8 episodes

Do you have questions about theology, the Bible, or the church that you’re too afraid to ask? Tired of pastors and scholars using unfamiliar language or overly complicated explanations? Curiously, Kaitlyn is a weekly podcast hosted by author and theologian Kaitlyn Schiess that tries to make theology accessible, meaningful, and fun. Each week, you’ll hear a kid ask a theology question–sometimes serious, sometimes silly–and Kaitlyn will interview a scholar to help answer it (without all the academic jargon). Together, Kaitlyn and her guest discover that this one simple question opens up big theological ideas that can impact our lives, shape our view of God, and understand Scripture in a new way. Whether you're reminiscing about your own childhood curiosities or simply seeking a refreshing take on faith, tune in and rediscover the joy of learning with "Curiously Kaitlyn.”

Curiously Kaitlyn Holy Post Media

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 675 Ratings

Do you have questions about theology, the Bible, or the church that you’re too afraid to ask? Tired of pastors and scholars using unfamiliar language or overly complicated explanations? Curiously, Kaitlyn is a weekly podcast hosted by author and theologian Kaitlyn Schiess that tries to make theology accessible, meaningful, and fun. Each week, you’ll hear a kid ask a theology question–sometimes serious, sometimes silly–and Kaitlyn will interview a scholar to help answer it (without all the academic jargon). Together, Kaitlyn and her guest discover that this one simple question opens up big theological ideas that can impact our lives, shape our view of God, and understand Scripture in a new way. Whether you're reminiscing about your own childhood curiosities or simply seeking a refreshing take on faith, tune in and rediscover the joy of learning with "Curiously Kaitlyn.”

    What will we look like in heaven?

    What will we look like in heaven?

    Kaitlyn is joined by theologian Marc Cortez to answer the question: What will my grandma look like in heaven? Will she look like I remember her, or will she look younger? Kaitlyn and Dr. Cortez also discuss other questions about our life in eternity: How old will we be? Will we be the same gender? Will we recognize each other? Dr. Cortez also teaches us why these questions are surprisingly important for understanding humans, God, and God’s plan for creation.

    • 29 min
    Does Paul say that only men are made in the image of God?

    Does Paul say that only men are made in the image of God?

    Biblical scholar (and Holy Post pundit!) Dr. Amy Peeler joins Kaitlyn to tackle the question of a budding theologian: Why does Paul say that men are made in the image of God, and not women? (Does Paul say that?) Kaitlyn and Dr. Peeler cover this important question, as well as some others: Who is Paul and why do we care what he thinks? What does the Bible say about women? How should we handle places in Scripture that seem to contradict?

    • 32 min
    How do we know the Bible is true?

    How do we know the Bible is true?

    Theologian Brad East joins Kaitlyn to answer a really important question we have probably all asked: how do we know that the Bible is true? Dr. East also answers questions we might not think to ask but that are also really important: What is the Bible? How did we get it? How are we supposed to read it? We learn three analogies for understanding what the Bible is, some guidelines for how to read it well, and some encouragement to stay curious about passages that are confusing or challenging.

    • 38 min
    How is God everywhere, and why can’t we see him?

    How is God everywhere, and why can’t we see him?

    This week theologian Beth Felker Jones joins Kaitlyn to answer a question most of us have probably wondered about: Is God everywhere? And if God is everywhere, why can’t we see God? Dr. Jones explains how God is different from everything God made, how we really will see God “face to face” one day, and how we actually can see God now. Plus, our first “Greatest Moments in Sunday School History” segment!
     
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    • 31 min
    Were Adam and Eve babies? How would they know how to get babies out?

    Were Adam and Eve babies? How would they know how to get babies out?

    Kaitlyn is joined by biblical scholar Dru Johnson this week to answer some very practical questions about Adam and Eve: were they created as babies or adults? How did they know about babies? How would Eve have even known she was pregnant? Along the way, we’ll discuss how to read confusing biblical texts, how to ask good questions of the Bible, and why Genesis is so concerned with procreation.

    • 31 min
    Why do humans not have superpowers?

    Why do humans not have superpowers?

    Kaitlyn is joined by theologian Christa McKirland to answer this week’s question, “Why do humans not have superpowers? I’d like to fly.” This might sound like a silly question, but it opens up a whole bunch of important theological ideas: why humans were made as dependent creatures, what the “image of God” really means, and what our resurrected bodies will be like. Plus, Christa argues that we actually do have superpowers! (What are they? You’ll have to listen to find out.)

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
675 Ratings

675 Ratings

Minnetex ,

Christians need to talk the language of kids

Much needed podcast - very well done

kelsklor ,

Great Concept, Not Loving the Delivery

I am wondering if a lot of these 5 star reviews are coming from Holy Post Listeners or actual listeners of this podcast.

First, I’d like to mention that I listen to the Holy Post and appreciate Kaitlyn’s insight there. I think she is wise, level headed, and brings a lot of value to those discussions. I love that she is branching out to do her own podcast.

However, and maybe I’m just not the target audience (but as a mom of two very curious children, I may be??), this podcast is missing the mark for me (and my kids). I don’t think it’s the fault of the host or the guests, but maybe they define “making theology approachable” differently than me? I’d imagine an academic host and an academic guest would define and implement “approachable” differently than me. I found some of the words used and topics discussed to be over my children’s heads, and really, sometimes over mine as well, and I was raised in the church (with a parent in ministry, so when I say raised, I mean I was there all the time!) It feels like this podcast would benefit from some more editing / clarification of points made. Also, it’s a lot of discussion and off topic banter which can actually be confusing for kids when asking a question. (Rabbit trails and hypotheticals that may or may not make any valuable point). This podcast would be much better at the 10-15 min time level and force both the host and guest to be direct and elaborate on important points only. I want to listen and enjoy this podcast with my kids, so that’s honestly why I’m leaving this review because I think it could benefit from some constructive feedback.

Jimo70 ,

Kids speak their minds, adults benefit!

What a great idea for a podcast! Kids ask great questions and Kaitlin, along with a guest, tackle answering the question and the implications of the question. It is compelling listening and highly recommended!!

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