Growing Up Fundie

Sydney Davis Jr. Jr.

A podcast analyzing the true life experiences of everyday people who grew up fundamentalist, orthodox, or within any other strictly religious environment, and the impact (positive or negative) that this upbringing had on who they are today.

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Growing Up Fundie, Ep. 146: Kyle Lett on Questioning Everything, and Keeping Your Own Identity
3d ago
Growing Up Fundie, Ep. 146: Kyle Lett on Questioning Everything, and Keeping Your Own Identity
Kyle Lett attended a Baptist church with his Grandmother until the age of 12, when his father and stepmother decided he needed to attend a Pentecostal church with them.After years of involving himself in the ministry, Kyle began to recognize that he wasn’t sure he truly agreed with everything he was helping preach, or even believed it himself. Now an “agnostic who still sometimes struggles with the idea of an afterlife,” Kyle shares his thoughts and feelings on coming to your own conclusions, trusting your gut, and questioning everything you’re told.Check out the visual version of this episode here: https://youtu.be/Tc78ULMCMV4______________________________Find this episode, and others here:Website:www.growingupfundiepodcast.comSpotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/2EHJGf8kGbSV9SRbqsfYKSApple Podcasts:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/growing-up-fundie/id1602008078Amazon Music:https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/ad6ac91e-c2fb-47d6-8658-df8aed941eac/growing-up-fundiePatreon:https://www.patreon.com/sydneydavisjrjrBuzzsprout Subscriptions:https://www.buzzsprout.com/https://www.buzzsprout.com/1908164/supporters/new1908164/supporters/newYoutube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5QuI5etVfbJoTVAhbRGMkADiscord:https://discord.gg/XQNG4nD5Our Subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/GrowingUpFundie/More about the host, Sydney Davis Jr. Jr.sydneydavisjrjr.comThink you might make a great guest, or know someone who would be?Apply for yourself, or nominate someone here:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeHiy8KYW38tyKUD6MbFmOwCKdeWVHAbIA9qst1RBQf4rRPXg/viewform?usp=share_linkSupport the Show.
Growing Up Fundie, Ep. 145: Cliff aka Asura the Atheist (pt. 2), on Humanism & Admitting When You're Wrong
May 1 2024
Growing Up Fundie, Ep. 145: Cliff aka Asura the Atheist (pt. 2), on Humanism & Admitting When You're Wrong
Cliff aka Asura the Atheist is a humanist, atheist, and content creator who faces difficult topics and conversations head-on. Through Tiktok stitches and duets, Cliff promotes critical thinking and empathy to his audience, whether they’re there because they agree, or they’re there to call him a “pick-me.”In this episode (part 2 of 2), we find out more about Asura the Atheist himself, and how he found himself engaging in the online atheist space, while also married to a believer.  In part 1, Episode 144, Cliff addresses the “Man or Bear” controversy that is taking over social media, and highlighting the importance of listening to and understanding messages that we might otherwise feel attacked by.Follow Asura the Atheist on Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@atheist_asura?lang=en_______________________________________________________________Find this episode, and others here:Website:www.growingupfundiepodcast.comSpotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/2EHJGf8kGbSV9SRbqsfYKSApple Podcasts:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/growing-up-fundie/id1602008078Amazon Music:https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/ad6ac91e-c2fb-47d6-8658-df8aed941eac/growing-up-fundiePatreon:https://www.patreon.com/sydneydavisjrjrBuzzsprout Subscriptions:https://www.buzzsprout.com/https://www.buzzsprout.com/1908164/supporters/new1908164/supporters/newYoutube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5QuI5etVfbJoTVAhbRGMkADiscord:https://discord.gg/XQNG4nD5Our Subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/GrowingUpFundie/More about the host, Sydney Davis Jr. Jr.sydneydavisjrjr.comThink you might make a great guest, or know someone who would be?Apply for yourself, or nominate someone here:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeHiy8KYW38tyKUD6MbFmOwCKdeWVHAbIA9qst1RBQf4rRPXg/viewform?usp=share_linkSupport the Show.
Growing Up Fundie, Ep. 144: Cliff aka Asura the Atheist (pt. 1), "Man or Bear?"
