EPISODE 070: Is the Church Worth Saving?: Author Abolitionist Zach Hunter

EPISODE 070: Is the Church Worth Saving?: Author Abolitionist Zach Hunter

Author and Abolitionist Zach Hunter and I have a conversation about whether to burn the church institution or save it.  In a time where empathy and compassion are at a premium and in need to unify humanity especially in a Trump America, this is a timely episode.

The statistics are in.  Christianity and the Western Christian Church is losing.  Which is exciting to some and frightening to others.  Author and Abolitionist Zach Hunter and I have a fabulous discussion around justice, empathy, and compassion as well as we both take sides on whether or not we feel the church is worth saving in our lifetime...

I'M A LOSER: Middle America and Losing Hell: Loser Keith, John Shelby Spong & Carlton Pearson

I'M A LOSER: Middle America and Losing Hell: Loser Keith, John Shelby Spong & Carlton Pearson

In this episode, we take our first phone call from a loser, discuss middle America, and whether losing hell is a good idea or not.

I don't know if there is a heaven or hell.  I used to be certain there was, but these days I am not so sure.  After reading the scriptures in context more than ten times, I don't see it speak of a heaven, but of a recreated earth, and there doesn't seem to be a hell, but more of an existence apart from God.  Which for many of us reading this post, probably sounds pretty good...

I'm a Loser: Losing New Years Resolutions: Marc Maron Made Me Think

I'm a Loser: Losing New Years Resolutions: Marc Maron Made Me Think

This new Losing Our Religion format highlights things the Losers and Citizens send me.  I am starting this one with something that got me thinking from the Marc Maron podcast WTF.  New Years Resolutions and Goals.  Lose em?  Keep em?

EPISODE 016: Certainty Addiction: Christian Piatt

EPISODE 016: Certainty Addiction: Christian Piatt

PART ONE OF THE SERIES | Portland is Weird? - The Stories of Portlandians

Christian is one of those guys that I wish I wouldn't have written off back in my Mega-Dick Ministry days. I've heard his name from time to time over the years, no doubt because he has written almost ten books. The titles and content of which I am now in love with, but they probably would have threatened all the religious insecurities I had back then. Which would have lead me to ignore the much-needed voice he has...