Faith Uncut

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

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:



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. 


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!

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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.

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Gen Xodus

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. 


Real Love

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!


Extended Cut - Your Voice Matters

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. 


Love, Marriage, and Divorce

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. 


Put Some Respeck on Haiti and Africa

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. 


Uncut AF

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?

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