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Author: Dr. Jen Hale Christy

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This podcast is designed around the reality that many of our churches are shrinking because we haven’t created a place where everyone can belong. So if you’re seeing that reality in your own church, or you’ve experienced that and left the church, this podcast is for you.
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Saturday, May 8, 2021PreacHer PodcastPreacHer: Dr. Jen Hale ChristySummary: God tells Jonah to go. And the funny thing is, when you think about modern-day missionaries, they have a really hard time getting funding to go to places that may not be receptive. But with Jonah--he knows that they’ll turn from their ways, that they’ll repent and want to come back to YHWH. There’s no question in his mind that they’ll accept his message. He just doesn’t want to deliver it. It’s not fair. Why should they be forgiven and allowed back in?Resources + Social Media Handles:All of Jen Hale Christy’s LinksQuestions for Consideration & Conversation:Share about a time in your life when you felt passionate that justice needed to be served in the form of punishment and it was carried out. What happened? How did you feel about the outcome? Can you speak to the response of the accused--how they responded to the outcome?Share about a time in your life when you felt passionate that justice needed to be served in the form of punishment and it was not carried out. What happened? How did you feel about the outcome? Can you speak to the response of the accused--how they responded to the outcome?Share about a time in your life when you deserved a punishment (retributive justice) but instead received grace (reconciliatory justice).What happened?How did you feel about the outcome?How did it affect you as a person?What effect, if any, did it have on your faith?What effect did it have on your relationship(s) in an immediate or long-term sense? (could be relationships with people involved or not)Are there circumstances where retributive justice is justified or is the best course of action? Please explain.Share about a current real-life situation or something that you could realistically face in the near future where you will have a choice to make regarding how “justice will be served.”In light of this conversation, how do you think you will proceed?What to do next:Join our monthly letter listJoin our Patreon CommunityShare this episode! Connect with JenShouts of gratitude to our patron partners!Sarah P, Lafe & Lauren R, Dave H, Steve G, Sheila B, Tom B, Valerie S.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/jenhalechristy)
S1E1: Welcome to PreacHer! with Dr. Jen Hale ChristyWednesday, May 15, 2019PreacHer PodcastPreacHer: Dr. Jen Hale ChristySummary: This introductory episode lays out the vision for this project--to bring a word of hope to those who are perhaps disenchanted with organized Christianity. You'll hear reflections on what it means to be a “minister-at-large” in the world, untethered to an institution, but still deeply rooted in Christian faith and my heritage in Churches of Christ. You'll hear my vision for continuing to dwell in the Word and in the world on behalf of God’s people, and bring a Spirit-breathed word--through this podcast! This is a message of hope -- for you who are far away and you who are near. Listen in. Resources + Social Media Handles:All of Jen Hale Christy’s LinksWhat to do next:Join our monthly letter listJoin our Patreon CommunityShare this episode! Connect with JenShouts of gratitude to our patron partners!Sarah P, Lauren R, Mark F, Dave H, Steve G, Sheila B, Tom BSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/jenhalechristy)
S1E2: "Divine Border Crossings" with Dr. Jen Hale ChristyWednesday, May 22, 2019PreacHer PodcastPreacHer: Dr. Jen Hale ChristySummary: We begin with the Gospel according to Luke, and things take a sudden, unexpected turn as we learn there’s more than meets the eye in these first few paragraphs. In this episode, we’ll hear divine messages about impossible pregnancies. But that’s not even the most important thing—we’ll discover where and to whom God chooses to go, and what’s required to get there. Whether you’re new to Jesus and the Bible or have studied and believed your whole life, there’s something for you here.Resources + Social Media Handles:All of Jen Hale Christy’s LinksWhat to do next:Join our monthly letter listJoin our Patreon CommunityShare this episode! Connect with JenShouts of gratitude to our patron partners!Sarah P, Lauren R, Mark F, Dave H, Steve G, Sheila BSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/jenhalechristy)
