106 episodes

Faith & culture writer Ericka Andersen hosts "Worth Your Time," a podcast featuring interviews with interesting women (and the occasional man) that you won't hear from on every other program. She features entrepreneurs, political leaders, athletes, authors, faith leaders, activists & more. Ericka's political, faith and writing background leads her to speak with conservatives, liberals, independents and apolitical folks. She doesn't shy away from entertaining controversial topics with grace. Most importantly, you'll find substantive conversation about things that matter -- and inspire. She talks with people doing important, fascinating work and learning from what drives them to make the world better.

Worth Your Time Ericka Andersen

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 102 Ratings

Faith & culture writer Ericka Andersen hosts "Worth Your Time," a podcast featuring interviews with interesting women (and the occasional man) that you won't hear from on every other program. She features entrepreneurs, political leaders, athletes, authors, faith leaders, activists & more. Ericka's political, faith and writing background leads her to speak with conservatives, liberals, independents and apolitical folks. She doesn't shy away from entertaining controversial topics with grace. Most importantly, you'll find substantive conversation about things that matter -- and inspire. She talks with people doing important, fascinating work and learning from what drives them to make the world better.

    Katie Scott: Joy & Purpose in Everyday Mom Moments

    Katie Scott: Joy & Purpose in Everyday Mom Moments

    Katie Scott is mom to three littles and God gave her a vision to show tired mommas how to "chase vibrance" in their everyday lives. She helps women find joy and purpose, even in the moments that feel mundane.
    Moms of little kids are tired and short on time -- and Katie knows that! She helps them live into their unique, God-given purpose even when things feel chaotic.
    Practical help, encouragement, community and empowerment are values you offers and she is so relatable! I loved talking with Katie about motherhood, ministry and doing what you can in this season in life!
    Recent episodes:

    Elisha & Angela: Faith After Fundamentalism

    Jessica Hottle: Breaking Up With Lies From Your Past

    Amanda Waldron: Faith RE-Construction Coach


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    • 39 min
    Elisha & Angela: Faith After Fundamentalism

    Elisha & Angela: Faith After Fundamentalism

    Elisha and Angela are friends who grew up together in a very conservative fundamentalist church environment. Hell and damnation were the regular vibe and spiritual abuse ran rampant. The guilt and misguided ways in which their pastors and spiritual leaders taught them made Christianity confusing -- and not at all the true way of Jesus.
    As they got older, both of then eventually found their way to new avenues of the Christian faith. Over time, they each saw how screwed up their fundamentalist backgrounds really were. Today, they've been able to make peace with God but the religious trauma from the past is still there, beneath the surface.
    In this conversation, I speak with them both about what they went through, how they reconciled it and where they are today with their faith. As we begin to talk more openly about spiritual abuse and deep church hurt in society, I think some will resonate with their experience.
    Recent Episodes:

    Jessica Hottle: Breaking Up With Lies From Your Past

    Amanda Waldron: Faith RE-Construction Coach

    Ashley Lande: From LSD to Jesus


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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Jessica Hottle: Breaking Up With Lies From the Past

    Jessica Hottle: Breaking Up With Lies From the Past

    Jessica Hottle is a Christian writer, podcast host, speaker, and coach for women. Her new book, "Face Off With Your Feelings: Break Up with the Lies of Your Past and Embrace the Truth For Your Future" is available for pre-order now on her website.
    According to her bio, she "hates rules, restrictions, and religious duties" and lives her life by putting God first, and living authentically, with integrity, and in freedom through Christ. After living through a past where she idolized her body and letting men or work be the source of her value, she made a dramatic change.
    Jessica was able to find freedom from the pain of her past by realizing that her worth was only determined by the love of Jesus going to the cross for her. Her perspective as a coach and author is one that encourages women to be wholistically health in spirit, soul AND body.
    She loves to help women find freedom from their pasts and healing in their bodies through faith-based fitness coaching, books, and speaking events to create long-term, sustainable results.
    I loved chatting with Jessica about her transformation and also about how she's built a very cool brand and self-published multiple books with major success. Don't miss this inspiring conversation.
    Recent Episodes:

    Amanda Waldron: Faith RE-Construction Coach

    Ashley Lande: From LSD to Jesus

    Jackie Aviles: Mama Cancer Warrior


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    • 35 min
    Amanda Waldron: Deconstructing (and Reconstructing) Your Christian Faith

