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Episode 12 - The House That Built Us

In this episode, we're talking with Leigh Ann Dailey. We hear about her realization that the weight of the world's salvation is not hers to bear alone. We discuss how we learned to measure what was truth and what wasn't in our younger years growing up in church. And how God built a foundation of love and truth in our lives throughout it all. Looking back, we can see that now. And finally, we reminisce about the fact that Leigh Ann and Shannon didn't shower for five days in a row when they first met each other.



We mentioned a few podcasts that we're listening to in this episode:

A Little Bit Culty - "Think you might be in a cult? Want to know the signs? Join Sarah Edmondson and Anthony “Nippy” Ames to talk about things that are...a little bit culty. Or in their case: a whole bunch of culty. As whistleblowers documented in the critically-acclaimed HBO series “The Vow,” Sarah and Nippy have a lot to say about their experience, and burning questions to ask people with similar stories. They’re here to help people understand, heal from, and avoid abusive situations one little red flag at a time. Listen in as they share their stories, have frank and unscripted conversations with other survivors and cult experts, and do a deep dive on how devotion can turn to dysfunction." (Apple Podcasts)

Deep Cover: Mob Land - Deep Cover is a show about people who lead double lives, how far they’re willing to go in pursuit of a greater cause, and how sometimes, seemingly small decisions can change the course of history. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jake Halpern reveals webs of deception and dark underworlds, through interviews with federal agents and convicted criminals.

Season two, Mob Land, is about a high-rolling lawyer who joins forces with the feds to try to bring down one of the most powerful criminal syndicates in the country. (Apple Podcasts)

Nomad Podcast - "Stumbling through the post-Christendom wilderness, looking for signs of hope." This is one of my (Shannon's) favorite new podcasts. Ashley introduced it to me a few weeks back and I've been listening ever since.

From the Nomad website: "Nomad emerged back in 2009 when a few friends decided to broadcast their questions and concerns about church and mission. In many ways they were fairly comfortable with their evangelicalism, and back then no one was talking about deconstruction.

The conversations continued for a few years before they decided to call it a day. But then Tim Nash bumped into Dave Ward, a connection was made, inspiration was found and Nomad’s journey continued. Every couple of weeks they traveled, chatted and laughed as they interviewed leading theologians, activists and contemplatives. It was during those years that Nomad began to find its groove, slowly evolving into something with much more expansive, inclusive and progressive concerns than the evangelical church world from which the podcast had emerged."


This is the tent that Leigh Ann and I camped in for days...with no Memphis. Thanks a lot, Passion 2000. Haha!


Glorious Things is hosted by Shannon Ruddy & Ashley Simmons.

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