May 1 2024
Growing Up Fundie, Ep. 144: Cliff aka Asura the Atheist (pt. 1), "Man or Bear?"
Cliff aka Asura the Atheist is a humanist, atheist, and content creator who faces difficult topics and conversations head-on. Through Tiktok stitches and duets, Cliff promotes critical thinking and empathy to his audience, whether they’re there because they agree, or they’re there to call him a “pick-me.”In this episode (part 1 of 2), Cliff addresses the “Man or Bear” controversy that is taking over social media, and highlighting the importance of listening to and understanding messages that we might otherwise feel attacked by.In part 2, Episode 145, we find out more about Asura the Atheist himself, and how he found himself engaging in the online atheist space, while also married to a believer.  Follow Asura the Atheist on Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@atheist_asura?lang=en_______________________________________________________________Find this episode, and others here:Website:www.growingupfundiepodcast.comSpotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/2EHJGf8kGbSV9SRbqsfYKSApple Podcasts:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/growing-up-fundie/id1602008078Amazon Music:https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/ad6ac91e-c2fb-47d6-8658-df8aed941eac/growing-up-fundiePatreon:https://www.patreon.com/sydneydavisjrjrBuzzsprout Subscriptions:https://www.buzzsprout.com/https://www.buzzsprout.com/1908164/supporters/new1908164/supporters/newYoutube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5QuI5etVfbJoTVAhbRGMkADiscord:https://discord.gg/XQNG4nD5Our Subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/GrowingUpFundie/More about the host, Sydney Davis Jr. Jr.sydneydavisjrjr.comThink you might make a great guest, or know someone who would be?Apply for yourself, or nominate someone here:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeHiy8KYW38tyKUD6MbFmOwCKdeWVHAbIA9qst1RBQf4rRPXg/viewform?usp=share_linkSupport the Show.
Growing Up Fundie, Ep. 143: Rich on Accepting the Signs & Challenges
Apr 16 2024
Growing Up Fundie, Ep. 143: Rich on Accepting the Signs & Challenges
Watch the visual episode on YouTube here:https://youtu.be/Vp1QaAcmAFERich grew up in a Baptist household in California. Despite his devout upbringing, and attending church multiple times each week, he began to see the cracks in the lessons being taught by the church, vs the choices they were showing him through their actions. After specific events that caused even his parents to finally leave their congregation, he realized he not only didn’t want to go to church anymore, but he wasn’t even sure he believed in the teachings of the bible. In this episode, Rich walks us through his deconstruction journey, and what he has experienced in the years since finally identifying as an “atheist.”____________________________Find this episode, and others here:Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/2EHJGf8kGbSV9SRbqsfYKSApple Podcasts:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/growing-up-fundie/id1602008078Amazon Music:https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/ad6ac91e-c2fb-47d6-8658-df8aed941eac/growing-up-fundieSupport us on Buzzsprout Subscriptions:https://www.buzzsprout.com/1908164/supporters/newSupport us on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/sydneydavisjrjrYoutube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5QuI5etVfbJoTVAhbRGMkADiscord:https://discord.gg/XQNG4nD5Join us on Reddit on r/GrowingUpFundie: https://www.reddit.com/r/GrowingUpFundie/More about the host, Sydney Davis Jr. Jr.sydneydavisjrjr.comThink you might make a great guest, or know someone who would be?Apply for yourself, or nominate someone here:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeHiy8KYW38tyKUD6MbFmOwCKdeWVHAbIA9qst1RBQf4rRPXg/viewform?usp=share_linkSupport the Show.
