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Latest podcast episodes about Religion News Service

Leading Saints Podcast
When the Gospel Seems Unjust to the Rising Generation | An Interview with Tyler Johnson

Leading Saints Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2022 82:00


Dr. Tyler Johnson is is a medical oncologist, author, and a clinical assistant professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He also serves as a leader of the Stanford inpatient oncology services, including supervising the oncology housestaff service. Tyler has served as Bishop in the Stanford Ward and taught institute. He co-hosts The Doctor's Art podcast and writes on the intersection of medicine, ethics, and spirituality. Tyler's writings has been featured by Religion News Service, the Salt Lake Tribune, BYU Studies, Dialogue, and The San Jose Mercury News, where he is a regular contributor. Highlights 02:00 Introduction to the episode and Tyler Johnson 03:30 Tyler's background as an oncologist and professor 09:30 Teaching experience in the church and at the institute at Stanford 14:00 Many youth are leaving the church. We can do a better job at teaching them. 18:20 Where do we fail to teach the power of the gospel to youth and others? 20:00 Us vs them dynamic when it comes to people who leave the church and those who stay 22:30 As a leader, how do we avoid the us vs them dynamic at church and in our classes 25:45 Tyler breaks down the four parts of America and why it's important to understanding and helping our youth today Free America Real America Smart America Just (justice) America 36:30 Most youth today belong to "just America." They value justice and fairness and have lots of concerns. Understanding these values is really important as a leader. 39:30 How can leaders best help and guide the youth (just America)? 41:20 When someone comes to you with a deeply felt question, it's better to recognize the virtuous impulse behind the question before dealing with the content of the question 47:00 Empathy before certainty or ambiguity. Productive discussions are going to come from showing empathy for people's concerns. Show them you are on their team. 52:00 The different types of Americans and these mindsets in the church. People that belong to just America don't feel like they belong in the church. 59:00 Tyler talks to people that feel they are part of just America 1:05:30 We all need space and grace. Even the highest leaders of our church. 1:06:45 We hold back empathy from our leaders because they are the ones in power 1:08:00 Why the past 10 years of American life have been uniquely stupid. Social media makes it so easy for us to shoot people down who value different things than us. 1:13:00 A lot of us grew up with the fairytale version of the gospel when in reality church history was really messy. This is what young people are struggling with today. We need to let go of the fairytale and embrace the messiness. 1:22:00 The defining virtue of the Savior's atonement is his perfect empathy. We are joining the Savior in His work when we show empathy to those that we lead. 1:23:30 Tyler's final thoughts and testimony Links How America Fractured into Four Parts, by George Packer Why the Past 10 Years of American Life Have Been Uniquely Stupid, by Jonathan Haidt The God Who Weeps The Other Prodigal, talk by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland The Doctor's Art podcast TRANSCRIPT coming soon Listen on YouTube Get 14-day access to the Core Leader Library The Leading Saints Podcast has ranked in the top 20 Christianity podcasts in iTunes, gets over 500,000 listens each month, and has over 10 million total downloads as part of nonprofit Leading Saints' mission to help latter-day saints be better prepared to lead. Learn more and listen to any of the past episodes for free at LeadingSaints.org. Past guests include Emily Belle Freeman, David Butler, Hank Smith, John Bytheway, Liz Wiseman, Stephen M. R. Covey, Julie Beck, Brad Wilcox, Jody Moore, Tony Overbay, John H. Groberg, Elaine Dalton, Tad R. Callister, J. Devn Cornish, Dennis B. Neuenschwander, Anthony Sweat, John Hilton III, Barbara Morgan Gardner, Blair Hodges, Whitney Johnson,

Aspen Ideas to Go
ENCORE: Bad Things Do Happen to Good People

Aspen Ideas to Go

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 47:05


We try our whole lives to avoid pain and suffering and when it does show up, we try to solve it. In her new book, No Cure for Being Human, religious scholar Kate Bowler says we try to out-eat, out-learn, and out-perform our humanness. Truth is, bad things do happen to good people and if we're going to tell the truth, we need one another. As someone who lives with cancer, Bowler knows first-hand about the everything-works-out fantasy common in American culture. She speaks with Adelle Banks, national reporter at Religion News Service, about her personal experiences with pain and grief and the role religion plays in dealing with suffering.

Rise and Lead
I'll See You Tomorrow: Building Relational Resilience When You Want to Quit with Dr. Heather Thompson Day and Seth Day - RAL 69

Rise and Lead

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2022 41:15


On this episode entitled, I'll See You Tomorrow: Building Relational Resilience When You Want to Quit , Benjamin sits down for a power-packed conversation with Dr. Heather Thompson Day and Seth Day.  Dr. Heather Thompson Day is an interdenominational speaker and has been a contributor for Religion News Service, Christianity Today, Newsweek and the Barna Group. She is also a Professor of Communication at Andrews University. She is a friend of the Rise and Lead Podcast, make sure to checkout her previous episode: It's Not Your Turn: What to Do While You are Waiting for Your Breakthrough.  Her husband Seth is pastor and dynamic ministry leader. Together, they talk about relational trends and approaches, self-doubt, self-talk, family toxicity, failure, breakthrough, and new beginnings. Seth also shares a detailed account of the challenging family dynamics of his childhood and the timeless lessons he has learned about life and leadership along the way.One power quote from their new Book: “Waiting for the ideal can prevent us from doing what is still possible” This episode, like all Rise and Lead Podcast episodes, is highly practical and motivating. Don't forget to subscribe to the Rise and Lead Podcast to ensure you get notified when new episodes release every month.  When you share about the podcast, make sure and tag @benjaminlundquist, and he'll always try and give you a re-post. Remember, the best time to rise and lead is now!

The Holy Post
Episode 535: What Does the Global Church Believe About Guns? with Morgan Lee

The Holy Post

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 75:11


The U.S. midterm elections were full of surprises. The Holy Post crew asks if the political side of the pro-life movement has hit a wall, and if the Republican Party is really moving on from Donald Trump. Then, new data shows a sharp rise among evangelicals who didn't attend college and who don't attend church identifying as Republicans. What does it mean? And a new book chronicles the rise of Charlie Kirk, Candace Owens, and the rage-fueled conservative youth culture. Then, Skye talks to Christianity Today's Morgan Lee about what global Christian leaders think about guns and self-defense. Her reporting on the issue reveals a wide spectrum of beliefs, how our perspective may be more cultural than biblical, and why dysfunctional governments elevate the appeal of guns. Plus, no one accidentally licks a toad. New Holy Post merch - https://www.holypost.com/shop Latest Patreon content: Christian Asks... Salvation and the Sinner's Prayer - https://www.patreon.com/posts/74702525/ Getting Schooled by Kaitlyn Schiess: The Church Calendar 101 - https://www.patreon.com/posts/getting-schooled-74529955 News Segment 0:00 - Intro 4:26 - Psychedelic toads 9:24 - Midterm election debrief 22:33 - Conservative youth culture 34:01 - New data on evangelical Republicans 42:44 - Sponsor: Faithful Counseling Get 10% off your first month at faithfulcounseling.com/holypost Interview with Morgan Lee “Should Christians Own Guns for Self-Defense? A Global Snapshot” (Christianity Today) - https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2022/october-web-only/guns-christians-self-defense-mass-shootings-protection.html Morgan Lee: https://twitter.com/Mepaynl 43:58 - Interview intro 47:42 - Article overview 51:38 - “God-given right to self-defense” 59:18 - Biblical basis for arguments 1:10:34 - Safe societies and effectiveness of government 1:14:42 - Credits Links from news segment: Christian's film, “The Girl Who Wore Freedom” - https://geni.us/TheGirlWhoWoreFreedom “Please stop licking psychedelic toads, National Park Service warns” (Washington Post) - https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2022/11/08/national-park-toad-sonoran-desert-hallucinogenic/ “How America's conservative youth youth movement grew a powerhouse on the cult of rage” (Religion News Service) - https://religionnews.com/2022/10/31/how-americas-conservative-youth-movement-grew-a-powerhouse-on-the-cult-of-rage/ Data from Ryan Burge on evangelical Republicans -https://twitter.com/ryanburge/status/1588292184914432000 Holy Post website: https://www.holypost.com/ Holy Post Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/holypost

