This podcast is giving me a helpful way to look at the bible. It amazes me how much I did not grasp about the bible when I was a Christian because I was trying to believe the “correct” things.
Love the background of both the host. Coming from an evangelical background and rehearing all these stories that I grew up with in a different light is….not always Comfortable. However it’s funny, it’s informative and it’ll make you reflect on a lot of these stories we’ve heard growing up. Thanks y’all for doing this podcast!
Tori and Justin have become guides for me as I’ve reshaped my relationship with the Bible after deconverting. I finish every episode grateful that there are others who are re-thinking things in the same way that I have. You will laugh, learn, and fall in love with the hosts and guests!
I only recently discovered podcasts about deconstruction (having only recently realized that there was a word to describe my experience over the last 10ish years). I’ve listened to so many great ones but “Go Home Bible” is absolutely what I was looking for without even knowing it. The content is so good- it’s thought provoking and also entertaining. I feel understood, less alone on this weird journey and totally, completely validated. I’m obsessed.
This is a great podcast for those who want to introduce their teens to Bible stories from a secular perspective— and also immunize them, so to speak, from biblical literalism/inerrancy evangelism
I grew up in the American evangelical/fundamentalist homeschooling subculture, and while I walked away from Christianity in my early twenties, many of my friends from then didn’t. This podcast feels like the conversations with friends that I wish I could have been a part of. The hosts excellently articulate and explore many of the same questions I also faced (e.g. power versus goodness in the Job episode).
Entertaining content for those who want to take a more critical look at the Bible. I personally appreciate this content because it gives a more sensible and sane perspective on the formative Bible stories heard at a younger (and more gullible) age. This podcast is a healing ointment and a good time!
...read these ancient texts with context and understanding of cultural references from the times they were written in? What gives them the right to articulate the holes in these old stories? Who do they think they are providing such thoughtful exegesis of the writings while providing fun banter to go along with? Ok, I’ll bite...
The best godamned version of the Bible! Drunk Sunday school - I’m in. So great, please make more episodes, can’t wait to see what’s next!
Growing up in church, I literally had these stories memorized and had so many of the questions mentioned here. This podcast is awesome and funny and I believe will be a great tool for “the Word of God is literal” mistaken culture. Congrats on your pod! I’ll be waiting for new episodes every week!
Starting right near the beginning in Genesis 6, Tori Williams Douglass and Justin Gentry's podcast is straightforward and accurate to the text while being laugh out loud funny at times. A must-listen for anyone who wants to know more about the Bible.