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Heretic Happy Hour

English, Religion, 1 season, 187 episodes, 1 day, 21 hours, 28 minutes
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Heretic Happy Hour is an unapologetically irreverent, crass, and sometimes profound conversation about the Christian faith. Hosts Keith Giles, Katy Valentine, Desimber Rose, Sandhya Jha, alongside producer Matthew J. Distefano, pull no punches and leave no stones unturned. For some serious sacred cow-tipping, there’s nothing better than spending an hour of your time with us.
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BONUS SHOW: The Bible and Politics

Keith and Matthew carry on the conversation from Tuesday's main show about the Bible and politics, and the dangers of Christian Nationalism.If you want to call in to the Bonus Show, leave a voicemail at (530) 332-8020. In the future, we will get to your calls!LINKSQuoirCast on PatreonQuoirCast on Patheos
5/17/202434 minutes, 41 seconds
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#178: The Bible and Politics with John Fugelsang, Eve_WasFramed and Desimber Rose

According to Pew Research, 86% of White Evangelicals believe the Bible should influence American politics. Comedian John Fugelsang, Instagram influencer Eve_WasFramed and author Desimber Rose join us to explain why that's a bad idea.If you want to call in to the Bonus Show, leave a voicemail at (530) 332-8020.LINKSQuoirCast on PatreonQuoirCast on PatheosPANELJohn FugelsangEve_WasFramedDesimber Rose
5/14/20241 hour, 1 minute, 36 seconds
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SUNDAY MATT: Vivek Said WHAT?!

From Sometimes Matt to Sunday Matt, our very own producer/co-host is here to explain why he's a hater, and why something Vivek Ramaswamy said that has him shaking his headIf you want to call in to the Bonus Show, leave a voicemail at (530) 332-8020. In the future, we will get to your calls!LINKSQuoirCast on PatreonQuoirCast on Patheos
5/12/202415 minutes, 47 seconds
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#177: Heretic Happy Hour Relaunch - Don't Call It A Comeback

Co-hosts Matthew Distefano and Keith Giles return to the podcast to reveal what this new relaunch is all about. Don't miss out on the new weekly panel format, plus Friday Bonus Shows and Sunday's with Matthew.LINKSQuoirCast PatreonQuoirCast on Patheos 
5/7/202445 minutes, 20 seconds
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#176: Lost Interviews featuring Michael Camp

The lost interviews series closes out with a chat with Michael Camp, author of Breaking Bad Faith, out now on Quoir Publishing.To support the show, subscribe today!
3/26/202446 minutes, 7 seconds
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#177: Lost Interviews featuring Amanda Waldron

We continue in our "lost interviews" series, this time featuring deconstruction coach Amanda Waldron.To support the QuoirCast Patreon, click here!
3/19/202435 minutes, 34 seconds
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#176: Lost Interviews featuring Timothy Whitaker of The New Evangelicals

The Heretic Happy Hour is currently in hiatus, but we stumbled upon some lost interviews from earlier this year. This first is with Tim Whitaker of The New Evangelicals.Tune in to all the QuoirCast podcasts!
3/12/202447 minutes, 39 seconds
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#175: We Have an Important Announcement (No, for Real this Time!)

Folks, we regret to inform you that this is the end. No, for real. This is the final show in the current incarnation of the Heretic Happy Hour podcast. But fear not! After a short break, we are going to be back, bigger and better than ever. You honestly have no idea what's in store for this show, but in due time, all will be revealed. Stay tuned...In the meantime, if you want to keep up to date on all the action, please subscribe at Patreon,  where we are going to be building a unique community of spiritual seekers and questioners.
2/27/202429 minutes, 24 seconds
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#174: It's the Heretic of the Year, 2024!

Come celebrate all the nominees and the winner of the coveted 2024 Heretic of the Year award!Check out all the QuoirCast podcasts on YouTube!
2/13/202427 minutes, 48 seconds
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#173: Too Fab for Florida, Part 8 (with Special Guest host Roland Stringfellow)

The Too Fab for Florida series comes to a close with Rev. Roland Stringfellow, Senior Pastor and Teacher of the Metropolitan Community Church in Detroit, Michigan.Check out all the QuoirCast podcasts at quoir.com.Pick up Michael Camp's book, Breaking Bad Faith, now!
1/30/202457 minutes, 4 seconds
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Bonus Episode: We Have An Announcement!

This is normally an off week for us, but guess what? We have an announcement (and no, it's not that we're bringing the hotline back!). We have a book out TODAY! And it features former HOTW guests, including Rainn Wilson, Carlton Pearson, and many more!To purchase, please follow the link: Heretic Happy Hour the Book
1/23/202418 minutes, 10 seconds
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#172: Too Fab For Florida, Part 7 (with Special Guest host Rev. Jakob Hero Shaw)

The Too Fab for Florida series keeps bringing the heat in this inspiring conversation with Rev. Jakob Hero-Shaw, the Trans, Queer, Senior Pastor of the Metropolitan Community Church of Tampa, Florida.Check out all the QuoirCast podcasts at quoir.com.Pick up Karen Shock's book, Too Much and Not Enough, now!
1/16/202445 minutes, 36 seconds
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#171: Too Fab For Florida, Part 6 (with Special Guest host Dr. Jaeda C. Calaway)

Our Too Fab for Florida series continues with a candid conversation about the intersection of theology and gender with Dr. Jaeda C. Calaway, a professor at Illinois College, and the author of The Christian Moses. Check out their work at https://antiquitopia.wordpress.com/about/.Tune in to all the QuoirCast podcasts at Patheos!To purchase Heather Hamilton's book, Returning to Eden, click the link.
1/2/20241 hour, 7 minutes, 1 second
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Bonus Episode: "Fortune Teller," by Flamy Grant

Last week, we promised we'd include a track off Flamy Grant's latest album, but didn't have a file in time. So, as a way to fulfill our promise, here it is: Fortune Teller.Check out the entire QuoirCast network on Patheos and at quoir.com.
12/26/20237 minutes, 48 seconds
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#170: Too Fab For Florida, Part 5 (with Special Guest host Flamy Grant)

Buckle up buttercup, because we're back into this Fabulous series with the flamboyantly fantastic Flamy Grant who talks about how they ended up being the first drag queen to hit #1 on the Christian Music Charts.To support the show, sign up on Patreon.Check out all the QuoirCast podcasts.
12/19/202354 minutes, 59 seconds
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#169: What's Up Doc?: The Family Conspiracy (HOTW: Janet K. Ray)

Our Conservative Christian Documentary Series continues with our reactions to "The Family" on Netflix.  What does the National Prayer Breakfast have to do with exporting anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric to Third World nations? PLUS, our Heretic of the Week is Janet K. Ray, author of "The God of Monkey Science: People of Faith in a Modern Scientific World."Pick up Sitting in the Shade of Another Tree.Check out the QuoirCast network on Patheos.
12/5/20231 hour, 35 minutes, 33 seconds
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#168: What's Up Doc? The Secrets of Hillsong (HOTW: Maria Francesca French)

Our third episode in our conservative Christian documentary series explores the disturbing behavior of Hillsong, with a look at "The Secrets of Hillsong" on HULU. Plus, our Heretic of the Week is the wonderful Maria Francesca French, author of Safer Than the Known Way and Reconfiguring.Check out all the QuoirCast podcasts on Patheos.Keith's latest book, Second Cup with Keith, is now available.
11/21/20231 hour, 39 minutes, 2 seconds
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#167: Too Fab For Florida, Part 4 (with Special Guest Host Angela Yarber)

In this episode, the Heretics sit down with award-winning author and artist, Angela Yarber. She's the Executive Director of the Holy Women Icons Project, a non-profit seeking to empower marginalized women by telling the stories of revolutionary holy women through art, writing, and special events. Her painting, writing, and work has been featured on NPR's Progressive Spirit, Maya Angelou's memorial celebration, and the television show Tiny House Nation. She's the author of seven books - four included in the Top LGBTQ Christian books of their respective publication years. Check out Angela's art here.Tune in to all the QuoirCast Podcasts!
11/7/202355 minutes, 54 seconds
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#166: Too Fab For Florida, Part 3 (with Special Guest Host Sister Merry Peter)

Our new "Too Fab For Florida" series celebrates the gifts and wisdom of people in the queer, trans and drag community as a counter-narrative to the relentless assault on their community.This week continues with Sister Merry Peter of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgences. Tune in to all QuoirCast podcasts at Patheos.Check out the latest interfaith book from Quoir, Sitting in the Shade of Another Tree.
10/24/20231 hour, 1 minute, 49 seconds
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#165: Too Fab For Florida, Part 2 (with Special Guest Host Karley Marx)

Our new "Too Fab For Florida" series celebrates the gifts and wisdom of people in the queer, trans and drag community as a counter-narrative to the relentless assault on their community.This week continues with Lady Karley Dada Marx, an American drag performer, painter, and pop artist. They are from Chicago, Illinois. Marx's drag persona and name are a play-off of Karl Marx, Marxistaesthetics, the intersections in critical and queer theory, and deeply political-Dadaist influences. To listen to all the QuoirCast podcasts, head on over to Patheos.To support Heretic Happy Hour on Patreon, click here!
10/10/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 18 seconds
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#164: Too Fab For Florida, Part 1 (with Special Guest Host Daniel Lavery)

Our new "Too Fab For Florida" series celebrates the gifts and wisdom of people in the queer, trans and drag community as a counter-narrative to the relentless assault on their community. To kick things off, our resident expert for this conversation is Daniel M. Lavery, author of Something That May Shock and Discredit You, he also wrote the "Dear Prudence" advice column at Slate.com from 2016 to 2021. Daniel also hosts the Slate podcast, Big Mood, Little Mood for Slate.com, and writes The Chatner newsletter on Substack.Daniel's Links:BOOK: https://a.co/d/23KbTUDPODCAST: https://slate.com/podcasts/big-mood-little-moodTHE CHATNER NEWSLETTER: https://www.thechatner.com/Check out all the QuoirCast podcasts at: https://www.patheos.com/editorial/podcasts
9/26/202357 minutes, 41 seconds
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#163: What's Up Doc?: Shiny Happy People (HOTW: Karen Shock)

