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A podcast about building new faith. Its all about construction, but sometimes that means you have to deconstruct a little. Questions, exploration, mystery...

The Deconstructionists Adam Narloch & John Williamson

    • Religion & Spirituality
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A podcast about building new faith. Its all about construction, but sometimes that means you have to deconstruct a little. Questions, exploration, mystery...

    Ep. 120 - Rev. Dr. Miguel A. De La Torre "Decolonizing Christianity: Becoming Badass Believers"

    Ep. 120 - Rev. Dr. Miguel A. De La Torre "Decolonizing Christianity: Becoming Badass Believers"

    Guest Info/Bio:

    This week I welcome the Rev. Dr. Miguel A. De La Torre! He is a professor, author, scholar, and activist who is currently Professor of Social Ethics and Latinx Studies at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado. He has served as the elected 2012 President of the Society of Christian Ethics and served as the Executive Officer for the Society of Race, Ethnicity and Religion (2012-2017). In 2020 the American Academy of Religion bestowed upon him the Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. De La Torre is a recognized international Fullbright Scholar who has taught courses all over the world.

    Guest (Select) Publications:

    Reading the Bible from the Margins; Trails of Hope and Terror: Testimonies on Immigration; Liberation Theologies for Arm Chair Theologians; The Politics of Jesus: Toward a Hispanic Political Theology; The Immigration Crisis: Toward an Ethics of Place; Burying White Privilege: Resurrecting A Badass Christianity; and Decolonizing Christianity: Becoming Badass Believers.

    Guest Links:

    www.drmigueldelatorre.com ( http://www.drmigueldelatorre.com )

    Twitter: @DrDeLaTorre

    Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/miguel.delatorre.1238

    Special guest music on this episode provide by: Sam Burchfield

    Musical Guest/Music Links:

    www.samburchfield.com ( http://www.samburchfield.com )

    Twitter:@samburchfield

    Facebook: @samburchfieldmusic

    Instagram: @samburchfield

    Enjoy the music?

    Songs heard on this episode were “Waking Up, Hold My Hand, & Graveyard Flower” from the album, Graveyard Flower & the brand new single, “Sands of Old Cities.”

    You can find Sam’s music on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, or anywhere good music is found!

    This episode of the Deconstructionists Podcast was edited by John Williamson and mixed and produced by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information: www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com ( http://www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com )

    Stay on top of all of the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com ( http://www.thedeconstructionists.com ) Go there to check out our blog, snag a t-shirt, or follow us on social media

    Join our Patreon family here: www.patreon.com/deconstructionists ( http://www.patreon.com/deconstructionists )

    Website by Ryan Battles

    All photos by Jared Hevron

    Logos designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pfluig

    T-shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner.

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    Ep. 119 - Bunmi Laditan "Dear God: Prayers to a God Who Listens"

    Ep. 119 - Bunmi Laditan "Dear God: Prayers to a God Who Listens"

    Guest Info/Bio:

    This week I welcome the amazing Bunmi Latidan. We talk all about her amazing new book on prayer and how we all struggle with it.

    Bunmi is a writer living in Quebec, Canada by way of northern California. Her writings include The Honest Toddler and Confessions of a Domestic failure and poetry such as Dear Mother and Dear God: Honest Prayers to a God Who Listens.

    Guest Publications:

    The Honest Toddler: A Child’s Guide To Parenting; Toddlers Are A**holes: It’s Not Your Fault; The Big Bed; Confessions of a domestic failure; Dear Mother: Poems on Motherhood; & Dear God: Honest Prayers to a God Who Listens.

    Guest Links:

    www.bunmiladitan.com ( http://www.bunmiladitan.com )

    Instagram: @honesttoddler

    Facebook: @BunmiKLaditan

    Special guest music on this episode provide by: James Levy

    Musical Guest/Music Links:

    https://orcd.co/jameslevyNYC?fbclid=IwAR2rt5_njPO_huomokxd343RoSE5yd51hr1McwPYNOhxBWz32HvD2b5fpA4

    Twitter: @Reputante

    Facebook: @Reputante

    Enjoy the music?

    Songs heard on this episode were “Heart and Dreams” & “Soldier” from the album, Soldier. “Songs of Love” & “What Do I Know?” from the album, Somebody.

