Questions and Responses

Faith, Prayer and Leaving a Punitive God

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A month ago we invited you to ask questions, you did. This podcast was our response to a handful of those questions…

In this episode, Thomas and Jason discussed their faith journeys while responding to questions regarding Judas and hell, how to navigate push back from those who think differently, how to pray without ceasing and without desperation, and finally, what core thoughts about God have we changed in the last ten years.

Both highlighted how they have moved from a punishment focused faith to a restorative focused faith. Both noted how a restorative God changes the way they interact with those who disagree and how it has affected their prayer lives. They discussed a faith in God’s goodness that empowers us to navigate disappointment and highlighted the difference between empathy and compassion.

Quotes:

“Are we willing to live in the mystery of not knowing something while believing He is good.” Jason
“Everything is built on the love of Jesus.” Thomas
“I am not here to convince you of a legal matter, I am here to convince you of a love matter” Jason Clark
“It is ok to question and to doubt.” Thomas
“The best answer I have today is so small compared to what he’s like tomorrow.” Jason
“No growth or transformation will occur if the other person doesn’t feel safe.” Thomas

Podcast intro and outro music by Wilde Assembly

Thomas Floyd is a psychotherapist that loves to chat about the intersectionality of faith and psychology. He passionately pursues the belief that being spiritually mature means also being emotionally mature. He lived in Chile for the first 11 years of his life and now lives with his wife Sarah in North Carolina. He is an enneagram enthusiast, a theology junky, and a sports FANATIC.

Jason Clark is a writer, speaker, and lead communicator at A Family Story ministries. His mission is to encourage sons and daughters to grow sure in the love of an always-good heavenly Father. He and his wife, Karen, live in North Carolina with their three children.

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