Our second episode in our conservative Christian documentary series explores the profound weirdness and creepy cult behaviors exposed in the SHINY HAPPY PEOPLE documentary. PLUS,  our Heretic of the Week is the amazing Karen Shock, author of TOO MUCH AND NOT ENOUGH.Tune in to all the QuoirCast Podcasts at Patheos.com
9/12/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 35 seconds
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#162: What's Up Doc?: God Forbid (HOTW: Bart Ehrman)

Kicking off a brand-new series reacting to several recent documentaries exposing the weirdness, hypocrisy and abuses of Conservative Christianity, we start with GOD FORBID. Come for the pool boy, stay for the epic takedown of White Christian Nationalism. PLUS, our HOTW is Bart Ehrman.To listen to all the QuoirCast podcasts, head over to quoir.comCheck out Matthew's Paula White Remix.
8/29/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 7 seconds
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#161: Bible Bonus Tracks: Acts of Paul and Thecla [with special guest host Anna Rebecca Solevag]

Our Bible Bonus Tracks series wraps up with the lesser known "Acts of Paul and Thecla" - an apocryphal religious romance of the Apostle Paul's influence on a young virgin named Thecla. New Testament scholar, Anna Rebecca Solevag, walks us through this obscure, but endlessly fascinating, early Christian text.To listen to all the other QuoirCast podcasts, head over to quoir.comTo purchase Kevin Sweeney's book, click here!
8/15/202359 minutes, 37 seconds
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#160: Bible Bonus Tracks: The Gospel of Thomas (with Special Guest Host Melissa Harl Sellew)

Our Bible Bonus Tracks series continues with The Gospel of Thomas - the lost text that contains the sayings of Jesus as recorded by his disciples which was buried around the 4th century and only recently uncovered at Nag Hammadi in 1945. Our resident expert, professor Melissa Harl Sellew, Th.D, from the University of Minnesota, is our HOTW and our guide through this fascinating text.Check out all the QuoirCast podcasts at Patheos.
8/1/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 51 seconds
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#159: Bible Bonus Tracks: The Gospel of Judas (with Guest Host David Brakke)

Our new series kicks off with The Gospel of Judas - the lost text that only recently shed new light on how some early Christians viewed Judas - and resident expert, author, professor and theologian David Brakke is our HOTW to walk us through the text.You can find the Gospel of Judas here: Gospel of Judas.Check out all the QuoirCast podcasts at: https://www.patheos.com/editorial/podcasts
7/18/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 7 seconds
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#158: Medium Large (HOTW: Kiersten Hathcock)

Our final episode in our Ghosts and Ghouls series concludes with a discussion about Mediums; Are they for real? What does the Bible say? How to spot a fake! PLUS, our Heretic of the Week is medium Kiersten Hathcock, author of Little Voices.Check out all the QuoirCast podcasts at quoir.com.
7/4/20231 hour, 34 minutes, 39 seconds
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#157: Ghostly Ancestors (HOTW: Heather Hamilton)

Our Ghosts and Ghouls Series continues as we examine the spiritual influence of our Ancestors and try to figure out if they’re ghosts, spirits, or something completely different. PLUS, Heather Hamilton, author of Returning To Eden: A Field Guide For The Spiritual Journey is our Heretic of the Week!To pick up Sandhya's book on ancestors, click here!To support the Heretic Happy Hour podcast on Patreon, please go to www.patreon.com/heretichappyhour. As this is a crowd-funded podcast, we cannot continue without your help. So sign up today!!! Thank you!Check out all the QuoirCast Podcasts at Quoir.com.
6/20/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 4 seconds
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#156: What Are Ghosts? (HOTW: Tuhina Rasche)

Part 2 of our Ghosts and Ghouls Series continues as we try to define what Ghosts might actually be. Are they the spirits of dead people, or demonic forces, or spiritual beings, or perhaps even other people in separate dimensions? Plus our Heretic of the Week is the amazing Tuhina Rasche, who works to decolonize Christianity in the USA.To support the Heretic Happy Hour podcast on Patreon, please go to www.patreon.com/heretichappyhour. As this is a crowd-funded podcast, we cannot continue without your help. So sign up today!!! Thank you!Check out all the QuoirCast Podcasts at Quoir.com.
6/6/20231 hour, 25 minutes, 7 seconds
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#155: Ghosts and Ghouls (HOTW: Eric English)

Let’s get spooky. To kick off our brand-new Ghosts and Ghouls series we’re sharing our own personal ghost stories. Keep the lights on for this one! Plus, our Heretic of the Week is author and blogger Eric English who talks about his new book UNenlightenment: A Theological Foundation for Deconstructing and Reconstructing the Christian Faith.To support the Heretic Happy Hour podcast on Patreon, please go to www.patreon.com/heretichappyhour. As this is a crowd-funded podcast, we cannot continue without your help. So sign up today!!! Thank you!Check out all the QuoirCast Podcasts at Quoir.com.
5/23/20231 hour, 26 minutes, 35 seconds
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#154: Why Bother With The Bible? (HOTW: Laura Forehand)

As we wrap up our series, “What Is The Bible?” the Happy Heretics come clean about how they personally approach the Bible and whether or not it’s still something worth taking seriously in our daily life. Plus, Laura Forehand, co-author of Out Into The Desert: Thriving Outside Organized Religion, is our HOTW. To support the Heretic Happy Hour podcast on Patreon, please go to www.patreon.com/heretichappyhour. As this is a crowd-funded podcast, we cannot continue without your help. So sign up today!!! Thank you! Check out all the QuoirCast Podcasts at Quoir.com.
5/9/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 10 seconds
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#153: The Bible B-Sides Continued (HOTW: Brad Jersak)

Let’s finish our conversation about those lost, secret and hidden books that didn’t make the final cut of the Bible: The Gospel of Mary, The Gospel of Judas and The Book of Enoch. Plus our favorite returning guest, author and theologian, Brad Jersak, author of Out of the Embers: Faith After the Great Deconstruction is our HOTW. To support the Heretic Happy Hour podcast on Patreon, please go to www.patreon.com/heretichappyhour. As this is a crowd-funded podcast, we cannot continue without your help. So sign up today!!! Thank you! Check out all the QuoirCast Podcasts at Quoir.com.
4/25/20231 hour, 44 minutes, 20 seconds
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#152: Bible B-Sides and Lost Texts (HOTW: Patrick Reyes)

Part 4 of our "What Is The Bible?" series dives into the extra-biblical texts that didn't make the director's cut. We'll talk about the Nag Hammadi Library, Gnostic Gospels, Apocrypha and more! Plus, our HOTW is Patrick Reyes, author of The Purpose Gap: Empowering Communities of Color to Find Meaning and Thrive. To support the Heretic Happy Hour podcast on Patreon, please go to www.patreon.com/heretichappyhour. As this is a crowd-funded podcast, we cannot continue without your help. So sign up today!!! Thank you! Check out all the QuoirCast Podcasts at Quoir.com.
4/11/20230
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#151: Intermission: Some Thoughts From Our Producer

Let's interrupt our regularly scheduled program and hear from our producer, Matthew J. Distefano, aka Sometimes Matt, aka the Italian Stallion, aka Mr. Stoned Thoughts himself, as he rambles on about the things he's learned over the past year. Check out his brand new book, The Wisdom of Hobbits, now! Check out Keith's debate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNgo19XT3pc To support the Heretic Happy Hour podcast on Patreon, please go to www.patreon.com/heretichappyhour. As this is a crowd-funded podcast, we cannot continue without your help. So sign up today!!! Thank you! Check out all the QuoirCast Podcasts: This is Not Church Messy Spirituality IdeasDigest Apostates Anonymous The New Evangelicals Snarky Faith
3/28/202339 minutes, 13 seconds
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#150: How Did We Get the Bible? (HOTW: Jim Mitulski)

Our series on the Bible continues as we explore where the Bible came from, who put it together, and why? Plus, our Heretic of the Week is Jim Mitulski, a gay feminist anti-racist, liberation theologian minister you’re going to love getting to know. To support the Heretic Happy Hour podcast on Patreon, please go to www.patreon.com/heretichappyhour. As this is a crowd-funded podcast, we cannot continue without your help. So sign up today!!! Thank you! Check out all the QuoirCast Podcasts: This is Not Church Messy Spirituality IdeasDigest Apostates Anonymous The New Evangelicals Snarky Faith
3/14/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 29 seconds
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#149: Is the Bible Inspired? (HOTW: Brian K. Woodson, Sr.)