    You can find James Levy’s music on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, or anywhere good music is found!

    This episode of the Deconstructionists Podcast was edited by John Williamson and mixed and produced by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information: www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com ( http://www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com )

    Stay on top of all of the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com ( http://www.thedeconstructionists.com ) Go there to check out our blog, snag a t-shirt, or follow us on social media

    Join our Patreon family here: www.patreon.com/deconstructionists ( http://www.patreon.com/deconstructionists )

    Website by Ryan Battles

    All photos by Jared Hevron

    Logos designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pfluig

    T-shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner.

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    Ep. 118 - Sarah Griffith Lund "Breaking the Silence about Mental Illness"

    Ep. 118 - Sarah Griffith Lund "Breaking the Silence about Mental Illness"

    Guest Info/Bio:

    This week I welcome the Rev. Dr. Sarah Griffith Lund. Sarah majored in religious studies in college at Trinity University, graduated with a Master of Divinity degree at Princeton Theological Seminary, and also received a Master of Social Work degree at Rutger’s University.  Ministry and Social Work blend together are her two passions of loving God and loving her neighbors. She was ordained into Christian ministry by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in 2002 and began serving as a local church pastor in 2003. She's served large and small congregations in Brooklyn, Minneapolis, and New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and Indianapolis, Indiana.

    In 2011, she earned her Doctor of Ministry degree from McCormick Theological Seminary with a focus on revitalizing the local church. Her thesis is entitled, “The Challenges to Building a Beloved Community on Facebook.” She served the church as a Regional Minister, providing support and guidance to dozens of congregations in the United Church of Christ throughout central and western Florida. From 2014-2018, she served as Vice President for Seminary Advancement at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis.

    In 2018, she was called to serve as the first woman Senior Pastor at First Congregational United Church of Christ of Indianapolis. In addition, she serves on the National Staff of The United Church of Christ as the Minister for Disabilities and Mental Health Justice.

    Guest Publications:

    Blessed Are the Crazy: Breaking the Silence about Mental Illness, Family and Church; Blessed Union: Breaking the Silence about Mental Illness and Marriage.

    Guest Links:

    www.sarahgriffithlund.com ( http://www.sarahgriffithlund.com )

    Twitter: @revlund

    Facebook: @sarahgriffithlund

    Special guest music on this episode provide by: Mike Donehey

    Musical Guest/Music Links:

    www.mikedonehey.com ( http://www.mikedonehey.com )

    Twitter: @mikedonehey

    Facebook: @mikedonehey

    Instagram: @mikedonehey

    Enjoy the music?

    Songs heard on this episode were “What You Mean to Say, You Belong Here, & Better” from the EP, “Work of Art” and “In The Middle” from the brand new EP, A Father & Two Sons

    You can find Mike’s music on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, or anywhere good music is found!

    This episode of the Deconstructionists Podcast was edited by John Williamson and mixed and produced by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information: www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com ( http://www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com )

    Stay on top of all of the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com ( http://www.thedeconstructionists.com ) Go there to check out our blog, snag a t-shirt, or follow us on social media

    Join our Patreon family here: www.patreon.com/deconstructionists ( http://www.patreon.com/deconstructionists )

    Website by Ryan Battles

    All photos by Jared Hevron

    Logos designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pfluig

    T-shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner.

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    Ep. 117 - Dan Koch & Sarey Martin Concepcion "Deconstruction Revisted"

    Ep. 117 - Dan Koch & Sarey Martin Concepcion "Deconstruction Revisted"

    Guest Info/Bio:

    This week I welcome back Dan Koch and this time he brings along his friend Sarey Martin Concepcion. They came on the podcast to address a topic we haven’t discussed in great depth since literally episode #1. We talk all about the term deconstruction, what we mean when we use the term, and how each of our journeys began. Dan and Sarey also created an amazing library of resources for folks going through a spiritual deconstruction at www.soyouredeconstructing.com ( http://www.soyouredeconstructing.com )

    So You’re Deconstructing was created by Sarey Martin Concepcion and Dan Koch. Dan hosts the You Have Permission podcast and is currently a doctoral student in psychology at Northwest University in Washington State. Sarey is a writer and producer, who holds a Masters in Theology from Fuller Seminary, and currently resides in Portland, OR. She is also Director of Communications for Blueprint 1543, which facilitates grant projects integrating theology and the sciences.

