What is Purity Culture? Why is it so dangerous? Author and purity culture survivor Linda Kay Klein joins us to explore the shame that purity culture creates. How can we find freedom from purity culture? And what does good news about holiness actually sound like?
How do we engage favorite books that haven’t aged well? Author Matt Mikalatos introduces us to his new fantasy world, The Sunlit Lands, which he created in part as a response to Tolkien, Lewis and other beloved but problematic fantasy. Along the way, we ask about those problematic parts of the Bible as well. What do we do when our sacred book behaves badly?
Speaking up is hard – especially when doing so would cause waves. Author and activist Kathy Khang joins us for the season premier to share how she has learned to speak up – and how we can overcome our obstacles and fears to raise our voices as well.
In our last episode before summer break, we revisit the issue of Biblical translation. Drawing on what we learned from Dr. Emily Wilson, we explore the words of the Bible. What kinds of translations are out there? What’s better or worse? And what about the Lord’s Prayer?
Who counts as a Christian? What is the difference between Orthodoxy and heresy? Author Bonnie Kristian joins us to discuss how our faith can be more flexible. We do a deep dive into two issues: atonement and gender dynamics!
The US Prison System is one of the great, ignored injustices. Author, pastor and activist Dominique Gilliard joins us to explore God’s call to visit those in prison and what that means for Christians today. We explore in depth how the doctrine of Penal Substitutionary Atonement has malformed American Christians to ignore penal injustices.