Episode 20 – Pastor June Joplin

Hard to Believe #020 – Pastor June Joplin 

Until last summer, June Joplin had been serving as pastor at Lorne Park Baptist Church in Toronto. Then she delivered a sermon that would change her life. In the months since, she has been interviewed by the New York Times, Vox, and the CBC, and her story has been featured in major news outlets far and wide. She spoke to John about what led to her wanting to be a pastor, what led to her coming out, and her hopes for Christianity and herself as she considers what comes next.

You can find more about her at her website, PastorJune.com

She is on Twitter @beloved_june

You can contribute to her GoFundMe here

The Life of Aleister Crowley, with author Richard Kaczynski Hard to Believe

The so-called “wickedest man in the world” would have turned 145 this week, and to mark his birthday, John reached out to his most trusted biographer, Richard Kaczynski, author of Perdurabo – The Life of Aleister Crowley. Kaczynski holds a PhD in social psychology and is himself a student of Thelema, the new religious movement built around Crowley’s philosophy. John asked him to set the record straight on one of the 20th century’s most controversial and fascinating figures. To find out more about and from Richard, check out his personal website.
  1. The Life of Aleister Crowley, with author Richard Kaczynski
  2. HTB Flashback: Prof. Kris Lane on Christopher Columbus, Washington Irving, and the Toppling of Outdated Statues
  3. Pastor June Joplin
  4. Emmy Nominee Liza Richardson
  5. Greg Garrett – Cultural Theologian – U2, Zombies, and Race

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