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Jonathan Woodward

Jonathan Woodward is the podcast producer at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Jonathan Woodward

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.

We Worked at Christianity Today. And We Have Thoughts About the New Report.

By Jonathan Woodward — March 23, 2022
Katelyn and Roxy react to the report of sexual harassment at CT and reflect on their experiences working at the magazine, as well as at other male-dominated Christian organizations.

Did the Pandemic Make Me a Jerk? +Pantsuit Politics hosts Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers

By Jonathan Woodward — March 16, 2022
Do you ever worry ... maybe all those judgment calls you had to make made you judgmental? Katelyn and Roxy are back for season three with guests Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers from Pantsuit Politics.

7 Events That Shaped Our Evangelical Identity

By Jonathan Woodward — December 1, 2021
Katelyn and Roxy reflect back on the seminal moments of their own evangelical journeys in the late 20th and early 21st centuries — and examine how those events not only shaped them, but evangelicalism writ large.

Wanna Get a Read on Somebody? Check Out Their Bookshelf

By Jonathan Woodward — October 13, 2021
You are what you read. Voracious reader Danté Stewart explains how reading widely — and far outside his own perspective and experience — has shaped him as a writer and human.

Meet the ‘King of Weird Christian Twitter’

By Jonathan Woodward — October 6, 2021
Katelyn and Roxy do a deep dive into #WCT and the online community that’s formed via a collective, albeit mostly good natured, side-eyeing of evangelicalism. And they are joined by ‘The King of Weird Christian Twitter’ himself, Matthew Pierce.

Amy Grant and What We Demand of Famous Women

By Jonathan Woodward — September 29, 2021
It's been 30 years since Amy Grant put our hearts in motion. Katelyn and Roxy speak to the Queen of Christian pop about living life in the public eye — through all its ups and downs.

Summer Travel Series: Nashville with Kat Armas

By Jonathan Woodward — September 1, 2021
In a bonus summer series, Roxy goes on a journey to see what’s what for seekers in other great cities, exploring the spiritual side of four favorite metropolises. Our final city is Nashville and our master of ceremonies is Kat Armas.
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