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MindShift Podcast is here to help you take back your life after leaving religion behind. Your host, Dr Clint Heacock, is an ex-evangelical former pastor and Bible college teacher--and is dedicated to helping people rebuild their lives, as well as warning of the dangers posed by the Christian Right and dominion theology.

MindShift Podcast Dr Clint Heacock

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 109 Ratings

MindShift Podcast is here to help you take back your life after leaving religion behind. Your host, Dr Clint Heacock, is an ex-evangelical former pastor and Bible college teacher--and is dedicated to helping people rebuild their lives, as well as warning of the dangers posed by the Christian Right and dominion theology.

    TULIP: The Poisonous Flower of Calvinism (with Dr David D’Andre)

    TULIP: The Poisonous Flower of Calvinism (with Dr David D’Andre)

    This week’s episode features a fascinating discussion with returning guest, Dr David D’Andre, on the subject of his brand-new book entitled TULIP: The Poisonous Flower of Calvinism.







    Why Calvinism, of all the theological systems that are out there? As David makes clear, this theology in particular has a number of problems associated with it, both historically and currently. For many of us who identify as “exvangelical,” we came out of churches that preached various aspects of Calvin’s theology. Just to name a few: biblical patriarchy, dominion theology, and Christian nationalism.







    We will also conclude by discussing how you can recover and rebuild your life, if you’ve come out of this toxic system.







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    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Covenant, Sword & Arm of the Lord: God, Guns & Extremism (with Kerry Noble)

    The Covenant, Sword & Arm of the Lord: God, Guns & Extremism (with Kerry Noble)

    This week’s guest is Kerry Noble, former member of the Christian militia group The Covenant, Sword & Arm of the Lord (CSA). This group operated out of Arkansas primarily in the 1970s and 80s–and Kerry was one of the major leaders involved in the movement.







    Built on conspiracy theories, twisted theology, and a dystopian vision of the future, the CSA in many ways was the forerunner to a number of alt-right, white supremacist militia groups we see today. Kerry’s story is not only an unbelievable one, it also gives a step-by-step illustration of how a person can be recruited into what essentially became a cult-like movement that planned and nearly executed a number of violent, extremist acts.







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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Recovering a Sense of Agency: Lifting the Veil of Mormon Mind Control (with Luna Corbden)

    Recovering a Sense of Agency: Lifting the Veil of Mormon Mind Control (with Luna Corbden)

    This episode features Luna Corbden, whom I met through a mutual friend–Janice Selbie–when we both were presenters at the recent CORT2022, the Conference on Religious Trauma.







    Luna grew up as a Mormon, deconstructed their faith, and subsequently left the church–but not without a lot of baggage and religious trauma. Similar to many of us who’ve left controlling religions, Luna has done a tremendous amount of work unpacking the teachings, figuring out the psychology behind it, and rebuilding their life moving forward.







    Whether or not you had any association with Mormonism, but have experience with controlling cults or religions, then you’ll no doubt identify with what Luna and I discuss in this episode–and find helpful resources on your journey of reconstructing your authentic self post-religion.







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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Theological Jenga Part 2 (with Brian & Troy from “I Was a Teenage Fundamentalist” Podcast)

    Theological Jenga Part 2 (with Brian & Troy from “I Was a Teenage Fundamentalist” Podcast)

    This special bonus episode is actually Part 2 of a conversation I recently had with Brian and Troy, the co-hosts of the “I Was a Teenage Fundamentalist” podcast out of Melbourne, Australia.







    We discuss their backstory coming out of evangelicalism, rebuilding their lives post-religion, and discuss resources for reconstructing your authentic self.







    Head over to their platform for Theological Jenga Part 1:







    https://pod.link/1558606464/episode/977f7004eeb71b5cd0527f8db0a4b0a2







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    Leaving Christianity & Becoming a Materialist with Doubts (with Dean Krosecz)

    Leaving Christianity & Becoming a Materialist with Doubts (with Dean Krosecz)

    This week’s episode features returning guest and former host of “The People I Meet” podcast, Dean Krosecz.







    Dean walked away from charismatic Christianity years ago, and finally the faith altogether. In the process, in his words, he’s become “a strict materialist with doubts”–but what does that mean, and how does it relate to him rebuilding his life post-Christianity?







    In the telling of his story, we’ll discover that Dean has found peace with himself–writing poetry (which he will share), getting in tune with nature, music and photography. All of these are essential for those of us seeking to recover our authentic self post-religion.







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    Thoughts in Winter Dean’s poetry available on Amazon



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    Good Psychology, Bad Theology, & Church Victim Abuse Advocacy (with Mike Phillips)

    Good Psychology, Bad Theology, & Church Victim Abuse Advocacy (with Mike Phillips)

    This week’s guest is my friend Mike Phillips, currently a therapist in California who does a lot of work in the area of religious trauma syndrome–a subject I am not only very familiar with as a sufferer of RTS myself, but I’ve devoted a lot of time to it also.







    Like me, Mike is an ex-pastor who tells an incredible tale of not only being in church ministry for decades, but also how he transitioned out of both pastoral ministry and Christianity too. In his journey to become a therapist, he developed a speciality of supporting and representing a great number of church abuse victims also.







    If you suffer from RTS or know someone who does, then this episode will not only be of great benefit to you, Mike also provides resources and options for its treatment as well.







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    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
109 Ratings

109 Ratings

Oellio ,

Insightful!!

Although I’ve deconstructed from Christianity over the last 30 years, I still find SO much insight from this podcast. Thank you for putting this out into the world.

TaxWize ,

Great Podcast

I’ve been listening for a few months. It’s one of my favorites. Always cohesive, thoughtful and informative. I’ve listened to the Great Lie and American Mythology episode three times. There is so much information packed into this one episode! Thank you Clint.

DaniPhoneHome ,

My first deconstruction podcast

I started listening to this about a month ago and have learned SO MUCH about Christian Nationalism, why I question my faith, and that I’m not alone. I’ve been introduced to other podcasts on the same subjects and I’m so grateful for this community.

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