"Sacred Tension is the podcast about the spiritual discipline of asking questions. Every week I cover a different topic, ranging from Satanism, to Marxism, to surviving a cult, to exploring Christianity as an LGBT person."
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|Fri, 30 Sep 2022 13:32:49 -0300||The Satanic Temple Vs. Religious Discrimination | Lucien Greaves||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I'm joined by Lucien Greaves to discuss The Satanic Temple's legal battle against religious discrimination in Boston.
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|Fri, 16 Sep 2022 13:59:29 -0300||How Not To Be Afraid | Gareth Higgins||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I'm joined by author, activist, and storyteller Gareth Higgins to talk about his new book How Not To Be Afraid. We discuss the challenges some modern men face, how growing up during the Troubles in northern Ireland info...||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-STHowNotToBeAfraid||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/how-not-to-be-afraid-gareth-higgins/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/qym4ev/STHowNotToBeAfraid.mp3|
|Sun, 11 Sep 2022 11:47:15 -0300||Religious Blasphemy 101 | Matt Langston||In this episode in Sacred Tension, I am joined by my friend Matt Langston of the formerly Christian punk-pop band Eleventyseven to explore the finer points of Satanic religious blasphemy.
You can read the companion article to this episode here: https://...
|Sun, 04 Sep 2022 12:16:02 -0300||Just Enjoy Things | Vyvyan des Esseintes||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I am joined by dandy and Minister of Satan Vyvyan des Esseintes to discuss the restorative power of enjoying things in times of crisis. We discuss fandoms, music, wrestling, Magic: The Gathering, and much more.
|Fri, 26 Aug 2022 13:29:21 -0300||The Ancient Roots of Modern Satanism | La Carmina||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I speak with La Carmina about her new book The Little Book of Satanism. We discuss the deep roots of Satanic thought, key historic moments that shaped modern Satanism, the Satanic subculture in Japan, and much more.
|Sat, 20 Aug 2022 12:31:28 -0300||The Freedom to Offend | Lucien Greaves||In this episode of Sacred Tension, Lucien Greaves and I talk about the attempted assassination of free speech hero Salman Rushdie, the Fourth Tenet of the Satanic Temple, the importance of offense in a pluralistic democracy, how Surveillance Capitalism d...||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-STLucienGreavesRighttoOffend||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/the-freedom-to-offend-lucien-greaves/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/crky5r/STLucienGreavesRighttoOffend.mp3|
|Fri, 12 Aug 2022 05:00:00 -0300||Digital Safety in an Age of Theocracy | Karl Kasarda of InRangeTV||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I speak with hacker, privacy expert, Minister of Satan, and Youtuber Karl Kasarda about how to protect our privacy online as religious minorities.
Find Kasarda's youtube channel InRangeTV here: https://www.youtube.com/...
|Fri, 05 Aug 2022 13:54:14 -0300||Vehicles of Transcendence | Minister Levi Walbert||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I speak with Buddhist Minister Levi Walbert about his recent thesis on the theology of The Satanic Temple. We discuss the similarities between Buddhism and Satanism; Satanic aesthetic, practice, and philosophy as a vehi...||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-LeviST||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/vehicles-of-transcendence-minister-levi-walbert/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/cvkfi5/LeviST.mp3|
|Tue, 26 Jul 2022 22:21:50 -0300||The Threat of Theocracy | Lucien Greaves||In this episode of Sacred Tension, Lucien Greaves and I discuss the recent arson attack on The Satanic Temple headquarters, the overturning of Roe V Wade, and the purity of spirals of the left.
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|Tue, 19 Jul 2022 20:42:57 -0300||The Constitution of Knowledge | Jonathan Rauch||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I speak with author, journalist, and gay activist Jonathan Rauch about his brilliant new book The Constitution of Knowledge. We discuss free speech, minority identity, cancel culture, the existential threat from the far...||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-STThe_Constitution_of_Knowledge9tcry||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/the-constitution-of-knowledge-jonathan-rauch/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/stbjk4/STThe_Constitution_of_Knowledge9tcry.mp3|
|Tue, 12 Jul 2022 15:06:01 -0300||The Death of Roe V Wade | Chalice Blythe||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I am joined by Chalice Blythe for a follow-up episode about the demise of Roe V Wade. Chalice and I discuss strategies and principles for long-term resistance against theocracy.
Find my previous conversation with Chali...
|Tue, 05 Jul 2022 14:22:43 -0300||Life and Times in Satanic America | Jack Matirko||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I am joined by Satanic columnist Jack Matirko to discuss his new book Needs Must: Life and Times in Satanic America 2017-2021. We discuss the highlights of recent Satanic history, his religious upbringing, and his inves...||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-STNeedsMust||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/life-and-times-in-satanic-america-jack-matirko/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/9hh2rb/STNeedsMust.mp3|
|Tue, 28 Jun 2022 20:05:06 -0300||Out of White Supremacy | Brad Galloway||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I speak with Brad Galloway about his journey out of white supremacy and his current work to deradicalize white supremacists.
Resources: https://www.lifeafterhate.org/ https://socialscienceandhumanities.ontariotechu.ca/c...
|Sat, 18 Jun 2022 22:48:06 -0300||Satanists in Uniform | Minister James Payne||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I speak with Minister James Payne about The Satanic Temple's Uniformed Coalition Campaign. We also discuss his activism for religious minorities within the military, his journey to Satanism, and the tensions within our ...||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-STUniformed_Coalitionaztq1||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/satanists-in-uniform-minister-james-payne/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/7n8nv3/STUniformed_Coalitionaztq1.mp3|
|Fri, 10 Jun 2022 12:58:36 -0300||Mythmaking and Poetic Faith | Tony Wolf||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I speak with writer, hobbit, and kiwi Tony Wolf about nontheistic religion, mythmaking, and merging ritual and enchantment with skepticism.
Find Tony's article about Oscar Wilde's materialist spirituality here: https:/...
|Fri, 03 Jun 2022 13:01:44 -0300||The Struggle For Justice is Ongoing with Chalice Blythe||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I am joined by my friend and Satanic Temple colleague Chalice Blythe to discuss the likely demise of Roe V Wade and bodily autonomy.
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|Fri, 27 May 2022 06:00:00 -0300||The Reactionary Trap with Seth Moskowitz||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I am joined by Seth Moskowitz to discuss his recent article The Reactionary Trap in Persuasion Magazine, which describes how progressive people can fall down a reactionary, extremist rabbit hole.
Read the Reactionary Tr...
|Tue, 10 May 2022 13:51:13 -0300||Keith Frankish on The Real Magic of the Material World||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I am joined by philosopher Keith Frankish to discuss the ways in which our intuitions about consciousness might be completely wrong, the fundamental magic of the physical world, and how his philosophy and my Satanism mi...||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-STKeithFrankishFINAL||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/keith-frankish-on-the-real-magic-of-the-material-world/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/7bujfc/STKeithFrankishFINAL.mp3|
|Wed, 04 May 2022 14:30:26 -0300||Decoding the Gurus with Christopher Kavanagh and Matthew Browne||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I am joined by the hosts of Decoding the Gurus to take a critical look at the gurus of the internet age, including Jordan Peterson, the Weinstein Brothers, and Sam Harris. We do an in-depth run-through of their Guromete...||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-STDecodingtheGurusFINAL||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/decoding-the-gurus-with-christopher-kavanagh-and-matthew-browne/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/fjpxwz/STDecodingtheGurusFINAL.mp3|
|Tue, 26 Apr 2022 18:09:41 -0300||Satanic Monasticism with Sister Zither||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I speak with Satanist and scholar of monasticism Sister Zither about how we might incorporate monastic practice into modern Satanism.
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|Wed, 23 Mar 2022 13:11:14 -0300||The Reconciliation of Christ and Satan with Lucien Greaves||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I am joined once again by Lucien Greaves, founder and spokesperson of The Satanic Temple. We discuss the philosophical underpinnings of TST, the influence of The Process Church of the Final Judgement on the development ...||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-STReconciliation_of_Opposites98dag||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/the-reconciliation-of-christ-and-satan-with-lucien-greaves/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/4bxzdm/STReconciliation_of_Opposites98dag.mp3|
|Tue, 15 Mar 2022 15:32:47 -0300||The Headless Way with Richard Lang||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I speak with Richard Lang about the Headless Way, a meditation method pioneered by Douglas Harding. We discuss the fundamental nature of consciousness, how the Headless Way expands empathy, how Headlessness might connec...||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-STRichardLangHeadlessWay2||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/the-headless-way-with-richard-lang/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/bjw5u6/STRichardLangHeadlessWay2.mp3|
|Tue, 08 Mar 2022 16:52:32 -0400||Atheist Revolt with Aron Ra||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I speak with famed atheist activist and youtuber Aron Ra. We discuss the battle against encroaching theocracy in his home state of Texas, his coming out as a Satanist, whether Satanism qualifies as a religion, and much ...||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-ST_Aron_Ra_FINALa5sst||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/atheist-revolt-with-aron-ra/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/56dcki/ST_Aron_Ra_FINALa5sst.mp3|
|Mon, 28 Feb 2022 16:40:40 -0400||Satan in the Courthouse with Matthew Kezhaya||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I speak with Matthew Kezhaya, who is the legal council for The Satanic Temple. We discuss The Satanic Temple's legal battles, free speech, religious freedom, and much more.
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|Tue, 15 Feb 2022 19:51:25 -0400||House of Heretics Unlocked: The God Helmet||This is an unlocked episode of my patrons-only podcast House of Heretics. If you like what you hear, please consider supporting me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/StephenBradfordLong||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-HOH_Headless_Wayb1tg5||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/house-of-heretics-unlocked-the-god-helmet/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/s2dhs7/HOH_Headless_Wayb1tg5.mp3|
|Tue, 08 Feb 2022 18:37:12 -0400||Dandyism, Decadence, and Satanism with Minister Vyvyan des Esseintes||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I'm joined by my friend and colleague Vyvyan to discuss Satanism, decadent literature, and how dandyism is an act of queer rebellion.
