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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
    • 4.5 • 742 Ratings

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

    Re-Release: Rabbi Arthur Green "Radical Judaism"

    Re-Release: Rabbi Arthur Green "Radical Judaism"

    Guest Info/Bio:
    This week we speak with the incredible Rabbi Arthur Green PhD. Rabbi Green is one of the preeminent authorities on Jewish thought and spirituality. He was the founding dean and is currently rector of the Rabbinical School and Irving Burdnick Professor of Jewish Philosophy and Religion at Hebrew College. He is Professor Emeritus at Brandeis University, where he occupied the distinguished Philip W. Lown Professorship of Jewish Thought. He is both a historian of Jewish religion and a theologian; his work seeks to form a bridge between these two distinct fields of endeavor. Educated at Brandeis University and the Jewish Theology Seminary of America, where he received rabbinic ordination, Dr. Green studied with such important teachers as Alexander Altmann, Nahum N. Glatzer, and Abraham Joshua Heschel, of blessed memory. He has taught Jewish mysticism, Hasidism, and theology to several generations of students at the University of Pennsylvania, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (where he served as both Dean and President), Brandeis, and now at Hebrew College. He has taught and lectured widely throughout the Jewish community of North America as well as in Israel, where he visits frequently. He was the founder of Havurat Shalom in Somerville, Massachusetts in 1968 and remains a leading independent figure in the Jewish Renewal movement.

    (Selected) Published Works: Radical Judaism: Rethinking God and Tradition; Ehyeh: A Kabblah for Tomorrow; See My Face: A Jewish Mystical Theology; & Judaism’s Ten Best Ideas: A Brief Guide for Seekers.
    Guest Website/Social Media:
    http://artgreen26.com
    https://soundcloud.com/rabbiartgreen

    Theme Music by: Forrest Clay 
    “This Water I am Treading & You Must Go” found on the brand new EP, Recover.

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

    This episode of the Deconstructionists Podcast was edited, mixed, and produced by John Williamson 

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

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    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 1 min
    Introducing: From the Void Season 3

    Introducing: From the Void Season 3

    From the Void is back Monday, October 24th with an all-new season of strange and unusual mysteries! Witch trials, strange objects in the sky, haunted locations, strange disappearances, unsolved murders, and much much more! Check out From the Void anywhere podcasts are found and subscribe today so you don't miss a single episode!


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    Ep. 144 - Tyler Merritt "I Take My Coffee Black"

    Ep. 144 - Tyler Merritt "I Take My Coffee Black"

    Guest Info/Bio:
    Tyler Merritt is an actor, comedian, viral sensation, activist, founder of The Tyler Merritt Project, and author of the memoir, I Take My Coffee Black: Reflections on Tupac, Musical Theater, Faith, and Being Black in America. As a 6’2” dreadlocked black man living in the South, Merritt is well aware of stereotypes and their potentially dangerous consequences. In response, Merritt has devoted his creativity to bringing his ethos of “Love. Learn. Create.” to life through his words and videos as part of The Tyler Merritt Project. His viral videos, “Before You Call the Cops” and “Walking While Black” have been viewed by millions and caught the attention of The New York Times, Jimmy Kimmel, and Sports Illustrated. Merritt takes his audiences along with him on a journey of contradictions: at turns both funny and sad, mysterious, and relatable, commonplace, and dangerous, he shines a light on “full-spectrum humanity” (The New York Times) that makes an impactful and relevant message. Merritt’s emphasis on humility and connection provides an urgent roadmap during turbulent times, challenging audiences to see our differences as a unifying force for humankind and to “get to know me before you call the cops,” as he says in his video. In his talks and lectures, Merritt infuses his core beliefs of unity, empathy, compassion, and inclusion with humor, making his message relatable and accessible to wide-ranging audiences from corporations, non-profits, community groups, colleges and universities, and youth audiences worldwide.

    Guest Website/Social Media: 
    https://thetylermerrittproject.com 
    Instagram: @TTMProject 
    Facebook: @thetylermerrittproject 
    Twitter: @TTMProject 
    YouTube: https://youtubee.com/channel/UCPB48_JfK-VMnYQPTYyMX5Q


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    Theme Music by: Forrest Clay 
    “This Water I am Treading & You Must Go” found on the brand new EP, Recover.

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

    This episode of the Deconstructionists Podcast was edited, mixed, and produced by John Williamson 

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    Join our Patreon family here: 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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    • 1 hr 38 min
    Ep. 143 - Andre Henry "All the White Friends I Couldn't Keep"

    Ep. 143 - Andre Henry "All the White Friends I Couldn't Keep"

    Guest Info/Bio: Guest Bio: This week I kick off a two-part series on race with Andre Henry. Andre is an award-winning musician, writer, and activist. He is a columnist for Religion New Service and the author of the newsletter “Hope and Hard Pills.” He is a student of nonviolent struggle, having organized protests in Los Angeles, where he lives, and studied under international movement leaders through the Harvard Kennedy School. His work in pursuit of racial justice has been featured in The New Yorker and The Nation and he has a brand new book out, “All the White Friends I Couldn’t Keep: Hope—and Hard Pills to Swallow — About Fighting for Black Lives.” 


