49 episodes

Down to Earth is a theological podcast hosted by academic and hilarious pastors Jess DiSabatino and Joyce Rees. They’re creating a community of thinking Christians with grounded practices.
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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 104 Ratings

Down to Earth is a theological podcast hosted by academic and hilarious pastors Jess DiSabatino and Joyce Rees. They’re creating a community of thinking Christians with grounded practices.
Downtoearthpodcast.com

    Privatization of Faith

    Privatization of Faith

    Continuing our exploration of the gospel we take a serious look at the challenge of living an embodied faith, when our culture tells us to keep our spiritual life private - between us and Jesus. No one likes a bible thumper so how are we supposed to live out our faith, anyway? If you’ve wrestled with any of this you’ll want to have a listen to this episode!

    • 41 min
    004 Bonus Episode | Deconstruction

    004 Bonus Episode | Deconstruction

    In some parts of the Church deconstruction is all the rage, and in other parts of the Church it’s basically a swear word! Both extremes are unhealthy. In this bonus episode, recorded live at Masters College and Seminary in Peterborough, Ontario, we unpack why everyone deconstructs throughout their Christian life as a maturing process, and we share important biblical precedents that must be in the mix for your rebuilding process. 

    • 50 min
    303 Jesus is Not a Motivational Speaker

    303 Jesus is Not a Motivational Speaker

    If you were just dropped into the 21st century and listened to the preaching and teaching of our day you might be fooled into thinking that Jesus was a motivational speaker, but that would be the furthest thing from the truth.  In this episode we talk about how Jesus cannot be relegated to a life-coach or a cultural influencer, and how his teaching upends humanism and forces us to confront our need for God. 

    • 53 min
    Bonus | Beyond the Crapshoot - Learning a Healthier Approach to Dating

    Bonus | Beyond the Crapshoot - Learning a Healthier Approach to Dating

    Disposable dating, needing to know the end before the beginning, and misfired expectations are common laments from people wanting a healthy relationship. We held a live event to engage the conversation in February 2019 and you get to listen in on this bonus episode, which includes our husbands Dave DiSabatino and Calum Rees!

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Hell's Bells

    Hell's Bells

    For years the Church has used fear as both a tactic to “convert” and a method to control people. But what if this was not the way Jesus intended us to live or lead? In this episode we talk about the history and forward trajectory of fear-based evangelism and discipleship with deep dialogue about how this is very different than the way of love.

    • 50 min
    Bonus | Reimagining Christmas

    Bonus | Reimagining Christmas

    Loads of us get so busy celebrating Christmas culturally that we hardly give a thought to how to celebrate Christmas as a Christian. What if Christmas could be much more than a season of nostalgia that disappoints or exercises in absurdity? Reimagining Christmas in view of the power of the incarnation and the humility and relationality of "God with us" can transform your celebration of Jesus into a season that is truly life-giving.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
104 Ratings

104 Ratings

tmccarth1991 ,

Highly recommend

These two pastors are so authentic and educated in their discussions about important aspects of life. Please listen !

HeidsBuhler ,

Impactful

I laugh, I cry, my perspective is challenged. This podcast is making an impact on my life and drawing me closer to Jesus.

K_VW ,

Insightful, applicable, practical.

This podcast is so inspirational and so practical to everyday faith and walking in the path of Jesus. Thank you Joyce and Jess for sharing your insights with us!

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