Episodes

103: Sensemaking Painful Church Experiences. Guest: Bo Pritchard

The meta narrative around the story is relationships versus transactions. The things I remember are not events, they’re relationships. – Bo Pritchard Bo Pritchard sits down with Amy Fritz to share his story of longing to be an “us” in a church community and learning the hard way what happens when a community values transactions...

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102: The Science of the Good Samaritan. Guest: Dr. Emily Smith

If you’re going to act like your neighbor or love your neighbor and act like good global neighbors in the world, there will be a cost to it… it’s just going to come with a cost. – Emily Smith Dr. Emily Smith, author and epidemiologist joins Amy Fritz on the Untangled Faith podcast to talk...

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101: Healing from Pain in Faith Communities. Guests: Lauren and Luke Smallcomb

Lauren and Luke Smallcomb from Flourish Therapy join Amy on the Untangled Faith podcast today to talk about healing from painful experiences in faith communities. Lauren and Luke have their own story of disillusionment as they reckoned with the...

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100: Problematic Platforms. How To Decide Which Platforms Are For You

Today’s episode is a conversation I’ve been wanting to have for a long time. It just so happened that several things happened recently that prodded me forward to find someone to have this conversation. Today we’re talking about problematic...

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99: I Didn’t Sign Up For This. Guest: Sarah Frazer

For some reason, this fall has brought a steady stream of voices telling about what it’s life when life is difficult. I don’t say “yes” to every pitch, but when someone raises their hand and bravely says “The life I’m living isn’t what I...

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98: What You Need To Know About Domestic Violence. Guest: Naghmeh Panahi

Naghmeh Panahi joins Amy Fritz for an important conversation about Domestic Violence/ Intimate Partner Violence and the church.   Resources: Preorder Naghmeh's book: https://amzn.to/3rHtb1B Help for escaping domestic violence:...

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97: When MLMs Come to Church. Guest: Chris Staron

  Have you ever had a long-lost friend reach out to connect with you on social media only to discover they really just wanted to sell you something connected to the Multi Level Marketing business they were a part of?   Or maybe you’re...

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96: 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.   The episode was originally aired in the fall of 2022. Bob shares why burning it...

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95: Untwisting Scripture- Does God Really Want to Break Us? Guest: Rebecca Davis

"We want to present God as the savior that he is. He's a savior from our sin and shame." - Rebecca Davis Author, Rebecca Davis, joins Amy Fritz to talk about teachings in the Christian church about suffering and brokenness.   In this episode,...

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94: Lawsuit Update: Hypocrisy and Double Standards at Ramsey Solutions

Lawsuit Update: Hypocrisy and Double Standards at Ramsey Solutions Explicit content and language warning.   ** This is a conversation that was recorded for the Untangled Faith Patreon community in December of 2022. Since it has been about a...

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93: Creating a More Accessible Church: Jennifer Ji-Hye Ko on Combating Ableism in Faith Communities

If the secular world is out loving disabled people more than the church, there's a problem. - Jennifer Ko Jennifer Ko joins Amy Fritz for an essential conversation about disability, accessibility, and ableism in faith communities. In this...

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92: How To Help A Grieving Friend. Guest: Natasha Smith

Note from Amy: I recorded and edited this podcast before a dear friend experienced a deep grief. This was already scheduled and uploaded and ready to share prior to that.  So, while it may seem that this podcast is shared in response to that, it...

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