S1E3: “Who Is Jesus?” with Dr. Jen Hale ChristyThursday, May 30, 2019PreacHer PodcastPreacHer: Dr. Jen Hale ChristySummary: We are continuing through the Gospel--the story of the Good News of Jesus--according to Luke, and we are asking the question: who is Jesus?Resources + Social Media Handles:All of Jen Hale Christy’s LinksWhat to do next:Join our monthly letter listJoin our Patreon CommunityShare this episode! Connect with JenShouts of gratitude to our patron partners!Sarah P, Lauren R, Mark F, Dave H, Steve G, Sheila B, Tom BSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/jenhalechristy)
S1E4: "Seriously Though: Who Is Jesus?" with Dr. Jen Hale ChristyWednesday, June 5, 2019PreacHer PodcastPreacHer: Dr. Jen Hale ChristySummary: Jesus’ public ministry is off to a rough start. He’s making friends and healing people and drawing crowds, but he’s also drawing criticism and accusations. Things get real about who he is and what he’s here to do. Listen in.Resources + Social Media Handles:All of Jen Hale Christy’s LinksWhat to do next:Join our monthly letter listJoin our Patreon CommunityShare this episode! Connect with JenShouts of gratitude to our patron partners!Sarah P, Lauren R, Mark F, Dave H, Steve G, Sheila B, Tom BSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/jenhalechristy)
S1E5: "Three Rebukes" with Dr. Jen Hale ChristyWednesday, June 19, 2019PreacHer PodcastPreacHer: Dr. Jen Hale ChristySummary: What do these three have in common: casting out a demon, driving out a fever, and calming a storm? In each of these stories, Jesus rebukes the things that are tormenting us, causing our suffering, or filling us with fear. Jesus has already done the hardest part - now it’s our turn to respond in faith. Resources + Social Media Handles:All of Jen Hale Christy’s LinksWhat to do next:Join our monthly letter listJoin our Patreon CommunityShare this episode! Connect with JenShouts of gratitude to our patron partners!Sarah P, Lauren R, Mark F, Dave H, Steve G, Sheila B, Tom BSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/jenhalechristy)
S1E6: "Welcome To My House" with Dr. Jen Hale ChristyWednesday, June 26, 2019PreacHer PodcastPreacHer: Dr. Jen Hale ChristySummary: You might *think* you’d like Jesus to come over for dinner. But there’s always a lesson, a parable, a rebuke - and you might just be on the receiving end. When it happens, will you resist, or will you learn what you need to learn in order to become who God created you to be?Resources + Social Media Handles:All of Jen Hale Christy’s LinksWhat to do next:Join our monthly letter listJoin our Patreon CommunityShare this episode! Connect with JenShouts of gratitude to our patron partners!Sarah P, Lauren R, Mark F, Dave H, Steve G, Sheila B, Tom BSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/jenhalechristy)
S1E7: "Two Daughters" with Dr. Jen Hale ChristyWednesday, July 17, 2019PreacHer PodcastPreacHer: Dr. Jen Hale ChristySummary: In this bizarre story of two daughters, sickness, death, and hope, we learn the surprising truth about what’s needed for a miracle.Resources + Social Media Handles:All of Jen Hale Christy’s LinksWhat to do next:Join our monthly letter listJoin our Patreon CommunityShare this episode! Connect with JenShouts of gratitude to our patron partners!Sarah P, Lauren R, Mark F, Dave H, Steve G, Sheila B, Tom BSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/jenhalechristy)
S1E8: "The American Dream of Retirement" with Dr. Jen Hale ChristyThursday, July 25, 2019PreacHer PodcastPreacHer: Dr. Jen Hale ChristySummary: Building bigger barns seems like a good idea until it’s not. In this parable, Jesus challenges the wisdom of building up, setting aside, putting away for a future day. We’ll explore what this might mean for us today. Resources + Social Media Handles:All of Jen Hale Christy’s LinksWhat to do next:Join our monthly letter listJoin our Patreon CommunityShare this episode! Connect with JenShouts of gratitude to our patron partners!Sarah P, Lauren R, Mark F, Dave H, Steve G, Sheila B, Tom BSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/jenhalechristy)
