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Graceful Atheist Podcast

Graceful Atheist Podcast

By David Ames
A secular humanist podcast about Secular Grace after deconstruction and deconversion.

The podcast takes an honest look at stories of faith transition from a life-altering faith, to doubt and deconstruction, to deconversion, and finally, to a thriving graceful life post-deconversion.

My name is David, and I am trying to be the Graceful Atheist. Join me and be graceful human beings.

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Matt: Deconversion of a Missionary
This week’s guest is Matthew. Matthew grew up in the Pentacostal tradition and went from being a youth leader in high school to a full-time international missionary as an adult. He had all the right answers to all the important questions. The missionary life, however, didn’t turn out as he’d expected. He and his team did everything in their power to tell people about Jesus but nothing supernatural was happening. Year after year, “the hiddenness of God” became too much for Matthew. It hasn’t been easy for Matthew to get where he is now—living a freer life, not having to have all the answers, not having to wait for the supernatural to happen. He loves people closest to him, enjoys his friends and acquaintances without judgment, and those small things are what slowly change the world. Interact For quotes, recommendations and more see the full episode show notes https://gracefulatheist.com/2022/08/14/matt-deconversion-of-a-missionary/ Join the Deconversion Anonymous Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/deconversion Secular Grace https://gracefulatheist.com/2016/10/21/secular-grace/ Deconversion https://gracefulatheist.com/2017/12/03/deconversion-how-to/ Deconstruction https://gracefulatheist.com/2017/12/03/deconversion-how-to/#deconstruction/ Attribution "Waves" track written and produced by Makaih Beats https://makaihbeats.net/
01:03:24
August 15, 2022
Drew: Community and Consciousness
This week’s guest is Drew. Drew grew up as a Missionary Kid and has traveled to nearly every continent and all across the United States. Drew spent years of his life evangelizing and serving others through construction, farming and carpentry. Drew has since left mainstream evangelicalism, with its exclusivity and supremacy culture, but he is using the tools he developed. He and his family serve their local community right in the Bible Belt with a market, concerts, a community center and so much more! Humans don’t need a supernatural being to come to our rescue. We need one another. We need each other’s abilities and companionship. Drew and his family are changing the future by building intentional community right where they are. Links NOTE: Not an endorsement The Perch https://www.theperchcomer.com/ Rupert Spira Podcast Episode 47: The Weekend University https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/rupert-spira-podcast/id1494564673?i=1000571203239 Interact For quotes, recommendations and more see the full episode show notes https://gracefulatheist.com/2022/08/07/drew-community-and-consciousness/ Graceful Atheist YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/c/GracefulAtheist Join the Deconversion Anonymous Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/deconversion Secular Grace https://gracefulatheist.com/2016/10/21/secular-grace/ Deconversion https://gracefulatheist.com/2017/12/03/deconversion-how-to/ Deconstruction https://gracefulatheist.com/2017/12/03/deconversion-how-to/#deconstruction/ Attribution "Waves" track written and produced by Makaih Beats https://makaihbeats.net/
01:14:15
August 08, 2022