7 episodes

We are Erin and MeLissa and you're listening to our brand new mini-series, "Oh Dear God".

We've asked our guests to share their experience with religion, answer a lot of personal questions and write a letter to the American church.

We hope that you'll be patient, kind and open to everything they have to say.

We thank you.

We love you.

Oh Dear God Erin McGown, MeLissa Gavarrette

    • Spirituality
    • 5.0, 39 Ratings

We are Erin and MeLissa and you're listening to our brand new mini-series, "Oh Dear God".

We've asked our guests to share their experience with religion, answer a lot of personal questions and write a letter to the American church.

We hope that you'll be patient, kind and open to everything they have to say.

We thank you.

We love you.

    Ep. 08 - Scott

    Ep. 08 - Scott

    "It's all one thing."
    Summer camp with Giddyup Glen, touring with a Christian band, and the intersection of sobriety and spirituality. What is fear and what is love? Scott discusses it all (and we mean "all") in this episode.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Ep. 07 - Beth

    Ep. 07 - Beth

    "I was dead to you while I felt my most alive..."
    Beth talks growing up pentecostal, being overwhelmed by the Bible, how to flirt to convert and emails from your past when you're in a new place.

    • 50 min
    Ep. 06 - Nina

    Ep. 06 - Nina

    "Nobody should run out of a church crying and ashamed..."
    Nina reads her letter and talks about her fear of hell, her thoughts on heaven on earth and what happens when you refer to the Holy Spirit as "it".

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep. 04 - Katherine

    Ep. 04 - Katherine

    "Let your everyday life be Holy" 

    Katherine Alyse joins Erin & MeLissa to discuss waiting for God to talk to you, real life Bible thumpers, and finding holiness even in the darkness.

    • 51 min
    Ep. 03 - Zora

    Ep. 03 - Zora

    Treat people better.
    Zora joins Erin & MeLissa to discuss the trouble with adapting to cultural Christianity, the church of Uganda and the Apostle Paul's thoughts on Veggie Tales.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Ep. 02 - Chanelle

    Ep. 02 - Chanelle

    Episode 02 - Chanelle

    "There's not better place to projectile vomit than in front of christians."
    Chanelle shares her story of growing up in the Bible belt, her personal journey with her own sexuality, the people she notices in her everyday life and the picture of Jesus she got when she threw up in a public place. This is Chanelle's story and we have nothing to add to it.

    Please send questions, comments and your own letters to OhDearGodPod@gmail.com

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

AlaskaApril ,

Church Therapy

I'm telling everyone about this podcast because I'm pretty sure it changed my life.

We've all known people who legit hate the church and say religion is not for them and we've all known people who genuinely love God and get something out of religion.

But what about that middle ground? Can there be a safe place for people to talk about the parts of church that weren't so awesome for them?? That maybe even hurt them? Can some of these people even still love God but also *gasp* love LGBT people?? Can there be space for a person to say I don't like that part of religion without the response, "just have a little more blind faith and pray on it"?

This is so necessary and I loved every episode and I heard that more episodes are coming and I'm here for it. Thanks for the church therapy friends. <3

OkieLane ,

That was awesome

Yep

Sam_matthews ,

Know your tamales

This. Beautiful, Necessary, thoughtful, vulnerable. These conversations are exactly what my friends and I are also discussing. It is so encouraging to hear everyone's stories and hear how each would want to see things change. Bless your hearts. You guys are a true #blessing

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