Messy Jesus Business
Carmen Acevedo Butcher: Healed by Translation

Messy Jesus Business

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 54:34


Episode 53 of Messy Jesus Business podcast, with Sister Julia Walsh. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Email | RSS | More IN THIS EPISODE: In this episode of Messy Jesus Business podcast, Sister Julia Walsh talks with author, scholar, and translator of spiritual texts Carmen Acevedo Butcher about the messiness of spirituality, healing and relationship. Together they discuss the wisdom Brother Lawrence and the relevance of his message for today. They also get into the mess of contemplation and the human experience. And, they talk about sacredness of words and the ordinary and how religious devotion ought not to be transactional. ABOUT THE GUEST Carmen Acevedo Butcher, Ph.D., is an internationally acclaimed speaker, author, educator, poet, and translator of spiritual texts. Her dynamic work in spirituality and the power of language has garnered interest from various media, including the BBC, Religion News Service, and NPR's Morning Edition, Georgia Gazette, and Dante's Old South, among others. From a young age, she immersed in the presence prayer. With degrees in medieval studies and a linguistics background, Carmen brings history to life, making its wisdom accessible and useful to us for healing, growth, peace, and actively loving others. She is the award-winning translator of classics such as Practice of the Presence (Broadleaf) by Brother Lawrence, The Cloud of Unknowing (Shambhala) by Anonymous, and Hildegard of Bingen: A Spiritual Reader and A Little Daily Wisdom with medieval women mystics (Paraclete Press). A Carnegie Foundation Professor of the Year and Fulbright Senior Lecturer, she currently teaches at the University of California, Berkeley, in the College Writing Programs. Learn more about Carmen and her work at www.carmenbutcher.com. MESSY JESUS BUSINESS is produced and hosted by Sister Julia Walsh.  Email us at messyjesusbusiness@gmail.com BE SOCIAL:https://www.facebook.com/MessyJesusBusiness Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MessyJesusBusiness Twitter: @messyjesusbiz Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/messyjesusbusiness SUPPORT US: https://www.patreon.com/messyjesusbusiness LISTEN HERE:

Interfaith Voices Podcast (hour-long version)
Faith on the Campaign Trail

Interfaith Voices Podcast (hour-long version)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 26:40


Religion News Service national religion reporter Jack Jenkins talks about the races where faith and religion emerged in surprising and not-so-surprising ways.

That Makes Total Sense!
Episode 168 – Bob Smietana

That Makes Total Sense!

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022 60:45


If you’ve read anything from the Religion News Service, chances are you’ve already been introduced to Bob Smietana. Bob is a journalist and author of the book Reorganized Religion. Politics, demographics, and lifestyle are all affecting our churches and how they look and feel in America. In this episode, we talk about organized religion, American … Continue reading Episode 168 – Bob Smietana

A Tiny Revolution
#179: The Language of Grief, w/ Dante Stewart

A Tiny Revolution

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 63:53


Danté Stewart is an award-winning writer, speaker and author of Shoutin' In The Fire: An American Epistle. Named by Georgia Writers Association as "Georgia Writer of the Year” 2022 (Memoir); by The Center for American Progress as one of "22 Faith Leaders to Watch in 2022"; and by Religion News Service as one of "Ten Up-And-Coming Faith Influencers," his work has appeared in the The Atlantic, New York Times, the Washington Post, TIME, ESPN's Andscape, Oxford American, Sojourners, NPR, CNN, Parents, and more. He received his B.A. in Sociology from Clemson University. He is currently studying at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. Follow him at @DanteStewart. check out his work at DanteCStewart.com. Be sure to follow me @thekevingarcia, theKevinGarcia.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Holy Post
Episode 532: How Would Jesus Fight the Culture War? with Mike Erre

The Holy Post

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 88:34


Research finds many Americans are opposed to the gospel because they view Christians as hypocrites, but a new $100 million ad campaign hopes to reintroduce Jesus to the country. But does Jesus really have a PR problem, or does the church have a discipleship problem? Then, culture war issues are fracturing evangelical colleges into 5 distinct groups. What does it mean for the future of the church? Phil talks to pastor and podcaster Mike Erre about how to think biblically about the culture wars. Does the New Testament call the church to have power over the culture, how did Jesus influence others, and what about the presence of real evil in the world? Mike shares his 3 principles for Christians and the culture war. Plus, the Dutch are giving guns to robots. What could possibly go wrong?   Patreon Bonus: Getting Schooled by Kaitlyn Schiess: Halloween History 101 - https://www.patreon.com/posts/73778907/ News Segment 0:00 - Intro 1:52 - Robots with guns 8:22 - Ad campaign for Jesus 27:56 - Evangelical colleges and culture war issues50:04 - Sponsor: Biola University's Talbot School of Theology Visit www.biola.edu/talbot for more information and to apply today. Interview with Mike Erre Voxology podcast: https://voxologypodcast.com 51:20 - Guest intro 55:22 - Culture warring intro 56:53 - The role of the church in the world 1:09:36 - Providing a counter narrative 1:26:00 - Culture warring vs. the way of Jesus in culture 1:28:06 - Credits Links from news segment:“The Netherlands Has Deployed NATO's First Killer Robot Ground Vehicles” (Vice) - https://www.vice.com/en/article/jgpax3/the-netherlands-has-deployed-natos-first-killer-robot-ground-vehicles“ Oakland Cops Hope to Arm Robots with Lethal Shotguns” (The Intercept) - https://theintercept.com/2022/10/17/police-robot-gun-oakland/“ A $100 million ad campaign wants to fix Jesus' image. His followers remain a problem.” (Religion News Service) - https://religionnews.com/2022/10/10/a-100-million-ad-campaign-wants-to-fix-jesuss-image-his-followers-remain-a-problem/ “The Five Emerging Factions in Evangelical Higher Education” (Patheos) - https://www.patheos.com/blogs/anxiousbench/2022/04/the-five-emerging-factions-in-evangelical-higher-education/ Links from interview:"American Evangelicals: Embattled and Thriving" by Christian Smith Crazy: 10 years of podcasts, 1 song (by Phil Vischer) - https://youtu.be/Tkgong0GcO0 Holy Post website: https://www.holypost.com/ Holy Post Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/holypost The Holy Post is supported by our listeners. We may earn affiliate commissions through links listed here. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.

The Confronting Christianity Podcast
Do Christians Want To Control Women's Bodies? with Karen Swallow Prior

The Confronting Christianity Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 43:08


Kyle Worley and Rebecca McLaughlin are joined by Dr. Karen Swallow Prior to have a conversation about abortion and how we as Christians can engage with the sanctity of human life issues most helpfully.Questions Covered in This Episode:Would you be willing to share a bit of your story: How did you come to follow Jesus? What led you into your field of study? What led you to become involved in right to life and sanctity of human life issues?How has your involvement in this changed over the years?How do Christians engage most helpfully?What was your response when you heard about the prospect of Roe's overturn? How should we respond?How do we live in the tension of being pro-life and glad for progress on this and at the same time relate to friends to who this feels like an injustice?How do we be sober-minded enough to view how tragic the full sweep of abortion is?How do we move forward? What's next?What do we do now practically?Guest Bio:Dr. Karen Swallow Prior is Research Professor of English and Christianity and Culture at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. In addition, she is the author of numerous books, including: Booked, Fierce Convictions, On Reading Well, and the co-editor of Cultural Engagement: A Crash Course in Contemporary Issues. She has a column for Religion News Service and her writing has appeared at Christianity Today, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Gospel Coalition…and just about everywhere else.Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Operation RescueCASA Amazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Training the Church.Follow Us:Instagram | TwitterOur Sister Shows:Knowing Faith | The Family Discipleship PodcastConfronting Christianity is a podcast of Training the Church. For ad-free episodes and more content check out our Patreon

Filter: Biblical Clarity in a Confusing World
Trevin Wax on the Thrill of Orthodoxy and Why We Need Historic Christianity

