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Best podcasts about Religion News Service

Latest podcast episodes about Religion News Service

The Common Good Podcast
Kristi Nelson shares encouragement from her book, “Wake Up Grateful,” Brian and Aubrey pray for the hostages in Haiti, and they explore the importance of addressing trauma - November 22, 2021

The Common Good Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 53:58


(00:00-8:22): Brian and Aubrey discussed the tragic news out of Waukesha, Wisconsin. “5 dead, more than 40 injured after SUV slams into Wisconsin Christmas parade” (8:22-26:36): Kristi Nelson, Executive Director of A Network for Grateful Living, joined Brian and Aubrey to her about her book, “Wake Up Grateful: The Transformative Practice of Taking Nothing for Granted” Learn more about Kristi and her book at gratefulness.org and connect with A Network for Grateful Living on Twitter at @GratefulnessOrg  (26:36-35:19): Brian and Aubrey shared an update about the kidnapped missionaries in Haiti: “Two Kidnapped Missionaries Freed in Haiti” “Christians in Haiti Worry About Release of Kidnapped Missionaries” (35:19-45:35): Why is it so important to address trauma instead of ignoring painful situations in life? Brian and Aubrey talked about this and shared their thoughts on Alejandra Molina's Religion News Service article, “In Netflix's ‘Procession,' clergy abuse victims process trauma by making short films.” (45:35-53:57): Brian and Aubrey discussed Lin Manuel Miranda's comments during a Today Show interview, on the success of Hamilton and the importance of asking himself, “What am I doing with my life?”   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Common Good Podcast
Dr. Deshonna Collier-Goubil and Dr. Nancy Wang Yuen discuss their new book, “Power Women,” Brian and Aubrey share encouragement on helping others heal from trauma, and they reveal their TOP FIVE Superpowers - November 12, 2021

The Common Good Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 52:34


(00:00-8:10): Brian and Aubrey discussed the People Magazine article, “Hailey Baldwin Says She 'Made a Decision' to Stick By Justin Bieber 'No Matter What the Outcome.'” They also commented on a tweet from Derwin Gray.  (8:10-25:30): Dr. Deshonna Collier-Goubil, Interim Dean of the School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences at Azusa Pacific University, and Dr. Nancy Wang Yuen, Associate Professor of Sociology at Biola University & Author of “Reel Inequality: Hollywood Actors and Racism,” joined Brian and Aubrey to talk about their new book, “Power Women: Stories of Motherhood, Faith, and the Academy.” Learn more about their book at ivpress.com/power-women Learn more about Nancy at nancywyuen.com (25:30-33:57): How can we help others heal from trauma? Brain and Aubrey talked about this and discussed Silma Suba's Religion News Service article, “God, tattoos and empathy: The art of healing from trauma.” (33:57-43:21): Brian and Aubrey shared their TOP FIVE Superpowers. Aubrey's #1 pick was the Ability to Fly and Brian's #1 pick was Invisibility. (43:21-52:34): Is work life balance a myth? Brian and Aubrey talked about this and discussed the Christianscholars.com guest post from Jennifer Powell McNutt, “Run, Mama, Run!” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Seattle Revival Center
Wanda Alger, Ana Ferrell & DarrenStott | Seattle Revival Center | 11.8.21

Seattle Revival Center

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 111:21


Dr. Ana Méndez Ferrell has a doctorate in Theology from the Latin University of Theology in California. She is well known for her profound understanding of the Word of God. The Lord has given her a prophetic and apostolic ministry with a deep understanding of the Spiritual Realm. Wanda Alger is a recognized five-fold prophetic minister and a writer with Intercessors for America. She has authored numerous books and her articles have been published with Christian Post, Charisma, The Elijah List, and Spirit Fuel. She ministers with her husband, Pastor Bobby Alger, in Winchester, Virginia at Crossroads Community Church which they planted in 1998. They have three grown children. Darren Stott is a Pastor, Author, Podcaster, Radio Host, and Founder of Supernaturalist Ministries. Darren was awarded the Dennis Yarnell Inspiration Award for outstanding contribution to the City of Newcastle in 2016 and has been featured in several prominent publications including The Seattle Times, King 5 News, NPR, Charisma Magazine, Renton Reporter, The Religion News Service, and Evening Magazine. Darren began to flex his ministerial muscles at the age of 27 when he became the Lead Pastor at Seattle Revival Center on Easter of 2009. In 2016 his first book was released, Pattern Interrupt: Dismantle Defeat, Overcome Ordinary, and become a Rumbler. Today, he has helped hundreds of thousands with spiritual and practical guidance through pastoring, public speaking, conferences, consulting, and mentoring. In 2021 Darren released his second book in 2021, Carve: How to Steward and Sustain a Move of God. Darren holds a Bachelor of Arts specializing in Bible & Theology from Global University. By blending his education and many experiences, he has the aptness to help people deconstruct their incorrect framework of God. He engages people in reconstructing a healthy theology and opportunity for divine encounters that lead to personal and spiritual growth. Darren consults with two neighboring cities, and serves on multiple boards for churches, non-profits, and schools. On May 8th, 2021, Darren Stott was installed as President of the global ministry network now known as Renaissance Coalition, an organization established by John G. Lake in South Africa (International Faith Congress) and then incorporated in Spokane, Washington in 1947 by his daughter and son-in-law, Wilford and Gertrude Reidt. The organization exist to birth Kingdom Realities on the Earth through relationships, gatherings, equipping, and empowerment. Darren's greatest joy is his lovely wife, Andrea, and four beautiful kids: Abigail, Peter, Sophia, and Victoria. His call is to catalyze joy in the lives of others. Connect with Darren at www.darrenstott.com or on social media @theDarrenStott.

The Common Good Podcast
Daniel Kooman discusses his new book, “Breath of Life,” Brian and Aubrey unpack Karen Swallow Prior's article, “Truth, justice and the torturing of tolerance,” and they reveal their TOP FIVE Underdog Movies - November 5, 2021

The Common Good Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 52:50


(00:00-7:38): Brian and Aubrey shared their thoughts on Karen Swallow Prior's Religion News Service article, “Truth, justice and the torturing of tolerance.” (7:38-26:00): Daniel Kooman, Director, Producer, and Co-founder of Unveil Studios, joined Brian and Aubrey to talk about his new book, “Breath of Life: Three Breaths that Shaped Humanity.” Learn more about Daniel and his book at breathoflifemedia.com and connect with him on Twitter at @danielkooman And learn more about Unveil Studios at unveilstudios.com (26:00-34:11): Brian and Aubrey talked about the funeral service for Aubrey's mother-in-law, Pam. Aubrey also shared how Pam's grandchildren honored her legacy at the service.  (34:11-41:41): What's the value of scripture memorization? Brian and Aubrey talked about this and discussed Sandra McCracken's Christianity Today article, “How Scripture Keeps Surprising Me.” (41:41-52:50): Brian and Aubrey shared their TOP FIVE Underdog Movies. Aubrey's #1 pick was Slumdog Millionaire and Brian's #1 pick was Hoosiers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Aspen Ideas to Go
Bad Things Do Happen to Good People

Aspen Ideas to Go

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 47:06


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.

The Common Good Podcast
Bob Smietana discusses the conflict in the SBC, Billy Hallowell explains how parents can help their kids navigate Halloween, and Brian shares an encouraging story about a group of dads making an impact at a Louisiana high school - October 25, 2021

The Common Good Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 56:25


(00:00-8:21): Brian commented on the news story from the Today Show, “Internal Facebook documents reveal more red flags about misinformation on site.” (8:21-28:31): Bob Smietana, veteran religion writer and National Reporter for Religion News Service, joined Brian to discuss the conflict in the SBC, division among Evangelicals, and some of his recent articles:  “Sarah Davis, daughter of Ravi Zacharias, to start new ministry. Critics worry it is RZIM 2.0.” “Can anyone lead the Southern Baptist Convention forward?” Check out Bob's articles at religionnews.com and connect with him on Twitter at @bobsmietana (28:31-36:32): Brian shared his thoughts on Peter Wehner's article for The Atlantic, “The Evangelical Church is Breaking Apart.” (36:32-47:19): Billy Hallowell, Director of Communications for Pure Flix and Author of “The Armageddon Code” joined Brian to talk about the dangers of Halloween, family entertainment available on pureflix.com, and his book “Playing with Fire: A Modern Investigation into Demons, Exorcism, and Ghosts.”  Learn more about Billy at billyhallowell.com and check out great movies and shows at pureflix.com  (47:19-56:24): Brian reacted to the CBS News story, “Dads spend time in Louisiana high school after 23 students were arrested in string of violence.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

WeeklyTech Podcast
A conversation with Dr. Ayman Ibrahim on the Quran and Islamic worldview

WeeklyTech Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 35:23


In this episode, I am joined by Dr. Ayman Ibrahim, professor of Islamic studies at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and author of A Concise Guide to the Quran. Today, we talk about the Quran and the Islamic worldview.Meet Dr. Ibrahim: Dr. Ibrahim (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary; PhD, Haifa University) is Bill and Connie Jenkins Professor of Islamic Studies and director of the Center for the Christian Understanding of Islam at Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He was born and raised in Egypt and has taught in various countries in the Muslim world and in the West. His articles on Islam and Christian-Muslim relations have appeared in the Washington Post, Religion News Service, and First Things, among others. Ibrahim is also the author of The Stated Motivations for the Early Islamic Expansion.Resources:A Concise Guide to the Quran by Ayman IbrahimBasics of Arabic by Ayman IbrahimConversion to Islam by Ayman Ibrahim

What's Your Story?
Heather Thompson Day - "It's Not Your Turn"

What's Your Story?

