About Saved By The City

Roxy and Katelyn grew up immersed in white evangelical America. When they moved to New York City as adults, they were warned about the secular dangers of ‘the big city’ life.

This podcast captures what happens when purity culture meets hookup culture; when distraction steals from devotion; when the diversity of viewpoints and lifestyles clash against pre-existing assumptions.

Gotham can be a weird place for single Christian women. But they’re out there … and they have stories to tell.

Meet the Hosts

Katelyn Beaty

I grew up in Ohio, attended a small private Christian college in Michigan, then moved to Chicago where I worked at Christianity Today magazine for about a decade. That's where Roxy and I first met.

I was the magazine's first female and youngest managing editor. Then I left in 2016 to promote my own book, on women's work and vocation, and started writing more for mainstream news outlets on faith and politics in light of evangelicals' disastrous support of Trump. I did freelance speaking, writing, and editing for about two years, before taking a book editing job with Brazos Press and moving to New York City in late 2018.

So I've been here for about 18 months. Under normal circumstances I'm really into karaoke, birdwatching, and international travel. Don't know if you know the Enneagram but I'm a 3w4--"The Expert." All Enneagram types think their own type sounds sociopathic, but that's mine.

Roxanne Stone

I guess I’m your quintessential small town girl at large in the big city. I grew up in a zero-stoplight, one-church town in rural Colorado. I definitely had a horse.

Since then, career (and life) adventures have taken me to Chicago, Orlando, New York City, San Diego, Cleveland and back again to NYC. I have worked in publishing for more than 15 years, including as an editor at Christianity Today, Relevant Magazine and a long stint as a data nerd for the social research company, Barna Group.

Today, I’m the managing editor for Religion News Service. I live on the Upper West Side, in a tiny apartment with a tiny dog, an extra large cat and way too many books. I’ve known Katelyn since 2006, but our adventures together really started on an assignment in New York City in 2012, long before either of us ever imagined we’d one day live here!

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When God Met Country + Rob Reiner & Dan Partland
By Roxanne Stone — February 22, 2024
On this episode, Katelyn and Roxy are joined by Dan Partland and Rob Reiner as they ask, 'can Christianity and nationalism just be friends?'
ApocryFUN: A Midwinter Series with Tyler Huckabee + Ep. 5: Left Behind
By Jonathan Woodward — February 7, 2024
In this episode, Roxy reads Left Behind for the first time and reports back to Tyler.
ApocryFUN: A Midwinter Series with Tyler Huckabee + Ep. 4: Desiring God
By Jonathan Woodward — February 1, 2024
Tyler and Roxy wonder all over again what it means to be a Christian hedonist.
ApocryFUN: A Midwinter Series with Tyler Huckabee + Ep. 3: Purpose Driven Life
By Jonathan Woodward — January 25, 2024
Tyler and Roxy  travel back in time to an era of 5 step growth strategies, acronyms for all things and Hawaiian shirts. AKA Southern California in 2002.
ApocryFUN: A Midwinter Series with Tyler Huckabee + Ep. 2: Wild at Heart
By Roxanne Stone — January 18, 2024
Tyler and Roxy become the men God created them to be with Wild at Heart, the 2001 book with a direct through line to modern evangelical ideas around masculinity.