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Mars Hill, Mark Driscoll, and the Pollution of Our Sexual Imaginations

Trigger Warning: This episode contains references to sexual assault and other serious matters. Please proceed with caution.  Like many of you, we’ve been listening along to Christianity Today’s masterful podcast The Rise and Fall Of Mars Hill, and we had all the thoughts after the last one: The Things We Do To Women.   Think […]

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79: “Causing Some Good Trouble”

It’s our last listener show, and we go out with a bang getting to talk to DeVon this week. He tells us about going from a church background to walking away from God and his return to the church. Purity Culture found him on his return to the church, and he’s got all the thoughts […]

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78: We Can’t ‘Love the Sinner and Hate the Sin’

Raise your hand if you heard the phrase “Love the sinner, hate the sin.” Turns out there’s a psychological reason why this is impossible. Dr. Richard Beck joins us today to talk about the psychology of disgust and the unconscious ways in which we push people away whom we believe will contaminate us. Jess and […]

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77: “I’m Afraid of Making Mistakes”

Listener Julie joins us to talk about the fear of making mistakes and how it crippled her for years. You’ll find yourself in the broad themes of her story as someone who had to take on Purity Culture, the prosperity gospel, and her own pride. It moved her from passive princess to the strong, single […]

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76: Modesty Was The Gateway Drug To Purity Culture

If you’ve been eyeing a summer bikini and hoping no one from church sees you, this might be your episode. Most of us had a parent or pastor telling us what to wear before we ever heard about premarital sex. The “modesty” conversation embedded itself into Purity Culture dictating the length of shorts, width of […]