February 18th, 2018
Gen Xodus is what we call the exodus of Generation X from our churches. A lot of attention is paid to millenials leaving but we also see Gen X'ers as a valuable bridge to the next generation. This week, we welcome Mark, a fan of Faith Uncut into the studio to help us understand the reasons Gen X'ers are leaving and how churches can adapt. We're talking mental health, therapy, women in the church, leadership, and a lot more as we explore this phenomenon.
February 11th, 2018
Are you excited about Black Panther? We are! Check out this Black Panther Primer where The Count from The Brown Liquor Report joins us, again, to guide us through Wakanda. This is a 'no spoiler' podcast since we haven't seen the movie. We're discussing Black Panther's abilities, affluence, Wakanda, the Women of Wakanda, the Purple Carpet, and why this movie is so important to the culture. Get hype with us!
February 4th, 2018
The season of love is upon us! This week, we are celebrating love. When you find that special person, there is a lot of excitement and hope...that's not what this show is about. We go beyond that to discuss the the rest of love. The love that starts after that initial phase. The good stuff!
January 31st, 2018
We wanted to let you know what we do with the feedback to the show. We're discussing how shows have been influenced directly by comments we hear. If you want to hear us discuss a topic, let us know. We're listening.
January 27th, 2018
We're continuing a conversation we began in 'Truth to Power' about divorce in the church. Amera and Mike discuss their own experiences with marriage and divorce and the effects it had on friends, family and their church life. We're exploring how we navigate divorce and how our faith spaces can improve their support for people who find themselves divorcing.
January 20th, 2018
There was a lot of discussion around disparaging comments about Haiti, African countries, and El Salvador. The language isn't coded anymore. Do we prefer this level of honesty or the traditional coded versions? This week, we're talking dog whistles, Aristotle, Shakespeare, Climate Theory, and how the view of darkskin as undesirable evolved. We tie all of this together in one extra large episode.
January 13th, 2018
This week we discuss cursing versus cussing and all manner of language. We get into the history of profanity, its church roots, kids and cussing, and what the Bible says about it all. Can you cuss? Why TF not?
Listen, learn, share.
January 4th, 2018
We're back from the holiday break with new goals. But first, we have to deal with A Very Special Testimony that generated a lot of discussion. It is an opportunity to have some uncut conversation about how we view sex, respectability, and ultimately, the people we're called to love.
December 16th, 2017
Amera Bee officially joins the Faith Uncut podcast this week as a regular host! Just in time for us to discuss the Purpose of Prayer. We dig into the Harvard Prayer Study, the effectiveness of prayer, prayer weirdos, God's omniscience, meditation and Neil Degrasse Tyson. It is a lot but all of it helps us understand prayer's purpose a little better. We hope it does the same for you.
December 14th, 2017
In this Extended Cut, Amera joins us again to weigh in on the Alabama election results. We're talking Black women, Evangelicals, and what Doug Jones' victory in Alabama means for 2018.