352 episodes

Voxology (Formerly the Vox Podcast with Mike Erre) is a collection of voices that question and discuss our culture's most relevant topics in relation to Christ and Christianity. We talk LGBTQ, American and church politics, Christian culture's catastrophic marginalization of the very people Jesus implores us to love and so much more. If you have serious questions about the church’s representation of Jesus, what he has done and the beauty of his work on earth today, join hosts Mike Erre and Tim Stafford and their guests to talk things out and find your way back to the true mission of Jesus.

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    • 4.8 • 796 Ratings

Voxology (Formerly the Vox Podcast with Mike Erre) is a collection of voices that question and discuss our culture's most relevant topics in relation to Christ and Christianity. We talk LGBTQ, American and church politics, Christian culture's catastrophic marginalization of the very people Jesus implores us to love and so much more. If you have serious questions about the church’s representation of Jesus, what he has done and the beauty of his work on earth today, join hosts Mike Erre and Tim Stafford and their guests to talk things out and find your way back to the true mission of Jesus.

    331 - A Conversation on the Death Penalty - with Renee Monzon

    331 - A Conversation on the Death Penalty - with Renee Monzon

    A Conversation on the Death Penalty. Today, Mike and Tim are joined by new friend Renee Monzon. Renee is a public defender in Ohio who represents people on death row and is a part of our Voxology community. Along with her work in the law, Renee has a heart to educate, inform and tell people’s stories. What is the definition or heart of justice? How has this system fallen apart? Who is the most affected? Where does the Church lay historically within this conversation? Why? As a people who believe in the power of redemption, why are we so much more in favor of the Death Penalty? What can we do? What would Jesus have us do? It’s a tough and controversial topic, but one we need to be having.

    Bryan Stevenson’s book, Just Mercy, can be found HERE 

    Tim’s record of imprisoned men’s stories, Letters From Lancaster Prison, can be heard HERE 

    As always, we encourage and would love discussion as we pursue. Always feel free to email in questions to hello@voxpodcast.com, and to engage the conversation on Facebook and Instagram.

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    Music in this episode by Timothy John Stafford

    Instagram & Twitter: @GoneTimothy

    • 1 hr 16 min
    330 - Can We Have Unity Amidst Opposing Ideologies? with Dr. Timothy Gombis

    330 - Can We Have Unity Amidst Opposing Ideologies? with Dr. Timothy Gombis

    Can We Have Unity Amidst Opposing Ideologies? Dr. Gombis drops in to revisit a conversation on unity in the Church. We're one year removed from the events of January 6th at the Capital. As people within the Church continue to polarize, can we find unity with folks who have ideologies we radically disagree with? Are there two sides? What are we to do with doctrine or beliefs that have been made hollow? Where is the point to break communion? How are we to conduct ourselves within a polarized community? Are we to call out racism, misogyny and nationalism that uses the Lord's name in vain? It's a difficult topic.

    First, Mike and Tim respond to a few more emails of listeners experiences with Christmas being demonized.

    The Michael Heiser podcast episode on Christmas that was referenced is perhaps HERE 

    ‘Shoutin’ in the Fire,’ by Danté Stewart, the book referenced by Gombis, can be found HERE 

    As always, we encourage and would love discussion as we pursue. Always feel free to email in questions to hello@voxpodcast.com, and to engage the conversation on Facebook and Instagram.

    Learn more about the Voxology Podcast

    Subscribe on iTunes or Spotify

    Support the Voxology Podcast on Patreon

    The Voxology Spotify channel can be found here: Voxology Radio

    Follow us on Instagram: @voxologypodcast and "like" us on Facebook

    Follow Mike on Twitter: www.twitter.com/mikeerre

    Music in this episode by Timothy John Stafford

    Instagram & Twitter: @GoneTimothy

    • 1 hr 15 min
    329 - Santa, Satan & the Unforgivable Sin

    329 - Santa, Satan & the Unforgivable Sin

    Santa, Satan and the Unforgivable Sin. Happy New Year! This episode, Mike and Tim read and discuss more listener deconstruction stories that have been emailed in. Many have reached out to tell their stories and others have responded that they've found hope hearing like minded folks who are struggling with similar things. Then, Mike and Tim answer some big questions: what is the 'Unforgivable Sin?!?' How is it framed? What is the context? Has it caused dread for others? How are we to interact with this piece of scripture (remember, Dan Kimball talked to us about not reading one verse by itself, out of context)? Then, a couple listeners wrote in asking about Tim's dislike of Christmas and his love of Halloween as well as whether or not Christmas is evil?!? Big topics, big convo.

    0:00 - Seth Intro. 

    3:40 - Thank yous and Mike's booster delirium. Tim recaps crazy dog adoption story. 

    13:00 - Listener stories.

    43:00 - Listener Question on the Unforgivable Sin.

    50:18 - Mazzy Interruption.

