The Journey to Reconstruction - Touchy Subjects Podcast

Episode 11

Published on:

7th Jan 2024

The Journey to Reconstruction

Welcome back to the Touchy Subjects Podcast! After a hiatus, Erin returns with a deeply personal reflection on the complexities of life, deconstruction, and the need for reconstruction in beliefs.

In this episode, we navigate through the metaphor of Jenga, comparing it to the process of deconstruction and reconstruction of beliefs. Emphasizing how events, trauma, and personal growth prompt a reevaluation of ingrained beliefs, highlighting the necessity of this ongoing process.

Erin challenges the misconception that deconstruction signifies an abandonment of faith, expressing a desire for a more nuanced understanding within Christianity. She stresses the importance of active listening and seeking understanding instead of judgment in conversations about faith and deconstruction.

Exploring the dynamics within church communities, Erin identifies cultural problems affecting congregations. Cliques, leadership issues, and unkind behaviors hinder a church's growth and acceptance.

Looking ahead, Erin shares plans for a non-profit aimed at fostering healthy churches. She envisions a collaborative effort, involving experts and passionate individuals, to bring about positive change within church structures.

Key Points:

  • Deconstruction as Growth: Deconstruction is portrayed as a vital aspect of personal growth and spiritual maturity, not a departure from faith.
  • Cultural Challenges in Churches: Issues within church cultures, including cliques and leadership problems, hinder growth and inclusivity.
  • Vision for Change: The host outlines plans for a non-profit endeavor aimed at cultivating healthy church environments.
  • Call for Collaboration: Emphasizes the need for collective effort and hopes for a grassroots movement to initiate positive changes in churches.

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Touchy Subjects Podcast
The Touchy Subjects Podcast has been designed to unpack the proverbial elephants in the Church- i.e. the topics no one wants to talk about! We want to create space for an open dialogue on issues like social justice, mental health, women in leadership, homosexuality, legalism, and more. 

The panelists that are speaking on this podcast have been intentionally chosen to tell their story from their perspective without censorship. Some panelists are pastors or church leaders, some panelists are deconstructing their faith, and some panelists are subject matter experts on a topic whose guidance can help this audience.

Our mission is not to expose the Church, but to have conversations that will open eyes, open ears and open hearts toward growth, healing, and unity.

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Erin Billings

Erin is the owner of CLIQ Management, a luxury done-for-you content creation and media management services agency. Erin gained her expertise working in the music industry for over ten years as a professional musician, music director, and producer working with artists from American Idol, The Voice, and Tony and Grammy Award-winning artists.

As a pastor's kid and church music director for over 15 years, Erin witnessed great things as well as experienced tumultuous times in the church, which led to her deconstructing her faith. Because of this, she has started the Touchy Subjects Podcast.