leaving christianity

EPISODE 121: Finding Community After Religion: Brendan Gladney

EPISODE 121: Finding Community After Religion: Brendan Gladney

When you leave anything that you’ve given yourself to for any significant amount of time, it’s hard.  When you realize that all your relationships surrounded that thing, it’s harder.

Brenden shares the difficulty of leaving a long-term community.  What it was like for his marriage and his kids, and how they found new community organically...

 

EPISODE 120: Marriage After Religion and Bruce Lee's Finger: Brendan Gladney

EPISODE 120: Marriage After Religion and Bruce Lee's Finger: Brendan Gladney

Brendan is a producer of the show, who knew me before church hierarchy and becoming a pastor.  We’ve reconnected through the solidarity of leaving religion and have found common ground in working through our wounds with therapists to heal our lives, marriages, relationships, and so much more. Brendan's experiences, stories, and lessons he's learned will be helpful to every listener.

EPISODE 113: Digging Into My Psyche: Q&A: Holly Theriot

EPISODE 113: Digging Into My Psyche: Q&A: Holly Theriot

Guests often come to the show with some questions to ask of me. Blame it on the drinking if you'd like but we rarely get to them because their personal stories are so engaging.  Holly Theriot, however, followed up after her episodes to come back and ask me questions.  Hard questions.

Questions to dive into my psyche and life process after church and religion.  Who is God now?  You still believe right?  What about women in leadership?  And more.

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...