196- The Identity Series: I Am Redeemed with guest, Branson Parler

Posted by: WCSG & Hole In My Heart Podcast | Friday, April 21st, 2023 (12:09pm)

Today, Laurie, Matt, & Steve continue the identity series by exploring the deep-rooted need to know we are redeemed. Why? How? They ask these questions and more of their guest, theologian and author, Branson Parler.



They also explore…

—What if we feel we are too far gone to be redeemed?

—How does suffering play into this conversation?

—How does all of this help us walk with friends who wrestle with gender?



“In last couple of years, God said to me, ‘Are you anchored in who I am or in who you are? Will you walk away from your job as a tenured professor of theology at a college to do this new thing I am calling you to that is going to serve the church? … Will you let go of this and walk into any room confident because you are a child of God?’” —Dr. Branson Parler

“A key myth in our world is that we can resolve suffering. ‘There are ways we can *now* get rid of all that.’ Unfortunately, a lot of churches perpetuated this notion: ‘If you just prayed this way you wouldn’t have dysphoria or have this sense that there is no alignment!’ … When I look at the body of Jesus, it is a suffering body. It is a body that goes through cross and resurrection. … [However] I can’t say that to somebody who is wrestling with questions of gender identity if I have not myself asked, ‘How is Jesus calling me to take up my cross?’” —Dr. Branson Parler


HIMH Show Notes: https://lauriekrieg.com/podcast/

Learn More About HIMH: https://lauriekrieg.com/podcast/

Find Branson’s ministry here: https://www.thefoundrygr.org

Read his book here: https://www.amazon.com/Every-Bodys-Story-Marriage-Singleness/dp/031012459X

Referenced- Branson’s other episodes with HIMH. Find “How to Talk with the Kids” here”: https://lauriekrieg.com/podcast/how-to-talk-with-the-kids/

Find “The Problems with Polyamory” here: https://lauriekrieg.com/podcast/the-problems-with-polyamory-with-dr-branson-parler/

Referenced -conversation with Pete Scazerro, too. Find “How to Be Emotionally Healthy” here: https://lauriekrieg.com/podcast/how-to-be-emotionally-healthy-with-pete-scazzero/

Referenced- Embodied by Preston Sprinkle. Find it here: https://www.amazon.com/Embodied-Transgender-Identities-Church-Bible/dp/0830781226


* This podcast and its content are designed and intended to provide a place for conversation. Topics and advice covered in this podcast should not be taken as professional medical advice or emotional or spiritual counsel. If you or a loved one needs professional help, they should seek a licensed professional. The views covered and discussed in this podcast do not necessarily reflect those of WCSG radio or Cornerstone University. Ideas presented are not necessarily endorsed by WCSG radio or Cornerstone University.


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