It has been 1 year since Katie and Gretchen started the Freely Given podcast.
We are thrilled to have Heidi Goehmann, author, deaconess, and mental health provider talk about the intersection of theology and mental health.
In this episode we talk about who does what in repentance. It can be easy to put ourselves in the driver's seat of someone else's repentance.
In this episode, Gretchen and Katie tackle a question from a listener about baptism. What do we believe? What does it mean? What does it do?
In this episode, Katie and Gretchen attempt to define 2 separate terms: Christian freedom and American freedom.
It's Gretchen's turn to talk about books that have been influential on her life.
We are talking about books that have shaped our faith, and we come back to again, and again, and again. Time to load up your summer reading plan, because we have some good ones.
We are answering some more listener questions this week, and both questions we answer today revolve around discontent with the church.
In this episode we are answering a question sent into us, about when it's ok to say "no" to being pulled into serving in a ministry. We talk about how we don't always "feel like" being involved, and also manipulation…
In this extra special episode, we get to sit down and talk with Dr. Scott Keith, executive director of 1517, and author of "Being Dad: Father of a Picture of God's Grace."
After talking about Bible studies, and various ministries, and even our rural churches, Gretchen and Katie get down to the root question underlying all of those episodes: what are we here for? What is the purpose of the church? What…
Oftentimes when we are serving in ministry, we brainstorm outreach and growth. But what does growth look like when you live in a rural setting? What does growth look like when things remain small?
What is it mean to be blessed? What does it mean to bless others? In this episode, we talk about the power of words, and the power of the gospel given through words.
We all pray for love. We all desire peace. We all want to have joy. It's patience that looks suspicious.
How does one share the gospel on social media?
As believers, we have the freedom to write off social media completely, or interact with others online. A lot of that decision has to do with vocation (or calling), and loving your neighbor well.
Women's Bible studies...men's Bible studies, mixed Bible studies.
Do you feel bad when you're not very joyful? What do you do with grief that lingers? Can anger be righteous?
What does it mean to do everything for the glory of God?
What do you do when you doubt? What happens when people or churches who have lead you to faith have betrayed you? What is deconstruction anyway?
The heaviness of being lonely and weary has fallen on the church collectively in the last year. But for many people, this isn't anything new.
Gretchen and Katie talk through what can sometimes feel like opposing needs: studying the Bible deeply, and fellowshipping with one another.
Gretchen and Katie continue talking through leading or being a part of Bible studies.
Whether you lead Bible studies, attend Bible studies, or are thinking about joining a Bible study, you will find something helpful in this episode.
In this episode, Gretchen and Katie talk about how we learn, and what to do when people in a Bible study are all in different places of Biblical knowledge.