Is money truly evil? Is it a trap or a tool? Travis Chappell joins us to discuss the idea of finances, church management of that, and how we can build a better financial future.
When an IG handle provides better vernacular trauma, what can the church learn from it? Troy from "Religion Shouldn't Hurt" shares this and how to create common language to prevent church abuse.
Have we used the Bible in a way it was never intended to be used? Have we found a few verses on homosexuality and crafted a theology of our own making? Colby Martin joins us to discuss this and more on our new episode!
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What's the connect between belief and experience? Can both exist when connecting to a Higher Power? Author and poet Thea Matthews joins the show to discuss this and more in today's new episode!
Today on Dismantle Podcast we’re discussing the need for reclaiming feminism for Christianity. Meghan Tschanz joins us to discuss power differentials, sexual abuse, and what the church can do about it.
"I'm constantly fascinated with the person of Jesus" - someone who no longer identifies as a Christian.
But what does the church do with someone like that, someone who asks questions and isn't satisfied with simplistic answers? Jon Steingard joins the show to discuss his story, his questions, and his doubts in our new episode!
Why a gay man would join the LDS Church? Especially if you didn't grow up in that environment? Dennis Schleicher joins the show to discuss the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints as well as his new book!
What exactly is "deconstruction"? We use it all the time, its within every faith community's fears, but can we define it? Does it have data attached to it so we can understand? Guest Phil Drysdale joins us to discuss this and more in our new episode!
With all the "wars" being fought today, does there really need to be one between progressive and conservative Christians? Brenda Marie Davies of God Is Grey joins the show to discuss how the church protects itself, the location of the new progressive movement, and more!
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We've all been there; when is sharing our thoughts the right thing and when is it the wrong thing? Michael Sedler shares his thoughts as well as perspectives from his book of the same name in today's Dismantle Podcast.
The Christianity many of us were introduced to had a rugged masculinity attached to it; one that demands a stoicism and strict adherence to just “being the best we can.” Why have we replaced the Jesus of the Bible with a cowboy in essence? Kristin Du Mez joins us to discuss this and more themes within her book "Jesus & John Wayne."
What does a life truly balanced look like? Can you really set goals AND achieve them? Author Paul Croswell dives into this and more along side his new book in todays Dismantle Podcast episode.
Can the ideal of nationalism and Christianity compatible? What exactly is nationalism? A religion? Stephen Backhouse joins us to discuss this and more in our powerful new episode!
What does the christian life look like, not as a one-time event, but as an on-going process? Pastor and author Rich Villodas joins us to discuss these ideas and more from his book of the same title.
The persecution complex among christians is something to behold. Where does it come from? Is it founded in scripture or our minds? Jo Luehmann joins the show to discuss this and more in today's new episode!
How can grief be both and intellectual glass of water and an emotional hurricane? Chris & Amanda Pahls join the show to discuss life, love, loss, and community, all needed for understanding the topic of grief.
What do we do with the Bible? Amidst its complexities, its something rarely discussed from the pulpit. Guest Will Thorpe dives into some thoughts on the Word of God and its accuracy.
Vaccines, and Anti-Vax, and COVID oh my! Where does the church fall when discussing vaccines? Sherine Guirguis graciously joins the show to discuss this and provide more understanding around the subject of vaccines.
What can the church learn from classic and modern iconography? Is there a way to capture story through images in a way more powerful than any sermon? Listen as Kelly Latimore shares thoughts and perspective on creative icons for the church.
Sexual brokenness is everywhere in our society, in our culture, and in our church. Jay Stringer joins us to discuss therapy, unwanted behaviors, and the issues under the issues that may surprise you.
We all know that Christianity is a "relationship, not a religion." But how do we act on that 'knowledge.' Pastor and author Bruxy Cavey joins us to chat about his new book, "The End of Religion" and its themes for the individual and church.
If a child stole a bike, broken it, and then apologized for breaking it, you'd make them give it back, right? This and so much more are the themes of today's episode with Mark Charles. Mark is a dual citizen of the United States and the Navajo Nation, and recently ran for the president of the United States and an independent candidate.
