40 episodes

Born Again Again is a podcast by an ex-Christian married couple learning to live on the other side of religion.

Born Again Again Katie + Joe Bauer

    • Christianity
    • 4.8, 151 Ratings

Born Again Again is a podcast by an ex-Christian married couple learning to live on the other side of religion.

    Let Go

    Let Go

    Does "Let go and let God" make you cringe? Us too. 
    In this episode we discuss the idea of surrender and what it was like to have a higher power to surrender our problems to. We talk about the security and comfort we found in giving things over to God, and how jarring it was to lose that ability once we left the faith. 
    To bring it full circle, we talk about the idea of radical acceptance, bringing awareness to our worry and anxiety, choosing more loving thoughts, and about how we're learning to surrender on the other side of religion. 
    Stay healthy all ❤️

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    • 35 min
    Does Anyone Really Believe?

    Does Anyone Really Believe?

    When it comes down to it, does anyone really believe?
    In this episode we talk about belief, and how it relates to life in the real world. We talk about the corona virus and how we would have responded to it when we used to be Christian. Is there a line where a person’s faith will inevitably take a back seat to reason?
    We finish the episode by talking about the huge (unnecessary) weight of balancing religion and real life, and the great sense of relief we are experiencing on the other side of the impossible standards of Christianity. 
    Enjoy…
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    • 36 min
    Noah's Ark and the Tower of Babel

    Noah's Ark and the Tower of Babel

    Today Katie is going to read you some Bible stories (is Katie writing this in the third person? yes).
    We’re thinking back on our childhood and all the Bible stories we were taught through picture books and children’s Sunday school skits.
    The Tower of Babel and Noah’s Ark are two such stories that we never batted an eye at, but now we’re re-reading them to see what we missed.
    Coming back to the Bible after taking a break was a shock for us. We talk about how our perceptions of God changed, how there are many details to these stories that were either left out or not understood, and how they pose many, many questions. If you didn’t believe these stories to be literal and assumed they were allegorical…well, you’re lucky. Sometimes it’s hard to come back to what now seems like a fairytale and embrace the fact that you believed it was fully true. Being kind to our inner child is key for us now.
    We wrap up by sharing “where we’re at” in this deconstruction process and how our mind has been a little less consumed by our Christian pasts.
    Enjoy…
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    • 57 min
    Relationships, People Pleasing, and Discovering Your Intuition w/Tully O'Connor

    Relationships, People Pleasing, and Discovering Your Intuition w/Tully O'Connor

    Turning the other cheek, being meek, being humble, are not particularly helpful when taken to the extreme.
    Today we’re so excited to be sharing a conversation we had with Tully O’Connor. 
    Tully is a personal development and relationship coach that I (Joe) have been working with over the last few months, and I have been hugely benefitted by my time spent with him.
    During this conversation we talk about people pleasing, and how disconnection from yourself, from your intuition, will inevitably cause you to be disconnected in your relationships. We talk about self compassion and the importance of having patience for yourself, and at the end we go through some really practical things we can all do to tame our inner critic, develop more self-compassion and self-connection, and some ways to process through the complex feelings that inevitably come up as we learn to live on the other side of religion.
    This was a really helpful conversation for us to have and I think it will be helpful for all of you as well,
    Enjoy…
    Episode Links:Tully’s Instagram (https://instagram.com/tullyoconnor)
    Breathing Exercises:O2 Awakening (https://www.theo2awakening.com) Wim Hof (https://youtu.be/nzCaZQqAs9I)
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Am I Smart Enough to Leave?

    Am I Smart Enough to Leave?

    We felt like we had to do a lot of studying before we walked away from our faith.
    In this episode we talk briefly about Rhett and Link’s deconstruction podcast episodes, specifically about how their story parallels ours and many of yours as well.
    Then we talk about how many people feel ill-equipped to leave their faith. We discuss how Christianity can teach you to “lean not on your own understanding”, and how that can keep a person trapped inside a worldview which does not suit them.
    Enjoy!
    Rhett’s Deconstruction (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/226-rhetts-spiritual-deconstruction-ear-biscuits-ep-226/id717407884?i=1000464459618)
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    Exploring Doubt

    Exploring Doubt

    We’ve all heard the Christian response: “I went through a period of doubt as well, and the Lord brought me back to him.”
    In this episode we talk about this common Christian sentiment, and discuss why it’s so dismissive, belittling, and misguided. We talk about how most people who claim to have “explored their doubts” were likely just trying to ignore their intuition and get rid of their internal red flags.
    We always believed that doubt was sin, but how should we relate to it now? What should we do with our doubts about our atheistic views? What if we can learn to love our doubts as we learn to love ourselves?
    Enjoy!
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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
151 Ratings

151 Ratings

lissiemc ,

Awesome virtual community

It has been so refreshing to come across your podcast during the Shelter in Place order. I was born again again about 10 years ago while I was a student at Wheaton College (the uber Christian one) and was so lonely during that time. Wish I knew folks like you at that time! I am still finding so much learning and corroboration in your analyses and experiences. Thanks for creating!

efriedeggs ,

Thank you!

I left evangelicalism/fundamentalism 8 years ago, and I wish I had this podcast during that period. This podcast has helped me identify the ways that religion has impacted my ability to be my whole self. More importantly, it has guided me to finding healthy methods and ways of thinking. Thank you both, and keep up the great work. ✨

lukaskorynta ,

i’m sorry

i’m sorry you feel this way and i applaud you for voicing it all out but after listening a few episodes, i can’t help but notice that you believe false ideas about God, the Bible, the Church. I would feel just as skeptical if i saw the world through the same distorted view of god. i really respect you as artist and follow you wherever, i just hope you’re a bit more careful with the message you’re sharing.

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