Vyvyan's recommended reading: Who Is a Dandy? by George Walden https://www.amazon.co...
|Mon, 31 Jan 2022 16:01:24 -0400||Remembering Christopher Hitchens with Ben Burgis||Socialist author, podcaster, and professor Ben Burgis returns to discuss his latest book on the late Christopher Hitchens.
Find Burgis's new book here: https://www.amazon.com/Christopher-Hitchens-Right-Wrong-Matters/dp/1789047455/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2CNGXCYG...
|Mon, 24 Jan 2022 16:27:54 -0400||Panpsychism and the Hard Problem of Consciousness with Philip Goff||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I speak with philosopher Philip Goff about panpsychism, the nature of consciousness, the potential limits of materialism, and much more. Find Philip Goff here: https://www.philipgoffphilosophy.com/
Philip Goff's twitter...
|Mon, 17 Jan 2022 18:18:17 -0400||Psychopathy and Compassion with Minister Dex Desjardins||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I speak with my friend and colleague Dex Desjardins about his recent diagnosis of Antisocial Personal Disorder. We discuss how he experiences the world, the difference between compassion and empathy, his work in ...||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-ST_Psychopathy_and_Compassion_FINAL9mwo9||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/psychopathy-and-compassion-with-minister-dex-desjardins/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/p9r6th/ST_Psychopathy_and_Compassion_FINAL9mwo9.mp3|
|Mon, 10 Jan 2022 16:00:47 -0400||Bridget Eileen Rivera On How the Church Crushes LGBT People||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I speak with sociologist and Christian LGBT author Bridget Eileen Rivera about her new book Heavy Burdens: Seven Ways LGBT People Experience Harm in the Church.
Find Bridget Eileen Rivera here: https://bridgeteileenriv...
|Sat, 18 Dec 2021 06:00:00 -0400||Compassionate Satanism with Lilith Starr||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I speak with Lilith Starr about her new book Compassionate Satanism. We discuss her path to The Satanic Temple from LaVeyan Satanism, how Satanism helped her get sober, her experience as a homeless person, and much more...||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-ST_Compassionate_Satanism6rb46||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/compassionate-satanism-with-lilith-starr/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/fheqce/ST_Compassionate_Satanism6rb46.mp3|
|Sat, 11 Dec 2021 06:00:00 -0400||Godless Awe with Matt Langston of Eleventyseven||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I speak with long-time friend and colleague Matt Langston of Eleventyseven. We discuss his new album Revenge of the Mountain Medley, his journey out of the Christian music industry, and our spiritual journeys away from ...||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-ST_Godless_Awe8tmu7||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/godless-awe-with-matt-langston-of-eleventyseven/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/pqt5b3/ST_Godless_Awe8tmu7.mp3|
|Sun, 14 Nov 2021 12:47:24 -0400||Orgies, Cults, and Lies with Lucien Greaves||In this episode of Sacred Tension, Lucien Greaves returns to discuss every allegation of fascism and antisemitism against him and The Satanic Temple.||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-Sacred_Tension_Lucien_Newsweekbhy34||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/orgies-cults-and-lies-with-lucien-greaves/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/a6fmg5/Sacred_Tension_Lucien_Newsweekbhy34.mp3|
|Sun, 31 Oct 2021 22:40:26 -0300||Conform Or Be Cast Out with Logan Albright||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I speak with pagan, author, and libertarian anarchist Logan Albright about his book Conform Or Be Cast Out. We discuss the literal demonization of outsiders, how to interact with political and ideological outsiders, and...||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-ST_Conform_or_be_cast_out8xi1c||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/conform-or-be-cast-out-with-logan-albright/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/ybagad/ST_Conform_or_be_cast_out8xi1c.mp3|
|Sat, 23 Oct 2021 06:00:00 -0300||Rituals for Death and Dying with Shiva Honey||In this episode of Sacred Tension, Minister of Satan Shiva Honey returns to discuss death and dying within a Satanic context. We discuss grief in the age of Covid, forgiveness, the deaths of abusers, the role of psychedelics in ritual, and much more. Sup...||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-The_Devil_s_Deathb1dai||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/rituals-for-death-and-dying-with-shiva-honey/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/hz6x8m/The_Devil_s_Deathb1dai.mp3|
|Sun, 17 Oct 2021 12:40:48 -0300||Banning Critical Race Theory is a Bad Idea with Adam Goldstein of FIRE||In this episode of Sacred Tension, free speech lawyer Adam Goldstein returns to discuss the culture war over Critical Race Theory. Learn more about Adam Goldstein and FIRE here: https://www.thefire.org/
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|Sun, 10 Oct 2021 12:47:33 -0300||The Werewolf Trials with Zee Kay||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I speak with Satanic sociologist Zee Kay about the little-known history of the Werewolf Trials and what they tell us about human nature.
Suggested reading from Zee: Jay M Smith - Monsters of the Gevaudan: The Making o...
|Sun, 03 Oct 2021 12:52:18 -0300||Cynical Theories with Helen Pluckrose||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I speak with scholar and author Helen Pluckrose about her book Cynical Theories. We discuss where she believes modern social justice went wrong, whether technology is the primary explanation for online dysfunction, the ...||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-Sacred_Tension_HELEN_PLUCKROSE6ywql||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/cynical-theories-with-helen-pluckrose/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/qqcvss/Sacred_Tension_HELEN_PLUCKROSE6ywql.mp3|
|Sun, 26 Sep 2021 16:37:49 -0300||The Satanic Practice of Learning From Demons||Find the transcript for this episode here: https://stephenbradfordlong.com/2021/07/29/the-satanic-practice-of-learning-from-demons/
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|Sun, 05 Sep 2021 19:09:02 -0300||House of Heretics Unlocked: Distraction, Service Workers, and Cult Leaders||This is an unlocked episode of my patrons-only podcast House of Heretics. Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/StephenBradfordLong||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-HOH_Context_Switching73a85||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/house-of-heretics-unlocked-distraction-service-workers-and-cult-leaders/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/e6mmce/HOH_Context_Switching73a85.mp3|
|Sun, 29 Aug 2021 16:00:35 -0300||Mini-episode: In Defense of Reading Controversial Books||Find the full transcript of this mini-episode here: https://stephenbradfordlong.com/2021/06/09/in-defense-of-reading-controversial-books/
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|Sun, 22 Aug 2021 11:43:30 -0300||Process Theology with Mason Mennenga||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I speak with Christian podcaster and Youtuber Mason Mennenga about purity culture, surviving evangelicalism, and the intersection of Satanism and Process Theology. Find Mason Mennenga here.
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|Sat, 14 Aug 2021 13:11:20 -0300||Mini-episode: Satan and the Void||Find the full transcript of this mini-episode here: https://stephenbradfordlong.com/?s=Satan+and+the+Void
Music: Wild by Eleventyseven - https://open.spotify.com/album/7AwjMvmUjV3jC1pxsScR5g?si=fAftF2tGS6-kf2tLS6Q3mw&dl_branch=1 Become a patron so I can...
|Sat, 07 Aug 2021 06:00:00 -0300||Satanic Identity and History with Chalice Blythe||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I sit down with my colleague Minister Chalice Blythe to talk about the importance of seriously engaging with our Satanic history.
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|Sat, 17 Jul 2021 23:38:48 -0300||Mini-episode: Five Rules to Keep Social Media From Ruining Your Life||Find the full transcript of this episode here: https://stephenbradfordlong.com/2021/03/31/five-rules-to-keep-social-media-from-ruining-your-life/
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|Sun, 11 Jul 2021 11:58:17 -0300||Getting Sober with Satan feat. Ministers Joe Dee and Jon Eldritch||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I speak with Ministers of Satan Joe Dee and Jon Eldritch about the new Satanic Temple campaign Sober Faction. We discuss recovery culture, theistic and nontheistic recovery programs, the 7 rituals of Sober Faction, and ...||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-Sober_Faction9r2kg||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/getting-sober-with-satan-feat-ministers-joe-dee-and-jon-eldritch/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/vkxse4/Sober_Faction9r2kg.mp3|
|Fri, 02 Jul 2021 13:54:17 -0300||Music, Ritual, and Liberation From Superstition with Lucien Greaves||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I speak once again with Lucien Greaves, co-founder and spokesperson of The Satanic Temple. We discuss his new album Satanic Planet, creativity during COVID, Lil Nas X, writing music for Satanic ritual, and more.
|Sat, 26 Jun 2021 22:16:45 -0300||UFO Disclosure with Mick West||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I speak with Mick West about government UFO disclosure.
Follow Mick West on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MickWest Watch his youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/mickword Check out his website: https://www.meta...
|Sat, 19 Jun 2021 22:17:47 -0300||Mini Episode: On Atheistic Mysticism||You can find the full transcript of this mini-episode here: https://stephenbradfordlong.com/2021/03/24/on-atheistic-mysticism/
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|Sat, 12 Jun 2021 13:09:34 -0300||intersectional Demonology with S. Jonathon O'Donnell||In this episode I speak with religious scholar and intersectional demonologist S. Jonathon O'Donnell. We discuss their new book Passing Orders: Demonology and Sovereignty in American Spiritual Warfare, which is an examination of how American Evangelical ...||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-Intersectional_Demonology_MASTERED73wsk||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/intersectional-demonology-with-s-jonathon-odonnell/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/rt5vgb/Intersectional_Demonology_MASTERED73wsk.mp3|
|Sat, 05 Jun 2021 06:00:00 -0300||Mini Episode: I'm An Intellectual Groupie and You Probably Are Too||Find the transcript of this mini-episode here: https://stephenbradfordlong.com/2021/05/12/im-an-intellectual-groupie-and-you-probably-are-too/
This episode is written and performed by Stephen Bradford Long and produced, edited, and scored by Dante Salam...
|Sun, 30 May 2021 13:19:51 -0300||Black Nonbelievers with Mandisa Thomas||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I speak with Mandisa Thomas, founder and president of Black Nonbelievers. We discuss the experience of being a black atheist, the black church in America, racism in the atheist community, and much more.