In part 2 of our "What Is The Bible?" series we examine the concept of Inspiration and what it does and doesn't mean. Plus, our Heretic of the Week is Brian K. Wilson, author of the new Purplynd Sci-Fi novel from Quoir Publishing. Today's episode is brought to you by Returning to Eden by Heather Hamilton, a book that, according the David Hayward, will "benefit many on their spiritual journeys." To support the Heretic Happy Hour podcast on Patreon, please go to www.patreon.com/heretichappyhour. As this is a crowd-funded podcast, we cannot continue without your help. So sign up today!!! Thank you! Check out all the QuoirCast Podcasts: This is Not Church Messy Spirituality IdeasDigest Apostates Anonymous The New Evangelicals
2/28/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 56 seconds
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#148: The Rani and Rose Show

We interrupt this regularly scheduled program to bring you the Rani and Rose show. This week, we've kicked out Katy and Keith and are going to hear from the newest members of the Heretic Happy Hour: Sandhya and Desimber, as they deep dive into who they are and what brought them here. To support the Heretic Happy Hour podcast on Patreon, please go to www.patreon.com/heretichappyhour. As this is a crowd-funded podcast, we cannot continue without your help. So sign up today!!! Thank you! Check out all the QuoirCast Podcasts: This is Not Church Messy Spirituality IdeasDigest Apostates Anonymous The New Evangelicals
2/14/202354 minutes, 13 seconds
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#147: What is the Bible? (HOTW: Dr. Jennifer Bird)

In the first episode of our new series, we'll examine the Bible and explain what it is, what it's not, and share our favorite - and least favorite - translations. Plus, an eye-opening conversation with Bible scholar and author Dr. Jennifer Bird, our Heretic of the Week. Today's episode is brought to you by Sola Mysterium, by our very own Keith Giles. Pick it up today on Amazon. To support the Heretic Happy Hour podcast on Patreon, please go to www.patreon.com/heretichappyhour. As this is a crowd-funded podcast, we cannot continue without your help. So sign up today!!! Thank you! Check out all the QuoirCast Podcasts: This is Not Church Messy Spirituality IdeasDigest Apostates Anonymous The New Evangelicals
1/31/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 1 second
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#146: Heretic of the Year Award Show 2022

Once again we gather to award some lucky person the coveted "Jivanjee" award and crown a new Heretic of the Year for 2022. Who will it be? Kevin Garcia? Yolanda Norton? Meg Heppner? Rommel Parks-Weekly? Or April Ajoy? Tune in to find out! And the winner is.... To support the Heretic Happy Hour podcast on Patreon, please go to www.patreon.com/heretichappyhour. As this is a crowd-funded podcast, we cannot continue without your help. So sign up today!!! Thank you! Check out all the QuoirCast Podcasts: This is Not Church Messy Spirituality IdeasDigest Apostates Anonymous The New Evangelicals
1/17/202343 minutes, 56 seconds
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#145: What if...Jesus Didn’t Exist? (HOTW: Dan Henderson)

Can you imagine the world without the influence of Christianity? Or your own life without Jesus? Let's try to imagine what that alternate reality might look like, plus our Heretic of the Week is the amazing Dan Henderson, author of the newly released book Confessions of a Recovering Evangelical [Quoir Publishing]. To support the Heretic Happy Hour podcast on Patreon, please go to www.patreon.com/heretichappyhour. As this is a crowd-funded podcast, we cannot continue without your help. So sign up today!!! Thank you! Check out all the QuoirCast Podcasts: This is Not Church Messy Spirituality IdeasDigest Apostates Anonymous The New Evangelicals
1/3/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 40 seconds
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#144: What if...There Was No Christmas? (HOTW: Justin Tang)

Try to imagine your life without Christmas. No tree. No presents. No eggnog. No red-nosed reindeer. How different would your life be? Plus, our HOTW is YouTuber Justin Tang. To support the Heretic Happy Hour podcast on Patreon, please go to www.patreon.com/heretichappyhour. As this is a crowd-funded podcast, we cannot continue without your help. So sign up today!!! Thank you! Check out all the QuoirCast Podcasts: This is Not Church Messy Spirituality IdeasDigest Apostates Anonymous The New Evangelicals
12/20/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 23 seconds
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#143: What if...Jesus Was a Woman? (HOTW: Meg Heppner)

Our “What if?” series continues as we explore how different Christianity may have been if the “Christ” had been a woman and how this new “Christa” movement might have impacted the Patriarchy, Church leadership, and more. Plus, hypnotherapist, life coach and host of The Art of Being H(YOU)man podcast, Meg Heppner, is our Heretic of the Week. To support the Heretic Happy Hour podcast on Patreon, please go to www.patreon.com/heretichappyhour. As this is a crowd-funded podcast, we cannot continue without your help. So sign up today!!! Thank you! Check out all the QuoirCast Podcasts: This is Not Church Messy Spirituality IdeasDigest Apostates Anonymous The New Evangelicals
12/6/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 41 seconds
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#142: What if...Aliens Are Real? (HOTW: Jason Elam)

In our new “What if?” series, we start off asking how alien contact would upset the Christian worldview and explore the implications of knowing we’re not alone in the universe. Plus, Jason Elam – co-editor of the new book, Parenting Deconstructed, is our Heretic of the Week. To support the Heretic Happy Hour podcast on Patreon, please go to www.patreon.com/heretichappyhour. As this is a crowd-funded podcast, we cannot continue without your help. So sign up today!!! Thank you! Check out all the QuoirCast Podcasts: This is Not Church Messy Spirituality IdeasDigest Apostates Anonymous The New Evangelicals
11/22/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 59 seconds
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#141: Oh, Bye Mark (HOTW April Ajoy)

Our Church Trauma Series concludes with a look back at the slow-motion car-crash we call Mark Driscoll and his, sadly, ongoing reign of toxic, hyper-masculine TheoBro-ish misogynistic terror. Plus the beautiful and amazing April Ajoy is our HOTW. If you want to send Pastor Mark Driscoll a copy of Matthew's book Don't Be A D**k (because we all know he needs one), his church address is: Trinity Church  8620 E McDonald Dr. Scottsdale, AZ 85250 Check out all the QuoirCast Podcasts: This is Not Church Messy Spirituality IdeasDigest Apostates Anonymous
11/8/20221 hour, 31 minutes, 47 seconds
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#140: Et tu, Bruxy? (HOTW: Darrell Epp)

Our Church Trauma Series continues with a look at the sexual abuse controversy involving progressive Anabaptist pastor, Bruxy Cavey. Plus, our Heretic of the week is best-selling Canadian poet Darrell Epp, author of the newly-released Permanent Smoke. To support the Heretic Happy Hour podcast on Patreon, please go to www.patreon.com/heretichappyhour. As this is a crowd-funded podcast, we cannot continue without your help. So sign up today!!! Thank you! Check out all the QuoirCast Podcasts: This is Not Church Messy Spirituality IdeasDigest Apostates Anonymous
10/25/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 35 seconds
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#139: OMG SBC, WTF? (HOTW: Elaine Pagels)

Our Church Trauma Series continues with the massive nationwide abuse scandal and cover-up by America’s largest protestant denomination, the Southern Baptist Church. Plus, our Heretic of the Week is Professor of Religion at Princeton and author Elaine Pagels. To support the Heretic Happy Hour podcast on Patreon, please go to www.patreon.com/heretichappyhour. As this is a crowd-funded podcast, we cannot continue without your help. So sign up today!!! Thank you! Check out all the QuoirCast Podcasts: This is Not Church Messy Spirituality IdeasDigest Apostates Anonymous
10/11/20221 hour, 28 minutes, 44 seconds
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#138: Ravi, Ravi, Ravi (HOTW: Jennifer Knapp)

Our new line-up assembles to tackle scandals, abuse, and cover-ups in our Church Trauma series, plus musician Jennifer Knapp is our HOTW. To support the Heretic Happy Hour podcast on Patreon, please go to www.patreon.com/heretichappyhour. As this is a crowd-funded podcast, we cannot continue without your help. So sign up today!!! Thank you! Check out all the QuoirCast Podcasts: This is Not Church Messy Spirituality IdeasDigest Apostates Anonymous
9/27/20221 hour, 40 minutes, 23 seconds
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#137: A Brand New Day

Welcome to our new lineup, featuring new co-hosts, a new format, and new perspectives to make our podcast even more happy and heretical than ever! To support the Heretic Happy Hour podcast on Patreon, please go to www.patreon.com/heretichappyhour. As this is a crowd-funded podcast, we cannot continue without your help. So sign up today!!! Thank you! Check out all the QuoirCast Podcasts: This is Not Church Messy Spirituality IdeasDigest Apostates Anonymous
9/13/20221 hour, 46 seconds
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#136: The Fellowship of the Ring (Faith and Film Series)

Our film series wraps up with an adventure through Middle-earth, replete with dragons, elves, and of course, furry-footed hobbits. To support the Heretic Happy Hour podcast on Patreon, please go to www.patreon.com/heretichappyhour. As this is a crowd-funded podcast, we cannot continue without your help. So sign up today!!! Thank you! Check out all the QuoirCast Podcasts: This is Not Church Messy Spirituality IdeasDigest Apostates Anonymous
8/30/202253 minutes, 29 seconds
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#135: The Man From Earth (Faith and Film Series)

Our film series continues with The Man From Earth—an interesting take on immortality, religion and humanity. To support the Heretic Happy Hour podcast on Patreon, please go to www.patreon.com/heretichappyhour. As this is a crowd-funded podcast, we cannot continue without your help. So sign up today!!! Thank you! Check out all the QuoirCast Podcasts: This is Not Church Messy Spirituality IdeasDigest Apostates Anonymous
8/16/20221 hour, 1 minute, 30 seconds
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#134: Mary Magdalene (Faith and Film Series)

Let's kick off our new series with the film Mary Magdalene and find out why the best films about Jesus aren't really about Jesus.   To support the Heretic Happy Hour podcast on Patreon, please go to www.patreon.com/heretichappyhour. As this is a crowd-funded podcast, we cannot continue without your help. So sign up today!!! Thank you! Check out all the QuoirCast Podcasts: This is Not Church Messy Spirituality IdeasDigest Apostates Anonymous    
8/2/202256 minutes, 33 seconds
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#133: Derrick’s Day

Nothing will ever be the same again after Derrick reveals the shocking truth. Don't miss this special episode! To support the Heretic Happy Hour podcast on Patreon, please go to www.patreon.com/heretichappyhour. As this is a crowd-funded podcast, we cannot continue without your help. So sign up today!!! Thank you! Check out all the QuoirCast Podcasts: This is Not Church Messy Spirituality IdeasDigest Apostates Anonymous    
7/19/202259 minutes, 10 seconds
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#132: Heretical Parables (HOTW: Kevin Garcia)

