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People want black-and-white answers from the Bible, but as author Sarah Bessey puts it, scripture is a rainbow arch painted across a stormy sky.
We are two best friends who shed light on topics in the Church today through history, science, theology, & our love for Jesus.⁣
⁣💡𝙣𝙚𝙬 𝘦𝘱𝘪𝘴𝘰𝘥𝘦 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘞𝘦𝘥𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘥𝘢𝘺🌈

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People want black-and-white answers from the Bible, but as author Sarah Bessey puts it, scripture is a rainbow arch painted across a stormy sky.
We are two best friends who shed light on topics in the Church today through history, science, theology, & our love for Jesus.⁣
⁣💡𝙣𝙚𝙬 𝘦𝘱𝘪𝘴𝘰𝘥𝘦 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘞𝘦𝘥𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘥𝘢𝘺🌈

    Left Behind: Learning to Love the Church Again | episode 11

    Left Behind: Learning to Love the Church Again | episode 11

    In our SEASON ONE finale, we discuss hurt, disbelief, betrayal, and uncertainty - just some of the emotions we both felt when leaving our respective churches. Listen as we bear our souls by sharing our experiences, doubts, and how we learned to love the church again.

    Searching for Sunday by Rachel Held Evans  https://www.amazon.com/Searching-Sunday-Loving-Leaving-Finding/dp/0718022122

    Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller  https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Like-Jazz-Nonreligious-Spirituality/dp/0785263705

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    It has been a wild ride over the last few months! We are incredibly grateful for the unbelievable amounts of support we have received since premiering our podcast in the summer. We can't believe season one, with all its joys and challenges, is actually over. Thank you so much, and we will be back in spring 2021!

    a special THANK YOU to everyone who has contributed professionally to our podcast:

    https://www.taylorraesphoto.com/

    https://www.sarahbethart.com/

    https://drcamden.com/

    • 33 min
    purity rings, myths, and shame - oh my! with Dr. Camden Morgante | episode 10

    purity rings, myths, and shame - oh my! with Dr. Camden Morgante | episode 10

    This week, we explore the world of purity culture with our own personal guide, Dr. Camden Morgante!
    With her expertise, we discuss the different kinds of myths that are created within the American Church as well as dissect questions that we have personally encountered regarding marriage, sex, and the fairytales that come with them. *
    Due to the long-distance nature of this call, the audio recording reflects some connectivity & sound difficulties. Thanks for bearing with us and we pray that this is as much an encouragement to you as it was to us! For more information on Dr. Camden: https://drcamden.com/
    Dr. Camden's FREE purity culture quiz: https://drcamden.com/take-the-quiz/ Photo credit: https://www.taylorraesphoto.com/

    • 41 min
    red, white, & Blue Like Jazz | episode 9

    red, white, & Blue Like Jazz | episode 9

     Sarah leads us through this season's book review episode with a thorough look at Donald Miller's enlightening and controversial book, Blue Like Jazz.
    Enjoy as the ladies dissect negative views towards this work, bring up their own discoveries from its pages, and why you should never judge a book by its cover.
    Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller (paperback) https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Like-Jazz-Nonreligious-Spirituality/dp/0785263705

    • 29 min
    The Lost Apostle | episode 8

    The Lost Apostle | episode 8

    This is the story of a woman who was part of the early Church. The story of a woman who may have listened at the feet of Jesus himself. A story that was nearly wiped from history.

    This woman was revered as a symbol of faith for centuries, and in one stroke of a brush, her identity was tainted and her status questioned. Her name and gender were changed and taught as correct by men of great power in the church. 

    This history is rarely acknowledged, let alone taught. The average member of the Church today will most likely not know who she was.

    Her name was Junia, and she was outstanding among the apostles.

    Photo credit: https://www.sarahbethart.com/

    SOURCES:

    Junia, a Female Apostle: An Examination of the Historical Record

    https://www.cbeinternational.org/resource/article/priscilla-papers-academic-journal/junia-female-apostle-examination-historical

    Blame Martin Luther for People Thinking the Bible’s Female Apostle Was Male

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/blame-martin-luther-for-people-thinking-the-bibles-female-apostle-was-male?ref=scroll

    Junia: The Female Apostle, Video History

    https://youtu.be/kdD36zVVOb0

    Who Was Junia in the Bible?

    https://juniaproject.com/who-was-junia/

    The Lost Apostle: Searching for the Truth about Junia by Rena Pederson

    https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Apostle-Rena-Pederson-dp-0470184620/dp/0470184620/ref=mt_other?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=

    Was Junia in Romans 16:7 a female apostle in authority?

    https://carm.org/junia-apostle

    Romans 16: Who was Junia? – The Text in Context

    http://thetextincontext.com/romans-16-who-was-junia/

    • 26 min
    Masculinity & other musings | episode 7

    Masculinity & other musings | episode 7

    Welcome the conclusion of the two-part series where we explore the expectations of femininity and masculinity in the American church. Listen as the ladies compare cultural norms with biblical truths, and share stories that have helped mold their faiths and revisit their own biases. As always, we promise laughs, challenges, and maybe a food metaphor or two. 
    SOURCES:
    Redefining masculinity: Three psychologists strive to build a ‘better' man.
    https://www.apa.org/monitor/2012/06/masculinity
    What Is Toxic Masculinity?
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2019/01/22/us/toxic-masculinity.amp.html
    How the Christian ‘masculinity’ movement is ruining men
    https://religionnews.com/2016/08/30/how-the-christian-masculinity-movement-is-ruining-men/
    5 Themes of Biblical Manhood
    https://www.cru.org/us/en/communities/families/5-themes-biblical-manhood.html
    A Critical Review of John Eldredge’s Wild at Heart
    https://www.ccwtoday.org/2010/04/a-critical-review-of-john-eldredges-wild-at-heart/
    Sex, Marriage, & Fairytales || Spoken Word
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4OK9DmLpCY Photo credit: https://www.taylorraesphoto.com/

    • 41 min
    Femininity & other Musings | episode 6

    Femininity & other Musings | episode 6

    In the first of their two-part series on Femininity & Masculinity, the ladies dive into what the Bible and American church culture deem as being feminine.

    Sources:

    What is Biblical Femininity?
    https://midtowncolumbia.com/blog/what-is-biblical-femininity

    A REAL WOMAN? DEFINING BIBLICAL FEMININITY

    https://www.livehope.org/article/a-real-woman-defining-biblical-femininity/

    Biblical Womanhood: How the Bible Defines Femininity

    http://www.relevantbibleteaching.com/site/cpage.asp?cpage_id=140011648&sec_id=140001239

    What the Bible Doesn’t Say About Femininity

    https://www.boundless.org/relationships/what-the-bible-doesnt-say-about-femininity/

    The Beauty of Womanhood

    https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/the-beauty-of-womanhood

    Photo credit: https://www.taylorraesphoto.com/ 

    • 34 min

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