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MONDAY MELTDOWN: Leaving Religion isn’t Giving Up, it’s Waking Up, It's Growing Up.

MONDAY MELTDOWN: Leaving Religion isn’t Giving Up, it’s Waking Up, It's Growing Up.

Monday Meltdown is our weekly time to chat with each other.

On this weeks episode. We discuss how leaving religion isn’t giving up, it’s waking up, it's growing up. If we stop believing in Religion. What do we then believe? What do you believe when you stop believing?

EPISODE 126: No Good, No Evil, Just Us: Matthew Camardo

EPISODE 126: No Good, No Evil, Just Us: Matthew Camardo

Matthew hasn’t had a television in years; he doesn’t own a microwave, he isn't on social media.  He’s a commercial fisherman spending months at sea with no connection to the rest of the world. We discuss some hopes for the future of humanity and what it's like to be unplugged...

EPISODE 101: Loser Stories: Crack Head Hoagies and Belief in God: T.O. Knowles

EPISODE 101: Loser Stories: Crack Head Hoagies and Belief in God: T.O. Knowles

T.O. fulfills his promise and shares with us the Crack Head Hoagie story that reminded him how things often just come together. We also dive into a conversation about music and why many musicians stay involved in church even though they don't get much out if it...

EPISODE 086: Millennial Mashup: Part 2: Braden Sigua and Frances Divinagracia

EPISODE 086: Millennial Mashup: Part 2: Braden Sigua and Frances Divinagracia

This episode is about millennials with millennials.  We talk about FAKE NEWS, the Millennial generation, technology, the NSA, finding truth, Bernie Sanders, the future of the world, America, and you.  I (Zac) am so encouraged by millennials, especially Braden and Frances.

EPISODE 080: The Non-Work Work of Moving Through Challenges and Reaching Goals: Patrick Ianni

EPISODE 080: The Non-Work Work of Moving Through Challenges and Reaching Goals: Patrick Ianni

Patrick and I engage in a revealing and transparent conversation about our personal struggles of growth in our lives, our marriages, and how we’re engaging the non-work work of embracing our emotions, feelings, pasts, pains and doing that together with our spouses moving toward the future.

Patrick is also working through coming to the end of his soccer career and answering the hard questions like, What do I do now?  What do I want to do with my life?  All the while I am still coming through leaving the pastorship and finding my way in life through this podcast...

EPISODE 079: Pain, Trauma, We All Have It, Own It: Patrick Ianni

EPISODE 079: Pain, Trauma, We All Have It, Own It: Patrick Ianni

This is a timely episode as we move through the political changes of a “Trump America.”  How do we deal with the pain, suffering, and triggering others cause us?  That we cause ourselves?  Can we remain healthy in such a violent and volatile space?  If so, how?

Patrick shares his story with beautiful openness and transparency.  His hilarious and traumatic stories of healing from religion, family, coaches, bosses are common to us all.  What’s the key factor in us learning, growing, forgiving, and moving through trauma in our lives?

I’M A LOSER: Civic Ignorance, How a Democracy Dies: Supreme Court Justice David Souter

I’M A LOSER: Civic Ignorance, How a Democracy Dies: Supreme Court Justice David Souter

Don’t Worry About Trump, Hillary, the Election, or the State of our Nation, Worry About Your Own Civic Ignorance.

We take a couple of calls from the losers and talk about my testicles, pharmaceutical use in America, Cannibis, and Ayahuasca or Iowaska.  We get some encouragement and thoughts from you all on Facebook, Instagram, and email.  Then we spend some time reading a great article you sent in from Glen Beck?  And more...

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...