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How do we pursue hope and healing in the midst of personal and social brokenness? For Season 5 of the Love is Stronger than Fear podcast, you can look forward to hearing from filmmakers and authors and practitioners about FAITH and healing, DISABILITY and healing, SELF-CARE and healing, and how we can begin to REPAIR our social fabric. Begins September 7!

Love Is Stronger Than Fear with Amy Julia Becker Amy Julia Becker

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 47 Ratings

How do we pursue hope and healing in the midst of personal and social brokenness? For Season 5 of the Love is Stronger than Fear podcast, you can look forward to hearing from filmmakers and authors and practitioners about FAITH and healing, DISABILITY and healing, SELF-CARE and healing, and how we can begin to REPAIR our social fabric. Begins September 7!

    How Kids Can Fight Racism with Dr. Jemar Tisby

    How Kids Can Fight Racism with Dr. Jemar Tisby

    Can our children really make a difference in the fight against racism? Dr. Jemar Tisby, author of How to Fight Racism Young Reader’s Edition, talks with Amy Julia Becker about practical ways kids can stand up to injustice and how courageous actions will transform them (and us) into agents of healing in this world. “It’s not just about what we’ve done. It’s about who we’ve become.”

    SHOW NOTES: go to amyjuliabecker.com/jemar-tisby/ for complete show notes, quotes, and BOOK GIVEAWAY info

    Guest Bio:
    “Dr. Jemar Tisby is the New York Times Bestselling author of The Color of Compromise and president of The Witness: A Black Christian Collective where he writes about race, religion, politics, and culture. He is also cohost of the Pass the Mic podcast.”

    Connect Online:
    Website: jemartisby.comFacebook: @JemarTisby1Twitter: @JemarTisbyInstagram: @jemartisbySeason 5 of the Love Is Stronger Than Fear podcast connects to themes in my newest book, To Be Made Well, releasing Spring 2022...you can pre-order here! Learn more about my writing and speaking at amyjuliabecker.com.
    *A transcript of this episode will be available within one business day, as well as a video with closed captions on my YouTube Channel.

    • 48 min
    Returning to Dear White Peacemakers with Osheta Moore

    Returning to Dear White Peacemakers with Osheta Moore

    As we near the end of 2021, I'm returning to one of the most listened to (and possibly most appreciated) episodes from this past year—my conversation with Osheta Moore about her book Dear White Peacemakers.
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    Can peacemaking dismantle racism? Osheta Moore, author of Dear White Peacemakers, offers a warm and welcoming invitation to White people as she talks with Amy Julia about antiracism, the difference between peacekeeping and peacemaking, and the equalizing nature of our belovedness.

    “Osheta Moore is a writer, pastor, speaker, and podcaster in Saint Paul, Minnesota, as well as a mother of three and economic justice advocate for women in developing countries.”

    SHOW NOTES:
    For complete show notes, links, quotes, etc., go to: amyjuliabecker.com/osheta-moore

    Season 5 of the Love Is Stronger Than Fear podcast connects to themes in my newest book, To Be Made Well, releasing Spring 2022...you can pre-order here! Learn more about my writing and speaking at amyjuliabecker.com.

    *A transcript of this episode will be available within one business day, as well as a video with closed captions on my YouTube Channel.

    • 51 min
    What Disability Teaches Us About Health and Wholeness with Dr. Brian Brock

    What Disability Teaches Us About Health and Wholeness with Dr. Brian Brock

    What does it mean to be healthy? Can people with disabilities be healthier than typical people? What does it mean to be healed by God? Dr. Brian Brock, author of Wondrously Wounded, talks with Amy Julia Becker about the body of Christ and disability, his experience as the dad of a son with Down syndrome, and what it means for all of us to move toward wholeness.

    For full show notes, quotes, and more, go to: amyjuliabecker.com/brian-brock/

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    Season 5 of the Love Is Stronger Than Fear podcast connects to themes in my newest book, To Be Made Well, releasing Spring 2022...you can pre-order here! Learn more about my writing and speaking at amyjuliabecker.com.