    Guest Links:

    www.dankochwords.com ( http://www.dankochwords.com )

    www.dankoch.net ( http://www.dankoch.net )

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/you-have-permission

    www.soyouredeconstructing.com ( http://www.soyouredeconstructing.com )

    Twitter: @dankoch & @sarey

    Instagram: @dankoch & @doctormonalisa

    Special guest music on this episode provide by: Forrest Clay

    Musical Guest/Music Links:

    Twitter: @clay_k

    Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/claykirchenbauer

    Instagram: @forrestclaymusic

    Enjoy the music?

    Songs heard on this episode were the brand new single, “Recover” & the exclusive world debut of the forthcoming single, “Does God”

    You can find Forrest Clay’s music on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, or anywhere good music is sold!

    This episode of the Deconstructionists Podcast was edited by John Williamson and mixed and produced by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information: www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com ( http://www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com )

    Stay on top of all of the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com ( http://www.thedeconstructionists.com ) Go there to check out our blog, snag a t-shirt, or follow us on social media

    Join our Patreon family here: www.patreon.com/deconstructionists ( http://www.patreon.com/deconstructionists )

    Website by Ryan Battles

    All photos by Jared Hevron

    Logos designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pfluig

    T-shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner.

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    Ep. 116 - Sarah Bessey "A Rhythm of Prayer"

    Ep. 116 - Sarah Bessey "A Rhythm of Prayer"

    Guest Info/Bio: This week I welcome back one of our favorite guests - Sarah Bessey! Sarah Bessey is the author of the best-selling and critically acclaimed books Jesus Feminist ( https://www.sarahbessey.com/books/jesus-feminist ) (2013); Out of Sorts: Making Peace with an Evolving Faith ( https://www.sarahbessey.com/books/out-of-sorts ) (2015); and Miracles and Other Reasonable Things ( https://www.sarahbessey.com/books/miracles-and-other-reasonable-things ) (2019).

    Her new collaborative book, A Rhythm of Prayer: A Collection of Meditations for Renewal ( https://www.sarahbessey.com/books/rhythm-of-prayer ) is now available everywhere books are sold. d.

    Along with her friends, the late Rachel Held Evans and Jim Chaffee, Sarah co-founded Evolving Faith ( http://www.evolvingfaithconference.com/ ). She now co-leads the community and conference alongside Jeff Chu. Sarah is also the co-host of *The Evolving Faith Podcast* ( https://evolvingfaith.com/podcast ) which debuted at the top of the charts for Religion and Spirituality Podcasts and has been downloaded by hundreds of thousands of listeners worldwide.

    Sarah is a sought-after speaker at churches, conferences, and universities around the world. Sarah writes the weekly newsletter *Field Notes* with exclusive essays, devotional series, conversations, and more. You can sign up for Field Notes here ( http://sarahbessey.substack.com/ ).

    She also serves as chair of the board for Heartline Ministries in Haiti. ( http://www.heartlineministries.org/ ) Based in Port au Prince, Heartline is committed to empowering Haitian families through complete maternal and infant health care, education, vocational training, and economic development.

    Sarah contributed to the NIV Bible for Women: Fresh Insights for Thriving in Today’s World; Mother Letters: Sharing the Laughter, Joy, Struggles, and Hope; Soul Bare: Stories of Redemption; and What a Woman is Worth.

    Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, The High Calling, Conversations Journal, ChurchLeaders.com, CT Women: Christianity Today’s Blog for Women, Today’s Christian Woman , and she has commented on religion, feminism, and faith deconstruction for The Atlantic, The Christian Post, Christianity Today, The National Post , and The Washington Post among others. She was an award-winning blogger back in the glory days of blogging. Some of the favourites are still available as essays on this website ( https://www.sarahbessey.com/essays ). Sarah is also the author of two ebooks - My Practices of Mothering and Waiting, Accepting, Journeying, Birthing: An Advent Devotional - both available for digital download here ( https://www.sarahbessey.com/shop ).

