The Deconstructionists

By Adam Narloch & John Williamson

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A podcast about building new faith. Its all about construction, but sometimes that means you have to deconstruct a little. Questions, exploration, mystery...

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Introducing: From the Void Season 3
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From the Void is back Monday, October 24th with an all-new season of strange and unusual mysteries! Witch trials, strange objects in the sky, haunted locations, strange disappearances, unsolved murders, and much much more! Check out From the Void anywhere podcasts are found and subscribe today so you don't miss a single episode!



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Sep 23, 2022
Ep. 144 - Tyler Merritt "I Take My Coffee Black"
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Guest Info/Bio:

Tyler Merritt is an actor, comedian, viral sensation, activist, founder of The Tyler Merritt Project, and author of the memoir, I Take My Coffee Black: Reflections on Tupac, Musical Theater, Faith, and Being Black in America. As a 6’2” dreadlocked black man living in the South, Merritt is well aware of stereotypes and their potentially dangerous consequences. In response, Merritt has devoted his creativity to bringing his ethos of “Love. Learn. Create.” to life through his words and videos as part of The Tyler Merritt Project. His viral videos, “Before You Call the Cops” and “Walking While Black” have been viewed by millions and caught the attention of The New York Times, Jimmy Kimmel, and Sports Illustrated. Merritt takes his audiences along with him on a journey of contradictions: at turns both funny and sad, mysterious, and relatable, commonplace, and dangerous, he shines a light on “full-spectrum humanity” (The New York Times) that makes an impactful and relevant message. Merritt’s emphasis on humility and connection provides an urgent roadmap during turbulent times, challenging audiences to see our differences as a unifying force for humankind and to “get to know me before you call the cops,” as he says in his video. In his talks and lectures, Merritt infuses his core beliefs of unity, empathy, compassion, and inclusion with humor, making his message relatable and accessible to wide-ranging audiences from corporations, non-profits, community groups, colleges and universities, and youth audiences worldwide.


Guest Website/Social Media: 

https://thetylermerrittproject.com 

Instagram: @TTMProject 

Facebook: @thetylermerrittproject 

Twitter: @TTMProject 

YouTube: https://youtubee.com/channel/UCPB48_JfK-VMnYQPTYyMX5Q



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Theme Music by: Forrest Clay 

“This Water I am Treading & You Must Go” found on the brand new EP, Recover.


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Aug 16, 2022
Ep. 143 - Andre Henry "All the White Friends I Couldn't Keep"
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Guest Info/Bio: Guest Bio: This week I kick off a two-part series on race with Andre Henry. Andre is an award-winning musician, writer, and activist. He is a columnist for Religion New Service and the author of the newsletter “Hope and Hard Pills.” He is a student of nonviolent struggle, having organized protests in Los Angeles, where he lives, and studied under international movement leaders through the Harvard Kennedy School. His work in pursuit of racial justice has been featured in The New Yorker and The Nation and he has a brand new book out, “All the White Friends I Couldn’t Keep: Hope—and Hard Pills to Swallow — About Fighting for Black Lives.” 



Guest Website/Social Media: 

www.andrehenry.co 

Facebook: @theandrehenry

Twitter: @andrehenry

Instagram: @theandrehenry

SoundCloud: https://m.soundcloud.com/andrehenrymusic 


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Theme Music by: Forrest Clay 

“This Water I am Treading & You Must Go” found on the brand new EP, Recover.


You can find Forrest Clay's music on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, or anywhere good music is found!


This episode of the Deconstructionists Podcast was edited, mixed, and produced by John Williamson 


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Jul 21, 2022
Ep. 142 - John Dominic Crossan "Render Unto Caesar"
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Guest Info/Bio: Guest Bio: This week I welcome back John Dominic Crossan! Dr. Crossan is one of the preeminent New Testament scholars and historian of early Christianity. He is known for his contemporary historical Jesus research and he has written both popular and academic books on an array of topics. Dr. Crossan received his Doctor of Divinity at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, the Irish national seminary and completed two additional years of study in biblical languages at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome. He completed two additional years of study in archeology at the Ecole Biblique in Jordanian East Jerusalem. He served as co-chair of the Jesus Seminar and also served as president of the Chicago Society of Biblical Research from 1978-1979, and as president of the Society of Biblical Literature in 2012. 


(Selected) Published Works: The Historical Jesus: The Life of a Mediterranean Jewish Peasant; Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography; Who Killed Jesus? Exposing the Roots of Anti-Semitism in the Gospel Story of the Death of Jesus; In Search of Paul: How Jesus’s Apostle Opposed Rome’s Empire with God’s Kingdom; God and Empire: Jesus Against Rome, Then and Now; The First Paul: Reclaiming the Radical Visionary Behind the Church’s Conservative Icon; The Power of Parable: How Fiction by Jesus became fiction about Jesus; How to Read the Bible and Still Be a Christian: Struggling with Divine Violence from Genesis Through Revelation; and Resurrecting Easter: How the West Lost and the East Kept the Original Easter Vision. 


Guest Website/Social Media: 

www.johndominiccrossan.com 

Facebook: @johndominiccrossan 


Theme Music by: Forrest Clay 

“This Water I am Treading & You Must Go” found on the brand new EP, Recover.


You can find Forrest Clay's music on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, or anywhere good music is found!


This episode of the Deconstructionists Podcast was edited, mixed, and produced by John Williamson 


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Jun 17, 2022
Ep. 141 - Jonathan Martin "The Road Away From God: How Love Finds Us Even As We Walk Away"
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Guest Info/Bio: This week I welcome back our good friend Jonathan Martin! Jonathan is a pastor at The Table and author of two critically acclaimed books, Prototype and How to Survive  a Shipwreck, and a brand new book, The Road Away from God: How Love Finds Us Even As We Walk Away” out now. 


He holds degrees from Gardner-Webb University, Pentecostal Theological Seminary (MA) and Duke University (ThM). Jonathan’s work and/or words have been featured in places like the New York Times, The Atlantic, NPR, Newsweek, Vox, Sojourners, The Huffington Post, and Relevant Magazine, and he has published in scholarly journals like The Journal of Pentecostal Theology. 


Guest Publications: 

Prototype: What Happens When You Discover You’re More Like Jesus Than You Think?, How to Survive A Shipwreck: Help is On the Way and Love is Already Here, and The Road Away from God: How Love Finds Us Even As We Walk Away


Guest Links:

www.jonathanmartinwords.com 

Twitter: @theboyonthebike 

Podcast: The Zeitcast with Jonathan Martin 

Listen to The Zeitcast with Jonathan Martin on Apple Podcasts. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-zeitcast-with-jonathan-martin/id1474849938



Theme Music by: Forrest Clay 

“This Water I am Treading & You Must Go” found on the brand new EP, Recover.


You can find Forrest Clay's music on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, or anywhere good music is found!


This episode of the Deconstructionists Podcast was edited, mixed, and produced by John Williamson 


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May 24, 2022
Forrest Clay "The Recover EP"
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uest Info/Bio: Forrest Clay is a singer/songwriter and good friend of the pod! Clay joined me to discuss the inspiration behind his Recover EP. We break down each song followed by a snippet of that particular track for your listening pleasure. 



Guest Links:

Twitter: @clay_k

Instagram: @forrestclaymusic 


Music by: Forrest Clay 

“Burning Bush, This Water I am Treading, Does God, Oh Church, You Must Go, and Recover” all found on the brand new EP, Recover and the brand new single, “Child of War.” 


You can find Forrest Clay's music on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, or anywhere good music is found!


This episode of the Deconstructionists Podcast was edited, mixed, and produced by John Williamson 


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May 20, 2022
Ep. 140 - Staci Frenes "Love Makes Room"
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Guest Info/Bio:

This week I welcome Staci Frenes. Staci is a Christian music artist, speaker, author, and mom of an LGBTQ+ daughter. A former English teacher, she has turned her love of music into a full-time vocation, forming her own publishing company and record label and landing multiple film and television placements. We talk all about Staci’s new book, “Love Makes Room: And Other Things I learned When My Daughter Came Out.” 


Guest (Select) Publications:

Love Makes Room: And Other Things I learned When My Daughter Came Out.



Guest Links:

www.stacifrenes.com 

Twitter: @stacifrenes 

Instagram: @stacifrenes

Facebook: @stacifrenes 


Theme music by: Forrest Clay 

“This Water I am Treading” & “You Must Go” can be found on the brand new EP, Recover 


You can find Forrest Clay's music on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, or anywhere good music is found!


This episode of the Deconstructionists Podcast was edited, mixed, and produced by John Williamson 


Stay on top of all of the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com Go there to check out our blog, snag a t-shirt, or follow us on social media


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Website by Ryan Battles

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May 05, 2022
Ep. 139 -Candice Marie Benbow "Red Lip Theology"
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Guest Info/Bio:

This week I welcome Candice Marie Benbow. Candice is a multi-genre theologian who situates her work at the intersections of beauty, faith, feminism and culture, giving voice to Black women’s shared experiences of healing and journeying toward wholeness. Reimagining how faith can be a tool of liberation and transformation for women and girls, she challenges Black women to think critically about how they see God and the world.


Named by Sojourners as one of “10 Christian Women Shaping the Church in 2020”, Candice has written for various outlets including ESSENCE Magazine, Glamour Magazine, The Root, VICE, Shondaland, MadameNoire and the Me Too Movement.


Guest (Select) Publications:

Red Lip Theology: For Church Girls Who’ve Considered Tithing to the Beauty Supply Store When Sunday Morning Isn’t Enough 


Guest Links:

www.candicebenbow.com 

Twitter: @candicebenbow

Instagram: @cadicebenbow


Theme music by: Forrest Clay 

“This Water I am Treading” & “You Must Go” can be found on the brand new EP, Recover 


You can find Forrest Clay's music on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, or anywhere good music is found!


This episode of the Deconstructionists Podcast was edited, mixed, and produced by John Williamson 


Stay on top of all of the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com Go there to check out our blog, snag a t-shirt, or follow us on social media


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Website by Ryan Battles

All photos by Jared Hevron

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Apr 21, 2022
Ep. 138 - Dr. Thomas Jay Oord "Pluriform Love"
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Guest Bio: Thomas Jay Oord is a theologian, philosopher, and scholar of multi-disciplinary studies. He is an award-winning author, and he has written or edited more than twenty books. Oord has won the Outstanding Faculty Award twelve times as professor of Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, Idaho. Oord is known for his contributions to research on love, relational theology, science and religion, and Wesleyan/Holiness/Church of the Nazarene thought.

(Select) Guest Publications: The Nature of Love: A Theology; The Uncontrolling Love of God: An Open and Relational Account of Providence; God Can't: How to Believe in God and Love After Tragedy, Abuse, and Other Evils; and God Can't Q&A. Pluriform Love: An Open and Relational Theology of Well-Being.

Guest Links:

www.thomasjayoord.com

Twitter: @thomasjayoord


Theme music by Forrest Clay. Check out the Recover EP anywhere good music is sold.

Stay on top of all the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com Go there to read our blog, grab a tee shirt, snag a pint glass or mug, follow us on social media, or join our Patreon family.

The Deconstructionists Podcast is edited, mixed, and produced by John Williamson.

Website by Ryan Battles

All Photos by Jared Hevron

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Apr 05, 2022
Ep. 137 - Kirsten Powers "Saving Grace"
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Guest Info/Bio:

This week I welcome Kirsten Powers! Kirsten Powers is a CNN senior political analyst and NYT bestselling author whose forthcoming book is "Saving Grace: Speak Your Truth, Stay Centered and Learn to Coexist with People Who Drive You Nuts," publishing on Nov. 2, 2021.

Kirsten formerly was a columnist for USA Today, The Daily Beast, American Prospect Online and the New York Post. The Columbia Journalism Review called her "an outspoken liberal journalist" in a sea of opposition at Fox News, where she previously served as a political analyst.

Her writing has been published in the Washington Post, Elle magazine, Slate, the Wall Street Journal, and Salon.com.

Guest (Select) Publications:

The Silencing: How the Left is Killing Free Speech, Saving Grace: Speak Your Truth, Stay Centered, and Learn to Coexist with People Who Drive You Nuts 


Guest Links:

Twitter: @kirstenpowers

Instagram: @kirstenpowers 


Theme music by: Forrest Clay 

“This Water I am Treading” & “You Must Go” can be found on the brand new EP, Recover 


You can find Forrest Clay's music on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, or anywhere good music is found!


This episode of the Deconstructionists Podcast was edited, mixed, and produced by John Williamson 


Stay on top of all of the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com Go there to check out our blog, snag a t-shirt, or follow us on social media


Join our Patreon family here: www.patreon.com/deconstructionists 


Website by Ryan Battles

All photos by Jared Hevron

Logos designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pfluig

T-shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner. 



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Mar 22, 2022
Ep. 136 - Adam Narloch "What is Deconstruction 2022"
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Guest Info/Bio:

No, your ears do not deceive you! Long-time listeners asking where Adam went…well….I found him! Adam is a live and well! I packed up the recording gear, set up in Adam’s bourbon room, and we sat down to talk all about what Deconstruction means to us 6 years after starting this crazy project. This week I welcome back my friend and co-founder of The Deconstructionists Podcast, Adam “freaking” Narloch! 


Theme music by: Forrest Clay 

“This Water I am Treading” & “You Must Go” can be found on the brand new EP, Recover 


You can find Forrest Clay's music on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, or anywhere good music is found!


This episode of the Deconstructionists Podcast was edited, mixed, and produced by John Williamson 


Stay on top of all of the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com Go there to check out our blog, snag a t-shirt, or follow us on social media


Join our Patreon family here: www.patreon.com/deconstructionists 


Website by Ryan Battles

All photos by Jared Hevron

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Mar 07, 2022
Virtual Event w/Alexander Shaia - "Discover the Mystical, Feminine Map to Transformation Hidden in Christianity's 4 Gospels"
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On Saturday, January 15, author and renowned thought leader Alexander John Shaia, PhD, will share the universal 4-path journey — recognized by every major spiritual tradition, from Shamanism to Judaism, and by mythology and psychology —  as a powerful and reassuring guide to transformation for these times.
 
You can register here for Discover the Mystical, Feminine Map to Transformation Hidden in Christianity’s 4 Gospels: https://shiftnetwork.isrefer.com/go/c4gJW/a24193/
 
In this eye-opening 60-minute program, you’ll:

  • Discover the beauty and power of the 4-Path Journey underlying all great spiritual traditions — and how it awakens us to a deeper reality that liberates fear and cultivates trust
  • Experience a profound guided meditation welcoming you into the rhythm of a 24-hour cycle as you imagine a dark time in your life, yet  arrive at the dawn of a new day, feeling more grounded and at ease
  • Excavate gifts for your transformation from Christianity’s mystical feminine teachings hidden beneath the shadow of patriarchy
  • Learn how the Story of John may have been written by a woman
  • Find out if you’ve been lured by The Dangerous Beautiful, Alexander John’s phrase for spiritual bypass or the inability to properly embody and express the high-voltage energy of awakening
 
Alexander John reveals uncommon wisdom about these mystical paths — profoundly feminine teachings hidden in Christianity’s gospels, many of which have been “lost” for over a thousand years — that illuminate a vital life map leading us to inner freedom, safety, respect, and a profound connection with God.

You’ll discover a way to live with a trust that is beyond hope in the face of change, loss, fear, overwhelm, and discontent — that's available and applicable to everyone, regardless of gender, ethnicity, orientation, spiritual tradition, or no tradition.
 
You can RSVP for free here: https://shiftnetwork.isrefer.com/go/c4gJW/a24193/
 
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P.S. In Discover the Mystical, Feminine Map to Transformation Hidden in Christianity’s 4 Gospels
 
… you’ll experience a guided meditation to glimpse the beauty and power of Christianity’s 4-Path Journey — and how it can awaken you to a deeper reality, liberate you from fear, and help you cultivate trust in the face of your darkest moments.
 
We hope you’re able to catch the event as scheduled. But if you register and miss it, you’ll receive a downloadable recording as soon as it’s available: https://shiftnetwork.isrefer.com/go/c4gJW/a24193/




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Jan 07, 2022
Ep. 135 - Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis "Fierce Love"
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Guest Info/Bio:

This week we welcome the incredible Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis! We talk all about her brand new book, “Fierce Love: A Bold Path to Ferocious Courage and Rule-Breaking Kindness That Can Heal the World.” 


Jacqui is an author, activist, preacher, public theologian who uses her gifts to work toward creating an antiracist, just, fully welcoming society in which everyone has enough. Jacqui graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary with a M.Div. and obtained her PhD in Psychology and Religion from Dew University. She is currently the senior pastor at Middle Collegiate Church. Jacqui has been featured on a number of television shows including: The Today Show, All in with Chris Hayes, AM Joy, The Melissa Harris Perry Show, NY1, ABC, NBC, PBS, CBS, and WPIX. She also created two national television programs: Just Faith, and on-demand television program on MSNBC.com, and Chapter and Verse at PBS. Dr. Lewis has also been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, the front page of the New York Times website, New York Times Video, The New York Post, CNN i-report, Essence, ebony.com, the New York Post, and more. 


  


Guest (Select) Publications:

Ten Essential Strategies to Becoming a Multiracial Congregation; The Power of Stories; a Guide for Leaders in Multi-Racial, Multi-Cultural Congregations; the children’s book, You Are So Wonderful!; Fierce Love: A Bold Path to Ferocious Courage and Rule-Breaking Kindness That Can Heal the World.


Guest Links:

www.middlechurch.org 

www.jacquijlewis.com 

Twitter: @RevJacquiLewis 

Instagram: @revjacquilewis 



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Dec 24, 2021
Ep. 134 - Brian Zahnd "When Everything's on Fire: Faith Forged from the Ashes"
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Guest Bio:

This week week we have the incredible Brian Zahnd. We cover a whole host of topics from Brian’s amazing new book, “When Everything's on Fire: Forging Faith from the Ashes.”

Brian is the founder and lead pastor of Word of Life Church, a non-denominational congregation in St. Joseph, Missouri. He is a passionate reader of theology and philosophy, an avid hiker, mountain climber, and authority on all things Bob Dylon.


(Selected) Published Works: Water to Wine: Some of my story; A Farewell to Mars: An Evangelical Pastor’s Journey Toward the Biblical Gospel of Peace; Beauty will save the world: Rediscovering the Allure and Mystery of Christianity; Unconditional?: The Call of Jesus to Radical Forgiveness; What To Do on the Worst Day of Your Life; and Sinner in the Hands of a Loving God: The Scandalous Truth of the Very Good News.

Special theme music by Forrest Clay. Songs heard on this episode were: "Does God" and "Recover" from the Recover EP.

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Dec 06, 2021
Ep. 133 - Dr. Janet Kellogg Ray "Baby Dinosaurs on the Ark?"
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Guest Info/Bio:

This week I welcome Dr. Janet Kellogg Ray! Dr. Ray currently teaches biology at the University of North Texas and speaks and writes at the intersection of science, culture, and faith. We discuss the disconnect between faith and science and why science isn’t at odds with religion. 


She is an adjunct clinical assistant professor at the University of North Texas in the Department of Biological Sciences. She holds a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of North Texas, a M.Ed. in Gifted Education from Hardin-Simmons University and a B.S.Ed. in biology from Abilene Christian University. 


Guest Links:

www.janetkray.com 

Instagram: @janetkelloggray 

Twitter: @janetkelloggray 

Facebook: @janetkelloggray 


Theme music by: Forrest Clay 

“Does God” & “Recover” can be found on the brand new EP, Recover 


You can find Forrest Clay's music on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, or anywhere good music is found!


This episode of the Deconstructionists Podcast was edited, mixed, and produced by John Williamson 


Stay on top of all of the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com Go there to check out our blog, snag a t-shirt, or follow us on social media


Join our Patreon family here: www.patreon.com/deconstructionists 


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Nov 22, 2021
Ep. 132 - Diana Butler Bass "Freeing Jesus"
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Guest Bio:

This week we welcome back one of our favorite guests Dr. Diana Butler Bass! Diana is an author, speaker, and independent scholar specializing in American religion and culture. She holds a Ph.D. in religious studies from Duke University. Diana regularly speaks at conferences, consults with religious organizations, leads educational events for religious leaders, and teaches and preaches in a variety of venues. She writes at The Huffington Post and The Washington Post and comments on religion, politics, and culture in the media including USA TODAY, Time, Newsweek, CBS, CNN, FOX, PBS, and NPR.

(Selected) Published Works: Grounded: Finding God in the World - A Spiritual Revolution; Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening; A People’s History of Christianity: The Other Side of the Story; Christianity for the Rest of Us: How the Neighborhood Church is Transforming the Faith; and Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks; Freeing Jesus: Rediscovering Jesus as Friend, Teacher, Savior, Lord, Way, and Presence.


Guest Website/Social Media:

www.dianabutlerbass.com

Facebook: @d.butlerbass

Twitter: @dianbutlerbass


Theme Music Provide by: Forrest Clay

Twitter: @clay_k

Facebook: @ForrestClay

Instagram: @ForrestClay

Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: “Does God" and "Recover"

Forrest Clay's music is available on: iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, SoundCloud, and anywhere good music is found!

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Nov 15, 2021
Ep. 131 - Kimberly Clark Sharp "After the Light - Near Death Experiences"
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Guest Bio:

This week is a special Halloween episode first released on the From the Void Podcast. I talk with special guest Kimberly Clark Sharp about her own personal near death experience and subsequent work with others who have had similar experiences.


Kimberly is a long-time social worker and leader in exploring near-death experiences for more than thirty years. Following her own NDE, she founded the Seattle chapter of IANDS (International Association of Near Death Studies) in 1982, the oldest and largest support group for near-death experiencers.


Kimberly has taught at the University of Washington School of Medicine and at Seattle University.


(Select) Guest Publications:

After the Light: The Spiritual Path to Purpose


Guest Website/Social Media:

www.seattleiands.org

This episode of the Deconstructionists Podcast was edited, mixed, and produced by John Williamson 


Stay on top of all of the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com Go there to check out our blog, snag a t-shirt, or follow us on social media


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Website by Ryan Battles

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Oct 25, 2021
Ep. 130 - Kate Bowler "No Cure For Being Human: And Other Truths I Need to Hear"
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Guest Info/Bio:

This week I welcome the incredible Kate Bowler, PhD! Kate is a New York Times bestselling author, podcast host, and a professor at Duke University. She studies the cultural stories we still ourselves about success, suffering, and whether (or not) we’re capable of change. 


At age 35, she was unexpectedly diagnosed with Stage IV cancer, causing her to think in different terms about the research and beliefs she had been studying. She penned the New York Times bestselling memoir, Everything Happen for a Reason (and Other Lies I’ve Loved), which tells the story of her struggle to understand the personal and intellectual dimensions of the American belief that all tragedies are tests of character. 


Kate hosts the amazing podcast, Everything Happens where she’s spoken with people like Malcolm Gladwell, Matthew McConaughey, and Anne Lamott about what wisdom and truth they’ve uncovered during difficult circumstances. 


Kate’s work has received wide-spread media attention from NPR, The Today Show, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The TED Stage, and Fresh Air with Terry Gross. 



Guest Links:

www.katebowler.com 

Instagram: @katecbowler 

Twitter: @katecbowler 

Facebook: @katecbowler


Special music by Lydia Luce

The songs heard were: “Sausalito” from the album, Azalea and “Never Been Good,” “Leave Me Empty,” and “Something to Say” from the album, Dark River


You can find Lydia’s music on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, or anywhere good music is found!


This episode of the Deconstructionists Podcast was edited, mixed, and produced by John Williamson 


Stay on top of all of the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com Go there to check out our blog, snag a t-shirt, or follow us on social media


Join our Patreon family here: www.patreon.com/deconstructionists 


Website by Ryan Battles

All photos by Jared Hevron

Logos designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pfluig

T-shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner. 



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Oct 11, 2021
Introducing: From the Void Season 2
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From the Void is back Monday, October 18th with an all-new season of strange and unusual mysteries! Strange objects shooting through our galaxy, historic hauntings, the axeman of New Orleans, strange winged creatures in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, a still unsolved escape from Alcatraz, the Black Dahlia, UFOs over Chicago O'Hare International Airport, and more! Check out From the Void anywhere podcasts are found!



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Oct 04, 2021
Ep. 129 - Ron Steslow "Politicology"
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Guest Info/Bio:

This week I welcome the amazing Ron Steslow! Prior to the 2016 election Ron had run million dollar senate races, worked for the National Republican Senatorial Committee, led redistricting efforts in Nevada, and started his own consulting firm. He was set to become the future of the Republican party until he started to deconstruct both his faith and his personal identity. We talk all about his spiritual journey, coming out as a gay man, and split with the party he seemed destined to lead. 


Check out Ron’s new podcast: Politicology anywhere you find your podcasts! 


Guest Links:

www.ronsteslow.com 

www.politicology.com 

Instagram: @ronaldsteslow

Twitter: @ronsteslow


Special theme music by Forest Clay 

The songs heard were: “Recover” & “Does God” 


You can find Forest Clay’s music on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, or anywhere good music is found!


This episode of the Deconstructionists Podcast was edited, mixed, and produced by John Williamson 


Stay on top of all of the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com Go there to check out our blog, snag a t-shirt, or follow us on social media


Join our Patreon family here: www.patreon.com/deconstructionists 


Website by Ryan Battles

All photos by Jared Hevron

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Sep 28, 2021
Ep. 128 - Cliff Young & Aaron Benward "Playing God"
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Guest Info/Bio:

This week I welcome Cliff Young and Aaron Benward. Cliff started his career as a member of the band, Caedman’s Call and Aaron Benward began his career as part of the father/son duo Aaron Jeoffrey and later Blue County. Cliff and Aaron have been friends since childhood and were two of the producers on the new movie, Playing God. Playing God stars Michael McKean (Better Call Saul & Spinal Tap), Alan Tudyk (Rogue One, Deadpool 2, Doom Patrol, Resident Alien), and Luke Benward (Dumplin and Life of the Party). 


Playing God is a movie about a sibling con-artist team who recruit there long-time mentor to “play” God in order to scam a grieving billionaire. The film tackles the difficult subjects of grieving, forgiveness and grace in a fun, adventurous story of a small tie con film. 


Guest Links:

www.playinggodmovie.com 

www.watershedmotionpictures.com 

Instagram: @watershedmotionpictures 



Special guest music on this episode provide by: Black Math 

Enjoy the music?

Songs heard on this episode: “Lapse” & “Flesh and Bone” from the Black Math EP; “Marching with Giants” from the Point Blank EP; and “New Game” from the album, New Game.


You can find Black Math’s music on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, or anywhere good music is found!


This episode of the Deconstructionists Podcast was edited, mixed, and produced by John Williamson 


Stay on top of all of the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com Go there to check out our blog, snag a t-shirt, or follow us on social media


Join our Patreon family here: www.patreon.com/deconstructionists 


Website by Ryan Battles

All photos by Jared Hevron

Logos designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pfluig

T-shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner. 




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Sep 14, 2021
Ep. 127 - Julie Rodgers "Outlove: A Queer Christian Survival Story"
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Guest Info/Bio:

This week I welcome the amazing Julie Rodgers! Julie is a writer, speaker, and leader in the movement working for full inclusion for LGBTQ people in Christian communities. She played a significant role in shutting down Exodus International, the largest conversion therapy organization in the world, and she was also the first openly gay person to be hired by an evangelical Christian college. She is featured in “Pray Away” (2021), a documentary about the movement to pray the gay away. Her writing has been featured in Sojourners, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Time. 


(Select) Publications: 

“Outlove: A Queer Christian Survival Story”


Guest Links:

www.julierodgers.com 

Twitter: @julie_rodgers 

Facebook: @Julie.r.rodgers 

Instagram: @julie_rodgers 



Special guest music on this episode provide by: Civilian 

Enjoy the music?

Songs heard on this episode: “Fear & Trembling”, Should This Noose Unloosen”, “Patience”, and “Michael” 


You can find Civilian’s music on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, or anywhere good music is found!


This episode of the Deconstructionists Podcast was edited, mixed, and produced by John Williamson 


Stay on top of all of the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com Go there to check out our blog, snag a t-shirt, or follow us on social media


Join our Patreon family here: www.patreon.com/deconstructionists 


Website by Ryan Battles

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T-shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner. 




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Aug 30, 2021
Ep. 126 - Trey Pearson "Love Is Love"
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Guest Info/Bio:

This week I welcome a long overdue guest, Trey Pearson! Trey is best known as the lead singer of the popular band Everyday Sunday and current solo artist. We talk about Trey’s experience with coming out publicly in 2016, the pressure of being known as a “Christian” artist, the church’s treatment of the LGBTQ+ community, and much more. 


Guest Links:

www.treypearson.com 

Twitter: @treypearson 

Facebook: @treypearson

Instagram: @treypearson 



Special guest music on this episode provide by: Trey Pearson 

Enjoy the music?

Songs heard on this episode were the singles, “Love is Love, The Good Grief, & Hey Jesus” from the album, Love Is Love and the new single, “Don’t Dance 2.1” 


You can find Trey’s music on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, or anywhere good music is found!


This episode of the Deconstructionists Podcast was edited by John Williamson and mixed and produced by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information: www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com 


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Aug 10, 2021
Ep. 125 - Ryan David Green & Cameron Hood of Ryanhood
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Guest Info/Bio: This week I welcome Ryan David Green & Cameron Hood of the band Ryanhood. Named 'Best Group/Duo' in 2014 International Acoustic Music Awards, acoustic duo Ryanhood began as street-performers at Boston's Quincy Market. It was there that they were spotted by a college booking agent and thrust into the college touring scene, where Campus Activities Magazine would name them "one of the most requested acts by college buyers all across the country." They've since gone on to perform more than a thousand shows in 45 U.S. states over the past decade, and have shared stages with Jason Mraz, Matt Nathanson, Train, and many more.


Guest Links:

www.ryanhood.com

YouTube: https://youtube.com/user/RyanhoodVideos

Twitter: @ryanhood

Instagram: @RyanhoodMusic

Facebook: @RyanhoodMusic


Enjoy the songs on this episode? Songs featured were: "Under the Leaves, Wide Awake in a Dream, and The Fight" from the album, Under the Leaves & "I Didn't Put Anything Into Your Place" from the album, After Night Came Sun.


You can find Ryanhood's must on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, YouTube, or anywhere good music is sold!

This episode was mixed and produced by Nicolas Rowe and edited by John Williamson.

Keep up with all the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com Go there to read our blog, connect with us on social media, stream episodes, or join our Patreon family.

Website design by Ryan Battles

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Jul 13, 2021
Ep. 124 - Brenda Marie Davis "On Her Knees: Memoir of a Prayerful Jezebel"
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Guest Info/Bio: 

This week I welcome the incredible Brenda Marie Davis. Brenda is a YouTuber, Podcaster, Author, and Speaker who uses her platform to talk to young people about sex and religion. Her platform God is Grey, has become an interactive space for people of all ages, orientations, & beliefs to engage, seek guidance, & heal. 


Guest (Select) Published Works: 

On Her Knees: A Memoir


Guest Website/Social Media:

www.godisgrey.com  

Twitter: @GodisGreyxo 

Instagram: @onherknees & @godisgrey 

YouTube: https://youtube.com/c/GodisGrey 

Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/god-is-grey/id1437717099 


Special guest music on this episode provided by: 

Micah Bentley 

www.micahbentley.com 

Twitter: @micah_bentley

YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCg6Jze7bMdJ5MrP5ACeRuHw 

Instagram: @micahbentley 


Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: “No Rivalry, Scarcity, Suits & Rags, & Wineskins.” 

Micah’s music is available on iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, YouTube, Spotify, and anywhere good music is found. 


Stay on top of all the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com 

Go there to read our blog, grab a tee shirt, snag a pint glass or mug, follow us on social media, or join our Patreon family.


The Deconstructionists Podcast is edited by John Williamson. This episode was mixed and produced by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat. located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on facebook and Twitter or go to their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com 

www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety

Twitter: @napsrecording 


Website by Ryan Battles

All Photos by Jared Hevron

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T-Shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner



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Jun 30, 2021
Introducing: From the Void
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Hey, Deconstructionists listeners! We know you love a good podcast and a good story and think you might enjoy the new one we're working on. Check out the trailer and decide for yourself.


About From the Void: The Universe is filled with all kinds of mysteries. Come join me each week as I bring you a new guest to get to the bottom of all sorts of strange and unusual stories from UFOs to Unsolved True Crime and everything in between. What is true and what is legend?


Listen and subscribe to From the Void on July 1st on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts!



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Jun 11, 2021
Ep. 123 - Kat Harris "Sexless in the City"
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Guest Info/Bio:

This week we welcome Kat Harris! Kat and I talk all about Purity Culture and it’s impact as well as the church’s views on sex in general. 

   

Kat is a podcaster, online educator, speaker, author, photographer, Beyonce lover, and Ranch dressing aficionado. Her vision is to equip and empower women with practical tools to walk in their worth and navigate their lives grounded in freedom, vision, and wholeness. 


Guest (Select) Publications:

Sexless in the City: A Sometimes Sassy, Sometimes Painful, Always Honest Look at Dating, Desire, and Sex. 