What does the church gain by rushing past the experience and perspective of a life lived? What's the problem with rushing to the point of the narrative? Ryan Daniel Dobson joins us to discuss this, as well as his new film "Hosea."
Why doesn't the church engage well on sex? Is there something we missed as Christians? Listen to Brandan Robertson share his research and thoughts on the subject.
What is it about saying the words "White Supremacy" from the pulpit that make us unable to move? Daniel Hill joins the show to chat about diversity, race, and what the church could do to begin dismantling the issue that divides us so deeply.
What exactly "is" the Church? Is it an institution, and is that enough? Or is there another way the Church should be functioning? Bradley Jersak & W. Paul Young dive into a raw and touching conversation with an honest look at the Church.
Is the Bible really "enough"? What does it say about our deepest flaws and emotions? Join Dismantle Podcast as we chat with the stars and producers of "Gun & A Hotel Bible."
Should theology be something that's heard once and applied forever, or does it grow and change with our experience? Podcast host and pastor Josh Patterson of (Re)Thinking Faith Podcast joins Dismantlepod to chat about theology, humility, and the role of anchoring ourselves to a box or a person.
If they wont come to you, you may have to go to them. Its a business model for marketing, but what does the church think? Leanor Ortega Till sat down with us to discuss her work and journey with meeting people where they are and what the church can learn from that!
When you're rejected for what you do, what's one thing. When you're rejected for who you are, that's different. Listen to Tim Ouyang, frontman of Tim Be Told, share his experience with the music industry, the church, and why the church needs queer people.
"Your Favorite Heretics" (Derek & Rachel Myers) join the show to discuss the word heresy, how the church has used heresy through the years, and what love truly looks like amidst differing beliefs.
Sex. Violence. Massacre. And it's all in the Bible. How should the church grapple with the reality of more graphic content within the Holy Book and its connection to our lives? Joseph W. Smith III joins the show to discuss this and more, including his book, "Sex & Violence In the Bible."
What does justice look like? In our country? In our Church? Cece Jones-Davis joins us to discuss the role of justice and how it should embody our faith.
What's it like for a follower of Jesus in the secular music industry? Listen to Matt Sallee from Grammy Award Winning group Pentatonix share about his experience, how the church can engage in culture, and what it looks like to love people like Jesus.
James Powell joins us to discuss identity, the Church, and the space made for the LGBTQIA+ community within her.
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Considering Thanksgiving this week, we sat down with "The Decolonized Christian" (IG) to discuss colonization, missions work, and the "right to rule" and how that mentality has caused pains for years to come, even within the Church.
What happens when you start deconstructing your faith, but your spouse doesn't? If changing beliefs are changing your marriage, guest David Hayward has some thought from his new book of the same title about faith, belief, and love.
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What if the something as simple as turning on the radio for something "positive & encouraging" is actually super divisive? Grace Baldridge joins the show to discuss CCM (Contemporary Christian Music) and its implications on asking questions of your faith.
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What if 'it's not your fault', but you can do something about it? Guest Jonathan Puddle dives into his new book 'You Are Enough' and the theme of learning to love ourselves the way God does.
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Politics: here we go.
With an election in the U.S. around the corner, we sat down with four different guests to discuss political views, the role of a christian in politics, voting, and more!
We don't share these opinion to tell you how to vote, we just ask that you do! Vote on November 3, 2020 either by mail or in person at a local polling station.
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Do you really need to care about everything? Are things really able to be changed? Can you really make an impact? This and more are things Justin McRoberts dives into in our new episode of Dismantle Podcast!
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Suicide isn't just the ultimate 'checking out' of existence, it could be happening to you every day. What does a reckoning with our eventual disappearance look like? Scott Erickson joins the show to discuss life, death, his show "Say Yes", and his new book "Honest Advent."
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- Watch "Say Yes" here: https://vimeo.com/383122483
"THE END IS NEAR"... or is it? Keith Giles dives into this and more thoughts from his new book, 'Jesus Unexpected', as well as the rapture, end times eschatology, and the Second Coming of Jesus.
