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A secular humanist podcast about Secular Grace after deconstruction and deconversion. The podcast takes an honest look at stories of faith transition from a life-altering faith, to doubt and deconstruction, to deconversion, and finally, to a thriving graceful life post-deconversion. My name is David, and I am trying to be the Graceful Atheist. Join me and be graceful human beings. https://gracefulatheist.com/?gaid=gapdsc Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gracefulatheist/support
 
Theology on Air is a weekly radio show/podcast that explores the truth claims of Christianity, often through the eyes of non-Christians. Agnostics, atheists, skeptics, and people of other faiths discuss and debate the issues of the day and the timeless questions of the past. We'll dig deep into philosophy, science, the Bible, and current events, but we promise to do so with charity, grace, and a bit of humor. Theology on Air is brought to you by the leadership of Theology on Tap, Houston and ...
 
Every day, our world gets smaller. Today more than ever, we're constantly in contact with people who don't believe the same things we do. How can a person who follows Jesus have healthy, respectful and loving conversations with people of other religions? What can a Christian and a Muslim talk about? What about Buddhist or Hindus? Atheists or Mormons?In this class, we'll explore the basic structure, beliefs and practices of other religions. We'll learn where they overlap with Christianity, an ...
 
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My guest this week is Travis. Travis documented his deconstruction on the blog measureoffaith.blog. There Travis has documented his journey from a questioning but dedicated Christian to a doubting agnostic. He delves into the apologetics that was supposed to give him comfort but ultimately led to the loss of faith. This is one of the more emotional…
 
Dr. Jordan Cooper of Just and Sinner joins us to a look at Lutheran distinctives. While this was recorded for another project I (Evan) am working on, we thought the TOA audience would also find it interesting. While, of course, many of our listeners are not Lutheran, you can think about your own tradition's teachings on issues like the sacraments, …
 
My guest this week is Amy Rath, the host of the NoneLife podcast. NoneLife is dedicated to all those who check “None of the above” for a religious category and who do not feel comfortable being categorized any other way. The podcast is inspiring us all to do good in the world and to live an ethical life. I’m Amy, and I’m a “none.” A what? Well, it …
 
My guest this week is Michael, AKA Reverend Bones. Michael is an Australian singer/songwriter whose latest album Escape From Heaven is about his faith transition out of Evangelicalism. Michael talks openly and honestly about how purity culture affected him and the religious trauma it produced. Michael is now a climate activist and anti-purity cultu…
 
What happens to non-believers when they die? Is hell a real place? And if so, how could a good and loving God send people there? Are there other options for those who don't trust Jesus? What is universalism and can Christians get behind that? If Jesus is the only way to peace with God, what should happen to them? Will there be one last chance for r…
 
This week I am being interviewed by Sam and Daniel from the When Belief Dies podcast. The focus is on what I have changed my mind about since beginning work in the secular community. We discuss the following topics: The deconversion process https://gracefulatheist.com/2017/12/03/deconversion-how-to/?gaid=gap74 https://gracefulatheist.com/2020/11/23…
 
Who is Joshua and what are the major stories in that book of the Bible? What are we to do with the harsh violence in the Bible? What do those stories say about God? Dr. Adam Harger of Houston Baptist University joins us to look at the book of Joshua and violence in the Bible on today’s Theology on Air.…
 
I begin every streaming interview with a question, “Hi, can you hear me?” Never has an affirmative answer to such a mundane question been so profound as it was with this week’s guest, Caroline Schwabe. Caroline had progressive hearing loss and eventually could no longer speak on the phone even with hearing aids. Almost by accident, she was referred…
 
People use the phrase "racial reconciliation" all the time. But what does it mean? How does the gospel affect what we think about race? Does the culturally popular view of thinking about people as oppressed and oppressor really work to bring people together, or does it sew seeds of division? What does our theology tell us about how God views people…
 
This week’s show is a Deconversion Anonymous episode. My guest this week is Brette. Brette was so serious about her Christianity in junior high her goal was martyrdom. In her young adulthood, she followed her pastor’s advice and attended Master’s Commission, similar to a discipleship training program. Her experience there was nothing short of psych…
 
Broun, Scott, and Evan look at this month's headlines, including excommunicating Biden, casual sex being ok'd by Christians, the God-fearing and godless divide, and abortion being banned in a major city. Broun does outreach at Rice University with Reformed University Fellowship, Scott is a Middle School Outreach at Memorial Drive Presbyterian, and …
 
