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MindShift Podcast is here to help you take back your life after leaving religion behind. Your host, Dr Clint Heacock, is an ex-evangelical former pastor and Bible college teacher--and is dedicated to helping people rebuild their lives, as well as warning of the dangers posed by the Christian Right and dominion theology.

MindShift Podcast Dr Clint Heacock

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MindShift Podcast is here to help you take back your life after leaving religion behind. Your host, Dr Clint Heacock, is an ex-evangelical former pastor and Bible college teacher--and is dedicated to helping people rebuild their lives, as well as warning of the dangers posed by the Christian Right and dominion theology.

    A Conversation with Seth Andrews, Host of The Thinking Atheist

    A Conversation with Seth Andrews, Host of The Thinking Atheist

    For those two or three people who are unaware of who Seth Andrews is, all we have to say is “The Thinking Atheist” and you’ll understand everything.







    Seth and I had a fantastic conversation recently in which we discussed his backstory, his views on being a former “Fox News Christian,” dominion theology and the recent Texas abortion law, and more. In this wide-ranging conversation, we covered a lot of ground and had an amazing time doing so. I am certain you’ll enjoy spending an hour or so with Seth, the host of The Thinking Atheist.







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    Bonus Episode: Ten Things Christians Wish Jesus Hadn’t Taught (with Dr David Madison)

    Bonus Episode: Ten Things Christians Wish Jesus Hadn’t Taught (with Dr David Madison)

    In this special bonus episode, I’m welcoming back returning guest Dr David Madison, who was on the podcast several years ago.







    Our mutual friend Tim Sledge suggested I interview him about his new book, Ten Things Christians Wish Jesus Hadn’t Taught. This very readable book–designed to be read through easily in one sitting–is aimed primarily at Christians who are open to questioning their faith, and potentially dialoguing with others about some of the questions, doubts, and cognitive dissonance they may have been harboring, but were afraid to admit.







    Available now on Amazon–click the link here to purchase this excellent resource!







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    Taking Dominion: Inside the Christian Homeschooling Bubble (with Ryan Stollar)

    Taking Dominion: Inside the Christian Homeschooling Bubble (with Ryan Stollar)

    This episode features author and activist Ryan Stollar, who grew up in the Christian homeschooling bubble, but has since become a staunch advocate for those who unfortunately suffered a great many abuses within that system.







    A former editor and author at the now-archived Homeschoolers Anonymous blog for several years, Ryan has since branched out and is currently doing a lot of writing–including working on two books at the moment. He is still very active within the former homeschooling community, and is very active on social media with support groups for survivors.







    This episode reveals much about the backstory of how Christian homeschooling not only started, but what some of the major leaders within the movement are up to currently–including expanding their vision worldwide.







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    Bonus Episode – The Mars Hill Legacy: Mark Driscoll’s Toxic Cult of Personality (with Dr Warren Throckmorton)

    Bonus Episode – The Mars Hill Legacy: Mark Driscoll’s Toxic Cult of Personality (with Dr Warren Throckmorton)

    This special bonus episode features returning guest, Dr Warren Throckmorton. Though he identifies as a Christian himself, Dr Throckmorton has long been an outspoken activist and blogger for what he clearly sees as abuses within evangelicalism.







    In the current Christianity Today podcast series on the collapse of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, and Mark Driscoll’s role in it, his name comes up–as he was one of the early voices to speak out against the problems inherent within Mars Hill.







    Not only do we discuss the Mars Hill saga, and its ultimate implosion, we also delve into the concept that Driscoll, in many ways, fits a classic ego-driven cult leader–and his current church in Scottsdale, AZ, features even more disturbing elements of cult psychology and high-control groups.







    For more information you can visit Warren’s blog at this link. 







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    Surviving the World Revival Church Cult of Kansas City (with Daniel Phelps)

    Surviving the World Revival Church Cult of Kansas City (with Daniel Phelps)

    This week’s guest is Daniel Phelps, who grew up in the World Revival Church, now located in Kansas City, MO.







    A recent investigation by Fox News has shone some light on this church’s disturbing cult-like practices and tactics. Off the back of that, Daniel shares his story of how he not only grew up in the church–which he  now describes as a cult–and how he finally got out. 







    Can a church become a cult? Listen in to find out how this one did!







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    Bonus Episode – Fantasyland: Blurring Fiction and Reality (with Kurt Andersen)

    Bonus Episode – Fantasyland: Blurring Fiction and Reality (with Kurt Andersen)

    In this special bonus episode, I recently caught up with Kurt Andersen, author of the 2017 book Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire–A 500-Year History.  







    Kurt’s book explains so much about the current state of America today by looking at its history through the lens of “fantasyland”–basically, what happens when people begin to blur, or commingle, fantasy and reality. It’s not that other nations don’t do this, but it’s more than what makes America so exceptional is that we seem to have a corner on doing it the best.  







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    • 49 min

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Recently introduced to this podcast, I have found each episode so real and transparent. Just two people chatting about relevant, current, topics. No religion or masks of pretention here. Full blown honest conversations that spark the desire to walk your own journey a little bit deeper and farther than before. Love this.

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