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Last week the Alabama Supreme Court ruled that frozen embryos created for in-vitro fertilization have the legal status of children, essentially ending all IVF treatments in the state. Some are applauding the ruling as both a morally and theologically consistent affirmation of human life. But others, including some Christians, are saying the pro-life movement is taking things too far. Then, how do we teach kids the core doctrines of the Christian faith when most adults in our churches don’t know them either? Kaitlyn interviews the creators of a new series of children’s books designed to catechize both kids and their parents. Also this week, a new survey suggests Christian Nationalism is in decline, but we think the data is hot garbage.

 

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0:00 - Intro

2:13- Show Starts

3:47 - Theme Song

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6:25 - Jesus and Candy

8:42 - Alabama IVF Law

35:27 - Poorly Phrased Christian Nationalism Survey

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51:05 - Interview with Todd Hains & Natasha Kennedy

54:06 - Importance of Catechesis

56:51 - Getting it Published at Lexam

1:03:22 - Not Dumbing it Down

1:08:11 - The Approach to the Illustrations 

1:27:07 - End Credits

 

Links Mentioned in the News Segment:

Ryan Burge Article

https://www.graphsaboutreligion.com/p/has-christian-nationalism-intensified

Christianity Today Article

https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2024/february/alabama-embryos-ivf-frozen-storage-pro-life-ruling-protecti.html 

 

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Direct download: HP606.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

David and Skye discuss the upcoming primary election—if most people agree that Biden is too old to hold office, why hasn’t he stepped down? Would a different vice president give voters more confidence? Pastors, doctors, and politicians are routinely threatened with physical violence by MAGA—is this our fault for not standing up publicly against this behavior?

 

0:00 - Theme Song

 

0:18 - Episode Starts

 

0:40 - Biden’s Age

 

11:14 - Ezra Klein Suggests Democrats Leave Biden

 

21:33 - Is It Too Risky to Drop Biden?

 

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32:53 - Trump’s Dedicated Base

 

37:52 - MAGA’s Violent Threats

 

44:02 - Silence Permits MAGA Violence

 

52:33 - Republicans and Career Self-Preservation

 

57:12 - Local Churches Need Courage

 

1:06:35 - End Credits

 

Links Mentioned in Episode

Democrats Have a Better Option Than Biden

https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/16/opinion/ezra-klein-biden-audio-essay.html

 

MAGA’s Violent Threats Are Warping Life in America

https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/18/opinion/magas-violent-threats-are-warping-life-in-america.html



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A new book argues that the rise and decline of the Contemporary Christian Music industry helps explain the political idolatry of many Christians, and Karen Swallow Prior says the biblical manhood industry is a scam. These stories lead Phil, Skye, and Kaitlyn to discuss whether American evangelicalism is defined more by consumer markets than by theology. Angie Weszely, the CEO of ProGrace, is back to talk about how the church can actually create a culture of life after the overturning of Roe. She says we need to stop seeing abortion as primarily a political and legal issue, and instead recognize that it’s also a pastoral, practical, and emotional one. Also this week, why does Tucker love Russia? And Trumpers ’n sneakers.



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1:10 - Intro

 

2:53 - Show Starts

 

3:49 - Theme Song

 

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5:29 - Skye’s Theory on Tucker Carlson




10:06 - Trump’s Snazzy Gold Sneakers

 

13:09 - CCM as a Reflection of American Christianity

 

43:49 - Biblical Manhood Industrial

 

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57:10 - Interview

 

59:25 - Why “Should it be Legal” Isn’t Enough

 

1:07:58 - Ending vs. Banning Abortion

 

1:12:57 - Communicating without Shaming

 

1:19:04 - The Power of Grace

 

1:29:32 - End Credits



Links mentioned in news segment:

 

How Contemporary Christian Music Explains American Christianity

https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2024/february-web-only/contemporary-christian-music-ccm-russell-moore-american.html

 

The ‘Biblical Manhood’ Industry is a Scam

https://religionnews.com/2024/02/15/the-biblical-manhood-industry-is-a-scam/

 

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Direct download: HP605.mp3
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The “He Gets Us” campaign ran a Super Bowl ad showing culture war combatants washing each other’s feet. It has conservative Christians upset and non-Christians confused. Phil, Kaitlyn, and Skye react to the ad and unpack the many ways we misunderstand the meaning of Jesus washing his disciples’ feet. Then, New Testament professor Nijay Gupta is back to discuss his new book “Strange Religion” about what made early Christianity so weird and compelling. He explains what Roman religion looked like before Christianity, and how those pagan values and practices are returning. Plus, Chinese spy pigeons and swearing parrots.



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1:11 - Intro

 

2:41 - Show Starts

 

3:29 - Theme Song

 

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5:02 - Skye and U2 in Las Vegas

 

10:27 - Foul-Mouthed Fowls

 

16:50 - Spies in Disguise as Pigeons

 

21:40 - Foot-Washing Superbowl Ad

 

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49:16 - Interview

 

51:38 - Strange Religion

 

1:05:31 - What was Roman religion like?

 

1:13:40 - Modern Pagan Christianity

 

1:32:15 - End Credits




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Strange Religion: How the First Christians Were Weird, Dangerous, and Compelling: https://a.co/d/1BL9BXf

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

Well, here we are again. The very same arguments that were rolled out by MAGA Christian leaders to justify supporting Donald Trump in 2016 and 2020 are back again in 2024. A new article in the Christian Post says America’s survival depends on Christians voting for Trump. Why do these fear tactics still work? Then, it’s true that all politicians lie, but PolitiFacts says Trump is a league of his own. And scientists explain why negative polarization in our politics may have evolutionary origins.

 

Then Skye interviews pastor and author, Brian Zahnd, about his new book, “The Wood Between the Worlds: A Poetic Theology of the Cross.” He draws from art, literature, movies, and music to help us see the many facets of what Jesus really accomplished on that old rugged cross. Also this week, an early church father liked big couches and he cannot lie.



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0:00 - Intro

 

1:46 - Show Starts

 

2:33 - Theme Song

 

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5:27 - Recapping the Liveshow

 

8:05 - News of the Butt

 

11:54 - Trump the Unreliable Watchman

 

28:18 - The Roots of Polarization

 

38:24 - Fatalism in America

 

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50:35 - Interview with Brian Zahnd

 

53:41 - Brian Zahnd’s Background

 

58:53 - America as a Religion

 

1:04:50 - Poetic Theology of the Cross

 

1:15:50 - The Paganization of the Cross

 

1:31:20 - End Credits

 

Links Mentioned in News Segment

 

With Desantis Out, Can a Christian Support Donald Trump?

https://www.christianpost.com/voices/with-desantis-out-can-a-christian-support-donald-trump.html

 

What Politifact Learned in 1,000 Fact Checks of Donald Trump

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politifact/2024/02/01/what-politifact-learned-in-1000-fact-checks-of-donald-trump/

 

Science is Revealing Why American Politics Are So Insanely Polarized

https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2024/01/20/polarization-science-evolution-psychology/

 

America’s Lack of Faith in Our Collective Power is a Bigger Problem Than Trump

https://religionnews.com/2024/01/26/americas-lack-of-faith-in-our-collective-power-is-a-bigger-problem-than-trump/



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The Wood Between the Worlds: A Poetic Theology of the Cross https://a.co/d/4reF5UX

 

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Direct download: HP603.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

A new documentary hits theaters on February 16 about Christian Nationalism called God and Country. It features Phil and Skye, and many other Holy Post contributors. The executive producer of the movie is legendary actor, producer, and director, Rob Reiner, who’s created classics like The Princess Bride, When Harry Met Sally, and A Few Good Men. Reiner is a well-known supporter of progressive political and cultural causes and he’s not a Christian, which has triggered an avalanche of criticism from conservatives against those featured in the film. In this episode, Phil talks to Rob Reiner and Dan Partland, the director of God and Country, about why they made the movie, why they affirm Christians who are politically engaged but criticize Christian Nationalism, and what they hope the documentary accomplishes. Skye and Kaitlyn then join Phil to debrief the interview.



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0:00 - Intro

 

1:38 - Show Starts

 

4:28 - Theme Song

 

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7:05 - Prefacing the Interview

 

9:55 - The Interview Begins

 

13:42 - How the God & Country Documentary Came To Be

 

27:05 - Faith and Voting

 

31:40 - What is Christian Nationalism?

 

37:43 - The First Culture War Show

 

46:00 - Who Decides What Counts as Progress?

 

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58:52 - Debrief Begins

 

1:32:15 - End Credits




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God & Country Movie Trailer: https://godandcountrythemovie.com/

 

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Direct download: HP602.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

Lately, there’s been lots of talk about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)—sometimes as a virtuous initiative and sometimes as a boogeyman. Even Elon Musk weighed in, presenting it as a threat to our safety. Is this just another baseless moral panic? What are the potential pitfalls of DEI? David French joins Skye Jethani to discuss the issue. Plus, David French introduces, “The After Party,” a new curriculum to help Christians engage politics in a more thoughtful, humble, and hospitable way.

 

0:00 - Theme Song

 

0:18 - Show Starts

 

0:32 - D.E.I.

 

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38:50 - The After Party

 

1:01:48 - End Credits

 

Other Resources:

 

This is the Actual Danger Posed by D.E.I. -

https://www.nytimes.com/2024/01/14/opinion/dei-diversity-unconstitutional.html

 

The After Party -

https://redeemingbabel.org/the-after-party/




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Evangelical voters have long supported Republican candidates, but who identifies as an evangelical Christian has changed over the years. A recent article written in The New York Times by Ruth Graham and Charles Homans argues that Trump is attracting a different kind of evangelical - one who loves their country and believes in God, but doesn’t actually go to church. Katelyn Beaty joins Phil and Kaitlyn to discuss the trend and why they aren’t as concerned this election cycle as previous ones. Then, Kaitlyn sits down with Michael Wear to discuss his new book, The Spirit of Our Politics: Spiritual Formation and the Renovation of Public Life. He explains how he uses the teachings of Dallas Willard to talk about how Christians should engage in politics and what it would look like to place our politics under our spiritual formation. Also this week, an Alabama man gets stuck in a vase.

 

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1:37 - Show Starts

 

3:14 - Theme Song

 

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4:54 - Man Stuck in Urn

 

11:29 - New Year’s at Applebee’s

 

13:44 - Prince William Told to Abdicate

 

18:54 - Trump Attracting Unchurched Evangelicals

 

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54:58 - Interview with Michael Wear

 

1:33:41 - End Credits




Links Mentioned in the News Segment: 

 

Alabama Man Stuck in Decorative Urn Breaks His Silence: https://www.thedailybeast.com/alabama-man-connor-padgett-stuck-in-decorative-urn-breaks-his-silence

 

Prince William Told to Back Christianity or Abdicate: https://www.newsweek.com/prince-william-church-england-abdicate-1861430

 

Trump Is Connecting With a Different Type of Evangelical Voter: https://www.nytimes.com/2024/01/08/us/politics/donald-trump-evangelicals-iowa.html




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The Spirit of Our Politics: Spiritual Formation and the Renovation of Public Life. https://amzn.to/4b9ka3f

 

Holy Post website: https://www.holypost.com/

 

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It’s been nearly a decade since Donald Trump descended on his golden escalator and turned conventional wisdom about evangelical political values upside-down. Bonnie Kristian has a new article arguing that the only one’s still fighting about whether or not to support him are the “evangelical elites,” but for average evangelicals the debate about Trump is over. John Mark Comer is back to discuss his new book, “Practicing the Way.” He talks with Skye about the high cost of non-discipleship, and the unique ways ministry can malform a young pastor’s soul. Plus, scientists in the UK discover that most people can talk chicken.



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2:33 - Show Starts

 

3:54 - Theme Song

 

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6:30 - Chicken Talk

 

18:53 - The Trump Debate is Dead

 

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51:46 - Interview with John Mark Comer

 

1:26:10 - End Credits



Links Mentioned in the News Segment:

 

The Trump Debate Is Dead

https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2024/january-web-only/trump-debate-is-dead-evangelicals.html




Other resources:

 

Practicing the Way: Be with Jesus. Become like him. Do as he did. By John Mark Comer

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Direct download: HP600.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

As Christianity declines in cultural influence what is taking its place? A recent article in The Atlantic written by Rabbi David Wolpe argues that paganism is on the rise, but it takes different forms on the cultural left and right. Mike Erre joins Phil and Skye to discuss the trend and why it may actually be good news for the church. Then, professor Scot McKnight returns to talk about his new translations of the New Testament called “The Second Testament.” He explains why his version uses odd language like “the Heavens’ Empire” instead of “the Kingdom of Heaven,” and why our familiarity with the Bible causes us to misread it. Also this week, scientists retract a claim about avocados, and Phil has a public service announcement about navel stones.



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0:00 - Intro

 

1:29 - Show Starts

 

4:51 - Theme Song

 

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6:31 - News of the Butt Retraction

 

12:44 - Belly Button Public Service Announcement

 

16:16 - The Return of the Pagans

 

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59:05 - Interview Intro

 

1:03:58 - The differences in McKnight’s translation

 

1:15:05 - Why make the translation harder to read

 

1:3:28 - End Credits



Links Mentioned in the News Segment:

 

The Return of the Pagans

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2023/12/paganism-right-and-left/676945/



Other resources:

 

The Second Testament
https://amzn.to/47vD1Tp

 

​​Pivot: The Priorities, Practices, and Powers That Can Transform Your Church into a Tov Culture

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Phil, Skye, and Kaitlyn begin the new year by answering listener questions. They address how to make important decisions from picking a church to picking a candidate. If you disagree with a worship song in a church gathering should you still sing it? They share some of their favorite movies with redemptive themes, what alternative careers they’ve considered, and how they maintain relationships with people they disagree with. Plus, Skye shares why he thinks sermon-centric Sundays are a problem and what the alternatives are. Kaitlyn offers advice to theology students and explains the difference between biblical studies and theology. And Phil really likes menopause metaphors.

 

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0:00 - Intro

 

1:15 - Show Starts

 

3:00 - Theme Song

 

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5:33 - Show Resumes

 

9:00 - What career would the team change to?

 

14:54 - Which candidate to vote for if you don’t like either?

 

21:55 - Advice for those pursuing biblical scholarship

 

30:15 - Criteria for picking a church

 

46:15 - What would replace the sermon in a church service?

 

1:03:43 - What non christian movie should every Christian watch?

 

1:10:15 - How do we maintain relationships with people we disagree with?

 

1:16:44 - End Credits



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Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

We often associate fundamentalism with strict religious beliefs and practices. But David French says fundamentalism isn’t really about what someone believes, but how they believe it. He talks to Skye Jethani about the three traits that mark every form of fundamentalism—including the non-religious variety: certainty, ferocity, and solidarity. They unpack the legitimate desires that draw people into fundamentalism, and what’s happening in American culture that may be driving more people to embrace the extremes of fundamentalism on both the right and left. Plus, they share the antidotes that can protect us from this trend.



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1:17 - Theme Song

 

1:34 - Characteristics of Fundamentalism

 

34:34 - Why Fundamentalism is Growing

 

48:34 - Free Speech and College Campuses

 

1:08:38- End Credits

 

Other resources:

David French: https://twitter.com/DavidAFrench

 

Why Fundamentalists Love Trump

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/12/07/opinion/donald-trump-fundamentalists-evangelical.html

 

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New Testament professor, award-winning author, and New York Times columnist Esau McCaulley joins Phil, Skye, and Kaitlyn for a special year-end episode with a live studio audience. They review what happened in 2023 and offer their picks for the most important news stories of the year. Topics range from Tim Keller’s passing, the navel-gazing of American evangelicalism, and the comfort of Cracker Barrel biscuits. They offer predictions for 2024. Esau joins the audience to play three hilarious rounds of “Bluff the Listener.” And, a 57-year-old woman experiences an “adverse event” in an MRI machine.

 

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1:06 - Intro

 

2:02 - Theme Song

 

2:24 - Show Starts

 

3:30 - News of the Butt

 

8:40 - Welcome Esau!

 

11:40 - Phil’s story of 2023

 

24:16 - Kaitlyn’s story of 2023

 

37:20 - Skye’s story of 2023

 

49:50 - Esau’s story of 2023

 

1:02:36 - 2024 predictions

 

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1:13:16 - Bluff the Listener

 

1:33:12 - End Credits



Links mentioned in news segment:

 

Why a bucolic Tennessee suburb is a hotbed of ‘Christian Nashville-ism’

https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/2023/11/08/nashville-suburbs-christian-nationalism/

 

The Rev. Timothy Keller, Pioneering Manhattan Evangelist, Dies at 72

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/05/19/nyregion/the-rev-tim-keller-dead.html



What’s lost when religion becomes a ‘luxury good’

https://religionnews.com/2023/07/28/whats-lost-when-religion-becomes-a-luxury-good/



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If Jesus is the reason for the season, why do most Christians celebrate Christmas at home with their families rather than at church? David Taylor, a professor of culture and theology at Fuller Theological Seminary, joins Skye to discuss the origins of Christmas in America. He says Queen Victoria, Charles Dickens, and Coca-Cola have done more to influence how we celebrate the birth of Jesus than gospel writers. And he explains why the Puritans who first settled in America believed Christmas was satanic. Speaking of Satan, we have an update on the Satanic Temple display in the Iowa State Capital. The Texas Supreme Court made a controversial, and confusing, ruling about abortion. And what happens when Americans say they’re more religious but they are less likely to engage in religious practices like attending a church?

