On this Mailbag episode we discuss bridging traditional and conservative Christianity, Calvinism, theological differences within marriage, the role of the pastor, Midrash and too many white male guests.
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At the 8:00 minute mark Sara Barton returns to the show to discuss breaking gender barriers, the book of James, and the grief of a missionary. At the 31:00 minute mark Luke’s Dad returns to the show to discuss all things Rob Bell and Richard Beck.
The self-described “Yankee Jewish Feminist who teaches in a predominantly Christian divinity school in the buckle of the Bible Belt” Dr. Amy-Jill Levine joins the show to talk Jesus’ Jewishness, the Pope reading her books, The Good Hamas, women in 1st Century Judaism, how to read Jesus’ parables and “Short Stories by Jesus.“
Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber joins the show to discuss Crossfit, the pressure of saving liberal Christianity, her relationship with the churches of Christ, her friendship but inability to say Tullian Tchividjian‘s last name, Richard Beck’s post on celebrity, confessing weakness, and her book Pastrix.
On Mother’s Day we tell mothers how much we love them and appreciate them, but on Father’s day we tell fathers to step up. Why? Experimental psychologist Dr. Richard Beck rejoins the show for the third time to discuss this phenomenon along with benevolent sexism, agency vs. communion and how we get the word “mammal.”