S1E9: "Following Where Jesus Leads" with Dr. Amanda PittmanThursday, August 8, 2019PreacHer PodcastPreacHer: Dr. Amanda PittmanSummary: In Luke 9:51, Jesus heads toward Jerusalem, calling his disciples to take up their crosses and follow. But, it turns out there are lots of reasons NOT to join Jesus on the road. What will these disciples ultimately decide to do? And how will we respond to the call of Jesus now?Resources + Social Media Handles:Dr. Amanda Pittman on LinkedInAll of Jen Hale Christy’s LinksWhat to do next:Join our monthly letter listJoin our Patreon CommunityShare this episode! Connect with JenShouts of gratitude to our patron partners!Sarah P, Lauren R, Mark F, Dave H, Steve G, Sheila B, Tom BSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/jenhalechristy)
S1E10: "Bonus!" with Jen Hale ChristyWednesday, November 27, 2019PreacHer PodcastPreacHer: Jen Hale ChristySummary: Cold weather, warm hearts, and grateful vibes. The leaves are gone and gray skies have returned, but there is so much to be thankful for! Season 2 is dropping next week, but I wanted to share a little bonus episode today from my heart to yours. Because I love you. And I’m grateful for you. Enjoy!Resources + Social Media Handles:All of Jen Hale Christy’s LinksWhat to do next:Join our monthly letter listJoin our Patreon CommunityShare this episode! Connect with JenShouts of gratitude to our patron partners!Sarah P, Lauren R, Mark F, Dave H, Steve G, Sheila B, Tom BSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/jenhalechristy)
S2E1: "Be the 70" with Dr. Jen Hale ChristyWednesday, December 4, 2019PreacHer PodcastPreacHer: Jen Hale ChristySummary: Exciting News! Season 2 is here and it’s awesome! Also, more exciting news! As you may know, I’ve been writing and speaking and teaching for many years, and earlier this year started this Podcast. The response to all of this work that I’m so grateful to be part of, has been tremendous—you guys are eager to hear women preach, and talk theology and doubts and church, and be inspired to build bigger tables. Let’s do something together, because God is still at work in the world and the church is the *actual* body of Christ and it matters. It’s time to lean in and level up. Our call is to eat and drink and stay and heal and share. Let’s do this! Resources + Social Media Handles:All of Jen Hale Christy’s LinksWhat to do next:Join our monthly letter listJoin our Patreon CommunityShare this episode! Connect with JenShouts of gratitude to our patron partners!Sarah P, Lauren R, Mark F, Dave H, Steve G, Sheila B, Tom BSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/jenhalechristy)
S2E2: "The Wayward Son and Forgiving Father" with Glenda ThomasWednesday, December 11, 2019PreacHer PodcastPreacHer: Glenda ThomasSummary: Guest Preacher Glenda Thomas joins the PreacHer podcast with a word from the Lord about Luke 15. Glenda takes a story that will be familiar to most, and helps us see things from a new angle as we focus more on the love of the father who forgives and runs to meet his son. Resources + Social Media Handles:Glenda's WebsiteGlenda's IGAll of Jen Hale Christy’s LinksWhat to do next:Join our monthly letter listJoin our Patreon CommunityShare this episode! Connect with JenShouts of gratitude to our patron partners!Sarah P, Lauren R, Mark F, Dave H, Steve G, Sheila B, Tom BSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/jenhalechristy)
S2E3: "Teach Us To Pray" with Katelyn HargraveWednesday, December 18, 2019PreacHer PodcastPreacHer: Katelyn HargraveSummary: When a disciple asks Jesus to teach them how to pray, the disciples get both a seemingly straightforward answer and some odd ones. What does a prayer, a late night ask for bread, a fish and a snake, and a call to ask, seek, and knock have to do with prayer, the Holy Spirit, and the Kingdom of God? Listen in to find out. This episode features guest preacher Katelyn Hargrave of Rochester University (Rochester, MI). Resources + Social Media Handles:Katelyn's WebsiteKatelyn's IGAll of Jen Hale Christy’s LinksWhat to do next:Join our monthly letter listJoin our Patreon CommunityShare this episode! Connect with JenShouts of gratitude to our patron partners!Sarah P, Lauren R, Mark F, Dave H, Steve G, Sheila B, Tom BSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/jenhalechristy)
