Strong Women Podcast
Sarah Stonestreet and Erin Kunkle
S3 4: A Woman in a Man’s World With Mandy Birch
January 25, 2023
Listener Mandy Birch served in the military as an engineer for 30 years and now works in quantum computing, fields typically thought of as masculine. God has used Mandy’s love of adventure and doing the hard things to show her how to overcome obstacles, extend charity to others, learn to make allies, and embrace her own limits. Join Erin and Sarah as they talk with Mandy, whose story demonstrates that God’s design is big enough to encompass different giftings and callings.
Born Again This Way
Rachel Gilson, author of Born Again This Way, has experienced same-sex attraction since she was a young woman. After coming to Jesus as a student at Harvard, Rachel shares how she learned to trust and obey God even when it's hard. Rachel also shares how to think well about our desires and submit them to Christ. We learn from Rachel how to approach the topic of homosexuality with thoughtfulness, truth, and compassion.
About Strong Women Podcast
Today’s narrative surrounding womanhood is characterized by extremes, each decrying the other as shallow, misguided, or unfulfilling. The Strong Women Podcast represents a community of women coming together to explore a third way: a deeper vision that affirms the origins, humanity, value, and creativity of women. With the insights of our varied guests, we encourage fellow strong women to step confidently into their shared calling and unique gifts.
About Sarah Stonestreet and Erin Kunkle
Erin Kunkle is a speaker and the co-host of the Strong Women podcast for the Colson Center. She co-founded MAVEN three years ago with her husband, Brett—a movement to equip the next generation to know truth, pursue goodness, and create beauty. She also co-hosts the MAVEN Parent podcast. Erin received her bachelor’s degree in social science with an emphasis in political science from Biola University. She and her husband have five children and two granddaughters. They live in Southern California.
Sarah Stonestreet is the co-host of the Strong Women podcast, a podcast that explores God’s design for women through women’s stories. Sarah delights in the wonder of learning. She particularly enjoys the stories of history, classic literature, global Christianity, and theology. Sarah is the director of community outreach at Saint George’s Anglican Church and the Colorado Springs Colson Fellows cohort director, though her main job in this season of life is to love and serve her family, which consists of her husband John and their four children.