Growing Up Fundie, Ep. 142: Dr. Josh Bowen on Violence & Genocide in the Old Testament (From Skeptic U)
Mar 19 2024
Growing Up Fundie, Ep. 142: Dr. Josh Bowen on Violence & Genocide in the Old Testament (From Skeptic U)
Watch the original livestream here: https://youtube.com/live/v8hiG8Wa0oc?feature=shareDr. Josh Bowen  graduated from the Johns Hopkins University in 2017, with a Ph.D. in Assyriology. He wrote his dissertation on the lamentational liturgies of the city of Kiš, and specializes in the Sumerian language. Joshua was awarded the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (D.A.A.D.) and Fulbright scholarship during the 2014-2015 academic year, allowing him to spend the year in Tubingen, Germany, working with Dr. Konrad Volk on his dissertation project.As well as his Ph.D., Josh holds a B.S. in Religion from Liberty University, a Th.M. in the Old Testament from Capital Bible Seminary, and a M.A. in Near Eastern Studies from the Johns Hopkins University. Prior to entering academia, Joshua was a chaplain in the U.S. Airforce where he also gained an A.A. in Avionics. _______________________________________________________________Find this episode, and others here:Website:www.growingupfundiepodcast.comSpotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/2EHJGf8kGbSV9SRbqsfYKSApple Podcasts:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/growing-up-fundie/id1602008078Amazon Music:https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/ad6ac91e-c2fb-47d6-8658-df8aed941eac/growing-up-fundiePatreon:https://www.patreon.com/sydneydavisjrjrBuzzsprout Subscriptions:https://www.buzzsprout.com/https://www.buzzsprout.com/1908164/supporters/new1908164/supporters/newYoutube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5QuI5etVfbJoTVAhbRGMkADiscord:https://discord.gg/XQNG4nD5Our Subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/GrowingUpFundie/More about the host, Sydney Davis Jr. Jr.sydneydavisjrjr.comThink you might make a great guest, or know someone who would be?Apply for yourself, or nominate someone here:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeHiy8KYW38tyKUD6MbFmOwCKdeWVHAbIA9qst1RBQf4rRPXg/viewform?usp=share_linkSupport the Show.
Growing Up Fundie, Ep. 141: Author James Aames & 'How to Become a Non Christian"
Mar 14 2024
Growing Up Fundie, Ep. 141: Author James Aames & 'How to Become a Non Christian"
At one time, James Aames led worship at a megachurch, held Bible studies, gave sermons, witnessed on the streets, went on mission trips, and never missed his daily devotional regimen. He walked the walk and talked the talk. But forcing his faith didn’t work for him, and he was soon miserable. At 33 years old, he finally called it quits.Since then he’s been writing, reading, thinking, and healing. In an effort to right the wrongs he feels that he’s done to so many people through his ministries, he’s written "How to Become a non-Christian,” a book that provides instructions for how to leave your faith.TikTok: @ioncewasfound.https://jamesaames.substack.com/_______________________________________________________________Find this episode, and others here:Website:www.growingupfundiepodcast.comSpotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/2EHJGf8kGbSV9SRbqsfYKSApple Podcasts:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/growing-up-fundie/id1602008078Amazon Music:https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/ad6ac91e-c2fb-47d6-8658-df8aed941eac/growing-up-fundiePatreon:https://www.patreon.com/sydneydavisjrjrBuzzsprout Subscriptions:https://www.buzzsprout.com/https://www.buzzsprout.com/1908164/supporters/new1908164/supporters/newYoutube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5QuI5etVfbJoTVAhbRGMkADiscord:https://discord.gg/XQNG4nD5Our Subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/GrowingUpFundie/More about the host, Sydney Davis Jr. Jr.sydneydavisjrjr.comThink you might make a great guest, or know someone who would be?Apply for yourself, or nominate someone here:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeHiy8KYW38tyKUD6MbFmOwCKdeWVHAbIA9qst1RBQf4rRPXg/viewform?usp=share_linkSupport the Show.
