Episodes

Recovering Racists - A Conversation with Idelette McVicker

May 9, 2022

Idelette McVicker is the founder and president of SheLoves Media Society, an online forum for Christian women that includes SheLoves Magazine and the Dangerous Women membership community. She is a popular speaker and retreat…

Death Row and Humanity's Radical Desire to Kill One Another

April 25, 2022

Rev. Anna spent Easter Sunday with a group of humans who were calling on Gov. Lee of Tennessee to stay the execution of Oscar Smith. Texas will put to death a human on the same night. Tennessee is scheduled to murder 4 resid…

We Are Over-Programmed

April 18, 2022

As we celebrate the launch of Dr. Robyn's newest book, Anna and Robyn have a much needed conversation around our health, time, rest and reflection. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– To support this podcast, please …

Queering the American Dream - A Conversation with Angela Yarber

April 4, 2022

Rev. Dr. Angela Yarber is the author, artist, and Executive Director of the Tehom Center, a non-profit teaching about revolutionary women through art, writing, retreats, and academic courses. With a Ph.D. in Art and Religion…

Book Banning Is Just the Beginning

March 21, 2022

Across the country, we are watching legislatures, school boards, private and public school systems chase the archaic idea that some books are "allowed" to be read by children and some are not. Unsurprising to anyone, the boo…

Overdose & Trauma

March 7, 2022

On a sunny, Saturday afternoon in one of the most walkable areas of Chattanooga, Anna finds herself in the middle of an unplanned crisis. A car careens through the city, immediately in front of her, barely missing humans cro…

A Realization: Activist Theology Is Also For Us

Feb. 14, 2022

Some of you know about the mutual aid request that Dr. Robyn extended a few weeks ago to assist them in getting their mother out of a dangerous living situation. This past weekend, we traveled a long distance to pack up and …

Fortune - A Conversation with Lisa Sharon Harper

Feb. 8, 2022

Drawing on her lifelong journey to know her family’s history, leading Christian activist Lisa Sharon Harper recovers the beauty of her heritage, exposes the brokenness that race has wrought in America, and casts a vision for…

What Does a Gimmick From the Pulpit Gain You?

Feb. 1, 2022

When a pastor is caught spitting in his hand and then rubbing that spit on the face of a parishioner, all in the attempt to prove that faith trumps science, we are in serious trouble as a body. We've all seen gimmicks used f…

Welcome to Season 3! Wait, What? Season 3??!!

Jan. 18, 2022

Season three! It's hard to believe. Join Dr. Robyn and Rev, Anna as they check in after the holidays, share some funny stories about their gifts and evaluate the state of the world. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––…

The Big Lie

Dec. 15, 2021

For some of us, the Big Lie was first named a part of our vocabulary after November of 2020. For others of us, we'v watched lies around supremacy, Christianity, patriarchy and heteronormativity blanket the earth for decades.…

Violent White Men Are the Threat to Beloved Community

Dec. 1, 2021

When Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty, the nation further affirmed its divide regarding self defense, gun control, protesting, and how just our justice system really is. The violent nature of our community, specificall…

Christians Against Christianity - A Conversation with Dr. Obery Hendericks

Nov. 8, 2021

Obery M. Hendricks Jr. is a best-selling author, an activist, a religious scholar, a former theological seminary president, and an ordained elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. His books include The Politics of J…

Justice Is a Way of Life - A Conversation with Dr. Cari Jackson

Nov. 1, 2021

Rev. Dr. Cari Jackson is director of spiritual care and activism for the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, leading RCRC's mission to equip, galvanize and collaborate with faith and community leaders advocating for…

The Immigration Crisis - Live from McAllen, Texas

Oct. 25, 2021

Dr. Robyn and Rev. Anna record this episode live from the border of Reynosa, Mexico. They spent the weekend with We the People Ride and were introduced to the amazing folx from Practice Mercy . Hear our stories and this wond…

The Crash of Facebook and Instagram – Are We Thinking Differently?

Oct. 11, 2021

On Monday, October 4, 2021, the world watched as Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp went down for hours. This was only a day after a whistle-blower shared documents and truths with the world about the tech giants and the way t…

Will Sunday Church Ever Be a Thing Again?

Oct. 4, 2021

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it is that changes that felt like a slow burn over the last decade accelerated in ways we didn't expect over the last eighteen months. Once of things we are curious about it just that …

The Brain-Based Enneagram - A Live Conversation with Dr. Jerome Lubbe

Sept. 27, 2021

Dr. Jerome Lubbe had his first debilitating migraine when he was 17. Since then, he has averaged about 100 migraines per year. His life has been a journey of victory and defeat, despair and hope, faith and doubt. As a comple…

Spiritual Trauma

Sept. 20, 2021

Some of us come from an evangelical upbringing that asked us to understand hell as a literal place, abstinence as law and sin as avoidable. Others of us grew up in mainline denominational systems that put on a face of modera…

Relationships are Hard – Ours Is No Different

Aug. 24, 2021

Relationships are hard. Showing up and being present for the great stuff and the tough stuff is what being in relationship is all about. And that's really easy to say and often harder to do. Some of us communicate through wo…

How One Bishop Has Change the Face of the Mainline Church

Aug. 16, 2021

A Conversation with Megan Rohrer

On Being Fugitives and Displacing Power - A Conversation with Bayo Akomolafe

Aug. 9, 2021

Dr. Bayo Akomolafe considers his most sacred work to be learning how to be with his daughter and son, Alethea Aanya and Kyah Jayden – and their mother, his wife and “life-nectar”, Ijeoma. “To learn the importance of insignif…

Olympic Games – Racism, Sexism, Queerphobia and Mental Health Criticism

Aug. 4, 2021

We are in the thick of the 2021 Summer Olympic Games and we are watching racism, sexism, queerphobia and mental health criticism unfold before our eyes. While these games can bring humans together, they are highly problemati…

Why Don't We Give A Sh!t About Each Other?

July 26, 2021

Delta Variant Is Wreaking Havoc – Are We Being Honest?