In our final episode of the Parables series, the co-hosts write and share their own original parables and try to guess what they mean. Plus, a rare returning Heretic of the Week, Kevin Garcia, brings the heat. To support the Heretic Happy Hour podcast on Patreon, please go to www.patreon.com/heretichappyhour. As this is a crowd-funded podcast, we cannot continue without your help. So sign up today!!! Thank you! Check out all the QuoirCast Podcasts: This is Not Church Messy Spirituality IdeasDigest Apostates Anonymous
7/5/20221 hour, 36 minutes, 40 seconds
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#131: Gettin’ Figgy With It (HOTW: Phil Drysdale)

Let's subvert The Parable of the Fig Tree in our ongoing Parables Series. Plus, incredible insights from deconstruction researcher and Heretic of the Week, Phil Drysdale. To support the Heretic Happy Hour podcast on Patreon, please go to www.patreon.com/heretichappyhour. As this is a crowd-funded podcast, we cannot continue without your help. So sign up today!!! Thank you! Check out all the QuoirCast Podcasts: This is Not Church Messy Spirituality IdeasDigest Apostates Anonymous
6/21/20221 hour, 29 minutes, 29 seconds
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#130: Unjust Judge (HOTW: Desimber Rose Wattleton)

Revisiting the Parable of the Unjust judge leads to some unexpected insights. Plus, the amazing Desimber Rose Wattleton, author of  The Church Can Go To Hell: Overcoming the Brokenness, Bitterness, and Bondage of Church Hurt, is our Heretic of the Week!   To support the Heretic Happy Hour podcast on Patreon, please go to www.patreon.com/heretichappyhour. As this is a crowd-funded podcast, we cannot continue without your help. So sign up today!!! Thank you! Check out all the QuoirCast Podcasts: This is Not Church Messy Spirituality IdeasDigest Apostates Anonymous  
6/7/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 14 seconds
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#129: Generosity Overload (HOTW: Brian McLaren)

In our ongoing Parable Series, we're subverting the Parable of the Generous Landowner. Plus, Brian McLaren, author of Faith After Doubt is our Heretic of the Week!   To support the Heretic Happy Hour podcast on Patreon, please go to www.patreon.com/heretichappyhour. As this is a crowd-funded podcast, we cannot continue without your help. So sign up today!!! Thank you! Check out all the QuoirCast Podcasts: This is Not Church Messy Spirituality IdeasDigest Apostates Anonymous  
5/24/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 23 seconds
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#128: Lost Shepherds (HOTW: Kevin Sweeney)

Our Parables Series returns with the Parable of the Lost Sheep, and it's probably not what you think it's about. Plus, Kevin Sweeney, author of The Making of a Mystic: My Journey With Mushrooms, My Life as a Pastor, and Why It's Okay for Everyone to Relax, is our Heretic of the Week!   To support the Heretic Happy Hour podcast on Patreon, please go to www.patreon.com/heretichappyhour. As this is a crowd-funded podcast, we cannot continue without your help. So sign up today!!! Thank you! Check out all the QuoirCast Podcasts: This is Not Church Messy Spirituality IdeasDigest Apostates Anonymous
5/10/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 35 seconds
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#127: Transgender and Jewish Voices with special guest, Joy Ladin (Decolonizing Christianity Series)

Is the theology you were born into the only option? In this new series, the Heretic Happy Hour crew invites experts to walk us through other options for embracing faith from new perspectives. Let’s decolonize American Christianity’s White Male cultural, theological, and psychological dominance. In our final episode of this series, we learn from teacher, author, poet, and literary scholar Joy Ladin about the beauty of faith through the Transgender, Jewish lens. To support the Heretic Happy Hour podcast on Patreon, please go to www.patreon.com/heretichappyhour. As this is a crowd-funded podcast, we cannot continue without your help. So sign up today!!! Thank you! Check out all the QuoirCast Podcasts: This is Not Church Messy Spirituality IdeasDigest Apostates Anonymous
4/26/202257 minutes, 19 seconds
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#126: Transqueer Theology and Latinx Voices with special guest, Robyn Henderson-Espinoza (Decolonizing Christianity Series)

Is the theology you were born into the only option? In this new series, the Heretic Happy Hour crew invites experts to walk us through other options for embracing faith from new perspectives. Let’s decolonize American Christianity’s White Male cultural, theological, and psychological dominance. In our penultimate episode in the Decolonizing Christianity series, transqueer activist, Latinx scholar, and founder of the Activist Theology Project, Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, helps us understand Christian Theology through the Transqueer and Latinx lens. To support the Heretic Happy Hour podcast on Patreon, please go to www.patreon.com/heretichappyhour. As this is a crowd-funded podcast, we cannot continue without your help. So sign up today!!! Thank you! Check out all the QuoirCast Podcasts: This is Not Church Messy Spirituality IdeasDigest Apostates Anonymous
4/12/202254 minutes, 47 seconds
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#125: Womanist Theology and Non-Majority Voices with special guest, Yolanda Norton (Decolonizing Christianity Series)

Is the theology you were born into the only option? In this new series, the Heretic Happy Hour crew invites experts to walk us through other options for embracing faith from new perspectives. Let’s decolonize American Christianity’s White Male cultural, theological, and psychological dominance.   What would happen if black women were elevated, celebrated, and empowered? Yolanda Norton, founder of the Beyonce Mass, shows us how black women find their voice, represent the image of God, and create beautiful spaces for liberation. To support the Heretic Happy Hour podcast on Patreon, please go to www.patreon.com/heretichappyhour. As this is a crowd-funded podcast, we cannot continue without your help. So sign up today!!! Thank you! Check out all the QuoirCast Podcasts: This is Not Church Messy Spirituality IdeasDigest Apostates Anonymous
3/29/202255 minutes, 24 seconds
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#124: Queer Theology and Non-Majority Voices with special guest, Jay Johnson (Decolonizing Christianity Series)

Is the theology you were born into the only option? In this new series, the Heretic Happy Hour crew invites experts to walk us through other options for embracing faith from new perspectives. Let’s decolonize American Christianity’s White Male cultural, theological, and psychological dominance. Queer Theology is more inclusive and expansive than you might think and author/theologian Jay Johnson helps us understand it's impossible to follow Jesus without embracing queer perspectives of faith and spirituality.
3/15/202253 minutes, 52 seconds
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#123: Black Liberation and Queer Theologies with special guest, Rommell Parks-Weekly (Decolonizing Christianity Series)

Is the theology you were born into the only option? In this new series, the Heretic Happy Hour crew invites experts to walk us through other options for embracing faith from new perspectives. Let’s decolonize American Christianity's White Male cultural, theological, and psychological dominance.   Black and Queer Christians have a lot to teach us about faith, love, and acceptance. Pastor and author Rommell Parks-Weekly's experiences as a gay man and a black pastor are invaluable as he shares his insights with us in our second episode of this new series.   To support the Heretic Happy Hour podcast on Patreon, please go to www.patreon.com/heretichappyhour. As this is a crowd-funded podcast, we cannot continue without your help. So sign up today!!! Thank you! Check out all the QuoirCast Podcasts: This is Not Church Messy Spirituality IdeasDigest Apostates Anonymous
3/1/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 4 seconds
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#122: Asian-American Theology with special guest, Sandhya Jha (Decolonizing Christianity Series)

Is the theology you were born into the only option? In this new series, the Heretic Happy Hour crew invites experts to walk us through other options for embracing faith from new perspectives. Let’s decolonize American Christianity's White Male cultural, theological, and psychological dominance. In this episode, Sandhya Jha, the founder and former executive director of the Oakland Peace Center, helps us understand the essential nuances of Asian-American Christianity.
2/15/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 24 seconds
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#121: 2021 Recap and Heretic of the Year Award Show

Join us as we announce the winner of the coveted "Jivanjee" award and crown the 2021 "Heretic of the Year!" Plus, our co-hosts share their favorite episodes, guests, and topics from last year and provide sneak peeks of what's to come in 2022.
2/1/202247 minutes, 19 seconds
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#120: Wake Up Dead Man (HOTW: Chris Kratzer)

In our final Pillars of the Faith episode, we deconstruct the Resurrection of Christ. Plus, Chris Kratzer, author of Stupid Sh*t Heard in Church, is our Heretic of the Week!
1/18/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 25 seconds
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#119: Word Into Flesh? Part 2 (HOTW: Rainn Wilson)

In this episode, we go under the skin to examine alternative views of the Incarnation. Plus, Rainn Wilson (from The Office) is our Assistant to the Regional Heretic of the Week!
1/4/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 2 seconds
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#118: Word Into Flesh? Part 1 (HOTW: Anita Grace Brown)

In this episode of our Pillars of the Faith series, we discuss what the Incarnation means, or doesn't mean. Plus Anita Grace Brown, author of Kamikazi Yogi, is our Heretic of the Week!    
12/21/20211 hour, 21 minutes, 56 seconds
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#117: Round Yon Virgin (HOTW: Yvette Cantu Schneider from Netflix‘s ”Pray Away”)

Was Jesus spontaneously generated by Holy Sperm? Did Mary have a magical hoo-ha? Or is this all a big misunderstanding? Let's ruin Christmas as we welcome Yvette Cantu Schneider, from the Netflix documentary Pray Away,  as our Heretic of the Week!
12/7/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 36 seconds
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#116: Death Wish: Did Jesus Have To Die? Part 2 (HOTW: Craig Hostetler)

Continuing our "Pillars of the Faith" series, the Heretics take a second stab at the atonement, sacrifice, our obsession with Jesus's death, and more. Plus, Craig Hostetler, host of The Black Sheep Experience, is our Heretic of the Week!
11/23/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 37 seconds
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#115: The Valentine Day Hostile Takeover Part 2!

