Faith That Affirms: Blackness

This week, Amera and Mike explore the importance of a faith that affirms blackness. They address harmful and healthy depictions, why it is vital to the development of self-identity, and strategies for ensuring we construct healthy environments. With so many anti-black messages pressing into our collective consciousness, this isn’t just a fight in faith spaces. […]

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Homecoming – Returning To Church

Amera and I are going back to church! This week we’re detailing our experiences. What did we do after leaving? What made us consider returning? What are the challenges of coming back? It’s homecoming season and we’re coming home.

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Social Justice is the Gospel

We are back! To kick off season 3, we are addressing The Statement on Social Justice & the Gospel signed by John MacArthur and thousands of other faith leaders. We discuss some of the affirmations and denials contained in the statement, how and why a statement like this is made in the year of our […]

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Vacation Bible School w/ Jas Hands

This week we’re joined by Jas Hands of The Brown Liquor Report as we discuss the history, benefits and impact of the yearly summer church tradition, Vacation Bible School. We cover our own experiences and answer the question ‘is it indoctrination?’  

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Church Hurt

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

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#ChurchToo

Content Warning: This episode contains discussion surrounding sexual harassment and sexual assault. It’s time for the church to have this discussion. We’re having it.

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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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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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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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