25 episodes

Raw conversations wrestling through relevant issues of faith, sexuality, race, relationships, community and everything else in life that tests the genuineness of our Christian faith.

Unfeigned Christianity Asher Witmer

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 30 Ratings

Raw conversations wrestling through relevant issues of faith, sexuality, race, relationships, community and everything else in life that tests the genuineness of our Christian faith.

    #025 - How the Last Year Has Been for Pastors (w/ Rich Schwartz, Dru Lattin, and Jose Sanchez)

    #025 - How the Last Year Has Been for Pastors (w/ Rich Schwartz, Dru Lattin, and Jose Sanchez)

    It's been a rough 12 months for the church, and especially for pastors. In this episode, I sat down with a few pastor friends of mine to hear how the last year has been for them. Part of healing as the body of Christ is going to be listening to those who have devoted their time and energy to shepherding the flock.
    If you enjoy this podcast, be sure and subscribe so you don't miss future episodes, and please rate and review the show on iTunes!

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    Mentioned in the episode were Dru on Facebook, Rich on Facebook, and That Jesus Podcast (anywhere podcasts are found).
     
    If you'd like to contact Asher and those at Unfeigned Christianity, you can email podcast@asherwitmer.com.

    And consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/asherwitmer.
    Music for this episode is done by Corey Steiner at https://www.coreysteinermusic.wordpress.com.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    #024 - An Evaluation of the Church and Its Singles w/ Emily Smucker, Abram Martin, Kimberly Kirtz, and Chris Witmer

    #024 - An Evaluation of the Church and Its Singles w/ Emily Smucker, Abram Martin, Kimberly Kirtz, and Chris Witmer

    In this week's episode I had four single friends come on the pod and share some of their experiences with the church as singles. Christian communities could be doing better at remembering that marriage and family is not the ultimate goal in life; oneness with Jesus is. As the body of Jesus, we need each other in growing togetehr in oneness with Him. Sadly, we too often neglect or isolate our single brothers and sisters, thereby not only hurting them but ourselves.
    We discuss how to grow our social worlds to be more inclusive of those with various marital statuses. We talk about whether or not to set single friends up with dates--and how to do that if they want it. 
    It's a splendid conversation! I learned a lot, and I trust you will too.
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    Mentioned in the episode is Emily's book, The Highway and Me and My Earl Grey Tea. Check it out for yourself at https://www.muddycreekbooks.com/product/the-highway-and-me-and-my-earl-grey-tea/17.
     
    If you'd like to contact Asher and those at Unfeigned Christianity, you can email podcast@asherwitmer.com.

    And consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/asherwitmer.
    Music for this episode is done by Corey Steiner at https://www.coreysteinermusic.wordpress.com.

    • 1 hr 38 min
    #023 - What Is the Role of Music Style in the Christian Life? (w/ Corey Steiner)

    #023 - What Is the Role of Music Style in the Christian Life? (w/ Corey Steiner)

    In this week's episode, I sat down with my friend Corey Steiner and talked about the role of music style in the life of a Christian. We talked about grief and sorrow, praise and thanksgiving, and whether or not all music needs to talk about Jesus.
    Corey is the artist behind the intro and outro music on the podcast. He is currently working to put together a Christmas program where they cover Andrew Peterson's Behold the Lamb of God album almost note for note. If you live in North or South Carolina or the Virginia area, be sure and check it out! Find out more through this link: https://www.facebook.com/coreysteinermusic. 
    If you enjoy this podcast, be sure and subscribe so you don't miss future episodes, and please rate and review the show on iTunes!

    If you prefer the video version of the podcast, be sure and subscribe to my new YouTube channel (Asher Witmer) to get future podcast videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh6rTGri8Uy4a2FG0FdY8_w.
     
    If you'd like to contact Asher and those at Unfeigned Christianity, you can email podcast@asherwitmer.com.

    And consider supporting us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/asherwitmer.
    Music for this episode is done by Corey Steiner at www.coreysteinermusic.wordpress.com.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    #022 - Paul Lamicela on the Importance of Understanding the Storyline of Scripture

    #022 - Paul Lamicela on the Importance of Understanding the Storyline of Scripture

    I got to chat with another biblical studies partner about biblical Theology (as opposed to systematic theology) and why it is important for us to understand the storyline of Scripture. Paul Lamicela is a PhD student of Biblical Theology and has a course that he runs each year helping people understand the storyline of the Bible. If you're interested in the course, check out the link below:
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdGM_6w6gvKjDodtDEkqINfY0bpAGwYOG5_kPz_gOxpdlyu2A/viewform.
    If you enjoy this podcast, be sure and subscribe so you don't miss future episodes, and please rate and review the show on iTunes!

    If you prefer the video version of the podcast, be sure and subscribe to my new YouTube channel (Asher Witmer) to get future podcast videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh6rTGri8Uy4a2FG0FdY8_w.
     
