Failed Missionary is a new podcast talk show that serves as a midrash/think-tank of sorts. The show uses professional journalism built on a story-telling foundation from real-life former (or current) missionaries, pastors, clergy, etc. In addition, we will be joined by various thought-leaders in the categories of authors, theologians and philosophers to help process the modern-day epidemic of spiritual trauma many have experienced, both on and from the “mission field” for the sake of “the great commission”.
Exvangelical is a podcast dedicated to personal stories about living in, leaving, and coming to terms with the messed up subculture of evangelicalism–and exploring the wide world of faith, belief, and disbelief outside of it.
The Voices of Deconversion podcast was created to share the inspirational stories of atheists and agnostics who have deconverted from Christianity. Leaving Christianity can be a difficult journey, but we are not going through it alone! Sharing our stories provides hope and encouragement to others in their process of deconversion. Having an opportunity to hear and share these stories is something I have become very passionate about.
Waking Up is a podcast hosted by Sam Harris—neuroscientist, philosopher, and best-selling author—as he explores some of the most important questions about the human mind, society, and current events.
Other Blogs and Websites:
NOT YOUR MISSION FIELD with Christopher Stroop
I am an ex-Evangelical seeking to foster community for those harmed by and alienated from conservative religious communities, and as my blog here shapes up, much of it will be dedicated to this end. I am convinced of the need to create more spaces for ex-Evangelicals and exiles from other forms of religious fundamentalism (and yes, the majority of white American Evangelical Protestants do qualify as fundamentalist, whether they accept the label or not). Reclaiming and sharing our ex-Evangelical stories will serve both to foster healing and to raise awareness of the threat to human rights posed by theocratic views, and of the real human harm caused all too often by conservative Evangelicalism.
“It’s Okay To Go” is a project documenting those that have chosen to leave organized religion and the challenges they faced after making that decision. Did they make the right choice to leave religion behind? Who are they without their former religions? What happened to relationships with friends, family and community when they decided to go? Those that have left organized religion form a vast and diverse community, each with a unique story and yet bound by a similar emotional journey, because there’s one powerful feeling we all share: “it’s okay to go.”
Find a Therapist: www.psychologytoday.com. Search by insurance, sliding scale, clinical issues, gender, location, etc.
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness): 1-800-950-NAMI (6264). They recommend free or low-cost treatment options.
The Secular Therapy Project: Seculartherapy.org. Want to make sure you’re getting a therapist who isn’t going to push a religious worldview? Check them out here.
211: www.211.org. They provide more mental health resources.
Suicide hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). You are never alone.
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