004: Can There Be “Christianity Without Churchianity?” (with Richard Jacobson)

2 Feb

Have you left the church behind, but haven’t yet given up on God–or people? Many have walked away from the “institutional church” but still carry their faith with them. But where do they go from there? Today’s guest, Richard Jacobson, … Read More »

What Happens After People Leave the Church?

2 Jan

Introduction Have you left the church behind? Are you a “post-Christian,” whatever that may mean? According to a 2016 Pew Research poll of 35,000 American adults, statistics indicate that the population of self-identified “Christians” has dropped significantly. The last time … 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 »

Leaving the Church…to Find Myself

3 Sep

Introduction Why would a person feel the need to leave a church behind, in order to find themselves? This again sounds crazy, much like my previous article, and the podcast episodes on this topic with Gary Hayes. We suggested that … Read More »

Show 38: MindShift: Leaving the Church…to Find God (with Gary Hayes) Part 1

1 Sep

Why would anyone even contemplate the idea of leaving the church in order to find God? Surely the church is where one goes to…find God, right?  But the truth is that for many, God can easily get lost in the … Read More »