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Jonathan Woodward

Jonathan Woodward is the podcast producer at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Jonathan Woodward

Men and Women Can Be Friends! Kinda. Sorta. Maybe. Depends.

By Jonathan Woodward — October 11, 2022
In this episode, Katelyn and Roxy discuss their own friendships with men: when and how they've worked — and why they sometimes haven't.

My Utmost Anxiety for His Highest + Charles Marsh

By Jonathan Woodward — October 5, 2022
Katelyn and Roxy are joined by author Charles Marsh as they reflect on the amped up, high stakes nature of an evangelical upbringing.

Why Are Christians Soooo Serious? + Annie F. Downs

By Jonathan Woodward — September 27, 2022
Self-appointed 'fun coach' Annie F. Downs joins Katelyn and Roxy to go deep on being lighthearted. Plus: speed dating!

Moore Fame, Less Peace + Beth Moore

By Jonathan Woodward — August 31, 2022
As it turns out, Beth Moore wouldn’t wish superstardom on anyone. As she told Katelyn and Roxy in this week’s episode, she doesn’t think anyone can thrive under an intense spotlight; they can only hope to survive it.

The Soul Suck of Christian Fame + William Matthews

By Jonathan Woodward — August 24, 2022
William Matthews joined Katelyn and Roxy to discuss life in the performer spotlight, the physical, mental, and spiritual toll it takes, and what happens when you can no longer support the version of Christianity being taught from the stage.

‘Celebrity Pastor’ Is an Oxymoron + Chuck DeGroat

By Jonathan Woodward — August 17, 2022
Stories abound of pastors who started to believe their own hype – and ended up capsizing their church and hurting a lot of people. There are spiritual and relational costs to putting leaders on pedestals.

The Rise of Christian Lady Influencers + Hannah Anderson

By Jonathan Woodward — August 10, 2022
Roxy and Katelyn are back for a four-part summer series on celebrity! First up: Hannah Anderson on why Christian women are flocking to Instagram to influence the heck out of you.

Eat! Drink! Plan the Revolution! + Alissa Wilkinson

By Jonathan Woodward — June 15, 2022
On this episode, Katelyn and Roxy are joined by film critic, author and dinner host extraordinaire, Alissa Wilkinson, for lessons on eating well and living loud. 

Don’t Tell Us CRT Is the Problem + Jemar Tisby

By Jonathan Woodward — May 18, 2022
Katelyn and Roxy sit down with historian Jemar Tisby to discuss the hysteria over critical race theory and why racial progress always incites backlash.

From Hymns to Hillsong and Back Again + Leah Payne & David Gungor

By Jonathan Woodward — May 11, 2022
Katelyn and Roxy talk with theologian and CCM guru, Leah Payne, about the evolving industry and how worship music became big business.

Why Deconstruction Isn’t Enough + Candice Marie Benbow

By Jonathan Woodward — May 4, 2022
Katelyn and Roxy talk with author and theologian Candice Marie Benbow who has some strong words of wisdom — and conviction — for anyone publicly critiquing the church.

How to Live Like an Actual Human + Andy Crouch

By Jonathan Woodward — April 20, 2022
Katelyn and Roxy are joined by Andy Crouch as they take an honest look at the ways life has begun to feel diminished — even as our devices offer more and more.

We’re Jaded on Romance… But Should We Be? + Faitth Brooks

By Jonathan Woodward — April 13, 2022
We've spent most of our adulthood single and, truth is, we're kinda settling in. Is it worth holding space for the possibility of love? Katelyn and Roxy are joined by Faitth Brooks who gives us a glimpse into her pandemic rom-com.

God Is Not Your Sky Daddy. +Krispin Mayfield

By Jonathan Woodward — April 6, 2022
Where do our ideas about God come from? In this episode, Krispin Mayfield explains how our attachment styles can inform our view of God and, consequently, our relationship with God. 

We Ditched Purity Culture. But What’s Next? +Christine Emba

By Jonathan Woodward — March 30, 2022
Modern ideas of liberated sex often seem just as damaging as restrictive purity codes.
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