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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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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 859 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.

    370 - Insulted - Part Three: Friend of Sinners

    370 - Insulted - Part Three: Friend of Sinners

    Insulted - Part Three: Friend of Sinners. This episode we are venturing back into understanding Jesus through the insults that were hurled at him. Today, it's the claim that he was a 'glutton, a drunkard and a friend of sinners.' As Jesus subverted what was expected of Him, He also provoked conversations about who was welcome and why. What was the cultural context of this? What did sinner mean? Who was calling Jesus this and what was the reason for it? What is the history that leads up to Jesus and what dis His actions say to the community? How was He a glutton and a drunkard and what did that mean both in action and cultural context?!?

    First, Tim shares a new piece of 'Timbits!' This is good the church is doing in the world, a counter to Tim's Troubled Times. A listener emails in and shares about her church in Canada and what it's doing to reach out to the community around them and lament the pain the church has caused there. 

    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

    • 56 min
    369 - In Your Attempt to Both Sides Everything...

    369 - In Your Attempt to Both Sides Everything...

    In Your Attempt to Both Sides Everything... This episode, Mike and Tim attempt to tie up the conversation on Faithful vs. Effective. Mike brings some miserable musings on Al Mohler and his recent speech to 'pray, vote and stand' against the left and it's place amongst the marrying of the evangelical and politically right. This deepens the conversation on how we are to reimagine and think beyond the two dimensional political reality we live in. How can we usurp our 'two-sides' thinking to have a more nuanced and Christlike view of the world and our neighbors? Tim has a terrible time with the recent political stunt by Governors DeSantis and Abbott shipping immigrants to Martha's Vineyard. What do we do when human lives are used as pawns? If we don't fight, then what??

    The bulk of the episode is centered on a critique Mike was given via email on both sidesing everything. Mike responds and a conversation is had about the true thesis of these last few episodes as well as most 'political' VOXOLOGY episodes. Is there a both sides? Is there life beyond the binary? How are we meant to resist? How do we advocate for change?

    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 4 min
    368 - Not Over, But Alongside - with Suzie Lind

    368 - Not Over, But Alongside - with Suzie Lind

    Not Over, But Alongside. Today, Pastor Suzie Lind joins Mike and Tim to conclude a conversation that started two weeks ago about fighting back against a religious right that is looking for power in order to mandate morality. How do we approach this practically and not rhetorically? What does a cruciform life look like when we can see others in our tribe exerting power over? How do we not become that which we resist? What of the fear of Christians openly embracing and advocating violence? 

    Mike brings in some content on what it means to be not-of-this-world. How did Jesus speak to Israel resisting Rome? Who are we in that conversations and how do we apply Jesus's specific words then to now? How do we remain a people of hope when so many in our own tribe advocate fear???

    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 44 min
    367 - Masters of (Culture) War

    367 - Masters of (Culture) War

    Masters of (Culture) War. Last week, Tim posed a question to Mike on how we respond to an Evangelical culture that seeks power over. It turned into an episode long conversation. Today, Mike and Tim read and interact with listener responses and questions on the topic. How do we avoid all the same trappings of culture warring and empty loving? Is loving your neighbor only within your community, passive? Is advocating a 3rd way just a practice of avoiding what the right and left are up to? How do we avoid rhetoric that is devoid of action, or, worse, rhetoric that removes involvement? What does it mean to turn the other cheek? Mike also brings in ideas from and discusses the book "American Evangelicalism: Embattled and Thriving," by Christian Smith (Found HERE) to further the conversation. 

    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 23 min
    366 - Faithful vs. Effective

    366 - Faithful vs. Effective

    Faithful vs. Effective. Two words we possibly misunderstand or misapply to our lives, our 'calling,' and our relationships to both God and one another. Today, Tim hijacks the conversation to ask Mike about fighting back against a religious right that is looking to emulate Hungary and seize more governmental power in order to mandate morality. It is a very raw conversation. Tim is struggling with the 'focus on your community' approach and asks Mike about staying idle when people are being harmed in God's name. How far does staying on your cross extend? What is the actual cruciform posture? If we aren't meant to also seize power to help, what are we supposed to do? Do we allow people like Floridian governor Ron DeSantis to bastardize and weaponize scripture to rile up his religious base? Sean Feucht?? What was Jesus's approach? What of the early church? As Howard Zinn posited, can we not stay neutral on a moving train?

    The NYTimes article referenced can be read here: How the American Right Fell in Love With Hungary

    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

    • 58 min
    365 - Insulted - Part Two: Blasphemer

    365 - Insulted - Part Two: Blasphemer

    Insulted - Part Two: Blasphemer. We continue this week with a series that attempts to understand the human side of Jesus by way of the insults levied against Him. What is a blasphemer? How do we understand that now vs. then? What was the accusation? In what ways was Jesus accused of blaspheming, and what were the implications? How did He respond and what does His response teach us? What did it show the accusers at the time?? So much to unpack from simple Bible story verses we've all heard and likely gloss over.

    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 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
859 Ratings

859 Ratings

Aprile S ,

Grateful for these conversations!

I stumbled upon this podcast through a Google search after reading a book by Matthew Bates and craving some discussion about it. Mike’s ability to condense volumes of biblical scholarship into an accessible, down-to-earth conversation is truly exceptional. The subjects discussed expose and challenge my presuppositions in the best way. Meaning, I would have HATED this podcast 10 years ago when I thought I had the Bible all figured out. Lol

Jwillgoesfast ,

Seth Erre Rocks!

Come for the great discussion with Mike and Tim, but stay for the awesome presence of SETH ERRE baby!!! Love you Seth!

LoveWildly ,

Deconstruction with humility

Lots of deconstruction podcasts have a kind of hubris to them as they critique the evangelical church. Mike and Tim usually maintain a kind of humble attitude as they work through these issues.

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