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This week we’re discussing a series of articles exploring what we’re gaining and losing as fewer Americans are committed to religion and attending church. Even some non-believers are beginning to worry that the decline in religion may not be good for society, but does it also represent a new opportunity for the message of Christianity? Then, N.T. Wright is back to discuss his new book with co-author Michael Bird, “Jesus and the Powers.” While everyone knows mixing faith and politics can be dangerous, Wright says there’s also a danger when we refuse to mix them. He talks to Skye about what the Bible says on matters of church and state, and why we should defend liberal democracy despite its many problems. Also this week: Is the sun alive? And a Florida man shares the Bible at Walgreens on Easter.


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0:35 - Intro

1:21 - Show Starts

3:08 - Theme Song

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10:15 - Florida Man Strikes Again (with a Bible) on Easter

13:43 - Does the Sun Dream of Electric Sheep? Consciousness and the Sun.

19:43 - The Cost of the Churchgoing Bust

28:52 - How Trump Fills the Secular Void

44:19 - Is Trumpism Emptying Churches?

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54:33 - Interview

56:02 - Why Doesn’t Separation of Church and State Work?

1:14:02 - Does the Kingdom of Heaven Imply There Will Be No Government?

1:17:10 - When Should Christians Submit to Governing Authorities?

1:24:56 - The Value of Liberal Democracy 

1:30:15 - End Credits

Links Mentioned in the News Segment:

Florida Man Arrested for Hitting Manager with a Bible on Easter,a%20Bible%20on%20Easter%20Sunday.


The Sun’s Consciousness


Trump is Emptying Churches


How Trump Fills a Void in an Increasingly Secular America


The True Cost of the Churchgoing Bust


Other resources:

Jesus and the Powers: Christian Political Witness in an Age of Totalitarian Terror and Dysfunctional Democracies by N. T. Wright and Michael F. Bird:


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