Verity by Phylicia Masonheimer

By Phylicia Masonheimer

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The Verity podcast is hosted by author, speaker and public theologian Phylicia Masonheimer. Covering topics of faith and culture from a biblical perspective, through a historical lens, the podcast is designed to inspire you to ask better questions, go deeper in faith, and defend your beliefs with both grace and logic.

Episode Date
Women's Issues: Singleness
Is singleness a second class status? Why does the church treat singles like they're in a holding pattern? What does the Bible say about sexual desire, masturbation, and the value of unmarried life? We delve into all these questions and more in this episode of the Women's Issues series.
Resources mentioned: 
Sam Allberry
Lore Wilbert
Nancy Demoss Wolgemot
Oct 21, 2020
Women's Issues: Motherhood Culture

In this episode we dive into the mommy wars: the toxic culture surrounding motherhood and its decisions. Specifically, this episode deals with asceticism and our view of suffering in motherhood. How does God sustain us in this season? Why do we act as if certain decisions are "holier" than others? Audio taken from IGTV video on Phylicia's Instagram.

Oct 14, 2020
Women's Issues: Breastfeeding

In this episode of our women’s issues series, we talk about the Scriptural approach to breastfeeding, but more so, how the gospel dismantles the mommy wars over this sensitive and often shame-filled issue. This topic is explored further in the Motherhood episode coming next. 

Oct 07, 2020
Women's Issues: Body and Sex
Plato's concept of dualism influences the church even today - without us knowing. How many of us see our bodies as "bad", souls as "good"? In this episode we break down why this view of the body not only isn't biblical, it wasn't exemplified by Christ!
Mentioned in this episode:
Love Thy Body by Nancy Pearcey:
After Class Podcast series on sex:
Sep 30, 2020
Women's Issues: Reframing Pregnancy and Birth

In this first episode of the women's issues series, Phylicia does a quick overview of our flawed understanding of Genesis 3 and how it impacts Christian discussions of fertility and birth. 

Sep 23, 2020
Season 3 Announcement

Announcing the upcoming season containing a series of episodes on one of my most asked about topics.

Sep 16, 2020
John Crist, Repentance, and Restoration

Originally an IGTV interview, Phylicia talks with Ayanna Mathis about the nature of repentance, grace, and why restoration to the church is not restoration to a position. Touches on abuse, cover ups, and how the church can better care for its own by adhering to biblical view of repentance.

Sep 09, 2020
Racism and the Western Church

Phylicia and pastors of Grace Innovation Church in London, UK, Emmanuel and Samantha Danso, talk through some of the most common questions regarding racism, Christianity, social marxism, and how believers can honor the image of God in others.

Sep 02, 2020
Canon Q and A

In this final episode of the canon series I answer your burning questions on topics I didn't get to during the last ten episodes! We cover things like paraphases and the Passion Translation, the Book of Enoch, chronological order and much more.

Jul 01, 2020
Bible Study 101

Where do you begin with bible study? What if you've never studied it for yourself? This episode breaks down some starter tips, hacks, and processes for getting the most out of your study time!

Jun 24, 2020
Is The KJV The Best Bible Translation?

The King James Version has been well-loved for over 400 years. But is it the ONLY Bible version we can read? This episode breaks down the history of how the KJV was commissioned, what went into its translation, the Textus Receptus, and how to talk to friends who believe the KJV is the only way.

Jun 17, 2020
The English Bible: Translation and History

How does translation work? Are some translations better than others? And how did we get the English bible we have today? All this and more in this episode!

Jun 10, 2020
Canon of Apocrypha

Ever wonder why the Catholic Bible has more books than Protestant versions? This episode will answer that question and many more! What Protestants call “the Apocrypha” (and Catholics call the deuterocanon) is a group of books that have caused much debate over the last few centuries! We will talk about where these books came from, why they are so controversial, and some little known facts about how they ended up in and out of Bibles over time. Short addendum about Gnostic gospels at the end!

Jun 03, 2020
Canon of the Epistles

In this episode we discuss the epistles of Paul, John, James, and more! We cover how they came to be used in the church, how early they were used and quoted, and why there was debate surrounding their inclusion. This wraps up our five-part walk through of the canonization of the bible - but wait there’s more! Next week we will discuss the Apocryphal books and the gnostic gospels. Stay tuned!