 

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0:00 - Intro

 

1:29 - Show starts

 

3:57 - Theme Song

 

4:18 - Sponsor - World Relief - Visit https://worldrelief.org/holypost/ to download your family refugee guide and learn more about the Path Community

 

5:37 - Live Show Recap

 

11:14 - Satanic Statue Decapitated

 

22:01 - Texas Abortion Case

 

44:09 - Republican and Democrat attitudes towards Religion

 

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59:23 - Interview Intro

 

1:05:28 - The Puritan’s impact on Christmas

 

1:09:18 - Queen Victoria’s  impact on Christmas

 

1:17:23 - Charles Dickens impact on Christmas

 

1:26:44 - Christmas in America Today

 

1:35:36 - End Credits



Links mentioned in news segment:

 

Satanic Temple says part of display in Iowa Capitol 'destroyed beyond repair'

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/local/2023/12/14/satanic-temple-reports-vandalism-of-its-display-in-iowa-capitol/71925404007/

 

Religion as a Cultural and Political Identity

https://www.graphsaboutreligion.com/p/religion-as-a-cultural-and-political

 

5 things to know about the latest abortion case in Texas

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2023/12/13/1218953788/texas-abortion-ban-supreme-court-kate-cox



Other resources:

 

https://www.wdavidotaylor.com/

 

THE LIGHT HAS COME: PRAYER CARDS FOR ADVENT, CHRISTMAS AND EPIPHANY

https://store.rabbitroom.com/products/the-light-has-come-prayer-cards-for-advent-christmas-and-epiphany?variant=39467432378455

 

Daily Advent Devotionals by David Taylor

https://www.wdavidotaylor.com/blog/daily-advent-devotionals

 

Why Putting Christ Back in Christmas Is Not Enough

https://www.christianitytoday.com/history/2018/december/putting-christ-back-in-christmas-not-enough-nativity-americ.html



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The Satanic Temple has been allowed to erect a temporary display in the Iowa State Capitol, provoking some conservative evangelicals to double-down on their commitment to Christian Nationalism, and others to rethink the scope of religious liberty. Kaitlyn responds to an article accusing her, and other authors, of promoting a “loser mindset” among Christians. And are Phil and Skye conspiring with a God-hating Hollywood producer to destroy the church? Then, how do we deal with the unique pain caused by bad church experiences? Bishop Todd Hunter discusses his new book, “What Jesus Intended: Finding True Faith in the Rubble of Bad Religion.”

 

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0:00 - Intro

 

1:15 - Show starts

 

3:32 - Theme Song

 

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5:03 - Rob Reiner Drama

 

23:56 - Satanic Display

 

39:43 - Does Kaitlyn have a loser mentality



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54:54 - Interview Intro

 

1:01:17 - Dealing with church hurt

 

1:11:03 - The Kingdom of God

 

1:23:12 - How to be a faithful participant in church

 

1:32:12 - End Credits



Links mentioned in news segment:

 

Rob Reiner will release a film about Christian nationalism. It includes A LOT of evangelical talking heads and “influencers”

https://currentpub.com/2023/12/08/rob-reiner-will-release-a-film-about-christian-nationalism-and-he-has-secured-a-lot-of-evangelical-talking-heads-and-influencers/

 

Satanic displays have no place in government buildings

https://wng.org/opinions/satanic-displays-have-no-place-in-government-buildings-1702297793

 

Against the Loser Mentality

https://americanreformer.org/2023/09/against-the-loser-mentality/




Other resources:

 

What Jesus Intended: Finding True Faith in the Rubble of Bad Religion by Todd Hunter

https://amzn.to/47Um7P7



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Direct download: Week_of_Dec_11_-_News.mp3
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Whether you're a parent, a youth pastor, a teacher or a young person yourself, you've probably seen all of the headlines concerning Gen Z. Rates of depression and loneliness are surging, their relationship with technology is kind of troubling, and they are leaving the church in droves. We've talked about these trends a lot on the Holy Post, but we're not alone. Tenx10 is a new collaborative discipleship initiative whose mission is to make faith matter more for this younger generation. We've partnered with Tenx10 to create this series and to hear from experts in each episode about the challenges young people and those who care about them are facing. Kaitlyn sits down with Ray Chang to wrap up the series and talk about the work of Tenx10




0:00 - Theme Song

 

0:18 - Intro

 

1:05 - What is Tenx10

 

15:21 - Tenx10 Info - Go to tenx10.org for resources on how to help the younger generation care more about faith

 

16:37 - Relational Discipleship

 

28:56 - The future of the Church

 

44:04 - End Credits



Links and Resources

 

Tenx10 - https://www.tenx10.org/

 


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Conspiracy theories, political idolatry, church divisions, and pastoral burnout. How do we explain what’s happened to the evangelical movement in America? Tim Alberta is a political journalist and staff writer for The Atlantic. His new book, “The Power, the Glory, and the Kingdom,” looks at how evangelicalism lost its way. As an evangelical himself, Alberta says fear and greed created the conditions for extremism to take over the movement. Also this week, surprising data after the Dobbs decision shows birthrates are up in states that banned abortion, but overall abortion rates nationwide are also higher. And should we use ChatGPT to interpret the Bible? Kaitlyn’s new article says probably not.

 

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0:00 - Intro

 

1:25 - Show starts

 

2:13 - Theme Song

 

2:35 - Sponsor - Faithful Counseling - Get 10% off your first month at www.FaithfulCounseling.com/HOLYPOST

 

3:45 - Are abortion rates increasing or decreasing 

 

26:25 - Should AI interpret Scripture

 

48:13 - Sponsor - Sundays Dog Food - Get 35% off your first order of Sundays. Go to www.SundaysForDogs.com/HOLYPOST or use code HOLYPOST at checkout. 

 

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50:38 - Interview Intro

 

55:20 - What made evangelicals feel under siege

 

1:06:00 - Pervasive greed

 

1:13:00 - How Trumpism is impacting the local church

 

1:30:06 - End Credits



Links mentioned in news segment:

 

Our abortion video from 2020 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvWD7ykNjCc

 

‎The Daily: Ending Roe Was Supposed to Reduce Abortions. It Didn’t. on Apple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-daily/id1200361736?i=1000636899810

 

Why Do We Want AI to Interpret Scripture?

https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2023/december/ai-artificial-intelligence-interpret-scripture-bible.html



Other resources:

 

The Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory: American Evangelicals in an Age of Extremism by Tim Alberta - https://amzn.to/418LPNb

 

Holy Post website: https://www.holypost.com/

 

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A number of cases are being fought in the courts right now over whether Donald Trump violated the 14th amendment and if he should be allowed on the ballot in the 2024 election. David French and Skye Jethani discuss the history of the 14th amendment, break down the current cases against Trump, and talk about the likelihood of the Supreme Court hearing the case, and what decision they might make. Then, they talk about new Speaker of the House, Mike Johnson, and his view on how the Bible informs his politics. Have Evangelical Republicans lost their way by focusing too much on what they think the Bible says about issues and policies, and not enough on what the Bible actually says about virtues? 



0:00 - Theme Song

 

0:17 - History of the 14th amendment

 

14:00 - Current lawsuits against Trump

 

30:40 - Likelihood of the Supreme Court hearing the case

 

46:10 - Sponsor - Hiya Health - Go to www.hiyahealth.com/HOLYPOST to receive 50% off your first order

 

47:20 - The Evangelical approach to politics

 

1:04:37- End Credits

 

Other resources:

David French: https://twitter.com/DavidAFrench

 

‘MAGA Mike Johnson’ and Our Broken Christian Politics

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/11/05/opinion/maga-mike-johnson-christianity.html

https://www.holypost.com/

 

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With a spike in antisemitism around the world since the October 7th attack in Israel and the horrible scenes of Palestinian suffering in Gaza, Jews in the U.S. are wrestling with what it really means to be pro-Israel. Phil and Skye are joined by Holy Post pundit Mike Erre to discuss a thought-provoking sermon by American Rabbi Sharon Brous. She asks, is it possible to support one’s own tribe without diminishing the human dignity of others? And how does this relate to Christian communities who feel “under siege” in America? Then, former State Department official, Todd Deatherage, shares about his 15-year effort to help Americans understand that the Israeli-Palestinian situation is not a zero-sum conflict. He says evangelicals need to stop viewing Israel as a “lucky rabbit’s foot,” and embrace a vision for biblical peacemaking in the region that is both pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian.

 

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0:00 - Intro

 

1:38 - Show starts

 

4:46 - Theme Song

 

5:02 - Sponsor - With God Daily

 

6:46 - Rise of anti-semitism

 

13:42 - Oppressors or Oppressees 

 

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53:53 - Interview Intro

 

1:03:19 - American Evangelical’s relationship with Israel

 

1:14:34 - Pro Israel and Pro-Palestine

 

1:35:19 - End Credits



Links mentioned in news segment:

 

‎The Ezra Klein Show: The Sermons I Needed to Hear Right Now on Apple Podcasts

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-ezra-klein-show/id1548604447?i=1000635157164

 

Bari Weiss’ speech at The Federalist Society

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1V-kyy2zoz4




Other resources:

 

The Telos Group - https://www.telosgroup.org/

 

Voxology podcast - https://voxologypodcast.com/

 

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Direct download: Week_of_Nov_27.mp3
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Whether you're a parent, a youth pastor, a teacher or a young person yourself, you've probably seen all of the headlines concerning Gen Z. Rates of depression and loneliness are surging, their relationship with technology is kind of troubling, and they are leaving the church in droves. We've talked about these trends a lot on the Holy Post, but we're not alone. Tenx10 is a new collaborative discipleship initiative whose mission is to make faith matter more for this younger generation. We've partnered with Tenx10 to create this series and to hear from experts in each episode about the challenges young people and those who care about them are facing. One of those experts is Tanita Maddox. Tanita is the Associate Regional Director for the Western Mountain Region for Young Life and has worked in youth ministry for the last 30 years. She wrote her doctoral thesis on sharing the gospel with Gen Z and brings a unique insight and understanding of Gen Z that has served parents, employers, and educators in their understanding of the next generation. I sat down with Tanita to find out if the kids are going to be alright.

 

Links and Resources

 

Tenx10 - https://www.tenx10.org/

 


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Why do so many women find Christian organizations difficult places to work? Katelyn Beaty says the “bro code” within evangelicalism is to blame. She’s back to define the different parts of bro code and why it needs to change. Then, immigration is once again a hot political debate, and it ranked as the top issue for many white evangelicals in recent elections. Last month, a group of Holy Posters visited the Southern border to see what’s really happening, meet with church leaders on both sides, as well as border agents. Skye and Kaitlyn Schiess are joined by Old Testament scholar Carman Imes and World Relief’s Matthew Soerens to debrief their trip. Also this week—dead pet psychics and air passengers horsing around.

 


0:00 - Intro

 

1:28 - Show starts

 

3:09 - Theme Song

 

3:25 - Sponsor - Sundays Dog Food

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4:30 - Show resumes

 

6:56 - Animal News

 

11:20 - Flight News

 

15:10 - Pet Psychics

 

27:46 - Evangelical Bro Code

 

49:12 - Sponsor - Aura Frames

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51:30 - Holy Post Border Trip Debrief

 

1:29:08 - End Credits



Links mentioned in news segment:

 

Plane turns back to JFK after horse escapes on board

https://www.cnn.com/travel/horse-escapes-on-boeing-747/index.html#:~:text=A%20Boeing%20747%20en%20route,people%20familiar%20with%20the%20episode.

 

Gospel singer almost booted off Delta flight for singing new single

https://nypost.com/2023/11/13/news/gospel-singer-almost-booted-off-delta-flight-for-singing-new-single/

 

She Charges $550 for 90 Minutes and Has a Wait List of 7,600 People

https://www.wsj.com/lifestyle/careers/pet-psychics-for-animals-dogs-paranormal-charge-156ec320

 

No Woman Can Crack the Evangelical Bro Code

https://katelynbeaty.substack.com/p/no-woman-can-crack-the-evangelical



Other resources:

 

Skye’s explainer video on immigration

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgfp5ngxqBI&t=11s

 

The Border is a Mess. What Can Christians Do To Help?

https://www.holypost.com/post/the-border-is-a-mess-what-can-christians-do

 

The Torah is Pro-Immigrant. Nehemiah Was Not

https://www.holypost.com/post/the-torah-is-pro-immigrant-nehemiah-was-not



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Direct download: Week_of_Nov_20d.mp3
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Whether you're a parent, a youth pastor, a teacher or a young person yourself, you've probably seen all of the headlines concerning Gen Z. Rates of depression and loneliness are surging, their relationship with technology is kind of troubling, and they are leaving the church in droves. We've talked about these trends a lot on the Holy Post, but we're not alone. Tenx10 is a new collaborative discipleship initiative whose mission is to make faith matter more for this younger generation. We've partnered with Tenx10 to create this series and to hear from experts in each episode about the challenges young people and those who care about them are facing. One of those experts is Ryan Burge, a political scientist, pastor, and Holy Post Pundit. He is known for his deep understanding of data about religion and 60 Minutes has called him one of the "leading data analysts on religion and politics" within the United States. Over the last few years he has written several great pieces about the religious trends among Gen Z. Phil Vischer sat down with Ryan to find out if the kids are going to be alright.



Links and Resources

 

Tenx10 - https://www.tenx10.org/

 


Holy Post website: https://www.holypost.com/

 

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 Striking auto union workers are quoting the Bible, progressive politicians are citing Jesus, and religious language is returning to more liberal causes. While everyone is focused on the rise of Christian nationalism on the political right, have we been ignoring a resurgence of the social gospel on the political left? Then, Drew Dyck is back to discuss his new book, “Just Show Up.” He says the evangelical culture’s focus on changing the world for God warps our vision of a faithful life, and he argues there is deep significance in committing to simple, unspectacular callings. Plus, Phil coins a term that makes it into the Washington Post. And, an alcohol company has appointed a robot as its CEO. What could possibly go wrong?

 

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Bonus Interview with Drew Dyck

https://www.patreon.com/posts/92890085

 


0:00 - Intro

 

1:28 - Show starts

 

2:56 - Theme Song

 

3:18 - Sponsor - Faithful Counseling

 

4:27 - Kaitlyn’s Other Podcast

 

7:27 - Christian Nashvillism

 

19:32 - AI CEO

26:42 - Modern Day Social Gospel

 

49:48 - Sponsor - Blueland 

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52:30 - Interview Intro

Drew Dyck

 

55:22 - The problem of trying to do great things for God

 

1:07:52 - Finding Your Identity

 

1:21:52 - Living a quiet faithful life

 

1:25:23 - End Credits



Links mentioned in news segment:

 

There’s another Christian movement that’s changing our politics. It has nothing to do with whiteness or nationalism

https://www.cnn.com/2023/11/13/us/social-gospel-movement-uaw-strike-blake-cec/index.html

 

Why a bucolic Tennessee suburb is a hotbed of ‘Christian Nashville-ism’

https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/2023/11/08/nashville-suburbs-christian-nationalism/





Polish alc-bev firm Dictador hires AI CEO to lead its ops

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/magazines/panache/hello-mika-polish-alc-bev-firm-dictador-hires-ai-ceo-to-lead-its-ops-robot-says-she-has-no-weekends/articleshow/105063641.cms



Other resources:

 

Just Show Up: How Small Acts of Faithfulness Change Everything (A Guide for Exhausted Christians)

https://amzn.to/3QZgdGA


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Direct download: HP_for_Week_of_Nov_13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

Whether you're a parent, a youth pastor, a teacher or a young person yourself, you've probably seen all of the headlines concerning Gen Z. Rates of depression and loneliness are surging, their relationship with technology is kind of troubling, and they are leaving the church in droves. We've talked about these trends a lot on the Holy Post, but we're not alone. Tenx10 is a new collaborative discipleship initiative whose mission is to make faith matter more for this younger generation. We've partnered with Tenx10 to create this series and to hear from experts in each episode about the challenges young people and those who care about them are facing. One of those experts is Felicia Song,  a professor of Sociology at Westmont who studies the place of digital technologies in contemporary life. She regularly speaks on digital practices, social media, the digital media industry, parenting in the digital age, and spiritual formation at universities and colleges, churches, schools, parent groups, and conferences. Kaitlyn Schiess sat down with Felicia to find out if the kids are going to be alright.