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|Sat, 15 May 2021 12:45:10 -0300||Depravity, Horror, and Transgressive Media with May of Nyx Fears||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I speak with musician and Youtuber May of Nyx Fears. We discuss transgressive media, horror, fascism, trauma, childhood neglect, LGBT representation in horror, the moral complexity of extreme media, and much more. Watch...||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-Nyx_Fears_MASTERED7ajhj||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/depravity-horror-and-transgressive-media-with-may-of-nyx-fears/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/sf8dhg/Nyx_Fears_MASTERED7ajhj.mp3|
|Fri, 07 May 2021 13:27:05 -0300||Black Satanist, Comedian, and Senatorial Candidate Steve Hill||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I speak with comedian, Satanist, and former senatorial candidate Steve Hill. We discuss police brutality, racism, the prison system, comedy, his journey to Satanism, and much more.
Follow Steve on facebook: https://www...
|Fri, 30 Apr 2021 14:04:32 -0300||Lucien's Law with Stu De Haan||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I speak with Satanist, criminal defense attorney, and Old Ben Kenobi of Satanism Stu de Haan. We discuss the political activism of The Satanic Temple, free speech, and why TST should be seen first and foremost as a reli...||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-Lucien_s_Law_Final6wutp||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/luciens-law-with-stu-de-haan/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/ve7rin/Lucien_s_Law_Final6wutp.mp3|
|Fri, 16 Apr 2021 13:03:21 -0300||Satanism, Porn, and Surviving the Pandemic||In this episode of Sacred Tension, producer Dante and I take questions from the audience on Satanism, sexuality, porn, the pandemic, and much more.
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|Sat, 10 Apr 2021 13:31:32 -0300||Satanic Transhumanism with Peter Clarke||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I speak with transhumanist author Peter Clark about Satanism, scientific religion, artificial intelligence, the future of humanity, and much more. You can find Peter Clarke here: https://www.petermclarke.com/
You can re...
|Sat, 03 Apr 2021 13:32:43 -0300||Ministers of Satan with Penemue||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I speak with Penemue, Director of Ministry for The Satanic Temple. We take questions from the audience about the Temple's new ordination program and discuss weddings, the role of pastors in society, the future of the or...||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-ST_Ministers_of_Satan8vilo||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/ministers-of-satan-with-penemue/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/vwq5c7/ST_Ministers_of_Satan8vilo.mp3|
|Fri, 19 Mar 2021 13:51:34 -0300||What is Free Speech? With Adam Goldstein of FIRE||In this episode of Sacred Tension I speak with attorney Adam Goldstein of The Foundation For Individual Rights in Education. We have a wide ranging conversation about free speech law, free speech culture, tech platforms, how free speech interacts with th...||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-The_FIRE_ST_final627qe||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/what-is-free-speech-with-adam-goldstein-of-fire/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/vkiqq2/The_FIRE_ST_final627qe.mp3|
|Thu, 04 Mar 2021 21:51:18 -0400||Speak of the Devil with Joseph Laycock||In this episode of Sacred Tension I speak with new religious movements scholar Joseph Laycock about his book Speak of the Devil: How the Satanic Temple is Changing the Way We Talk About Religion.
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|Fri, 19 Feb 2021 12:06:51 -0400||The Social Dilemma||In this episode of Sacred Tension I sit down with Eleventyseven frontman Matt Langston and the Rock Candy office manager Rebecca Shaw to discuss the film The Social Dilemma. Along the way, we discuss how social media is ruining everything and how Matt ha...||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-Sacred_Tension_Social_Dilemma7wjez||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/the-social-dilemma-1613750811/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/yskdny/Sacred_Tension_Social_Dilemma7wjez.mp3|
|Fri, 12 Feb 2021 12:27:59 -0400||Conspiracy Insurrection with Lucien Greaves||In this episode I'm joined once again by Lucien Greaves, co-founder and spokesperson for The Satanic Temple. We discuss the insurrection at the capitol, the role conspiracy theories play in American politics, the quagmire of tech platforms and free speec...||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-Lucien_Greaves_Conspiracy_InsurectionMASTERED8t3e0||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/conspiracy-insurrection-with-lucien-greaves/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/95apz8/Lucien_Greaves_Conspiracy_InsurectionMASTERED8t3e0.mp3|
|Thu, 28 Jan 2021 13:20:26 -0400||Scientology, Conspiracy Theories, and Satanism with Ross Blocher||In this episode of Sacred Tension I'm joined by Ross Blocher, cohost of the podcast Oh No Ross and Carrie. Every week, Ross and Carrie investigate a different outlandish claim, try a spiritual practice, or join a fringe religion. Ross and I discuss what ...||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-Ross_BlocherMASTERED6otf8||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/scientology-conspiracy-theories-and-satanism-with-ross-blocher/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/pxu4hx/Ross_BlocherMASTERED6otf8.mp3|
|Fri, 22 Jan 2021 23:38:21 -0400||Recovered Memories and Satanic Ritual Abuse with Evan Anderson of Grey Faction||In this episode I speak with Evan Anderson, director of Grey Faction.
Grey Faction is an educational and advocacy organization whose mission is to protect mental health patients and their families from dangerous pseudoscience and discredited therapies, ...
|Fri, 15 Jan 2021 23:18:13 -0400||[UNLOCKED] House of Heretics: Cat Ejaculation||This is an unlocked episode of my patrons-only podcast House of Heretics. To become a patron and get access to House of Heretics, sign up here: https://www.patreon.com/StephenBradfordLong
In this episode, Timothy and I discuss the insanity of twitter, th...
|Sat, 09 Jan 2021 11:50:44 -0400||Losing Faith with Jon Steingard||In this episode I speak with Jon Steingard, former front man of the Christian band Hawk Nelson. Jon made waves in 2020 by announcing his departure from Christian faith, and I invited him onto the show to talk about his journey. Along the way we discusse...||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-Jon_SteingardMASTERED8dqwv||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/losing-faith-with-jon-steingard/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/wy4cqy/Jon_SteingardMASTERED8dqwv.mp3|
|Wed, 30 Dec 2020 12:08:50 -0400||Book Club: Grandstanding by Justin Tosi and Brandon Warmke||In this episode of Sacred Tension I'm joined by cohost Danielle King to discuss the book Grandstanding: The Use and Abuse of Moral Talk by Justin Tosi and Brandon Warmke. "Grandstanding" is the use of moral talk for self promotion, and it is rampant in o...||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-GrandstandingMASTERED9s56g||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/book-club-grandstanding-by-justin-tosi-and-brandon-warmke/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/2wz2w5/GrandstandingMASTERED9s56g.mp3|
|Thu, 24 Dec 2020 12:42:10 -0400||Christmas with Belial the Demon||In this episode of Sacred Tension I'm joined by Belial, Hell's cutest demon and second in command to Satan himself. We discuss Hell's Christmas plans, the finer points of possessing a nun, reptilian overlords, and much more. Watch Belial's show on TST TV...||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-Belial_the_Demon9ijq4||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/christmas-with-belial-the-demon/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/devfbr/Belial_the_Demon9ijq4.mp3|
|Sat, 19 Dec 2020 12:06:31 -0400||Examining Wokeness and Evergreen State College with Benjamin Boyce||In this episode of Sacred Tension I speak with podcaster and youtuber Benjamin Boyce about "wokeness" and the events that took place at Evergreen State College in 2017. He is part of a growing movement of centrists and liberals who object to the current ...||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-Examining_WokenessMASTERED8p2rc||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/examining-wokeness-and-evergreen-state-college-with-benjamin-boyce/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/pzue39/Examining_WokenessMASTERED8p2rc.mp3|
|Wed, 09 Dec 2020 13:32:53 -0400||Overcoming the Faith Cartel with David Dark||In this episode of Sacred Tension I speak with Christian author, professor, and theologian David Dark. We discuss Satanism, our interactions with the Bible, how we engage with the cultural religious lore we are given, and David's never ending fight again...||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-Faith_CartelMASTEREDaudlp||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/overcoming-the-faith-cartel-with-david-dark/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/j44brc/Faith_CartelMASTEREDaudlp.mp3|
|Wed, 02 Dec 2020 13:23:10 -0400||Carrie Poppy on Pseudoscience, Conspiracy Theories, and Claims of the Paranormal||In this episode of Sacred Tension I'm joined by Carrie Poppy.
Carrie Poppy is a journalist, host, podcaster, and speaker who examines everything at the corner of belief and behavior. Her investigative journalism podcast, “Oh No, Ross and Carrie” was the ...
|Sun, 22 Nov 2020 12:13:52 -0400||Book Club: The Power Worshippers by Katherine Stewart, Part 2||Matt, Rebecca, and I wrap up our book discussion of The Power Worshippers by Katherine Stewart.
The Power Worshippers is a terrifying, necessary book about the rise of Christian nationalism in United States and abroad. Buy it here: https://bookshop.org/...
|Sun, 15 Nov 2020 12:25:36 -0400||Book Club: The Power Worshippers by Katherine Stewart, Part 1||In this first ever Book Club episode, I'm joined by Matt Langston of Eleventyseven and Rock Candy Recordings manager Rebecca Shaw to discuss The Power Worshippers by Katherine Stewart.
