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#333: Is God Good ...Even if You're LGBT?

“We are being shaped by a culture that idolizes romantic and sexual fulfillment. And I just think—Jesus was fully human and he didn’t get married, have sex, or date anyone. So those things can’t be intrinsic to being human.” Sam Allberry joins Juli for a conversation about knowing the goodness of God even when it doesn’t feel good and how that has played out in his life as a celibate Christian and pastor. No matter what you're facing in your life right now, if you have doubts about whether or not God is good, grab your Java and pull up a chair. We’d love for you to join us. 

Guest: Sam Allberry



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#332: Parenting Your Kids Without Shame

In parenting, shame is unavoidable. As a mom or dad, at times you'll likely feel ashamed of how you’re doing as a parent or of how your child is behaving … or both! But when you use that shame to control your kids' behavior, you miss out on the opportunity to connect with them. Join Juli and David Eaton from Axis as they talk about how to offer your kids a you-can-tell-me-anything environment in your home—and live up to it! 

Guest: David Eaton, Axis*

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#331: Say Goodbye to Labels

Life is tends to put labels on us. We even pin labels on ourselves. More often than not, these labels are hurtful, superficial, and false. But God has a new name He longs for you to hear - a name that is free from shame and brings hope for your future. Join Juli and her guest, Esther Fleece Allen, for an encouraging conversation about our identity. In His Word, God has told us exactly who we are. It’s time to believe.

Guest: Esther Fleece Allen


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330: Loving the Person Who Isn't Like You

It’s easy to love the neighbor who looks like us, thinks like us, and believes like us. With those who don't fall into those categories, we struggle. In this episode, Juli and her guest, Alexandra Kuykendall from The Open Door Sisterhood, give you practical steps to get out of your comfort zone and have conversations with people you might not naturally have conversations with. Want to do a better job of loving your neighbor? Start here.

Guest: Alexandra Kuykendall

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#329: Addressing Tough Questions About Identity and Sexuality

Theology meets real life in this episode of Java with Juli! We’re asking the difficult questions about identity and sexuality: Why does language (e.g. “gay” versus “same-sex attracted”) matter? Can two people of the same gender share covenant love? Are some people born gay? As you do life with friends in the LGBT+ community, HOW you answer these questions is important, but maybe not so important as HOW WELL you listen.  

Guests: Laurence Koo, Lori Wildenberg, and Sarah Schepins (


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