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557: The Rise of Christian Nashville-ism & What Christians Must Do with Claude Alexander


Why doesn’t Congress work? A recent article explains how diversity, education, and geography are driving the political parties apart. These findings also help explain the widening fractures among evangelicals. In the past, evangelicalism was primarily driven by academic institutions in the North, but now it’s increasingly fueled by entertainment interests in the South. Phil explains this rise of “Christian Nashville-ism.” Then, Skye talks to Bishop Claude Alexander about his book “Necessary Christianity,” and what he believes to be the most urgent issues facing the church today. Plus, more listener feedback about teen mental health research, how puppies, infants, and Baby Yoda hack our brains, and an unexpected animal attack in Ohio.

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0:00 -  Intro

3:15 - Theme Song

3:37 - Zebra Attack!

10:38 - Cute Babies

22:45 - Feedback from our Mental Health Discussion

30:56 - The Four Quadrants of American Politics

40:13 - Fragmentation of Evangelical Politics

49:16 - Rise of Christian Nashville-ism


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59:07 - Guest Interview - Claude Alexander


1:03:41 - Determining one’s calling

1:10:08 - What must the American church do today

1:18:58 - What can the white evangelical church learn from the black church


1:31:42 - End Credits


Links mentioned in news segment:


Ohio man nearly loses arm in zebra attack at farm


Why your brain thinks this puppy is undoubtedly cuter than a baby


Feedback from episode 556’s  discussion on mental health


The Four Quadrants of American Politics


The fragmentation of evangelical politics



Other resources:

Necessary Christianity: What Jesus Shows We Must Be and Do by Claude Alexander


Becoming the Church: God's People in Purpose and Power by Claude Alexander -


Required: God's Call to Justice, Mercy, and Humility to Overcome Racial Division by Claude Alexander -


The Politics of the Cross: A Christian Alternative to Partisanship by Daniel Williams -

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