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Recent Episodes

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…

IRL with Chris Stedman

Feb. 4, 2021

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

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 …

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.