Growing Up Fundie, Ep. 140: John Verner & 'The Cult of Christianity'
Mar 11 2024
Growing Up Fundie, Ep. 140: John Verner & 'The Cult of Christianity'
John Verner  used to be a member of what he calls 'the largest cult in the United States.'However, after studying the Bible, ministry, and Christian history at Moody Bible Institute, he set his sights on confronting the problematic nature of white evangelicalism in the United States. John is now a writer, reporter, and podcaster whose book (and podcast of the same name) “The Cult of Christianity” aims to provoke critical thinking, and unravel conventional narratives. Find out more about John below:Podcast: The Cult of Christianity https://thecultofchristianity.com/Website: jverner.comRecovering From Religion: https://www.recoveringfromreligion.org/___________________________________Find this episode, and others here:Website:www.growingupfundiepodcast.comSpotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/2EHJGf8kGbSV9SRbqsfYKSApple Podcasts:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/growing-up-fundie/id1602008078Amazon Music:https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/ad6ac91e-c2fb-47d6-8658df8aed941eac/growing-up-fundiePatreon:https://www.patreon.com/sydneydavisjrjrBuzzsprout Subscriptions:https://www.buzzsprout.com/https://www.buzzsprout.com/1908164/supporters/new1908164/supporters/newYoutube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5QuI5etVfbJoTVAhbRGMkADiscord:https://discord.gg/XQNG4nD5Our Subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/GrowingUpFundie/More about the host, Sydney Davis Jr. Jr.sydneydavisjrjr.comThink you might make a great guest, or know someone who would be?Apply for yourself, or nominate someone here:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeHiy8KYW38tyKUD6MbFmOwCKdeWVHAbIA9qst1RBQf4rRPXg/viewform?usp=share_linkSupport the Show.
Growing Up Fundie, Ep. 139: The Return of Anthony Vernon!
Feb 22 2024
Growing Up Fundie, Ep. 139: The Return of Anthony Vernon!
View Anthony's previous interview, Episode 73, here:https://youtu.be/OWZxPsamguI?si=uq5pobymYEaRTZV7Religious Studies Scholar Anthony David Vernon returns for further discussions regarding little-known information about many non-Christian religions practiced around the world, and the reasons people deconstruct from them (including the consequences they can face when they do).Read his work here:The Assumption of Death: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09SL31476Flings on Flings: https://www.amazon.com/Flings-Ruth-Helen-Taylor/dp/B0BVTM59MJ______________________________________Find this episode, and others here:Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/2EHJGf8kGbSV9SRbqsfYKSApple Podcasts:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/growing-up-fundie/id1602008078Amazon Music:https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/ad6ac91e-c2fb-47d6-8658-df8aed941eac/growing-up-fundieSupport us on Buzzsprout Subscriptions:https://www.buzzsprout.com/1908164/supporters/newSupport us on Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/sydneydavisjrjrYoutube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5QuI5etVfbJoTVAhbRGMkADiscord:https://discord.gg/XQNG4nD5Join us on Reddit on r/GrowingUpFundie: https://www.reddit.com/r/GrowingUpFundie/More about the host, Sydney Davis Jr. Jr.sydneydavisjrjr.comThink you might make a great guest, or know someone who would be?Apply for yourself, or nominate someone here:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeHiy8KYW38tyKUD6MbFmOwCKdeWVHAbIA9qst1RBQf4rRPXg/viewform?usp=share_linkSupport the Show.
Growing Up Fundie, Ep. 138: Dr. Kipp, the God YHWH, and the Song of Moses in Deuteronomy
Feb 15 2024
Growing Up Fundie, Ep. 138: Dr. Kipp, the God YHWH, and the Song of Moses in Deuteronomy
***This episode originally streamed live on 1/23/24 (on YouTube) as part of Skeptic University Week***Check out the visual episode here:https://youtube.com/live/MybCrkGvrZk?feature=shareDr. Kipp Davis is an author, a biblical scholar with a PhD in Religions and Theology, and a Dead Sea Scrolls detective.Tonight, he tunes in to share with us a lecture on the god YHWH, and the Song of Moses in Deuteronomy. Find out more about Dr. Kipp Davis on Twitter: https://x.com/DrKippDavis?s=20_________________________________________Find this episode, and others here:Website:www.growingupfundiepodcast.comSpotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/2EHJGf8kGbSV9SRbqsfYKSApple Podcasts:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/growing-up-fundie/id1602008078Amazon Music:https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/ad6ac91e-c2fb-47d6-8658-df8aed941eac/growing-up-fundiePatreon:https://www.patreon.com/sydneydavisjrjrBuzzsprout Subscriptions:https://www.buzzsprout.com/https://www.buzzsprout.com/1908164/supporters/new1908164/supporters/newYoutube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5QuI5etVfbJoTVAhbRGMkADiscord:https://discord.gg/XQNG4nD5Our Subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/GrowingUpFundie/More about the host, Sydney Davis Jr. Jr.sydneydavisjrjr.comThink you might make a great guest, or know someone who would be?Apply for yourself, or nominate someone here:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeHiy8KYW38tyKUD6MbFmOwCKdeWVHAbIA9qst1RBQf4rRPXg/viewform?usp=share_linkSupport the Show.
