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Special Holiday Remix. The 4th Most Popular Episode of 2022

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63: A Candid Conversation About False Accusations. Guest: Markus Watson

False accusations of abuse or sexual misconduct are rare, but they still happen. So, how do we handle this tension? Markus Watson joins Amy to tell his story of being falsely accused and later exonerated. Markus and Amy talk about the importance of...

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62: So You Want to Fight Against Injustice, But You Aren’t Sure How. Guest: Josh Buck

Author, church planter, flimmaker, teacher, and faith-based entrepreneur, Josh Buck joins Amy Fritz to talk about his new book, Everyday Activism: Following 7 Practices of Jesus to Create a Just World. Buck shares how he was radicalized by studying...

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61: Deep & Wide: Finding a Faith That’s Richer & Better Than You Hoped. Guest: Traci Rhoades

Author Traci Rhoades joins Amy to talk about what she has learned from being curious about the way different Christians worship and express their faith. This curiosity has led to her Quaker gatherings, Catholic mass, and Orthodox worship in another...

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60: Why Do People Stay and Support Unhealthy Communities & Leaders? Part 2. Guest: Jenai Auman

Jenai Auman joins Amy Fritz to talk about why people stay in unhealthy faith communities or organizations and why people continue to support these institutions and leaders even when there are reputable sources reporting red flags. This is part 2 of...

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59: Why Do People Stay and Support Unhealthy Communities and Leaders. Guest: Emily Snook

Emily Snook joins Amy Fritz to talk about why people stay in unhealthy faith communities or organizations and why people continue to support these institutions and leaders even when there are reputable sources reporting red flags. Why We Did It, by...

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58: Untwisting Scriptures. Guest: Rebecca Davis

Author Rebecca Davis joins Amy Fritz to talk about common misinterpretations of Scriptures and how often they harm the most vulnerable. Amy and Rebecca talk about: *Bitterness and that pesky "bitter root" verse that may have a more nuanced meaning...

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57: Start With Hello. Guest: Shannan Martin

Author Shannan Martin joins Amy Fritz to talk about Shannan's new book, Start With Hello: And Other Simple Ways to Live as Neighbors. Don't miss Amy sharing with Shannan, for the first time, how years ago, Amy was afraid a connection with Shannan...

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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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