This week’s show is a Deconversion Anonymous episode. My guest this week is Arline. Arline became a Christian in early adulthood. She went to a Christian college where she met her now-husband. Her faith tradition was a severe version of Calvinism. She taught complementarianism. The roles allowed for women and complementarianism were not a good fit …
 
Janice Selbie on the Conference on Religious Trauma (CORT) The Conference on Religious Trauma (#CORT) online May 11 to 16, 2021 Links Conference on Religious Trauma https://pheedloop.com/CORT/site/home/ Twitter https://twitter.com/cometocort Face Book https://www.facebook.com/ConferenceOnReligiousTrauma Godless Moms Podcast https://www.godlessmom.c…
 
Speaking in tongues, miracles, healing, people being slain in the spirit. Is any of that for real? Is some of it real, and some of it just people getting caught up in emotion? What is the role of the Holy Spirit in the church and in our lives? That mysterious 3rd person of the Trinity that doesn’t seem to get talked about as much… What are the “gif…
 
My guest this week is Michael Marvosh. Michael is the podcast host of Dead Man’s Forest and is working on his book Reality Knows the Truth: The Art and Artifice of Being Human. Michael and I discuss what it means to be human and the human experience of spirituality. Michael tells us his deconversion story that he no longer sees as deconversion. He …
 
Leviticus is an oft-skipped book of the Bible that details a sacrificial system that has been fulfilled with the death and resurrection of Christ. And yet, it does contain moral content that still applies. Dr. Paul Copan, author of "Is God a Moral Monster", joins us to talk about this surprisingly interesting and relevant book.…
 
This week’s show is a Deconversion Anonymous episode. My guest this week is Sarah. Sarah says she may have one of the “longest deconstruction stories. She grew up in a fundamentalist Baptist church in an area where there were not that many Baptist churches. So she felt different from an early age. She was constantly attempting to live in the “will …
 
On this episode, we talk to Clay Cassasa, who grew up in a strict community whose ideas were somewhat popularized by the Duggar family. He talks about the main ideas that defined and animated the group as well as the emotional and spiritual difficulties of leaving. He describes coming to know true grace as taught by orthodox Christianity and what a…
 
This week’s show is a Deconversion Anonymous episode. My guest this week is Carly. Carly shares her story with a great deal of vulnerability and emotion. Carly was a Christian Scientist. While studying philosophy and the Bible Carly was introduced to Christian Science. She was impressed with its logical arguments and internal consistency. Carly was…
 
Pastor Bob Garment joins us to look at some of the weirdest Bible passages. We look at the question of incest in Genesis, why God would command circumcision, who the Nephilim were, why a prophet would call down a curse on a gang of boys, and whether there are zombies in the New Testament. Whew!
 
This month's Around the Blackboard looks at headlines ranging from the scientific (man and machine becoming one) to the legal (several states writing laws to deal with LGBTQ issues) to the bizarre (hello, Satan shoes.) Thanks to Patrick Hall, Rector at Epiphany Episcopal in Houston for joining Sarah and Evan.…
 
This week’s show is a Deconversion not so Anonymous episode. My guest this week is Rachael Parsons Svendsen. Rachael is a Licensed Marriage and Family Counselor at RCPS Therapy. Rachael became a Christian at three years old. She went to Biola University and studied philosophy. Later in life, she experienced the effects of Religious Trauma: just set…
 
This week’s show is a Deconversion Anonymous episode. My guest this week is G.A.P. editor, Mike T. Mike grew up in the South and went to a Catholic church. Everyone in the South went to one church or another and this was just in the background for Mike. After a charismatic Evangelical friend encouraged him he began to explore charismatic churches. …
 
From atheism and communism to evangelical Christian, journalist Marvin Olasky has taught countless college students, advised a former President, mentored rising journalists, written numerous books including The Tragedy of American Compassion, and explored ideologies all over the globe as he reported the news. How can journalists maintain objectivit…
 
My guest this week is Ian Redfearn. Ian deconverted over 12 years ago. Since then he has continued to obsess over his deconversion. He is still asking the why? and how? questions. Ian is concerned with the deep questions of life and continuing to find ways to make meaning. Ian has experienced the full force of the chaotic world we live in. His 24-y…
 
