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I didn't know about this group at all, but I'm excited to be a part of it. My name is Clint Heacock, and I was an evangelical pastor and Bible college teacher for over 20 years. I walked away first from the church about 10 years ago, then I've been deconstructing my faith for a long time too. Currently, I host the MindShift podcast, which I've been doing for nearly 3 years now, in which I interview people from all walks of faith and life. Since January, I've been focusing on the world of the cults, and specifically how evangelicalism shares many characteristics with cults.

 

Glad to be in here! Oh--if you're on Twitter, you can find me @MindShift2018. 

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Welcome Mindshift :)

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Welcome to Ex-C, @MindShift

 

I know this is all likely present in your videos and what not but could you share, briefly (or otherwise),  a little about your previous  bout with Christendom and why you experienced said shift. 

 

    - MOHO (Mind Of His Own)

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Welcome @MindShift

 

Glad you found us. Will have to have a listen to your podcast - got a link? And I have been thinking of doing the 'twitter' so if I do I'll look you up... probably have a different handle though. :D

 

Hope you enjoy your times here!

 

LF

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28 minutes ago, LogicalFallacy said:

Will have to have a listen to your podcast - got a link?

 

https://www.ex-christian.net/topic/82118-deconstruction-you’re-not-crazy-you’re-growing-with-david-hayward-“the-naked-pastor”/

 

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5 hours ago, MindShift said:

I didn't know about this group at all, but I'm excited to be a part of it. My name is Clint Heacock, and I was an evangelical pastor and Bible college teacher for over 20 years. I walked away first from the church about 10 years ago, then I've been deconstructing my faith for a long time too. Currently, I host the MindShift podcast, which I've been doing for nearly 3 years now, in which I interview people from all walks of faith and life. Since January, I've been focusing on the world of the cults, and specifically how evangelicalism shares many characteristics with cults.

 

Glad to be in here! Oh--if you're on Twitter, you can find me @MindShift2018. 

 

 

Welcome.  Pull up a chair, relax and feel free to write many substantive posts about topics of your won choosing.  There are many intelligent, kind and interesting folks here that enjoy listening/reading.

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Thanks for the welcome! I am definitely looking forward to meeting a new tribe of ex-Christians, ex-evangelicals, fundamentalists, ex-cult member, whoever!

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6 hours ago, Joshpantera said:

Welcome Clint! Good to have you aboard. 

Thanks, glad to have found this community.

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11 hours ago, webmdave said:

Welcome, Clint!

 

 

Thanks!

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8 hours ago, MOHO said:

Welcome to Ex-C, @MindShift

 

I know this is all likely present in your videos and what not but could you share, briefly (or otherwise),  a little about your previous  bout with Christendom and why you experienced said shift. 

 

    - MOHO (Mind Of His Own)

 

 

Oh man...where do I even start? I've spent most of my adult life either in Christian education as a student (Bible college, seminary, PhD), or involved in ministry as a pastor for 12 years, then a Bible college teacher for 8. Like many others, I burned out in ministry when we had to close our church in Portland, OR, many years ago, and decided I wanted nothing to do with the church ever again. But I considered myself very much a Christian still.

 

I had already begun deconstructing by reading progressive Christian authors like Bell, McLaren and Donald Miller. This caused me to question much of what I'd been taught was true; I jettisoned a lot of it in this process, but still held on to my core beliefs. Then as I did my PhD, I really took a hard look at a lot of what was left, and ultimately dropped the final few pieces. Now I'd consider myself more of an agnostic than anything else.

 

So yeah, I've done my podcast for the last few years as a way to publicly process the deconstruction, and now reconstruction, journey I've been on. You can find my archived episodes on PodBean at http://mindshiftpodcast.podbean.com, or subscribe on iTunes at https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/mindshift-podcast/id1199559501.

 

I've also done a lot of writing on my blog, http://preachersforum.com/blog/ and also on Medium as well. Here's a link to an article there: https://medium.com/@clintheacock/reconstruction-after-deconstruction-post-evangelicalism-96127ee9fed5

 

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22 hours ago, LogicalFallacy said:

 

And I have been thinking of doing the 'twitter' so if I do I'll look you up... 

 

 

Don't do it!  Don’t do the Twitter!  

Seriously, Twitter makes almost everybody it touches snarkier and addicted to outrage.  It’ll make you want to take a shower every time you log off. 

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14 hours ago, MindShift said:

 

Unfortunately Medium wants me to pay to read your articles. Let me know if you would be interested in cross-posting any of your stuff to the main blog at https://new.exchristian.net.

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30 minutes ago, TABA said:

 

Don't do it!  Don’t do the Twitter!  

Seriously, Twitter makes almost everybody it touches snarkier and addicted to outrage.  It’ll make you want to take a shower every time you log off. 

 

Yes, hence to this point I haven't... but I so want to go bash some religious trolls with some logic.

 

I mean if god wants us to stone gays should we stone Christians who work on the sabbath? These are important questions!

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