The Power Worshippers is a terrifying, necessary book about the rise...
|Sat, 31 Oct 2020 11:44:53 -0300||A Satanist and Catholic Dialogue About Popes, Elections, and Ritual||In this episode of Sacred Tension I'm joined by my good friend Brother Castello to have a friendly conversation about the Pope, the presidential election, and rituals that keep us centered through tumultuous times. If you'd like to contact Brother Castel...||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-Catholic_Satanic_DialogueMASTERED9zet8||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/a-satanist-and-catholic-dialogue-about-popes-elections-and-ritual/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/x77tg9/Catholic_Satanic_DialogueMASTERED9zet8.mp3|
|Thu, 22 Oct 2020 13:49:57 -0300||Satanic Tarot with Shiva Honey||In this episode of Sacred Tension I'm joined once again by the incredible Shiva Honey to talk ritual, nontheistic mysticism, and Satanic Tarot. Find Shiva Honey at https://www.serpentinae.com/
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|Thu, 15 Oct 2020 13:18:50 -0300||Horror and Halloween with Simon Widdop||In this Episode of Sacred Tension I’m joined by Satanic horror poet Simon Widdop to celebrate October and talk about our mutual obsession with horror. We discuss the psychological underpinnings of enjoying horror, how horror makes us think deeply about e...||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-Horror_And_Halloween_with_Simon_Widdop6rnrr||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/horror-and-halloween-with-simon-widdop/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/e6u2xs/Horror_And_Halloween_with_Simon_Widdop6rnrr.mp3|
|Wed, 07 Oct 2020 13:05:02 -0300||AMA: From Christianity to Satanism||This is the first ever solo Ask Me Anything episode of Sacred Tension. In this episode I take questions from my audience about my personal journey from Christianity to Satanism, how to handle an aversion to Christians, my take on protests and riots, my f...||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-AMA_From_Christianity_to_SatanismMASTERED7o4wu||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/ama-from-christianity-to-satanism/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/5gte5e/AMA_From_Christianity_to_SatanismMASTERED7o4wu.mp3|
|Wed, 30 Sep 2020 12:44:34 -0300||A Satanic Defense of Free Speech with Lucien Greaves, Part 2||I continue my conversation with Lucien Greaves of The Satanic Temple. We talk about Black Lives Matter, effective protest, LGBT rights, and we take questions from my audience.
Let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment or writing an email. If your fe...
|Wed, 16 Sep 2020 11:43:38 -0300||A Satanic Defense of Free Speech with Lucien Greaves||In this episode of Sacred Tension I'm joined by Lucien Greaves, co-founder and spokesperson for The Satanic Temple. We discuss conspiracy theories, Qanon, the destructive nature social media platforms, and why we must all be ardent defenders of free spee...||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-A_Satanic_Defense_of_Free_SpeechMASTERED7uhao||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/a-satanic-defense-of-free-speech-with-lucien-greaves/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/3jpwh8/A_Satanic_Defense_of_Free_SpeechMASTERED7uhao.mp3|
|Fri, 11 Sep 2020 13:03:31 -0300||The Process Church of the Final Judgement feat. William Morrison||In this episode of Sacred Tension I talk to William Morrison -- longtime Satanic Temple leader and member of legendary industrial band Skinny Puppy -- about the "deviant psychotherapy cult" Process Church of the Final Judgement, and how it laid the philo...||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-Process_ChurchMASTERED6zygf||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/the-process-church-of-the-final-judgement-feat-william-morrison/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/59pbkj/Process_ChurchMASTERED6zygf.mp3|
|Wed, 02 Sep 2020 12:57:59 -0300||Uncrucifying Sex with Dr. Eric Sprankle||In this episode of Sacred Tension I speak with defacto Satanist and sex researcher Dr. Eric Sprankle about sexual shame, overcoming oppressive Christian sexual norms, and his research on Satanists.
Dr. Eric Sprankle is an Associate Professor of Clinical...
|Wed, 19 Aug 2020 14:06:19 -0300||Getting Canceled with Katie Herzog||In this episode of Sacred Tension I talk to controversial journalist and podcaster Katie Herzog about online cancel culture. We discuss online queer communities, the helpfulness of the term "cancel culture," resiliency, how big social media companies are...||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-Getting_Canceled_With_Katie_HerzogMASTEREDbhxyh||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/getting-canceled-with-katie-herzog/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/zceya5/Getting_Canceled_With_Katie_HerzogMASTEREDbhxyh.mp3|
|Wed, 12 Aug 2020 12:03:54 -0300||Satanic Abortion Ritual, feat. Jane Essex of The Satanic Temple||In this episode of Sacred Tension I'm joined by Jane Essex, spokesperson for the Reproductive Rights Campaign of The Satanic Temple, to discuss TST's controversial new abortion ritual. Learn more about the abortion ritual at https://announcement.thesatan...||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-Satanic_Abortion_Ritual_MASTERED77vfd||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/satanic-abortion-ritual-feat-jane-essex-of-the-satanic-temple/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/ggapas/Satanic_Abortion_Ritual_MASTERED77vfd.mp3|
|Wed, 05 Aug 2020 11:53:46 -0300||Panpsychism, feat. Philip Goff||In this episode of Sacred Tension I talk to philosopher Philip Goff about Panpsychism, which posits that consciousness is a fundamental feature of the universe. Find Philip Goff at https://www.philipgoffphilosophy.com/
Let me know your thoughts by leavin...
|Tue, 28 Jul 2020 15:07:27 -0300||What's Going On With Evangelicals? Feat. John Morehead||In this episode of Sacred Tension I'm joined once again by my favorite Evangelical John Morehead to discuss the psychology of evangelicals and why they do what they do. John details his research into the emotions that drive toxic evangelical behavior.
|Wed, 22 Jul 2020 12:30:21 -0300||What Took You So Long? Feat. Ally Henny||In this episode of Sacred Tension Ally Henny gives an intro on how to be good allies to the black community. She defines basic terms and gives white people some hard, probing questions. If you are new to conversations about race, this episode is for you....||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-what_took_you_so_long8yw09||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/what-took-you-so-long-feat-ally-henny/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/ixyvmc/what_took_you_so_long8yw09.mp3|
|Tue, 14 Jul 2020 16:03:43 -0300||QAnon, Satanic Panic, and New Religious Movements with Prof. Megan Goodwin||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I'm joined by religious studies professor Megan Goodwin to discuss abuse within religious communities, Satanic Panic, New Religious Movements, QAnon, her new book Abusing Religion, and more. Find Professor Goodwin here....||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-Qanon_Satanic_Panic_New_Religious_Movements_5yebn||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/qanon-satanic-panic-and-new-religious-movements-with-prof-megan-goodwin/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/ree249/Qanon_Satanic_Panic_New_Religious_Movements_5yebn.mp3|
|Tue, 07 Jul 2020 13:48:28 -0300||Bubble&Squeak, feat. Peterson Toscano||In this episode of Sacred Tension I'm joined by actor, quaker, and LGBTQ/climate activist Peterson Toscano to discuss his show Bubble&Squeak. We talk about formative queer experiences, the importance of storytelling, our awkward gay sex experiences, and ...||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-Bubble_and_Squeak_7tw8t||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/bubblesqueak-feat-peterson-toscano/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/hfrfek/Bubble_and_Squeak_7tw8t.mp3|
|Tue, 30 Jun 2020 15:36:18 -0300||Hellfireside Chat with Black Mass Appeal||In this episode of Sacred Tension I'm joined by the hosts of Black Mass Appeal -- the largest Satanic podcast on the planet -- to discuss Satanism, cats, conspiracy theories, theism, and so much more. Find Black Mass Appeal at blackmassappeal.com.
|Tue, 09 Jun 2020 16:31:03 -0300||Protests, Racism, and Violence||This episode of Sacred Tension is from my patrons-only podcast House of Heretics. My cohost Timothy and I discuss the recent protests, misguided liberal narratives about "violence," how we as white people can elevate black voices, the Satanic Temple's re...||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/protests-racism-and-violence/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/z1oler/Protests_Racism_and_Violence_ak3kb.mp3|
|Mon, 25 May 2020 14:08:36 -0300||House of the Devil, feat. Common Creatives||In this cross-over episode I'm joined by Will and Joe from the Common Creatives podcast to discuss the brilliant horror movie House of the Devil. We talk about religious horror, Satanism, The Satanic Panic, growing up Evangelical, and much more. If you l...||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-House_of_the_Devil_bvzpq||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/house-of-the-devil-feat-common-creatives/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/5k21nl/House_of_the_Devil_bvzpq.mp3|
|Tue, 19 May 2020 12:15:00 -0300||Satanic Ritual, feat. Shiva Honey||In this unedited, stripped episode of Sacred Tension I talk to Shiva Honey, author of The Devil's Tome: A Book of Modern Satanic Ritual. We discuss her liberation from an abusive religious setting, the fusion of nontheism and ritual, how ritual can bring...||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-ShivaHoney708tf||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/satanic-ritual-feat-shiva-honey/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/v3nh7h/ShivaHoney708tf.mp3|
|Mon, 11 May 2020 19:09:21 -0300||Self Care, Politics, and Big Data with Priest Penemue||In this stripped-down, unedited episode of Sacred Tension, I'm joined by my friend Priest Penemue for a long conversation about leftist politics, how we are practicing self care during the COVID-19 pandemic, and his insider perspective on digital privacy...||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-BigDataPenemue92lza||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/self-care-politics-and-big-data-with-priest-penemue/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/0c688i/BigDataPenemue92lza.mp3|
|Mon, 04 May 2020 16:51:10 -0300||Music, Bad Movies, and Blasphemy with Lucien Greaves||In this stripped down, unedited episode of Sacred Tension I hang out with Lucien Greaves to discuss terrible Christian movies, Satanic blasphemy, the corruption of social media, his new music project Satanic Planet, and much more.
Find Lucien Greaves he...
|Mon, 27 Apr 2020 15:39:47 -0300||Bit Tyrants, feat. Rob Larson||In this episode of Sacred Tension I'm joined by socialist economist, professor, and author Rob Larson to discuss the horrors of big tech, and what we can do about it. While we are all social distancing and more reliant on technology than ever, now is the...||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/bit-tyrants-feat-rob-larson/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/5acqei/Bit_Tyrants.mp3|
|Mon, 20 Apr 2020 15:59:04 -0300||Why Nontheistic Religion is Essential, feat. Lucien Greaves||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I'm joined by Lucien Greaves, co-founder and spokesperson for the Satanic Temple. We discuss the challenge of maintaining a religious community during the COVID-19 pandemic, common misunderstandings about the Satanic Te...||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-LucienGreaves||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/why-nontheistic-religion-is-essential-feat-lucien-greaves/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/bjza9v/LucienGreaves.mp3|
|Mon, 13 Apr 2020 13:53:59 -0300||Being An Essential Worker During COVID-19||Welcome to the new, stripped down, unedited Sacred Tension. Due to the incredible stress I've been under in recent weeks, I'm now releasing chill, unedited conversations for your listening pleasure. In this episode, I'm joined by longtime friend and occa...||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/being-an-essential-worker-during-covid-19/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/czv7c3/Grocery_Store3.mp3|
|Tue, 07 Apr 2020 14:07:28 -0300||Basic Glitches Pt. 4: We're the Ones With the Shelf Life||In this episode, Matt and I conclude our commentary of Eleventyseven's new album Basic Glitches.