Guest Links:

www.therefinedwoman.com 

Instagram: @therefindedwoman


Special guest music on this episode provide by: Ellie Holcomb

Musical Guest/Music Links:

www.ellieholcomb.com 

Twitter: @ellieholcomb 

Instagram: @ellieholcomb 

Facebook: @ellieholcombmusic 


Enjoy the music?

Songs heard on this episode were the songs, “You are Loved” & “Wonderfully Made” from the album, Red Sea Road and the brand new singles, “I Don’t Want To Miss It” & “Canyon” 


You can find Ellie’s music on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, or anywhere good music is found!


This episode of the Deconstructionists Podcast was edited by John Williamson and mixed and produced by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information: www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com ( http://www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com )


Stay on top of all of the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com ( http://www.thedeconstructionists.com ) Go there to check out our blog, snag a t-shirt, or follow us on social media


Join our Patreon family here: www.patreon.com/deconstructionists ( http://www.patreon.com/deconstructionists )


Website by Ryan Battles


All photos by Jared Hevron


Logos designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pfluig


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Jun 07, 2021
Ep. 122 - Rev. Dr Bradley Jersak & Wm. Paul Young "The Pastor" pt. 2
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Guest Info/Bio:


This week we welcome back the Rev. Dr. Brad Jersak AND Wm. Paul Young for part 2 of our conversation. 


Brad holds a PhD in Theology and Religious Studies from Bangor University (Wales) and is an author and teacher based in Abbotsford, BC. He serves as a reader and monastery preacher at All Saints of North America Orthodox Monastery.


Wm. Paul Young is the best-selling author of the book The Shack, Cross Roads, and Eve, and the non-fiction book Lies We Believe About God.


Guest (Select) Publications:


Bradley Jersak: A More Christlike God: A More Beautiful Gospel; Her Gates Will Never Be Shut: Hell, Hope, and the New Jerusalem; A More Christlike Way: A More Beautiful Faith; IN: Incarnation & Inclusion, Abba & Lamb; and The Pastor: A Crisis


Paul Young: The Shack; Cross Roads; Eve: A Novel; and The Pastor: A Crisis


Guest Links:


Brad Jersak:


www.bradjersak.com ( http://www.bradjersak.com )


Twitter: @bradjersak


Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/BradJersak/


YouTube: https://youtube.com/c/BradJersakauthor


Paul Young:


www.wmpaulyoung.com ( http://www.wmpaulyoung.com )


Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/TheShackOfficial


Instagram: @wmpaulyoung


Special guest music on this episode provide by: Morningsiders


Musical Guest/Music Links:


www.morningsidersmusic.com ( http://www.morningsidersmusic.com )


Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/Morningsiders


Instagram: @morningsiders


Enjoy the music?


Songs heard on this episode were the singles, “Be Good”, “How Good It Is”, and “Empress”


You can find Morningsiders music on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, or anywhere good music is found!


This episode of the Deconstructionists Podcast was edited by John Williamson and mixed and produced by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information: www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com ( http://www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com )


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Join our Patreon family here: www.patreon.com/deconstructionists ( http://www.patreon.com/deconstructionists )


Website by Ryan Battles


All photos by Jared Hevron


Logos designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pfluig


T-shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner.



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May 20, 2021
Ep. 121 - Rev. Dr. Bradley Jersak & Wm. Paul Young "The Pastor" Pt. 1
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Guest Info/Bio:

This week I not one, but two guests! This week we welcome the Rev. Dr. Brad Jersak AND Wm. Paul Young! 


Brad holds a PhD in Theology and Religious Studies from Bangor University (Wales) and is an author and teacher based in Abbotsford, BC. He serves as a reader and monastery preacher at All Saints of North America Orthodox Monastery. 


Wm. Paul Young is the best-selling author of the book The Shack, Cross Roads, and Eve, and the non-fiction book Lies We Believe About God. 



Guest (Select) Publications: 

Bradley Jersak: A More Christlike God: A More Beautiful Gospel; Her Gates Will Never Be Shut: Hell, Hope, and the New Jerusalem; A More Christlike Way: A More Beautiful Faith; IN: Incarnation & Inclusion, Abba & Lamb; and The Pastor: A Crisis 


Paul Young: The Shack; Cross Roads; Eve: A Novel; and The Pastor: A Crisis 


Guest Links:

Brad Jersak: 

www.bradjersak.com 

Twitter: @bradjersak

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/BradJersak/ 

YouTube: https://youtube.com/c/BradJersakauthor


Paul Young: 

www.wmpaulyoung.com 

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/TheShackOfficial

Instagram: @wmpaulyoung 


Special guest music on this episode provide by: Morningsiders 


Musical Guest/Music Links:

www.morningsidersmusic.com 

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/Morningsiders 

Instagram: @morningsiders 


Enjoy the music?

Songs heard on this episode were the singles, “Honey Hold Me” and “How Good It Is” and “How We Are” from the album Pollen. 


You can find Morningsiders music on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, or anywhere good music is found!


This episode of the Deconstructionists Podcast was edited by John Williamson and mixed and produced by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information: www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com 


Stay on top of all of the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com Go there to check out our blog, snag a t-shirt, or follow us on social media


Join our Patreon family here: www.patreon.com/deconstructionists 


Website by Ryan Battles

All photos by Jared Hevron

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T-shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner. 



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May 12, 2021
Ep. 120 - Rev. Dr. Miguel A. De La Torre "Decolonizing Christianity: Becoming Badass Believers"
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Guest Info/Bio:

This week I welcome the Rev. Dr. Miguel A. De La Torre! He is a professor, author, scholar, and activist who is currently Professor of Social Ethics and Latinx Studies at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado. He has served as the elected 2012 President of the Society of Christian Ethics and served as the Executive Officer for the Society of Race, Ethnicity and Religion (2012-2017). In 2020 the American Academy of Religion bestowed upon him the Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. De La Torre is a recognized international Fullbright Scholar who has taught courses all over the world. 


Guest (Select) Publications: 

Reading the Bible from the Margins; Trails of Hope and Terror: Testimonies on Immigration; Liberation Theologies for Arm Chair Theologians; The Politics of Jesus: Toward a Hispanic Political Theology; The Immigration Crisis: Toward an Ethics of Place; Burying White Privilege: Resurrecting A Badass Christianity; and Decolonizing Christianity: Becoming Badass Believers. 



Guest Links:

www.drmigueldelatorre.com 

Twitter: @DrDeLaTorre 

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/miguel.delatorre.1238


Special guest music on this episode provide by: Sam Burchfield 


Musical Guest/Music Links:

www.samburchfield.com 

Twitter:@samburchfield  

Facebook: @samburchfieldmusic 

Instagram: @samburchfield 


Enjoy the music?

Songs heard on this episode were “Waking Up, Hold My Hand, & Graveyard Flower” from the album, Graveyard Flower & the brand new single, “Sands of Old Cities.” 


You can find Sam’s music on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, or anywhere good music is found!


This episode of the Deconstructionists Podcast was edited by John Williamson and mixed and produced by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information: www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com 


Stay on top of all of the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com Go there to check out our blog, snag a t-shirt, or follow us on social media


Join our Patreon family here: www.patreon.com/deconstructionists 


Website by Ryan Battles

All photos by Jared Hevron

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T-shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner. 




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Apr 21, 2021
Ep. 119 - Bunmi Laditan "Dear God: Prayers to a God Who Listens"
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Guest Info/Bio:

This week I welcome the amazing Bunmi Latidan. We talk all about her amazing new book on prayer and how we all struggle with it. 


Bunmi is a writer living in Quebec, Canada by way of northern California. Her writings include The Honest Toddler and Confessions of a Domestic failure and poetry such as Dear Mother and Dear God: Honest Prayers to a God Who Listens. 



Guest Publications: 

The Honest Toddler: A Child’s Guide To Parenting; Toddlers Are A**holes: It’s Not Your Fault; The Big Bed; Confessions of a domestic failure; Dear Mother: Poems on Motherhood; & Dear God: Honest Prayers to a God Who Listens. 


Guest Links:

www.bunmiladitan.com 

Instagram: @honesttoddler 

Facebook: @BunmiKLaditan 


Special guest music on this episode provide by: James Levy 


Musical Guest/Music Links:

https://orcd.co/jameslevyNYC?fbclid=IwAR2rt5_njPO_huomokxd343RoSE5yd51hr1McwPYNOhxBWz32HvD2b5fpA4

Twitter: @Reputante 

Facebook: @Reputante 


Enjoy the music?

Songs heard on this episode were “Heart and Dreams” & “Soldier” from the album, Soldier. “Songs of Love” & “What Do I Know?” from the album, Somebody. 


You can find James Levy’s music on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, or anywhere good music is found!


This episode of the Deconstructionists Podcast was edited by John Williamson and mixed and produced by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information: www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com 


Stay on top of all of the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com Go there to check out our blog, snag a t-shirt, or follow us on social media


Join our Patreon family here: www.patreon.com/deconstructionists 


Website by Ryan Battles

All photos by Jared Hevron

Logos designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pfluig

T-shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner. 




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Apr 06, 2021
Ep. 118 - Sarah Griffith Lund "Breaking the Silence about Mental Illness"
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Guest Info/Bio:

This week I welcome the Rev. Dr. Sarah Griffith Lund. Sarah majored in religious studies in college at Trinity University, graduated with a Master of Divinity degree at Princeton Theological Seminary, and also received a Master of Social Work degree at Rutger’s University.  Ministry and Social Work blend together are her two passions of loving God and loving her neighbors. She was ordained into Christian ministry by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in 2002 and began serving as a local church pastor in 2003. She's served large and small congregations in Brooklyn, Minneapolis, and New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and Indianapolis, Indiana.  


In 2011, she earned her Doctor of Ministry degree from McCormick Theological Seminary with a focus on revitalizing the local church. Her thesis is entitled, “The Challenges to Building a Beloved Community on Facebook.” She served the church as a Regional Minister, providing support and guidance to dozens of congregations in the United Church of Christ throughout central and western Florida. From 2014-2018, she served as Vice President for Seminary Advancement at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. 


In 2018, she was called to serve as the first woman Senior Pastor at First Congregational United Church of Christ of Indianapolis. In addition, she serves on the National Staff of The United Church of Christ as the Minister for Disabilities and Mental Health Justice.


Guest Publications: 

Blessed Are the Crazy: Breaking the Silence about Mental Illness, Family and Church; Blessed Union: Breaking the Silence about Mental Illness and Marriage. 



Guest Links:

www.sarahgriffithlund.com 

Twitter: @revlund  

Facebook: @sarahgriffithlund 


Special guest music on this episode provide by: Mike Donehey  


Musical Guest/Music Links:

www.mikedonehey.com 

Twitter: @mikedonehey 

Facebook: @mikedonehey

Instagram: @mikedonehey 


Enjoy the music?

Songs heard on this episode were “What You Mean to Say, You Belong Here, & Better” from the EP, “Work of Art” and “In The Middle” from the brand new EP, A Father & Two Sons 


You can find Mike’s music on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, or anywhere good music is found!


This episode of the Deconstructionists Podcast was edited by John Williamson and mixed and produced by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information: www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com 


Stay on top of all of the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com Go there to check out our blog, snag a t-shirt, or follow us on social media


Join our Patreon family here: www.patreon.com/deconstructionists 


Website by Ryan Battles

All photos by Jared Hevron

Logos designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pfluig

T-shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner. 




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Mar 23, 2021
Ep. 117 - Dan Koch & Sarey Martin Concepcion "Deconstruction Revisted"
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Guest Info/Bio:

This week I welcome back Dan Koch and this time he brings along his friend Sarey Martin Concepcion. They came on the podcast to address a topic we haven’t discussed in great depth since literally episode #1. We talk all about the term deconstruction, what we mean when we use the term, and how each of our journeys began. Dan and Sarey also created an amazing library of resources for folks going through a spiritual deconstruction at www.soyouredeconstructing.com 


So You’re Deconstructing was created by Sarey Martin Concepcion and Dan Koch. Dan hosts the You Have Permission podcast and is currently a doctoral student in psychology at Northwest University in Washington State. Sarey is a writer and producer, who holds a Masters in Theology from Fuller Seminary, and currently resides in Portland, OR. She is also Director of Communications for Blueprint 1543, which facilitates grant projects integrating theology and the sciences.


Guest Links:

www.dankochwords.com 

www.dankoch.net 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/you-have-permission 

www.soyouredeconstructing.com 

Twitter: @dankoch & @sarey 

Instagram: @dankoch & @doctormonalisa 


Special guest music on this episode provide by: Forrest Clay 


Musical Guest/Music Links:

Twitter: @clay_k

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/claykirchenbauer 

Instagram: @forrestclaymusic 


Enjoy the music?

Songs heard on this episode were the brand new single, “Recover” & the exclusive world debut of the forthcoming single, “Does God”


You can find Forrest Clay’s music on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, or anywhere good music is sold!


This episode of the Deconstructionists Podcast was edited by John Williamson and mixed and produced by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information: www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com 


Stay on top of all of the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com Go there to check out our blog, snag a t-shirt, or follow us on social media


Join our Patreon family here: www.patreon.com/deconstructionists 


Website by Ryan Battles

All photos by Jared Hevron

Logos designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pfluig

T-shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner. 



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Mar 04, 2021
Ep. 116 - Sarah Bessey "A Rhythm of Prayer"
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Guest Info/Bio: This week I welcome back one of our favorite guests - Sarah Bessey! Sarah Bessey is the author of the best-selling and critically acclaimed books Jesus Feminist (2013); Out of Sorts: Making Peace with an Evolving Faith (2015); and Miracles and Other Reasonable Things (2019). 


Her new collaborative book, A Rhythm of Prayer: A Collection of Meditations for Renewal is now available everywhere books are sold.d.

Along with her friends, the late Rachel Held Evans and Jim Chaffee, Sarah co-founded Evolving Faith. She now co-leads the community and conference alongside Jeff Chu. Sarah is also the co-host of The Evolving Faith Podcast which debuted at the top of the charts for Religion and Spirituality Podcasts and has been downloaded by hundreds of thousands of listeners worldwide.

Sarah is a sought-after speaker at churches, conferences, and universities around the world. Sarah writes the weekly newsletter Field Notes with exclusive essays, devotional series, conversations, and more. You can sign up for Field Notes here


She also serves as chair of the board for Heartline Ministries in Haiti. Based in Port au Prince, Heartline is committed to empowering Haitian families through complete maternal and infant health care, education, vocational training, and economic development.


Sarah contributed to the NIV Bible for Women: Fresh Insights for Thriving in Today’s World; Mother Letters: Sharing the Laughter, Joy, Struggles, and Hope; Soul Bare: Stories of Redemption; and What a Woman is Worth.


Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, The High Calling, Conversations Journal, ChurchLeaders.com, CT Women: Christianity Today’s Blog for Women, Today’s Christian Woman, and she has commented on religion, feminism, and faith deconstruction for The Atlantic, The Christian Post, Christianity Today, The National Post, and The Washington Post among others. She was an award-winning blogger back in the glory days of blogging. Some of the favourites are still available as essays on this website. Sarah is also the author of two ebooks - My Practices of Mothering and Waiting, Accepting, Journeying, Birthing: An Advent Devotional - both available for digital download here.


Guest (Select) Published Works: Waiting, Accepting, Journeying, Birthing; My Practices of Mothering; Jesus Feminist: An Invitation to Revisit The Bible’s View of Women; Out of Sorts: Making Peace with an Evolving Faith; Miracles And Other Reasonable Things: A Story of Unlearning and Relearning God; A Rhythm of Prayer: A Collection of Meditations for Renewal. 


Guest Website/Social Media:

www.sarahbessey.com 

Twitter: @sarahbessey  

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/sarah.styles.bessey 

Instagram: @sarahbessey 


Special guest music on this episode provided by: 

The Wind & The Wave

www.thewindandthewave.com 

Twitter: @thewindthewave

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/thewindandthewave/ 

Instagram: @thewindthewave 


Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: “Happiness Is Not A Place” from the album, Happiness Is Not A Place & “Rescue Me, Does God Love the Unlucky?” & “Father” from the E.P. Rescue Me. 


The Wind & The Wave’s music is available on iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, YouTube, Spotify, and anywhere good music is found. 


Stay on top of all the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com 

Go there to read our blog, grab a tee shirt, snag a pint glass or mug, follow us on social media, or join our Patreon family.


The Deconstructionists Podcast is edited by John Williamson. This episode was mixed and produced by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat. located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on facebook and Twitter or go to their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com 

www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety

Twitter: @napsrecording 


Website by Ryan Battles

All Photos by Jared Hevron

Logos designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pfluig

T-Shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner



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Feb 18, 2021
Ep. 115 - Peter Rollins "Atheism for Lent 2021"
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Guest Info/Bio: This week I welcome back our dear friend Peter Rollins to talk all about his annual Atheism for Lent course. To sign up for Atheism for Lent go to Pete’s website: www.peterrollins.com for tickets.


Pete is an author, philosopher, storyteller, producer, and public speaker who has gained an international reputation for overturning traditional notions of religion and forming “churches” that preach the Good News that we can’t be satisfied, that life is difficult, and that we don’t know the secret. 


Challenging the idea that faith concerns questions relating to belief; attacking the distinction between the sacred and the secular. It critiques theism and it sets aside questions regarding life after death to explore the possibility of life before death. 


Peter gained his higher education from Queens University, Belfast where he earned degrees (with distinction) in Scholastic Philosophy (BA Hons), Political Theory and Social Criticism (MA) and Post-Structural thought (PhD). 


Guest (Select) Published Works: Insurrection, The Idolatry of God, The Divine Magician. 


Guest Website/Social Media:

www.peterrollins.com 

Twitter: @peterrollins 

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/orthodoxheretic 

Instagram: @peter_rollins 


Special guest music on this episode provided by: 

The Beach 

Twitter: @thebeachmusic 

Facebook: @thebeachmusic 

Instagram: @thebeachmusic 


Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: “U.R. Beautiful, Toxic Love, Our Favourite Song, & Glass Houses” from the U.R. Beautiful EP. 


The Beach’s music is available on iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, YouTube, Spotify, and anywhere good music is found. 


Stay on top of all the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com 

Go there to read our blog, grab a tee shirt, snag a pint glass or mug, follow us on social media, or join our Patreon family.


The Deconstructionists Podcast is edited by John Williamson. This episode was mixed and produced by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat. located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on facebook and Twitter or go to their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com 

www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety

Twitter: @napsrecording 


Website by Ryan Battles

All Photos by Jared Hevron

Logos designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pfluig

T-Shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner



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Feb 02, 2021
Ep. 114 - Stina Kielsmeier-Cook "Blessed Are The Nones: Mixed-Faith Marriage and My Search for Spiritual Community"
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Guest Info/Bio: This week we speak with Stina Kielsmeier-Cook about what it’s like being in an interfaith relationship. What does it look like when the other person in your relationship has a different faith or no faith at all? 


Stina is a writer from the cold north where she raises kids, maxes out her library card, and is usually late for church. A former housing advocate for refugees, Stina loves to talk about public policy, parenting, and her neighborhood in Minneapolis. She works as Director of Communications at the Collegeville Institute, where she is also the managing editor of Bearings Online. Stina has a graduate diploma in Forced Migration and Refugee Studies from the American University in Cairo, and a B.A. in Political Science from Wheaten College. 


Guest Published Works: Blessed Are the Nones: Mixed-Faith Marriage and My Search for Spiritual Community. 


Guest Website/Social Media: 

www.stinakc.com 

Twitter: @stina_kc 

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/stina.kc/ 

Instagram: @stina.kc 


Special guest music on this episode provided by: Forrest Clay  

Twitter: @clay_k 

Facebook: @ https://m.facebook.com/ClayKirchenbauer?tsid=0.15432717790991135&source=result  

Instagram: @forrestclaymusic 


Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: the brand new single, “Recover” and the singles “Love a Little More” and “Counting the Stars”

Forrest Clay’s music is available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, and anywhere good music is found. 


Stay on top of all the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com 

Go there to read our blog, grab a tee shirt, snag a pint glass or mug, follow us on social media, or join our Patreon family.


The Deconstructionists Podcast is edited by John Williamson. This episode was mixed and produced by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat. located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on facebook and Twitter or go to their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com 

www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety

Twitter: @napsrecording 


Website by Ryan Battles

All Photos by Jared Hevron

Logos designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pfluig

T-Shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner



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Dec 22, 2020
Ep. 113 - Richard Beck "Trains, Jesus, and Murder: The Gospel According to Johnny Cash"
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Guest Info/Bio: This week we speak with Dr. Richard Beck. Richard Beck is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at Abilene Christian University. He is the author of Unclean, The Authenticity of Faith, The Slavery of Death, Reviving Old Scratch, and The Gospel According to Johnny Cash. Richard's published research also covers topics as diverse as the psychology of profanity to why Christian bookstore art is so bad. Richard leads a bible study each week for fifty inmates at the maximum security French-Robertson unit, and any given week Richard drives the van, preaches or washes dishes at Freedom Fellowship, a church feeding and reaching out to those on the margins. Finally, on his popular blog Experimental Theology Richard will spend enormous amounts of time writing about the theology of Johnny Cash, the demonology of Scooby-Doo or his latest bible class on monsters. 


Guest Published Works: The Authenticity of Faith; The Slavery of Death; Unclean; Reviving Old Scratch: Demons and the Devil for Doubters and the Disenchanted; and Trains, Jesus, and Murder: The Gospel According to Johnny Cash.


Guest Website/Social Media: 

www.experimentaltheology.blogspot.com 


Special guest music on this episode provided by: Tall Heights

www.tallheights.com 

Twitter: @tallheights 

Facebook: @tallheights 

Instagram: @tallheights


Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: “Spirit Cold” from the album, Neptune; “Oslo” from the album, Pretty Colors For Your Actions; and the singles - “Keeps Me Light” & “The Deep End.” 


Tall Heights’ music is available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, and anywhere good music is found. 


Stay on top of all the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com 

Go there to read our blog, grab a tee shirt, snag a pint glass or mug, follow us on social media, or join our Patreon family.


The Deconstructionists Podcast is edited by John Williamson. This episode was mixed and produced by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat. located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on facebook and Twitter or go to their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com 

www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety

Twitter: @napsrecording 


Website by Ryan Battles

All Photos by Jared Hevron

Logos designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pfluig

T-Shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner



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Dec 08, 2020
Ep. 112 - Justin Toppins "Human Trafficking pt. 2"
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Guest Info/Bio:

This week I welcome Justin Toppins is a writer and filmmaker who recently released his book, “The Outcast Daughter: What I learned about hope and faith from conversations with sex trafficking survivors and his accompanying documentary film, “Irreclaimable”. For more than a year, Justin set out to learn about the dark world of sex trafficking. Along the way he spoke with victims, sex workers, and even law enforcement to separate fact from myth. 



Guest Links: 

http://covenantbooks.com/books/?book=the-outcast-daughter

https://www.amazon.com/Irreclaimable-Samantha-Hernandez/dp/B07QDPYL2J/ref=nodl_



Musical Guest/Music Links:

www.remedydrive.com 

Twitter: @remedydrive 

Instagram: @remedydrive 

Facebook: @remedydrive


https://pages.theexodusroad.com  

Twitter: @theexodusroad 

Instagram: @theexodusroad 

Facebook: @theexodusroad 



Enjoy the music?

Songs heard on this episode were: “Disappear, You Got Fire (ft. Rachel Lampa McCarthy), & Warlike” from the album, The North Star. “Guide You Home” from the album, Hope’s Not Giving Up. 


You can find Remedy Drive’s music on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, or anywhere good music is sold!


This episode of the Deconstructionists Podcast was edited by John Williamson and mixed and produced by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information: www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com 


Stay on top of all of the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com Go there to check out our blog, snag a t-shirt, or follow us on social media


Join our Patreon family here: www.patreon.com/deconstructionists 


Website by Ryan Battles

All photos by Jared Hevron

Logos designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pfluig

T-shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner. 




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Nov 24, 2020
Ep. 111 - David Zach "Human Trafficking pt. 1"
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Guest Info/Bio:

This week I welcome David Zach. David Zach is the lead singer and songwriter for the rock band Remedy Drive as well as an advocate in the fight against human trafficking. The band has recorded two concept albums to shine a light on slavery and to celebrate the modern day abolition. The band's community and fan base has contributed around $350,000 in donations and in-kind donations to the counter trafficking organization The Exodus Road. 


When the band is not on tour David volunteers with The Exodus Road as an undercover operative. He spends time in brothels and in the red-light districts where underage girls and boys are sold by the hour. His role while undercover is to identify instances of minors being sold, and to capture actionable evidence of their trafficking using covert gear, some of which is funded by the Remedy Drive community and fan base. 


Upon returning from deployment overseas David uses the band and his platform to advocate for the victims of human trafficking, to shine a light on slavery and to speak about his time overseas with the goal of recruiting and funding the fight which is the modern underground railroad. He has spoken at many of the major festivals during talkback sessions, main stages and seminar tents. He also speaks at colleges, conferences, high school campuses and churches. David's message centers upon a core belief of both Remedy Drive and The Exodus Road - "Justice is in the hands of the ordinary".   


To hear about raids/rescues and everything going on the front lines text “remedy” to 51555. 


Guest/Music Links:

www.remedydrive.com 

Twitter: @remedydrive 

Instagram: @remedydrive 

Facebook: @remedydrive


https://pages.theexodusroad.com  

Twitter: @theexodusroad 

Instagram: @theexodusroad 

Facebook: @theexodusroad 



Enjoy the music?

Songs heard on this episode were: “Sunlight on Her Face” from the album, The North Star. “Commodity, Under the Starlight, and Take Cover” from the album, Commodity. 

 

You can find Remedy Drive’s music on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, or anywhere good music is sold!


This episode of the Deconstructionists Podcast was edited by John Williamson and mixed and produced by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information: www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com 


Stay on top of all of the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com Go there to check out our blog, snag a t-shirt, or follow us on social media


Join our Patreon family here: www.patreon.com/deconstructionists 


Website by Ryan Battles

All photos by Jared Hevron

Logos designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pfluig

T-shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner. 




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Nov 16, 2020
Ep. 110 - Kevin James Doyle "Embarrassment = Good Comedy"
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Guest Info/Bio:

This week I welcome back comedian Kevin James Doyle! Kevin just released his first comedy special, The 30 Year Old Virgin on all major platforms - iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Prime, Spectrum, Comcast, Apple TV, Dish, DirectTV, Vimeo, YouTube, etc. The audio album is available on Sirius XM, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Pandora, and more. We talk about Kevin’s religious upbringing and how that played a major role in the stories that make up his hilarious special. 


Kevin is a stand-up comedian, actor, and writer based in New York City. Kevin wrote and performed in the off Broadway show, How to Be a New Yorker that ran for 415 performances. Kevin also has performed his shows The 30 Year Old Virgin and Loud Blond Bald Kid at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Kevin also co-hosts the podcast, The Bradshaw Boys where 3 guys watch Sex and the City for the first time and discuss. 



Guest Links:

www.kevinjamesdoyle.com  

Twitter: @kevinjamesdoyle 

Instagram: @kevinjamesdoyle 

Facebook: @kevinjamesdoyle 


Special Music By: 

AJR

www.ajrbrothers.com 

Instagram: @ajrbrothers

Twitter: @ajrbrothers 

Facebook: @ajrbrothers 


Enjoy the music?

Songs heard on this episode were: “Karma; Wow, I’m Not Crazy; and Dear Winter” from the album, Neotheater and the songs, “Role Models & Pretender (Acoustic)” from the album, The Click (Deluxe Edition) 


You can find AJR’s music on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, or anywhere good music is sold!


This episode of the Deconstructionists Podcast was edited by John Williamson and mixed and produced by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information: www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com 


Stay on top of all of the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com Go there to check out our blog, snag a t-shirt, or follow us on social media


Join our Patreon family here: www.patreon.com/deconstructionists 


Website by Ryan Battles

All photos by Jared Hevron

Logos designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pfluig

T-shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner. 




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Nov 03, 2020
Ep. 109 - Dan Koch "The Rapture/End Times Theology"
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Guest Info/BIo:

This week I have a fascinating conversation with Dan Koch. Dan got his start in professional songwriting in 2002 with his band Sherwood. They released three full albums and a handful of shorter EPs, toured the US, Europe & Japan, and generally had a great time. As that season of life ended, he settled in Seattle and began transitioning into writing music for film & TV. He’s been fortunate to work with some great people, and has landed some 80+ national TV & radio spots in about 8 years. Dan is also host of the You Have Permission, Depolarize!, and Reconstruct podcasts.


Guest Links:

https://www.dankochwords.com/yhp.html

www.dankoch.net 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/you-have-permission/id1448000113?mt=2

Twitter: @dankoch 

Instagram: @dancoke


Special Music By: 

Acceptance 

www.acceptanceband.com 

Instagram: @acceptanceband

Twitter: @acceptanceband

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/acceptanceband

YouTube: https://m.youtube.com/c/acceptanceband


Enjoy the music?

Songs heard on this episode were: “Cold Air, Midnight, Bend the Light, & Son of the City” from the brand new album, Wild, Free. 


You can find Acceptance music on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, or anywhere good music is sold!


This episode of the Deconstructionists Podcast was edited by John Williamson and mixed and produced by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information: www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com 


Stay on top of all of the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com Go there to check out our blog, snag a t-shirt, or follow us on social media


Join our Patreon family here: www.patreon.com/deconstructionists 


Website by Ryan Battles

All photos by Jared Hevron

Logos designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pfluig

T-shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner. 




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Oct 26, 2020
Everybody Now: Climate Emergency and Sacred Duty
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Oct 19, 2020
Ep. 108 - Dr. David Bentley Hart "That All Shall Be Saved"
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Guest Info/BIo:

This week I have a fascinating conversation with Dr. David Bentley Hart on his new book That All Shall Be Saved: Heaven, Hell, and Universal Salvation. Dr. Hart has held positions at numerous universities including St. Louis University, University of Virginia, Duke University, and Providence College. His specialities are philosophical theology, systematics, patristics, classical and continental philosophy, and Asian religion. Dr. Hart has published numerous books and over 450 articles in such scholarly journals as Modern Theology, The Scottish Journal of Theology, and Pro Ecclesia, as well as in such trade publications as The Times Literary Supplement, The Wall Street Journal, First Things, and Commonweal. In 2011 he was awarded the Michael Ramsey Prize of the Church of England. 


(Select) Guest Publications: 

Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies; The Hidden and the Manifest: Essays in Theology and Metaphysics; The Story of Christianity: A History of 2000 Years of The Christian Faith; The Experience of God: Being, Consciousness, Bliss; The New Testament: A Translation; and That All Shall Be Saved: Heaven, Hell, and Universal Salvation. 


Guest Links:

https://www.amazon.com/David-Bentley-Hart/e/B001JRTRC0%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share


Special Music By: 

Dead Horses 

www.deadhorses.net 

Instagram: @deadhorseswi

Twitter: @deadhorseswi

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/deadhorseswi


Enjoy the music?

Songs heard on this episode were: “Turntable” from the album My Mother the Moon; “Lay me Down” from the album Space and Time; and “All I Ever Wanted” & “Mighty Storm” from the EP Birds. 


You can find Dead Horses music on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, or anywhere good music is sold!


This episode of the Deconstructionists Podcast was edited by John Williamson and mixed and produced by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information: www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com 


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All photos by Jared Hevron

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Oct 12, 2020
Ep. 107 - Shane Claiborne "Beating Guns & How to be an Ordinary Radical"
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Guest Info/BIo: This week I have a long overdue conversation with Shane Claiborne. Shane is a best-selling author, renowned activist, sought-after speaker, and self-proclaimed “recovering sinner.” Shane writes and speaks around the world about peacemaking, social justice, and Jesus, and is the author of several books including “The Irresistible Revolution,” “Jesus for President,” and his newest book “Executing Grace.” He is the visionary leader of The Simple Way in Philadelphia and co-director of Red Letter Christians. His work has been featured in Fox News, Esquire, SPIN, TIME, the Wall Street Journal, NPR, and CNN. (Select) Guest Publications: The Irresistible Revolution; Jesus for President; Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals; Beating Guns: Hope for People Who are Weary of Violence; and Red Letter Revolution: What if Jesus Really Meant What He Said? Guest Links: www.shaneclaiborne.com www.redletterchristians.org Twitter: @ShaneClaiborne Special Music By: The Collection www.thecollectionband.com Instagram: @collectionband Twitter: @thecollectionNC Facebook: @thecollectionband BandCamp: www.thecollection.bandcamp.com Enjoy the music? Songs heard on this episode were: “Beautiful Life” from the album, Entropy; “Sing of the Moon” from the album, Listen to the River; “The Middle of Me” and “Heartache” from the EP, I Love You, and I Think I Like You Too. You can find The Collections music on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, or anywhere good music is sold! This episode of the Deconstructionists Podcast was edited by John Williamson and mixed and produced by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information: www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com Stay on top of all of the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com Go there to check out our blog, snag a t-shirt, or follow us on social media Join our Patreon family here: www.patreon.com/deconstructionists Website by Ryan Battles All photos by Jared Hevron Logos designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pfluig T-shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner.

