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Now displaying: June, 2017
Jun 27, 2017

This episode features Scott and Jon chatting with Steve Stone. In 2016, Starbucks debuted an original content video series called Upstanders. Upstanders highlighted ordinary people doing extraordinary things to create positive change in their communities to inspire others to be better citizens. Steve Stone was a featured personality in one of these short story videos.

At that time, Steve pastored a United Methodist Church in Memphis, TN called Heartsong. As pastor, Steve challenged his congregation to follow the teachings of Jesus, but then... an Islamic Community Center purchased property across the street from the church and began building a facility. Steve faced a challenge on how to respond to this Muslim community because American Christianity generally calls such groups outsiders. Steve decided that the teachings of Jesus called him to embrace his new Muslim neighbors, not as evangelistic targets, but as equals. Steve encouraged his congregation to do the same.

Scott and Jon's chat with Steve is both a beautiful and encouraging story of what it looks like for people of different religions to unite in peace for the greater good of humanity.

Steve has since retired from pastoring but is now the Executive Director of the Friendship Foundation in Memphis. This non-profit organization spurred from the friendship birthed between Heartsong UMC and the Memphis Islamic Center and they have plans to build a $12M friendship park to promote greater peace and unity in their community.

 

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2017 WILDGOOSE FESTIVAL

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Jun 20, 2017

In this episode, Scott and Jon respond to heretical questions from listeners. Questions include:

- Is Satan a real, literal being or is Satan metaphor?

- Is questioning the gospel a matter of searching the biblical scriptures or is it a matter of "itching ears?" How can you be safely open to new teaching?

- Why was man sent to live in "Satan's prison?" What's to keep man from falling again after Christ returns?

- If Christianity isn't meant to be a formulaic religion and a keeping of rules, what might an authentic relationship with God look like?

With their usual humor and insight, Scott and Jon seek not to objectively answer the questions but to simply give their own subjective responses with the hope of helping those who listen to continue to navigate their spiritual journey.

 

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Jun 13, 2017

Jennifer Knapp joins Scott and Jon again to talk more about the inspiration behind her new album, Love Comes Back Around. Jennifer also chats with Scott and Jon about the challenges she faced, both personally and professionally, once she decided to go public with being gay and gives some words of encouragement to the LGBTQ community. Scott, Jon, and Jennifer conclude their chat by discussing the Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting that happened on June 12, 2016 and how the American Church missed the mark on loving the LGBTQ community well following such a tragedy.

 

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Web site: www.jenniferknapp.com

Twitter: @Jennifer_Knapp

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Tags: Religion, Spirituality, Theology, Inclusion, Oneness, Christianity, Evangelicalism, God, Pastoral Ministry, Church, Divine, Pastor, Bible, Musician, Author, Jennifer Knapp, LGBTQ

Jun 6, 2017

This episode is the first of a two-part installment where Scott and Jon talk with Jennifer Knapp. Jennifer was once a musician and artist in the Christian Contemporary Music (CCM) industry where she achieved great success including a Grammy nomination and numerous Dove awards. However, in 2004, after years in the limelight of the stage and the gaze of the public eye, Jennifer decided to take a hiatus from the music and embark on a personal journey of renewal and self-discovery. Several years later, Jennifer announced her return to music and also that she was gay (as seen on Larry King Live on CNN). This time though, Jennifer decided to go mainstream with her music, her orientation, and her faith. In this episode, Scott, Jon, and Jennifer discuss her journey and much more, including her new album, Love Comes Back Around.

 

CONNECT WITH JENNIFER KNAPP

Web site: www.jenniferknapp.com

Twitter: @Jennifer_Knapp

Instagram: @jenniferknappmusic

Facebook: Jennifer Knapp

 

PURCHASE JENNIFER KNAPP'S NEW ALBUM

Love Comes Back Around: Click Here

#LoveComesBackAround #LCBAtour

 

SUPPORT AND CONNECT WITH THE HOLY HERETICS

 

DONATE

www.patreon.com/holyheretics

 

2017 WILDGOOSE FESTIVAL

The Holy Heretics will be at the 2017 WildGoose Festival and podcasting LIVE on-stage. Want to be there? Visit: www.wildgoosefestival.org for tickets.

 

FOLLOW THE HOLY HERETICS...

Twitter: @HolyHeretics

Instagram: @theholyheretics

Email: theholyheretics@gmail.com

 

DON'T FORGET...

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Tags: Religion, Spirituality, Theology, Inclusion, Oneness, Christianity, Evangelicalism, God, Pastoral Ministry, Church, Divine, Pastor, Bible, Musician, Author, Jennifer Knapp, LGBTQ

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