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Ep. 25: Stephanie Drury

This week I’m joined by Stephanie Drury from StuffChristianCultureLikes. It’s a great conversation that covers a ton of ground: being a PK, leaving evangelicalism, church and family trauma, poking fun of authority, and more.

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Ep. 20: A Visceral, Heaven-Rending Advent with Jason Chesnut & Tuhina Rasche

This week, I had the pleasure of speaking to Jason Chesnut & Tuhina Verma Rasche, the co-collaborators behind the wonderful and incendiary* Advent devotional #FuckThisShit, hosted right here on Medium.

This is the final week of Advent. One more week of anticipation. I hope that even if it is hard to engage in religious activity for you, that you can find some comfort in this chorus of voices, openly pleading for…something…to give. This level of honesty is refreshing.

(Original show notes can be found in the audio file embedded above.)

*Inciendiary in a good way, like the flames alighted upon the heads of the early apostles at the First Pentacost, or a light that shines brighter in the dark night of the senses.

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Ep. 13: Heretic Husband

This week’s guest is the anonymous blogger Heretic Husband. He tells his story, which begins in Catholicism and continues through evangelicalism and agnosticism. This story does include a discussion of spiritual and sexual abuse, so if that is triggering please bear that in mind.

Also there is one F bomb.

Read more of Heretic Husband’s story at heretichusband.com, follow him on Twitter @heretichusband, and follow his tumblr at heretichusband.tumblr.com.

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Intro/Outro: “Hard to Be” by David Bazan
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Ep. 12: The Kevin Garcia Needs to Sit in the Front Row

Today’s guest is Kevin Garcia, a writer, podcaster, and all around thoughtful guy. It’s hard to summarize Kevin’s story. Ultimately it’s s story of self acceptance and finding God’s love, but it took time to get there. It’s very moving, but it’s best told in his own words.

A couple notes: the language in this one is a little blue, so don’t play it around kiddos or people sensitive to profanity — just use discretion, ok? Also, Kevin was recording from a public spot, so there’s a lot of really great background ambience happening that I actually dig and I hope you do too.

Also, there is frank talk of suicide and reparative therapy so if that is triggering, please be advised.

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Intro: “Be Yourself” by Frank Ocean
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Interlude: “How Great (feat. Jay Electronica & my cousin Nicole” by Chance the Rapper open.spotify.com/track/0OT0cCKbSmSMRvyWeqEFBq
Outro: “The Same Boy You’ve Always Known” by The White Stripes
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