Ep. 6: LGBTQ Intersectionality and the Fruit of the Spirit w/ Rev. Kevin Wright

This episode features a conversation with Rev. Kevin Wright from the Riverside Church in NYC. We talk about his journey, LGBTQ affirmation, and more.

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Show Notes:

Harry Emerson Fosdick: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Emerson_Fosdick

Martin Luther King, Jr. 
Gospel of Freedom: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham Jail and the Struggle That Changed a Nation: amzn.to/2buQsu4

Reinhold Niebuhr
Moral Man & Immoral Society: amzn.to/2bZN6hO

Dietrich Bonhoeffer
The Cost of Discipleship: amzn.to/2bu3g6P

Karl Barth: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Barth
The Epistle to the Romans: amzn.to/2bubsnm

Saint Augustine of Hippo
The Confessions: amzn.to/2bubmfJ

Thomas Merton
Seven Storey Mountain: amzn.to/2bxG1mG

Dorothy Day
Selected Writing: amzn.to/2bLEkoZ

Richard Hays
The Moral Vision of the New Testament: amzn.to/2bxJ7qq

Allen Verhey
Remembering Jesus: Christian Community, Scripture, and the Moral Life

Saint Maybe by Anne Tyler: amzn.to/2bxHyJs

Love Wins by Rob Bell: amzn.to/2bucGPl

God and the Gay Christian by Matthew Vines: amzn.to/2bxI4qE

Interlude Music:

Troparion of Kassiani: www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCRGQwf5XmY

“They Will Know We Are Christians by Our Love” by Peter Scholtes
available at folkmass.us.


Ep. 5: Righteous Tunes–Rockin’ w/ Sean Reed (and God)

On this week’s episode, I talk to Sean Reed, a friend of mine from high school. We talk about youth group, working in Christian bookstores, Christian music festivals, 90s Christian rock, and more. It’s a fun conversation.

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Ep. 4: On Mental Health: A Conversation with Nate Crawford

Today’s episode features a conversation with Nate Crawford, director of Here/Hear, a nonprofit advocacy group focused on mental health. Nate shares his story, including his experience with bipolar disorder.

Trigger warning: this episode contains frank discussions of mental health issues, so if that is triggering, please keep that in mind.

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Here/Hear’s website: herehear.org

Show Notes:

Here/Hear blog: www.herehear.org/blog 
The Mighty: themighty.com/
National Alliance on Mental Illness: www.nami.org/ 
Boy Meets Depression: Or Life Sucks and Then You Live: www.amazon.com/Boy-Meets-Depress…cks/dp/0553418378

Intro and Outro Music: “The Fleecing” by Pedro the Lion

Ep. 3: Evangelical Politics & More: A Conversation with Greg Coates

This week, we feature a conversation with author, religious scholar and PhD candidate Greg Coates. We discuss his evangelical youth, his time in China, his book, and of course, Donald Trump.

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Show Notes:

Greg’s book, Politics Strangely Warmed: Political Theology in the Wesleyan Spirit

Bookmark Greg’s blog: 

Follow Greg on Twitter: @GregoryRCoates.

John Howard Yoder’s book, The Politics of Jesus: www.amazon.com/Politics-Jesus-Jo…der/dp/0802807348

Wikipedia entry on Stanley Hauerwas: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanley_Hauerwas

Pew Research Study on white evangelical support of Trump: 

Randall Ballmer’s article, “The Real Origins of the Religious Right:”

Randall Ballmer’s book, The Making of Evangelicalism:

Intro Music: 
“The Fleecing” by Pedro the Lion

Outro Music: 
“Hard to Be” by David Bazan

Ep. 2: A Conversation with Steven Jones

In Episode 2 of Exvangelical, I speak to Steven Jones.

Steven Jones shares his story of growing up within evangelicalism and attending Christian college, facing family struggles, and — at the risk of being too reductive — losing and finding belief. He also shares about his engagement with the mystical tradition, including a series of experiences he had that are worthy of the word “revelation.”

Steven’s story is redemptive and full of hope. It clocks in at close to two hours, and is absolutely worth a listen.