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2020.5 Part 2 Angela Rasberry Roberts

2020.5 Part 2 Angela Rasberry Roberts

October 27, 2020

Part 2 with Angela includes some resources that have been helpful for her.

If you would enjoy joining our deconstruction community, reach out to me about our weekly Sunday evening Zoom and private Facebook group. Just email me at stacey@clarityunleashed.com.  

 

Resources List

Rob Bell, author of Love Wins: https://robbell.com/

The Bible for Normal People podcast: https://peteenns.com/podcast/

Resources from Rachel Held Evans: https://rachelheldevans.com/

Sarah Bessey article: https://sarahbessey.com/penny-in-the-air-my-story-of-becoming-affirming/

BT Harman: https://www.bluebabiespink.com/

Jeff Chu, author of Does Jesus Really Love Me?: http://byjeffchu.com/about/

Matthew Vines, author of God and the Gay Christian: http://www.matthewvines.com/

2020.4 Part 1: Angela Rasberry Roberts

2020.4 Part 1: Angela Rasberry Roberts

September 26, 2020

I am honored to share the next two-part podcast with my friend Angela. We met in a support group for abuse survivors and she is an integral part of the Deconstruction Zone, a private Facebook community I facilitate.

Personally, I value her perspective, because her journey has included an evangelical upbringing, ministry leadership, and overseas missions work. A destructive marriage led to many changes in her life, but ultimately brought her to the love of her life, Krissy. Angela has a beautiful unfolding story of healing, love, and ministry that I can't wait for you to hear. 

Look for part 2 soon, along with some helpful resources mentioned over the course of our conversation.

 

 

Part 2: Jan Owen, MA, ALC, NCC

Part 2: Jan Owen, MA, ALC, NCC

June 15, 2020

Jan is a licensed grief, life transition, and anxiety counselor in Alabama. She is a loss survivor and that led her to counseling just a few years ago. In our podcast Jan shares her journey, which includes time spent as a church leader and a faith seeker in a season of deconstruction. 

In part 2 we discuss women's ministry, spiritual meaning of 3 words: wrestling, inclusion, and exclusion, recovering from the emotional toll of counseling, and how Jan built and launched her business right in the midst of a pandemic.

If you are in the state of Alabama, you have the ability to work with Jan. Find her practice here: https://backporchcounseling.com/

Other places you'll find Jan are on Twitter: https://twitter.com/janjowen and her book, Fighting Forward, is on her site: https://www.janjowen.com/ and on Amazon (Click Here).

And I welcome you to take a look at my website, https://www.clarityunleashed.com/, which recently got an amazing overhaul from Kristine Forster at Wix.

Part 1: Jan Owen, MA, ALC, NCC

Part 1: Jan Owen, MA, ALC, NCC

June 13, 2020

Jan is a licensed grief, life transition, and anxiety counselor in Alabama. She is a loss survivor and that led her to counseling just a few years ago. In our podcast Jan shares her journey, which includes time spent as a church leader and a faith seeker in a season of deconstruction. 

If you are in the state of Alabama, you have the ability to work with Jan. Find her practice here: https://backporchcounseling.com/

Other places you'll find Jan are on Twitter: https://twitter.com/janjowen and her book, Fighting Forward, is on her site: https://www.janjowen.com/ and on Amazon (Click Here).

And I welcome you to take a look at my website, https://www.clarityunleashed.com/, which recently got an amazing overhaul from Kristine Forster at Wix.

2020.2 Patrice McClendon | Sista 2 Sista: Women Empowering Women

2020.2 Patrice McClendon | Sista 2 Sista: Women Empowering Women

February 5, 2020

I am excited to introduce Patrice McClendon, a Jacksonville resident and President and Marketing Manager for Sista 2 Sista: Women Empowering Women. Patrice and her team have a women's event at UNF on March 14th.  

Speakers are addressing holistic wellness (spiritual, physical, mental) in support of this year's theme, It Is Well. Vendors, including wellness vendors, will be on site with free resources and free diagnostics.

Click HERE for the agenda and visit the main website to purchase your tickets while they last! Only 125 tickets are available for this luncheon: https://sista2sistaempowerment.com/

Sista 2 Sista: Women Empowering Women Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/sista2sistaempowerment/

I love Patrice's heart for Building Empowerment, Community Connections, and Partnerships. She has a bold vision for Sista 2 Sista that empowers individuals to change communities. 

I am going to be there and hope to meet you! So if you're coming, let me know at stacey@clarityunleashed.com so we can arrange to meet each other in person.

 

2020.1.Deconstruction & Upcoming Guests

2020.1.Deconstruction & Upcoming Guests

January 26, 2020

Today I hit on the huge topic of deconstruction -just dipping my toes in that water. 

