Absurdity with Ryan Becker

--- Ryan Becker ---

An exploration of the absurd in religion, social justice, and what it means to be a Christian.
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Latest Episodes…

  1. A95 Antisemistism and How Prejudice Drives Theology with Zack Payne

    The Wakonda Recordings part 3! Zack Payne, a pastor in Wisconsin, joins Stephen Hall and me to discuss the true motivations and historical reasons the Sabbath was changed, the rampant antisemitism in Christianity's history, how prejudice is currently driving our theology today, and what we can do about it. Music ...


  2. A94 Abuse Mentality with Sarah McDugal

    he Wakonda Recordings continue! Sarah McDugal, an abuse recovery coach, author, and international speaker -- shares stories from abuse victims who have received absurd advice from their spiritual leaders, we talk about the myths around forgiveness and reconciliation in regards to abuse, and we address the oft-cited "Matthew 18 Method" ...


  3. A93 Fighting Sexual Abuse in the Church with Jennifer Jill Schwirzer

    A long-awaited guest joins us this week thanks to a serendipitous meeting in Wisconsin! Jennifer Jill Schwirzer is a licensed counselor and someone who has seen firsthand the damage that sexual abuse and assault causes. She works with an organization called The Bucket Brigade where victims can report sexual abuse ...


  4. A92 Can We Trust Independent Ministries

    We dive into the world of Independent Ministries! These are ministries not officially run by the denomination itself, but run alongside them. We talk about what they are, their pros and cons, their role in the church and in influencing church culture, and whether or not we should trust them. ...


  5. A91 19th Century Framework in a 21st Century World

    Missiology is defined as "the study of religious (typically Christian) missions and their methods and purposes." We talk about Adventism's mission and methods and discuss what we wish Adventism would update in its rhetoric, function, form, and beliefs. For our non-SDA listeners, we invite you to do the same thought ...