0:00 - Theme Song

 

0:18 - Intro

 

1:32 - Digital Natives

 

13:46 - Managing our Tech Addictions






32:51 - Tenx10 Info - Go to tenx10.org for resources on how to help the younger generation care more about faith

 

34:02 - Debrief 

 

48:48 - End Credits



Links and Resources

 

Tenx10 - https://www.tenx10.org/

 

Restless Devices: Recovering Personhood, Presence, and Place in the Digital Age by Felicia Wu Song - https://amzn.to/3QVahyo


Holy Post website: https://www.holypost.com/

 

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Democrats are pro-choice and Republicans are pro-life. Right? According to Ryan Burge it’s not that simple. He says a closer look at the data reveals more nuance to the issue, including a significant number of Black and Latino Democrats who are strongly pro-life, and pro-life Republicans who support traditionally progressive social policies. In a post-Roe America, the abortion issue is getting a lot more complicated. Then, Skye talks to Old Testament professor M. Daniel Carroll about a theology of immigration. He says that before Christians adopt a political policy about immigration they first need a biblical vision of immigrants themselves. All of that, plus smashing pumpkin records.



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0:00 - Intro

 

1:25 - Show starts

 

2:42 - Theme Song

 

2:59 - Sponsor - Faithful Counseling

 

4:13 - Pumpkin Boat Record Broken

 

13:31 - Abortion rates rising post Dobbs decision

 

23:14 - Misconceptions about pro-life supporters

 

41:40 - Sponsor - World Relief

 

42:52 - Sponsor - Sundays Dog Food

 

44:06 - Interview Intro

M Daniel Carroll

 

48:34 - Stories of migrants in the Bible

 

56:56 - Addressing the fear around immigration

 

1:04:55 - Illegal Immigration

 

1:16:29 - End Credits



Links mentioned in news segment:

 

Man floats down the Missouri River in a pumpkin to break world record

https://krcgtv.com/news/local/man-floats-down-the-missouri-river-in-a-pumpkin-to-break-world-record?fbclid=IwAR39zL07xqpGc0W0K85JJBpBTKOftLQsTb5Rze4yyf8fvfSLqvxLfLx-93w_aem_AeyHt700Q2v6hf63L8-u2dDRRQa0_tM9KsfOCYs8kGnL2hksIXwh55NXRBLlGtB3V0E&mibextid=S66gvF

 

Abortions Rose in Most States This Year, New Data Shows

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2023/09/07/us/abortion-data-bans-laws.html#

 

Two Misconceptions About Abortion

https://www.graphsaboutreligion.com/p/abortion-as-a-wedge-issue?utm_source=post-email-title&publication_id=1561197&post_id=137780230&utm_campaign=email-post-title&isFreemail=true&r=6smb2&utm_medium=email




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The Bible and Borders: Hearing God's Word on Immigration by M Daniel Carroll R

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Racism and Immigration Explainer Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgfp5ngxqBI

 


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Whether you're a parent, a youth pastor, a teacher or a young person yourself, you've probably seen all of the headlines concerning Gen Z. Rates of depression and loneliness are surging, their relationship with technology is kind of troubling, and they are leaving the church in droves. We've talked about these trends a lot on the Holy Post, but we're not alone. Tenx10 is a new collaborative discipleship initiative whose mission is to make faith matter more for this younger generation. We've partnered with Tenx10 to create this series and to hear from experts in each episode about the challenges young people and those who care about them are facing. One of those experts is Jean Twenge, a professor of psychology at San Diego State University, and an author with an expertise in generational differences and technology. She's known for her books iGen, Generation Me, and The Narcissism Epidemic, and she's argued that smartphones were the most likely cause behind the sudden increase in mental health issues among teens after 2012. Skye sat down with Jean to find out if the kids are gonna be alright. 





0:00 - Theme Song

 

0:18 - Intro

 

1:32 - Epidemic of Loneliness

 

11:41 - Solutions




32:51 - Tenx10 Info - Go to tenx10.org for resources on how to help the younger generation care more about faith

 

34:02 - Debrief with Kara Powell

 

48:48 - End Credits



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Tenx10 - https://www.tenx10.org/

 

Generations by Jean Twenge - https://amzn.to/3FOwCXH


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Direct download: Kids_Twenge2.mp3
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The Republicans in Congress have finally chosen a new Speaker of the House, and he’s a Bible-affirming, young Earth creationist, election denying, Southern Baptist. What does Mike Johnson’s rise say about the growing influence of Southern fundamentalism in politics? Then, Phil interviews Warren Throckmorton and Michael Coulter about their book, “Getting Jefferson Right,” and the attempts by Christian Nationalists to revise American history to remove the wall os separation between church and state. Also this week—the war between Israel and Hamas is getting worse and so is antisemitism around the world. Plus, Charlie Kirk says Halloween is in the Bible and it’s forbidden!

 

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0:00 - Intro

1:04 - Show starts

2:02 - Theme Song

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3:39 - Holy Post Border Trip

7:29 - Charlie Kirk on Halloween

12:59 - Latest on Israel and Gaza

28:10 - New Speaker of the House

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52:31 - Interview 


Links mentioned in news segment:

Charlie Kirk: “Halloween is a dark, dark day. Not a fan of it.

https://www.mediamatters.org/charlie-kirk/charlie-kirk-halloween-dark-dark-day-not-fan-it

 

He Seems to Be Saying His Commitment Is to Minority Rule’

https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2023/10/27/mike-johnson-christian-nationalist-ideas-qa-00123882

 

Evangelical Mike Johnson ‘Raised Up’ as House Speaker

https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2023/october/mike-johnson-house-speaker-evangelical-congress-bible.html



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Getting Jefferson Right by Warren Throckmorton and Michael Coulter

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Liberty University, the country’s largest Christian college, is facing a record-breaking fine of $37.5 million for failing to report crimes, including sexual assaults, that occur on its campus. David French and Skye Jethani discuss the case and its similarities to other scandals within Christian institutions. Why is there a culture of cover-ups within American evangelicalism? French points to the “siege mentality” of the culture war, and Jethani unpacks the way strong group identities make us dismissive of our group’s evils while magnifying those of others. They then apply this other news stories including Israel’s war with Hamas and the ongoing mess in Congress. Plus, they get nerdy about new sci-fi shows from Apple.



0:00 - Theme Song

 

0:17 - Silo

 

2:55 - Latest Liberty U. Scandal

 

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26:30 - Social Identity Theory

 

54:19- End Credits

 

Other resources:

David French: https://twitter.com/DavidAFrench

 

The Worst Scandal in American Higher Education Isn’t in the Ivy League

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/10/22/opinion/liberty-university-scandal-education.html

 

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A Christian writer in Australia has a list of seven “pointless” things Christians fight about “for no good reason” including predestination, evolution, the inerrancy of the Bible, and worship. Phil presents all seven to Kaitlyn and Skye and discovers that maybe they’re not all pointless. Then, Kaitlyn interviews best-selling author and professor Matthew Desmond about his most recent book, “Poverty, by America.” He says the amount of poverty in the country is not an intractable problem but a choice. He challenges the narratives we tell ourselves about taxes, welfare, and the poor, and says the church should be more angry about what’s happening to the most vulnerable in our society. Plus, another Nebraska-man/animal news story.




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0:00 - Intro

 

1:14 - Show starts

 

3:53 - Theme Song

 

4:16 - Sponsor - With God Daily - Sign up today at www.withgoddaily.com to receive a daily devotional from Skye Jethani

 

6:09 - Animal News

 

12:55 - The Seven Pointless Things Christians Fight About

 

14:29 - Inerrancy

 

17:25 - Predestination

 

21:04 - Evolution/Age of Earth

 

29:27 - Politics

 

34:12 - Who is saved

 

38:42 - How We Worship

 

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50:28 - Interview Intro

 

53:27 - Why there is so much poverty in America

 

1:06:08 - Welfare

 

1:14:08 - The Spiritual Harm Done by Poverty 

 

1:24:40 - End Credits



Links mentioned in news segment:

 

Nebraska man recovering after being hit by deer while bicycling with his pet parrot near Fort Kearny

https://www.ketv.com/article/nebraska-man-recovering-hit-by-deer-bicycling-with-pet-parrot/45446518?utm_campaign=snd-autopilot&fbclid=IwAR3pv6TN5LGkJt8NyLdZolsdd-u7YGu-SOtYdiRfu-6396_JaOV6TaiSFhs



"Seven Pointless Things Christians Fight About"

https://medium.com/backyard-theology/the-seven-pointless-things-that-christians-fight-about-dbd81f85f7e8




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Poverty by America by Matthew Desmond

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Direct download: 588_News0.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

Whether you're a parent, a youth pastor, a teacher or a young person yourself, you've probably seen all of the headlines concerning Gen Z. Rates of depression and loneliness are surging, their relationship with technology is kind of troubling, and they are leaving the church in droves. We've talked about these trends a lot on the Holy Post, but we're not alone. Tenx10 is a new collaborative discipleship initiative whose mission is to make faith matter more for this younger generation. We've partnered with Tenx10 to create this series and to hear from experts in each episode about the challenges young people and those who care about them are facing. One of those experts is Lisa Damour. Lisa is an American clinical psychologist and New York Times best selling author who specializes in the development of teenagers and young people. Her newest book, “The Emotional Lives of Teenagers helps us understand teenagers, intense and often fraught emotional lives and how to support them through this critical developmental stage, Kaitlyn Schiess sat down with Lisa to find out if the kids are going to be alright.”






0:00 - Theme Song

 

0:18 - Intro

 

1:30 - Handling Negative Emotions

 

8:05 - Developing Brains of Teens

18:17 - How Adults Can Help Teens

 

36:09 - Tenx10 Info - Go to tenx10.org for resources on how to help the younger generation care more about faith

 

37:20 - Debrief with Kara Powell

 

1:00:04 - End Credits



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Tenx10 - https://www.tenx10.org/

 

The Emotional Lives of Teenagers by Lisa Damour - ​​https://amzn.to/3M79do2


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Direct download: Kids_Lisa_Damour.mp3
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World-renowned New Testament scholar N.T. Wright is back! He’s written an entire book about the 8th chapter of Romans, and he talks to Skye about how this chapter and its themes—including glorification and even salvation—are widely misunderstood. Also this week—How over-simplifying the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can lead to bad takes about the war in Gaza, including the justification of terrorism and atrocities. David French has a new article explaining why devotion to Trump won’t break among some Christians, leading Kaitlyn and Skye to debate the roles of reason and emotion in politics. And Phil refuses to talk about a bear that stole a frozen lasagna



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0:00 - Intro

 

1:29 - Show starts

 

1:56 - Theme Song

 

2:20 - Sponsor - Faithful Counseling

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3:31 - Show resumes

 

7:38 - Latest thoughts on the Israel and Hamas War

 

32:04 - Advice on how to think about the conflict

 

38:49 - Why the Trump Fever won’t break



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57:46 - Interview Intro

 

1:02:42 - The Gospel according to Paul

 

1:16:52 - Lament

 

1:25:44 - Romans 8:28

 

1:38:15 - End Credits



Links mentioned in news segment:

 

Conflict in Israel and Palestine: Crash Course World History

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wo2TLlMhiw

 

The Israel-Palestine conflict: a brief, simple history

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRYZjOuUnlU

 

The Progressives Who Flunked the Hamas Test

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2023/10/hamas-pop-intersectionality-leftism-israel/675625/

 

Opinion | One Reason the Trump Fever Won’t Break

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/10/01/opinion/christian-nationalism-trump-renew-america.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShare




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Into the Heart of Romans: A Deep Dive into Paul's Greatest Letter by NT Wright

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Direct download: News_587.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

Skye’s new book “What If Jesus Was Serious About Heaven?” Is here! Kaitlyn interviews him about the book, why popular Christian beliefs about heaven are so often unbiblical, and how heaven can become an idol that replaces Jesus as the center of our faith. Also this week: Reactions to the war that’s erupted in Israel. How will the End Times industry spin this unprecedented attack? Phil returns from Nashville with insights about why evangelicals are bad at comedy but good at anger. Kaitlyn learns what a “hutchmoot” is. And the Holy Post (producer) has a baby!



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0:00 - Intro

 

0.51 - Show starts

 

1:57 - Theme Song

 

2:20 - Sponsor - Sundays Dog Food

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3:33 - Israel at War with Hammas

 

14:42 - Why aren’t Christians funny?

 

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44:05 - Interview Intro

 

45:58 - Why Heaven and what we get wrong about it

 

55:47 - The Kingdom of Heaven

 

1:02:57 - Dangers of escapist mentality

 

1:21:33 - End Credits



Links mentioned in news segment:

 

Hutchmoot

http://www.hutchmoot.com/



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What if Jesus Was Serious About Heaven? By Skye Jethani

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Direct download: 586_News2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

The last five or six years have been rough for many thoughtful faithful Christians. The embrace of Trump and Trumpism, the rise of ethnic nationalism and xenophobia, conspiracy theories and abuse scandals have rocked the church.

Many have walked away in disgust. Some have spoken out and paid the price and yet, rather than walking away, they have remained committed to Christ and his church. We wanted to sit down with a few of those who have cried out like voices in the wilderness and who have been attacked by the church they love, and yet still remain. One of those people is Jemar Tisby who is a professor of history at Simmons College of Kentucky in Louisville. He's also the author of the New York Times best selling book, The Color Of Compromise and How to Fight Racism.

Tisby’s efforts to help the white church come to terms with its own racist history led to speaking invitations and conference appearances and then a brutal backlash as he became the face for many of the dangers of woke in the church. I sat down with Jemar Tisby to find out why after all the attacks, he's still following Jesus.



0:00 - Theme Song

0:29 - Intro

1:40 - Jemar’s backstory

5:15 - When Jemar started talking about race

18:22 - What Jemar has learned about God in the last 6 years

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23:07 - How Jemar’s view on faith has transformed

37:29 - End Credits



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Jemar Tisby

https://jemartisby.substack.com/

 

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For decades most Americans have said other people cannot be trusted. The exception was regular churchgoers who reported more faith in their neighbors, but new data says attending church no longer boosts social trust. What’s changed? Why are political conservatives suddenly talking much less about abortion and much more about transgender issues? Young earth creationists and Christian nationalists are flirting. What’s the attraction? Kaitlyn Schiess talks to author and Instagram historian, Jasmine Holmes, about her new book “Crowned with Glory,” and the overlooked story of how Black Christians shaped American history. And Phil has a disturbing story about rats, slugs, and worms.

 

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0:00 - Intro

 

1:29 - Show starts

 

2:53 - Theme Song

 

3:15 - Sponsor - Faithful Counseling

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4:27 - Worms, Rats, Slugs, Oh My!

 

14:27 - Abortion and Transgender Rights

 

23:55 - Christian Nationalism at The Ark Encounter

 

29:30 - Lack of Trust Among Church Attenders



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47:26 - Interview Intro

Jasmine Holmes - https://jasminelholmes.com/

 

49:11 - Why Jasmine became interested in history

 

54:58 - Compiling stories of black history in America

 

1:17:41 - How black history in America can give Christians hope

 

1:24:42- End Credits



Links mentioned in news segment:

 

Worm that jumps from rats to slugs to human brains has invaded Southeast US

https://arstechnica.com/health/2023/09/worm-that-jumps-from-rats-to-slugs-to-human-brains-has-invaded-southeast-us/


Church Attendance Used To Drive Up Trust: It Doesn’t Anymore
https://religionunplugged.com/news/2023/9/7/church-attendance-used-to-drive-up-trust-it-doesnt-anymore

 

Christian Nationalism at The Ark Encounter
https://twitter.com/scott_m_coley/status/1706750592247271907?s=20



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Crowned with Glory: How Proclaiming the Truth of Black Dignity Has Shaped American History by Jasmine Holmes: https://amzn.to/3Q21Qkj

 

Carved in Ebony: Lessons from the Black Women Who Shape Us by Jasmine Holmes
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Direct download: 585_News.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

The last five or six years have been rough for many thoughtful faithful Christians. The embrace of Trump and Trumpism, the rise of ethnic nationalism and xenophobia, conspiracy theories and abuse scandals have rocked the church.

Many have walked away in disgust. Some have spoken out and paid the price and yet, rather than walking away, they have remained committed to Christ and his church. We wanted to sit down with a few of those who have cried out like voices in the wilderness and who have been attacked by the church they love, and yet still remain. One of those people is Russell Moore who spent his whole life in the Southern Baptist convention. After standing against Trump and then advocating for an honest assessment of sexual abuse within the SBC, Moore became a pariah among the conservative wing of the convention, ultimately leading to his departure from the SBC. I sat down with Russell Moore to hear his story and find out why through it all, he's still following Jesus.