    *A transcript of this episode will be available within one business day, as well as a video with closed captions on my YouTube Channel.

    • 49 min
    How the Indigenous New Testament Helps Us All with Terry Wildman

    How the Indigenous New Testament Helps Us All with Terry Wildman

    “In some ways, we judge the story by the storyteller.” Colonialism corrupted the beautiful message of the Gospel when it forced Christianity on Indigenous people. The First Nations Version of the New Testament (FNV) seeks to remove those colonial barriers and present the beauty of Jesus’ story. Terry Wildman, lead translator and project manager of FNV, talks with Amy Julia about how this translation is a gift from Native people to Native people, as well as to the dominant culture and the Church as a whole.

    SHOW NOTES (go to amyjuliabecker.com/terry-wildman/ for complete show notes and for BOOK GIVEAWAY info)

    Guest Bio:

    “Terry M. Wildman (Ojibwe and Yaqui) is the lead translator, general editor, and project manager of the First Nations Version. He serves as the director of spiritual growth and leadership development for Native InterVarsity. He is also the founder of Rain Ministries.”
    Connect Online:
    Website: firstnationsversion.comInstagram: @fnv.ntFacebook: @FirstNationsVersionTwitter: @TerryMWildmanOn the Podcast:
    First Nations VersionMore books by Terry Wildman: Birth of the Chosen One, When the Great Spirit Walked Among UsThe Song of Bitter Tears (Luke 1:46–55, Magnificat)Translation processInterview Quotes
    “…Christianity was brought to our Native people and forced on us, technically. In some sense, we didn’t make our own decision from reading the Bible or from hearing the gospel. We didn’t make our own decision. We were told this is what we have to do. And so to me faith comes out of a willing heart that hears...the story of the gospel.”
    “Even the word ‘church’ can bring up barriers because of those [colonial] experiences. So we intentionally used other words so that those barriers don’t immediately go up. We’re not trying to deceive anyone or any of our Native people. We’re just trying to present the Scriptures in a way so that the barriers that the colonial experiment on our people produced aren’t in the way."
    “This [translation] is not only a gift from Native people to other Native people, but it’s also a gift from a group of Native people to the dominant culture…it opens up new ways of seeing God.”
    “When you take something as beautiful as the gospel—and I believe the gospel is a wonderful, beautiful story when it’s understood—and when you force that on somebody, in oppressive ways, you destroy the message of it because Native people, traditionally, we don’t just listen to the story. We evaluate the storyteller. And if the storyteller isn’t consistent with the story, then we don’t believe the story.”
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    Season 5 of the Love Is Stronger Than Fear podcast connects to themes in my newest book, To Be Made Well, releasing Spring 2022...you can pre-order here! Learn more about my writing and speaking at amyjuliabecker.com.
    *A transcript of this episode will be available within one business day, as well as a video with closed captions on my YouTube Channel.

    • 44 min
    Black Jesus, White Spaces, and Sacred Beauty with Danté Stewart

    Black Jesus, White Spaces, and Sacred Beauty with Danté Stewart

    Black literature powerfully expands our theological imaginations. Danté Stewart, writer, speaker, and author of Shoutin’ in the Fire, talks with Amy Julia Becker about literature, theology, Black Jesus, and finding beauty and faith free from traditions bound to white spaces. 
    Giveaway: We’re giving away a copy of Shoutin’ in the Fire. To enter, complete the following 2 steps:
    Follow Amy Julia Becker on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.Share this podcast episode on one of the above social media platforms and tag Amy Julia when you share OR find this episode's post on one of Amy Julia’s social media accounts and comment about why you would like to win this book.Thanks to Penguin Random House for this giveaway.  Shipping to continental US addresses only. This giveaway ends on Saturday, November 20, at 11:59 pm EST.

