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 email@example.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://www.sarahbessey.com/essays/penny-in-the-air 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/
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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.
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/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The process of growing in our faith can be an isolating one. Is it ok to have questions? Is it ok to ask them?
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).
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
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 email@example.com
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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:
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
Who makes disciples? How is the Great Commission demonstrated through Acts 16?
Passages discussed: Matthew 28:18-20 and Acts 16
Also, page 331 of the following book: Forrest, Benjamin, and Chet Roden, eds. Biblical Leadership: Theology for the Everyday Leader. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Academic, 2017.
When we have the Spirit inside us, we identify the Spirit in others. This requires us to use our spiritual eyesight, and to look beyond physical characteristics to see God within each other.
There are so many stories of women in the Bible, yet their voices are largely unheard. As a woman, I can identify with the spiritual characteristics present in men, but I'd like to hear more about how God worked in and through women too.
In order to use more stories of women in our teaching and preaching, we need to experience them, study them, apply them. So that's one of my goals for 2019 - to uncover stories of women in scripture and raise the voices of the women God encountered in the Old and New Testament.
Today we start briefly with Lydia, a woman we meet in Acts 16: https://www.blueletterbible.org/csb/act/16/1/s_1034001
Another resource here: https://margmowczko.com/tag/lydia/
Christina is a dynamic leader, coach and friend. She is the owner and founder of Sol Coaching, a Certified Health Coach, Certified Life Coach, and NASM Certified Personal Trainer. Christina is also a U.S. Navy Veteran, a Navy wife, and a mommy.
In this podcast we talk about her coaching business, ministry, and the Common Ground Conference, where she will be speaking in May 2019.
Find Christina online:
- Facebook: @SolCoachingbyChris
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