In this episode, all the way from Hawaii, Christian and Amy talk about the Christian obsession with sex and fear.
- Are we too focused on sex and sexuality too much?
- Are we sometimes focusing on things like inclusion of LGBTQ to the exclusion of other things like poverty, homelessness, ecology?
- Is defending one’s identity or group all there is?
- Are we stuck in a spiritual or emotional adolescence?
Christian interviews Benjamin Corey about his new book Unafraid: Moving Beyond Fear-Based Faith, and his move from fundamentalist Christianity into something else. Hear about why writing this book was a big challenge for him, the major shifts that occurred while writing, the experience of losing community overnight, his period of theological deconstruction and how a conversation with Rob Bell sparked it.
Plus, how our views about God inform our views about ourselves and Benjamin tells the story of meeting Joe Biden with his Dad. You can check out Benjamin’s blog here.
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