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Touch Podcast is an intimate conversation that takes place at the intersection of the spirit and body. Hosts Nate and Ryan invite artists, authors, ethicists, pastors, healers, and pop stars to explore our origins and journeys toward more authentic lives. Nate and Ryan became best friends in college when Nate left for Los Angeles to pursue a career in film and attend UC. Ryan continued on to seminary earning masters and doctoral degrees. Season One explores Religious America and Sex as Nate and Ryan seek answers to questions that started years ago with the Evangelical Purity Movement.

Touch Podcast is an intimate conversation that takes place at the intersection of the spirit and body. Hosts Nate and Ryan invite artists, authors, ethicists, pastors, healers, and pop stars to explore our origins and journeys toward more authentic lives. Nate and Ryan became best friends in college when Nate left for Los Angeles to pursue a career in film and attend UC. Ryan continued on to seminary earning masters and doctoral degrees. Season One explores Religious America and Sex as Nate and Ryan seek answers to questions that started years ago with the Evangelical Purity Movement.
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Touch Podcast is an intimate conversation that takes place at the intersection of the spirit and body. Hosts Nate and Ryan invite artists, authors, ethicists, pastors, healers, and pop stars to explore our origins and journeys toward more authentic lives. Nate and Ryan became best friends in college when Nate left for Los Angeles to pursue a career in film and attend UC. Ryan continued on to seminary earning masters and doctoral degrees. Season One explores Religious America and Sex as Nate and Ryan seek answers to questions that started years ago with the Evangelical Purity Movement.

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Episodes

Touch Conversations of Spirit and Body Season 2 Episode 2 With LINDA KAY KLEIN

11/20/2018
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Touch Podcast is hosted by Ryan Clark, Nathan Novero and is joined in season 2 by Shannon Ethridge. In this episode, Ryan speaks with author Linda KayKlein about her book PURE: Inside the Evangelical Movement that Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free. Ryan and Linda explore the evangelical purity movement, the impact on relationships and what hope the church might be able to offer. Ryan, Nate and Shannon discuss ways couples and individuals can move forward after purity....

Duration:00:49:23

Touch Conversations of Spirit and Body: Season 2 Episode 1 - Desire

11/3/2018
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Touch Podcast is hosted by Ryan Clark, Nathan Novero and is joined in season 2 by Shannon Ethridge. This episode looks at our major theme, "Desire" this season and all the topics we plan to cover including Relationships, sex toys, fantasy, arousal, lust, sexual addiction, porn, aging, sex talk with kids and more!

Duration:00:35:41

Touch Podcast Episode 19: The Ethics of Sex with Dr. David Gushee

8/19/2018
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The Ethics of Sex with A Little Gay Marriage and Some Christian Fundamentalism with Dr. David Gushee Touch Podcast Season 1 is hosted by Ryan Clark and Nate Novero. In this episode Ryan speaks with Dr. David Gushee about the Ethics of Sex. They also venture into gay and lesbian marriage and how to ethically reconsider beliefs from our fundamentalistic church teachings. Dr. David P. Gushee is Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics and Director of the Center for Theology and...

Duration:00:49:33

Touch Podcast Episode 18: Tantra and Jesus with Dr. Kristina Kincaid

6/20/2018
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Touch is hosted by Ryan Clark and Nate Novero and on this episode, Ryan interviews Nate and Dr. Kristina Kincaid about how Tantra can be a tool for healing from sexual trauma. What happens when we allow pleasure into our lives? Nate speaks to how he discovered Tantra and how he met Dr. Kincaid and the role Tantra as a practice has played in helping him reconnect his faith. Become a supporter of Touch Podcast and get secret summer content when you subscribe. Check out our support page at...

Duration:00:38:11

Touch Podcast Episode 1 Reboot With Ryan Clark, Nate Novero and Jennifer Knapp

6/13/2018
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Did your church commercialize virginity? This episode is a reboot of Touch Episode 1: Selling Purity where hosts Ryan Clark and Nate Novero speak with former Christian pop-star Jennifer Knapp about a previously untold experience where she was approached to be to poster-girl for True Love Waits, a popular Southern Baptist Teen Abstinence program.

