Episode 6: Hayden Brandt – Anxiety and Saving the World

By Cindy Brandt | July 9, 2018

Show Notes: This is a special episode of Parenting Forward where I get to feature my own son, Hayden Brandt, who is 12 years old at this time of recording. I *obviously* love him but I also think you will too because he is articulate and fun and really quite emotionally intelligent. In this episode…

Episode 5: Danielle Shoryer – Original Sin is Damaging for Children

By Cindy Brandt | July 2, 2018

Show Notes: By far, one of the most damaging doctrines to children is the Original Sin doctrine, and I try to advocate against it as much as possible. Thankfully, I can point people towards Danielle Shroyer’s work on this subject, how to view the Garden story, what Jesus atonement means, etc. if we were to…

Episode 4: Bruce Reyes-Chow – Don’t Be An Asshat

By Cindy Brandt | July 2, 2018

Show Notes: Bruce Reyes Chow is someone I have followed for a long time. I have him on today to discuss his parenting book that he co-wrote with his wife, called Rule #2: Don’t be an Asshat. This interview moves along very quickly as we discuss a smattering of the rules in his book, some…

Episode 3: Kay Bruner – Boundaries

By Cindy Brandt | July 2, 2018

Show Notes: There were so many things I could’ve interviewed Kay about, she is such a treasure trove of wisdom, but I know boundaries, especially for those of us who grew up without them, is so helpful and can literally be life-changing. In this episode, I ask Kay to share about boundaries, how to become…

Episode 2: Melvin Bray – Composting Toxic Stories

By Cindy Brandt | July 2, 2018

Show Notes: I always learn so much when I talk to Melvin Bray, he’s brilliant and kind and resourceful. I ask him to tell us about the COMPOST acronym which helps us determine whether a story is worth telling: Confess more than prescribe Opposing forces in dynamic with each other Meekness to admit other interpretations…

Episode 1: Five Pillars of Progressive Faith Parenting with Daniel Kirk

By Cindy Brandt | July 2, 2018

SHOW NOTES: In this episode I invite Dr. Daniel Kirk onto the show as my co-host to introduce the five pillars of Parenting Forward. They are: 1.  Fluidity of Faith 2. Egalitarianism vs. Hierarchy 3. Activism for equality 4. Connection over boundaries 5. Learning to REIMAGINE stories   Links (affiliate links included): Daniel Kirk Twitter…

Pilot Episode

By Cindy Brandt | June 29, 2018

Show Notes: This is our pilot episode to introduce Parenting Forward, the new podcast exploring the intersection of parenting and progressive faith. I share a little bit of my own story, introduce some of the conversations we’ll host, and say hi to the world in podcast format. I’m so excited about this new adventure, and…