80 episodes

Thousands of people have been taught forms of Christianity that led them into more bondage than freedom. Why do we feel like we have been enslaved by the truth when it’s supposed to set us free?

Join your hosts, Joe and Rachel Tenney, as they discuss how to fight disillusionment, and move forward in the hope of Jesus Christ. This is the Control Freak Christianity podcast.

Control Freak Christianity Joe & Rachel Tenney

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.6 • 124 Ratings

Thousands of people have been taught forms of Christianity that led them into more bondage than freedom. Why do we feel like we have been enslaved by the truth when it’s supposed to set us free?

Join your hosts, Joe and Rachel Tenney, as they discuss how to fight disillusionment, and move forward in the hope of Jesus Christ. This is the Control Freak Christianity podcast.

    Why Are We Called Control Freak Christianity?

    Why Are We Called Control Freak Christianity?

    Why are we called Control Freak Christianity and why are we here?
    We recognize the reality that there are control freaks who love to use the name of Jesus and His church for their own selfish purposes. It's all over the Bible, though it's rarely talked about in churches. Joe and Rachel introduce this topic and why we need to address control freaks in Christianity, today.

    • 14 min
    7 Thoughts on Christmas Theology

    7 Thoughts on Christmas Theology

    Listen in as Joe and Rachel talk through seven devotional thoughts Rachel wrote for Advent after being disappointed by the advent devotionals she picked up this year. Whether you love or hate Christmas, we hope that digging a little deeper into the theology of Christmas encourages your heart this season. WARNING: May contain nerdy tangents and the bashing of Gnostic heresies.
     
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    • 45 min
    Survivor Reacts to Doug Wilson's Letters to a Broken Girl

    Survivor Reacts to Doug Wilson's Letters to a Broken Girl

    In a series of letters to a fictional girl, Doug Wilson gives advice on how to handle being a victim of sexual abuse. Joe and Rachel are joined by Bethany Tenney, a real survivor, to discuss the quality of that advice in light of her experiences and the hope she has found in God and the Scriptures.

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    Original Source of "Letters to a Broken Girl" by Doug Wilson: https://dougwils.com/tag/letters-to-a...

    • 1 hr 7 min
    John MacArthur

    John MacArthur

    This episode contains various accounts of abuse against women and children.

    John MacArthur is a well-known pastor of Grace Community Church, as well as an author and commonly heard voice on the radio. Recently, troubling details of a church discipline, carried out by John MacArthur in 2001, indicates poor judgment and improper use of church discipline. Joe and Rachel discuss how the legacy of John MacArthur has impacted their own lives and how they are thinking through the issues that arise from these allegations.

    • 49 min
    Imago Dei

    Imago Dei

    We are created in the Image of God. What does this mean, and how does it impact how we live? Join Joe and Rachel as they discuss ways we get Imago Dei right, and ways we can get it wrong. 

    • 34 min
    Holiday Boundaries

    Holiday Boundaries

    The holidays can bring with them a lot of expectations, especially from family. Joe and Rachel talk about their different perspectives on holiday cheer, how to have healthy boundaries over the holidays, and examples of Jesus' boundaries in Scripture. 

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
124 Ratings

124 Ratings

IamStephieB ,

Two Thumbs Up

Excellent podcast! Thorough, compassionate and full of biblical truth.

lunalgt ,

Important premise

I haven’t listened to most of the episodes, only about five from a variety of release dates. This podcast has an important premise and is hosted by two sincere-sounding people.

Two points come up repeatedly as I’m listening: first, the hosts often allude to circumstances without giving a detailed set-up of the topic under discussion. This leads to a vagueness of subject that is hard to invest in as a listener. The vagueness extends to not giving a concrete detail about the vague subject, which makes it hard to understand what they are talking about, their definitions of what they’re talking about, and what they think about what they’re talking about. I have abandoned listening to full episodes because of the elusiveness of what I am hearing.

The second point is that the male host takes up an enormous proportion of the talking, including jumping in to discuss things when his female cohost is talking, which she never does to him. This happens in recent as well as early episodes. This extends to the first episode of his sister’s experiences (of abuse), which I chose specifically for the expectation of hearing a female perspective. He takes up the lion’s share of the airtime. The interviewer on that episode (Ben?) does a great job of asking questions and bringing the opportunity to talk back to Bethany, including sitting in silence as she reflects on her responses. But the male host (her brother) frequently starts answering.

I’m afraid that these two points make this podcast disappointingly frustrating to listen to, considering the judicious and gentle way they are trying to approach the subject of spiritual abuse.

roseannforte ,

Power Packed with Difficult Truth

Thank you Joe and Rachel for bringing to light some really difficult subject matters within the church. This is a very serious issue that unfortunately drives people away from Jesus, not towards Him. This is heartbreaking for me, but this podcast gives me hope that change can happen in the church and people can trust Jesus in their walk of suffering. Again, thank you.

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