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God Help Us

Feb 21, 2019

While Pastor Liz Kearny and I both get frustrated with people who say they just want to do “what the Bible says,” we realize we also have put our hope - and our power - into the hands of a different kind of spiritual authority - our political heroes. Liz is here to talk about owning her power as a pastor, our...


Feb 7, 2019

A couple weeks ago, the US Supreme Court lifted injunctions on Trump’s ban on transgender people openly serving in the military, making it possible for the ban to go into effect as it’s challenged in lower courts. I wanted to hear Dr. Paula Stone Williams’s views on this issue, so on today’s episode, she shares...


Jan 24, 2019

In this episode of God Help Us, I talk with clinical psychologist Ryan Mather about why we believe things that are not in our own best interest - Christianities that are patriarchal or homophobic, or voting in ways that don’t seem to benefit us at all. Ryan talks about attachment theory and psychological defenses as...


Jan 10, 2019

Throughout the history of Christianity, people have used the Bible to try to ban women from leading. In this episode of God Help Us, I talk with Pastor Kari Olson about what the Bible says about women having authority in the church and over men and what those implications might be for our social and political lives in a...


Dec 27, 2018

In this episode on decolonizing hospitality, I speak with Gabes Torres - researcher, artist, theologian, speaker, and therapist-in-training about her experience growing up in the Philippines and moving to the United States and her work as a theologian and artist who creates space for more generous and equitable...