Podcast with Drunk Ex-Pastors

Screen Shot 2020-05-11 at 12.10.41 AMAbout a year ago I got a message from Christian, who asked if I’d be interested in being interviewed for their podcast, Drunk Ex-Pastors. Well, that name alone…!. We exchanged messages over several months…

“We have a lot of listeners who are struggling as they come out of religion. My co-host is Catholic but we both lost a lot leaving evangelicalism behind. Continue reading

Episode 103: Ethics, Morality, and America with Ojo Taylor

Steve Hackman

In April of 2017 I had a long conversation about my journey out of Christianity with Steve Hackman that ended up in two installments of his fantastic podcast series, Beyond the Pale. We recently had a follow-up conversation that went beyond those basics – pretty far beyond. Continue reading

Conversations on Hell

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Herrad of Landsberg (Alsatian, c. 1130 – 1195): Hell, from Hortus Deliciarum

It’s very clear that the afterlife and what it may look like means many different things to many different believers. Some have worked through the immorality that comes with belief in hell and the many other problems associated with it Continue reading

“Ojo Taylor Returns”: Interview #2 in Down The Line

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One of the most widely-read posts on my little site is the first interview I did for Down The Line magazine in 2010 where I publicly discussed not being able to accept the tenets of any version of Christianity any longer.  In 2017 I was approached by Doug Peterson to do a follow-up interview, published in July, 2017.  Here is that interview.  Continue reading

The Bitter Truth Podcast

I had this really fun discussion with longtime friend and musical troublemaker Abe Abdelhadi, wherein we liken leaving religion to death by a thousand paper cuts while increasing compassion for those we strongly disagree with.  We also consider the critically important ways to sprinkle correctly pigeon blood while asking, “This is the book we get?!”  Continue reading

My Last Interview Before Coming Out

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MySpace was still a thing in July, 2009 when I received a request for an online interview.  I was in a very strange and transitional place.  My Christian house of cards had suddenly fallen and I had just realized that I could no longer consider myself a believer in any meaningful sense although I still had questions; lots of questions. I had told nobody about my current thinking.  Continue reading

My Mailbag: Christianity and the Recent News Cycle

Moore for God

There has been an awful lot written lately about American Evangelicalism and the current political landscape. Not only is America deeply divided, but that divide cuts deeply through American Christianity as well. Continue reading