We interrupt our Pillars of the Faith series to bring you a special episode. While Keith and Matt are gone researching Keith's next book, Jesus Unclothed, Katy and Derrick discuss women, race, and other taboo church topics. 
11/9/20211 hour, 1 minute, 27 seconds
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#114: Death Wish: Did Jesus Have To Die? (HOTW: Diana Butler Bass)

In our second "Pillars of the Faith" episode, the gang wrestles with the meaning of the crucifixion, the purpose of Jesus's death, and so much more. Plus, Diana Butler Bass, author of Freeing Jesus, is our Heretic of the Week!
10/26/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 51 seconds
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#113: Unoriginal Sin: Our Big Mistake (HOTW:Linda Kay Klein)

In our new "Pillars of the Faith" series, the Heretics take on Original Sin and the "Fall of Man" in the Garden. Plus, Linda Kay Klein, author of the award-winning book, Pure: Inside the Evangelical Movement That Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free, is our Heretic of the Week!
10/12/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 51 seconds
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#112: Let‘s Play!

Our podcast celebrates its 4th anniversary with a live game show to celebrate our biggest fans and put their heretical knowledge to the test. Can you answer all these questions correctly before our contestants do? Let's find out!
9/28/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 21 seconds
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#111: Let‘s Talk About Talking Animals (HOTW: Michael Servetus)

Why is there a smart-ass donkey and a lying snake in my Bible? Let's get real. Plus, Michael Servetus is back from the grave to dish dirt on John Calvin as our Heretic of the Week!    
9/14/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 41 seconds
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#110: P*rn In Your Bible? (HOTW: Mary Magdalene)

Imagine graphic sexual descriptions of penis length and money shots in the Scriptures. It's real! Plus, everyone's favorite female Apostle to the Apostles is our Heretic of the Week: Mary Magdalene!
8/31/202159 minutes, 45 seconds
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#109: Eat Sh*t Bread? (HOTW: Rene Girard)

What do you do when God commands you to eat bread cooked with your own filth? Plus, Rene Girard is back from the dead as our Heretic of the Week!
8/17/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 55 seconds
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#108: Spilling Seeds? (HOTW: Marcion of Sinope)

In our new "Sh*t The Bible Says" series, we examine God's anger at Onan for refusing to knock up his sister-in-law and what this has to do with masturbation. Plus, Marcion is back from the grave as our Heretic of the Week!
8/3/202158 minutes, 10 seconds
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#107: Heretical Parables

Verily I say to thee, in this final episode of our Parables Series, we each write our own parables. Do you have ears to hear?  
7/20/202159 minutes, 35 seconds
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Bonus: Our Pal, Pal

We're feeling the love! Join us as we bask in the glow of one fan's suggestions from the Hotline about changing our name, starting a Netflix show, launching a new Pornhub channel, inviting strippers to perform, and much more!
7/13/202131 minutes, 38 seconds
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#106:The Talent Show (HOTW: The Rev. Dr. Nicole Foster)

What if the Parable of the Talents is actually a rebuke of Capitalism? Plus, the amazing Rev. Dr. Nicole Foster is our Heretic of the Week!
7/6/20211 hour, 1 minute, 52 seconds
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#105: Defeating Groomzilla (HOTW: Gabriel Gordon)

What if we're reading the Parable of the Wedding Feast all wrong? This episode might just convince you to rethink everything. Plus, Gabriel Gordon, theologian and author of God Speaks, is our Heretic of the Week!
6/22/202159 minutes, 31 seconds
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#104: Seed Sowing 101 (HOTW: Nora Sophia)

We think the most understood Parable needs a little problematizing. Plus, the mystical shaman, Nora Sophia, is our Heretic of the Week!  
6/8/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 26 seconds
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#103: Rich Man. Poor Man. Inverted Consequences. (HOTW: Curtis Holtzen)

Our Parables Series continues with the Rich Man and Lazarus. Spoiler alert: it's not about Hell. So ... what is it about? Plus Curtis Holtzen, author of The God Who Trusts: A Relational Theology of Divine Faith, Hope, and Love is our Heretic of the Week!        
5/25/202158 minutes, 46 seconds
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#102: Sheeple, Scapegoats, and Eternal Confusions (HOTW: Lamonte McNeese)

This week, the Heretics explore the misunderstood parable of the Sheep and the Goats from Matthew 25. Plus, Lamonte McNeese is our Heretic of the Week!
5/11/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 23 seconds
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#101: Baby Come Back (HOTW: Brandan Robertson)

We're kicking off our new series on the Parables by deconstructing the Parable of the Prodigal Son(s). Plus, Brandan Robertson, author of True Inclusion: Creating Communities of Radical Embrace, is our Heretic of the Week!   Don't forget to check out Katy and Brandan's True Inclusion course as well. 
4/27/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 9 seconds
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#100: They Said It Wouldn't Last

Our humble podcast hits triple digits, so let's celebrate! Featuring a Q&A roundtable of burning questions. Plus, one of the hosts has a huge announcement (and no, it's not about our Hotline).
4/13/202159 minutes, 3 seconds
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#099: Metaphysical and Woo-Woo Clobber Passages (HOTW: Hemant Mehta, the Friendly Atheist)

Is it an abomination to consult with dead spirits? Should we suffer a witch to live? What does the Bible really say about spiritism, reiki, witchcraft, chakras and all the rest? Plus, Hemant Mehta, the Friendly Atheist, is our Heretic of the Week!
3/30/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 8 seconds
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#098: Alcohol and Substances Clobber Passages (HOTW: Brandon Dragan)

Is the Bible for or against drinking and partaking of other substances? And why is the answer "yes"? What does it mean to be "sober-minded"? Plus, Brandon Dragan, author of The Wages of Grace, is our Heretic of the Week!
3/16/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 20 seconds
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#097: Divorce and Remarriage Clobber Passages (HOTW: Kevin Max of dc Talk)

What Jesus says and doesn't say about adultery, divorce, and remarriage. Plus, Kevin Max, of dc Talk fame, is our Heretic of the Week!
3/2/20211 hour, 18 minutes, 31 seconds
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#096: Women Clobber Passages Part 2 (HOTW: Sheila Wray Gregoire, Rebecca Gregoire Lindenbach, and Joanna Sawatsky)

Jesus was a feminist and Paul sang the praises of female church leaders. So, how did we get so f*(#@d up? Plus, meet the Holy Female Trinity of Mother, Daughter, and Spirit as we interview Sheila Wray Gregoire, Rebecca Gregoire Lindenbach, and Joanna Sawatsky, authors of The Great Sex Rescue: The Lies You've Been Taught and How to Recover What God Intended, as our Heretics of the Week!
2/16/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 38 seconds
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#095: Women Clobber Passages Part 1 (HOTW: Elizabeth Schrader)

Does Paul hate women? We tackle those troublesome "women keep silent" and "I do not permit a woman to teach" passages to find the truth. Plus, Heretic of the Week, Elizabeth Schrader, uncovers shocking proof on the suppression of Mary Magdalene.
2/2/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 11 seconds
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Bonus: 2020 Recap and Award Show

"And The Winner Is..." Join us for our first annual Heretic of the Year award show. Plus, the hosts share their favorite moments from 2020 and welcome the return of a very special guest.
1/26/202131 minutes, 51 seconds
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#094: LGBTQ+ Clobber Passages Part 2 (HOTW: Jared Byas)

It's time to clobber the Clobberers! Did you know there are scriptures that affirm non-normative sexuality? Give your pastor something to think about as we examine non-hetero Bible characters. Plus, Jared Byas, author of Love Matters More: How Fighting to Be Right Keeps Us from Loving Like Jesus, is our Heretic of the Week!
1/19/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 27 seconds
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#093: LGBTQ+ Clobber Passages Part 1 (HOTW: Alexander John Shaia)

It's clobberin' time! The heretics dismantle the Bible verses used to bludgeon the LGBTQ+ community to scare them into going straight. Plus, Alexander John Shaia, author of Radical Transformation, is our Heretic of the Week!   Show Links: Katy's Course: Finding the Perfect Church for You Keith's Course: Square 1
1/5/20211 hour, 26 minutes, 15 seconds
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#092: Apostle of Apostasy (HOTW: Jeff Turner)

In this final episode of our Reconstruction series, co-host Matthew Distefano shares how his Reconstruction looks a lot like becoming a non-Christian, Jesus-lover. Plus, Jeff Turner, author of The Atheistic Theist, is our Heretic of the Week!   Show Links: Katy's Course: Finding the Perfect Church for You Keith's Course: Square 1
12/22/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 2 seconds
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#091: Back to Square 1 (HOTW: Kristin Kobes Du Mez)

Our Reconstruction Series continues as Keith Giles explains why he created a 90-day online course/community to help people transition into reconstruction without self-destruction. Plus, Kristin Kobes Du Mez, author of Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation, is our Heretic of the Week!   Show Links: Katy's Course: Finding the Perfect Church for You Keith's Course: Square 1
12/8/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 16 seconds
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#090: Finding Church After Deconstruction (HOTW: Brenda Davies of God is Grey)

In part 2 of our Reconstruction Series, Rev. Dr. Katy Valentine talks about her own deconstruction process and why it was so important for her to find the "right" church. Plus, Heretic of the Week, Brenda Davies of God is Grey.   Show Links: Katy's Course: Finding the Perfect Church for You Keith's Course: Square 1
11/24/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 27 seconds
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#089: Quantum Reconstruction (HOTW: Rob Bell)

Our first episode in the Reconstruction Series explores Derrick Day's quantum approach to faith and spirituality. Plus, some guy named Rob Bell is our Heretic of the Week.   Show Links: Katy's Course: Finding the Perfect Church for You Keith's Course: Square 1
11/10/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 19 seconds
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#088: The Valentine Day Hostile Takeover!