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Sep 22, 2020
Ep. 106 - Jon Steingard "How to Deconstruct in the Christian music industry"
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Guest Info/BIo: This week I have a really fun conversation with Jon Steingard. Jon is a Canadian musician who is the lead vocalist/guitarist of the band Hawk Nelson. Jon currently works as a director and filmmaker. Guest Links: www.steingardcreative.com Twitter: @jonsteingard Instagram: @jonsteingard Facebook: @jonsteingard Special Music By: Hawk Nelson www.hawknelson.com Instagram: @hawknelson Twitter: @hawknelson Facebook: @Hawknelson Enjoy the music? Songs heard on this episode were: “Drops in the Ocean” from the album, Diamonds; “No Such Thing, Crooked Lines, and Never Let You Down” from the album, Miracles You can find Hawk Nelson’s music on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, or anywhere good music is sold! This episode of the Deconstructionists Podcast was edited by John Williamson and mixed and produced by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information: www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com Stay on top of all of the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com Go there to check out our blog, snag a t-shirt, or follow us on social media Join our Patreon family here: www.patreon.com/deconstructionists Website by Ryan Battles All photos by Jared Hevron Logos designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pfluig T-shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner.

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Sep 02, 2020
Ep. 105 - Dr. Thomas Jay Oord "Q&A for God Can't"
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Guest Bio: Thomas Jay Oord is a theologian, philosopher, and scholar of multi-disciplinary studies. He is an award-winning author, and he has written or edited more than twenty books. Oord has won the Outstanding Faculty Award twelve times as professor of Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, Idaho. Oord is known for his contributions to research on love, relational theology, science and religion, and Wesleyan/Holiness/Church of the Nazarene thought. (Select) Guest Publications: The Nature of Love: A Theology; The Uncontrolling Love of God: An Open and Relational Account of Providence; God Can't: How to Believe in God and Love After Tragedy, Abuse, and Other Evils; and God Can't Q&A. Guest Links: www.thomasjayoord.com Twitter: @thomasjayoord Special Guest Music: George Ogilvie www.george-ogilvie.com Twitter: @george_ogilvie Facebook: @george_ogilvie Enjoy the songs? Songs heard throughout the episode were: "Surveillance" from the EP, Nowhere; "Grave" from the album, White Out; the single, "Foreign Hands"; and the single, "In Only a Day (Alternate)" Go support George by grabbing his tunes on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, or anywhere good music is sold! Stay on top of all the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com Go there to read our blog, grab a tee shirt, snag a pint glass or mug, follow us on social media, or join our Patreon family. The Deconstructionists Podcast is edited by John Williamson. This episode was mixed and produced by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat. located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on facebook and Twitter or go to their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording Website by Ryan Battles All Photos by Jared Hevron Logos designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pfluig T-Shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner

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Aug 18, 2020
Ep. 104 - Dr. Drew Hart "Who Will Be A Witness?" A Conversation on Racism
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Guest/Bio: This week we bring back one of our favorite guests, Dr. Drew Hart. Drew G. I. Hart is a professor in theology, an author, and an activist with ten years of pastoral experience. His undergraduate work was in biblical studies at Messiah College, he received his Masters of Divinity degree with an urban concentration at Biblical Seminary, and he recently defended his dissertation in the field of theology and ethics at Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. Currently he is a part-time professor for several PA seminaries and schools but in the Fall of 2016 he begins teaching full-time as an assistant professor in theology at Messiah College. Drew spent most of his young adult years leading and mentoring black and brown youth as a pastor, working for an inner city after-school program, and working closely with Philadelphia based nonprofits. Today, along with teaching theology, Drew is currently passionate about partnering with community groups and churches to facilitate anti-racism training and seminars, as well as delivering lectures, talks, and sermons. Regularly speaking at churches, conferences, and colleges, Drew brings together his pastoral experience with his academic training to challenge the Church on a variety of topics. He has been particularly invested in conversations on white supremacy and racism and their entanglements with western Christianity, but Drew also speaks and writes about Christian discipleship, western Christendom, Christian history, liberation and oppression, peacemaking and nonviolent resistance, urban ministry, social media, etc. Drew has a Christian Century hosted blog entitled ‘Taking Jesus Seriously’, while also writing occasionally for The Mennonite as well. Guest Published Works: “Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing The Way The Church Views Racism” & the forthcoming book, “Who Will Be A Witness: Igniting Activism For God’s Justice, Love, and Deliverance.” Guest links: https://www.drewihart.com https://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/taking-jesus-seriously https://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=TakingJesusSeriously&loc=en_US Twitter: @DruHart Facebook: @Drew.GI.Hart For other episodes on race/racism: Ep. 35 w/Dr. Drew Hart, Ep. 78 w/Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, and Ep. 103 w/Drew Brown. Special Music Provided by: Firewoodisland www.firewoodisland.com Twitter: @firewoodisland Instagram: @firewoodisland Facebook: @firewoodisland Like the songs on this episode? Songs used on the podcast were: “Storm, Mutually, & One with the Mountain” from the album, Firewoodisland and “Soldier” from the album, Chaos Is the State of Heart. You can find Firewoodisland’s tunes on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, SoundCloud, YouTube, or anywhere good music can be found! Stay on top of all the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com Go there to read our blog, grab one of our many t-shirt designs, snag a pint glass or coffee mug, follow us on social media, or join our Patreon family! The Deconstructionists Podcast is edited by John Williamson This episode was produced by THE Nicholas Rowe. Website by Ryan Battles All photos courtesy of Jared Hevron Logo & graphics designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pflug T-shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner.

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Jul 08, 2020
Ep. 103 - Drew Brown "A Conversation on Racism"
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Guest/Bio: This week we welcome our friend Drew Brown to discuss race, racism, and the current movement to create lasting change within the United States and North American at-large. Drew is a Canadian award winning singer-songwriter, producer, and activist. Drew performs and works with artists all over North America. As a way to help other artists and musicians he also started the Personic Creative Collective. It serves as a hub for creatives to grow, learn, and be resourced. It offers production, photography, and a community/support system to assist in launching their projects. Guest Links: www.drewbrownmusic.com Twitter: @drewbrownmusic Facebook: @drewbrownmusic Instagram: @drewbrownmusic Suggested Reading: How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi The Skin We’re In by Desmond Cole White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo I’m Still Here by Austin Channing Brown The Trouble I’ve Seen by Dr. Drew Hart Tears We Cannot Stop by Michael Eric Dyson The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin Special Music: Hymns For the Architect (Drew Brown) Songs used on the podcast were: “Rising Rain” from the album, Solace From Solitude; “The Wilderness (The Long Lament, Pt. 1)” from the album, The Bright Sadness; and the singles: “You May Find a Light” and “Dust/Mercy.” You can find Hymns For The Architect & Drew Brown’s music on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Apple Music, Spotify, iTunes, or anywhere good music can be found! Stay on top of all the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com Go there to read our blog, grab one of our many t-shirt designs, snag a pint glass or coffee mug, follow us on social media, or join our Patreon family! The Deconstructionists Podcast is edited by John Williamson This episode was produced by THE Nicholas Rowe. Website by Ryan Battles All photos courtesy of Jared Hevron Logo & graphics designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pflug T-shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner.

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Jun 17, 2020
Ep. 102 - Jonathan Martin "Hope In A Time of Instability"
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Guest/Bio: This week we have a long overdue guest - Jonathan Martin! We talk about anxiety and hope in the time of Pandemic amongst other topics. Jonathan is a pastor at The Table and author of two critically acclaimed books, Prototype and How to Survive a Shipwreck, with a third book coming out in the summer of 2020. He holds degrees from Gardner-Webb University, Penecostal Theological Seminary (MA) and Duke University (ThM). Jonathan’s work and/or words have been featured in places like the New York Times, The Atlantic, NPR, Newsweek, Vox, Sojourners, The Huffington Post, and Relevant Magazine, and he has published in scholarly journals, like The Journal of Penecostal Theology. Guest (selected) Published Works: Prototype: What Happens When You Discover You’re More Like Jesus Than You Think? and How to Survive a Shipwreck: Help Is on the Way and Love is Already Here. Guest Links: www.jonathanmartinwords.com Twitter: @theboyonthebike Podcast: Listen to The Zeitcast with Jonathan Martin on Apple Podcasts. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-zeitcast-with-jonathan-martin/id1474849938 Special Music by: Half Light Music Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/halflightmusic/ YouTube: www.youtube.com/halflightmusiclive Like the songs on this episode? Songs used on the podcast were: “Find My Way” off the album, Partial Illumination and the singles: “Hands Up, Save Yer Money, and Truth Tears Apart (Soul Surrender)” You can find Half Light Music’s tunes on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, BandCamp, YouTube, or anywhere good music can be found! Stay on top of all the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com Go there to read our blog, grab one of our many t-shirt designs, snag a pint glass or coffee mug, follow us on social media, or join our Patreon family! The Deconstructionists Podcast is edited by John Williamson This episode was produced by THE Nicholas Rowe. Website by Ryan Battles All photos courtesy of Jared Hevron Logo & graphics designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pflug T-shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner.

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Jun 03, 2020
Ep. 101 - Rev. Dr. Bruce Epperly "Faith in a Time of Pandemic"
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Guest/Bio: This week we welcome the Rev. Dr. Bruce Epperly. We talk about Bruce’s latest book, “Faith in a time of Pandemic” and how we can find hope in a time of uncertainty. Bruce is a nationally known pastor, educator, and author. He has served as a congregational pastor, university chaplain, professor, and seminary administrator. He is the author of over 50 books on practical theology, ministry, and spirituality, including the award-winning “Tending to the Holy: The Practice of the Presence of God in Ministry.” Bruce regularly writes lectionary commentaries for www.patheos.com and www.processandfaith.org. Bruce received his B.A. in Philosophy from San Jose State University and M.A. an Ph.D. in Philosophy of Religion and Theology at Claremont Graduate School. Guest (Selected) Works: The Mystic in You: Discovering a God-filled World; Process Theology: A Guide for the Perplexed; Piglet’s Process: Process Theology for All God’s Children; Faith in a Time of Pandemic Guest Links: www.southcongregationalchurch-centerville.org Special Music: Nicholas Rowe www.nicholasrowemusic.com http://nicholasrowe.bandcamp.com Twitter: @_NicholasRowe_ Facebook: www.facebook.com/nicholasrowemusic Instagram: @_nicholasrowe_ Enjoy the music? Songs used on the podcast were: “I Have Five Things To Say, Promises I Couldn’t Keep, Naked Trees Blowing Wind, and Lake Michigan” off of the soon to be released E.P. Five Things You can find Nick’s music on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, BandCamp, or anywhere good music can be found! Stay on top of all the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com Go there to read our blog, grab one of our many t-shirt designs, snag a pint glass or coffee mug, follow us on social media, or join our Patreon family! The Deconstructionists Podcast is edited by John Williamson This episode was produced by THE Nicholas Rowe. Website by Ryan Battles All photos courtesy of Jared Hevron Logo & graphics designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pflug T-shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner.

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May 19, 2020
Ep. 100 - Chelsea Meyer & Ryan Wilkins
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Guest Info/BIo: We’re back! This episode should have been out a couple of weeks ago but despite sheltering in place, working from home, having all of my groceries delivered, and only having contact with my ex-wife and daughter - I (John) still managed to get Covid. Fortunately I was able to recover at home and didn’t need to go to the hospital, but it took me out of commission for a few weeks. Be careful out there! Anyway, here is part 2 of the Divorce Series. This episode means a lot to me because I was able to talk to two of my friends about their first-hand experiences with divorce. The first half of this episode is a conversation with Chelsea Meyer who just got remarried recently and is now a clinical mental health counselor. The second half of the episode is with Ryan Wilkins the co-owner/co-founder of Olentangy River Brewing and the Senior Director, Communications & Facilities at the Ronald McDonald House. I pray that for those of you who need it that this is helpful. Special Music By: Ryan Wilkins Enjoy the music? Songs heard on this episode were: “Your Grace Outshines My Faults” & “Steady Ground” from the album, Steady Ground & “Love Will Overcome” from the album, These Three Remain. You can find Ryan’s music on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, or anywhere good music is sold! This episode of the Deconstructionists Podcast was edited by John Williamson and mixed and produced by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information: www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com Stay on top of all of the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com Go there to check out our blog, snag a t-shirt, follow us on social media, or join our Patreon family! Website by Ryan Battles All photos by Jared Hevron Logos designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pfluig T-shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner.

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May 06, 2020
Sunday Sermon Series: The Struggle is Real
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Thanks for joining us for our special Sunday Sermon Series. This is the second in a series of sermons we recorded a few years ago that would thought we’d share now as we all try to navigate through the age of the Corona Virus. This week’s selection is a sermon Adam preached several years ago at LIFE Church in Bexley, Ohio. It’s one of my favorites and I know that you’ll love it too. We hope you’re all staying safe out there. All the love from us to all of you. Theme music by Clay Kirchenbauer Stay on top of all the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com Go there to read our blog, grab one of our many t-shirt designs, snag a pint glass or coffee mug, follow us on social media, or join our Patreon family! The Deconstructionists Podcast is edited by John Williamson This episode was produced by THE Nicholas Rowe. Website by Ryan Battles All photos courtesy of Jared Hevron Logo & graphics designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pflug T-shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner.

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Apr 12, 2020
Ep. 99 - Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis "Healing from Divorce"
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Guest Info/BIo: This week we have the amazing Dr. Thema on the show to talk about how to navigate through divorce. Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis is a licensed psychologist, ordained minister, and sacred artist who has worked nationally and globally to provide relief and empowerment to marginalized persons. Dr. Thema, a professor at Pepperdine University, is a past president of the Society for the Psychology of Women. Her contributions to psychological research, policy, and practice have been honored by national and regional psychological associations. Dr. Thema earned her doctorate from Duke University, completed her post-doctoral training at Harvard Medical Center, and is a past American Psychological Association representative to the United Nations. She has served as a mental health media consultant for numerous print, radio, and television media outlets, including but not limited to the Huffington Post, NPR, CBS, Oxygen, CNN, BET, TV One, Lifetime, and We TV. Guest Links: Twitter: @drthema Instagram: @drthema Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/pg/ThemaBryantDavis/about/ Listen to the Homecoming Podcast here: https://linktr.ee/dr.thema Special Music By: Ed Prosek www.edprosek.com Twitter: @edprosek Instagram: @edprosek Facebook: @edprosekmusic Enjoy the music? Songs heard on this episode were: “The Mountain, Wisdom, So Beautiful, & Killing Me” You can find Ed’s music on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, or anywhere good music is sold! This episode of the Deconstructionists Podcast was edited by John Williamson and mixed and produced by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information: www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com Stay on top of all of the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com Go there to check out our blog, snag a t-shirt, follow us on social media, or join our Patreon family! Website by Ryan Battles All photos by Jared Hevron Logos designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pfluig T-shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner.

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Apr 08, 2020
Sunday Sermon Series: The Temptation of Christ
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Thanks for joining us for our special Sunday Sermon Series. This is the first of a series of sermons we recorded a few years ago that would thought we’d share now as we all try to navigate through the age of the Corona Virus. We hope you’re all staying safe out there. All the love from us to all of you. Theme music by Clay Kirchenbauer Stay on top of all the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com Go there to read our blog, grab one of our many t-shirt designs, snag a pint glass or coffee mug, follow us on social media, or join our Patreon family! The Deconstructionists Podcast is edited by John Williamson This episode was produced by THE Nicholas Rowe. Website by Ryan Battles All photos courtesy of Jared Hevron Logo & graphics designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pflug T-shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner.

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Apr 05, 2020
Ep. 98 - Dr. Tad DeLay "Against"
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GUEST INFO/BIO: This week’s guest is our good friend Dr. Tad DeLay. Tad came back on the show to discuss a very prominent subsection of Christian Evangelicalism - white evangelicals and his new book that discusses what makes them tick. Tad is interested in the intersections of continental philosophy, theology, psychoanalysis, critical theory, and politics. He also holds a Ph.D. in Religion as well as an M.A. in Philosophy, an M.A. in Theology, and a B.A. in Psychology. He lives, writes, and teaches in Denver, and aims to make theory public. (SELECT) GUEST PUBLICATIONS: The Cynic and the Fool: The Unconscious in Theology & Politics, God is Unconscious: Psychoanalysis & Theology, and Against: What Does the White Evangelical Want? GUEST LINKS/SOCIAL MEDIA: www.taddelay.com Facebook: @taddelayauthor Twitter: @taddelay SPECIAL GUEST MUSIC: https://fashionweekmusic.bandcamp.com Facebook: @fashionweekmusic Twitter: @fashionweek_CMH Instagram: @fashionweek_CMH Enjoy the songs? Songs heard throughout the episode were: “Gaslight, Golden Rage, and Dark of the Cinema” from the EP Mood and the single, “Tell me Something.” Go forth and find their music on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, BandCamp, YouTube, and anywhere good music is found! Stay on top of all the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com Go there to read our blog, grab one of our many t-shirt designs, snag a pint glass or coffee mug, follow us on social media, or join our Patreon family! The Deconstructionists Podcast is edited by John Williamson This episode was produced by THE Nicholas Rowe. Website by Ryan Battles All photos courtesy of Jared Hevron Logo & graphics designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pflug T-shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner.

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Mar 18, 2020
Ep. 97 - Rev. Dr. Robin Meyers - "Spiritual Defiance"
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GUEST INFO/BIO: This week’s guest is the Rev. Dr. Robin Meyers. Dr. Meyers is a minister, peace activist, philosophy professor, and author. He has been a syndicated columnist and an award-winning commentator for National Public Radio and the Senior Minister of the Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ in Oklahoma City since 1985. He is Distinguished professor of Social Justice in the Philosophy department at Oklahoma City University, where he has taught since 1991. (SELECT) GUEST PUBLICATIONS: “Saving Jesus From the Church: How To Stop Worshipping Christ and Start Following Jesus; The Underground Church: Reclaiming the Subversive Way of Jesus; Spiritual Defiance: Building a Beloved Community of Resistance; and Saving God from Religion: A Minister’s Search for Faith in a Skeptical Age.” GUEST LINKS/SOCIAL MEDIA: www.mayflowerucc.org SPECIAL GUEST MUSIC: www.attaboyonline.com Facebook: @attaboy Twitter: @attaboyonline Instagram: @attaboyonline Enjoy the songs? Songs heard throughout the episode were: “Waking Up, Never Going Back, Disappearing, and Fire” from the album, Wild. Go forth and find their music on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, and anywhere good music is found! Stay on top of all the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com Go there to read our blog, grab one of our many t-shirt designs, snag a pint glass or coffee mug, follow us on social media, or join our Patreon family! The Deconstructionists Podcast is edited by John Williamson This episode was produced by THE Nicholas Rowe. Website by Ryan Battles All photos courtesy of Jared Hevron Logo & graphics designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pflug T-shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner.

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Feb 26, 2020
Ep. 96 - Dr. Jacqueline Bussie "Outlaw Christian"
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Guest Info/BIo: Welcome to 2020! We now live in the future! To kick the year off we welcome back one of our favorites guests, Dr. Jacquline Bussie! We talk about her wonderful book “Outlaw Christian” and why we need to stop apologizing for our tears. Dr. Bussie is an award-winning author, professor, theologian, public speaker, and student of life in all its messy beauty. Her books include “Love without Limits (2018) and “Outlaw Christian” (2016), which won the 2017 Gold Medal Illumination Award for Christian Living. Jacqueline teaches religion, theology, and interfaith studies classes at Concordia College in Moorehead, Minnesota, where she also serves as the Director of the Forum on Faith and Life. Guest Social Media: www.jacquelinebussie.com Twitter: @jacquelinebussie Instagram: @jbussie Facebook: @jacqueline.bussie Special Music By: Family & Friends www.familyandfriendsband.com Twitter: @famandpals Instagram: @familyandfriendstagram Facebook: @familyandfriends Bandcamp: www.familyandfriends.bandcamp.com Enjoy the music? Songs heard on this episode were: “Family and Friends” from the album, Love You Mean It. “Hold on to Your Love”, “Winding Roads”, and “PRSM” from the album, Felix Culpa. You can find Family & Friends music on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, BandCamp, or anywhere good music is sold! This episode of the Deconstructionists Podcast was edited by John Williamson and mixed and produced by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information: www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com Stay on top of all of the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com Go there to check out our blog, snag a t-shirt, follow us on social media, or join our Patreon family! Website by Ryan Battles All photos by Jared Hevron Logos designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pfluig T-shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner.

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Feb 12, 2020
Ep 95 - Dr. Kathleen M. O'Conner "Lamentations and the Tears of the World"
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Ep 95 - Dr. Kathleen M. O'Conner "Lamentations and the Tears of the World" by Adam Narloch & John Williamson

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Dec 18, 2019
Ep 94 - Dan Haseltine of Jars of Clay
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Guest Info/Bio: This week we’re very excited because our guest is Dan Haseltine! Dan is best known as the lead singer of the multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning band Jars of Clay. We talk about everything from how Jars of Clay got their start to his work helping to bring clean water to places in need. Beyond his work as a musician, Dan is also co-founder of the non-profit organization, Blood:Water Mission. Blood:Water Mission works as an equipping agency that partners with African grassroots organizations to address the water and HIV/AIDS crises. Dan is a regular writer and speaker about worship music, HIV/AIDS in Africa, social justice, and church reform. His is also a regular columnist for Relevant Magazine, and has contributed articles to Moody, CCM Magazine, Christianity Today, World Vision, Campus Life, and Beliefnet. Guest Social Media: www.jarsofclay.com www.bloodwater.org Facebook: @jarsofclay Twitter: @jarsofclay & @scribblepotemus Special Music By: Jars of Clay Enjoy the music? Songs heard on this episode were: “Silence” from the album, The Eleventh Hour “All My Tears” from the album, Good Monsters “Weapons” & “Hero” from the album, The Long Fall Back to Earth “Left Undone” & “Love in Hard Times” from the album, Inland You can find Jars of Clay’s music on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Pandora, iHeartRadio, Google Play, or anywhere good music is found. This episode of the Deconstructionist’s Podcast was edited by John Williamson. It was mixed and produced by THE Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording Stay on top of all the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com! Go there to read our blog, snag a t-shirt, follow us on social media, or join our Patreon family! Website by Ryan Battles All photos by Jared Hevron Logos designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pflug. T-Shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner.

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Dec 03, 2019
Ep 93 - Dr. Alexander Shaia "Return from Camino"
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Guest Info/Bio: This week we bring back a dear friend and one of our favorite guests of all time, Dr. Alexander Shaia. One of the things we wanted to do for the listeners, but even more so our friends, was to try our best to paint a picture of the journey that our friend Simon was getting ready to embark on. And so, we called in the expert and the guy who literally wrote the book on it. In fact, Simon had that very book with him when he left for Spain. We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did and that you at least get a sense of the power and meaning behind the Camino. Dr. Shaia is an international speaker, author, and teacher. He studied cultural anthropology at Notre Dame University, and also has a PhD in Clinical Psychology. Alexander is the author of the revolutionary book, “Heart and Mind: The Four-Gospel Journey for Radical Transformation.” This episode is dedicated in loving memory to Simon Forsythe. Guest Social Media: www.quadratos.com Facebook: @walkwithheartandmind Special Music By: Rivers & Robots www.riversandrobots.com Facebook: @riversandrobots Twitter: @riversandrobots Instagram: @riversandrobots Enjoy the music? Songs heard on this episode were: “We have overcome” & “Light Will Dawn” from the album, All Things New; “Home” from the album, The Eternal Son; and “Dreams” & “Discovery” from the album, Discovery, You can find Rivers & Robot’s music on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, or anywhere good music is found. This episode of the Deconstructionist’s Podcast was edited by John Williamson. It was mixed and produced by THE Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording Stay on top of all the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com! Go there to read our blog, snag a t-shirt, follow us on social media, or join our Patreon family! Website by Ryan Battles All photos by Jared Hevron Logos designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pflug. T-Shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner.

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Nov 22, 2019
Ep 92 - Mel Forsythe "Anastasis"
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Guest Info/Bio: This week is a very special and personal episode for us. On November 10, 2018 we lost our dear friend Simon Forsythe. Simon was our pastor, our friend, our very first interview (episode #2), and helped us get this podcast off the ground. This week we speak with Mel, his wife and co-lead pastor of LIFE Church about Simon, their church, and Simon’s legacy. Melanie Forsythe is the Lead Pastor of LIFE Vineyard Church, a vibrant faith community in the heart of Columbus, Ohio. She came to faith in the post-Christian landscape of Australia. There, Melanie was a youth pastor for many years before moving to America alongside her now late husband and co-founder of LIFE Vineyard. In spite of the unexpected loss of her husband in late 2018, Melanie is unapologetically in love with the Gospel, and full of hope and vision for the future of the local church. Her Selah conference, held annually in Columbus reaches women from all walks of life, calling them to live lives of authentic devotion to Jesus. This episode is dedicated in loving memory to Simon. Guest Social Media: www.lifevineyardchurch.com Special Music By: James Truslow Facebook: @Truslowmusic Twitter: @Truslowmusic Enjoy the music? Songs heard on this episode were: “Greater, No Other Name, Overwhelmed, & We Are Yours” from the EP, Celestial. “Lover” from the album Hurricane. You can find Truslow’s music on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, or anywhere good music is found. This episode of the Deconstructionist’s Podcast was edited by John Williamson. It was mixed and produced by THE Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording Stay on top of all the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com! Go there to read our blog, snag a t-shirt, follow us on social media, or join our Patreon family! Website by Ryan Battles All photos by Jared Hevron Logos designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pflug. T-Shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner.

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Nov 08, 2019
Ep 91 - Karen Gonzalez "The God Who Sees: Immigrants, the Bible, and the Journey to Belong"
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Guest Info/Bio: Karen is a former public school teacher and attended Fuller Theological Seminary, where she studied theology and missiology. For the last 11 years, she has been a non-profit professional, currently working for World Relief, an organization that serves immigrants and refugees. She wrote a book about her own immigration story and the many immigrants found in the Bible: The God Who Sees: Immigrants, The Bible, and the Journey to Belong (Herald Press, May 2019).  You can find her on Twitter and Instagram musing about theology: @_karenjgonzalez. Her writing can be found on the communal blogs: The Mudroom and The Salt Collective. She is a sought after speaker, who has written about and presented on a variety of topics, including spiritual formation, Latinx identity, race and culture, women in the church, the Enneagram, and immigration. She also has bylines in Sojourners, Christianity Today, The Christian Century, Christ and Pop Culture, and others. (Selected) Guest Publications: The God Who Sees: Immigrants, The Bible, and the Journey to Belong (Herald Press, May 2019). Guest Social Media: www.karen-gonzalez.com Twitter: @_karengonzalez Instagram: @_karengonzalez Special Music By: Jordy Searcy www.jordysearcymusic.com Twitter: @jordysearcymusi Facebook: @jordysearcymusic Instagram: @jordysearcymusic Enjoy the music? Songs heard on this episode were: “Explaining Jesus” & “Rosalyn” from the album, Dark in the City and the new single, “Better.” You can find Jordy’s music on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, or anywhere good music is found. This episode of the Deconstructionist’s Podcast was edited by John Williamson. It was mixed and produced by THE Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording Stay on top of all the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com! Go there to read our blog, snag a t-shirt, follow us on social media, or join our Patreon family! Website by Ryan Battles All photos by Jared Hevron Logos designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pflug. T-Shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner.

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Oct 16, 2019
Ep 90 - Barbara Brown Taylor "Holy Envy"
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Guest Info/Bio: And we’re back! We’ve been sitting on this one for a little while now and couldn't wait to get it out to all of you. This week we welcome Dr. Barbara Brown Taylor! Barbara is a best-selling author, teacher, and Episcopal priest. Her first memoir, Leaving Church, won an Author of the Year award from the Georgia Writers Association in 2006. Her next two books, An Altar in the World (2010) and Learning To Walk in the Dark (2015), earned places on the New York Times bestseller list. She has served on faculties of Piedmont College, Columbia Theological Seminary, Candler School of Theology at Emory University, McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University, and the Certificate in Theological Studies program at Arrendale State Prison for Women in Alto, Georgia. In 2014 TIME included her on its annual list of Most Influential People; in 2015 she was named Georgia Woman of the Year; in 2016 she received the President’s Medal at the Chautauqua Institution in New York. (Selected) Guest Publications: When God is Silent; Home By Another Way; Leaving Church: A Memoir of Faith; An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith; Learning to Walk in the Dark; and Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others Guest Social Media: www.barbarabrowntaylor.com Facebook: @barbarabrowntaylor Special Music By: Remedy Drive www.remedydrive.com Twitter: @RemedyDrive Facebook: @remedydrive Instagram: @remedydrive Enjoy the music? Songs heard on this episode were: “Disappear, Brighter Than Apathy, and Warlike” from the album, The North Star and the song, “Guide You Home” from the album, Hope’s Not Giving Up. You can find Remedy Drive’s music on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, or anywhere good music is found. This episode of the Deconstructionist’s Podcast was edited by John Williamson. It was mixed and produced by THE Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording Stay on top of all the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com! Go there to read our blog, snag a t-shirt, follow us on social media, or join our Patreon family! Website by Ryan Battles All photos by Jared Hevron Logos designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pflug. T-Shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner.

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Sep 17, 2019
Ep 89 - Pete Enns "How The Bible Really Works*"
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Guest Info/Bio: We finally did it! A second episode AND it’s with our buddy Dr. Pete Enns! Dr. Enns (PhD, Harvard University) is Abram S. Clemens professor of Biblical Studies at Eastern University, St. Davids, PA. He has taught courses at several other institutions including Harvard University, Fuller Theological Seminary, and Princeton Theological Seminary. Dr. Enns is a biblical scholar, theologian, and author who has written on topics like hermeneutics, the relationship between science and religion, Christianity and evolution, and Old Testament interpretation. He is also a contributor to the Huffington Post and Patheos and a regular blogger at www.peteenns.com (Selected) Guest Publications: The Bible Tells me so…; Inspiration and Incarnation; The Evolution of Adam; Telling God’s Story; The Sin of Certainty; How the Bible Really Works*; and more… Guest Social Media: www.peteenns.com Twitter: @peteenns Facebook: @PeteEnnsAuthor Check out Pete’s podcast The Bible For Normal People anywhere you find your podcasts! It’s terrific! We listen to it, and so should you! Special Music By: Josh Gauton www.joshgauton.com Twitter: @joshgauton Facebook: @joshgauton Instagram: @joshgauton Enjoy the music? Songs heard on this episode were: “Wild Love (ft. Elle Limebear), Time’s Not Wasted, This Side of Heaven, Majesty (O The Mystery), and Cathedral” from the album O, Peace. You can find Josh’s music on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, or anywhere good music is found. This episode of the Deconstructionist’s Podcast was edited by John Williamson. It was mixed and produced by THE Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording Stay on top of all the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com! Go there to read our blog, snag a t-shirt, follow us on social media, or join our Patreon family! Website by Ryan Battles All photos by Jared Hevron Logos designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pflug. T-Shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner.

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Jun 27, 2019
Ep 88 - Thomas Jay Oord "God Can't"
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GUEST INFO/BIO: Hello 2019!!! We kick off the year (FINALLY!) with Dr. Thomas Jay Oord. Thomas Jay Oord is a theologian, philosopher, and scholar of multi-disciplinary studies. He is an award-winning author, and he has written or edited more than twenty books. Lord has won the Outstanding Faculty Award twelve times as professor of Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, Idaho. Oord is known for his contributions to research on love, relational theology, science and religion, and Wesleyan/Holiness/Church of the Nazarene thought. (SELECT) GUEST PUBLICATIONS: The Nature of Love: A Theology; The Uncontrolling Love of God: An Open and Relational Account of Providence; ReThinking the Bible: Inerrancy, Preaching, Inspiration, Authority, Formation, Archeology, Postmodernism, and More; God Can’t: How to Believe in God and Love After Tragedy, Abuse, and Other Evils. GUEST LINKS/SOCIAL MEDIA: www.thomasjayoord.com Twitter: @thomasjayoord SPECIAL GUEST MUSIC: Cody Fry www.codyfry.com Twitter: @codyfry Facebook: @codyfrymusic Instagram: @codyfry Enjoy the songs? Songs heard throughout the episode were: “Better, Hold On, Go, & A Little More” from the album, Flying and the single, “Vegas.” Go support Cody by grabbing his tunes on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, and anywhere good music is found! Stay on top of all the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com ! Go there to read our latest blog post, grab a t-shirt, snag a cool pint glass or coffee mug, follow us on social media, or join our Patreon family. The Deconstructionists Podcast is edit by John Williamson. This episode was produced by George “the alien/human hybrid” Benson. Check out George’s podcast Evangebros! Website designed by Ryan Battles. All photos courtesy of Jared Hevron Logo & graphics designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pluig t-shirt designs by Colin Rigsby, Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, & Jason Turner.

