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41 minutes | Aug 23, 2014
Misti Green, Pastor's Kid
If you're a guy who grows up in church culture and you're lucky there was probably at least one pastor's daughter who got your attention. This is a conversation with mine.
71 minutes | Aug 16, 2014
We lost Robin Williams this week. So many of us gave him room in our heart that we all mourn. Those of us who deal with serious depression understand how and why Robin would choose to leave life. People who don’t deal with it struggle to understand.
53 minutes | Aug 9, 2014
Matthew Paul Turner
Matthew Paul Turner is a writer, blogger, and speaker. He’s written more than a dozen books, including "Churched" and "Hear No Evil." His latest, "Our Great Big American God," outlines how American culture has invented God in its own image.
58 minutes | Jul 26, 2014
Teresa MacBain grew up in conservative, Southern Baptist culture loving Jesus and feeling called into ministry. As a Methodist pastor, the more she investigated her doubts, the stronger they grew, until she announced that she was an atheist to her congregation and promptly fired.
48 minutes | Jul 19, 2014
Bishop Jim Swilley (Part II)
When Bishop Jim Swilley came out to his mega Church in 2010, he knew it was something he had to do, but couldn't know how announcing he is gay would affect his life and ministry. The results turned out to be overwhelmingly beautiful and positive.
44 minutes | Jul 12, 2014
Bishop Jim Swilley (Part I)
In October 2010, Bishop Jim Swilley, pastor of a mega-church near Atlanta, announced to his congregation that he is gay. Before that, he had only had relationships with women and had mostly lived a celibate life. Jim exemplifies the shift taking place in the church as more and more believers are finding freedom from fundamentalism.
47 minutes | Jul 5, 2014
Rev. Vince Anderson
Reverend Vince Anderson is a preacher who, for nearly 20 years, has been singing what he calls dirty gospel in a bar in Brooklyn called Union Pool. He drinks, cusses, and lives to love people who might not fit in at any normal kind of church.
40 minutes | Jun 28, 2014
Imagine growing up in a small, southern religious community without much access to the outside world, and being gay. Bobby Eddy-McCain was rejected and shunned by his family for being gay. He was dejected and felt worthless, until a gay couple took him in, and adopted him as an adult.
47 minutes | Jun 21, 2014
Peggy Campolo calls herself an old lady. If every older person was as loving and as cool as Peggy Campolo, the world would be a more accepting, peaceful place. Peggy was one of the first straight allies in the evangelical community. Peggy is married to Tony Campolo, the preacher and college professor responsible for the "Red Letter Christian" movement. If you're a person of faith who hates how the church has treated LGBTQ people, Peggy was one of the first to fight to change that.
52 minutes | Jun 14, 2014
How can we demolish the wall of animosity between traditional churches and the LGBTQ community? Our guest, Jay Bakker, has a few ideas. Jay is the son of the popular televangelism couple Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker. After he stopped believing homosexuality is a sin, his ministry lost all it's funding. Jay, undeterred, went on to become an outspoken straight ally. Hear his story - one of grace and rebellion, in equal measure - today on the debut episode of The Nexus.
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