Backsliding to Glory

Backsliding to Glory
A Progressive Christian Podcast and Community, Living the Love of Jesus in the middle of the Bible Belt

Dabblin’ in Depression - How to Know When You’ve Had Too Much, and What to Do About It
Sep 21, 2019 • 40 min
Joel’s had too much, Megan’s not much help, and the world is going to hell in a hand basket. BUT, Jesus is still awesome, God is good all the time, and Good is God. Come see how we try to recharge our batteries when we’re all fed up.…
Boo on Brees for Your Birthday
Sep 8, 2019 • 41 min
Megan and Joel discuss their old favorite Saint and consider the importance of vetting your allies and owning your own mistakes. Make a ( Email us your thoughts and experiences to…
A Little Bit of Blasphemy - B2G011
Sep 1, 2019 • 38 min
Megan and Joel are back after their extended summer hiatus to talk about blasphemy, nationalism and more fun party favors. But we don’t make you pledge allegiance to anything around here, don’t worry. Backsliding to Glory is a podcast all about living a…
Things My Father Taught Me - B2G010
Jun 17, 2019 • 42 min
This week, Megan and Joel talk about their fathers as well as the complicated nature of fatherhood and celebrating it for some of us. Thanks, Papa Romer and Sharpton for helping to make us who we are!
Finding a New Church - B2G009
Jun 9, 2019 • 59 min
Whether it’s moving to a new town, finding a church for the very first time, or leaving the denomination or tradition you were raised in, finding the church that fits your theology (or at least welcomes it) is tough, especially if you’re not an introvert.
Living Waters in Cuba - Moving, Living Christianity - B2G008
Jun 2, 2019 • 44 min
We’re back from our unintended hiatus with updates on tornado recovery in Ruston and most especially Megan’s trip to Cuba! Hear about her experience, Cuban life as well as ideas for how you and your congregation can get active as the hands of feet of…
Resurrection and Rebuilding - Opelousas Church Fires Followup - B2G007
Apr 21, 2019 • 46 min
Megan’s mentions are trash now, but the goal has been met and the three St. Landry Parish Black churches that were burned by an arson earlier this month, have met their funding goal. What’s next for Megan’s crusade of social media Robin Hooding?
Then Came the Morning - Lent and Easter - B2G006
Apr 14, 2019 • 40 min
Megan and Joel wrestle with Friday night and pray for Sunday morning. They discuss their history with the Lenten season and how they celebrate it now as parents and progressive Christians.
The Church is On Fire, What Will We Do About it? - B2G005
Apr 7, 2019 • 37 min
Megan and Joel discuss the news of these fires, the systemic issues that make this a less noticeable issue than it should be, and what we can do as churches and individuals to help today and tomorrow.
Something Beyond Space Moses - Gendering & Misgendering God - B2G004
Mar 31, 2019 • 39 min
Where and when did you first consider God’s gender? Does it even make sense to gender the 4th Dimensional Creator of the Universe? Megan and Joel discuss their own experiences around this question and point to some resources to help with why it matters…
‘Reagan Made Me Homeless’ The Prosperity Gospel & Poor Shaming - B2G003
Mar 24, 2019 • 40 min
Prosperity Gospel & Capitalism How do you talk to your children about money? What was the relationship with money you were raised with? How much is the Church to blame for our monetary outlook? Megan and Joel discuss their own backgrounds with money and…
Wesley and Calvin Were Just Fine Fellows - B2G002
Mar 17, 2019 • 41 min
In this second debut episode, hear how Megan found herself a progressive Christian, living in south Louisiana. We discuss modern seminarian output, finding your own place in your local church congregations, and outside the pew.
I Sometimes Just Wanna Shout! - B2G001
Mar 17, 2019 • 40 min
In this debut episode, hear how Joel and Megan began their conversation as well as background on Joel’s Spiritual journey. Follow Megan on Twitter @meganromer and Joel on Twitter @therogueslife Find links and info for the…
Meet Your Backsliders - B2G000
Mar 15, 2019 • 3 min
Megan Loves Jesus, but cusses a little | Joel cries during the Hymns & HARRUMPHS during the sermon Trying desperately to live the Love of Jesus in the middle of the Bible Belt, these two fully-affirming progressive Christians are raising kids, and raising…