The Kate and Colby Show is about coming more alive. We'll explore all the things (marriage, parenting, church, religion, faith, and more) through a Progressive Christian lens, empowering YOU to truly thrive.
On the Intersection of Faith and Justice
Maybe you, like us, grew up in a religious context where “justice” was basically just something God would deal with—and much later down the road. In this episode, we share how our evolving beliefs led us to understand that seeking justice HERE and NOW is very, very much a part of what it means to have and do Faith. If God hears the cries of the oppressed, and if we are how God moves in the world, then its up to us to do something about injustice.
On the Intersection of Faith and Choice
Last week we described faith as, “The things we choose to believe, which inform how we choose to act.” Some people weren’t digging our use of the word “choice.” So in this message, we explore how much agency do we really have in terms of what we believe and how we act. Is it really our “choice?” Such a fascinating conversation.
Swinging the Pendulum of Faith
Can we talk about FAITH for a bit? What IS it? Why do we have it? How do we practice it?
In this episode, we share a talk that we gave together at Sojourn Grace Collective exploring two lexical categories of the word faith: as a noun and a verb. Sometimes we need to swing the pendulum from one usage to another as we round out what it means to have/do faith.
The Myth of Being Too Emotional, Part 3
Our religious heritage taught us to mistrust our emotions, thus creating a whirlwind of shame and confusion. In this, our final of a three part series on emotional wellbeing and intelligence, we dig in to how Christianity contributed to the emotional stunting of its adherents. Plus, Colby shares about the only 3 times he can remember crying as a kid/teenager/young adult. And Kate takes on the “head vs heart” false dichotomy.
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(Song during the episode is “Peace Be Still” by The Hunts)
The Myth of Being Too Emotional, Part 2
Myth: Woman have too many emotions, Men have none. Can we talk about that, please? What if ALL humans have deep emotional realities, but women (for a number of reasons) tend to be more connected/in-tune with them than men. Kate shares how society contributes to this dynamic, and Colby shares how he spent most of his life completely detached from his emotions. Plus, have you heard of #Gaslighting? Let’s talk about it.
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The Myth of Being Too Emotional, Part 1
Have you ever been told “stop being so emotional?” Or maybe thought, “wow, that person isn’t thinking with their head, they’re being controlled by their emotions.” In this episode, Kate and Colby dive in to this phenomenon, where society often over values what we call “rational thinking” and under vales our emotional capacity. This often shows up in gendered stereotypes as well (which Kate and Colby happen to fulfill rather predictably, so we need to talk about THAT, yes? ;)
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A thoughtful, introspective view of the everyday applications of spirituality, family, and religion. As someone who’s spiritual life is animistic, hearing the hosts reflect on both the grander and more granular aspects of spiritual practice over the specific written rules of a religion’s teaching is a welcome mat to Christian thought that I appreciate, especially as they reflect on their roles as parents and partners.
Thank you both for giving our family topics of conversation and reflection, encouraging us to shine lights on ourselves and our relationships.
Spoke to my soul!
I really enjoyed your podcast “Don’t stop being you”. I really struggle with feeling like I need to dial down... I love the thought of not dialing down, just dialing other areas up. I am a 2w3 and am big in loving others and also giving things my best effort and succeeding. I can be hard on myself. Great reminder to love myself and all my quirks, I need to work on dialing up my self love. This really spoke to my soul. Thank you guys for making this. I can’t wait for the next episode! ❤️
One of my favorites!
Kate and Colby are the real deal. By that, I mean they show their real selves, and it’s a deal that this podcast is free. You can tell they put a lot of thought into the opinions they share. Their conversations are genuine, entertaining, deep, and encouraging. I definitely recommend listening!