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"We live lives of hope in the hint of the promise of what is to come... [and] we live lives of faith in the unforeseeable, in the coming of what we cannot see coming.” - John Caputo Is our faith cyclical and repetitive, or does it change, gro
"Christians, like slaves and soldiers, ask no questions." - Jerry Falwell Sr. - Founder of Liberty university Liberty University was founded in 1971 by Southern Baptist televangelist Jerry Falwell. Liberty is now the second-largest provider o
"Becoming a child is living the Beatitudes and so finding the narrow gate into the Kingdom" - Henri Nouwen If you're in the game to recapture the Gospels and look at Jesus in a new light, then this is the show for you. For too long has the in
“Begin at the beginning," the King said, very gravely, "and go on till you come to the end: then stop.” - Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland Sometimes in life, we get lost and lose our bearings. We forget where we are going, what we value, an
"Acceptance does not mean passive resignation. Resignation means giving up because you've decided that there's nothing you can do about your situation, whereas acceptance simply means that you accept that your situation happened." - Psychobabb
"Well, it's full speed, baby In the wrong direction There's a few more bruises If that's the way You insist on heading" -Mary Jane ~ Alanis Morissette   Sometimes along the journey of life, we need a bit of a course correction. Sometimes we a
"Reconstruction begins with recognizing these cognitive distortions and discovering new and better ways of thinking. If you have thoroughly deconstructed, then theoretically all that remains are mental, emotional, and spiritual voids which ar
“There is nothing so secular that it cannot be sacred, and that is one of the deepest messages of the Incarnation.” ― Madeleine L'Engle We are all born unique and never meant to blend in, yet, humans spend a lot of time in life trying to fit
"To have enemies as a source of liberation—for ourselves and for those who do harm—is to recognize structures of power and their relationship to identity... We have enemies in particular and curious ways, ways that do not make sense within th
Today, on the show, we see the triumphant return of the Christian Crazy where Hank Kunneman has a surprise guest, and Jim Bakker needs more money. Shocking, I know. I'm also joined by Kassidy Beane, aka the HippieCatholic. She's a content creat
As Pride Month comes to a close, I wanted to take a different approach to a conversation that I haven't heard in many happening various faith spheres. Much of June is either filled with celebration and allyship or open condemnation towards the
"God works to influence, persuade, and teach people to move away from their misunderstanding to a better concept of who God is… but that can take time." -Gabriel Gordon   This week, I sit down with author, Gabriel Gordon. Gabriel's new book,
Typically on Snarky Faith, I'm interviewing different authors, advocates, and voices doing great work in the sphere of Christianity and beyond.  Today, we're going to flip the script and the interviewer becomes the interviewee as I pass the rei
Within the walls of Christendom, most would tell you that truth holds the greatest currency... if you listen to how much they like to market the word truth and claim to be the bearers of truth (as if it was an object).  The funny thing is that
"I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace. Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war." - Albert Einstein Today, I open up the snarky vault to delve into an old discussion f
Rabbi Brian Mayer is a beautiful anomaly. He helps people feel comfortable enough to question religion, and seek out their understanding through mindfulness, research, and his own heartfelt stories. He’s the founder of Religion outside the Box
"You're going to need a bigger boat..." - Martin Brody (Roy Scheider), Jaws Christianity has a problem with tribalism. It's become selfish, inbred, and too exclusive. Christianity needs to embrace a bigger table.  Think I'm wrong?  The instit
THE FORMATION OF AN ALTERNATIVE COMMUNITY WITH AN ALTERNATIVE CONSCIOUSNESS IS SO THAT THE DOMINANT COMMUNITY MAY BE CRITICIZED AND FINALLY DISMANTLED. BUT MORE THAN DISMANTLING, THE PURPOSE OF THE ALTERNATIVE COMMUNITY IS TO ENABLE A NEW HUMA
"God’s word is an instructive guide. If we disobey it for the right reasons, we are faithful saints."  -Matthew J. Korpman This week, on the show, I sit down with author, Matthew J. Korpman. Matthew's new book, Saying No to God is a radical a
The role of leadership within the church shouldn't be a controversial topic (or require a penis). If we followed the ways of Christ, leadership would look more like service. Yet, over 2000 years of church history seems to indicate Christianity
"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." -Ferris Buller Slowing down is not easy. It almost seems antithetical to the way life moves. In culture, we're told to do more, be more, and achie
Much breath has been spent on this show talking about the intersection between politics and religion. Typically, when mentioned it's in the negative and is a perversion of the faith for the sake of power. Think the Moral Majority or anything MA
"It’s just death and resurrection, over and over again, day after day, as God reaches down into our deepest graves and with the same power that raised Jesus from the dead wrests us from our pride, our apathy, our fear, our prejudice, our anger,
This is not the Easter episode you expected, but it may be the episode that you need to hear. Here we are again at Jesus's annual coming-out party and the American church is still clueless as to why Easter should matter. It's not a Sunday morni
Prolific author, teacher, podcaster, Keith Giles joins us today to talk about reading scripture correctly, atonement theory, and his new book, Jesus Unforsaken. The book challenges many assumptions was it asks the essential question, "what if J
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