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"Recovering from Religion" is an international community for those who have questions or doubts about their faith. We aren’t here to talk you out of or into faith, just provide a safe place to examine what you believe. And perhaps, why you believe it.

Your hosts, authors Tim Rymel, M.Ed., and Bill Prickett, bring guests who've experienced harm from extreme religious beliefs and practices, as well as experts who can offer help, hope and healing.
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Dr. Devin Singh is a social theorist and scholar of religion and theology, serving as Associate Professor of Religion at Dartmouth College. He received his Ph.D. from Yale, where he was named a Whiting Fellow, Yale's highest recognition for research in the humanities. He was also trained in social scientific theory and methods at the University of Chicago (M.A.), theology and divinity at Trinity International University (M.Div.), and religious studies at Pomona College (B.A.).Devin has a rich and diverse ethnic and theological background, and says his study of religion was a way of making sense of his upbringing and the complexities of the world he encountered, and to help others see, appreciate, and navigate the nuance and complexities of life together on this planet. He is motivated to further mutual understanding, toleration, justice, and compassion--as well as meaningful and sustainable work, productivity, and value creation. In this episode, we talk about his book “Divine Currency” that delves into how economic ideas structured early Christian thought and society, giving crucial insight into why money holds such sway in the West. The book examines the religious and theological sources of money's power, it shows how early Christian thinkers borrowed ancient notions and metaphors of money and economic exchange from the Roman Empire as a basis for their new theological arguments. Devin's website: http://www.devinsingh.com/Devin’s book: Divine Currency: The Theological Power of Money in the West. More about Recovering from ReligionDid you know Recovering from Religion has local support groups?https://www.meetup.com/pro/recovering-from-religion/#groupsLooking for a therapist who will respect your views?https://www.seculartherapy.org/Interested in meeting other people who have made the journey to recovery? RfR is hosting a fall outing in Mars Hill, NC.https://www.recoveringfromreligion.org/fall-excursion-2019We want to hear your story.Use the RfR Podcast hotline: 209-294-0681Or fill out the form at the bottom of the RfR podcast page: https://www.recoveringfromreligion.org/podcast
In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall riots, we’ve put together this special PRIDE edition. First, we proudly introduce our new producer, Julian Apostata, and our engineer, Sarah Austin, then the four of us talk about gender non-conformity, and how our faith communities responded/reacted. That takes us to our informative interview with Donovan Ackley III, Ph.D., who was a professor at a conservative Evangelical Christian university. His decision to transition made national news, and ended his long-time position with the school. Donovan’s doctorate is in philosophy of religion, and is the author of several books and many articles. For the past 6 years he's worked in trauma-informed crisis intervention, currently as case management team lead for a recovery residence with women and children recovering from addiction. He also consulted on the 2019 film Intersex and Faith, exploring the intersections of religion and gender. Trans Lifeline:https://www.translifeline.org/https://www.facebook.com/TransLifeline/TransFaith:http://www.transfaithonline.org/SafetyNet:http://onesafetynet.com/More about Recovering from ReligionDid you know Recovering from Religion has local support groups?https://www.meetup.com/pro/recovering-from-religion/#groupsLooking for a therapist who will respect your views?https://www.seculartherapy.org/Interested in meeting other people who have made the journey to recovery? RfR is hosting a fall outing in Mars Hill, NC. https://www.recoveringfromreligion.org/fall-excursion-2019We want to hear your story.Use the RfR Podcast hotline: 209-294-0681Or fill out the form at the bottom of the RfR podcast page: https://www.recoveringfromreligion.org/podcast
Angela Soffe grew up in the Mormon faith, while living abroad in Southeast Asia. When she came back to America for college, it was culture shock on several levels, even though it was a Mormon school. There she began to discover her love and aptitude for singing. It was music that got her through the painful transition out of her Mormon faith.   She's a  songwriter and lead singer of the Angela Soffe Band. Her music has elements of folk, pop, and bluegrass. There's a darkness-to-light message in her music, and her voice is amazing.  Her song, “Rocks” won the Great American Songwriting Contest for 2018, and the "Second Wind" album has been nominated for the Independent Music Awards (2018)In this episode she talks with us about leaving Mormonism and, throughout this episode, we include some of her music. Angela’s Website: www.angelasoffe.comYouTube channel: https://bre.is/ai0Hw0d3ZMore about Recovering from ReligionDid you know Recovering from Religion has local support groups?https://bre.is/sndPcEW6ELooking for a therapist who will respect your views?https://www.seculartherapy.org/Interested in meeting other people who have made the journey to recovery? RfR is hosting a fall outing in Mars Hill, NC. https://www.recoveringfromreligion.org/fall-excursion-2019We want to hear your story.Use the RfR Podcast hotline: 209-294-0681Or fill out the form at the bottom of the RfR podcast page: https://www.recoveringfromreligion.org/podcast
E15: The Power of Cults

E15: The Power of Cults

2019-05-1601:09:34

Cults come in a variety of expressions, though they have commonalities. Our guest for this episode is an expert on this subject, as well as a former cult member herself.Dr. Janja Lalich is a researcher, author, and educator specializing in cults and extremist groups with a particular focus on charismatic relationships, political and other social movements, ideology, and social control. She was a Fulbright scholar and is Professor Emerita of Sociology at California State University, Chico, and the founder and former director of the Center for Research on Influence and Control. Her books are considered essential to understand the attraction of these groups. She presents four ways to not only explain the power of cults, but also the control they have over their followers. Her latest book is one of the most extensive examinations of those who’ve left cults.Janja consults with education, mental health, business and legal professionals, and is a regular spokesperson for the media. Tim and Bill also discuss the ongoing NXIVM trial, and how Janja's research helps to understand this kind of group.Janja’s Website: http://cultresearch.org/Janja’s Books: https://goo.gl/vGMML6More about Recovering from Religion:Did you know Recovering from Religion has local support groups?https://bre.is/sndPcEW6ELooking for a therapist who will respect your views?https://www.seculartherapy.org/Interested in meeting other people who have made the journey to recovery?RfR is hosting a fall outing in Mars Hill, NC.September 20-22,  2019https://bre.is/cIC5j8dih   We want to hear your story.Use the RfR Podcast hotline: 209-294-0681Or fill out the form at the bottom of the RfR podcast page: https://www.recoveringfromreligion.org/podcast
Nitai Joseph was born into a Hare Krishna family. After becoming very devout as a teenager, he joined an offshoot sect, and moved to a small, off-grid monastery in Northern California. For almost seven years, Nitai was assistant to the leader, experiencing intense psychological and financial abuse, manipulation, and deprivation. These days, Nitai is working for education and recovery resources for survivors of cults, cultic environments and interpersonal abuse more broadly. He currently serves on the Advisory Council of the International Cultic Studies Association, and is working toward a Master’s degree in the Psychology of Coercive Control. Nitai’s Website: http://arecoveringmonk.com/We want to hear your story.Use the RfR Podcast hotline: 209-294-0681Or fill out the form at the bottom of the RfR podcast page: https://www.recoveringfromreligion.org/podcastMore about Recovering from ReligionDid you know Recovering from Religion has local support groups?https://bre.is/sndPcEW6ELooking for a therapist who will respect your views?https://www.seculartherapy.org/Interested in meeting other people who have made the journey to recovery? RfR is hosting a fall outing in Mars Hill, NC. https://bre.is/cIC5j8dih 
E13: Religious Abuse

E13: Religious Abuse

2019-03-2901:02:011

Debbie Glander is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, cofounder of Authenticity Workshops, and a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator, utilizing methodology based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. Debbie works with clients individually in her private practice and facilitates a “Healing from Religious and Spiritual Trauma” process group. She has her own story of being raised Jehovah Witness. Kari Groff is a former Adventist missionary to Micronesia, but is now passionate about building communities with those who’ve also experienced the trauma of a strict, dogmatic religious culture. Join us as we talk with these women about the power and control of shame, as well as recognizing religious abuse.Debbie’s Website: www.debbieglander.comUPDATE: We recently put out an appeal for a Producer for the Recovering from Religion podcast. We're pleased to announce that we’ve found one, and we’ll be introducing our new Producer in an upcoming episode.  Thank you!
Sarah Rocksdale created her YouTube channel in 2011 to share her passion for topics such as beauty, fashion, fitness, and lifestyle. She won the Rimmel London Look contest and was a NYX Cosmetics Face Awards finalist two years in a row, and garnered a huge following. She realized her unique position to speak to an audience that might not otherwise be exposed to difficult subjects, so she chose to expand her content, talking about her own break with her Pentecostal faith, her sexual abuse, and she “came out” as an atheist. Sarah’s YouTube channel (https://goo.gl/PrZV66) has more than 88,000 subscribers. 
Chris Shelton grew up in Scientology, and was a Sea Org member for more than 17 years. Since his exit, he’s been a passionate, outspoken critic, to the point of being labeled a “suppressive person” by the Church. He was featured on Leah Remini’s "Scientology and the Aftermath" on A&E.Chris is now a writer, consultant and advocate for critical thinking. His YouTube channel has more than 17,000 subscribers, and he’s the host of "Sensibly Speaking," a podcast that educates about critical thinking as well as the dangers of cults.He's the author of "Scientology: A to Xenu – An Insider’s Guide to What Scientology is Really All About," a critical analysis of Scientology and L. Ron Hubbard. Website: https://mncriticalthinking.com/YouTube: https://youtu.be/22BmQnCjRTMPodcast: http://sensiblyspeaking.com/Book: https://goo.gl/VPcE29
We were excited for our first interview with a married couple! Sarah Austin, a transgender woman, grew up in a small town as a “vanilla Christian” working in conservative talk radio. Her wife Becca grew up as a Jehovah’s Witness. Sarah and Becca married before Sarah’s transition. Together, they host the SarahTalk Podcast where they discuss “all the things you shouldn’t talk about at work.”Sarah and Becca share their story of facing faith and gender identity issues as a couple in love.Before the interview, Bill and Tim discuss the recent news stories about televangelist Ernest Angley, and Bill relates a personal anecdote about Angley's church. SarahTalk Podcast:  http://www.sarahtalk.com/
Tim and Bill discuss the many ways people re-examine, and often abandoned, their faith, as well as the many emotions that go with it.Then they’re joined by Luke King, a former Four-Square, Pentecostal Pastor and now host of the “Your Atheist Pastor" podcast that provides a place for those who’ve left their faith.Luke is also a speaker, a blogger and a yoga instructor.  In this engaging episode Luke tells his story, why he still sees himself as a pastor, and how yoga helped transform his self-image.(And wait until you hear about his Instagram account!)Luke’s podcast: youratheistpastor.org
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