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EPISODE 084: Weed Eater, Beer Drinker, Trans, Prog Metal Head, Christian?: Rejyna Douglass-Whitman

EPISODE 084: Weed Eater, Beer Drinker, Trans, Prog Metal Head, Christian?: Rejyna Douglass-Whitman

In this episode, we dive into Rejyna’s Christianity.  As well as her Trans* journey.  One of the beautiful things about this episode is how fluid the conversation goes from storytelling to questioning, to explanation, to reflective open-ended free thought about life, religion, and being free from boxes of expectation and relationship.

EPISODE 083: The Secret to Not Aging: Rejyna Douglass-Whitman

EPISODE 083: The Secret to Not Aging: Rejyna Douglass-Whitman

In just a few seconds into this conversation, you're going to understand why I hit it off and fell in love with Rejyna.  Her infectious voice, joyful embrace, solid wisdom, and experience, especially in the music industry made this into a roller coaster ride of conversational beauty.

She's a long time talented musician, entertainment industry professional, Christian, Parent, and Trans*.  But those are just labels, and labels do little but limit our experience of the person.

EPISODE 077: Loser Stories: People Think I'm an Atheist?: Ron Smith

EPISODE 077: Loser Stories: People Think I'm an Atheist?: Ron Smith

Ron Smith is a 6'8" pleasure to be around.  We converse around punk rock, spiritual abuse, abuse, atheism, agnosticism, Catholicism, being bitter and angry, and finding joy in our now, lives of liberality.

Ron was born and raised on the Indianapolis' east side to an interesting kind of Christian home.  My father was a working class Immanuel Kant, and my mother a sharp-tongued Voltaire who was, and still is, cynical towards organized religion...

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...