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Allison Katsufrakis

Host, Editor & Producer of What The Actual Faith
Ally is a Lutheran, progressive Christian and a member of the Oregon Trail Generation.


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Hope vs. Optimism: David from The Hypotheticast
My new friend David, cohost of The Hypotheticast, talks with me about losing faith, finding hope, and why college is the perfect storm for a faith crisis. We had a long conversation with lots of laughs, and this is just a short snippet of that.
Wisdom, War, and Waiting: Paganism and Social Justice
Tameka and I had a HUGELY compelling conversation about her spiritual path from Judaism to Paganism, and how that informs her actions as an activist and ally for minority groups. Stuff we mention in the show: Modern Witches Confluence website   Modern Witches Confluence Facebook event page   Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie clarifies transgender comments as backlash grows   ELCA Draft Social Statement on Women and Justice   Tameka’s glossary of terms: Gender essentialism - the theory that there are certain universal, innate, biologically- or psychologically-based features of gender (different from sex) that are at the root of observed differences in the behavior of men and women.  TERF – Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist
Bible Noobs
You've never read the Bible...but maybe you'd like to get started. It's an awfully big book, though...where do you even begin?!? Never fear - Ally's here! I've got a whole bunch of resources for you, including podcasts, YouTube videos, reading plans, even an expert on which translation you should pick! I'm grateful to Sophy (cohost of the amazing Two Broads Talking Politics podcast and a New Testament scholar) for her last minute cameo - super helpful and fun.   Here's stuff I mention in the show: “Some Helpful Ways to Read the Bible” by Diane Jacobson “23 Bible Reading Plans That Will Satisfy Anyone” by Alex Tran Religious Studies courses at Open Yale Courses The Bible Project – and on YouTube The Bible for Normal People Podcast   Thanks again for listening and let me know how your adventures in Bible reading go!
Nevertheless She Persisted: Jesus and the Syrophoenician Woman
There's plenty of stories in the Bible that are confusing or unusual enough to make us ask, "Why would they put this in there?!" As a listener request, I tackled the story of Jesus and the SyroPhoenician Woman. A non-Jewish woman relentlessly pursues Jesus for a healing and ends up changing the course of history. As always, thank you so much for subscribing, sharing, and reviewing the show! References in the show: The story in Mark's Gospel The story in Matthew's Gospel "Jesus and the Performance of Wokeness" - an episode of The Word Is Resistance 'Nevertheless, she persisted' becomes new battle cry after McConnell silences Elizabeth Warren
What Does This Remember Like? Modern Judaism with Mira
My friend Mira, raised as a Traditional Jew, talks with me about living in the South, dodging Bibles, being damned to Hell, and how delicious Jewish Food is. (Protip: buy a Kosher turkey next Thanksgiving.) Stuff referenced in this episode: "First They Came..." - a poem by German Lutheran pastor Martin Niemöller Cows, Pigs, Wars and Witches: The Riddles of Culture by Marvin Harris Reviews and ratings are always appreciated!
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6 hours, 55 minutes