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Gracefully Navigating Shaky Ground With Traci Rhoades — Traces of Faith

Shaky Ground Book Cover, Traci RhoadesWelcome to another Book Discussion episode on the Share Life podcast.

In this wandering discussion, I'm speaking with author, Bible teacher, and writer Traci Rhoades. Traci is also a thinker, listener, and follower of Jesus who cares deeply about church unity, church history, everyone reading God's word, and engaging with others on Twitter - where we originally connected. She lives with her family outside of Grand Rapids. She's been on the Share Life podcast before, talking about the final moments of Jesus on the cross.

In this conversation, we're discussing Traci's recently published book, Shaky Ground: What to do After the Bottom Drops Out (Affiliate). It is written for Christians and the spiritually curious, who wonder how a life built on Christ’s solid ground can make a real difference in our own lives, and in our communities and churches.

Conversation Highlights

  • Is Shaky Ground a Sequel to Not All Who Wander Are Lost?
  • The differences in our Christian upbringings and the richness of exploring this wide expanse
  • Why we need spiritual practices
  • Bridge building and peacemaking
  • Taking time to understand ideas you disagree with
  • Villainizing other Christian denominations
  • We're a labeling people - dropping certain labels in Christianity
  • Representing Christ on social media
  • Fear of idea contagion and not fearful enough that we may be wrong
  • Fear is in opposition to trust in God
  • Is our foundation in Christ or the boat?
  • Deep humility, acknowledge dependence on others
  • Seeking to understand instead of win / be right
  • “My idea of God is not a divine idea. It has to be shattered time after time. He shatters it Himself. He is the great iconoclast. Could we not almost say that this shattering is one of the marks of His presence?” ~C.S. Lewis (A Grief Observed, p. 66).
  • Constructive Development Theory - How the psychology of shaky ground relates to sanctification  
  • Surprised by paradox
  • Meeting people where they are
  • Clinging to our savior
  • The Sabbath
  • What is the Bible good for? Homer Simpson edition
Jump into our conversation below where Traci shares her story, insights as a wandering Christian, the origin of her book, and the ways she approaches her faith walk.

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