Also happy to announce a couple of upcoming guests:

1. Patrice McClendon will bring news about the upcoming women's conference in Jacksonville called Sista 2 Sista: Women Empowering Women (find on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/sista2sistaempowerment/). GET YOUR TICKETS here: http://sista2sistaempowerment.com/

2. My friend Roni Saulsberry who lovingly refers to herself as "a Christian who cusses." Who knows what might come up, but I have a feeling we will unpack issues of diversity in the church, spiritual abuse, and more. Might need to be rated PG-13!

I did something brave this week as a challenge from #noondayshine2020 the Noonday Collection conference I attended in Austin, TX. I'm dipping my toes into an experiment of sorts and will let you know how it's beginning. What will I be when I grow up? I have no idea still, but continue to be amazed by the strong and powerful women I meet in various walks of life.

Enjoy, and stay tuned for more! Happy 2020

Come see me at the Common Ground Conference in Jacksonville, FL on May1-2, 2020. Find out more and GET YOUR TICKETS here: http://commongroundjacksonville.com/

12: Wrestling with Identity

12: Wrestling with Identity

October 17, 2019

What is it about the word Wrestling? It shows up EVERYWHERE. Let's talk about what it means to wrestle with our faith. And how do we react to others who have questions about their identities as Christians? What about people who struggle with the very act of going to church? How do we best help those who are in the midst of their own wrestling match.

Genesis 32:24 Then Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him until daybreak. The Hebrew word for wrestle is אָבַק (ä·vak') and literally means to get dusty.

Let's get dusty.

I'd love to hear what you think about this topic. Email me at stacey@clarityunleashed.com

 

 

By the way, the book I referenced is:

Reese, Randy D., and Robert Loane. Deep Mentoring: Guiding Others On Their Leadership

Journey. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Books, 2012.

 

11. Response to Readers

11. Response to Readers

August 22, 2019

This podcast is in response to two emails I received this week. Send your questions to stacey@clarityunleashed.com.

Question 1 (paraphrased): Does God love women more? There are more women in church. Does God love men less? There are more men in jail. Although this is a tongue-in-cheek question it is something I ponder.

Question 2 (paraphrased): What about leadership in the church and in the home? 1 Cor 11 is a passage some churches use to establish male leadership and hierarchy in the home and church. What about literal head coverings?

Suggested books/references on these topics:

Lucy Peppiatt, Unveiling Paul’s Women, and Rediscovering Scripture’s Vision for Women

Lucy on Vimeo:

Women and Worship at Corinth: https://vimeo.com/152502149

Should Women Wear Headcoverings? https://vimeo.com/152214479

Should Women Teach and have Authority? https://vimeo.com/152244928

Marg Mowzscko (https://margmowczko.com). Use the search bar to find information on “covering” and “submission” and “hierarchy.”

10. Clarity in Change

10. Clarity in Change

August 13, 2019

The process of growing in our faith can be an isolating one. Is it ok to have questions? Is it ok to ask them?

Topics today:

1. Check out a podcast I was on recently with Natalie Hoffman, who is a coach and runs a support group for women who are in or recovering from destructive marriages. In this podcast I share some basic, intermediate, and advanced tips and tools for studying scripture: https://flyingfreenow.com/episode-29-learning-to-love-the-bible-again/

2. Who are the sheep? Who are the goats? (Matthew 25:31-46

3. Are we safe in our churches? How do we know?

4. What is repentance?

5. What does it mean to be a brother or sister in Christ? Does our identity in Christ have anything to do with our social status, gender, race? 

6. My friend Vickie's encouragement to "get out of the box!" 

7. My very weird story about domain names (just thrown in for good measure).

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I attended Beth Israel Messianic Synagogue on Saturday and it was so impactful for me. I have listened to them faithfully for about 3 years and finally attended in person. The week prior I found myself praying once again for clarity. Wouldn't you know that the service I attended in person was the Shabbat of Vision? God is so funny that way. Anyway, it is an excellent message about vision and clarity and I wanted to share it with you: https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-ncr9x-bb15a6

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I'd love to hear from you about what is on your heart and mind. Is there a topic you want me to feature on a future podcast? Let me know. Email me at stacey@clarityunleashed.com

Are you interested in scheduling a free coaching call? That's up to 1-hour with me and is a great way to decide if working with me will work for you. JUST CLICK HERE for info!

9. Hagar & The God Who Sees

9. Hagar & The God Who Sees

April 3, 2019

In this episode I discuss Hagar's story, and how I found a piece of my story within hers. 

 

Notes on 2 sources:

Nicole C. Mullen and Kathie Lee Gifford's Song "The God Who Sees" is found on Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/album/2SgIUP5YtGrVBiGTLyrwSa?si=Q785chWuSNmtYUVFKTSxuQ

More about their upcoming film is here: https://godwhosees.com/

Sandra Glahn's book can be purchased here:

Vindicating the Vixens: Revisiting Sexualized, Vilified, and Marginalized Women of the Bible
https://www.amazon.com/dp/0825444136/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_iKoPCbDW58M54

 

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