This week, Zach Hoag stops by to talk about his new book, The Light Is Winning: Why Religion Might Just Bring Us Back To Life. Also, Steve makes some pretty rude comments about movies. The t-shirts Robert mentions during the intro can be bought here to support AFSP, and you can learn more about his Suicide Prevention trainings here!Buy The Light Is Winning, connect with Zach on his website or on Twitter, or listen to The Lightcast.Support CXMH on Patreon, check out other episodes on our website, or connect with us on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.Connect with Robert on Twitter, his website, or Facebook.Connect with Steve on Twitter, his website, or Facebook.
Guest Info/Bio: This week we speak with Zach Hoag! Zach is an author, preacher, and creator from New England. He’s also an all around awesome guy. We talk to Zach about his journey all the way from growing up in a cult to where he finds himself today. (Selected) Published Works: “The Light is Winning: Why Religion Just Might Bring Us Back to Life.” Guest Website/Social Media: www.zhoag.com Facebook: @zhoag Twitter: @zhoag Instagram: @zhoag Special guest music on this episode provided by: Manchester Orchestra Facebook: @ManchesterOrchestra Twitter: @ManchesterOrch Instagram: @manchesterorchestra Enjoy the songs? The songs featured on this episode were: “The Maze, The Alien, The Grocery, The Silence, & The Gold” off the brand new album “A Black Mile to the Surface.” Pick up Manchester Orchestra’s music anywhere good music is sold. The Deconstructionist’s Podcast is mixed and edited by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat, located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on Facebook and Twitter or visit their website for more information. www.nationalaudiopreservationsociety.weebly.com www.facebook.com/nationalaudiopreservationsociety Twitter: @napsrecording Donation:If you like what we’re doing and/or benefit from it in some way please consider becoming a Patreon member. By becoming a Patreon member you’ll get access to our members only blog, exclusive swag, early access to episodes, and more! You can link there via our website where you can also connect to us on social media, access our blog, webstore, etc @ www.thedeconstructionists.comSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-deconstructionists/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
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Zach Hoag is the author of The Light is Winning & NOTHING BUT THE BLOOD: The Gospel According to Dexter. Here's how he now describes his life: "And now in my life, I am finding belonging, in a full-circle but brand-new kind of way, in the Vermont countryside where I live with my wife, Kalen, and three girls, Gemma, Pippa, and Willa (who are the joy of my life). We have come through that apocalyptic season after the end of our church plant, which brought on so many other endings as well, and we are inching towards genuine flourishing. It's right there on the horizon, and it can't come fast enough!"
Churches all over North America are in sharp decline - especially among younger believers. Author Zach Hoag sees this not as a threat, but an opportunity. It's an apocalypse - a revealing of deep problems in the Church - and great promise.
Zach Hoag is one of many people who are noticing declining church attendance in the United States. Unlike many people who see it as a collapse, a loss, or even a death, Zach sees a surprising resurrection happening just below the surface. He calls this post-Christian reality an "apocalypse" in the truest sense of the word: a revealing is happening, and it just might be the best thing to happen to the church. "Could it be," Hoag writes in his brand new book, The Light is Winning: Why Religion Just might Bring us Back to Life, "that what this apocalypse is revealing is our need not merely to be spiritual or merely to cling to religious ritual but to embrace a spiritually resurrected religion? To inhabit the rooted religious practices that can sustain us over the long haul and bring life to the world?" I loved my conversation with Zach. He's humble, funny, brilliant, and I sincerely believe he's on to something really rich here. The Light is Winning is a story of death, resurrection, and a brilliant new beginning. It's the story of how the church will resurrect, revive, root down and find true flourishing. It's the story of letting there be light. You can purchase Zach's insightful new book here. Enjoy! Music on today's episode is by Matt Moberg (song: Pirate Song).
Zach Hoag is an author, preacher, and creator from New England. Planting a church in one of the least churched cities in the U.S. (Burlington, Vermont), and pursuing ministry beyond that in a variety of spaces, Zach has learned a few things about the power of a deeply rooted life in Christ. Zach has found belonging in Westford, Vermont where he lives with his wife, Kalen, and their three girls. Find him writing at zhoag.com and follow him on Twitter @zhoag.