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Two events have our attention. First, a new documentary about reality TV’s Dugger family is exposing the ugly side of the Christian fundamentalism, patriarchy, and legalism taught by Bill Gothard’s ministry. And, Christian broadcaster and pillar of the Religious Right, Pat Robertson, died this week at 93. Was there a link between the popularity of Gothard and Robertson for a whole generation of American Christians? Then, New Testament scholar Nijay Gupta talks about his new book “Tell Her Story: How Women Led, Taught, and Ministered in the Early Church.” And he participates in an unexpected therapy session with Skye about their shared background. Also this week—Kaitlyn is learning German, book bans backfire on the Bible in Utah, and Phil rescues pets from fallen ministry leaders.

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0:00 - Intro


1:38 - Show Starts


2:27 - Theme Song


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4:01 - Kaitlyn learning German


7:16  - Bible banned in schools


15:00 - Shiny Happy People and Pat Robertson




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51:30 - Interview Intro


52:58 - Nijay Gupta 

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1:05:20 Women in the Old Testament


1:11: 21 Women in Rome


1:19:59 Paul and pragmatism


1:27:22   - End Credits

Links mentioned in news segment:


Utah parent upset by book bans gets Bible pulled from school shelves to expose ‘bad faith process’ -

Reading for the Love of God: How to Read as a Spiritual Practice by Jessica Hooten Wilson -


The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt - 


WITH by Skye Jethani -

Other resources:


Tell Her Story: How Women Led, Taught, and Ministered in the Early Church by Nijay Gupta


The Making of Biblical Womanhood: How the Subjugation of Women Became Gospel Truth by Beth Allison Barr -

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