38 – Jennifer – My Story of Tragedy

Recently I interviewed Paul Young and he talked about sacred stories.  Of course, my mind went to sharing happy stories and encouraging each other.  But, he added that some of those stories are “gut-wrenching” but still beautiful. Most of us get into powerful machines every day and don’t think too much about the possibility of…

37 – Pete Enns – How the Bible Actually Works

Since the beginning of my deconstruction I have sought Pete’s work out as a reliable reference to help me understand a healthy approach to the Bible.  It’s amazing that I even still read the Bible after some of the stuff I have been through. His books “The Bible Tells Me So” and “The Sin of…

36 – Seth Showalter – Fade to Gray

Two of the issues I didn’t discuss in my book were Race and Homosexuality.  My views have changed a lot over the years, but every time I talk to someone intimate with these issues (like a person of color or someone that is gay), I realize how far I still have to go. For this…

Being Where We Are

Earlier this year, I began working at a hardware store.  I had been off work for about 2 months and I needed to start earning some regular income.  I also did not want to move across the country to continue in my previous profession.  Our grandchildren are both nearby and I just built a deck…

35 – Keith Giles – Jesus Unveiled

Join Keith and I as we talk about home church, Ekklesia and his upcoming projects.  Ketih is a fellow Quoir author and friend.  It’s easy to talk to him for a half-hour mostly because he does most of the talking (just kidding). Keith is one of the important voices in the climate today – I…

34 – Ben DeLong – There’s a God in My Closet

In our deconstruction and examining our beliefs, sometimes we find out there is a lot of hard work to do.  Join Ben and I as we talk about his new book, There’s a God in My Closet and also about the hard work we often must do.  I think you’ll like this. Ben’s New Book Ben’s Website…

Let Me Get This Straight

I used to be certain about most of the aspects of my faith.  But, over time, some questions arose and I started to examine my faith that is rooted mostly in Western Evangelicalism.  Today, some of the things I encounter in that brand of spirituality don’t make any sense to me any more.  It’s not…

32 – Karl and Laura – Me and You and a Dog named..

Laura and I took some time to just talk out loud and revisit somethings we talked about on our date last night. Some of the topics are: God is omipresent (thanks HHH) Deconstruction – don’t become what you are leaving Should we go to church? Updates on Jackson Hitting 2 deer in one month I…

31 – Wm. Paul Young – Sacred Stories

If you have read my book, Apparent Faith, and you have read Wm. Paul Young’s book, Lies We Believer about God, you can probably see how it inspired me to tell my story through that lens of raising my children. It was a great privilege to be able to have this conversation with the Author…