Interview with Ben from Everyone Belongs/Fight For Together
Thanks to Ben for sharing his journey of faith thus far. He has a keen ability to be able to identify and explain religious terms and practices looking past the superficiality of the words and suss out what is actually being conveyed.
Bob talks about his experience having the “check all the boxes”, before he was allowed to minister in certain churches. We talk about the pros and cons of having to sign off on certain belief systems and trying to be honest with your questions and doubts.
Had a great conversation with Nate Allen about his new project Good Saint Nathanael. You can find our more about his new project @ http://hidenotruth.com/.
With his new project Good Saint Nathanael, Nate Allen is turning to face his demons leading with a rare, disarming vulnerability. On Hide No Truth (available on Feb. 1st), the harder Nate looks at himself in the mirror, the more humanity reveals its bitter, beautiful complexity.
The nine songs on Hide No Truth find Nate stripping back his sonic palette to reveal stark, memorable, acoustic songs full of detail and intention.
In what is a cathartic move towards self-choice, honest art and emotional health, Nate uses religious language to explore human vulnerability and his own broken Christian religious experience.
Faced with a choice between ignoring his past or leaving his faith and community, Good Saint Nathanael is a project seeking a 3rd path, one that lances the wounds, protests somberly, and grieves deeply while still refusing to give up.
This is episode 5 in our Spiritual Abuse/Manipulation Series. Comedian and Blogger Bob Kuhn and I have a fun conversation about using Satire to expose some of the craziness that goes on in the “Christian” world.
In this second edition Matt and Mike continue to discuss spiritual manipulation that they have witnessed and experienced. I want to keep this series going for a bit so if anyone wants to be a guest please let me know by sending an email to m i k e i n d e s t @ g m a i l . c o m.
In the first part of the show Mike shows his mastery of Spiritual manipulation as he twists scripture after scripture to bring Bob to repentance. Afterwards Bob and Mike have a serious conversation about Spiritual manipulation.