0:00 - Theme Song

 

0:29 - Intro

 

1:37 - Moore speaking out in 2016

 

11:16 - How Moore’s faith has been impacted

 

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18:03 - How Moore stays focus on Jesus

 

37:10 - End Credits



Resources:

 

Russell Moore

https://www.russellmoore.com



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Even pro-life critics of Donald Trump credit him with appointing three Supreme Court justices who overturned Roe v Wade. But now Trump is calling further restrictions to abortion a “terrible thing.” Why are pro-life conservatives still overwhelming supporting the ex-President? David French discusses the shifting politics of the pro-life movement, the risk of aligning with Trump, and why abortions are on the rise after overturning Roe. Plus, data shows most Americans have always been ignorant about how their own government is structured and works, so why is civic ignorance now more dangerous than before? French says it’s because the civic ignorance of the citizens has now infected our government leaders as well, and these elites no longer police themselves or defend institutional norms.

 

0:00 - Theme Song

 

0:17 - Trump’s comments about abortion

 

13:57 - Pragmatic ways to reduce abortion

 

26:05 - A Culture of Hope

 

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34:11 - Civic Ignorance

 

1:06:28- End Credits

 

Other resources:

David French: https://twitter.com/DavidAFrench



Trump tries to play both sides on abortion

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/4219271-trump-tries-to-play-both-sides-on-abortion/

 

The Importance of Hope in the Pro-Life Movement

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/06/22/opinion/abortion-law-reality.html

 

The articulate ignorance of Vivek Ramaswamy

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/08/31/opinion/ramaswamy-political-ignorance.html



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The Senate is relaxing its dress code so senators can wear hoodies and gym shorts, but senate staffers are still required to wear suits and ties. Is it a meaningless change or the sign of wider institutional decay? A new study finds 7 out of 10 pastors say their congregations are more fearful about the world and the future. Are they really being shaped by the gospel of Christ or by the fearmongers in the media? And researchers asked religious Americans, what’s the bigger problem today—actual racism or false accusations of racism? The responses are telling. Then, author Philip Yancey is back for the 25th anniversary of his best-selling book, “What So Amazing About Grace?” He says our culture is even more divided and condemning than when he first wrote the book in the 1990s, and he examines why grace has fallen out of favor even among Christians and how to get it back.



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1:31 - Show starts

 

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3:41 - Taylor Swift

 

6:34 - Dress Codes

 

15:44 - Growing fear in church congregations

 

36:20 - White Evangelicals claim racism is overblown



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46:01 - Interview Intro

Philip Yancey

 

48:07 - The original version of  “What’s So Amazing About Grace”

 

53:29 - The need for grace

 

1:08:12 - Why social outcasts are often drawn to Jesus

 

1:15:27 - End Credits



Links mentioned in news segment:

 

Skye’s Twitter Rant - https://twitter.com/SkyeJethani/status/1704855253156610395?s=20

 

Nearly 70% of churchgoers have 'a growing sense of fear': Lifeway Research 

https://www.christianpost.com/news/nearly-70-percent-of-churches-have-a-growing-sense-of-fear-lifeway.html

 

White Christians say too many see racism when it’s not there, new poll finds

https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/2023/08/29/white-christians-pew-poll-racism/




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Direct download: 584b.mp3
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The last five or six years have been rough for many thoughtful faithful Christians. The embrace of Trump and Trumpism, the rise of ethnic nationalism and xenophobia, conspiracy theories and abuse scandals have rocked the church. Many have walked away in disgust. Some have spoken out and paid the price and yet, rather than walking away, they have remained committed to Christ and his church. One of those people is Kristen Du Mez, a New York Times best selling author and professor of History at Calvin University. Her book, "Jesus and John Wayne" made headlines by examining how toxic masculinity and misogyny within white evangelicalism has affected American history and culture. The reaction to Du Mez's book within White Evangelicalism was swift and ugly. Skye sat down with Kristin Du Mez to hear her story and find out why, through it all, she's still following Jesus.

 

0:00 - Theme Song

0:29 - Intro

1:37 -  How Kristin became a Christian

7:38 - Kristin's thoughts on Evangelicalism

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23:33 - What's helping Kristin remain a Christian today

37:10 - End Credits


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https://kristindumez.com/

Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation
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Theologian and writer, Esau McCaulley, is back to talk about his new memoir “How Far to the Promised Land: One Black Family’s Story of Hope and Survival in the American South.” He says there is grace in learning to tell the complicated facets of his family’s story, rather than reducing it to a single story about race, poverty, or trauma. McCaulley believes that’s a lesson we need to apply to America’s story as well. Also this week, David Brooks writes about the courage and wisdom of three women during World War II. What do their stories tell us about the Christian life today? Plus, why are men thinking so much about the Roman Empire? And a three-legged bear walks into a bar.



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1:22 - Show starts

 

2:13 - Theme Song

 

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4:15 - A Three-Legged Bear Walks Into a Bar

 

10:23 - Men Thinking About Ancient Rome

 

16:58 - David Brooks’ article on women and wisdom

 

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45:43 - Interview Intro

Esau McCaulley

 

49:32 - Why Esau wrote a memoir

 

54:28 - The Black American Experience

 

1:20:34 - Fatherhood

 

1:26:48 - End Credits



Links mentioned in news segment:

 

A Three-Legged Bear Walks Into a Bar

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/09/07/us/three-legged-bear-tripod-florida-lake-mary.html



Men Think About the Roman Empire All the Time. Here’s What Women Say They Think About

https://time.com/6315328/roman-empire-tiktok-trend-women-response/



The Feminine Way to Wisdom

https://comment.org/the-feminine-way-to-wisdom/



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How Far to the Promised Land: One Black Family's Story of Hope and Survival in the American South by Esau McCaulley

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Esau McCaulley - https://esaumccaulley.com/

 

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The last five or six years have been rough for many thoughtful faithful Christians. The embrace of Trump and Trumpism, the rise of ethnic nationalism and xenophobia, conspiracy theories and abuse scandals have rocked the church.

Many have walked away in disgust. Some have spoken out and paid the price and yet, rather than walking away, they have remained committed to Christ and his church. We wanted to sit down with a few of those who have cried out like voices in the wilderness and who have been attacked by the church they love, and yet still remain. One of those people is Lecrae, an award winning hip hop artist and entrepreneur, initially celebrated in white reformed evangelical circles. Things changed when he began speaking out about racial justice. Concerts were canceled and boycotts were called for. We sat down with Lecrae to hear his story and find out why through it all, he's still following Jesus.



0:00 - Theme Song

 

0:29 - Intro

 

1:25 - Lecrae’s backstory 

 

8:12 - How the last 6-7 years changed Lecrae’s view of Evangelicalism 

 

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19:57 - How Lecrae views his faith and the Church today

 

31:14 - Lecrae’s advice to those deconstructing their faith

 

38:05 - End Credits



Resources:

 

Lecrae
https://lecrae.com/

 

I Am Restored: How I Lost My Religion but Found My Faith by Lecrae
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If you live in a part of the country that was originally settled by Puritans or Quakers you will probably live a lot longer than if you live in a region colonized by the Scots, the Irish, or that was dominated by slavery. A new article explores why this is true, and we discuss how immigration patterns from 200 years ago even impacts how we read the Bible. UK broadcast, speaker, and host of the Unbelievable? Podcast, Justin Brierley, is back to discuss his new book, “The Surprising Rebirth of Belief in God.” In it he documents how the same political divisions and culture war issues that are dividing the church have also ruptured the New Atheism movement, and how that’s leading more academics and intellectuals to reconsider the claims of Christianity. Also this week—the internet prevents dementia, and what books can we still burn in Denmark?



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 1:29 - Show starts

 

2:05 - Theme Song

 

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3:41 - Older adults should use the internet?

 

10:03 - Denmark bans burning religious texts

18:36 - America’s Surprising Partisan Divide on Life Expectancy

 

45:06 - “Why I’m Still a Christian” trailer

 

47:33 - Sponsor - Sundays Dog food

 

48:45 - Sponsor - AG1

 

50:18 - Interview Intro

Justin Brierley

 

53:48 - The Rise of New Atheism

 

58:33 - The Fall of New Atheism (Elevator Gate)

 

1:09:09 - Surprising Allies

 

1:28:44 - End Credits



Links mentioned in news segment:

 

Older adults who regularly use the internet have half the risk of dementia compared to non-regular users

https://www.psypost.org/2023/09/older-adults-who-regularly-use-the-internet-have-half-the-risk-of-dementia-compared-to-non-regular-users-183597?ref=thefuturist

 

Denmark to Ban Public Burning of the Bible and Quran

https://michaelfbird.substack.com/p/denmark-to-ban-public-burning-of?r=6smb2&utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email

 

America’s Surprising Partisan Divide on Life Expectancy

https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2023/09/01/america-life-expectancy-regions-00113369



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Direct download: News_582b.mp3
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A prominent conservative Calvinist has denounced white Christian Nationalism as heretical and racist, but the movement is still gaining popularity within theologically Reformed circles. How deep is this divide among the anti-woke theobros? New data says the massive rise in loneliness and depression is linked to the rise in singleness, and that marriage remains the best predictor of happiness. Then, Russell Moore is back to discuss his new book, “Losing Our Religion: An Altar Call for Evangelical America.” He explains how evangelical churches form people to value authoritarian leadership, why evangelicalism’s response to market forces is a great strength and its fatal weakness, and how the fear that drives so many evangelicals is a betrayal of the faith. Plus, cows in cars getting caught.



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0:00 - Intro

 

1:31 - Show starts

 

3:54 - Theme Song

 

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5:29 - Shotgun Riding Bull

 

12:28 - Owen Strachan calls out white nationalist theobros

 

33:33 - New report says marriage makes you happier

 

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46:45 - Interview Intro

Russell Moore

 

49:46 - Market Driven Christianity

 

55:57 - Authoritarianism 

 

1:08:08 - Fear Driven Evangelicalism

 

1:31:44 - End Credits



Links mentioned in news segment:

 

Norfolk police pull over man with bull riding shotgun

https://northeast.newschannelnebraska.com/story/49572004/norfolk-police-pull-over-man-and-bull-riding-shotgun

 

Calvinist activist warns that white nationalism is invading Reformed churches

https://religionnews.com/2023/08/23/calvinist-author-and-professor-warns-that-white-nationalism-is-invading-reformed-churches-owen-strachan/

 

The best predictor of happiness in America? Marriage

https://unherd.com/thepost/the-best-predictor-of-happiness-in-america-marriage/

 

Stop Swiping. Start Settling.

https://www.thefp.com/p/dating-apps-decline-of-marriage

 

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Losing Our Religion: An Altar Call for Evangelical America by Russell Moore

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Direct download: 581.mp3
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In a more personal French Friday, David French shares about the mix of pride and sadness he felt when his adult children and his grandchildren recently moved away. This leads to a wider conversation with Skye Jethani about the challenges and blessings of parenting, the pros and cons of getting married young, and why millennials in nearly every developed country are delaying marriage and having fewer kids. They also touch on the recent Republican primary debate, and what Trump’s indictments mean for the 2024 presidential race.



0:00 - Theme Song

 

0:17 - David and Skye open up about recent life changes

 

15:39 - Declining birth rates and prolonged adolescence

 

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48:52 - Politics, Republicans, and Trump

 

1:12:39- End Credits

 

Other resources:

David French: https://twitter.com/DavidAFrench

 

Three Generations Under One Roof
https://www.nytimes.com/2023/08/27/opinion/family-together-health-scare.html



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Data indicates that white supremacy is growing in popularity, and according to FBI statistics hate crimes have spiked by 35 percent in recent years. Why can’t America shake itself free from white supremacy? The president and founder of Public Religion Research Institute, Robert P. Jones, is back to discuss his new book about the real roots of white supremacy in the 15th century Doctrine of Discovery. Also this week, why are religious Republican primary candidates losing so badly to Donald Trump? Holy Post Pundit and sociologist, Ryan Burge, says despite 30 years of conservative political activism liberals have clearly won the culture war. So why are so many evangelicals still fighting it? And, research finds robot preachers stink, and Phil is confused about professional corn hole players.

 

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1:28 - Show Starts

 

4:27 - Theme Song

 

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6:03 - News of the Good

 

13:45 - Robotic Preachers

 

19:31 - GOP Debate

 

29:09 - Liberals Have Won the Culture War

 

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- Interview Intro

Robert Jones

 

54:08 - The 1619 Project

 

1:04:51 - The Doctrine of Discovery Manifest Destiny

 

1:13:53 - The modern ramifications

 

1:31:44 - End Credits



Links mentioned in news segment:

 

Quadruple Amputee Given 3% of Survival as Baby Defies Odds, Becomes Pro Sportsman

https://mymodernmet.com/dayton-webber-american-cornhole-league-quadruple-amputee/

 

Robot preachers get less respect, fewer donations

https://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2023/07/robot-preachers-less-respect

 

Liberals have won the Culture War

https://www.graphsaboutreligion.com/p/liberals-have-won-the-culture-war



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The Hidden Roots of White Supremacy: and the Path to a Shared American Future by Robert Jones

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White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity by Robert Jones

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Holy Post Episode 475 with Robert Jones

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An unknown country singer with a fake name has skyrocketed to the top of the charts with the song “Rich Men North of Richmond,” and the film “The Sound of Freedom” has become one of the top-grossing movies of the year. These sleeper hits were both fueled by the MAGA media and conservative audiences. What do they say about the movement and the divisions in American culture? Then, Skye talks to Kaitlyn about the launch of her new book, “The Ballot and the Bible,” and the way political movements have used and abused scripture throughout American history. She also explains how George W. Bush and Barack Obama used the Bible very differently during their presidencies, and the surprising reason Obama cited scripture far more often. Also this week—backyard billionaire wrestling, China hires full-time adult children, and a three-year-old with the worst superpower ever.

 

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2:30 - Show Starts

 

3:57 - Theme Song

 

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6:35 - Listener Emails

 

11:08 - Zuckerberg vs Musk

 

16:17 - Full time children in China

 

30:31 - Rich Men North of Richmond

 

44:07 - Sound of Freedom

 

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59:08 - Interview Intro

Kaitlyn Schiess

 

1:02:13 - How the Bible was used during the American Revolution

 

1:09:29 - Romans 13

 

1:26:25 - How Bush and Obama used Scripture during their presidencies

 

1:37:11 - End Credits



Links mentioned in news segment:

 

Mark Zuckerberg says ‘it’s time to move on’ from Elon Musk cage fight

https://www.cnn.com/2023/08/14/tech/zuckerberg-musk-cage-fight-move-on-hnk-intl/index.html

 

Young Chinese are getting paid to be ‘full-time children’ as jobs become harder to find

https://www.cnn.com/2023/07/26/economy/china-youth-unemployment-intl-hnk/index.html

 

Oliver Anthony’s Viral Hit Doesn’t Love Its Neighbors

https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2023/august-web-only/oliver-anthony-song-rich-men-north-richmond-love-neighbor.html



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The Ballot and the Bible by Kaitlyn Schiess

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The Bible and Politics Explainer Video

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In a new article in The Atlantic, David Brooks asks how America became so mean. He says moral formation used to be a key part of social, religious, and educational structures in the country, but after World War II communal virtues were abandoned for an individualistic and therapeutic model. Simply put, we stopped teaching people how to be good. But what’s missing from Brooks’ solution? A popular preacher says he won’t watch The Chosen because it violates the Second Commandment prohibiting any images of God. Is he right? Then, Dr. John Walton is back to discuss his new book, “Wisdom for Faithful Reading.” He explains why relying on the Holy Spirit isn’t enough when engaging the Bible, and why he believes the American church isn’t facing a crisis of biblical illiteracy but a crisis of biblical interpretation. Also this week—snakes are falling from the sky in Texas.



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0:00 - Intro

 

2:11 - Show Starts

 

4:32 - Theme Song

 

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6:35 - Animal News

 

18:07 - The Chosen and the 2nd commandment

 

30:29 - How America Got Mean

 

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56:18 - Interview Intro

John Walton

 

59:10 - Faithfully reading Scripture

 

1:05:39 - Hermeneutical literacy 

 

1:14:43 - Difference between referencing and affirming

 

1:31:08 - End Credits



Links mentioned in news segment:

 

A Woman Was Attacked by a Snake That Fell From the Sky. Then a Hawk Dived In

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/08/09/us/texas-woman-snake-hawk-sky.html

 

Author, preacher Voddie Baucham says he won't watch 'The Chosen,' cites Second Commandment

https://www.christianpost.com/news/voddie-baucham-says-he-wont-watch-the-chosen.html

 

HOW AMERICA GOT MEAN

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2023/09/us-culture-moral-education-formation/674765/



Other resources:

 

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Wisdom for Faithful Reading: Principles and Practices for Old Testament Interpretation by John Walton 

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A new survey of worship leaders finds that four megachurches have cornered the worship music market. Should we care who is writing the songs we sing in church, and what gets lost when market forces influence local ministries? A sermon clip has gone viral showing a megachurch pastor scolding people who arrive late or leave early because they are treating the “church like it’s a religious show instead of a welcoming family.” But are people acting like church is a show because that’s the model church leaders have created? We explore the history of how churches came to copy theaters and its impact on the church’s mission and power. Then, Phil talks to Karen Swallow Prior about her new book, “The Evangelical Imagination: How Stories, Images, and Metaphors Created a Culture in Crisis.” She explains how the current crisis in evangelicalism finds its roots in trying to preserve Victorian values rather than biblical ones. Also this week: a celebrity bear is above the law.



