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Jun 20, 2022

A discussion of books to to read this summer, especially for those who have left or are thinking of leaving fundamentalist or toxic forms of religion. We offer suggestions related to spirituality, but they do not involve joining a religion or accepting some claim to special revelation. We offer suggestions for folks who...


Jun 17, 2022

Our go-to psychology prof Dr. Betsi Little helps us unpack the ways in which attribution theory can help us understand why people tend to defend creepers in religious circles. It also leads to a discussion of the ways in which we can survive and heal the social sicknesses of our time. A key takeaway: it just takes one...


Jun 5, 2022

Jeff and Stacie respond to listener emails and voice messages, largely unpacking our perspectives on the Bible, inerrancy, LGBT inclusion, and traditional social values within conservative Christianity. We also weigh in on the leaked letter from LCMS president Matthew Harrison to the board of regents at Concordia...


May 30, 2022

An examination of atheistic strands of anarchism, focusing on Mikhail Bakunin (1814–1876), author of God and the State. This episode is content packed, with just Jeff this time. If you don’t want so much academic content, feel free to skip to another episode. 


May 29, 2022

He who’s full of Te is like a baby. Scorpions don’t sting him. Ferocious beasts don’t eat him. Eagles don’t carry him off.  His bones are supple. His muscles are soft. But his grip is tight. He doesn’t know what sex is yet, but he gets erections. That’s how much vitality is in him. He can wail all day