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Your Favorite Aunts

Sarah Heath, Kevin Garcia

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Your burning questions will have their thirst quenched in this dope podcast featuring your new internet aunties, Sarah Heath and Kevin Garcia. Join these internet humans and IRL best friends as they answer your questions on life's most pressing questions. From skincare to soul care, heartache to home decor, mixed bevies to messy feels, BOYB, and pull up a chair.Email your questions to AskYourFavoriteAunts@gmail.com.Follow Sarah @revSarahHeath and Kevin @theKevinGarcia
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Summary In this conversation, Tim Whitaker and Billie Hoard discuss recent cases of violence against trans people and the hostile environment they face. They highlight the controversial mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral and the case of Next Benedict, a non-binary teenager who died after being bullied. They also explore the role of Christian nationali…
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Summary Chuck Mingo and Troy Jackson discuss their book, Living Undivided: Loving Courageously for Racial Healing and Justice, and the work they do with Undivided, a nonprofit organization focused on racial justice. They emphasize the importance of relationships, community, and personal transformation in the pursuit of racial healing and justice es…
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Summary In this conversation, Tim Whitaker and Leah Payne, PhD. discuss her book, God Gave Rock and Roll to You, that outlines the origins and impact of contemporary Christian music (CCM). They explore the power of music in religious experiences and the potential for manipulation in revivalist moments as well as the complicated relationship with pr…
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In this episode, Tim shares his thoughts on the He Gets Us Super Bowl commercial. Check out our website for merch, educational materials, and how to join our community! If you'd like to support our work, you can DONATE here! Follow Us On Instagram @thenewevangelicals Subscribe On YouTube The New Evangelicals exists to support those who are tired of…
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Summary Dr. Nancy Pearcey, author of 'The Toxic War on Masculinity' claimed in a recent podcast interview that women’s suffrage was a net loss and that Christian marriages are healthier than their non-christian counterparts. Tim brings on Sheila Gregoire, author of 'The Great Sex Rescue' along with Dr. Beth Allison Barr, author of 'The Making of Bi…
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Summary Pastor Trey Ferguson discusses his book, Theologizin' Bigger: Homilies on Living Freely and Loving Wholly, that explores the themes of the black church tradition, the interpretation of the Bible, and the impact of white supremacy on Christianity. Takeaways The fullness of God cannot be confined to any one particular tradition. The black chu…
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Summary In this conversation, Tim and Keith discuss the topic of universal reconciliation and respond to the claim that it is not a biblical or Christian perspective. They explore various themes, including the historical context of universalism, the views of early church fathers, and the nature of God. They also address the theological critiques of…
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Summary Dr. James McGrath wrote the book, A to Z of the New Testament: Things Experts Know That Everyone Else Should Too, to help lay people with information about the NT from the cultural context. Tim and Dr. McGrath discuss the benefits that help us understand details that put scripture in context. Takeaway The Nativity was about a spare room in …
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Summary This conversation between Tim Whitaker and Deconstruction Girl revolves around the topic of deconstruction within Christianity. They discuss the misunderstandings and misconceptions surrounding deconstruction, the validity of deconstructing one's faith, the issue of gatekeeping and labeling, the straw man argument often used against deconst…
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This is a brand new monthly installment featuring Andrew Whitehead who's a leading sociologist of Christian Nationalism. On this month's episode Tim and Andrew unpack the Christian Nationalism that is fueling the panic at the southern border. Support Our Work Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
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Summary Tiffany Yecke Brooks, PhD shares her personal journey of growing up in a fundamentalist faith tradition. She discusses the moment she realized something was wrong and how it led her to write a book called Holy Ghosted. She also explains the concept of spiritual anxiety and religious trauma and how churches use them to indoctrinate us. Takea…
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Summary In this conversation, Tim Whitaker and political analyst Riley Martinez discuss the New Hampshire primary and its implications for the Republican Party. They explore the voting process in the primaries and the support for both Donald Trump and Nikki Haley. They delve into the significance of the white evangelical vote and the influence of T…
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Summary In this podcast, Mattie Jo Cowsert discusses her book God, Sex & Rich People: A Recovering Evangelical Testimony, with Tim. Mattie Jo explains her background in evangelicalism and the influence of purity culture on her beliefs and sexuality. She and Tim explore the need to challenge systemic issues and prioritize social justice over religio…
