Episodes

December 02, 2021

50 - The Politicization of American Christianity with Matt Young

This week, author Matt Young joins us to talk about his book "Jesus Wept" and how crazy political Christianity in American has become. As an economist and all around smart guy, Matt bring all the best information to table. It...

November 17, 2021

49 - Better Ways to Help with Stephen Hale

On this week's episode, we are joined by Stephen Hale, the Director of Operations at Inalienable. Inalienable is a Speaking In Church approved organization whose whole mission is to help people in Mexico receive government pa...

November 11, 2021

48 - Soulful Spiritual Practices with Chris Rodriguez

This week, we are joined by the ever-inspiring Chris Rodriguez! Chris' whole mission as an embodiment and life coach is to get us back in touch with our souls and our bodies as a means to better ourselves and our lives. In ou...

November 03, 2021

47 - The Halloween Episode

This week, we talk all things HALLOWEEN because Harvest Festivals and Jesus-Ween just won't do! Spencer got to celebrate every year and Josie was forced to stay home because the Devil was among the living... for his birthday?...

October 28, 2021

46 - Leaving Assemblies of God with Abbey Anderson

This week, Abbey Anderson joins us to talk about growing up in the Assemblies of God denomination and her journey out to where she is now. It's an earnest conversation between three women who totally get it and who found peac...

October 20, 2021

45 - The "Right Way" to Date with Emily Zell

Dating while Christian is not only super annoying, but super hard, too. Pun intended? This week, our friend Emily Zell joins us to talk about her life as a single woman in the church and her experience with dating while still...

October 13, 2021

44 - The Ordination of Female Priests with Father Anne

This week, we are joined by the awe-inspiring Father Anne, a woman who is fighting for the ordination of female priests in the Roman Catholic Church. We do a deep dive in the Catholic church and why it believes that only men ...

October 06, 2021

43 - Leaving the Prayer Movement with Phillip Carson

Content Warning: Sexual Assault and Abuse On this week's episode, our friend Phillip joins us to talk about his time in the Prayer Movement, specially, IHOP. No, not the pancake house, the International House of Prayer. This ...

September 29, 2021

42 - Seminary School Dropout with Andrew Benson

Deconstruction isn't just for those of us in America, the craze has hit Canada, too! This week, we talk to our new friend Andrew Benson all about his journey into seminary... and then right back out. It's a lighthearted episo...

September 22, 2021

41 - Losing Friends to Evangelicalism with Sydney Peck

We all fear losing friends when we deconstruct our faith and, unfortunately, it's all too common. This week we are joined by Sydney Peck, who was dropped by her two best friends in a very dramatic way. It's a relatable episod...

September 15, 2021

40 - A Whole Year of Speaking in Church

Can you believe it?! We've been talking at you through your ear holes with our friends for a whole year! It's been a wild year and so much has changed, so tune in to our recap and stick around to hear who we'd love to get on ...

September 08, 2021

39 - Doubting Pastors with Justin Gentry

This week, we present our first ever Irreverent Media Group crossover episode with our friend Justin Gentry from Go Home Bible, You're Drunk! We talked all about the process of being a pastor with doubts and why so many peopl...

September 01, 2021

38 - Bi-Vocational Ministry with Bekah Hoogerwerf

BFF of the pod, Bekah Hoogerwerf, came back to talk to us all about how she think bi-vocational ministry is the only sustainable way for the Church. She has recently returned to her own bi-vocational life as a part-time Youth...

August 19, 2021

37 - Growing Up Evangelical with Natasha

This week on the pod, we talk to the amazing human behind the Growing Up Evangelical Instagram account. Natasha tells us all about her fallout with the church and what inspired her to start an Instagram dedicated to her journ...

August 11, 2021

36 - Baptized in Teargas with Elle Dowd

This week, we were joined by the author of the newly published book "Baptized in Teargas," Elle Dowd. She is a bi-furious recent graduate of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and a candidate for ordained ministry in ...

August 04, 2021

35 - Fundamentalism with Emily Bourne, Creator of "God It's Me, Margot!"

On this week's episode, we talk to Emily Bourne, or as Instagram knows her, @goditsmemargot. We talk about where the inspiration behind her page came from and her past with fundamentalism. We talk all things deconstruction an...

July 28, 2021

34 - More Mormon Question with Brittany Woodbury

On this week's episode, we talk to ex-Mormon Brittany Woodbury about being a woman in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She also answers MORE of our burning Mormon questions, so if you still have questions, let...

July 21, 2021

33 - An Outside Perspective on American Christian Nationalism with Celia

Celia is BACK and is here to tackled her perspective on American Christian Nationalism as someone who was born in Germany, came to live in the US as a kid, and the moved back to Germany. She tells us all about what Germany th...

July 14, 2021

32 - Being A Catholic Feminist with Jessica Gerhardt

Guess what, Catholics are Christians too! Here at the Speaking in Church podcast, we cover all faiths. Deal with it. This week we are joined by singer-songwriter and artist, Jessica Gerhardt! She is a member of the Catholic C...

July 07, 2021

31 - An Insider Scoop on Mark Driscoll & Mars Hill with Eleanor Stelter

Marky Mark Driscoll is making waves all over again, so we thought we'd revisit his original downfall with someone who was there when it all went down. Our friend Eleanor Stelter had the misfortune of attending the Bellevue ca...

June 30, 2021

30 - Modest is Not Hottest

If you ever want to rile these two ladies up, tell them how women should dress. On this week's episode, we talk about the unfortunate cultural phenomenon that is the Modest is Hottest song and video by Matthew West. We talk s...

June 16, 2021

29 - Chronic Illness with Martha Hoang

On this week's episode, we were joined by Martha Hoang to talk about all things chronic illness. As someone who was on the receiving end of a health miracle, Martha talks about daily life in and out of the church when you hav...

June 09, 2021

28 - Leaving Fundamentalism with Celia

This week, we are joined by Celia, our new friend with a fascinating life. From coming to the US from Germany because her parents wanted to homeschool her to marrying young, divorcing, and then reuniting with her partner, we ...

June 02, 2021

27 - Dating in the Church with Amber McMahon Flores

This week, we talk to yet another fellow APU alum. Not sorry 'bout it. Amber McMahon Flores is a Children's Pastor at a church where people... we real weird about her dating someone is a completely different department in thi...