Aske Kate and Colby: I Want To Create, But I'm Stuck—Help!

This week's question comes from Tina, who is looking for a little guidance on how to overcome the fear that inevitably shows up when your soul is calling you to make, write, create, say, and share something. This question got us very excited, because we LOVE to make stuff and we know how challenging the creative process can be, especially when you're battling that inner critic and the fear it likes to stir up. We're excited to share some of the practices and ideas that help us when we need to write books and blogs, preach sermons, or even make this podcast. This conversation is all about how to create fearlessly—let's dive in!

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Matthew Blake
Ask Kate and Colby: Is Chivalry Dead?

We're continuing to answer listener questions, and this week's comes from James, who champions feminism AND also likes to hold doors for the women he dates. What place, if any, does chivalry have in modern relationships between women and men? There are quite a few layers to this quandary, and today we're going to unpack the roots of chivalry, power dynamics between the sexes, and courteous impulses that just might stem from a patriarchal system that still has a small foothold in our thinking.

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Matthew Blake
Ask Kate and Colby: Who Is God To You?

We're continuing to sift through some of the questions you've sent our way, and today's is a doozy! Andrea wrote in to share that she's become an "accidental agnostic," and wanted to know what we think about the nature of God. Being, spirit, energy, force, guy in the sky—what do we mean when we say "God?" Let's dive in the deep end together!

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Matthew Blake
Ask Kate and Colby: Am I Inherently Good?

SEASON 2 PREMIERE. Happy New Year and welcome back to The Kate and Colby Show! We're starting our second season by answering YOUR questions! You've been talking to us, and we're excited to respond to some of the great comments and questions you've sent our way. Today, we're responding to Mackenzie who asked: how do I move from a worldview that says "you are completely sinful" to one that says "you are beloved and good?" Join us as we talk about why it matters that we believe in our inherent goodness, and how that changes how we look at everything—the world, people, the Bible, and more.

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Matthew Blake
A Mother's Passion, What's Different Now, and Coco

Part 4 of 4. Welcome to the final episode of 2017! Kate and Colby close out their 4-part discussion about their faith journeys by talking about how they're different now that they've moved from a conservative to a more progressive understanding of Christianity, as well as the (surprisingly few) things they would tell their younger selves about what they know now. Kate opens with a meditation on motherhood and pursuing your own passions, then she and Colby share what's making them come alive—which happens to be the same thing for both this week!

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Matthew Blake
Saying No, Losing Your Tribe, and Yoga for Kids

Part 3 of 4—Kate and Colby continue their discussion about their journey from a conservative faith to a more progressive one and this week it's all about the experience of losing your tribe and finding the balance between boundaries and openness with friends and family members who challenge your journey. Colby opens with an meditation on the "no that comes before the yes that comes before the no," and he and Kate close out the episode with recommendations for kids' yoga and a fantastic movie to help you come alive.

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Matthew Blake
Jumping Jacks, Staying Christian, and Making Happy

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Part 2 of 4 - Kate and Colby continue the discussion of their faith journey by talking about the very different paths they each took after leaving behind conservative Christianity and moving into something a little bigger. Also, Kate talks about working out (it's hard!) and the parallels she's found in spiritual practice, and she and Colby share a song and a comedy special that are making them come alive.

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Matthew Blake
Mistakes, Flannelgraphs, Lady Liberty Takes a Knee

Today, Kate and Colby start a multi-episode discussion on the story of their personal faith journey. How did two evangelical kids from Oregon grow up to be passionate about progressive Christianity? In part one, they'll talk about the things they found compelling and helpful in their early church and faith experiences as well as the things that pushed them away. Also, Colby shares a story about a major mistake, and you'll hear about an artist and another podcast that might help you come more alive.

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Matthew Blake
Living Grace, Living Values, Living Buddha, Living Christ

Kate and Colby are parents of four boys, and finding the best way to do school for their family has been a journey. Listen in as they discuss how they had to confront their own ideas about education in order to find what worked best for their family. Kate shares thoughts on gardening and grace, and a video game and book recommendations might help you come more alive.

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Matthew Blake
Eucharist, Fairy Tales, and Real Greeting Cards

When someone tells you their story, do you ever wonder if you're getting the fairy tale version? Kate and Colby had everyone's favorite "how we met" story, and they had telling it down to an art. The only problem? It wasn't the whole truth. Tune in to hear about their transition from telling their Disney story to something just a little more authentic. Also, Colby gives you something to consider the next time you take communion, and he and Kate share about a crooner and a greeting card artist that are making them come alive.

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Matthew Blake
Reckoning, the Myth of Christian Marriage, and P!nk

Ready to get real? Kate and Colby talk about the myth of a Christian marriage and share some of their own story along the way. Kate imagines what she'd do with a time machine - do we tell our younger selves the things we've learned, or do we let them experience the reckonings to come? Lastly, what do pop star P!nk and those cute Dreamworks Trolls have in common - besides brightly-colored hair? They're both making Kate and Colby come alive.

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Matthew Blake
The Splash Zone, Kaepernick, and Instapoetry

This week Colby talks about what it means to be in the splash zone, then he and Kate get into current events with a discussion about Colin Kaepernick, the NFL, and #TakeAKnee before finishing with two very different but equally impactful book recommendations to help you come more alive.

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Matthew Williams
Plants, Inclusivity, and Chelsea

This week Kate and Colby talk about reframing a really damaging question, dive into the challenge of creating a church where everyone is welcome (but... really?), and share a book and film that are making them come alive.

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Matthew Williams
Criticism, Peaceful Parenting, and Patriarchy

In today's episode, Colby speaks to that frustrating experience when you feel like the bad guy no matter what you say. Then Kate and Colby discuss some strategies for helping your kids get along. Finally the hosts share what's making them come alive: a movie (adventure! clashing of values!) and a book (smash the patriarchy!)

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Matthew Williams