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1:49 - Show Starts

 

4:10 - Theme Song

 

4:27 - Sponsor - Hiya Health

 

5:36 - Animal News

 

14:05 - How we choose worship music in church

 

34:55 - JD Greear’s recent viral clip

 

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58:38 - Interview Intro

Karen Swallow Prior

 

1:03:36 - How Victorian literature influenced Evangelicalism 

 

1:12:20 - Evangelicialism and Empire

 

1:24:43 - Broadening our imagination

 

1:36:43 - End Credits



Links mentioned in news segment:

 

Hank the Tank: Fugitive burglar bear captured in California

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-66429736



Few worship leaders avoid Hillsong, Bethel songs — despite controversies and scandal

https://religionnews.com/2023/07/11/few-worship-leaders-avoid-hillsong-bethel-songs-despite-controversies-and-scandal/



JD Greear’s sermon clip - https://twitter.com/laurchas22/status/1687426921586622464



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The Evangelical Imagination: How Stories, Images, and Metaphors Created a Culture in Crisis by Karen Swallow Prior

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A new chatbot based on OpenAI claims to have a “biblical worldview” and invites users to ask questions directly to the Apostle Paul. Is this a helpful tool, or another step closer to replacing Christian community with artificial intelligence? Then, a new article in The Atlantic says 40 million Americans have stopped attending church because our culture is addicted to work and no longer values community. But is it all the culture’s fault, or does the church also carry some blame? Washington Post columnist, Christine Emba, is back to discuss her new report about the masculinity crisis. She explains why voices on the far right are engaging men with a message of misogyny and anger, while voices on the left aren’t trying to engage men at all. Is there a better way out of the crisis? Also this week—toxic zombie worms



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0:00 - Intro

 

1:43 - Show Starts

 

2:55 - Theme Song

 

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4:30 - Animal News

 

11:32 - Christian AI Chatbot

 

30:01 - Why Americans stopped going to church

 

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1:00:57 - Interview Intro

 

1:06:28 - Responses on the right to the masculinity crisis

 

1:17:14 - Responses on the left to the masculinity crisis

 

1:25:25 - Solutions

 

1:36:51 - End Credits



Links mentioned in news segment:

 

Toxin-secreting hammerhead worms are invading the D.C. area. How to stop them.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2023/07/22/hammerhead-worms-invasive-poisonous-dc/?utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=U+S++Reservists+to+Boost+NATO&utm_campaign=U+S++Reservists+to+Boost+NATO

 

A worm has been revived after 46,000 years in the Siberian permafrost

https://www.cnn.com/2023/07/28/world/worm-resurrected-frozen-siberian-permafrost-intl-scli-scn/index.html

 

Meet the Christian creators designing chatbots ‘with a biblical worldview’

https://religionnews.com/2023/07/20/meet-the-christian-creators-designing-biblically-inspired-chatbots/

The Misunderstood Reason Millions of Americans Stopped Going to Church

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2023/07/christian-church-communitiy-participation-drop/674843/




Other resources:

Men are lost. Here’s a map out of the wilderness

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2023/07/10/christine-emba-masculinity-new-model/



Chistine Emba’s previous appearance on The Holy Post

https://www.holypost.com/post/episode-510-the-sbc-report-and-rethinking-sexual-ethics-with-christine-emba

 

Rethinking Sex: A Provocation by Christine Emba

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And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle by Jon Meacham

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

The presidential campaign of Ron Desantis recently fired a young communications staffer who created and posted a video celebrating fascism. It turns out the man has a history of engagement with racist, misogynist leaders of the Alt-Right movement. David French explains why so many conservative young men are being drawn to the Alt-Right, and how they are now occupying more influential roles within the American conservative movement and the Republican Party. Then, Skye Jethani and David French discuss the new Christopher Nolan movie, Oppenheimer. Was the U.S. justified in creating and dropping the A-bomb? And what lessons does the movie have for us today?



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0:17 - The New Right and the recent troubles of alt-right men

 

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33:54 - Lessons from Oppenheimer

 

58:49 - End Credits

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

Hollywood is struggling. Fewer people are going to theaters, but this week saw the opening of two huge movies including Barbie. Can the movie revive Hollywood, or will its social commentary drive more Americans away? Florida’s anti-woke policy is now revising how its public schools teach history by saying enslaved people benefited from the skills they learned. What’s really behind the move to downplay the evil of slavery? Dr. Carmen Imes is back to discuss her new book “Being God’s Image.” She says the Bible has a radical message of human dignity and equality, but Christian communities often unknowingly undermine this ethic. Plus, Elon Musk rebrands Twitter, and scary stories from the beach.



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0:00 - Intro

 

1:48 - Show Starts

 

2:35 - Theme Song

 

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4:08 - Scary Stories from the Beach

 

10:57 - Barbenheimer and Conservative outrage over Hollywood

 

31:39 - Florida trying downplay slavery

 

45:12 - Twitter changing to X

 

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54:20 - Interview Intro

 

59:56 - What it means to be God’s image

 

1:12:24 - What the Church gets wrong about the Image of God

 

1:22:00 - How Jesus is and isn’t the Image of God

 

1:30:43 - End Credits



Links mentioned in news segment:

 

‘Barbie’ breaks box-office records while crushing right-wing outrage

https://www.cnn.com/2023/07/23/opinions/barbie-movie-right-wing-opposition-obeidallah/index.html



New Florida standards teach students that some Black people benefited from slavery because it taught useful skills

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/new-florida-standards-teach-black-people-benefited-slavery-taught-usef-rcna95418?utm_medium=10today.us.sat.rd.20230722.436.1&utm_source=email&utm_content=article&utm_campaign=email-2022

 

Twitter is turning into X. Analysts don’t see the treasure map.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2023/07/24/elon-musk-x-twitter-rebrand-logo/



Other resources:

 

Being God’s Image by Carmen Imes - https://amzn.to/44FTPGA

 

Bearing God’s name by Carmen Imes - https://amzn.to/3Obi3S9

 

Carmen Imes’ course on Seminary Now - https://seminarynow.co/being-gods-image

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

The feminist movement has made significant advances in the last 50 years, but data indicates men are falling behind. Fewer men then women are graduating from college, deaths of despair are highest among men, and the phrase “toxic masculinity” is ubiquitous in the culture. Phil, Skye, and Kaitlyn discuss Christine Emba’s new article seeking a positive vision for masculinity and why it’s elusive to both the right and left. Then, Kaitlyn talked to Justin Giboney from the And Campaign about the upcoming 2024 election. How can Christians avoid the partisan polarization and culture war extremism? Giboney says we should be like Jesus who took firm positions on issues of his day, but he did not pick sides. And he explains the wisdom of the historic Black church with its commitment to Scripture and justice. Also this week, what is God trying to tell us through a surfing sea otter?



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0:00 - Intro

 

1:34 - Show Starts

 

5:22 - Theme Song

 

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7:24 - Animal News

 

15:57 - Masculinity

 

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1:04:44 - Interview Intro

 

1:06:10 - Lessons learned since 2020

 

1:14:19 - The third way

 

1:26:28 - The And Campaign

 

1:41:14 - End Credits



Links mentioned in news segment:

 

Surfing sea otter steals surfboards, eludes capture

https://www.kron4.com/news/california/photos-surfing-sea-otter-steals-surfboards-eludes-capture/

 

Men are lost. Here’s a map out of the wilderness

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2023/07/10/christine-emba-masculinity-new-model/?pwapi_token=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJzdWJpZCI6IjIzODA0MzciLCJyZWFzb24iOiJnaWZ0IiwibmJmIjoxNjg4OTYxNjAwLCJpc3MiOiJzdWJzY3JpcHRpb25zIiwiZXhwIjoxNjkwMjU3NTk5LCJpYXQiOjE2ODg5NjE2MDAsImp0aSI6IjM1YjE2N2YzLTBmYTUtNDUxYS05YzBlLTZhNzdlOTQ2OWMzNyIsInVybCI6Imh0dHBzOi8vd3d3Lndhc2hpbmd0b25wb3N0LmNvbS9vcGluaW9ucy8yMDIzLzA3LzEwL2NocmlzdGluZS1lbWJhLW1hc2N1bGluaXR5LW5ldy1tb2RlbC8ifQ.0jNT8W6i8HlLD8NBShNOJkovipRvdnW9kgksH6nhxSs

 

Chistine Emba’s previous appearance on The Holy Post

https://www.holypost.com/post/episode-510-the-sbc-report-and-rethinking-sexual-ethics-with-christine-emba



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Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

The Supreme Court has released two highly anticipated and controversial rulings about race, sexual identity, and discrimination. First, colleges and universities may no longer give preferential status to applicants based on their race. Is the end of affirmative action really the catastrophe some are claiming? And a web designer will not be required by law to create websites for same-sex weddings. Is this ruling a defeat for LGBT rights, or a victory for free speech? And why has the reporting about both of these cases been so misleading? Also this week, a new government super-computer will determine whether we should geo-engineer the atmosphere to block out the sun. What could possibly go wrong? And Phil blows things up in rural Michigan.




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0:00 - Intro

 

1:32 - Show Starts

 

3:11 - Theme Song

 

3:33 - Sponsor - Faithful Counseling

 

4:42 - Sponsor - Hiya Health

 

5:50 - 4th of July Recap

10:25 - Supercomputer to determine whether to block the Sun

 

19:08 - Correction from last week

 

22:00 - Affirmative Action

 

42:56 - Sponsor - AG1

 

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45:40 - 303 Creative Supreme Court Decision

 

1:15:06 - End Credits




Links mentioned in news segment:

 

Supercomputer Will Help Decide whether to Block the Sun

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/supercomputer-will-help-decide-whether-to-block-the-sun/



Honestly with Bari Weiss Podcast

https://www.honestlypod.com/podcast/episode/2d0698d3/affirmative-action-gay-rights-and-free-speech-what-the-supreme-courts-rulings-mean-for-america



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Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am CST

Throughout the Bible, God’s people are commanded to show hospitality to strangers. But Christian Nationalists unhappy about the number of immigrants in the U.S. are redefining biblical hospitality and twisting the words of Jesus to justify the deportation of millions. What does their inversion of biblical teachings reveal about the Christian Nationalist agenda? Then, pastor, political science professor, and Holy Post Pundit, Ryan Burge, is back to talk about the surprising data around the political activism of atheists, and why the rise of non-religious Americans is dangerous for democracy and destabilizing for society. Plus, why did the media obsess over the five lives lost on the Titanic submersible and largely ignore the capsized refugee boat that killed more than 500?




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0:00 - Intro

 

1:17 - Show Starts

 

2:28 - Theme Song

 

2:49 - Sinking of the Titan Submersible

 

10:11 - Christian Hospitality = Mass Deportation?

 

22:39 - Responding to Common Objections of Our Stance on Immigration

 

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41:47 - Interview Intro

 

44:09 - The rise of political activism among atheists

 

54:11 - Political activism replacing religious impulses

 

1:02:59 - Religious Freedom

 

1:19:19  - End Credits



Links mentioned in news segment:

 

A tale of two disasters: Missing Titanic sub captivates the world days after deadly migrant shipwreck

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/syria-migrants-boat-sinking-titanic-submersive-missing-rcna90336

 

The Virtue of Hospitality 

https://americanreformer.org/2023/06/the-virtue-of-hospitality/



Other resources:

 

No One Participates in Politics More than Atheists

https://www.graphsaboutreligion.com/p/no-one-participates-in-politics-more

 

Ryan Burge’s Substack

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

An Air Force veteran recently came forward with whistleblower allegations that the U.S. government has possession of extra-terrestrial vehicles, more reports of UAPs (unidentified arial phenomena) have been declassified, and senators, former CIA directors, and even former President Obama are speaking publicly about UFOs. Self-identified "nerds" David French and Skye Jethani debate the evidence that we're not alone in the universe, explore the massive theological implications of discovering intelligent alien life, and conclude with a conversation around the virtue of humility and the danger of certainty.



0:00 - Theme Song

 

0:17 - Recent UFO Evidence

 

14:45 - Is the evidence credible

 

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31:01 - The theological implications of alien life

 

1:03:00 - End Credits

 

Links mentioned in interview

 

US urged to reveal UFO evidence after claim that it has intact alien vehicles

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/jun/06/whistleblower-ufo-alien-tech-spacecraft



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Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am CST

- It’s been one year since the Dobbs decision by the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade. What have we learned, who has benefitted politically, and has it really reduced the abortion rate? Do television shows that focus on individual heroes and violent solutions to problems cultivate authoritarian beliefs? A new study finds a link between how much TV a person watches and how they vote. A spokesperson from Liberty University says that in order to control the education of their kids, Christians can learn from Stalin, Hitler, and Mao—oh my! Kaitlyn interviews Jessica Hooten Wilson about the power of literature and reading in our spiritual formation, and why it’s particularly challenging for evangelicals. Plus, Christian rummages through the attics of strangers in Germany, and all hail our new canine robot overlord—the Thermonator!

 

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6:27 - Christian is in Luxembourg

 

10:01 - Flamethrowing robot dogs

 

17:44 - One year anniversary of Dobbs

 

31:28 - Relationship between television viewing and Trump support

 

41:52 - Liberty University spokesperson invokes Stalin, Mao, and Hitler on "education"



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54:10 - Interview Intro

 

58:18 - The importance of non-Biblical literature 

 

1:07:20 - Augustine

 

1:18:24 - How to read the Bible well

 

1:32:36  - End Credits



Links mentioned in news segment:

 

Great, They’re Putting Flamethrowers on Robot Dogs Now

https://futurism.com/the-byte/flamethrower-robot-dog

 

Authoritarianism mediates the relationship between television viewing and Trump support, study finds

https://www.psypost.org/2023/06/authoritarianism-mediates-the-relationship-between-television-viewing-and-trump-support-study-finds-165920

 

Liberty University spokesperson invokes Stalin, Mao, and Hitler on "education": "We have to get back to that for conservative values"

https://currentpub.com/2023/06/26/liberty-university-spokesperson-invokes-stalin-mao-and-hitler-on-education-we-have-to-get-back-to-that-for-conservative-values/




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Reading for the Love of God: How to Read as a Spiritual Practice by Jessica Hooten Wilson

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Direct download: 571_-_News__Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

Christians in Germany are using ChatGPT to create liturgies and even preach sermons. Is the rise of AI different from previous technologies, and how should the church respond? Meanwhile, the South Baptists voted overwhelmingly to prohibit women from being pastors and banned any churches that disagree. How did an issue that even John Piper argued was not essential in 1991 become grounds for excommunication in 2023? Then, a new documentary by author and pastor, Rasool Berry, introduces the history and meaning of Juneteenth. While some MAGA conservatives are condemning the holiday as “woke,” Berry says it actually has deep connections to Christian theology and the church. Plus, Christian is searching for a castle in Belgium.



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0:48 - Intro

 

2:38 - Show Starts

 

3:20 - Theme Song

 

3:41 - Christian is in Belgium!

 

6:33 - AI Preacher

 

16:31-News of the Good

 

27:30 - Women and the SBC

 

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53:51 - Interview Intro

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55:15 - History of Juneteenth

 

1:04:38 - The Resistance of White Southerners 

 

1:15:11 - Juneteenth’s connections with Christian Theology

 

1:25:53   - End Credits



Links mentioned in news segment:

 

Can a chatbot preach a good sermon? Hundreds attend church service generated by ChatGPT to find out

https://religionnews.com/2023/06/12/can-a-chatbot-preach-a-good-sermon-hundreds-attend-church-service-generated-by-chatgpt-to-find-out/

 

The Myth That Binds The Southern Baptist Convention

https://terranwilliams.com/the-myth-that-binds-the-southern-baptist-convention/

 

The irony of Rick Warren being the main character in the fight for women pastors

https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/msnbc-opinion/rick-warren-southern-baptists-women-rcna88964

 

John Stott’s differences between fundamentalism and evangelicals

https://twitter.com/judsontaylor/status/1669365241430544386?s=20



Other resources:

 

Juneteenth: Faith & Freedom | A Documentary from @ourdailybread Voices Collection

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The Making of Biblical Womanhood: How the Subjugation of Women Became Gospel Truth by Beth Allison Barr

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am CST

Two events have our attention. First, a new documentary about reality TV’s Dugger family is exposing the ugly side of the Christian fundamentalism, patriarchy, and legalism taught by Bill Gothard’s ministry. And, Christian broadcaster and pillar of the Religious Right, Pat Robertson, died this week at 93. Was there a link between the popularity of Gothard and Robertson for a whole generation of American Christians? Then, New Testament scholar Nijay Gupta talks about his new book “Tell Her Story: How Women Led, Taught, and Ministered in the Early Church.” And he participates in an unexpected therapy session with Skye about their shared background. Also this week—Kaitlyn is learning German, book bans backfire on the Bible in Utah, and Phil rescues pets from fallen ministry leaders.