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Apr 03, 2019
Ep 87 - Dr. Jacqueline Bussie "Love Without Limits"
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Guest Info/Bio: Our final guest of 2018 wrote one of our favorite books of this past year. Dr. Jacqueline Bussie is an award-winning author, professor, theologian, public speaker, and student of life in all its messy beauty. Her books include “Love without Limits (2018) and “Outlaw Christian” (2016), which won the 2017 Gold Medal Illumination Award for Christian Living. Jacqueline teaches religion, theology, and interfaith studies classes at Concordia College in Moorehead, Minnesota, where she also serves as the Director of the Forum on Faith and Life. Guest Social Media: www.jacquelinebussie.com Twitter: @jacquelinbussie Instagram: @jbussie Facebook: @jacqueline.bussie Special Music By: Sleeping at Last www.sleepingatlast.com Twitter: @sleepingatlast Facebook: @sleepingatlast Instagram: @sleepingatlast Enjoy the music? Songs heard on this episode were: “Atlas: Body, Atlas: Heart, Atlas: One, Atlas: Four, & “Mars” from the album, Atlas: Space (Deluxe). You can find Sleeping At Last’s music on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, or anywhere good music is found. This episode of the Deconstructionist’s Podcast was edited by John Williamson. It was mixed and produced by George Benson. George is the host of the Evangebro’s podcast available anywhere good podcasts are found! George also once slayed a dragon. He’s the reason we’re all much safer now. Stay on top of all the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com! Go there to read our blog, snag a t-shirt, follow us on social media, or join our Patreon family! We also have brand new coffee mugs in the webstore! Website by Ryan Battles All photos by Jared Hevron Logos designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pflug. T-Shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner.

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Dec 25, 2018
Ep 86 - Linda Kay Klein "Breaking Free From Sexual Shame"
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GUEST INFO/BIO: This week’s guest is Linda Kay Klein! Linda is a storyteller and social innovator. She is the author of “PURE: Inside the Evangelical Movement that Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free,” and the founder of Break Free Together. We talk with her all about the impact of the purity movement, the power of sexual shaming in society, and the role of society and the church in helping address sexual violence. (SELECT) GUEST PUBLICATIONS: “PURE: Inside the Evangelical Movement that Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free” GUEST LINKS/SOCIAL MEDIA: https://lindakayklein.com Twitter: @lindakayklein SPECIAL GUEST MUSIC: https://www.benandnoelle.com Facebook: @BenNoelleKilgore Twitter: @benandnoelle Instagram: @benandnoellekilgore Enjoy the songs? Songs heard throughout the episode were: “Grace Grace; He Made Me, He Loves Me; Oh My Soul; & Draw Me Close” from the album “A Resting Place.” Go forth and find their music on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, and anywhere good music is found! Stay on top of all the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com Go there to read our blog, grab one of our many t-shirt designs, snag a pint glass or coffee mug, follow us on social media, or join our Patreon family! The Deconstructionists Podcast is edited by John Williamson This episode was produced by George Benson. George not only has an amazing beard, but is also hosts his own podcast called Evangebros! Check them out wherever you listen to your podcasts. Website by Ryan Battles All photos courtesy of Jared Hevron Logo & graphics designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pflug T-shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner.

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Dec 12, 2018
Ep 85 - "The Bible" Part 2 w/Dr. Timothy Mackie
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Guest Info/Bio: This week we give you part 2 of our two-part series on The Bible! We bring back one of our favorite guests of all time Dr. Timothy Mackie! Check out Dr. Mackie’s work on his podcasts The Bible Project and Exploring My Strange Bible. Dr. Mackie is the creative writer and director for The Bible Project and an adjunct professor of Old Testament at Western Seminary, both in Portland, Oregon. He discovered the wonderful world of biblical studies and languages at Multnomah University and Western Seminary and had the privilege of dong a PhD in Hebrew and Jewish studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Guest Social Media: www.timmackie.com www.thebibleproject.com Twitter: @timmackie Special Music By: The Gray Havens www.thegrayhavensmusic.com Twitter: @grayhavensmusic Facebook: @thegrayhavens Instagram: @grayhavensmusic Enjoy the music? Songs heard on this episode were: “At Last, the King; This My Soul; & Ghost of a King” from the album, Ghost of a King. “Storehouse” and “Forever” from the new album, She Waits. You can find The Gray Haven’s music on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, or anywhere good music is found. The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording Stay on top of all the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com! Go there to read our blog, snag a t-shirt, follow us on social media, or join our Patreon family! We also have brand new coffee mugs in the webstore! Website by Ryan Battles All photos by Jared Hevron Logos designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pflug. T-Shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner.

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Nov 29, 2018
Ep 84 - "The Bible" Part 1 w/Jared Byas
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Guest Info/Bio: This week we kick off our new two-part Bible series with Jared Byas from the amazing podcast, “The Bible for Normal People” that he co-hosts with Pete Enns. Jared is also a professor of ethics and biblical studies when he isn’t crushing it with the good Dr. Enns. (Select) Guest Publications: Genesis for Normal People: A Guide to the Most Controversial, Misunderstood, and Abused Book of the Bible. Guest Social Media: https://jbyas.com Twitter: @jbyas Facebook: @jared.byas Special Music By: Glass Cases www.glass-cases.com Twitter: @glasscasesband Facebook: @glasscasesband Instagram: @glasscasesband Enjoy the music? Songs heard on this episode were: “Parables, Evelyne, Addiction, and Thinking Sideways” from the Where is Foreward EP. You can find Glass Cases’ music on iTunes, Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music, or anywhere good music is found. The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording Stay on top of all the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com! Go there to read our blog, snag a t-shirt, follow us on social media, or join our Patreon family! Website by Ryan Battles All photos by Jared Hevron Logos designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pflug. T-Shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner.

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Nov 14, 2018
BONUS - "The Evolution of Satan"
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Guest Info/Bio: Happy Halloween! This week we’re bringing you some bonus content we put together on the evolution of Satan aka The Devil. Plus it gave us a great reason to go back and use our original theme music again. We will be back in two weeks with the start of our brand new series on scripture! For additional resources on the this topic check out these books: Satan, the Devil, and the History of Hell by Charles River Editors; The Origin of Satan by Elaine Pagels; Reviving Old Scratch by Richard Beck; and The History of the Devil by Paul Carus. The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording Stay on top of all the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com! Go there to read our blog, snag a t-shirt, follow us on social media, or join our Patreon family! Website by Ryan Battles All photos by Jared Hevron Logos designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pflug. T-Shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner.

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Oct 31, 2018
Ep 83 - John Mark McMillan "Mercury & Lightening"
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Guest Info/Bio: This week we bring you the talented and amazing John Mark McMillan! John Mark is an American musician and songwriter whose songs have been played in churches and on radio across the world. HIs new album, “Mercury & Lightening” is available everywhere now! He’s also currently on tour so go check out his live show! Guest Social Media: https://www.johnmarkmcmillan.com/ Twitter: @JohnMarkmc Facebook: @johnmarkmcmillan Instagram: @johnmarkmcmillan Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: “Mercury & Lightening; Fumbling Towards the Light; Body in Motion (ft. Liz Vice); Enemy, love.; & Wilderlove” from the album, Mercury & Lightening. Find John Mark’s music on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, YouTube, or anywhere good music is found! The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording Stay on top of all the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com! Go there to read our blog, snag a t-shirt, follow us on social media, or join our Patreon family! Website by Ryan Battles All photos by Jared Hevron Logos designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pflug. T-Shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner.

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Oct 17, 2018
Ep. 82 - Jonathan Merritt "Learning to Speak God from Scratch"
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GUEST INFO/BIO: This week’s guest is the incredible Jonathan Merritt! Jonathan Merritt is an award-winning writer on religion, culture, and politics. He currently serves as a contributing writer for The Atlantic and contributing editor for The Week.  Jonathan has published more than 3500 articles in respected outlets such as The New York Times, USA Today, Buzzfeed, The Washington Post and Christianity Today. As a respected voice, he regularly contributes commentary to television, print, and radio news outlets and has been interviewed by ABC World News, NPR, CNN, PBS, MSNBC, Fox News, and CBS’ “60 Minutes.” Jonathan is author of several critically-acclaimed books, including Learning to Speak God from Scratch, Jesus is Better Than You Imagined, and A Faith of Our Own: Following Jesus Beyond the Culture Wars. and has collaborated on or ghostwritten more than 50 additional books, with several titles landing on the New York Times, USA Today, or Wall Street Journal bestsellers lists. Additionally, he trains hundreds of young writers through his Write Brilliant course. Named one of “30 young influencers reshaping Christian leadership“ by Outreach Magazine, Jonathan is a sought after speaker at colleges, conferences, and churches. He holds a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Master of Theology from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology. (SELECT) GUEST PUBLICATIONS: Jesus is Better Than You Imagined, A Faith of Our Own: Following Jesus Beyond the Culture Wars, and Learning to Speak God from Scratch. GUEST LINKS/SOCIAL MEDIA: www.jonathanmerritt.com Twitter: @jonathanmerritt Instagram: @jonathanmerritt Facebook: @jonathanmerritt SPECIAL GUEST MUSIC: Morning Parade Facebook: @morningparade Twitter: @morningparade Enjoy the songs? Songs heard throughout the episode were: “Speechless, Carousel, Us & Ourselves, Headlights” from the album, Morning Parade. “Alienation” from the album, Pure Adulterated Joy. Go forth and find their music on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Pandora, and anywhere good music is found! Stay on top of all the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com Go there to read our blog, snag a shirt, follow us on social media, or join our Patreon family! The Deconstructionists Podcast is mixed and mastered by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information: www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording Website by Ryan Battles All photos by Jared Hevron T-shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner.

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Oct 02, 2018
Glennon Doyle - Re-Release
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Guest Info/Bio: A re-release of one of our absolute favorite episodes from our first season. This is an interview with Glennon Doyle from back in 2016 after the release of her incredible book (that is now being made into a movie), “Love Warrior.” Glennon is the author of New York Times bestselling memoir “Carry On, Warrior” and “Love Warrior.” She is also the founder of Momastery, an online community reaching millions of people each week. She is the creator and president of Together Rising - a non-profit organization that has raised over four million dollars for families around the world through its Love Flash Mobs, which have revolutionized online giving. Glennon is a sought-after public speaker and her work has been featured on the TODAY Show, The Talk, OWN, and NPR and in The New York Times, Ladies Home Journal, Glamour, Family Circle, Parents Magazine, Newsweek, Woman’s Day, and other television and print outlets. (Select) Guest Publications: “Carry On, Warrior” & “Love Warrior” Guest Social Media: www.momastery.com Twitter: @GlennonDoyle Facebook: @GlennonDoyle Instagram: @GlennonDoyle & @together.rising Special guest music on this episode provided by: A Silent Film www.asilentfilm.com Twitter: @asilentfilm Facebook: @asilentfilm Instagram: @asilentfilm Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: “Love Takes a Wrecking Ball” from the album, Sand Snow. “Strong Enough” & “Lavender Fields” from the album, A Silent Film. “Tomorrow” from the New Year EP. Find A Silent Film’s music on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, YouTube, or anywhere good music is found! The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording Stay on top of all the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com! Go there to read our blog, snag a t-shirt, follow us on social media, or join our Patreon family! Website by Ryan Battles All photos by Jared Hevron T-Shirt designs by Jospeh Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner.

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Sep 19, 2018
Ep 81 - Lillian Daniel "Tired of Apologizing for a Church I Don't Belong To"
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Guest Info/Bio: This week we speak with the incredible…the amazing…Reverend Lillian Daniel! Lillian is a preacher, teacher and writer in Iowa. While she has taught preaching at a number of schools, including Chicago Theological Seminary and Yale Divinity School, she can’t be held responsible for everyone who falls asleep in church. Her new book, Tired of Apologizing for a Church I Don't Belong To is generating international conversation about the changing religious landscape.  It continues the theme of her 2013 book When ‘Spiritual But Not Religious’ Is Not Enough about the growing number of people who claim "none" as their religious preference. Lillian also contributes to the Huffington Post, Christian Century, Leadership Journal, Christianity Today, Relevant Magazine, and Books and Culture. Lillian Daniel has spoken at the National Cathedral, Duke Chapel, Kings College, London and Queen’s College, Ontario, but on Sundays you can find her preaching at First Congregational Church in Dubuque, Iowa.  (Select) Guest Publications: “When Spiritual Is Not Enough: Seeing God ins Surprising Places” & “Tired of Apologizing for a Church I Don’t Belong To: Spirituality without Stereotypes - Religion without Ranting.” Guest Social Media: http://www.lilliandaniel.com Twitter: @lillianfdaniel Facebook: @lilliandanielauthor YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjdulMOAoJ9QV-SKX7FDeFg Special guest music on this episode provided by: Tiger Drive https://www.tigerdriveofficial.com Twitter: @tdriveofficial Facebook: @tigerdriveofficial Instagram: @tigerdriveofficial Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were the singles: “Legend, The In-Between, Here We Come, & Together.” Find Tiger Drive’s music on iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, or anywhere good music is found! The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording Stay on top of all the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com! Go there to read our blog, snag a t-shirt, follow us on social media, or join our Patreon family!

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Sep 05, 2018
Ep 80 - Dr. Stephen Hinshaw "The Stigma & Hope of Mental Illness"
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Guest Info/Bio: This week we cover a topic that is very important to us. We had the privilege of speaking with Dr. Stephen Hinshaw about the nature of stigma and mental health. Dr. Hinshaw grew up in our hometown of Columbus, Ohio and attended Harvard and UCLA. A professor of Psychology (UC Berkley) and Psychiatry (UC San Francisco), he is an international presence in clinical psychology/mental health, with over 320 articles/chapters and 12 books. He received the Distinguished Teaching Award in 2001; his Teaching Company (‘Great Lecture’) series, “Origins of the Human Mind,” appeared in 2010. He has been recognized as the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology (2015), the James McKeen Cattell Award from the Association for Psychological Science (2016) for a lifetime of outstanding contributions to applied psychological research, and the Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Child Development Award (2017) from the Society for Research in Child Development. He lives in Berkley, California, with his wife Kelly Campbell; they have three sons. His newest book, “Another Kind of Madness,” chronicles his father’s recurring mental illness and the doctor-enforced silence surrounding it, plus the huge need to combat stigma. Guest (Select) Published Works: ADHD: What Everyone Needs To Know; The ADHD Explosion: Myths, Medication, Money, and Today’s Push for Performance; The Triple Bind: Saving Our Teenage Girls from Today’s Pressures and Conflicting Expectations; The Mark of Shame: Stigma of Mental Illness and an Agenda for Change; Breaking the Silence: Mental Health Professionals Disclose Their Personal and Family Experiences of Mental Illness; and Another Kind of Madness: A Journey through the Stigma & Hope of Mental Illness. Guest Social Media: www.stephenhinshawauthor.com http:adhdexplosion.com Special guest music on this episode provided by: Hidden Hospitals www.hiddenhospitals.com Twitter: @hiddenhospitals Facebook: @hidden hospitals Instagram: @Hidden Hospitals Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: “Liars, Better Off, The Weeds, Razor Blades, and Smile & Wave” from the album, Liars. Find Hidden Hospital’s music on iTunes, Spotify, BandCamp, YouTube, or anywhere good music is found! The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording Stay on top of all the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com! Go there to read our blog, check out our sweet t-shirt designs, follow us on social media, or join our Patreon family!

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Aug 21, 2018
Ep 79 - Bonnie Kristian "A Flexible Faith"
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Guest Info/Bio: This week we speak with Bonnie Kristian! Bonnie is a writer who writes amazing stuff on the topics of theology, politics, and guinea pigs. She’s currently the weekend editor at The Week and fellow at Defense Priorities. Her writing has also appeared at other publications, including Time, CNN, Politico, The Hill, Relevant Magazine, Rare, The American Conservative, and more. In 2016, she graduated from Bethel Seminary with an M.A. in Christian Thought, and is currently exploring options for Ph.D. work in ethics. Guest Published Works: A Flexible Faith: Rethinking What It Means to Follow Jesus Today. Guest Social Media: https://bonniekristian.com Twitter: @bonniekristian Special guest music on this episode provided by: Zoila Walston Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/zoila/1401036880 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5jlPZGuK7XGDXa1K9mR4CB?si=Jr8k1RQmRdCLPP6_OpCEWQ Twitter: www.twitter.com/zoilawalston  Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: “All I’ve ever known, Lost Love, Enough for me, & Enough” from the forthcoming EP titled, “All I’ve ever known.” Check out the singles “Enough” and “Lost Love” streaming now! The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording Stay on top of all the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com! Go there to read our blog, check out our sweet t-shirt designs, follow us on social media, or join our Patreon family!

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Aug 08, 2018
Ep 78 - Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove "Slaveholder Religion"
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Guest Info/Bio: This week we speak with Jonathan Wilson Hartgrove! Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove is a celebrated spiritual writer and sought-after speaker. A native of North Carolina, he is a graduate of Eastern University and Duke Divinity School. In 2003, Jonathan and his wife Leah founded the Rutba House, a house of hospitality where the formerly homeless are welcomed into a community that eats, prays, and shares life together. Jonathan directs the School for Conversion, a nonprofit that has grown out of the life of Rutba House to pursue beloved community with kids in their neighborhood, through classes in North Carolina prisons, and in community-based education around the country. Jonathan is also an Associate Minister at the historically black St. Johns Missionary Baptist Church. An evangelical Christian who connects with the broad spiritual tradition and its monastic witnesses, Jonathan is a leader in the New Monasticism movement. He speaks often about emerging Christianity to churches and conferences across the denominational spectrum and has given lectures at dozens of universities, including Calvin College, Bethel University, Duke University, Swarthmore College, St. John’s University, DePaul University, and Baylor University. Guest Published Works: Jonathan is a co-complier of the celebrated Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals, and is the author of several books on Christian spirituality, including Strangers at My Door, The Awakening of Hope, The Wisdom of Stability, and The New Monasticism. Most recently, he is the co-author, with Reverend Dr. William Barber II, of The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement. Guest Social Media: jonathanwilsonhartgrove.com/ https://twitter.com/wilsonhartgrove https://www.facebook.com/jonathan.wilsonhartgrove/ Special guest music on this episode provided by: Kina Grannis https://www.kinagrannis.com/ https://twitter.com/kinagrannis https://www.facebook.com/kinagrannis Instagram: @kinagrannis Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: “Oh, Father; Forever Blue; and The Fire” from the album, Elements. “When will I learn & History” from the new album, In The Waiting. Kina’s music is available on iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, and anywhere good music is found! The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording Stay on top of all the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com! Go there to read our blog, check out our sweet t-shirt designs, follow us on social media, or join our Patreon family!

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Jul 18, 2018
Ep 77- Jared Patrick Boyd "Imaginative Prayer"
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Guest Info/Bio: This week we speak with Jared Boyd! Jared Patrick Boyd is a pastor (Vineyard USA ), spiritual director, teacher, and founder of The Order of Sustainable Faith, a missional monastic order for the 21st Century. He is the author of Invitations & Commitments: A Rule of Life. He and his wife have four daughters, and are planting Franklinton Abbey, a new faith community on the west side of Columbus, OH.  Guest Published Works: Invitations & Commitments: A Rule of Life : The Order of Sustainable Faith; Imaginative Prayer: A Yearlong Guide for Your Child's Spiritual Formation. Guest Social Media: https://www.imaginativeprayer.com http://www.franklintonabbey.org https://www.facebook.com/jaredpatrickboyd Special guest music on this episode provided by: Motherfolk http://www.motherfolk.com https://motherfolkmusic.bandcamp.com/ https://twitter.com/MotherfolkMusic https://www.facebook.com/Motherfolk/ Instagram: @motherfolkmusic.com Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: “Fold I, Fold II, All That’s Left, Wreck of a Man (Alternative Version), and The Only Fire” off the album Fold (Deluxe). Motherfolk’s music is available on iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, BandCamp, and anywhere good music is found! The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording Stay on top of all the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com! Go there to read our blog, check out our sweet t-shirt designs, follow us on social media, or join our Patreon family!

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Jul 03, 2018
Ep 76 - Fr. Richard Rohr "Richard Rohr 101"
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This week’s guest: This week we welcome the return of one of our biggest influences! Father Richard Rohr returns to the podcast to take us to school in Rohr 101. What does it mean when we talk about the perennial tradition? What is mysticism? What is the Cosmic Christ? We get into all things Rohr! Fr. Richard Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian Mysticism and the Perennial Tradition. He is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province and found of the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Fr. Richard’s teaching is grounded in the Franciscan alternative orthodoxy - practices of contemplation and self-emptying, expressing itself in radical compassion, particularly for the social marginalized. Fr. Richard is academic Dean of the Living School for Action and Contemplation. Drawing upon Christianity’s place within the Perennial Tradition, the mission of the Living School is to produce compassionate and powerfully learned individuals who will work for positive change in the world based on awareness of our common union with God and all beings. Guest Links: www.cac.org/richard-rohr Twitter: @RichardRohrOFM Facebook: @CenterforActionandContemplation (Selected) Guest Published Works: Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self; Falling Upward: Spirituality for the Two Halves of Live; The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics See; The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation (with Mike Morrell). Special Guest Music on this episode provided by: Message To Bears http://messagetobears.com/ Twitter: @MessageToBears Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/messagetobears/ Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: “Breathe, I’ll Lead You There (feat. Will Samson), When You’re Gone, and Hold On” from the album, Carved from Tides. “Moonlight” from the album, Maps. The Deconstructionists Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording

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May 16, 2018
Ep 75 - Dr. Michio Kaku "The Future of Humanity"
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This week we are thrilled to bring you our interview with Dr. Michio Kaku! Dr. Michio Kaku is the co-creator of string field theory, a branch of string theory. He received a B.S. (summa cum laude) from Harvard University in 1968 where he came first in his physics class. He went on to the Berkeley Radiation Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley and received a Ph.D. in 1972. In 1973, he held a lectureship at Princeton University. Michio continues Einstein’s search for a “Theory of Everything,” seeking to unify the four fundamental forces of the universe—the strong force, the weak force, gravity and electromagnetism. He is the author of several scholarly, Ph.D. level textbooks and has had more than 70 articles published in physics journals, covering topics such as superstring theory, supergravity, supersymmetry, and hadronic physics. He holds the Henry Semat Chair and Professorship in theoretical physics at the City College of New York (CUNY), where he has taught for over 25 years. He has also been a visiting professor at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, as well as New York University (NYU). Kaku has starred in a myriad of science programming for television including Discovery, Science Channel, BBC, ABC, and History Channel. Beyond his numerous bestselling books, he has also been a featured columnist for top popular science publications such as Popular Mechanics, Discover, COSMOS, WIRED, New Scientist, Newsweek, and many others. Dr. Kaku was also one of the subjects of the award-winning documentary, ME & ISAAC NEWTON by Michael Apted. He is a news contributor to CBS:This Morning and is a regular guest on news programs around the world including CBS, Fox News, CNBC, MSNBC, CNN, RT. He has also made guest appearances on all major talk shows including The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report with Stephen Colbert, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan on TBS, and others. (Selected) Published Works: Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the Tenth Dimension; Parallel Worlds: The Science of Alternative Universes and Our Future in the Cosmos; Physics of the Impossible; The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind; The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth. Guest Website/Social Media: http://mkaku.org http://bigthink.com/experts/michiokaku Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/michiokaku/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/michiokaku Special Guest Music Provided by: Aqualung Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AqualungOfficial Twiter: https://twitter.com/aqualungmusic iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/memory-man/499389350 https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/10-futures/941780895 Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: “Cinderella, Pressure Suit, & Something to Believe in” from the album, Memory Man. “Seventeens” & “To The Wonder” ft. Kina Grannis from the album, 10 Futures. Aqualung’s music is available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, and anywhere good music is sold! DECONSTRUCTIONISTS LIVE! We have a live event coming up this week in Denver, Colorado! Saturday, April 28th at The Savoy at Curtis Park at 7pm. Tickets are only $10 and can be purchased here: www.thedeconstructionists.com/events Donate/Patreon: Check out our website www.thedeconstructionists.com to become part of our Patreon family, listen to all of our past episodes, subscribe for future episodes, connect with us on social media, read our blog, or get your hands on one of our many cool t-shirt designs or pint glasses. Website designed by @ryanbattles The Deconstructionists Podcast is produced by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio.

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Apr 24, 2018
Ep 74 - Diana Butler Bass "Grateful"
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Guest Bio: This week we welcome back one of our favorite guests Dr. Diana Butler Bass! Diana is an author, speaker, and independent scholar specializing in American religion and culture. She holds a Ph.D. in religious studies from Duke University. Diana regularly speaks at conferences, consults with religious organizations, leads educational events for religious leaders, and teaches and preaches in a variety of venues. She writes at The Huffington Post and The Washington Post and comments on religion, politics, and culture in the media including USA TODAY, Time, Newsweek, CBS, CNN, FOX, PBS, and NPR. (Selected) Published Works: Grounded: Finding God in the World - A Spiritual Revolution; Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening; A People’s History of Christianity: The Other Side of the Story; Christianity for the Rest of Us: How the Neighborhood Church is Transforming the Faith; and Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks. Guest Website/Social Media: www.dianabutlerbass.com Facebook: @d.butlerbass Twitter: @dianbutlerbass Special Guest Music Provide by: Bo Baskoro twitter: https://twitter.com/bobaskoro Facebook: https://facebook.com/bobaskoromusic/ instagram: https://instagram.com/bobaskoro SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/bo-baskoro Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: “This Time” & “The Light” from the Architecture EP. “Other Side” from the I Keep My Eyes Closed EP and the singles, “The Woman” and “High (Keep Up).” Bo Baskoro’s music is available on: iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, SoundCloud, and anywhere good music is found! https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/bo-baskoro/883122926 DECONSTRUCTIONISTS LIVE!!! We have a live event in Denver on April the 28th! Grab your tickets here: www.thedeconstructionists.com/events/ or at www.eventbright.com (search deconstructionists podcast live) Donate/Patreon: Check out our website www.thedeconstructionists.com to become part of our Patreon family, listen to all of our past episodes, subscribe for future episodes, connect with us on social media, read our blog, or get your hands on one of our many cool t-shirts or pint glasses! Website designed by @ryanbattles The Deconstructionists Podcast is produced by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording

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Apr 10, 2018
Ep 73 - John Dominic Crossan "Resurrecting Easter"
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Guest Bio: This week we have the great honor of speaking with the legendary John Dominic Crossan! Dr. Crossan is one of the preeminent New Testament scholars and historian of early Christianity. He is known for his contemporary historical Jesus research and he has written both popular and academic books on an array of topics. Dr. Crossan received his Doctor of Divinity at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, the Irish national seminary and completed two additional years of study in biblical languages at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome. He completed two additional years of study in archeology at the Ecole Biblique in Jordanian East Jerusalem. He served as co-chair of the Jesus Seminar and also served as president of the Chicago Society of Biblical Research from 1978-1979, and as president of the Society of Biblical Literature in 2012. (Selected) Published Works: The Historical Jesus: The Life of a Mediterranean Jewish Peasant; Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography; Who Killed Jesus? Exposing the Roots of Anti-Semitism in the Gospel Story of the Death of Jesus; In Search of Paul: How Jesus’s Apostle Opposed Rome’s Empire with God’s Kingdom; God and Empire: Jesus Against Rome, Then and Now; The First Paul: Reclaiming the Radical Visionary Behind the Church’s Conservative Icon; The Power of Parable: How Fiction by Jesus became fiction about Jesus; How to Read the Bible and Still Be a Christian: Struggling with Divine Violence from Genesis Through Revelation; and Resurrecting Easter: How the West Lost and the East Kept the Original Easter Vision. Guest Website/Social Media: www.johndominiccrossan.com Facebook: @johndominiccrossan Special Guest Music Provide by: Findlay Brown twitter: @findlaybrown Facebook: @findlaybrown instagram: @findlaybrownofficial Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: “All is Love, Born of the Stars, & Mountain Falls for the Sea” from the album, Slow Light. “Home & When the Lights Go Out” from the forthcoming album, Not Everything Beautiful is Good (Available May 18, 2018). Findlay Brown’s music is available on: iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, SoundCloud, and anywhere good music is found! DECONSTRUCTIONISTS LIVE!!! We have a live event in Denver on April the 28th! Grab your tickets here: www.thedeconstructionists.com/events/ or at www.eventbright.com (search deconstructionists podcast live) Donate/Patreon: Check out our website www.thedeconstructionists.com to become part of our Patreon family, listen to all of our past episodes, subscribe for future episodes, connect with us on social media, read our blog, or get your hands on one of our many cool t-shirts or pint glasses! Website designed by @ryanbattles The Deconstructionists Podcast is produced by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording

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Mar 28, 2018
Ep 72 - Kester Brewin "Getting High"
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Guest Bio: This week we speak with Kester Brewin! Kester is a mathematics teacher known as one of the leading thinkers in philosophy of religion and technology. The power of his work lies in the synthesis of ideas from disparate fields, playing the history of piracy off a psychotherapeutic reading of Star Wars, or pushing Harry Potter to play alongside both Batman and Shakespeare’s Prospero. Accessible, challenging and richly rewarding, his work has been hailed on both sides of the Atlantic as some of the most courageous and unflinching theological writing of recent years, charting his own path from the orthodox belief of his childhood to a radical death-of-God reading of Christian atheism. He is a sought-after speaker, and has presented at festivals throughout mainland Europe, the UK and the US. In 2013 he presented at the prestigious TEDx Exeter event on his work exploring our enduring fascination with pirates. He has also written and presented for BBC Radio 4, and is a regular contributor on technology in the Huffington Post. He has also written for Adbusters Magazine and the national education press in the UK. (Selected) Published Works: The Complex Christ; Other: Embracing Difference in a Fractured World; Mutiny! Why We Love Pirates and How They Can Save Us; After Magic: Moves Beyond Super-nature, from Batman to Shakespeare; and Getting Hight: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the Dream of Flight. Guest Website/Social Media: http://www.kesterbrewin.com Twitter: @kesterbrewin Facebook: @kesterbrewin Instagram: @kesterbrewin Special Guest Music Provide by: Workman Song www.workmansong.com https://workmansong.bandcamp.com twitter: @workmansong Facebook: @workmansong instagram: @workmansong Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: “Rock and Roll” and “Lavender Tea” from the album, The Secret World of Ruben Smiley, Vol. 1. “No, It’s Not”, “Eden”, and “Patient Like a Lamb” from the album, Lamb. Workman Song’s music is available on: Spotify, Bandcamp, SoundCloud, and anywhere good music is found! DECONSTRUCTIONISTS LIVE!!! We have a live event in Denver on April the 28th! Grab your tickets here: www.thedeconstructionists.com/events/ or at www.eventbright.com (search deconstructionists podcast live) Donate/Patreon: Check out our website www.thedeconstructionists.com to become part of our Patreon family, listen to all of our past episodes, subscribe for future episodes, connect with us on social media, read our blog, or get your hands on one of our many cool t-shirts or pint glasses! Website designed by @ryanbattles The Deconstructionists Podcast is produced by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording

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Mar 21, 2018
Ep 71 - Dr. Paul F. Knitter "Theologies of Religions"
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Guest Bio: This week we bring you a real special treat. We were honored and privileged to speak with Dr. Paul F. Knitter. Dr. Knitter is Paul Tillich Professor Emeritus of Theology, World Religions and Culture at Union Theological Seminary in Manhattan, until he retired in June 2013.  He holds a licentiate in theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome and a doctorate from the University of Marburg, Germany. Dr. Knitter is one of the driving forces within the study of theologies of religions. (Selected) Published Works: Without Buddha I Could not be a Christian; No Other Name?; Life After Death in World Religions; Faith, Religion & Theology: A Contemporary Introduction; Jesus & Buddha: Friends in Conversation; Jesus and the Other Names: Christian Mission and Global Responsibility; One Earth Many Religions: Multifaith Dialogue and Global Responsibility; Introducing Theologies of Religions. Special Guest Music Provide by: Anadel www.anadeland.com https:anadel.bandcamp.com twitter: @anadelband Facebook: @anadelband instagram: @anadelband Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: “Lights, Master Misery, Reprieve, & The Well” from the album, Well and the Wild. You also heard the new single, “Cosmic Creatures.” Anadel’s music is available on: Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon Music, and anywhere good music is found! We have a live event in Denver on April the 28th! Grab your tickets here: www.thedeconstructionists.com/events/ or at www.eventbright.com (search deconstructionists podcast live) Check out our website www.thedeconstructionists.com to become part of our Patreon family, listen to all of our past episodes, subscribe for future episodes, connect with us on social media, read our blog, or get your hands on one of our many cool t-shirts or pint glasses! Website designed by @ryanbattles The Deconstructionists Podcast is produced by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording

