What are your thoughts on biblical womanhood? Are we all really picking and choosing?
Kristen and I are back with our recap of hot-topic religious news. This week we’re discussing the ongoing sexual scandals and coverups in the church.
What are your thoughts on sexual abuse in the church? How can churches better prevent sexual abuse, and what do you think is best practice when the issue is discovered?
Stephen Colbert for Pope? This week, Kristen and I discuss the Pope’s resignation and the racially segregated churches. How do you feel about the Pope’s resignation and what sort of Pope are you hoping will follow Pope Benedict XVI? Do racially segregated churches prevent us from achieving spiritual unity? How can we come together? Should spiritual values supersede cultural differences?
Kristen Howerton and I discuss shaming language, fear-based rhetoric and the “reverse objectification” of evangelical purity culture. Kristen shares how clients will come to her completely discouraged about their sex lives because they believed the “purity brochure” which promised awesome married sex. We discuss purity rings (why not “Gossip Rings”?) and using the language of commerce to talk about sex. Note: we recorded this episode before The Gospel Coalition published its critique, but if you watch until the end you’ll see that we preempted their false narrative by going on record as saying: it’s GOOD to wait until your wedding night! What up, TGC. What UP.
This week, Kristen Howerton and I are discussing misogynistic commercials, Beyonce’s half-time performance and all things female empowerment. Do you think Beyonce’s half-time show was a good example of female empowerment? And on a production note, would you prefer “So Totally Relidge!” to remain a video series or would it be more convenient if we made it a podcast? Let us know!
Kristen Howerton and I had such a great time discussing politics that we decided to team up again and discuss another topic we care deeply about: religion! Our plan is to do a weekly recap about religious topics we’ve read on the Internet. Our first episode? Last week’s brouhaha surrounding Mark Driscoll’s disrespectful tweet about President Obama. Also, we’d love your feedback. If you’ve read something you’d like us to discuss, please share.