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Join the conversation as three pastors who are recovering fundamentalists talk about life, ministry, and their journeys.

Recovering Fundamentalist Podcast Recovering Fundamentalist

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.6 • 619 Ratings

Join the conversation as three pastors who are recovering fundamentalists talk about life, ministry, and their journeys.

    125 - The Heart of the Matter - 4 Freedom and Young Baptist Mashup with Jon Hollifield, James Safrit, Clay Maynard, and Josh Johnson

    125 - The Heart of the Matter - 4 Freedom and Young Baptist Mashup with Jon Hollifield, James Safrit, Clay Maynard, and Josh Johnson

    Jon Hollifield and James Safrit of the 4 Freedom Podcast join up in today's episode with Clay Maynard and Josh Johnson of The Young Baptist Podcast to get to The Heart of the Matter... literally... that's the topic of their discussion. Legalism is sometimes relegated to the realm of minor exterior issues, but the truth of the matter is that legalism starts in the heart. It is the heart of man that desires to accomplish his own salvation, add to the Holy Scriptures, and to burden the people of God with rules that God never intended to be invented  or enforced. Grace is the heart of the Gospel and legalism is an attack against God's provision for our sin in Christ. 

    • 56 min
    124 - What is a Pastor? Beers & Bible Podcast

    124 - What is a Pastor? Beers & Bible Podcast

    One of the more controversial members of the RFP Network, Beers & Bible is hosted by friends, Anthony Kidd and Michael Richard. This week they tackle a topic that has been tossed around in Christian denominations, church conventions, and social media platforms. Scripture defines the office of Elder/Pastor/Shepherd and we are called to submit to the qualifications outlined there. Join us for a challenging and Biblical conversation that seeks to answer the question, "What is a pastor?". 

    • 1 hr 18 min
    123 - Lament: Grow in Grace Podcast with Elizabeth Woodson - Author of Embrace Your Life

    123 - Lament: Grow in Grace Podcast with Elizabeth Woodson - Author of Embrace Your Life

    Shanna Dinsmore and Kristen Hargis, hosts of the Grow in Grace Podcast interview Elizabeth Woodson, author of Embrace Your Life: How to find joy when the life you have is not the life you hoped for. God is faithful even when we don't understand His plan. Lament is an important topic that doesn't get dealt with often in the church and we need to be reminded that Scripture presents prayers of lament for our benefit.
    The RFP Network is stepping up to give JC, Brian and Nate a month off in the busiest part of their summer. 

    • 43 min
    122 - Change is Coming

    122 - Change is Coming

    JC, Brian, and Nate share some upcoming changes going on in the RFP and their lives. Spoiler Alert: There is no spoiler! Ya gotta listen to keep up with all God is doing in our lives. 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    121 - Defending Scripture: Explore Christianity with special guests Stephen Boyce, Jonathan Sheffield, and Santi Rangel

    121 - Defending Scripture: Explore Christianity with special guests Stephen Boyce, Jonathan Sheffield, and Santi Rangel

    Sound doctrine matters. What does it take to be a true believer? Do you have to believe in the Deity of Christ or the Trinity? What about the Inspiration of Scripture? If we can not trust Scripture, we have nothing! We are proud to partner with Explore Christianity to give a reasoned defense of our faith. Stephen Boyce, Jonathan Sheffield, and Santi Rangel did an excellent job answering the claims of those who have outright rejected the Deity of Christ, Doctrine of the Trinity, and the Inspiration of Scripture. 

    • 1 hr 39 min
    120 - Tim Lee Interview

    120 - Tim Lee Interview

    Tim Lee is no stranger to the IFB world. He has preached in many churches in America across multiple denominations. Tim lost both of his legs in Vietnam, but God had a plan for his life. He has shared the gospel with millions and he has remained faithful to Scripture and his calling. He experience legalism in the IFB firsthand, but God has used him to bring healing across man made divides. He talks about the danger of bitterness and trusting God when people betray you. 

    • 1 hr 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
619 Ratings

619 Ratings

twoormohr ,

My husband and I are both fans!

Since we both grew up IFB (he was a PK!) this podcast has given us lots to talk about and laugh over. It has made me become even more intent on questioning whether something is Biblical or just plan cultural. Thanks for what you do RFP!

dorian of house pavus ,

not worth my time

“we’re not recovering in the sense of… we’re snowflakes, we need counseling. we’re not snowflakes, we’re not sucking our thumb…”

Tried to give it a shot because I’ve been looking for resources for ex-fundamentalists/exvangelicals and couldn’t even listen to more than 10 minutes of the preview episode. It was immediately so dismissive of people who ARE in that kind of recovery, who were abused because of fundamentalism. If I wanted to listen to three grown men mock people who are hurt by the church, I could just have dinner with my brothers.

NC_Army ,

Fundamentalist in their own way

What’s the point of attacking older folks set in their way or different thought. Not saying the IFB have everything right, they don’t, but being just as nasty to go out and be so petty isn’t the right way either. You become the people you hate the most when you spend all your time attacking them and mocking them. I’ve dealt with both sides and can say there are time I like neither. Lucky for them I’m born again and believe Jesus to be my personal savior and not caught up in the war of ugliness, no one’s going to be a Christian with these type of hot takes on one another.

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