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Mar 06, 2018
Ep 70 - Dr. Tad DeLay "The Cynic & The Fool"
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Guest Bio: This week we bring back one of our favorite guests from our first season! Dr. Tad DeLay! Tad is interested in the intersections of continental philosophy, theology, psychoanalysis, critical theory, and politics. He also holds a Ph.D. Religion as well as an M.A. Philosophy, an M.A. Theology, and B.A. Psychology. He lives, writes, and teaches in Denver, and I aims to make theory public. (Selected) Published Works: The Cynic & the Fool: The Unconscious in Theology & Politics and God Is Unconscious: Psychoanalysis & Theology. Guest Links: www.taddelay.com Facebook: @taddelayauthor Twitter: @taddelay Special Guest Music Provide by: Noah and the Whale www.noahandthewhale.com twitter: @noahandthewhale Facebook: @noahandthewhale Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: “The First Days of Spring, I Have Nothing, & Blue Skies” from the album, The First Days of Spring. “L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.” from the album, Last Night on Earth. “All Through the Night” from the album, Heart of Nowhere. Noah and the Whale’s music is available on: Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon Music, and anywhere good music is found! Check out our website www.thedeconstructionists.com to become part of our Patreon family, listen to all of our past episodes, subscribe for future episodes, connect with us on social media, read our blog, or get your hands on one of our many cool t-shirts or pint glasses! Website designed by @ryanbattles The Deconstructionists Podcast is produced by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording

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Feb 20, 2018
Ep 69 - Carol Howard Merritt "Healing Spiritual Wounds"
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Guest Bio: This week we talk with one of our new favorite human beings, Carol Howard Merritt! Rev. Carol Howard Merritt (@CarolHoward) is a minister whose writing, speaking, and teaching is anchored in theological wisdom and sociological insight. She’s a sought-after keynote speaker, especially on the topic of ministering in a new generation. After being raised as a conservative Baptist and attending a fundamentalist Bible college, Carol studied at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Texas and became a Presbyterian (USA) Minister. She’s known for serving growing Presbyterian (USA) churches, especially those with a deep commitment to serving the poor and disenfranchised. A pastor for almost two decades, Carol has served Presbyterian (USA) churches in the swamps of Cajun Louisiana, a bayside village in Rhode Island, and an urban neighborhood of Washington, DC. Her committee and board work with the church includes serving as Moderator of the Special General Assembly Committee on the Nature of the Church in the 21st Century. This breadth and depth of practical experience informs her consultations with denominational governing bodies, seminaries, and local churches. Carol is an Adjunct Faculty member at Dubuque Theological Seminary and a Senior Consultant at Center for Progressive Renewal. She is a founder and host of UNCO, an open-space “unconference” that attracts church leaders across denominations and generations. Since 2011, a growing community of participants meets to generate ideas and develop plans for ministry. She co-hosts the thought-provoking podcast, God Complex Radio, with Rev. Derrick Weston. (Selected) Published Works: The award-winning author of Tribal Church: Ministering to the Missing Generation, Reframing Hope: Vital Ministry in a New Generation, and Healing Spiritual Wounds: Reconnecting with a Loving God After Experiencing a Hurtful Church. Carol is a frequent contributor to books, websites, magazines, and journals. She is a regular writer at the Christian Century where her blog is hosted. Guest Links: www.carolhowardmerritt.org Twitter: @carolhoward Facebook: @carolhowardmerritt Special guest music provided by: J.R. Richards www.jrrichardsmusic.com Facebook: @jrrichardsmusic Twitter: @jrrichards Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: “Walls” & “A Hope for Better Days (Cold War)” from the album, Honore Et Amore. “A Beautiful End” from the album, A Beautiful End. “Collide” & “Mad Life” from the album, “Stripped.” J.R.’s music is available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, and anywhere good music is sold! Donation: If you enjoy what we’re doing consider becoming part of our Patreon family. We have some really great ways for you to help be a part of what we’re doing and some really cool reward packages as well! Check us out at our website www.thedeconstructionists.com to join, listen to all of our episodes, subscribe to future shows, connect with us on social media, read our blog, or get your hands on one of our many cool t-shirts or pint glasses. Website design by @ryanbattles. The Deconstructionists Podcast is produced by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording

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Feb 06, 2018
Adam's "New Years Irresolutions"
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Adam brings you some thoughts on the New Year as we step into 2018 and beyond. Thank you to everyone who has made and continues to make this podcast what it is! We will be back in February and look forward to meeting as many of you as possible in person this year! Big thanks to: Nicholas Rowe for his amazing production and friendship skills; Ryan Battles for his incredible work on our website; Joe Ernest, Jason Turner, and Chad Flannagan for the killer designs; Jared Hevron for all of the amazing photography and videos; huge thanks to all of the incredible musicians who have contributed music to the show; massive thanks to all of the amazing guests for their giving a little of their time and sharing their gifts; and a HUGE thank-you too all of you who listen week after week. We could not do this without you! Your emails, stories, suggestions, etc mean the world to us! The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording Donation: If you enjoy what we’re doing, consider becoming part of our Patreon family. We have some really great ways for you to be a part of what we’re doing and some really cool reward packages! Check us out at our website www.thedeconstructionists.com to join, listen to all of our episodes, subscribe to make sure you never miss a new episode, connect with us on social media, read our blog, or get your hands on one of our many cool t-shirts or pint glasses. Website designed by @ryanbattles

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Jan 01, 2018
Ep 68 - Adam & John "Year end wrap-up"
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The year end wrap-up episode that was a year in the making! Adam and John take a look back at how it all began, what they’ve learned, where they find themselves now, what they’re reading, and what they’re working on for 2018! All new content starting February 2018!!! Special music provided by Nicholas Rowe & Friends “Holly Jolly Christmas” and The Undeserving “The Grinch” https://nicholasrowe.bandcamp.com www.nicholasrowemusic.com Twitter: @_NicholasRowe_ Facebook: @nicholasrowemusic Instagram: @_nicholasrowe_ https://theundeserving.bandcamp.com Twitter: @TheUndeserving Instagram: @TheUndeserving The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording Donation: If you enjoy what we’re doing, consider becoming part of our Patreon family. We have some really great ways for you to be a part of what we’re doing and some really cool reward packages! Check us out at our website www.thedeconstructionists.com to join, listen to all of our episodes, subscribe to make sure you never miss a new episode, connect with us on social media, read our blog, or get your hands on one of our many cool t-shirts or pint glasses. Website designed by @ryanbattles

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Dec 28, 2017
A Christmas Message from John
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A special Christmas message from John. John talks about the differences in the birth accounts in the Gospel’s of Matthew and Luke, and why Luke’s Gospel still challenges us now. Merry Christmas and see you all in February! The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording Donation: If you enjoy what we’re doing, consider becoming part of our Patreon family. We have some really great ways for you to be a part of what we’re doing and some really cool reward packages! Check us out at our website www.thedeconstructionists.com to join, listen to all of our episodes, subscribe to make sure you never miss a new episode, connect with us on social media, read our blog, or get your hands on one of our many cool t-shirts or pint glasses. Website designed by @ryanbattles

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Dec 24, 2017
Ep 67 - Dr. Alexander Shaia "Radiance within the Darkness"
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Guest Info/Bio: This week we bring you a Christmas treat! The return of our dear friend Dr. Alexander Shaia just in time for Christmas. Dr. Alexander Shaia is an international speaker, author, and teacher. He studied cultural anthropology at Notre Dame University, and also has a PhD in Clinical Psychology. Alexander is the author of the revolutionary book, “Heart and Mind: The Four-Gospel Journey for Radical Transformation” which is now available in its 2nd Edition. Grab a copy on Amazon now! (Selected) Guest Publications: Heart and Mind: The Four-Gospel Journey for Radical Transformation Guest Website/Social Media: www.quadratos.com Facebook: @walkwithheartandmind Special guest music on this episode provided by: Nicholas Rowe https://nicholasrowe.bandcamp.com www.nicholasrowemusic.com Twitter: @_NicholasRowe_ Facebook: @nicholasrowemusic Instagram: @_nicholasrowe_ AND Clay Kirchenbauer https://claykmusic.bandcamp.com Twitter: @ clay_k Facebook: @ClayKmusic Instagram: @theclay_k Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: “It’s Christmastime Again, It Feels Like Christmas, & Silent Night” from the E.P. “It’s Christmastime Again” by Nicholas Rowe & Friends AND the “Telling the Story” single by Clay Kirchenbauer available everywhere music is sold! Nick and Clay’s music is available on iTunes, Spotify, BandCamp, etc. Pick up their music anywhere good music is sold! The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording Donation: If you enjoy what we’re doing, consider becoming part of our Patreon family. We have some really great ways for you to be a part of what we’re doing and some really cool reward packages! Check us out at our website www.thedeconstructionists.com to join, listen to all of our episodes, subscribe to make sure you never miss a new episode, connect with us on social media, read our blog, or get your hands on one of our many cool t-shirts or pint glasses. Website designed by @ryanbattles

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Dec 20, 2017
Ep 66 - Dr. Pauline Boss "Ambiguous Loss"
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Guest Info/Bio: This week we speak with Dr. Pauline Boss. Pauline is an educator and researcher who is widely recognized for her groundbreaking research on what is now known as the theory of ambiguous loss. All losses are touched with ambiguity.  Yet, Dr. Boss’s research and practice have revealed that those who suffer ambiguous loss, losses without finality or resolution, bear a particular and challenging burden.  Whether it is the experience of caring for a parent who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, or waiting to learn the fate of a spouse or family member who has disappeared in a disastrous event like 9/11 or Hurricane Katrina, the experience of loss is magnified and is more significantly challenging to overcome because the loss is linked to a lack of closure.  People who experience and live with an ambiguous loss find it hard to understand their situation, difficult to cope and almost impossible to move ahead with their lives without professional counseling, love and support. Since 1973, Dr. Boss has studied ambiguous loss, and trained and worked with psychologists and counselors to help individuals and families who have experienced a life-altering ambiguous loss, often described as a frozen grief, recover their resiliency despite the on-going ambiguity.  Drawing on her research and clinical experience, Dr. Boss is committed to working with families to develop meaningful strategies that help them cushion the pain, cope with ambiguous loss and move forward to live productive lives. Pauline Boss received her Ph.D. in Child Development and Family Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1975.  From 1975 to 1981, Dr. Boss was an assistant and then associate professor with tenure at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 1981, she joined the Department of Family Social Science at the University of Minnesota and continued to work in that position until 2005.  In 1995-96, Dr. Boss was appointed Visiting Professor at the Harvard Medical School, and in 2004-2005, she was the Moses Distinguished Professor at the Hunter School of Social Work in New York City. (Selected) Guest Publications: Ambiguous Loss: Learning to Live with Unresolved Grief; Loving Someone Who Has Dementia: How to Find Hope while Coping with Stress and Grief; Loss, Trauma, and Resilience: Therapeutic Work With Ambiguous Loss Guest Website/Social Media: www.ambiguousloss.com Special guest music on this episode provided by: Tyson Motsenbocker www.tysonmotsenbocker.com Twitter: @tmotsenbocker Facebook: @tysonmotsenbockermusic Instagram: @japhyrider Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: “In Your Name, I Still Have To Go, & Always” from the album, “Letter to Lost Loves.” & “Don’t Be Late” and “Talk at night for nothing” from the E.P. “A Kind Invitation.” Tyson’s music is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, & Apple Music. Pick up his music anywhere good music is sold! The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording Donation: If you enjoy what we’re doing, consider becoming part of our Patreon family. We have some really great ways for you to be a part of what we’re doing and some really cool reward packages! Check us out at our website www.thedeconstructionists.com to join, listen to all of our episodes, subscribe to make sure you never miss a new episode, connect with us on social media, read our blog, or get your hands on one of our many cool t-shirts or pint glasses. Website designed by @ryanbattles

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Dec 13, 2017
Ep 65 - Andrew Schwab of Project 86
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Guest Info/Bio: This week we speak with Andrew Schwab! Andrew is the lead singer of the band Project 86, an author, speaker, and graphic artist. We talk with him about what it’s like within the “Christian” music industry (and music industry in general), the unique dynamics of being in a band, fame, and much much more! Andrew is celebrating 20 years with Project 86 by releasing their 10th studio album, “Sheep Among Wolves” available now! (Selected) Guest Publications: We Caught You Plotting Murder, Do Not Disturb, It’s All Downhill From Here: On The Road With Project 86, Fame Is Infamy, & The Tin Soliders Guest Website/Social Media: www.project86.com Twitter: @project86band & @theandrewschwab Facebook: @project86 Instagram: @theproject86 Special guest music on this episode provided by: Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: “Fall, Goliath, Fall” from the album, Wait For The Siren. “Ambigram” & “Pale Rider” from the album, Knives To The Future. “Mhs” & “Freebooter” from the album, Sheep Among Wolves. Project 86’s music is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, & Apple Music. Pick up their music anywhere good music is sold! If you want to support the artist consider purchasing directly from the band at www.project86.com The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording Donation: If you enjoy what we’re doing, consider becoming part of our Patreon family. We have some really great ways for you to be a part of what we’re doing and some really cool reward packages! Check us out at our website www.thedeconstructionists.com to join, listen to all of our episodes, subscribe to make sure you never miss a new episode, connect with us on social media, read our blog, or get your hands on one of our many cool t-shirts or pint glasses. Website designed by @ryanbattles

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Dec 06, 2017
Ep 64 - Peter Rollins "An Experiment in Criticism"
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Guest Info/Bio: This week we speak with our friend the good Dr. Peter Rollins. Dr. Rollins is a provocative writer, philosopher, storyteller, and public speaker who has gained an international reputation for overturning traditional notions of religion and forming “churches” that preach the Good News that we can’t be satisfied, that life is difficult, and that we don’t know the secret. Peter gained his higher education from Queens University, Belfast and has earned degrees (with distinction) in Scholastic Philosophy (BA Hons), Political Theory (MA) and Post-Structural thought (PhD). (Selected) Guest Publications: How (Not) to Speak of God; Insurrection: To Believe is Human To Doubt, Divine; The Idolatry of God: Breaking Our Addiction to Certainty and Satisfaction; The Orthodox Heretic: And Other Impossible Tales; & The Divine Magician: The Disappearance of Religion and the Discovery of Faith. Guest Website/Social Media: www.peterrollins.net Twitter: @PeterRollins Facebook: OrthodoxHeretic Special guest music on this episode provided by: Eddie Berman www.eddiebermanmusic.com Facebook: @eddiebermanmusic Twitter: @_eddieberman Instagram: @_eddieberman Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: “Along The Way, Not Enough, Sparrow, Untamed, & Running” from the album, “Before the Bridge.” Eddie Berman’s music is available on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, YouTube, & Apple Music. Pick up Eddie’s music anywhere good music is sold! The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording Donation: If you enjoy what we’re doing, consider becoming part of our Patreon family. We have some really great ways for you to be a part of what we’re doing and some really cool reward packages! Check us out at our website www.thedeconstructionists.com to join, listen to all of our episodes, subscribe to make sure you never miss a new episode, connect with us on social media, read our blog, or get your hands on one of our many cool t-shirts or pint glasses. Website designed by @ryanbattles

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Nov 29, 2017
Ep 63 - Kent Dobson "Bitten by a Camel"
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Guest Bio: This week we talk with our kindred spirit Kent Dobson! Kent is a scholar and (former) pastor. He guides wilderness based programs designed to cultivate human wholeness and raise questions of the soul. He also leads pilgrimage adventures to Israel, and he is the editor of the NIV First Century Study Bible. (Selected) Published Works: NIV First Century Study Bible & Bitten by a Camel: Leaving Church, Finding God. Guest Links: www.kentdobson.com Twitter: @KentDobson Facebook: @KentDobson Instagram: @kentdobson Special guest music provided by: Jon Bryant www.jonbryantmusic.com Facebook: @jonbryantmusic Twitter: @jonrbryant Instagram: @jonrbryant Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: “Don’t Wait, Light, Love and War, Make it or Break it, and Trenches and Charms” from the album “Twenty Something.” Jon Bryant’s music is available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, and anywhere good music is sold! Get a copy of his latest release, “Twenty Something” - Available now! Donation: If you enjoy what we’re doing consider becoming part of our Patreon family. We have some really great ways for you to help be a part of what we’re doing and some really cool reward packages as well! Check us out at our website www.thedeconstructionists.com to join, listen to all of our episodes, subscribe to future shows, connect with us on social media, read our blog, or get your hands on one of our many cool t-shirts or pint glasses. Website design by @ryanbattles. The Deconstructionists Podcast is produced by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording

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Nov 23, 2017
Ep 62 - Kaitlin Curtice "Glory Happening"
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Guest Bio: This week week we talk with Kaitlin Curtice! We chat with her about what it’s like to embrace your Native American heritage, Christianity in the modern era, and her brand new book. Kaitlin is a Native American Christian writer, speaker, and worship leader. She is an author with Paraclete Press and writes at www.kailincurtice.com, on the intersection of culture and spirituality. (Selected) Published Works: Glory Happening: Finding the Divine in Everyday Places Special guest music provided by: Eisley http://www.eisley.com/ Facebook: @eisley Twitter: @eisley Instagram: @eisley Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: “Shelter” & “Currents” from the album, Currents; “Ambulance” from the Fire Kite EP; and “Louder Than a Lion” from the album, I’m Only Dreaming. Eisley’s music is available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, and anywhere good music is sold! Get a copy of their latest release, I’m Only Dreaming - Available now! Donation: If you enjoy what we’re doing consider becoming part of our Patreon family. We have some really great ways for you to help be a part of what we’re doing and some really cool reward packages as well! Check us out at our website www.thedeconstructionists.com to join, listen to all of our episodes, subscribe to future shows, connect with us on social media, read our blog, or get your hands on one of our many cool t-shirts or pint glasses. Website design by @ryanbattles. The Deconstructionists Podcast is produced by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording

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Nov 15, 2017
Ep 61 - Brian Zahnd "Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God"
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Guest Bio: This week week we have the incredible Brian Zahnd. We cover a whole host of topics from Brian’s amazing new book, “Sinner in the hands of Loving God.” This was a really fun conversation that we think you’ll enjoy! Brian is the founder and lead pastor of Word of Life Church, a non-denominational congregation in St. Joseph, Missouri. He is a passionate reader of theology and philosophy, an avid hiker, moutain climber, and authority on all things Bob Dylon. (Selected) Published Works: Water to Wine: Some of my story; A Farewell to Mars: An Evangelical Pastor’s Journey Toward the Biblical Gospel of Peace; Beauty will save the world: Rediscovering the Allure and Mystery of Christianity; Unconditional?: The Call of Jesus to Radical Forgiveness; What To Do on the Worst Day of Your Life; and Sinner in the Hands of a Loving God: The Scandalous Truth of the Very Good News. Special guest music provided by: Stephen Christian/Anchor & Braille Facebook: @anchorandbraille & @christianmusic Twitter: @anchorbraille & @christianmusic Instagram: @anchorbraille & @christianmusic Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: “Goes without saying, Hymn for Her, & Knew Then Know Now” off the album, The Quiet Life. “Nightfall & Watch You Burn” from the album, Songs for the Late Night Drive Home. Anchor & Braille’s music is available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, and anywhere good music is sold! Get a copy of these records and Stephen’s new record out now Donation: If you enjoy what we’re doing consider becoming part of our Patreon family. We have some really great ways for you to help be a part of what we’re doing and some really cool reward packages as well! Check us out at our website www.thedeconstructionists.com to join, listen to all of our episodes, subscribe to future shows, connect with us on social media, read our blog, or get your hands on one of our many cool t-shirts or pint glasses. Website design by @ryanbattles. The Deconstructionists Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording

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Nov 08, 2017
Ep 60 - Father Gary Thomas "Deliver us from Evil"
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Guest Bio: This week week we have a very special episode with Father Gary Thomas. Father Thomas has served as the diocese of San Jose’s official Vatican - certified exorcist since 2009. He also served as a consultant on the movie, “The Rite” starring Anthony Hopkins. The movie is based on a book by the same name which chronicles accounts from his real life career. Special guest music provided by: Derek Webb www.derekwebb.com Facebook: @derekwebb Twitter: @derekwebb Instagram: @derekwebb Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: “Hallowed Be Your Name, Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven, & Amen” from the album, “Feedback.” Derek’s music is available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, and anywhere good music is sold! Get a copy of his incredible new record titled, “Fingers Crossed” available NOW! Donation: If you enjoy what we’re doing consider becoming part of our Patreon family. We have some really great ways for you to help be a part of what we’re doing and some really cool reward packages as well! Check us out at our website www.thedeconstructionists.com to join, listen to all of our episodes, subscribe to future shows, connect with us on social media, read our blog, or get your hands on one of our many cool t-shirts or pint glasses. Website design by @ryanbattles. The Deconstructionists Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording

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Oct 31, 2017
Ep 59 - Dr. Eben Alexander "The Heart of Consciousness"
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Guest Bio: This week week we have a very special episode with Dr. Eben Alexander. Dr. Eben Alexander spent over 25 years as an academic neurosurgeon, including 15 years at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital, the Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston.  Over those years he personally dealt with hundreds of patients suffering from severe alterations in their level of consciousness. Many of those patients were rendered comatose by trauma, brain tumors, ruptured aneurysms, infections, or stroke. He thought he had a very good idea of how the brain generates consciousness, mind and spirit. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Alexander received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine in 1980. He taught neurosurgery at Harvard Medical School in Boston for fifteen years, and has performed over 4,000 neurosurgical operations. During his academic career he authored or co-authored over 150 chapters and papers in peer reviewed journals, authored or edited five books on radiosurgery and neurosurgery, and made over 230 presentations at conferences and medical centers around the world. Since Proof of Heaven was released in 2012, he has been a guest on The Dr. Oz Show, Super Soul Sunday with Oprah Winfrey, ABC-TV’s 20-20 and Good Morning America, FOX-TV’s FOX & Friends, and his story has been featured on the Discovery Channel and the Biography Channel. He has been interviewed for over 400 national and international radio and internet programs and podcasts.  His books are available in over 40 countries worldwide, and have been translated into over 30 languages. Since his NDE, Dr. Alexander has dedicated himself to sharing information about near-death experiences and other spiritually-transformative experiences, and what they teach us about consciousness and the nature of reality. He continues to promote further research on the unifying elements of science and spirituality, and together with Karen Newell, regularly teaches others ways to tap into our greater mind and the power of the heart to facilitate enhancement of healing, relationships, creativity, guidance, and more. Published Works: Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife; Map of Heaven: How Science, Religion, and Ordinary People Are Proving the Afterlife; and Living in a Mindful Universe: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Heart of Consciousness. OUT NOW! Guest Website/Social Media: http://ebenalexander.com Twitter: LifeAfterD Facebook: @EbenAlexanderMD YouTube: All Is Well Unlimited Special guest music provided by: OWEL www.owelband.com Facebook: @owelband Twitter: @owelband Instagram: @owelband Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: “Too Young to Fall in Love, Be Quiet, & Slow” from the album: Dear Me. “Snowglobe & Reborn” from the album: OWEL. OWEL’s music is available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, and anywhere good music is sold! You can buy their music here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dear-me/id1162301146 Donation: If you enjoy what we’re doing consider becoming part of our Patreon family. We have some really great ways for you to help be a part of what we’re doing and some really cool reward packages as well! Check us out at our website www.thedeconstructionists.com to join, listen to all of our episodes, subscribe to future shows, connect with us on social media, read our blog, or get your hands on one of our many cool t-shirts or pint glasses. Website design by @ryanbattles. The Deconstructionists Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording

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Oct 18, 2017
Ep 58 - Ryan Alexander from Civilian
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Guest Bio: This week week we talk to our good friend Ryan the lead-singer from the band Civilian. We had the good fortune to be able to record with Ryan over the summer as he was coming through town on tour for his new album, “You wouldn’t believe what privilege costs.” Enjoy this insight into one of the best songwriters around. Make sure to catch Civilian live when they come through your town! Special guest music provided by: Civilian www.civiliansounds.squarespace.com Facebook: @CivilianSounds Twitter: @Civilian_sounds Instagram: @civilian_sounds Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: “Michael, Patience, & The Real Thing/The Feeling” from the album You Wouldn’t Believe What Privilege Costs. The single, “Fear & Trembling.” “Should This Noose Unloosen” from the album Should This Noose Unloosen. Civilian’s music is available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, and anywhere good music is sold! Donation: If you enjoy what we’re doing consider supporting us by joining our Patreon family. You can link to our Patreon site via our website www.thedeconstructionists.com. We recently revamped the entire site! You can now connect with us on social media, email us, stream every episode directly from the website, donate, and buy merchandise! Website design by @ryanbattles. The Deconstructionists Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording

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Oct 11, 2017
Ep 57 - Dr. Martin E. Marty "The day that changed the world"
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Guest Bio: This week we speak with legendary Historian/Theologian Dr. Martin E. Marty. The Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago, where he taught for 35 years, chiefly in the Divinity School, where the Martin Marty Center for advanced studies has since been founded, and in the History Department. Dr. Marty has been a columnist for and Senior Editor at the Christian Century for decades after 1956 and now a writer for its blog. He has served as editor of the semimonthly Context, a newsletter on religion and culture, from 1969 to 2010. He has been a weekly contributor to Sightings, an electronic editorial published by the Martin Marty Center at the University of Chicago Divinity School. Dr. Marty is a Lutheran pastor, ordained in 1952. He served parishes in the west and northwest suburbs of Chicago for a decade before joining the University of Chicago faculty in 1963.While serving his internship in Washington, D.C., he served for the year 1950–1951 as Interim Pastor of Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Chevy Chase, Maryland. (Selected) Published Works: “Pushing the Faith: Proselytism and Civility in a Pluralistic World. With Frederick E. Greenspahn; Our Faiths; Religion and Social Conflict. With Robert Lee; Religion, Ethnicity, and Self Identity: Nations in Turmoil. With R. Scott Appleby; Religions of the World: The Illustrated Guide to Origins, Beliefs, Customs, and Festivals; The Unrelieved Paradox: Studies in the Faith of Franz Bibfeldt. With Jerald Brauer; What’s Ahead for the Churches? With Kyle Haselden; and October 31, 1517: Martin Luther and the Day that Changed the World." Guest Website/Social Media: http://www.illuminos.com/ Special guest music provided by: Copperlily www.copperlilymusic.com Facebook: @copperlilymusic Twitter: @copperlilymusic Instagram: @copperlilymusic Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: “Shadows Glow, The Beautiful Unseen, Flash Paper, & Wishing Well” from the album Copperlily. Copperlily’s music is available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, and anywhere good music is sold! Donation: If you enjoy what we’re doing consider supporting us by joining our Patreon family. You can link to our Patreon site via our website www.thedeconstructionists.com. We recently revamped the entire site! You can now connect with us on social media, email us, stream every episode directly from the website, donate, and buy merchandise! Website design by @ryanbattles. The Deconstructionists Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording

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Oct 03, 2017
Ep 56 - Dean Strang "Making a Murderer"
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Guest Bio: This week we speak with Dean Strang! If the name sounds familiar you probably remember him as half of the defense team for Steven Avery in the hit Netflix documentary called, “Making a Murderer.” Dean is a criminal defense attorney from Wisconsin who graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1982 and the University of Virginia School of Law in 1985. Today, Dean currently runs his own law firm in Madison, Wisconsin. (Selected) Published Works: “Worse than the Devil: Anarchists, Clarence Darrow, and Justice in a time of Terror.” Guest Website/Social Media: www.strangbradley.com Netflix: Making a Murderer Special guest music provided by: Noah Gunderson www.noahgundersonmusic.com Facebook: @noahgundersonmusic Twitter: @noahgunderson Instagram: @noahgunderson Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: “Blossom, Empty from the start, Halo (Disappear/Reappear), & Slow Dancer” from the album, Carry The Ghost. “The Sound” from the brand new album, “White Noise.” Noah Gunderson’s music is available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, SoundCloud, and anywhere good music is sold! Go grab the new album now! iTunes link here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/white-noise/id1250535517 Donation: If you enjoy what we’re doing consider supporting us by joining our Patreon family. You can link to our Patreon site via our website www.thedeconstructionists.com. We recently revamped the entire site! You can now connect with us on social media, email us, stream every episode directly from the website, donate, and buy merchandise! Website design by @ryanbattles. The Deconstructionists Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording

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Sep 28, 2017
Ep 55 - Brian McLaren "The Great Spiritual Migration"
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This week we speak with Brian McLaren! Brian is an author, speaker, activist, and public theologian. A former college English teacher and pastor, he is a passionate advocate for “a new kind of Christianity” - just, generous, and working with people of all faiths for the common good. He is an Auburn Senior Fellow and a leader in the Convergence Network, through which he is developing an innovative training/mentoring program for pastors, church planters, and lay leaders called Convergence Leadership Project. Born in 1956, he graduated from University of Maryland with degrees in English (BA, summa cum laude, 1978, and MA in 1981). His academic interests included Medieval drama, Romantic poets, modern philosophical literature, and the novels of Dr. Walker Percy. In 2004, he was awarded a Doctor of Divinity Degree (honoris causa) from Carey Theological Seminary in Vancouver, BC, Canada, and in 2010, he received a second honorary doctorate, this one from Virginia Theological Seminary (Episcopal). Brian’s books have been translated into many languages, including Korean, Chinese, French, Swedish, Norwegian, German, Portuguese, and Spanish. He has written for or contributed interviews to many periodicals, including Leadership, Sojourners, Tikkun, Worship Leader, and Conversations. He is an active and popular blogger, a musician, and a songwriter, offering a variety of resources through his website, www.brianmclaren.net. A frequent guest on television, radio, and news media programs, he has appeared on All Things Considered, Larry King Live, Nightline, On Being, and Religion and Ethics Newsweekly. His work has also been covered in Time, New York Times, Christianity Today, Christian Century, The Washington Post, Huffington Post, CNN.com, and many other print and online media. He has taught or lectured at many seminaries and has served on a number of boards, currently including the Convergence Network and The Wild Goose Festival. (Selected) Published Works: “The Great Spiritual Migration: How the World’s Largest Religion is Seeking a Better Way to be Christian; Seeking Aliveness; Way of Life; Naked Spirituality; Why did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?; A New Kind of Christianity; A Generous Orthodoxy; The Last Word and the Word After That.” Guest Website/Social Media: www.brianmclaren.net Twitter: @brianmclaren Facebook: @brianmclaren Special guest music provided by: Lovedrug https://lovedrugmusic.com Facebook: @lovedrug Twitter: @lovedrug Instagram: @lovedrugmusic Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: “Wildblood & Pink Champaign” from the album Wildblood; “Royalty” from the album Notions; “If God was on the radio” from the album (II); and the brand new single, “All In.” Lovedrug’s music is available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, SoundCloud, and anywhere good music is sold. Donation: If you enjoy what we’re doing consider supporting us by joining our Patreon family. You can link to our Patreon site via our website www.thedeconstructionists.com. We recently revamped the entire site! You can now connect with us on social media, email us, stream every episode directly from the website, donate, and buy merchandise! Website design by @ryanbattles. The Deconstructionists Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording

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Sep 20, 2017
Ep 54 - Kanene & Jason Pipkin from The Lone Bellow
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Guest Info/Bio: This week we speak Kanene and Jason Pipkin, two parts of the band, The Lone Bellow! We talk about the origins of the band, living abroad, seminary, the hardships of pastry school, the dangers of eating hot wings in bed, faith, life on the road, marriage, band babies, and much much more! Guest Website/Social Media: www.thelonebellow.com Facebook: @thelonebellow Twitter: @thelonebellow Instagram: @TheLoneBellow Enjoy the songs? The songs featured on this episode were: “Take my love, Watch over us, & Call to War” off the album, Then Came The Morning. “Teach Me To Know” off the album, The Lone Bellow. “Deeper in the Water” off the forthcoming album, Walk into a Storm - Available everywhere, Friday, September 15th!!! The Lone Bellow is on tour now: Memphis, TN - Sept 16th - Mud Island Amphitheatre Irving, TX - Sept 17th - Irving Music Factory Morison, CO - Sept 20th - Red Rocks Ampitheatre New York, NY - Sept 21st - Summerstage Sacramento, CA - Sept 23rd - Farm to Fork Festival Asheville, NC - Sept 29th - The Orange Peal Lynchburg, VA - Sept 30th - Riverfront Park Concert Series Cleveland, OH - Oct 1st - Beachland Ballroom Toronto, Canada - Oct 2nd - Opera House Detroit, MI - Oct 3rd - El Club COLUMBUS, OH - Oct 5th - Lincoln Theatre See website for more dates! The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording Donation:If you like what we’re doing and/or benefit from it in some way please consider becoming a Patreon member. By becoming a Patreon member you’ll get access to our members only blog, exclusive swag, early access to episodes, and more! You can link there via our website where you can also connect to us on social media, access our blog, webstore, etc @ www.thedeconstructionists.com