Duration:00:28:39

Touch Podcast Episode 17: Yes, He Really Just Said That with Dr. Bill Stayton

6/6/2018
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Episode 17 of Touch Podcast is hosted by Ryan Clark and Nate Novero and they speak with sexologist and psychologist Dr. Bill Stayton about eroticism, masturbation, and the barriers to desire. Did Jesus have a sex life? How do we combat our own secretiveness? We speak with Dr. Stayton about how our own sexual shame keeps us from communicating and leads to issues with pleasure and problems with consent. Dr. Stayton contents that in addition to physical sexual trauma, are we sexually...

Duration:00:31:07

Touch Podcast Episode 16: Dear God, Make Me a Real Boy with Lianne Simon and Dr. Megan DeFranza

5/31/2018
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Touch Podcast Episode 16: Dear God, Make Me a Real Boy with Lianne Simon and Dr. Megan DeFranza Podcast is hosted by Ryan Clark and Nate Novero and on this episode, they speak to their guests Lianne Simon and Dr. Megan DeFranza genitals and the Bible. Does size matter? It depends on what meaning we’ve ascribed to them. We love our listeners! Did you know you can become a monthly supporter of Touch Podcast: Conversations of Spirit and Body? Check out our new page at...

Duration:00:31:51

Touch Podcast Episode 15: Intersex and the Bible with Dr. Megan DeFranza

5/16/2018
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Touch Conversations of Spirit and Body is hosted by Ryan Clark and Nate Novero. Today we speak with Dr. Megan DeFranza on the topic of Intersex and the Bible. How do we think theologically about Jesus’ words in Matthew 19:12, “For there are eunuchs who were born that way?” Dr. Megan DeFranza will unpack a reality few Christians are willing to acknowledge: There are as many people who are intersex as there are red-heads in the world. As you will hear, Megan grew up conservative Evangelical...

Duration:00:30:05

Touch Podcast Episode 14: Kissing Dating Hello with Joshua Harris And Jessica Van Der WynGaard

5/8/2018
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Touch Podcast is hosted by Ryan Clark and Nathan Novero. Episode 14 continues the conversation with best-selling author Josh Harris and documentary film-maker Jessica Van Der Wyngaard. Ultimately, Josh wanted to understand how the ideas of his book had affected people and this starts with Josh listening and the leadership of strong single women Jessica. In this show, we’ll hear about how Josh dropped out of the project and what brought him back. We’ll hear about how a 19/20-year-old gets a...

Duration:00:35:51

Touch Podcast Episode 13: Kissing Something Goodbye with Joshua Harris And Jessica Van Der WynGaard

4/30/2018
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Touch Podcast Episode 13 is hosted by Ryan Clark and Nathan Novero. We’ll be “Kissing Something Goodbye” with Joshua Harris And Jesica Van Der WynGaard in this two-part series where we talk about the upcoming documentary titled, “I Survived I Kissed Dating Goodbye” that chronicles the journey of best-selling Christian author Josh Harris and his breakout book, “I Kissed Dating Goodbye,” where at age 20, he invited young people to stop dating, stop physical contact and court their future mate,...

Duration:00:33:05

Touch Podcast Episode 12: Unintended Consequences with Carla Ewert

4/22/2018
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Touch Podcast is hosted by Ryan Clark and Nathan Novero. Episode 12 is sponsored by Next Good Consulting and features writer, podcaster and co-creator of She is Called, Carla Ewert. In this episode, Ryan speaks Carla Ewert about growing up a preacher’s kid and what that meant for purity, patriarchy, complementarianism and how purity culture interacts with survivors of abuse. Ryan and Carla also discuss her recent article in Relevant Magazine where she offers a challenge to best selling...

Duration:00:25:21

Touch Podcast Episode 11: Holy Women with Dr. Angela Yarber

4/11/2018
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Touch Episode 11 is hosted by Ryan Clark and Nathan Novero. On this show Ryan speaks with Dr. Angela Yarber of the Holy Women Icons Project about art, feminist theology, queering the Bible and the mis-sexualization of Salome and a possible lesbian encounter in Song of Songs. Dr Yarber lives in Hawaii and is is a preacher, an activist, author, dancer, painter, as well as running her own nonprofit. Integrating art and theology most of her life, Ryan hears from Dr. Yarber about the need for...

Duration:00:32:20

Touch Podcast Episode 10 Lighting Fires Of Holy Horniness with Shannon Ethridge with bonus

4/5/2018
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Episode 10: Lighting Fires Of Holy Horniness features co-hosts Ryan Clark and Nate Novero and is part-two of episode 9 with guest Shannon Ethridge an evangelical women’s sexuality leader. This episode explores the impact of divorce on Christians and the way some find release from sexual shame and anxiety created when sexuality is conflated as a salvation issue. Can Christian women be sexually confident and how should men respond?

