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Lessons in outfoxing religious wolves. We seek to reform religious education so everyone can be spiritually bold, free of manipulation and filled with deep peace. After 20+ years of professional work in religious education and educational nonprofits, hosts Jeff Mallinson (D.Phil. Oxford, philosophy and religion professor, author and speaker) and Stacie Mallinson (former nonprofit development professional, and now certified yoga instructor) realized that how we do religious education leads to ...
 
Join comedian Deborah Frances-White and her special guests as they discuss topics “all 21st century feminists agree on” while confessing their insecurities, hypocrisies and fears that underlie their lofty principles. Deborah Frances-White is the 2016 Writers' Guild Award Winner for Best Radio Comedy for her hit BBC Radio 4 series Deborah Frances-White Rolls the Dice. She is an Edinburgh Fringe regular, screenwriter and is hugely in demand for her corporate seminars.
 
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Discussion of news stories reporting on allegations of sexual assault, misconduct, and mismanagement of a hyper sexualized culture at Concordia Preparatory School, near Baltimore.We laud the courage of the young women who have spoken out bravely about their experiences. How does this all demonstrate system justification theory? What lessons can con…
 
The Guilty FeministPresented by Deborah Frances-White and Jen Brister Episode 258: A Can-Do Attitude with special guest Dr Rola Hallam Recorded 8 June 2021 via Zoom. Released 14 June 2021. The Guilty Feminist theme by Mark Hodge and produced by Nick Sheldon. This Summer, Haagen-Dazs are not holding back, mixing things up with their new DUO experien…
 
In the course of life and death, three in ten are cautious disciples of life. Three in ten are reckless disciples of death. Three in ten chase life but actually veer toward death. Why is this? By worrying too much about staying alive and consuming life’s treasures, they never truly live, yet death catches up with them. Still, I’ve heard of rare ind…
 
The Sage is not closed-minded but considers what ordinary folks have on their minds. I am good to those who are good. I am good to those who are not good. This is the goodness of Te. I hope in those who are hopeful. I hope in those who are hopeless. This is the hope of Te. The Sage is engaged with the world. She brings balance to the world by caref…
 
A discussion of the spirituality of art and whether we ought to pay attention to art created by narcissistic creeps. We discuss the differences between Dali; and Bosch, and between his possible nihilism and what we find wholesome about Taoist artistic depictions of nature. This discussion comes on the heels of our visit to a Dali exposition in Mont…
 
The Guilty FeministPresented by Deborah Frances-White and Catherine Bohart Episode 257: Confrontation with special guest Ashnikko Recorded 4 May 2021 via Zoom. Released 7 June 2021. The Guilty Feminist theme by Mark Hodge and produced by Nick Sheldon. This Summer, Haagen-Dazs are not holding back, mixing things up with their new DUO experience with…
 
Seek academic knowledge and you can accumulate facts day by day. Seek the wisdom of the Tao and you’ll release junk from your life, day by day. Let go of more and more so you can surf the Tao. Surfing the Tao allows you to accomplish anything without forcing everything. If you want to flourish in the world don’t try to control the world. Indeed, if…
 
We introduce our theme which is about the spirituality, ethics, religious guilt, and joys of food and what we take into our bodies. We discuss our almost vegan diet experiment, with the definite exception of oysters. We preview some future topics which will include food cults, fasting, dietary regulations in religious texts, booze, and pharmaceutic…
 
The Guilty FeministPresented by Deborah Frances-White and Alison Spittle Episode 256: Questioning Everything with special guest MiMi Aye and music from Ayanna Witter-Johnson Recorded 4 May 2021 via Zoom. Released 31 May 2021. The Guilty Feminist theme by Mark Hodge and produced by Nick Sheldon. Photo by Callum Baker. https://callumbakerphoto.com Ge…
 
The last in our 12-part series takes us to the question of whether we can heal the world. If we can help heal the world—even as we can’t control it or remake it according to our own clever designs—then how is this to be accomplished by a Taosurfer? Turns out part of the plan of action for the Tao Te Ching is a form of anarchism. We’ll explain a bit…
 
