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How to Have An Enemy: Interview with Melissa Florer-Bixler (Ep 33)

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The latest from our podcast Resist and Restore!

In this Episode:

Interview with pastor and author Melissa Florer-Bixler. Jonny interviews Melissa on her new book “How to Have an Enemy.” They delve into ideas about enemies, the reign of God, communal formations as seen in blessings and woes, what we do with our hatred toward enemies, ICE agents and immigrants in the same church, even what the four horsemen of the apocalypse might actually be. It’s a rich interview with tons of great conversation. Also in this episode, pastor’s talk about what inerrancy means and the heavy Enlightenment influence commonly placed upon our present readings of the Bible. Later, a little Spiritual Show and Tell: Twitter has some soul-nourishment, the Dixie Chicks “Wide Open Spaces,” retreats and longing for a new season of gathering in new ways, Mission Year and the Simple Way.

Notes

Melissa Florer-Bixler:

Ben’s campfire anthem for his heart’s current needs: “Wide Open Spaces” by the Chicks: https://youtu.be/dom7VlltBUc

Julie spent time with our friends at the The Simple Way and Mission Year

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Resist and Restore is a podcast by Circle of Hope. We’re extending the table of our dialogue! Tune in bi-weekly as the Circle of Hope pastors—Rachel, Ben, Julie, and Jonny—sit down to dialogue about faith, God, Jesus, the spiritual life, and everything in between. Available on Spotify, iTunes/Apple Music, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and more.

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