New podcast episode: Play-Doh isn’t food

Hi, guys. The third show of my podcast is below. Includes: my first church-ish experience; a temporary new mom; definitely not food, no place for art; dysfunctional camping; time before time; angry dad; and washing my hands in holy water.

The picture is of me, before we left our house for the first time I’d ever been to church, wearing the Intolerable Outfit I talk about on the podcast.

In this episode I reference my post That Mother o’ Mine.

You can listen, download, comment upon, and share this and the other episodes of my podcast on SoundCloud.

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Thanks for listening.

About John Shore

John Shore (who, fwiw, is straight) is the author of UNFAIR: Christians and the LGBT Question, and three other great books. He is founder of Unfundamentalist Christians (on Facebook here), and executive editor of the Unfundamentalist Christians group blog.  (In total John's two blogs receive some 250,000 views per month.) John is also co-founder of The NALT Christians Project, which was written about by TIME,  The Washington Post, and others. His website is JohnShore.com. You're invited to like John's Facebook page. Don't forget to sign up for his mucho-awesome newsletter.

  • https://www.facebook.com/alan.herendich Alan Herendich

    I enjoy your podcasts because contrary to your carefully crafted writing, they just seem to be stream of consciousness ramblings loosely kind of tied to a theme. BTW, I went to UCSC in the early 80′s, lived in Felton, and worked at Roaring Camp Narrow Guage Railroad right next to Henry Cowell Park. A beautiful place. I don’t think your idea of camping is that far off. I’m going backpacking into the High Sierras with my son in July and I plan on spending a lot of time just sitting on a rock!

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/johnshore/ John Shore

      Thanks, Alan; that means a lot to me. (Felton! I lived for awhile in Boulder Creek!)

      Don: Knickers! So I had it better than I knew. Good to know.

      • mike moore

        John, I think you should embrace the outfit. Very Angus Young AC/DC. You were a true trendsetter.

        (PS – this memory lane post … I was a camp counselor at Mt Hermon. I wasn’t invited back the next summer due to the “junior high kids playing on the railroad tracks” incident, but Felton was cool.)

  • Don Rappe

    I remember that outfit, except with knickers. How I pouted.

  • http://wilkinsonweb.com Dan Wilkinson

    I just caught up on all of your podcasts whilst pulling up the carpeting in my living room. Good stuff…keep ‘em coming!

  • Allie

    The outfit is too funny. And don’t think for a moment you were unusual as a child to be that aware of your dignity. My mom is about 20 years older than you are, and recently we were discussing a local politician, and she said “I used to play with him as a child and his mom made him wear SUNSUITS. I can’t take seriously a man I have seen in a sunsuit.” So, there’s that, at least you were born too late for sunsuits.

    My first memories of church are of St. John’s Episcopal, which has rather Byzantine, larger-than-life murals all over it. This is the one behind the altar. I was terrified of this thing as a child:

    http://www.stjohnsmemphis.org/clientimages/23318/newmuralphotos/highaltarmural.jpg

    I never washed my hands in the font, but I did LOUDLY CRUNCH the wafer at my first communion. My mother just about died.


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