Katy Valentine and Derrick Day take over this special episode of the Heretic Happy Hour podcast to discuss their spiritual journeys and their books: For You Were Bought with a Price: Sex, Slavery, and Self-Control in a Pauline Community (GlossaHouse) and Deconstructing Religion.
10/27/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 7 seconds
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#087: JFK, 9/11, and the Illuminati (HOTW: Blake Mundell)

In our final Conspiracy Theory episode, the gang explores: Who shot JFK? Was 9-11 an inside job? Are the Illuminati running the world? All this and more will be revealed. Plus, Blake Mundell is our Heretic of the Week.
10/13/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 7 seconds
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#086: QAnon, 5G, and Covid! (HOTW: Rita Nakashima Brock)

Are we immune to common sense? It's time to retire your tinfoil hats and get real about QAnon, 5G, and the Covid conspiracies. Plus, Rita Nakashima Brock, author of Proverbs of Ashes : Violence, Redemptive Suffering, and the Search for What Saves Us, is our Heretic of the Week!
9/29/20201 hour, 25 minutes, 4 seconds
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#085: The Truth Is Out There (HOTW: Sara Moslener)

Our "Conspiracy Theory" series continues with Aliens, UFOs, and the Moon Landing. Plus, Sara Moslener, author of Virgin Nation: Sexual Purity and American Adolescence, as our Heretic of the Week!
9/15/20201 hour, 29 minutes, 41 seconds
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#084: Sasquatch, Flat Earth, and HAARP! (HOTW: John Zada)

Is Sasquatch real? Could the earth indeed be flat? Is HAARP causing earthquakes through a so-called innocent study of the ionosphere? Join us for the kick-off episode of our “Conspiracy Theory” series. Plus, John Zada, author of In the Valleys of the Noble Beyond: In Search of the Sasquatch, joins us as our Heretic of the Week!
9/1/20201 hour, 21 minutes, 4 seconds
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#083: Abolish or Fulfill? (HOTW: Dillon Naber Cruz)

In our final episode of the Sermon on the Mount series, we look at whether Jesus contradicts, fulfills, or abolishes the Old Covenant. Plus, what Jesus says about divorce and the Golden Rule. Featuring Dillon Naber Cruz, author of Go Golden: Applying a Universal Religious Teaching and the Ethics of Permaculture to Create a Sustainable, Just, Happier Society, as our Heretic of the Week!
8/18/20201 hour, 25 minutes, 56 seconds
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#082: Let Us Pray (HOTW: Jeremy Courtney from Preemptive Love Coalition)

Most of us think we already know what the Lord's Prayer is all about. But most of us are wrong. So wrong. Let us set you sinners straight. Plus, Jeremy Courtney, from Preemptive Love Coalition, is our Heretic of the Week!
8/4/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 22 seconds
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#081: Staying Salty (HOTW: Ron Stallworth, The Black Klansman)

Why does Jesus talk about being salt, light, and a city on the hill? Plus, Ron Stallworth, The Black Klansman, is our Heretic of the Week!
7/21/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 9 seconds
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#080: Blessed Be? (HOTW: Kevin Miller)

Our 4 co-hosts kick off a new "Sermon On The Mount" series by examining what Jesus means when he blesses the poor, the meek, and the peacemakers. Plus, Kevin Miller, director of the amazing J.E.S.U.S.A. documentary, is our Heretic of the Week! Big thanks to Wild Foods for sponsoring the show and offering our listeners 12% off with coupon code HAPPYHOUR12.
7/7/20201 hour, 22 minutes, 17 seconds
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#079: A PSA on PSA (and introducing our new co-hosts)

Penal Substitutionary Atonement theory is not only a distorted view of the cross, it's also completely false. Listen as our hosts dissect, dismantle, and disembowel one of the worst Christian doctrines anyone ever dreamed up. Plus, big news about the identity of our new co-hosts!   Big thanks to Wild Foods for sponsoring the show and offering our listeners 12% off with coupon code HAPPYHOUR12.
6/23/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 18 seconds
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#078: Jamal Has An Announcement (HOTW: Barrett Johnson)

Jamal has an important announcement, but this time it's for real. Don't miss this game-changing episode. Nothing will ever be the same after this one. Seriously. Plus, Barrett Johnson is our Heretic of the Week and talks about his new single, "Desert Island Living Room."   Big thanks to Wild Foods for sponsoring the show and offering our listeners 12% off with coupon code HAPPYHOUR12.
6/9/20201 hour, 21 minutes, 16 seconds
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#077: The Self (HOTW: Kyle Butler)

Who are we? What makes you, you? Are we physical beings having a spiritual experience? Or is it the other way around? How do we know? Plus, Kyle Butler is our Heretic of the Week.   Big thanks to Wild Foods for sponsoring the show and offering our listeners 12% off with coupon code HAPPYHOUR12.
5/26/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 29 seconds
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#076: Energy, Frequencies, and Healing (HOTW: Kevin Garcia)

Energy, vibes, and frequency are popular concepts, but what do they mean? Can we tap into the wavelength of heaven, or is it just New Age nonsense? Plus, Kevin Garcia, author of Bad Theology Kills: Undoing Toxic Belief & Reclaiming Your Spiritual Authority, is our Heretic of the Week!   Big thanks to Wild Foods for sponsoring the show and offering our listeners 12% off with coupon code HAPPYHOUR12.
5/12/20201 hour, 16 minutes, 45 seconds
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#075: Quantum Spirituality (HOTW: Steve McVey)

Has science finally discovered proof of the mystical reality of the Universal Christ? If so, our Heretic of the Week, Steve McVey, has a secret about the quantum realm you need to hear. This episode will blow your mind and restore your soul.   Big thanks to Wild Foods for sponsoring the show and offering our listeners 12% off with coupon code HAPPYHOUR12.
4/28/20201 hour, 17 minutes, 48 seconds
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#074: Angels and Demons and Satan, Oh My! (HOTW: Richard Murray)

Is Satan an actual being, or just a spiritual projection of our own evil tendencies? What about angels and demons? Listen as we explore the nature of supernatural beings, plus Richard Murray as our Heretic of the Week!   Big thanks to Wild Foods for sponsoring the show and offering our listeners 12% off with coupon code HAPPYHOUR12.
4/14/20201 hour, 26 minutes, 16 seconds
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#073: Head Towards the Light (HOTW: Andre and Mary-Anne Rabe)

Near-death experiences are more common and similar than most realize. What do these NDEs tell us about the afterlife? Are they chemically-induced brain events or spiritual realities that reveal what happens in the next life? Plus, Andre and Mary-Anne Rabe join us as our Heretics of the Week!   Big thanks to Wild Foods for sponsoring the show and offering our listeners 12% off with coupon code HAPPYHOUR12.  
3/31/20201 hour, 18 minutes, 38 seconds
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#072: Reincarnation (HOTW: Dr. Katy Valentine)

Have we been here before? Is this life just a re-run of your previous one? Does it matter? Listen as we debate our past lives and welcome Dr. Katy Valentine as our Heretic of the Week! Big thanks to Wild Foods for sponsoring the show and offering our listeners 12% off with coupon code HAPPYHOUR12.
3/17/20201 hour, 17 minutes, 51 seconds
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#071: Who Needs A Miracle? (HOTW: Michael Petroni, creator of the Netflix show, Messiah)

In the first episode of our "Let's Get Metaphysical" series, the guys explore miracles and wonder why they don't happen all the time. Plus, Michael Petroni, creator of the hit Netflix show, Messiah, is our Heretic of the Week!   Big thanks to Wild Foods for sponsoring the show and offering our listeners 12% off with coupon code HAPPYHOUR12.
3/3/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 30 seconds
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#070: Shame, Shame, Go Away (HOTW: Josh Roggie)

Is shame a tool of religion used to manipulate us? How can we live a life free of guilt and embarrassment? And what does shame have to do with Superbowl LIV? Plus, Josh Roggie, author of Shame: An Unconventional Memoir, is our Heretic of the Week.   Big thanks to Wild Foods for sponsoring the show and offering our listeners 12% off with coupon code HAPPYHOUR12.
2/18/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 14 seconds
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#069: Just War (HOTW: Martin Brooks of Peace Catalyst International)

War! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing? Is "Just War" theory compatible with Christianity? Plus, Martin Brooks, President of Peace Catalyst International, is our Heretic of the Week!   Big thanks to Wild Foods for sponsoring the show and offering our listeners 12% off with coupon code HAPPYHOUR12.  
2/4/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 13 seconds
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#068: Celebrity Christianity LIVE Part 2

Listen as we answer audience questions about Christian celebrity, the universal Christ, deconstruction, reconstruction, and Kanye.   Big thanks to Wild Foods for sponsoring the show and offering our listeners 12% off with coupon code HAPPYHOUR12.  
1/21/202057 minutes, 49 seconds
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#067: Celebrity Christianity LIVE Part 1

In our first-ever, 7th live show, we explore famous conversions (we're looking at you, Kanye), what Mimetic Theory has to say about our obsession with celebrities, and whether they help or hinder the cause of Christ.   Big thanks to Wild Foods for sponsoring the show and offering our listeners 12% off with coupon code HAPPYHOUR12.
1/7/202057 minutes, 7 seconds
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#066: Resistance Isn't Futile (HOTW: Matthew J. Korpman)

We explore the power of nonviolent protest and rules for Christian radicals. Plus, Matthew J. Korpman, author of Saying No to God, is our Heretic of the Week!   Big thanks to Wild Foods for sponsoring the show and offering our listeners 12% off with coupon code HAPPYHOUR12.
12/24/20191 hour, 18 minutes, 13 seconds
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#065: Self-Care 101 (HOTW: Meggie Lee Calvin)

