The FREEVANGELIC Podcast

The FREEVANGELIC Podcast

Lifelong evangelical and Christian media industries writer, publicist, producer, and agent Rebeca Seitz left the evangelical world after reading the Bible too much and taking it at its word. Her Lutheran husband, Charles, who had joined her in evangelicalism soon left as well. The FREEVANGELIC Podcast is where Rebeca and Charles cover topics related to leaving the evangelical life. They sometimes welcome various guests with insight thereon.

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April 1, 2021 71 min
After more than 25 years, the fallout of the Purity Movement within evangelical Christianity has made national headlines through a mass murder conducted by a man who says he was eliminating temptation from his life. Rebeca and Charlie discuss how this decades-old movement shaped their sexuality, personal identities, and marriage and how it continues to shape and damage young people in the church.
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In this episode, the Freevangelics talk about how as we grow into new knowledge, wisdom, and maturity in the search for Truth we outgrow the old skin of evangelical belief and have to shed it, much like the gumbo limbo tree of Florida does as it grows. Throughout our growth we may shed multiple skins as our wisdom increases, but in doing so we open ourselves to new vulnerability. 
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Season Two kicks off with the Freevangelics, Rebeca and Charlie, starting a new exploration of what remains after leaving evangelical Christianity and charting their own faith path. When the Bible is what made you leave, is there still anything left in the Bible you can find useful?
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Rebeca and Charlie discuss how translation has affected our understanding of scripture over the millennia. They specifically drill into the only purported prophecy about the virgin birth. Was it really meant to foretell a Messiah?
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The Freevangelicals discuss how their shopping and buying habits are changing. In this episode, Charlie tries out a new organic, fair trade, low acid coffee, Life Boost. Listen to the end to get a discount on your order at https://www.lifeboostcoffee.com.
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The Wild Goose Festival 2019 is done and we came away with a much different experience than we expected after the rough day one. Transformation happened. Relationships began. New insights into what it means to be FREEVANGELIC came. Will FREEVANGELIC return in 2020?
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The Wild Goose Festival kicked into high gear and FREEVANGELIC had a great time learning, serving, being, and experiencing what the Goose has to offer. We've also learned some things about ourselves, the Bible, and more.
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The FREEVANGELIC Seitz family made it to the Wild Goose Festival grounds in Hot Springs, NC, and then things went sideways. Loving, caring people came to the rescue and all is back on track for two days of work, learning, experiencing, and more.
Rebeca was so exhausted while recording this podcast that she couldn't keep her own kids straight in her head.
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The Seitz family is heading out from their home in Southwest Florida to the Wild Goose Festival 2019 for four days of music, great speakers, and service as festival volunteers - and camping.
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Is today's Bible what was written almost 2,000 years ago? In the 1,500 years between the time of Jesus and the invention of the printing press, the gospels and letters of the New Testament were repeatedly hand-copied by scribes, at first amateurs and later professionals. We examine this process and the changes that were made, both accidental and intentional, through the book "Misquoting Jesus" by Bart Ehrman. (Also, ann...
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Why do humans exhibit the need for a deity in their lives? Are we becoming a post-deity society wherein our knowledge explains what had been mystical? Is it enough to stand in awe without ascribing it to a god?
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Rebeca and Charlie reveal summer plans, then have a great (if longer than Rebeca would like) discussion about the historical Jesus and Russell Shorto's book "Gospel Truth." 
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Rebeca and Charlie are celebrating their 15th wedding anniversary today. In this episode, they discuss how leaving the Evangelical Christian faith has changed their marriage relationship and more...and then they let the kiddos opine.
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March 3, 2019 88 min
Rebeca and Charlie interview their old friends and clients, Kristine and Thom McGuire. The McGuires are now known as Gwyn and Car of the 3 Pagans and a Cat Podcast.
In a wide-ranging interview, they discuss many topics including the crazy products Christians sell each other at their conferences, the process of de-conversion to pagan belief, what the word "pagan" really means, witchcraft, spell casting and more. Want to learn...
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February 19, 2019 55 min
In the third installment of the FREEVANGELIC Podcast, Rebeca and Charlie interview former Southern Baptist minister Tim Sledge, author of "Goodbye Jesus: An Evangelical Preacher's Journey Beyond Faith." The former Christians uncover striking similarities in their experiences and interests despite having never known each other. 
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February 10, 2019 32 min
Rebeca and Charlie discuss which contradiction in the Bible and specific seeming cruelties of God chronicled in the Old Testament led to Rebeca pushing away from Christianity.
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February 7, 2019 34 min
Rebeca's husband, Charlie, married the good evangelical girl. After being married more than a decade and reading the Bible through several times, she left evangelical Christianity during a tumultuous time for their family. Then, she went public. How did he react?
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