Listen Again: 2. Pastoral Plagiarism and Part 2 of Colleen's Story. Guests: Dr. Gary Stratton, Colleen Reese, Mary DeMuth
Untangled Faith
by Amy Fritz
6d ago
On Episode 2 of the Untangled Faith Podcast, Dr. Gary David Stratton joins Amy Fritz to discuss  Zach Stewart's pastoral plagiarism. Mary DeMuth joins us again to talk about what healing looks like on the other side of spiritual abuse, and we hear the second part of Colleen's story of what happened after discovering that her pastor had plagiarized hundreds of sermons.    Links: Episode 1: Recognizing Spiritual Abuse and Part 1 of Colleen's Story Honesty Matters: The Problem of Pastoral Plagiarism Ask Bob: What should I do about a pastor who is plagiarizing sermons ..read more
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Listen Again: 1. How to Recognize Spiritual Abuse, Part 1. Guests: Mary DeMuth and Colleen Reese
Untangled Faith
by Amy Fritz
1w ago
We're no longer releasing new episodes of the Untangled Faith podcast. Instead, we'll be re-sharing some of the old classic episodes. Thanks for supporting the podcast!   On the first episode of The Untangled Faith Podcast, Amy has a conversation with author and speaker, Mary DeMuth about the characteristics of a spiritually abusive environment.  We also hear from the first in our series of wounded resisters as Colleen shares part 1 of her story of discovering her pastor was hiding a big secret from their congregation. Show links: 10 Ways to Spot Spiritual Abuse | Mary DeMuth A Chur ..read more
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114: Untangled Faith Podcast: The Last Episode
Untangled Faith
by Amy Fritz
3w ago
Amy shares her decision regarding the future of the Untangled Faith podcast. Thanks so much for your support over the last three years.   How to reach Amy: Email: amy@untangledfaithpodcast.com     ..read more
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113: Self Awareness Isn't Enough. Guest: Chuck DeGroat
Untangled Faith
by Amy Fritz
1M ago
Chuck DeGroat returns to the Untangled Faith podcast with host Amy Fritz to explore the transformative work of moving from self-awareness to self-regulation and how our response to shame changes everything. “I call the work that I do sometimes excavation work, because we're removing rubble. . .There's a lot of rubble that has kept me inwardly oriented and not as merciful or more prone to bitterness than prone to justice as I do my own work. And as I identify these parts of me that are self-protective, and befriend them and bless them and offer peace to them, there is a sense in which we all ca ..read more
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111: How To Know Who to Trust in the Religion World. Guest: Becky Castle Miller
Untangled Faith
by Amy Fritz
1M ago
Becky Castle Miller joins Amy to discuss strategies for assessing the character of church leaders, the importance of being informed, and how to navigate the often-discomforting process of learning about and responding to accusations against those in power.  You'll also get to listen in on some of our personal experiences—the struggle of having to reconcile conflicting information about individuals we once admired and our responsibility to inform others, while remaining sensitive to those at different places of being able to receive that information. You'll hear about the responsibility in ..read more
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110: Navigating Faith and Suffering. Guest: Kristen LaValley
Untangled Faith
by Amy Fritz
1M ago
Kristen LaValley joins Amy for a conversation about how suffering changes how we view God, religious cliches, being willing to see other's pain, and what she thinks about the recent influx of books decrying deconstruction.   Resources: Kristen's new book: Even If He Doesn't Follow Kristen here: (2) things i'm thinking about | Kristen LaValley | Substack A master list of books, movies, videos, and podcasts that might help you with recovering from and making sense of spiritual abuse: Spiritual Abuse Recovery Starter Pack – Untangled Faith Podcast   Episodes you might enjoy: h ..read more
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109: Death of a Dream
Untangled Faith
by Amy Fritz
2M ago
What happens when your dream dies? Amy shares about what that experience was like from their eager anticipation to join Ramsey Solutions to the point where it fell apart.   If you enjoyed this episode, you're going to love these ones: 90: Historical & Cultural Influences on Evangelicalism. Guest: Karen Swallow Prior – Untangled Faith Podcast 96: The Reshaping of the American Church. Guest: Bob Smietana – Untangled Faith Podcast   Support the show: Subscribe to my newsletter:https://untangledfaith.substack.com Join us on Patreon:https://patreon.com/untangledfaith This podcast is s ..read more
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108:To Belong or Not: Unpacking the Dilemma of Church Membership
Untangled Faith
by Amy Fritz
2M ago
Welcome to Untangled Faith, where we navigate the complex journey of faith and the challenges we face in our spiritual communities. In this episode we're diving deep into the world of church affiliation and the personal implications it carries for believers. Guests Nathan Fritz, Amanda Turnbull, and Melissa Anne share their comfort (or discomfort) with the idea of church membership as well as some of their backstories that have informed how they approach this topic.   To follow more the Amanda and Melissa's story, check it out here: Burning Butterflies (pod.link) If you enjoyed this episo ..read more
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What To Expect In 2024
Untangled Faith
by Amy Fritz
2M ago
Looking for a place that allows you to pull up a seat at the table and have honest and vulnerable conversations about faith and life? Hi! That's exactly what we're doing at the Untangled Faith Podcast. Hello! I'm Amy Fritz, the host of the Untangled Faith podcast. I pressed "publish" in April of 2021 and we're still going!  I'm fine-tuning a bit as we move into 2024 and I can't wait to have conversations with voices that understand what it's like to navigate these spaces that are full of land mines and broken systems and people. I'm so glad you're here. If you want to hear me, in my own v ..read more
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The Most Downloaded Episode of 2023
Untangled Faith
by Amy Fritz
3M ago
Throughout the month of December, we've been counting down the most downloaded episodes of the Untangled Faith Podcast. Today I share the most downloaded episode of 2023. Episode 71- Why You Should Reconsider Taking A Job At Ramsey Solutions has been downloaded over 4400 times since it was released last February. Melissa Hogan joined me to talk about our concerns about our understanding of a new employee agreement Ramsey Solutions was requiring of all employees. Note: Amy will be taking off the month of January to make plans for 2024. Make sure you're following of subscribed to the podcast on ..read more
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