6 episodes

This is a podcast for the wounded, the misfits, and the spiritual refugees to let you know you are not alone. We're here to cultivate love and hope in the wilderness. We believe the story of God is bigger, wider, more inclusive and welcoming, filled with more love, than we could ever imagine. There's room here for everyone. There's room here for you.

The Evolving Faith Podcast Evolving Faith

    • Christianity
    • 4.9, 424 Ratings

This is a podcast for the wounded, the misfits, and the spiritual refugees to let you know you are not alone. We're here to cultivate love and hope in the wilderness. We believe the story of God is bigger, wider, more inclusive and welcoming, filled with more love, than we could ever imagine. There's room here for everyone. There's room here for you.

    A Willingness to Be Disturbed with Dr. Wil Gafney

    A Willingness to Be Disturbed with Dr. Wil Gafney

    In this episode, famed Hebrew Bible scholar Dr. Wil Gafney offers us the opportunity to experience evolution in our interpretation of Scripture through the richness of womanist biblical interpretation. Sarah and Jeff explore how an evolution of faith necessitates an evolution in our relationship with Scripture, learning how to integrate the harder stories of the Bible without explaining them away, welcoming other collaborators to our understanding of faith, and Sarah’s own evolution since writing “Jesus Feminist.”
    P.S. One word of caution: some of the themes in this talk could be triggering for some listeners as we discuss themes of rape, incest, and violence. Please listen at your discretion.

    • 42 min
    Welcome to the Wilderness with Sarah Bessey

    Welcome to the Wilderness with Sarah Bessey

    We revisit the conference opening message from our co-host Sarah Bessey as she welcomes everyone to the wilderness, talks about grief, and - of course - prays for the days ahead of us.

    • 56 min
    Belonging, Courage, and Evangelical Darlings with Jen Hatmaker

    Belonging, Courage, and Evangelical Darlings with Jen Hatmaker

    Jen Hatmaker was the darling of evangelical Christian women until the price of belonging became her integrity.

    • 48 min
    The Theology of Compost with Jeff Chu

    The Theology of Compost with Jeff Chu

    On Episode 3 of the Evolving Faith Podcast, Sarah gets to make Jeff super uncomfortable as they listen to and then discuss Jeff's talk on the theology of the compost. He shares his conviction that God has written redemption into creation itself and humanity's call to embrace the transformative power of worms.

    • 47 min
    Climbing the Mountain of Injustice with Austin Channing Brown

    Climbing the Mountain of Injustice with Austin Channing Brown

    For episode 2, Sarah and Jeff revisit Austin Channing Brown's bring-the-house-down sermon from Evolving Faith 2018. They reflect on what they've learned and experienced since that day as well as how Austin's words planted the seeds for some major shifts in their own lives.

    • 46 min
    Evolution, Apocalypse, and Remembering Rachel Held Evans

    Evolution, Apocalypse, and Remembering Rachel Held Evans

    In the premiere episode of The Evolving Faith Podcast, we hear a talk given at the Evolving Faith gathering in 2018 by the late Rachel Held Evans, author, speaker, and co-founder of Evolving Faith. She talks about a tough and tender faith and what that calls us to when we encounter the oppressive, dehumanizing and unjust forces working in the world. We also welcome Rachel's husband, Dan Evans, and her sister, Amanda Held Opelt, who share with us about what gives them hope one year after Rachel's death.

    • 1 hr

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4.9 out of 5
424 Ratings

424 Ratings

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So Glad to be here

Love this first podcast! I stumbled upon you on Facebook and just listened for the first time. I love to dwell in places where Christianity and Feminism are harmonious. Those spaces are not very often found. Thank you for creating a ruckus in the wilderness that is a wide open space, encouraging, love, peace, renewal, and freedom.
Jana

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