Historical context has been lost over the centuries, especially as it pertains to women of the church. Two friends, Ashley King and Mandy Johnston, explore the ways that Christian women have been Gospel influencers throughout time in the home, the church, and society. Join us as we dive into the lives of Christian women and learn history together with biblical truth, humor, and a lot of grace.
Ep 27: Context Chat with Daniella Kirk
Mandy chats with her friend and modern-day abolitionist Daniella Kirk about her organization Operation Open Eyes. Daniella explains how she began working against human trafficking internationally and offering restoration for those coming out of the industry. She also offers ways that we can prevent individuals from being trafficked at home and abroad.
Ep 26: Context Chat with Dr. Lawrence Reed
Ashley chats with Dr. Lawrence Reed about abolitionist Thomas Clarkson (1760-1846). Dr. Reed shares how Clarkson's involvement began with an undergraduate essay competition, what he did as the "campaign manager" for the anti-slavery movement, and why one contemporary called him a "moral steam engine."
Ep 25: Priscilla Buxton Johnston
In our last biographical episode of the season, Ashley & Mandy introduce you to Priscilla Buxton Johnston. We explore how this future abolitionist was a daddy’s girl, why Elizabeth Fry was a spiritual role model for this philanthropist, and how a relentless faith in God helped this woman endure years of physical suffering.
Ep 24: Context Chat with Dr. Ryan Butler
Ashley chats with history professor Dr. Ryan Butler (Anderson University) about the life of politician and abolitionist William Wilberforce (1759-1833). Dr. Butler shares the story of Wilberforce’s conversion to Evangelicalism, how he became an anti-slavery campaigner, and the extensive philanthropic work he did beyond abolition.
Ep 23: Mary Prince
Ashley & Mandy describe the brutal treatment of a West Indian female slave at the hands of her white masters, explain how this same slave defied her masters and married a free black man, and why one woman’s slave narrative caused such a stir in Great Britain.
Ep 22: Context Chat with Dr. Eric Washington
Ashley chats with Dr. Eric Washington about the life of Olaudah Equiano (c. 1745–1797). Dr. Washington explains how Equiano’s The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano gave a face and voice to African slaves, which had a tremendous impact on ending the British slave trade to the West Indies.
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This is such a good podcast. The episodes are thoroughly researched and well done. I just found it, and I’m so sad that they aren’t doing any more seasons!
I absolutely love listening to this podcast and unearthing women who have had a huge impact on the church!
I just listened to the first episode and I loved it! History, women, the church...all of my favorite things to learn about! I’m glad you’re having a scripture memory verse every time, too. Thank you for doing this podcast!