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Recent Episodes

The Dirty Rotten Church Kids

Dec. 14, 2020

My guests for this episode are The Dirty Rotten Church Kids, aka Josh Link & Adrian Gibbs.

Powers & Principalities Episode 12: What We've Learned in the Past 4 Years with Reza Aslan

Nov. 30, 2020

In the season 1 finale of Powers & Principalities, I speak with Reza Aslan about what we've learned…

Powers & Principalities Episode 11: Coup Attempts & Police Nationalism with Jeff Sharlet

Nov. 19, 2020

In this episode, I speak with Jeff Sharlet, author of The Family ( which was turned into a Netflix …

Powers & Principalities Episode 10: Post-Election Debrief with Bradley Onishi

Nov. 13, 2020

Prof. Bradley Onishi from Straight White American Jesus returns to the show to discuss Election Wee…

6 Days Later (2020)

Nov. 9, 2020

Some initial thoughts on the 2020 Election. Acknowledging what was accomplished, and the work that …

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.