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This podcast is designed around the reality that many of our churches are shrinking because we haven’t created a place where everyone can belong. So if you’re seeing that reality in your own church, or you’ve experienced that and left the church, this podcast is for you.

PreacHer Dr. Jen Hale Christy

    • Religion & Spirituality
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This podcast is designed around the reality that many of our churches are shrinking because we haven’t created a place where everyone can belong. So if you’re seeing that reality in your own church, or you’ve experienced that and left the church, this podcast is for you.

    S5E8: "It's Not Fair" with Dr. Jen Hale Christy

    S5E8: "It's Not Fair" with Dr. Jen Hale Christy

    Saturday, May 8, 2021
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    PreacHer: Dr. Jen Hale Christy
    Summary: God tells Jonah to go. And the funny thing is, when you think about modern-day missionaries, they have a really hard time getting funding to go to places that may not be receptive. But with Jonah--he knows that they’ll turn from their ways, that they’ll repent and want to come back to YHWH. There’s no question in his mind that they’ll accept his message. He just doesn’t want to deliver it. It’s not fair. Why should they be forgiven and allowed back in?
    Resources + Social Media Handles:
    All of Jen Hale Christy’s LinksQuestions for Consideration & Conversation:Share about a time in your life when you felt passionate that justice needed to be served in the form of punishment and it was carried out. What happened? How did you feel about the outcome? Can you speak to the response of the accused--how they responded to the outcome?Share about a time in your life when you felt passionate that justice needed to be served in the form of punishment and it was not carried out. What happened? How did you feel about the outcome? Can you speak to the response of the accused--how they responded to the outcome?Share about a time in your life when you deserved a punishment (retributive justice) but instead received grace (reconciliatory justice).What happened?How did you feel about the outcome?How did it affect you as a person?What effect, if any, did it have on your faith?What effect did it have on your relationship(s) in an immediate or long-term sense? (could be relationships with people involved or not)Are there circumstances where retributive justice is justified or is the best course of action? Please explain.Share about a current real-life situation or something that you could realistically face in the near future where you will have a choice to make regarding how “justice will be served.”In light of this conversation, how do you think you will proceed?What to do next:
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    Sarah P, Lafe & Lauren R, Dave H, Steve G, Sheila B, Tom B, Valerie S.
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    • 24 min
    S5E7: "An Uncommon Fairytale" with Christine Fox Parker

    S5E7: "An Uncommon Fairytale" with Christine Fox Parker

    S5E7: Hosea - An Uncommon Fairytale
    Wednesday, March 3, 2021
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    PreacHer: Christine Fox Parker
    Summary: The book of Hosea has long been one of my favorite stories. The first three chapters especially--though dark and haunting--contain the most beautiful story of love ever. It is not the story of Hosea loving Gomer despite her prostitution. Rather, it is God loving me despite mine. It is the timeless story of the persons and people of God believing themselves to be faithful to YHWH even as we chase false lovers and the unremitting steadfast commitment of YHWH to the bride.
    Resources + Social Media Handles:
    PorchSwing Ministries, Inc.Reach out to Christine: Christine@PorchSwingMinistries.org All of Jen Hale Christy’s LinksWhat to do next:
    Join our monthly letter listJoin our Patreon CommunityShare this episode! Connect with JenShouts of gratitude to our patron partners!
    Sarah P, Lauren R, Dave H, Steve G, Sheila B, Tom B
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    • 44 min
    S5E6: “Oh, that I knew where I might find God” with Dr. Naomi Walters