Listen to Basic Glitches on Spotify here. Join my Discord server here. Read my articles and send me hate mail here. Find other Rock Candy podcasts here. Bec...
|Tue, 10 Mar 2020 15:30:52 -0400||Basic Glitches, Pt. 3: Put a Fist Through a Rich Kid's Mouth||Matt Langston and I continue our conversation about his latest album Basic Glitches, which explores themes of religious trauma, deconversion, the digitization of our world, and much more. In this episode, we get to the silly half of the album.
Listen to ...
|Tue, 03 Mar 2020 13:53:46 -0400||Basic Glitches, Pt. 2: Toxic Inner Mythology||Matt Langston and I continue our conversation about music, evangelicalism, religious trauma, and more.
Listen to Basic Glitches on Spotify here. Read my articles and send me hate mail here. Find other Rock Candy podcasts here. Become a patron so I can c...
|Mon, 24 Feb 2020 15:03:10 -0400||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.
|Mon, 17 Feb 2020 14:15:42 -0400||On Satanism and Atheism||Find the transcript of this mini episode here.
Read my articles and send me hate mail here. Find other Rock Candy podcasts here. Become a patron so I can continue my crippling content creation addiction here. Join my mailing list here. Follow me on twi...
|Mon, 10 Feb 2020 08:00:00 -0400||Science, Satanism, and Supernaturalism, feat. Priest Penemue||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I’m 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 understan...||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-Science_Satanism_Supernaturalism||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/science-satanism-and-supernaturalism-feat-priest-penemue/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/xwzwqq/Science_Satanism_Supernaturalism.mp3|
|Mon, 03 Feb 2020 17:06:03 -0400||Love and Quasars, feat. Paul Wallace||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I speak with pastor, author, and astrophysicist Paul Wallace about his journey as an astrophysicist who can't shake his faith in God. We discuss Galileo, quantum physics, the interactions between faith and science, why ...||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/love-and-quasars-feat-paul-wallace/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/zuncdb/Love_and_Quasars.mp3|
|Tue, 14 Jan 2020 17:45:45 -0400||The Satanic Temple vs. Church of Satan, feat. Priest Penemue||In this episode of Sacred Tension I'm joined by Priest Penemue -- a Satanic content creator and director of ministry at The Satanic Temple. We discuss the difference between Church of Satan and The Satanic Temple, and why those differences matter.
|Tue, 07 Jan 2020 15:21:19 -0400||On Forfeiting the Word "Atheist"||Find the transcript to this mini episode here||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/on-forfeiting-the-word-atheist/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/i4hqb8/On_Forfeiting_the_Word_22Atheist_22.mp3|
|Tue, 31 Dec 2019 15:35:38 -0400||Debunking Conspiracy Theories with Logic and Respect feat. Mick West||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I speak with professional conspiracy theory debunker Mick West about cognitive biases, aliens, real conspiracies, and much more.
You can find Mick West here. Read my articles and send me hate mail here. Find other Roc...
|Mon, 16 Dec 2019 16:08:33 -0400||An Evangelical and a Satanist Have a Conversation||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I'm joined by evangelical John W. Morehead for an ecumenical conversation about Satanism, Evangelicalism, multiculturalism, and more.
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|Tue, 05 Nov 2019 16:42:40 -0300||Fighting the Apocalypse||Environmental scientist Melissa Wilson joins me to talk environmental collapse, and how we can fight it.
Find Melissa here Drawdown Project Find other Rock Candy Shows here. Read my work, comment, or get in touch with me here. Support me on Patreon. Jo...
|Tue, 29 Oct 2019 13:54:18 -0300||The Satanic Conversion||Find the full transcript of this mini episode here.||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-The_Satanic_Conversion||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/the-satanic-conversion/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/cwjm74/The_Satanic_Conversion.mp3|
|Tue, 08 Oct 2019 18:07:17 -0300||Satanic Q&A with Jack Matirko||In this episode of Sacred Tension, Jack Matirko of For Infernal Use Only answers questions about modern religious Satanism.
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|Tue, 24 Sep 2019 13:11:17 -0300||Meaning in a Godless Universe||Find the full transcript of this mini episode here.||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/meaning-in-a-godless-universe/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/9t7ipu/Finding_Meaning_in_a_Godless_Universe.mp3|
|Tue, 17 Sep 2019 17:48:39 -0300||Sex Work||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I speak with sex worker Kit Bauer. We discuss the stigma of sex work, a day in the life of a sex worker, the benefits and importance of sex work, and much more.||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/sex-work/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/qhfkj8/Sex_Work.mp3|
|Mon, 09 Sep 2019 15:19:50 -0300||When People Tell You You're Deceived, Damned, Or Sinful||Find the transcript to this mini episode here.||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/when-people-tell-you-youre-deceived-damned-or-sinful/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/fkwi89/When_People_Call_you_Damned.mp3|
|Tue, 03 Sep 2019 15:21:05 -0300||Vaush the Nazi Fighter||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I talk to controversial online leftist provocateur, edgelord, and de-radicalizer Vaush. We discuss his methods of argumentation with the far right, why he does what he does, and how the Left often fails in responding to...||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-Vaush_the_Nazi_Fighter||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/vaush-the-nazi-fighter/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/j4gbgj/Vaush_the_Nazi_Fighter.mp3|
|Tue, 27 Aug 2019 15:02:24 -0300||I Won't Leave Church Because I'm a Satanist||Find the full transcript of this mini episode here.||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-I_Won_t_Leave_the_Church_Because_I_m_a_Satanist||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/i-wont-leave-church-because-im-a-satanist/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/2ggxws/I_Won_t_Leave_the_Church_Because_I_m_a_Satanist.mp3|
|Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:21:52 -0300||#Metoo and Confronting Evangelical Abuse||In this episode of Sacred Tension, environmental scientist Melissa Wilson returns to the show to tell us a harrowing story of abuse at a small Christian college in Appalachia. Instead of assuming this incident is an anomaly, or a tempest in a teacup, it ...||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/metoo-and-confronting-evangelical-abuse/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/pfkqmh/Metooevangelicalabuse.mp3|
|Mon, 22 Jul 2019 14:23:38 -0300||Creative Wells and Getting Bored||The good news: my partner and I are buying a house this week, and soon I will have a brand new studio space.
The bad news: I'm way behind on the show because of the move. Instead of a Sacred Tension episode, here is an interview I did with Matt Langsto...
|Mon, 15 Jul 2019 16:08:56 -0300||American Heretics||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I talk to Reverend Lori Walke: a badass lady preacher, public theologian, and social activist who is prominently featured in the new documentary American Heretics: The Politics of the Gospel.
We discuss her work as an ...
|Mon, 01 Jul 2019 22:28:56 -0300||House of Heretics||This is an episode of my patrons-only podcast House of Heretics. If you like what you hear, please go support my work on Patreon, and you will help me grow this show and pay the bills.||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-Sacred_Tension_House_of_Heretics||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/house-of-heretics-1562030937/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/rdcsma/Sacred_Tension_House_of_Heretics.mp3|
|Mon, 24 Jun 2019 17:01:26 -0300||Why Satan?||In which I explain why Satanism works for me.
Find the full transcript of this mini episode and comment on it here. Find other Rock Candy Podcasts here. Read my dozens of articles, comment on this episode, or contact me here. Love my work and want to su...
|Tue, 18 Jun 2019 13:25:27 -0300||Odin Meets Jesus||In this episode of Sacred Tension, Kodiak joins us once again to explain his sudden and unexpected conversion from Odinism to Christianity.
Find other Rock Candy Podcasts here. Read my dozens of articles, comment on this episode, or contact me here. Lov...
|Mon, 10 Jun 2019 10:00:00 -0300||Giving Up on Calling Myself Christian||Find the full transcript of this mini episode here.
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|Mon, 03 Jun 2019 12:17:32 -0300||Praise Odin||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I talk to my longtime friend Kodiak about his journey into Odin worship. Along the way, we talk about the significance of ritual, blood sacrifice, and the rise of white nationalism in some pagan circles.
Love my work an...
|Tue, 21 May 2019 15:47:04 -0300||Destroying the Right with Facts and Logic||In this episode of Sacred Tension I sit down with author and logic professor Ben Burgis to discuss his latest book, Give Them an Argument, and what figures on the right like Peterson, Harris, and Shapiro get wrong.
Other Rock Candy Shows: Bible Bash, Ele...
|Mon, 06 May 2019 12:44:22 -0300||The Satanic Reformation||In this episode of Sacred Tension, Jack Matirko joins me to talk atheism, nontheistic religion, and Satanism. We discuss the rise of the Satanic Temple, what his own personal Satanism looks like, why religion does not mean supernaturalism, and much more...||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/the-satanic-reformation/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/9h8ewd/SatanicReformationMASTERED.mp3|
|Tue, 30 Apr 2019 14:48:25 -0300||Leatherbound Terrorism||Chris Kratzer wants you to know that conservative evangelicalism is destroying the world. In this episode of Sacred Tension, he tells us why.
Chris Kratzer is a husband, father, pastor, author, and speaker. Captured by the pure Gospel of God’s Grace, his...
|Mon, 22 Apr 2019 12:17:47 -0300||Hail, Satan?||The excellent film Hail, Satan? released to select theaters over the weekend (Easter weekend, no less) and to celebrate I had director Penny Lane come onto Sacred Tension to talk atheism, religion, and Satanism.