    58:00 - Lister Questions on whether or not Christmas is evil. 

    1:22:00 - Ramblings

    The Andy Crouch article can be read HERE.

    The Ryan Gosling, Dead Man's Bones record can be heard HERE.

    As always, we encourage and would love discussion as we pursue. Always feel free to email in questions to hello@voxpodcast.com, and to engage the conversation on Facebook and Instagram.

    Learn more about the Voxology Podcast

    Subscribe on iTunes or Spotify

    Support the VOX Podcast on Patreon

    The Voxology Spotify channel can be found here: Voxology Radio

    Follow us on Instagram: @voxologypodcast and "like" us on Facebook

    Follow Mike on Twitter: www.twitter.com/mikeerre

    Music in this episode by Timothy John Stafford

    Instagram & Twitter: @GoneTimothy

    • 1 hr 26 min
    328 - Focus on Jesus

    328 - Focus on Jesus

    Focus on Jesus. This episode, Mike and Tim read listener emails discussing personal experiences with deconstruction. What are the common threads? What part of it is 'sexy?' Then, Mike takes us all on a journey with Mary, Jesus's mother. How can we relate to some of her story? Have we left Jesus behind at the temple? And for how long?

    As always, we encourage and would love discussion as we pursue. Always feel free to email in questions to hello@voxpodcast.com, and to engage the conversation on Facebook and Instagram.

    Learn more about the Voxology Podcast

    Subscribe on iTunes or Spotify

    Support the Voxology Podcast on Patreon

    The Voxology Spotify channel can be found here: Voxology Radio

    Follow us on Instagram: @voxologypodcast and "like" us on Facebook

    Follow Mike on Twitter: www.twitter.com/mikeerre

    Music in this episode by Timothy John Stafford

    Instagram & Twitter: @GoneTimothy

    • 1 hr 7 min
    327 - Deconstructing Deconstruction: The End

    327 - Deconstructing Deconstruction: The End

    Deconstructing Deconstruction: The End. Let's wrap this up, shall we? This episode, Mike presents six different categories that could be causes of someone deconstructing. Mike and Tim discuss how unhelpful it is to make a blanket “you’re deconstructing” condemnation of folks who could be found in any of these places. What are these different causes or places? How do we allow for journey and nuance in this? Is it more helpful to sit with someone in their doubt or questioning, rather than defining it for them? The six categories to consider, other than just Deconstruction: Disillusionment / Discipleship / De-conversion / Redefinition / Doubt / Disorientation.

    As always, we encourage and would love discussion as we pursue. Always feel free to email in questions to hello@voxpodcast.com, and to engage the conversation on Facebook and Instagram.

    Learn more about the Voxology Podcast

    Subscribe on iTunes or Spotify

    Support the VOX Podcast on Patreon

    The Voxology Spotify channel can be found here: Voxology Radio

    Follow us on Instagram: @voxologypodcast and "like" us on Facebook

    Follow Mike on Twitter: www.twitter.com/mikeerre

    Music in this episode by Timothy John Stafford

    Instagram & Twitter: @GoneTimothy

    • 1 hr 6 min
    326 - Recovering From Biblical Manhood and Womanhood - with Aimee Byrd

    326 - Recovering From Biblical Manhood and Womanhood - with Aimee Byrd

    Recovering From Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. This episode, Aimee Byrd calls in to discuss her book, “Recovering from Biblical Manhood and Womanhood: How the Church Needs to Rediscover Her Purpose.” Aimee shares about her journey in the church and what brought her to write the book. What inconsistencies did she find in the church? Where did the theology break down? How does she reconcile how she’s told to posture herself within the theology she was learning? How does the short story, “The Yellow Wallpaper,” help to illustrate Aimee’s theme? What exactly is she challenging?

    00:00 - Mike & Tim Discuss the file cabinets in their heads.

    03:18 - Tim’s daughter Mazzy crashes the party.

    06:16 - Mike and Tim read off the submitted names for Tim’s new segment regarding good things the church is doing.

    21:08 - Aimee Byrd joins to discuss her book, “Recovering from Biblical Manhood and Womanhood.”

    Aimee Byrd can be followed HERE and on TWITTER

    Her book can be found HERE

    “The Yellow Wallpaper,” by Charlotte Perkins Stetson, can be read HERE

    As always, we encourage and would love discussion as we pursue. Always feel free to email in questions to hello@voxpodcast.com, and to engage the conversation on Facebook and Instagram.

    Learn more about the Voxology Podcast

    Subscribe on iTunes or Spotify

    Support the VOX Podcast on Patreon

    The Voxology Spotify channel can be found here: Voxology Radio

    Follow us on Instagram: @voxologypodcast and "like" us on Facebook

    Follow Mike on Twitter: www.twitter.com/mikeerre

    Music in this episode by Timothy John Stafford

    Instagram & Twitter: @GoneTimothy

    • 1 hr 7 min

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