31 episodes

Conversations about walking with Jesus in faith and doubt, with A.J. Swoboda and Nijay K. Gupta.

In Faith & Doubt A.J. Swoboda & Nijay K.Gupta

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 104 Ratings

Conversations about walking with Jesus in faith and doubt, with A.J. Swoboda and Nijay K. Gupta.

    S6E4: It Takes a Community to Deconstruct Well

    S6E4: It Takes a Community to Deconstruct Well

    Nijay and AJ discuss how deconstruction can sometimes happen with a person in isolation and it is easy for their faith to disintegrate. Deconstruction can sometimes be healthy and lead to a stronger faith in the end, but often this requires a community journeying with that person and supporting them. 

    • 23 min
    S6E3: UnScripted: Raw Conversations about Faith and Doubt

    S6E3: UnScripted: Raw Conversations about Faith and Doubt

    Nijay and AJ have an "unscripted" and unplanned conversation. They ask each other: What are you wrestling with in your faith right now?  What tough issues keep you up at night? They get into lots of real life issues like raising kids, facing your own past, faith's "growing pains"—and aliens and Bigfoot are mentioned along the way. 

    • 26 min
    S6E2: The Boundaries of Healthy Deconstruction

    S6E2: The Boundaries of Healthy Deconstruction

    In Faith & Doubt is a podcast that "normalizes" a messy faith and the ups and downs of the Christian life, which includes times of deconstruction. AJ and Nijay talk about how deconstruction can be very good and healthy (like shedding bad theology). In this episode, they dialogue about the boundaries of healthy deconstruction, and where it might go too far into damaging our relationship with God. 

    • 22 min
    Wrestling with Going Back to a Local Church

    Wrestling with Going Back to a Local Church

    As we enter a season where it is safer to go back to church together in person, some committed Christians are hesitant to re-engage with a local church.  Nijay and AJ acknowledge the challenges and talk about the importance of taking slow steps forward in faith. 

    • 21 min
    Podcast Short 5: Nijay's & AJ's Favorite Podcasts

    Podcast Short 5: Nijay's & AJ's Favorite Podcasts

    This is not a full episode, but just a short discussion of Nijay's and AJ's favorite religion, Bible, and culture podcasts. If you are looking for some new suggestions for podcasts, this might give you some fresh ideas.

    • 9 min
    S5E4: Is "Deconstruction" Just a Fad? (It's Complicated)

    S5E4: Is "Deconstruction" Just a Fad? (It's Complicated)

    Some say "deconstruction" is just a fad, people are hopping on the bandwagon to seem trendy, smart, and anti-establishment. AJ and Nijay talk about the pros and cons to these criticisms against the faith deconstruction movement. There is always the temptation to do what is getting attention, but that doesn't mean people aren't going through real trauma, heartache, hurt by the church, and wondering and wandering that have been a centuries old part of the Christian story. 

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
104 Ratings

104 Ratings

Kailynne ,

More episodes, please!

I’ve been checking every week all summer for new episodes. I hope they keep putting out new content because it’s one of the only things that’s kept my hope alive in a hard season of deconstruction.

kfvnlcjnn ,

BEST

Amazing AJ and Nijay are awesome I think they do great at talking about good faith and doubt so cool

ingzt82 ,

Awesome Podcast

I really enjoy these episodes especially after having Dr. Swoboda as a professor.

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