Hail, Satan?is a marvel of a film: funny,...
|Mon, 15 Apr 2019 08:00:00 -0300||Failed Missionary||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I talk to Corey Pigg, producer and host of the excellent Failed Missionary podcast. We discuss our post-Christian journeys, Buddhist spirituality, and his harrowing experience as a missionary in Youth With a Mission.
|Mon, 08 Apr 2019 08:00:00 -0300||White Supremacy and the Christchurch Shooting||In this episode of Sacred Tension I talk to multi-faith activist Tahil Sharma about white supremacy, violence, and overcoming oppression.
Tahil Sharma is a Southern California native born to a Hindu and Sikh Indian family. He is a nationally recognized ...
|Tue, 26 Mar 2019 12:18:54 -0300||Black, Trans, Queer||J Mase III is a Black/trans/queer poet & educator based in Seattle, by way of Philly. He is the author of “If I Should Die Under the Knife, Tell my Kidney I was the Fiercest Poet Around”, as well as “And Then I Got Fired: One Transqueer’s Reflections on ...||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/black-trans-queer/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/iyux3b/Black_Trans_Queer_MASTERED.mp3|
|Tue, 12 Mar 2019 15:14:26 -0400||Dismantling Supremacy Culture||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I talk to Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, PhD about the process of dismantling toxic power within our culture. We talk about my gradual journey of understanding what, exactly, racism and sexism are, and the process of overcom...||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/dismantling-supremacy-culture/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/ztf5hu/DismantlingSupremacyCultureMASTERED.mp3|
|Tue, 05 Mar 2019 14:32:46 -0400||FrazzleDrip, Satanists, and Other Moral Panics||The history of the United States is dotted by moral panics: delusional mass hysterias over complete fictions like the Illuminati, 9/11 trutherism, Stranger Danger, and Pedophilic Satanists. Now, in a climate in which the fertile jungle of the internet se...||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/frazzledrip-satanists-and-other-moral-panics/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/ypsdfr/FazzleDrip_Satanists_and_Other_Moral_PanicsMASTERED.mp3|
|Mon, 18 Feb 2019 23:28:28 -0400||The Theology of Heaven's Gate||In March of 1997, Heaven’s Gate committed ritual suicide to the astonishment and horror of the world. Over 20 years later, we are still piecing together the mystery of this fringe UFO religion: who were they, what did they believe, and why did they end s...||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/the-theology-of-heavens-gate/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/hbmbea/Heaven_s_Gate_MASTERED.mp3|
|Tue, 12 Feb 2019 13:09:57 -0400||A Theist and a Nontheist Have a Conversation||Our culture is rife with unproductive conversations about God and religion. Donald and I attempt to rectify this by sitting down and talking about our belief and unbelief in God.||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/a-theist-and-a-nontheist-have-a-conversation/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/65vk2f/Theism_vs_Nontheism_MASTERED.mp3|
|Mon, 04 Feb 2019 13:55:50 -0400||When Maggie Met Molly||Despite the social taboo against certain psychedelic and psychoactive drugs, the medical world is now experimenting on previously forbidden drugs with promising results. In this episode of Sacred Tension, I speak with Maggie Eli about her clinical trial ...||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/when-maggie-met-molly/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/iadj34/When_Maggie_Met_Molly_MASTERED.mp3|
|Fri, 01 Feb 2019 13:04:02 -0400||On Not Believing in God but Experiencing Him Anyway||https://stephenbradfordlong.com/2019/01/24/on-not-believing-in-god-but-experiencing-him-anyway/#more-5805||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-On_Not_Believing_In_God_||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/on-not-believing-in-god-but-experiencing-him-anyway/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/qrgst8/On_Not_Believing_In_God_.mp3|
|Fri, 25 Jan 2019 12:50:13 -0400||Why I Still Call Myself a Christian||Find the full transcript of this mini episode here: https://stephenbradfordlong.com/2019/01/17/why-i-still-call-myself-a-christian/||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-Why_I_Still_Call_Myself_a_Christian||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/why-i-still-call-myself-a-christian/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/ttfv2y/Why_I_Still_Call_Myself_a_Christian.mp3|
|Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:55:12 -0400||Demon Possession||In this episode, Joseph Laycock joins us again to discuss demon possession. What is it? why do humans experience it? What does the experience of demon possession say about religion and human nature in general? Joseph and I discuss these issues and more.
|Fri, 18 Jan 2019 12:30:40 -0400||Mini Episode: A Few Questions You Might Have About Satanism||Find the link to this blog post here.||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/mini-episode-a-few-questions-you-might-have-about-satanism/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/bfym4x/A_Few_Questions_you_Might_Have_About_Satanism_Mini.mp3|
|Tue, 15 Jan 2019 11:50:52 -0400||God and Gay Sex||In this episode of Sacred Tension, Donald and I sit down to answer questions from patrons of the show. We talk about why I went into yoga, what parts of my faith remain intact after going through deconstruction, how straight allies can better serve the L...||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/god-and-gay-sex/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/249dci/God_and_Gay_Sex_MASTERED.mp3|
|Thu, 10 Jan 2019 12:21:18 -0400||Mini Episode: This is What I Mean When I Say I Don't Believe In God||Find the full transcript to this mini episode here: https://stephenbradfordlong.com/2019/01/03/this-is-what-i-mean-when-i-say-i-dont-believe-in-god/||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/mini-episode-this-is-what-i-mean-when-i-say-i-dont-believe-in-god/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/cwa9rn/SacredTensionMini_Atheism.mp3|
|Tue, 08 Jan 2019 16:31:51 -0400||Gamification and the Singularity||In this episode, I talk to Douglas Lain about his latest novel Bash Bash Revolution: a young adult novel that explores Marxism, revolution, artificial intelligence, and the gamification of human society. We discuss utopia, mental health, the consequences...||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/gamification-and-the-singularity/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/3f3rmw/Gamification_and_the_Singularity_MASTERED.mp3|
|Mon, 17 Dec 2018 23:36:22 -0400||Evangelicalism's Betrayal||In this episode I talk to film-maker Christopher Maloney about his latest documentary, In God We Trump, which explores the confounding relationship between Trump and the evangelical world.
Evangelicals — one of the largest voting blocks in the United Sta...
|Tue, 11 Dec 2018 13:30:30 -0400||(Repost) Cults and New Religious Movements||This holiday season has been crazy, so I am reposting this fascinating conversation with cult expert Joseph Laycock about New Religious Movements. We will be back on schedule with new shows next week.||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/repost-cults-and-new-religious-movements/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/b5j8a4/STNewReligiousMovements.mp3|
|Tue, 04 Dec 2018 11:41:44 -0400||Face the Music and Dance: Responding to Climate Change||Earlier this year, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change dropped a horrifying ultimatum on the world: we have a mere 12 years to to mobilize a World War II level effort to change the effects of climate change to avoid a cataclysmic future.
|Mon, 19 Nov 2018 18:10:43 -0400||Inside the Catholic Sex Abuse Scandal||I'm joined by former priest David Yocis to discuss the Catholic sex abuse scandal and the recent Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report.
Find the Grand Jury Report here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/apps/g/page/local/report-on-pennsylvania-church-sex-abuse/23...
|Mon, 12 Nov 2018 12:00:55 -0400||What is Marxism? Feat. Rob Larson||In this episode of Sacred Tension I sit down with socialist professor and author Rob Larson to give some basic definitions for oft-misrepresented terms, primarily Marxism and Socialism. We also discuss the existential threat of capitalism as it relates t...||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/what-is-marxism-feat-rob-larson/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/gayse4/STWhatisMarxism2.mp3|
|Mon, 05 Nov 2018 14:59:32 -0300||(Repost) Christian Movies Suck, feat. Say Goodnight Kevin||(Repost) I talk to YouTuber Say Goodnight Kevin about why Christian movies are so horrible.||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/repost-christian-movies-suck-feat-say-goodnight-kevin/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/b3dzp2/ChristianMoviesSuckREPOST.mp3|
|Tue, 30 Oct 2018 11:53:49 -0300||After School Satan, feat. Chalice Blythe of The Satanic Temple||Logic, science, and reason are coming for your children.||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/after-school-satan-feat-chalise-blythe-of-the-satanic-temple/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/3iyguj/After_School_Satan_MASTERED.mp3|
|Tue, 23 Oct 2018 14:46:01 -0300||Theology and Social Justice Pt. 2||Danielle and I conclude our conversation on social justice and the gospel.||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/theology-and-social-justice-pt-2/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/7sy4eu/Theology_and_Social_Justice_Pt_2_MASTERED.mp3|
|Mon, 15 Oct 2018 12:37:22 -0300||Theology and Social Justice Pt. 1||Danielle and I sit down to discuss the recent statement on social justice and the gospel from various evangelical leaders. In the process, we talk about priviledge, race, science, and much more.
For more resources on this subject: Minoirty Korner Podca...
|Mon, 08 Oct 2018 15:48:02 -0300||Out of Evangelicalism, feat. Blake Chastain||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I talk to Exvangelical Podcast host Blake Chastain about recovering from evangelicalism, the importance of ritual, the harms of purity culture, and much more.||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/out-of-evangelicalism-feat-blake-chastain/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/7ja7rw/STOutofEvangelicalism.mp3|
|Tue, 02 Oct 2018 11:46:14 -0300||Getting Naked With the Naked Pastor||David Hayward, AKA the Naked Pastor, is a retired minister who now helps guide people through the challenges of theological deconstruction. He leads the Lasting Supper online community, and is the cartoonist behind the Naked Pastor comics.