Filter: Biblical Clarity in a Confusing World

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 55:35


We have recently seen a number of once-prominent Christian leaders—as well as a number of believers online—announce that they are “deconstructing” their faith. Sadly, this deconstruction is often succeeded by a de-conversion. They embrace the position that orthodox, biblical Christianity is outdated, boring, or repressive. My guest on today's show argues against the deconstructionist position and those who would substitute historic, biblical orthodoxy for modern heresy. His name is Trevin Wax and we discussed his latest book The Thrill of Orthodoxy. Trevin Wax is vice president of research and resource development at the North American Mission Board and a visiting professor at Cedarville University. A former missionary to Romania, Trevin is a regular columnist at The Gospel Coalition and has contributed to The Washington Post, Religion News Service, World, and Christianity Today, which named him one of 33 millennials shaping the next generation of evangelicals. He has served as general editor of The Gospel Project and has taught courses on mission and ministry at Wheaton College. He is the author of multiple books, including The Thrill of Orthodoxy, Rethink Your Self, This Is Our Time, and Gospel Centered Teaching. Take advantage of getting 30% off "The Thrill of Orthodoxy" with code FILTER until November 7: https://www.ivpress.com/the-thrill-of-orthodoxy Check out the full show notes for this episode: www.aaronshamp.com/podcast/trevin-wax SUPPORT THIS PODCAST: https://www.aaronshamp.com/support –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Track: Perseverance — Land of Fire [Audio Library Release] Music provided by Audio Library Plus –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/filterpodcast/message

Saved by the City
How Christian Nationalism Became a Main Character in the Midterms + Jack Jenkins

Saved by the City

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 47:24


The midterms ... truly the spookiest season of them all.Everyone seems to be talking about Christian nationalism right now. The phrase is in the air. And, while, there's plenty of focus on the evangelical vote every election cycle, this is not quite the same. Religion News Service, and especially religion and politics correspondent Jack Jenkins, has long been covering this new iteration of Christian nationalism. So, for this special episode, in the run up to the midterms, Roxy talks with Jack about his (award-winning) reporting on Christian nationalism over the past few years.What is it? Where did it come from? And why is it playing such an outsized role in American politics right now?GUEST:Jack Jenkins is a national reporter for RNS based in Washington, covering the intersection of religion and politics as well as U.S. Catholics. He is the author of “American Prophets: The Religious Roots of Progressive Politics and the Ongoing Fight for the Soul of the Country.”This episode was produced with support from The Stiefel Freethought Foundation.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

AMDG: A Jesuit Podcast
What Vatican II Means Today with David Gibson

AMDG: A Jesuit Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 47:44


October 11 was the 60th anniversary of the opening of the Vatican II. Pope Francis marked the occasion with a Mass at St. Peter's Basilica, which is also the feast day of St. John XXIII, who of course was the pope to call the Council. In his homily, Pope Francis reflected on how Vatican II continues to shape us today. A lot of the headlines mentioned how he called for communion in the face of such polarization. But here's the best quote from the homily: “Let us rediscover the Council in order to restore primacy to God, to what is essential: to a Church madly in love with its Lord and with all the men and women whom he loves; to a Church that is rich in Jesus and poor in assets; to a Church that is free and freeing. This was the path that the Council pointed out to the Church.” Guest David Gibson is one of the best people to talk to if you want to think about Vatican II and the way it continues to unfold in the church in our own times. David is the director of the Center on Religion and Culture at Fordham University in New York City. The Center hosts conversations and events that explore the relationships between faith and contemporary life. David has been there since 2017, arriving after a long career as an award-winning religion journalist, author and filmmaker. Gibson is the author of two books on Catholicism: “The Coming Catholic Church: How the Faithful are Shaping a New American Catholicism” and “The Rule of Benedict: Pope Benedict XVI and His Battle with the Modern World.” He co-wrote and co-produced several documentaries on Christianity for CNN and the History Channel and co-authored a book on biblical archeology, “Finding Jesus: Faith. Fact. Forgery,” the basis of a popular CNN series of the same name. Before coming to Fordham, Gibson worked for six years as a national reporter at Religion News Service and specialized in coverage of the Vatican and the Catholic Church. Gibson is a frequent media commentator and op-ed writer on topics related to the Catholic Church and religion in America. In addition to discussing Vatican II, David talked about the ongoing synod process taking place throughout the global church, plus why maybe engaging culture is a way to overcome polarization and decline in the church. More about the Center on Religion and Culture: https://www.fordham.edu/about/living-the-mission/center-on-religion-and-culture/ Follow David Gibson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/GibsonWrites Pope Francis' Vatican II anniversary homily: https://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/homilies/2022/documents/20221011-omelia-60concilio.html U.S. National Synthesis from the Synod on Synodality: https://www.usccb.org/resources/us-national-synthesis-2021-2023-synod AMDG is a production of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States.

Sacred and Profane Love
Episode 54: Karen Swallow Prior on The Scarlet Letter

Sacred and Profane Love

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 75:49


In this episode, I team up again with Karen Swallow Prior, this time to discuss what many people call "the great American novel" Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter. We talk about sin, guilt, and repression, and how Hawthorne's story is more complicated and interesting than most people make it out to be. As always, I hope you enjoy our conversation. Karen Swallow Prior is Research Professor of English Literature and Christianity and Culture at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. She is the author of Booked: Literature in the Soul of Me (T. S. Poetry Press, 2012), Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More—Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist (Thomas Nelson, 2014), and On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life through Great Books (Brazos, 2018). She is co-editor of Cultural Engagement: A Crash Course in Contemporary Issues (Zondervan 2019) and has contributed to numerous other books. Her writing has appeared at Christianity Today, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, First Things, Vox, Relevant, Think Christian, The Gospel Coalition, Religion News Service, Books and Culture and other places. She and her husband live on a 100-year old homestead in central Virginia with sundry horses, dogs, and chickens. And lots of books. Jennifer Frey is an associate professor of philosophy and Peter and Bonnie McCausland Faculty Fellow at the University of South Carolina. She is also a fellow of the Institute for Human Ecology at the Catholic University of America and the Word on Fire Institute. Prior to joining the philosophy faculty at USC, she was a Collegiate Assistant Professor of Humanities at the University of Chicago, where she was a member of the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts and an affiliated faculty in the philosophy department. She earned her Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh, and her B.A. in Philosophy and Medieval Studies (with a Classics minor) at Indiana University, in Bloomington, Indiana. She has published widely on action, virtue, practical reason, and meta-ethics, and has recently co-edited an interdisciplinary volume, Self-Transcendence and Virtue: Perspectives from Philosophy, Theology, and Psychology. Her writing has also been featured in Breaking Ground, First Things, Fare Forward, Image, Law and Liberty, The Point, and USA Today. She lives in Columbia, SC, with her husband, six children, and chickens. You can follow her on Twitter @ jennfrey. Sacred and Profane Love is a podcast in which philosophers, theologians, and literary critics discuss some of their favorite works of literature, and how these works have shaped their own ideas about love, happiness, and meaning in human life. Host Jennifer A. Frey is an associate professor of philosophy at the University of South Carolina. The podcast is generously supported by The Institute for Human Ecology at the Catholic University of America and produced by Catholics for Hire.

Sacred and Profane Love
Episode 54: Karen Swallow Prior on The Scarlet Letter

Sacred and Profane Love

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 75:49


In this episode, I team up again with Karen Swallow Prior, this time to discuss what many people call "the great American novel" Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter. We talk about sin, guilt, and repression, and how Hawthorne's story is more complicated and interesting than most people make it out to be. As always, I hope you enjoy our conversation. Karen Swallow Prior is Research Professor of English Literature and Christianity and Culture at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. She is the author of Booked: Literature in the Soul of Me (T. S. Poetry Press, 2012), Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More—Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist (Thomas Nelson, 2014), and On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life through Great Books (Brazos, 2018). She is co-editor of Cultural Engagement: A Crash Course in Contemporary Issues (Zondervan 2019) and has contributed to numerous other books. Her writing has appeared at Christianity Today, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, First Things, Vox, Relevant, Think Christian, The Gospel Coalition, Religion News Service, Books and Culture and other places. She and her husband live on a 100-year old homestead in central Virginia with sundry horses, dogs, and chickens. And lots of books. Sacred and Profane Love is a podcast in which philosophers, theologians, and literary critics discuss some of their favorite works of literature, and how these works have shaped their own ideas about love, happiness, and meaning in human life. Host Jennifer A. Frey is an associate professor of philosophy at the University of South Carolina. The podcast is generously supported by The Institute for Human Ecology at the Catholic University of America and produced by Catholics for Hire.

