Earlier this fall, I had an extended conversation with Blake Chastain, host of the podcast Exvangelical. Exvangelical is a weekly podcast that shares stories of people who grew up or converted into Evangelical Christianity and have since built lives of faith and beyond faith outside of the subculture. Episode 14, “A Safe Place for Questions,” runs a […]
Andrew Slack, whose work on myths I’ve shared before, once spoke on a TEDx conference stage about the archetypes of the underdog orphan and their nemesis, the evil empire. As Slack traced instances of this archetype, he also explained the story it tells about human society, human storytellers, and our capacity, despite all appearances, to overcome […]
I spent a few hours tonight with regional churches—and will report on what I noticed in tomorrow’s post. In the meantime, I’m reflecting on all of the ways that our historical focus has undermined our ability to deeply see the social stakes, why Black people are so fed up, and what we can do differently. More tomorrow.