333: When I Spoke in Tongues, with Jessica Wilbanks

Jessica Wilbanks grew up in a fundamentalist Pentecostal church on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay, and then, at 16, walked away from the church. Ever since, she’s been haunted by the world she left behind and wrote a book about it, just released: When I Spoke in Tongues.

In this conversation with Bart Campolo, Jessica talks about growing up in her family, the “loss of an assumptive world” with her loss of faith, having a nervous breakdown in college, transcendent experiences and the Holy Spirit, the early days of Pentecostalism, her mother defending her from an angry pastor, her bisexuality and more.

We’re giving away 3 copies of Jessica’s book! Just leave a public review of this podcast on iTunes (link here), take a screenshot of your review and then send it to . Good luck!

Jessica’s website is JessicaWilbanks.com.


By | 2022-08-10T03:39:59+00:00 November 13th, 2018|Podcast|

About the Author:

Bart Campolo is a secular community builder, counselor and writer who currently serves as the Humanist Chaplain at the University of Cincinnati. Listen to his podcast HERE!