Recovering from Religion

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"Recovering from Religion" is an international community for those who have questions or doubts about their faith. We aren’t here to talk you out of or into faith, just provide a safe place to examine what you believe. And perhaps, why you believe it.Your hosts, authors Tim Rymel, M.Ed., and Bill Pr… read more

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E18: “Divine Currency” with Devin Singh

July 11th, 2019


Dr. Devin Singh is a social theorist and scholar of religion and theology, serving as Associate Professor of Religion at Dartmouth College. He …

E17: Gender Non-Conformity in the Faith Community

June 28th, 2019


In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall riots, we’ve put together this special PRIDE edition. First, we proudly introduce our new …

E16: Leaving Mormonism…with a Song

June 13th, 2019


Angela Soffe grew up in the Mormon faith, while living abroad in Southeast Asia. When she came back to America for college, it was culture shock on …

E15: The Power of Cults

May 16th, 2019


Cults come in a variety of expressions, though they have commonalities. Our guest for this episode is an expert on this subject, as well as a former …

E14: Beneath the Hare Krishna Message of Peace and Higher Consciousness

April 26th, 2019


Nitai Joseph was born into a Hare Krishna family. After becoming very devout as a teenager, he joined an offshoot sect, and moved to a small, off-grid monastery in Northern California. 

For almost seven years, Nitai was …

E13: Religious Abuse

March 29th, 2019


Debbie Glander is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, cofounder of Authenticity Workshops, and a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator, utilizing …

E12: From Make-Up Tips to Faith Deconstruction

March 12th, 2019


Sarah Rocksdale created her YouTube channel in 2011 to share her passion for topics such as beauty, fashion, fitness, and lifestyle. She won the Rimmel London Look contest and was a NYX Cosmetics Face Awards finalist …

E11: Scientology and Critical Thinking

February 26th, 2019


Chris Shelton grew up in Scientology, and was a Sea Org member for more than 17 years. Since his exit, he’s been a passionate, outspoken critic, to …

E10: Sarah and Becca – Facing Changes as a Couple

February 13th, 2019


We were excited for our first interview with a married couple! 

Sarah Austin, a transgender woman, grew up in a small town as a “vanilla Christian” working in conservative talk radio. Her wife Becca grew up as a …

E9: Atheist Pastor Luke King

January 23rd, 2019


Tim and Bill discuss the many ways people re-examine, and often abandoned, their faith, as well as the many emotions that go with it.

Then they’re joined by Luke King, a former Four-Square, Pentecostal Pastor and now …

E8: Lloyd Evans talks Jehovah's Witnesses

January 11th, 2019


Lloyd Evans is a much sought-after expert on Jehovah's Witnesses, the religion of his upbringing. He’s the founder of, and author of “The Reluctant Apostate” which is both a memoir and a reference guide. He …

E7: A New Year with Recovering from Religion

January 3rd, 2019


To start off 2019, our guests are Dr. Darrel Ray, the psychologist and author who founded Recovering from Religion and currently serves as president, …

E6: Everyone's Agnostic with Cass Midgley

December 19th, 2018


Who earns a Masters degree in Theological Studies…as an atheist? Cass Midgley did! But his infatuation with God began much earlier. As a boy, he knew …

E5: Gothardism with Micah J. Murray

December 11th, 2018


In the 70s and 80s, a prominent and influential name among Fundamental / Evangelical Christians was Bill Gothard, and his Institute in Basic Youth …

E4: Anger and Grace with John Smid

December 4th, 2018


At one time, John Smid was one the most well-known names in “ex-gay” leadership, as the Executive Director of the country’s largest Conversion Therapy programs. These days, he lives a quiet live with his husband in a …

E3: Fundamental Politics with Yvette Cantu Schneider

November 20th, 2018


Author Yvette Cantu Schneider recalls her work as policy analyst for the right-wing, politico-religious organization, the Family Research Council, …

E2: QuickiePod "Boy Erased"

November 12th, 2018


Hosts Tim Rymel and Bill Prickett were both once involved in Conversion Therapy, and they discuss the new movie, “Boy Erased,” based on the true …

E1: Intro of Podcast and Co-Hosts

October 25th, 2018


Former conversion therapy survivors, authors and speakers, now co-hosts, Tim Rymel and Bill Prickett kick off Recovering from Religion’s new podcast, with introductions and personal stories.

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