Fearless Questions

Following our Questions to Freedom

Episode 16: Sarah Bessey

You are in for a treat today!  If you haven’t already read Sarah Bessey’s books  (Jesus Feminist / Out of Sorts) or heard her speaking somewhere around the world, then you are a little late to the party, but it’s still a party, so come on in!

Sarah is a deep thinker who has an amazing ability to bring important thoughts about God and a life of faith into everyday language.


On today’s episode of the podcast, you’ll get to hear Sarah talk about:

  • Women in scripture and the ways that Paul’s writings sometimes get misunderstood.
  • How Bullfrogs & Butterflies helped Sarah’s family first start looking for Jesus
  • Why people sometimes become good at following ‘churchianty’ rather than ‘Christianity’ and the tragedy of people sometimes losing track of Jesus while being apart of the church
  • What drove Sarah and her husband (a pastor at the time) to leave the church, but then come back 6 years later
  • Her regrets of being so hard on some people when she left the church and the grief of the whole process
  • Sarah discusses the stages of faith development (from James Fowler) and how that sometimes works out in churches
  • The parallels of childbirth and our personal spiritual journeys

…and so much more!

Listen in…pick-up one of her books…and enjoy!


Links to things mentioned in the podcast:


https://carolyncustisjames.com/  @carolynezer

James Fowler – Stages of Faith Development   https://www.amazon.com/Stages-Faith-Psychology-Development-Meaning/dp/0060628669

Call the Midwife:  http://www.pbs.org/call-the-midwife/home/

About Jeff Blackburn

Jeff Blackburn is a Spiritual Coach and passionate Truth-Seeker. An alumnus of Oxford University, Jeff is someone who advocates for Freedom and Fullness of Life for All. He believes Jesus offers good news for people everywhere today…not just eternity. Jeff is the Executive Director of Fearless Questions, Inc. and has spent the past 20 years working with people searching for God.