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🙋♀️ If you no longer fit in the theological circles you used to roam, you’re not alone. We hope you’ll feel at home on this journey with us and so many others. 👋 Want to reach out? ✉️ Email us or connect to other listeners here!
Parenting when your own faith is changing and evolving can be difficult. How much do you teach your child about God and the Bible? How do you have community if you're no longer at a church? We discuss these questions.
How do we hand a more open faith to our children? Nate and Tim talk about some general ideas they've thought through when it comes to parenting. Should we read the Bible to our children? We talk about Harry Potter, LGBTQ topics, and more.
What if many of the texts are written in order to place us at a crossroads between two valid interpretations? And how does understanding the Bible as a mosaic of texts help us deal with troubling passages in the OT? Nate and Tim reflect on why reading the Bible is more complicated than taking it “literally” or not.
Episode 5 - In episode 69 of Almost Heretical, Tim said he would make a list of all the ways we've grown ethically since the Bible was written/edited. Here's the list and a bit of discussion about it.
Does the Bible condone rape? What some of the texts condemn reveals some disturbing insight into what they seem to condone. So, what do we do? Nate and Tim continue their conversation on the topic of rape in the Bible.
Now that we're understanding the Bible isn't a rule book telling us exactly how to live, we talk about learning to use our brains again to think through moral/ethical decisions.
Is there any evidence that David raped Bathsheba? Let's look a bit closer. This is the first part of a conversation about rape in the Bible. Nate and Tim discuss the role of rape stories in the Hebrew Bible, the issue of power, reading in context, and more.
Want to hear how Tim and Nate came to change their thoughts to become LGBTQ affirming?
At some point we have to ask ourselves do I really want to be free? Freedom is no longer caring whether we’re crossing the lines that other people are creating for us. Nate and Tim sit down with renowned scholar Dr. Christena Cleveland. They discuss getting free from toxic Christianity, finding sustenance for a life of activism, what the gospel really is and much more.
Did God really define marriage? Or is it just something people have often done? And what did Jesus really say about men and women? Nate and Tim continue the conversation about whether the Bible ever asserts a divine ideal for marriage.