My guest this week is Leah Helbling. Leah is the host of the Women Beyond Faith podcast and an incredibly important voice in the secular community. Leah has a long history of secular community building. Post-deconversion she started a chapter of Women Beyond Belief. She now is a team leader of Bart Campolo‘s Cincinnati Caravan. “Leah is often refer…
 
My guest this week is Anna Hummel. Anna became a Christian at 16 after growing up in a nominal culturally German Christian home. She was attracted to the community, the love of the people and the sense of belonging. Before long she found herself at a Youth With A Mission Discipleship Training School where things were a bit more intense. At DTS Anna…
 
Should cities in Harris County become sanctuary cities for the unborn? Do cities have the legal right or even the moral right to restrict access to abortion and abortifacient drugs? Or do we live in a free country and that means that women should have access to abortions whenever and wherever they are desired? We talk about that and much more on to…
 
CG grew up in strict religious home in Nigeria, where everything was banned except Christian media. His family was heavily influenced by the Pentecostal Word-Of- Faith/Prosperity movement. CG attended a tyrannical, authoritarian, and punitive college in Nigeria. CG, later on, moved to London, UK. In London, he saw that the world was bigger than the…
 
Have you ever noticed that the Bible seems to change in Chapter 12 of Genesis? Gone are the grand, sweeping stories of creation, fall, flood, and destruction. Now, it's basically about a guy and his wife and kids. BORING. Or is it? What is the significance of the stories and covenants from Genesis 12 to 50 and how do they continue the story of the …
 
My guest this week is Troy Moore-Heart. Troy grew up in an Evangelical family in Texas and described his childhood self as a “true-believing born-again Christian” who was baptized by his father at 6 in his grandmother’s church. Troy experienced religious trauma, the natural childhood fears given the purported reality of a spiritual realm all around…
 
My guest this week is Meir-Simchah. Meir-Simchah Panzer lives in Jerusalem with his wife and their four children. He co-hosts the podcasts Two Christians And A Jew, with Frank M. Taylor and Dr. Jennifer Brown Jones, where the team dives into how Christians and Jews read the Hebrew Scriptures differently and what difference it makes for our lives, a…
 
The Theology on Air crew gathers to reflect on the latest headlines with a theological twist on this Around the Blackboard episode. Thanks to Joseph Yoo of Mosaic church plant in Pearland for joining us! We are officially moving from Facebook Live to YouTube Live, so definitely subscribe to us there to watch live and get notifications!…
 
My returning guest this week is Alice Greczyn. Alice has written a new memoir called Wayward: Spiritual Warfare & Sexual Purity. In it, Alice tells the harrowing story of growing up in an Evangelical family that attempted to live by faith. They moved from place to place believing the “Lord would provide.” Alice describes it as being “homeless.” Ali…
 
Does the soul exist? Oh, wait, scratch that. We’ve already had that debate and that interview. We actually have a more nuanced question to ask to two Christian philosophers today: what KIND of soul do we have? Are we souls or are we souls and bodies? When do we get a soul? Does its existence rely on our physical bodies, and what does that say about…
 
My guest this week is Logan Thomas who blogs at Beyond Belief. Logan interned at St. Andrews, a famous church in the UK. He went on to Bible college and eventually perused a Master’s degree in theology where he studied biblical studies, biblical languages, history and textual criticism where he began to question. After discovering his sexuality, Lo…
 
Some of the most debated - and yet, most important - stories in the entire Bible are in the first few chapters….right there in Genesis. Are these stories true? Myth? Something in between? And how do they set the stage for the rest of the Bible? We talk about that and much more with Clay Brown from Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church on today’s Theol…
 
My guest this week is Erin. Erin is working toward her chaplaincy and her Master's degree in Practical Theology. She describes herself as “religious, but not spiritual.” Erin grew up in Northern Ireland. She was raised to respect all people. But when she was accepted by an Evangelical Presbyterian church she became in her words “the worst kind of f…
 
What is consciousness? Where does it come from? How is self-awareness different from the soul? What makes a person a person? Does our understanding of human consciousness force us to question ideas like evolution, or even the existence of God? We talk about that and much more on today’s episode of Theology on Air with Dr. Josh Rasmussen. Learn more…
 
This week’s show is a Deconversion Anonymous episode. My guest this week is James. James is a former missionary to Haiti who was a part of the Pentecostal and Charismatic traditions. James took his Christianity very seriously and was sensitive to God speaking in his life. Through a series of realizations and life difficulties, James began to doubt …
 
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