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Jonathan Woodward

Jonathan Woodward is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Jonathan Woodward

Brad Raffensperger in conversation with Maina Mwaura

By Maina Mwaura, Jonathan Woodward — July 20, 2021
(RNS) — Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger talks with Maina Mwaura about the difficulties of being caught in the middle during the fraught 2021 presidential election ballot counting.

Michael W. Smith in conversation with Maina Mwaura

By Maina Mwaura, Jonathan Woodward — June 20, 2021
(RNS) — Michael W. Smith joins us in conversation with Maina Mwaura to reflect on fatherhood and faith.

Deconstructed. Deconverted. Not Defriended.

By Jonathan Woodward — June 9, 2021
Katelyn and Roxy reflect on friends who have left the faith. Audrey Assad joins the episode to share her own spiritual journey away from Christianity.

Dear Purity Culture: It’s Not Me, It’s You

By Jonathan Woodward — June 2, 2021
Katelyn and Roxy wrestle with what a 'Christian' sexual ethic really looks like — long after the teenage hormones have abated. Christine Emba joins to unflinchingly look at the impacts of purity culture.

Don’t Let Robots Choose Your Soulmate

By Jonathan Woodward — May 26, 2021
In this episode, Katelyn and Roxy ask: is it even possible to meet someone in real life anymore? Enter: Heather Thompson Day, the 'queen of matchmaking.'

How We Survived the Great Evangelical Betrayal

By Jonathan Woodward — May 19, 2021
We're still not sure whether we left the movement that shaped our earliest faith, or whether the movement left us.

Shattering Glass Ceilings … and Glass Steeples

By Jonathan Woodward — May 12, 2021
Can ambition and devotion mix? Katelyn and Roxy talk to two powerhouse women — Shannon Bream and The Rev. Dr. LaKeesha Walrond — about following God's call, be it to the stage or the sanctuary.

Fiercely Feminist. Faithfully Christian.

By Jonathan Woodward — May 5, 2021
Feminism and Christianity are often pitted against each other. But the Bible isn’t the reason why. Katelyn and Roxy are joined by historian Beth Allison Barr, who traces ‘biblical womanhood’ to a less divine origin.

Slowing Down in the City That Never Sleeps

By Jonathan Woodward — April 28, 2021
It's tough to do your devotions when there's so much distraction. Katelyn and Roxy talk to the Rev. James Martin, a Jesuit priest, about finding some peace and quiet in a city that won't shut up.

White Women Aren’t Being Called Out, They’re Being Called In

By Jonathan Woodward — April 21, 2021
(RNS) — Who knew a lipstick color could spark great anti-racist work? Lisa Sharon Harper has wisdom to offer and Roxy and Katelyn have whiteness to explore.

Does God Care About Fashion?

By Jonathan Woodward — April 14, 2021
NYC fashion is fabulous but is it as meaningless as chasing after the wind? Fashion journalist Whitney Bauck joins the show to talk fashion ethics, fashion theology and thrifting.

Why You’re Wrong About ‘Godless Gotham’

By Jonathan Woodward — April 7, 2021
There's a stereotype out there that NYC is a secular, godless pothole. The 80 percent of New Yorkers who believe in God would disagree.

‘How Can You Still Be a Christian?’

By Jonathan Woodward — March 31, 2021
It's a question both Roxy and Katelyn have gotten - even on dates! But it's a good question, one they ask themselves a lot.

The Weird, Wild, Wonderful World of Dating Apps

By Jonathan Woodward — March 24, 2021
Roxy and Katelyn talk about being single Christian women in a big city where most of their neighbors are not Christians ... and many of whom are weirded out by it.

The Slippery Slope

By Jonathan Woodward — March 17, 2021
Growing up, Roxy and Katelyn heard that living in a place like NYC was spiritually dangerous. But they've found the opposite is true.
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