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Historical context has been lost over the centuries, especially as it pertains to women of the church. Two friends, Ashley King and Mandy Johnston, explore the ways that Christian women have been Gospel influencers throughout time in the home, the church, and society. Join us as we dive into the lives of Christian women and learn history together with biblical truth, humor, and a lot of grace.

Historical context has been lost over the centuries, especially as it pertains to women of the church. Two friends, Ashley King and Mandy Johnston, explore the ways that Christian women have been Gospel influencers throughout time in the home, the church, and society. Join us as we dive into the lives of Christian women and learn history together with biblical truth, humor, and a lot of grace.

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United States

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Historical context has been lost over the centuries, especially as it pertains to women of the church. Two friends, Ashley King and Mandy Johnston, explore the ways that Christian women have been Gospel influencers throughout time in the home, the church, and society. Join us as we dive into the lives of Christian women and learn history together with biblical truth, humor, and a lot of grace.

Language:

English


Episodes

Ep 22: Context Chat with Dr. Eric Washington

2/18/2020
Ashley chats with Dr. Eric Washington about the life of Olaudah Equiano (c. 1745–1797). Dr. Washington explains how Equiano’s The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano gave a face and voice to African slaves, which had a tremendous impact on ending the British slave trade to the West Indies.

Duration:00:34:53

Ep 21: Lucy Townsend

2/11/2020
Ashley & Mandy explore why a clergyman’s daughter was an anti-slavery activist from an early age, how a letter to abolitionist Thomas Clarkson led to a wave of female-led anti-slavery activity, and in what way one woman exercised biblical exegesis to make an argument against slavery.

Duration:00:34:18

Ep 20: Context Chat with Brian Edwards

2/4/2020
Ashley chats with pastor, speaker, and writer Brian Edwards about John Newton (1725-1807). Brian sheds light on the life of this abolitionist and clergyman, who once considered himself a “preacher of atheism.”

Duration:00:31:21

Ep 19: Elizabeth Fry

1/28/2020
Ashley & Mandy discuss how a young, irreligious Quaker woman came to “[feel] there [was] a God,” why Elizabeth’s ministry to female prisoners attracted public attention, and how she worked to end the practice of slavery internationally.

Duration:00:45:35

Ep 18: Context Chat with Erin Moon

1/21/2020
Mandy chats with Erin Moon about cultivating creativity, setting boundaries on social media, and how studying the Bible as an adult has re-shaped her faith.

Duration:00:27:30

Ep 17: Jane Austen

1/14/2020
Ashley & Mandy look at how the Church of England was central to Jane’s life, how the love between two sisters changed the course of literary history, and why Jane’s novel Mansfield Park is a subtle critique of slavery.

Duration:00:49:56

Ep 16: Context Chat with Dr. Anne Stott

11/19/2019
Ashley chats with British scholar Dr. Anne Scott about the Clapham Sect, the long courtship of abolitionist Zachary Macaulay and teacher Selina Mills, and abolitionist William Wilberforce’s “sprint to the altar” to marry Barbara Spooner. Visit our website for Show Notes, more information Dr. Stott, and more! Would you like to support us? {1} Share Please help us spread the word and share this podcast with your friends. We hope and pray that this podcast is a trustworthy and valuable...

Duration:00:16:00

Ep 15: Q & A with Ashley & Mandy

11/12/2019
On this special Q & A episode, Ashley and Mandy talk about topics like their favorite women from church history, their favorite podcasts, and their testimonies. Visit our website for Show Notes, more information about co-hosts Ashley & Mandy, and more! Would you like to support us? {1} Share Please help us spread the word and share this podcast with your friends. We hope and pray that this podcast is a trustworthy and valuable resource for Christian women as they learn more about church...

Duration:00:43:26

Ep 14: Context Chat with Dr. Jennifer Powell McNutt

11/5/2019
Ashley chats with Dr. Jennifer Powell McNutt (Wheaton) about the Protestant Reformation, women who played a role in the movement, and how parents can influence their children's interest in church history. Visit our website for Show Notes, more information Dr. Powell McNutt, and more! Would you like to support us? {1} Share Please help us spread the word and share this podcast with your friends. We hope and pray that this podcast is a trustworthy and valuable resource for Christian women...

Duration:00:24:29

Ep 13: Elizabeth Heyrick

10/29/2019
In our thirteenth episode, we explore how a terrible marriage led one woman to become an evangelical Quaker, what would cause Elizabeth to hid a bull in the parlor of an English cottage, and how a female-authored pamphlet changed the British abolition movement. Visit our website for Show Notes, more information about co-hosts Ashley & Mandy, and more! Would you like to support us? {1} Share Please help us spread the word and share this podcast with your friends. We hope and pray that...

