangelicalism and made me feel disembodied. You can purchase Jamie's book directly at jamieleefinch.com This episode is a bit longer, so I eschew the regular intro to get straight to it. (Also Logic was being a huge jerk when I was trying to record it.) It's good to be back.

  • Jon Jones

    Jon Jones

    14/03/2019 Duración: 01h32min

    Jon Jones, author of How I Escaped Evangelical Hell, joins the show to talk about his experience being homeschooled. Jon and I spoke in late January, as #ExposeChristianHomeschooling & #ExposeChristianSchools were trending. Follow Jon on Twitter: @jonjones CW for frank discussions of parental neglect & abuse, and spiritual trauma and abuse. Support the show via Patreon: patreon.com/exvangelicalpod Follow Blake on Twitter: @brchastain Join the Facebook group: Exvangelical Follow the show on Twitter: @exvangelicalpod Buy merch: exvangelicalpodcast.com/shop

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