The De/Reconstructing Parentwith Sarah Turner & Karen Clark
Sarah Turner and Karen Clark take the hosting reins to share their de/reconstructing faith journey and how, primarily through parenting, they began to rethink who God is and their approach to scripture, church, and ministry.
From Harry Potter and the college years to church life – the good, the bad, and the ugly, they talk about how parenting for connection and living an honest relationship with a loving God, is the most transformative thing we can do in our lives, our kids lives, and in ministry.
“A big part of deconstructing was to find out what Jesus said to me, not (what) my parents said, or some teacher said, but ‘Jesus, what are you saying to me?’” Sarah
“It’s been a little scary at times (learning) to be content in not having all the answers…I don’t have to know the why, I can just trust my Father.” Sarah
“It’s not safe to share, most of the time, in church.” Karen
“We don’t have to believe everything we are taught.” Karen
“A few years ago, I decided that everybody’s doing the best they can. And it’s super helpful because it takes the pressure off of me to have to judge everybody.” Karen
“When you stop reading the bible through the lens of judgment, you stop being so judgmental.” Sarah
Podcast intro and outro music by Wilde Assembly
Sarah Turner Follower of Jesus, in love with @pastorderekt mother to @caro.turn & @kaaatters, owner of Milo, pastor @rivercharlotte.
Karen Clark Wife, mom, daughter, and friend. Karen and Jason live in North Carolina with their three children and a dog named Indigo.
To Learn More About Karen’s Work with The Dream Center, READ THE ARTICLE BELOW
I Was Born to Do This
Then we walked down the streets of JT Williams, a struggling community, to pick up twenty or so sweet kids. We took them to their local school parking lot, gave them a snack, told a Bible story, played games, and worked on a craft together. I loved it.