    Amanda Waldron: Deconstructing (and Reconstructing) Your Christian Faith

    Amanda Waldron has a job title that's very new to the scene: Deconstruction Coach. But not just any Deconstruction Coach. She's the kind that helps folks rebuild their faith when they are seasons of doubt and distress. A trained social worker, Amanda started to hear more issues related to faith in her professional practice.
    It gave her the idea to help more folks struggling online. As many struggle with doubt, church hurt or overcoming past faith struggles, they are in need of guidance. Unfortunately, too many people offering that are leading people away from Christ rather than back to Him.
    Amanda helps people recover the authentic parts of their faith and discover a deeper way to believe. She exposes the parts of Christianity that were never meant to represent God and works with people to overcome myths or misinformation they may be carrying with them unnecessarily.
    One of her mantras if "curiosity" over "certainty." While I'm sure Amanda and I don't agree on every tactic, this was a fascinating conversation and I truly appreciate the work she is doing to capture those who need the freedom to explore and the space to come back when they are ready. Perhaps you'll take insight or encouragement from her words today!
    Recent episodes:

    Ashley Lande: From LSD to Jesus

    Jackie Aviles: Mama Cancer Warrior

    Amy Gannett: Theology is For Everyone



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    • 41 min
    Ashley Lande: Christian Artist and Post-Psychedelic

    Ashley Lande: Christian Artist and Post-Psychedelic

    When I read an article titled "Acidhead: God Took Me Higher" by Ashley Lande, I was totally enthralled. I hardly ever take the time to read an essay all the way through -- especially a long one. But Ashley's beautiful writing and incredible story drew me in. I immediately found her on social media and invited her on for this episode of the podcast. 
    I love her story so much. She came from a life of drugs and partying -- and Jesus radically transformed both she and her husband. In this interview, Ashley gives me all the details how she got into using drugs and psychedelics, and how one day, God came crashing in. 
    It's true -- the high of an authentic relationship with Jesus beats the high of any drug. Ashley knows. It's been years since she's done drugs, but her story is powerful. Read the article. Listen to the podcast. Follow this girl -- she is incredible. 
    Recent episodes:

    Jackie Aviles: Mama Cancer Warrior

    Amy Gannett: Theology is For Everyone

    Kristen Young: Biblical Living & Motherhood on Instagram


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Jackie Aviles: Momma Cancer Warrior and Hope Coach

    Jackie Aviles: Momma Cancer Warrior and Hope Coach

    Jackie Aviles is one of my favorite new online friends. I began following her last year, but it took months to realize she had overcome an insane battle against cancer as the mother of two young children. She recently hit 5 years in remission and the way she tells this story had me in tears.
    Jackie is a "Hope Coach" with Go and Tell Gals, a writer working on her first book, and a pastor's wife at Christ Fellowship Church in Miami.
    Listening to this conversation, you'll be struck by Jackie's unshakable faith during one of the scariest times of her life, when she had to tell her little boys that she might soon be going to heaven. She had to grapple with that reality and it was certainly something that could have happened.
    By God's grace, she is alive and healthy today -- using her personal story as a way to bring hope and God's Truth to women around the nation. I was so honored to speak with Jackie -- and so incredibly encouraged by what she shared. You will feel empowered and inspired after hearing this episode.
    Recent episodes:

    Amy Gannett: Theology is For Everyone

    Kristen Young: Biblical Living & Motherhood on Instagram

    Phylicia Masonheimer: Every Woman a Theologian


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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
102 Ratings

102 Ratings

k.platter ,

Great podcast

I really enjoy listening to this podcast! It is full of meat and potatoes and does not have useless segments like some podcasts have. I enjoy listening to the host have conversations with her guests, she asks questions that I would want to hear if I were speaking with the guest as well! I heard about this podcast on an ad on Truce podcast so if you enjoy Worth Your Time you may want to check them out too! :)

coltfordfan ,

Rooted in Biblical Truth

I just love this podcast. Ericka does an amazing job interviewing and leading these important conversations with incredible women of God to bring us biblical truth.
If you’re looking for a place that isn’t afraid to talk about the hard stuff we face this side of heaven, this is your podcast!!!

Ima listener ,

AWESOME!

Ericka is a fabulous host and such a joy to listen to! If you havent tuned in, I highly recommend you do!

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