Faith Uncut

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

The Problem of Evil and Suffering

March 16th, 2019

If God is so powerful and good, why does evil exist? Mike and Amera tackle this age old question. What does our answers about this say about God? This discussion looks at how other religions answer the question and explores the idea of a relational God. Do not miss this one!

What Do We Do With The Bible?

March 9th, 2019

The Bible is the most debated book in history. It has been used for both tremendous good and evil. Mike and Amera ask what is this book? How are we supposed to use it? 

When Black Women Lead

March 2nd, 2019

To kick off Women’s History Month, we’re looking at what happens when black women lead. There are so many opportunities to see more of this coming up so we’re discussing how black women have led, tackle some of the ridiculous arguments we’ve heard, and why it may be time to see more of this. 

Faith Stories: DJ Blackshah

February 23rd, 2019

We have a very special guest this week to continue our Faith Stories series. We’re joined by The Brown Liquor Report’s founder and our brother DJ Blackshah. He has a story to tell and you won’t want to miss it! This story has plot twists. Blackshah shares his faith journey with us and it is fascinating! Press play…like, now. 

Let’s Talk About Malcolm X

February 16th, 2019

This week, we're discussing one of the more complicated figures in Black history. Malcolm X is complex because he was a full human being with a fully fleshed out lived experience. Like all of us, that experience contributed to who he was. But who was Malcolm, really? And is it ok to include him in the same discussion with other great leaders? We're exploring the life and legacy of Malcolm X. 

Black Faith in America

February 9th, 2019

To continue our Black History Month focus on black culture, we take a walk through the different facets of black faith in America. We discuss Christianity, Islam, African Spirituality, and Non-Religious faith. We're covering their roots, their impact, and how they are each woven into the fabric of our culture. Beyonce, Crips, and Langston Hughes are all a part of the conversation. Join us as we continue our celebration through the lens of how we express our rich faith traditions.

Black History Month - We Love Us!

February 2nd, 2019

After an unexpected break, we are back just in time for Black History Month! Amera and Mike celebrate black people and black life. They discuss what makes us...US. Start off your Black History Month with a celebration of blackness. This is us!

Surrogacy, Suffering, & Salvation

January 12th, 2019

Black women are tired! For good reason. To start the new year, we’re taking a walk through what contributes to this fatigue. One of those things is what we are traditionally taught about Jesus’ death on the cross. We’re using insight from Dr. Delores Williams to have this conversation we hope sheds some light on why it’s time to outgrow viewing black women as perpetually raising other people’s kids. It's social commentary. It's theology. It’s liberating. Join us!

Favorite Things w/Lola

December 22nd, 2018
We’re closing out another year of Faith Uncut with our good friend, Lola. Join us as we discuss our favorite things about this season and this year. After a heavy year, we’re taking a moment to wind down and enjoy. We wish you and your family a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, New Year, and we hope 2019 finds you well. 
 
See you next year!

Gather Your Friends w/Nick Gaines

December 15th, 2018

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! We’re discussing our social media timelines, how they’ve evolved (or not) and how they’re managed. What is our responsibility when it comes to ensuring our spaces evolve with our beliefs? How do we handle incidents where our past beliefs encounter our current beliefs? How do our relationships affect our responses? Navigating all of this can be tricky. Nick Gaines is here to help…when it’s time to Gather Your Friends.