Episode

56: The Reshaping of the American Church. Guest: Bob Smietana

Veteran religion journalist, Bob Smietana joins Amy Fritz to talk about his new book Reorganized Religion: The Reshaping of the American Church and Why It Matters. Bob shares why burning it all down is not the best approach to organized religion, why…

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55: A Curious Faith. Guest: Lore Wilbert

  Lore Wilbert joins Amy Fritz to talk about the spiritual discipline of curiosity and the importance of the “pastoral I don’t know.” Topics discussed: *The value of uncertainty *”There is an implicit requirement of certainty to be included and…

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54: Silencing Techniques Used by Churches and Faith Organizations

Melissa J. Hogan joins Amy to share from Melissa’s legal background insights on NDAs, confidentiality agreements, and other forms of silencing techniques that churches or faith-adjacent communities might use. Links:   Leave a review: …

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53: I Miss The Before-Times Me

Amy Fritz shares about what it feels like when you no longer fit or find welcome in a place that used to be a refuge and what it’s like to reckon with recognizing who we are now when it still feels awkward and uncomfortable. Leave a review: Subscribe…

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52: When Your Domestic Abuser is A High-Profile Christian. Guest: Naghmeh Panahi

Naghmeh Panahi joins Amy Fritz to share about her experience of being a survivor of domestic violence at the hands of someone that many in the Christian world assumed was a hero. Leave a review:  Subscribe to my newsletter:  Join us on…

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51: Celebrities for Jesus. Guest: Katelyn Beaty

Katelyn Beaty joins Amy Fritz for a conversation about what Katelyn learned as she was writing her upcoming book, Celebrities for Jesus: How Personas, Platforms, and Profits Are Hurting the Church. Topics discussed: How did Katelyn decide who to reach…

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50: Dr. Scot McKnight and Laura Barringer share what they have learned from publishing A Church Called Tov

Authors and educators, Scot McKnight and Laura Barringer talk to Amy Fritz about what they learned from publishing A Church Called Tov. A Church Called Tov- The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb- Scot McKnight Substack…

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49: Kyle J. Howard shares about his work in advocacy for Spiritual Abuse survivors & Racial Trauma survivors.

Kyle J. Howard joins Amy to share his experience as an advocate for those who have experienced racial trauma and spiritual abuse. [00:03:32] Kyle’s story [00:15:36] “My work in spiritual abuse advocacy. . .has been way more divisive than my work…

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48: Former Ramsey Solutions Employees Reflect on Their Experience with Ramsey Meetings

Kristen Moser and Dan Watt join Amy Fritz to share their experience as former employees of Ramsey Solutions. In this episode, they share what it was like to experience Ramsey Solutions team meetings- particularly when the meetings were used to control…

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47: Impression Management & Ramsey Solutions. Guest: Dr. Wade Mullen

This episode includes mention of guns and a reference to an assault allegation. Please take care when listening. Wade Mullen, impression management expert, joins Amy Fritz to share his observations of a Ramsey Solutions employee meeting. Wade Mullen…

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