Growing Up Fundie, Ep. 137: Hunter & the Eastern Orthodox Church
Feb 13 2024
Growing Up Fundie, Ep. 137: Hunter & the Eastern Orthodox Church
https://www.npr.org/2022/05/10/1096741988/orthodox-christian-churches-are-drawing-in-far-right-american-convertsHunter wasn't always a member of the Eastern Orthodox church. In fact, he was quite the opposite! However, as a young religious pre-teen, Hunter found himself looking for a place of worship that he felt was more serious, and less of the concerts he felt modern Non Denominational churches had become. In this episode, Hunter shares with us how he went from considering life in a monestary, to being an active and outspoken atheist on platforms all across the internet. _______________________________________________________________Find this episode, and others here:Website:www.growingupfundiepodcast.comSpotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/2EHJGf8kGbSV9SRbqsfYKSApple Podcasts:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/growing-up-fundie/id1602008078Amazon Music:https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/ad6ac91e-c2fb-47d6-8658-df8aed941eac/growing-up-fundiePatreon:https://www.patreon.com/sydneydavisjrjrBuzzsprout Subscriptions:https://www.buzzsprout.com/https://www.buzzsprout.com/1908164/supporters/new1908164/supporters/newYoutube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5QuI5etVfbJoTVAhbRGMkADiscord:https://discord.gg/XQNG4nD5Our Subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/GrowingUpFundie/More about the host, Sydney Davis Jr. Jr.sydneydavisjrjr.comThink you might make a great guest, or know someone who would be?Apply for yourself, or nominate someone here:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeHiy8KYW38tyKUD6MbFmOwCKdeWVHAbIA9qst1RBQf4rRPXg/viewform?usp=share_linkSupport the Show.
Growing Up Fundie, Ep. 136: Dr. Jennifer Bird on Applying Critical Thinking Skills to Reading the Bible
Feb 8 2024
Growing Up Fundie, Ep. 136: Dr. Jennifer Bird on Applying Critical Thinking Skills to Reading the Bible
*** This livestream originally aired on Monday, Jan 22nd 2024 as part of Skeptic University Week ***Watch the visual version here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAle8O47hvA Dr. Jennifer Bird joins us to discuss the most important aspects involved in unpacking what the Bible says, vs. what the Bible actually says. In her book "Permission Granted, Take the Bible into Your Own Hands," she encourages people of faith to explore the texts on their own, freed from long-held myths and misconceptions; experience the Bible anew; and appreciate this holy book for what it is, not what we think it should be. Dr. Bird has taught in New Jersey, Texas, Tennessee, North Carolina, Oregon and Virginia. Her varied background within:the United Methodist Church, education in a Presbyterian affiliated institution, time spent in several ministerial contexts, six years of graduate work in biblical studies, and more than 20 years of teaching in classrooms of all kinds inform her approach to having quite honest, and sometimes difficult, conversations about what is actually to be found in the scriptures of the Christian Bible.Find out more on her website:https://www.jennifergracebird.com/bio_______________________________________________________________Find this episode, and others here:Website:www.growingupfundiepodcast.comSpotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/2EHJGf8kGbSV9SRbqsfYKSApple Podcasts:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/growing-up-fundie/id1602008078Amazon Music:https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/ad6ac91e-c2fb-47d6-8658-df8aed941eac/growing-up-fundiePatreon:https://www.patreon.com/sydneydavisjrjrBuzzsprout Subscriptions:https://www.buzzsprout.com/https://www.buzzsprout.com/1908164/supporters/new1908164/supporters/newYoutube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5QuI5etVfbJoTVAhbRGMkADiscord:https://discord.gg/XQNG4nD5Our Subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/GrowingUpFundie/More about the host, Sydney Davis Jr. Jr.sydneydavisjrjr.comThink you might make a great guest, or know someone who would be?Apply for yourself, or nominate someone here:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeHiy8KYW38tyKUD6MbFmOwCKdeWVHAbIA9qst1RBQf4rRPXg/viewform?usp=share_linkSupport the Show.