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 54:59


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 the host of Viral Jesus, a podcast with Christianity Today. 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 200k followers.She believes her calling is to stand in the gaps of our churches for young people. She is the author of 7 books; including It's Not Your Turn, and Confessions of a Christian Wife. She resides in Michigan, with her husband, Seth Day, and their three children, London, Hudson, and Sawyer Day. We so enjoyed our conversation with Heather as we talked about comparison, patience, perseverance, celebrity culture, diversity and so much more. Heather is smart, enthusiastic, loving and honest. We know you are going to love her as much as we did. To connect with Heather visit: http://heatherthompsonday.comTo follow What's Your Story on Instagram visit http://www.instagram.com/whatsyourstory.podcastTo connect with Hannah visit http://www.hannahrconway.comTo connect with Stephani visit http://www.stephanicook.orgCover photo by Alison Weakley PhotographySupport the show (HTTPS://www.buymeacoffee.com/wyspodcast)

The Common Good Podcast
Dr. Derwin Gray shares encouragement from his book, “God, Do You Hear Me?: Discover the Prayer God Always Answers,” Karen Swallow Prior discusses her Religion News Service column, “Beauty is the extravagance that makes us human,” and Brian and Aub

The Common Good Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 60:25


(00:00-8:39): Brian and Aubrey unpacked their article for The Better Samaritan at Christianity Today, “How to Regain Mental, Spiritual, and Social Health in a Post Pandemic World.”  (8:39-28:38): Dr. Derwin Gray, Co-Founder and Lead Pastor of Transformation Church and the Author of “The Good Life: What Jesus Teaches about Finding True Happiness,” joined Brian and Aubrey to talk about his new book, “God, Do You Hear Me?: Discover the Prayer God Always Answers.” Learn more about Derwin at derwinlgray.com and connect with him on Twitter at @DerwinLGray **This interview originally aired on 10/13/2021**  (28:38-36:11): Brian and Aubrey shared encouragement on dealing with bitterness.   (36:11-53:41): Karen Swallow Prior, Research Professor of English and Christianity & Culture at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Author of “On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life through Great Books,” joined Brian and Aubrey to chat about her Religion News Service article, “Beauty is the extravagance that makes us human,” and her New York Times opinion piece, “Texas' Abortion Law Should Force America to Change Its Ways.” Learn more about Karen and her books at karenswallowprior.com and connect with her on Twitter at @KSPrior **This interview originally aired on 10/11/2021**  (53:41-1:00:25): Brian and Aubrey shared their thoughts on the Viral Jesus podcast episode, “Kevin Wilson, Chai Tea, and the Rise of Christian TikTok.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Issues, Etc.
2951. A Religion News Service OpEd Titled, “It's Time to End the Catholic Church's Abortion Culture Wars” – Stephen White, 10/22/21

Issues, Etc.

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 17:55


Stephen White of the Ethics and Public Policy Center The Ethics and Public Policy Center

The Common Good Podcast
Dr. Mark Yarhouse discusses his book, “Emerging Gender Identities,” Brian and Aubrey share what they wish they had done differently during the pandemic, and they reveal their TOP FIVE Pie Flavors - October 20, 2021

The Common Good Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 53:00


(00:00-9:06): Brian and Aubrey unpacked Thom Rainer's Churchanswers.com blog post, “Five Things Church Leaders Wish They Had Done Differently During the Pandemic.” (9:06-26:09): Dr. Mark Yarhouse, Professor of Psychology at Wheaton College, Director of the Sexual & Gender Identity Institute, and Coauthor of “The Integration of Psychology and Christianity,” joined Brian and Aubrey to talk about his book, “Emerging Gender Identities: Understanding the Diverse Experiences of Today's Youth.”  Learn more about Mark at wheaton.edu/sgi and connect with him on Twitter at @markyarhouse  (26:09-35:21): How can Christians address white supremacy at church? Brian and Aubrey talked about this and discussed Robert P. Jones' Religion News Service article, “7 things white Christians can do to address white supremacy at church.” (35:21-43:34): Brian and Aubrey shared their thoughts on Alicia Akins' Christianity Today article, “The Single Person's Catechism.” (43:34-53:00): Brian and Aubrey shared their TOP FIVE Pie Flavors. Aubrey's #1 pick was Peach Pie and Brian's #1 pick was Cherry Pie.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Three Letters Podcast
S02E07- HIV and Faith

The Three Letters Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 63:41


August 29th is National Faith and HIV/AIDS Awareness Day! My guest is Mike O'Loughlin who is the host of the podcast “Plague: The Untold Stories of AIDS and the Catholic Church,” and the author of the forthcoming book based on the podcast, Hidden Mercy (due out November 2021). In this episode we learn that beneath the Catholic Church's many public mistakes concerning HIV/AIDS there were individuals of faith for whom compassion trumped over stigma and homophobia. Like, subscribe and listen now! Ren Morrill (Host) - Ren is The Three Letter Podcast's creator and host. He is a Maine native with a life long passion for HIV. He works for Frannie Peabody Center as the prevention program coordinator. He also serves as the co-chair of Pride Portland's HIV Advisory Board.Michael J. O'Loughlin - Michael J. O'Loughlin is the national correspondent for America Media, where he writes regularly about the Catholic Church. He is also the host of the award winning podcast, "Plague: Untold Stories of AIDS and the Catholic Church.”Mike is also author of The Tweetable Pope: A Spiritual Revolution in 140 Characters. Previously a staff writer for The Boston Globe's “Crux,” Mike has also written for The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Advocate, and Religion News Service. He has been interviewed on MSNBC, Fox News, ABC, CBS, NPR and by several local and regional media outlets.Mike is a gay catholic who, when he's not writing, reading, or Tweeting, Mike enjoys running (he's run a few marathons) and cooking. He lives in Chicago.He has a book based on the podcast called Hidden Mercy due out in November 2021 from Broadleaf Books. You can find him at his website mikeoloughlin.com and on social media.https://www.mikeoloughlin.com/

Managing Leadership Anxiety: Yours and Theirs
S7E9 - Heather Thompson Day

Managing Leadership Anxiety: Yours and Theirs

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 50:39


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 an Associate Professor of Communication at Andrews University and host of Viral Jesus, a podcast with Christianity Today. She is passionate about supporting women, and runs an online community called I'm That Wife which has over 200k 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 Forbes.  She believes her calling is to stand in the gaps of our churches for young people. She is the author of 7 books; including It's Not Your Turn, and Confessions of a Christian Wife. She resides in Michigan, with her husband, Seth Day, and their three children, London, Hudson, and Sawyer Day.

Desperate House Witches
"Lights, Camera, Witchcraft" with Author Heather Greene!

Desperate House Witches

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 63:00


Author Heather Greene joins me to discuss her book, "Lights, Camera, Witchcraft - A Critical History of Witches in American Film and Televsion". From Llewellyn: No industry has been as influential at shaping the popular notion of what it means to be a witch quite as much as Hollywood. This book traces the fascinating history of witchcraft and witches in American film and television. From Joan the Woman and The Wizard of Oz to Carrie and Charmed, author and film scholar Heather Greene explores how these films helped influence the public image of the witch and profoundly influenced how women negotiate their power in a patriarchal society. Lights, Camera, Witchcraft uncovers fascinating insights into the intersection of entertainment, critical theory, gender studies, and spirituality. About the Author: Heather Greene is a freelance writer, journalist, and editor. She received a B.A. in film at Wesleyan University and an M.A. in film studies from Emory University. She also studied film and theater at Cornell University and the University of Paris. She 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. For more information, please visit -  http://www.heathergreene.net

The Common Good Podcast
Craig Deall shares how Foundations for Farming is revolutionizing agriculture and sharing the Gospel in Zimbabwe, Brian and Aubrey discuss the importance of resolving bitterness, and they unpack “The Ten Commitments Behind the Ten Commandments” - Octo

The Common Good Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 54:56


(00:00-8:17): Brian and Aubrey discussed Bob Smietana's Religion News Service article, “Menlo Church investigation finds no direct evidence or disclosures of sexual abuse.” (8:17-19:42): Craig Deall, CEO of Foundations for Farming, joined Brian and Aubrey to talk about the work of Foundations for Farming in Zimbabwe and how the organization is  revolutionizing agriculture in that country and beyond.  Learn more about Foundations for Farming at foundationsforfarming.com and connect with Craig on Twitter at @Deallo1   (19:42-28:14): Brian and Aubrey shared their thoughts on Dr. Sanjay Gupta's CNN article, “Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Why Joe Rogan and I sat down and talked -- for more than 3 hours.”  (26:00-36:31): Brian and Aubrey shared encouragement on dealing with bitterness.   (36:31-45:13): What can we learn about God from the Ten Commandments? Brian and Aubrey talked about this and commented on Andrew Wilson's Christianity Today article, “The Ten Commitments Behind the Ten Commandments.”  (45:13-54:56): Brian and Aubrey shared encouraging tweets from Scott Sauls, Derwin Gray, Sharon Hodde Miller, and Beth Moore.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Stand Up! with Pete Dominick
Religion Reporter Jack Jenkins & Con Law Prof Eric Segall Episode 252

