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On January 6, thousands of people breeched the US Capitol. While in the Senate chamber, the said a prayer. The words of the prayer shocked us. ☆★☆ Support us on Patreon for 2 episodes every month of our Patreon-only podcast called Utterly Heretical, a monthly Zoom call and access to a private Facebook Group where we all hang out. (Just $5!) Hosts: …
 
Is there a way for Christianity to exist without rejecting other religions? Is the Bible actually against religious pluralism? What can we learn from people of other faiths to help us be better humans, or even better Christians? Nate and Shelby look at other religions with Reverend Barbara Brown Taylor, discuss her book Holy Envy: Finding God in th…
 
What are pastors getting wrong about deconstruction? Do we need more grace for church abuse? Is there ever a good reason to leave church? Nate and Shelby listen to a recent sermon by Matt Chandler of The Village Church and Acts 29 where he talks about the problems with people deconstructing their faith and leaving their church. ☆★☆ Support us on Pa…
 
Was Jesus a perfect example of how to treat women? Did Paul actually tell women to be silent in church? Why did Mary Magdalene disappear after the four gospels? Nate and Shelby conclude the Woman series by examining texts from both inside and outside the New Testament. ☆★☆ Support us on Patreon for 2 episodes every month of our Patreon-only podcast…
 
Why is the rate of sexual violence the same inside and outside the Church? Does God condone rape in the Old Testament? What has the Bible taught us about the value of women's bodies? In this episode, we look at some harder passages in the Bible and take issue with the response attributed to God. ☆★☆ Support us on Patreon for 2 episodes every month …
 
How can the Dead Sea Scrolls help us recover women's voices? What are the implications of women's voices making up 1% of the Bible? Was the first #MeToo movement really 2,000 years ago? Let's dig into extra-biblical texts to shine a light on what is missing from the Bible. ☆★☆ Support us on Patreon for 2 episodes every month of our Patreon-only pod…
 
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What does it change knowing that the authors of the Bible were men? What about gender-neutral translations? Have we missed a foundational part of Jesus' gospel? Nate and Shelby look through the lens of Woman to turn our focus on the Bible itself. ☆★☆ Support us on Patreon for 2 episodes every month of our Patreon-only podcast called Utterly Heretic…
 
Why do we call God "He"? What if Paul was wrong about women having authority over men? What do we lose by treating God like a single father? In the Woman series, we reframe the foundations of how we see God and the Bible and discuss how the Bible how shaped our perspective of women. We must change the way we think in order to shape the way forward.…
 
What does it feel like to change your beliefs? What can we teach our children when we're not sure what we believe? Nate talks to Audrey Assad who was part of creating and then leaving the evangelical culture through conservative Christian music. ☆★☆ Support us on Patreon for 2 episodes every month of our Patreon-only podcast called Utterly Heretica…
 
Why is science denialism more prominent in the Christian church? What are the consequences of suppressing scientific curiosity in the Church? How do we have conversations with friends and family who deny scientific findings and new information? Nate talks with world renowned astrophysicist Dr. Mario Livio about his new book Galileo: And the Science…
 
Why is Mister Rogers' message to children better than Sunday school? How did Dave Ramsey make the accusation of money a christian value? How can Attachment Theory shine a light on shame-filled messages we often hear in the church? Nate sits down with his friends Danielle and Krispin Mayfield to discuss all of this and more. You can also check out K…
 
In light of the scandal involving Ravi Zacharias, Nate talks with Julie Anne Smith about Lori Anne Thompson's survivor story and power structures in the Church that allow for both spiritual and sexual abuse. What are good comebacks to many of the common responses we hear from Christian's about sexual abuse scandals? What needs to change to break th…
 
How did a suffering servant named Jesus of Nazareth lead to Christians in America electing and defending someone so opposite in Donald Trump? When and why did voting Pro Life become the main issue in evangelicalism? For all of us that see the problems with Trumpism and evangelicalism already, where do we go from here? Nate talks with Dr. Kristin Ko…
 
Why did we take a break from the show for almost a year? Nate and Tim share about what happened to them personally in 2020 and talk about what is coming next for the show. (More) ☆★☆ Support us on Patreon for 2 episodes every month of our Patreon-only podcast called Utterly Heretical, a monthly Zoom call and access to a private Facebook Group where…
 
What does it even mean to be unequally yoked? And does any part of the New Testament actually forbid Christians getting married to people who aren’t Christian? And if so, why? (More) ☆★☆ Support us on Patreon for 2 episodes every month of our Patreon-only podcast called Utterly Heretical, a monthly Zoom call and access to a private Facebook Group w…
 
God’s spirit living inside of our bodies. That is the central, climactic idea of the New Testament. But what if this grand climax also turned out to be a little disappointing? And what if much of the New Testament actually seems to acknowledge and deal with that disappointment? (More) ☆★☆ Support us on Patreon for 2 episodes every month of our Patr…
 
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