Evangelical Deconstruction: Harmful or Healthy?
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1w ago
Is deconstructing evangelical theology harming people and tearing them away from Jesus? Is it untrue to the historical and biblical record? Or, is it actually a natural healthy process of questioning certain doctrines and discovering a more "biblical" and historically accurate paradigm on Jesus and the Bible? Get answers from four commentators who have in-depth experience on both sides of this issue, as former missionaries, pastors, and leaders in the evangelical movement.   Desimber Rose: https://us.amazon.com/Church-Can-Hell-Overcoming-Brokenness-ebook/dp/B0B2ZB6VX9/ Angela Herrington ..read more
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Holy Hell! Methodist Pastor Debunks Eternal Damnation
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1w ago
Join Reverend Derek Kubilus and Michael having an amazing conversation on the doctrine of hell and how Derek came to reject it as a mistranslated, misinterpreted, and illogical concept that totally contradicts God's love. Derek addresses these questions below. Don't miss his insightful answers: * How are some people haunted by hell? * What are the major glaring contradictions of the notion of a hell that is created and maintained by a loving God? * If Christians truly, really, honestly believed in hell and truly, really, honestly loved their neighbors, how would they live their life? * What ar ..read more
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Deconstructing Your Faith Without Losing Yourself
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1w ago
One day Angela Herrington had an epiphany. She loved God but realized the conservative Christian movement she was in was teaching some really toxic stuff. Join Michael and Angela’s conversation about what faith deconstruction is, why it’s so crucial, and how to address its critics. Angela shares from her heart and the wellspring of wisdom in her new book, Deconstructing Your Faith Without Losing Yourself. Learn why deconstruction is not just the latest trend, what toxic religion is, and what you need on a deconstructing journey to ensure you’re not losing yourself and not warping historical fa ..read more
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A Refugee Family's Quest for Survival in Gaza
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by spiritualbrewpub
1w ago
A journalist for "If Americans Knew," Kathy Shihadah has a deep connection to Palestine through her Palestinian relatives living in Gaza. Drawing on her experience as a professional researcher of the Israel-Palestinian conflict, as a progressive Christian blogger, and and her personal relationship with Gaza residents, Kathy shares this story of "A Refugee Family’s Quest for Survival." Learn what's going on in Palestinian territories through the eyes of Gazan residents. Here are some of the resources both Michael and Kathy mention toward the end of the podcast: Kathy's Blog with stories on her ..read more
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Marine Turned Pacifist Debunks Redemptive Violence
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by spiritualbrewpub
1w ago
Meet the Tattooed Theologian. Dillon Naber Cruz experienced trauma in his childhood and during his service in the Marine Corps. After coming to grips with his PTSD and how the US military wages war and trains recruits, Dillon went back to the teachings of Jesus and addressed the cognitive dissonance he felt. Join Dillon and Michael as they discuss how Dillon became an aspirational pacifist and why redemptive violence---the belief that violence can be used to bring order to society---doesn't work in the world. If you're weary of cycles of violence, the dehumanization of "the other," and retribu ..read more
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A Palestinian Christian on the Israel-Hamas War and More
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by spiritualbrewpub
1w ago
Daniel Bannoura is a Palestinian Christian who grew up in the West Bank and taught at Bethlehem Bible College. Now a PhD candidate at Notre Dame, Daniel joins Michael to discuss the Israel-Hamas War, the wider Palestinian-Israel conflict, and his Palestinian Christian roots. There's so much context and history to learn here. A very illuminating interview during this critical time. To get the most out of this episode, check out all these RESOURCES on the subject: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5ec98509ea936a6584b3cecb/t/653c07a34ffa986c65bc9d0b/1698432933843/Palestine-Israel+Resources.p ..read more
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What People of Faith Need to Know About Israel & Gaza
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by spiritualbrewpub
1w ago
Kathy Shihadah, a Christian and ex-evangelical, is married to a Gazan Muslim who has family in Gaza. She joins Michael to share her very personal and gripping story about her spiritual journey, a multi-faith marriage, and insights on the plight of Palestinians. Kathy and Michael share empathy for all who are suffering in the Israel-Hamas War, both Israelis and Palestinians. People of good will denounce the attacks by Hamas and the taking of hostages. Yet Kathy's and her Muslim husband's family's perspective brings critical context to the wider conflict and helps explain the drive behind Hamas ..read more
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Defending Democracy from Its Christian Enemies
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by spiritualbrewpub
1w ago
American democracy is in danger. How do we protect it from authoritarian reactionary Christianity? David Gushee joins Michael to discuss his new book, Defending Democracy from Its Christian Enemies. Gushee makes a robust case for a renewed commitment to democracy on the part of Christians—not by succumbing to secular liberalism, but by drawing on Christianity's own best traditions. Any concerned Christian or post-evangelical will walk away with eyes wide open to the dangers of our current form of political engagement. Listeners will gain insight into what democracy is truly meant to be and why ..read more
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Science Denial Among Evangelicals - Janet Ray
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by spiritualbrewpub
1w ago
Why do so many evangelicals deny vaccine science? Why are so many suspicious of the science behind climate change? Why do most evangelicals reject theistic evolution? Michael talks to Janet Kellogg Ray to get answers. This evangelical antipathy to modern science turned deadly during the COVID-19 crisis when white evangelicals snubbed precautions and vaccines. Herself a science educator and Christian who attends an evangelical church, Ray explains how we got here and how to fix it. We talk about everything from the creation-evolution debate and intelligent design theory to the evidence behind t ..read more
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10 Facts that Disentangle Jesus from Christianity and the Church
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by spiritualbrewpub
1w ago
There is one very important thing that my evangelical deconstruction taught me about Jesus: With a few exceptions, modern Christian churches have tangled Jesus up in a huge wad of unhistorical beliefs, doctrines, and practices. I learned that by doing a sound, non-sectarian study of history, we can disentangle him from these religious falsehoods. In this episode, I share 10 facts about Jesus that help us do that. Once we know these historical facts, we can start to see Jesus outside Christianity, the church, and religion and answer the question, "What do we do with Jesus?" Enjoy! CORRECTION: T ..read more
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