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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.

Saved By The City – The Trailer!

By Jonathan Woodward — March 10, 2021
Roxy and Katelyn grew up in the white evangelical American heartland and were warned moving to NYC would be dangerous to their faith. Wrong.

Beliefs archives: Celebrant of atheism & humanism, Susan Jacoby

By Jonathan Woodward — June 26, 2020
This week on Beliefs, we return to an earlier conversation with scholar and writer Susan Jacoby. Secularism and atheism find a full-throated defense in this episode. Jacoby takes us on a journey to where we were just one year ago: presidential politics on the rise as the election cycle kicked off, the rise of secularism, […]

From the Beliefs archives: Protest and arrest – Rabbi Rachel Timoner

By Jonathan Woodward — June 19, 2020
This week on Beliefs, we revisit a conversation from our first season with Rachel Timoner, Rabbi of Congregation Beth Elohim. She describes the clarity she feels from what she calls the unfinished business of America. Reparations for slavery, the rights of women to control their bodies, and opposition to xenophobic oppression: all part of the […]
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