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Lessons in outfoxing religious wolves. We seek to reform religious education so everyone can be spiritually bold, free of manipulation and filled with deep peace.

After 20+ years of professional work in religious education and educational nonprofits, hosts Jeff Mallinson (D.Phil. Oxford, philosophy and religion professor, author and speaker) and Stacie Mallinson (former nonprofit development professional, and now certified yoga instructor) realized that how we do religious education leads to a susceptibility to abusive behaviors. This is not a show that will focus on abuse, but rather the ways in which rethinking religious education and involvement with churches, sects, and gurus requires training in critical thinking and personal empowerment.

Protect Your Noggin Jeff and Stacie Mallinson

    • Religion

Lessons in outfoxing religious wolves. We seek to reform religious education so everyone can be spiritually bold, free of manipulation and filled with deep peace.

After 20+ years of professional work in religious education and educational nonprofits, hosts Jeff Mallinson (D.Phil. Oxford, philosophy and religion professor, author and speaker) and Stacie Mallinson (former nonprofit development professional, and now certified yoga instructor) realized that how we do religious education leads to a susceptibility to abusive behaviors. This is not a show that will focus on abuse, but rather the ways in which rethinking religious education and involvement with churches, sects, and gurus requires training in critical thinking and personal empowerment.

    S2E8 Be Risky (Matthew 25:14-30)

    S2E8 Be Risky (Matthew 25:14-30)

    The well-known parable of the talents teaches us something unexpected: that sometimes it's not better to be safe than sorry. Sometimes, you'll be sorry if you play it too safe. This is about the character of God and whether we are free to take bold creative risks in our families, places of work, and religious communities. Go to protectyournoggin.org to find out how to get copies of the chapters.

    • 54 min
    S2E7 Agency, Unconditional Positive Regard (Listener Mail)

    S2E7 Agency, Unconditional Positive Regard (Listener Mail)

    Through answering questions from listeners, Jeff and Stacie weave together a conversation about the importance of people old and young experiencing agency in their lives and how we might help young people gain agency through a concept called Unconditional Positive Regard. 

    • 1 tim. 4 min
    S2E6 Break Stuff (John 2:13-25)

    S2E6 Break Stuff (John 2:13-25)

    Equipped with the truth, Jesus demonstrates that we don’t need to be in fear of corrupt religious leaders, but are free to stir things up for the sake of what is right. Indeed, he invites us to be indignant and vocal when leaders are hurting the people they are called to serve. This is the famous story where Jesus smashes stuff up in the Temple. It's sometimes known as the “cleansing of the Temple” but it is not just a cleaning up, but a dismantling of a bad religious system that Jesus had in mind.

    • 1 tim. 1 min.
    S2E5 Proselytizing, Anxiety and Lonely Faith

    S2E5 Proselytizing, Anxiety and Lonely Faith

    The first segment responds to a question about evangelism. Then, 50 minutes in we move to an interview with a young woman named Autumn who demonstrates a bit of the boldness we discussed last week. Jeff asked her to join the show after hearing her poetry, which she shared at an open mic event headlined by Micah Bournes for the Crosswise Institute. As an exercise in unpacking her poem she shares her struggles with doubt, depression & anxiety but also her abiding faith.  TW: Suicide, Depression

    • 1 tim. 47 min
    S2E4 Be Sassy (Luke 5:1-11) PYNWJ 2

    S2E4 Be Sassy (Luke 5:1-11) PYNWJ 2

    The story of Jesus calling his first disciples, the non-institutional basis for his authority, the value of boldness, and how Jesus located the holy within people rather than places and structures.

    This is part of a 12 part series studying teachings of Jesus that can help us protect ourselves from manipulative tactics of folks who might come in the name of Jesus, and then find empowerment in the peace to which Jesus points.

    • 54 min
    S2E3 When to Engage: Just War Theory, Ram Dass and Confronting Abuse (Part 2)

    S2E3 When to Engage: Just War Theory, Ram Dass and Confronting Abuse (Part 2)

    This second part is rather to the point (compared to some of our shows!) We start with chapter 69 of the Tao Te Ching then dive into the criteria of just war theory to discuss when and how to ethically engage problematic people in our lives, whether just annoyances or criminals. 

    TW: sexual abuse, clergy abuse, guru abuse

    • 1 tim. 21 min

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