Advent 2020: Love, Fear, and Birth w/ Erin Corry
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Parenting Forward
Parenting Forward
Cindy Wang Brandt
115: To Raise a Conscious Citizen w/ Lauren Duca
Children in America have been largely boxed out from politics. They have missed out on that sense of political agency that our culture affords to adults. It’s not that they don’t care; they aren’t in a state of apathy but are experiencing disconnect. How can we empower our kids to shift from a passive acceptance of politics to active navigation of it? Lauren Duca is an award-winning journalist who speaks out on this very topic. She used to work at Teen Vogue and is the author of the book How to Start a Revolution: Young People and the Future of American Politics. Lauren has become a voice for young people--young women in particular. She spoke at my conference last year on the political awakening she had when Trump was elected in 2016. She also taught how we can raise conscious citizens who have political agency. It was an amazing talk that everyone at the conference loved, so I am sharing it with all of you today. Show Highlights: * What a political awakening is. * The research Lauren did to uncover the political convictions of American youth. * Why a sense of agency is more important than knowledge. * How to create a sense of agency for our kids. * How to go on a media diet. * Becoming an expert on one topic that interests you. * The foundation of forming a political opinion. * Different ways to raise your voice. * How to navigate conversations with those who disagree with you. * How to make democracy a daily habit in your life. Links (affiliates included): Parenting Forward Conference Sessions - How to Start a Revolution, by Lauren Duca - Join us at the Parenting Forward Patreon Team - Parenting Forward, the Book - *** EPISODE CREDITS: If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Danny Ozment. He helps thought leaders, influencers, executives, HR professionals, recruiters, lawyers, realtors, bloggers, coaches, and authors create, launch, and produce podcasts that grow their business and impact the world. Find out more at
26 min
The Deconstructionists
The Deconstructionists
Adam Narloch & John Williamson
Ep. 116 - Sarah Bessey "A Rhythm of Prayer"
Guest Info/Bio: This week I welcome back one of our favorite guests - Sarah Bessey! Sarah Bessey is the author of the best-selling and critically acclaimed books Jesus Feminist ( ) (2013); Out of Sorts: Making Peace with an Evolving Faith ( ) (2015); and Miracles and Other Reasonable Things ( ) (2019). Her new collaborative book, A Rhythm of Prayer: A Collection of Meditations for Renewal ( ) is now available everywhere books are sold. d. Along with her friends, the late Rachel Held Evans and Jim Chaffee, Sarah co-founded Evolving Faith ( ). She now co-leads the community and conference alongside Jeff Chu. Sarah is also the co-host of *The Evolving Faith Podcast* ( ) which debuted at the top of the charts for Religion and Spirituality Podcasts and has been downloaded by hundreds of thousands of listeners worldwide. Sarah is a sought-after speaker at churches, conferences, and universities around the world. Sarah writes the weekly newsletter *Field Notes* with exclusive essays, devotional series, conversations, and more. You can sign up for Field Notes here ( ). She also serves as chair of the board for Heartline Ministries in Haiti. ( ) Based in Port au Prince, Heartline is committed to empowering Haitian families through complete maternal and infant health care, education, vocational training, and economic development. Sarah contributed to the NIV Bible for Women: Fresh Insights for Thriving in Today’s World; Mother Letters: Sharing the Laughter, Joy, Struggles, and Hope; Soul Bare: Stories of Redemption; and What a Woman is Worth. Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, The High Calling, Conversations Journal,, CT Women: Christianity Today’s Blog for Women, Today’s Christian Woman , and she has commented on religion, feminism, and faith deconstruction for The Atlantic, The Christian Post, Christianity Today, The National Post , and The Washington Post among others. She was an award-winning blogger back in the glory days of blogging. Some of the favourites are still available as essays on this website ( ). Sarah is also the author of two ebooks - My Practices of Mothering and Waiting, Accepting, Journeying, Birthing: An Advent Devotional - both available for digital download here ( ). Guest (Select) Published Works: Waiting, Accepting, Journeying, Birthing; My Practices of Mothering; Jesus Feminist: An Invitation to Revisit The Bible’s View of Women; Out of Sorts: Making Peace with an Evolving Faith; Miracles And Other Reasonable Things: A Story of Unlearning and Relearning God; A Rhythm of Prayer: A Collection of Meditations for Renewal. Guest Website/Social Media: ( ) Twitter: @sarahbessey Facebook: Instagram: @sarahbessey Special guest music on this episode provided by: The Wind & The Wave ( ) Twitter: @thewindthewave Facebook: Instagram: @thewindthewave Enjoy the songs? Songs featured on this episode were: “Happiness Is Not A Place” from the album, Happiness Is Not A Place & “Rescue Me, Does God Love the Unlucky?” & “Father” from the E.P. Rescue Me. The Wind & The Wave’s music is available on iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, YouTube, Spotify, and anywhere good music is found. Stay on top of all the latest at Go there to read our blog, grab a tee shirt, snag a pint glass or mug, follow us on social media, or join our Patreon family. The Deconstructionists Podcast is edited by John Williamson. This episode was mixed and produced by Nicholas Rowe at National Audio Preservation Society: A full service recording studio and creative habitat. located in Heath, Ohio. Find them on facebook and Twitter or go to their website for more information. Twitter: @napsrecording Website by Ryan Battles All Photos by Jared Hevron Logos designed by Joseph Ernst & Stephen Pfluig T-Shirt designs by Joseph Ernst, Chad Flannigan, Colin Rigsby, and Jason Turner Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:
1 hr 3 min
Can I Say This At Church Podcast
Can I Say This At Church Podcast
Seth Price
The Rise of the Non-Religious with Hemant Mehta
Support the show: Patreon ( ) l Glow ( ) l Episode Transcript ( ) What is the problem with the Church and organized religion? I bring on Hemant Mehta of The Friendly Athiest Blog to discuss. He's such fun! Guest Bio: Hemant Mehta is the founder and editor of ** ( ) , a *YouTube* ( ) creator, and *podcast* ( ) co-host. He is a former National Board Certified math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago. He has appeared on *CNN* ( ) and *FOX News* ( ) and served on the board of directors for *Foundation Beyond Belief* ( ) and the *Secular Student Alliance* ( ). He has written multiple books, including *I Sold My Soul on eBay* ( ) and *The Young Atheist's Survival Guide* ( ). He also edited the book *Queer Disbelief* ( ). Guest Music by drew ( ) You can also find all the musical selections from all our episodes on our Spotify ( ) Playlist. Check out all the things over at the's a great way to support the show ( ) What are you waiting for; consider becoming a Patreon ( ) supporter of the show. You'll have access to many perks as well as guaranteeing the future of these conversations; even $3/Month goes so far as this show is 100% listener supported. Follow the show: Facebook ( ) , Twitter ( ) , Store ( ) Advertising Inquiries: Privacy & Opt-Out:
1 hr
Pastor With No Answers Podcast
Pastor With No Answers Podcast
Joey Svendsen
283 - Miraculous Forgiveness (2015 Charleston Church Massacre)
Chris Singleton, former professional athlete, author and motivational speaker lost his mother in the infamous “Charleston Church Shooting” (Summer of 2015 at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church).  Chris recounts that dreadful day of losing his mother and shares how those moments transpired behind those dreadful closed doors. Chris, son of slain Pastor Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, speaks on the miracle of forgiveness and how folks like Dylan Roof (shooter) are the way they are because of being misled and misinformed.   Together, Joey and Chris speculate how far along society is in bridging the race gap.  **Other episodes with related content listed at very bottom.** In honor of black history month, we celebrate these lives (along with their families): Pastor Sharonda Coleman-Singleton (45) Pastor Clementa C. Pinckney (41) Cynthia Marie Graham Hurd (54) Susie Jackson (87) Ethel Lee Lance (70) Pastor Depayne Middleton-Doctor (49) Tywanza Sanders (26) Pastor Daniel L. Simmons Myra Thompson (59)   Chris Singleton: Joey/PWNA Instagram: Current DonorSee: Get notifications each time we start raising money to get more information on our current opportunity to “save the day” for team humanity. Text PWNAd to 31010.   Support: Join us as a patron! or leave a Venmo tip right @ Join the discussion: Socials: CALL 507-403-PWNA (7962):  Questions, Comments, Feedback, Pushback, frustration? Air it out on our voicemail and we may air it on an episode. E-mail for correspondence. Music courtesy of: Derek Minor Executive Producer of PWNApod:  Jared Svendsen 276 - "How Shall We Love" w/ Jamie Lee Finch and Propaganda 238 - "When Black People Speak" (collection of African-American voices) 219 - "What Person, Please Listen to This"  w/ Robbie Madison
33 min
Queerology: A Podcast on Belief and Being
Queerology: A Podcast on Belief and Being
Matthias Roberts
On Deconstruction and Reconstruction with Crystal Cheatham
Crystal Cheatham is an LGBTQ rights activist, host of Lord Have Mercy, and founder of two projects—Our Bible App and the IDentity Kit, which help people ditch toxic theology to find spiritual wellness.​ Our Bible App’s The Deconstructionists Playbook takes writers and readers from deconstruction to reconstruction to liberation theology. Since 2011, Crystal has worked as a ghostwriter and queer rights activist with Soulforce and The Attic Youth Center. As an outspoken activist, Crystal has written about the intersections of faith and sexual identity for the Huffington Post; a faith and spirituality column for the Philadelphia Gay News; served on the steering committee of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) as the Faith and Spirituality chair; and partnered with Equality PA to influence clergy to support non-discrimination legislation. Crystal received her MFA from Antioch University. Topics Discussed: * Faith, Identity: Crystal is a very out and proud black lesbian progressive Christian * Faith Community: Where no piece or part of Crystal feels unloved or unsupported * Passionate People: No need to apply pressure, protests for positive outcomes * My People: Didn’t have to fight to be included; create your own new spaces * Visionary, not Verbal Leader: Publish uplifting, not problematic language * The Deconstructionists Playbook: Deconstruct, reconstruct, and liberate theology * God-in-a-Box Mentality: Epic churning and reckoning of faith in nation’s history * Evolve Organically: Faith and religion are more personal than allowed to be Links and Resources: Crystal Cheatham Our Bible App The Deconstructionists Playbook by Our Bible App — Kickstarter Bemba Press Lord Have Mercy Podcast Soulforce The Attic Youth Center Equality PA Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Vanderbilt University Divinity School The Black Trans Prayer Book Bad Theology Kills by Kevin Garcia 2022 Q Christian Fellowship Conference Queerology Podcast on Instagram Queerology Podcast on Twitter Beyond Shame by Matthias Roberts Matthias Roberts on Patreon
51 min
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