July 6, 2020
The boys of FTG (Omar, Seth, and Chris) sat down with an amazing conversation with Mark Karris, a licensed therapist, best-selling author, ordained pastor, adjunct professor, recording artist, and an all around bad ass dude!
From the start of the podcast, which was live of facebook, Mark seemed to "get" us, and opened up to tell his story. There was laughter, and there were tears as Mark shared personal stories about his family and journey into "(de)constructing toward spiritual and emotional healing".
This episode is guaranteed to pull at your heart strings and leave your eyes wet and your heart full. Find out about what Seth called the "love pentagram" and why Mark just might be my favorite guest to date.
Find out more about Mark and buy his book by visiting markgregorykarris.com
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June 13, 2020
This episode was recorded live for our Big Tent Revival a few weeks before the death of George Floyd. Robert and Tamice discuss their work with Sub:Culture Inc helping black youth make their way through college, race relations in the church, and how white families can educate their children on systemic racism. Check out Sub:Culture Inc. and listen to the podcasts they are involved with.
June 6, 2020
The House of Yahweh Cult is an apocalyptic cult with several failed end time predictions. Kepha tells the story of how the psychopathic cult leader made millions off of his followers, mentally abused members, and how many of the youth that have escaped the cult are completing suicide at alarming rates. Kepha tells of how he was persuaded to engage in bigamy with a young member of the cult and how he feels about that relationship today. You can learn more about the House of Yahweh cult at Kepha's website: The Man Behind The Name or if you know someone that is trying to escape the Texas based cult you can call him directly at 402-218-9530.
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June 2, 2020
Our friends Sean and Tamice from Sub:Culture Inc., Samson, Ash, and Omar's brother Dula join Omar for a conversation on the current climate within the Black Community, police brutality, the protests and riots, how white people can be allies, and what we do to move forward together. This episode was recorded live.
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June 1, 2020
This was our opening interview to start the "Big Tent Revival", our free live online conference, and oh boy did we hit the ground running. we had a full cast on hand but Omar and Chris got most of the questions in because Elizabeth was monitoring facebook comments in real time, and Seth was quietly listening lol. Rick Ross was a truly amazing guest, and an expert on the subject of cults. This episode was extra special to us because of our (Omar, and Elizabeth) past experiences in discipleship schools, and Chris and Seth's experience in fundamental christian religions. This episode includes 20 minutes of bonus material that we recorded after the initial interview where our Patreons were able to ask Rick Alan Ross questions.
Rick Alan Ross is the founder and Executive Director of The Cult Education Institute. He is an internationally known expert regarding destructive cults, controversial groups and movements and author of the book "Cults Inside Out: How People Get In and Can Get Out." Since 1982 he has been studying, researching and responding to the problems often posed by controversial authoritarian groups and movements.
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May 25, 2020
*This episode contains graphic information regarding childhood sexual abuse and may not be suitable for all audiences. Please keep this is mind when tuning into this powerful interview.
Omar, Chris and Seth sit down with Samson Latchison. Seth met Samson in Springfield, MO during his graduate program. Samson works and is still involved with a Christian coffeehouse ministry called the "Potter's House." Samson has an incredible story that speaks to resiliency in the face of great adversity. Samson's story is incredibly powerful and is a true survivor in every sense of the word. Samson unpacks his childhood trauma both within the Church and in his home. Further, Samson explores his journey to accept his sexual orientation and his relationship to Christ. This is a very sensitive episode.
Samson unpacks the real impact of fallen humanity while emphasizing the hope he has found in God.
May 10, 2020
Im very excited to get the episode out to you all! Chris and Omar catch up with an old artist/musician friend of Omar's named Jonathan Reuel. Jonathan has been writing songs since a young boy, and he and his wife Christa create beautiful and meaningful art of all kinds.
On this episode we get to deep dive into music from Jonathans past even he hasn't heard for years and the guys talk faith, deconstruction and cults. Ya know, our wheelhouse lol. We discuss the how his music as matured over the years as he too has, and can't wait to see what he come out with next! I've heard some of his newer projects, and if you like what you hear today please follow Jonathan and Christa to stay up to date on "what's happening", get an art installation from Christa, a sweet sketch or some sick shoes off Instagram, or go for the gold and have a personalized song for your significant other!
Art installations by Christa @ cjreuel.com
Get all updates on Reuel art and music @ ReuelArt
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May 5, 2020
Robert Monson grew up talking people out of their faith in Christianity only to be converted in a powerful encounter in college. He has many years of experience in cross-cultural missions, church planting, and college ministry. Robert is currently the Chief Operations Officer for Sub:Culture Incorporated which helps develop resources and content that eradicate the spiritual, cultural, academic and sociological barriers that impede Black College Students. He is also host of the podcasts: Where Is The Lie? and The Hive.
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