160 episodes

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

The Deconstructionists Adam Narloch & John Williamson

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.5 • 98 Ratings

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

    Ep. 142 - John Dominic Crossan "Render Unto Caesar"

    Ep. 142 - John Dominic Crossan "Render Unto Caesar"

    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 

    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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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Ep. 141 - Jonathan Martin "The Road Away From God: How Love Finds Us Even As We Walk Away"

    Ep. 141 - Jonathan Martin "The Road Away From God: How Love Finds Us Even As We Walk Away"

    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 

    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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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Forrest Clay "The Recover EP"

    Forrest Clay "The Recover EP"

    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 

    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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    • 54 min
    Ep. 140 - Staci Frenes "Love Makes Room"

    Ep. 140 - Staci Frenes "Love Makes Room"

    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

    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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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Ep. 139 -Candice Marie Benbow "Red Lip Theology"

    Ep. 139 -Candice Marie Benbow "Red Lip Theology"

    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

    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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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Ep. 138 - Dr. Thomas Jay Oord "Pluriform Love"

    Ep. 138 - Dr. Thomas Jay Oord "Pluriform Love"

    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
    Logos designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pfluig
    T-Shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner


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    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

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Perogisnowdingo ,

Peter Nygard

What does Peter Nygard and a long dead Inn keeper have in common with Canadian Intelligence member?
Is it to do with the dead inn keeper wanting to help his son find closure from an attempted abduction in Toronto in 1977-78?
Was the kid ”Ugly” set up by his dads good friend whom happened to be a child trafficking biker?
Is the dead inn keepers son and two children of 7 and 8 years being used to keep this witness silenced still to this day? And what’s it all got to do with an x Olympic snowboarder and an IT guy? Let’s all hope to know more from Tim Sawa at CBC

jkrude ,

Rubbish

Heretical filth. Pray for these men to repent while there’s still time.

CarlFriesen ,

Where are are the non-White-male voices?

As a White guy, I'm becoming more sensitive to the need to listen to diverse voices. But of the 16 most recent guests on this podcast, 75% are both White and Male. As far as I can tell, there were two Black guests -- both presenting as male -- and three women. Many of the problems of Evangelical Christianity can be traced to excessive listenting to White Male points of view pretty much exclusively. I would like to see more balance in the lineup, more attempt for the hosts to step outside their comfort zone. If you don't know any non-White-Males, you might consider some of the guests on Evolving Faith, which does pretty well at diversity.

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