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Curiously Kaitlyn

Author: Kaitlyn Schiess

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Do you have questions about theology, the Bible, or the church that you’re too afraid to ask? Tired of pastors and scholars using unfamiliar language or overly complicated explanations? Curiously, Kaitlyn is a weekly podcast hosted by author and theologian Kaitlyn Schiess that tries to make theology accessible, meaningful, and fun. Each week, you’ll hear a kid ask a theology question–sometimes serious, sometimes silly–and Kaitlyn will interview a scholar to help answer it (without all the academic jargon). Together, Kaitlyn and her guest discover that this one simple question opens up big theological ideas that can impact our lives, shape our view of God, and understand Scripture in a new way. Whether you're reminiscing about your own childhood curiosities or simply seeking a refreshing take on faith, tune in and rediscover the joy of learning with "Curiously Kaitlyn.”
11 Episodes
Theologian Matthew Emerson joins Kaitlyn to answer a surprisingly complicated question: Where did Jesus go when he died on the cross? Dr. Emerson gives us a simple answer that opens up lots of other questions: What is the “Paradise” Jesus talks about on the cross? What did Jesus do while he was there? Plus, Dr. Emerson helps us think about the theology all Christians share vs. the theological questions that can divide us. - Sponsor - Magic Spoon - Go to and use code CURIOUS to get $5 off Picture of Torcello
Is God a boy or a girl?

Is God a boy or a girl?


One of the most common Sunday school questions is also a really contentious one! Theologian Fellipe Do Vale joins Kaitlyn to tackle the question: Is God a boy or a girl? Wrapped up in that one question are lots of other important questions: How is God like (and unlike) us? What does it mean to be a boy or a girl? Why is this such a contentious question? Dr. Do Vale helps us think through this question in a way that glorifies God, honors humans made in God’s image, and helps us keep asking more questions! Sponsor - Hiya Health - Go to to receive 50% off your first order
Theologian Fred Sanders joins Kaitlyn to answer a very important and very common question for Christians: what is going on with the Trinity? Dr. Sanders explains why the Trinity is so important for understanding the gospel, why analogies for the Trinity aren’t usually helpful, and how God can exist as three persons (and what “persons” means!).
Kaitlyn is joined by theologian Marc Cortez to answer the question: What will my grandma look like in heaven? Will she look like I remember her, or will she look younger? Kaitlyn and Dr. Cortez also discuss other questions about our life in eternity: How old will we be? Will we be the same gender? Will we recognize each other? Dr. Cortez also teaches us why these questions are surprisingly important for understanding humans, God, and God’s plan for creation.
Biblical scholar (and Holy Post pundit!) Dr. Amy Peeler joins Kaitlyn to tackle the question of a budding theologian: Why does Paul say that men are made in the image of God, and not women? (Does Paul say that?) Kaitlyn and Dr. Peeler cover this important question, as well as some others: Who is Paul and why do we care what he thinks? What does the Bible say about women? How should we handle places in Scripture that seem to contradict?
Theologian Brad East joins Kaitlyn to answer a really important question we have probably all asked: how do we know that the Bible is true? Dr. East also answers questions we might not think to ask but that are also really important: What is the Bible? How did we get it? How are we supposed to read it? We learn three analogies for understanding what the Bible is, some guidelines for how to read it well, and some encouragement to stay curious about passages that are confusing or challenging.
This week theologian Beth Felker Jones joins Kaitlyn to answer a question most of us have probably wondered about: Is God everywhere? And if God is everywhere, why can’t we see God? Dr. Jones explains how God is different from everything God made, how we really will see God “face to face” one day, and how we actually can see God now. Plus, our first “Greatest Moments in Sunday School History” segment!   Sponsor - Brazos Press, Christian books that further conversations and inspire wonder - Go to to get 30% off your next Brazos book purchase!  
Kaitlyn is joined by biblical scholar Dru Johnson this week to answer some very practical questions about Adam and Eve: were they created as babies or adults? How did they know about babies? How would Eve have even known she was pregnant? Along the way, we’ll discuss how to read confusing biblical texts, how to ask good questions of the Bible, and why Genesis is so concerned with procreation.
Kaitlyn is joined by theologian Christa McKirland to answer this week’s question, “Why do humans not have superpowers? I’d like to fly.” This might sound like a silly question, but it opens up a whole bunch of important theological ideas: why humans were made as dependent creatures, what the “image of God” really means, and what our resurrected bodies will be like. Plus, Christa argues that we actually do have superpowers! (What are they? You’ll have to listen to find out.)
Kaitlyn sits down with Dr. Daniel Hill to answer this week's question, "How come no one is perfect and how was Jesus perfect, even though humans are not supposed to be perfect?" It may seem obvious that of course humans aren't supposed to be perfect, but what are we missing when we define our humanity by our sinfulness? What if there is more to the story? What does it actually mean to be truly human?



Here is the trailer for Kaitlyn Schiess's new podcast, Curiously Kaitlyn! It'll make you laugh. It'll make you cry. It'll make you actually be able to understand profound theological truths like never before! Follow today so you don't miss out!
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Alva Emma

Great. I will give it for my child to try it.

Apr 12th