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Summary This conversation explores the historical context of evangelical opposition to the civil rights movement and draws parallels to contemporary rhetoric. The discussion highlights the similarities between the language used by Charlie Kirk and historical figures who opposed civil rights legislation. It also examines the theological justificatio…
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Summary Kevin Garcia sits down with Tim to discuss Kevin’s book, What Makes You Bloom: Cultivating a Practice for Connecting with Your Divine Self. They explore the concepts of non-monogamy, community and divine love as healing applications. Chapters 1:46 Intro into sexual ethics 6:32 Non-Monogamy 15:45 Communication in close relationships 23:23 Bu…
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Summary In this episode Tim is joined by Dr. Jemar Tisby, author of The Color of Compromise and How To Fight Racism to discuss Martin Luther King Jr., and the forces in his life which brought him into the spotlight during the civil rights movement. Dr. Tisby explains the whitewashing of MLK today, and the need to understand his true message, which …
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Summary In this conversation, Tim Whitaker interviews c about the disqualification of Donald Trump from the Colorado ballot and the definition of insurrection. They discuss the legal basis for disqualification under the 14th Amendment and the role of the courts in determining eligibility for office. They also address the argument of tyranny and the…
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Summary In this conversation, Derek Kubilus discusses the concept of sin as the refusal to love and the importance of understanding it in a broader context. He also explores the difference between purgatory and purgation, emphasizing the idea of refinement and growth in the afterlife. Derek shares his perspective on the salvation of those who have …
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Many think that the insurrection was just about politics but this is not true. The truth is that a shadow network of Christian fundamentalists worked with the Trump administration for over a year. These networks laid the foundation that Trump was on God's side and any result other than his re-election was an attack from the devil. Dr. Matthew Taylo…
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Tim explores his recent trip to America Fest as he seeks to understand the conservative Christian movement and those who espouse Christian Nationalism ideology. Tim explains who supports America Fest and its powerful media and political presence. He also explains how they convert conservative Evangelicals and conservatives to their ideology. Follow…
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In this episode, Tim sits down with podcast producer Noah and TNE community member Kieran to discuss some of the highlights of the podcast in 2023, and how the show will continue to evolve in the new year. They also discus Project Amplify's mission to platform experts and scholars who are offering better paths forward and an alternative to the dehu…
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In this rebroadcasted episode, Tim talks with Dr. Tripp Fuller about the differing accounts of Jesus' birth in the gospels, and what scholars and seminary students know that you should too! Dr. Fuller, discusses the virgin birth in Matthew and Luke's gospels, and how we can understand their narratives in light of the Jewish and Christian traditions…
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On this episode Tim is joined by Rev. Nathan Empsall the director of Faithful America. Tim and Rev Nathan talk about sin, why the terminology still matters, why it's more important than ever to resist christian nationalism and where they've seen Christian nationalism defeated in the public square. Support Project Amplify Faithful America Learn more…
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Dr. Laura Anderson, therapist, speaker and author of the new book When Religion Hurts You: Healing from Religious Trauma and the Impact of High-Control Religion, sits down with Tim to discuss her book. Dr. Anderson explains her background and why she wrote her book. Tim and Dr. Anderson break down over-used psychological terms and how they should r…
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In this episode, Tim sits down with Palestinian scholars and christians Daniel and Yousef to discuss the current crisis in Gaza, and the ways that American evangelical theology has failed to give us the tools to respond to it. Daniel and Yousef offer a more global perspective on Christian faith and conviction beyond the American left/right binary. …
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In this episode Tim sits down with author Gabriel Gordon, to discuss how both liberals and fundamentalists inherited the same colonized method of biblical interpretation. Gabriel explains the anti-semitic aspects of enlightenment theology, and a way of reading the Bible that rejects dualism in liberal and fundamentalist circles. Follow Us On Instag…
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On this episode, Tim is joined by Kalie from the center for prophetic imagination to respond to a gospel coalition article where an anonymous author wrote that they love their trans Child but loves Jesus more. Kalie and Tim discuss why this article is so problematic and how it advocates for the harm of trans people in the name of God. Support Proje…
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Well they say all rotten things must come to an end. In this final episode, I have a laid back conversation with my friend, the Pastor of Pump himself, Danny Prada. We talk about our respective journeys, how we have grown as individuals, how DRCK has impacted our lives, and how we feel as it all comes to a close. From the bottom of my heart, thank …
