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Exploring theologies that inspire and liberate. Formerly known as Religionless Church.

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A People's Theology Mason Mennenga

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.6 • 112 Ratings

Exploring theologies that inspire and liberate. Formerly known as Religionless Church.

masonmennenga.com

    Adrian Gibbs and Josh Link: Ex-Evangelical Theology Fantasy Draft

    Adrian Gibbs and Josh Link: Ex-Evangelical Theology Fantasy Draft

    In this episode Mason hangs out with Adrian Gibbs and Josh Link from the Dirty Rotten Church Kids podcast. They do an ex-evangelical theology fantasy draft, picking from the the dumbest creationist science to what Calvinist pastor they most want to slap. Who picked the best team?


    Guests Bio/Info:


    Adrian Gibbs and Josh Link are the host of the Dirty Rotten Church Kids podcast.


    Find Dirty Rotten Church Kids here:


    Instagram: @dirtyrottenchurchkids


    Twitter: @dirtyrottenck


    Special music by Trey Pearson:


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    Instagram: treypearson


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    • 51 min
    Miguel De La Torre: Can Christianity Be Decolonized?

    Miguel De La Torre: Can Christianity Be Decolonized?

    Mason chats with Dr. Miguel De La Torre about his new book, Decolonizing Christianity: Becoming Badass Believers. They chat about the history of Christian nationalism and whether or not Christianity can be decolonized.


    Guest Bio/Info:


    Miguel De La Torre is professor of social ethics and Latinx studies at the Iliff School of Theology.


    Find Miguel here:


    drmigueldelatorre.com


    Twitter: drdelatorre


    Facebook: facebook.com/miguel.delatorre.1238


    Special music by Sherwood:


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    Instagram: sherwood


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    • 38 min
    Lenny Duncan: Is There Hope for America?

    Lenny Duncan: Is There Hope for America?

    Mason chats with Lenny Duncan about Lenny's new book, United States of Grace: A Memoir of Homelessness, Addiction, Incarceration, and Hope. We chat about Lenny's story and whether or not there is hope for America.


    Guest Bio/Info:


    Lenny Duncan is a writer, podcaster, and Ph.D student and the author of United States of Grace: A Memoir of Homelessness, Addiction, Incarceration, and Hope.


    Twitter: @lennyaduncan


    Instagram: lennyaduncan


    Facebook: facebook.com/Rev.Lenny


    Special music by Stavesacre:


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    Instagram: _stavesacre_


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    • 37 min
    Jes Kast: Should Queer Christians Stay In Unaffirming Churches?

    Jes Kast: Should Queer Christians Stay In Unaffirming Churches?

    In this episode Mason chats with Jes Kast (and the occasional appearance of her puppy) about whether queer Christians should stay in conservative churches or not. We also talk about why I should become a Calvinist and much more.


    Guest Bio/Info:


    Jes Kast is a queer progressive minister and constructive theologian.


    Find Jes here:


    revjeskast.com


    Twitter: @revjeskast


    Instagram: revjeskast


    Special music by The Homeless Gospel Choir:


    Spotify: The Homeless Gospel Choir


    Instagram: thgchoir


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    • 42 min
    Dante Stewart: Why Jesus Is Black

    Dante Stewart: Why Jesus Is Black

    Mason chats with Dante Stewart about his new book, Shoutin' in the Fire: An American Epistle. We chat about how infectious white supremacy is and why Jesus is Black, and much more.


    Guest Bio/Info:


    Dante Stewart is a writer and speaker and recent author of Shoutin' in the Fire: An American Epistle.


    Find Dante here: 


    dantecstewart.com


    Twitter: @stewartdantec


    Instagram: stewartdantec


    Facebook: facebook.com/dstewart37


    Special music by Mayyadda:


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    Instagram: mayyadda


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    • 53 min
    Hillary McBride: How To Be More Embodied

    Hillary McBride: How To Be More Embodied

    Mason chat with Hillary McBride about her new book The Wisdom of Your Body: Finding Healing, Wholeness, and Connection through Embodied Living. They chat about what science is learning about the body, why embodiment is important to justice, and how you can be more embodied.


    Guest Bio/Info:


    Hillary McBride is a therapist, researcher, podcaster, and author of the recent book The Wisdom of Your Body: Finding Healing, Wholeness, and Connection through Embodied Living.


    Find Hillary here:


    hillarylmcbride.com


    Instagram: hillaryliannamcbride


    Twitter: @hillarylmcbride


    Special music by Thrice:


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    Instagram: thrice


    Get connected to Mason:


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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
112 Ratings

112 Ratings

admailhot ,

Worthwhile

In my experience of this podcast, A People’s Theology is all about asking thoughtful, provocative questions and finding possible answers. In any particular topic Mason is asking about, all of the guests on the podcast share from both experience & research in an authentic and often hilarious way. Deeply informative, meaningful in subject, and always immediately applicable. I’ve recommended this podcast to many friends who are deconstructing and also to friends who are still gripping tradition, and I will continue to do so.

emes091099 ,

One of the best faith-based podcasts I’ve listened to 😊

Hi! I’ve been listening to A People’s Theology for about a couple of weeks now and I really appreciate the diverse perspectives that are brought to the table. Mason does a lovely job talking to the guests and he’s very welcoming and thought-provoking when he asks questions and makes comments. I currently attend an Episcopal church that’s not as affirming of the stances the national church has taken on LGBTQ equality and other socioeconomic issues. With that said, I’m happy to know there are people outside the tradition who can offer alternative perspectives. I do have a couple of suggestions: I always get a little annoyed when the musical guest is interviewed in the middle of the episode. I feel that it interrupts the continuity of the main guest. Personally, I would place the artist’s interview as the last segment of the show. Also, if I’m not already asking too much, I would ABSOLUTELY LOVE to see more Gen Z guests talk about their spiritual journeys. I realize if right now may be too early to do that, but incorporating that in the near future would be an exciting thing. I’m a member of Gen Z myself and it can feel really lonely at times to not be exposed to people my own age who are also interested in this work. I look forward to seeing this podcast grow! Keep the faith! 🙏🏽

JamieMarie77 ,

Diverse and inspiring

Thank you for your thought-provoking content!

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