Cafe con Pam Podcast

061 - You Don't Get to Complain about What You Allow with Jo Luehmann

Episode Summary

Hello listeners! We are back with a new episode and this time we talked to Jo Luehmann! Jo is a piece of the Luehmann Circus, Jo, is one of the members of the Luehmann Circus. They are a family of improving Christians. What that means is that they love God a lot, but they also have a lot of issues with Him and His church, and they are ok with that. After Jo and her husband worked hard for years to build up a church, they did “whatever it took” and learned whatever they needed to learn to make this church “successful” they started to feel fake; they started to feel what they were doing was simply not consistent one with what they believed. After a while, they gave into the feelings of “rebellion”, and they thought that if “submission” and maintaining the status quo made them feel like clowns playing a game of pretend, then they were going to be rebels. They needed to leave and walk towards God knows where, to figure out God knows what. They needed to become wanderers with more uncertainty than certainty, backpackers of faith who had no idea where they would lay their head for the season to come. They left in search of God and freedom and identity and destiny and a new life. They left knowing very little and with more questions than answers. After they left the church they helped plant, the Luehmann's had to stand alone with no community and no actual direction, they discovered that they had permission to question everything. They were allowed now to be uncertain about all the things they had held as final truths because they realized nothing really was. And this is how Jo welcomes you to their Circus. You won’t get a lot of absolutes, but you’ll have permission to be you. Listeners, I had the opportunity to meet Jo years ago and reconnect with her when I photographed her family and I had to bring her words and wisdom to you. Her perspective of Christianity is completely different to what we are used to and I think you are going to enjoy her story. Find Jo on all things social: @luehmannrants and Luehmanncircus.com Dont' forget to subscribe, rate and review! Stay Shining! @cafeconpampodcast

Episode Notes

Hello listeners! We are back with a new episode and this time we talked to Jo Luehmann!

Jo is a piece of the Luehmann Circus, Jo, is one of the members of the Luehmann Circus. They are a family of improving Christians. What that means is that they love God a lot, but they also have a lot of issues with Him and His church, and they are ok with that.
After Jo and her husband worked hard for years to build up a church, they did “whatever it took” and learned whatever they needed to learn to make this church “successful” they started to feel fake; they started to feel what they were doing was simply not consistent one with what they believed.
After a while, they gave into the feelings of “rebellion”, and they thought that if “submission” and maintaining the status quo made them feel like clowns playing a game of pretend, then they were going to be rebels. They needed to leave and walk towards God knows where, to figure out God knows what. They needed to become wanderers with more uncertainty than certainty, backpackers of faith who had no idea where they would lay their head for the season to come. They left in search of God and freedom and identity and destiny and a new life. They left knowing very little and with more questions than answers.
After they left the church they helped plant, the Luehmann's had to stand alone with no community and no actual direction, they discovered that they had permission to question everything. They were allowed now to be uncertain about all the things they had held as final truths because they realized nothing really was.
And this is how Jo welcomes you to their Circus. You won’t get a lot of absolutes, but you’ll have permission to be you.

Listeners, I had the opportunity to meet Jo years ago and reconnect with her when I photographed her family and I had to bring her words and wisdom to you. Her perspective of Christianity is completely different to what we are used to and I think you are going to enjoy her story.

Find Jo on all things social: @luehmannrants and Luehmanncircus.com

Dont' forget to subscribe, rate and review!

Stay Shining!

@cafeconpampodcast