God Help Us Category

God Help Us – Healing Centered Politics


Listen to black women – we’ve never steered you wrong. In this episode, Annie talks with Pastor Lyvonne Proverbs, a body- and sex-positive writer, preacher, poet, pastor, transformational speaker, seminar leader, consultant, and entrepreneur. She is the founder of beautiful scars and the @WereSurthrivors campaign, a digital platform for black Christian women who are also […]

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God Help Us – Spiritual Abuse


Abuse of all kinds will continue until we begin to fully recognize the image of God in each individual. In this episode, Annie talks with the Reverend Ashley Easter about spiritual and sexual abuse. Ashley is a Christian feminist, writer, speaker, television producer, news pundit, ordained reverend, and abuse-victim advocate who educates churches and secular […]

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God Help Us – LGBTQ+Christian


We want to change this narrative that queer youth are somehow not a part of the body of Christ In this episode, Annie talks with Dr. Jun Young, a communications expert, speaker, teacher, consultant, and founder of ZUM Communications. He is also the founder and director of a new ministry called Beloved Arise that supports […]

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God Help Us – Rewilding Our Politics


We suffer under this fundamental idea of separation – that we can do harm to land, that we can do harm to others, and that it somehow isn’t going to affect us. In anticipation of the upcoming winter solstice in the northern hemisphere, Annie is here with ecotheologian and spiritual guide Mary DeJong. Mary is […]

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God Help Us – Origin Stories


If Thanksgiving is anything, it’s a recognition of our dependence and the ways our lives are bound up in the lives of other people. For this very special Thanksgiving episode, Annie is joined by Dr. Brian Bantum, Neal F. and Ila A. Fisher Professor of Theology at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Chicago (though he lives […]

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#ThankYouPatrons Day


In the spirit of making all of November an extension of Thanksgiving – from gratitude to regular doses of comfort food – today is #ThankYouPatrons day on Patreon. Thank you to those of you who are financial supporters of God Help Us. It wouldn’t be possible without you!  Thank you for your support and have […]

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God Help Us – You Know You


If you’re afraid to ask the question, that’s probably the question you should be asking. In the first part of this very special episode, I join Coastland Commons for their monthly gathering to talk about the significance of personal story and the importance of trusting our instincts. In the first segment, Dani Forbess and I […]

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God Help Us – Good* White Christian


White pseudo-supremacy is that systemic, it’s that invisible – it’s something that we can’t all see, but it’s happening nonetheless. In this episode, Annie talks with Kerry Connelly, a writer, Certified Life Coach, author of the blog Jerseygirl, JESUS, and host of the podcast White on White, which reimagines white identity apart from pseudo-supremacy. Kerry […]

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God Help Us – Masculinity & Belonging


I wanted to figure out if the ways I had been taught to believe and practice Christianity had been wrong. In this episode of God Help Us, Annie talks with Myles Markham about defining masculinity and finding belonging.  Myles is a community organizer, theology nerd, and is working on his MA in practical theology at […]

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Bonus Episode – We Haven’t Given Up


There are religions that make you question, am I worthy of God’s love and approval? Am I worthy of the church’s love and approval? And contrary to that I think, um, is religion worthy of my love and approval? Out today on the God Help Us feed is a preview of a very special bonus […]

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