166 episodes

A Safe Place for Christians to Ask Unsafe Questions -
We are for the spiritual nomads, the outcasts, and the ones who desire to ask the hard questions. A shelter in the desert, a safe place to share our thoughts, our hopes, and our dreams. We are pursuing the Truth and we don’t care about the consequences. We invite you to come and sit at our table and be a part of our tribe. We are brave. we are bold. We are, The Reckless Pursuit.

The Reckless Pursuit The Reckless Pursuit

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 42 Ratings

A Safe Place for Christians to Ask Unsafe Questions -
We are for the spiritual nomads, the outcasts, and the ones who desire to ask the hard questions. A shelter in the desert, a safe place to share our thoughts, our hopes, and our dreams. We are pursuing the Truth and we don’t care about the consequences. We invite you to come and sit at our table and be a part of our tribe. We are brave. we are bold. We are, The Reckless Pursuit.

    164 - For In Everything There is a Season (And this is ours)

    164 - For In Everything There is a Season (And this is ours)

    Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
    There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity under heaven:
    a time to be born and a time to die,
    a time to plant and a time to uproot,
    a time to kill and a time to heal,
    a time to tear down and a time to build,
    a time to weep and a time to laugh,
    a time to mourn and a time to dance,
    a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
    a time to embrace and a time to refrain,
    a time to search and a time to give up,
    a time to keep and a time to throw away,
    a time to tear and a time to mend,
    a time to be silent and a time to speak,
    a time to love and a time to hate,
    a time for war and a time for peace.

    This is our season. To pursue what sparks a fire in our spirit.

    WHERE TO FIND ELAINE:
    https://www.instagram.com/_elainejohnston/
    https://www.tiktok.com/@fashionisspiritual

    WHERE TO FIND CODY:
    https://www.instagram.com/brailleatlas/
    https://www.tiktok.com/@brailleatlas/

    BE BRAVE. BE BOLD. BE RECKLESS.

    Love,
    Cody & Elaine

    • 21 min
    163 - Where is Jesus When Things Go to Crap?

    163 - Where is Jesus When Things Go to Crap?

    Sometimes we look around at the chaos and can’t help but ask: “Where is Jesus in all this”. Then we look in the mirror.
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    Jesus is all around us. But more than that, He is in and is everything as well. The darkest dark and brightest light all contain the echo of Christ.

    This week, we share a quick thought on how to find Christ in the chaos. We talk about how Christ is not far off or distant, but rather how to find the God (not necessarily good, but the God) in those hard moments and seemingly barren events.
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    ITINERANT
    Enjoy history, folklore, and campfire stories? Check out Cody’s podcast, Itinerant: Biblical History Beyond the Bible: http://itinerantpodcast.com
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    SPIRITUALITY UNTAMED
    If you are a woman looking to find your God-given purpose and let it loose, Elaine has a podcast for you. visit Spirituality Untamed: http://spiritualityuntamed.com/
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    • 8 min
    162 - Did You Lose Your Salvation or Find Christ?

    162 - Did You Lose Your Salvation or Find Christ?

    Can you lose salvation or did you never have it to begin with? Or maybe it’s option 3: You found God along the way...
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    Depending on your church upbringing, you have probably heard of the idea that one might lose their salvation. That God was chillin’ at his desk-throne with a big bottle of White-Out® just waiting to blot your sorry broad butt out of his nice book and swap you with some new heathen worth saving.

    Or, if you grew up a little more southern Baptist, maybe you thought that if you mustered up the guts to walk away, you never loved God in the first place. To quote one of the great thinkers of our time, Gym Class Heroes, “if that ain’t love then I don’t know what love is”.

    What if all this talk of losing your salvation is actually a limitation? What if, instead of limiting the thoughts of an amazing Savior, we opened our mind to who that is beyond just what we have been taught? What if when we got tired of reenacting miracles of old, we found God and actually developed an intimate relationship with Him/Her. That would probably look a lot like a loss to someone who hasn’t lived it.

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    ITINERANT
    Enjoy history, folklore, and campfire stories? Check out Cody’s podcast, Itinerant: Biblical History Beyond the Bible: http://itinerantpodcast.com
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    SPIRITUALITY UNTAMED
    If you are a woman looking to find your God-given purpose and let it loose, Elaine has a podcast for you. visit Spirituality Untamed: http://spiritualityuntamed.com/
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    • 13 min
    161 - Satan Shoes and Christians boycotting Nike (again)

    161 - Satan Shoes and Christians boycotting Nike (again)

    Sometimes things happen that are just too bizarre. So much so that we halt our original scheduled content to talk about. This week what is it? Satan shoes, of course.
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    So apparently a rapper put some blood in some Nike shoes and labeled them devil Shoes or “Satan Shoes”. Of course, Christians are upset and now boycotting Nike for them. Just one problem: Nike didn’t make the shoes….

