Faith After Deconstruction: Audio Adrenaline's Dave Stovall Shares What Brought Him Back—The Alisa Childers Podcast #101
In an online environment where deconstruction stories from contemporary Christian music artists seem to be the norm, Dave Stovall, of the Christian rock band Audio Adrenaline, shares his story of deconstruction into progressive Christianity and back to a historic faith. Dave's unusual story of meeting a local pastor who discipled him out of deconstruction will encourage you in your faith!
Dave's article, "Losing my Faith in Progressive Christianity" on Renew.org
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Read Alisa's book on progressive Christianity:
3/30/2021 04:40:40 pm
I so related to some of his story. Raised in the south (Arkansas) SBC and I’ve now been Baptized 3X. Ha. My husband teases me that it won’t get me to a higher level of Heaven. 🤣
4/9/2021 04:04:29 pm
Alisha, new listener. Love your podcast. I couldn't find anything on your blog about it, so I thought I would tell you about the book, "Race and Covenant." I heard the editor of the book interviewed on the ActonLine podcast. A lot of the force of argument for Americans toward social justice, I've found (while not convinced by the ideas of social justice), finds itself in racial discrimination issues. Not sure if it fits the format you want, but it might be worth looking into.
4/28/2021 11:43:39 pm
🌻 Healthy kepticism, syncretism and an open mind ~of course. 🐸🐺
5/26/2021 05:00:47 pm
Wow. This episode really spoke to me. I’ve come to recognize that for years I’ve tried to hold a moderate view, straddling back and forth between a strict ‘there is only one truth’ and a more soft worldly view. It the past year I’ve started to really see the worldly forces for what they are, and I see where they are leading. Which has put me back to realizing that truth really matters a lot. And I have not studied enough over the years to feel confident speaking to people about my faith. I’m afraid of coming off as legalistic. However in the past couple months I’ve seen my husband go the opposite direction. He became defensive when I’ve brought up issues about Trump, about what I see happening in the world, and my questioning the vaccine. Then he joined a local UMC, and has gotten involved with the church. He believes that the pastor is trying to create a space where people on both the left and right can worship. But I see this as just talk. The umbrella organization is promoting CRT and progressive politics, including pro-Palestinian views. And they are very into liturgy, which I know my husband has always liked, but I never felt comfortable with because I always grew up associating it with works of the flesh. So .. there were a lot of ah ha moments in this.
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