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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

    • 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. 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

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

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    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

    • 1 hr 3 min
    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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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Ep. 114 - Stina Kielsmeier-Cook "Blessed Are The Nones: Mixed-Faith Marriage and My Search for Spiritual Community"

    Ep. 114 - Stina Kielsmeier-Cook "Blessed Are The Nones: Mixed-Faith Marriage and My Search for Spiritual Community"

    Guest Info/Bio: This week we speak with Stina Kielsmeier-Cook about what it’s like being in an interfaith relationship. What does it look like when the other person in your relationship has a different faith or no faith at all?

    Stina is a writer from the cold north where she raises kids, maxes out her library card, and is usually late for church. A former housing advocate for refugees, Stina loves to talk about public policy, parenting, and her neighborhood in Minneapolis. She works as Director of Communications at the Collegeville Institute, where she is also the managing editor of Bearings Online. Stina has a graduate diploma in Forced Migration and Refugee Studies from the American University in Cairo, and a B.A. in Political Science from Wheaten College.

    Guest Published Works: Blessed Are the Nones: Mixed-Faith Marriage and My Search for Spiritual Community.

    Guest Website/Social Media:

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

    Twitter: @stina_kc

    Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/stina.kc/

    Instagram: @stina.kc

    Special guest music on this episode provided by: Forrest Clay

    Twitter: @clay_k

    Facebook: @ https://m.facebook.com/ClayKirchenbauer?tsid=0.15432717790991135&source=result ( https://m.facebook.com/ClayKirchenbauer?source=result&tsid=0.15432717790991135 )

    Instagram: @forrestclaymusic

    Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: the brand new single, “Recover” and the singles “Love a Little More” and “Counting the Stars”

    Forrest Clay’s music is available on iTunes, Apple Music, 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

    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-deconstructionists/donations

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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Ep. 113 - Richard Beck "Trains, Jesus, and Murder: The Gospel According to Johnny Cash"

    Ep. 113 - Richard Beck "Trains, Jesus, and Murder: The Gospel According to Johnny Cash"

    Guest Info/Bio: This week we speak with Dr. Richard Beck. Richard Beck is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at Abilene Christian University. He is the author of Unclean, The Authenticity of Faith, The Slavery of Death, Reviving Old Scratch, and The Gospel According to Johnny Cash. Richard's published research also covers topics as diverse as the psychology of profanity to why Christian bookstore art is so bad. Richard leads a bible study each week for fifty inmates at the maximum security French-Robertson unit, and any given week Richard drives the van, preaches or washes dishes at Freedom Fellowship, a church feeding and reaching out to those on the margins. Finally, on his popular blog Experimental Theology Richard will spend enormous amounts of time writing about the theology of Johnny Cash, the demonology of Scooby-Doo or his latest bible class on monsters.

    Guest Published Works: The Authenticity of Faith; The Slavery of Death; Unclean; Reviving Old Scratch: Demons and the Devil for Doubters and the Disenchanted; and Trains, Jesus, and Murder: The Gospel According to Johnny Cash.

    Guest Website/Social Media:

    www.experimentaltheology.blogspot.com

    Special guest music on this episode provided by: Tall Heights

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

    Twitter: @tallheights

    Facebook: @tallheights

    Instagram: @tallheights

    Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: “Spirit Cold” from the album, Neptune; “Oslo” from the album, Pretty Colors For Your Actions; and the singles - “Keeps Me Light” & “The Deep End.”

    Tall Heights’ music is available on iTunes, Apple Music, 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

    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-deconstructionists/donations

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep. 112 - Justin Toppins "Human Trafficking pt. 2"

    Ep. 112 - Justin Toppins "Human Trafficking pt. 2"

    Guest Info/Bio:

    This week I welcome Justin Toppins is a writer and filmmaker who recently released his book, “The Outcast Daughter: What I learned about hope and faith from conversations with sex trafficking survivors and his accompanying documentary film, “Irreclaimable”. For more than a year, Justin set out to learn about the dark world of sex trafficking. Along the way he spoke with victims, sex workers, and even law enforcement to separate fact from myth.

    Guest Links:

    http://covenantbooks.com/books/?book=the-outcast-daughter

    https://www.amazon.com/Irreclaimable-Samantha-Hernandez/dp/B07QDPYL2J/ref=nodl_

    Musical Guest/Music Links:

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

    Twitter: @remedydrive

    Instagram: @remedydrive

    Facebook: @remedydrive

    https://pages.theexodusroad.com

    Twitter: @theexodusroad

    Instagram: @theexodusroad

    Facebook: @theexodusroad

    Enjoy the music?

    Songs heard on this episode were: “Disappear, You Got Fire (ft. Rachel Lampa McCarthy), & Warlike” from the album, The North Star. “Guide You Home” from the album, Hope’s Not Giving Up.

    You can find Remedy Drive’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.

    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-deconstructionists/donations

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    • 1 hr 17 min

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Great conversations!!

I have listened for a few years and realized I’ve never done a review. What a great podcast!! Quality guests, good questions, and great conversations! As I have been on my own journey of deconstruction and reconstruction, John and Adam have been two wonderful guides along the way. I appreciate and value their passion, enthusiasm, and authenticity.

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