Church Hurt

We have to address Church Hurt. It is real. We get real with it this week.  

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The ‘Faith-Based’ Plan for Separated Immigrant Children

The Trump administration continues to assert they have no plan for reuniting children separated from their parents at the U.S. border with their families but they do have a plan. Upon hearing the children were being transported to various states, I wondered if there were any children shipped to my state. I spoke with my […]

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What Keeps the Church from Apologizing for Harm?

On the heels of an attempted biblical justification of separating children from their parents, we consider the times the bible has been used to justify harm against groups of people. Why is it difficult to do the work of restoration? What does it take to resolve those situations and begin to repair the harm done? […]

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The Border We Cannot Cross

This has happened before. The United States is currently tearing children away from their families at border crossings. The children are detained in a repurposed Walmart warehouse, given 3 meals a day, forced to take classes in English and U.S. Civics, with no guarantee they will be reunited with their parents. The cannot be guaranteed […]

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Let’s Talk About Israel

Does it seem like speaking about Israel is only acceptable at certain times? Is there a blind allegiance to Israel? Why is our support of Israel seeming inseparable from our faith? Do you feel like it is difficult to have any conversation about Israel without crossing a line of anti-Semitism? We’re discussing those questions and […]

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Sex in the Bible: Queer Theology Pt. 2

This week, we continue our exploration of Queer Theology with Nick Gaines. We discuss cultural impacts on human development and sexuality and how that informs how we partner and parent. Churches that have been inhospitable to the LGBTQIA community cannot be confused when that community, who has supported the church, has to create some distance […]

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Come Sunday

This week, we’re discussing the Netflix film Come Sunday, the story of Carlton Pearson and his doctrinal shift regarding hell. What was the big deal? Why did it matter? Was he right? There are minor spoilers here but nothing that was not public information prior to the release of the film.

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Did Jesus Have to Die for Our Sins?

This Easter, we’re discussing ‘what is it that Jesus actually did?’ What happened on the cross and the days after? Why did it have to happen that way? These questions have been asked for thousands of years. These questions, and whatever answers are available, are important. Not all people view it the same way and […]

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Good Church

What makes a good church? This week Mike, Amera, & J.W. discuss what goes into planning a new church, being ‘called’, how existing churches adapt to changing conditions, and the overall purpose of the church. It may not be what you think.

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Bibles & Guns

We have a gun problem. Many of the same people who fight against reform profess a strong faith backed by the bible. This week, we’re discussing if these two topics can coexist.

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