This edition of ReligionLink provides you with a range of resources and potential sources to cover how American Christianity’s traumas and political entanglements have triggered a crisis of faith for exvangelicals.
Joshua Harris is the author of I Kissed Dating Goodbye, which significantly shaped Christian purity culture. In 2018, Harris disavowed the book, discontinued its publication and later announced his departure from the Christian faith. Contact through his website.
David F. Watson is academic dean and New Testament professor at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. He is lead editor at Firebrand Magazine and host of “Plain Truth: A Holy Spirited Podcast.”
Kaitlin Gabriele-Black is assistant professor at Salve Regina University. Her research and expertise focus on the intersections of sexuality, gender and faith, specifically around evangelical Christianity. She is principal investigator of the #Exvangelical Parenting Study.
Linda Kay Klein is the founder of the nonprofit Break Free Together and author of Pure: Inside the Evangelical Movement That Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free.
Terry Shoemaker is an Americanist scholar at Arizona State University focusing on religious change in contemporary life, particularly as it pertains to evangelicalism, exvangelicals and evangelical adjacent groups.
Lauren O’Neal is co-editor of Empty the Pews: Stories of Leaving the Church and co-host of the “Sunday School Dropouts” podcast. Contact through website.
Laura Robinson is a chaplain and instructor of New Testament at Ferrum College in Virginia. She is also co-host of the “New Testament Review” podcast.
R Scott Okamoto is is a writer and musician from Los Angeles who deconstructed his faith while an English professor at Azusa Pacific University. He is host of the “Chapel Probation” podcast.