In this episode, Dr. Holly Beers helps Justin and Stephen develop better understanding about women’s experiences in biblical studies, higher education, and ministry. Holly talks about the process of discerning call, and what professors could know and do differently to help women students thrive.

Holly also discusses how she pastors students working through deconstruction of faith, and how the local church is central to the work of God in the world today.

Justin and Stephen discuss gun violence, and personal growth and change, as they talk through their highlights, lowlights, and insights for the week.

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Resources related to today’s episode:

Part One of the conversation with Holly Beers (S2. E16)

Holly Beers’ Westmont College faculty page

A Week in the Life of a Greco-Roman Woman, by Holly Beers: On | On Amazon

The Making of Biblical Womanhood, by Beth Allison Barr, on or Amazon.

Jesus and John Wayne, by Kristin Kobes Du Mez, on or Amazon.

The Great Sex Rescue, by Sheila Wray Gregoire, Rebecca Gregoire Lindenbach and Joanna Sawatsky, on or Amazon

Justin and Stephen discuss gun violence in more detail, on Patreon (for subscribers).

Stephen asks Holly about mentorships across genders, on Patreon (for subscribers, posts 4/21).

About Holly Beers, Ph.D.

Holly Beers is an associate professor of religious studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, where she teaches New Testament and Greek courses. She loves to research and write, though her primary passion is teaching and mentoring students in their various stages of faith development. She sees her academic work as her primary way of serving the church and believes passionately in the local church as the hub of God’s kingdom work in the world. Holly is married to Max and they have three elementary-aged children with Old Testament, rather than New Testament, names: Noah, Moses, and Eden.

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This episode was recorded on the land of the Wahpekute, Anishinabewaki, and the Očeti Šakówiŋ (Sioux).

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