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Episode 58: Sweatin' Like a Shrink in Church

Traditional church environments often select for a certain breed of cat. This can leave other cats feeling out of place. Since birds of a feather flock together, congregations frequently develop where those on the fringes feel unwelcome. Taking cues from psychoanalysis, Aldous Huxley and the words of Jesus, Carpenter proposes a way to think about how the subcultures within our churches develop and how this prevents the genuine pursuit of truth and beauty.

Episode 21 - Divorce: The Church

Church-going Christians get divorced regularly. Its painful for everybody and can be very confusing to navigate. In this episode, Carpenter offers advice from both firsthand and professional experience on the matter of divorce in the church.

Episode 16 - Gender bias and church patriarchy: Psychiatrist dissects his own mind.

Martin Carpenter MD plumbs his own mind on the subject of gender discrimination, describing how his own fears have prevented him from formally speaking out on gender bias in the past. Unlock the secrets of your hangups and frustrations as Dr. Carpenter analyzes this explosive topic with unprecedented vulnerability. Hear what Carpenter thinks of his own mother and what he will tell his daughter about being female in this world. Dr. Carpenter explains how the gender wars, tradition and power struggles abound in our homes and churches across the land. He shares the surprising and uplifting perspective that has provided meaningful closure for him. At the end of the video, Dr. Carpenter shares a song called "Mama's Pockets" he wrote and recorded inspired by his relationship with his mom.