Where Do We Go From Here
(111) From Bill Hybels to Carl Lentz: Christian Celebrity Problems

Where Do We Go From Here

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 68:12


This episode is for any Christian who wonders how many more ministry leaders we have to see fall from grace in the headlines. Katelyn Beaty uncovers the love for celebrity at the heart of our churches and ministry, and she has thoughts about how to overcome it. We discuss: why Christians love celebrities the difference between how men and women use celebrity power Bill Hybels and Carl Lentz  why we shouldn't rush to put leaders back into positions of spiritual authority Katelyn Beaty joins us to talk about what Christians should watch out for next (her answer may surprise you), and it's available for partners only. Get it here along with a Purity Culture News episode about Andrew Thorburn's resignation as CEO of the Essendon football club in Melbourne.  Full show notes Katelyn Beaty is a writer, journalist, editor, and keen observer of trends in the American church. She has written for the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Washington Post, Religion News Service, Religion & Politics, and The Atlantic and has commented on faith and culture for CNN, ABC, NPR, the Associated Press, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. She also cohosts the Saved by the City podcast (Religion News Service). Beaty previously served as print managing editor at Christianity Today and is the author of Celebrities for Jesus: How Personas, Platforms, and Profits are Hurting the Church and A Woman's Place: A Christian Vision for Your Calling in the Office, the Home, and the World. Connect with Katelyn on Twitter and Instagram. 

The Common Good Podcast
RNS editor Bob Smietana, Christmas author Bob Lepine and getting back to Bible basics

The Common Good Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 53:40


(00:00-09:01) - What does it look like to be pro-life at the end of life? Brian talks about medically assisted suicide in Canada. (09:01-17:15) - Brian talks about a new piece by Trevin Wax at The Gospel Coalition: Love Your Unorthodox Neighbor. (17:15-28:26) - Bob Smietana, veteran religion writer, national reporter for Religion News Service, and author of the new book, Reorganized Religion. (28:26-37:16) - Troy Aikman called out over 'Monday Night Football' comment (nypost.com) (37:16-45:13) - Bob Lepine joins to talk about his new book, The Four Emotions of Christmas. (45:13-53:40) - Getting back to the basics of the Bible, after news stories that only 9 percent of Gen Z are “Bible centered”. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Monday Christian Podcast
TMCP 124: Trevin Wax on The Thrill of Orthodoxy

The Monday Christian Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 60:45


Trevin Wax (PhD, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) is vice president of research and resource development at the North American Mission Board and a visiting professor of theology at Cedarville University. A former missionary to Romania, Trevin is a regular columnist at The Gospel Coalition and has contributed to The Washington Post, Religion News Service, World, and Christianity Today. He has served as general editor for The Gospel Project and has taught courses on mission and ministry at Wheaton College. He is the author of several books, including The Multi-Directional Leader, Rethink Your Self, This Is Our Time, Eschatological Discipleship, and Gospel Centered Teaching. He lives in middle Tennessee with his wife, Corina, and their three children. Episode Talking Points Trevin's journey to Christ Trevin's cross-cultural work and spiritual formation in Romania The impetus behind The Thrill of Orthodoxy The ways we drift from orthodoxy Pragmatic drift "Doers" and "sayers" and why it's ideal to be both Trevin's new podcast Resources The Thrill of Orthodoxy Reconstructing Faith Podcast --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-monday-christian/support

Armed Lutheran Radio
Episode 333 - Rejecting the Social Gospel

Armed Lutheran Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2022 38:35


In today's commentary, Lloyd reviews an article from the Religion News Service which tries to explain why it is that attending church more regularly might lead you to reject the "social gospel." Armed Lutheran Radio is a listener-supported podcast. If you value the information and entertainment we provide, consider supporting the show by joining our membership site, The Reformation Gun Club! http://gunclub.armedlutheran.us Thank You to this Week's Members! Melvin from Holt, MO Guillaume from Osage Beach, MO Donny from White Bear Lake, MN Steven from New Bern, NC Scott Daniel from Chehalis, WA Steve from Grovetown, GA Gregg from Holly, MI Robert from Monroe, GA Infamous Johnny B Links of Interest Even Christians who are Democrats are abandoning the Social Gospel ALR Episode 254 – Why Do Churches Support Gun Control? ALR Episode 142 – The State of American Christianity Our New Book is now Available for Pre-Order! Duty to Defend - 2nd Edition The Music of Armed Lutheran Radio Check out our latest releases: http://www.ArmedLutheran.us/music Prayer of the Week Lord, we implore You, grant Your people grace to withstand the temptations of the devil and with pure hearts and minds to follow You, the only God; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen. Use these Links to Support Armed Lutheran Radio If you value the information and entertainment we provide, consider supporting the show by joining our membership site, or shopping at your favorite online stores using the links below. Check out the other Great Armed Lutheran Books - http://www.ArmedLutheran.us/Books Shop at Amazon* - http://www.armedlutheran.us/amazon Shop at GunMagWarehouse* - http://www.armedlutheran.us/mags Get Regular Refills Coffee Subscriptions at Dunkin' Donuts* - www.ArmedLutheran.us/Coffee Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network - https://www.armedcitizensnetwork.org Get in Touch Visit our Feedback Page - http://www.armedlutheran.us/feedback Please tell your friends about us, leave an iTunes review, and like us on Facebook Join our Facebook group - http://www.armedlutheran.us/facebook Subscribe to us and follow us on Youtube - http://www.armedlutheran.us/youtube Check Out More at our Website- http://www.armedlutheran.us Disclaimer The links above which are indicated with an asterisk (*) are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Please understand that I have experience with all of these items, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you. New Music, "Sling and Stone" and "A Mighty Fortress," by the Artist formerly known as METALloyd, copyright 2022. Keep Shooting, Keep Praying, We'll Talk to you Next time!

In Good Faith
Ep. 127 Simran Jeet Singh: The Light We Give

In Good Faith

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2022 28:29


Dr. Simran Jeet Singh is the Executive Director of the Inclusive America Project at the Aspen Institute. Recognized among TIME Magazine's “sixteen people fighting for a more equal America”, he is an Equality Fellow with the Open Society Foundations, Senior Adviser on Equity and Inclusion for YSC Consulting, and a Visiting Professor at Union Seminary. He is a regular contributor to The Washington Post, CNN, and TIME Magazine and writes a monthly column for Religion News Service. Simran is the author of The Light We Give: How Sikh Wisdom Can Transform Your Life and he lives with his family in New York City.

Crackers and Grape Juice
Episode 377 : Katelyn Beaty - Celebrities for Jesus

Crackers and Grape Juice

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022 59:11


Does Jesus need more celebrities tweeting and influencing on his behalf?Katelyn Beaty joins the pod to discuss her new book, ‘Celebrities for Jesus: How Personas, Platforms, and Profits Are Hurting the Church' (http://www.bakerpublishinggroup.com/books/celebrities-for-jesus/406890). Katelyn Beaty is the author of A Woman's Place: A Christian Vision for Your Calling in the Office, the Home, and the World (Howard Books / Simon & Schuster), and A Woman's Place: A Bible Study Exploring Every Woman's Call to Work (Abingdon Press), the companion group study guide. For nearly a decade she helped to lead Christianity Today, where she served as the magazine's first female and youngest managing editor. An Ohio native, she has written for The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Vox, Religion & Politics, and The New York Times, and has been interviewed about faith, politics, and culture by NPR, CNN, ABC News, Religion News Service, and the Associated Press.Katelyn currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she enjoys exploring the city's parks and museums, live music, and karaoke. She currently works as an acquisitions editor for Brazos Press. Learn more at KatelynBeaty.com.Don't forget to head over to https://www.crackersandgrapejuice.comClick on “Support the Show.”Become a patronSubscribe to CGJ+For peanuts, you can help us out….we appreciate it more than you can imagine.Follow us on the three majors of social media:https://www.facebook.com/crackersnjuicehttps://www.instagram.com/crackersandgrapejuicehttps://twitter.com/crackersnjuice

