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Confessions of A Reformer

English, Religion, 4 seasons, 167 episodes, 4 days, 15 hours, 57 minutes
Hi. My name is Mike Maeshiro. I'm a serial entrepreneur, a mentor and coach. I've been teaching on spiritual intelligence and emotional health for the last five years. I've learned a lot and it has been fascinating to observe what people have done with me. I wanted a place where I wasn't teaching and more inviting my audience on the journey with me in a candid and exploratory way. So I started this podcast. I hope my journey is helpful for yours. Sit back, relax and let's dive in.
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The Afterlife: Introduction

Season 3: Episode 34 What happens after we die? Is there life beyond this? In this series Mike gathers input and thoughts from some of his favorite deconstructed theologians to grapple with these questions. But first, in this episode Mike shares some of his own thoughts and opinions on the matter. ⁠⁠⁠⁠Everything Numa⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠
10/23/202328 minutes, 29 seconds
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Gender: April Ajoy

Seaon 3: Episode 32 Gender is a complicated topic in today's world. Implicit bias and an unwillingness to call into question fundamental beliefs, leads to many dismissing the topic altogether. In this episode, Mike interviews April Ajoy, Influencer and Co-Host of ⁠@evangelicalish⁠ regarding her experience navigating gender issues within her marriage. ⁠April Ajoy⁠⁠: Instagram⁠; ⁠YouTube⁠: ⁠Twitter ⁠⁠Everything Numa⁠⁠⁠⁠
10/9/202352 minutes, 9 seconds
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Queer People in the Church: Colby Martin

Season 3: Episode 21 There's a culture war between the church and the queer community. In this series, Mike showcases voices from both people in the queer community and allies who have done work to integrate the two. Colby Martin, pastor, ally and author of UnClobber and The Shift joins Mike this week. ⁠⁠⁠Everything Numa⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Colby Martin Website
7/24/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 23 seconds
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Queer People in the Church: Alicia Johnston

Season 3: Episode 20 There's a culture war between the church and the queer community. In this series, Mike showcases voices from both people in the queer community and allies who have done work to integrate the two. This week, Mike explores the topis of liberation theology with Alicia Johnston, Mdiv, Seventh Day Adventist Pastor. ⁠⁠Everything Numa⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Alicia Johnston: Instagram; YouTube
7/17/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 31 seconds
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Queer People in the Church: Introduction

Season 3: Episode 18 There's a culture war between the church and the queer community. In this series Mike showcases voices from both people in the queer community and allies who have done work to integrate the two. In this episode, Mike invites his good friend, Mica Nueda to share her story of discovery. Everything Numa⁠
7/3/202358 minutes, 33 seconds
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Purity Culture

Season 2: Episode 46 Today's episode is the first in a a series found exclusively on Numa+ featuring members of Mike's team sharing their experiences and perceptions growing up in and around Purity Culture.       NUMA+ Numa Coaching
12/5/202220 minutes, 39 seconds
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Eric Feltes Interview, Part 1

Season 2: Episode 39 There's nothing more powerful than a person's story.  In this episode, Mike interviews Eric Feltes a Gay Christian, Life Coach and speaker who helps other gay men free themselves from  the church system. Eric is an amazing story-teller that shares with authenticity and openness about who he is, the struggles he's faced and the reason he fights for the Queer Community with such passion and vigor. NUMA+ The Rainbow Room Allies Numa Coaching Instagram: @ericfeltes TikTok: @eric.feltes
10/10/202249 minutes, 5 seconds
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Ashton Colby Interview, Part 3

Season 2: Episode 38 Every person has a different life experience and authentic self to explore in this world. In this episode, Mike completes his interview with Ashton Colby, transgender advocate, social entrepreneur and content creator exploring the social issues of trans-gender athletes, trans-gender children and how to navigate this arena with kindness and grace. NUMA+ The Rainbow Room Allies Numa Coaching @Ashtonjamescolby
10/3/202243 minutes, 17 seconds
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Kathy Baldock Interview, Part 2

Season 2: Episode 15 Two thousand years of hetero-normative progress but LGBTQ+ Christians are held to a 1st Century standard.  In this episode, Mike continues his interview with  Kathy Baldock, Author and LGBTQ+ Advocate.  LGBTQ Resource page NUMA+ Kathy Baldock YouTube Channel The Rainbow Room Application
4/11/202233 minutes, 47 seconds
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Stan Mitchell Interview: Affirming

Season 2: Episode 12 There is a big difference between accepting the LGBTQ community and affirming who they are as completely whole human beings without the need to fix themselves. In part 3 of this 3 part series, Mike talks to Stan Mitchell about his work of moving the church towards affirmation. Discovery Call Link: LGBTQ Resource page:  NUMA+ Stan Mitchell Facebook Page:
3/21/202231 minutes, 10 seconds
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Coming Out Party

Season 2: Episode 8 Love celebrates the revealing of authenticity and the identity of who God has made each of us to be. Listen in as thought leaders, pioneers, and friends join in the celebration of Mike during his coming out party. LGBTQ Resource page:  NUMA+
2/21/202236 minutes, 34 seconds
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Time Capsule

Season 2: Episode 6 Last week Mike publicly told his story and came out as a gay Christian pastor. Two weeks prior, he recorded this episode to share his feelings and to lay out the reasons he decided to expose this part of his life to the world.  LGBTQ Resource page:  NUMA+
2/7/202234 minutes, 22 seconds
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Episode 59: Sexless In The City

I did an interview with social media influencer and author, Kat Harris on purity culture and her new book, “Sexless In The City.”  Kat Harris is the host of The Refined Collective Podcast, and Co-Founder of the online publication The Refined Woman. Her first book Sexless in the City will hit bookstores April 2021. She has also been a full-time photographer for the last decade with her work featured in: Vanity Fair, GQ, Forbes, People, Who What Wear, US Weekly, Glamour UK, and more. She coaches and equips women all over the world in dating, relationships, singleness, sexuality, faith and how to build a renewed and healthy biblical sexual ethic rooted in freedom, truth and grace as opposed to the oh-so-common shame and fear narratives so many experienced growing up in evangelical culture. Kat loves God, personal development, a good Beyoncé dance party, + is a Ranch dressing connoisseur. She believes in the power of story, that done is better than perfect, quality triumphs quantity, and that the journey truly is the destination. Ultimately, her vision is for women to know their beauty, identity, worth and value and to experience untapped freedom and joy in their lives regardless of their relationship status.
4/12/20211 hour, 27 minutes, 9 seconds
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Episode 18 : Adult Make Believe

In this episode I talk about the role imagination has played in my life and why faith calls us to a higher standard.
8/26/201914 minutes, 9 seconds