S2E4: #blessed with Cheryl RussellWednesday, December 25, 2019PreacHer PodcastPreacHer: Cheryl RussellSummary: In this special Christmas edition of the podcast, my dear friend Cheryl Russell joins us all the way from McKinney, Texas. Her sermon centers on Mary in Luke 1.26-56, and we wonder together about our culture of #blessed and how different it might be from Mary's understanding of "blessed." This beautiful sermon will remind us all of the gift and true blessing of Christmas - God moving into the neighborhood to live with us. Resources + Social Media Handles:Follow Cheryl on IGConnect with Cheryl on FBAll of Jen Hale Christy’s LinksWhat to do next:Join our monthly letter listJoin our Patreon CommunityShare this episode! Connect with JenShouts of gratitude to our patron partners!Sarah P, Lauren R, Mark F, Dave H, Steve G, Sheila B, Tom BSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/jenhalechristy)
S2E5: "Questioning Jesus' Authority" with Falon Opsahl BartonWednesday, January 1, 2020PreacHer PodcastPreacHer: Falon Opsahl BartonSummary: Guest PreacHer Falon Opsahl Barton joins the PreacHer podcast after wrestling with a difficult word about Jesus' authority and our own. The sermon is from Luke 20.1-19 Resources + Social Media Handles:Spiritual Formation Blog (where Falon regularly contributes)Follow Falon on IGConnect with Falon on FBAll of Jen Hale Christy’s LinksWhat to do next:Join our monthly letter listJoin our Patreon CommunityShare this episode! Connect with JenShouts of gratitude to our patron partners!Sarah P, Lauren R, Mark F, Dave H, Steve G, Sheila B, Tom BSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/jenhalechristy)
S2E6: "Meeting Jesus" with Cana MooreWednesday, January 8, 2020PreacHer PodcastPreacHer: Cana MooreSummary: Guest PreacHer Cana Moore joins the podcast with a message from Luke 24 where the risen Lord meets the disciples on the Road to Emmaus. Resources + Social Media Handles:Cana on TwitterCana on LinkedInAll of Jen Hale Christy’s LinksWhat to do next:Join our monthly letter listJoin our Patreon CommunityShare this episode! Connect with JenShouts of gratitude to our patron partners!Sarah P, Lauren R, Mark F, Dave H, Steve G, Sheila B, Tom BSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/jenhalechristy)
S2E7: "What Do These Three Have in Common?" with Bethany MooreWednesday, January 15, 2020PreacHer PodcastPreacHer: Bethany MooreSummary: Three stories in Luke 18 teach us that an upside-down kingdom has upside-down values. Guest PreacHer Bethany Moore joins us all the way from Tennessee with a message that turns our expectations upside-down.Resources + Social Media Handles:All of Jen Hale Christy’s LinksWhat to do next:Join our monthly letter listJoin our Patreon CommunityShare this episode! Connect with JenShouts of gratitude to our patron partners!Sarah P, Lauren R, Mark F, Dave H, Steve G, Sheila B, Tom BSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/jenhalechristy)
S2E8: "Crucifying Violence" with Claire AllensworthWednesday, January 22, 2020PreacHer PodcastPreacHer: Claire AllensworthSummary: What can the suffering and senseless violence experienced by Jesus at the crucifixion teach us about the oppression of the marginalized throughout history? Listen in as Guest PreacHer Claire Allensworth shares a poetic word that opens space for us to sit with suffering and recognize the long history of crucifixions that have followed that of Jesus. Luke 22.63-23.56aResources + Social Media Handles:Claire on IGAll of Jen Hale Christy’s LinksWhat to do next:Join our monthly letter listJoin our Patreon CommunityShare this episode! Connect with JenShouts of gratitude to our patron partners!Sarah P, Lauren R, Mark F, Dave H, Sheila B, Tom BSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/jenhalechristy)
S2E9 “The Kingdom of God and Women" with Kelly EdmistonWednesday, January 29, 2020PreacHer PodcastPreacHer: Kelly EdmistonSummary: Jesus and the women. Jesus greeted the women at the tomb, and they were the first ones to preach the Good News. But then what? How did their stories unfold? Jesus trusted women to be the first bearers of the Gospel, and we should too. Kelly preaches powerfully and vulnerably as she shares what happened when she took this text - and us - into her time with God. Listen in. Resources + Social Media Handles:Kelly's IGKelly's BioKelly is a regular contributor on Scot McKnight's Patheos BlogAll of Jen Hale Christy’s LinksWhat to do next:Join our monthly letter listJoin our Patreon CommunityShare this episode! Connect with JenShouts of gratitude to our patron partners:Sarah P, Lauren R, Mark F, Dave H, Steve G, Sheila B, Tom BSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/jenhalechristy)
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Kurtis Rutz

Great content as always! Thank you for sharing your hard work with us. #jenhalechristy #preacher

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