Mark Karris

Religious Refugees

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark speaks on the disorienting faith shift so many are currently experiencing regarding their thoughts about God, the church, and ourselves. With grace and insight, Mark addresses the PTSD symptoms of those who have been de-churched; “…those who wanted community and got judgment, who wanted to affect the life of the church and got bureaucracy, who wanted conversation and got doctrine, who wanted meaningful engagement with the world and got moral prescription.”

This Podcast encourages those who have experienced some form of a shift in their theology and then have either felt a sense of not belonging in their home church or have even been rejected.

Quotes:
“As Christians, were fluid human beings, we’re gonna change some beliefs here and there.”

“For me, it’s asking leadership, it’s asking those within the church, ‘are you harming or are you healing? Are you punishing for punishment’s sake,’ which is the essence of retributive practice, ‘or are you restoring for love’s sake.”

“The beautiful thing is when people can become who they are in God. The creative, unique, multifaceted human beings that are embedded and embodied in divine love; my goodness it can be so freeing!”

Mark Karris is a licensed therapist, author, ordained pastor, adjunct professor, and recording artist
To learn more about Mark you can go to, www.markgregorykarris.com or to his Facebook Page

Podcast intro and outro music by Wilde Assembly

Brent Lokker

Jason Clark is a writer, speaker, and lead communicator at A Family Story ministries. His mission is to encourage sons and daughters to grow sure in the love of an always-good heavenly Father. He and his wife, Karen, live in North Carolina with their three children.

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