Upside Down Podcast
By Kayla Craig, Lindsy Wallace, Shannon Evans
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Upside Down Podcast features unscripted conversations on life and faith. Join us as we gather women from different perspectives around the table to discuss life in God's upside down kingdom. We dive into justice, spirituality, and Christian culture. No topic is off limits as we learn how Jesus changes everything. Upside Down Podcast is a collaborative, Christian podcast. Some of our most popular episodes include Hashtag Blessed, Downward Mobility, Gentrification, and a special interview with John Perkins, civil rights leader and founder of the Christian Community Development Association. Upside Down is proud to be an ecumenical podcast, bridging the gap between Catholic and Protestant thought. Upside Down Podcast is hosted by Kayla Craig, Lindsy Wallace, and Shannon Evans. Visit www.upsidedownpodcast.com or follow us on Instagram at @upsidedownpodcast.
||CleanEpisode 29 - God & Money: Unscripted Conversations on Life & Faith||What does God say about finances? What power does money hold in God's upside down kingdom? Is there really enough to go around in God's economy? In this episode of Upside Down Podcast, we unpack ideas of faith, church, and western culture as it relates.||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 28 - Nationalism: Is it an Idol? Unscripted Conversations on Life & Faith||Do we put country before God's kingdom? What happens when we conflate being patriotic with being a Christian? Does the flag come before the cross? Join us as we wade into murky waters of nationalism and idolatry with special guest host, and Iraq war ve.||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 27 - Peacemaking: Unscripted Conversations on Life & Faith||Jesus said, "blessed are the peacemakers", but what does it look like to actually live as one? Lindsy, Kayla, and Shannon are joined by guest co-host and professional peacemaker Diana Oestreich of Preemptive Love Coalition in this bold episode. We disc.||10/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26 - Commitment to Celebration: Unscripted Conversations on Life & Faith||The world is broken. People are hurting. But even - maybe especially - when life is at its most difficult, could the practice and discipline of celebration be what orients our hearts to the Kingdom of God? What does it look like to persevere and celebr.||10/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25 - Spiritual Seasons and Transitions: Unscripted Conversations on Life and Faith||What are spiritual seasons? How do we process transition? What does change look like in God's Kingdom? We dive into what it looks like when expectations are dashed, hope is found, and life takes unexpected twists and turns. We dive into practical ways .||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24: Gentrification: Unscripted Conversations on Life & Faith||Gentrification: It's a topic often misunderstood, and maybe even a bit controversial. We speak with Leroy Barber, one of the few experts on gentrification. Leroy has dedicated nearly thirty years to eradicating poverty, confronting homelessness, restor.||8/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23 - Downward Mobility: What Is It? Is It Different from Minimalism & Simplicity? Unscripted Conversations on Life & Faith||What is downward mobility and how is it different from simplicity and minimalism? What is the appeal to living a life with less and is it sufficient for the Christian? In this episode we discuss what it looks like to shed our privilege and also use it .||7/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22 - Social Media in an Upside Down World||Most of us have a love/hate relationship to social media. We recorded this episode live at our Upside Down Podcast retreat, and in this conversational episode hosted by Kristi James with co-hosts Lindsy Wallace, Shannon Evans, and Kayla Craig, we discu.||6/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21 - Do We Need Church? Unscripted Conversations on Life & Faith||The church is weird and disappointing. And we love it anyway. Why? Join us for a conversation that almost feels like a family meeting. We acknowledge the shortcomings of the local church, but talk about the importance, too. In some Upside Down Podcast .||5/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20 - Mom So Hard: Mother's Day Thoughts: Unscripted Conversations on Life & Faith||This one goes out to all the moms! (And all the waiting moms, all the foster moms, all the mom-figures, all the women who bring life to their communities, and all the people who have ever loved a mom!) Pull up a chair and join us for some laughs and ma.||5/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19 - Immigration: A Conversation Feat. Salem Afangideh, Immigration Attorney & Nigerian Immigrant||Should Christians care about immigration? Our friend Salem Afangideh, immigration attorney, shares her journey into law and gives perspective into why people of faith should care about issues surrounding immigration. We start learning about executive o.||4/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18 - Christians & Suffering: Unscripted Conversations on Life & Faith||Are we surprised by pain & suffering? In the hardest times, it can feel like hope is out of reach, even for a person of faith. In this honest (but hopeful!) episode, all five co-hosts examine what seasons of sorrow have taught them about Jesus. Lindsy .||4/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17 - We Can't Do It All (And We Don't Have to!): Unscripted Conversations on Life & Faith||Doing it all is a myth: And we're here to bust it! Often times, we feel the burden to accomplish everything and spin all the plates. In this special episode (which was recorded LIVE and IN PERSON!) we discuss why we don't have to do it all and how grac.||3/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16 - LIFE: Redemption & Abortion: Unscripted Conversations on Life & Faith||Join us as we sit down Amber Newberry, who shares her heartbreaking experience of sexual assault and abortion, and how she found redemption in God's love. (Save this episode for when little ears are not around!) Amber shares how some Christians were hu.||3/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15 - LIFE: A Comprehensive Pro-Life Ethic: Unscripted Conversations on Life & Faith||How do we walk in a way that supports life in ALL facets of our messy world? We talk about finding a comprehensive life ethic as we affirm that each person is made in the image of God. We go beyond loaded terms like "pro-life" or "pro-choice" and share.||3/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14 - Education Options: Can it ALL be Upside Down? Unscripted Conversations on Life & Faith||Homeschool, Christian private schools, public education: Which method do you choose? We had so much left to discuss about education, we recorded a PART 2 to Episode 13. We hope to model what it looks like to have thoughtful conversations with people wh.