Duration:01:01:21

Ep 12: Context Chat with Amy Gannett

10/22/2019
Ashley chats with Bible teacher and church planter Amy Gannett about Biblical literacy, Scripture memory, and how Jesus Christ perfectly modeled disciple-making. Visit our website for Show Notes, more information Amy, and more! Would you like to support us? {1} Share Please help us spread the word and share this podcast with your friends. We hope and pray that this podcast is a trustworthy and valuable resource for Christian women as they learn more about church history. {2} Rate &...

Duration:00:26:16

Ep 11: Phillis Wheatley

10/15/2019
In our eleventh episode, Ashley & Mandy explain why a poem about a dead preacher was such a big deal, how Phillis advocated for abolition in her poetry, and how she ultimately wrote her way to freedom. Visit our website for Show Notes, more information about co-hosts Ashley & Mandy, and more! Would you like to support us? {1} Share Please help us spread the word and share this podcast with your friends. We hope and pray that this podcast is a trustworthy and valuable resource for...

Duration:00:59:15

Ep 10: Context Chat with Dr. Joshua Murray

10/8/2019
Ashley chats with Dr. Joshua Murray (Fayetteville State University) about early African-American print culture, African-American women writers, and how these women’s readings of Scripture shaped their views regarding abolition. Visit our website for Show Notes, more information about Dr. Joshua Murray, and more! Would you like to support us? {1} Share Please help us spread the word and share this podcast with your friends. We hope and pray that this podcast is a trustworthy and valuable...

Duration:00:13:56

Ep 9: Hannah More

10/1/2019
In our ninth episode, Ashley and Mandy discuss a broken engagement, West Indian sugar boycotts, and a very weird novel. We also talk about childhood nicknames and what we would name our imaginary pet cats because, of course, this all ties into church history. Visit our website for Show Notes, more information about co-hosts Ashley & Mandy, and more! Would you like to support us? {1} Share Please help us spread the word and share this podcast with your friends. We hope and pray that this...

Duration:00:58:08

Ep. 8: Context Chat with Dr. Adam McCune

9/24/2019
Ashley chats with Dr. Adam McCune (College of Charleston) about children and children’s education in eighteenth and nineteenth-century Britain. We also talk about how the Bible was central to culture throughout this time in history. Visit our website for Show Notes, more information about Dr. Adam McCune, and more! Would you like to support us? {1} Share Please help us spread the word and share this podcast with your friends. We hope and pray that this podcast is a trustworthy and...

Duration:00:17:05

Ep 7: Sarah Trimmer

9/17/2019
In our seventh episode, Ashley and Mandy introduce you to Sarah Trimmer: mother to twelve, children's book author, and abolitionist. We also consider the possibility that the actor Ryan Reynolds is really an evangelical Quaker from the eighteenth century. Visit our website for Show Notes, more information about Ashley & Mandy, and more! Would you like to support us? {1} Share Please help us spread the word and share this podcast with your friends. We hope and pray that this podcast is a...

Duration:00:53:06

Ep 6: Context Chat with Dr. Karen Swallow Prior

9/10/2019
Ashley chats with Dr. Karen Swallow Prior (Liberty University) about women writers in eighteenth and nineteenth-century Great Britain. While the conversation focuses on Hannah More and Jane Austen, this "Context Chat" highlights the ways that British women writers contributed to abolitionism and used their writing skills to influence societal change. Visit our website for Show Notes, more information about Dr. Swallow Prior, and more! Would you like to support us? {1} Share Please help...

Duration:00:19:38

Ep 5: Lady Margaret Middleton

9/3/2019
In our fifth episode, we discuss what it would be like to grow up as the daughter of a prison warden, how the beginning of British abolitionism was “the work of a woman,” and we ask the Internet experts a highly important question: is Kate Middleton related to Lady Middleton? Visit our website for Show Notes, more information about co-hosts Ashley & Mandy, and more! Would you like to support us? {1} Share Please help us spread the word and share this podcast with your friends. We hope...

Duration:01:07:34

Ep 4: Context Chat with Dr. Timothy Larsen

9/3/2019
Ashley chats with Dr. Timothy Larsen (Wheaton College) about how women in early Evangelicalism contributed to the spread of the Gospel as preachers, patrons, and philanthropists. Visit our website for Show Notes, more information Dr. Larsen, and more! Would you like to support us? {1} Share Please help us spread the word and share this podcast with your friends. We hope and pray that this podcast is a trustworthy and valuable resource for Christian women as they learn more about church...

Duration:00:19:17

Ep 3: Evangelicalism & British Abolitionism

9/3/2019
In our third episode, we look at how Evangelicalism and British Abolitionism are connected, talk about some early abolitionists, and explore an important question: what exactly is a quadrilateral? Visit our website for Show Notes, more information about co-hosts Ashley & Mandy, and more! Would you like to support us? {1} Share Please help us spread the word and share this podcast with your friends. We hope and pray that this podcast is a trustworthy and valuable resource for Christian...

Duration:00:58:58