43 episodes

A podcast about leaving ministry, recovering from being a professional Christian, and finding meaning after a calling. Welcome to the Revcovery Room.

REVcovery Justin Gentry, Sarah Heath

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 33 Ratings

A podcast about leaving ministry, recovering from being a professional Christian, and finding meaning after a calling. Welcome to the Revcovery Room.

    2023 and Me

    2023 and Me

    Welcome friends and happy belated new year! We are so excited to start this new season of REVcovery with you. This week Justin and Sarah talk a bit about new years and renegotiating our relationship to self-discipline, goals, and our expectations. We hope it is a conversation that you find helpful and encouraging as you look ahead to what this year holds for you.
    Welcome to the REVcovery Room!
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    • 49 min
    What in the Holly Jolly do you do with Christmas?

    What in the Holly Jolly do you do with Christmas?

    Folks we made it! Episode 40 and the end of our first year of REVcovery. Sarah and Justin are so grateful for the many delightful twists and turns this first year has had and can't wait to see what happens in 2023. In this episode we reflect on the last year and also talk about how our relationship to the mega holiday that is Christmas and New Years has changed since we have left ministry.
    We absolutely love sharing all this with you and hope you have a meaningful holiday season however that unfolds for you. Welcome, for the last time in 2022, to the REVcovery Room!
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    • 42 min
    Navigating church in a female body, a discussion with Dr Jennifer Bashaw

    Navigating church in a female body, a discussion with Dr Jennifer Bashaw

    We are happy this week to welcome Dr Jennifer Bashaw to the REVcovery Room! Sarah and Justin had an opportunity to sit down with Dr Bashaw at Theology Beer Camp to discuss her time in ministry, journey into academia, and how being in a female body impacted that journey. It is a fantastic conversation that we are so delighted to share with you and hope it gives some perspective on how theology shapes how we view God, our bodies, and what spaces we are allowed to be in.
    Enjoy!
    This talk was a part of our experience at Homebrewed Christianity's Theology Beer camp. If you like what you heard you can listen to more of these incredible talks at experiencinggod.net. The cost is donation based (including $0) and you will get the full process party experience from the comfort of home.
    If you would like to join a community of like minded people check out our Patreon: patreon.com/revcovery
    This podcast is edited by Elizabeth Nordenholt from Podcat Audio: https://elizabethnordenholt.com
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    • 51 min
    Too Real for Church with Heather Sanford

    Too Real for Church with Heather Sanford

    This week we welcome our good friend Heather Sanford to the REVcovery Room! In addition to being a delightful individual Heather served for many years in youth ministry and then on an executive leadership team and she has more than a few words to say about it. Her story pulls on themes of honesty, vulnerability and how those things are not always welcome in the church. It's a real treat to talk to her and we are glad to be able to share this conversation with you. 
    Welcome to the REVcovery Room!
    If you want to continue the conversation on Discord you can learn more here: Patreon.com/revcovery
    This podcast is edited by Elizabeth Nordenholt from Podcat Audio: https://elizabethnordenholt.com
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    The best is yet to come with Matt Kendziera

    The best is yet to come with Matt Kendziera

    This week we welcome Matt Kendziera to the REVcovery Room! In addition to being a former pastor Matt is also an author, musician, speaker and all around renaissance man whose book "Bring it Home: The Adventure of Finding Yourself after Being Lost in Religion" highlights the journey many of us in revcovery are on. It's a great conversation that really hits on what it means to not just survive leaving ministry but to build a life you look forward to living.
    If you would like to learn more about Matt's book "Bring it Home: The Adventure of Finding Yourself after Being Lost in Religion" you can check out his website
    If you want to continue the conversation on Discord you can learn more here: Patreon.com/revcovery
    This podcast is edited by Elizabeth Nordenholt from Podcat Audio: https://elizabethnordenholt.com
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    • 55 min
    Does God play hard to get? a conversation with Dr. Sarah Lane Ritchie

    Does God play hard to get? a conversation with Dr. Sarah Lane Ritchie

    This week we are happy to present one of the interviews Sarah did at Theology Beer Camp with the incredible Dr. Sarah Lane Ritchie. It is a wide ranging conversation but it centers on the hiddenness of God and what we do with that mystery. For many of us in REVcovery that question drove us out of the church altogether and this conversation helps us to see that maybe there is more behind the curtain.
    It's a great one folks, welcome to the REVcovery Room!
    This talk was a part of our experience at Homebrewed Christianity's Theology Beer camp. If you like what you heard you can listen to more of these incredible talks at experiencinggod.net. The cost is donation based (including $0) and you will get the full process party experience from the comfort of home.
    If you would like to join a community of like minded people check out our Patreon: patreon.com/revcovery
    This podcast is edited by Elizabeth Nordenholt from Podcat Audio: https://elizabethnordenholt.com
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

MJSuthee ,

Relatable

Every episode is so relatable and also makes me reflect on where I’ve come from and where I’m going. Love it so much!

Waddo198431 ,

Perfect

My first episode was today, I listen to number 20. As I was walking the Camino de Santiago near Sarria Spain. I’m using this Camino time to transition from full-time ministry in a local church to buy vocational ministry outside the church. This was great! Can’t wait to listen to the first 19.

Mamma Sanford ,

Thank you Sarah & Justin!

This first season of REVcovery was so helpful in my journey of “life after vocational ministry”. Thanks for saying the things out loud and creating a safe space to think, process, relate, laugh and put one foot in front of the other! Much love and can’t wait for season 2 and many more!! 🌸

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