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    Guest Bio:
    “Danté Stewart is a writer and speaker whose voice has been featured on CNN, The Washington Post, Christianity Today, Sojourners, The Witness: A Black Christian Collective, Comment Magazine, and more. He received his B.A. in Sociology from Clemson University. He is currently studying at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga.”
    Connect Online:
    Website: www.dantecstewart.comTwitter & Instagram: @stewartdantec
    Show Notes, Links, and Quotes

    Danté provides a wealth of resources connected to Black literature and theology. For complete SHOW NOTES, QUOTES, and LINKS to all of these resources: go to: amyjuliabecker.com/dante-stewart/
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    Season 5 of the Love Is Stronger Than Fear podcast connects to themes in my newest book, To Be Made Well, releasing Spring 2022...you can pre-order here! Learn more about my writing and speaking at amyjuliabecker.com.

    *A transcript of this episode will be available within one business day, as well as a video with closed captions on my YouTube Channel.

    • 54 min
    The Enneagram: A Tool for Healing with Suzanne Stabile

    The Enneagram: A Tool for Healing with Suzanne Stabile

    In a society filled with disconnect and division, how can the Enneagram guide us toward compassionate living within our communities? Suzanne Stabile, teacher and author of numerous books, including The Journey Toward Wholeness, talks with Amy Julia Becker about the Enneagram’s identification of the nine different ways of seeing the world and the healing available through naming who we are.

    We're giving away a copy of The Journey Toward Wholeness! Go to today's post on my Instagram for more info!

    Guest Bio:
    “Suzanne Stabile is a highly sought after speaker and teacher...After 25 years of studying the enneagram, learning from people’s stories, cultivating relationships, and learning under Father Richard Rohr, she has become a bestselling author and world class teacher of the Enneagram and how individuals can best utilize this spiritual tool.”
    Connect:
    suzannestabile.comInstagram: @suzannestabileFacebook: @EnneagramSuzTwitter: @SuzanneStabileOn the Podcast:
    Books: The Journey Toward Wholeness, The Road Back to You, The Path Between UsWorkshop: Know Your NumberSubscription Service: The TableThe Enneagram Journey podcast: episode with Morgan Harper NicholsConsolations by David WhyteSpeaking by the Numbers by Sean PalmerInterview Quotes
    “[The Enneagram] offers an awareness that there are nine different ways of seeing the world and your way isn’t everybody else’s, and that’s the primary cause, I think, of all the disconnects that keep us dividing and circling the wagons and thinking we’re right and everybody else is wrong.”
    “I’ve learned to ask myself three questions...‘Why am I moving toward this person? What if anything do I hope to get in return? And does the other person want my help?’...And then my fourth question has become, ‘If I say yes to this, what does that mean I’m saying no to?’”
    “We are an imbalanced society.”
    “You can’t change what you can’t name...[The Enneagram] names the things you already know but you have not been able to articulate about yourself. And once you can articulate them, you can do something about it.”
    “To assume that we’re all having the same experience in a room, in a family, in a small group, in a women’s group—we’re just not. And to make room for difference [is]...for sure a step toward us living more compassionate lives as we try to live together in one city, town, group, school, church. All gifts are necessary.”
    “It doesn’t matter what you have to say if people can’t hear you.”
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    Season 5 of the Love Is Stronger Than Fear podcast connects to themes in my newest book, To Be Made Well, releasing Spring 2022. Learn more about my writing and speaking at amyjuliabecker.com.
    *A transcript of this episode will be available within one business day, as well as a video with closed captions on my YouTube Channel.

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

mk<3happy ,

Soooooo good!

I can’t even remember how I accidentally found this podcast but I’m SO thankful that I did!! I started with the episode about crt and I could have wept while listening just because I loved how the focus was on peacemaking while also objectively looking at truth (as opposed to passionate ranting, polarization etc). I can’t wait to listen to more episodes - I’ve already shared this one with about 15 people!!

Capuchie ,

Very important!!

Wow, I love this podcast. Amy Julia does a fantastic job selecting and interviewing guests on hard and fascinating topics. I have learned so much and highly recommend this podcast to anyone interested in the gospel and racial justice, privilege, disability, and many other interesting issues.

Stargracerlily ,

Thought-provoking and kind

Amy Julia discusses tough topics with a thoughtfulness and kindness that is much needed in this world. She also invites a wide variety of guests that provide even more depth to the conversations.

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