Women & Work: Stepping into Kingdom Productivity
#32 Dr. Karen Swallow Prior, Research Professor of English and Christianity & Culture

Women & Work: Stepping into Kingdom Productivity

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 54:39


This episode of the Women & Work podcast features an interview with Dr. Karen Swallow Prior, a Research Professor of English and Christianity & Culture at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.    She is the author of Booked: Literature in the Soul of Me (T. S. Poetry Press, 2012), Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More—Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist (Thomas Nelson, 2014), and On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life through Great Books (Brazos 2018). She is co-editor of Cultural Engagement: A Crash Course in Contemporary Issues (Zondervan 2019) and has contributed to numerous other books.    She is host of the popular podcast Jane and Jesus. She has a monthly column for Religion News Service. Her writing has appeared at Christianity Today, New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, First Things, Vox, Think Christian, The Gospel Coalition, Books and Culture and other places. She is a Contributing Editor for Comment, a founding member of The Pelican Project, a Senior Fellow at the Trinity Forum, a Senior Fellow at the International Alliance for Christian Education, a Senior Fellow at the L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture and is a former member of the Faith Advisory Council of the Humane Society of the United States.    She and her husband live on a 100-year-old homestead in central Virginia with dogs, chickens, and lots of books.   In this episode, Dr. Prior discusses with Courtney and Missie:   –– Why she considers herself first a reader before a writer –– How she realized writing and teaching were what God had called her to vocationally and how       listeners can discern their own calling –– How she helps readers navigate literary pitfalls as well as read in light of the gospel –– How reading builds character and how literature can help us discover “the good life” –– How her work as a writer and professor images God –– How she views her own unintentional childlessness in light of her profession –– Advice for aspiring writers    Mentioned on the Show: On Reading Well Booked: Literature in the Soul of Me Cultural Engagement: A Crash Course in Contemporary Issues  Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More, Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist  Jane Eyre: A Guide to Reading and Reflecting The Scarlet Letter: A Guide to Reading and Reflecting Tess of the d'Urbervilles: A Guide to Reading and Reflecting Frankenstein: A Guide to Reading and Reflecting Sense and Sensibility: A Guide to Reading and Reflecting Heart of Darkness Pride and Prejudice   If you find that the Women & Work Podcast is inspiring you to more confidently step into your God-given calling and view your work as meaningful to the kingdom of God, would you consider partnering with us by making a tax-deductible monthly or one-time donation? Go to womenwork.net/donate today. Thank you!  

It Starts With Attraction
Living In The Waiting: What To Do When It's Not Your Turn with Dr. Heather Thompson Day

It Starts With Attraction

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 43:38 Transcription Available


Being in a waiting season can be difficult. But what if it's not your turn for breakthrough?On today's episode of It Starts With Attraction, Dr. Heather Thompson Day answers that question and explains the importance of knowing that even if your breakthrough doesn't come soon, YOU are enough.GET DR. HEATHER THOMPSON DAY'S NEW BOOK!I'll See You Tomorrow - AVAILABLE NOW! Today's Guest: Dr. Heather Thompson DayDr. Heather Thompson Day is an interdenominational speaker, an ECPA bestseller, and has been a contributor for Religion News Service, Christianity Today, Newsweek and the Barna Group. She is also the host of Viral Jesus, a new podcast with Christianity Today that already has over 100k downloads. Heather is an Associate Professor of Communication at Andrews University. She is passionate about supporting women, and runs an online community called I'm That Wife which has over 260k followers. Heather's writing has been featured on outlets like the Today Show, and the National Communication Association. She has been interviewed by BBC Radio Live and has been featured in an article by Forbes.She resides in Michigan, with her husband, Seth Day, and their three children, London, Hudson, and Sawyer Day.Resources Mentioned In This Episode:The Work Is The Platform - Viral Jesus PodcastI'll See You TomorrowIt's Not Your Turn Connect with Dr. Heather Thompson Day on Instagram Your Host: Kimberly Beam Holmes, Expert in Self-Improvement and RelationshipsKimberly Beam Holmes has applied her master's degree in psychology for over ten years, acting as the CEO of Marriage Helper & CEO and Creator of PIES University, being a wife and mother herself, and researching how attraction affects relationships. Her videos, podcasts, and following reach over 200,000 people a month who are making changes and becoming the best they can be.Website: www.PIESUniversity.comTake the Attraction AssessmentThanks for listening!Connect on Instagram: @kimberlybeamholmes Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to the podcast and leave a review!

The Vicars' Crossing
Season 7 Episode 3: Bob Smietana

The Vicars' Crossing

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 75:27


Bob Smietana is an award-winning religion reporter and editor who has spent two decades producing breaking news, data journalism, investigative reporting, profiles, and features for magazines, newspapers, trade publications, and websites. Most notably, he has served as a senior writer for Facts & Trends, senior editor of Christianity Today, religion writer at The Tennessean, correspondent for Religion News Service, and contributor to OnFaith, USA TODAY, and The Washington Post.He is best known for his coverage of Islam and Islamophobia, including his comprehensive reporting on the Murfreesboro mosque conflict, and on evangelical Christianity. We'll discuss His new book Reorganized Religion: The Reshaping of the American Church and Why it Matters.This podcast was recorded on September 22nd, 2022.

Dangerous Dogma
69. Jack Jenkins on Covering Religion & Politics

Dangerous Dogma

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 51:10


Jack Jenkins, a national reporter for Religion News Service, talks with Word&Way President Brian Kaylor about his work reporting on religion and politics on both the right and left. He also discusses his book American Prophets: The Religious Roots of Progressive Politics and the Ongoing Fight for the Soul of the Country. Note: Don't forget to check out our subscriber e-newsletter A Public Witness that helps you make sense of faith, culture, and politics.

Holistic Wealth With Keisha Blair
The Racial Wealth Gap and The Legacy of Colonialism

Holistic Wealth With Keisha Blair

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 38:58


In this exciting episode of the Holistic Wealth podcast with Keisha Blair, our special guest is Danté Stewart, we discussed the racial wealth gap and the legacy of colonialism in light of recent events such as the death of Queen Elizabeth II. We also discussed the issue of reparations (what is needed and why) and the Black Maternal Health crisis. Danté Stewart is an award-winning writer, speaker and author of Shoutin' In The Fire: An American Epistle. The Georgia Writers Association named Danté as "Georgia Writer of the Year” 2022 (Memoir); The Center for American Progress as one of "22 Faith Leaders to Watch in 2022"; and Religion News Service as one of "Ten Up-And-Coming Faith Influencers," his work has appeared in The Atlantic, New York Times, the Washington Post, TIME, ESPN's Andscape, Oxford American, Sojourners, NPR, CNN, Parents, and more. Today, Black Americans make up roughly 13% of the U.S. population but hold just 3% of the country's wealth. The median net worth of a White family in the United States in 2019 was $188,200, as compared with $24,100 for a Black family. The racial wealth gap is large, persists across income groups, and has not changed in over a century. We discussed issues such as reparations, the breadth and scope needed to really affect change as well as the history of financial barriers faced by Black people in securing vital loans. Wealth matters because it is a fundamental determinant of health. Health equity strategies that fail to address the racial wealth gap will be ineffective. In particular Black Maternal health crisis continues to persist. Tune in to listen to this episode of the Holistic Wealth podcast with Keisha Blair and special guest, Danté Stewart. Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Shoutin In The Fire: An American Epistle Holistic Wealth Expanded and Updated: 36 Life Lessons To Help You Recover From Disruption, Find Your Life Purpose and Achieve Financial Freedom. What You'll Learn in This Episode: Danté's amazing journey, as a writer, minister and Faith Leader and how spiritual self-renewal intersects with oppression and racism. The racial wealth gap and the legacy of colonialism (especially in light of the recent passing of Queen Elizabeth II). Reparations – why they are important and why they need to be holistic in nature to cater to all needs in order to properly address trauma and oppressive systems. Danté's personal story and moving essay on Parents.com on Black Maternal Health. Danté's thoughts on thriving in oppressive systems and advice on how to take care of your mental well-being. Listen to the Full Episode: --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/keisha-blair/support

Progressive Voices
State Of Belief 09-17-2022

Progressive Voices

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 60:00


Next time on State of Belief Radio, Looking to the future: we'll get to know the Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush better, as he hits the ground running as President of Interfaith Alliance. The conversation will also feature Alliance President Emeritus Rev. Welton Gaddy, who'll share some of his all-time favorite interviews from the history of this program. We'll also take a look behind the provocative Religion News Service headline, Fewer than half of Americans may be Christian by 2070, according to new projections. Pew Research Senior Researcher on Religion Stephanie Kramer will be with us to discuss the details.

