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EPISODE 105: Transitions, A Quest for Normality, and Deleting Facebook: Blake Willis

EPISODE 105: Transitions, A Quest for Normality, and Deleting Facebook: Blake Willis

Blake knew me when I was a Pastor, in fact, I was his Pastor.  We spend time talking about growing up together, how our lives have changed, leaving Facebook, and more.

After listening to every episode of the podcast, Blake doesn't understand why so many Christians hate us, but life is hard, and we can't please everyone.  The world is not the way we wish it were.  Blake has gone through some things that many can not fathom.  Growing up with a mentally challenged older brother, essentially he had a stroke at birth, which led to a seizure disorder, autism, and further brain damaged after surgery. He was physically and mentally disabled and considered medically fragile...

EPISODE 094: The Contentment Roller Coaster Cycle: Victor Huckabee

EPISODE 094: The Contentment Roller Coaster Cycle: Victor Huckabee

Victor and I drank and talked like junior high girls into the wee hours of the Nashville night.  Growing up in the glow of the Pentecostal gold dust revival scene, Victor could be a lot less level headed than he is.  But his youthful optimism in the face of a fucked up world was refreshing, to say the least.  Growing up in the south doesn't fit all the stereotypes, but you will notice some.  But what you'll leave with is a feeling of solidarity and a glimpse of a future that may not be so bad.
 

EPISODE 076: Loser Stories: Down the Rabbit Hole 2: Ray Gilford

EPISODE 076: Loser Stories: Down the Rabbit Hole 2: Ray Gilford

We continue with Ray Gilford's story in this episode.  Diving into his life as an introvert.  Introversion and religion do not mix well.  At least not in corporate America or within American religion.

Where is Ray now?  What has his past and inquisitiveness led too?  Hear his beautiful story now.

EPISODE 075: Loser Stories: Down the Rabbit Hole: Ray Gilford

EPISODE 075: Loser Stories: Down the Rabbit Hole: Ray Gilford

Ray is a former institutional machine cog like many of us.  He described his Christianity to have been like that of a chronic seeker.  He dove deeply into Christianity, attended seven different congregations, and was baptized three times.  Now he has taken the plunge down the rabbit hole embracing the questioning of everything.  Conspiracy theory, Christian teachings, the formation of America, the Bible, the Apocrypha, the lost books of the Bible, and more...

EPISODE 074: Christmas Card Holiday Episode: Jen Gandara

EPISODE 074: Christmas Card Holiday Episode: Jen Gandara

Jen and I sit down and run through our 2016 with you while listening to music, drinking tasty beverages, sharing candidly about where we are at in our lives together, regarding,  religion, politics, family, having children, and our hopes for the upcoming New Year.  Not to mention, arguing about the difference between introvert and extrovert.

This is our second time doing a holiday special on the podcast, perhaps now it is an annual tradition...