Deconstructing Biblical Inerrancy

15 Dec

Introduction The very word “inerrant” is not one that is used by anybody today, except for those within conservative, evangelical churches. In the final two MindShift podcasts for 2017, this is a topic that Ray Gilford and I explored, and … Read More »

51: Journey to Healing (with Jeff & Karin Green)

1 Dec

How would you react if you were told by your doctor: “You have cancer.” What would you do? What would you think? Many people all over the world have indeed heard that prognosis. For Jeff and Karin Green, those words … Read More »

50: Women Beyond Belief: Discovering Life Without Religion (with Karen Garst) Part 2

24 Nov

Part 2 of my wide-ranging and though-prvoking conversation with Karen Garst, “The Faithless Feminist,” continues in this episode. For those undergoing a process of discovery and deconstruction of their inherited belief systems–particularly coming out of a fundamentalist or conservative religious … Read More »

49: Women Beyond Belief: Discovering Life without Religion (with Karen Garst) Part 1

17 Nov

“Religion contributes to–or directly causes–gender inequality.” Particularly in the case of women, this statement is certainly true–both historically, and even now in terms of religions. Women have been marginalized, oppressed, shunned, vilified, and more by a variety of religions, and … Read More »

48: Measuring the Metrics for Success (with Shawn Manley) Part 2

10 Nov

What standard do you use to measure success? In our money- and achievement-driven Western world, where success is measured in very quantifiable ways by our current society, this becomes a very important issue. You could, for example, be considered a … Read More »

Measuring the Metrics for Success (Part 2): Deconstructing Religion

7 Nov

Introduction In Part 2 of the podcast with Shawn Manley (“Measuring the Metrics for Success” coming out this Friday, we get into the issue of the standards people use by which to measure success—hence the title. In thinking about this … Read More »

Deconstructing Systematic Theology: What’s the Point? (Part 2)

3 Nov

Along with my previous post on deconstructing systematic theology, I wanted to explore this topic in a bit more detail, and examine some of the personal aspects regarding what toxic theology can do to people, not just in terms of … Read More »