Stand Up! with Pete Dominick

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 117:25


Stand Up is a daily podcast. I book,host,edit, post and promote new episodes with brilliant guests every day. Please subscribe now for as little as 5$ and gain access to a community of over 800 awesome, curious, kind, funny, brilliant, generous souls Check out StandUpwithPete.com to learn more 27 mins Eric J. Segall graduated from Emory University, Phi Beta Kappa 27  and summa cum laude, and from Vanderbilt Law School, where he was the research editor for the Law Review and member of Order of the Coif. He clerked for the Chief Judge Charles Moye Jr. for the Northern District of Georgia, and Albert J. Henderson of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. After his clerkships, Segall worked for Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and the U.S. Department of Justice, before joining the Georgia State faculty in 1991. Segall teaches federal courts and constitutional law I and II. He is the author of the books Originalism as Faith and Supreme Myths: Why the Supreme Court is not a Court and its Justices are not Judges. His articles on constitutional law have appeared in, among others, the Harvard Law Review Forum, the Stanford Law Review On Line, the UCLA Law Review, the George Washington Law Review, the Washington University Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, the Northwestern University Law Review Colloquy, and Constitutional Commentary among many others. Segall's op-eds and essays have appeared in the New York Times, the LA Times, The Atlantic, SLATE, Vox, Salon, and the Daily Beast, among others. He has appeared on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and France 24 and all four of Atlanta's local television stations. He has also appeared on numerous local and national radio shows. 1:14 JACK JENKINS is a national reporter for Religion News Service and a former Senior Religion Reporter for ThinkProgress. His work has also been published in The Atlantic and the Washington Post, and he is cited regularly in the New York Times, The New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, MSNBC, and other top media outlets. He is a regular guest on radio shows and podcasts, including ABC, BBC, various NPR affiliates, Sirius XM, Vox.com's Today Explained podcast, and many others. A graduate of Presbyterian College, Jenkins earned his Master of Divinity at Harvard University.   Get His book  American Prophets: The Religious Roots of Progressive Politics and the Ongoing Fight for the Soul of the Country,  Check out all things Jon Carroll Follow and Support Pete Coe Pete on YouTube Pete on Twitter Pete On Instagram Pete Personal FB page Stand Up with Pete FB page

The Common Good Podcast
Karen Swallow Prior explains why “Beauty is the extravagance that makes us human,” Brian and Aubrey discuss the antidote to anxiety about the future, and they share how the Church is helping Afghan refugees - October 11, 2021

The Common Good Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 51:54


(00:00-7:09): Should we celebrate Columbus Day? Brian and Aubrey talked about this and commented on the following news stories:  “Columbus Day is not a holiday the U.S. — and Italian Americans — should celebrate” “Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples Day? Getting to the heart of the American identity crisis” “Celebrate Columbus's Achievements” (7:09-16:07): Brian and Aubrey shared their thoughts on a tweet from Jen Wilkin, “The antidote to anxiety about the future is not to discern the future, but to remember the past. Instead of straining your gaze forward, look over your shoulder and rehearse God's faithfulness to you, and to all generations.” (16:07-24:42): Is there a right and a wrong way to make an apology? Brian and Aubrey talked about this and shared their thoughts on an apology from Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden about a 2011 email.  (24:42-34:06): Brian and Aubrey discussed Emily McFarlan Miller's Religion News Service article, “How one Chicago church is stepping up to help Afghan evacuees.” They also talked about faith-based organizations working with Afghans overseas and in the U.S. (34:06-51:54): Karen Swallow Prior, Research Professor of English and Christianity & Culture at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Author of “On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life through Great Books,” joined Brian and Aubrey to chat about her Religion News Service article, “Beauty is the extravagance that makes us human,” and her New York Times opinion piece, “Texas' Abortion Law Should Force America to Change Its Ways.” Learn more about Karen and her books at karenswallowprior.com and connect with her on Twitter at @KSPrior See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Rector's Cupboard
Mental Health: A Personal Story with Markku Kostamo

Rector's Cupboard

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 78:41


Addressing matters of mental health and wellness often comes in the forms of ideas, tips, diagnosis and treatment plans. While these are all helpful, sometimes most helpful of all is to be reminded that you are not alone, that others have faced similar challenges.   In this episode of Rector's Cupboard, Markku Kostamo shares his own story of misdiagnosis, struggle, diagnosis and treatment. His willingness to be open and honest demonstrates that many times the parts of our stories that we consider troubling or humiliating or chronic have been encountered by other people as well. We are in good company, with one another, and part of being well is recognizing our own limitations and our own woundedness. Links referenced Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries Markku's video (available through Facebook) Upstate Motels Make a Comeback With an Aim to Captivate - New York Times, September 3, 2021  Gen Z is keeping the faith. Just don't expect to see them at worship – Religion News Service, September 23, 2021  Oh my days: linguists lament slang ban in London school – The Guardian, September 30, 2021 

The Witch Wave
#77 - Heather Greene, Author of "Lights, Camera, Witchcraft"

The Witch Wave

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 74:04


Heather Greene is the author of Lights, Camera, Witchcraft: A Critical History of Witches in American Film and Television. She is a freelance editor, writer, and journalist who has specialized in Witchcraft, Paganism, alternative religions, and other occult topics for over thirty years. She is the former managing editor of the Pagan news journal, The Wild Hunt, and her work has been published at such places as The Washington Post, Religion News Service, Patheos.com and Turner Classic Movies. She is also an acquisitions consultant with Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd. Heather has B.A. in Film Studies and French from the Wesleyan University in Connecticut and a masters degree in Film Studies from Emory University.On this episode, Heather discusses the evolution of the witch in American cinema, bewitching television shows, and the everlasting influence of The Wizard of Oz.Pam also talks about the witch in pop occulture and answers a listener question about how to honor a deceased, serpentine familiar.Our sponsors for this episode are That Witch Life Podcast, VVITCH Digital, Temperance Home and Bar, Mithras Candle, BetterHelp, Lindsay Mack's “Heart of Service” course, and Green Moon Apothecary

The Common Good Podcast
Bob Smietana unpacks the Southern Baptist sexual abuse controversy, Afton Rorvik discusses her book, “Living Connected: An Introvert's Guide to Friendship,” Katie Polski shares encouragement from her article, “Don't Pray That You Won't Suffer,

The Common Good Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 52:18


(00:00-9:17): Aubrey and Catherine shared their thoughts on Kent Annan's article for The Dallas Morning News, “Welcoming Afghan refugees is one of the most meaningful tasks in my 20 years of humanitarian work.”   (9:06-26:38): Bob Smietana, veteran religion writer and National Reporter for Religion News Service, joined Aubrey and Catherine to discuss some of his recent articles:  “A brief guide to the Southern Baptist meltdown over sexual abuse” “Southern Baptist seminary heads join chorus of critics as leaders balk on abuse probe” “Southern Baptists, at impasse, postpone vote on sex abuse probe for a week” “Study: Religion soothed evangelicals at start of COVID. Politics put them at risk.” Check out Bob's articles at religionnews.com and connect with him on Twitter at @bobsmietana (26:38-43:35): Afton Rorvik, speaker and author, joined Aubrey and Catherine to talk about her new book “Living Connected: An Introvert's Guide to Friendship,” and her blog post, “How Does an Introvert Emerge from a Pandemic?” Learn more about Afton at aftonrorvik.com and connect with her on Twitter at @AftonRorvik  (43:35-52:18): Katie Polski, writer, teacher, and retreat speaker, joined Aubrey and Catherine to talk about her Gospel Coalition article, “Don't Pray That You Won't Suffer” and the upcoming Rooted Ministry Conference, “Promises of God” on October 7th-9th. Learn more about Katie at katiepolski.com  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Love Rinse Repeat
Ep105. The Politics of Punishment in Evangelical America, Aaron Griffith

Love Rinse Repeat

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 50:32


I interviewed Aaron Griffith about his book God's Law and Order, which argues that we cannot understand the US criminal justice system without accounting for evangelicalism's impact on its historical development. We discuss why crime and punishment 'mattered' for white evangelicals in the post-war period, how they made an expansive mass incarceration system seem neutral and appealing to the broader public, and how the focus on soul saving shaped the current justice system and evangelicals involvement therein. Buy the BookAaron Griffith is Assistant Professor of Modern American History at Whitworth University. He previously taught American history and the history of Christianity as an Assistant Professor at Sattler College. He is a former postdoctoral fellow at the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics and instructor at Washington University's Prison Education Program, he has written for the Washington Post and Religion News Service. Find more episodes: www.loverinserepeat.com/podcast Follow the show on Twitter: @RinseRepeatPod // Follow me: @liammiller87

What The Faith
Multi Faith Marriage: How A Christian Minister Ended Up Marrying A Hindu Monk with Dana Trent

What The Faith

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 60:24


How did a Christian Minister end up marrying a Hindu Monk? How do we address the question of unequally yoked? How does a multi faith marriage challenge our beliefs? Can this type of relationship provide space for spiritual growth? We explore those questions and all things multi faith marriage on today's episode with Dana Trent! J. Dana Trent is a graduate of Duke Divinity School and professor of World Religions and Critical Thinking at Wake Tech Community College. An ordained Baptist minister and former hospital chaplain, her work has appeared on Time.com, and in Religion News Service, Sojourners, Religion Dispatches, and The Christian Century. She is also the award-winning author of One Breath At a Time: A Skeptic's Guide to Christian Meditation, For Sabbath's Sake: Embracing Your Need for Rest, Worship, and Community, and Saffron Cross: The Unlikely Story of How a Christian Minister Married a Hindu Monk.

Food Freedom and Fertility Podcast
Supporting Healthy Intimacy while Trying to Conceive with Sheila Wray Gregoire

Food Freedom and Fertility Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 68:10


On this week's episode of Food Freedom and Fertility Sophia Pavia and Caitlin Johnson have on guest Sheila Wray Gregoire Sheila is the face behind ToLoveHonorandVacuum.com, the largest single-blogger marriage blog. A sought-after speaker, she's also an award-winning author of nine books, including The Good Girl's Guide to Great Sex. Sheila has a Master's in Public Administration and Master of Arts in Sociology both from Queen's University. Sheila built the successful blog, To Love, Honor, and Vacuum, with traffic of one million page views a month. Her email list is 45,000 strong and her social media reach is over 100,000. Her podcast, Bare Marriage, has more than 5,000 downloads each week. She is an award-winning author with seven royalty published books. A sought-after speaker, Sheila has spoken at churches and conferences around the globe. She is a frequent contributor at Family Life Canada events. Her latest book, “The Great Sex Rescue” was featured in the New York Times Book Review, Publishers Weekly, and the Washington Post. She has bylines at Religion News Service, Relevant Magazine, and other news sources. This episode is a very honest conversation around the unique struggles facing a couple ttc. Sheila is the first guest on the podcast to discuss sex issues. Some of the topics discussed on this episode are the pressures around sex, not wanting to have sex, sex feeling different when the romance is removed and the point is procreation, physical pain for women, husbands' sexual struggles and so much more. If you like what you heard this week and want to learn more please be sure to check out Sheila's links below.  https://tolovehonorandvacuum.com https://instagram.com/sheilagregoire https://facebook.com/sheila.gregoire.books https://twitter.com/sheilagregoire  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdO1v4LdyqZV-m_VMlH5VGg https://greatsexrescue.com/

The Common Good Podcast
September 2, 2021

The Common Good Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 70:56


(00:00-9:01): Brian and Aubrey shared their thoughts on the Texas abortion law and discussed the following news stories: “Texas Law Banning 85 Percent of Abortions Takes Effect: 'It's Time to Build a Culture of Life'” “Is the Texas ‘Heartbeat Bill' the End of Roe v. Wade?” (9:01-25:34): Bob Smietana, veteran religion writer and National Reporter for Religion News Service, joined Brian and Aubrey to chat about some of his recent articles.  “NRB spokesman Dan Darling fired after pro-vaccine statements on ‘Morning Joe'” “Services at Tennessee governor's church disrupted by megachurch pastor feud” “A South Carolina pastor quit his church. His followers revolted to get him back.” “Faith-based disaster relief groups balance COVID safety with speedy response to Hurricane Ida” Check out Bob's articles at religionnews.com and connect with Bob on Twitter at @bobsmietana (25:34-35:23): Kevin Sampson, Lead Pastor of Renewal Church in West Chicago, joined Brian and Aubrey to talk about his Daily Herald opinion article, “DACA's fragility undermines the future of immigrant children: we need permanent immigration reform.” Connect with Kevin on Twitter at @kev_samp  (35:23-44:24): How should we approach prayer? Brian and Aubrey discussed this and commented on Heather Thompson Day's Christianity Today article, “She Didn't Believe, But God Heard Her Cry.” (44:24-1:02:16): Dr. Ryan Burge, Assistant Professor and Graduate Coordinator at Eastern Illinois University, Co-founder of Religion in Public, and Author of “The Nones: Where They Came From, Who They Are, and Where They Are Going,” joined Brian and Aubrey to talk about his book and his Religion News Service article, “‘OK millennial': Don't blame the boomers for decline of religion in America.” Learn more about Ryan at ryanburge.net and connect with him on Twitter at @ryanburge (1:02:16-1:10:56): What are some ways we can share encouragement with friends and family members? Brian and Aubrey chatted about this and commented on a tweet from Scott Sauls. They also shared their thoughts on Dan Reiland's Outreach Magazine article, “Simple Ways for Leaders to Encourage Others.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Common Good Podcast
September 1, 2021

The Common Good Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 70:11


(00:00-9:06): Why is 2021 the year of the “Great Resignation?” Brian and Aubrey talked about this and discussed the following articles:  “The ‘Great Resignation' is likely to continue, as 55% of Americans anticipate looking for a new job” “The No. 1 reason people want to change careers is better work-life balance. How to make the switch” (9:06-26:00): Morgan Lee, Christianity Today's Global Media Manager and the Host of the Quick to Listen podcast, joined Brian and Aubrey to talk about her article, “Was Afghanistan Worthwhile or Wasted? Christians Lament, Pray, and Learn as Taliban Retakes Control” and the Quick to Listen podcast episode, “‘My Heart Is Broken': An Afghan Pastor Grapples with the US Withdrawal.” Check out Morgan's articles and her podcast at christianitytoday.com and connect with her on Twitter at @Mepaynl (26:00-34:35): Brian and Aubrey talked about the important role music plays in worship. They also commented on Daniel Silliman's Christianity Today article, “1 out of 3 New Guitars Are Purchased for Worship Music.” (34:35-43:38): Can someone be a spiritual leader without believing in God? Brian and Aubrey talked about this and discussed Amanda Casanova's ChristianHeadlines.com article, “Harvard University Elects Atheist as New Chief Chaplain.” (43:38-52:43): Brian and Aubrey shared their thoughts on Blake Chastain's Religion News Service article, “Evangelicals: You're still not really listening to what exvangelicals are saying.” (52:43-1:01:17):How does God use our weakness for His glory? Brian and Aubrey talked about this and unpacked Scott Sauls' blog post, “Tired? Damaged? Regrets? God Wants to Recruit You.”  (1:01:17-1:10:11): Brian and Aubrey talked about friendship and discussed Bronwyn Lea's Propel Women article, “One Question to Take Your Friendships to the Next Level.”  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Common Good Podcast
August 31, 2021

The Common Good Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 73:38


(00:00-8:16): Brian and Aubrey commented on Governor Pritzker's Illinois Mask Mandate. They also talked about how they're addressing the mask mandate at their churches. (8:16-17:51): Sarah Zylstra, Senior Writer & Faith-and-Work Editor for The Gospel Coalition and Coauthor of “Gospelbound: Living with Resolute Hope in an Anxious Age,” joined Brian and Aubrey to chat about her Gospel Coalition article, “Saturday Justice: How Church-Based Legal Aid Is Growing.” Learn more about Sarah and her articles at thegospelcoalition.org and connect with her on Twitter at @sarahezylstra (17:51-26:53): How can we reach out in loving ways to those who are deconstructing their faith? Brian and Aubrey talked about this and unpacked Tara Beth Leach's Missio Alliance article, “A Call for Pastor-Medics to Help Heal the Church.”  (26:53-36:34): Brian and Aubrey talked about Aubrey's new book, “Known: How Believing Who God Says You Are Changes Everything.” They also discussed Yaron Steinbuch's New York Post article, “Longtime Florida sports reporter pens his own touching obituary.” (36:34-46:05): Brian and Aubrey shared their thoughts on Ed Stetzer's Religion News Service opinion article, “Don't confuse military action with the mission of God.” (46:05-55:32): Brian and Aubrey talked about positive ways to handle church conflict. They also discussed Bob Smietana's Religion News Service article, “Services at Tennessee governor's church disrupted by megachurch pastor feud.”  (55:32-1:04:15): Brian and Aubrey shared their thoughts on Tish Harrison Warren's Christianity Today article, “Don't Quit Twitter Yet. You Might Have a Moral Duty to Stay.” (1:04:15-1:13:37): Brian and Aubrey chatted about Sandra Temko's Good Morning America article, “4 tips to help ease kids' back to school anxiety.”  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

For the Life of the World / Yale Center for Faith & Culture
Patience Part 6 / Tish Harrison Warren / Control, Creatureliness, and the Practice of Patience

