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.
The Religious Trauma Institute was co-founded by Laura Anderson and Brian Peck in collaboration with clinicians treating and preventing adverse religious experiences and religious trauma.
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.
Paul David Tripp is a pastor, event speaker and bestselling and award-winning author with a doctorate in biblical counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary.
Meghan Crozier is a writer and podcast host based in Washington exploring such topics as faith deconstruction, spirituality, equality, justice, culture, mental health and religion. Contact through her website.
Micah J. Murray is a self-styled “minister of deconstruction” who hosts the “Existential Happy Hour” podcast and is an M.Div. student at United Theological Seminary. Contact through his website.