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0:00 - Intro

 

1:38 - Show Starts

 

2:27 - Theme Song

 

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4:01 - Kaitlyn learning German

 

7:16  - Bible banned in schools

 

15:00 - Shiny Happy People and Pat Robertson

 

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51:30 - Interview Intro

 

52:58 - Nijay Gupta 

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1:05:20 Women in the Old Testament

 

1:11: 21 Women in Rome

 

1:19:59 Paul and pragmatism

 

1:27:22   - End Credits



Links mentioned in news segment:

 

Utah parent upset by book bans gets Bible pulled from school shelves to expose ‘bad faith process’ - https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/utah-parent-upset-book-bans-gets-bible-pulled-school-shelves-expose-ba-rcna87450



Reading for the Love of God: How to Read as a Spiritual Practice by Jessica Hooten Wilson - https://amzn.to/43DR7kr

 

The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt - https://amzn.to/3qwccOT 

 

WITH by Skye Jethani - https://amzn.to/3JbZNpI




Other resources:

 

Tell Her Story: How Women Led, Taught, and Ministered in the Early Church by Nijay Gupta

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The Making of Biblical Womanhood: How the Subjugation of Women Became Gospel Truth by Beth Allison Barr - https://amzn.to/3Xcgbwn




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Bud Light, Target, Kohls, Chick-Fil-A—the list of companies and brands being boycotted by Christians keeps getting longer. Now there are even calls to boycott the hit streaming series about Jesus, “The Chosen.” When are boycotts justified, when are they just performative, and is there any escape from the purity death spiral they create? Then, Skye talks to Pastor Brenda Quinn and author Richard Foster about his new book, “Learning Humility.” When did Christians decide humility was a vice rather than a virtue, and what are the ingredients necessary to cultivate it in our lives and communities? Plus, atheist street pirates!

 

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0.50 - Intro

 

1:57 - Show Starts

 

3:26 - Theme Song

 

3:48 - Atheist Street Pirates

 

9:30 - Boycott Wars

 

36:16 - News of the Good

 

47:01 - Religious Freedom

 

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1:02:43 Interview Intro

 

1:11:32 - Childlike humility

 

1:21:19 - Avoiding pride in ministry

 

1:37:55  - End Credits



Links mentioned in news segment:

 

LA’s Atheist Street Pirates go national in efforts to remove illegal religious signs

https://religionnews.com/2023/04/28/las-atheist-street-pirates-go-national-in-efforts-to-remove-illegal-religious-signs/

 

‘The Chosen’ Defends Pride Flag Spotted On Set: ‘Let The Show Speak For Itself’

https://www.dailywire.com/news/the-chosen-defends-pride-flag-spotted-on-set-let-the-show-speak-for-itself?%3Futm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=dwnewstwitter



Jeremy Boreing’s Critique of His Own Website

https://twitter.com/JeremyDBoreing/status/1663897763375992837?s=20

 

Religious freedom was meant to protect not bludgeon. What happened?

https://religionnews.com/2023/05/22/religious-freedom-was-meant-to-protect-not-bludgeon-what-happened/





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Learning Humility: A Year of Searching for a Vanishing Virtue by Richard Foster

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Direct download: 568_-_Audio.mp3
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Phil’s file of Christian Nationalism stories has gotten full, so we’re covering a number of them this week. We explore the beliefs of early Christian Nationalists from the 1920s, how modern Christian Nationalism can’t shake its racist roots, and why it’s gaining popularity with some followers of Reformed theology. Skye explains what Christian Nationalism shares in common with the Prosperity Gospel, and Kaitlyn dismantles Christian Nationalists who say their views are rooted in God’s design in nature. Then, we share one of our most popular Holy Post bonus features with everyone where Christian Taylor asks Skye about what the Bible really says, and does not say, about hell. Plus, another Christian college professor got Tisby’d.

 

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0:00 - Intro

 

1:31 - Show Starts

 

4:14 - Theme Song

 

4:36 - Julie Moore fired by Taylor University

 

17:59 - Christian Nationalism’s Racist Roots

 

27:16 - New Review of Stephen Wolfe’s book on Christian Nationalism

 

36:20 - A review of Mere Christiandom

 

45:11 - Christian Nationalism Fascism

 

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58:54 - Christian Asks Intro

 

59:53 - What is Hell?

 

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1:17:08  - End Credits



Links mentioned in news segment:

 

Taylor professor Julie Moore cited Jemar Tisby on her syllabus. Then she lost her job.

https://religionnews.com/2023/05/03/taylor-english-professor-julie-moore-cited-jemar-tisby-on-her-syllabus-then-she-lost-her-job/

 

Old-school Christian nationalism’s avatar of racism, antisemitism and conspiracies

https://religionnews.com/2023/03/07/for-gerald-l-k-smith-old-school-christian-nationalism-meant-racism-antisemitism-and-conspiracies/

 

Beware the 'Christian Prince'

https://reason.com/2023/05/13/beware-the-christian-prince/

 

A Review of Mere Christendom by Doug Wilson

https://g3min.org/a-review-of-mere-christendom-by-doug-wilson/

 

Christian Nationalism Talks Religion, But Walks Fascism

https://religioninpublic.blog/2020/02/05/christian-nationalism-talks-religion-but-walks-fascism/



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Direct download: 567_-_News__Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

David French has just returned from Ukraine where he saw the devastating impact of the Russian invasion. He talks to Skye about the resilience of the Ukrainian people, the need for more American support, and how a Trump victory in 2024 is part of Putin’s war plan. Then, the Supreme Court appears likely to rule against colleges and universities that consider race in the admission process. What are the arguments for and against Affirmative Action, and how will the court’s decision reverberate beyond higher education?



0:00 - Theme Song

 

0:17 - Why there is not more U.S. support of Ukraine

 

20:35 - David’s experience in Kyiv

 

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36:22 - Harvard Affirmative Action Case in the Supreme Court

 

45:45 - Previous Affirmative Action cases

 

58:49 - End Credits

 

Links mentioned in interview

 

Why Ukraine Needs Those F-16s

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/05/21/opinion/21french-ukraine-f16-fighters.html

 

I Just Arrived in Kyiv. The Ukrainian Valor Is Breathtaking.

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/05/18/opinion/ukraine-kyiv-missile-patriot.html

 

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 Influential pastor, author, and apologist, Tim Keller, passed away last week. We reflect on Keller’s ministry and wonder who is filling the shoes of the Christian giants we’ve lost. A new book about poverty says that the U.S. spends more on welfare than any other country except France, but the majority goes to help the wealthy and middle-class rather than the poor. Why aren’t we doing more to end poverty, and is our view of the Bible to blame? Then, it’s been 25 years since Rich Mullins died. Skye talks to Mullins’ friend James Bryan Smith about the songwriter’s inspiring life and legacy. Plus, Matthew Soerens shares some good news from the Southern border.

 

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0:49 - Intro

 

3:08 - Show Starts

 

3:51 - Theme Song

 

4:12 - Remembering Tim Keller 

 

25:51 - News of the Good

 

36:01- American Poverty

 

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1:05:17 - Interview Intro - James Bryan Smith

 

1:07:09 - How Rich and Bryan became friends

 

1:13:07 - Rich’s uniqueness and authenticity

 

1:25:53 - Rich’s reliance on God 

 

1:35:20  - End Credits



Links mentioned in news segment:

 

Tim Keller Practiced the Grace He Preached

https://christianitytoday.com/ct/2023/may-web-only/tim-keller-death-pastor-theologian-church-life-legacy-grace.html

 

Title 42 has ended. Here’s what it did, and how US immigration policy is changing

https://apnews.com/article/immigration-biden-border-title-42-mexico-asylum-be4e0b15b27adb9bede87b9bbefb798d



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How America Manufactures Poverty

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2023/03/20/matthew-desmond-poverty-by-america-book-review



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Rich Mullins (25th Anniversary Edition): An Arrow Pointing to Heaven by James Bryan Smith

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Ethicist, David Gushee, says we are seeing the emergence of a new kind of loveless Christianity. But those who practice it say their anger, culture warring, and pursuit of power are actually how they’re loving their neighbors. Then, Skye talks to actor Rainn Wilson, best known as Dwight Schrute from “The Office,” about religious pluralism, spiritual narcissism, why Hollywood misrepresents Christians, and how he became a follower of the Baha’i faith. Wilson’s new book is “Soul Boom: Why We Need a Spiritual Revolution.” Also this week—A.I. has rewritten Genesis to be vegan-friendly, and does God really hate yoga pants?

 

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0.00 - Intro

 

2:33 - Theme Song

 

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4:03 - A Vegan Bible

 

15:23 - Yoga Pants & Christian Modesty

 

25:37 - Christianity without Love





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43:14 - Interview Intro 

 

48:26 - Rainn’s journey to becoming Baha’i

 

53:30 - Why people are shifting away from religion

 

1:02:43 - Avoiding “self-help” spirituality 

 

1:08:35 - How can people of different faiths work together

 

1:22:55  - End Credits



Links mentioned in news segment:

 

PETA Rewrites the Bible With ChatGPT: ‘A Loving God Would Never Endorse Exploitation’ 

https://vegnews.com/vegan-health-wellness/activism/peta-bible-chatgpt-god-vegan

 

‘Women’s leggings are too revealing’: Men of the Christian right deem yoga pants too scandalous to wear outside

https://www.dailydot.com/debug/yoga-pants-twitter-debate-womens-clothing-mom-misogyny/

 

Christianity without love

https://baptistnews.com/article/christianity-without-love/

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Soul Boom: Why We Need a Spiritual Revolution by Rainn Wilson

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The Divine Commodity: Discovering a Faith Beyond Consumer Christianity by Skye Jethani

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Direct download: 565_-_News__Interview.mp3
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How did a theological system that rejected Christian participation in politics eventually give birth to the Religious Right? Phil talks to historian Daniel Hummel about the spread of rapture theology in the 20th century, why it spawned so many conspiracies, the legacy of the Left Behind books, and why rapture theology remains so popular despite being rejected by nearly every evangelical seminary. Also this week, why did controversial author, Joshua Butler, resign from his church? The embrace of Tucker Carlson and Donald Trump by the Religious Right is proof that the movement is now entirely post-Christian. And reflections on the coronation of King Charles III.



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 3:15 - Theme Song

 

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4:44 - Coronation of King Charles III

 

14:24 - News of the Good

 

17:42 - Resignation of Josh Butler

 

22:26 - The Post Christian Right

 

31:29 - The End of the Values Voter Wing of the GOP

 

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51:25 - Interview Intro

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54:03 - The Scofield Bible and Fundamentalism Christianity

 

1:04:19 - Late Great Planet Earth

 

1:11:45 - Tim LaHaye and the Left Behind Series

 

1:20:39 - The Academic Decline of Premillennialism Dispensationalism 

 

1:30:59  - End Credits



Links mentioned in news segment:

 

Josh Butler Resigns as Pastor Following TGC Article Backlash

https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2023/may/joshua-butler-resign-tgc-beautiful-union-redemption-tempe-c.html

 

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Tucker Carlson’s Dark and Malign Influence Over the Christian Right

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/05/07/opinion/tucker-carlson-christian-right.html



Trump killed the ‘values voter’ wing of the GOP. It isn’t coming back in 2024

https://www.politico.com/news/2023/04/21/trump-values-voter-wing-gop-00093175



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The Rise and Fall of Dispensationalism: How the Evangelical Battle over the End Times Shaped a Nation by Daniel Hummel

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:53am CST

Many Christians in America simply assume that Jesus could return at any moment, that believers will be raptured in the twinkling of an eye, that the state of Israel has a special role in the End Times, and that the church should just save souls and stay out of politics. In Part 1 of an interview about this new book, historian Daniel G. Hummel explains to Phil how this rapture theology isn’t rooted in church history, but was invented by a British layman less than 200 years ago. And why it was embraced by American pastors during the Civil War who wanted to avoid talking about slavery, race, and reconstruction. Also this week—paganism is on the rise. Who is really killing public schools? And women will win the battle of the sexes in 4.6 million years.



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Defined Terms to Know for This Week’s Interview

 

Millennium - The thousand year reign of Christ described in Revelation 20:1-8. There are basically three understandings of this:

  • Premillennialism - (Think Left Behind book series) Christians will be raptured, leaving behind everyone else. There will be a tribulation period with the rise of the Antichrist, mark of the beast, war, famine, earthquakes, etc. before Christ eventually comes and rules on earth for 1,000 years during which peace will reign. After one final rebellion, God will crush evil forever, offer a final judgment, and establish heaven and hell for eternity.

 

  • Postmillennialism - The millennium will come from the spiritual and moral influence of the Church through preaching and teaching. Conversions will increase and evil will diminish. In other words, Christians will make the world a better and better place and after that, Christ will come back, the dead will be resurrected, and there will be a final judgment

 

  • Amillennialism - The 1000 year period mentioned in Revelation does not refer to a specific period of time, but to the heavenly reign of Christ. Rev. 20 means the return of Christ will occur at the end of history. Sees Revelation as more symbolic than literal. 

 

Eschatology - The study of the end times - how history will end and Christ will come back to establish his eternal kingdom

 

Ecclesiology - the study of the church - its mission and structure as well as its place in God’s overall plan for the world



0:00 -  Intro

 

3:11 - Theme Song

 

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4:41 - The end of men?

 

13:48 - Dawn of the new pagans

 

32:52 - Public vs Private vs Homeschool Debate

 

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55:46 - Interview Intro

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1:03:50 - Who is John Darby?

 

1:14:21- Dispensationalism advanced by the Civil War and Dwight Moody

 

1:35:21  - End Credits



Links mentioned in news segment:

 

Scientists divided over what will happen to men as Y chromosome is disappearing

https://www.unilad.com/news/is-the-y-chromosome-disappearing-077677-20230429

 

Dawn of the new pagans: ‘Everybody’s welcome – as long as you keep your clothes on!’

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/apr/27/dawn-of-the-new-pagans-everybodys-welcome-as-long-as-you-keep-your-clothes-on

 

How school choice drives America’s people of faith apart

https://religionnews.com/2023/04/19/how-school-choice-drives-americas-people-of-faith-apart/



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The Rise and Fall of Dispensationalism: How the Evangelical Battle over the End Times Shaped a Nation by Daniel Hummel

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From Harvard Law School to The New York Times, David French has repeatedly found himself in communities where secular progressivism is the majority view, and where his Christian beliefs face suspicion, ridicule, or even hostility. Skye Jethani asks French how he's learned to not just survive in these post-Christian enclaves, but actually thrive. What mistakes did he make? How did he successfully build relationships across political and philosophical barriers? And how did closer connections with those he disagreed with strengthen his faith? French also explains why Christians who sow fear and anger toward the culture will reap fear and anger from the culture. He's made that error and says joy and curiosity are what Christian leaders need to display in the public square instead.



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1:29 - David’s childhood in rural Kentucky

 

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8:37 - David’s time at Harvard

 

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25:38 - How Christians should tolerate beliefs they disagree with

 

34:48 - David’s regret about being too combative

 

49:26 -The Power of Joy

 

58:49 - End Credits

 

Links mentioned in interview

 

Holy Post episode 412 - This is Your Brain on God with Jim Wilder

https://www.holypost.com/post/episode-403-this-is-your-brain-on-god-with-dr-jim-wilder



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After admitting it broadcast election lies and conspiracies, and paying $787 million in damages, Fox News has fired its most popular host. Does this signal a change at the cable news network? An online chatbot says Christianity gives it hope. Are we witnessing the first A.I. convert? Then, more innocent people are being shot by fearful gun owners who “feel threatened.” Is this the inevitable outcome of America’s addiction to fear and idolatry of guns? And Derwin Gray is back to ask a question he’s been sitting on for 20 years—why isn’t the Civil Rights Movement considered a Christian revival? He talks to Skye about the history of revivals in America, and how economic and political idols have prevented us from truly embracing the messianic mandate of Jesus. Plus, a Florida shark got hammered on spring break.



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0:00 -  Intro

 

3:25 - Theme Song

 

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4:55 - Tucker Carlson Fired from Fox News

 

15:31 - Florida Man Beats Shark with Hammer

 

19:20 - Google AI becomes a Christian?

 

24:06 - Recent “Wrong Place, Wrong time” Shootings

 

36:50 - Feelings and Institutions

 

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50:16 - Interview Intro

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53:11 - Why the Civil Rights Movement should be considered a revival

 

1:03:14 - Were the  great American revivals of the past actually revivals?