For the Life of the World / Yale Center for Faith & Culture

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2021 41:18


"We are creatures in time."Today, the Reverend Tish Harrison Warren explores patience as spiritual formation. She's an Anglican priest and author of Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life, which was Christianity Today's 2018 Book of the Year, and Prayer in the Night: For Those Who Work, or Watch, or Weep. She recently started a weekly newsletter on faith in private and public life for The New York Times.She reflects on the human demand for control in both ordinary and extraordinary life events, from the line at the supermarket to the cancer ward; the recognition of human vulnerability and just hating the fact that we can't control what happens next; the temptation to break out of time; and the difficult balance between the urgent need for justice and the acceptance of our human and societal limits. The entire conversation is illuminated by the beauty of what Hans Urs Von Balthasar calls “the meekness of the Lamb which is led.”Part 6 of a 6-episode series on Patience, hosted by Ryan McAnnally-Linz.About Tish Harrison WarrenTish Harrison Warren is a priest in the Anglican Church in North America. She is the author of Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life, which was Christianity Today's 2018 Book of the Year, and Prayer in the Night: For Those Who Work, or Watch, or Weep. She has worked in ministry settings for over a decade as a campus minister with InterVarsity Graduate and Faculty Ministries, as an associate rector, and with addicts and those in poverty through various churches and non-profit organizations. Currently, she is Writer in Residence at Resurrection South Austin. She is a monthly columnist with Christianity Today, and her articles and essays have appeared in the New York Times, Religion News Service, Christianity Today, Comment Magazine, The Point Magazine, and elsewhere. She is a founding member of The Pelican Project and a Senior Fellow with the Trinity Forum. She lives with her husband and three children in the Austin, Texas area.Show Notes"Part of becoming more patient is noticing how impatient you are. ... It's so not-linear."Kids will slow you down and expose your impatiencePatience often looks like other things—"it looks like contentment, it looks like trust, it looks like endurance."Patience and humility: "We are not the President of the United States. Things can go on without us.""Our entire life is lived in a posture of waiting."Waiting for the eschaton, the return of Christ, and things set rightThe illusion of control—James 4:13-14Has Urs Von Balthasar: "God intended man to have all good, but in his, God's, time and therefore all disobedience, all sin consists essentially in breaking out of time. Hence the restoration of order by the Son of God had to be the annulment of that premature snatching at knowledge, the beating down of the hand, outstretched toward eternity, the repentant return from a false, swift transfer of eternity to a true, slow confinement in time. Hence the importance of patience in the New Testament, which becomes the basic constituent of Christianity. More central, even the humility, the power to wait, to persevere, to hold out, to endure to the end, not to transcend one's own limitations, not to force issues by playing the hero or the titan, but to practice the virtue that lies beyond heroism: the meekness of the Lamb which is led.""We are creatures in time."Robert Wilken: "singular mark of patience is hope"Activism and patience together"Patience can get a bad rap, that Christians are just wanting to become bovine."Patience but not quietism, a long wait but not gradualismThe ultimate need to discern the momentClarence Jordan and Martin Luther King Jr.The practices of discernment for individuals and communitiesSocial media trains us to be impatientThe meaning of urgent change is changingInternet advocacy and a connected world makes us less patient people"It takes real work to slow down and listen to another person's perspective, especially if you disagree with them."We often don't have the patience to even understand someone else.Real conversations with real peopleSilence, solitude"Having a body requires an enormous amount of patience.""My kids are so slow. They're the one's teaching me to be patient!"Little hardships of boredom and discomfort"Life with a body and life with real people inevitably involves patience.""Patience is something we learn our way out of through privilege and through being, you know, important adults."Production NotesThis podcast featured priest and author the Reverend Tish Harrison Warren and theologian Ryan McAnnally-LinzEdited and Produced by Evan RosaHosted by Evan RosaProduction Assistance by Martin Chan & Nathan JowersA Production of the Yale Center for Faith & Culture at Yale Divinity School https://faith.yale.edu/aboutSupport For the Life of the World podcast by giving to the Yale Center for Faith & Culture: https://faith.yale.edu/give

The Common Good Podcast
August 27, 2021

The Common Good Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2021 70:46


(00:00-10:29): Aubrey welcomed guest co-host, Kevin Sampson! Kevin is Aubrey's husband and the Lead Pastor of Renewal Church in West Chicago. They kicked off the show by talking about the importance of taking a stand against racism. And they discussed the following articles: “‘You can't think yourself out of racism': Black religion scholars call for conversion” “What Students Are Saying About Race and Racism in America”  (10:29-26:32): Tio Hardiman, Executive Director for Violence Interrupters, NFP and Adjunct Professor at North Park University, joined Aubrey and Kevin to talk about community organizing for peace and social change in Chicago, the Violence Interrupters Initiative, and Violence Interrupters Training. Learn more about Tio and his work at violenceinterrupters.org and connect with him on Twitter at @TioHardiman (26:32-36:50): Kevin interviewed Aubrey about her new book, “Known: How Believing Who God Says You Are Changes Everything.” Pre-order Aubrey's new book on Amazon! (36:50-46:00): Aubrey and Kevin talked about planting Renewal Church. They also discussed Bob Smietana's Religion News Service article, “Women church planters hope to give Christianity a fresh start” (46:00-1:02:46): Greg Armstrong, Founding and Lead Pastor of Renew Church and Founder of Renew Collective, joined Aubrey and Kevin to talk about his new single, “Good,” and the 2021 Renew Conference coming up November 12-13th. Learn more about the 2021 Renew Conference at myrenewconference.com Learn more about Greg at gregarmstrong.org and connect with him on Twitter at @gregarmstrong (1:02:46-1:10:46): Aubrey and Kevin shared their TOP FIVE Things they're looking forward to this Fall. Aubrey's #1 pick was Fall Movie Season and Kevin's #1 pick was the Bears winning all of their games and going to the Superbowl.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Alli Worthington Show
Exploring Biblical Womanhood with Dr. Beth Allison Barr

The Alli Worthington Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 53:37


Friends! You're in for a treat today as we jump into a powerful discussion with my new friend, the brilliant Dr. Beth Allison Barr.    Beth is an associate professor of history and associate dean of the Graduate School at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where she specializes in medieval history, women's history, and church history. She is the president of the Conference on Faith and History and is a member of Christians for Biblical Equality. And she has serious credentials, having written for Christianity Today, the Washington Post, and Religion News Service, and is a regular contributor to The Anxious Bench, the popular Patheos website on Christian history.   Beth joins me on the show today to talk about her latest book, The Making of Biblical Womanhood, and the importance of knowing the history of what women have been through. We also dive into the importance of understanding the context and culture of the day when reading the Bible, and the cost of the reformation for evangelical women.  Listen to learn more about:  How to become more biblically literate by approaching the Bible with contextual understanding of the day when it was written What the Reformation cost women in terms of opportunities and society norms Why it's important to understand our history even in religious contexts Junea, the first female apostle, and how she was written out of the Bible.    Favorite quotes: Biblical womanhood is one of the most recent manifestations of the patriarchy.   I think the cost of the reformation for evengelacial women is that it made only one right way for us to be Godly. And that was to be married with children under the authority of our husbands.    Culture shapes the way we view women and men in a way that women and men are not shaped in the Bible.    There was a wage gap in the medieval world. Women made about 71 cents to the dollar, if we put it in modern terms. And here we are in the 21st century and women make about 75 cents to the dollar compared with men for doing the same jobs. I think that is a very powerful example of something  going on in which women's work is not valued in the same way as men. That women are seen as not as not quite as good as men around them.   In this episode I answer this question: I know my fear of failure is holding me back, how do I put myself out there even though I'm scared to make mistakes? (46:10) Great things we discussed:  1. Beth Allison Barr on Twitter  2. The Making Of Biblical Womanhood  3. Bon Jovi  4. Loki   5. Summersalt   6. Coach School   7. Standing Strong Hope you loved this episode! Be sure to subscribe in iTunes and slap some stars on a review! :) xo, Alli www.alliworthington.com/bethallisonbarr/

The Common Good Podcast
August 20, 2021

The Common Good Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2021 76:15


(00:00-9:08): Brian and Aubrey discussed the news about “Tim Tebow being cut by the Jacksonville Jaguars: ‘God works all things together for good.'”  (9:08-28:19): Sarah Zylstra, Senior Writer & Faith-and-Work Editor for The Gospel Coalition and Coauthor of “Gospelbound: Living with Resolute Hope in an Anxious Age,” joined Brian and Aubrey to chat about her Gospel Coalition article, “How to Be a Christian in the Mainstream News Media” and her TGC Talks message, “Two Ways to Find Peace in an Anxious World.” Learn more about Sarah and her articles at thegospelcoalition.org and connect with her on Twitter at @sarahezylstra (28:19-38:35): Brian and Aubrey shared their TOP FIVE House Chores that they enjoy doing. Aubrey's #1 pick was Organizing and Brian's #1 pick was Doing the Dishes. (38:35-48:13): As Christians, how should we respond to people we disagree with on COVID-19? Brian and Aubrey talked about this and commented on Bob Smietana's Religion News Service article, “Christian school drops ‘Freedom Matters' event with COVID-denier Greg Locke.”   (48:13-57:35): In the midst of tough times, have you considered walking away from your faith? Brian and Aubrey discussed this and shared their thoughts on Dr. James Scott's Churchleaders.com article, “Pastor: Get Up and Try Again.”   (57:35-1:07:50): Aubrey hosted a Back to School Quiz with Brian and special guest, Kevin Sampson, Aubrey's husband and the Lead Pastor of Renewal Church in West Chicago.  (1:07:50-1:16:14): Brian and Aubrey shared their thoughts on a Tweet from Ashlee Eiland, “In this season, we'll need to get good at recognizing Life. If you're straining, look not in news stories but in neighbors. Not in self-interest but in service. Not in social media but in silence. Life is on its tippy toes - Just waiting to be noticed.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Common Good Podcast
August 17, 2021

