Welcome back to the #AskSteveAustin Podcast with Steve Austin. In this bonus episode, Steve talks with Faydra Koenig, Edward Brown, and Janet Austin. PLUS Steve welcomes a special surprise guest co-host.
Welcome to the #AskSteveAustin Podcast. This is the 11th and final episode of the Sermon on the Mount Series, featuring Steve Austin (with Ryan Dunn).
Convinced that social media is increasingly where people gather, Rev. Ryan Dunn seeks to help the church meet the world through online relationship building. He currently serves with United Methodist Communications as the chief blogger, editor, and social media minister for the Rethink Church initiative. His prior work experiences include youth pastor, sports blogger, web marketer, and radio producer.
In this bonus episode of The #AskSteveAustin Podcast, Steve Austin talks with his friend, filmmaker Andie Redwine. The two discuss all the things you’re not supposed to talk about at dinner (mainly faith, politics, and why we should listen to the women).
- Connect with Andie on Twitter and her website.
- Purchase “Paradise Recovered” on Amazon.
- Music by Devin Balram.
- Pre-Order Steve’s new book, Catching Your Breath
- Follow Steve’s blog
- Leave an iTunes review.
- Listen to Steve’s latest interview on The Inglorious Pasterds Podcast
- Articles mentioned in this episode here, here, and here.
This bonus episode of the #AskSteveAustin Podcast includes a few things Steve’s written lately on the topics of rape, religion, and recovery.
Follow Steve Austin’s blog at iamsteveaustin.com today.
Pre-order Catching Your Breath.
Steve Austin’s friend, Bec Ray (The Aussie Princess), joins the podcast for another look at The Sermon on the Mount! We’ll talk about mental health, justice, & and retaliation.
- Jesus is Big Down Under
- Jesus is Sassy AF
- We’re all One Decision away from Being in Prison
Bec Ray is training to be a sassy Anglican priest in Perth, Western Australia. She’s worked in parish churches and as a chaplain in women’s prisons (she likes a captive audience for her preaching). Bec is a liberal Anglo-Catholic which means she likes to affirm everyone except those she disagrees with. She likes the bells and smells of high liturgy and the prayers are written down in a book by someone much holier than she.
Matthew 5: 38-42 “Here’s another old saying that deserves a second look: ‘Eye for eye, tooth for tooth.’ Is that going to get us anywhere? Here’s what I propose: ‘Don’t hit back at all.’ If someone strikes you, stand there and take it. If someone drags you into court and sues for the shirt off your back, giftwrap your best coat and make a present of it. And if someone takes unfair advantage of you, use the occasion to practice the servant life. No more tit-for-tat stuff. Live generously.
Connect with Bec:
In Episode 79 of the #AskSteveAustin Podcast with Steve Austin, Dr. Holly Oxhandler joins Steve to talk about salt and light. This continues our series on The Sermon on the Mount.
Dr. Holly Oxhandler is the Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development and an Assistant Professor at Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work. Holly studies religion/spirituality, health and mental health, and is especially interested in whether and how mental and behavioral health therapists discuss their client’s religious/spiritual beliefs in treatment. She developed and validated the Religious/Spiritually Integrated Practice Assessment Scale, has written for numerous academic journals, and her research has been featured in the Washington Post, Consumer Affairs, Religion News Service, Baptist News Global, and more.
Holly lives in Waco, TX with her husband, Cory, and the couple has two children: Callie (2012) and Oliver (2016). She loves to read, paint, meditate, learn about others’ stories over a cup of coffee, and most of all, spend time with her loved ones.
On this bonus episode of the #AskSteveAustin Podcast, Steve Austin chats with participants in the Pilgrimage to Pando, sponsored by Pando Populus and the Western Aspen Alliance. What is Pando? Why does it matter? Why does everyone from an Episcopal priest to a Muslim rapper to Maria Shriver and the Gangsta Gardener care so much about 106 acres of woods in Utah? Listen to this episode to find out.
In this episode:
- Jihad Turk
- Geneva Bielenberg
- Sheila McKeithen
- John Cobb
- Pouria Montazeri
- Myokei Caine-Barrett
- Davia Rivka
- Gregory Ellison
- Will Crossley
- Ron Finley
- Mona Haydar
- Claire Robinson
- Mark Sears
Find out more at PandoPopulus.com
Music by BenSound
This bonus episode of the #AskSteveAustin Podcast features Steve Austin’s latest talk at Restore Alabaster. Check out this candid discussion on shame, suicide prevention, and creating a safe community.
In Episode 78 of the #AskSteveAustin Podcast, Steve Austin talks with Brad Polley, co-host of the Inglorious Pasterds Podcast. In this episode, we talk about the Beatitudes, the meaning of “righteousness”, and spanking the monkey.
- The Beatitudes and Masturbation
- Spanking the Monkey with Brad Polley
- The REAL Reason Paul went Blind
- The Beatitudes: Who Cares?
- I don’t think Joel Osteen preaches on this very often.
- What’s about to come after this is completely upside down and backward. Nothing about this is how society works.
- Blessed are the poor in spirit? Blessed are those who mourn? The modern church doesn’t believe any of this.
- “There’s more opportunity for God when you’re at the end of your rope.” What are you even talking about?
- The Kingdom of God is a completely upside down reality. The path of Jesus is the path of downward mobility.
- Grace is a level playing field, whether you like it or not.
- “Grace isn’t opposed to hard work, but it is opposed to earning.” Dallas Willard
- You can’t buy or earn your way into God’s Kingdom.
- When you’re poor, you don’t have much to defend.
- When you’re mourning or meek or a peacemaker, you aren’t trying to defend things.
- We mentally ascent to these words, but we keep them at arm’s length.
- What does “righteousness” mean? I think Jesus is talking about an inner posture.
- If you deal with the internal life, the external life will take care of itself.
- Prohibition just increases the temptation.
- When righteousness is your posture, everything else takes care of itself.
- “To the extent that you live in fear, that is the extent to which you don’t know that you are loved.” -Paul Young
- Sometimes hungering and thirsting for righteousness might be calling the therapist.
- Music by: Act of Congress
Welcome to episode 77 of the #AskSteveAustin podcast with Steve Austin, featuring Rev. Liz Edman. In this episode, we’ll be talking about The Beatitudes, Scandal, and the Queerness of God. The Reverend Liz Edman is a New Yorker, by way of Arkansas. She’s a political strategist, Episcopal Priest, and author of Queer Virtue: What LGBTQ People Know About Life and Love and How It Can Revitalize Christianity.
- Sojourners Article on Queer Eye
- Matthew 5
- Steve Austin’s article, “When You Feel Ashamed, Remember this 1 Thing”