The story Sara Billups shares in Orphaned Believers is her own and in a way, it’s mine too. It might also be yours if you were a child of the 1980’s and 1990’s growing up anywhere near white American evangelicalism. She writes (and we chat) about how she was shaped by teachings on the end times, culture wars, and consumerism. But her spiritual formation did not end there. Growing into adulthood, she continued to cling to Jesus and the church, and now she and her husband are raising their children having learned from their own experiences and gleaning wisdom from the community of faith. If you have ever felt like an orphaned believer (or know someone who has) this conversation is definitely for you.
Mentioned in this episode:
Orphaned Believers: How a Generation of Christian Exiles Can Find the Way Home by Sara Billups
The Religion of American Greatness: What’s Wrong with Christian Nationalism by Paul D. Miller
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