The Guilty FeministPresented by Deborah Frances-White and Susannah Fielding Episode 255: Authenticitywith special guest Pandora Sykes Recorded 11 May 2021 via Zoom. Released 24 May 2021. The Guilty Feminist theme by Mark Hodge and produced by Nick Sheldon. More about Deborah Frances-White http://deborahfrances-white.com https://twitter.com/DeborahF…
 
We sit down with filmmaker Joshua Salzberg and Rev. Matthew González of Lutherans for Racial Justice to talk about racism and the need for diversity and reconciliation in America in general and in the Lutheran world in particular. How ought Christians engage civic life, cultivate hospitality and work toward healing in our churches and the world at …
 
You can know the world without walking out your door. You can glimpse the celestial Tao without looking out your window. The further you run from yourself the less you will know. So the Sage gains insight without needing to travel abroad, knows what’s up before the official story gets published, and wins without playing games.…
 
The Guilty FeministPresented by Deborah Frances-White and Alison Spittle Episode 254: Embarrassmentwith special guest Fern Brady Recorded 6 April March 2021 via Zoom. Released 17 May 2021. The Guilty Feminist theme by Mark Hodge and produced by Nick Sheldon. More about Deborah Frances-White http://deborahfrances-white.com https://twitter.com/Debora…
 
The Guilty FeministPresented by Deborah Frances-White and Jessica Fostekew Episode 253: Wellness Revisitedwith special guests Jonelle Lewis, Dr Stacie CC Graham, Mia Togo, Aisha Nash and music from Amrit Kaur Recorded 13 April March 2021 via Zoom. Released 10 May 2021. The Guilty Feminist theme by Mark Hodge and produced by Nick Sheldon. More about…
 
Peace, joy, happiness & whether we’ve been so focused on bad guys in religious circles that we might be only hostile to institutional religion. After a brief discussion of a student question, we focus (starting min 40) on a poignant email exchange with Tim, who was kind enough to let us reply to his emails verbally, so we could give it the attentio…
 
The Guilty FeministPresented by Deborah Frances-White and Femi Oluwole Episode 252: Noisy and Annoyingwith special guests Oliver Feeley-Sprague, Mathilda Mallinson, Juliet Stevenson and Grace Petrie Recorded 29 April 2021 thanks to Moment House. Released 3 May 2021. The Guilty Feminist theme by Mark Hodge and produced by Nick Sheldon. More about De…
 
The Guilty FeministPresented by Deborah Frances-White and Sophie Duker Episode 251: Being a Super-Allywith special guest Emma Dabiri and music from With What Eyes Recorded 19 April 2021 at Kings Place in London. Released 26 April 2021. The Guilty Feminist theme by Mark Hodge and produced by Nick Sheldon. Photo by Callum Baker. More about Deborah Fr…
 
The Guilty FeministPresented by Deborah Frances-White and Sindhu Vee Episode 250: A Year in Lockdown with guests Maria Bamford and Alison Bechdel and special appearances by Lisa Smosarski, Josie Naughton, Sophie Duker, Jackie Weaver, Alison Spittle, Nicola Coughlan and Grace Petrie. Recorded and live-streamed 11 March 2021 thanks to our good friend…
 
The grand system seems defective. But, it will never malfunction. Grand abundance seems empty. But, it is inexhaustible. Grand justice seems crooked. Grand virtuosity seems unskilled. Grand eloquence seems unlearned. Motion warms us when it’s cold. Stillness cools us when it’s hot. Clarity and stillness bring the world into alignment.…
 
We discuss the journey of Greg Eilers, which involves gender dysphoria growing up, successful work at a conservative Lutheran pastor, resignation from the pastoral office to pursue full transition, including a full range of surgeries and legal name change to Gina, and finally a detransition. This is not an exercise in trans denial. Rather it helps …
 
The Guilty FeministPresented by Deborah Frances-White and Josie Long Episode 249: Arts Emergency with special guest Silé Edwards Recorded 30 March 2021 via Zoom. Released 12 April 2021. The Guilty Feminist theme by Mark Hodge and produced by Nick Sheldon. More about Deborah Frances-White http://deborahfrances-white.com https://twitter.com/DeborahFW…
 
Many of us know people who have been infected by blatant falsehood. Guest Sean Nowlan, a student at Jeff’s university, helps break down what’s going on with foreign powers using online technology to sow disinformation and divide their rival nation. We discussing the connection between American evangelical belief and receptivity to disinformation. W…
 
The Guilty FeministPresented by Deborah Frances-White and Alison Spittle Episode 248: Romany Women with special guests Lolo Jones, Lisa Smith, Riah Knight Recorded 23 February 2021 via Zoom. Released 5 April 2021. The Guilty Feminist theme by Mark Hodge and produced by Nick Sheldon. More about Deborah Frances-White http://deborahfrances-white.com h…
 
The Guilty FeministPresented by Deborah Frances-White and Alison Spittle Episode 247: The UK Policing Billwith special guests Bell Ribeiro-Addy, Gracie Mae Bradley, Patsy Stevenson, Mathilda Mallinson with music from Grace Petrie Recorded 25 March 2021 via Zoom. Released 29 March 2021. The Guilty Feminist theme by Mark Hodge and produced by Nick Sh…
 
Understanding and confronting sexual abuse in the church. Emily Joy was instrumental in starting the Twitter hashtag #CHURCHTOO & has written a book by that same name. We discuss her perspective on the various ways in which American evangelicalism’s way of thinking makes abusive relationships more likely, harder to address, and more painful for tho…
 
The Guilty FeministPresented by Deborah Frances-White In Conversation with Eddie Izzard Recorded 5 March 2020 via Zoom. Released 24 March 2021. The Guilty Feminist theme by Mark Hodge and produced by Nick Sheldon. More about Deborah Frances-White http://deborahfrances-white.com https://twitter.com/DeborahFW https://www.virago.co.uk/the-guilty-femin…
 
The Guilty FeministPresented by Deborah Frances-White and Kemah Bob Episode 246: The Selfwith special guests Edith Bowman and Grace Petrie Recorded 9 February 2020 via Zoom. Released 21 March 2021. The Guilty Feminist theme by Mark Hodge and produced by Nick Sheldon. More about Deborah Frances-White http://deborahfrances-white.com https://twitter.c…
 
Jeff reads an abridgement of Isaac Frazee, Evolove: The Quest and Findings of an Efficiency Expert (1929). This book explores several themes related to the emphases of our podcast. Frazee’s work is largely unknown today but reflects interesting challenges to industrialism, unquestioned capitalism, and religiosity that gets in the way of the way of …
 
The Guilty FeministPresented by Deborah Frances-White and Jo Brand Episode 245: Women in Medicine with special guests Dame Sally Davies and Angela Saini. Recorded 4 March 2021 via Zoom. Released 15 March 2021. With kind thanks to Chris, Adam and everyone at the Science Museum. The Guilty Feminist theme by Mark Hodge and produced by Nick Sheldon. Mo…
 
Anyone who’s come this far with the Tao Te Ching will surely be familiar with the central concept of this chapter. Flowing subtly past obstacles, like water around a boulder, is a natural illustration of a greater principle. Water shows up as a classic example of one of the “softest things” since our ancestors all knew the power of water when it ca…
 
Our guest today is Jonathan Hoyt, who is a Kantor and organist in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, and who also happens to be gay and celibate. Learn how Jonathan has come to exist between two cultural worlds, how he reconciles his faith and sexuality, and why he calls himself gay rather than “same-sex attracted”. This is an exercise in listenin…
 
The Guilty FeministPresented by Deborah Frances-White and Alison Spittle Episode 244: Being a Grown-upwith special guests Marian Keyes and Roxanna Nic Liam Recorded 4 February 2020 via Zoom. Released 8 March 2021. The Guilty Feminist theme by Mark Hodge and produced by Nick Sheldon. Get 25% off your first purchase at Here We Flo by using code GUILT…
 
A keynote lecture Jeff gave to the TriCampus Undergraduate Conference, a collaborative effort of Concordia U., Irvine, Fresno Pacific U., and Pepperdine U. It took place on Saturday, 2/27. Jeff explains how a college education, properly done, can be a helpful tool in pushing back against the crisis of truth and the global gaslighting the powers tha…
 
The Guilty FeministPresented by Deborah Frances-White and Steph Tisdell Episode 243: Invisibilitywith special guest Mel Buttle and music from Grace Petrie Recorded 10 February 2020 at the Miami Marketta on the Gold Coast. Released 1 March 2021. The Guilty Feminist theme by Mark Hodge and produced by Nick Sheldon. Get £20 off an online storytelling …
 
The Guilty Feminist International Women's Day Week Livestream Extravaganza Book now: https://www.events.loopedlive.com/guiltyfeminist Starring your own Deborah Frances-White and her very special guests (some big exciting international ones and some of your fave regulars!) are coming to a screen you already own Thursday 11 March at 8:00pm UK time! I…
 
Following up on last' week’s interview with Steve Baughman, we use comments on Steve Baughman’s video about Ravi Zacharias’ scandalous behavior to illustrate ten informal fallacies. This is not a rehashing of the scandal itself but a closer look at the lack of critical thinking among religious supporters, which enables dangerous behaviors to go unc…
 
The Guilty FeministPresented by Deborah Frances-White and Kemah Bob Episode 242: It’s a Sin with special guests Jill Nalder and Lydia West Recorded 15 February 2021 via Zoom. Released 22 February 2021. The Guilty Feminist theme by Mark Hodge and produced by Nick Sheldon. More about Deborah Frances-White http://deborahfrances-white.com https://twitt…
 
Ravi Zacharias International Ministries Canada shut down this week, in the wake of startling public reports about the heinous deeds of their late founder Ravi Zacharias, world famous apologist (and owner of massage joints). We chat with immigration lawyer, and banjo master Steve Baughman who wrote Coverup in the Kingdom: Phone Sex, Lies, and God’s …
 
Whether you are an atheist or a believer, into Eastern or Western traditions, a physical practice is perhaps the best way to actually experience and realize what it is to surf the Tao. You don’t need to get into some spiritual zone or commune with celestial beings; rather, we’re inviting you time to wake up to reality, allow space for awareness & n…
 
The Guilty FeministPresented by Deborah Frances-White and Jessica Fostekew Episode 241: Feminist Divorcewith special guest Samantha Baines and music from Omahrose and Gemma Berongoy Recorded 27 January 2021 at Kings Place in London. Released 15 February 2021. The Guilty Feminist theme by Mark Hodge and produced by Nick Sheldon. Get 25% off your fir…
 
The Guilty FeministPresented by Deborah Frances-White and Jessica Fostekew Episode 238: Being Overlookedwith special guest Yasmin Benoit and music from ZOZËY Recorded 11 January 2021 via Zoom. Released 8 February 2021. The Guilty Feminist theme by Mark Hodge and produced by Nick Sheldon. Sign up for our Skills Booster Webinars https://guiltyfeminis…
 
Our guest is a recent alumnus from Concordia University and joins the conversation from Nigeria to discuss his insights about the ways in which people try to oppose hate, racism and injustice in the United States. Sometimes, he suggests, we tend to focus on hating injustice but don’t emphasize loving justice. This may have an effect on our emotiona…
 
The Guilty FeministPresented by Deborah Frances-White and Cal Wilson Episode 239: Changewith special guests Fiona Given and Hannah Hudson and music from Grace Petrie Recorded 18 February 2020 at the Isaac Theatre Royal in Christchurch. Released 1 February 2021. The Guilty Feminist theme by Mark Hodge and produced by Nick Sheldon. Sign up for our Sk…
 
We explore coping with trauma and religion through comedy with the help of comedian, writer, actress, and liver-transplant survivor Alyssa Sabo. She shares some of her story and we enjoy reflecting on life in the 90s, purity culture in evangelical America, rollerblading, ghosting church, and the virtues of Costa Rican beaches. Despite being known o…
 
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