23 episodes

Join host, Jayne Wilcox, and the all female cast, Kim Hu, Jennifer Johnson, and KrisAnne Swartley as they nerd out about pressing issues facing the church today. The show intends to provoke thoughtful and weighty conversation among friends that also know how to laugh and have a good time talking about the Church that they love. "SHEcclesiology--Girls Talking Church" is ecclesiology from the SHE perspective! Keeping a sober mind and steering clear of simplistic answers to complex issues, the show explores topics including church practices, ministry, theological education, formation, women’s vocation, theology, praxis, church and politics, evangelicalism, women in ministry, ordination, preaching, teaching, scripture, pop culture, Gospels, community, faith, congregation, pastors, and more. If you are a woman in ministry, a pastor of a church, a theological educator, a seminary professor, an administrator in higher education, or a leader in a parachurch ministry, we invite you to join our listening community. If you are a guy who supports women in ecclesiology, or are exploring how women have a place in the church, we welcome you to the conversation! Ecclesiology from the SHE perspective!

SHEcclesiology--Girls Talking Church Jayne Wilcox

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Join host, Jayne Wilcox, and the all female cast, Kim Hu, Jennifer Johnson, and KrisAnne Swartley as they nerd out about pressing issues facing the church today. The show intends to provoke thoughtful and weighty conversation among friends that also know how to laugh and have a good time talking about the Church that they love. "SHEcclesiology--Girls Talking Church" is ecclesiology from the SHE perspective! Keeping a sober mind and steering clear of simplistic answers to complex issues, the show explores topics including church practices, ministry, theological education, formation, women’s vocation, theology, praxis, church and politics, evangelicalism, women in ministry, ordination, preaching, teaching, scripture, pop culture, Gospels, community, faith, congregation, pastors, and more. If you are a woman in ministry, a pastor of a church, a theological educator, a seminary professor, an administrator in higher education, or a leader in a parachurch ministry, we invite you to join our listening community. If you are a guy who supports women in ecclesiology, or are exploring how women have a place in the church, we welcome you to the conversation! Ecclesiology from the SHE perspective!

    EP22 Ordinary Time: An Interview with Sarah Wells

    EP22 Ordinary Time: An Interview with Sarah Wells

    In this episode the SHE-Team kicks off a new series where they read a selected book and interview the author. Today is Jayne's pick, 'Ordinary Time: Meditations from the In-Between' by Sarah Wells. Sarah, an accomplished author, discusses writing as calling and a ministry, finding the sacred in the ordinary, and how suffering anchors faith but serves as a check on set beliefs and doctrine. The SHE-Team reads aloud select passages from the book and listens in as Sarah shares more about her life story behind the essays. Through personal anecdotes and reflections, Sarah shares her writing process and how faith is central to her work. The conversation delves into the power of storytelling, the significance of writing as a ministry, and the integration of liturgical seasons into ordinary moments of life.

    • 40 min
    EP21 Exercising Control or Agency??

    EP21 Exercising Control or Agency??

    In the SHEcclesiology--Girls Talking Church podcast, host Jayne Wilcox and her co-hosts, Kim, Jennifer, Krisanne discuss Sharon Hoddy Miller's book ‘Control: Why We Crave It, the Anxiety It Gives Us, and the Real Power God Promises.’ They discuss various aspects of control as presented by Hodde-Miller, from controlling information and using emotional power to how millennials and Gen Z exert their autonomy. The conversation draws upon personal anecdotes, reflections on challenges when exercising control in ministry settings, and explores the balance between utilizing personal agency and surrendering control to God's sovereignty. The team shares their struggles and insights around control, drawing on themes from Hodde-Miller's book and their personal experiences.

    • 52 min
    Ep20 Power Structures and Shiny Happy People, Part 2

    Ep20 Power Structures and Shiny Happy People, Part 2

    In this episode the SHE-Team discusses abuses of power and deception and vulnerability within the church. Inspired by Diane Langberg's 'Redeeming Power' and the 'Shiny Happy People' documentary on the Duggars, the discussion addresses the power dynamics revealed in the Duggar family's story and the broader implications within religious communities, especially concerning the Institute for Basic Life Principles (IBLP). Through a detailed examination of male headship, dominance, and the exploitation of vulnerable members within faith-based settings, the episode sheds light on the mechanisms that enable and conceal abuses. It also evaluates the role of accountability structures in preventing abuse, alongside the critical importance of empowering individuals within the church to promote transparency and justice. This episode not only critiques the existing power structures and abuses within Christian communities but also suggests a paradigm shift towards a more equitable and Kingdom-centered approach in church leadership and community life.



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    • 33 min
    Ep19 Exploring Power, Deception, and Vulnerability in the Church, Part 1

    Ep19 Exploring Power, Deception, and Vulnerability in the Church, Part 1

    In this episode the SHE-Team delves into themes of power, deception, and vulnerability within the church. We discuss Diane Langberg's work on power dynamics, "Redeeming Power: Understanding Authority and Abuse in the Church" and the documentary on the Duggars titled “Shiny Happy People”. The episode unpacks various forms of power, including verbal, emotional, physical, specialized knowledge, economic, spiritual, and cultural power, and emphasizes the responsibility of wielding power justly to avoid abuse. The team explores the definitions of vulnerability and deception, with insights from Langberg's work, highlighting how responses to vulnerability reveal truths about personal character and the potential for exploitation within power dynamics. Personal reflections and examples are shared throughout the episode to illustrate how power can be both a source of blessing and harm, depending on its use. The SHE-Team encourages awareness and literacy in recognizing power dynamics and vulnerabilities to foster healthier church environments.

    • 34 min
    Ep 18 Transitions and Vocations: Looking Back at 2023

    Ep 18 Transitions and Vocations: Looking Back at 2023

    The SHE-Team returns after a short furlough through the Fall season. We look back at 2023 and catch up with each other about our transitions in life and work. We ponder the weightiness of new titles and how much we haven’t changed even while we transition into new roles, responsibilities, and life stages. And the peculiar life of Ohio Amish get some air time as it piques our curiosity.

    • 55 min
    EP17 The SHE-Team Watches Barbie!

    EP17 The SHE-Team Watches Barbie!

    The SHE team watches the Barbie movie! We're are super excited to talk about the fun and glitter of Barbie Land, our take on various scenes, our most favorite lines, and of course we bring it home with some application between the church, Barbies and Kens, and the patriarchy represented by Ken being patriarchalized when he visits the Real World.


    Find the Episode Show Notes on our website with links to our sources referenced in the episode here.

    • 45 min

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