Jeff: Deconstruction of a Southern Baptist Minister
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by GracefulAtheist
7M ago
Jeff grew up in his words “a very religious household.” He attended a large Southern Baptist church. In college he fell in love with the seriousness of Calvinism after reading John Piper’s Desiring God. He left seminary early to become a minster because he felt time pressure to be “on mission” for God. After three ..read more
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Jordon: Mennonite to Philosopher
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by GracefulAtheist
9M ago
This week’s guest is Jordon. Jordon comes from a long family line of Mennonites but Jordon was bookish and musical and never quite fit in. He grew up in the church, but with two older brothers already having left the church, by 21 he was also out. He’d never had a television, gone to public school, or really knew anything beyond the small bubble he was in. University changed all of that.  ..read more
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Josh de Keijzer: After God’s End
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by GracefulAtheist
1y ago
This week’s guest is Josh de Keijzer, PhD. Josh writes at After God's End: Fragments of a Post-Christian narrative ..read more
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Joanna Johnson: Silenced In Eden
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by GracefulAtheist
1y ago
Losing your religion is like a death in the family. The closer you are to that family member, the greater you are affected by the loss. -- Joanna Johnson author of Silenced In Eden ..read more
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Doing Better: The Problem of Words
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by Jimmy
1y ago
Should I have called last week’s blog post No More Fundamentalism, picked a different term, or unpacked it a bit? I want to draw out one (of many) difficulties with words: The tensions between… Imagine the following two blog titles: I’m overstating the difference, but the tension should be obvious. On one end of the spectrum ..read more
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Matt: Deconversion Anonymous
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by GracefulAtheist
1y ago
The more I began to prepare for bible study lessons and Sunday school lessons with the kids…the more questions I began to have, but I just ignored the questions because I was keeping everyone happy ..read more
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Arline Interviews Ben and Ang
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by GracefulAtheist
1y ago
If I have any relgion, that religion is empathy. --Ang ..read more
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Thom Krystofiak: Tempted to Believe
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by GracefulAtheist
1y ago
Stay skeptical? This week’s guest is Thom Krystofiak, the author of Tempted to Believe: The Seductive Power of Claims About “The Truth.” Thom grew up Catholic but as an adult began practicing Transcendental Meditation. He followed gurus and groups for decades but was never quite convinced of the more spectacular claims of TM.  Thom shares about ..read more
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Arline Interviews B
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by GracefulAtheist
1y ago
This week’s guest is B. B grew up homeschooled in a large evangelical household and spent nearly thirty years in the church, determined to fit in.  He felt like leaving for a while, never having belonged, and then in 2016, he knew it was the end for him. He hit the door running.  One of ..read more
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Bob Barnes: BAHACon 2022
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by GracefulAtheist
1y ago
This week’s guest is Bob Barnes. Bob is a lifelong atheist and an organizer with BAHA, Bluewater Atheists, Humanists & Agnostics. BAHA “is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the image of Freethinkers and Atheists and to give back to our communities.”  BAHA is hosting its annual conference, BAHACon, with speakers and events you won’t want ..read more
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