Think Biblically: Conversations on Faith & Culture
Celebrities for Jesus (with Katelyn Beaty)

Think Biblically: Conversations on Faith & Culture

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 31:43 Transcription Available


We often get excited when a celebrity comes to faith in Christ—they can use their platform for the gospel. But what happens when pastors and Christian leaders become celebrities in their churches and communities? Isn't there also a dark side to Christian celebrity? Is that an oxymoron, or should it be? We'll answer these questions and more with our guest Katelyn Beaty in her new book Celebrities for Jesus.Katelyn Beaty is a journalist, editor, and keen observer of trends in the American church. She has written for the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Washington Post, Religion News Service, Religion & Politics, and The Atlantic and has commented on faith and culture for CNN, ABC, NPR, the Associated Press, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. She is cohost of the Saved by the City podcast (Religion News Service) and previously served as print managing editor at Christianity Today. She's the author of Celebrities for Jesus: How Personas, Platforms, and Profits Are Hurting the Church (Brazos Press, 2022) and A Woman's Place: A Christian Vision for Your Calling in the Office, the Home, and the World (Simon & Schuster, 2016).==========Think Biblically: Conversations on Faith and Culture is a podcast from Talbot School of Theology at Biola University, which offers degrees both online and on campus in Southern California. Read a transcript of this episode at: xxxxFind all episodes of Think Biblically at: https://www.biola.edu/think-biblically Watch video episodes at: https://bit.ly/think-biblically-video 

Our Black Gay Diaspora Podcast
Episode 38 - Reverend Don Abram, Founder of Pride in the Pews

Our Black Gay Diaspora Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 43:53


Reverend Don Abram is the founder of Pride in the Pews, “a grassroots nationwide campaign aimed at amplifying the voices and leadership of Black LGBTQ+ people of faith.” Launching Pride in the Pews in 2020, Reverend Abram encourages discussions about homophobia in religion. He's spoken with the Chicago Tribune, ABC7 Chicago, Christian Science Monitor, and Religion News Service. Using his intellect, personal experiences and his humor, Reverend Abram shares his message of love and acceptance of black LGBTQ+ persons within their religious communities. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Truth's Table
Black Creatives with Morgan Harper Nichols & Andre Henry

Truth's Table

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2022 58:33


Disclaimer: Due to technical difficulties, Christina's audio contribution is unavailable during this episode. This might cause a disruption in the listening experience you are accustomed to from Truth's Table. We apologize for any inconvenience. In this episode, Ekemini is sitting at the table with authors/creatives, Morgan Harper Nichols and Andre Henry to talk about what it takes to pursue your passions, callings, and to nurture your gifts. They discuss the highs and the lows of being creatives in the public square. Get ready for this authentic and wise conversation. Pull up a chair and have a seat at the table with us! Learn more about our guests: Morgan Harper Nichols: Popular Instagram poet and artist Morgan Harper Nichols has created her life's work around the stories of others. Morgan's popular Instagram feed (@morganharpernichols) has garnered a loyal online community of over two million, and she is the author of "All Along You Were Blooming", a book of poems and art she created in response to the personal stories submitted by her friends and followers. She also hosts a podcast, The Morgan Harper Nichols Show, where she shares daily reflections on finding meaning and peace in life and work. Morgan has also performed as a vocalist on several GRAMMY-nominated projects and written for various artists, including a Billboard #1 single performed by her sister, Jamie-Grace. Morgan's iconic Instagram art has inspired millions and landed her brand partnerships with Anthropologie, Coach, Adobe, Vogue Singapore, Aerie, Target, Starbucks, Kind Bar, GAP, Splendid, John Paul Mitchell, and more. Morgan is often on the road creating, teaching, and performing, in hopes of spreading her unique inspirational message and inviting others into her creative process. Morgan currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona, with her husband and son. Her latest book, Peace is a Practice: An Invitation to Breathe Deep and Find a New Rhythm for Life, is available everywhere books are sold! Andre Henry: Andre Henry is an award-winning musician, writer, and activist. He is a columnist for Religion News Service and the author of the newsletter “Hope and Hard Pills.” He is a student of nonviolent struggle, having organized protests in Los Angeles, where he lives, and studied under international movement leaders through the Harvard Kennedy School. His work in pursuit of racial justice has been featured in The New Yorker and The Nation, and on Liturgists Podcast. Purchase our new book! Truth's Table: Black Women's Musings on Life, Love, and Liberation: https://www.amazon.com/Truths-Table-Womens-Musings-Liberation/dp/0593239733/ Truth's Table Listeners can purchase the Christian Standard Bible: https://csbible.com/ Truth's Table Listeners can save 35% off Logos Bible Software when you purchase here: https://www.logos.com/events/truthstable Support Truth's Table: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TruthsTable PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/TruthsTable Merchandise: https://teespring.com/truthstable

Truth's Table
Black Creatives with Morgan Harper Nichols & Andre Henry (Apple Podcasts)

Truth's Table

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2022 58:33


In this episode, Ekemini is sitting at the table with authors/creatives, Morgan Harper Nichols and Andre Henry to talk about what it takes to pursue your passions, callings, and to nurture your gifts. They discuss the highs and the lows of being creatives in the public square. Get ready for this authentic and wise conversation. Pull up a chair and have a seat at the table with us! Learn more about our guests: Morgan Harper Nichols: Popular Instagram poet and artist Morgan Harper Nichols has created her life's work around the stories of others. Morgan's popular Instagram feed (@morganharpernichols) has garnered a loyal online community of over two million, and she is the author of "All Along You Were Blooming", a book of poems and art she created in response to the personal stories submitted by her friends and followers. She also hosts a podcast, The Morgan Harper Nichols Show, where she shares daily reflections on finding meaning and peace in life and work. Morgan has also performed as a vocalist on several GRAMMY-nominated projects and written for various artists, including a Billboard #1 single performed by her sister, Jamie-Grace. Morgan's iconic Instagram art has inspired millions and landed her brand partnerships with Anthropologie, Coach, Adobe, Vogue Singapore, Aerie, Target, Starbucks, Kind Bar, GAP, Splendid, John Paul Mitchell, and more. Morgan is often on the road creating, teaching, and performing, in hopes of spreading her unique inspirational message and inviting others into her creative process. Morgan currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona, with her husband and son. Her latest book, Peace is a Practice: An Invitation to Breathe Deep and Find a New Rhythm for Life, is available everywhere books are sold! Andre Henry: Andre Henry is an award-winning musician, writer, and activist. He is a columnist for Religion News Service and the author of the newsletter “Hope and Hard Pills.” He is a student of nonviolent struggle, having organized protests in Los Angeles, where he lives, and studied under international movement leaders through the Harvard Kennedy School. His work in pursuit of racial justice has been featured in The New Yorker and The Nation, and on Liturgists Podcast. Purchase our new book! Truth's Table: Black Women's Musings on Life, Love, and Liberation: www.amazon.com/Truths-Table-Wome…on/dp/0593239733/ Truth's Table Listeners can purchase the Christian Standard Bible: csbible.com/ Truth's Table Listeners can save 35% off Logos Bible Software when you purchase here: www.logos.com/events/truthstable Support Truth's Table: Patreon: www.patreon.com/TruthsTable PayPal: www.paypal.me/TruthsTable Merchandise: teespring.com/truthstable

End Goals: LCMS Youth Ministry Podcast
#096. Exploring the 40 End Goals - Fostering Humble Confidence

End Goals: LCMS Youth Ministry Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 35:11


Both the 7 Practices and the 40 End Goals use the term “Humble Confidence” but what does that mean? Join Mark and Julianna in a discussion with Rev. Trevor Sutton about his study on Humble Confidence available on YouthESource right now. Bio: Rev. Trevor Sutton is a senior pastor at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Lansing, Michigan. He is also a PhD candidate at Concordia Seminary and teaches in the digital humanities graduate program at Concordia Ann Arbor. His most recent books include Redeeming Technology and Clearly Christian: Following Jesus in This Age of Confusion. Sutton's writing on technology has appeared in The Washington Post, Religion News Service, The Lutheran Witness, The Christian Century and elsewhere. Find the LCMS Youth Ministry resource website at youthesource.com.

