The F Word
with Matt Miofsky
Episode 23 // Rev. Dr. Dietra Wise Baker
June 15, 2021
Our guest today is Rev. Dr. Dietra Wise Baker. Dr. Baker is an activist, a teacher, a community organizer, an anti-racist trainer, preacher, and now she brings all of that to bear in her new role as a professor at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis.
Episode 22 // Colby Martin
June 8, 2021
Our guest this week is Colby Martin. He is an author, a podcaster, and a co-pastor of Sojourn Grace Collective. He has a story and a journey that a lot of us can resonate with. He experienced the rejection of mainstream Christianity but he found a new home in a more progressive form of Christianity. https://www.colbymartinonline.com/ https://sojourngrace.com/
Announcement // A Small Change
June 6, 2021
Today we announce a new time for The F Word: Conversations on Faith. If you've been listening, you're used to hearing us sometime in the afternoon on Sunday. Now look for us first thing in the morning each Tuesday for your commute! We can't wait to ride along with you.
Episode 20 // Dr. John Inazu
May 23, 2021
Most of us struggle to get along with people whose beliefs are so different from our own. Politics, religion, and social issues divide us now more than ever. In this episode, I talk to Dr. John Inazu, the Sally D. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law and Religion at Washington University in St. Louis. His book Confident Pluralism is all about how to build bridges with people we disagree with while holding on deeply to our own beliefs. http://carverstl.org
Episode 17 // Jeff Allen
May 2, 2021
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, so this week Pastor Matt is speaking with Jeff Allen, host of the podcast Simple Mental Health and a mental health advocate. Jeff also happens to be the producer of The F Word! Plus Pastor Matt answers more of your questions. Check out the podcast Simple Mental Health at http://simplementalhealth.me
Episode 16 // Dr. Jessica Johnson
April 25, 2021
In this packed episode, Pastor Matt reflects on the guilty verdict of Derek Chauvin, and talks about the difference between accountability and justice. Then we will have a conversation with Dr. Jessica Johnson about Christian nationalism and the recent (and weird) critiques of Vice President Kamala Harris from evangelical pastors.
Episode 15 // Dr. Luther E. Smith, Jr.
April 18, 2021
Dr. Luther E. Smith, Jr. is Professor Emeritus of Church and Community at Candler School of Theology at Emory University. His current research focuses on the writings and correspondence of Howard Thurman, advocacy on behalf of children, and a spirituality of hope. Smith is an ordained elder in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.
Episode 12 // Kadi Cole
March 21, 2021
The church ought to be resisting misogyny and patriarchy, but often it has contributed to both. This has led at various times to the demonizing of women and an unwillingness to recognize their ability to lead. In this episode, we talk to Kadi Cole about the unique challenges women face in church leadership and how to cultivate more women leaders in our communities of faith.
Episode 10 // Derek Webb
March 7, 2021
Many of us have had a complicated relationship with faith. Singer/songwriter and leader of a widely popular band Caedmon's Call, Derek Webb spent much time submersed in the Christian subculture of the 90s and 00s. But over time, as he pursued a solo career, his songs drifted outside the norms of what his record label wanted him to be talking about. His own relationship with faith began to be strained until he stopped identifying as Christian altogether. His story resonates with so many who find their relationship to Christianity... complicated. DerekWebb.com