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Recent Episodes

Introducing the Irreverent Media Group!

April 5, 2021

Exvangelical is now a part of the Irreverent Media Group! Visit irreverent.fm to learn more about t…

White Evangelical Racism with Dr. Anthea Butler

April 2, 2021

Dr. Anthea Butler returns to the show (she was a guest on season one of Powers & Principalities) to…

Authors On Exvangelical

Emily Joy Allison Wrote the Book on #ChurchToo

March 18, 2021

Emily Joy Allison returns to the show to discuss her new book, #ChurchToo: How Purity Culture Uphol…

Andrew Phelan & John Potter of Magnified Pod

March 5, 2021

In this episode, I chat with Andrew Phelan and John Potter from Magnified Pod. Their show focuses o…


Laura Polk Returns (to discuss the Religious Right)

Feb. 19, 2021

Laura Polk returns to the show to discuss the Jan 6th insurrection and the Religious Right. In part…

LGBTQ+ Voices Authors On Exvangelical

IRL with Chris Stedman

Feb. 4, 2021

Chris Stedman is a Minneapolis-based writer, speaker, and community organizer. In this conversation…

Recent Blog Posts

“Exvangelical” – a working definition.

Over the past two years, the term “exvangelical” has gained traction on social media, especially through Twitter & Facebook. One e…

Watch the CBS Religion documentary “Deconstructing My Reli…

This Sunday, CBS Religion released their documentary Deconstructing My Religion featuring me, Chris Stroop, Linda Kay Klein, Emily Joy, and Julie Ingerso…

On Josh Harris’ IKDG “Apology.”

Two days ago, Josh Harris–the infamous author of purity culture books I Kissed Dating Goodbye and Boy Meets Girl–issued a statement. That sta…

About the Host

Blake Chastain

Blake Chastain is host of the Exvangelical and Powers & Principalities podcasts and writer of the Post-Evangelical Post newsletter. He started the #exvangelical hashtag and helped popularize the term. He lives in the Chicago area with his family.