14 episodes

Welcome to the Restorative Faith podcast. The goal of this series is to recast Christianity in a new light. If you’re the type of person who questions and doubts; if you’ve strayed from the Christian faith because there’s certain things that don’t seem to add up, then this podcast is for you.

Restorative Faith Alexander Lang

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 27 Ratings

Welcome to the Restorative Faith podcast. The goal of this series is to recast Christianity in a new light. If you’re the type of person who questions and doubts; if you’ve strayed from the Christian faith because there’s certain things that don’t seem to add up, then this podcast is for you.

    Trailer (Season 2)

    Trailer (Season 2)

    Each season of Restorative Faith revolves around a specific theme that has caused people to walk away from the Christian faith. This season is about sexuality.

    We will be discussing premarital sex, marriage, divorce, adultery, rape, abortion and homosexuality. Each episode includes human interest stories, experts in psychology and anthropology, and biblical scholars.

    Join us as we explore the ways in which the Christian faith needs to change and adapt to speak to the sexual ethics of the 21st century.

    • 2 min
    The New Frontier

    The New Frontier

    In the final episode of Season 2, we explore the future of sexuality in America. We speak with Tiffany, who is utilizing sex work to pay for her education. We also interview Dan Leal, who has been a major player in the porn industry for 20 years. Finally, we ask experts and scholars how the church needs to change to remain a relevant force for good.

    Featured Guests (in order of appearance):
    Tiffany
    Dan Leal
    Dr. Agustin Fuentes
    Dr. Melissa Perrin
    Dr. William Jankowiak
    Dr. Kate Ott

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Broken Trust

    Broken Trust

    In episode 5 of Season 2, we explore the roots and impact of clergy sexual abuse. We speak with Larry Antonsen, who tells his story of being abused by an Augustinian priest. We interview Dr. Melissa Perrin, who specializes in working with victims and perpetrators of clergy sexual abuse. Finally, we speak with Rev. Mark Francis, who discusses clergy sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church.

    Featured Guests (in order of appearance):
    Larry Antonsen
    Dr. Melissa Perrin
    Rev. Mark Francis

    • 50 min
    Degrading Passions

    Degrading Passions

    In episode 4 of Season 2, we discuss the treatment of the LGBTQ+ community. We speak with Juan Pablo Herrera who was sent three separate times to conversion therapy. We also discuss the history of homosexuality in the Bible with Dr. Kate Ott. Finally, we interview Miranda Fanella about the stigma she endured as a result of her relationship with her girlfriend.

    Featured Guests (in order of appearance):
    Juan Pablo Herrera
    Dr. Kate Ott
    Miranda Fanella

    • 50 min
    Until Death Do Us Part

    Until Death Do Us Part

    In episode 3 of Season 2, we examine the connection between sex and marriage. We speak with Liz, who was ostracized by her church community for divorcing her husband. We also discuss the history of human sexuality with Dr. William Jankowiak and the history of marriage with Dr. Agustin Fuentes. Finally, we discuss the dynamics of being in an open marriage of Doug and Lynn.

    Featured Guests (in order of appearance):
    Liz
    Dr. William Jankowiak
    Dr. Agustin Fuentes
    Doug and Lynn

    • 59 min
    Unspoken Rules

    Unspoken Rules

    In episode 2 of Season 2, we consider the moral connection between sex and life. We speak with Felicia Bruce, who was sexually assaulted as a teenager. We also interview Dr. Melissa Perrin, a clinical psychologist, who discusses the role of repression in our lives. Finally, we catch up with Dr. Dixon Sutherland, who helps us to understand the theology behind the modern abortion debate.

    Featured Guests (in order of appearance):
    Felicia Bruce
    Dr. Melissa Perrin
    Dr. Dixon Sutherland

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

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Thought Provoking

Lang excels at posing poignant questions and then gathering evidence to support unconventional answers. This Podcast is especially relevant in helping today’s Christians grow their faith in the current social landscape. I enjoyed this podcast and I highly recommend it.

Stewaram ,

What I’ve been looking for...

As someone who was raised in the church, I have had a hard time reconciling my faith with what I’ve learned to be true through life experiences and education. This podcast has helped me see how these two can coexist and actually complement one another so that I can get to doing the work of creating the world that should exist here and now. It’s a relief to hear a leader in the church discuss these topics so honestly and openly because it helps me to not feel like such a fraud anymore; I actually feel validated.

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