Why is it so difficult to love ourselves? How has toxic religion crippled our ability to love, and how can we stop feeling guilty about prioritizing our emotional and spiritual well-being? Plus, Meggie Lee Calvin, author of I Am My Own Sanctuary, is our Heretic of the Week!
12/10/20191 hour, 15 minutes, 24 seconds
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#064: Canceling Cancel Culture (HOTW: Becky Yates)

Does Cancel Culture eliminate grace, forgiveness, and the potential for personal growth? Is it a necessary correction, or just another side of extreme intolerance? Plus, Becky Yates is our Heretic of the Week.
11/26/20191 hour, 27 minutes, 9 seconds
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#063: Poverty...Problem, Illusion, or Blessing? (HOTW: Thomas Crisp)

How should we respond to hunger, homelessness, and suffering in our world? Plus, Thomas Crisp, professor of philosophy, is our Heretic of the Week.
11/12/20191 hour, 22 minutes, 56 seconds
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#062: Crime and Punishment (HOTW: Deshonna Collier-Goubil)

Why does the "Land of the Free" have the highest incarceration rate? Let's examine our Criminal Justice System with our Heretic of the Week, Deshonna Collier-Goubil.  
10/29/20191 hour, 19 minutes, 56 seconds
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#061: Politics (HOTW: Brad Jersak)

Politics and faith...are they compatible? Do Christianity and Government go together like ice cream and poop, or do Christians need to be more politically active? Let's discuss. Plus, the return of Brad Jersak as our Heretic of the Week.
10/15/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 31 seconds
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#060: Mental Health (HOTW: Joshua Lawson)

Why is the church so afraid to talk about (and provide support for) mental health? Are prayer and faith enough to "fix" the problem? Plus, Joshua Lawson is our Heretic of the Week.
10/1/20191 hour, 20 minutes, 49 seconds
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#059: Let's Get Racist (HOTW: Dr. Sam Kline)

The ugly truth is that racism still dominates our culture. How can we escape this bigotry and truly break free from it? Plus, Heretic of the Week, Dr. Sam Kline.
9/17/20191 hour, 31 minutes, 18 seconds
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#058: We Have A Hotline! (Part 2)

Have you heard about our Hotline? Listen as the guys take your calls and answer your texts about God, the Bible, Hell, and other burning questions.
9/3/201959 minutes
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#057: The God of Abundance LIVE Part 2

The Q&A Session brings the heat at our 2nd anniversary live show! Listen as we discuss whether our intentions are always accurate, if we can miss our calling and purpose, if God should get the credit for our success, if our podcast is part of the problem or the solution, and more! 
8/20/201958 minutes, 25 seconds
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#056: The God of Abundance LIVE Part 1

Celebrate our 2nd Anniversary with us as we dissect the concept of “Jehovah Jireh.” Does God provide for everyone? Why are some blessed and others not? Do we create our own abundance? Or is this a Divine attribute? Plus, Saint Francis of Assisi is our Heretic of the Week!
8/20/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 21 seconds
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#055: Is God Violent? (HOTW: Derek Flood)

Sometimes it seems like God is violent, but Jesus paints a different picture of a God who would rather die than respond with violence. So, which is it? Plus, Derek Flood, author of Disarming Scripture, is our Heretic of the Week!
8/6/20191 hour, 20 minutes, 48 seconds
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#054: The Omni God (HOTW: Dustin Kensrue of Thrice)

Is the all-knowing, ever-present, and all-powerful God an expansion of our own human limitations? Plus, Dustin Kensrue of Thrice is our Heretic of the Week!
7/23/20191 hour, 21 minutes, 29 seconds
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#053: Divine Parenthood (HOTW: Karl Forehand)

What does it mean to say that God is our "Abba" or even our "Mother"? Let's explore our identity as Children of God and hear from Heretic of the Week, Karl Forehand (author of Apparent Faith), on this week's podcast.  
7/9/20191 hour, 13 minutes, 15 seconds
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#052: Kenotic Love (HOTW: Marg Mowczko)

What do you do if you've got all the power in the Universe? If you're God, you give everything away for the sake of those you love, and that's everybody! Plus Marg Mowczko is our Heretic of the Week!
6/25/20191 hour, 12 minutes, 3 seconds
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#051: The Incarnation (HOTW: Jim Palmer)

The Word (Logos) became flesh and dwelt among us. But are we the ongoing Incarnation of Christ in the world today, or is that heresy? Plus, Heretic of the Week Jim Palmer shares his genius with us.
6/11/20191 hour, 18 minutes, 44 seconds
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#050: Universal Reconciliation (HOTW: David Bentley Hart)

The false doctrine of Eternal Suffering needs to die. Did you know that Universalism was one of the dominant views of the Church for the first 500 years? Yeah, let's bring that back. Plus, New Testament Scholar and translator, David Bentley Hart is our Heretic of the Week!
5/28/20191 hour, 25 minutes, 53 seconds
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#049: The Problem of Suffering (HOTW: Thomas Jay Oord)

Why does God allow evil? Is God too weak? Does God use suffering, or is there more to the story? Plus, Thomas Jay Oord, author of God Can't, is our Heretic of the Week.  
5/14/20191 hour, 14 minutes, 4 seconds
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#048: The Atonement (HOTW: Brian Zahnd)

What are the different theories surrounding the Atonement? Why did Jesus die on the cross? Who killed him and why? And who decided to Substitute their Penal? Plus, Brian Zahnd (author of Postcards from Babylon, Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God, and A Farewell to Mars) is our Heretic of the Week!
4/30/20191 hour, 24 minutes, 8 seconds
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#047: Good, Good Lovin' (HOTW: Lucas and Christa Gifford)

It's time for the "climax" of our sex series. Listen as the Heretics discuss what good sex looks like in a healthy relationship. Plus, Lucas and Christa Gifford are our Heretics of the Week.
4/16/20191 hour, 15 minutes, 34 seconds
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#046: Shaking Hands with the Unemployed (HOTW: Cindy Wang Brandt)

Masturbation can be a "touchy" subject. But is it a sin to rub one out? Listen as the Heretics explore the theology of pleasure without shame. Plus, Cindy Wang Brandt, author of Parenting Forward, is our Heretic of the Week!
4/2/20191 hour, 10 minutes, 54 seconds
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#045: Shacking Up LIVE Part 2

Listen as your favorite heretics answer questions about sex, marriage, parenting, and BDSM.
3/19/201959 minutes, 51 seconds
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#044: Shacking Up (HOTW: Mike Machuga) LIVE Part 1

What about premarital sex? Is it a sin to sleep together before marriage? What does the Bible say about marriage and sex? What makes us "married?" Plus, Mike Machuga is our Heretic of the Week.
3/5/20191 hour, 54 seconds
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#043: For God So Loved His Gay Sons and Daughters (HOTW: Eric Reitan)

Did God make Adam, Eve, and Steve? What about those clobber verses in the Bible that "clearly" condemn homosexuality? Should Christians embrace and affirm the LGBTQ Community? Plus, Eric Reitan, author of The Triumph of Love: Same-Sex Marriage and the Christian Love Ethic, as our Heretic of the Week.
2/19/20191 hour, 19 minutes, 3 seconds
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#042: Along Came Polyamory (HOTW: Chuck McKnight)

Is polyamory a good idea or a trainwreck waiting to happen? Is it even biblical? We discuss open marriages with our Heretic of the Week, Chuck McKnight, in what may be our most controversial episode yet!
2/5/20191 hour, 28 minutes, 46 seconds
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#041: Sidehugs, Modesty, and Purity Culture (HOTW: Teighlor Polendo)

What's wrong with side hugs and modesty? Why do Christians play the purity game and how does it create more problems? Plus, Teighlor Polendo of Quoir is our Heretic of the Week.
1/22/20191 hour, 14 minutes, 51 seconds
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#040: Porn in the USA (HOTW: Danielle Kingstrom)

Pornography: Is it always bad? Can we learn anything useful from it? Is it at odds with our spiritual life? Plus, Danielle Kingstrom as our Heretic of the Week.
1/8/20191 hour, 20 minutes, 58 seconds
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#039: Missionary Madness (HOTW: Arianna Caligiuri)

What happens when evangelism hurts? How do missionary organizations serve as instruments of the State? What's the best way to share the Gospel? Plus, Arianna Caligiuri as our Heretic of the Week.
12/25/20181 hour, 12 minutes, 59 seconds
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#038: Worship: Is Jesus My Girlfriend? (HOTW: Brady Toops)

Why do we worship? How do we worship? Is it all about singing? What about when it becomes emotional manipulation? Or is it more about connecting to God? Plus, singer/songwriter (and former Bachelorette contestant) Brady Toops as our Heretic of the Week!
12/11/20181 hour, 11 minutes, 4 seconds
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#037: To Tithe, or Not to Tithe (HOTW: William Paul Young)

Should Christians give 10% to their church, or is that Old Testament legalism? Why is giving good, but tithing a bit complicated? All this and William Paul Young, author of The Shack, as our Heretic of the Week.
11/27/20181 hour, 18 minutes, 49 seconds
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#036: Women Be Silent? (HOTW: Rev. Sarah Heath)

When it comes to women in ministry, is Paul a misogynist, or are we reading it all wrong? Plus, the Reverend Sarah Heath is our Heretic of the Week.
11/13/20181 hour, 15 minutes, 47 seconds
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#035: Lead, Follow, or Get out of the Way? (HOTW: Rachel Held Evans)

What should true church leadership look like? Is it authority-based or influence-based? Plus, Rachel Held Evans (author of Inspired and Searching for Sunday) is our Heretic of the Week.
10/30/20181 hour, 23 minutes, 36 seconds
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#034: Equipped for Ministry? (HOTW: Brandon Andress)

