Conversations about theology from differing perspectives
Does God Really Like Me? - With Geoff and Cyd Holsclaw
If you are anything like we are, you know what it's like to feel overlooked, disconnected, and ashamed. Sure we might believe in God's love in the abstract, but we often live our lives without experiencing it in any deep or lasting way. This week Geoff and Cyd Holsclaw join the conversation asking the question "Does God Really Like Me?"
The Holsclaws apply the good news of the gospel to the shame and disconnection that we all experience in our everyday lives. The truth is, God wants to be with us and we belong in God's presence. And from that place of belonging, we can bless the whole world with the message of God's love.
Does God Really Like Me? (Book)GeoffreyHolsclaw.net
Becoming BadChristian - With Matt & Toby
This week we had the opportunity to hang out with Matt Carter and Toby Morrell of Emery and The BadChristian Podcast. We reached out to them and asked if they would be willing to trace their faith journey with us, from growing up to where they are today. We cover all sorts of stuff from childhood to the starts of Emery; from Mars Hill to BadChristian. We even get down to ask the question, "where do you find yourself today?". Enjoy
Affirming the LGBTQ+ Community - With Cheyenne & Colby Martin
It is no secret that the Church has done a very bad job loving the LGBTQ+ community. Churches in America are experiencing massive splits and mass exoduses due to their belief and attitude towards the LGBTQ+ community. This week, Colby Martin joins us once again to help others (re)think their stance on the LGBTQ+ community. Colby wrote a book called "Unclobber" where he reexamines what the Bible says (and does not say) about homosexuality in such a way that breathes fresh life into outdated and inaccurate assumptions and interpretations.We used that book as a jumping-off point to have a beautiful conversation with our friend Cheyenne. Cheyenne identifies as gay and she opens up and shares her story with us. She offers helpful insights and helps us learn how to be true allies of the LGBTQ+ community. Enjoy!
RESOURCES:The Trevor Project - Saving Young LGBTQ Lives Q Christian FellowshipGood Fruit ProjectUnclobber (book) ColbyMartinOnline
After Evangelicalism - With David Gushee
A building crescendo of developments, culminating in evangelical support for the Trump presidency, has led many evangelicals to question the faith they inherited. If being Christian means rejecting LGBTQ persons and supporting systemic racism, perhaps their Christian journey is over.
This week, David Gushee joins us to help us (re)thinking Evangelicalism. Gushee offers a new way forward for disillusioned post-evangelicals and proposes new ways of Christian believing, belonging, and behaving, helping post-evangelicals from where they are to a living relationship with Christ and an intellectually cogent and morally robust post-evangelical faith. We hope our conversation together shows that it is possible to follow Jesus out of evangelical Christianity, and more than that, it's a necessary journey. Enjoy.
Resources:After Evangelicalism: The Path to a New Christianity (Book) Changing Our Mind (Book)
The End of Religion - With Bruxy Cavey
Sick of religion? So was Jesus! Around the world, a movement is growing and people are waking up to the spiritual beauty of the teachings of Jesus while rejecting the many ugly aspects of the religion that bears his name. If you are among those who are disappointed with religion yet are still strangely pulled toward spirituality, then this conversation with our friend Bruxy is for you!Enjoy!
The End of Religion: Encountering the Subversive Spirituality of Jesus (Book)
The Meeting House Church
Embracing Prodigals - John Sanders
Have you ever wondered why some people you know hold theological and political views that blow your mind but they find quite reasonable? This week John Sanders joins us to discuss two social science models, Nurturant and Authoritative, to explain this divide.
Values are at the heart of our disagreements. Dr. Sanders explains the divide and makes the case that Jesus embodied the Nurturant way of life. He modeled empathy, grace, forgiveness, and care for those beyond his own tribe. The Nurturant and Authoritative approaches have competed for thousands of years but contemporary research shows that the Nurturant way of life produces better mental and spiritual health as well as superior communities in which to live. Enjoy
Embracing Prodigals: Overcoming Authoritative Religion by Embodying Jesus' Nurturing Grace (Book)
The God Who Risks (Book)
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