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Theologian Candice Marie Benbow on creating her own relationship with God

Candice Marie Benbow
Cuemadi White
Candice Marie Benbow, author of 'Red Lip Theology: For Church Girls Who've Considered Tithing to the Beauty Supply Store When Sunday Morning Isn't Enough.'

Organized religion plays an important role in many Americans' lives. But the Christian church isn't always a welcoming place. This week, one woman’s journey of connecting with God inside and outside the confines of organized religion. And how she's on a mission to make faith more accessible to everyone.


This episode originally aired on June 1, 2022, and was produced by James Szkobel-Wolf, Zshekinah Collier and Catie Talarski. Disrupted is produced by Kevin Chang Barnum, Emily Charash and Catie Talarski. Our interns are Taylor Doyle and Jacob Gannon.

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James Szkobel-Wolff is a producer for the Connecticut Public Radio’s weekly show 'Disrupted,' hosted by Dr. Khalilah Brown-Dean.
Zshekinah Collier is a producer for Connecticut Public Radio’s weekly show 'Disrupted.' Previously she was a Radio Production & Storytelling Intern and contributed to 'Audacious,' 'The Colin McEnroe Show,' 'Seasoned,' and 'Where We Live.'
Dr. Khalilah L. Brown-Dean is an award-winning scholar at Wesleyan University, author, and host of 'Disrupted' on Connecticut Public.
Catie Talarski is Senior Director of Storytelling and Radio Programming at Connecticut Public.