    Guest Website/Social Media: 
    www.andrehenry.co 
    Facebook: @theandrehenry
    Twitter: @andrehenry
    Instagram: @theandrehenry
    SoundCloud: https://m.soundcloud.com/andrehenrymusic 

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    Theme Music by: Forrest Clay 
    “This Water I am Treading & You Must Go” found on the brand new EP, Recover.

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

    This episode of the Deconstructionists Podcast was edited, mixed, and produced by John Williamson 

    Stay on top of all of the latest at 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 

    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 17 min
    Ep. 142 - John Dominic Crossan "Render Unto Caesar"

    Ep. 142 - John Dominic Crossan "Render Unto Caesar"

    Guest Info/Bio: Guest Bio: This week I welcome back John Dominic Crossan! Dr. Crossan is one of the preeminent New Testament scholars and historian of early Christianity. He is known for his contemporary historical Jesus research and he has written both popular and academic books on an array of topics. Dr. Crossan received his Doctor of Divinity at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, the Irish national seminary and completed two additional years of study in biblical languages at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome. He completed two additional years of study in archeology at the Ecole Biblique in Jordanian East Jerusalem. He served as co-chair of the Jesus Seminar and also served as president of the Chicago Society of Biblical Research from 1978-1979, and as president of the Society of Biblical Literature in 2012. 

    (Selected) Published Works: The Historical Jesus: The Life of a Mediterranean Jewish Peasant; Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography; Who Killed Jesus? Exposing the Roots of Anti-Semitism in the Gospel Story of the Death of Jesus; In Search of Paul: How Jesus’s Apostle Opposed Rome’s Empire with God’s Kingdom; God and Empire: Jesus Against Rome, Then and Now; The First Paul: Reclaiming the Radical Visionary Behind the Church’s Conservative Icon; The Power of Parable: How Fiction by Jesus became fiction about Jesus; How to Read the Bible and Still Be a Christian: Struggling with Divine Violence from Genesis Through Revelation; and Resurrecting Easter: How the West Lost and the East Kept the Original Easter Vision. 

    Guest Website/Social Media: 
    www.johndominiccrossan.com 
    Facebook: @johndominiccrossan 

    Theme Music by: Forrest Clay 
    “This Water I am Treading & You Must Go” found on the brand new EP, Recover.

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

    This episode of the Deconstructionists Podcast was edited, mixed, and produced by John Williamson 

    Stay on top of all of the latest at 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 

    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 13 min
    Ep. 141 - Jonathan Martin "The Road Away From God: How Love Finds Us Even As We Walk Away"

    Ep. 141 - Jonathan Martin "The Road Away From God: How Love Finds Us Even As We Walk Away"

    Guest Info/Bio: This week I welcome back our good friend Jonathan Martin! Jonathan is a pastor at The Table and author of two critically acclaimed books, Prototype and How to Survive  a Shipwreck, and a brand new book, The Road Away from God: How Love Finds Us Even As We Walk Away” out now. 

    He holds degrees from Gardner-Webb University, Pentecostal Theological Seminary (MA) and Duke University (ThM). Jonathan’s work and/or words have been featured in places like the New York Times, The Atlantic, NPR, Newsweek, Vox, Sojourners, The Huffington Post, and Relevant Magazine, and he has published in scholarly journals like The Journal of Pentecostal Theology. 

    Guest Publications: 
    Prototype: What Happens When You Discover You’re More Like Jesus Than You Think?, How to Survive A Shipwreck: Help is On the Way and Love is Already Here, and The Road Away from God: How Love Finds Us Even As We Walk Away

    Guest Links:
    www.jonathanmartinwords.com 
    Twitter: @theboyonthebike 
    Podcast: The Zeitcast with Jonathan Martin 
    Listen to The Zeitcast with Jonathan Martin on Apple Podcasts. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-zeitcast-with-jonathan-martin/id1474849938


    Theme Music by: Forrest Clay 
    “This Water I am Treading & You Must Go” found on the brand new EP, Recover.

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

    This episode of the Deconstructionists Podcast was edited, mixed, and produced by John Williamson 

    Stay on top of all of the latest at 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 

    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 25 min

Customer Reviews

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742 Ratings

Jwillgoesfast ,

Yes

Thankful for this content

Sissarae27 ,

Heresy

I would challenge everyone to go read your Bibles if you want to know what Truth is!!!! It’s enough!!!! Hold man’s words up against it always. If you faithfully do this, you will see that men like this are NOT teaching/putting forth the one true Gospel.

idrathernotsa ,

I had no idea

Around 2017 I started realizing that I disagree with every preacher, pulpit pounder (that I hear), and everyone in my community regarding biblical values. I was ostracized from my ministry, of which I was the founder, and regretted naming the ministry after Jesus because of the hateful people that name attracted. This happened because I dared to apply critical thinking to my belief structure and seriously examine the basis of my faith. I had no idea others went through the same process until I discovered this podcast a few months ago. Thank you so much for this content. I might not have a church that’s safe for me, nor people to hang out with that share my faith, but I know I’m not alone. It’s funny how this process brought me closer to those of other beliefs systems.
Thank you from the depths of my heart.

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