April 9, 2018

(Re-Release): Jamie Lee Finch

Re-Release! Hear about Jamie Lee Finch's story in depth, and listen for her on The Airing of Grief and elsewhere. More on the sho…

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March 22, 2018

Elizabeth Bridges

My guest this week is Prof. Elizabeth Bridges. We talk about her childhood as a PK (pastor's kid), her struggles coming out, and …

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March 15, 2018

No More Hagiography (Blake didn't like The Atlantic piece)

In this minisode, Blake talks somewhat extemporaneously about the hagiography written by Michael Gerson in The Atlantic fighting …

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Feb. 27, 2018

Delisa Perry, Part 2

This week, Delisa Perry returns for part two of her story. This is a shorter, lo-fi episode; when we last spoke, we had some tech…

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Feb. 13, 2018

Derek Webb

My guest this week is the musician Derek Webb. In this conversation we talk about his experiences as a member of the band Caedmon…

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Feb. 5, 2018

Tori Glass (Re-Release)

This week I'm happy to re-release this conversation I had last year with Tori Williams Douglass (@ToriGlass on Twitter). She and …

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Jan. 30, 2018

Diana Butler Bass

This week's guest is the author, scholar, and historian Diana Butler Bass. Ms. Bass has written several books on church history a…

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Jan. 22, 2018

Delisa Perry, Part 1

This week's guest is Delisa Perry. Delisa and I talk about her experience growing up in Chicago, getting involved in a college yo…

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Jan. 15, 2018

(Minisode): Hidden Stories

The first episode of 2018 is small one, with a big question: In what way have our own stories been hidden from us? A short hospit…

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Dec. 19, 2017

Asha Dahya

This week's guest is the Editor-in-Chief of GirlTalkHQ.com, Asha Dahya. In this conversation we talk about her childhood in Brisb…

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Dec. 6, 2017

#ChurchToo with Hannah Paasch & Emily Joy

This week's guests are Hannah Paasch (@hannahpaasch) & Emily Joy (@emilyjoypoetry). We talk about the #churchtoo hashtag, what it…

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Nov. 28, 2017

George Mekhail

Ep. 58: George Mekhail, co-founder of Church Clarity. My guest this week is George Mekhail, one of the co-founders of the new org…

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Nov. 14, 2017

David Bazan

This week's guest is the musician David Bazan. In this conversation, we talk about his Pentecostal upbringing, how he's processed…

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Nov. 6, 2017

Sean Reed Re-Release (Rockin' with God)

This one is a re-release of a conversation with my friend Sean Reed, from very early in the feed. We talk a lot about CCM in the …

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Oct. 23, 2017

Laura Jean Truman

My guest this week is Laura Jean Truman. She blogs over at her blog, In/Between, which can be found at laurajeantruman.com. Laura…

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Oct. 16, 2017

Minisode: Keep Telling Stories

After an unexpected hiatus, the show returns in full force. Our stories are more important than ever. Keep telling them. Share yo…

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Sept. 12, 2017

Chris Stroop Returns to #EmptyThePews

My guest this week is Chris Stroop. Chris was a guest back on episode 15 of the show, and since that time he has become well-know…

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Aug. 31, 2017

Mike James

My guest this week is Mike James. Mike talks about his experiences going to a megachurch youth group, a small Christian college, …

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Aug. 23, 2017

Tori Williams Douglass (@ToriGlass)

My guest this week is Tori Williams Douglass (@ToriGlass on Twitter). She and I discuss her history, as well as how the death of …

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Aug. 14, 2017

Where Do We Go From Here?

Trying to make sense of what just happened in Charlottesville, VA and what it means for the country. Trying to figure out how to …

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Aug. 8, 2017

Lyndsey Medford

Lyndsey Medford is a post-evangelical writer and blogger. She writes at lyndseymedford.com. Follow her on Twitter @lyndseymedford…

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Aug. 1, 2017

(Minisode): Reverence and Wonder

Introducing "Reverence & Wonder," the Patron-only series. Reverence and wonder are at the heart of any sense of spirituality I've…

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July 25, 2017

Cindy Wang Brandt

My guest this week is Cindy Wang Brandt, a writer and the founder of the Facebook group Raising Children Unfundamentalist. In thi…

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July 18, 2017

Jamie Finch

This week's guest is Jamie Finch! Jamie is a writer and certified integrated health coach. In this wide-ranging conversation, Jam…

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