77 episodes

Honest conversations about the journey of faith, doubt and disbelief.

The Armchair Philosopher Sean C. Duregger

    • Religion
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Honest conversations about the journey of faith, doubt and disbelief.

    Everyone Is Agnostic With Marie D’Elephant

    Everyone Is Agnostic With Marie D’Elephant

    A lost episode has been found!



    In our final episode of Season 5, Marie D’Elephant joins me to discuss her story of challenging and then leaving her faith. She is one of the hosts of the Everyone’s Agnostic podcast (which is on an indefinite hiatus, but there is a wealth of episodes to listen to), and Marie has just started up a spin off show called Everyone’s Autonomous.



    From the Facebook Page:





    The Everyone’s Agnostic Podcast began the summer of 2014 by Cass Midgley and Bob Pondillo. In November 2018, Marie D’Elephant replaced Bob as co-host. Starting November 2019, Cass decided to close down the Everyone’s Agnostic podcast to prioritize other life callings.

    Marie D’Elephant picks up the torch and continues the conversations that Cass started. While his podcast’s goal was to reassure others that they are not alone, Everyone’s Autonomous seeks to turn minds to the present and the future. If there is no god dictating our actions, how then shall we live? Do we have agency over our decisions? What does it mean, then, that every human on this earth is autonomous? How do we reclaim our autonomy over our minds, our sexuality, our finances, our relationships and so much more?





    Looks like I’ll just have to have Marie on the show once more.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Facing The Music With Jennifer Knapp

    Facing The Music With Jennifer Knapp

    On the season finale of Season 5, I’m honored to have Jennifer Knapp as a guest! We discuss her faith journey as well as her music. We also discuss Inside Out Faith, a non-profit Jennifer created to actively engage faith communities in order to educate, affirm and foster support of LGBTQ persons and their allies.

    About Jennifer Knapp:



    Jennifer Knapp is a Grammy-nominated songwriter, author, and advocate. Her impressive history includes selling over one million albums with her first three releases Kansas(debut 1998, Gold-certified), Lay It Down(2000), and The Way I Am(2001). She has earned four Dove Awards and two Grammy nominations. The Kansas-born musician has toured the globe with artists such as Jars of Clay and was featured on the Lilith Fair Tour in 1999 and again in 2010. Knapp has received critical acclaim for her human approach to the divine, with The Los Angeles Times calling her “a rising star” and People Magazine describing her as “an uncommonly literate songwriter.”

    With a considerable fan base and critical and commercial successes, Knapp walked away from music in 2002 at the height of her career. After a seven-year hiatus she returned in 2010 with a renewed passion for music showcased in her album Letting Go, which debuted at No. 73 on the Billboard Hot 200 Chart. Set Me Free followed in 2014 on Righteous Babe Records in conjunction with a memoir, Facing the Music: My Story, published by Simon & Schuster. Her 2017 album Love Comes Back Around, produced by Viktor Krauss, pairs her fearless songwriting and strong, expressive voice with rootsy arrangements.

    As the first major artist known by the Christian music world to speak openly about LGBTQ identity, her unique position has created opportunities for a national dialogue, including appearances on Larry King Live and on the TEDx stage. In 2012 Knapp founded the advocacy non-profit organization, Inside Out Faith.

    A true Renaissance woman, Knapp recently completed a master’s degree in theological studies from Vanderbilt Divinity School.

    You can drop a text or leave a voicemail via our hotline: 951-723-5586.

    Credits:







    * Opening/Closing music by Candlepark Stars

    * Music by Jennifer Knapp used by permission.







     

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Life At All Costs With Asha Dahya

    Life At All Costs With Asha Dahya

    Many people see the Pro Choice vs. Pro Life debate in simple terms. Sometimes this even affects how people will vote or what political party they align themselves with. Asha Dahya seeks to change this conversation. On this episode we discuss her recently funded docuseries “Life At All Costs: Going Beyond Pro Choice Vs. Pro Life” as well has her personal journey through and out of Evangelicalism.