The Common Good Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 74:03


(00:00-9:42): Brian and Aubrey discussed the situation in Afghanistan and talked about praying for God to intervene in miraculous ways in that region.  NBC News: “Trapped by Taliban takeover, Afghans who helped the U.S. fear they've been abandoned” Christine Caine: “Can't quit thinking about this from an email a friend sent me yesterday. … “most expect to meet Jesus face to face in the next two weeks.”  (9:42-27:38): Matthew Soerens, US Director of Church Mobilization & Advocacy for World Relief, National Coordinator for the Evangelical Immigration Table, and Co-author of “Seeking Refuge: On the Shores of the Global Refugee Crisis” & “Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion & Truth in the Immigration Debate,” joined Brian and Aubrey to chat about the conflict in Afghanistan and the earthquake in Haiti. Learn more about World Relief at worldrelief.org (27:38-36:37): How can we find peace while we're waiting on the Lord? Brian and Aubrey explored this topic and commented on a video from Matt Chandler.   (36:37-46:06): Why isn't abortion a motivating issue for many evangelicals? Brian and Aubrey commented on Ryan Burge's Religion News Service opinion article, “Abortion just isn't the motivating issue for evangelicals it once was.”  (46:06-55:17): Brian and Aubrey talked about the devastating earthquake in Haiti. “7.2-magnitude earthquake kills more than 1,400 in Haiti” “A Tropical Storm Is Drenching Earthquake-Stricken Haiti” “How to Pray for Haiti After Another Deadly Earthquake” Support the people of Haiti at foodforthepoor.org (55:17-1:05:12): Is social media making us stupid, stressed, and fake? Brian and Aubrey talked about the positive and negative effects of social media.  (1:05:12-1:14:03): Brian and Aubrey shared their thoughts on Lysa TerKeurst's Proverbs 31 devotion, “When Comfort Is My Enemy.”  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Common Good Podcast
August 13, 2021

The Common Good Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2021 67:36


(00:00-8:42): Who does our culture hold up as “representatives” of Christianity? Brian discussed this and commented on Ed Stetzer's Religion News Service opinion article, “Feucht, Locke and the like are a sideshow — quit letting them distract you.” (8:42-26:09): Bob Smietana, veteran religion writer and National Reporter for Religion News Service, joined Brian to chat about some of his recent articles.  “She wanted to help Ravi Zacharias save the world but ended up defending an abuser” “Class-action lawsuit claims RZIM misled donors, covered up Ravi Zacharias' abuse” “David Platt's dreams for McLean Bible Church sour as members file lawsuit over elder vote” Check out Bob's articles at religionnews.com and connect with Bob on Twitter at @bobsmietana (26:09-33:48): How can we be a “Non Anxious Presence in the Face of Criticism?” Brian shared his thoughts on Charles Stone's Churchleaders.com article.  (33:48-41:39): Brian commented on the following news stories: “New Prayer Tool for Facebook Groups Draws Praise and Doubts” “Will state lift penalty after Timothy Christian schools agree to require masking?” (41:39-50:18): Richard Buckley, Regional Vice President for Corporate Chaplains of America, joined Brian to talk about the ministry of Corporate Chaplains of America.  Learn more about Corporate Chaplains of America at chaplain.org (50:18-58:50): Brian discussed a clip from the Desiring God video, “Living the Mystery of Joy in Suffering.” (58:50-1:07:35): Brian shared encouragement from a Tweet by Christine Caine.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Common Good Podcast
August 5, 2021

The Common Good Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 71:37


(00:00-9:54): Brian and Aubrey talked about the following news stories: “Mired in Crises, Lebanon Marks 1 Year Since Horrific Beirut Blast” “‘They Cannot Burn Jesus Out of Me': Mozambique Pastors Minister to Survivors of Violent Insurgency” (9:54-28:18): Ann Voskamp, author of the New York Times bestsellers, “The Broken Way,” and “One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are,” joined Aubrey to chat about the Propel Women Cohort at Wheaton College and The Grace Case.  Learn more about the Propel Women Cohort at Wheaton College at wheaton.edu Learn more about The Grace Case at annvoskamp.com/thegracecase Learn more about Ann and her books at annvoskamp.com (28:18-36:44): Brian and Aubrey discussed the recent episode of “The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill.” They also reacted to the news about Andrew Cuomo, “N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo Sexually Harassed Multiple Women, State Investigation Finds.” (36:44-45:53): Brian and Aubrey talked about Gov. J.B. Pritzker's statewide mask mandate. “Mask-optional schools in suburbs reverse course, say they'll obey governor's mandate” “Even for vaccinated people, now is the time for masks and testing, public health experts say” (45:53-1:01:56): Dr. Sharon Hodde Miller, Author, Speaker, and Teaching Pastor at Bright City Church in Durham, North Carolina, joined Aubrey to chat about her books, “Free of Me: Why Life Is Better When It's Not about You” and “Nice: Why We Love to Be Liked and How God Calls Us to More.”  Learn more about Sharon and her books at sheworships.com and connect with her on Twitter at @SHoddeMiller (1:01:56-1:11:36): Brian and Aubrey chatted about Karen Swallow Prior's Religion News Service article, “With this much rot, there's no choice but to deconstruct.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Crackers and Grape Juice
Episode 316: Brian Kaylor - Beau's Boy

Crackers and Grape Juice

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 65:06


Our guest for #316 is Brian Kaylor. Brian Kaylor, Word&Way Editor & President since 2016, is an award-winning writer and sought-after expert on issues of religion, politics, and communication. He also hosts the award-winning podcast “Baptist Without An Adjective.”In addition to articles and editorials for Word&Way, his writings have been published by CNN, Houston Chronicle, Kansas City Star, Louisville Courier-Journal, Religion News Service, Roll Call, Sojourners, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Washington Post, and many other outlets.Brian has a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Communication from the University of Missouri, and a B.A. in Communication and Christian Ministry from Southwest Baptist University. He is the author of four books on religion and politics: Vote Your Principles: Party Must Not Trump Principles; Sacramental Politics: Religious Worship as Political Action; Presidential Campaign Rhetoric in an Age of Confessional Politics; and For God's Sake, Shut Up!He previously served as Associate Director of Churchnet (also known as the Baptist General Convention of Missouri), Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at James Madison University in Virginia, Contributing Editor for Ethics Daily, and Pastor of Union Mound Baptist Church in Elkland, Missouri. He currently serves as chair of both the Communication Advisory Committee and the Resolutions Committee for the Baptist World Alliance.Follow Brian on Twitter: @BrianKaylor.

The Common Good Podcast
July 22, 2021 - "Best Of" Show

The Common Good Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 70:06


(00:00-8:45): Brian and Aubrey discussed a “TGC Talks” Video from The Gospel Coalition where “Sam Allberry addresses the reasons Christian pastors have become less trustworthy in society, and how they might become trusted again.” (8:45-25:59): Mike Cosper, Director of Podcasting for Christianity Today and Host of The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill and Cultivated: A Podcast about Faith and Work, joined Brian and Aubrey to chat about The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill and his book, “Recapturing the Wonder: Transcendent Faith in a Disenchanted World.” Learn more about Mike at mikedcosper.com and connect with him on Twitter at @MikeCosper *This interview originally aired on 7/14/21* (25:59-34:23): Brian and Aubrey shared their thoughts on a quote from Rick Warren,  “Our culture's accepted two huge lies:  If you disagree with someone's lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. To love someone means you agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don't have to compromise convictions to be compassionate.”   (34:23-43:28): How can we love others even when it's difficult? Brian and Aubrey chatted about this and discussed Jackie Hill Perry's tweet, “To be honest, I really don't like people but Jesus told me that I'm supposed to love them. Pray for me because the whole love thing is a struggle.” (43:28-1:01:47): Karen Swallow Prior, Research Professor of English and Christianity & Culture at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Author of “On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life through Great Books,” joined Brian and Aubrey to chat about her Religion News Service articles, “Don't believe in systemic racism? Let's talk about the sexual revolution.” and “The social-media-examined life is not the one that sustains us.”    Learn more about Karen and her books at karenswallowprior.com and connect with her on Twitter at @KSPrior *This interview originally aired on 7/13/21* (1:01:47-1:10:05): Brian and Aubrey shared their thoughts on Tish Harrison Warren's Christianity Today article, “The American Church Is a Mess. But I'm Still Hopeful.”  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Common Good Podcast
July 19, 2021 - "Best Of" Show

The Common Good Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 73:08


(00:00-9:30): What steps can churches take to protect themselves from narcissistic leaders? Brian and Aubrey discussed this and commented on Roxanne Stone's Religion News Service article, “Exclusive: Sex abuse allegations by Carl Lentz's former nanny put spotlight on Hillsong culture.” (9:30-27:46): Dr. Beth Allison Barr, Associate Dean & Professor of History at Baylor University, joined Brian and Aubrey to chat about her new book, “The Making of Biblical Womanhood: How the Subjugation of Women Became Gospel Truth.” Learn more about Dr. Barr at bethallisonbarr.com and connect with her on Twitter at @bethallisonbarr *This interview originally aired on 6/1/21* (27:46-37:07): Brian and Aubrey shared their thoughts on Kate Shellnutt's Christianity Today article, “Why Church Can't Be the Same After the Pandemic.”  (37:07-46:24): Brian and Aubrey shared their thoughts on Tim Keller's Tweet, “If your race and culture, or your moral performance, or your politics, or anything but the love of God is a foundational source of your self-worth, when people threaten that positive self-image, you will not be able to listen to them...You will strike at them.”  (46:24-1:03:58): Terence Lester, minister, community activist, author, and Founder & Executive Director of Love Beyond Walls, joined Brian and Aubrey to chat about his book, “When We Stand: The Power of Seeking Justice Together”   Learn more about Terence and his books at terencelester.org and connect with him on Twitter at @imTerenceLester Learn more about Love Beyond Walls at lovebeyondwalls.org *This interview originally aired on 6/8/21* (1:03:58-1:13:07): Brian and Aubrey discussed a Twitter video from Dr. Derwin Gray, “We don't have to fight the culture. Jesus has already won. Therefore, we can live with humility, gentleness, and patience. Put down your boxing gloves and pick your cross.”  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Five Author Questions (5AQ)
S1, E21 - Kristin Kobes Du Mez

