The Desert Sanctuary

Spirit * Soul * Body

  Matthew J. Korpman is a rising biblical scholar, itinerant preacher, and theological arsonist. Currently pursuing his Master of Arts in Religion at Yale Divinity School, he holds four bachelor degrees in Theology, Archaeology, Philosophy, and Screenwriting. He has traveled and excavated in Israel and Jordan, and is proud to call San Diego, California his …

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Meg is a friend and fellow Quoir author.  I was lucky enough to be able to interview her around the time of the release of her new book, “I Am My Own Sanctuary.” About the Book: After a divine nudge to preach at the age of thirteen, she answered the call to full-time ministry as …

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Cindy was raised in a Fundamentalist home and even was a missionary for 5 years.  After going through a transformation of her faith, she began to examine her faith and, at the same time, was concerned with raising children. As writer’s often do, she thought out loud through her podcast and eventually her book, Parenting …

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“Religion is the opiate of the masses.”  Karl Marx  Recently, we interviewed Cindy Wang Brandt on our podcast, The Desert Sanctuary.  Don’t blame her for anything I say, but her suggestion inspired this thought process.  She stressed that everyone should take a “gap year off” from church.  Although I agree with this now, I couldn’t …

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I love Matthew!  He is a  fellow author at Quoir and theologian.  He is also a successful podcaster and co-host on the popular Heretic Happy Hour and The Bonfire Sessions.  Recently, he has ventured into some new areas including rap music and illustrated writing!  He is the author of five books inlcuding Heretic and From …

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Jerry and Sherry are not just one of our favorite vegan couples, but they are one of our favorite all around couples.  They have always embodied love to us in the most purest form. At this stage in their life, they are not very religious; but they are definitely spiritual people.  We sat down today …

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This little mini series is about a few of the interesting people I know that are plant-based.  We tend to think of vegans as commune living, hemp wearing hippies that don’t fit in regular society.  As veganism becomes more mainstream, I just wanted to introduce you to some of my wise, interesting friends. This series …

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My book is gaining acceptance. The people who have read it seem to be touched by it. But, let’s face it, some people would rather watch or listen than sit down and read. That’s why I’ve created a video course, comprised of ten separate videos and blackboard questions to help us understand the ideas in …

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