The Holy Post
Episode 525: Why Don't Evangelicals Care About the Climate? & American Extremism w/ Bob Roberts Jr.

The Holy Post

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 87:00


Historically, evangelicals have been the group of Americans most resistant to taking action against climate change. The National Association of Evangelicals hopes to change that. Phil, Christian and Skye discuss the NAE's new report and their attempt to ground environmental care in the biblical call to love your neighbor. Will it work? Then, the Most Interesting Evangelical in the World, Bob Roberts Jr., is back to talk about extremism. For over 20 years he has built relationships with international terrorists groups, and has studied how extremism takes root. That's why Roberts says what's happening in America right now is terrifying, and warns the church that remaining silent about conspiracy theories, political hate speech, and Christian Nationalism is not an option. Plus, a pumpkin regatta and tomatoes hit the road. News Segment 00:00 - Intro 5:00 - Phil's mistakes 10:41 - Tomatoes hit the road 17:37 - Evangelicals and climate change Sponsor 45:13 - Sponsor: Abide Get 25% off a premium Abide subscription by texting “holypost” to 22433 Interview with Bob Roberts Jr. Bob Roberts Jr. - https://bobrobertsjr.com/ Bold Love Podcast - boldlovepodcast.com GlocalNet - glocal.net 46:37 - Bob Roberts Jr. interview intro 48:51 - Extremism in America 56:01 - Defining Christian nationalism 1:00:21 - The church's call 1:22:10 - Hope in this moment 1:26:31 - Credits Other resources and links mentioned: "Evangelical group releases climate change report, urges a biblical mandate for action" (Religion News Service) - https://religionnews.com/2022/08/29/evangelical-group-releases-climate-change-report-urges-a-biblical-mandate-for-action/ "Dobson, Others Seek Ouster of NAE Vice President" (Christianity Today, March 2007) - https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2007/marchweb-only/109-53.0.html Megan Basham tweet - https://twitter.com/megbasham/status/1564749306866851843?cxt=HHwWhoCz5YjNjbcrAAAA Holy Post Episode 456: Why We're Divided & Positive Pluralism with Bob Roberts - https://www.holypost.com/post/episode-456-why-we-re-divided-positive-pluralism-with-bob-roberts Holy Post Episode 172: Dude Ranches in Texas with Guest Bob Roberts - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxa8pE83WD4&t=2s Holy Post website: https://www.holypost.com/ Holy Post Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/holypost

Church and Main: At the Intersection of Religion and Public Life
Episode 111: Part Time Clergy Is Plenty with Jeffrey MacDonald

Church and Main: At the Intersection of Religion and Public Life

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 67:46 Transcription Available


Mainline Protestant churches and denominational bodies don't know how to handle part-time clergy. The standard has been clergy working full time. But has that always been the standard? (The short answer is no.) What happens when churches can't afford a full-time clergy? Does that mean the church is no longer viable? Mainline denominations assume that all calls to ministry should be full time and if a pastor is working part-time, this is because the congregation is on the downward slope towards closure. The thing is, the reality is far different and these denominations aren't ready for the change. Today, I talk to G. Jeffrey MacDonald the author of Part Time is Plenty: Thriving Without Full-Time Clergy. Jeff is an ordained United Church of Christ minister and a freelance journalist whose writing credits include the Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, Religion News Service and others. He's an interim minister of a UCC congregation and lives in New England.

Viral Jesus
Katelyn Beaty: Resisting Christian Idols

Viral Jesus

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 65:29


In the second episode of Viral Jesus season 3, Heather discusses on #blessed the latest news out of The Village Church about Matt Chandler stepping down for a leave of absence due to an inappropriate relationship with a woman who wasn't his wife in his DM's on Instagram. Heather and Seth discuss the concept of what is appropriate and inappropriate behavior for married people in the DM's. If you have thoughts on this please @viralJesusPod on Instagram or Twitter and let us know.  In her conversation with author Katelyn Beaty, Heather listens to Katelyn explain the problems that arise when celebrity pastors experience some type of major failure. How do we help hold them accountable? How do we help people who feel their trust has been deeply abused by the covering up of abuse at their church institution? What does celebrity look like, and how does it function in churches? Should there be a thing such as Christian celebrities? Heather and Katelyn want you to heal from toxic celebrity church culture, and maybe the best way to do that, is to admit what has gone wrong.  Guest Bio Katelyn Beaty is a journalist, editor, and keen observer of trends in the American church. She has written for the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Washington Post, Religion News Service, Religion & Politics, and The Atlantic and has commented on faith and culture for CNN, ABC, and NPR. She is also a former editor for Christianity Today magazine. She is cohost of the Saved by the City podcast (Religion News Service) and she's the author of Celebrities for Jesus: How Personas, Platforms, and Profits Are Hurting the Church Mentioned in This Episode Matt Chandler Steps Aside After Inappropriate Online Relationship Host Bio Heather Thompson Day is an associate professor of communication at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. She is the author of eight books, including, I'll See You Tomorrow, releasing in October, and It's Not Your Turn. Reach out to Heather on Twitter @HeatherTDay and on Instagram @heatherthompsonday. Viral Jesus is a production of Christianity Today Host and creator: Heather Thompson Day Executive Producer: Ed Gilbreath Producer: Loren Joseph Associate Producer: Azurae Phelps Mix Engineer: Alex Carter Director of CT Podcasts: Mike Cosper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Curiosity Hour Podcast
Episode 216 - Simran Jeet Singh (The Curiosity Hour Podcast by Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund)

The Curiosity Hour Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 59:24


Episode 216 - Dr. Simran Jeet Singh Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund are honored to have as our guest, Dr,.Simran Jeet Singh. Simran Jeet Singh is Executive Director of the Aspen Institute's Program on Religion & Society. Recognized among TIME Magazine's sixteen people fighting for a more equal America, he is a Soros Equality Fellow with the Open Society Foundations, Senior Adviser on Equity and Inclusion for YSC Consulting, and a Visiting Professor at Union Seminary. Simran is a regular contributor to The Washington Post, CNN, and TIME Magazine, a monthly columnist for Religion News Service, and the author of the bestselling children's book Fauja Singh Keeps Going. He lives with his family in New York City. Website: https://www.simranjeetsingh.org Book: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/623324/the-light-we-give-by-simran-jeet-singh/ Note: Guests create their own bio description for each episode. The Curiosity Hour Podcast is hosted and produced by Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund. The Curiosity Hour Podcast is listener supported! The easiest way to donate is via the Venmo app and you can donate to (at symbol) CuriosityHour (Download app here: venmo.com) The Curiosity Hour Podcast is available free on 13 platforms: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Audible, Soundcloud, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, Podbean, PlayerFM, Castbox, and Pocket Casts. Disclaimers: The Curiosity Hour Podcast may contain content not suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion advised. The views and opinions expressed by the guests on this podcast are solely those of the guest(s). These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of The Curiosity Hour Podcast. This podcast may contain explicit language. The Public Service Announcement near the end of the episode solely represents the views of Tommy and Dan and not our guests or our listeners. Tommy and Dan requested and were provided with a review copy of the book in preparation for interviewing Dr. Singh. Thank you to the publisher and Dr. Singh for providing us with these books.

