Faith Uncut

Asking and sometimes answering tough questions about faith, religion and culture.

Come Sunday

April 22nd, 2018
This week, we're discussing the Netflix film Come Sunday, the story of Carlton Pearson and his doctrinal shift regarding hell. What was the big deal? Why did it matter? Was he right?
 
There are minor spoilers here but nothing that was not public information prior to the release of the film.
 
Speech at the Joint College of Bishops: https://youtu.be/WebLD5hzyMs
 
JCOB Response: https://youtu.be/ZO3U4Lhrkt0
 
Bishop J. Delano Ellis Response: https://youtu.be/7-r7yCX7fPg
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Postponed?

April 21st, 2018

The Age of the Digital Griot Podcast Conference is postponed. This is the story behind what happened. 

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Faith Stories: Tia

April 15th, 2018

This week, we are listening to the faith journey of a very special guest. Tia joins us to guide us through her path from agnosticism to faith.

These journeys are important and not always a straight line or happy ending. We plan to bring you many of these uncut versions of people's lives.

We hope you enjoy how this story inspired us!

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The Gospel of Belcalis Almanzar

April 8th, 2018

The event we've all been waiting for is upon us! Cardi B released Invasion of Privacy this week. We're discussing her rise, success, and what it means for you and us. Her life should inspire us to be our fully complex selves at all times.

Also, get the album!

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Did Jesus Have to Die for Our Sins?

April 1st, 2018

This Easter, we're discussing 'what is it that Jesus actually did?' What happened on the cross and the days after? Why did it have to happen that way? These questions have been asked for thousands of years. These questions, and whatever answers are available, are important. Not all people view it the same way and the answers are not as simple as we would like.

In the 90's, people would often ask What Would Jesus Do? We honor this day by asking "What Did Jesus Do?"

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Cancellation and Forgiveness

March 25th, 2018

This week we're talking Cancellation Culture. What does it mean to be cancelled? Which steps are required to cancel something or someone? We discuss why this may be helpful and necessary and what makes it effective. But what happens after that if it is time to un-cancel the cancellation. How do you navigate the space between cancellation and forgiveness? We offer insight on both as we find our way to a few answers.

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Good Church

March 18th, 2018

What makes a good church? This week Mike, Amera, & J.W. discuss what goes into planning a new church, being 'called', how existing churches adapt to changing conditions, and the overall purpose of the church. It may not be what you think.

Intro Clip: Rethinking Church by Francis Chan: https://youtu.be/vTuj_QcrE6E

 

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Bibles & Guns

March 10th, 2018

We have a gun problem. Many of the same people who fight against reform profess a strong faith backed by the bible. This week, we're discussing if these two topics can coexist. 

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Sex in the Bible: Masturbation Pt. 2

March 4th, 2018

This continues the conversation in our Sex in the Bible series beginning with the topic of masturbation and self pleasure. This episode covers pornography and some of the scientific discoveries around self pleasuring since the bible was written. Nickolas Gaines is with using his experience as a chaplain and counselor to guide us through this often avoided topic. Let’s get free!

You can read more from Nick at www.nickolasgaines.com

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Sex in the Bible: Masturbation Pt. 1

February 25th, 2018

We are beginning a series of shows looking at various ways sex is portrayed in the bible. In this first show, we are joined by Nickolas Gaines of the Black on Black Time podcast. We look at the biblical examples of masturbation and contrast them with traditional church teachings on the topic. Does what the bible says align with what the church teaches? Why is sex such a difficult topic to cover in our faith spaces? It's time to be honest about this.

You can read more from Nick at www.nickolasgaines.com

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