Content Warning: In this episode, we talk about suicide, self-harm, and abortion.
Welcome to Episode 58, a special Good Friday episode of The #AskSteveAustin Podcast. If you’re in a hard time, experiencing a dark night of the soul, wondering where on earth God has gone, you are welcome here.
This episode originally aired on CXMH Podcast for Good Friday 2017, as a way for friends of the show to stand with us in the tension between crucifixion and resurrection, acknowledging that there are parts of our stories that still haven’t been healed. The truth is, at some point, we’ve all found ourselves looking for God in the darkness.
–Let The Darkness Shape You by L.J. Vanier (read by Steve Austin)
–We Don’t Talk About This On Good Friday by Sarah Simmons
–Trusting Through the Suck by Steve Austin
–Pierced By a Song by Rev. Liz Edman
–When Jesus Comes Into Our Great Sadness by William Paul Young
–The Work of the People by Stephanie Gates
–Stigma by Dan from Canada
–A Litany for Survival by Audre Lorde (read by Grace Sandra)
–Take and Eat by J.J. Landis
–Finding God in the Tension by Robert Vore
Sarah Simmons is a writer, learner and creative mess. She’s been an accidental youth pastor, and helped run a mentoring program for church leaders. She’s in love with redemption, pancakes and fish tacos. (Website) (Twitter)
Liz Edman is an Episcopal priest, a political strategist, and the author of Queer Virtue: What LGBTQ People Know About Life and Love and How It Can Revitalize Christianity. This year, she created and co-organized Glitter+Ash Wednesday, a project to increase the visibility of progressive, queer-positive Christians. She lives in New York City with her two awesome sons. (Website) (Facebook) (Twitter)
Stephanie Gates writes, edits, and raises a bunch of kids in Denver, Colorado. (Website)
JJ Landis is the author of Some Things You Keep: Letting go. Holding on. Growing up., a memoir about growing up after the suicide of her mother. She writes about parenting, marriage, and getting through the day. (Website) (Twitter)