In this conve...
|Tue, 25 Sep 2018 15:34:15 -0300||Responding to Revoice, Pt. 4: Homosexuality and Shame||Timothy and I conclude our 4-part response to the Revoice conference with our reaction to Wesley Hill's talk. We discuss shame, homosexuality, the supposed immutability of God's law, and why God's law is wrong anyway.||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/responding-to-revoice-pt-4-homosexuality-and-shame/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/iwc5y4/ST_Revoice_Pt_4_.mp3|
|Tue, 18 Sep 2018 11:10:10 -0300||Responding to Revoice, Pt. 3: Homosexuality and Freedom in Christ||Timothy and I continue our response to the Revoice conference. In this episode, we respond to a testimony by Becca, who says that, while she is still attracted to women, she has found freedom in Christ, and that the gay "lifestyle" will ultimate disappoi...||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/responding-to-revoice-pt-3-homosexuality-and-freedom-in-christ/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/xaknqp/ST_Responding_to_Revoice_Pt_3.mp3|
|Mon, 10 Sep 2018 12:02:56 -0300||Responding to Revoice, P1. 2: Homosexuality and Lament||Timothy and I continue our response to the Revoice conference, and in this episode we respond to talks by Nate Collins and Ray Low on the topic of homosexuality and lament. We explore where we agree and disagree, and while we affirm the grief expressed i...||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/responding-to-revoice-p1-2-homosexuality-and-lament/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/fvccap/ST_Revoice_2.mp3|
|Mon, 03 Sep 2018 16:37:55 -0300||Responding to Revoice, Pt. 1: Homosexuality and Friendship||In this episode of Sacred Tension, Timothy Wilds and I sit down to discuss the recent Revoice Conference.
Revoice is a conference for LGBT people who affirm the traditional ethic on homosexuality. Timothy and I unpack the first keynote address, parsing ...
|Wed, 29 Aug 2018 01:02:05 -0300||Pastors Gone Wild, Pt. 2||Donald and I continue our mad tour of delusional, abusive, and paranoid pastors.||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/pastors-gone-wild-pt-2/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/dnwekn/ST_Pastors_Gone_Wild_2.mp3|
|Mon, 20 Aug 2018 14:46:43 -0300||Pastors Gone Wild, Pt. 1||I'm joined by Pentecostal minister Donald Guffey to go throughg a rundown of misbehaving pastors. In the process we discuss the nature of their corruption, whether they actually believe what they preach, and why the Evangelical church is drawn to charlat...||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/pastors-gone-wild-pt-1/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/7gnhbd/ST_Pastors_Gone_Wild_1.mp3|
|Mon, 13 Aug 2018 06:00:00 -0300||Honest Religion, feat. Steve Daugherty||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I talk to pastor, author, and artist Steve Daugherty. We talk about honesty within faith, living in the spectrum between belief and agnosticism, his journey out of fundamentalism, and much more.
Find Steve Daugherty's ...
|Mon, 06 Aug 2018 13:03:41 -0300||Renegade Christianity, feat. Jay Bakker||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I talk to Jay Bakker, pastor of Revolution Church, an LGBT ally, and son of the notorious televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker. We discuss what it was like growing up in the Bakker family, why he came out in support...||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/renegade-christianity-feat-jay-bakker/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/tjuksr/Renegade_Christianity_Feat_Jay_Bakker_ST.mp3|
|Mon, 30 Jul 2018 17:30:51 -0300||Surviving Ex-gay Therapy, feat. Peterson Toscano||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I sit down with quaker, actor, activist and Biblical scholar Peterson Toscano to discuss his time in the ex-gay movement. Peterson discusses what he went through in the Love in Action program, and his long, hard road of...||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/surviving-ex-gay-therapy-feat-peterson-toscano/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/qw6fyv/Surviving_Exgay_Therapy_Sacred_Tension.mp3|
|Mon, 23 Jul 2018 11:04:47 -0300||Deconstructing With Tarot, feat. Caleb Rowe||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I'm joined by podcaster Caleb Rowe for a demonstration of the life-changing power of Tarot. Through the reading we cover many topics, including: millenial anxiety, deconstructing Christian faith, the struggles of being ...||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/deconstructing-with-tarot-feat-caleb-rowe/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/u9qfd7/ST_Tarot_Mastered.mp3|
|Mon, 09 Jul 2018 21:49:49 -0300||Greg The Satanist Answers Your Questions||Can you be religious and an atheist? Can you disbelieve in spirits while also defending your religious freedom? We live in a culture that has hard boundaries between these territories, and they are enforced by all sides, atheists and religious alike. The...||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/greg-the-satanist-answers-your-questions/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/7u49gh/ST_Satan_2.mp3|
|Mon, 02 Jul 2018 11:44:24 -0300||Catching the Faith Superbug||In this Episode of Sacred Tension, Danielle and I chat about what would make us lose faith in Christianity, what still scars us from our evangelical pasts, our favorite Catholic saints, why we eventually came to affirm gay relationships, and much more.
|Mon, 25 Jun 2018 13:12:58 -0300||Out of the Closet, Pt. 3: Theosis||Matt and I wrap up our conversation with Timothy by discussing, among many other things, Theosis: the spiritual concept that ultimately led Timothy out of the closet. Theosis is the belief that God is working to unite all things to Himself, and what this...||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/out-of-the-closet-pt-3-theosis/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/d67ts5/SacredTensionOutoftheClosetPt_3.mp3|
|Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:44:12 -0300||Out Of the Closet, Pt. 2: Theological Metamorphosis||Matt and I continue our conversation with Timothy, unpacking his journey of coming out. Timothy discusses the gradual theological transformation that led to his liberation and fundamental shift of worldview.||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/out-of-the-closet-pt-2-theological-metamorphosis/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/9a3kf3/SacredTensionOutoftheCloset2.mp3|
|Mon, 11 Jun 2018 11:11:34 -0300||Out Of the Closet, Pt. 1: The Gay Evangelical Ghetto||In this episode of Sacred Tension, Matt and I are honored to share our conversation with Timothy, an old friend in the process of coming out of the closet. He shares what life was like as a conservative Christian, the importance of authenticity, the heal...||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/out-of-the-closet-pt-1-the-gay-evangelical-ghetto/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/uhf5gj/SacredTension-OutOftheCloset1.mp3|
|Mon, 04 Jun 2018 23:49:14 -0300||Cults and New Religious Movements, feat. Joseph Laycock||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I have a fascinating conversation with cult expert Joseph Laycock. He answers questions from me and my audience about new religious movements, and sheds enormous clarity on our culture in the process. We talk about why ...||Podcasts/Sacred_Tension-SacredTensionNewReligiousMovements||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/cults-and-new-religious-movements-feat-joseph-laycock/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/2g9bsm/SacredTensionNewReligiousMovements.mp3|
|Mon, 28 May 2018 01:05:00 -0300||Exploring Satanism, Pt. 2: Carnal Religion||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I continue my conversation with Satanic Temple spokesperson Greg Stevens about the core seven tenets of the Satanic Temple. Along the way, we talk about freedom of speech, bodily autonomy, the significance of how we tre...||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/exploring-satanism-pt-2-carnal-religion/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/5fr26e/exploringsatanismpart2.mp3|
|Mon, 21 May 2018 06:00:00 -0300||Exploring Satanism, Pt. 1: Satan the Outsider||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I talk to Greg Stevens, a leader and spokesman of the Satanic Temple. In part one of this interview we discuss nontheistic religion, worship, atheism, the 7th tenent of the Satanic Temple, and much more.
You can find G...
|Mon, 14 May 2018 06:00:00 -0300||Christian Movies Suck, feat. Say Goodnight Kevin||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I talk to the hilarious and insightful youtuber Kevin McCreary of Say Goodnight Kevin fame. We discuss his childhood as a Christian homeschooler, his firing from Focus on the Family, and why Christian movies are so gag-...||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/christian-movies-suck-feat-say-goodnight-kevin/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/h5p3yp/SacredTension-ChristianMoviesSuck.mp3|
|Mon, 30 Apr 2018 06:00:00 -0300||Gender Apocalypse: The Danvers Statement, Pt. 2||Donald, Danielle and I continue our breakdown of the Danvers Statement. In the process we discuss women in leadership, privilege, the American Evangelical persecution complex, and much more.
Love this show and want to support it? Please take the time to ...
|Mon, 23 Apr 2018 06:00:00 -0300||Gender Apocalypse: The Danvers Statement, Pt. 1||In this episode of Sacred Tension, Danielle, Donald, and I discuss the Danvers Statement. The Danvers Statement is a statement from the Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood on gender roles in the church, home, and culture. Danielle leads the charge...||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/gender-apocalypse-the-danvers-statement-pt-1/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/3nbrni/SacredTensionDanversStatementPt1.mp3|
|Mon, 16 Apr 2018 06:00:00 -0300||Marxism and Jordan Peterson, feat. Douglas Lain||If you’ve spent any amount of time on the Internet lately, you’ve probably heard of Jordan Peterson: a charismatic professor of psychology turned guru dad to the discontented young men of the western world. His meteoric rise has been swift, prompted by h...||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/marxism-and-jordan-peterson-feat-douglas-lain/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/d56ads/SacredTensionMarxismandJordanPeterson.mp3|
|Mon, 09 Apr 2018 07:00:00 -0300||Satanic Ritual Abuse, feat. Grey Faction||Content warning: this episode features some discussions of physical, medical, psychological and sexual abuse that some listeners may find difficult.
