149 episodes

Exploring the world inside and outside the evangelical subculture, one conversation at a time.

Exvangelical Blake Chastain

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.7 • 345 Ratings

Exploring the world inside and outside the evangelical subculture, one conversation at a time.

    Good Christian Fun with Caroline Ely & Kevin T. Porter

    Good Christian Fun with Caroline Ely & Kevin T. Porter

    The hosts of Good Christian Fun join the show to talk about Christian school (with goats!), satellite home school curricula (Covenant Eyes included!) and much more!
    Follow GCF on Instagram, and Kevin & Caroline on there too.
    Follow Blake on Twitter @brchastain.
    Support the show via Substack.
    This episode was produced by Jake Lewis, thank you Jake!
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Josie Jimenez

    Josie Jimenez

    This week's guest is IMG's very own Josie Jimenez! Josie is the co-host of Irreverent Media Group's Making Spaces podcast as well as the podcast Speaking in Church. We talked on a Sunday afternoon and things got a little silly, talking about Josie's life, why expecting people to be the same is so damn boring, and all sorts of other stuff.
    Listen to Making Spaces with Josie Jimenez & Rev. Sarah Heath.
    Listen to Speaking in Church with Josie Jimenez & Spencer Rose Taylor.
    Follow Josie on Instagram & Twitter.
    Support Exvangelical, Powers & Principalities, and all of Blake's projects by subscribing to The Post-Evangelical Post.
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    • 55 min
    Emily Joy Allison Discusses #SBC21 & #ChurchToo Direct Action

    Emily Joy Allison Discusses #SBC21 & #ChurchToo Direct Action

    Emily Joy Allison returns to Exvangelical to talk about #SBC21, the recent departures of Beth Moore & Russell Moore (no relation) from the denomination, and her own direct action through protest. We also discuss the conservative resurgence in other denominations, how the media (and post-evangelicals of all stripes online) discuss bad theology, and how to respond to these types of conservative initiatives.
    This was recorded on Tuesday, June 15th 2021 and was not edited because the events we're discussing are timely and in-flux.
    You can follow Emily on Twitter @emilyjoypoetry. Buy her book, Church Too: How Purity Culture Upholds Abuse and How to Find Healing.
    Follow Blake on Twitter @brchastain. Support this podcast directly through a paid subscription to The Post-Evangelical Post.
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Irreverent Media Spotlight: A Tiny Revolution w/ Kevin Garcia

    Irreverent Media Spotlight: A Tiny Revolution w/ Kevin Garcia

    This week I'm publishing an episode of fellow Irreverent Media Group podcaster Kevin Garcia's show A Tiny Revolution. It's Pride Month and ATR is running a special series in conjunction with Beloved Arise. Listen to this episode featuring an interview with Blake Mundell to learn more about Beloved Arise.
    Subscribe to A Tiny Revolution anywhere you listen to podcasts, and follow Kevin on Instagram & Twitter.
    Kevin (they/them) describes ATR like this:
    "Because all revolutions begin as conversations between friends. Join digital pastor and soul coach Kevin Garcia for a conversation that actually matters. Covering the intersections of spirit, sexuality, gender, and justice, Kevin curates convos with the brightest and most incredible humans that you may or may not have heard of, with delicious takes on faith, sexuality, practice, and how we do this life together." 
    Learn more about the Irreverent Media Group line-up at irreverent.fm or by following @irreverent_fm on Instagram.
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    • 42 min
    Re-Release: Mark Russell on Religion, Satire, and Superheroes

    Re-Release: Mark Russell on Religion, Satire, and Superheroes

    This episode is a re-release of my first interview with Mark Russell, author of several books including Second Coming, God is Disappointed in You, Apocrypha Now!, The Flintstones, Snagglepuss, Wonder Twins, Billionaire Island, and more. Superhero movies are returning to theaters soon, and I'm resurfacing this conversation because I think of it a lot when I think of superhero narratives in general.
    Mark Russell is one of my favorite comic book writers, whose ability to provide satirical and insightful social commentary through popular characters like The Flintstones, or subvert superhero tropes in books like The Wonder Twins sets him apart from other writers on the scene.
    Of particular interest to listeners of this show, he also writes the comic book Second Coming - a story of Jesus coming back to Earth to room with a Superman-type character. The mere announcement of this book was so 'controversial' that it led to an online petition that quite literally canceled the book before it was published by DC Comics.
    I talked to Mark about that book in particular in this episode: Mark Russell, author of Second Coming. I wrote about it here.
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Making of Biblical Womanhood with Beth Allison Barr

    The Making of Biblical Womanhood with Beth Allison Barr

    This week's guest is Beth Allison Barr, author of the new book The Making of Biblical Womanhood: How the Subjugation of Women Became Gospel Truth. I'm joined by two guest co-hosts, Emily Autenrieth and Laura Navarro.
    The theology and practice of complementarianism in conservative Christian circles has shaped the lives of millions of women. For over a century, it has oppressed women and become a requirement for involvement and belonging in conservative churches. Dr. Barr's expertise in church history illustrates that - despite the claims of complementarianism's proponents - this is a newer understanding of Christian history and scripture, and not an unchanging, millennia-long orthodox belief.
    This is a book that will spur conversation inside and outside the church. You can purchase the book here or from A Seat at the Table Books.
    Follow Dr. Barr on Twitter: @bethallisonbarr
    Order books from A Seat at the Table Books.
    Follow Blake on Twitter @brchastain, and follow the podcast on Twitter & Instagram @exvangelicalpod.
    This episode was produced by Jake Lewis. Thank you, Jake!
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    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
345 Ratings

345 Ratings

plumpasta ,

Love this show

Blake is a great interviewer, plus an absolute sweetheart. I love listening to him and hearing all the guests’ stories. Such a meaningful show. It makes me feel like I’m not alone with religious trauma.

SusannaChap ,

My heart sighs in relief

I am so grateful for the array of podcasts that now discuss this topic, but “Exvangelical” is especially meaningful to me. There’s no cynicism here. Blake gives his guests generous and informed space to share their stories and I in turn feel like I can give space to my own sadness and hopes as I build a vision for my life that no longer includes the evangelical church.

DeeNY422 ,

Educational

Easy to listen to and incite full

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