C. Allen Ries is a Christian music minister who shares his story coming to terms with a sexual orientation at odds with the faith he grew up with. Allen's initial struggles as well as the peace he ultimately finds is sure to be an inspiration for you on your journey. Along the way Allen also shares how as a "white guy" he found himself working primarily in African - American churches.
9:58- Allen & Steve share their shared church history
13:03- "White guy" in a "Black church"
23:12- First cracks in the "belief" wall emerge
28:26- A painful divorce leads to more questions
31:30- "wrestling" with sexual orientation
36:04- Allen finds peace with God and himself
Filmmaker Mitch Birks & resident Beyond the Pale "Geek Corespondent" Martin Daniel join Steve to discuss and review the new film Wonder Woman. Along the way they detour into the recent X-Men movie Logan before they explore the themes of God, religion, ice cream, and existential crisis found in Wonder Woman.
Part 2 of our conversation with Cornel and Rensia Marais. Hear them share what it is like to test their belief system and question the very premises they had arranged their lives around.
12:35- Experiencing rejection when you question
20:51- Taking a "break" from God
29:25- A faith healer questions faith healing
43:36- Renisa shares her journey into doubt and discovery