Join us for a conversation with poet Ciona Rouse 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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