Podcast Interviews

BONUS: Marla Taviano Interviews Rohadi on His Writing Including His Latest Book, When We Belong

In this episode, my friend Marla Taviano asks me questions about the book and how the ideas flow into a renewed faith formation and the venture out of white religious hegemony. We talk about what books to read; some non-negotiables in the Christian faith, theodicy and why the resurrection, books for questions on atonement, thinking in new ways, decolonizing Christianity, and a conversation for budding authors. Released 7-22-2022

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Becka Eppley, Jen Kinney, Marla Taviano

This episode is with three women who have deconstructed their faith and beliefs, are on a continued journey to become anti-racist, and they use their voice to advocate for marginalized and oppressed communities. I asked them to come on my podcast because I wanted to hear about their journey, which included a lot of loss, grief, trauma, and healing. Released 7-6-2022

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Walking Away From White Evangelicalism

Rohadi and Marla take a look at Marla’s latest book, unbelieve. They discuss catalysts into deconstruction and becoming aware of the downfalls of white evangelicalism including books, relationships, politics, and taking the Bible seriously. They examine challenging historical assumptions of white hegemony as well as challenging assumptions that are canon in evangelicalism like abortion, immigration, and power. Released 7-4-2022

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Special Guest: Marla Taviano

Justin and Jon share a conversation with Marla Taviano, centering around her most recent work, “unbelieve: poems on the journey to becoming a heretic” … the conversation went in a lot of different directions. (All of which we really enjoyed!) Some of those topics include: Being vulnerable in your writing, the importance (and challenge) of building a platform, and self publishing vs. traditional publishing. Released 6-5-2022

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Marla Taviano

Today’s episode is with Marla Taviano, author of her newest book unbelieve: poems on the journey to becoming a heretic. This episode is in honor of Rachel Held Evans who inspired much of Marla’s deconstruction and decolonizing journey. We discuss Marla’s book, how she wrestled with her faith beliefs, what/who she lost, what she’s gained, her passion for books and people, and lastly she turns the tables and asks me about my book What Children Remember. Released 6-2-2022

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Bonus Episode: Where do we go after another mass school shooting?

Marla Taviano and I discuss our frustration with the white evangelical response to yet another mass shooting, tensions with family, and our own deconstruction process, and end with a bit of hope on how we can act to make the world better. Released 5-26-2022

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Unbelieve with Marla Taviano

This is a second episode with Marla Taviano because she HAS A NEW BOOK in the world! We explore the poetry within “Unbelieve – Poems on the Journey to Becoming a Heretic”. From “I was wrong” to “God Loves Everyone” to “growing up evangelical” to “chirp chirp”, every poem in this new book is eye-opening and relatable and honest and authentic. Released 5-8-2022

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Marla Taviano: Unbelieve

This week’s guest is Marla Taviano, author of Unbelieve: Poems on the Journey to Becoming a Heretic. In her search for truth, Marla asks often, “Is this loving to my neighbor?” She may not be certain what her beliefs are right now, but she does believe that love is what will change the world. Released 3-6-2022

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Finding Your Herd featuring Marla Taviano

We visit with the very interesting, Marla Taviano. Marla shares some personal stories of visiting Cambodia, which turned into living in Cambodia, moving back to the United States on the last flight due to Covid, and what life has been like since then. This episode is for anyone who has been impacted by travel, books, starting something new, or feeling like things are falling apart. Released 5-10-2021

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