Growing Up Fundie, Ep. 135: Stacie & Dee - On Coming Clean & Building Your Chosen Family
Feb 5 2024
Growing Up Fundie, Ep. 135: Stacie & Dee - On Coming Clean & Building Your Chosen Family
Stacie and Dee are a mother-daughter duo who co-host the podcast/YouTube Channel “Stacie’s Mom Podcast." However, before they became deconstruction and atheist-centric content creators, they were both members of the Pentecostal church in Canada.While they both led separate journeys through deconstruction, it wasn’t until Stacie finally confessed how she felt to Dee that she learned Dee had been quietly experiencing the same thoughts and feelings for several decades. In this episode, Dee and Stacie both describe their separate deconstruction journeys, and how their mother-daughter bond never wavered, but found an entirely new reason to bring them even closer together. Find out more about Stacie and Dee on their channel, here: https://www.youtube.com/@thestaciesmompodcastCheck out Secular Soapbox here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLK-HLKx4ZI5vx4m0ebcVnqARHE7FKgNac&si=eAvFNirn-oEkXLrMSupport our friend David McDonald of Deep Drinks podcast here: https://www.youtube.com/@DeepDrinks_______________________________________________Find this episode, and others here:Website:www.growingupfundiepodcast.comSpotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/2EHJGf8kGbSV9SRbqsfYKSApple Podcasts:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/growing-up-fundie/id1602008078Amazon Music:https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/ad6ac91e-c2fb-47d6-8658-df8aed941eac/growing-up-fundiePatreon:https://www.patreon.com/sydneydavisjrjrBuzzsprout Subscriptions:https://www.buzzsprout.com/https://www.buzzsprout.com/1908164/supporters/new1908164/supporters/newYoutube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5QuI5etVfbJoTVAhbRGMkADiscord:https://discord.gg/XQNG4nD5Our Subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/GrowingUpFundie/More about the host, Sydney Davis Jr. Jr.sydneydavisjrjr.comThink you might make a great guest, or know someone who would be?Apply for yourself, or nominate someone here:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeHiy8KYW38tyKUD6MbFmOwCKdeWVHAbIA9qst1RBQf4rRPXg/viewform?usp=share_linkSupport the Show.
Growing Up Fundie, Ep. 134: Aaron Yost, and His Submission to the Sovereignty of God
Feb 1 2024
Growing Up Fundie, Ep. 134: Aaron Yost, and His Submission to the Sovereignty of God
Aaron Yost identifies as a member of the Reformed faith, who often align themselves with Calvinistic beliefs. According to Encyclopedia Brittannica: (The Reform Church) sees the Bible as the only source of truth, and they accept two sacraments—baptism and Communion, or the Lord's Supper. Along with other Protestants the Reformed churches also believe that people are saved by having faith in God, not because of anything they do. The Reformed churches also believe in predestination.Predestination is the idea that God decided before you were even born whether or not you were going to heaven, or going to hell. In this episode, Aaron shares his thoughts on God, his faith, his predestined future, and what it means to accept the sovereignty of God.Aaron is a member of the Conversation Coalition, a team of four Christians and Four Atheists who have live (and free-to-attend) discussions over important and often polarizing topics related to faith and the Bible. Find out more about the Conversation Coalition on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and (if you live in Tennessee) in person!https://www.facebook.com/theconversationcoalitionInstagram: @conconashville_______________________________________________________________Find this episode, and others here:Website:www.growingupfundiepodcast.comSpotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/2EHJGf8kGbSV9SRbqsfYKSApple Podcasts:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/growing-up-fundie/id1602008078Amazon Music:https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/ad6ac91e-c2fb-47d6-8658-df8aed941eac/growing-up-fundiePatreon:https://www.patreon.com/sydneydavisjrjrBuzzsprout Subscriptions:https://www.buzzsprout.com/https://www.buzzsprout.com/1908164/supporters/new1908164/supporters/newYoutube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5QuI5etVfbJoTVAhbRGMkADiscord:https://discord.gg/XQNG4nD5Our Subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/GrowingUpFundie/Think you might make a great guest, or know someone who would be?Apply for yourself, or nominate someone here:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeHiy8KYW38tyKUD6MbFmOwCKdeWVHAbIA9qst1RBQf4rRPXg/viewform?usp=share_linkSupport the Show.
