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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 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 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...

Duration:00:22:17

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

Touch Podcast Episode 1 with Jennifer Knapp

1/29/2018
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Season 1 of Touch Podcast: Conversations of Spirit and Body looks closely at Religious America and Sex. Hosts Nate and Ryan Nate talk about reconnecting after being best friends in college and then living in two different parts of the country. One thing becomes stunningly clear at their reunion; they both had baggage they brought into their sexual experiences with their partners. Nathan had moved to Los Angeles and became a filmmaker and Ryan to Georgia for seminary and a professional...

Duration:00:22:35