ReThinking Christianity

ReThinking Christianity

Welcome to ReThinking Christianity, where we embark on a thought-provoking journey through the diverse landscapes of faith, spirituality, and the Christian tradition. Join us as we challenge conventional narratives and explore progressive perspectives that encourage openness, inclusivity, and critical thinking. In each episode, we delve into the transformative power of embracing doubt, navigating faith in the midst of uncertainty, and reimagining what it means to be a progressive Christian. Engage with thought-provoking discussions, inspirational quotes, and compelling insights that invite you to question, grow, and connect with a community of open-minded seekers. Together, we explore how faith intersects with contemporary issues, fostering a space of understanding and compassion where all voices are valued. Join our host, Blake Fine, as we deconstruct old paradigms, embrace evolving beliefs, and journey toward a more authentic, compassionate, and inclusive expression of Christianity. Dare to ReThink. Explore. Evolve. Welcome to ReThinking Christianity.

Episodes

January 29, 2024 19 mins

Feeling worn down by your spiritual journey? You're not alone. I've been there too, wrestling with faith fatigue and the complex dance with deeply ingrained beliefs. After stepping back to breathe amidst life's relentless pace, I'm back with heartfelt thanks for your patience and eagerness for more discussions. This time, we're peeling back the layers of spiritual exhaustion, addressing the pressures of a r...

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Welcome to an incisive conversation with Kaitlyn Schiess, the brilliant mind behind "The Ballot and the Bible." We've all experienced that challenging intersection of politics, faith, and scriptures. 

Kaitlyn, with her deep-rooted understanding of this tryst, steers us through her personal journey, from evangelical upbringing to studying at Liberty University amidst the 2016 election. A compelling narrative,...

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What does it truly mean to love your neighbor as yourself? Let's take a journey through the essence of Jesus' teachings, as we dissect the story of the Good Samaritan from Luke 10. Uncovering how this principle, meant to spread love, has been manipulated to erect barriers and sow division, we explore the role of biases in distorting our definition of the word "neighbor". 

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When we think of church culture, the image of a rigid, fundamentalist environment often comes to mind. But what if church could be a place for open dialogue and contemplation, a welcoming space that embraces questions rather than quashing them? Join me as I sit down with Benjamin Cremer and talk through what this can look like.

Benjamin is a very popular voice on Twitter and Instagram where he shares different thoughts on...

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Can faith reside comfortably with doubt? I have grappled personally with this paradox, questioning my beliefs and the pressures of evangelical expectations. Today's episode will take you through my journey of embracing the uncertainty and finding peace in not having all the answers. We're going to redefine faith, not as a destination, but as an ongoing expedition, a continual exploration of life's greatest mysteries....

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What if you found a spiritual tool that could help you navigate through your feelings of confusion and pain towards peace and redemption? That's exactly what we'll be unpacking in our latest episode of the Rethinking Christianity podcast. We delve into the profound concept of lamenting, that age-old Christian discipline where we reflect on our internal world and the circumstances that surround us. We discuss the chaos tha...

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Ever felt overwhelmed by the fast-paced, results-driven American way of life? Longing for a deeper, more meaningful connection with Jesus and others? Join us as we explore the power of slowing down and walking with Jesus in this insightful discussion with Kyle Idleman, pastor of Southeast Christian Church and author of When Your Way Isn't Working.

Follow us as we uncover the importance of abiding with Jesus, as highli...

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What even is Church in the first place? | EP#45

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Why are we so careful when we talk about God? | EP#44

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I sit down with Dr. John Walton to talk through his newest title "Wisdom for Faithful Reading: Principles and Practices for Old Testament Interpretation

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Shane Claiborne | ReThinking Life & What it Really Means to be "Pro Life"

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Matthew Lynch | Old Testament Violence & The Shalom of God | Episode 41

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Asbury, Revival, Rhett & Link | ReThinking Christianity - Episode 40

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Heather Hamilton | Returning to Eden |   Episode 39

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December 24, 2022 17 mins

A Christmas Special | ReThinking Christianity - Episode 38

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December 19, 2022 24 mins

Jesus & Our Humility - Episode 37

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Jon Collins (The Bible Project) | ReThinking Christianity - Episode 36

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On this episode I sat down and talked with Thomas Jay Oord about his latest book Plurifom Love as well as different aspects of Open and Relational Theology.

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On this episode of ReThinking Christianity I sat down with Zach Lambert who is the pastor of Restore Austin. Zach shares many of his thoughts through his twitter at https://twitter.com/ZachWLambert

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Trevin Wax is vice president of research and resource development at the North American Mission Board and a visiting professor at Cedarville University. He has a new title out "The Thrill of Orthodoxy."

You can purchase the title here: The Thrill of Orthodoxy 

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