I checked out the GCRR conference on Jesus historicity and reached out to the founder. Dr. Darren Slade was a believer, a minister, and a police officer before becoming an atheist. He’s the President and CEO of the Global Center for Religious Research. This group does conferences (virtual even before Covid), publishes papers and books. He’s the founding editor of the socio-historical examination of religion and ministry (SHERM). He’s the research director for The FaithX Project which consults for churches and tries to help foster community. And of course he is an adjunct professor of humanities at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. So we talked about all that, coming out, not getting rich in a prosperity gospel church and how to talk churches into shutting down. This is a very 101 interview as this guy has so much going on that we barely scratched the surface.
Religious Trauma Study: https://www.gcrr.org/religioustrauma
Religious Trauma GoFundMe: https://gofund.me/1f55fcf9
Where Eiynah teases with part of a new Woking Up episode: