Ep. 90: Introducing Exvie Extras

Introducing a daily-ish podcast, Exvie Extras! This show will feature conversations about religion in the headlines (with a focus on evangelicalism, of course). It will be more shortform, and the format will be a bit looser.

My first episode features a conversation with Kathryn Brightbill, from the Coalition for Responsible Homeschooling. We discuss the ThinkProgress article posted today about the connections between the HSLDA and sanctioned Russian oligarchs. It’s fascinating.

Read that piece here: "The latest front in Russian infiltration: America’s right-wing homeschooling movement"

Follow Kathryn on Twitter.

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Support the show on Patreon.

This episode is republished from the Exvie Extras feed, which found here.


Ep. 89: Erin Green, Co-Director of The Brave Commons

My guest this week is Erin Green, co-director of The Brave Commons!

The Brave Commons is an organization dedicated to helping the LGBTQ student populations on Christian campuses across the country. Erin was part of negotiations with Azusa Pacific University in 2018 to have a student group officially approved by the school.

Azusa Pacific initially supported the student group, but later rescinded their approval. In this interview, Erin tells her side of the story.

For some background, read this reporting from Inside Higher Ed.

Learn more about the work of The Brave Commons here.

Follow Erin on Twitter @__runningerins.

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Ep. 88 (Minisode): 2018 in Review

2018 was a banner year for Exvangelical.

This episode highlights some of the key moments of 2018, as well as many other projects done by exvangelicals that you should check out if you haven’t already.

Check out Chris Stroop’s year-end review for Re.wire here.

Happy New Year! I’m looking forward to what 2019 has in store.


Ep. 87: #GC2Summit 2018 Response, with Emily Joy & Hannah Paasch (co-creators of #churchtoo)

In response to the #GC2Summit today, I am re-releasing my conversation with Emily Joy & Hannah Paasch, creators of #churchtoo.

I spoke with Emily and Hannah shortly after their hashtag went viral last year. The speakers at the GC2Summit today are not the most authoritative or relevant speakers to address sexual violence and purity culture within the evangelical church. That is why today there will be several speakers addressing the summit directly across the internet, provide an essential counterpoint to what is being presented in Wheaton.

Follow along on Twitter and elsewhere with #churchtoo and #GC2Summit.


Introducing topical playlists

There are a lot of common threads in exvangelical stories. To that end, I’ve decided to start using a site called Listen Notes to begin collecting them.

This is a work in progress, but here are a few to get started: