What should true church leadership look like? Is it authority-based or influence-based? Plus, Rachel Held Evans (author of Inspired and Searching for Sunday) is our Heretic of the Week.
- 00:20 – Introduction.
- 03:38 – Text to the Hotline asking about an episode on the damage from the Evangelical church towards women and homosexuality.
- 06:07 – Did Jesus have a romantic or sexual life?
- 07:20 – Text from a listener about angels, demons, and demon possession.
- 11:41 – Introduction to our Heretic of the Week: Rachel Held Evans.
- 14:45 – Why Rachel is considered a heretic: Once she referred to God with a female pronoun, she doesn’t use the word inerrant to describe the Bible, and she is gay-affirming.
- 16:30 – Jesus addressing human institutions including the Sabbath and Marriage.
- 18:27 – Divorce and women.
- 20:49 – Law and Love.
- 24:10 – Rachel’s new book about the Bible, Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again.
- 26:43 – Jewish interpretations of scripture.
- 30:17 – Rachel’s background with deconstruction and reconstruction.
- 41:20 – Navigating paradigm shifts with a spouse.
- 43:19 – Idea of men being the spiritual leaders.
- 45:59 – The women in Jesus’s life.
- 48:55 – End of interview.
- 49:50 – What is a leader?
- 56:37 – Leadership in the kingdom is serving.
- 1:00:40 – The ideas of pastors and clergy.
- 1:03:25 – Influence.
- 1:14:54 – Mimetic theory and pastors. Pastors as scapegoats.
- 1:19:00 – First century church.
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