What is ministry? Is it only for professional clergy? What about those 58 “One-Anothers” in the Bible? Plus, our Heretic of the Week is Brandon Andress, author of Beauty in the Wreckage: Finding Peace in the Age of Outrage.
10/16/20181 hour, 28 minutes, 43 seconds
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#033: What is Church? LIVE Part 2

Where is Jesus's body right now? Is church a place to deconstruct? Does the New Testament give us clues about how church should be today? And more! Our most contentious episode yet!
10/2/20181 hour, 1 minute, 20 seconds
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#032: What is Church? LIVE Part 1

Is church a building? A spiritual family? A community of like-minded believers? Or something else? Join us for our first-anniversary episode and 4th LIVE Podcast recording ever!
9/18/20181 hour, 5 minutes, 5 seconds
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#031: The Devil's Lettuce (HOTW: Sister Kate)

Is it a sin to smoke pot? What does the Bible say about weed? Plus a mind-blowing talk with Sister Kate from Sisters of the Valley. This episode is smokin'!
9/4/20181 hour, 12 minutes, 8 seconds
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#030: We Have A Hotline! (HOTW: Nadia Bolz-Weber)

This may come as a shock, but we now have a Hotline you can call or text, 24/7. Listen as we devote an entire episode to responding to your Hotline voicemail and text questions.
8/21/20181 hour, 34 minutes, 40 seconds
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#029: The Dangers of Deconstruction LIVE Part 2

We answer questions about PyroTheology, how to talk to family members, how we feel now that we've deconstructed, and more!  
8/7/201857 minutes, 8 seconds
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#028: The Dangers of Deconstruction (HOTW: Michelle Collins) LIVE Part 1

How can we deconstruct our faith without damaging our relationships with friends and family? Featuring our theme song live from Barrett Johnson and HOTW: Michelle Collins.
7/24/20181 hour, 5 minutes, 46 seconds
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#027: The B-I-B-L-E, Yes That's the Book For Me (HOTW: Keith Giles)

We've criticized it before, but now let's talk about what we love about the Bible. Plus, it's Keith's turn to be our HOTW.
7/10/20181 hour, 7 minutes
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#026: Let's Talk About Sin (HOTW: Pete Enns)

Are we sinners by nature? Does sin even exist or is it just in our minds? Plus, Pete Enns is our HOTW.
6/26/20181 hour, 11 minutes, 4 seconds
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#025: There's Something About Mary [Magdalene] (HOTW: Sarah Bessey)

This may be our most controversial episode ever. Listen as we debate the significance of Mary Magdalene and the conspiracy surrounding her. Plus, Sarah Bessey (author of Jesus Feminist) is our HOTW.
6/12/20181 hour, 31 minutes, 56 seconds
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#024: Peace In the Middle East (HOTW: Greg Boyd)

Why do U.S. Christians support Israel while they oppress Palestinian Christians? Our hosts explore how bad eschatology enables toxic foreign policy.
5/29/20181 hour, 29 minutes, 12 seconds
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#023: Creativity and Spirituality (HOTW: David Hayward)

How do artists tap into the creative spark of the Divine? Plus, what does the Naked Pastor say about art and faith?
5/15/20181 hour, 11 minutes, 33 seconds
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#022: The Cosmic Christ (HOTW: Richard Rohr)

"Christ" was not Jesus's last name. That's why we need to talk about the reality of Christ and our new identity as "little Christs" who embody the Divine here and now. Plus, Richard Rohr as our HOTW.
5/1/20181 hour, 19 minutes, 47 seconds
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#021: What Is Salvation? (HOTW: Bishop Carlton Pearson)

If heaven and hell aren't about the afterlife, then what is salvation really about? Plus, Bishop Carlton Pearson from the Netflix biopic Come Sunday is our HOTW.
4/24/20181 hour, 20 minutes, 33 seconds
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#020: Creation Mandate: Rape, Rule, or Revere? (HOTW: Mike Morrell)

Is Earth ours to exploit, or to care for? If it's all gonna burn, why bother? Plus, Mike Morrell as our Heretic of the Week.
4/17/20181 hour, 10 minutes, 26 seconds
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#019: Embracing Mystery and the Danger of Certainty (HOTW: Matthew Distefano)

The opposite of faith is not doubt, it's certainty. So, why are we so afraid to be wrong? Plus another new theme song from our fans and our very own Matthew Distefano as the HOTW.
4/3/201858 minutes, 52 seconds
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#018: The End Times Conspiracy Exposed! LIVE Part 2

We take questions from our live audience about the End Times and the Second Coming. Plus, more about Mary Magdalene, our "Willy Nilly" approach to scripture, and why we love/hate Paul's eschatology. PLUS: Live music from Barrett Johnson.
3/20/20181 hour, 1 minute, 40 seconds
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#017: The End Times Conspiracy Exposed! LIVE Part 1

What if Jesus isn't coming back soon? We explore the damage done by fear-based Futurism and alternative views of Apocalypse. Featuring live music from Barrett Johnson and HOTW: John Nelson Darby.
3/13/20181 hour, 8 minutes, 40 seconds
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#016: Is Jesus God? (HOTW: Bart Ehrman)

Is Jesus God? Our conversation with Bart Ehrman in this episode leads us to explore this question of Christ's Deity. What are the implications if Jesus was—or was not—God? Plus, more hilarious Heretic Hotline messages and other surprises.
3/6/20181 hour, 18 minutes, 47 seconds
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#015: A Wretch Like Me? (HOTW: Benjamin L. Corey)

Does God see us as miserable worms? What if our view of ourselves is totally wrong? Plus, our Heretic of the Week: Benjamin L. Corey
2/20/20181 hour, 13 minutes, 21 seconds
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#014: Does God Have A Penis? (HOTW: Mark Karris)

Aren't we all made in God's image? If so, why do some act as if God is Male? Heretic of the Week: Mark Karris and more!
2/6/20181 hour, 6 minutes, 13 seconds
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#013: Gender Wars with guest host Amanda Iosa (HOTW: Jory Micah)

As former misogynists raised by misogynists, how can our male hosts overcome the gender divide? Listen and learn.
1/23/20181 hour, 13 minutes, 10 seconds
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#012: The Accuser (HOTW: Derek Webb)

What's the best way to respond when you're falsely accused? A discussion about blind spots, boundaries, and grace. Heretic of the Week: Derek Webb, and much more!
1/9/20181 hour, 19 minutes, 35 seconds
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#011: Hell Yes or Hell No? LIVE Part 2

Part 2 of our first-ever LIVE podcast recording features a live Q&A session about hell, the afterlife, and the emotional consequences of deconstruction. Plus, an original song by Barrett Johnson.      
12/26/20171 hour, 1 minute, 16 seconds
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#010: Hell Yes or Hell No? LIVE Part 1

Part 1 of our first-ever LIVE podcast recording gets blazing hot as we discuss everyone's favorite topic, hell! Plus, live theme song sing-along by Barrett Johnson. Our Heretic of the Week is Saint Nicholas.    
12/19/20171 hour, 5 minutes, 28 seconds
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#009: The Biblical Canon (HOTW: John Fugelsang)

Where did we get our Bible? Who decided which books were inspired or not? Plus, Heretic of the Week: John Fugelsang, and more!  
12/5/20171 hour, 18 minutes, 32 seconds
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#008: Can We Know God Apart From the Bible?

Can we know God apart from the Bible? How did Christians know Jesus before the scriptures were canonized? What does the Bible say about this?      
11/28/201758 minutes, 45 seconds
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#007: The Elephant in the Room

In this special episode, our hosts discuss how they deal with their own disagreements over theology and what it looks like to extend grace to one another.  
11/21/201758 minutes, 13 seconds
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#006: Do We Worship Jesus or the Bible? (HOTW: Brad Jersak)

Is the Trinity made of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Bible? Some Christians think so. Plus, our Heretic of the Week is Brad Jersak, author of Her Gates Will Never Be Shut.
11/7/201758 minutes, 53 seconds
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#005: Discovering Christ in "Non-Christian" Things

What happens when you find out that Buddhists, Muslims, Sikhs and even Socrates himself, agrees with Jesus? Listen as we discuss the unexpected similarities found in non-Christian places.
10/24/201749 minutes, 32 seconds
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#004: The Big Thumb of Religion

"Do you kiss your mama with that mouth?" In this episode we talk about bad language, being offended, and the tension between our freedom in Christ and causing the weaker brother—or sister—to stumble.
10/10/201752 minutes, 51 seconds
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#002: Total Agreement, Unity, and the Nashville Statement

Ironically, every attempt Christians make to achieve unity through creeds or statements of faith only leads to more division. Is true unity possible without total agreement? Why does the Nashville Statement serve as a bad example for the rest of us? How can we hope to find common ground if we constantly define ourselves by who we’re against? This episode explores the virtues of listening to others and admitting we might be wrong about something we hold dear.
9/26/201754 minutes, 29 seconds
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#003: What Is a Christian?

With over 35,000 different flavors of Christianity out there to choose from, how do we know what makes us a Christian? Is our faith based on what we believe? Or is it more about who we trust in and how we live our lives? What about good people who do wonderfully selfless things even though they’re not “Christians”? Is Gandhi burning in hell? Is Mother Theresa doomed for being a Catholic who prayed to Mary? What if everything we think we know about being a Christian is wrong? This episode explores all this and more.
9/26/201755 minutes, 33 seconds
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#001: Heresy Is in the Eye of the Beholder

People shout “heresy” all the time these days. But what makes someone a real heretic? In this episode, the boys debate the finer points of heresy and discover how to recognize a true heretic when you see one.
9/26/201753 minutes, 37 seconds
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#000: Introducing Heretic Happy Hour

In this introductory episode, Keith, Jamal, and Matthew discuss the purpose of the podcast, what to expect in future episodes, and what it means to be a "heretic" today.
9/20/201715 minutes, 49 seconds