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71 - What if We're Called to a Ministry of Weakness? (feat. Alia Joy)

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Trigger warnings: suicidal ideations, sexual assault

Today, we’re joined by author Alia Joy to talk about weakness and finding God in all we lack. We talk about imposter syndrome, false ideas of God, the fluency of hope, poverty, not fitting in, bipolar disorder, and much much more. Alia’s new book Glorious Weakness: Finding God In All We Lack comes out April 2nd.

Connect with Alia on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, her website, or buy Glorious Weakness on Amazon.


- “A lot of us will say we don’t believe in the prosperity gospel, but there is an aspect of that that has seeped into so much of our theology.” (tweet)
- “For many of us, we became Christians and life is still extremely hard.” (tweet)
- “We don’t like to be weak because we think it reflects on our faith.” (tweet)
- “We need a paradigm shift in the church, because people that are lacking and needing are not as welcome.” (tweet)
- “What if my spiritual gift is weakness? What if that’s the thing I bring to the church?” (tweet)
- “Because I know [God’s] character, I can trust that I don’t need to know all the answers. I know Him and that’s enough.” (tweet)
- “You’re welcome here. You’re wanted here. You’re necessary to the body of Christ, you’re not this extraneous thing that needs to be fixed. You’re precious and beloved and we need you.” (tweet)

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Intro/Outro music for this episode is ‘Fall Down’ by Rivers & Robots.