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How do you navigate your politics, your worldview, and your spirituality when you move from a conservative worldview to a more progressive one? Guest Colby Martin joins to discuss this and more while we look at his book "The Shift."
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Author, evangelist, and former frontman Mattie Montgomery shares thoughts on the fear of the Lord, how we've missed it, and how we can get it back in our churches!
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Rev. Dr. Rebecca Todd Peters (Toddie) shares with us thoughts on the topic of abortion, trusting women, and the mindset behind the pro-life movement that may surprise you.
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Author, liturgist, and worship leader Aaron Niequist shares his thoughts on the Eternal Current, authentic living, and how our spiritual practice is like wearing our dad's jacket.
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Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza shares thoughts on oppressive systems, the need for reform, and how the church can adopt activist theology.
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In our 100th episode, Derek Webb joins the show to discuss his music career, his provocative writing, leaving christianity, and what he's found outside the walls of the church.
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Heather Avis is an author, podcast host, and mom who shares with us some of the blessings of kids with down syndrome and how the church can come along side everyone with different abilities.
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Author and pastor Justin McRoberts sat down to discuss the idea of prayer, of our desire to "not get it wrong", and how practice can take us to a deeper level of spirituality.
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Musician Dave Barnes shares his thoughts on the cyclical relationship of music and worldview, sitting in moments with songs, and what the church can learn from the songs we sing!
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Dispatch band member and non-profit head Brad Corrigan joins us to discuss poverty, its affects around the world, and how the Church can re-examine Matthew 26:11.
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Podcast host Lindsy Wallace discusses the connection between proximity and solidarity. The differences may surprise you, but the need will leave you questioning how we, as the Church, do this.
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Ben Christian (a pseudonym) joins us to talk about cursing, strong language in the Bible, and the game he's created called "A Game for Good Christians."
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Ever wonder what its like working for a church and then leaving?
Here's an intimate conversation with 4 ex-clergy sharing views and thoughts on the mechanism of "church."
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Podcast hosts JT & Lady Cee Thomas share their experience with being Jehovah's Witnesses, the Watchtower, going door to door, the exodus from the Bible Tract Society and how they are educating the culture now on the outside.
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Guest Chris North shares his experience with marriage, divorce, and how the church can come along side someone walking through this journey.
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Author and activist Shane Claiborne has a heart wrenching conversation about the statistics of gun violence, the christian's response to it, and how the Jesus disarms us all.
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Artist, musician, activist and TEDx speaker Joshua Luke Smith joins us to discuss the power of words, the effect they have in speaking into chaos, and how music has allowed him a platform for sharing light in dark places.
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Podcast host and writer Claire Swinarski discusses the Catholic expression of spirituality, being a feminist, and how the two coexist in a holistic journey of faith.
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Singer/songwriter John Mark McMillan sat down to discuss the imagery within art, metaphors, and why the Church may struggle with use it more often.
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Pastor and author Chris Nye joins Dismantle to discuss the allusion and seduction of 'more', how it's creeped into our lives, and our churches. We also discuss his new book "Less of More."
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Recording artist Jennifer Knapp shares her experience with reconstruction, what it means to be inclusive as well as productive, and her role within the LGBTQ community.
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Doug and Mandy Chapman discuss the foster care system, their experience with 7 adopted children, and how supporting foster care is more than just the act of housing a child.
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Mike Perna, of Gamestore Prophets Podcast, Innroads Ministries, and Bard & Bible Podcast, returns to us to discuss sermons, nuance, the art of telling a story, and how that all correlates to the Gospel.
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Stephanie Ramos shares her experience with missions work, proving your work, and how the church can understand the missionaries they send out and the work that needs to be done.
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Author and pastor Melissa Florer-Bixler sat down to chat about women's roles in the church, the Scriptural context, her experience as a pastor, and her new book which dives into the significance of the Old Testament.
