28 episodes

a voice crying in the void. conversations about god and art and doubt and wonder. stories of disbelief. radiance and math and music and pixels. consciousness expressed as vibrations.

Existential Happy Hour Micah J. Murray

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 42 Ratings

a voice crying in the void. conversations about god and art and doubt and wonder. stories of disbelief. radiance and math and music and pixels. consciousness expressed as vibrations.

    The Gospel of Everything

    The Gospel of Everything

    I want to start a rumor about a place in Minnesota where the people know salvation not by confession or creed but by tomatoes and dirt and the light of the sun and the rhythms of the moon. I want to tell you a story about a village where people of all ages live in relationship with each other, and with the earth and with the river and with the trees. But before you can understand the story of this Village, first I need to tell you about the Gospel of Everything.https://minnesotaecovillage.org

    • 30 min
    028: A Very Existential Christmas

    028: A Very Existential Christmas

    Deck the halls and make the yuletide gay, my friends! It's time once again for a special holiday edition of the show. A Very Existential Christmas weaves together poems, prayers, and stories in a unique exploration of Christmas without God. We begin by deconstructing the myth of Santa Claus before a brief commercial break and then come back for a poem, a short sermon I preached one advent Sunday back when I was still a Christian, another poem/prayer, and then a bit of theology about expe...

    • 1 hr 16 min
    027: The Cryptonaturalist w/ Jarod K. Anderson

    027: The Cryptonaturalist w/ Jarod K. Anderson

    In this episode I talk with Jarrod K. Anderson about nature, death, and the universe. Jarrod is a storyteller, poet, and creator of the wildly popular nature podcast The Cryptonaturalist. I found Jarrod through his online poems and his book Field Guide to the Haunted Forest (which is worth purchasing for the title alone.) The language he uses to make meaning in a meaningless universe resonates deeply with me. I consider him a kindred soul. In this winding conversation we talk about creativity...

    • 1 hr 21 min
    026: Worldview

    026: Worldview

    When I was a good Christian, I spent a lot of time thinking and talking about my worldview. It was an important part of identity-formation in my Evangelical faith communities. In this episode we revisit the idea of worldview, and talk about the evolution I have experienced as I have sought what is real. We begin with excerpts out of my own Personal Statement of Faith (from when I was a good Christian) before diving into an exploration of what it means to orient my life toward the universe thr...

    • 58 min
    025: Summer's End

    025: Summer's End

    Pausing at the end of a hot and lonely summer to talk about making meaning, making content, and falling in love with a planet that is bursting into flames.

    • 38 min
    024: Deconstruction Therapy w/ Emily Maynard

    024: Deconstruction Therapy w/ Emily Maynard

    I catch up with my friend Emily Maynard, a fellow surviver of religious bullshit who is now working to help other people live free and meaningful lives. We talk about growing up in American fundamentalism and purity culture, why therapy matters, what we mean when we talk about God, and the everlasting bullshit of the Gospel Coalition, and why people are leaving toxic Churches. We also talk about how to have support as you move through deconstructing beliefs, how to talk to family when your fa...

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

Keenan J Murray ,

That’s my dad

My dad is the creator of this podcast

meghankrogh ,

Come for the youth pastor fights, stay for the kindness

I told Micah after episode 13 that I didn’t think anyone had ever said this sentence before, but I think I like him more after listening to his podcast. What can I say. I was at “order mac and cheese from ubereats at 9 pm” high by the time I finished listening. A good excuse to get high and mildly retraumatize yourself on a free night.

Just another heretic ,

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Micah might be my favorite tatted heretic. He keeps it so real and yet so humble. This podcast is full of all the questions and all the doubts that “good christians” were never allowed to talk about. (I don’t go to church anymore so maybe they do now. I don’t really know.) He wrestles with the uncomfortable truths and half truths we have been spoon fed from infancy in the evangelical-conservative-bible-bubble. If you’re not afraid of hard questions and swear words you’ll probably dig this podcast.

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