46 episodes

Welcome to the Shipwreck Over Safety Podcast. Where we'd rather risk the dangers of a shipwreck than settle for the safety of shore. Conversations on faith, doubt and justice.

Shipwreck Over Safety Dallas Verity & Blair Roberts

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 40 Ratings

Welcome to the Shipwreck Over Safety Podcast. Where we'd rather risk the dangers of a shipwreck than settle for the safety of shore. Conversations on faith, doubt and justice.

    I Am Multitudes w/ Leo Wolters Tejera

    I Am Multitudes w/ Leo Wolters Tejera

    If church is supposed to be a community, what do we do when that community doesn't want us?

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Out Of Touch (w/ Shad)

    Out Of Touch (w/ Shad)

    Blair & Dallas get a chance to sit down with one of their favourite musicians, Shad.

    • 56 min
    The Dallas & Blair Shipwreck Hour - Season 3 Finale

    The Dallas & Blair Shipwreck Hour - Season 3 Finale

    We're back and ready to wrap up season 3.

    • 52 min
    The Cost Of Being A Non-Affirming Church: Part 2 (w/ Pastor Carla Blakley, Jay, Jasper and Nancy Shadlock)

    The Cost Of Being A Non-Affirming Church: Part 2 (w/ Pastor Carla Blakley, Jay, Jasper and Nancy Shadlock)

    To wrap up this series, we've invited several guests on to share their stories, theology and resources with us.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    The Cost Of Being A Non-Affirming Church: Part 1 (w/ Cassie)

    The Cost Of Being A Non-Affirming Church: Part 1 (w/ Cassie)

    *CONTENT WARNING*
    This episode includes discussions around homophobia, transphobia, mental health and suicide. If any of these topics might cause you harm, we ask you to consider skipping this episode. Please reach out for support if you need it. You are not alone.

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    In our hometown of Regina, Saskatchewan, a toxic sermon was preached by Pastor Terry Murphy at Regina Victory Church and uploaded to social media. Word spread quickly, with many people disgusted by his comparison of the LGBTQ2S+ community to pedophiles and his blaming of high suicide rates in Trans kids on societal acceptance, rather than the rejection of christians like himself. And as much as lots were disgusted with his comments, we recognize that it's an all too common sentiment within church walls.

    Dallas and I have long been passionate about LGBTQ2S+ inclusion. We knew we couldn't stay silent about this, especially with it happening in our own backyard. These words spoken so flippantly are evil and have no place in someone claiming to preach the love of God. There is no love in these words, much as Pastors like Terry claim otherwise while trying to manipulate God into their own hateful image. We recognized that as allies, our role wasn't to lead the charge, but to offer support and join alongside. So we wondered how best to use our Shipwreck Over Safety platform to best challenge this toxic theology.

    Then we met Cassie. Cassie shared with us about coming to terms with being a lesbian in a conservative Baptist church, and how her parents were removed from leadership simply because her dad wore a Pride shirt one Sunday morning in support of her. The same church that Cassie and her family grew up in and dedicated their lives to rejected them. All because they could not see past a fathers show of support for his daughter. But we all know it runs much deeper than just that. Cassie graciously offered to share her story with us. It paints a tragic picture of what happens when churches reject the image of God in the LGBTQ2S+ community, but also a beautiful picture of a families love for their child. A true representation of God's love.

    What would you do if you had to choose between your child and your church?

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Stick To Sports? (w/ Ian McLaren)

    Stick To Sports? (w/ Ian McLaren)

    We invited one of our favourite hockey people on the pod to talk hockey and faith, and now he's now simply one of our favourite people!

    "Stick to sports" is thrown any time people don't want to talk politics or justice in sports. We discuss the reasons why and why it's important not to follow that advice. We talked about inclusivity in hockey and whether hockey really is for everyone. Ian also shares about his evolving faith, and the challenges faced while dealing with his wife's cancer diagnosis. Join us as we discuss all things hockey, sports, faith and justice. This was an awesome conversation, and we're excited to share it with you!

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

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40 Ratings

40 Ratings

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Thanks guys

Thanks for being 2 white dudes that aren’t afraid to show love for each other and your guests. Everyone can learn from this! Great place to ponder...so much!

Wertfe ,

Too much truth to handle.

These guys make me question everything I thought I knew growing up in a conservative christian home.

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Love every episode

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