100 | Marriage, Theology, Community, and Perspective

Welcome to triple digits! We’ve hit episode 100 in The Grace Cafe Podcast. This episode is a conversation about 4 areas of our lives that are radically different than they were when we were in the midst of performance-based Christianity (PBC). After our crash and burn out of PBC the Holy Spirit began doing things in our lives in each of these areas as we moved further and further away from PBC and into a more complete understanding of what it means to have the life of God in us and us in Him, apart from institutional religion. Here’s the 4 areas of our story that we talk about:

  • Marriage
  • Theology
  • Community
  • Perspective

Along the way we give a shoutout to our friends at the Growing in Grace Podcast. Here’s a link to that podcast:

Growing in Grace Podcast

-Enjoy!

061 | Why We Podcast

Welcome to episode 61 of The Grace Cafe Podcast! We were in a recent conversation with someone who asked us why we podcast, what our goals are in this podcast, and what the future of The Grace Cafe Podcast looks like. This generated some good conversation between the two of us and we wanted to share those thoughts with you in this episode. Along the way, we touch on other topics like:

  • Community and freedom.
  • How religion damages us and our children.
  • Complimentarianism and patriarchy.
  • Painful endings and new beginnings.
  • Abba/Father.
  • What is covertly caught vs. what is overtly taught.
  • Shame regarding spiritual abuse and mental illness.
  • Community and freedom don’t look like religion tells us it does.
  • Anxiety and authenticity.
  • Anger and grief.
  • Religion doesn’t let you ask honest questions.
  • The degradation of women in the church and how we silence half the church.

Here’s the link to Susan’s blog about damaged children who grew up in evangelicalism and the purity culture that we talked about in this episode. Please read this.

Enjoy!


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