 

1:11:55 - Problems of seeing faith as only individualistic 

 

1:24:12  - End Credits



Links mentioned in news segment:

 

Florida man accused of beating a shark with a hammer arrested

https://www.clickorlando.com/news/local/2023/04/14/florida-man-accused-of-beating-a-shark-with-a-hammer-arrested/

 

Experimental Google AI 'Bard' talks faith in the first person, says 'Christianity gives me hope'

https://www.christianpost.com/news/experimental-google-ai-bard-talks-faith-in-the-first-person.html

 

Common mistakes, uncommon reactions in 4 separate shootings

https://apnews.com/article/wrong-place-shootings-3c6e5061adb30d889ac3d071893ef129



Other resources:

 

Why Isn’t the Civil Rights Movement Considered a Revival Movement?

https://churchleaders.com/pastors/pastor-articles/446070-civil-rights-movement-considered-revival.html

 

How to Heal Our Racial Divide by Derwin Gray

https://www.amazon.com/How-Heal-Racial-Divide-Reconciliation/dp/149645880X?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1682438902&sr=8-1&linkCode=sl1&tag=philvischer02-20&linkId=f365a7f8648cc31cc7c901fbc2b46840&language=en_US&ref_=as_li_ss_tl

 

Missional and Multiethnic: Are You Ready for the Future of the Church?

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From the Jesus Movement in the 1970s, through the Religious Right in the 1980s, the rise of New Calvinism in the 1990s, and the MAGA movement today, as a Christian kid in the suburbs and then a political journalist in Washington, Jon Ward has had a front seat to the most significant characters and events in American evangelicalism. He talks with Skye about his new autobiography, “Testimony,” and why he is still committed to Christian faith despite the failure of the movement that raised him. Also this week, early data shows a reduction in the number of abortions since the Supreme Court overturned Roe, but it’s less than many predicted. The so-called “independent prophets'' are predicting God will kill Donald Trump’s opponents next month. Why are they still supporting him when there are alternatives? And a report finds advocates of Christian Nationalism are more rooted in cultural heritage than Christian theology. Is anyone surprised?



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3:26 - Theme Song

 

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5:35 - MAGA prophet says anti-Trumpers will experience sudden deaths in May

 

13:48 - Abortion rates since Dobbs decision

 

29:52 - Why some Christians feel the need to pass God’s law as the nation’s law

 

43:22 - How Christian is Christian Nationalism

 

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59:23 - Interview Intro

Jon Ward - https://www.jonwardwrites.org/

 

1:02:14 - Jon’s upbringing from the Jesus Movement to New Calvinism

 

1:07:22 - Gnosticism’s influence on Evangelicalism

 

1:18:54 - Journalism during the Trump era

 

 1:30:46  - End Credits



Links mentioned in news segment:

 

MAGA prophet Lance Wallnau says that anti-Trumpers in both political parties will start dying “sudden deaths” next month

https://currentpub.com/2023/04/14/maga-prophet-lance-wallnau-says-that-anti-trumpers-in-both-political-parties-will-start-dying-sudden-deaths-next-month/

 

Legal Abortions in US Down 5,000 Per Month Since the End of Roe

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-04-11/us-abortions-fall-by-5-000-average-per-month-after-roe-v-wade-was-overturned?leadSource=uverify%20wall

 

How Christian Is Christian Nationalism?

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2023/04/03/how-christian-is-christian-nationalism



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Protests have continued after last month’s school shooting in Nashville, including in the Tennessee state legislature where the majority Republicans expelled two Democrats after their protests broke the rules of decorum. What was really accomplished by this extreme response, and what’s really behind the rise of retaliation politics? Then, Skye talks to Alan Noble about his new book, “On Getting Out of Bed: The Burden and Gift of Living.” Noble says we’ve believed the lies that life is supposed to be pleasurable, that suffering is abnormal, and that our feelings are a reflection of reality. Instead, at a time when depression, anxiety, and loneliness are skyrocketing, he shows how our faith equips us to suffer well. Plus, scientists have grown mammoth meatballs. Yummy!



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0:00 -  Intro

 

4:15 - Theme Song

 

4:37 - Woolly Mammoth Meatball

 

11:27 - Tennessee GOP expels 2 Democrats from state legislature

 

20:45 - The merging of Christianity with populist right wing politics

 

31:41 - The rise of retaliation in politics



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51:45 - Interview Intro

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56:15 - Normalizing suffering

 

1:05:07 - The importance of finding community 

 

1:16:11 - Talking about mental health with nonbelievers 

 

 1:26:04  - End Credits



Links mentioned in news segment:

 

Meatballs made with mammoth DNA created by Australian food startup

https://www.cnn.com/2023/03/28/world/mammoth-meatballs-cultured-meat-climate-scn/index.html

 

How Tennessee GOP expelling 2 Democrats could have ripple effect in other states

https://www.axios.com/2023/04/07/tennessee-house-lawmakers-expulsion-democrats

 

Three and Out - Thoughts on Tennessee

https://thedispatch.com/newsletter/boilingfrogs/three-and-out/

 

'It's worth it': Charlie Kirk calls school shootings 'a prudent deal' to protect the Second Amendment

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/opinion/it-s-worth-it-charlie-kirk-calls-school-shootings-a-prudent-deal-to-protect-the-second-amendment/ar-AA19yBEq?ocid=winp2fptaskbarhover&cvid=9db1b08b44954b8fb3e95e773fc78a4a&ei=7



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Description: Immediately after last week’s school shooting in Nashville, opportunists used it to advance their favorite culture war narratives. Why does this happen after every tragedy, and why are we more likely to empathize with victims we identify closely with? Then, what impact will Donald Trump’s indictment have on the 2024 presidential race? Are his evangelical supporters finally ready to move on? And, can preaching really undo the damage and division caused by cable news and social media? Kaitlyn Schiess interviews the authors of “Preaching to a Divided Nation: A Seven-Step Model for Promoting Reconciliation and Unity.” Plus, Levi’s goes AI and Christian is having none of it.



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0:00 -  Intro

4:09 - Theme Song

4:30 - Skye tries pickleball

7:17 - Levi’s using AI models

13:23 - Nashville school shooting

19:43 - Avoiding culture war narratives after national tragedies 

32:14 - What’s to be learned from tragedies like this

45:51 - Trump’s Indictment

 

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53:16 - Guest Interview - Matthew Kim and Paul Hoffman

59:19 - Does preaching still have an impact on people?

1:11:10 - How to deal with difficult topics through centered and bounded sets

1:16:22 -How to discern when is the right time to bring up a controversial topic

 

 1:27:49 - End Credits



Links mentioned in news segment:

 

Levi’s will test AI-generated clothing models to ‘increase diversity’

https://www.theverge.com/2023/3/27/23658385/levis-ai-generated-clothing-model-diversity-denim

 

Why Phil usually waits to comment on national tragedies

https://twitter.com/philvischer/status/1641852609391624208



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It’s becoming increasingly clear that parental rights is poised to be a significant issue in the 2024 election, particularly as it relates to transgenderism and gender-affirming healthcare. Skye Jethani talks to David French about his recent editorial that provoked a backlash from both ends of the political spectrum. French explains why recent efforts in California and Texas, which take opposite positions on youth transgenderism, both violate the long-affirmed rights of parents to make healthcare decisions for their own children without government interference. Is it another case of both the Right and Left embracing illiberal and unconstitutional tactics to fight the Culture War? Or, does the rise of transgenderism among kids demand the government’s intervention regardless of what parents want?



0:00 - Theme Song

5:22 - Don’t Let the Culture War Degrade the Constitution 

11:00 - Parental Rights in California

21:47 - Parental Rights in Texas

33:52 - Kaylee McGhee White’s Critique

46:52 - Navigating the polarization of our communities 

1:01:40 - End Credits

 

Links mentioned in interview

 

Don’t Let the Culture War Degrade the Constitution

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/03/12/opinion/newsom-desantis-walgreens-constitution.html





Yes, the state has both the right and the responsibility to restrict gender ideology

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/restoring-america/patriotism-unity/yes-the-state-has-both-the-right-and-the-responsibility-to-restrict-gender-ideology



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Description: Rick Warren, the founder and former pastor of Saddleback Church, is speaking out after his church was ejected from the Southern Baptist Convention for ordaining women. Phil explains how the SBC went from being accepting of female leaders, to opposing them, to kicking out churches that depart even slightly on the issue. Then, Kaitlyn talks with Dr. Beth Felker Jones and Dr. Amy Peeler about Joshua Butler’s controversial article comparing the gospel to marital sex. They explain what his article gets fundamentally wrong about the New Testament’s marriage metaphor. Plus, a new study finds evangelicals are the least liked religious group in America, except by evangelicals who think they’re great. And someone is anonymously leaving their mark on Broadway.



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0:00 -  Intro

2:45 - Theme Song

3:55 - News of the Butt

9:03 - Evangelicals loved by Evangelicals, but not anyone else

14:14 - SBC history around women ordination 

26:49 - Denny Burke’s response to Rick Warren

46:14 - Guest Interview - Beth Felker Jones & Amy Peeler

53:47 - Can marriage and sex point us to God?

59:29 - Interpreting the marriage metaphor in Ephesians 5

1::03:11 - Flaws of the giver, receiver framework

1:18:59 - End Credits



Links mentioned in news segment:

 

Fan poops in aisle near Hillary and Chelsea Clinton at Broadway show

https://pagesix.com/2023/03/20/fan-poops-in-aisle-near-hillary-and-chelsea-clinton-at-show/

 

Evangelicals Are the Most Beloved US Faith Group Among Evangelicals

https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2023/march/evangelical-reputation-negative-us-survey-religious-groups-.html

 

 The Southern Baptist Convention’s coming ‘Great Ejection’ https://religionnews.com/2023/03/22/the-southern-baptist-conventions-coming-great-ejection/


Rick Warren Has Done the SBC a Great Service
https://www.dennyburk.com/rick-warren-has-done-the-sbc-a-great-service/



Other resources:

 

The Bible’s Marriage Metaphor Doesn’t Belong In the Bedroom by Amy Peeler

https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2023/march-web-only/marriage-metaphor-ephesians-5-christ-husband-sex-tgc.html

 

Protestant bodies, Protestant bedrooms, & our furious need for a theology thereof by Beth Felker Jones

https://bethfelkerjones.substack.com/p/protestant-bodies-protestant-bedrooms

 

Faithful: A Theology of Sex by Beth Felker Jones

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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

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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

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/ohio-zebra-attack-farm-rcna74911

 

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

https://www.sciencefocus.com/the-human-body/neuroscience-of-cute/

 

Feedback from episode 556’s  discussion on mental health

https://www.holypost.com/post/556-teen-mental-health-revisited-digital-discipleship-with-nona-jones

 

The Four Quadrants of American Politics

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2023/03/house-of-representatives-equity-research-institute-usc-analysis/673422/

 

The fragmentation of evangelical politics

https://currentpub.com/2023/03/16/the-fragmentation-of-evangelical-politics/

 

 

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

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

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Required: God's Call to Justice, Mercy, and Humility to Overcome Racial Division by Claude Alexander - https://amzn.to/3LFJRyk

 

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Feedback on the recent episode about the teen mental health report by the CDC was so strong that the Holy Post gang revisits the topic. Jonathan Haidt says three untruths that fuel depression were embraced by progressives ten years ago, but now they’re commonplace among conservatives too. Then, in 1976, Jimmy Carter represented a biblically-rooted evangelicalism that was also politically progressive. So, why did white evangelicals abandon him—or did they? And former Facebook executive, Nona Jones, explains why social media companies say their mission is to create community but their business models do the opposite. Jones still believes there is hope for these platforms and is now working with YouVersion to build digital disciples. Plus, respected historian, Dave, believes there’s a buried treasure under Kate’s house.

 

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0:00 -  Intro

2:39 - Theme Song

3:00 - The Holy Grail and Ark of the Covenant thought to be found in England

12:16 - Teenage Mental Health

38:10 - Jimmy Carter and Evangelicals 

48:50 - Ryan Burge on race and religion in American politics

 

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55:34 - Guest Interview - Nona Jones

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58:39 - Nona’s time at Facebook

 

1:05:55 - The potential and the limits of technology in the Church

 

1:16:57 - How to use social media for the well-being of people

 

1:29:57 - End Credits

 

Links mentioned in news segment:

 

 Holy Grail and Ark of Covenant thought to be located under an English house - 

https://www.thebrighterside.news/post/2132023-holy-grail-and-ark-of-covenant-thought-to-be-located-under-an-english-house



Why the Mental Health of Liberal Girls Sank First and Fastest - 

https://jonathanhaidt.substack.com/p/mental-health-liberal-girls



Jimmy Carter embodies the ‘road not taken’ by many White evangelical Christians - https://www.cnn.com/2023/03/05/us/jimmy-carter-evangelicals-blake-cec/index.html

 

Ryan Burge - This is how much race matters more than religion in American politics

https://twitter.com/ryanburge/status/1633863039291379712



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The Gospel Coalition published an article last week that brought together every divergent faction of the church to say, “Ick!” While many are discussing the troubling content of the article on social media, the Holy Post crew examines what is says about the troubling state of evangelical publishing. Then, new data finds liberal teens are struggling with depression at higher rates on average than conservative teens. What’s the explanation? And Phil talks to professor Christopher Watkin about his book, “Biblical Critical Theory: How the Bible's Unfolding Story Makes Sense of Modern Life and Culture.” Is critical theory really as evil as some culture warriors say it is? Watkin offers a more thoughtful and Christian perspective on how to critique society. Plus, Japan discovers 7,000 new islands.

 

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0:44 - Intro

3:46 - Islands found

9:40 - The Article

29:23 - Teen mental health and politics

 

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Interview with Christopher Watkin

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53:13 - Social contract

56:20 - Christopher’s story

1:01:32 - Biblical Critical Theory 

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1:04:28 - Defining critical theory

1:10:50 - Augustine

1:16:29 - Analyzing culture through the bible

1:21:50 - Eternal destiny and culture

1:24:28 - Diagonalizing

1:35:31 - End Credits

 

Links mentioned in news segment:

Japan just found 7,000 islands it didn’t know it had - https://www.cnn.com/2023/03/02/asia/japan-islands-double-report-intl-hnk/index.html

 

Please understand that I was the first one who was upset by the bad article - https://mpierce.substack.com/p/please-understand-that-i-was-the

 

Esau McCaulley tweet link - https://twitter.com/esaumccaulley/status/1631380537892806669

 

Why are young liberals so depressed? - https://www.slowboring.com/p/why-are-young-liberals-so-depressed?utm_source=direct&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web



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A new report from the CDC finds a record number of teenage girls are now debilitated by mental illnesses including depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation. And social psychologist Jonathan Haidt says the evidence is abundant that social media is the cause, but the tech industry is resisting any changes. Phil, Kaitlyn, and Skye discuss the social, political, and spiritual dimensions of the crisis. They also revisit the Asbury revival and how previous revivals in America produced both good and bad fruit. New Testament professor, Scot McKnight, talks about his latest book, “Revelation for the Rest of Us.” He argues that a literal reading of the book isn’t just wrong but dangerous. Rather than speculating about timelines and events, McKnight says the book is intended to teach Christians in every age how to be discerning, dissident disciples within Babylon. Plus, unstoppable Canadian super pigs are coming!

 

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News Segment

 

0:00 - Intro

2:44 - Animal News

9:35 - Asbury Revival

26:22 - Mental health and social media

36:47 - Collective action

43:47 - Listening to teenagers

 

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59:29 - Scot McKnight

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1:01: 12 - Speculation approach

1:06:55 - Dispensationalism

1:12:16 - Silence on Revelation

1:18:04 Revelation for the rest of us

1:22:14 - America and Babylon

1:32:37 - End Credits




Links Mentioned in News Segment

 

Hybrid Super Pigs From Canada Are Invading Northern US; Why Are They a Problem? - https://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/42527/20230222/hybrid-super-pigs-canada-invading-northern-why-problem.htm

 

‘Woodstock’ for Christians: Revival Draws Thousands to Kentucky Town - https://www.nytimes.com/2023/02/23/us/kentucky-revival-asbury-university.html

 

Social Media is a Major Cause of the Mental Illness Epidemic in Teen Girls. Here’s the Evidence.-  https://jonathanhaidt.substack.com/p/social-media-mental-illness-epidemic

 

The crisis in American girlhood - https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2023/02/17/teen-girls-mental-health-crisis/

 

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Revelation for the Rest of Us: A Prophetic Call to Follow Jesus as a Dissident Disciple by Scot McKnight - https://amzn.to/3ZpUpoW



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There's no denying that American men are struggling. Depression, drug use, and suicide are on the rise, and there are plenty of voices on the far right eager to blame feminists, the LGBT movement, #MeToo, and the left in general. They say our culture has made traditionally masculine traits "toxic" and stolen from men the one thing they need most—respect. David French explains to Skye Jethani why this diagnosis is wrong. He argues that the real crisis isn't that men lack respect, but that they lack "virtuous purpose." Plus, French and Jethani revisit the war in Ukraine one year after the Russian invasion. While the Biden Administration's support for Ukraine has gotten stronger, overall American support has weakened. What does that mean, and how will this conflict eventually end?

