Episode 92: How Transformation Happens

It’s Lisa this week with a solo episode. She discusses her tendency on Gretchen Rubin’s Four Tendencies. (Find yours here!) She’s a questioner. She likes to ask questions and if there’s a good reason, she’ll be on board with almost anything.

This episode breaks down the intersection of why we should read our Bibles and how we are transformed to be more like Jesus. She’s going to walk you through something she’s been learning in her personal Bible study; the main verse is 2 Corinthians 3:18.

Here’s the song from her childhood that she promised you as well. 

Episode 91: You Are a Leader

For this podcast episode we are defining leadership as “a conscious stewardship of influence.” (This is not a discussion about women in leadership positions in church.) We all know men and women who are have led others in discipleship and how they have lived without having a position or a platform or a title. How do we cultivate this in our own lives?

Leadership looks like coming in and serving the people around you. How do we use our influence in our marriages, with our children, with our social media, and in our friendships?

Episode 90: Complementarian or Egalitarian?

We could have titled this episode a lot of things: What We Believe about the Genders or Why Women Work or What’s Up with Spiritual Headship? You get the point, but we haven’t answered the question, have we?

Since we answer this question in about two minutes, let us relieve the suspense. We’re neither complementarian nor egalitarian and we spend this whole episode telling you why.

We cover our largest complaint with complementarianism (that would end our journey even if we agreed with the rest of it) and then outline what we believe about how the genders are alike, why women are commissioned to work too, and where the genders are different.

Episode 89: Listener Q+A

This week, Phylicia and I are tackling a list of listener questions!

-What is our best advice for first-time parents?
-How have porn addictions among pastors influenced how they teach passages of the Bible directed at women?
-Can I wear jeans if I get more attention in them?
-How do I handle reassembling  my faith (and feeling father away from God) when I’m learning things that I have been taught in the past are wrong?
-How do we handle friendships with people drifting from Biblical standards? with unbelievers? with the emotionally needy?
-How do we find time to read?
-What are our favorite books on motherhood?
-Is there a difference between crushing on someone and liking them?
-What are our best resources for discovering the historical/cultural context of Bible passages?
-How do you embrace your personality and how God made you without embracing sin?
-How do you handle a long-distance relationship when he’s ready to commit?
-How do I stay upbeat and positive when my spouse is struggling with depression?
-How can I be content when I’m single?
-What do we believe about speaking in tongues?
-Why do we homeschool?
-When did we know we would marry our husbands?

Episode 88: 5 Questions for Interpreting Bible Passages

This week, Phylicia and I tackle the idea of interpreting Bible passages well. We want to be faithful to the Scripture and what they actually mean and that requires intentional study. We share five questions to ask before you decide that your interpretation of a Bible passage is correct. We also include some helpful thoughts on Bible study.

  1. What does the passage actually say? What would it have said to the original audience?
  2. Does this interpretation disrupt any major theological truths?
  3. What is the narrative on the topic throughout the whole Bible? Does this interpretation agree?
  4. What does this interpretation say about the character of God?
  5. Does this interpretation play out in real life? (and across the world, not just middle-class America)

Episode 87: When We Admit We’re Not Feminists…Or Are We?

In this week’s episode, we’re discussing feminism. But before we jump into that, we both share our favorite “girl power” song. The genres do not match the geographical location of each woman, you’ve been warned.

Next we jump into the history of feminism, the definition of feminism, and what feminism is now. Then we move on to the big topic: why do Christian women join up with feminism?

Articles we discussed:

Sarah Bessey
Ann Voskamp

Episode 86: Transitioning from Work to Home

In this solo episode, Phylicia is tackling how to adjust from working full-time to staying at home. She experienced a mix of emotions when she left her job and found she needed to adjust her mentality, attitude, and spirit.

  1. Embrace, don’t replace. Enjoy your new role. Be defined by Jesus, not your position.
  2. Anchor your identity. You are not what you do.
  3. Look at this as your new job. This is a work.
    1. dress for the day
    2. set up flexible routines
  4. Cultivate relationships with other moms.
  5. Pursue interests and passions.

Take everything you learned from your career into motherhood.