Growing Up Fundie, Ep. 132: Gary Parker, on How Changing His Mind Changed His Life
Jan 25 2024
Growing Up Fundie, Ep. 132: Gary Parker, on How Changing His Mind Changed His Life
Gary Parker spent decades of his life devoted to his faith, and to his relationship with God. However,  as recently as three years ago, Gary started to recognize that the things he'd been taught his entire life didn't make sense, and the nagging questions he'd felt in the back of his mind showed no signs of going away any time soon. In episode 132, Gary shares with us what it's like to have the foundation of your entire life as you know it, built upon a system of beliefs you no longer hold.Check out the  @TheConversationCoalition on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube! (OR - if you're in the Nashville area, sign up for their newsletter, and check them out in real life!______________________________________________________________Find this episode, and others here:Website:www.growingupfundiepodcast.comSpotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/2EHJGf8kGbSV9SRbqsfYKSApple Podcasts:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/growing-up-fundie/id1602008078Amazon Music:https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/ad6ac91e-c2fb-47d6-8658-df8aed941eac/growing-up-fundiePatreon:https://www.patreon.com/sydneydavisjrjrBuzzsprout Subscriptions:https://www.buzzsprout.com/https://www.buzzsprout.com/1908164/supporters/new1908164/supporters/newYoutube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5QuI5etVfbJoTVAhbRGMkADiscord:https://discord.gg/XQNG4nD5Our Subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/GrowingUpFundie/More about the host, Sydney Davis Jr. Jr.sydneydavisjrjr.comThink you might make a great guest, or know someone who would be?Apply for yourself, or nominate someone here:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeHiy8KYW38tyKUD6MbFmOwCKdeWVHAbIA9qst1RBQf4rRPXg/viewform?usp=share_linkSupport the Show.
Growing Up Fundie, Ep. 131: Tim C., "Being Religious Doesn't Mean You Agree with Everything"
Jan 22 2024
Growing Up Fundie, Ep. 131: Tim C., "Being Religious Doesn't Mean You Agree with Everything"
Tim Christiansen was born and raised Catholic, and still identifies as one today.However, believing in God doesn’t mean someone won’t have doubts, or questions. In Episode 131, Tim shares with us some of the things he agrees with, and disagrees with, when it comes to morality and the Catholic faith. ***This episode originally aired as part of Skeptic University Week on YouTube, January 21st - January 27th, 2024***______________________________________________________________Find this episode, and others here:Website:www.growingupfundiepodcast.comSpotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/2EHJGf8kGbSV9SRbqsfYKSApple Podcasts:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/growing-up-fundie/id1602008078Amazon Music:https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/ad6ac91e-c2fb-47d6-8658-df8aed941eac/growing-up-fundiePatreon:https://www.patreon.com/sydneydavisjrjrBuzzsprout Subscriptions:https://www.buzzsprout.com/https://www.buzzsprout.com/1908164/supporters/new1908164/supporters/newYoutube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5QuI5etVfbJoTVAhbRGMkADiscord:https://discord.gg/XQNG4nD5Our Subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/GrowingUpFundie/More about the host, Sydney Davis Jr. Jr.sydneydavisjrjr.comThink you might make a great guest, or know someone who would be?Apply for yourself, or nominate someone here:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeHiy8KYW38tyKUD6MbFmOwCKdeWVHAbIA9qst1RBQf4rRPXg/viewform?usp=share_linkSupport the Show.