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Musician and record producer Charlie Peacock joins Dismantle to discuss his career, the progression of CCM, and what it means to be a good neighbor as a Christian in our culture.
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The world is losing their mind over a tough question: "Should pastors wear $5000 shoes?" Instagram account PreachersNSneakers asks this and more questions of this episode of the Dismantle! Connect with PreachersNSneakers: @preachersNsneakers
Thomas J. Oord shares his perspective on God's control in the world, his role in the pain and sin of this earth, and how believers should understand the connection between the world we find ourselves in and the God we serve.
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Suze Perna shares her journey with mental illness and the balance between the physical, emotional, and spiritual components of having mental illness as a part of one's journey.
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Kevin Garcia shares his thoughts on being a queer Christian, the role the church plays in fostering community, the Church having clear standards for the gay community, and if context truly makes a difference in our understanding of Scripture.
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Actor, author, and former Navy SEAL Remi Adeleke shares his story of Africa, the Bronx, his childhood, and the role God plays in all of it!
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Stryper lead singer Michael Sweet sat down with Dismantle Pod to talk about his experience with the music industry and the label of "Christian metal."
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Podcast host Kayla Craig joins the show to talk about her mom-life, social activism, her role as wife to a pastor, and what the church can learn by stepping outside of ourselves.
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- Preemptive Love Coalition
- Upside Down podcast
Author and former pastor Keith Giles shares his thoughts on "the Word of God" and the implications it has on how we read scripture and in turn live our lives.
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Podcast host Donna Harris sat down with us to discuss her show, the art of storytelling, and how processing life together makes the Church a beautiful place.
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Podcast: Constantly Under Construction
Michael Hoddy joins the Dismantle to discuss honesty, art, and expression and how that all can be done with excellence.
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Podcast hosts and husband and wife Laurie & Matt Krieg sit down to discuss fractured physical intimacy, same-sex attraction, and what real "one-ness" within marriage looks like.
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Kim Walker-Smith of Jesus Culture joins the Dismantle to discuss her counseling, her story with abuse, and her new book "Brave Surrender."
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Dr. Mark Shrime joins the show to discuss some of his work with Mercy Ships, the healthcare system, and how the Church should be stepping in to dismantling oppressive systems.
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Jake Luhrs, frontman for the Grammy nominated band 'August Burns Red', joins the Dismantle to discuss metalcore music, reaching people where they are, and his non-profit Heart Support.
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Pastor and author Brian Zahnd discusses his new book, American Nationalism, the Nazi christian, how America is not one things but four, and the role of the Christian in this and any country.
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Singer-songwriter Audrey Assad joins Dismantle Pod to discuss views of faith, the response from friends and fans when those views change, social justice, and parenting.
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Katie Bagosy shares the story of her husband, his service in the military, suicide, PTSD, and what the church can learn from the numerous stories just like hers.
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Mariano Leonczik shares his story as an illegal immigrant to the United States, how he interprets Romans 13, and what the church needs to understand about the sacrifice of the "alien & foreigner."
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Author and blogger Aaron J. Smith joins the podcast for an intricate look into the experience, struggles, and faith of those who deal with mental illness within their story.
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Whispers in the Pews: https://www.amazon.com/Whispers-Pews-Voices-Mental-Illness-ebook/dp/B07HHGDSY4
"Miss California" of 2013 Christina Meredith shares her story from rags to riches, her work with ROTC, mental, physical, and emotional abuse, and how the Church can join her in her fight for Foster Care reform!
Pastor and musician Josh White shares his views on the importance of simplicity within the Church and the necessity of a "city" mentality.
Singer-songwriter Shawn McDonald sat down to discuss his music, loss, the nature of God, and the role uncertainty plays in our lives.
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Kyle Thompson, host of Undaunted.Life Podcast, joins Dismantle Podcast to discuss masculinity, its presence in culture, and how the Church can and needs to get it back.
Artist and speaker Scott Erickson joins the Dismantle to chat about imagery, the Cross, his artwork, excellence, and how the Church can understand art and its potential!
