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Reconciling the Past - From Deconstruction to Reconnection - 105

By Jeff Manildi & Allen O'Brien

What do we do with our Evangelical roots in reconciling the past?  How do we navigate our former relationships? Jeff and Allen review their own efforts to reconnect and reframe at this point in their journeys through the post-evangelical wilderness and offer a few ideas that have helped them immensely along the way. And in the spirit of reflection, they name the top three things from their childhoods that didn’t hold up so well.   Reconciling the Past Conversation (01:00) Top 3 Things From Our Childhood That Did Not Age Well Segment (43:52)   RELEVANT LINKS From Our Conversation on Reconciling the Past The United Church of Christ, aka the UCC (Christian Denomination) Hot Fuzz (2007 Film) O'Brien, Oregon Why Most Evangelicals Don’t Condemn Trump (Article) How fights over Trump have led evangelicals to leave their churches Article) From Our Top 3 Segment How I Met Your Mother (2005 TV Series) IT (2017 Film) IT (1990 TV Mini-series) Big League Chew Buttercream gang movie highlights (YouTube Video) McGee and Me! (Christian Video Series) Friends (1994 TV Series)   THANK YOU Thank you Katherine for your kind review of the show in Apple Podcasts!  She writes, “Fantastic for theology geeks and Christians with questions... I love this podcast! I have a Bachelor of Divinity, and Irenicast helps me to keep my theology brain going. Allen, Jeff & Mona and their guests have also opened my eyes to ways I can be more inclusive and more like Jesus.”   YOUR SUPPORT Thank you for listening to Irenicast.  If you appreciate the show please consider sharing your appreciation by rating, reviewing and/or subscribing to the podcast on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or whatever platform you’re listening on. You can also help support the show financially by going to to do your Amazon shopping.  This will cost you nothing, but Amazon will give a portion of the proceeds to the show.   IRENCAST HOSTS Jeff Manildi | co-host and producer | Jeff is the husband to an incredibly strong woman and father of two captivating young ladies.  He is currently the Director of Discipleship at a United Methodist church on the central coast of California.  In addition to getting his B.A. in Theology, he also received his ordination through the prestigious online organization of The Universal Life Church whose alumni include the likes of Conan O’Brien and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.  Jeff loves all things that tell a story: people, movies, tv, music, comics, etc. You can follow Jeff (@JeffManildi) on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter.  Also check out Jeff’s other podcast Divine Cinema.   Allen O’Brien | co-host | Allen received his B.A. in Biblical Studies from The Master's College and an M.A. in Theology and Biblical Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary, making him the illegitimate child of both conservative and moderately progressive evangelicalism. He has worked in church ministry since 2006 and is currently solo-pastoring at his local UCC congregation. When not ministering, Allen throws things to his border collie Sonata and writes for multiple platforms. You can follow Allen (@AllenOB) on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, & Good Reads.  Also if you are in the Sacramento, CA area check out Allen’s brick and mortar version of this podcast called Intersections.   ADD YOUR VOICE TO THE CONVERSATION Join our post-evangelical conversations on faith and culture by interacting with us through the following links: Read Us on our blog Irenicon Email Us at Follow Us on Twitter and Google+ Like Us on Facebook Listen & Subscribe to Us on iTunes, Google Play, Android, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, iHeart Radio, Spreaker and SoundCloud Speak to Us on our Feedback Page and the Post Evangelical Facebook Group See Us on Instagram Support Us on Amazon Love Us?   CREDITS Intro and Outro music created by Mike Golin.   This post may contain affiliate links.  An Irenicon is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

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