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After 3 years of hearing your stories and ideas, our team finally has a plan to create a new narrative for Christian civic engagement–one that is committed to the values of love, inclusivity, justice and non-dehumanization D Donate now and let's be the change we want to see Watch On Youtube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adcho…
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Russell Moore, minister, speaker and author of the new book, Losing Our Religion: An Altar Call for Evangelical America, sits down with Tim to discuss his new book. Russell explains his backstory and what led him to write his book. Tim and Russell discuss what happened after Trump’s election and our current new normal. They also discuss the church’…
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Tim and Dr. Kevin Carnahan go through a Mark Driscoll interview with Russell Johnson to unpack the misleading and at times blatantly false rhetoric said during the interview. Kevin helps us navigate what a faithful Christian Witness says to people who put their allegiance to power and control over the call of Christ. Watch the Youtube Video Support…
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Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis, pastor, speaker and author of the new book, Fierce Love: A Bold Path to Ferocious Courage and Rule Breaking-Kindness That Can Heal the World, sits down with Tim to discuss her new book. Rev. Dr. Lewis explains her background and how that led her into ministry. Tim and Rev. Dr. Lewis discuss the reason she wrote her new book a…
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This special episode is a recording of Tripp Fuller's talk at Theology Beer Camp 2023. Tripp shares some milestones in his own deconstruction journey and asks the question: is our understanding of the gospel building crosses, or bearing them? Follow Us On Instagram @thenewevangelicals Support Our Work Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megapho…
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Mike Bickle, leader of the International House of Prayer has recently been accused of sexual abuse spanning decades according to a statement written by former IHOP leaders. In this first part out of a two part series Tim brings on Gracia, Tamice and Brantley, three former IHOP students to talk about their experience spending years on the inside. Th…
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Matthias Roberts, therapist and author of the new book, Holy Runaways: Rediscovering Faith After Being Burned by Religion, sits down with Tim to discuss his book. Matthias explains his background in Evangelism and why he walked away. Tim and Matthias discuss the reason Matthias wrote his book. They also discuss how the nervous system works in relat…
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Dr. Matthew Taylor joins Tim to talk about Mike Johnson’s connection to the Christian Supremacist network known as the New Apostolic Reformation whose leaders were key in orchestrating the Jan 6th insurrection. Support Our Work Check out Matt's series on the NAR via Straight White American Jesus podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megap…
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Dr. Ife Williams, African American History scholar and author of the new book Police Brutality: A Philadelphia Story, sits down with Tim to discuss her book. Dr. Williams explains her background and what led her to write on the topic of police brutality. Tim and Dr. Williams discuss police brutality in America and the systemic issues that surround …
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Tim Whitaker and Sarah Heath debrief from their experience at theology beer camp. They talk about the highs, the lows, the confusing moments and how communion brought up some church memories that they weren’t expecting to navigate. Support Our Work Follow Revcovery Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
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Dr. Bruce Benson, philosopher, theologian, professor and author sits down with Tim to discuss the origins of deconstruction. Dr. Benson explains his background and why he chose to study philosophy. Tim and Bruce discuss the difference between analytical and continental philosophy and what discipline deconstruction falls under. They also discuss how…
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Tim and resident journalist Dan Catchpole speak to Na'ama Barak Wolfman who is a leader in the Women Wage Peace movement. Na'ama gives her insight on how devastating the attacks by Hamas were on the people of Israel. Na'ama also explains how Women Wage Peace has a broad coalition of Muslim, Christian, Jewish, and Palestinian women who are committed…
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In this episode Tim sits down with Meghan Murphy-Gill: an Episcopal priest and the author of The Sacred Life of Bread: Uncovering the Mystery of an Ordinary Loaf. Meghan explains her journey from Catholicism to the Episcopal church, as well as some of the key differences between Episcopalianism and other Christian traditions. Tim and Meghan discuss…
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In the last part of this series Tim brings on Daniel Bannoura a Christian Palestinian who grew up in the West Bank and who is now pursuing his PHD in America. Daniel gives Tim an insider's perspective about what it's like to live in the West Bank and to have friends in the Gaza Strip. Daniel and Tim talk about the Christian ethic of loving your ene…
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