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Ryan Meeks is the founding pastor of EastLake Community Church outside of Seattle, Washington. A couple of years ago, EastLake became one of the first evangelical megachurches in America to support full inclusion and affirmation of LGBTQ+ people. In the process, Ryan also transitioned out of evangelicalism. The fallout was huge but still hundreds stayed and Ryan shares his story with Bart.
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Sammy Rangel is a transformed man: a former far-right extremist who had a powerful change in his life and is now the Executive Director of Life After Hate, a nonprofit that works with ‘radicalized’ individuals in extremist movements and assists them in leaving the movements and reforming their lives (among other things).
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How do men take the natural thoughts and urges they have and channel them appropriately? How do men grapple with their nature, while remaining safe and steadfast for the women in their lives?
Bart takes a look at the issue in this episode, including:
- All men need to grapple with this
- Bart talks about a story from college that changed him
- Article: The unexamined brutality of the male libido
- Christianity makes sins out of someone’s thoughts, but secular people should avoid doing so
- A scene from Seinfeld
- What humanism can offer the world in this moment
Bart tells a story from his days as a Christian evangelist after having been to a storytelling workshop. In this episode he talks about storytelling as one of the most powerful tools that we have, and which binds us together as a tribe.
Jennifer Howd is an author, a developmental editor, and a UCLA-certified mindfulness facilitator. In this episode, Bart and Jennifer talk about her book, her work and how the principles she’s developed can help people live a better and more fulfilling life.
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