    And so here we are, once again looking to react instead of respond, judge instead of love, and curse and blame instead of showing compassion. I mean, what’s better than freaking out at a company that had nothing to do with something rather than addressing the trauma that caused the item to be made in the first place, am I right?
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    ITINERANT
    Enjoy history, folklore, and campfire stories? Check out Cody’s podcast, Itinerant: Biblical History Beyond the Bible: http://itinerantpodcast.com
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    SPIRITUALITY UNTAMED
    If you are a woman looking to find your God-given purpose and let it loose, Elaine has a podcast for you. visit Spirituality Untamed: http://spiritualityuntamed.com/
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    • 20 min
    160 - We Don't Build Skyscrapers, We Grow Like Vines

    160 - We Don't Build Skyscrapers, We Grow Like Vines

    Life is more organic and less industrial. Our goal is to grow out, not build up. It’s good to just be and live content.
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    Babel, that tall tower that we built to reach heaven. We still do that same thing to this day. Whether it is our faith, carrier, deconstruction… whatever it is, we love building up to create the most beautiful, intricate structures out of our lives. But life is not a contest and elaborate structures of steel and concrete lack the life and organic beauty that lies in a simple vine.

    Our goal is to grow and adapt, not build and captivate.

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    ITINERANT
    Enjoy history, folklore, and campfire stories? Check out Cody’s podcast, Itinerant: Biblical History Beyond the Bible: http://itinerantpodcast.com
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    SPIRITUALITY UNTAMED
    If you are a woman looking to find your God-given purpose and let it loose, Elaine has a podcast for you. visit Spirituality Untamed: http://spiritualityuntamed.com/
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    • 12 min
    159 - Those who Get Caught in the Weeds Get Covered in Ticks

    159 - Those who Get Caught in the Weeds Get Covered in Ticks

    No one online cares that much about your opinions unless you share the same opinions as they do. There, we said it.
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    Have you ever been scrolling along and saw someone share something that just burned you up? Maybe you were watching the news and just learned a new, outrageous thing to be upset about. “I can’t believe they did this!?”

    News Flash: This is all intentional. Controversy keeps ratings high, money flowing, people in power, and most importantly, you under its dominion. I know, I know. We are sounding a bit like conspirators. Then I invite you to go through history and observe how this is and has been the case for years. Control people’s emotions, control the people.

    From political powers to religious institutions and everything in between, the Satanic mindset of control has been deployed. So how do we get free of it? It’s simple! (and not so simple…) Cut off the flow of information. You can’t be upset and meaningless things if no one can tell you what to be mad about.

    Now, We are not saying to turn a blind eye. Not at all! Just, focus on things that ACTUALLY matter, not things intended to distract us from those things. Remember: those who get caught up in the weeds get covered in ticks.

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    ITINERANT
    Enjoy history, folklore, and campfire stories? Check out Cody’s podcast, Itinerant: Biblical History Beyond the Bible: http://itinerantpodcast.com
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    SPIRITUALITY UNTAMED
    If you are a woman looking to find your God-given purpose and let it loose, Elaine has a podcast for you. visit Spirituality Untamed: http://spiritualityuntamed.com/
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    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

J. Turney ,

I’m along for the ride

I found The Reckless Pursuit podcast like I have found most of the others I listen too. I heard Cody & Elaine interview on another podcast that I listen too. I love their openness, their honesty, and the overall joy that they speak from. I love the topics. They are engaging and ask us to come along for the ride. I cannot suggest their podcast more.

The Grief Bully ,

Brave to the Bones

I admire the courage of both Cody and Elaine to take on such controversial topics for the good of us all. I especially love that they do this as a couple. I like the openness and honesty and willingness to learn what they are curious about but unsure. Keep it guys you are truly making an impact!

Todd R. Vick ,

I love this couple!

Cody and Elaine are two very special people. The are truly “reckless” in their pursuit of authenticity and grace and they unselfishly give their time and resources to help us find the same. This is a couple that I could take a long drive with! I know our conversations would be fascinating! I adore them both!

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