Bible Bash: Trickery, Discrimination, and Dinah -- Genesis 34

Trigger Warning: This show contains references to sexual assault and extreme violence which comes directly out of Genesis chapter 34. (Who said the Bible is "family-friendly?") Liam Hooper takes on a difficult text: Genesis 34 which tells the story of Dinah, the daughter of Leah and of Jacob. One day Dinah, a young woman of marrying age, leaves the family compound on the edge of a Hivite settlement to visit the women of the region. According to the writer of the account: 2 When Shechem son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the region, saw her, he seized her and lay with her by force. 3 And his soul was drawn to Dinah daughter of Jacob; he loved the girl, and spoke tenderly to her. 4 So Shechem

Sacred Tension: Basic Glitches, Pt. 1 - You're Killing My Vibe

In this episode of Sacred Tension, I'm joined by friend and colleague Matt Langston to discuss his latest album Basic Glitches. We talk about our long and traumatic journeys out of evangelical Christianity, sexual purity culture, and much more. You can listen to this episode on Spotify, Podbean, Apple Podcasts, your favorite podcast app, or on the player below. Listen to Basic Glitches on Spotify here. Join the Sacred Tension Discord community here. Find the Sacred Tension Book Shop here.

Bubble&Squeak: Phallic Fruit

Part one: A true story about getting re-gayed. It’s entitled “Do you need lube to go with that that?" Part two: A quick visit to the Homo No Mo Halfway House. It was 17 years ago this month Peterson Toscano first premiered this Ex-Gay Exposé. Through eight characters in 90 minutes he comically critiqued America’s most notorious conversion therapy program. Part three: a sound slice: The Citadel Military College, Charleston, SC Listen to the episode on your favorite podcast app or in the player below. Find Peterson on Twitter @p2son Logo design by Christine Bakke Find the Bubble&Squeak Book Shop here Bubble&Squeak is a podcast with uncanny sounds, funny interludes, and stories—most weird, many

Sacred Tension: On Satanism and Atheism

Find the transcript of this mini episode here. You can listen to this episode on Spotify, Podbean, Apple Podcasts, your favorite podcast app, or on the player below. Join the Sacred Tension Discord community here. Find the Sacred Tension Book Shop here.

Sacred Tension: Science, Satanism, and Supernaturalism, feat. Priest Penemue

In this episode of Sacred Tension, Stephen is joined once more by Priest Penemue of the Satanic Temple to discuss supernaturalism, theism, and the Fifth tenet of the Satanic Temple. The fifth tenet reads, “Beliefs should conform to our best scientific understanding of the world. We should take care never to distort scientific facts to fit our beliefs.” Listen to this episode on Podbean, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, your favorite podcast app, or on the player below. Find Priest Penemue here. Join the Sacred Tension Discord community here. Find the Sacred Tension Book Shop here.

Sacred Tension: Love and Quasars, feat. Paul Wallace

In this episode of Sacred Tension, Stephen speaks with pastor, author, and astrophysicist Paul Wallace about his journey as an astrophysicist who can’t shake his faith in God. They discuss Galileo, quantum physics, the interactions between faith and science, why Stephen personally doesn't believe in God, and much more. You can listen to this episode on Spotify, Podbean, Apple Podcasts, your favorite podcast app, or on the player below. Find Paul Wallace’s work here. Join the Sacred Tension Discord community here. Find the Sacred Tension Book Shop here.

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