Five Author Questions (5AQ)

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 21:48


Kristin Kobes Du Mez is Professor of History and Gender Studies at Calvin University. She holds a PhD from the University of Notre Dame and her research focuses on the intersection of gender, religion, and politics. She has written for the Washington Post, NBC News, Religion News Service, Christianity Today, and The Daily Beast, and has been interviewed on NPR, CBS, and the BBC, among other outlets. Her most recent book is Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation. If you are in the Grand Rapids area and want to purchase a copy of the book, please go to Schuler's Books.Follow on Instagram - @fiveauthorquestions Follow on Twitter - @5AQpodEmail 5AQ - podcasts@kpl.gov 5AQ is produced by Jarrod Wilson. The technical producer is Brian Bankston. 5AQ is hosted by Sandra Farag and Kevin King

The Common Good Podcast
July 13, 2021

The Common Good Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 73:42


(00:00-9:44): Brian and Aubrey discussed the following news stories:  “Haitian Americans worry for their families back home and their future” “Cubans take to streets in rare protests over lack of freedoms and worsening economy” “On TikTok, audio gives new virality to misinformation” (9:44-28:03): Karen Swallow Prior, Research Professor of English and Christianity & Culture at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Author of “On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life through Great Books,” joined Brian and Aubrey to chat about her Religion News Service articles, “Don't believe in systemic racism? Let's talk about the sexual revolution.” and “The social-media-examined life is not the one that sustains us.”    Learn more about Karen and her books at karenswallowprior.com and connect with her on Twitter at @KSPrior (28:03-36:36): Brian and Aubrey shared their thoughts on David French's blog post at The French Press, “Lost Friendships Break Hearts and Nations.”  (36:36-45:41): Brian and Aubrey talked about kids heading back to school in the fall.   (45:41-55:50): Brian and Aubrey chatted about the KLKN news story, “‘WE ALL QUIT': Local Burger King sign goes viral.” (55:50-1:05:20): Brian and Aubrey talked about the importance of honoring and cherishing our elders and discussed the following stories.  “Irish Musicians Saving Oral History By Recording Elders Singing Old Campfire Songs” “94-year-old grandma's dream comes true of wearing a wedding dress” (1:05:20-1:13:41): Brian and Aubrey chatted about Zaila Avant-garde's win at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. They also discussed how God reveals our calling through our passions and personalities.     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Common Good Podcast
July 12, 2021

The Common Good Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 71:44


(00:00-8:44): Brian and Aubrey chatted about Italy's exciting win at Euro 2020. (8:44-27:57): Dr. Christopher Yuan, Speaker and Co-Author of “Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son's Journey to God, A Broken Mother's Search for Hope,” joined Brian and Aubrey to chat about his book, “Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire, and Relationships Shaped by God's Grand Story.”  Learn more about Christopher and his books at christopheryuan.com and connect with him on Twitter at @christopheryuan   (27:57-35:39): Brian and Aubrey discussed Daniel Silliman's Christianity Today article, “Promise Keepers Tried to End Racism 25 Years Ago. It Almost Worked.” (35:39-44:42): How do church scandals impact the witness of the Church? Brian and Aubrey talked about this and commented on Kathryn Post's Religion News Service article, “Prominent Anglican bishop takes leave of absence amid ongoing accusations of mishandling abuse allegations.” (44:42-52:49): Brian and Aubrey talked about loneliness in the church and shared their thoughts on Dave Ferguson's Exponential blog post.   (52:49-1:02:51): Brian and Aubrey reacted to Richard Branson's trip to space and chatted with listeners about whether they would travel to space. They also chatted with Keith Conrad, Author of “Righteous Might,” about the future of space tourism.  (1:02:51-1:11:44): Brian and Aubrey discussed Jon Gordon's tweet on perseverance and success.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Truth's Table
Behind The Book: White Evangelical Racism by Dr. Anthea Butler

Truth's Table

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2021 51:43


In this episode Ekemini and Christina are sitting at the table with Dr. Anthea Butler for a Behind The Book Episode for her newest book, White Evangelical Racism: The Politics of Morality in America. Anthea Butler is Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. A sought-after commentator on the BBC, MSNBC, CNN, The History Channel and PBS, Professor Butler regularly writes opinion pieces covering religion, race, politics and popular culture for NBC Think, Religion News Service, The Washington Post, and CNN. Her books include Women in the Church of God in Christ: Making A Sanctified World, published by The University of North Carolina Press. Her current projects include two books for UNC Press, White Evangelical Racism: The Politics of Morality in America, out in March 2021, and Reading Race: How Publishing created a lifeline for Black Baptists in Post Reconstruction America. Professor Butler was awarded a Luce/ACLS Fellowship for the Religion, Journalism and International Affairs grant for 2018-2019 academic year to investigate Prosperity gospel and politics in the American and Nigerian context. She was also a Presidential fellow at Yale Divinity School for the 2019-2020 academic year. Professor Butler currently serves as President Elect of the American Society for Church history, and is also member of the American Academy of Religion, American Historical Association, and the International Communications Association. She has also served as a consultant to the PBS series including God in America and the American Experience on Aimee Semple McPherson. Recently she served as a consultant for two forthcoming series on PBS: Evangelicalism and Billy Graham, and the Black Church in America. A historian of African American and American religion, Professor Butler's research and writing spans African American religion and history, race, politics, Evangelicalism, gender and sexuality, media, and popular culture. Purchase King of Kindergarten here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/556838/the-king-of-kindergarten-by-derrick-barnes-illustrated-by-vanessa-brantley-newton/ Black Women, join Truth's Table Black Women's Discipleship Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/truthstablediscipleship Support Truth's Table: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TruthsTable PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/TruthsTable Merchandise: https://teespring.com/shop/truthstable?pid=46&cid=2742

The Common Good Podcast
June 28, 2021

The Common Good Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 71:18


(00:00-9:11): Brian and Aubrey discussed the NBC news update about the Florida Condo Building collapse. (9:11-25:18): Eric Tonjes, pastor, musician, and Co-Host of the Simply Faithful podcast, joined Brian and Aubrey to chat about his book, “Either Way, We'll Be All Right:An Honest Exploration of God in Our Grief.” Learn more about Eric and his book at erictonjes.com and connect with him on Twitter at @Eric_Tonjes  (25:18-34:18): Brian and Aubrey commented on Tom Sugimura's Patheos article, “To the Post-Pandemic Pastor.”  (34:18-43:43): Brian and Aubrey discussed the Christianity Today podcast, The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill.  (43:43-53:10): Brian and Aubrey chatted about pastors and plagiarism. They also reacted to SBC President Ed Litton's Statement addressing concerns over one of his sermons having similarities to a sermon from J.D. Greear. (53:10-1:02:24): Brian and Aubrey discussed Bob Smietana's Religion News Service article, “Christian musician Matthew West deletes ‘Modest Is Hottest' YouTube video after pushback.”  (1:02:24-1:11:18): Brian and Aubrey shared their thoughts on Shane Pruitt's tweet, “if you're needing a word from God, go to the Word of God.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Slate Daily Feed
What Next: The Fight Over Evangelicals' Future

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 25:37


Fears that an ultra-conservative faction would take control of the country's largest organization of evangelicals did not come to fruition at the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting this year. But it was only a narrow loss, and, like conservatives around the country, the group remains sharply divided.  Guest: Bob Smietana, national reporter for Religion News Service.  If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you'll be supporting the work we do here on What Next. Sign up now at slate.com/whatnextplus to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

What Next | Daily News and Analysis
The Fight Over Evangelicals' Future

What Next | Daily News and Analysis

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 25:37


Fears that an ultra-conservative faction would take control of the country's largest organization of evangelicals did not come to fruition at the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting this year. But it was only a narrow loss, and, like conservatives around the country, the group remains sharply divided.  Guest: Bob Smietana, national reporter for Religion News Service.  If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Dear Prudence—and you'll be supporting the work we do here on What Next. Sign up now at slate.com/whatnextplus to help support our work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Rise and Lead
It's Not Your Turn - What to Do While You're Waiting for Your Breakthrough with Heather Thompson Day - RAL 43