    Guest (Select) Published Works: Waiting, Accepting, Journeying, Birthing; My Practices of Mothering; Jesus Feminist: An Invitation to Revisit The Bible’s View of Women; Out of Sorts: Making Peace with an Evolving Faith; Miracles And Other Reasonable Things: A Story of Unlearning and Relearning God; A Rhythm of Prayer: A Collection of Meditations for Renewal.

    Guest Website/Social Media:

    www.sarahbessey.com ( http://www.sarahbessey.com )

    Twitter: @sarahbessey

    Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/sarah.styles.bessey

    Instagram: @sarahbessey

    Special guest music on this episode provided by:

    The Wind & The Wave

    www.thewindandthewave.com ( http://www.thewindandthewave.com )

    Twitter: @thewindthewave

    Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/thewindandthewave/

    Instagram: @thewindthewave

    Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: “Happiness Is Not A Place” from the album, Happiness Is Not A Place & “Rescue Me, Does God Love the Unlucky?” & “Father” from the E.P. Rescue Me.

    The Wind & The Wave’s music is available on iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, YouTube, Spotify, and anywhere good music is found.

    Stay on top of all the latest at www.thedeco

    Ep. 115 - Peter Rollins "Atheism for Lent 2021"

    Ep. 115 - Peter Rollins "Atheism for Lent 2021"

    Guest Info/Bio: This week I welcome back our dear friend Peter Rollins to talk all about his annual Atheism for Lent course. To sign up for Atheism for Lent go to Pete’s website: www.peterrollins.com ( http://www.peterrollins.com ) for tickets.

    Pete is an author, philosopher, storyteller, producer, and public speaker who has gained an international reputation for overturning traditional notions of religion and forming “churches” that preach the Good News that we can’t be satisfied, that life is difficult, and that we don’t know the secret.

    Challenging the idea that faith concerns questions relating to belief; attacking the distinction between the sacred and the secular. It critiques theism and it sets aside questions regarding life after death to explore the possibility of life before death.

    Peter gained his higher education from Queens University, Belfast where he earned degrees (with distinction) in Scholastic Philosophy (BA Hons), Political Theory and Social Criticism (MA) and Post-Structural thought (PhD).

    Guest (Select) Published Works: Insurrection, The Idolatry of God, The Divine Magician.

    Guest Website/Social Media:

    www.peterrollins.com ( http://www.peterrollins.com )

    Twitter: @peterrollins

    Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/orthodoxheretic

    Instagram: @peter_rollins

    Special guest music on this episode provided by:

    The Beach

    Twitter: @thebeachmusic

    Facebook: @thebeachmusic

    Instagram: @thebeachmusic

    Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: “U.R. Beautiful, Toxic Love, Our Favourite Song, & Glass Houses” from the U.R. Beautiful EP.

    The Beach’s music is available on iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, YouTube, Spotify, and anywhere good music is found.

    Stay on top of all the latest at www.thedeconstructionists.com

    Go there to read our blog, grab a tee shirt, snag a pint glass or mug, follow us on social media, or join our Patreon family.

    The Deconstructionists Podcast is edited by John Williamson. This episode was mixed and produced by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat. located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on facebook and Twitter or go to their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com

    www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety

    Twitter: @napsrecording

    Website by Ryan Battles

    All Photos by Jared Hevron

    Logos designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pfluig

    T-Shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner

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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
678 Ratings

678 Ratings

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Just found

Just found this and can’t be more excited! The content in fantastic and these guys are very easy to listen to.
Eager to dive deeper!

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Unbiblical

This is what it sounds like when “what I think/feel”and experienced trumps Scripture. It’s pride. When we strip Scripture of its authority because we think we know better, we can get away with whatever we want, right?

Deadpool9525 ,

Bold, Brave, and Critical

It is refreshing to see a conversation that recognizes the deconstruction process introduced by Chirst on the doctrine of the Pharisees and Saducees. As well as that introduced by Martin Luther on the catholic doctrines. To those reading the low star reviews, please remember that the large churchs of each day were agressive and hateful to anyone that questioned their interpretation. This can be seen in many historical accounts as well as scripture. Those who criticize this podcast do so because it underminds their personal view of the Bible and their practice of cherry picking scripture to support their doctrine and dogmas. Thank you for endeavoring to spread this inspite of the obvious opposition of much of the religious community.

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