Faith Healing - Legit or Placebo? - 152


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By Jeff Manildi, Rev. Allen O'Brien, Rev. Bonnie Rambob, Pastor Casey Tinnin and Rev. Rajeev Rambob, Jeff Manildi, Rev. Allen O'Brien, Rev. Bonnie Rambob, and Pastor Casey Tinnin a. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Per listener request, the Irenicast crew takes up the topic of Faith Healing. Surprise! Not every evangelical and/or fundamentalist tradition approaches this topic in the same way. Co-hosts discuss personal experiences with Faith Healing through the filters of their former faith contexts as well as their current faith contexts.

The question of faith leaders using “faith healing” in manipulative or exploitative ways comes up. Because of Allen and Jeff, the bible comes up too. The conversation includes the underlying exploration of what it means to be broken/not well and what it means to be whole/healed. Who gets to decide? The discussion expands beyond the Christian faith tradition and beyond the borders of the United States.

The episode ends with a Good News/Bad News segment. The good news: Irenicast is made famous by the lost city Atlantis. The bad news: Mike Pence wears drag and… it all devolves from there. Extra points for making it all the way to the end.

Conversation on Faith Healing (01:19)

Good News/Bad News Segment (48:44)


From Our Conversation on Faith Healing

From Our Good News/Bad News Segment (Good News/Bad News has also been played on episodes #048 & #071)


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Rev. Allen O’Brien, MAT | co-founder & co-host |

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Rev. Bonnie Rambob, MDiv | co-host |

You can connect with Bonnie on Facebook and at Parkside Community Church-UCC

Pastor Casey Tinnin, MTS | co-host |

You can follow Casey on Twitter and Facebook, or you can check out his blog The Queerly Faithful Pastor or

Jeff Manildi | co-founder, producer & co-host |

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Rev. Rajeev Rambob, MCL | co-host |

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