Rise and Lead

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2021 36:48


In this episode Benjamin sits down for a honest and hopeful conversation with Heather Thompson Day  about her new book: It's Not Your Turn -  What to Do While You're Waiting for Your Breakthrough, together they talk about what to do in your waiting season when everyone else seems to be in their winning season. If you are part of our Rise and Lead community, you'll know that Heather is a return guest on the podcast, Benjamin and Heather good friends, and he is honored to have her back again for another episode. Heather is an interdenominational speaker and contributor for Religion News Service, Newsweek and the Barna Group. She is also an Associate Professor of Communication at Colorado Christian University. She is passionate about supporting women, and runs an online community called I'm That Wife which has nearly 200k followers. Heather's writing has been featured on the Today Show, and the National Communication Association. She has been interviewed by BBC Radio Live. She believes her calling is to stand in the gaps of our churches for young people. She is the author of 7 books; including Confessions of a Christian Wife, and It's Not Your Turn, which this episode is about. 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! Purchase Heather's New Book (Releases June 29, 2021) 

The Common Good Podcast
June 17, 2021

The Common Good Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 75:08


(00:00-8:22): Brian and Aubrey discussed Kate Shellnutt's Christianity Today article, “Southern Baptists Approve Major Investigation Into Abuse Response.” (8:22-26:00): Bob Smietana, veteran religion writer and National Reporter for Religion News Service, joined Brian and Aubrey to chat about the SBC Annual Meeting and his interview with the new SBC President, Ed Litton. Connect with Bob on Twitter at @bobsmietana (26:00-35:53): Brian and Aubrey talked about cancel culture and shared their thoughts on the following articles: Christian Headlines - “Kevin Hart Blasts Cancel Culture: It's Crazy 'Life Should Be Over Because of a Mistake'” NBC News - “Chrissy Teigen has apologized for bullying. Her targets say they're still trying to heal.” (35:53-45:35): Brian and Aubrey shared their thoughts on a quote from Rick Warren,  “Our culture's accepted two huge lies:  If you disagree with someone's lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. To love someone means you agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don't have to compromise convictions to be compassionate.” (47:52-55:19): Paul Batura, Vice President of Communications for Focus on the Family, heard weekdays at 11:30am on AM 1160, joined Brian and Aubrey to talk about Father's Day and his book, “Chosen for Greatness: How Adoption Changes the World.”   Check out great parenting resources from Focus on the Family at focusonthefamily.com/parenting   And tune in to Focus on the Family weekdays at 11:30am on AM 1160 Hope for Your Life. (55:19-1:05:38): Brian and Aubrey shared their thoughts on Biden signing a bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday. (1:05:38-1:15:07): What are some practical things we can do to share kindness and protect our mental health? Brian and Aubrey discussed this and commented on the Good Morning America video, “Grammy-nominated musician Crowder does these 5 things to protect his mental health.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Decoding Success with Matt LeBris
189: Waiting On Your Breakthrough w/ Dr. Heather Thompson Day

Decoding Success with Matt LeBris

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 51:50


Welcome to Episode 189 of The Decoding Success Podcast.  SUBSCRIBE TO THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE.  Today, we're joined by our friend, Dr. Heather Thompson Day as we discuss how meditation can change your brain, how our character when it's "not our turn" is more important than when it is, how to build trust by sharing in others joy, why men are great lovers, and more.  Dr. Heather is an interdenominational speaker and contributor for Religion News Service, Newsweek and the Barna Group. She is also an Associate Professor of Communication at Colorado Christian University. She is passionate about supporting women, and runs an online community called I'm That Wife which has nearly 200k followers. Her work has been featured on The Today Show, BBC and now here on Decoding Success.  ENTER THE GIVEAWAY BY: (1) Screenshot this episode  (2) Upload to your Instagram Story (3) Tag @heatherthompsonday and @matt_lebris To connect with Heather, check her out here on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, her website, and grab the book here.  To connect with Matt, check him out here on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and his website.  Rate, Subscribe and Share!

Theology in the Raw
#875 - It's Not Your Turn: Dr. Heather Thompson Day

Theology in the Raw

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021


Dr. Heather Thompson Day is associate professor of communication at Colorado Christian University and an interdenominational speaker and contributor for Religion News Service, Newsweek, and the Barna Group. She runs an online community called I'm That Wife and is the author of six books, including Confessions of a Christian Wife, How to Feed the Mediavore, and the forthcoming It's Not Your Turn. She resides in Littleton, Colorado, with her husband and their three children.In this episode, Heather and I talk about...pretty much everything. But we also discuss her forthcoming book It's Not Your Turn, which helps us to respond well to those times when it seems like everyone else is flourishing in their gifts and seeing success--and you're not.Support PrestonSupport Preston by going to patreon.comVenmo: @Preston-Sprinkle-1Connect with PrestonTwitter | @PrestonSprinkleInstagram | @preston.sprinkleYoutube | Preston SprinkleCheck out his website prestonsprinkle.comIf you enjoy the podcast, be sure to leave a review.

The Chris Voss Show
The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Kristin Kobes Du Mez – Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation Paperback

The Chris Voss Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 49:48


Kristin Kobes Du Mez - Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation Paperback The “paradigm-influencing” book (Christianity Today) that is fundamentally transforming our understanding of white evangelicalism in America. Jesus and John Wayne is a sweeping, revisionist history of the last seventy-five years of white evangelicalism, revealing how evangelicals have worked to replace the Jesus of the Gospels with an idol of rugged masculinity and Christian nationalism―or in the words of one modern chaplain, with “a spiritual badass.” As acclaimed scholar Kristin Du Mez explains, the key to understanding this transformation is to recognize the centrality of popular culture in contemporary American evangelicalism. Many of today's evangelicals might not be theologically astute, but they know their VeggieTales, they've read John Eldredge's Wild at Heart, and they learned about purity before they learned about sex―and they have a silver ring to prove it. Evangelical books, films, music, clothing, and merchandise shape the beliefs of millions. And evangelical culture is teeming with muscular heroes―mythical warriors and rugged soldiers, men like Oliver North, Ronald Reagan, Mel Gibson, and the Duck Dynasty clan, who assert white masculine power in defense of “Christian America.” Chief among these evangelical legends is John Wayne, an icon of a lost time when men were uncowed by political correctness, unafraid to tell it like it was, and did what needed to be done. Challenging the commonly held assumption that the “moral majority” backed Donald Trump in 2016 and 2020 for purely pragmatic reasons, Du Mez reveals that Trump in fact represented the fulfillment, rather than the betrayal, of white evangelicals' most deeply held values: patriarchy, authoritarian rule, aggressive foreign policy, fear of Islam, ambivalence toward #MeToo, and opposition to Black Lives Matter and the LGBTQ community. A much-needed reexamination of perhaps the most influential subculture in this country, Jesus and John Wayne shows that, far from adhering to biblical principles, modern white evangelicals have remade their faith, with enduring consequences for all Americans. Kristin Kobes Du Mez is a professor of History and Gender Studies at Calvin University. She holds a PhD from the University of Notre Dame and her research focuses on the intersection of gender, religion, and politics. She has written for the Washington Post, Religion News Service, Christianity Today, Christian Century, and Religion & Politics, and has been interviewed on NPR, CTV, the CBC, and by CNN, the New York Times, the Economist, the Christian Post, PBS News Hour, and the AP, among other outlets, and she blogs at Patheos's Anxious Bench. Her most recent book is Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation.

Pass The Mic
White Evangelical Racism with Dr. Anthea Butler

Pass The Mic

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 52:29


Buckle up! We have the incredible Dr. Anthea Butler with us today to talk about her new book White Evangelical Racism.  Dr. Butler joins Tyler and Jemar to talk about the importance of understanding social and political power, the popularity of a multi-ethnic approach to racial reconciliation, and so much more. This is not one to miss!  Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. A sought-after commentator on the BBC, MSNBC, CNN, The History Channel and PBS, Professor Butler regularly writes opinion pieces covering religion, race, politics and popular culture for NBC Think, Religion News Service, The Washington Post, and CNN. Professor Butler was awarded a Luce/ACLS Fellowship for the Religion, Journalism and International Affairs grant for 2018-2019 academic year to investigate Prosperity gospel and politics in the American and Nigerian context. She was also a Presidential fellow at Yale Divinity School for the 2019-2020 academic year. Her books include Women in the Church of God in Christ: Making A Sanctified World,  published by The University of North Carolina Press. Her current projects include two books for UNC Press, White Evangelical Racism: The Politics of Morality in America, out in March 2021, and Reading Race: How Publishing created a lifeline for Black Baptists in Post Reconstruction America.

ManTalks Podcast
Kristin Du Mez - Understanding Militant Evangelical Christianity

ManTalks Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2021 64:41


Unless you’re living in total media blackout, you’ve got at least an awareness of the effect Christianity has on every aspect of America. What you might not know is how deep (and frankly, dark) that rabbit hole goes. The brilliant history professor Kristin Du Mez does, though, so I brought her on for an exploration of evangelical Christianity, its obsession with “warrior Christ”, the contortion and cherry-picking of doctrine, and how it ties into politics and the military.  Kristin Kobes Du Mez is a Professor of History and Gender Studies at Calvin University. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame and her research focuses on the intersection of gender, religion, and politics. She has written for the Washington Post, NBC News, Religion News Service, Christianity Today, and The Daily Beast, and has been interviewed on NPR, CBS, and the BBC, among other outlets. Her most recent book is Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation. Connect with Kristin Website - https://kristindumez.com/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/kkdumez Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/kkdumez Book: Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation - https://kristindumez.com/books/jesus-and-john-wayne/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.