    If you'd like to contact Asher and those at Unfeigned Christianity, you can email podcast@asherwitmer.com.

    And consider supporting us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/asherwitmer. Particularly of interest on Patreon may be our most recent Cultural Analysis, Thinking Through the Black Lives Matter Movement.
    Music for this episode is done by Corey Steiner at www.coreysteinermusic.wordpress.com.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    #021 - Everyday Disciple-Making, PSA, and Conditional Immortality w/ Eric Miller

    #021 - Everyday Disciple-Making, PSA, and Conditional Immortality w/ Eric Miller

    I had the privilege of connecting with another new friend over Zoom: Eric Miller. Eric lives in Cincinnati, OH, and is in the middle of a bachelor's of Biblical studies degree as well. So, we talked about all things making disciples, evangelism, and then a bunch of "Biblical studies stuff" like theories of atonement, the nature of hell and more. 
    Oh, and my son kept bopping in on me during this episode.. so you get to "hear" him too. :)
    You can connect with Eric on Facebook.
    Also mentioned in the episode is the Restorative Faith community on Facebook.
    If you enjoy this podcast, be sure and subscribe so you don't miss future episodes, and please rate and review the show on iTunes!

    If you prefer the video version of the podcast, be sure and subscribe to my new YouTube channel (Asher Witmer) to get future podcast videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh6rTGri8Uy4a2FG0FdY8_w.
     
    If you'd like to contact Asher and those at Unfeigned Christianity, you can email podcast@asherwitmer.com.

    And consider supporting us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/asherwitmer. Particularly of interest may be our most recent Cultural Analysis, Thinking Through the Black Lives Matter Movement.
    Music for this episode is done by Corey Steiner at www.coreysteinermusic.wordpress.com.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    #020 - Ask Me Anything: Is Mixed Swimming Okay?

    #020 - Ask Me Anything: Is Mixed Swimming Okay?

    Over the last couple of years, as I've spoken more on the topic of sexuality, I invariably have someone who asks me about whether or not mixed swimming among youth is okay.

    As a part of the Patreon membership of the blog, we do an "Ask Me Anything" article once a month where we respond to any and all questions readers send our way. The catch is that we prioritize the questions of our Patreon members.

    So, if you have been impacted by our work and would like to show your support or go a little deeper with more in-depth content (and have your questions prioritized), consider becoming a Patreon member. :-)

    In this episode I share a few thoughts on the nature of sexual arousal, what my experience was like, and then how my wife and I process this question in light of our children potentially swimming in mixed settings in the future.

    A few resources and studies I referenced are,


    The God's Design for Sex Series (for training young children)
    Good Pictures Bad Pictures: Porn-Proofing Today's Young Kids
    Good Pictures Bad Pictures Jr.: A Simple Plan to Protect Young Minds
    Gender Difference in Brain Activation to Audio-Visual Sexual Stimulation
    Sex Differences in Response to Visual Sexual Stimuli: A Review



    If you enjoy this podcast, be sure and subscribe so you don't miss future episodes, and please rate and review the show on iTunes!

    If you prefer the video version of the podcast, be sure and subscribe to my new YouTube channel (Asher Witmer) to get future podcast videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh6rTGri8Uy4a2FG0FdY8_w.
     
    If you'd like to contact Asher and those at Unfeigned Christianity, you can email podcast@asherwitmer.com.

    And consider supporting us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/asherwitmer.
    Music for this episode is done by Corey Steiner at www.coreysteinermusic.wordpress.com.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

kwsefw ,

Keep it up

Hey Asher, I really enjoy listening to your podcast. You've been asking for honest reviews, and the hardest part was getting here. I personally use Android, and there's no way to review on itunes from Android. So I made a special trip here with a mac to give a thumbs up. :) I love your passion for the Church. It's evident in the people you seek out to interview, and the topics you discuss. Stay strong, and Press on!

j_Yoder ,

Good content, but too long

I have enjoyed the unscripted discussions of real issues that we face. The problem is that these podcasts are typically over an hour, which is well past the length of my commute and attention span. I have started many of these podcasts, but since they took longer than my 30 minute drive, I never finished them.

Seriously, if you could keep these discussions <30-45 minutes and to the point, I (and I think many others) would be able to fit these podcasts into our schedules.

xerxes234 ,

Five Stars

"Critics love it!" "It’s sensational!" "Riveting!"
"Compelling and thoughtful." "You will not regret listening to this podcast!"All these things have been said about the Unfeigned Christianity podcast. The host Asher Witmer is a master in the art of communication and will leave you with bated breath waiting for the next episode. His explorations of deep and sometimes controversial theology will leave you at the edge of your seat.

Seriously though,love the podcast! Would like to see a Joe Rogan style podcast that’s three hours or so in length. 😁

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