    S5E6: “Oh, that I knew where I might find God” with Dr. Naomi Walters

    S5E6: “Oh, that I knew where I might find God” with Dr. Naomi Walters
    Wednesday, August 5, 2020
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    PreacHer: Dr. Naomi Walters
    Summary: What is the relationship between doubt and faith? Although common use of these concepts pits them as opposites, the story of Job in the Hebrew Bible gives us another way to think about it. In so doing, it frees us all to live with God more honestly, for the sake of ourselves and the world.
    Resources + Social Media Handles:
    Naomi on FBNaomi on IGRochester University’s Department of Theology and Ministry, where Naomi is ChairAll of Jen Hale Christy’s LinksWhat to do next:
    Join our monthly letter listJoin our Patreon CommunityShare this episode! Connect with JenShouts of gratitude to our patron partners!
    Sarah P, Lauren R, Mark F, Dave H, Steve G, Sheila B, Tom B
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    • 49 min
    S5E5: “The God Who Sees” with Rachel Collins

    S5E5: “The God Who Sees” with Rachel Collins

    S5E5: “The God Who Sees” with Rachel Collins
    Wednesday, July 29, 2020
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    PreacHer: Rachel Collins
    Summary: Who should be invited to sit at our table? This sermon explores the relationship between inclusive, diverse community, and God's name "El Roi" (the God who sees me). In order to create a thriving, diverse community, the church must be committed to seeing others and including them, much like God does throughout the Bible. We can feel equipped for this task by regularly reminding ourselves that God sees us and that God is delighted to include us at God's table.
    Resources + Social Media Handles:
    Rachel on FBRachel on IGAll of Jen Hale Christy’s LinksWhat to do next:
    Join our monthly letter listJoin our Patreon CommunityShare this episode! Connect with JenShouts of gratitude to our patron partners!
    Sarah P, Lauren R, Mark F, Dave H, Steve G, Sheila B, Tom B
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    • 44 min
    S5E4: “The Gospel According to Ruth” with Claire Davidson Frederick

    S5E4: “The Gospel According to Ruth” with Claire Davidson Frederick

    S5E4: “The Gospel According to Ruth” with Claire Davidson Frederick
    Wednesday, July 22, 2020
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    PreacHer: Claire Davidson Frederick
    Summary: Adapted from a previously preached homily on the Book of Ruth, this sermon takes listeners along the journey of two widows: Naomi (from Bethlehem in Judah) and Ruth (a foreigner from Moab). This tragic and ultimately hope-filled story gives Bible-believing people permission to both lament our misfortune and believe that God may yet have something more in store for us. The good news Frederick expounds is that God often works through the marginalized, the scandalized, and the traumatized to bring about God's ultimate redemptive purposes. God even works through an outsider like Ruth to facilitate the redemption of those inside the covenant community. 
    Resources + Social Media Handles:
    Claire on FBClaire on IGAll Saints Church of Christ in Nashville, TN (Claire is the worship minister)ENGAGE Youth Theology Initiative at Lipscomb UniversityAll of Jen Hale Christy’s LinksWhat to do next:
    Join our monthly letter listJoin our Patreon CommunityShare this episode! Connect with JenShouts of gratitude to our patron partners!
    Sarah P, Lauren R, Mark F, Dave H, Steve G, Sheila B, Tom B
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    • 40 min
    S5E3: "Lay It Down" with Dr. Jen Hale Christy

    S5E3: "Lay It Down" with Dr. Jen Hale Christy

    S5E3: “Lay It Down” with Dr. Jen Hale Christy
    Wednesday, July 15, 2020
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    PreacHer: Dr. Jen Hale Christy
    Summary: How do we fix the massive problems in our world? Spoiler alert: wars, wealth, and power are not the solution. But there is hope, and it’s simpler than we might think. Today we’re focusing on the second half of Psalm 46, with the war-God who destroys weapons and ends all wars.
    Resources + Social Media Handles:
    All of Jen Hale Christy’s LinksWhat to do next:
    Join our monthly letter listJoin our Patreon CommunityShare this episode! Connect with JenShouts of gratitude to our patron partners!
    Sarah P, Lauren R, Mark F, Dave H, Steve G, Sheila B, Tom B


    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/jenhalechristy)

    • 17 min

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