Untangled Faith

Untangled Faith

A podcast for anyone who has found their self disillusioned or discouraged in their faith journey and who wants to hold on to their faith while untangling it from all that is not good or true.

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January 12, 2022 50 min

Krispin Mayfield joins Amy Fritz for a conversation inspired by a tweet: “Has anyone ever stayed at a church to make a change. . . ?”

The decision to stay or leave is full of nuance and situational specific issues. Krispin brings up some things to consider when making this decision. What kind of influence do you have? How much time are you willing to invest? What’s the history of the leadership? Do you have the margin to do this? Wh...

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Everyone is talking about deconstruction and what that means when it comes to Christians. And what about the verses that tell us not to neglect meeting together as believers? What does “meeting together” even mean? How do we process all of this if we’ve been hurt in a faith community?

Ryan Ramsey joins Amy Fritz to talk about all of this. They wrestle through some tough questions, address how the pandemic has tossed extra landmines ...

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Veteran religion journalist, Bob Smietana, joins Amy Fritz for a conversation about what it's like to be a religion reporter, the insider baseball of faith communities, the factors he considers when deciding if he should cover a particular story, handling sexual abuse accounts without adding unnecessary trauma, and his thoughts about the response by Ramsey Solutions to his Jan 15, 2021 article.

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Amy gives Lauren Thoman the interview mic and Lauren asks Amy to reflect on this season of telling their story.

What kind of feedback has Amy received?
What was it like to speak up in a way that no one had previously?
What would Amy tell her 2012 self?
And there were lots more questions because Lauren had lots of things she wanted to know!

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Greg and Lauren Thoman join Amy to share their account of how their lives were upended by Ramsey Solutions leadership in May of 2020.

This is the 8th episode in this series about Ramsey Solutions.

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November 24, 2021 34 min

Nathan and Amy talk about the lengths Ramsey Solutions leadership went to in their attempts to silence them, including gathering up their friends to malign them and reaching out to their current employer. 

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Amy Fritz and Melissa J. Hogan dissect the Ramsey Solutions "Got Your Six" team meeting that was held in May of 2019 soon after Amy's husband, Nathan, resigned.

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Full Audio of the Got Your Six Meeting

Perry Noble Fired.
Mark Driscoll fired from Mars Hill.
Bill Hybels fired from Willow Creek.

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Melissa J. Hogan joins Amy to respond to Dave Ramsey's characterization of Melissa and Melissa's marriage in a meeting he led for all of his team members in May of 2019.

This episode may be triggering to people who have experienced abuse and subsequent secondary trauma from attempting to report and/or ask for help.

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Nathan and Amy talk about what happened when Amy's friend suddenly stopped communicating with anyone and how Amy's determination to make sure her friend was okay led her to stumbling across information that led to the end of Nathan's employment at Ramsey Solutions.

Links:
Statements from Melissa J. Hogan
Blog post about Nathan's exit from Ramsey
Our Story of Leaving Ramsey Solutions

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Amy and Nathan Fritz share part 2 of their experience with the Ramsey Solutions Organization.

In this episode they talk about:

  • Differences in accepting the culture between spouses who marry in to the company as opposed to those who were already married when their spouse was hired.
  • The Daily Beast article/Twittergate.
  • The time Amy thought she was going to get Nathan fired by leaving a comment on a blog post.
  • Jon Acuff's resignation.
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    Amy Fritz shares part 1 of the story of their family's experience with Ramsey Solutions, Dave Ramsey's Company.

    Article Amy went on the record for in January 2021.
    Ramsey Solutions Interview Process.
    Entreleadership book.
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    Lauren Thoman joins Amy Fritz to answer that accusation that podcasts like The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill are "failure porn".? They argue the value of listening to these accounts, discuss how the idea that we are all wrong about something should shape the way we interact with other people and ideas, and they dive into a bit of the story of how Christianity Today reported on spiritual abuse allegations at Bethlehem Baptist.

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    September 21, 2021 2 min

    We're in the final countdown to season 3!

    September 29th will be the first episode of season 3.

    Make sure you're subscribed to the podcast and the new episode will be waiting for you in your favorite podcast player when you wake up.

    For information about joining the Untangled Faith Membership Community, check it out here.

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    September 19, 2021 1 min

    Tune in for an announcement about some things happening with the Untangled Faith Podcast.

    For more information, click on this link.

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    In this episode Amy answers questions from listeners.

    What's the definition of spiritual abuse?
    What's the difference between having your feelings hurt and being spiritually abused?
    What would you look for in a new faith community?
    What super power would Amy want?
    Is Amy "team cat" or "team dog"?
    How did Amy choose her podcast theme song?

    Links:
    Ryan Ramsey Article on Finding A Church
    Julie Roys Podcast

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    Sheila Gregoire, author of The Great Sex Rescue,? joins Amy for a conversation about Sheila's book, her decision to go forward with this information that could jeopardize her career, what it has been like to be church homeless, and waiting too long to leave a church.

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    Melissa J. Hogan and Lydia Craig join Amy Fritz for a conversation about their friendship, being Ramsey Solutions spouses under a "no gossip" policy while navigating some painful situations, and the importance of having community while processing spiritual abuse.

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    Dr. Wade Mullen joins Amy for the second part of their conversation about impression management in Christian institutions. They talk about the cost of being a bystander who chooses to speak, Mullen's hope for the future, and Mullen does an analysis of the Ramsey Solutions response to a request for comment on an article they were planning to run.

    You can find the Religion News Service Article here.
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    Author, speaker, and professor, Dr. Wade Mullen, joins Amy Fritz for a conversation about impression management.

    In 2018, Mullen earned a PhD in leadership and did his dissertation on how evangelical organizations use impression management strategies in the wake of an image-threatening event. He specifically focused on Mars Hill Church, Sovereign Grace Ministries (now Sovereign Grace Churches), and Bob Jones University for his disse...

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