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Irenicast - A Progressive Christian Podcast
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Conversations to Provoke Your Progressive Christian Imagination
Conversations to Provoke Your Progressive Christian Imagination

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Evangelicals Shift Progressive in Proximity to Whiteness - With Special Guest Joey Torres - 121

As some Evangelical churches move toward progressive policies and theologies, do they do so in proximity to whiteness? What does it mean to be progressive or to inhabit progressive spaces? Guest Joey Torres discusses his doctoral research and contemplates…
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This week we had a great conversation with @JamieTheVWM about her new book The Very Worst Missionary!

Jamie Wright, author of The Very Worst Missionary, sits down with Jeff and Allen this week to discuss her new book. They talk about the failings of short term mission trips, the North American Missions Industrial Complex, being authentic, church ministry,…
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Author Austin Channing Brown - I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness - 118

Austin Channing Brown shares with us about her new book, “I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness,” and life of work as a black woman in predominantly white ministries and spaces. The discussion touches on topics from writing to anger,…
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Evangelicals meet to discuss their political base and its connection to Trump, forming two cohorts with markedly different ideas about how to respond, and Jeff helps Allen develop a more nuanced understanding of cult-like culture.
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They say “that’s what friends are for,” but who are they and what is it? Finding and maintaining friendships seems like frustrating business for many of us: Jeff and Allen included. This episode asks whether it’s better to have a small group of close…
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Allen believes the church is for cultivating story. So let’s talk about that. And in this episode, the hosts answer “Ask Me Anything” questions submitted by listeners, including science and miracles, spiritual formation for children, and revisiting…
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Is there value in reclaiming repentance?  The word itself connotes different things for all of us and, in this episode, Jeff and Allen unpack the stuff it brings up for them. Is it condemnation or invitation? Transformation or challenge? After the…
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This is the story of Intersections, told by pastors Allen, Casey, Bonnie and Raj -- a diverse group of clergy with their own stories of leaving Evangelical and Fundamentalist communities of faith. Together they’ve established a group for spiritual…
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Pain, media portrayal, and empathy. Who of us hasn’t come across images of suffering?  Jeff and Allen discuss the nature of pain, the way presentations of suffering get used, and alternately consumed, and how we might provide spaces for healing in honest…
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Of all the out of context verses Revelation has its fair share.  One of the most used and abused passages of the New Testament, the “hot or cold” verse means exactly the opposite of what you think it means. Jeff and Allen discuss the virtues of doing good…
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