Every week, I listen to a wide variety of podcasts during my commute to work. Here’s one of my recommendations.
Joy Temby and Summer White discuss current issues affecting the Evangelical church in America.
I’m not really sure how I stumbled across Sheologians, but I’m glad I did. As a listener, you and I are effectively dropping-in on a pair of (Reformed Christian) friends, with all of their in-jokes and banter, concluding your time a little more informed and challenged towards your view of God and the Church. Many Evangelical podcasts that I’ve heard are quite serious/humourless, which is why Sheologians is a refreshing listen.
(I also would like to add as a sidetone, that whilst writing this, I am listening to Aretha Franklin).
As an Aussie listener, I don’t always identify with the issues they’re targeting within the American church, however there’s a great deal to learn through their critique of Identity Politics (both hosts are critics of Feminism and are informed about their critique – dedicating a few episodes to explaining their position. Their ‘Feminist of the Week’ is one of my favourite parts of the show). Churches are not immune to cultural influence and Sheologians acts as a bulwark to some of those influences. As far as I’m aware, they are one of the only Evangelical podcasts openly (and bravely) criticising secular ideologies from a Christian basis – a particularly helpful thing to do when those ideologies begin creeping into the church.
Whilst Australia lags behind the US on many of these social issues, it is helpful to remain informed of what may come to affect the political and spiritual landscape at home. Anyway, enough mansplaining…
Check them out below: