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Exploring theologies that inspire and liberate. Formerly known as Religionless Church.

A People's Theology Mason Mennenga

    • Christianity
    • 4.6, 47 Ratings

Exploring theologies that inspire and liberate. Formerly known as Religionless Church.

    David Finnegan-Hosey: Mental Health and Christianity

    David Finnegan-Hosey: Mental Health and Christianity

     












































     





    In this episode David Finnegan-Hosey chats about his new book, Grace Is a Pre-Existing Condition: Faith, Systems, and Mental Healthcare. We chat all about the American healthcare system and how faith can help us re-imagined a new healthcare system that works for everyone!
    Guest Bio/Info:
    David Finnegan-Hosey is College Chaplain and Director of Campus Ministries at Barton College. Diagnosed with bipolar disorder following a series of hospitalizations in 2011, Finnegan-Hosey writes and speaks on the intersections between mental illness, faith, and the process of healing.
    Find David here:
    davidfinneganhosey.com
    Twitter: @FoolishHosey
    Special music by Tigerwine:
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    Instagram: tigerwinemusic
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    Kelley Nikondeha: Women of the Exodus

    Kelley Nikondeha: Women of the Exodus

     












































     





    In this episode Kelley Nikondeha talks about her new book, Defiant: What the Women of Exodus Teach Us about Freedom. She talks all about the women in the story of the Exodus and how their stories can inspire liberation in our world.
    Guest Bio/Info:
    Kelley Nikondeha is the co-director and chief storyteller for Communities of Hope, a community development enterprise in Burundi. She is also the author of the recent book, Defiant: What the Women of Exodus Teach Us about Freedom.
    Find Kelley here:
    kelleynikondeha.com
    Twitter: @knikondeha
    Facebook: facebook.com/KelleyNikondeha
    Special music by Stormo:
    stormooo.bandcamp.com
    Spotify: Stormo
    Instagram: @stormo__
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    Wil Gafney: Womanism and the Hebrew Bible

    Wil Gafney: Womanism and the Hebrew Bible

     












































     





    Dr. Wil Gafney is here to chat all about her book Womanist Midrash: A Reintroduction To The Women Of The Torah And The Throne. We chat about the liberating power of the stories of women in the Hebrew Bible and much more!
    Guest Bio/Info:
    Dr. Gafney is Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible at Brite Divinity School. She is also the author of Womanist Midrash: A Reintroduction To The Women Of The Torah And The Throne.
    Find Wil here:
    wilgafney.com
    Twitter: @WilGafney
    Special music by Shake It Up:
    shakeitup.bandcamp.com
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    Eric Atcheson: Christianity and Economic Justice

    Eric Atcheson: Christianity and Economic Justice

     












































     





    Join the 99% and listen to Eric Atcheson talk about his new book, On Earth as It Is in Heaven: A Faith-Based Toolkit for Economic Justice. We chat all things about Christianity and what it offers to seeking economic justice.
    Guest Bio/Info:
    Eric Atcheson is an ordained minister in the Disciples of Christ. He most recently published On Earth as It Is in Heaven: A Faith-Based Toolkit for Economic Justice. His work has also been published by The Christian Century, Christianity Today, and Sojourners.
    Find Eric here:
    ericatcheson.com
    Twitter: @RevEricAtcheson
    Facebook: facebook.com/RevEricAtcheson
    Special music by Jameson Elder:
    jamesonelder.com
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    Instagram: jamesonelder
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    David Congdon and David Roberts: Did Jesus Really Resurrect?

    David Congdon and David Roberts: Did Jesus Really Resurrect?

     












































     





    David Congdon and David Roberts are here again to talk about the resurrection of Jesus. Did it literally happen or is it a metaphor?
    Guests Info/Bio:
    David Congdon is an author, speaker, and scholar working in the area of theology and culture. He hails originally from Portland, Oregon, completed a B.A. in English at Wheaton College, acquired an M.Div. and Ph.D. in theology from Princeton Theological Seminary, and has since worked in the publishing industry as an academic editor.
    Find David Congdon here:
    dwcongdon.com
    Twitter: @dwcongdon
    David Roberts is the youth pastor at Watershed, a progressive non-denominational church in Charlotte, NC. He is also a recent graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary.
    Find David Roberts here:
    davidmrobertsblog.wordpress.com
    Twitter: @DRob87
    Special music by: Sean Della Croce
    seandellacroce.com
    Spotify: Sean Della Croce
    Instagram: @seandellacroce
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    Kerry Connelly: Anti-Racist Theology

    Kerry Connelly: Anti-Racist Theology

     












































     





    My good friend Kerry Connelly joins me to share about her brand new book, Good White Racist: Confronting Your Role in Racial Injustice. We talk all about how white people need to confront racism and what a white liberation theology may look like.
    Guest Bio/Info:
    Kerry Connelly is a writer; Certified Life Coach; author of the blog Jerseygirl, JESUS; and host of the podcast White on White, which reimagines white identity apart from pseudo-supremacy. She is currently pursuing an MDiv at Christian Theological Seminary.
    Find Kerry here:
    kerryconnelly.com
    Facebook: facebook.com/JerseygirlJesus
    Instagram: @kerry.connelly
    Twitter: @sheselevated
    Special music by Kat and the Hurricane:
    katandthehurricane.bandcamp.com
    Spotify: Kat and the Hurricane
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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

tg10692 ,

Half-Baked Theology meets lackluster presentation

Yeah, this is a tough one to get through. I’m all for giving people a sympathetic hearing but these topics are mostly just microwaved mid 20th century theological hot takes that have been discredited and are not believed (now or ever) by the vast majority of Christians throughout the world.
Lite on exegesis, heavy on platitudes.
If listeners here are looking for alternative takes to balance out more fundamentalist backgrounds, I’d recommend John Dickson’s UnDeceptions or the OnScript podcast. This is farce disguised as nuance.
(Gave 1 star because I was concerned zero might look like I didn’t pay attention. Zero stars is the intent.)

allthenicknamesaretakeeeennnn ,

New to the podcast & already hooked!

Filled to the brim with thought provoking conversations that tackle mind-blowing concepts of faith!
Mason is an absolute delight, The passion of his guests is palpable & inspiring!
Can’t wait to encounter the theological challenges they’re sure to continue to bring in future episodes!

Foolish Hosey ,

Great conversation!

Really appreciate Mason’s thoughtful questions, challenging conversations, and the intertwined music — have a listen!

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