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Join us for an updated conversation with poet Ciona Rouse, first about her experience of the pandemic and our national reckoning with racism, and then about her journey from cradle United Methodist and pastor’s kid out of Christianity.

Episode Highlights Include: 

    • Ciona’s upbringing as a pastor’s kid and her experience as a denominational employee
    • Her vocation as a writer and “God as author”
    • “It struck me that I had spent my whole life in church and this was the first time I had hung out with prostitutes”
    • How “Let’s take a break” became a permanent break from Christianity
    • Resting on a limb on the Tree of Knowledge

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Stay tuned next for: A bonus episode with a little bit more from Ciona.

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