Interview on Law and Gospel with Pastor Eric Brown

The Scarlet Virgins Episode #34 – Interview on Law and Gospel with Eric Brown

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In this episode, Rebecca interviews her childhood Pastor from the small town LCMS congregation she attended for 18 years.

The discussion includes: Defining Law and Gospel, the three functions of the Law, balancing Law and Gospel, and answering the questions below.

What is a young person to do in the face of their friend’s promiscuity?

Do you, as a pastor, regret any of your earlier teachings? Have they stayed consisted throughout your ministry?

The book of Revelation being abused (think #raptureanxiety)

What does a congregant do if their church is going down a bad, perhaps legalist, road?

What did you think of the application of Law and Gospel in Rachael Denhollander’s case?

How do you determine how a person needs to hear more Law or Gospel? Is there a process or is it mostly just a feeling and experience? How do you ensure the Gospel predominates, as Walther says it must?

Some words for those who are spiritually homeless (those who do not have a church)

Did you ever notice I was being exposed and slipping into legalism?

Do you have any funny stories of me as a child?

(Featuring what happens when you forget your Latin book in Pastor’s class.)

Articles of Pastor Brown’s to read:

What does sin boldly mean?

Be Slow To Define Sin for Your Neighbor

Pastor’s Blog:

Confessional Gadfly

Pastor’s Podcasts:

Count it All Joy Show Podcast

(earlier episodes can be found here)


“I Survived I Kissed Dating Goodbye”: An interview with filmmaker Jessica Wyngaard

#33 – “I Survived I Kissed Dating Goodbye”: An interview with filmmaker Jessica Wyngaard

In this episode, Rebecca interviews the director of I Survived I Kissed Dating Goodbye, Jessica Wyngaard.

They chat about how Jessica met Joshua Harris, how she deal with her emotions towards his book, her upcoming documentary, and women’s vocations.

The documentary website:

Jessica’s email:


Podcast Interview on Purity Culture with Theology Gals

Hi dear readers and listeners,

My most recent podcast interview with Theology Gals is out, you can find it here:

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Some things we discussed/questions answered:

How does purity culture follows people into marriage?

The “Eternal, paternal identity crisis”

How can we teach our children to think about sex Biblically?

Why is purity culture so heavily directed only at girls?

Has purity culture had any affect on pornography culture?

Are purity rings a good idea?

“I was taught that you had to give it whenever they wanted it or they’d find it elsewhere. I was taught men are animals and women were for their use. How have these ideas hurt sex in marriages?”

Theology Gals is giving away a copy of my book, The Scarlet Virgins! You can enter to win here!

#32 – 10 Self-Care Tips for the Loved Ones of The Suicidal

#32 – 10 Self-Care Tips for the Loved Ones of The Suicidal

Self-care is extremely important for anyone working to support someone through their mental health journey. I’m quite fond of the analogy of a plane crash where, in order to help others, you must first put on your own oxygen mask.

This concept underlies all of my self-care tips for those who find themselves on the end of working diligently to prevent a suicide attempt. You can read a version of this content here:

The Suicide Prevention Lifeline, there is a chat and a number to call:

SafeTALK Training:

Dear listener,

Please be advised this podcast episode is adapted from a YouTube video I put out in September of 2017. As such, it does not have my normal verbal opening or close and there is reference to the fact that it is a video. I don’t know why, but I felt a pull to use this audio from the YouTube channel this week. I hope it is helpful.

Rebecca Lemke

Listen here at the bottom of the page, or in iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play.

Counter Purity Movement: Trading One Dysfunction for Another ft. Justin Megna

In this groundbreaking episode, Rebecca Lemke interviews Justin Megna about a topic no one else has touched: the “Counter Purity Movement.”

The Counter Purity Movement is a phrase they have coined for the scorched-earth social landscape some trod following purity culture, which includes outright hedonism, abuse within recovery communities, and versions of Christianity manipulated to be more sexually permissive.

Justin and Rebecca discuss purity culture, the Counter Purity Movement, and some of the ways in which these cultures are two sides of the same coin. They talk about their own – sometimes painful – journeys in finding their way to a healthy, holistic approach to life, love, and Christianity.

They are in complete agreement that Jesus Christ should our all-in-all and any path that leads away from him, whether hyper-legalistic or licentious, should be rejected.



The Podcast is Joining Fringe Radio Network!

Surprise, y’all! 🙂 I’ve accepted an offer for the podcast to be on a radio network!

Check it out here! 

#30 – “Why I Didn’t Rebel” – Interview with Life As A Dare

#30 – “Why I Didn’t Rebel” – Interview with Life As A Dare

In this episode, Rebecca Lemke interviews Rebecca Lindenbach on her recently released book “Why I Didn’t Rebel.”

They discuss the definition of rebellion, spanking, mental health, etc. Lindenbach’s book is a wonderful resource for both evaluating your childhood and starting a conversation on how you would like to parent.

Extra note: Due to the sensitive nature of topics like spanking and single parenthood addressed in this podcast episode, please be advised that it is not our intent to be inflammatory or derogatory in the conversation, but to approach it from our separate backgrounds and experiences and to offer a cross-cultural perspective.

You can listen in iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play (though it was just published so for those who haven’t subscribe you may not see it yet) or by scrolling to the bottom of this page to episode #30:

#29 – Interview With A Sexual Assault Prevention Educator

#29 – Interview With A Sexual Assault Prevention Educator

In this episode, Rebecca interviews Nikki Penwell, a sexual assault prevention educator.

Nikki’s Facebook page:

Nikki’s website:

Listen in iTunes:

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Buy the book:

The Scarlet Virgins Podcast #28 – Why You Shouldn’t Fake it

If you’ve been raised in purity culture, sex can be incredibly frustrating and you may be tempted to fake an orgasm to make your spouse happy…but don’t!

In this episode of The Scarlet Virgins Podcast, Rebecca discusses why it isn’t a good idea to “fake it” in your sexual relationship with your spouse.

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Buy the book here.

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