Devangelical \ˌdē-ˌvan-ˈje-li-kəl\:

A person who has grown up in - and, consequently, out of - the evangelical church. May or may not include loss of one's faith, but definitely the loss of one's mind.
Interview with JM Blaine on His Debut Memoir: Midnight, Jesus and Me

Interview with JM Blaine on His Debut Memoir: Midnight, Jesus and Me

I recently had a chance to interview the rock n roll, full gospel, rollerskating at midnight, suicide crisis hotline answering, renegade DJ himself: the legendary JM Blaine. His new memoir Midnight, Jesus and Me may just save me yet.
Interview with Donna Johnson, Author of Holy Ghost Girl

Interview with Donna Johnson, Author of Holy Ghost Girl

"She was just three years old when her mother signed on as the organist of tent revivalist David Terrell, and before long, Donna Johnson was part of the hugely popular evangelical preacher's inner circle. At seventeen, she left the ministry for good, with a trove of stranger- than-fiction memories...
Introducing the Devangelical 11-Step Survival Program (Recovery has never been so awkward)

Introducing the Devangelical 11-Step Survival Program (Recovery has never been so awkward)

"This 11-step program is guaranteed to take you out of fetal position and help you walk tall. The opposite may also be true." - Anonymous Reader
The Bible Says to Kill Them

The Bible Says to Kill Them

  This week, yet another video of a preacher speaking out against the LGBT community has gone viral. This time, it’s  Pastor Charles Worley out of (wait for it) North Carolina who tells his congregation that he has an idea, but that he “couldn’t get it past congress”. He then...
Mom's Diaphragm, Pat Robertson on Masturbation, and Why the Right Hates Obama: Erika Rae Interviews Author Frank Schaeffer

Mom’s Diaphragm, Pat Robertson on Masturbation, and Why the Right Hates Obama: Erika Rae Interviews Author Frank Schaeffer

Erika Rae talks with bestselling author Frank Schaeffer about his latest book, Sex, Mom and God: How the Bible’s Strange Take on Sex Led to Crazy Politics—and How I Learned to Love Women (and Jesus) Anyway.
Devangelical: A Memoir About Why I Left to Save My Soul

Devangelical: A Memoir About Why I Left to Save My Soul

Own it for $1.99 on Amazon from June 1-10! Devangelical, by Erika Rae, is an irresistibly funny and irreverent memoir challenging the culture of the modern Evangelical church (December 11, 2012 from Emergency Press).
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An Exorcise in Faith

An Exorcise in Faith

“I was throwing up demons,” she informed me with hollow eyes. “I thought I was done, but they just kept coming.”
Talking with Rich Ferguson on Poetiscape

Talking with Rich Ferguson on Poetiscape

I get to talk to the inimitable Rich Ferguson about life, religion and kung fu on Poetiscape.
"All of the Sin, None of the Guilt Week" Photo Contest Results

“All of the Sin, None of the Guilt Week” Photo Contest Results

So much sin...how to decide?
All of the Sin, None of the Guilt Week

All of the Sin, None of the Guilt Week

Find out how to enter the "All of the Sin, None of the Guilt Week" Contest.
Devangelical Interviews Stephanie Drury from Stuff Christian Culture Likes

Devangelical Interviews Stephanie Drury from Stuff Christian Culture Likes

Stephanie Drury from Stuff Christian Culture Likes talks with Devangelical!
Guide to Churchese #2: "Youth Pastor"

Guide to Churchese #2: “Youth Pastor”

Youth Pastor – A special sort of person with a tolerance for noise exceeding that of the average human—most likely due to a ‘God Rock’ phase which may or may not have run its full course. These gifted individuals lead the Youth Group regularly in songs and in some kind of peppy sermon and are...
Devangelical on The Rumpus: Interview by Donna Johnson (Author of Holy Ghost Girl)

Devangelical on The Rumpus: Interview by Donna Johnson (Author of Holy Ghost Girl)

Donna Johnson interviews Erika Rae about Devangelical on The Rumpus.
The Nervous Breakdown Interview: JM Blaine Interviews Erika Rae about Devangelical

The Nervous Breakdown Interview: JM Blaine Interviews Erika Rae about Devangelical

TNB Interview - Secret Youth Group Handshake: Brother JM Blaine Talks to Sister Erika Rae
Guide to Churchese #1: "Bless Her/His Heart"

Guide to Churchese #1: “Bless Her/His Heart”

Bless Her/His Heart – 1. Trash talk nullification phrase. This is almost always uttered after a negative observation about someone else in order to confuse the listener into believing the speaker is in fact, being kind. Examples: "She smells like feet, bless her heart." "He is dumber than a dumpling dipped in stupid...
Devangelical...Launched!

Devangelical…Launched!

It's official, Devangelical: Why I Left to Save My Soul has launched into the upper stratosphere and has been scattered like frat-house party shrapnel into a bookstore near you. That's right, it's gritty, it's a little bit sticky, and you're likely to wake up to it glued to your cheek with nacho cheese flavored drool....
Other People Interviews Erika Rae

Other People Interviews Erika Rae

Thank you Brad Listi for talking with me about Devangelical on Other People! I think we cover just about everything from demons to adderall to sex to chickens. The last two have nothing to do with each other.
Survival Guide Step #10: Make a Fresh Start

Survival Guide Step #10: Make a Fresh Start

When Grandpa turned 89 years old, he married up. And by ‘up’ I mean ‘older’.