16 episodes

Dig into popular cultural messages and current events as wel help teach women how to independently discern biblical truth in a secular world.

We share Gospel-centered discussions about how to live with grace and truth as a disciple of Jesus in our secular culture.

*Returning in 2021

Of Grace and Truth Meagan Elling

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 27 Ratings

Dig into popular cultural messages and current events as wel help teach women how to independently discern biblical truth in a secular world.

We share Gospel-centered discussions about how to live with grace and truth as a disciple of Jesus in our secular culture.

*Returning in 2021

    Discernment in Self Help Culture

    Discernment in Self Help Culture

    This week Kelly Needham and I talk about how we can use discernment in the self help culture that we are saturated in.
    We talk about questions like:
    How do we know what messages we can trust and listen to?
    How do we know what speakers and teachers are trustworthy?
    How does it look, practically, to use discernment when reading self help messages, or anything, in general?
    Kelly tells us to saturate ourselves in the Gospel, and in her words, to "always look for the good."

    • 49 min
    The Cultural Climate of Self Help Culture

    The Cultural Climate of Self Help Culture

    This week Alisa Childers and I dug into our modern culture and the popular ideologies that help support the self esteem gospel. We talked about ideas like pluralism, moralistic therapeutic deism, progressive Christianity, and more.
    It’s my hope that this discussion will give you a better understanding of the ideologies around the self esteem gospel, why they aren’t supported by the gospel, and why the Gospel is our true solution for humanity’s struggles.

    • 48 min
    "Self Care" with Emily Jensen

    "Self Care" with Emily Jensen

    The cultural understanding of self-care falls short of Gospel-hope. It's often something people put false hope in– the Gospel’s definition of rest is the only thing that will give us peace and true rest.
    Self care can become something we do to find peace and freedom on our own, which ends up with us putting ourselves in God's place.
    In this episode, Emily Jensen and I talk about how caring for ourselves is good and holy, but how culture's understanding falls short and how the Gospel's answer gives us true rest.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    "You Are Enough" with Gretchen Saffles

    "You Are Enough" with Gretchen Saffles

    This week on the podcast I talked with Gretchen Saffles about the popular message “you are enough.” In this episode, Gretchen and I talk about how knowing God is the only one who is enough in our place is the only true way of finding freedom from our lack of “enoughness.”
    This phrase is a popular one in culture, but without a foundation in Christ, this phrase leads us to ourselves and our own efforts.
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    • 38 min
    "Self Love" with Blake Guichet

    "Self Love" with Blake Guichet

    Our culture implies to us that loving ourselves enough will give us freedom from insecurity, but in this episode we talk about how loving God is the way we find that freedom, even though it sounds backwards. We believe that loving ourselves is not a bad thing–a God honoring thing with a proper heart posture–but that it doesn’t follow through on it’s promise to free us from insecurity.
    This episode digs into what our culture says about self love and what the Bible has to say in response.
    You can find Blake here on Instagram and her website.

    • 27 min
    Biblically Following Dreams with Alli Worthington

    Biblically Following Dreams with Alli Worthington

    We've spent this season talking about messages in the self esteem gospel, ones that point you to your dreams, and their lack of a biblical foundation. But in this episode, Alli and I talk about how to *biblically* pursue our dreams.
    Alli mentions how playing “small” and holding back is almost a false humility, is not biblical, and how our “calling” is found in loving Jesus and telling others about him with our lives, however that looks for us as individuals.
    Alli said, "He looks for people to partner with to bring his purposes to life." God is looking for people to work with, not people work apart from him. That is a primary difference between following your dreams and biblically following your dreams.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Bi Stalder ,

Gospel truth and very encouraging

I love this podcast. Came across this and I am so glad I did. It is very rare to have someone speaks truth without altering it to make others feel better about themselves. I love how every interviews pointed me to JESUS and not myself! I have listened to many Christian podcasts and a lot with common thoughts which can make me walk away feeling fuzzy about my own feelings, but this podcast gives me conviction and seeking truth in JESUS Christ! Thank you Meagan for faithfully doing this even I find so little reviews on here. God knows who needs it! ❤️

xariannax ,

Loved this podcast!

This podcast is great! I love the way she speaks wisdom and truth, helps me question and see God in everything.

Lovelife846 ,

Great

Always really good and truthful information. The host is always very direct and to the point. Very good!

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