Uncommontary
Uncommontary
Marty Duren
Conversations. Clarity.
Kristin Kobes Du Mez—Jesus and John Wayne, Ep57
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Nov 23
37 min
Scott Sauls—A Gentle Answer, Ep56
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Jul 6
37 min
Walter Strickland—Kingdom Diversity, Ep55
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Jun 30
43 min
Scott Coley—Systemic Racism and Systemic Injustice, Ep54
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Jun 16
56 min
How I Came to Love Justice, Ep53
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Jun 8
40 min
Kathryn Freeman and Barnabas Piper—Minnesota Burning, Ep52
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May 29
40 min
Aimee Byrd—The Discipleship of Men and Women, Ep51
Subscribe via Apple Podcasts • Subscribe via Spotify • Subscribe via Google Play Music • Subscribe via RSS • Subscribe via Stitcher • Subscribe via Overcast • Subscribe in Castbox • Subscribe via Android • Subscribe via PodBean • Subscribe via iHeartRadio • Subscribe via Player FM Aimee Byrd is an author, speaker, blogger, podcaster, and former coffee shop owner. Aimee is author of several books, including Housewife Theologian (P&R, 2013), Theological Fitness (P&R, 2015), No Little Women (P&R, 2016),  Why Can’t We Be Friends? (P&R, 2018). Her latest is Recovering from Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (P&R, 2020). Her articles have appeared in First Things, Table Talk, Modern Reformation, By Faith, New Horizons, Ordained Servant, and others. She is the cohost of Mortification of Spin podcast for The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals and regularly blogs there as well. Aimee and her husband have three children and reside in Brunswick, Maryland. Author and theologian Aimee Byrd joins host Marty Duren in a conversation about men, women, the Bible, and the Church.
May 19
37 min
Kevin Smith—Black in America, Ahmaud Arbery, and Biblical Justice, Ep50
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May 12
50 min
John C. Richards Jr—Pursuing Justice for Ahmaud Arbery, Ep49
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May 12
34 min
Jay Kim—Analog Church: The Better Way of Discipleship, Ep48
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Apr 28
37 min
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