    About Asha Dahya:



    Asha is a TV host and blogger. Indian by ethnicity, born in the UK, raised in Australia and now residing in Hollywood, Asha is a true millennial woman. She has hosted shows for Fox, MTV, MSN, Disney, Nickelodeon, TV Guide, and MySpace, and has worked behind the scenes on five seasons of “America’s Next Top Model.” Her most recent venture is the creating and overseeing the women’s empowerment news media site GirlTalkHQ.com. Asha is currently in production on Life At All Costs. You can follow the project over at SeedAndSpark.com.

     

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    Credits:







    * Opening/Closing music by Candlepark Stars







     

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    • 53 min
    Chasing Ghosts

    Chasing Ghosts

    Halloween is upon us! I sit down with Jill Worsley to talk about her podcast At The Fire, hear ghost stories and talk about her experience as the child of a recreational ghost hunter!

    About Jill Worsley:



    Jill Worsley is the host of the podcast At The Fire along with her husband, Ben.  At The Fire is a storytelling podcast focusing on the strange, weird and paranormal.

    At the Fire will bring back the memories of telling scary stories around the campfire. We’ll share stories about anything and everything weird, unusual, and just plain creepy.

    Jill also discusses going on ghost hunting adventures with her dad. One of their pictures was featured on Coast To Coast with Greg Noory!

     

    If you have a story/perspective you’d like to share the invitation is always open.

    You can drop a text or leave a voicemail via our hotline: 951-723-5586.

    Credits:



    * Opening/Closing music by Candlepark Stars

    * “Ghost Stories” by Sam Haynes from the album Ghost Stories.



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    • 1 hr 8 min
    The Church Of Satan

    The Church Of Satan

    On this episode I sit down with Magister Bill M. of The Church Of Satan. We have a fantastic conversation about his journey and why the philosophies of Satanism have resonated with him.

    About Bill M:



    Bill M. is a Magister in The Church Of Satan. He also hosts a podcast over at Radio Free Satan called The Devil’s Mischief.

    Find Bill’s articles here.

    The Church of Satan Film List

    To learn more about  The Church Of Satan visit churchofsatan.com.

     

    If you have a story/perspective you’d like to share the invitation is always open.

    You can drop a text or leave a voicemail via our hotline: 951-723-5586.

    Credits:



    * Opening/Closing music by Candlepark Stars

    * “Midnight Host” by Sam Haynes from the album Season Of The Witch.

    * “Macabre” by Sam Haynes from the album Season Of The Witch.

    * “October Moon” by Sam Haynes from the album Pumpkin On Your Stereo.



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    • 1 hr 28 min
    The Most Beautiful Thing I’ve Seen with Lisa Gungor

    The Most Beautiful Thing I’ve Seen with Lisa Gungor

    On this episode Lisa Gungor joins me to discuss her book The Most Beautiful Thing I’ve Seen and her journey of marriage, kids and viewing faith through a different lens.

    About Lisa Gungor:



    Lisa Gungor has been scribbling songs since she was seven years old. After studying art in college, she and her husband, Michael, launched the music collective known as Gungor. Lisa lives in Los Angeles with Michael and their two wildly adventuresome girls, Amelie and Lucie.

     

     

    Buy Lisa’s book The Most Beautiful Thing I’ve Seen wherever books are sold.

    Follow Lisa on Twitter at @lisagungor.

    Follow Lisa on Instagram.

    Follow Gungor on Twitter at @gungormusic.

    Listen to The Liturgist Podcast over at www.theliturgists.com or wherever you find your favorite podcasts.

    Follow Gungor’s work and buy music over at gungormusic.com.

    Buy One Wild Life directly from Gungor: LP | CD | DIGITAL: SOUL – SPIRIT – BODY

    If you have a story/perspective you’d like to share the invitation is always open.

    You can drop a text or leave a voicemail via our hotline: 951-723-5586.

    Credits:



    * Opening/Closing music by Candlepark Stars

    * “Garland” by Slow Dancing Society from the album The Torchlight Parade vol I.



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    • 56 min

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