||3/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13 - Education: Public School, Private School, or Homeschool? Unscripted Conversations on Life & Faith||Education is a BIG topic, so why not dive in? What does it look like to live upside-down in the schooling choices we make for our kids? Our co-hosts represent public school, private school, and homeschool. We chat about how our own education experience.||2/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12 - Shannon's Journey to an Upside Down Life: Unscripted Conversations on Life & Faith||In our FINAL meet-the-host episode, we're so glad to get to know deep-thinker Shannon Evans. Shannon shares about loneliness, special needs parenting, and what drew her to Catholicism. A former evangelical missionary turned unlikely Catholic, Shannon h.||2/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11 - Lori's Journey to an Upside Down Life: Unscripted Conversations on Life & Faith||You'll laugh and be deeply moved as you get to know co-host Lori Harris, a public school advocate, a student of radical hospitality, and a perpetual plate spinner who believes that the upside down kingdom springs up wild and free when the Church commit.||2/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10 - Kristi's Journey to an Upside Down Life: Unscripted Conversations on Life & Faith||We continue our interview series with host Kristi James. Kristi is a work-at-home writer and editor, as well as a church planter's wife and mom to three little girls. Kristi shares about the time (last year) she fell over trying out some sweet dance mo.||1/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 09 - Kayla's Journey to an Upside Down Life: Unscripted Conversations on Life & Faith||Next up in our meet-the-host series is Kayla Craig. Kayla's a full-time journalist turned work-at-home mom (of four!) and author. In this episode, we laugh about her accidental first date with her now-husband, whom she met in drama class in high school.||1/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 08 - Lindsy's Journey to an Upside Down Life: Unscripted Conversations on Life & Faith||To kick off 2017, we're getting to know each co-host with a special episode, diving into faith journeys, unexpected stories, and of course, a little fun, too. In this episode, we get to know Lindsy Wallace. She loves Jesus, her husband, their five kids.||1/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 07 - Joy for All People: Unscripted Conversations on Life and Faith||Joy to the world: What does that mean? What's the difference between happiness and joy? In this advent episode, we discuss the upside down notion that if it’s not good news for everyone, it’s not good news. We share our struggles and victories in fi||12/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial Bonus Episode - The Talk: A Conversation on Race with Tyler Burns||We speak with Tyler Burns, founding member of the Reformed African American Network and host of the Pass the Mic podcast. This conversation is full of grace and honesty, and is deeply important not only to our culture, but to the Kingdom of God. We ask.||12/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 06 - Loneliness in the Kingdom of God: Unscripted Conversations on Life and Faith||Following Jesus can feel lonely. Why? Is that an entirely bad thing? Maybe we need to flip our view of loneliness upside down. We discuss why it's easy to feel lonely in this kingdom of now and not yet. We dive deep into Dietrich Bonhoeffer's idea that.||12/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 05 - Why Love is the Final Fight: A Conversation with Dr. John M. Perkins||Our VERY special first-ever guest is with Dr. John M. Perkins, one of the leading Christian voices to come out of the American civil rights movement. A pastor, author, and founder of the Christian Community Development Association, we're honored to tal.||11/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 04 - Radical Hospitality: Unscripted Conversations on Life & Faith||Hospitality: In God's Kingdom, what does hospitality look like? What's the difference between faith-fueled hospitality and simply entertaining? What does the Bible say about radical hospitality and community? In this episode, our hosts dive into what r.||11/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Episode: All About Adoption||Considering adoption? To celebrate National Adoption Month, we're giving you a special episode dedicated to adoption! Adoptive moms (and co-hosts) Lindsy Wallace, Kayla Craig, and Shannon Evans share their adoption experiences and offer encouragement. .||10/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 03 - Hashtag Blessed: What does "blessed" mean in the Upside Down Kingdom? Unscripted Conversations on Life and Faith||We see #blessed all the time, but what does blessed really mean in God's Kingdom? How has Christian culture used the word blessed incorrectly? Correctly? And what does scripture say about blessings? We dive into how Jesus uses "blessed" in the Sermon o.||10/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 02 - Safety, Fear, and the Kingdom of God. Unscripted Conversations on Life & Faith||In Episode 2 of Upside Down, we dive into how Christians can easily idolize safety. What does the Bible say about safety? What about fear? What did Jesus say about being safe? We share five different perspectives and personal experiences, and add a lit.||10/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 01 - What Does it Mean to Live Upside Down? Unscripted Conversations on Life & Faith||Our pilot episode brings together five Christian women from across the country discussing the intersection of life and faith. Join us as we chat about the upside down life in the kingdom of God. No topic is off limits as we flip the script on our cultu.||9/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Real, Raw, Christian Women
These are real, raw, Christian women sharing their lives. I cried the first episode hearing an adoption story. I'm so excited for more.
Strong Thoughtful Women Who Love Jesus
I wish I could be best friends with these women. Intelligent, not afraid to really grapple with the truth. So excited to hear more of this podcast!
Real women, tough stuff
Real women asking real questions about real stuff that's been bouncing around in my head and heart for years regarding faith, Christianity, and how to truly be the hands and feet of Jesus. I appreciate that they're still working it out as they walk this journey with Christ and don't pretend to have all the answers but are willing to dialogue about hard topics like felt safety, adoption, and race. Feels like I'm sitting in my living room having coffee with a couple of good friends when I listen.