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So many of us have been given bad answers to good questions -- questions about God, suffering, prayer, fate, science, justice, and more -- often by people with pure intentions. But we needn't stop with those pat answers. You have permission to take both Christianity and the modern world very seriously, and this podcast will introduce you to people from across the Christian spectrum engaging these timeless and difficult questions in various ways.

You Have Permission Dan Koch

    • Religion & Spirituality

So many of us have been given bad answers to good questions -- questions about God, suffering, prayer, fate, science, justice, and more -- often by people with pure intentions. But we needn't stop with those pat answers. You have permission to take both Christianity and the modern world very seriously, and this podcast will introduce you to people from across the Christian spectrum engaging these timeless and difficult questions in various ways.

    Worries About Progressive Christianity: Brad Jones (#114)

    Worries About Progressive Christianity: Brad Jones (#114)

    In the first of what I hope are many conversations with those more conservative than myself about progressive Christianity, Brad Jones shares his worries and concerns, both personal and theological. This is a very open, frank, kind, and curious conversation between two people who agree on a good chunk of things but also disagree on a lot. I really enjoyed it and found it very helpful in understanding the experience of a more conservative person dealing with the uncertainty of a growing somewhat-alien movement.

    Brad: instagram.com/mrbradjones

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    Faith deconstruction resources: soyouredeconstructing.com

    Edited by Josh Gilbert (joshgilbertmedia@gmail.com -- he is accepting more work!)
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    A Trans Christian & Her Bible (Podcast) (#113)

    A Trans Christian & Her Bible (Podcast) (#113)

    This is a delightful conversation with the anonymous Twitter personality and podcaster known as Trans Regret Snoopy whose podcast Trans Regret Snoopy Presents the Bible is one of the best-named religious podcasts ever to exist, in my opinion. We talk about her (re)conversion, theology from the margins, why she is anonymous, trans activism, and more.

    My episode of TRS Presents the Bible: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/trans-regret-snoopy-presents-the-bible/id1535749968
    Follow TRS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/myinvertedpenis

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    Faith deconstruction resources: soyouredeconstructing.com

    Edited by Josh Gilbert (joshgilbertmedia@gmail.com -- he is accepting more work!)
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    When I Almost Became Catholic (#112)

    When I Almost Became Catholic (#112)

    Listener, patron, and Roman Catholic convert Jack Huber interviews me about my history with Catholicism in all its forms and the time that I got very close to becoming a Catholic.

    Follow Dan on IG: https://www.instagram.com/dancoke/
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    Faith deconstruction resources: soyouredeconstructing.com

    Edited by Josh Gilbert (joshgilbertmedia@gmail.com -- he is accepting more work!)
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    Global Violence Against Women (#111)

    Global Violence Against Women (#111)

    A difficult (but not as difficult to listen to as you might think!) conversation with philosopher, sociologist, and theologian Elaine Storkey about the state of woman-directed violence worldwide in all its forms, including:
    - selective abortion and infanticide
    - genital mutilation
    - early and enforced marriage
    - honor killings
    - domestic violence
    - trafficking and prostitution
    - rape
    - war and sexual violence

    But stick with us! There is some hope mixed in with the horror. And although this conversation was recorded in 2020, there is an obvious resonance with the recent murders in Atlanta.

    Scars Across Humanity: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CP5M1T4/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i1
    Women in a Patriarchal World: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B08669BPZD/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0
    International Justice Mission: ijm.org

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    Faith deconstruction resources: soyouredeconstructing.com

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    "Christian Music": The Civil Wars' Joy Williams (#110)

    "Christian Music": The Civil Wars' Joy Williams (#110)

    Continuing the series with those who have had experience in "Christian music," I speak with Joy Williams, known for both her solo career and her work with The Civil Wars. We talk about her upbringing and how it shaped her, the seedy underbelly of the Christian circuit, working in both Christian and general market scenes, her recent divorce, how she is raising her kids, how she sees God today, and more.

    Front Porch: https://open.spotify.com/album/0vK1POb7cjZdlZkShnqEDu?si=4lCJNjPfS9WKwqWNPX3J8w

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    Faith deconstruction resources: soyouredeconstructing.com

    Edited by Josh Gilbert (joshgilbertmedia@gmail.com -- he is accepting more work!)
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    Artwork by http://sprungle.co/

    Republican Christianity & a Data-Fueled Center-Left Lovefest (#109)

    Republican Christianity & a Data-Fueled Center-Left Lovefest (#109)

    Politics. Identity. Tribalism. Woke culture. Partisanship perceptions. Racial resentment. "Holding their nose" for Trump. Immigration Rural/urban divide. All of these are more are touched upon in this wide-ranging data-fueled conversation between myself and Ryan Burge: professor, author, data analyst and ordained American Baptist pastor. We are both center-left sociopolitically, and we have a lot of fun looking at ways in which survey data and similar empirical evidence support this more moderate appraoch.

    David French, The Cultural Consequences of Very, Very Republican Christianity: https://frenchpress.thedispatch.com/p/the-cultural-consequences-of-very
    How Liberal are Republicans…?: https://religionunplugged.com/news/2020/11/10/how-liberal-are-republicans-how-conservative-are-democrats-heres-what-americans-think
    Is ‘White Born-Again Christian’ Just a Synonym for ‘Republican’?: https://religioninpublic.blog/2019/02/05/is-white-born-again-christian-just-a-synonym-for-republican/
    For White Evangelicals, Approval of Trump is About Immigration more than Abortion: https://religioninpublic.blog/2020/08/27/for-white-evangelical-republicans-approval-of-trump-is-about-immigration-more-than-abortion/
    Ryan’s upcoming book The Nones: https://www.amazon.com/Nones-Where-They-Came-Going/dp/1506465854/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=the+nones+ryan+burge&qid=1606514488&sr=8-2
    ryanburge.net
    https://twitter.com/ryanburge
    Religion in Public: http://religioninpublic.blog

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    Faith deconstruction resources: soyouredeconstructing.com

    Edited by Josh Gilbert (joshgilbertmedia@gmail.com -- he is accepting more work!)
    Join the Patreon for exclusive episodes (and more) every month: patreon.com/dankoch
    Email about the "sliding scale" for the Patreon: youhavepermissionpodcast@gmail.com
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    Artwork by http://sprungle.co/

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