Religion & Spirituality:Christianity
Episode 60: In this episode, Shane Meyer-Holt and I continue talking about megachurches and toxic church cultures. We focus this conversation on the "creep", which is what happens when things change incrementally over time from the 'mild' toward something really unhealthy, coercive or toxic. But because this change happens slowly, over time, within a bubble that lacks outside perspective and with justifiable goals and aims, it can be hard to see and difficult to name or address. The 'creep' happens in relation to many aspects of church life, whether it be money, honour, altar calls, spiritual experience, purity culture, growth aspirations and so on. We also talk about how and why this happens, how it is often masked, defended and amplified, and why it's so important for all of us to be able to hear feedback from others about the impact our lives have on theirs.
Mega-health: Can a megachurch be healthy?
The Megachurch Conversation: The problem with being ”the good guys”
The Megachurch Conversation: Doublespeak
The Megachurch Conversation: Trauma, Red Flags, and Recovery
The Megachurch Conversation: Where to from here?
Another Level Part 4: The Megachurch Playbook
Another Level Part 3: The Megachurch Playbook
Another Level Part 2: The Megachurch Playbook
Another Level Part 1: The Megachurch Playbook
Critical Conversations: On misogyny and abuse of power - with Dr Jeff Crabtree
Christians Against Christianity - with Dr Obery Hendricks
Blinded by the ”truth”
When narcissism finds religion
Feeding the machine
The multiple paths of ”deconstruction”
Life after death, panpsychism and the plausibility of hope - with Dr Thomas Jay Oord
The "mark of the beast" - it's not the end of the world after all
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