Enough! Saying NO to Performance Culture
Guest: Allie Beth Stuckey; Talking about Systemic Racism
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Segment #1: Interview with Allie Beth Stuckey
Allie Beth started her podcast 3 years ago as a way to address current events and culture from a conservative, Christian worldview.
Allie became interested in a deeper, more intellectual pursuit of her faith in high school and college with authors such as C.S. Lewis and Tim Keller. Some favorite influential books include: Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, Surprised by Joy (Lewis) and The Reason for God (Keller).
The most formative Truth that Allie learned (and that everyone needs to learn!) is the fundamental reality of Genesis 1:1! She encouraged us that it's never too early and it's never too late for discipleship! It's so important to catechize our children!
Allie said she wrote her book for women who've been misled into thinking the Gospel is that you need to love yourself more. This is not the Gospel! The book addresses 5 myths that women are hearing from the culture and Allie combats these lies with Scripture, sound theology, and her own personal story.
How is Social Justice/CRT related to this issue of the "cult of self-affirmation"? There are many ties and in one word: godlessness--the common thread being the mindset that we are going to be our own gods and we are going to determine our own truth.
What is a Biblical perspective of self-care? Get off the pendulum/hamster wheel altogether! Your taking care of yourself, your need for rest and rejuvenation as a finite human being, comes through knowing who your Shepherd is...this changes our motivation from selfishness/self-service to a place of wanting to glorify God in whatever we do, whether it's in rest or activity.
Nancy Pearcy's book, Love Thy Body, addresses current cultural messages related to the body and mind.
Monique was a guest on Allie Beth's podcast several months ago. Check it out!
Be sure to pick up a copy of Allie Beth's book: You're Not Enough (and That's Okay)
Allie Beth's podcast, Relatable, can be found on YouTube or wherever you listen to podcasts:
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Segment #2: Social Justice Conversation
We had an engaging conversation with a viewer during the live chat and addressed concepts of systemic racism, white privilege/black privilege, and Biblical definitions of love.
Check out a previous conversation we had with Dr. Pat Sawyer on Systemic Racism:
Book recommended by Monique, Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed
Krista and Monique tackled issues of justice and caring for the poor in their 3-part teaching series from the book of Amos:
Krista discussed issues of the Law and the Gospel in her interview on the Kindled Podcast:
Segment #2 Resources
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