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EPISODE 180: Burn it Down and Reconstruct it Again: Alex Spivey

EPISODE 180: Burn it Down and Reconstruct it Again: Alex Spivey

Church culture is abusive. Often it’s not intentionally abusive but generationally abusive. Alex sits down with us again to talk about his deconstruction, and we engage our new reconstruction.

EPISODE 179: Coming Out: Home Schooled Embracing Himself!: Alex Spivey

EPISODE 179: Coming Out: Home Schooled Embracing Himself!: Alex Spivey

Alex was a homeschooled Christian kid who lived with the knowledge that he might be gay. He shares with us his coming out story as well as the struggles he's had with guilt and shame of who he is.

EPISODE 159: Hitting Pause: Zac Gandara

EPISODE 159: Hitting Pause: Zac Gandara

Some big news for the podcast as we've moved into a new studio! Which has coincided with my marriage transitioning into a new place? Candidness, transparency, and honesty are the values of the podcast, right?

EPISODE 158: Would You Die For This?: Remy Guts

EPISODE 158: Would You Die For This?: Remy Guts

Remy and I get a little drunk and a lot candid. We're trying to process through a lot of the political and societal things we're unsure about. But it's hard to find a safe place to do that without people blasting you. So we thought we'd try the internet…

EPISODE 157: Abandoning Judaism: I am not a Stereotype: Remy Guts

EPISODE 157: Abandoning Judaism: I am not a Stereotype: Remy Guts

Remy Guts grew up in a small east coast town in a Catholic and Jewish home. His love for music, punk, and rock and roll set him on a journey of reading, studying, and loving philosophy. Only recently coming out of Judaism, he and I are asking new questions as we try to think for ourselves instead of just following the crowds.

EPISODE 119: Giving Yourself Permission: Jesse Mercury

EPISODE 119: Giving Yourself Permission: Jesse Mercury

So often in life, we’re waiting for some cosmic gatekeeper to give us permission to be who we want to be, do what we want to do.  In this continuation episode with Jesse Mercury, we join Jesse’s journey of what it’s been like to break free from the gatekeepers and give himself permission to let his creative self-free.

Jesse Mercury is a cosmic entity from the year 3000, flung out of time with no way to get home. His only hope is to send musical signals into the cosmos in an attempt to attract a higher form of life capable of sending him back to his time. Thus was born the SciFi album, a continually expanding collection of songs inspired by Jesse’s cosmic journeys, and the Jesse Mercury himself...

EPISODE 118: Be What You Want to Be, Do What You Want to Do: Jesse Mercury

EPISODE 118: Be What You Want to Be, Do What You Want to Do: Jesse Mercury

What if life was a SciFi story? You come from the year 3000, born into a Jewish family in San Diego California, stricken with Lime Disease, you have some religious run-ins who banish you to hell, but you came out alive making your own way.

Jesse Mercury is a cosmic entity from the year 3000, flung out of time with no way to get home. His only hope is to send musical signals into the cosmos in an attempt to attract a higher form of life capable of sending him back to his time. Thus was born the SciFi album, a continually expanding collection of songs inspired by Jesse’s cosmic journeys, and the Jesse Mercury himself...

EPISODE 100: This Podcast is About People and Their Stories

EPISODE 100: This Podcast is About People and Their Stories

There is no doubt from the start of Losing Our Religion that this entire podcast is about people and their stories.  It seems that as the podcast grows and goes on, it has become less and less about religion and more and more about people.  To this end, we take this 100th episode and devote it to people.

In this episode, we share clips from a handful of popular and most downloaded episodes.  Shows that you gave us the most feedback on.  We also take the time to thank the Losers and producers as well as receive thanks from Losers. There are behind the scenes stories and some shared tears.