MONDAY MELTDOWN: Tell Your Stories, Listen to the Stories Told About You: Zac Gandara

MONDAY MELTDOWN: Tell Your Stories, Listen to the Stories Told About You: Zac Gandara

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

Lately, a handful of you have sent me articles about American Mega Churches that are finally coming under scrutiny and lawsuits. In particular, my old employer Christian Faith Center. I want to encourage us to tell our stories, but also to listen to the stories others may tell of us. There's healing in both telling and listening.

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 102: Divine Access: Believe What You Want to Believe: Steve Prince and John Wunder

EPISODE 102: Divine Access: Believe What You Want to Believe: Steve Prince and John Wunder

When I got an email from a high school friend, I was excited to reconnect. Little did I know that it would introduce me to a movie that I would really enjoy, connect with on multiple levels, laugh, cry, and want to share with all of you.

Director Steven Prince and Traveling Picture Show Company have put together a film that will make us think, and re-evaluate how we hold or let go of our "religions."  A cast with the likes of Billy Burke, Patrick Warburton, Sarah Shahi, Gary Cole, Joel David Moore, and film legend Adrienne Barbeau.  Each actor does an excellent job portraying the story of a man who wrestles with his humanity as his life takes a new direction after his recent fame from dethroning a public access televangelist...

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 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.