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Exploring the absurd in faith, culture, and society, seeking to navigate what it means to be a Christian.
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Absurdity with Ryan Becker Ryan Becker

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 57 Ratings

Exploring the absurd in faith, culture, and society, seeking to navigate what it means to be a Christian.
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    A177 Do Men Struggle with Emotional Intimacy?

    A177 Do Men Struggle with Emotional Intimacy?

    It's no secret that men in Western culture tend to struggle with emotional intimacy. It seems almost ingrained in our culture. Ryan stumbled on a comment from a Reddit post that seemed to offer an interesting perspective on why men find being emotionally intimate so difficult and how that impacts our romantic relationships before they've even started.
    We are talking about
    Why emotional intimacy struggles lead to the "nice guy" effect
    Why women seem to have an easier time being emotionally intimate with men without a romantic connection
    What can be done to help craft a better and safer culture for men to express their feelings and for men and women to establish better boundariesAbsurdity is available on all major podcasting platforms and at https://theabsurdity.orgPatreon: https://www.Patreon.com/AbsurdNetworkTwitter: https://Twitter.com/RealRyanBeckerIG: https://Instagram.com/RealRyanBecker

    • 45 min
    A176 Adventist Pastor Endorsed Spousal Rape?

    A176 Adventist Pastor Endorsed Spousal Rape?

    In November, SDA Pastor Burnett Robinson stepped down after making egregious statements from his pulpit that went viral. There was an apology issued, but a couple of months later, Robinson showed up on a live stream in Jamaica for another SDA organization and defended his behavior, claimed he never apologized, and attacked those who publicized his statements.We believe in accountability, especially to our own denomination, so we are talking all about the Robinson situation, detailing what happened, and sharing resources and what you can do to help recognize abuse in your community and what you can do about it.More info: https://fb.watch/bwGADeO4PT/https://atoday.org/north-jamaica-conference-still-venerating-disgraced-ex-pastor-burnett-robinson-giving-him-a-platform/
    Absurdity is available on all major podcasting platforms and at https://absurdpodcast.comPatreon: https://www.Patreon.com/AbsurdNetworkTwitter: https://Twitter.com/RealRyanBeckerIG: https://Instagram.com/RealRyanBecker

    • 48 min
    A175 Billie Eilish Said Porn is Bad

    A175 Billie Eilish Said Porn is Bad

    In late 2021, Billie Eilish spoke about her experience with exposure to pornography and how it has affected her emotional health, sexual experiences, and more.
    As two Christians and one pastor, we figured why not talk about this?We discuss:
    Billie Eilish’s actual comments and our observations
    What her statements potentially mean for sex workers
    How Christians and pastors can have better conversations around pornography, sex, lust, and romance


    More info: https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/billie-eilish-porn-sex-worker-b1976902.html
    Absurdity is available on all major podcasting platforms and at https://theabsurdity.orgPatreon: https://www.Patreon.com/AbsurdNetworkTwitter: https://Twitter.com/RealRyanBeckerIG: https://Instagram.com/RealRyanBecker

    • 47 min
    A174 Ethan Crumbley's Parents are WILD

    A174 Ethan Crumbley's Parents are WILD

    The Oxford High School Shooting is a tragedy in its own category. Never before have we had such immediate insight into the behaviors of the parents in the time leading up to and after the incident occurred. Henry and Ryan discuss the importance of reporting, the atrocious behavior of Crumbley's parents, and the school's decision-making amidst the crisis.

    Absurdity is available on all major podcasting platforms and at https://theabsurdity.org
    Patreon: https://www.Patreon.com/AbsurdNetwork
    Twitter: https://Twitter.com/RealRyanBecker
    IG: https://Instagram.com/RealRyanBecker
    Email: Ryan@PodMentoring.com
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    • 44 min
    A173 The Josh Duggar Case is Absurd UPDATE

    A173 The Josh Duggar Case is Absurd UPDATE

    We thought we'd do an update on the Josh Duggar case, though we didn't know the conviction would come so quickly. Josh Duggar has officially been convicted, but we believe this discussion is still highly relevant and important. We hope you do too!

    Absurdity is available on all major podcasting platforms and at https://theabsurdity.org
    Patreon: https://www.Patreon.com/AbsurdNetwork
    Twitter: https://Twitter.com/RealRyanBecker
    IG: https://Instagram.com/RealRyanBecker
    Email: Ryan@PodMentoring.com
    Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://absurdpodcastnetwork.supportingcast.fm

    • 49 min
    A172 Marriage and Falling from the Sky!

    A172 Marriage and Falling from the Sky!

    Henry and Ryan jump into where they've been the last few months and share some really MAJOR updates about their lives! October and November were crazy, but that's just 2021 for you!

    Absurdity is available on all major podcasting platforms and at https://theabsurdity.org
    Patreon: https://www.Patreon.com/AbsurdNetwork
    Twitter: https://Twitter.com/RealRyanBecker
    IG: https://Instagram.com/RealRyanBecker
    Email: Ryan@PodMentoring.com
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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

ChrissyK2020 ,

A Relief

Finally some intellectual true Christian dialogue on issues. As a Christian, I have been ashamed of the blasphemous representation of Christianity during the Trump years. This podcast was a breath of fresh air and has restored my faith in others who claim to be Christian.

sarah3794 ,

Great information!

Really in depth and helps one to contemplate a new way of looking at a topic or situation. Well worth the listen. Once you listen to one, you’ll be hooked.

Shannonhill ,

Amazing!

I know that Absurdity is on a break right now, but I wanted to say that this podcast is incredibly thought provoking. I hadn’t listened in a while, but today I was on a long car ride and decided to see what the latest was. I recently listened to the one on Ahmaud Arbery and I appreciate how honest and real you both were about this situation. It was a terribly horrific situation and such a difficult thing to approach. It really helped me think a lot more about my own life and how I can educate myself more on the topic of racism. While I do appreciate that you are willing to have tough conversations, I completely commend you for that because that helps motivate me to do more research on topics such as this, I would really love to here more about how we as Christians can do things to create better environments for ourselves and others. You did state that in this particular episode with Arbery, but others about modesty or about spiritual abuse which was an earlier one. How can we as Christians take steps to ensure that we are not only recognizing the problems that exist, but also finding ways to encourage growth to make these situations better. Hopefully that makes sense? I think I hear that a little bit on Absurdity, but I would really love to hear that more. Thanks for taking the time to read this if you did:)

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