Steve & Tammy celebrate Beyond the Pale's first year exploring life and faith through the lens of pilgrimage. Along the way the look at the highlights of 2016 as well as what 2017 has in store. The episode is a reminder that Beyond the Pale is a resource for those who see faith as a journey and a reminder that you are not alone.
Steve Barker tells us how theology and even "loving God" can become exhausting and what we can do about it. Along the way Steve suggests I view Matthew 5 "the old American way" and we close the show by discussing The Shack.
9:15- Matthew 5 "the old American way"
13:05- Theology that is exhausting
25:35- "Loving Jesus" can be exhausting as well
29:40- Fear as a tool for control
33:44- How shame keeps us in line
36:24- Discussing The Shack
Former church pastor Steve Barker sits down with Steve & Tammy to share how he left the "Sunday morning church" in order to find church in the life and people around him.
5:50- God's "clear" Biblical model?
11:15- How "no manipulation" changed everything
17:58- It's all about relationship
21:03- The current system ain't so bad
29:28- Tammy's thoughts on leaving church
37:22- Releasing control
40:59- New thoughts on "grace"