Episode 7: Parenting without Certainty of Faith

By Cindy Brandt | July 16, 2018

Show Notes: This show addresses some common fears and anxieties of those who are parenting with shifting faith. I am on a mission to convince parents that although it may not be the easy path, parenting with shifting faith actually gives us an advantage in parenting, especially in these unstable times of massive faith changes…

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…