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Abuse in the name of submission: Assistant Producer Sarah shares her story

Submission is a loaded word; it carries a lot of weight.  When we teach gender roles and marital hierarchy without clearly and directly addressing power abuse, emotional abuse, and manipulation, it is very dangerous. The rigid thinking we often see in Christian culture around the theology of submission creates a breeding ground for power abuse … Read More

Rigid thinking: a breeding ground for shame. Rochelle Bridges joins us to discuss the grip shame has on our culture.

John 8 tells the story of the adulterous woman who Jesus defended. She stood shamed and condemned by her community.  In this episode, we discuss how Jesus always moves toward the outcast to offer hope. He consistently moves away from those in power to be with the disempowered. This episode explores the impact of puritan … Read More

Abuse, shame, a faithful God, and me: Meet your Host!

In this episode, Kelly shares her personal story as a survivor of childhood sexual assault. We hear about the messages she internalized as a girl growing up in the church and how they significantly impacted how she processed what happened to her. We hear the story of her experience reporting that assault as an adult, … Read More