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MindShift Podcast is here to help you reconstruct your identity post-cult, or post-religion. Dr Clint Heacock, your host, is an ex-evangelical pastor and Bible college teacher of over 20 years who is committed to helping people unpick the indoctrination, mind control, and conditioning--and take back their lives.

MindShift Podcast Dr Clint Heacock

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MindShift Podcast is here to help you reconstruct your identity post-cult, or post-religion. Dr Clint Heacock, your host, is an ex-evangelical pastor and Bible college teacher of over 20 years who is committed to helping people unpick the indoctrination, mind control, and conditioning--and take back their lives.

    The Importance of Maintaining the Separation of Church and State (with Rob Boston)

    The Importance of Maintaining the Separation of Church and State (with Rob Boston)

    This week’s guest is Rob Boston, senior editor of Church and State and long-time prolific writer for the organization Americans United for the Separation of Church & State.







    Rob has been with AU for more than 30 years, and in that time he’s written extensively on not only church and state, but on exposing–and debunking, in some cases–many of the key leaders of the Christian Right and Christian nationalist movements.







    In this episode, Rob and I cover a wide range of topics related to the importance of maintaining the separation of church and state, which a great number of Christian nationalists have been working to batter down for decades now.







    Why should you be concerned, or for that matter, care about this topic? I think you will after listening in!







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    • 49 min
    Bonus Episode – Jesus and John Wayne: Muscular, Masculine White Evangelical Christianity (with Kristin Kobes Du Mez)

    Bonus Episode – Jesus and John Wayne: Muscular, Masculine White Evangelical Christianity (with Kristin Kobes Du Mez)

    In this special bonus episode, I’m happy to share my interview of Kristin Kobes Du Mez, author of an outstanding book released on Tuesday, the 23rd of June 2020, and timed to coincide with its release.







    Titled Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation, the book explores the legacy of “evangelical masculinity”–and chronicles how, in the last century or so, white evangelicals have been on a quest to “reclaim their lost manhood.”







    We’ll cover not only how this movement came about and how it developed most clearly over the last 40 years, but also discuss the legacy of this movement–biblical patriarchy, along with its numerous abuses and scandals. This is also the legacy that led to that infamous 81% of white evangelicals voting for Trump in 2016.







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    • 49 min
    Tracing the History of Homeschooling in America (with Dr Milton Gaither)

    Tracing the History of Homeschooling in America (with Dr Milton Gaither)

    This week’s episode features an information-packed chat with Dr Milton Gaither, widely considered one of America’s foremost leading experts on the subject of Christian homeschooling.







    Dr Gaither wrote the book on the subject–literally. His 2008 book Homeschool: An American History (revised in 2017) contains a wealth of information not just on the development of homeschooling in general, but specifically Christian homeschooling. This is the subject we spend the most time unpacking and exploring.







    Why does this topic matter? Generally speaking, much of the Christian homeschool movement today has been influenced by the work of RJ Rushdoony, “the father of Christian Reconstructionism.” Why does that matter? Listen in to find out why!







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    • 57 min
    Grace from a Secular Perspective (with “The Graceful Atheist”)

    Grace from a Secular Perspective (with “The Graceful Atheist”)

    This week we are taking another break from talking about dominion theology and Christian nationalism to focus on a topic I’ve dealt with a lot in the past–how to reconstruct your life, and rebuild, after leaving one’s faith or religious beliefs behind.   My guest this week is David host of “The Graceful Atheist” podcast. We have a fantastic discussion comparing notes both as ex-pastors who walked away from our former Christian beliefs, but are still doing a lot of “pastoral” work–helping others who have deconstructed, or are thinking about starting the process.   You’ll find this a helpful and informative episode that covers a lot of ground!  







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    Bonus Episode: The Case Against Miracles (with John Loftus)

    Bonus Episode: The Case Against Miracles (with John Loftus)

    In this special episode, I’m chatting with author, ex-evangelical and now atheist, John Loftus.   John is the author of the recent book The Case Against Miracles, an anthology that aims to discuss miracles from a scholarly point of view. Along with several other noted academics, John takes aim at this topic, seeking not only to define miracles–and to ask whether or not there is even evidence to believe that such a thing exists.  







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    • 34 min
    Ideological Fundamentalism, Information Disease, and America’s Response to the Global Coronavirus Crisis (with Conway & Siegelman)

    Ideological Fundamentalism, Information Disease, and America’s Response to the Global Coronavirus Crisis (with Conway & Siegelman)

    I apologize in advance for the long title, but when you hear this show, I promise it will be worth the listen!







    This week’s guests are the legendary returning guests, Conway & Siegelman. They wrote the hugely important and influential books Snapping in 1978 and then, just a few years later, came out with Holy Terror. 







    With their incredible, on-the-ground field research, they were among the first to track and study in depth the “cult phenomenon” of the 1970s, and then later the rise of the Christian Right in the late 1970s-80s. 







    In this episode we’ll cover a lot of ground, so strap yourself in and hold on!







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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

Hwylie07 ,

Great Podcast

I really enjoy listening to the different topics and guests on this podcast. It is really well done, and if you were looking for information about evangelicism and moving away from evangelicism this is a great podcast to listen to!

the Christofascist Coup ,

Christofascist COUP

We are experiencing a Coup by a Dominionist Minority in our country. Barr, Devos, Pompeo, Murdoch, Cheney...the list goes on. They are corrupting our institutions and forcing their extremely well funded 7 Mountain Mandate on the world. This force is literally the opposite of the teachings of Jesus. It is driven by egomaniacs seeking to control you. It is an attempt to defeat Democracy. It favors corporate slavery, selective wealth and caucasians. If you do your homework, you can lift yourself out of ignorance. This podcast is a great resource for those who seek the truth.

emillio34 ,

Helpful

Thank you for sharing this helpful content. I’m a 2nd generation raised evangelical and the content in this podcast is so helpful! I’m learning what happened to me, why the theology ingrained in my thinking is harmful, how to understand how people (like my family) are still in it & why it’s dangerous.

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