May 25, 2021

53. Blake Chastain on Making Space for Exvangelicals

53. Blake Chastain on Making Space for Exvangelicals

Making Space for our own spiritual journey often takes us down a path of leaving our familiar religious community and that can leave one feeling disoriented and alone. This week’s Space Maker is Blake Chastain, someone who has spent the last five years connecting people who have the shared story of experiencing a faith shift. Blake is the host of the Exvangelical and Powers & Principalities podcasts and is the writer of The Post-Evangelical Post newsletter. Blake coined the #exvangelical hashtag, alongside the launch of the Exvangelical podcast, in July 2016 and since then, the podcast has been downloaded over 500,000 times. Thanks to Blake, exvangelical conversations and communities have proliferated online. We talk to Blake about why he thinks public conversations about faith shifts are important, why he challenges the system that is stacked in his favor, and the importance of story when it comes to understanding yourself and others.

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This week’s episode was edited by Josephine Jael Jimenez

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