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Stephen Roach, podcast host of "Makers & Mystics" shares about the creative process, his podcast, and how through the art of listening, the church and the artist don't have to be at odds.
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Author and TEDX speaker Joshua Harris joins the show to discuss retraction, humility, and the book that taught him the power in not needing to be right all the time.
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Alec Shover of Love True shares the statistics of abuse and recovery, how the church has hindered and helped, and what can be done in the efforts against sex and human trafficking.
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Returning guest and Ink Master contestant Derek Zielinski joins Dismantle Podcast for part two of our discussion concerning tattoos, rising above the perception of those around you, using tattoos as a punchline, and how to engage the culture with body decoration.
- Rob Bells “Robcast”
- Jay Bakker “Revolution Church”
- The Deconstructionists
- Rob Bell “What is the Bible”
- Pete Rollins “The Orthodox Heretic”
- Graham Hancock “Fingerprints of the Gods”
- Malcom Gladwell “David and Goliath” & “Outliers”
- Richard Rohr “The Divine Dance”
Having been at his current church for over 30 years, Dr. Allan Wilks shares his thoughts on church hopping, what the mission of God truly is, and how we can help "raise the barn" along with Him!
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Author, blogger, podcast host, and speaker Kerry Connelly joins the show to discuss race, church, and belief systems centered around racism.
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Nate Nakao from Jersey Brew Theology joins the show to discuss inter-faith dialogue, the power of a beverage in discussion, and how to view faith as a language as we share a beer and discuss his work with Brew Theology on this episode of Dismantle Podcast!
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Artist and entrepreneur Sam Matthews shares about her faith, her art, and how seeing the world with blurred colors is okay sometimes.
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Filmaker William Price III dives into his new short film, the ego, and vulnerability on the new episode! We also cover faith/doubt, Christian representation, and career on Dismantle Pod!
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Entrepreneurs and husband and wife, Adam & Angela Parker join the Dismantle to discuss being in business, working from home, balancing family, and how faith impacts decisions.
- Start With Why: Simon Sinek
- Dave Ramsey - https://www.daveramsey.com
Faith and culture writer Jonathan Merritt talks about the power of words, the lost art of vernacular, and his new book, "Learning to Speak God from Scratch."
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Andy Zaremba discussed purpose, pain, and taking the good things from philosophies of life while leaving the bad in this week's episode of the Dismantle Podcast.
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Chris North joins the Dismantle to discuss fear, film, and how Jesus intersects both in the Horror Film genre!
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Caroline Ely from Good Christian Fun Podcast joins the Dismantle in an episode discussing gender, connection, and the illumination that can come when discussing the gender of God.
- Instagram & Twitter: @CarolinesFarts
- She Who Is: Elizabeth Johnson (book)
Guest Drew McCulley shares his thoughts on the educational system, church sermons, and how the church community can step into the realm of discovery.
Drew mentions Malcolm Gladwell in our discussion.
His books are:
- The Tipping Point
- David & Goliath
- Blink: the Power of Thinking Without Thinking
- What the Dog Saw
His podcast "Revisionist History" can be found here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/revisionist-history/id1119389968?mt=2
Ink Master contestant and owner of Glass Heart Tattoo, Derek Zielinski shares his views on tattoos and church, all while opening the shop up and getting ready to tattoo for the day!
Josh Wilder shares his experience and insight on the topic of singleness, marriage, focus, and being content.
• Does God's analogies of marriage pose problematic for single people?
• Is singleness downplayed, almost given a “less than” status?
• If no one would say “there’s something wrong with being single” in the Church, how do we then reflect that in our local expression of the church?
These questions and more on this week's episode of "The Dismantle."
How would you respond if a teen came to you and shared that she's pregnant? How should you respond? How should the church respond? Writer, director, and activist Alexis Slade-Joseph shares her story with being a teen mom, the church's response to it, and how we can better understand teen pregnancy.
An author, blogger, and homeschooling mom of three, our guest Jessica Smartt shares her unique perspective on education, balance, and family life through homeschooling,