Growing Up Fundie, Ep. 130: Journalist Anna Beahm on Purity Culture & Misinformation
Jan 18 2024
Growing Up Fundie, Ep. 130: Journalist Anna Beahm on Purity Culture & Misinformation
***REMINDER: Skeptic University Week begins THIS SUNDAY on my YouTube channel (linked below ). Check out 7 days of content, LIVE, or listen to it hear as the episodes post independently each week. ***Anna Beahm is a writer and journalist for Reckon (news/media), who spent the first two decades of her life steeped in conservative Evangelical Christianity. After marrying a member of ministry in the church, she began to realize she wasn’t cut out to be the stereotypical pastor’s wife. Since then, she’s made it her mission to educate herself and her audience on the importance of seeking the truth, finding accurate information, doing your own research, and trusting your gut when something doesn’t seem right. Check out some of her work below:Why Religious Freedom is More Important than Ever in 2024https://www.reckon.news/news/2024/01/why-religious-freedom-is-more-important-than-ever-in-2024.htmlAn Anti-Reading List for the New Year for Purity Culture Survivors https://www.reckon.news/news/2024/01/an-anti-reading-list-for-the-new-year-for-purity-culture-survivors.htmlAbout Reckon: https://www.reckon.news/about-us/_______________________________________________________________Find this episode, and others here:Website:www.growingupfundiepodcast.comSpotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/2EHJGf8kGbSV9SRbqsfYKSApple Podcasts:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/growing-up-fundie/id1602008078Amazon Music:https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/ad6ac91e-c2fb-47d6-8658-df8aed941eac/growing-up-fundiePatreon:https://www.patreon.com/sydneydavisjrjrBuzzsprout Subscriptions:https://www.buzzsprout.com/https://www.buzzsprout.com/1908164/supporters/new1908164/supporters/newYoutube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5QuI5etVfbJoTVAhbRGMkADiscord:https://discord.gg/XQNG4nD5Our Subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/GrowingUpFundie/More about the host, Sydney Davis Jr. Jr.sydneydavisjrjr.comThink you might make a great guest, or know someone who would be?Apply for yourself, or nominate someone here:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeHiy8KYW38tyKUD6MbFmOwCKdeWVHAbIA9qst1RBQf4rRPXg/viewform?usp=share_linkSupport the Show.
"A Beneficial Debate" (with the Recovering From Religion foundation)
Jan 15 2024
"A Beneficial Debate" (with the Recovering From Religion foundation)
This interview was originally recorded on October 13th 2023, via Zoom. It was posted to their YouTube channel in December of 2023.View the original episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watchv=qsgXtFw_eIM&list=PLbLrw9HrE2rWzudNDIS8I2jQ4irD12L1m&index=27&pp=gAQBiAQBRfR: Recovering from ReligionRecovering from Religion is an international non-profit organization that helps people who have left religion, are in process of leaving, or are dealing with problems arising out of theistic doubt or non-belief. This transitional period is an ongoing process that can result in a range of emotions, as well as a ripple effect of consequences throughout an individual’s life. We are here to help each other through this journey. For RfRx comments, inquiries & topical questions, email them at RfRx@recoveringfromreligion.org.Any time you are struggling with religious doubts or fears you can connect with a trained RfR Helpline agent 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To chat online go to http://www.recoveringfromreligion.org. To talk over the phone, dial:(844) 368-2848 in the US & Canada+3 4505 2402 in Australia+20 3856 8791 in the UK+27 11 043 5323 in South Africa_______________________________________________________________Find this episode, and others here:Website:www.growingupfundiepodcast.comSpotify:https://open.spotify.com/show/2EHJGf8kGbSV9SRbqsfYKSApple Podcasts:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/growing-up-fundie/id1602008078Amazon Music:https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/ad6ac91e-c2fb-47d6-8658-df8aed941eac/growing-up-fundiePatreon:https://www.patreon.com/sydneydavisjrjrBuzzsprout Subscriptions:https://www.buzzsprout.com/https://www.buzzsprout.com/1908164/supporters/new1908164/supporters/newYoutube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5QuI5etVfbJoTVAhbRGMkADiscord:https://discord.gg/XQNG4nD5Our Subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/GrowingUpFundie/More about the host, Sydney Davis Jr. Jr.sydneydavisjrjr.comThink you might make a great guest, or know someone who would be?Apply for yourself, or nominate someone here:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeHiy8KYW38tyKUD6MbFmOwCKdeWVHAbIA9qst1RBQf4rRPXg/viewform?usp=share_linkSupport the Show.