Grey Faction is a campaign of the Satanic Temple dedicated to overcoming the causes and consequences of t...
|Mon, 02 Apr 2018 07:00:00 -0300||Gay, Christian, HIV Positive||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I talk to gay Christian activist and blogger Donald Scherschligt about his recent HIV diagnosis, and how he is integrating his HIV positive status into his life and faith. Donald speaks vulnerably and beautifully about ...||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/gay-christian-hiv-positive/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/auiuew/ScredTension-Gay_Christian_HIVPos.mp3|
|Mon, 26 Mar 2018 06:00:00 -0300||Surviving a Shooting||This episode of Sacred Tension is a bit different, in that it isn't actually a Sacred Tension episode. Matt Langston has graciously agreed to let me share the audio from an interview I did for his show Eleventylife on what it was like to survive a shooti...||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/ep-27-surviving-a-shooting/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/wqxesz/SacredTension-Surviving_a_Shooting.mp3|
|Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:48:28 -0300||Is Christianity a Cult?||In this episode of Sacred Tension, Matt and I follow up our Axioms of Faith series by "answering" some questions from listerners on social media. We discuss whether or not Christianity passes the cult test, whether the serpent in the garden was a benevol...||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/ep-26-is-christianity-a-cult/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/4cf4gu/Sacred_Tension_Episode_26.mp3|
|Mon, 12 Mar 2018 06:00:00 -0400||Living With Doubt, Pt. 2: The Nontheistic Option||In part two of our series on doubt, Matt Langston and I continue our discussion of Science Mike's Axioms. In the process, we talk about hell, salvation from a scientific perspective, how we relate to the Bible, and how nontheism might be the way of the f...||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/living-with-doubt-pt-2-the-nontheistic-option/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/bit343/Axioms_of_Faith2.mp3|
|Mon, 05 Mar 2018 06:00:00 -0400||Living With Doubt, Pt. 1: In the Ruins of Christianity||In this episode of Sacred Tension, Matt Langston of Eleventyseven and I sit down to discuss our on-going struggles with doubt and faith. We discuss Science Mike's axioms of faith, and why we are still, against all odds, in the Christian community.
|Mon, 26 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0400||Telling Better Stories||After growing up in Northern Ireland, storyteller Gareth Higgins understands better than most how stories shape society, conflict, and change. In this episode of Sacred Tension, Gareth shares his wisdom with my listeners about how to tell better stories ...||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/ep-23-telling-better-stories/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/aimxnj/Ep23final.mp3|
|Mon, 12 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0400||Complementarianism, Pt. 2: Trickle Down Gospel||Donald, Danielle, and I continue our conversation about gender complementarianism and the mission statement of the Council For Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. In the process we discuss power structures, the importance of doubt, and how organizations like...||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/complementarianism-pt-2-trickle-down-gospel/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/w8z25e/LANDR-TrickleDownGospel2.mp3|
|Mon, 05 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0400||Complementarianism, Pt. 1: Genital Kicking Contest||In this episode of Sacred Tension, Danielle, Donald, and I discuss the mission and vision statements of the Council For Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. We rant about Biblical interpretation, the social consequences of complementarianism, and more.||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/ep-21-complimentarianism-pt-1-genital-kicking-contest/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/gv93y8/Complimentarianism_pt_1_Real.mp3|
|Mon, 22 Jan 2018 06:00:00 -0400||Dangerous Games||In this episode, I speak with religious scholar Joseph Laycock about the Satanic Panic of the 80's and 90's, and why the Evangelical world was so terrified of role-playing games like Dungeons and Dragons. We discuss his book Dangerous Games: What the Mor...||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/dangerous-games/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/c4324f/Dangerous_Games.mp3|
|Mon, 15 Jan 2018 07:00:00 -0400||Ex-Evangelical||In this episode I sit down with environmental scientist Melissa Wilson to talk about her journey out of Evangelicalism, her grieving process for her old faith community, her journey towards embracing LGBT people, and the struggle of being a questioner in...||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/ep-19-ex-evangelical/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/ngh64y/Ex-Evangelical.mp3|
|Mon, 08 Jan 2018 07:00:00 -0400||Reading Tarot||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I introduce Tarot-virgin Justin to the beautiful art of reading Tarot. While reading his cards, I share my (extremely basic) knowledge of the Tarot, and my theories about why it works. Is Tarot primarily about psycholog...||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/reading-tarot-1515293870/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/9a8etk/Reading_Tarot.mp3|
|Mon, 01 Jan 2018 07:00:00 -0400||Is Youth With a Mission a Cult?||In this episode of Sacred Tension, Scientology survivor Chris Shelton comes back onto the show to help me figure out if Youth With a Mission (YWAM) is a destructive cult. Youth With a Mission is one of the largest Christian mission organizations in the w...||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/ep-17-is-youth-with-a-mission-a-cult/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/f2awud/Is_Youth_With_a_Mission_a_Cult_.mp3|
|Mon, 25 Dec 2017 07:00:00 -0400||A Queer Catholic Pentecostal Christmas||Merry Christmas! In this episode of Sacred Tension, we give you company during this miserable holiday by discussing Catholicism, the child sex abuse scandal, pentecostalism, and equality for LGBT people and women in the church.||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/ep-16-a-queer-catholic-pentecostal-christmas/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/a2a5m4/A_Queer_Catholic_Pentecostal_Christmas.mp3|
|Mon, 18 Dec 2017 07:00:00 -0400||Being Queer in Christian School, Pt. 2||In part two of my conversation with drag queen Ida Carolina, we discuss what it was like being queer in Christian college. We explore the difficulties of navigating sexual orientation in a hostile environment, the survival skills we developed, and respec...||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/ep-15-being-queer-in-christian-school-pt-2/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/dwuaxy/Being_Queer_in_Christian_School_Pt_2.mp3|
|Mon, 11 Dec 2017 07:00:00 -0400||Being Queer in Christian School, Pt. 1||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I sit down with lifelong friend and fabulous drag queen Ida Carolina AKA Nathan Adams about growing up queer in Christian school. We share what it was like being queer in evangelical culture, what lessons we internalize...||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/being-queer-in-christian-school-pt-1/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/tq4xun/Being_Queer_in_Christian_School_Pt_1.mp3|
|Mon, 27 Nov 2017 07:00:00 -0400||Gay Celibacy||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I discuss the harms of mandatory gay celibacy with blogger Patrick Gothman. Patrick shares what it was like growing up gay in the Catholic church, how he came to believe God requires him to be celibate for the rest of h...||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/gay-celibacy/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/9pquj7/Gay_Celibacy.mp3|
|Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:00:00 -0400||Grindhouse Theology||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I talk to the guys from the Grindhouse Theology blog about faith and horror. We discuss how decent people can appreciate horror, what horror reveals about ourselves, how horror connects to Christianity, and much more.
|Mon, 13 Nov 2017 07:00:00 -0400||Right Wing Conspiracies||Do gay people cause straight men to commit adultery? Is cannabalism rampent in Hollywood? Do drag queens have their way with your children? In this episode, Stephen and guest cohost Danielle explore the terrifying world of right wing conspiracies, and wh...||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/right-wing-conspiracies/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/payanr/Right_Wing_Conspiracies.mp3|
|Mon, 06 Nov 2017 09:00:00 -0400||When We Disagree||In this episode of Sacred Tension, my friend Danielle and I answer questions about coming out, why we stay in church, our favorite movies, the birth of Christ and, most of all, what to do when people we love disagree with us.||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/when-we-disagree-1509933508/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/gtk4qe/Ask_Me_Anything_1.mp3|
|Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:40:21 -0300||The Nashville Statement, Pt 3||Matt Langston and I continue our reading of the Nashville Statement. In the process we discuss the harms perpetrated against gay people by the church, the disconnect Christians have with the LGBT community, and Matt shares his story of how he was kicked ...||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/the-nashville-statement-pt-3/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/jsjdue/The_Nashville_Statement_pt_3.mp3|
|Mon, 30 Oct 2017 10:00:00 -0300||The Nashville Statement, Pt 4||In this final installment of the Nashville Statement series, Matt and I deliriously wrap up our discussion. We go on some pretty serious tangents, including: why I hate the phrase "speaking the truth in love," the crazy things customers say to me at work...||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/the-nashville-statement-part-4/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/ada65k/The_Nashville_Statement_Part_4.mp3|
|Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:00:00 -0300||The Nashville Statement, Pt. 2||Matt Langston (of Eleventyseven fame) and I continue our read-through of the Nashville Statement. We discuss gender, transgenderism, gay celibacy, and the dangers of gender complementarianism. I also got a bit drunk.||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/the-nashville-statement-pt-2/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/n6kybu/Nashville_Statement_Pt_2.mp3|
|Mon, 09 Oct 2017 10:00:00 -0300||The Nashville Statement, Pt. 1||In this episode of Sacred Tension, Eleventyseven frontman Matt Langston reads the anti-gay Nashville Statement to me to get a blow by blow response from a real-life gay person. In the process we discuss a wide range of topics including sex, the Bible, an...||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/the-nashville-statement-pt-1/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/wkcpjs/The_Nasheville_Statement_Pt_1.mp3|
|Mon, 02 Oct 2017 09:00:00 -0300||A Bisexual in the Salvation Army||In this episode of Sacred Tension, I talk to former Salvation Army officer Timothy McPherson about his journey from conservative minister to being excommunicated from his church for coming out as bisexual and progressive.
Artwork is by Justin Caleb Brya...
|Mon, 04 Sep 2017 07:00:00 -0300||Deconstruction||In this episode of the Sacred Tension podcast, my good friend Justin and I have a long, raw, late-night conversation about our tumultuous religious upbringing in fundamentalist pentecostal and charismatic homes, our spiritual experiences, and the deconst...||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/deconstruction-1504495298/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/fdmkhb/Deconstruction.mp3|
|Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:00:00 -0300||Charlotteseville and Waking Up to Racism||A mini-episode in which I ramble, perhaps incoherently, about my thoughts on racism in the United States and on the Charlottesville protests. The protests were a wake up call for me, helping me understand how ignorant I am of racial issues and how compli...||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/charlotteseville-and-waking-up-to-racism/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/bnq2fq/Racism.mp3|
|Mon, 07 Aug 2017 09:06:00 -0300||Life's Too Short to Pretend You're Not Religious: A Conversation with David Dark||In this episode I have a conversation with author David Dark about how to navigate the murky and triggering topic of religion. Many of us have religious baggage of some kind, and David Dark provides some thought provoking insights into engaging the subje...||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/ep-3-lifes-too-short-to-pretend-youre-not-religious-with-david-dark/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/xexmwe/SacredTensionEP3.mp3|
|Mon, 07 Aug 2017 09:03:00 -0300||Escape from Scientology: A Conversation with Chris Shelton||In this episode I have a conversation with Chris Shelton, who was a member of Scientology for nearly three decades. We talk about his experience of horrific abuse in the Sea Org, how he eventually escaped, and how easy it is for human beings to fall prey...||https://sacredtension.podbean.com/e/ep-2-escape-from-scientology/||https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/arca4p/SacredTensionEP2.mp3|
|Mon, 07 Aug 2017 09:00:00 -0300||The Spiritual Discipline of Asking Questions||Welcome to Sacred Tension: a podcast about entering the spiritual discipline of asking questions.
I was born gay and Christian, and struggling with that dichotomy my entire life has led me to understand that most of us are in similar interstitial space...