May 27, 2020
Canon of Gospels

Now entering the New Testament, this episode discusses the questions surrounding reliability, timing, and authorship of the gospel accounts. Are the gospels our only way of knowing Jesus lived? What about secular testimony and connection to eyewitnesses? We discuss gnosticism and why certain “gospels” were excluded from the canon in this first of a two-part episode series on the NT canon!

May 20, 2020
Canon of Writings

In this episode, we discuss the Ketuvim: the third portion of the Hebrew Old Testament. Also known as the Writings or in Greek, the Hagiographa, this group of books is represents an different way of looking at God than do the Prophets or Torah. Writings also contains some of the more hotly debated books in the canon. 

May 13, 2020
Canon of Prophets

As we discuss the second section of the Hebrew Old Testament, we talk about why early authority matters for the prophetic books of the Bible, what books were contained in the original list of “prophets”, and why prophetic canon matters for Christians today.

May 06, 2020
Canon of Torah

In this episode we discuss the authority of Torah, or Pentateuch - the first five books of the Bible! We chat about JEDP theory, whether or not Moses authored the book, and why it was considered authoritative for Israel. This is a very detailed episode so be ready to take notes!

Apr 29, 2020
Introduction to the Canon

In this episode, we talk about the three “Is” of the Bible: Inspiration, inerrancy, and infallibility. We also talk about the meaning of canon, why it matters, and how authority of Scripture affects us today.

Apr 22, 2020
What Difference Would We Make?

What if we stopped consuming “pink fluff” teaching? It would change us - but it would also change our world! In this episode, Phylicia talks about how a deep spiritual life transforms community, motivates evangelism, and equips the saints. We spend the second half talking about the nature of evangelism, what it looks like, and why every Christian is called to share her faith.

Apr 01, 2020
Everything I Ever Did: Shame
If we view ourselves as unworthy, we act unworthy. The world knows this, so it approaches shame from a self-centered perspective - if we love ourselves more, we will feel shame less… right? But how many of us have seen that repeating “you’re worthy” doesn’t remove the sting of what we’ve done, or resolve the pain of who we used to be?
In this episode we talk about what shame is, how loving ourselves doesn’t remove it, and why trusting God’s word about your identity is the key to freedom.
Mar 25, 2020
Ever read the book of Job and find it a little… unrelatable? Confession: It was Phylicia’s least favorite book for a long time! But Job teaches us some fundamental principles about who God is when we are grieving. In this episode, we dive into who God is when we face grief, regardless of the cause. How do we trust Him when we’re disappointed and full of loss?
Looking at stories of people like Hannah, Naomi, Hagar, and the Samaritan, we learn how God meets us in the hardest times of our lives.
Mar 11, 2020
If you’ve lived with anxiety for most of your life, the thought of overcoming it sounds like an unrealistic dream. Yet this is what Jesus promises (Matt. 11, John 14, Matt. 6). Jesus’ promise was not as simple as “pray about it” or other Christian platitudes thrown at anxiety. There is no quick fix. But Jesus never makes a promise He won’t bring to fruition.
In this episode, we break down why approaching anxiety physically AND spiritually is essential to battling well. We talk about how knowing God’s character is the first step to true trust. Lastly, we talk about what victory over anything - anxiety included - looks like for the believer.
Mar 04, 2020

One of the issues with legalism is that it tries to manufacture the spirit led life without the Holy Spirit. It removes the Holy Spirit and proof texts the scriptures.

Feb 27, 2020
How "Stop Calling Me Beautiful" Was Born

Here's a little history behind how a blog-post-gone-viral turned into my book Stop Calling Me Beautiful. 

Feb 19, 2020
Redeeming Broken Sexuality

The reality is that the Bible is the most sex-positive book that exists when you understand it rightly.

There isn't this dichotomy between people who hold a Biblical sexual ethic and people who are sex-positive who believe that sex is awesome, wonderful, exciting, healthy and that you should be able to talk about it. These aren't two opposite camps. They aren't polar ends of a spectrum. 

Feb 10, 2020
Overcoming the Fear of Man

There is a confidence much deeper than what the world has to offer, and it starts with fearing God more than we fear man.

Feb 06, 2020
Cultivating a Lasting Community

The reality is faith in the living God has always been communal. When we understand that and begin to embrace it, we begin to grasp the importance of community as Christians.

Feb 04, 2020
Why The Instagram Bible Won't Free You

We know that the Word of God is the Power of God. It transforms us. It strengthens us. It shows us who God is and how He interacts with man. It's how the Holy Spirit speaks to us primarily.

Feb 03, 2020
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Jan 06, 2020