This week on the podcast we welcomed Darrell Dow, creator of the Stuff Fundies Like blog. In this broadcast, Darrell shares with us about his personal journey of how he navigated his way out of a legalistic religion to embrace a new world of grace and forgiveness often overlooked in some camps of fundamentalism. Like many who read this blog and listen to this podcast, it is a story that I can more than sympathize with. This is just one reason why Darrell has found such a large audience. We can all look back and recall our own experiences as Darrell draws from his own and that of the hundreds of others who he has connected with over these past few years.
A midst all of the satire found on the Stuff Fundies Like blog lay some important issues that move far beyond the mere not wanting to abide by strict standards of music and dress. This leads us to our main topic of conversation, Darrell’s new book: Fundamental Flaws: Seven Things Independent Fundamental Baptists Get Wrong (And How to Fix Them). This book features seven issues many of us former fundamentalists can identify with. Yet, as Darrell mentions on the program, this book can serve as a tool to help explain to people why we left this world and also leave the reader with a few linger thoughts to ponder.