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Sep 13, 2017
Ep 53 - Zach Hoag "The Light is Winning"
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Guest Info/Bio: This week we speak with Zach Hoag! Zach is an author, preacher, and creator from New England. He’s also an all around awesome guy. We talk to Zach about his journey all the way from growing up in a cult to where he finds himself today. (Selected) Published Works: “The Light is Winning: Why Religion Just Might Bring Us Back to Life.” Guest Website/Social Media: www.zhoag.com Facebook: @zhoag Twitter: @zhoag Instagram: @zhoag Special guest music on this episode provided by: Manchester Orchestra Facebook: @ManchesterOrchestra Twitter: @ManchesterOrch Instagram: @manchesterorchestra Enjoy the songs? The songs featured on this episode were: “The Maze, The Alien, The Grocery, The Silence, & The Gold” off the brand new album “A Black Mile to the Surface.” Pick up Manchester Orchestra’s music anywhere good music is sold. The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording Donation:If you like what we’re doing and/or benefit from it in some way please consider becoming a Patreon member. By becoming a Patreon member you’ll get access to our members only blog, exclusive swag, early access to episodes, and more! You can link there via our website where you can also connect to us on social media, access our blog, webstore, etc @ www.thedeconstructionists.com

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Sep 07, 2017
Ep 52 - Father James Martin "Ignatian Spirituality"
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Guest Info/Bio: This week we speak with Father James Martin! Rev. James Martin, SJ, is a Jesuit priest, editor at large of America magazine, consultor to the Vatican's Secretariat for Communications, and author of numerous books, including the New York Times bestsellers "Jesus: A Pilgrimage" and "The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything." Among his other books, "My Life with the Saints" and "Between Heaven and Mirth" were named by Publishers Weekly as "Best Books" of the year, and three of his books have received Christopher Awards. Father Martin is a frequent commentator in the national and international media, having appeared on all the major networks, and in such diverse outlets as The Colbert Report, Fresh Air, On Being, Fox & Friends, PBS's NewsHour, the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Boston Globe, as well as on the History Channel, BBC, and Vatican Radio. Before entering the Jesuits in 1988, he graduated from the Wharton School of Business. (Selected) Published Works: “Jesus: A Pilgrimage, The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, My Life with the Saints, Between Heaven and Mirth, Seven Last Words: An Invitation to a Deeper Friendship with Jesus, and Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity. Guest Website/Social Media: http://jamesmartin.hc.com https://www.facebook.com/FrJamesMartin/ Twitter: @jamesmartinsj Instagram: @jamesmartinsj Special guest music on this episode provided by: Facebook: @copeland Twitter: @copelandband Instagram: @copelandband Enjoy the songs? The songs featured on this episode were: “Disjointed & Erase” from the album Ixora. “Have I always loved you, I Can Make You Feel Young Again, & In Her Arms You Will Never Starve” from the album Ixora Twin The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording Donation: If you’re digging what we’re doing here consider making a small donation. Maintaining a podcast isn’t cheap and every dollar donated helps us to keep this thing going. Money donated goes to helping to purchase research materials, maintenance of the website, storage of episodes, etc. Click the link below to donate: https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists T-Shirts & Pint Glasses now available! An original design by Joseph Ernst (@joernst1 on Instagram), this limited edition uni-sex t-shirt is soft and durable poly/cotton in charcoal grey with white screen printed graphic. Grab one to support your favorite podcast and remember when you embraced the beauty of your deconstruction. https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists Find us on social media! www.thedeconstructionists.com Twitter: @deconstructcast Facebook: deconstructionistsanonymous Instagram: deconstructionistspodcast

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Aug 30, 2017
Ep. 51 - Rabbi Arthur Green "Radical Judaism"
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Guest Info/Bio: This week we speak with the incredible Rabbi Arthur Green PhD. Rabbi Green is one of the preeminent authorities on Jewish thought and spirituality. He was the founding dean and is currently rector of the Rabbinical School and Irving Burdnick Professor of Jewish Philosophy and Religion at Hebrew College. He is Professor Emeritus at Brandeis University, where he occupied the distinguished Philip W. Lown Professorship of Jewish Thought. He is both a historian of Jewish religion and a theologian; his work seeks to form a bridge between these two distinct fields of endeavor. Educated at Brandeis University and the Jewish Theology Seminary of America, where he received rabbinic ordination, Dr. Green studied with such important teachers as Alexander Altmann, Nahum N. Glatzer, and Abraham Joshua Heschel, of blessed memory. He has taught Jewish mysticism, Hasidism, and theology to several generations of students at the University of Pennsylvania, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (where he served as both Dean and President), Brandeis, and now at Hebrew College. He has taught and lectured widely throughout the Jewish community of North America as well as in Israel, where he visits frequently. He was the founder of Havurat Shalom in Somerville, Massachusetts in 1968 and remains a leading independent figure in the Jewish Renewal movement. (Selected) Published Works: Radical Judaism: Rethinking God and Tradition; Ehyeh: A Kabblah for Tomorrow; See My Face: A Jewish Mystical Theology; & Judaism’s Ten Best Ideas: A Brief Guide for Seekers. Guest Website/Social Media: http://artgreen26.com https://soundcloud.com/rabbiartgreen Special guest music on this episode provided by: Wild Earth Facebook: @wildearthmusic Twitter: @wildearthmusic Instagram: @wildearthmusic https://wildearth.bandcamp.com/ Enjoy the songs? The songs featured on this episode were: “Of Peace, Amen, Gardens, & Be Still” from the brand new album “Holy Fools.” Wild Earth’s music is available on iTunes, Spotify, and anywhere good music is sold! The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording Donation: If you’re digging what we’re doing here consider making a small donation. Maintaining a podcast isn’t cheap and every dollar donated helps us to keep this thing going. Money donated goes to helping to purchase research materials, maintenance of the website, storage of episodes, etc. Click the link below to donate: https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists Brand new T-Shirts now available! An original design by Joseph Ernst (@joernst1 on Instagram), this limited edition uni-sex t-shirt is soft and durable poly/cotton in charcoal grey with white screen printed graphic. Grab one to support your favorite podcast and remember when you embraced the beauty of your deconstruction. https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists Find us on social media! www.thedeconstructionists.com Twitter: @deconstructcast Facebook: deconstructionistsanonymous Instagram: deconstructionistspodcast

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Aug 16, 2017
Ep 50 - Kevin James Doyle "The Divine Comedy"
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Guest Info/Bio: We’re baaaaaaaaaack! After taking July off we’re excited to bring you the rest of 2017. We kick it off with comedian, Kevin James Doyle! Kevin is a very funny comedian from Brooklyn, New York who also happens to be John’s brother-in-law. Kevin has co-written and starred in an off Broadway play called, “How to be a New Yorker,” co-hosts a monthly comedy show in New York called “GREAT TIMES w/Cory & Kevin,” and is performing his new show, “The 30 year old Virgin” at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this month. If you happen to live in the UK check him out and tell him we sent you! Guest Website/Social Media: www.kevinjamesdoyle.com Twitter: @kevinjamesdoyle Instagram: @kevinjamesdoyle Facebook: @kevinjamesdoyle www.soundcloud.com/kevinjamesdoyle Special guest music on this episode provided by: Frills Facebook: @frillsfrillsfrills Twitter: @frillsmusic Instagram: @frillsmusic https://soundcloud.com/frillsfrillsfrills/mylove Enjoy the song? The song featured on this episode was: “My Love” The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording Donation: If you’re digging what we’re doing here consider making a small donation. Maintaining a podcast isn’t cheap and every dollar donated helps us to keep this thing going. Money donated goes to helping to purchase research materials, maintenance of the website, storage of episodes, etc. Click the link below to donate: https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists Brand new T-Shirts now available! An original design by Joseph Ernst (@joernst1 on Instagram), this limited edition uni-sex t-shirt is soft and durable poly/cotton in charcoal grey with white screen printed graphic. Grab one to support your favorite podcast and remember when you embraced the beauty of your deconstruction. https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists Find us on social media! www.thedeconstructionists.com Twitter: @deconstructcast Facebook: deconstructionistsanonymous Instagram: deconstructionistspodcast

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Aug 02, 2017
Ep 49 - ft. Rob Bell "What is the Bible?"
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Guest Info/Bio: This week we try to redeem ourselves from our infamous Rob Bell “fanboy” episode and are somewhat successful! We had the pleasure of recording live with Rob in Dayton, Ohio on the last top of his bookstore tour. Rob had a lot of great stuff to say about his brand new bestselling book, “What is the Bible?: How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters, and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel About Everything.” We dive into how we read the bible, how it’s still relevant today, and it continues to evolve. Rob Bell is The New York Times bestselling author of Love Wins, What We Talk About When We Talk about God, The Zimzum of Love and How To Be Here. iTunes named his podcast, The RobCast, Best of 2015. He’s been profiled in The New Yorker, he’s toured with Oprah on her Life You Want Tour, and in 2011 Time Magazine named him one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. He has a regular show at Largo, the legendary music and comedy club in West Hollywood and is currently touring to support his latest book, “What is the Bible?:How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters, and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel About Everything.” Guest Publications: “Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith; Sex God: Exploring The Endless Connections Between Sexuality and Spirituality; Jesus Wants to Save Christians: Learning to Read a Dangerous Book; Drops Like Stars: A Few Thoughts on Creativity & Suffering; Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived; What We Talk about When We Talk about God; The Zimzum of Love: A New Way of Understanding Marriage; How To Be Here; Millones Cajones; and What is The Bible?: How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters, and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel About Everything.” Guest Website/Social Media: www.robbell.com Twitter: @realrobbell Instagram: @realrobbell Facebook: @realrobbell iTunes: The RobCast Special guest music on this episode provided by: Civil Twilight Facebook: @CivilTwilight Twitter: @civiltwilight Instagram: @civiltwilight Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: “Let It Go; Oh, Daniel; Believe, & Story of an Immigrant” from the album “Story Of An Immigrant.” “Letters From The Sky” from the album “Civil Twilight.” “Fire Escape” from the album “Holy Weather.” Civil Twilight’s music is available on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, YouTube, Apple Music, and anywhere good music is sold. The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording Donation: If you’re digging what we’re doing here consider making a small donation. Maintaining a podcast isn’t cheap and every dollar donated helps us to keep this thing going. Money donated goes to helping to purchase research materials, maintenance of the website, storage of episodes, etc. Click the link below to donate: https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists Brand new T-Shirts now available! An original design by Joseph Ernst (@joernst1 on Instagram), this limited edition uni-sex t-shirt is soft and durable poly/cotton in charcoal grey with white screen printed graphic. Grab one to support your favorite podcast and remember when you embraced the beauty of your deconstruction. https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists Find us on social media! www.thedeconstructionists.com Twitter: @deconstructcast Facebook: deconstructionistsanonymous Instagram: deconstructionistspodcast

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Jun 28, 2017
Ep 48 - Saumya Arya Haas "Hinduism and ultimate concern"
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Guest Info/Bio: This week we cap off our series on religious pluralism with our guest, Saumya Arya Haas. Saumya is the Digital Outreach Coordinator for Agape Editions, an imprint of Sundress Publications. She was an early adopter of Social Media for interfaith and social outreach and has been nominated as a Twin Cities Titan in Social Media. While pursuing her Religious Studies degree at Harvard University, she founded Headwaters/Delta Interfaith, which facilitated interfaith/intergroup dialogue and advised organizations on diversity, inclusiveness, and intergroup cooperation; she worked extensively in New Orleans but this work has taken her everywhere from West Africa to the White House. She worked with the Parliament of World Religions, The UN World Council of Religious Leaders, and The UN Peace Initiative. Guest Publications: Saumya writes regularly for The Huffington Post, State of Formation, and The Good Men Project as well as various other websites and print media. Guest Website/Social Media: https://goodmenproject.com/author/saumya-arya-haas https://www.stateofformation.org/author/saumya-arya-haas https://www.huffingtonpost.com/saumya-arya-haas www.nsomniasaum.blogspot.com Twitter: @nsomniasaum Facebook: @saumyaaryahaas Special guest music on this episode provided by: Verite www.veriteofficial.com Facebook: @veritemusic https://soundcloud.com/veritemusic Twitter: @verite Instagram: @verite Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: “Rest & Living” from the EP Living. “Phase Me Out & Bout You” off of the forthcoming album “Somewhere In Between” available everywhere good music is sold on June 23, 2017! Go grab that album and tell her we sent ya! Verite’s music is available on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, YouTube, Soundcloud, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, & Apple Music. The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording Donation: If you’re digging what we’re doing here consider making a small donation. Maintaining a podcast isn’t cheap and every dollar donated helps us to keep this thing going. Money donated goes to helping to purchase research materials, maintenance of the website, storage of episodes, etc. Click the link below to donate: https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists Brand new T-Shirts now available! An original design by Joseph Ernst (@joernst1 on Instagram), this limited edition uni-sex t-shirt is soft and durable poly/cotton in charcoal grey with white screen printed graphic. Grab one to support your favorite podcast and remember when you embraced the beauty of your deconstruction. https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists Find us on social media! www.thedeconstructionists.com Twitter: @deconstructcast Facebook: deconstructionistsanonymous Instagram: deconstructionistspodcast

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Jun 21, 2017
Ep 47 - Rabbi David Wolpe "Why Faith Matters"
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Guest Info/Bio: This week we continue our series on religious pluralism with the incredible Rabbi David Wolpe. Rabbi Wolpe is the Max Webb senior Rabbi of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles, California. He’s been named one of the most influential rabbis in America by Newsweek Magazine and one of the 50 most influential Jews in the world by the Jerusalem Post. He’s taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York, The American Jewish University in Lose Angeles, Hunter College, and UCLA. Rabbi Wolpe writes for many publications, including regular columns for the New York Jewish Week, Washington Post “On Faith”, as well as periodic contributions to the Jerusalem Post, The Los Angeles TImes, Time Magazine, The Atlantic, and many others. He has been on television numerous times, featured on series on PBS, A&E, as well as serving as a commentator on Face The Nation, The Today Show, CNN, and CBS This Morning. Rabbi Wolpe is the author of multiple books, including the National Bestseller “Making Loss Matter: Creating Meaning in Difficult TImes.” HIs most recent book is “Why Faith Matters.” Guest (Selected) Published Works: “David: The Divided Heart (Jewish Lives), Teaching Your Children About God: A Modern Jewish Approach, Making Loss Matter: Creating Meaning in Difficult Times, Why Be Jewish?, In Speech and in Silence: The Jewish Quest for God, and Why Faith Matters.” Guest Links: www.sinaitemple.org Facebook: @RabbiWolpe Twitter: @rabbiwolpe To hear Rabbi Wolpe’s sermons: iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/off-the-pulpit-with-rabbi-david-wolpe/id1112396528?mt=2 Special Music by: Drew Holcombe & The Neighbors www.drewholcomb.com Twitter: @drewholcomb Instagram: @drewholcomb Facebook: @drewholcombmusic Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: “New Year; Rowdy Heart, Broken Wing; & Wild World” from the album “Souvenir.” “Ain’t Nobody Got It Easy” & “Sisters, Brothers” from the album “Medicine.” And “Another Man’s Shoes” from the album “Good Light.” You can find Drew Holcomb & The Neighbor’s music on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, Pandora, and anywhere good music is sold. The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording Donation: If you’re digging what we’re doing here consider making a small donation. Maintaining a podcast isn’t cheap and every dollar donated helps us to keep this thing going. Money donated goes to helping to purchase research materials, maintenance of the website, storage of episodes, etc. Click the link below to donate: Https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists Brand new unisex T-Shirts now available! Pint glasses available now in 3 cool packages! https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists Find us on social media! If you enjoy our show consider leaving us a nice 5 star review on iTunes. It helps new people find us! www.thedeconstructionists.com Twitter: @deconstructcast Facebook: deconstructionistsanonymous Instagram: deconstructionistspodcast

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Jun 14, 2017
Ep 46 - Sumbul Ali-Karamali "The Muslim Next Door"
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Guest Info/Bio: This week we kick off our series on religious pluralism with the incredible Sumbul bol Ali-Karmali! Sumbul grew up in Southern California in an ethnically Asian Family. She earned her undergraduate degree in English, with Distinction, from Stanford University. After working as an editor in a publishing company, she attended law school and graduated with her J.D. from the University of California Davis. She practiced corporate law in San Francisco for several years. Although always a practicing Muslim, Sumbul began the formal study of Islam when she attended the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). She graduated from SOAS with her L.L.M. in Islamic Law, with Distinction. She has taught Islamic law as a teaching assistant at the University of London, worked as a research associate at the Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law in London, and lectured on Islam and Islamic law. She has had many articles published, both in mainstream news publications and legal journals. Her first book, an accessible yet scholarly, anecdote-filled introduction to Islam and Islamic law written for the lay reader, was published by White Cloud Press in September of 2008 and is called The Muslim Next Door: the Qur’an, the Media, and that Veil Thing. Sumbul is currently spending her time on speaking engagements, radio and television interviews, writing, raising her two children, and volunteering her time to various causes. She serves on the board of trustees of a nonprofit educational institution that teaches multicultural education and environmental education to children and youth. She also serves on the steering committee of Women in Islamic Spirituality and Equality (WISE), an initiative dedicated to mobilizing a movement for social justice. Guest (Selected) Published Works: “The Muslim Next Door: The Qur’an, the Media, and That Veil Thing” and “Growing Up Muslim: Understanding the Beliefs and Practices of Islam.” Guest Links: www.themuslimnextdoor.com Special Music by: Birdtalker www.birdtalkermusic.com Twitter: @birdtalkermusic Instagram: @birdtalkermusic Facebook: @birdtalkermusic Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: “Want, Heavy, Just This, & Blue Healer” from the Just This E.P. and the single “My Lover.” You can find Birdtalker’s music on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, Pandora, and anywhere good music is sold. The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording Donation: If you’re digging what we’re doing here consider making a small donation. Maintaining a podcast isn’t cheap and every dollar donated helps us to keep this thing going. Money donated goes to helping to purchase research materials, maintenance of the website, storage of episodes, etc. Click the link below to donate: Htps://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists Brand new unisex T-Shirts now available! Pint glasses available now in 3 cool packages! https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists Find us on social media! If you enjoy our show consider leaving us a nice 5 star review on iTunes. It helps new people find us! www.thedeconstructionists.com Twitter: @deconstructcast Facebook: deconstructionistsanonymous Instagram: deconstructionistspodcast

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Jun 08, 2017
Ep 45 - NT Wright "The Day The Revolution Began..."
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Guest Info/Bio: This week we welcome back one of our personal heroes Archbishop N.T. Wright! N.T. Wright is the former bishop of Durham in the Church of England and one of the world’s leading Bible scholars. He is now serving as the Chair of New Testament and Early Christianity at the School of Divinity at the University of St. Andrews. For twenty years he taught New Testament studies at Cambridge, McGill and Oxford Universities. As being both one of the world’s leading Bible scholars and a popular author, he has been featured on ABC News, Dateline, The Colbert Report, and Fresh Air. Guest (Selected) Published Works: His award-winning books include: Simply Jesus, After You Believe, Surprised by Hope, Simply Christian, The Meaning of Jesus (co-authored with Marcus Borg), as well as being the translator for The Kingdom New Testament. He also wrote the impressive Christian Origins and the Question of God series, including The New Testament and the People of God, Jesus and the Victory of God, and most recently The Day The Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus’ Crucifixion. Guest Links: www.ntwrightpage.com www.ntwrightonline.org Facebook: @OfficialNTWright Special Music by: Darlingside www.darlingside.com Twitter: @darlingside Instagram: @darlingside Facebook: @darlingside Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: “The Ancestor, Clay & Cast Iron, and Go Back” from the album Birds Say. “Whippoorwill” from the EP “Whippoorwill.” You can find Darlingside’s music on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, Pandora, and anywhere good music is sold. The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording Donation: If you’re digging what we’re doing here consider making a small donation. Maintaining a podcast isn’t cheap and every dollar donated helps us to keep this thing going. Money donated goes to helping to purchase research materials, maintenance of the website, storage of episodes, etc. Click the link below to donate: Htps://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists Brand new unisex T-Shirts now available! Pint glasses available now in 3 cool packages! https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists Find us on social media! If you enjoy our show consider leaving us a nice 5 star review on iTunes. It helps new people find us! www.thedeconstructionists.com Twitter: @deconstructcast Facebook: deconstructionistsanonymous Instagram: deconstructionistspodcast

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May 26, 2017
Ep 44 - Jay Bakker "Grace in the Shadows"
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Guest Info/Bio: This week we welcome Jay “Freakin’” Bakker to the show! Jay is a pastor, author, speaker, and theologian who co-founded Revolution Church back in 1994. We talk about our mutual love of Pete Rollins, the Christian rock festivals of the 90s, and other fun topics. Guest Selected Works: Son of a Preacher Man: My Search for Grace in the Shadows; Fall to Grace: A Revolution of God, Self & Society; and Faith, Doubt, and Other Lines I’ve Crossed: Walking with the Unknown God. Guest Links: www.revolutionchurch.com Twitter: @jaybakker Instagram: @jaybakker Facebook: Jay.Bakker.Friends Special Music by: MewithoutYou Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: “East Ender’s Wives,” from East Ender’s Wives Maxi Single; “Four Fires & Julian the Onion” from Other Stories; “Bear’s Vision of St. Agnes” from the album “10 Stories”; and “Chaplecross Towns” from the album “Pale Horses: Appendix.” You can find MewithoutYou’s music on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, and anywhere good music is sold. The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording Donation: If you’re digging what we’re doing here consider making a small donation. Maintaining a podcast isn’t cheap and every dollar donated helps us to keep this thing going. Money donated goes to helping to purchase research materials, maintenance of the website, storage of episodes, etc. Click the link below to donate: Htps://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists Brand new unisex T-Shirts now available! Pint glasses available now in 3 cool packages! https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists Find us on social media! If you enjoy our show consider leaving us a nice 5 star review on iTunes. It helps new people find us! www.thedeconstructionists.com Twitter: @deconstructcast Facebook: deconstructionistsanonymous Instagram: deconstructionistspodcast

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May 11, 2017
Ep 43 - Paul Janeway of St. Paul and The Broken Bones
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Guest Info/Bio: This week we welcome Paul Janeway! Paul is the lead singer of St. Paul and The Broken Bones, the incredible six-piece soul band from Birmingham, Alabama. We talk about music, faith, race, art, books, and everything in-between. You don’t want to miss their live show if they happen to be coming to a town near you! For tour dates go to the show link on their website. Guest Links: www.stpaulandthebrokenbones.com Facebook: @St.PaulandTheBrokenBones Twitter: @StP_BrokenBones Instagram: stpaulandthebrokenbones Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: “Crumbling Light Posts - Pt. 1, Flow with It (You Got Me Feeling Like), Burning Rome, Is It Me, Brain Matter, & Midnight on the Earth” from the album Sea of Noise and “Broken Bones & Pocket Change” off the album Half the City. You can find St. Paul and The Broken Bone’s music on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, SoundCloud, YouTube, and anywhere good music is sold. The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording Donation: If you’re digging what we’re doing here consider making a small donation. Maintaining a podcast isn’t cheap and every dollar donated helps us to keep this thing going. Money donated goes to helping to purchase research materials, maintenance of the website, storage of episodes, etc. Click the link below to donate: Htps://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists Brand new unisex T-Shirts now available! Pint glasses coming soon! https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists Find us on social media! If you enjoy our show consider leaving us a nice 5 star review on iTunes. It helps new people find us! www.thedeconstructionists.com Twitter: @deconstructcast Facebook: deconstructionistsanonymous Instagram: deconstructionistspodcast

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Apr 26, 2017
Ep 42 - Diana Butler Bass "Grounded"
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Guest Info/Bio: This week we welcome Dr. Diana Butler Bass to the show! Diana is an author, speaker, and independent scholar specializing in American religion and culture. She holds a Ph.D. in religious studies from Duke University and is the author of nine books, including “Grounded: Finding God in the World - A Spiritual Revolution.” Diana regularly speaks at conferences, consults with religious organizations, leads educational events for religious leaders, and teaches and preaches in a variety of venues. She writes at The Huffington Post and The Washington Post and comments on religion, politics, and culture in the media including USA TODAY, Time, Newsweek, CBS, CNN, FOX, PBS, and NPR. Guest Links: www.dianabutlerbass.com Facebook: @d.butlerbass Twitter: @dianabutlerbass (Selected) Guest Published Works: “Grounded: Finding God in the World - A Spiritual Revolution, Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening, A People’s History of Christianity: The Other Side of the Story, Christianity for the Rest of Us: How the Neighborhood Church is Transforming the Faith.” Special guest music on this episode provided by: Greta Isaac www.soundcloud/gretaisaac Facebook: @gretaisaac Twitter: @gretaisaacmusic Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: “Intro (Creatures of Habit), Don’t Tell, & You.” You can find Greta’s music on iTunes, SoundCloud, YouTube, Apple Music, & Spotify. If you’d like to support Clay’s project and help him fund his musical venture, visit: www.gofundme.com/claykmusic The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording Donation: If you’re digging what we’re doing here consider making a small donation. Maintaining a podcast isn’t cheap and every dollar donated helps us to keep this thing going. Money donated goes to helping to purchase research materials, maintenance of the website, storage of episodes, etc. Click the link below to donate: Htps://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists Brand new unisex T-Shirts now available! https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists Find us on social media! If you enjoy our show consider leaving us a nice 5 star review on iTunes. It helps new people find us! www.thedeconstructionists.com Twitter: @deconstructcast Facebook: deconstructionistsanonymous Instagram: deconstructionistspodcast

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Apr 12, 2017
Ep 41 - Dr. Alexander Shaia "Resurrection Is."
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Guest Info/Bio: This week brings the return of our dear friend Dr. Alexander Shaia! Alexander brings us a fresh perspective on the Resurrection just in time for Easter. Dr. Alexander Shaia is an international speaker, author, and teacher. He studied cultural anthropology at Notre Dame University, and also has a PhD in Clinical Psychology. Alexander is the author of the revolutionary book “Heart and Mind: The Four-Gospel Journey for Radical Transformation.” Guest Links: www.quadratos.com www.alexanderjshaia.com Facebook: @alexanderjohnshaia (Selected) Guest Published Works: “Heart and Mind: The Four-Gospel Journey for Radical Transformation” Special guest music on this episode provided by: The Undeserving https://theundeserving.bandcamp.com Facebook: @TheUndeserving Twitter: @TheUndeserving Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: “Turn Back, Voice Inside, Baby Run Away, & When I’m with you” from the Lost & Found EP out NOW! You can find The Undeserving’s music can bon iTunes, BandCamp, YouTube, Apple Music, & Spotify. The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording Donation: If you’re digging what we’re doing here consider making a small donation. Maintaining a podcast isn’t cheap and every dollar donated helps us to keep this thing going. Money donated goes to helping to purchase research materials, maintenance of the website, storage of episodes, etc. Click the link below to donate: Htps://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists Brand new unisex T-Shirts now available! https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists Find us on social media! If you enjoy our show consider leaving us a nice 5 star review on iTunes. It helps new people find us! www.thedeconstructionists.com Twitter: @deconstructcast Facebook: deconstructionistsanonymous Instagram: deconstructionistspodcast

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Mar 29, 2017
Ep 40 - Dr. Pete Enns "The Sin of Certainty"
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Guest Info/Bio: This week we speak with Dr. Peter Enns. Dr. Enns (PhD, Harvard University) is Abram S. Clemens professor of Biblical Studies at Eastern University, St. Davids, PA. He has taught courses at several other institutions including Harvard University, Fuller Theological Seminary, and Princeton Theological Seminary. Dr. Enns is a biblical scholar, theologian, and author who has written on topics like hermeneutics, the relationship between science and religion, Christianity and evolution, and Old Testament interpretation. He is also a contributor to the Huffington Post and Patheos and a regular blogger at www.peteenns.com Guest Links: www.peteenns.com/ Twitter: @peteanns Facebook: @PeterEnnsAuthor (Selected) Guest Published Works: The Bible Tells me so…, Inspiration and Incarnation, The Evolution of Adam, Telling God’s Story, The Sin of Certainty, and more… Special guest music on this episode provided by: Acceptance www.acceptanceband.com/ Facebook: @acceptanceband Twitter: @acceptanceband Instagram: @acceptanceband Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: Haunted, Colliding By Design, Come Closer, Fire and Rain, & Diagram of a Simple Man from the brand new album Colliding by Design. Acceptance music is available on iTunes, YouTube, Spotify, Pandora, Play Music, & Apple Music. The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording Donation: If you’re digging what we’re doing here consider making a small donation. Maintaining a podcast isn’t cheap and every dollar donated helps us to keep this thing going. Money donated goes to helping to purchase research materials, maintenance of the website, storage of episodes, etc. Click the link below to donate: Htps://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists Brand new unisex T-Shirts now available! https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists Find us on social media! If you enjoy our show consider leaving us a nice 5 star review on iTunes. It helps new people find us! www.thedeconstructionists.com Twitter: @deconstructcast Facebook: deconstructionistsanonymous Instagram: deconstructionistspodcast

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Mar 16, 2017
2017 Season 2 Teaser!
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Guest Info/Bio: Through the miracle of technology John & Adam almost pull off sounding like they’re in the same room. Ok so maybe Adam sounds like he’s in a room and John sounds like he’s in a bathroom. Regardless, we bring you our recap of the year that was 2016, as well as some hints at what’s in store for 2017! The new season kicks off next week! Special guest music on this episode provided by: Nicholas Rowe www.nicholasrowe.bandcamp.com www.nicholasrowemusic.weebly.com/ Twitter: @_nicholasrowe_ Facebook: nicholasrowe Instagram: _nicholasrowe_ Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: I Broke Free, Bones, How It’s Done, and Sacred & Profane off of the EP Everything Has Beauty. Go to Nick’s BandCamp page to download these tracks and more! The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording Donation: If you’re digging what we’re doing here consider making a small donation. Maintaining a podcast isn’t cheap and every dollar donated helps us to keep this thing going. Money donated goes to helping to purchase research materials, maintenance of the website, storage of episodes, etc. Click the link below to donate: Htps://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists Brand new unisex T-Shirts now available! https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists Find us on social media! www.thedeconstructionists.com Twitter: @deconstructcast Facebook: deconstructionistsanonymous Instagram: deconstructionistspodcast

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Mar 08, 2017
Ep 39 - Dr. Peter Rollins "Atheism for Lent"
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Guest Info/Bio: We’re back! Happy 2017! This special kickoff episode sees one of our absolute favorite people join us to kick off the new year! Dr. Peter Rollins! Pete is a provocative writer, philosopher, storyteller and public speaker who has gained an international reputation for overturning traditional notions of religion and forming “churches” that preach the Good News that we can’t be satisfied, that life is difficult, and that we don’t know the secret. Peter gained his higher education from Queens University, Belfast and has earned degrees (with distinction) in Scholastic Philosophy (BA Hons), Political Theory (MA) and Post-Structural thought (PhD). Guest Publications: Insurrection, The Idolatry of God, The Orthodox Heretic, & The Divine Magician. Guest Website/Social Media: www.peterrollins.net Twitter: @PeterRollins Facebook: OrthodoxHeretic Special guest music on this episode provided by: Surrogate www.surrogatemusic.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/surrogate Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: Pearls & Can’t Go Home from the album Diamonds and Pearls and Crimes, Steal Your Blood, & Close Enough from the album Post-Heroic. Surrogate’s music is available on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, YouTube, & BandCamp. The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording Donation: If you’re digging what we’re doing here consider making a small donation. Maintaining a podcast isn’t cheap and every dollar donated helps us to keep this thing going. Money donated goes to helping to purchase research materials, maintenance of the website, storage of episodes, etc. Click the link below to donate: Htps://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists Brand new unisex T-Shirts now available! https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists Find us on social media! www.thedeconstructionists.com Twitter: @deconstructcast Facebook: deconstructionistsanonymous Instagram: deconstructionistspodcast

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Feb 08, 2017
Ep 38 - Richard Rohr!
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This week we fulfill a dream…the dream of all dreams. We talk to THE Father Richard Rohr! Our spiritual guide, hero, and one man quote machine took time out of his busy schedule to drop some serious knowledge on us. We discuss the two halves of life, the spiritual journey, and the Cosmic Christ. You’re really going to enjoy this one! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone! Fr. Richard Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition. He is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Fr. Richard’s teaching is grounded in the Franciscan alternative orthodoxy—practices of contemplation and self-emptying, expressing itself in radical compassion, particularly for the socially marginalized. Fr. Richard is academic Dean of the Living School for Action and Contemplation. Drawing upon Christianity’s place within the Perennial Tradition, the mission of the Living School is to produce compassionate and powerfully learned individuals who will work for positive change in the world based on awareness of our common union with God and all beings. www.cac.org/richard-rohr Twitter: @RichardRohrOFM Facebook: @CenterforActionandContemplation (Selected) Guest Published Works: Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self, Falling Upward: Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life, The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics See, and The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation (with Mike Morrell). Special guest music on this episode provided by: Young Oceans www.youngoceans.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/youngoceans/ Instagram: @youngoceans Twitter: @YoungOceans Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: Young Ocean’s music is available on iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, Pandora, Play Music, iHeartRadio, & Apple Music. The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording Donation: If you’re digging what we’re doing here consider making a small donation. Maintaining a podcast isn’t cheap and every dollar donated helps us to keep this thing going. Money donated goes to helping to purchase research materials, maintenance of the website, storage of episodes, etc. Click the link below to donate: Https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists Brand new T-Shirts now available! Grab one while supplies last! Both designs only $15 through December. https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists Follow us on social media for quotes and all the latest news! www.thedeconstructionists.com Twitter: @deconstructcast Facebook: deconstructionistsanonymous Instagram: deconstructionistspodcast