Dangerous Dogma
64. Bob Smietana on Reorganized Religion

Dangerous Dogma

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 56:34


Bob Smietana, a national reporter for Religion News Service, talks with Word&Way President Brian Kaylor about his new book Reorganized Religion: The Reshaping of the American Church and Why it Matters. He also discusses the impact of COVID-19, politics, and cultural trends on religious life. Note: Don't forget to check out our subscriber e-newsletter A Public Witness that helps you make sense of faith, culture, and politics.

Big Seance Podcast
218 - The History of Witches in American Film and Television with Heather Greene - Big Seance

Big Seance Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 51:42


  The history of witchcraft and witches in American film and television is truly fascinating and goes back to silent films! Patrick has a conversation with writer and journalist, Heather Greene, who wrote the amazing book, Lights, Camera, Witchcraft. Topics include The Craft (1996), the different incarnations of Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Hocus Pocus (1993), Satanic Panic, Rosemary's Baby (1968), the “Production Code”, the Wicked Witch of the West, boy witches, SCOTUS and the end of Roe v. Wade, and modern day witchcraft! Visit BigSeance.com/218 for more info. Other Listening Options Direct Download Link   In this episode: Episode Teaser :00 Intro :46 Heather Greene is a freelance writer, journalist, and editor. She received a BA in film at Wesleyan University and an MA in film studies from Emory University. She also studied film and theater at Cornell University and the University of Paris. Heather has written for Religion News Service, Turner Classic Movies, The Wild Hunt, Circle Magazine, Patheos.com, and other outlets. She is a member of Circle Sanctuary, Covenant of the Goddess, and the Religion Newswriters Association. 1:28 Book description for Lights, Camera, Witchcraft: A Critical History of Witches in American Film and Television. 2:18 Patrick did homework as he progressed through the book, and went down several rabbit holes! 3:58 Reclaiming the name. “The witch has been with us since recorded history.” 4:55 Three Sovereigns for Sarah (1985), Rose O' Salem Town (1910), The Cavalier's Dream (1898), The Witch (2015), and The Craft (1996)! 6:53 The Craft was a watershed film for teenagers and witchcraft in general! 7:55 For extra fun, watch the films as you progress through the book. 8:25 The different incarnations of Sabrina the Teenage Witch. 9:50 The main categories of witches in the history of film include the accused woman, the wild woman, the fantasy witch, and the “other”. Also discussed here are vamp witches (the wicked queen, Jennifer from 1942's I Married a Witch), the witch next door (Sabrina, Jillian from 1958's Bell, Book and Candle, Samantha, Morticia), the teenage witch (The Craft, Sabrina, Charmed, Twitches, Harry Potter), satanic witches, and the clown witch (1993's Hocus Pocus). 12:03 Women's power and Hollywood's treatment of witches. 16:19 This episode of the Big Seance is brought to you by Jim Harold's Campfire! Tune in for true and fascinating stories as told by ordinary people who've had extraordinary experiences. Find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to The Big Seance. 20:51 Satanic panic, Hocus Pocus (1993), and more on girl power films and TV. 23:08 Until Rosemary's Baby (1968), the film industry's Production Code took a lot of the fun and freedom out of witchcraft storylines. 25:18 In 1972, Raymond Buckland was probably the first to consult Hollywood on witchcraft in films. 29:38 Hollywood's affect on modern witchcraft. 31:26 More on satanic panic and the controversy with Margaret Hamilton (the Wicked Witch of the West from 1939's The Wizard of Oz) on Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood and Sesame Street. 33:32 Boys can't be witches, can they? 37:54 The Covenant (2009) 41:30 “The witch is always going to be the liminal figure that's pushing the boundaries. She's forever going to be an activist, so to speak. She's always going to be someone who's not at the center of society. So she's going to push the boundaries.” 43:14 “How do you make a thousand witches with one SCOTUS decision?” Final thoughts from Heather Greene! 45:58 A special THANK YOU to Patreon supporters at the Super Paranerd and Parlor Guest level! 48:04 Outro 50:20   For more on Heather Greene HeatherGreene.net Lights, Camera, Witchcraft: A Critical History of Witches in American Film and Television (Amazon)   The Big Seance Podcast can be found right here, on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, Amazon Music, and iHeart Radio. Please subscribe and share with a fellow paranerd! Do you have any comments or feedback? Please contact me at Patrick@BigSeance.com. Consider recording your voice feedback directly from your device on my SpeakPipe page! You can also call the show and leave feedback at (775) 583-5563 (or 7755-TELL-ME). I would love to include your voice feedback in a future show. The candles are already lit, so come on in and join the séance!  

Metta Hour with Sharon Salzberg
Ep. 190 - Simran Jeet Singh

Metta Hour with Sharon Salzberg

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 62:39


For episode 189, Sharon welcomes Dr. Simran Jeet Singh to the Metta Hour to speak about the Sikh philosophy of love and service. Today's podcast is brought to you by BetterHelp. Click to receive 10% off your first month with your own licensed professional therapist: betterhelp.com/mettaSimran is the Executive Director of the Inclusive America Project at the Aspen Institute. Recognized among TIME Magazine's “sixteen people fighting for a more equal America, ” he is an Equality Fellow with the Open Society Foundations. Simran is a regular contributor to The Washington Post, CNN, and TIME Magazine and writes a monthly column for Religion News Service. In July of 2022, Simran released his first book, The Light We Give: How Sikh Wisdom Can Transform Your Life, from Riverhead books. In this conversation, Simran and Sharon speak about:• Growing up as an outsider• Identity as a refuge• The foremost teaching of Sikh philosophy of interconnection• The natural expression of love is action• Inspiration for his book“The Light We Give”• De-centralizing the Ego• Understanding our deeper values• The impact of Lovingkindness on our enemies• What does it mean to be a warrior of the heart?• What is lost in hyper-masculinity • Building a healthy sense of self when living in the margins• Honor the dignity of all the feelings that arise in us• The motivation of anger vs. loveThe episode ends with Simran leading a Sikh meditation to close the conversation. To learn more about Simran's work visit www.simranjeetsingh.org or get a copy of his book, The Light We Give.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Madang
Madang podcast: Liz Theoharis Ep.20

Madang

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 51:07


Welcome to Madang! Madang is the outdoor living room of the world. Here, we invite you to sit and tune into unreserved, remarkable conversations with renown authors, leaders, public figures and scholars on religion, culture and everything in-between. This has been a dream of mine for many years and now it is. reality. Please join me at Madang. This is the 20th episode of Madang where I converse with Rev, Dr. Liz Theoharis on her book, "We Cry Justice". The Reverend Dr. Liz Theoharis is Co-Chair of the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival with the Rev. William J. Barber. She is the Director of the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice at Union Theological Seminary. She is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and teaches at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. She has been published in The New York Times, Washington Post, Time Magazine, Newsweek, Politico, The Hill, The Guardian, The Nation, Boston Review, CNN, Religion News Service, Sojourners, Religion Dispatches, the Grio, La Jornada, Salon, Slate, and elsewhere. Conversations about Poor People's Campaign, poverty, social justice, basileia, Paul's letters, jubilee, woman anointing Jesus and so much more. I am thrilled to announce that Madang podcast is hosted by The Christian Magazine. Please visit their website for the latest Madang podcast as well as current articles on Christianity, culture and society. I have written several pieces for the Christian Century and welcome this new partnership. https://www.christiancentury.org/madang --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/grace-ji-sun-kim/support

Keen On Democracy
Simran Jeet Singh: What the Sikh Religion Can Teach Us About Disrupting Bias, Building Empathy, and Seeking Wisdom

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 31:23


Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world's leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Simran Jeet Singh, author of The Light We Give: How Sikh Wisdom Can Transform Your Life. Simran Jeet Singh is executive director for the Aspen Institute's Religion & Society Program and a visiting professor of history and religion at Union Theological Seminary. He is a Soros Equality Fellow with the Open Society Foundations, and in 2020 TIME magazine recognized him among sixteen people fighting for a more equal America. He is a columnist for the Religion News Service, and his work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and on CNN. Singh is the author of the award-winning children's book Fauja Singh Keeps Going. He lives in New York City with his family. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices