208 – Megan & Dominique Benninger – Baptists Beware

Dominique and Megan have survived spiritual abuse in a variety of institutional settings including a religious cult, a charismatic nondenominational church, and a Southern Baptist church. Together they founded Baptist Accountability, an online database that tracks abuse within Baptist churches. Megan works tirelessly to educate others about spiritual and sexual abuse within churches and religious…

207 – Sheri Pallas – Fireside Creators

Rev. Dr. Sheri Pallas is an author, ally, and activist. She hosts a weekly live stream, Fireside Creators, with experts and the experienced, tackling tough topics. Sheri was raised between two extremes of judgment and hate. Her father, a drug dealing ex-con once nominated to be a Grand Dragon in the KKK. Her mom was…

We want you to have the Book

Laura and I want to get our book, Out into the Desert, into the hands of people inside and outside the church. For that reason, the Kindle version of the book has been marked down to 99 cents for the month of October. Please take advantage right now, and consider sharing with your friends. Kindle…

206 – Emily Loggins – The Feral Pastor’s Wife

Emily Loggins is a religious deconstruction advocate and the creator of Feral Pastor’s Wife, a rapidly growing TikTok community of over 30,000 people. Emily uses humor and critical analysis to question high-demand religion, while creating a soft landing place for those who were brave enough to leave. Instagram * @feral_pastors_wife on Tik Tok

The Things That Hurt

In 20 years of ministry, I have never had anyone refuse to take communion from me. But this guy quietly told me he was not going to accept what we called The Lord’s Supper. I said, “okay” suspiciously, to which he replied, “I’ll talk to you later about it.” Sure enough, we had supper later…

203 – Kathy Weber-Jacobitz – How I Lost Myself

Kathy is a mom of many. A high school teacher. Former social worker, A homeschooling mom, marriage, and church – drop out. An ex-evangelical and alcoholic in recovery, in equal parts. A connoisseur of history, theology, and useless trivia. Fueled by a deep desire to validate the voices and experiences of people who, habitually, have…

Riding the Wave out into the Desert

I know the metaphor doesn’t make much sense, but I wanted to get your attention and ask for your help. Last night, our new book, Out Into the Desert surged back up to number 1 in new releases for Ecclesiology. Help us ride the wave by sharing this amazing news with people you know. Description…

202 – Esther Goetz – The Dolly Mama

Esther is a co-host for the Deconstructing Mamas podcast, a freelance writer, speaker and faith coach. Having been raised as a missionary kid in war-torn Ethiopia, and then raising her own children in suburban New Jersey, she has a fierce passion to restore hope and healing to the sacred space where our hearts and our homes…