Duration:00:23:10

Touch Podcast Episode 9: Reconsidering Sex with Shannon Ethridge

4/3/2018
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On Touch Podcast Episode 9, hosts Ryan Clark and Nate Novero speak with bestselling author and women's sexuality expert Shannon Ethridge. This first of two episodes jumps in with Shannon's story: a 20 year-old mortician who then ends up leading teen purity Bible studies becomes an author of 22 books 25 years later. From embalming to masturbation, non-missionary sex positions and divorce, Shannon shares how her teachings in her early days as an abstinence only educator have evolved and grown...

Duration:00:22:17

Touch Podcast Episode 8: Virginity and Porn with Tina Schermer-Sellers and Lauren Tillman

3/25/2018
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Sponsored by Next Good Consulting, Episode 8 explores the topic visual erotica (porn) and virginity. Before we finish up our conversation with Dr. Tin Shermer-Sellers from episode 7, we listen to one of the stories we recorded back in the fall in Nashville. Lauren, a divinity school student at Vanderbilt, talks about how she viewed sex and virginity growing up as a preacher’s kid. Nate is overcome with emotion when he is surprised by Dr. Seller’s response to Ryan’s question about people of...

Duration:00:22:16

Touch Podcast Episode 7: The Beginning and End of Shame with Tina Schermer-Sellers.

3/12/2018
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Joins hosts Ryan Clark and Nate Novero as they did into the sources of our sexual shame with Dr. Tina Schermer-Sellers, Therapist, sexologist, author, and professor in the School of Psychology, Family and Community graduate program at Seattle Pacific University. Shame thrives in silence. What is the difference between guilt and shame? We have to deal with our own shame before we can do it differently with our own kids. Dr. Schermer-Sellers speaks with Nate and Ryan about how to sort out what...

Duration:00:23:16

Touch Podcast Episode 6: Sex, Shame, and the Conservative Church with Tina Schermer-Sellers

3/12/2018
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Joins hosts Ryan Clark and Nate Novero as they discuss the book Sex, Shame and the Conservative Church. Therapist, sexologist, and author, Dr. Tina Schermer-Sellers, didn’t set out to take on the church’s teaching on sex, but when she continued to encounter students who were traumatized by deep sexual shame without having been physically sexually abused, Dr. Tina Schermer-Sellers had to get down to the bottom of it. Was there a time when our faith tradition taught and practice a sex positive...

Duration:00:23:16

Touch Podcast Episode 5: Consent and Our Sexual Selves with Shawn Warner-Garcia and Lyndsey Godwin

3/2/2018
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Brought to you by Next Good Consulting, Episode 5 continues our previous conversation with Shawn Warner-Garcia who talks about the impact of how religious speak becomes part of the problems of violations of consent. We also hear from Lyndsey Godwin, the Assistant Director of the Carpenter Program in Religion, Gender, and Sexuality at Vanderbilt Divinity School, about the lasting impact of sexual purity programs even on young adults attending seminary today. Why do Christian congregations...

Duration:00:23:16

Touch Podcast Episode 4: The Language of Sex and Consent with Shawn Warner Garcia and Nate Novero

2/24/2018
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When host Nate Novero left his Southern Baptist faith, his understanding of faith and church basically froze in time. Now that Nate is reengaging with his Christian heritage, he’s got a lot of catching up to do. The first of two podcasts, Episode 4 features Shawn catching up Nate on the national debate among church folk about what to do about sexual practice in light of Supreme Court decision on same sex marriage. They speak specifically about Southern Baptists, the Nashville Statement, and...

Duration:00:23:16

Touch Podcast Episode 3: The Sex Positive Church with Amy Mears and Friends

2/14/2018
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We continue our roundtable discussion with members and staff of Glendale Baptist Church Including co-Pastor Amy Mears who talks about the benefits of 10 years of sex-positive education at Glendale Baptist. We also hear from co-Pastor April Baker who offers a hopeful image of God as well as students from Vanderbilt Divinity School. We discuss condoms, teen sex, consent and whether faith leaders should still teach celibacy before marriage. “Sex is an adult activity and if you’re going to do...

Duration:00:23:16