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407: Celebrating Spiritual Curiosity With Jen Hatmaker




Some Christian communities are uncomfortable with challenging questions, doubts, and even curiosity. They prefer to keep life and faith in a neatly wrapped package. Jen Hatmaker came from such a community, but growing in her faith required more space to explore.


Her spiritual curiosity came at a heavy price. This week the podcast crew talks with Hatmaker about her story, what she’s learned, and what it might mean for the future of Christians in our pluralist culture.


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12 commenti


seanjstevens
seanjstevens
12 giu 2020

No worries, Phil.. my comment was at least partially tongue-in-cheek, but I sincerely appreciate the apology. And in the end, it just made me more excited for part 2, lol ;)

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Phil Vischer
Phil Vischer
06 giu 2020

Sean - Sorry! That was my fault. I wanted to get through Jen's story before Skye and Christian started asking questions that would take us in different directions, and the story chewed up most of the time we had. Entirely my fault.

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seanjstevens
seanjstevens
05 giu 2020

Not sure if we should be annoyed, angry, or just see the humour in the irony in that it was Christian Taylor who didn't get to ask her burning questions in an episode that contained so many themes of how the Evangelical Church oppresses & opposes female-leadership, lol.. I understand how & why it happened & still have nothing but love for Skye & Phil, but I couldn't help but notice the irony..


(Edit after reading other comments): I was before this episode & remain firmly in support of Jen Hatmaker & her work, as well as Phil, Skye & Christian. I thank you, HP, & applaud you for having her on & cannot wait for Part 2! :)

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Thanks for your comments. They are thoughtful and I appreciate them. I do think the purpose was to learn more about where she is coming from to understand her better and let her speak for herself. It is ok to question, its ok to listen, it’s good to talk about the difficult things we are wrestling with. I think we just needed more time to ask more probing questions and take the interview a little deeper.

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Katie Bertola
Katie Bertola
05 giu 2020

Hey, Holy Post!

I love your content and your podcast has really helped me grow as a Christian and as a thinker. I loved Episode 267 and the resources you recently shared on the topic of systemic racism, especially Phil’s article on white privilege. Excellent

THANK YOU.

Some of my fellow listeners here have already articulated my own response to this past episode, but I want to add my own voice in support of them.

I’m glad you didn’t corner Jen and attack her beliefs; that would not be constructive or Christ-like. However, this conversation seemed like an endorsement of Jen rather than a thoughtful discussion. I was disappointed that Skye and Christian barely got a word in edgewise, sin…


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