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Dec 20, 2016
Ep 37 - Barry Taylor "Punk Rock Christianity"
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This week we speak with Barry Taylor. Barry is a former roadie for AC/DC (amongst other bands throughout the 1970s) turned pyro/cultural theologian. Barry received his PhD in pop culture and theology and started his own unorthodox church in L.A. called “sanctuary.” Barry is also an adjunct professor of Theology and Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary. Twitter: @BarryT256 Facebook: @barrytaylor Instagram: @ukbloke Guest Published Works: Entertainment Theology: New-Edge Spirituality in a Digital Democracy (Cultural Exegesis). Special guest music on this episode provided by: Secret Club Facebook: www.facebook.com/secretclubband/ Instagram: @secretclubband Twitter: @secretclub_band Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: Lost, Secret Club, I do what I want, Sweet Thing With a Crush & Rapture from the album Apocalypse Meow. Secret Club’s music is available on iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, & Apple Music. The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording Donation: If you’re digging what we’re doing here consider making a small donation. Maintaining a podcast isn’t cheap and every dollar donated helps us to keep this thing going. Money donated goes to helping to purchase research materials, maintenance of the website, storage of episodes, etc. Click the link below to donate: Https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists Brand new T-Shirts now available! Grab one while supplies last! Both designs only $15 through December. https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists Follow us on social media for quotes and all the latest news! www.thedeconstructionists.com Twitter: @deconstructcast Facebook: deconstructionistsanonymous Instagram: deconstructionistspodcast

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Dec 14, 2016
Ep 36 - N.T. Wright "Finding Jesus in History"
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Guest Info/Bio: This week we speak with Archbishop N.T. Wright. N.T. Wright is the former Bishop of Durham in the Church of England and one of the world’s leading Bible scholars. He is now serving as the Chair of New Testament and Early Christianity at the School of Divinity at the University of St. Andrews. For twenty years he taught New Testament studies at Cambridge, McGill and Oxford Universities. As being both one of the world’s leading Bible scholars and a popular author, he has been featured on ABC News, Dateline, The Colbert Report, and Fresh Air. www.ntwrightpage.com www.ntwrightonline.org Guest (Selected) Published Works: His award-winning books include The Case for the Psalms, How God Became King, Simply Jesus, After You Believe, Surprised by Hope, Simply Christian, Scripture and the Authority of God, The Meaning of Jesus (co-authored with Marcus Borg), as well as being the translator for The Kingdom New Testament. He also wrote the impressive Christian Origins and the Question of God series, including The New Testament and the People of God, Jesus and the Victory of God, The Resurrection of the Son of God and most recently, The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus’s Crucifixion. Special guest music on this episode provided by: Benjamin James Facebook: www.facebook.com/benjaminjamesmusic/ Instagram: @benjaminjamesmusic Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: Sing Eternal, Baptize Me, Tongues of Men, Singing like a Bird, & Heart of Darkness (Ft. John Mark McMillan) from the album Penumbra. Benjamin James’s music is available on iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, Pandora, TuneIn, & Apple Music. The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording Donation: If you’re digging what we’re doing here consider making a small donation. Maintaining a podcast isn’t cheap and every dollar donated helps us to keep this thing going. Money donated goes to helping to purchase research materials, maintenance of the website, storage of episodes, etc. Click the link below to donate: Htps://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists Brand new T-Shirts now available! Grab one while supplies last! Both designs only $15 through December. https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists Follow us on social media for quotes and all the latest news! www.thedeconstructionists.com Twitter: @deconstructcast Facebook: deconstructionistsanonymous Instagram: deconstructionistspodcast

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Dec 07, 2016
Ep 35 - Dr. Drew Hart "Crossing the Divide" - A Conversation About Racism
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This week we speak with Dr. Drew Hart. Drew G. I. Hart is a professor in theology, an author, and an activist with ten years of pastoral experience. His undergraduate work was in biblical studies at Messiah College, he received his Masters of Divinity degree with an urban concentration at Biblical Seminary, and he recently defended his dissertation in the field of theology and ethics at Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. Currently he is a part-time professor for several PA seminaries and schools but in the Fall of 2016 he begins teaching full-time as an assistant professor in theology at Messiah College. Drew spent most of his young adult years leading and mentoring black and brown youth as a pastor, working for an inner city after-school program, and working closely with Philadelphia based nonprofits. Today, along with teaching theology, Drew is currently passionate about partnering with community groups and churches to facilitate anti-racism training and seminars, as well as delivering lectures, talks, and sermons. Regularly speaking at churches, conferences, and colleges, Drew brings together his pastoral experience with his academic training to challenge the Church on a variety of topics. He has been particularly invested in conversations on white supremacy and racism and their entanglements with western Christianity, but Drew also speaks and writes about Christian discipleship, western Christendom, Christian history, liberation and oppression, peacemaking and nonviolent resistance, urban ministry, social media, etc. Drew has a Christian Century hosted blog entitled ‘Taking Jesus Seriously’, while also writing occasionally for The Mennonite as well. Guest Published Works: Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing The Way The Church Views Racism. https://www.drewihart.com https://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/taking-jesus-seriously https://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=TakingJesusSeriously&loc=en_US Twitter: DruHart Facebook: Drew.GI.Hart Special guest music on this episode provided by: The Brilliance www.thebrilliancemusic.com Twitter: @brilliancemusic Facebook: www.facebook.com/The-Brilliance-Music Instagram: @thebrilliancemusic Thebrilliance.podbean.com/ Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: Brother, Does Your Heart Break, Breathe, and Yahweh from the album Brother. See the love from the forthcoming album All Is Not Lost. The Brilliance’s music is available on iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, Pandora, Play Music, and TuneIn. The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording If you’re digging what we’re doing here consider making a small donation. Maintaining a podcast isn’t cheap and every dollar donated helps us to keep this thing going. Money donated goes to helping to purchase research materials, maintenance of the website, storage of episodes, etc. Click the link below to donate: Htps://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists Brand new T-Shirts now available! An original design by Joseph Ernst (@joernst1 on Instagram), this limited edition uni-sex t-shirt is soft and durable poly/cotton in charcoal grey with white screen printed graphic. New! 80s Retro Design by Chad Flanagan! It’s a soft, uni-sex t-shirt in a durable poly-blend in charcoal grey. Grab one to support your favorite podcast and remember when you embraced the beauty of your deconstruction. Htps://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists Follow us on social media for quotes and all the latest news! www.thedeconstructionists.com Twitter: @deconstructcast Facebook: deconstructionistsanonymous Instagram: deconstructionistspodcast

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Nov 30, 2016
Ep 34 - Gardens Without Boarders (with a special guest)
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This week we speak with our friend David. David is the founder and Senior Staff Leader/Teaching pastor at Redeemer Central in the heart of Belfast, Ireland. David contributed to the Freestyle Christianity Podcast and now blogs and creates at Futurecrowds. He joins us this week to talk about his views on the Church and where it’s heading and why his church does things a little differently than most. Please check out David's sermons as well as his content over at futurecrowds. You'll be so glad you did. Guest Website/Social Media: http://www.futurecrowds.com/ Special guest music on this episode provided by: Future of Forestry BRAND NEW ALBUM DROPS THIS WEEK ON NOVEMBER 10th! Awakened to the Sound www.futureofforestry.com Twitter: @forestry Facebook: www.facebook.com/futureofforestry YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/FOFmovies Instagram: @futureofforestry Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: On Giant’s Shoulders, Covers You, Homeward, Turn, & You are Love from the new album Awakened to the Sound. Future of Forestry’s music is available on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, YouTube, Play Music, iHeartRadio, & TuneIn. The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording If you’re digging what we’re doing here consider making a small donation. Maintaining a podcast isn’t cheap and every dollar donated helps us to keep this thing going. Money donated goes to helping to purchase research materials, maintenance of the website, storage of episodes, etc. Click the link below to donate: Https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists Brand new T-Shirts now available! An original design by Joseph Ernst (@joernst1 on Instagram), this limited edition uni-sex t-shirt is soft and durable poly/cotton in charcoal grey with white screen printed graphic. Grab one to support your favorite podcast and remember when you embraced the beauty of your deconstruction. Https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists Follow us on social media for quotes and all the latest news! www.thedeconstructionists.com Twitter: @deconstructcast Facebook: deconstructionistsanonymous Instagram: deconstructionistspodcast

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Nov 23, 2016
Ep 33 - Catherine Keller "A Theology of Becoming"
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This week we speak with Dr. Catherine Keller. Catherine is Professor of Constructive Theology at the Theological School of Drew University. In her teaching, lecturing and writing, she develops the relational potential of a theology of becoming. Her books reconfigure ancient symbols of divinity for the sake of planetary conviviality – a life together, across vast webs of difference. Thriving in the interplay of ecological and gender politics, of process cosmology, poststructuralist philosophy and religious pluralism, her work is both deconstructive and constructive in strategy. Keller has taught since 1986 in the Theological and Philosophical Studies Area of Drew’s Graduate Division of Religion. After studies in Heidelberg and in seminary, she did her doctoral work at Claremont Graduate University with John B. Cobb, Jr., and remains involved with the Center for Process Studies. Through her leadership of the Drew Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquium since its inception in 2000, she fosters with colleagues and graduate students a hospitable context for its far reaching annual conversations. The TTC has yielded a path-breaking series of co-edited volumes. She also enjoys the monthly conviviality of gatherings in which Ph.D. students discuss their work in progress. Catherine Keller's Published Works: From a Broken Web: Separation, Sexism, and Self, Apocalypse Now and Then: A Feminist Guide to the End of the World, Face of the Deep: A Theology of Becoming, God and Power: Counter-Apocalyptic Journeys, On the Mystery: Discerning God in Process, and Cloud of the Impossible: Theology and Planetary Entanglement. Special guest music on this episode provided by: Cloud Cult www.cloudcult.com Twitter: @CloudCult Facebook: www.facebook.com/CloudCultMusic/ YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/cloudcult8 Instagram: @cloud_cult Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: Cloud Cult’s music is available on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, YouTube, Play Music, iHeartRadio, MySpace, & TuneIn. The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording Donation: If you’re digging what we’re doing here consider making a small donation. Maintaining a podcast isn’t cheap and every dollar donated helps us to keep this thing going. Money donated goes to helping to purchase research materials, maintenance of the website, storage of episodes, etc. Click the link below to donate: Https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists Brand new T-Shirts now available! An original design by Joseph Ernst (@joernst1 on Instagram), this limited edition uni-sex t-shirt is soft and durable poly/cotton in charcoal grey with white screen printed graphic. Grab one to support your favorite podcast and remember when you embraced the beauty of your deconstruction. Https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists Follow us on social media for quotes and all the latest news! www.thedeconstructionists.com Twitter: @deconstructcast Facebook: deconstructionistsanonymous Instagram: deconstructionistspodcast

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Nov 15, 2016
Ep 32 - Kyle Strobel "Mystery / Prayer / Spiritual Formation"
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This week we speak with author, speaker and professor Dr. Kyle Strobel. Dr. Strobel is Assistant Professor of Spiritual Theology and Formation at Biola University. His areas of interest include systematic theology, Jonathan Edwards, spiritual formation, and prayer. He writes both popular and academic books and articles, having published in the Harvard Theological Review, Journal of Spiritual Formation & Soul Care, and Relevant Magazine. Why are so many young people deconstructing and turning to the early church fathers and mothers instead of popular authors and mega-church pastors? Why is mysticism gaining in popularity? Why do conversations about spirituality and spiritual formation seem separate from conversations about theology? Why is prayer so difficult? Why does it often resemble an amazon wish list? We dig through these questions and more! Guest Publications: Beloved Dust: Drawing Close to God by Discovering the Truth About Yourself (co-authored with Jamin Goggin), Formed for the Glory of God: Learning from the Spiritual Practices of Jonathan Edwards, Jonathan Edward’s Theology: A Reinterpretation, & Metamorpha: Jesus as a Way of Life. Guest Website/Social Media: www.metamorpha.com Twitter: @KyleStrobel Special guest music on this episode provided by: Fossil Collective www.fossilcollective.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/fossilcollective/ Twitter: @fosscollective Instagram: @fossilcollective Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: Disarm & Float (from the EP Flux), Wolves & Let It Go (from the album Tell Where I Lie), & The Water (from The Water EP). Fossil Collective’s music is available on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, YouTube, Soundcloud, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, & Apple Music. The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording Donation: If you’re digging what we’re doing here consider making a small donation. Maintaining a podcast isn’t cheap and every dollar donated helps us to keep this thing going. Money donated goes to helping to purchase research materials, maintenance of the website, storage of episodes, etc. Click the link below to donate: Https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists Brand new T-Shirts now available! An original design by Joseph Ernst (@joernst1 on Instagram), this limited edition uni-sex t-shirt is soft and durable poly/cotton in charcoal grey with white screen printed graphic. Grab one to support your favorite podcast and remember when you embraced the beauty of your deconstruction. Https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists Find us on social media! www.thedeconstructionists.com Twitter: @deconstructcast Facebook: deconstructionistsanonymous Instagram: deconstructionistspodcast

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Nov 01, 2016
Ep 31- Hell: "Can We Just Chill A Little?"
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This week John & Adam wrap up our month of Hell & The Devil. This is a hot topic (see what we did there?) where we provided a lot of different theories over the month of October. What did we learn this month? How do these alternate theories stand up against scripture and historical research? How might this change our view on these topics? And most importantly – How does our view on these topics reflect our view of the Divine? Check us out on social media! If you like what we’re doing leave us a nice 5 star review on iTunes. It helps us find new listeners ☺ www.thedeconstructionists.com Twitter: Deconstructcast Instagram: deconstructionistspodcast Facebook: deconstructionistspodcast If you have a question, want to drop us a line, or want to book us to come speak at an event email us at deconstructionistspodcast@gmail.com We are excited to announce our Limited Edition/Custom/Vintage/TriBlend T Shirts designed by Joseph Ernst. Just 20.00 in the Deconstructionists Store Https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists Special guest music on this episode provided by: Derek Webb www.derekwebb.com www.derekwebb.com/remix www.noisetrade.com/derekwebb Twitter: @derekwebb Facebook: @derekwebb Instagram: @derekwebb Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: Mockingbird, My Enemies Are Men Like Me, A New Law You can get all of Derek Webb’s music (he gives away tons of it for FREE) at www.derekwebb.com Donation: If you’re digging what we’re doing here consider making a small donation. Maintaining a podcast isn’t cheap and every dollar donated helps us to keep this thing going. Money donated goes to helping to purchase research materials, maintenance of the website, storage of episodes, etc. Click the link below to donate: Https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording

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Oct 25, 2016
Ep 30 - Greg Boyd's "HELL" - Annihilationism
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Dr. Greg Boyd is back! In this episode we take another look at alternate theories of Hell, in particular, Annihilationsm. Can we adopt a different, less violent version of Hell while still maintaining a scriptural view of the bible? Find out in part two of our two episode series on alternate ideas of Hell! Greg Boyd is an internationally recognized theologian, preacher, teacher, apologist and author. He has been featured on the front page of The New York Times, The Charlie Rose Show, CNN, National Public Radio, the BBC and numerous other television and radio venues. Greg received his Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary (summa cum laude 1988), his M.Div. from Yale Divinity School (cum laude 1982), and his B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Minnesota (1979). He was a professor of theology for 16 years at Bethel University (St. Paul, MN) where he received the Teaching Excellence Award and Campus Leadership Award. Greg is the co-founder of Woodland Hills Church in St. Paul, Minnesota where he serves as Senior Pastor, speaking to thousands each week. Greg has authored or co-authored 20 books and numerous academic articles, including his best-selling and award-winning Letters From a Skeptic and his recent books Repenting of Religion and The Myth of a Christian Nation. His apologetic writings and public debates on the historical Jesus and the problem of evil have helped many skeptics embrace faith, and his writings and seminars on spiritual transformation have had a revolutionary, freeing impact on thousands of believers. Greg passionately believes that faith and reason are not mutually exclusive, but that the mind and heart were made for congruity. He boldly defends a Christian faith that embraces science, rejects religion, transcends politics and nationalism, and that calls for a radical, socially engaged form of discipleship defined by the self-sacrificial love of the Cross. Some of Dr. Boyd’s recent books: Letters from Skeptic, Satan & the Problem of Evil, Repenting of Religion, God of the Possible, The Myth of a Christian Nation and Benefit of the Doubt www.reknew.org twitter: @greg_boyd Special guest music on this episode provided by: Andrew Belle www.andrewbelle.com Instagram: @andrewbelle Twitter: @andrewbelle Facebook: @andrewbelle Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: Into My Veins ft. Erin McCarley, Dive Deep, Pieces (Hushed), Andrew Belle’s music is available on iTunes, YouTube, Spotify, Pandora, Play Music, Apple Music, iHeartRadio, & TuneIn. Donation: If you’re digging what we’re doing here consider making a small donation. Maintaining a podcast isn’t cheap and every dollar donated helps us to keep this thing going. Money donated goes to helping to purchase research materials, maintenance of the website, storage of episodes, etc. Click the link below to donate: Https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists Check us out on social media! If you like what we’re doing leave us a nice 5 star review on iTunes. It helps us find new listeners ☺ www.thedeconstructionists.com Twitter: Deconstructcast Instagram: deconstructionistspodcast Facebook: deconstructionistspodcast If you have a question, want to drop us a line, or want to book us to come speak at an event email us at deconstructionistspodcast@gmail.com The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording

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Oct 18, 2016
Ep 29 - Dr. Sharon Putt (Baker)"Raising HELL"
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This week we speak with Dr. Sharon (Baker) Putt. Sharon L. Putt (formerly Sharon L. Baker author of Razing Hell) researches and writes in the areas of non-violent atonement theory, justice, reconciliation, forgiveness, and peace. She also works in the area of inter-religious dialogue, comparative theologies of religion, and Continental Philosophy. In this episode we begin to look at alternate theories of Hell based in scripture, in particular, we examine the idea of Universalism. Can we take away a different, less violent version of Hell while still maintaining a scriptural view of the Bible? Find out in part one of our two episode series on alternate ideas of Hell! Guest Published Works: Some of Dr. Putt’s recent books: Razing Hell: Rethinking Everything You’ve Been Taught about God’s Wrath and Judgment & Executing God: Rethinking Everything You’ve Been Taught about Salvation and the Cross. Special guest music on this episode provided by: Erin McCarley www.erinmccarley.com Instagram: @erinmccarley Twitter: @erinmccarley Facebook: @erinmccarley Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: Into the Fire, Out of the Fog, I’ll Never Go Away (Feat. Gabe Dixon), Erin McCarley’s music is available on iTunes, YouTube, Spotify, Pandora, Play Music, Amazon, iHeartRadio, & TuneIn. Donation: If you’re digging what we’re doing here consider making a small donation. Maintaining a podcast isn’t cheap and every dollar donated helps us to keep this thing going. Money donated goes to helping to purchase research materials, maintenance of the website, storage of episodes, etc. Click the link below to donate: Https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists Check us out on social media! If you like what we’re doing leave us a nice 5 star review on iTunes. It helps us find new listeners and helps our deeply rooted insecurities ☺ www.thedeconstructionists.com Twitter: Deconstructcast Instagram: deconstructionistspodcast Facebook: deconstructionistspodcast If you have a question, want to drop us a line, or want to book us to come speak at an event email us at deconstructionistspodcast@gmail.com The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording

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Oct 12, 2016
Ep 28- Dr. Richard Beck "The Devil"
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Guest Info/Bio: This week we speak with Dr. Richard Beck. Richard Beck is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at Abilene Christian University. He is the author of Unclean, The Authenticity of Faith, The Slavery of Death, and Reviving Old Scratch. Richard's published research also covers topics as diverse as the psychology of profanity to why Christian bookstore art is so bad. Richard leads a bible study each week for fifty inmates at the maximum security French-Robertson unit, and any given week Richard drives the van, preaches or washes dishes at Freedom Fellowship, a church feeding and reaching out to those on the margins. Finally, on his popular blog Experimental Theology Richard will spend enormous amounts of time writing about the theology of Johnny Cash, the demonology of Scooby-Doo or his latest bible class on monsters. Guest Published Works: Some of Dr. Beck’s recent books: The Authenticity of Faith, The Slavery of Death, Unclean, & Reviving Old Scratch: Demons and the Devil for Doubters and the Disenchanted. Guest Website/Social Media: www.experimentaltheology.blogspot.com Special guest music on this episode provided by: Milck Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: Devil Devil and Take me to church Milck’s music is available on iTunes, YouTube, Spotify, Pandora, Play Music, SoundCloud & TuneIn. Donation: If you’re digging what we’re doing here consider making a small donation. Maintaining a podcast isn’t cheap and every dollar donated helps us to keep this thing going. Money donated goes to helping to purchase research materials, maintenance of the website, storage of episodes, etc. Click the link below to donate: Https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording

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Oct 05, 2016
Ep 27 - Tim Keller " Doubt and Belief"
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Guest Info/Bio: This week we crack our echo chamber and speak with pastor and author Dr. Timothy Keller of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York. He speaks with us about the importance of doubt. Doubt is very important. So important that we must even train ourselves to "doubt our doubts". Timothy Keller is the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, which he started in 1989 with his wife, Kathy, and three young sons. For over twenty years he has led a diverse congregation of young professionals that has grown to a weekly attendance of over 5,000. He is also Chairman of Redeemer City to City, which starts new churches in New York and other global cities, and publishes books and resources for faith in an urban culture. In over ten years they have helped to launch over 250 churches in 48 cities. More recently, Dr. Keller’s books, including the New York Times bestselling The Reason for God and The Prodigal God, have sold over 1 million copies and been translated into 15 languages. Christianity Today has said, “Fifty years from now, if evangelical Christians are widely known for their love of cities, their commitment to mercy and justice, and their love of their neighbors, Tim Keller will be remembered as a pioneer of the new urban Christians.” Dr. Keller was born and raised in Pennsylvania, and educated at Bucknell University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Westminster Theological Seminary. He previously served as the pastor of West Hopewell Presbyterian Church in Hopewell, Virginia, Associate Professor of Practical Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, and Director of Mercy Ministries for the Presbyterian Church in America. Recently, Dr. Keller released his latest book “Making Sense of God: An Invitation to the Skeptic” In an earlier book, The Reason for God, the author made a case for Christianity; Making Sense of God starts further back, addressing people who strongly doubt that any version of religion or faith makes sense or has anything of value to offer the contemporary world. In his trademark accessible prose, New York Times best-selling author Timothy Keller invites those who have dismissed Christianity as irrelevant to reconsider. As the founder of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, Dr. Keller has spent decades engaging with skeptics of all persuasions, from the hostile to the hopeful, in personal conversations, sermons, and books, which have sold over two million copies. http://www.timothykeller.com/books/making-sense-of-god Twitter: @timkellernyc Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TimKellerNYC Website: www.timothykeller.com Special guest music on this episode provided by: All Sons and Daughters www.allsonsanddaughters.com Instagram: allsonsanddaughters Twitter: @allsanddmusic Facebook:allsonsanddaughters Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: Heaven Meets Earth, You are Love and Love Alone, Rest In You, from their new album Poets and Saints, as well as Spirit Speaks and Reason to Sing All Sons and Daughters music is available on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, & YouTube. Donation: If you’re digging what we’re doing here consider making a small donation. Maintaining a podcast isn’t cheap and every dollar donated helps us to keep this thing going. Money donated goes to helping to purchase research materials, maintenance of the website, storage of episodes, etc. Click the link below to donate: Https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording

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Sep 21, 2016
Ep 26 - Zach Bolen of Citizens & Saints " Through a Glass Darkly"
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This week we speak with Zach Bolen from the band Citizens & Saints. Zach is also the former worship leader for Mars Hill Church in Seattle, Washington and speaks to us about what life has been like dealing with the closing of the Mars Hill. Citizens & Saints is an Alternative Gospel band from Seattle, WA. In 2011 the band formed at their home church of mostly college students just blocks from the University of Washington. Each week the walls of the 100 year old church building they gathered in seemed to disappear as the sounds of God’s people shouting praises echoed throughout the streets of the U-District. The hymn arrangements (In Tenderness, How Great Thou Art, Nothing But The Blood) and gospel-centered original songs (Made Alive, Oh God, You Brought Me Back To Life) that the band has gained global influence through, all find their origins back there in that little old church. What best defines the heart beat of the band is the Gospel. Citizens & Saints hope is that through singing the gospel, all who hear it would know how great the love of God is for them through Jesus. Special guest music on this episode provided by: Citizens & Saints www.citizensandsaints.com Instagram: @citizens_saints Twitter: @citizens_saints Facebook: @cmustic.citizens Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: Relent, Madness, Day by Day, & Doubting Doubts from the brand new album A Mirror Dimly. Citizens & Saint’s music is available on iTunes, Amazon, Soundcloud, & Spotify. If you’re digging what we’re doing here consider making a small donation. Maintaining a podcast isn’t cheap and every dollar donated helps us to keep this thing going. Money donated goes to helping to purchase research materials, maintenance of the website, storage of episodes, etc. Click the link below to donate: Htps://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording

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Sep 14, 2016
Ep 25 - Glennon Doyle / Momastery
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This week we speak with the incredible Glennon Doyle Melton (aka Momastery)! Glennon is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Carry On, Warrior, and the forthcoming memoir Love Warrior. Glennon is also the founder of Momastery, an online community reaching millions of people each week. She is the creator and president of Together Rising – a non-profit organization that has raised over four million dollars for families around the world through its Love Flash Mobs, which have revolutionized online giving. Glennon is a sought-after public speaker and her work has been featured on the TODAY Show, The Talk, OWN, and NPR and in The New York Times, Ladies’s Home Journal, Glamour, Family Circle, Parents Magazine, Newsweek, Woman’s Day, and other television and print outlets. Glennon lives in Florida with her family. Guest Published Works: Carry On, Warrior Love Warrior Guest Website/Social Media: www.momastery.com Facebook: @glennondoylemelton Twitter: @momastery Instagram: glennondoylemelton Special guest music on this episode provided by: A Silent Film www.asilentfilm.com Instagram: asilentfilm Twitter: @asilentfilm Facebook: asilentfilm Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: “Love Takes a Wrecking Ball” from the album Sand & Snow. “Strong Enough” & “Message in the Sand” from the album A Silent Film. “Tomorrow” from the New Year EP. A Silent Film’s music is available on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, & YouTube. Donation: If you’re digging what we’re doing here consider making a small donation. Maintaining a podcast isn’t cheap and every dollar donated helps us to keep this thing going. Money donated goes to helping to purchase research materials, maintenance of the website, storage of episodes, etc. Click the link below to donate: https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording

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Sep 06, 2016
UNEDITED / EXPLICIT A Conversation with Brennan Strawn of Monarch
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This week we speak with Brennan Strawn the lead singer of the band Monarch. We recorded this special candid interview back in February. This was one of our first ever recordings. It's raw, explicit and unedited. Unfortunately, we had some pretty significant technical issues with our audio that night. To re-record this episode didn’t seem quite right as you’ll find this to be one of our most raw, honest, & at times heartbreaking episodes to date. Brennan’s story is about addiction, depression, loss, & redemption. His story shows that even the people who appear to have the world at their fingertips can also be hurting in ways we might not realize. We feel that his story captured in this emotional interview serves as an important reminder that anyone can fall victim to addiction, depression, and the trappings of life; but there is always hope. This episode contains some language, and may not be suitable for everyone. If you or anyone you know is thinking about hurting themselves there are people that can help. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Monarch Instagram: monarch_official Twitter: @MonarchOfficial Facebook: www.facebook.com/monarch.band Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: Monarch’s music is available on iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud, & YouTube. If you’re digging what we’re doing here consider making a small donation. Maintaining a podcast isn’t cheap and every dollar donated helps us to keep this thing going. Money donated goes to helping to purchase research materials, maintenance of the website, storage of episodes, etc. Click the link below to donate: Https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording

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Aug 31, 2016
Ep 24 - Dr. Deb Haarsma "14 Billion Years of Love"
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This week we speak with Dr. Deborah Harsmaa. Deborah Haarsma serves as the President of BioLogos, a position she has held since January 2013. Previously, she served as professor and chair in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Gifted in interpreting complex scientific topics for lay audiences, Dr. Haarsma often speaks to churches, colleges, and schools about the relationships between science and Christian faith. She is author (along with her husband Loren Haarsma) of Origins: Christian Perspectives on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design (2011, 2007), a book presenting the agreements and disagreements of Christians regarding the history of life and the universe. Many congregations, Christian high schools, and Christian colleges use the book as a guide for navigating Christian debates over creation and evolution. She edited Delight in Creation: Scientists Share Their Work with the Church (2012) with Rev. Scott Hoezee, an anthology of essays by Christian biologists, astronomers, mathematicians, and other scientists. She and Hoezee directed The Ministry Theorem, a project of Calvin Theological Seminary and the Calvin College Science Division to provide pastors and ministry leaders with resources for engaging science in the life of the church. She also contributed to the Faraday Institute's Test of Faith (2010) film and curriculum, and to Keith Miller's Perspectives on an Evolving Creation. Haarsma is an experienced research scientist, with several publications in the Astrophysical Journal and the Astronomical Journal on extragalactic astronomy and cosmology. She has studied very large galaxies (at the centers of galaxy clusters), very young galaxies (undergoing rapid star formation in the early universe), and gravitational lenses (where spacetime is curved by a massive object). Her work uses data from several major telescopes, including the Very Large Array radio telescope in New Mexico, the Southern Astrophysical Research optical and infrared telescope in Cerro Pachon, Chile, and the Chandra X-ray Observatory in orbit around the earth. Haarsma completed her doctoral work in astrophysics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and her undergraduate work in physics and music at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Guest Published Works: Dr. Haarsma is the author of the books: Delight in Creation: Scientists Share Their Work with the Church and Origin: Christian Perspectives on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design. She is also the author of numerous essays and blogs regularly at BioLogos. Dr. Haarsma also contributed to the Faraday Institute’s film Test of Faith. Guest Website/Social Media: http://biologos.org/about-us/our-team/deborah-haarsma http://origins.faithaliveresources.org/ Facebook: Deborah Haarsma & BioLogos Twitter: BioLogosOrg Special guest music on this episode provided by: Clay Kirchenbauer Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: At Last (Reprise), Lights in the Sky, At Last, & To the Dust from the Creation EP. Clay’s music is available on iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud, & Apple Music. Donation: If you’re digging what we’re doing here consider making a small donation. Maintaining a podcast isn’t cheap and every dollar donated helps us to keep this thing going. Money donated goes to helping to purchase research materials, maintenance of the website, storage of episodes, etc. Thank you so much in advance! Click the link below to donate: Htps://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording

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Aug 23, 2016
Ep 23 - Walter Brueggemann "Struggling with Scripture"
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This week we speak with Dr. Walter Brueggemann. He is one of the most influential Bible interpreters of our time and the author of over one hundred books and numerous scholarly articles. He continues to be a highly sought-after speaker. Brueggemann attended Elmhurst College, graduating in 1955 with an A.B. He went on to Eden Theological Seminary, earning a B.D. (equivalent to today’s M.Div.) in 1958. He completed his formal theological education at Union Theological Seminary in 1961, earning the Th.D. under the primary guidance of James Muilenburg. While teaching at Eden, he earned a Ph.D. in education at St. Louis University. Brueggemann has served as faculty at two institutions in his career: Eden Theological Seminary (1961-1986) and Columbia Theological Seminary (1986-2003). He is currently William Marcellus McPheeters professor emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia. Some of Dr. Brueggemann’s recent books: Remember You Are Dust, Embracing Transformation, An Other Kingdom, Names for the Messiah, & God, Neighbor, Empire. Guest Website/Social Media: www.walterbrueggemann.com If you’re digging what we’re doing here consider making a small donation. Maintaining a podcast isn’t cheap and every dollar donated helps us to keep this thing going. Money donated goes to helping to purchase research materials, maintenance of the website, storage of episodes, etc. Click the link below to donate: https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists Special guest music on this episode provided by: Seabird Instagram: seabirdmusic Twitter: @seabirdmusic Facebook: www.facebook.com/seabird Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: Love will be enough, Love Suicide, & Golden Skies from the album Troubled Days. Seabird’s music is available on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, & YouTube. The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording

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Aug 16, 2016
Pete Rollins | Pints & Parables - a special episode
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This week is a very special episode! We bring you the first recording of Pete Rollin’s Pints & Parables. Pete gave this talk in Grand Rapids, Michigan in front of a live audience. We selected a handful of the parables performed for this very special recording. Pete is a provocative writer, philosopher, storyteller and public speaker who has gained an international reputation for overturning traditional notions of religion and forming “churches” that preach the Good News that we can’t be satisfied, that life is difficult, and that we don’t know the secret. Peter gained his higher education from Queens University, Belfast and has earned degrees (with distinction) in Scholastic Philosophy (BA Hons), Political Theory (MA) and Post-Structural thought (PhD). Peter has written multiple books including: Insurrection, The Idolatry of God, The Orthodox Heretic and The Divine Magician. www.peterrollins.net Facebook: @OrthodoxHeretic Twitter: @PeterRollins Here are some live event to check out! more at peterrollins.net Pints and Parables in Detroit, Oct 20 https://t.co/QChdaR2Xpr?ssr=true and Building On Fire: Pyrotheology and the Pursuit of Life Before Death - Detroit, Oct 22 https://t.co/tTdSxi8mvv?ssr=true If you’re digging what we’re doing here consider making a small donation. Maintaining a podcast isn’t cheap and every dollar donated helps us to keep this thing going. Money donated goes to helping to purchase research materials, maintenance of the website, storage of episodes, etc. We love doing this and we love you for wanting to be a part of it! Click the link below if you’d like to donate: https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists Special guest music on this episode provided by: Sufjan Stevens Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: Ring Them Bells from the “I’m Not There” Motion Picture Soundtrack. It can be found on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, & Apple Music. The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording

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Aug 09, 2016
Ep 22 - Steve Hassan "Cults, Brainwashing and Freedom of Mind"
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If you’re digging what we’re doing here consider making a small donation. Maintaining a podcast isn’t cheap and every dollar donated helps us to keep this thing going. Money donated goes to helping to purchase research materials, maintenance of the website, storage of episodes, etc. Click the link below to donate and thank you so much: https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists This week we speak with Steven Hassan. Steven is widely considered to be one of the foremost experts in mind control, controlling groups, and destructive cults. He holds a Masters degree in counseling psychology from Cambridge College, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Steven Hassan speaks to national and international audiences and concerned groups about how they can be most effective in the struggle against cults and other dangerous groups. He has specific ideas for educators, mental health professionals, politicians, law enforcement personnel, parents and community groups. Steven has written three books that have received extensive praise from former cult members, families of former members, clergy, cult experts, and psychologists. His most recent is Combating Cult Mind Control: The #1 Best Selling Guide to Protection, Rescue, and Recovery from Destructive Cults (2015). In July 2012, he published the paperback and ebook, Freedom of Mind: Helping Loved Ones Leave Controlling People, Cults & Beliefs. www.freedomofmind.com Facebook: @FOMInc Twitter: @CultExpert Special guest music on this episode provided by: George Cosby Instagram: @GeorgeCosby Twitter: @georgecosby Facebook: www.facebook.com/georgecosbymusic/ Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: Ritual Blush, Black Moon, State of Undress, Vacant Grace, & All of your Love from the Human Touch EP & Live for Burberry EP. George’s music is available on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, YouTube, & Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/georgecosby The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording

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Aug 03, 2016
Ep 21 - Dr. Andrew Newberg "Neurotheology"
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If you’re digging what we’re doing here consider making a small donation. Maintaining a podcast isn’t cheap and every dollar donated helps us to keep this thing going. (as well as buy us a drink) https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists This week we speak with Dr. Andrew Newberg. Dr. Newberg is a neuroscientist who studies the relationship between brain function and various mental states. He is a pioneer in the neurological study of religious and spiritual experiences, a field known as “neurotheology.” His research includes taking brain scans of people in prayer, meditation, rituals, and trance states, in an attempt to better understand the nature of religious and spiritual practices and attitudes. Dr. Andrew Newberg is the director of research at the Jefferson Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine and a physician at Jefferson University Hospital. He is board certified in internal medicine and nuclear medicine. Andrew has been asking questions about reality, truth, and God since he was very young, and he has long been fascinated by the human mind and its complex workings. While a medical student, he met Dr. Eugene d’Aquili, who was studying religious experiences. Combining their interests with Andrew’s background in neuroscience and brain imaging, they were able to break new theoretical and empirical ground on the relationship between the brain and religion. Andrew’s research now largely focuses on how brain function is associated with various mental states – in particular, religious and mystical experiences. His research has included brain scans of people in prayer, mediation, rituals, and trance states, as well as surveys of people’s spiritual experiences and attitudes. He has also evaluated the relationship between religious or spiritual phenomena and health, and the effect of mediation on memory. He believes that it is important to keep science rigorous and religion religious. Andrew has also used neuroimaging research projects to study aging and dementia, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, depression, and other neurological and psychiatric disorders. Guest Published Works: Dr. Newberg is the author of the books: The Mystical Mind: Probing the Biology of Religious Experience, Brain Science & The Biology of Belief: Why God Won’t Go Away, Why We Believe What We Believe, How God Changes Your Brain, Principles of Neurotheology, The Metaphysical Mind: Probing the Biology of Philosophical Thought, The New Science of Transformation: How Enlightenment Changes Your Brain, and Words Can Change Your Brain: 12 Conversation Strategies to Build Trust, Resolve Conflicts, and Increase Intimacy. Check out Dr. Newberg’s website for links to videos, journal publications, and articles he’s written for publications such as USA Today. Guest Website/Social Media: www.andrewnewberg.com Special guest music on this episode provided by: Atlas Genius www.atlasgenius.com Instagram: @atlasgenius Twitter: @atlasgenius Facebook: atlasgenius snapchat: atlasgenius Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: The Stone Mill, Where I Belong, Balladino, Levitate, & Molecules from the album Inanimate Objects Atlas Genius music is available on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, YouTube, & Soundcloud The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording

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Jul 26, 2016
Ep 20 - Krista Tippett "On Being... Wise"
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If you’re digging what we’re doing here consider making a small donation. Maintaining a podcast isn’t cheap and every dollar donated helps us to keep this thing going. Click the link below to donate: https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists This week we speak with Krista Tippett about a range of topics and subject her to the first ever lightening round! She knocks it out of the park! Krista is an American Peabody Award winning journalist, New York Times best selling author, and entrepreneur. She is the creator and host of the public radio program and podcast On Being, as well as the podcast Becoming Wise. In 2014 she was awarded the National Humanities Medal at the White House. Krista studied history at Brown University and went to Bonn, West Germany in 1983 on a Fulbright Scholarship to study politics in Cold War Europe. In her 20s, she ended up in divided Berlin for most of the 1980s, first as The New York Times stringer and freelance correspondent for Newsweek, The International Herald Tribune, the BBC, and Die Zeit. She later became a special assistant to the U.S. Ambassador to West Germany. Krista later pursued her M.Div. from Yale before beginning to imagine radio conversations about the spiritual and intellectual content of faith that could open imaginations and enrich public life. Guest Published Works: Krista is the author of Speaking of Faith, Einstein’s God, and Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living. Guest Website/Social Media: www.onbeing.org twitter: @kirstatippett & @OnBeing Instagram: OnBeing Special guest music on this episode provided by: The Brilliance www.thebrilliancemusic.com Instagram: thebrilliancemusic Twitter: @brilliancemusic Facebook: The Brilliance Music Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: Brother, Prayers of the People, Now and At the Hour, Breathe, and See the Love. The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording

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Jul 20, 2016
Ep 19 - Dr. Alexander Shaia "Quadratos"
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If you are digging what we're doing here, maybe you'd like to make a small donation? Think of it as a tip or an "atta boy guys! Keep at it!" Doing this isn't cheap but we'll keep at it as long as we have a few pennies left in our accounts. Click the link below. We'll probably buy books, beer or techincal crap. Love you. squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists The triumphant return of our dear friend Dr. Alexander Shaia! We dive right into more of his fascinating work on the Quadrates or Four Path Journey. Make sure to check out the first time he was on our show for an intro into his work. Alexander Shaia is an international speaker, author, and teacher. He studied cultural anthropology at Notre Dame University, and also has a PHD in Clinical Psychology. Alexander is the author of the revolutionary book Heart and Mind: The Four-Gospel Journey for Radical Transformation. Find out more at: www.quadratos.com www.alexanderjshaia.com https://www.facebook.com/alexanderjohnshaia Music on this episode is by Satellite You can find them on iTunes or below: www.wearesatellite.com www.facebook.com/satellitemusic/ https://itun.es/us/rgCjK?i=606455119

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Jul 13, 2016
Ep 18 - John D. Caputo - Derrida / Deconstruction / Weak Theology
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If you are digging what we're doing here, maybe you'd like to make a small donation? Think of it as a tip or an "atta boy guys! Keep at it!" Doing this isn't at all cheap but we'll keep at it as long as we have a few pennies left in our accounts. Click the link below. We'll probably buy books, beer or techincal crap. Love you. squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists This week we spent some time nerding out with Jack Caputo. Highly influential to the ideas talked about on this podcast, Jack has ben an enormous influence on our friend Peter Rollins, as well as Brian McLaren, Karen Armstrong and many others. This episode is pure gold to those willing to listen and do the hard work of imagining. John D. Caputo, the Thomas J. Watson Professor of Religion Emeritus (Syracuse University) and the David R. Cook Professor of Philosophy Emeritus (Villanova University) is a hybrid philosopher/theologian who works in the area of radical theology. His most recent book, "The Insistence of God: A Theology of Perhaps," is a sequel to The Weakness of God, which develops his concept of radical theology and engages in dialogue with Malabou, Zizek and Latour. He has also just published "Truth," a part of the Penguin “Philosophy in Transit” series, aimed a general audience. His interest is centered on a poetics of the "event" harbored in the name of God. His past books have attempted to persuade us that hermeneutics goes all the way down ("Radical Hermeneutics"), that Derrida is a thinker to be reckoned with by theology ("The Prayers and Tears of Jacques Derrida"), and that theology is best served by getting over its love affair with power and authority and embracing what Caputo calls, following St. Paul, "The Weakness of God." His notion of the weakness of God, an expression that needs to be interpreted carefully by following what he means by "event," is reducible neither to an orthodox notion of kenosis nor to a death of God theology (Altizer, Zizek), although it bears comparison to both. He has also addressed wider-than-academic audiences in "On Religion," "Philosophy and Theology," and "What Would Jesus Deconstruct?" and has an interest in interacting with working church groups like Ikon and the Emergent Church. While at Syracuse, Professor Caputo specialized in continental philosophy of religion, which means both working on radical approaches to religion and theology in the light of contemporary phenomenology, hermeneutics and deconstruction, and tracking down the traces of radical religious and theological motifs in contemporary continental philosophy. Find out more at: https://www.facebook.com/John.D.Caputo/ Music on this episode is by The Well Pennies You can find them on iTunes or below: www.thewellpennies.com www.facebook.com/thewellpennies

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Jul 06, 2016
Ep 17 - RECONSTRUCTION
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If you are digging what we're doing here, maybe you'd like to make a small donation? Think of it as a tip or an "atta boy guys! Keep at it!" Doing this isn't at all cheap but we'll keep at it as long as we have a few pennies left in our accounts. Click the link below. We'll probably buy books, beer or techincal crap. Love you. squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists On this episode: Is deconstruction negative? What about reconstruction? Do these two ideas cooperate or compete? John and Adam tackle the complex topic of reconstruction. Books mentioned in this episode include: Falling Upward (and every other book) - Richard Rohr Benefit of the Doubt - Greg Boyd The Sin of Certainty - Pete Enns What Would Jesus Deconstruct? - John D. Caputo Cloud of the Impossible - Catherine Keller Music on this episode provided by VESPERTEEN Vesperteen is a project born out of the necessity to express emotions, thoughts and stories that have been developing throughout a 10 year music career lived by singer and writer, Colin Rigsby. He released a 6 song EP last September and has been touring regionally since. He is currently working on new material for a Fall release and is probably drinking kombucha presently. -- Colin Rigsby colinrigsbydesigns.com vesperteenmusic.com 614.306.4509

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Jun 29, 2016
Ep 16 - Katharine Hayhoe "A Climate for Change"
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If you are digging what we're doing here, maybe you'd like to make a small donation? Think of it as a tip or an "atta boy guys! Keep at it!" Doing this isn't at all cheap but we'll keep at it as long as we have a few pennies left in our accounts. Click the link below. We'll probably buy books, beer or techincal crap. Love you. squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists The lovely Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist and associate professor of political science at Texas Tech University, where she is director of the Climate Science Center. She has worked at Texas Tech since 2005. She has authored more than 120 peer-reviewed publications and wrote the book A Climate for Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith-Based Decisions together with her husband, Andrew Farley. She also co-authored some reports for the US Global Change Research Program, as well as some National Academy of Sciences reports, including the 3rd National Climate Assessment, released on May 6, 2014. Shortly after the report was released, Hayhoe said, "Climate change is here and now, and not in some distant time or place," adding that "The choices we're making today will have a significant impact on our future." She has also served as an expert reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Fourth Assessment Report. Professor John Abraham has called her "perhaps the best communicator on climate change." Time magazine listed her among the 100 most influential people in 2014. Also in 2014, the American Geophysical Union awarded her its climate communications award. The first episode of the documentary TV series Years of Living Dangerously features her work and her communication with religious audiences in Texas. She doesn't accept global warming on faith: She crunches the data, she analyzes the models, she helps engineers and city managers and ecologists quantify the impacts. The data tells us the planet is warming; the science is clear that humans are responsible; the impacts we’re seeing today are already serious; and our future is in our hands. As John Holdren once said, “We basically have three choices: mitigation, adaptation, and suffering. We’re going to do some of each. The question is what the mix is going to be. The more mitigation we do, the less adaptation will be required, and the less suffering there will be.” Find out more about Katharine and the work she does at www.katharinehayhoe.com or visit her Facebook page. Katharine mentioned Climate Caretakers. For more information visit their website climatecaretakers.org/ Music on this episode provided by the Columbus, Ohio based band, Fashion Week. https://open.spotify.com/album/3lqNLQBp7oWXCKOoIaPKj4 https://fashionweekmusic.bandcamp.com https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/murfreesboro-ep/id1101386877 social media links for Fashion Week: fashionweekmusic.com facebook.com/fashionweekmusic soundcloud.com/fashionweekmusic twitter.com/fashionweek_cmh

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Jun 21, 2016
Depression and Deconstruction - A special conversation
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Deconstruction, doubt, or any other crisis of faith can cause or exacerbate depression and/or anxiety. This is a special conversation where John shares about his personal struggle with depression. If you or someone you know is struggling with depression, anxiety or any kind of mental illness (including suicide, suicidal thoughts, or any kind of self-harm) please seek professional help immediately. This is a very common and very serious issue. for more information please go to: www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org or call: 1-800-273-8255 John and I are here if you need to talk. Please send us an email. We would be happy to talk on the phone as well. thedeconstructionists@gmail.com Music on this episode provided by Sufjan Stevens from the album Carrie and Lowell. Thanks to all of you who listen and have become our friends ,family and community. We love you.

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Jun 14, 2016
Ep 15 - Tony Jones "Did God Kill Jesus?"
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If you are digging what we're doing here, maybe you'd like to make a small donation? Think of it as a tip or an "atta boy guys! Keep at it!" Doing this isn't at all cheap but we'll keep at it as long as we have a few pennies left in our accounts. Click the link below. We'll probably buy books, beer or techincal crap. Love you. squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists On this episode, John and Adam dig deep into some critical issues with Tony Jones. Buckle up! Tony Jones is an American theologian, author, blogger, and speaker who is a leading figure in the emerging church movement and postmodern Christianity. His most recent book, Did God Kill Jesus looks into the theories of what actually happened when Jesus died on the cross. Tony is certainly someone you will want to check out so visit his website below and check out ALL of his books, talks, podcasts and other works. www.tonyj.net The sweet tunes on this episode were provided by LOW ROAR - check them out at www.lowroarmusic.com

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Jun 07, 2016
Ep 14 - Sarah Bessey "How To Be Out Of Sorts"
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If this podcast is something that you dig, if it gives you life in any way, please consider donating. We are really tired of stealing money from our parents when we go home to visit. We'll get caught eventually and it will be all your fault. Click the link below. We'll probably buy books, beer or techincal crap. Love you. https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists This week, we have the delightful honor of chatting with author, speaker and insanely cool canadian, Sarah freaking Bessey. She is a gorgeous soul with wisdom that goes on for days all wrapped up in wit, charm and grace. John started crushing a little (just sayin) Sarah talks with us about how deconstruction effects our most intimate relationships and much more. This episode was a dream to record. We love you Sarah. Come back anytime! Music on this episode is from the soon to be released album by Seaside Holiday. Look for it June, 2016.

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May 25, 2016
Ep 13 - DC Talk ing with Kevin Max - "Playing Games With The Shadow"
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We talk with DC Talk member and brilliant solo artist Kevin Max. Kevin not only has one of the best rock voices of all time, he has some seriously interesting and provocative insights on what it looks like to be in the "bubble" of christian celebrity culture, choosing to take the "red pill" and step outside to find true identity. KevinMax.com Music on this episode provided by Kevin's new album Playing Games With The Shadow. If you have connected and benefited from this podcast, please consider making a small donation here squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists

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May 18, 2016
Ep 12 - Tad Delay - Fetish, Faith, and Unconscious God
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Adam and John spend time with author Tad Delay. Tad's specialty is Psychoanalytical Theology (I know, right?)which is primarily concerned not with what we believe, but how our beliefs function. We are still mentally recovering from this enlightening, provocative and mind bending conversation! Enjoy! If you are benefiting from this podcast please support us by making a small donation at: https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists Tad DeLay is a PhD student of philosophy of religion at Claremont Graduate University and holds an MA in theology and Biblical studies from Fuller Theological http://taddelay.com God Is Unconscious: Psychoanalysis and Theology https://www.amazon.com/dp/1498208495/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_QZtkxb139FS0J Featured music in this episode by: http://civiliansounds.squarespace.com "Fear and trembling, warming up, and civilian." Other sounds/ambient sounds by Anderson Cale.

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May 04, 2016
Ep 11 - Science Mike
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We have a blast talking to the always interesting and informative Mike McHargue of Ask Science Mike and The Liturgists. Songs on this episode by Son Lux - if you haven't started listening to Son Lux yet... you're missing out http://music.sonluxmusic.com/ http://mikemchargue.com/ask-science-mike/ Mikes forthcoming book Finding God In The Waves can be pre ordered here www.findinggodinthewaves.com Mike McHargue (better known as Science Mike) is an author, podcaster, and speaker focused on the science behind spiritual experiences. Mike lost his faith via atheism as an adult, but rediscovered God in cosmology and neuroscience–a journey that lead to his life's mission: helping people reconcile their faith with modern science. Mike cofounded The Liturgists with Michael Gungor of the award winning band Gungor. Together they assembled a diverse cast of contributors including Rob Bell, Shauna Niequist, Amena Brown, Rachel Held Evans, Pete Holmes, Sleeping At Last, and All Sons and Daughters. Part of The Liturgists' work is a curiously popular podcast, The Liturgists Podcast. By examining topics through the lenses of science, art, and faith with a commitment to open, honest discussions, The Liturgists Podcast has attracted hundreds of thousands of listeners of remarkable diversity including not only a broad swath of Christianity, but also the religiously unaffiliated–including agnostics and atheists. Mike also hosts a weekly questions-and-answer podcast called Ask Science Mike. Ask Science Mike is a safe space for people to share questions they've always been afraid to ask about science, faith, and life. Mike also blogs on his website, in addition to writing for RELEVANT, Don Miller's Storyline, and BioLogos. Mike loves sharing ideas in person, and is an in-demand speaker at conferences, churches, and colleges. He's recently spoken to sold-out crowds in New York about the science of addiction, explained the science of storytelling at Storyline in Chicago, and shown people how Christianity can embrace the modern world at Belong in London. Mike lives in Tallahassee, FL with is wife Jenny and two beautiful daughters. Other music on the episode provided by Anderson Cale If you would like to dontate to The Deconstructionists click the link: https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists

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Apr 27, 2016
Ep 10 - Greg Boyd - Religious Nationalism, Open Theism and Doubt
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Theologian and author Greg Boyd joins Adam and John to wade into some hot topics including: The myth of christian nationalism pacifism Doubt/deconstruction Open theism and much more Greg Boyd is an internationally recognized theologian, preacher, teacher, apologist and author. He has been featured on the front page of The New York Times, The Charlie Rose Show, CNN, National Public Radio, the BBC and numerous other television and radio venues. Greg received his Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary (summa cum laude 1988), his M.Div. from Yale Divinity School (cum laude 1982), and his B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Minnesota (1979). He was a professor of theology for 16 years at Bethel University (St. Paul, MN) where he received the Teaching Excellence Award and Campus Leadership Award. Greg is the co-founder of Woodland Hills Church in St. Paul, Minnesota where he serves as Senior Pastor, speaking to thousands each week. Greg has authored or co-authored 20 books and numerous academic articles, including his best-selling and award-winning Letters From a Skeptic and his recent books Repenting of Religion and The Myth of a Christian Nation. His apologetic writings and public debates on the historical Jesus and the problem of evil have helped many skeptics embrace faith, and his writings and seminars on spiritual transformation have had a revolutionary, freeing impact on thousands of believers. Greg passionately believes that faith and reason are not mutually exclusive, but that the mind and heart were made for congruity. He boldly defends a Christian faith that embraces science, rejects religion, transcends politics and nationalism, and that calls for a radical, socially engaged form of discipleship defined by the self-sacrificial love of the Cross. Greg and his wife Shelley have been married for 36 years. They have three children and five grandchildren and live in St. Paul, Minnesota. One more thing: in his spare time, Greg plays drums for Not Dead Yet, a Twin Cities cover rock band that donates all of its proceeds to a non-profit organization called Kòt a Kòt (Haitian Creole for “side by side”), a home in Haiti for at-risk girls. Music on this episode provided by Serpent and Dove. If you have connected and benefited from this podcast, please consider making a small donation here https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists

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Apr 20, 2016
Ep 9 - Derek Webb - Doubt, Honesty, Art, Liturgy
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Adam and John spend some time with singer / songwriter / producer / remixer / noistrade founder / agitator Derek Webb talking about doubt, honesty, art, liturgy, community and much more. A 20+ year veteran of the music industry, Derek Webb has sold millions of albums as a founding member of Texas-based folk/rock band Caedmon’s Call, and ruffled political & spiritual feathers alike as a solo artist. He is also Co-Founder & President of the revolutionary tribe-building platform, NoiseTrade. Derek is expected to release a new album in 2016. Visit www.derekwebb.com for tons of information and free music! Visit www.noisetrade.com for tons of free music from thousands of amazing artists Albums and songs appearing on the episode: (In order of appearance) Stockholm Syndrome - Opening Credits, Black Eye, Feedback (Instrumental Contemplative Album) - Multiple tracks The Ringing Bell - A Love That’s Stronger Than Our Fears I Was Wrong I'm Sorry and I Love You - Heavy I See Things Upside Down - Medication Ctrl - And See The Flaming Skies Stockholm Syndrome - What Matters More (Final track on this episode) We hope that you enjoyed this episode. We love each and every one of you and you all have a place here with us. We are not looking to get rich or become professional podcasters. We would, however, love to be able to afford the microphones, books and beer without causing our wives anxiety and potential panic attacks! You can make a small donation HERE - https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists

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Apr 14, 2016
Ep 8 - Peter Rollins "Pyro Theology"
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We talk with philosopher/theologian Pete Rollins about the true meaning of belief, deconstruction, pyro theology, backwards evangelism and so much more Peter is a provocative writer, philosopher, storyteller and public speaker who has gained an international reputation for overturning traditional notions of religion and forming “churches” that preach the Good News that we can’t be satisfied, that life is difficult, and that we don’t know the secret. Challenging the idea that faith concerns questions relating to belief Peter’s incendiary and irreligious reading of Christianity attacks the distinction between sacred and secular, blurs the lines between theism and atheism and sets aside questions regarding life after death to explore the possibility of a life before death. Peter gained his higher education from Queens University, Belfast and has earned degrees (with distinction) in Scholastic Philosophy (BA Hons), Political Theory (MA) and Post-Structural thought (PhD). He is the author of numerous books, including Insurrection, The Idolatry of God, and The Divine Magician. He was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, currently lives in Los Angeles and will die "somewhere as yet not known". visit www.PeterRollins.net for loads of free content and to learn more about Peter's work.

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Apr 07, 2016
"Bible Series" Epilogue
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John and Adam conclude the 3 part Bible series with some final thoughts, rants, opinions, suggestions and some great recommended readings! James K.A. Smith - Who's Afraid of Postmodernism? Chapter 2 John Sailhammer - NIV Compact Commentary ANYTHING by Walter Brueggeman - specifically his short book “Struggling with Scripture” Karen Armstrong - The Bible: The Biography (and God: A Biography, The Case for God) Marcus Borg - Reading the Bible again for the first time Edmund Clowney - The Unfolding Mystery N.T. Wright - Scripture and the Authority of God Alexander Shaia - Heart and Mind John Shelby Spong - Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism Rob Bell - Jesus Wants to Save Christians Abraham Joshua Heschel - The Prophets Robert Alter - The Art of Biblical Narrative

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Apr 04, 2016
Ep 7- "The Bible" Part 3 Ft. Dr. Alexander Shaia
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Adam and John bring the Bible series to a close with Dr. Alexander FREAKING Shaia! Alexander discusses his beautiful perspectives on the four Gospels which introduce a new (yet ancient) way of seeing these accounts of Jesus the Christ. Are the Gospels merely biographies of the life of Jesus? Are we supposed to find some significance in the facts of his life? Maybe there was a deeper, richer, more inviting, disturbing and transformative meaning there from the very beginning. What if memorizing facts isn't the point? What if the point is to enter into the journey and be transformed? Check out Dr. Shaia's work at www.quadratos.com and find him on facebook for more information: Alexander John Shaia. If you have connected with this podcast and would like to support us please click the link below. Thank you so much. Every dollar helps bring down our wives blood pressure! https://squareup.com/store/thedeconstructionists Thank you to all of you who have been so encouraging. We run on your feedback (positive and negative) as well as any donations you are willing to make to keep this space open and keep the material coming! We love you all and we are so grateful you have entered into this sacred space with us. Invite others! Keep deconstructing! Music on this episode by Anderson Cale

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Mar 31, 2016
Ep 6 "The Bible" Part 2 w/ Tim Mackie of The Bible Project
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Continuing their series on "The Bible", John and Adam spend some time with the brilliant and kind Dr. Timothy Mackie of The Bible Project. Dr. Mackie talks about what the Bible says it is. He focuses mainly on the Old Testament and invites us to consider that perhaps our 21st century, western christian way of approaching The Bible might be wrong. In fact, Dr. Mackie admits that we must be willing to admit at any moment that we could be wrong about all of this. This series is only an intro series. Meant to get some good conversation going so we can plan many more episodes on this divisive book call Scripture. There is so much left to talk about. Send us your thoughts. deconstructionistspodcast@gmail.com or hit up our forum and start some conversations at www.thedeconstructionists.com Please check out more by Dr. Timothy Mackie at www.jointhebibleproject.com or www.timmackie.com The commentary Tim recommends in this episode is The Compact NIV Commentary by John Sailhammer. You can find it for a couple bucks on amazon. Grace and peace friends. (and for those of you who think we are too excited and enthusiastic or that we should challenge our guests, thank you so much for the feedback in your itunes reviews, but we're not going to be changing that. It's who we are. We haven't built this space to dial ourselves down or challenge our guests. If you come on the show we'll be just as excited about it!)

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Mar 23, 2016
Ep 5 "Deconstructing The Bible" part 1
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John and Adam kick off part 1 of a 3 part series on deconstructing how we view THE BIBLE. This book (which isn't really a book) is divisive and problematic. It was written thousands of years ago and has been interpreted over and over. Can we trust it? Should we just throw it out? Do we have to take it seriously? What does that mean? Adam and John try to take us to a place where we can ask: "Is it possible to bring this all down a few notches and chill a little?" Say tuned for the next 3 weeks as some HUGE expert-guests weigh in on what the hell we should do with this "book"

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Mar 17, 2016
Ep 4 - HERE! with ROB BELL!
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Rob Bell joins us to talk about doubt, faith, getting it wrong and wrestling to get it right. We talk about his new book, as well as many other topics! There is never a dull or uninspiring moment when Rob is dropping some knowledge on us! This will be the first of many with Rob. Check out his new book "How to be HERE: Notes on the art of thriving" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZCl4uMVrmI http://www.amazon.com/How-Be-Here-Creating-Living/dp/0062356291 ABOUT ROB Rob Bell is a bestselling author, international teacher, and highly sought after public speaker. His books include The New York Times bestseller Love Wins, along with What We Talk About When We Talk About God, The Zimzum of Love, Velvet Elvis, Sex God, Jesus Wants to Save Christians, Drops Like Stars. At age 28 he founded Mars Hill Bible Church in Michigan, and under his leadership it was one of the fastest-growing churches in America. In 2011 he was profiled in Time Magazine as one of their 100 most influential people. Rob was featured on Oprah’s 2014 Life You Want Tour and has spoken at events all over the world. He and his wife Kristen have three children and live in Los Angeles. To get more info about Rob, visit his website, robbell.com

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Mar 09, 2016
Ep 3 - Jason Dunlap "The Road From Dualism"
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Special guest host Jason Dunlap takes us on his journey from a Catholic upbringing through atheism to a more expansive, spiritual perspective of reality. We discuss dualistic thinking that keeps us all imprisoned in a narrow, oppressive view of each other. We also touch on topics such as transcendence, eastern mysticism, grace, and the power of presence (not to mention crazy water crystals that teach us about the nature of reality) For a great read on transcending a dualistic frame of thinking: Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life by Richard Rohr http://www.amazon.com/dp/0470907754/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_vxJ1wb14HXNQK via The Book that Jason refers to that convinced him that atheism was not philosophically viable: The Reason For God - Timothy Keller http://www.amazon.com/dp/1594483493/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_NzJ1wb0GJQ2F2 Masaru Emoto (water crystal photos) http://www.masaru-emoto.net/english/water-crystal.html  432Hz Frequency image. Remember that 440Hz is the "standard" tuning of all western music. This photo compares how the frequencies 440Hz and 432Hz affect the vibrational pattern of water.  http://www.watersoundimages.com/news/432hz.htm  Beautiful Book Recommendations! A Path with Heart - Jack Kornfield http://www.amazon.com/Path-Heart-Through-Promises-Spiritual/dp/0553372114/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1456762351&sr=1-1&keywords=a+path+with+heart You Are Here - Thich Nhat Hanh http://www.amazon.com/You-Are-Here-Discovering-Present/dp/1590308387/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1456762377&sr=1-1&keywords=you+are+here The Wisdom of Insecurity - Alan Watts http://www.amazon.com/Wisdom-Insecurity-Message-Age-Anxiety/dp/0307741206/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1456762423&sr=1-1&keywords=wisdom+of+insecurity+alan+watts Emptiness Dancing - Adyashanti   http://www.amazon.com/Emptiness-Dancing-Adyashanti/dp/1591794595/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1456762451&sr=1-1&keywords=emptiness+dancing+by+adyashanti The Conscious Parent - Shefali Tsabary http://www.amazon.com/Conscious-Parent-Transforming-Ourselves-Empowering/dp/1897238452/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1456762478&sr=1-1&keywords=conscious+parenting+shefali+tsabary

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Mar 02, 2016
COMPACT DEBRIEF - "Doubting and Belonging??"
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SHORT debrief on episode 2 - "doubting and belonging?" John and Adam want to make it clear that episode 2 is not about promoting church attendance or church in general. Just deliberate community. Even atheist philosopher Andre Comte-Sponville believes that deep, relational community is an essential component of human flourishing. Listen to this brief DEBRIEF on episode 2 and share your thoughts online at www.thedeconstructionists.com or email us at deconstructionistspodcast@gmail.com @deconstructcast on Twitter

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Feb 19, 2016
Ep 2 - Simon Forsythe "Doubting and Belonging?"
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Is it possible to belong without believing? Is community possible while going through a deconstruction process? Can we avoid the big mistake of making beliefs the central premise of our love and commitment to others? There has to be a better way. Adam and John discuss these concepts and more with a special co-host, the devilishly handsome, witty, warm (and sometimes glib) Pastor Simon Forsythe. Simon has an uncanny knack for bringing messy, diverse people together. People who believe different things and live different lives. He shares some critiques of "church", "religion" as well as some general insights on belonging while dealing with doubt and deconstruction. He also has the most gorgeous accent you've ever heard in your entire life. Enjoy! Remember, deconstructing might be the most important thing you ever do. But never do it alone. This is a safe place and we are here for you. Hang with us. Listen. Learn. Question your own system. We would love to hear from you. Contact us at deconstructionistspodcast@gmail.com

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Feb 14, 2016
Recommended Readings #1
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Adam and John give a quick list of recommended reading for deconstructionists out there. More of these short episodes to come.

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Feb 08, 2016
Ep 1 - Deconstruction: What? and Why?
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What is deconstruction? Why is it a good idea? Who should participate in it? Who is welcome in this conversation? Show Notes: On this episode, John and Adam referenced a number of reading materials the listener might be interested in looking further into. Here is the article about using Derrida's notion of deconstruction on religion. Other Books referenced in this episode were Insurrection by Peter Rollins The Great Emergence by Phyllis Tickle Falling Upward by Richard Rohr

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Jan 31, 2016