Strong Women Podcast
Sarah Stonestreet and Erin Kunkle
S3 24: Learning to Know and Love God with Our Minds With Melissa Cain Travis
June 7, 2023
Our guest today is Dr. Melissa Cain Travis, an Affiliate Faculty member at Colorado Christian University’s Lee Strobel Center for Evangelism and Applied Apologetics. Melissa loves to read about, talk about, teach about, and discuss ideas—from philosophy to faith to the relationship between faith and science. We talk about the importance of “intellectual discipleship”: loving God with our minds, including how to foster that love in small, doable ways in our learning, with those around us, and in our own churches.
More Than a White Man’s Religion: Why the Gospel Has Never Been Merely White, Male-Centered, or Just Another Religion
How should we respond when friends and family members accuse the Church of being racist or sexist? It can be hard to know how to defend the Church throughout history. It can be uncomfortable to acknowledge that Christians have not always conducted themselves in a Christ-like manner. In his book, More Than a White Man’s Religion: Why the Gospel Has Never Been Merely White, Male-Centered, or Just Another Religion, Abdu Murray explores some of the claims that are frequently made about Christianity. He walks through Church history and shows the ways that many Christians have historically worked for justice, rather than against it; yet he doesn’t skirt around the hard realities of Church history either. This book demonstrates how Jesus (and His followers) have been advocates for truth and dignity. It reminds the reader that one of the core tenets of our faith is that God made each person in His own image and that each person should be treated as such. At the Colson Center we endeavor to equip you with the tools necessary to understand the world around you and to live out your faith in every sphere of influence. When you give a gift of any amount this month, we’ll send you a copy of More Than a White Man’s Religion as a thank-you gift.
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.