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So many of us have been given bad answers to good questions -- questions about God, suffering, prayer, fate, science, justice, and more -- often by people with pure intentions. But we needn't stop with those pat answers. You have permission to take both Christianity and the modern world very seriously, and this podcast will introduce you to people from across the Christian spectrum engaging these timeless and difficult questions in various ways.

You Have Permission Dan Koch

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.7 • 489 Ratings

So many of us have been given bad answers to good questions -- questions about God, suffering, prayer, fate, science, justice, and more -- often by people with pure intentions. But we needn't stop with those pat answers. You have permission to take both Christianity and the modern world very seriously, and this podcast will introduce you to people from across the Christian spectrum engaging these timeless and difficult questions in various ways.

    The Moral Language of Churches on the Left and Right (#240) (PREVIEW)

    The Moral Language of Churches on the Left and Right (#240) (PREVIEW)

    My guest Karen Timbals shares my love of Jonathan Haidt and his Moral Foundations Theory, featured in his book The Righteous Mind. But what happens when use that framework as a lens through which to interpret commonly-used religious language? In what way do liberal and conservative churches make moral appeals to their congregants? 

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    Do We Need the Resurrection, the Creeds, or Miracles? (#239)

    Do We Need the Resurrection, the Creeds, or Miracles? (#239)

    This week, Dan talks with pastor Jace Broadhurst. They start out going for a “Worries About Progressive Christianity” episode format, but end up talking about the necessity (or lack thereof) of belief in the resurrection, miracles, and specific items in the major Christian creeds. Along the way, they talk about competing visions of God’s glory and authority, the role of hermeneutics (how we approach a text like Scripture and interpret it), and more.

    Jace’s IG @jacebroadhurst

    John Shelby Spong’s book “Unbelievable: Why Neither Ancient Creeds Nor the Reformation Can Produce a Living Faith Today”:
    https://www.amazon.com/Unbelievable-Neither-Ancient-Reformation-Produce/dp/0062641298

    Rethinking Faith Podcast:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/rethinking-faith/id1438696524
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    People Are Different And That Makes Us Anxious (#283)

    People Are Different And That Makes Us Anxious (#283)

    Dan welcomes back Dr. Steven Sandage and Sarey Martin Concepcion to talk about the natural anxiety produced by the reality of differences between people, especially differences between entire cultures. It is possible to cultivate “cultural humility,” a respectful and curious posture necessary for proper care in many fields, including all types of healthcare. Cultural humility is labor and attention-intensive, requiring emotional reserves that can sometimes be provided through spiritual resources. Incentive structures for both individuals and institutions are often, however, set in opposite to the cultivation of such humility.

    Stephen’s Episode “What Does a Healthy Spiritual Leader Even Look Like? (#209)”:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/you-have-permission/id1448000113?i=1000627460605

    Steve’s Faculty Page: https://www.bu.edu/sth/profile/steven-j-sandage/

    Edwin Friedman’s Book “Generation to Generation”:
    https://lifeandleadership.com/book-summaries/friedman-generation-to-generation/

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    Masculinity: Protecting the Vulnerable? (#237)

    Masculinity: Protecting the Vulnerable? (#237)

    In this latest episode focused on masculinity and unique modern problems facing men and boys, Dan talks with moderate evangelical radio host Brant Hansen about his book from a couple years back, which focuses on an alternative vision of masculinity that is nonetheless rooted in mainstream Christian understandings of gender. They discuss bell curve distributions of traits, biological differences between statistically average members of each biological sex, and Brant’s primary thesis that masculinity is about protecting the vulnerable and cultivating goodness for individuals within one’s own sphere of influence.

    Brant’s Amazon Author Page:
    https://www.amazon.com/stores/Brant-Hansen/author/B00P49MTEW?ref=ap_rdr&isDramIntegrated=true&shoppingPortalEnabled=true

    Brant’s Book “Life is Hard, God is Good, Let’s Dance”:
     https://www.amazon.com/Life-Hard-Good-Lets-Dance-ebook/dp/B0BYYXTNQ2

    Brant & Sherri Oddcast: 
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1923-theyre-both-trays/id903615429?i=1000644214176

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Dan's Favorite Films & TV of 2023 (#236)

    Dan's Favorite Films & TV of 2023 (#236)

    In stride with recent episodes focused on I Think You Should Leave and Shiny Happy People, Dan shares his favorite TV series and films of 2023. Yes, he's a few weeks late, but his wife just had a baby in December! The information may yet prove useful to you, dear listeners. Dan shares what he loved the most and why, including any psychological or theological angles he enjoyed.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    GGCH: Under The Christmas Tree (#235) (PREVIEW)

    GGCH: Under The Christmas Tree (#235) (PREVIEW)

    The guys are joined by Josh’s girlfriend Emily for a direct report on Gilbert Christmas Tree Sleepover 2023. Dan, Josh and Tony also play a round of “Bar, Bank, Church, or Dispensary,” consider ways they are becoming like their dads, and discuss Tony’s “no politics on hunting trips” rule.

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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
489 Ratings

489 Ratings

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The best

Of all the deconstructionist podcasts I listen to, this one is the best. Dan has a thoughtful and wide-ranging choice of guests and topics and he is a gifted and compassionate host and interviewer. This podcast has really helped me in my deconstruction journey.

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Thoughtful

Appreciate the conversations - insightful and well designed

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Episode 172

Quoting Aaron Weiss is an auto five star review as I see it!

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