 

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29:47 - The crisis of masculinity

 

34:20 - Christianity and consumerism



43:00 The War in Ukraine

 

1:02:22 Next Presidential election

 

1:08:20 - End Credits

 

Links mentioned in interview

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/02/12/opinion/men-purpose-respect.html 

 

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Direct download: February_French_Friday2.mp3
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She’s finally here! Bible teacher and author Beth Moore joins Kaitlyn Schiess to discuss her new memoir, her calling, and how she found the courage to speak out against the political idolatry of evangelical leaders in 2016. Moore says she learned how to put her faith in Christ himself rather than in Christian people. Also this week, we discuss the revival at Asbury University that’s attracted 20,000 people to a small town in Kentucky—including a lot of Christian celebrities. Is it a genuine movement of God’s Spirit, or a product of social media spin? Could it be both? Plus, a Christian professor discovers why “Florida is where woke goes to die,” evangelicals rejected Jimmy Carter for being too nice, and the Grinch who stole Easter.

 

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0:45 Intro

 

3:35 - Stolen eggs

 

8:35 - Professor in trouble

 

25:47 - Asbury revival

 

38:51 - Jimmy Carter in hospice



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51:50 - Interview Intro

 

53:15 - Beth Moore 

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59:41 - Calling

 

1:08:30 - Risking credibility

 

1:15:00 - Back to 2016

 

1:25:19- End Credits

 

Links mentioned in news segment:

Thief Steals Nearly 200,000 Cadbury Creme Eggs in Britain - https://www.nytimes.com/2023/02/15/world/europe/cadbury-creme-eggs-theft.html

 

English professor in Florida says university is reviewing his employment following complaint over racial justice unit - https://www.cnn.com/2023/02/18/us/palm-beach-atlantic-university-professor-racial-justice-unit/index.html



Asbury Professor: We’re Witnessing a ‘Surprising Work of God’ - https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2023/february-web-only/asbury-revival-1970-2023-methodist-christian-holy-spirit.html



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Direct download: 553_-_News__Interview2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

A Christian campaign spent $20 million on two ads during the Super Bowl, but the “He Gets Us” commercials are facing criticism from both the right and left. One side says the ads did not present the gospel. The other says the campaign’s funders are bigots. And everyone is wondering if the $20 million could have been spent more effectively. Phil, Skye, and Kaitlyn offer their takes. Then, Tim Keller has a new article with his prescription for how Christianity can thrive again in America, but does it all come down to overcoming political idolatry? And a new report from PRRI looks at the sobering data about Christian Nationalism. One-third of Americans are either committed Christian Nationalists or very sympathetic to it, and the majority of them are white evangelicals. Historian Kristin Kobes Du Mez is back to discuss the data and explain the link between Christian Nationalism, patriarchy, and authoritarianism. Plus, a candy factory is sued after workers fall into a chocolate vat.

 

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0:00 -  Intro

 

3:55 - Workers in a vat of chocolate

6:30 - He gets us

 

28:46 - American Christianity 

 

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57:37 - Interview Intro

 

59:00 - Kristin Kobes Du Mez 

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1:11:48 - Christian Nationalism and patriarchy

 

1:29:15 - Demographics

 

1:32:36 - End Credits




Links Mentioned in News Segment

 

Mars Wrigley fined after two workers fell into a tank of chocolate - https://www.cnn.com/2023/02/13/business/mars-wrigley-chocolate-vat-fine/index.html

 

He Gets Us - https://hegetsus.com

 

American Christianity is due for a revival by Timothy Keller - https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2023/02/christianity-secularization-america-renewal-modernity/672948/

 

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A Christian Nation? Understanding the Threat of Christian Nationalism to American Democracy and Culture - https://www.prri.org/research/a-christian-nation-understanding-the-threat-of-christian-nationalism-to-american-democracy-and-culture/

 

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Direct download: 552_-_News__Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

What does it mean to be pro-life? Drawing from the words of Jesus, the Apostles, and the early church, Shane Claiborne says most American Christians have gotten it wrong. His new book, “Rethinking Life: Embracing the Sacredness of Every Person,” argues for the value of the unborn, but also for combating poverty, racism, and other dehumanizing evils. He talks with Skye about how the early church’s consistent ethic of life changed once it gained political power. It’s one thing for a tiny church on the margins of society to apply the teachings of Jesus, but how do we apply his words when Christians have control of governments and armies? Skye is joined after the interview by Christian Taylor and Phil Vischer to debrief Claiborne’s challenging ideas.

 

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0:46-  Intro

 

3:16 - Shane Claiborne

 

Tyre Nichols and policing

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13:55 Rethinking Life

 

28:24 Ethics and power

 

33:49 Abortion

 

48:30 Phil, Skye, Christian debrief

 

1:07:03 End Credits

 

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Direct download: 551_-_Shane_Interview__Debrief.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

How did American politics go from a disagreement over policies to become a war between the forces of good and evil? Phil takes us on a journey through the fascinating origins of the New Apostolic Reformation movement as he traces a line from a professor at Fuller Seminary in the 1980s to the January 6th attack on the Capitol. Along the way, we learn how the movement popularized the integration of culture, politics, and spiritual warfare, and shaped the imaginations of generations of evangelicals. Plus, the Chinese spy balloon is a Rorschach test in the sky. And creepy things are happening to mice at a children’s hospital in Cincinnati.

 

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0:00 -  Intro

2:32 - Chinese balloon

15:18 - Animal News

20:10 -  Charismatic history

53:23 - National Prayer Breakfast

59:40 - End Credits

 

Links mentioned 

 

“Three Chinese Balloons Flew Over US During Trump Presidency” - https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-02-06/us-didn-t-know-about-chinese-balloons-during-trump-until-later 

 

“Scientists Grew Mini Human Guts Inside Mice” - https://www.wired.com/story/scientists-grew-mini-human-guts-inside-mice/#:~:text=In%20search%20of%20a%20better,of%20the%20human%20immune%20system

 

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Direct download: 550_-_News.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

Phil catches up with friend-of-the-show Esau McCaulley (New Testament Professor, NYT columnist, author of CT Book of the Year Reading While Black) for a wide-ranging conversation. Why do we keep getting MLK wrong? What do Black voices give up in order to be invited into white spaces, and is there a better way? What does McCaulley do to refocus on Jesus? And why did he decide his new book should be about, of all things, Lent??

McCaulley is a deep thinker AND a little bit of a goofball. Which makes his conversations with Phil always worth your time.

 

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0:46 - Intro

2:36 - Esau McCaulley interview

5:43 Martin Luther King Jr. 

21:43 Systemic racism

28:01 Black voices in white spaces

41:50 Lent

45:58 End Credits

 

Links mentioned 

 

The Kind of Revolution That Martin Luther King Jr. Envisioned  by Esau McCaulley 

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/15/opinion/martin-luther-king-woke-reparations.html

 

@esaumccaulley

Esaumccaulley.com

 

Lent: The Season of Repentance and Renewal (Fullness of Time, 1) by Esau McCaulley https://amzn.to/3WXNodo

 

Reading While Black by Esau McCaulley https://amzn.to/3Rzw1ys

 

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Direct download: 549_-_Esau_Interview.mp3
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In a video clip from a sermon, influential megachurch pastor Andy Stanley said gay men and women who remain in the church “have more faith than a lot of you.” The backlash has been swift, but are people misunderstanding his point? And why do some Christians think shifting views on sexuality and gender are the greatest threat to the church, while others believe it’s Christian Nationalism and politics? Who’s right? And what does our view say about us? And a new article explains the rise of Spirit Warriors—the independent Christian “prophets” on YouTube mixing politics and spiritual warfare. Where did they come from, and how much influence do they really have?



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News Segment

0:00 - Intro

 

3:46 - Tyre Nichols and tragedies

 

13:07 - Andy Stanley and threats to the American 

 

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35:23 - The rise of spirit warriors 

 

1:01:52 End Credits

 



Links mentioned in news segment:

“Andy Stanley says gay churchgoers 'have more faith than a lot of you'” https://www.christianpost.com/news/andy-stanley-gay-churchgoers-have-more-faith-than-a-lot-of-you.html

 

“The Rise of Spirit Warriors on the Christian Right”

https://newrepublic.com/article/170027/rise-spirit-warriors-christian-right-politics



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Direct download: 548_-_News2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

David French shares about his move to The New York Times, and why MAGA Conservatives call him a “sell out” when journalism on the far right is where the big money is found. Then, Skye and David discuss the 303 Creative case at the Supreme Court. Is creating a website a service or is it speech? The answer will determine whether the government may compel some religious businesses to support same-sex weddings. And new research shows diversity training is largely ineffective. Why do we continue to believe pre-packaged programs—both inside and outside the church—are how to change beliefs and behaviors?

 

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1:09 - Intro

 

2:23 - David French to New York Times

 

16:33 - Diversity Training

 

41:08 - 303 Creative

 

1:03:24 - End Credits

 

David French: https://twitter.com/DavidAFrench

 

Links mentioned in interview

“David French Joins The Times as an Opinion Columnist” - https://www.nytco.com/press/david-french-joins-the-times-as-an-opinion-columnist/

 

“The Most Important Thing You Read Today” - https://thedispatch.com/newsletter/frenchpress/the-most-important-thing-you-read-today/

 

“The Art of Compulsion” - https://thedispatch.com/newsletter/gfile/the-art-of-compulsion/




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The Church of England has decided to not allow same-sex marriages, but it will bless civil same-sex unions. Is it a wise compromise or terrible attempt to dodge a divisive issue? Brazil’s president lost reelection and his conservative Christian supporters stormed the capital. Is the American church exporting its nuttiness? New research from Gallop reveals which professions are the most and least trusted. Where do pastors land on the list? Plus, A.I. is causing layoffs for tech workers, Trump is angry at evangelical leaders, and broken Japanese toilets.

 

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News Segment

 

0:00 - Intro

2:56 - News of the Butt

6:42 - Artificial Intelligence

10:18 - Church of England marriage blessing

 

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28:59 - Capitol riots in Brazil

36:35 - Evangelical endorsements

42:29 - Ethics rankings

51:47 - End Credits



Links mentioned in news segment:

 

“‘See-through toilets’ malfunction in Shibuya” - https://japannews.yomiuri.co.jp/society/general-news/20221217-77930/#:~:text=Tokyo's%20Shibuya%20Ward%20announced%20Friday,see%20inside%20while%20in%20use.

 

“A news site used AI to write articles. It was a journalistic disaster.” - https://www.washingtonpost.com/media/2023/01/17/cnet-ai-articles-journalism-corrections/

 

“Alphabet cuts 12,000 jobs after pandemic hiring spree, refocuses on AI.” - https://www.reuters.com/business/google-parent-lay-off-12000-workers-memo-2023-01-20/

 

“Church of England: Gay couples can't marry but will receive 'God's blessing'” - https://www.christianpost.com/news/church-of-england-gay-couples-cant-marry-but-will-receive-gods-blessing.html

 

“Christians represented significant faction of capital rioters in Brazil” - https://religionnews.com/2023/01/17/christians-represented-significant-faction-of-capital-rioters-in-brazil/

 

“Trump chides onetime evangelical supporters who haven’t endorsed him” - https://religionnews.com/2023/01/17/trump-chides-onetime-evangelical-supporters-who-havent-endorsed-him/

 

“The New Ethics Rankings Are Out. Where Do Pastors Stand?” - https://churchanswers.com/blog/the-new-ethics-rankings-are-out-where-do-pastors-stand/




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Direct download: 546_-_News.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

What story are we in?  A rescue plan to get us out of a dying world?  God's mission to save us from sin?  Is my true purpose in life to "go to heaven and take as many people with me as I can?"  Is the Bible all about Jesus?  Phil sits down with the ever-provocative New Testament Bible scholar Timothy Gombis to talk about the BIG story of the Bible and God's plan for us that's even bigger than "rescue from sin."  After the interview, Skye and Christian join Phil to debrief and sing, in the words of a certain tomato, the "what have we learned?" song.

 

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0:00 - Intro
1:29 - Timothy Gombis Interview

7:07 - Labels and Categories

17:05 - Purpose in life

29:11- Defining evangelism

37:19 - Summarizing the Gospel

 

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50:26 Phil, Skye, Christian debrief 

 

1:08:36- End Credits

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

Martin Luther King Jr. is widely celebrated today, but that wasn’t the case when he was killed in 1968. Esau McCaulley’s editorial explains how King’s current popularity comes from the tendency to cherry pick a few MLK quotes about race, but conveniently overlook his more controversial sermons about poverty, justice, and reparations. What does it mean to take King’s words seriously today? Then, scientists have discovered the enormous psychological benefits of awe—the simultaneous feeling of overwhelming wonder and one’s own insignificance. But are they simply affirming what every religion has known forever, and why have evangelicals given up on awe-inspiring architecture? Plus, the remarkable longevity of a lost turtle.

 

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News Segment

0:00 - Intro

3:33 - Animal News

11:14 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Discussion

18:33 - MLK continued; reparations


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38:03 - The value of AWE and WONDER

 

Links mentioned in news segment:

“Missing Pet Tortoise Found In Attic 30 Years Later — Still Alive And Well” - https://www.thedodo.com/daily-dodo/missing-family-pet-tortoise-lost-for-30-years-found-in-attic-still-alive-and-well

“The Kind of Revolution That Martin Luther King Jr. Envisioned” by Esau McCaulley (New York Times Opinion) - https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/15/opinion/martin-luther-king-woke-reparations.html

“How A Bit of Awe Can Improve Your Health” by Hope Reese (New York Times) - https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/03/well/live/awe-wonder-dacher-keltner.html

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Direct download: HP544News.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

When Damar Hamlin collapsed during Monday Night Football we witnessed an outpouring of public prayer. We also saw a flood of vaccine conspiracy theories hit social media. Phil asks, why are conservative Christians so distrustful of experts and enamored with fringe conspiracies? Then, David French has joined The New York Times. Progressives are upset about his Christian views, and conservatives are accusing him of selling out for acceptance among liberal elites. This launches the hosts into a broader discussion about the difference between principled pluralism and cultural accommodation. And Christian theologians universally agree that the God revealed in the Bible is neither male nor female, but Jesus was a man and he taught us to pray to “Our Father.” How do we reconcile these facts? Kaitlyn Schiess interviews Dr. Amy Peeler about her new book, Women and the Gender of God.
 
 
News Segment
0:00 - Intro
4:05 - Damar Hamlin and conspiracy theories
21:14 - Principled pluralism & cultural accommodation
 
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Interview with Amy Peeler
"Women and the Gender of God" - https://amzn.to/3CDLzLo
Amy Peeler - https://amypeeler.com
 
47:36 - Guest intro
49:08 - About Amy Peeler
52:27 - Gender and God
55:41 - Inclusion in Christ
1:01:18 - Feminist criticisms
1:08:52 - Fatherhood language
1:16:05 - Masculinity and God
1:20:28 - Roles of women
 
1:29:23 - Credits
 
Links mentioned:
“David French Joins The Times as an Opinion Columnist” - https://www.nytco.com/press/david-french-joins-the-times-as-an-opinion-columnist/
 
“David French and the Future of Orthodox Protestantism” by Carl R. Trueman (First Things) - https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2022/11/david-french-and-the-future-of-orthodox-protestantism
 
“Pluralism Isn’t Just for Political Losers” by John Inazu - https://johninazu.substack.com/p/pluralism-isnt-just-for-political
 
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Direct download: The_Holy_Post_1.10.23.mp3
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The pandemic was miserable for mothers, right? New research disputes that claim and shows moms were actually happier than childless women. But not ALL moms. What makes the difference? A survey shows both conservative and progressive Americans believe the absolute worst about each other. Is there any hope for healing the divide? What makes human leg muscles different from other primate species? Phil gets to the bottom of it. And Skye interviews Walter Kim, the president of the National Association of Evangelicals, about what’s broken in the evangelical movement in America and how to repair it. Plus, drunk Santas crash a tank and hormonal Rwandan elephants.

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News Segment
0:00 - Intro
1:30 - Kaitlyn’s trip
6:23 - Santas stuck in hedge
9:55 - News of the Butt
17:41 - “The Married-Mom Advantage”
35:14 - Partisan animosity
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Interview with Walter Kim
National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) - https://www.nae.org


51:05 - Walter Kim intro
52:57 - NAE’s biggest challenges
55:02 - Evangelical label
1:06:15 - Public discipleship
1:20:27 - Evangelicals and pluralism
1:27:30 - Priorities for NAE in 2023
Links and resources mentioned:
“Pub-crawling Santas get armoured vehicle stuck in Cornish hedge” (The Guardian) - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/dec/24/pub-crawling-santas-get-armoured-vehicle-stuck-in-cornish-hedge


“Why Do We Have Butts?” (Gizmodo) - https://gizmodo.com/why-do-we-have-butts-1826004199


“The Married-Mom Advantage” (The Atlantic) - https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/12/motherhood-marriage-pandemic-covid-children/672563/
“Activism and Apathy Are Poisoning American Politics” by David French (The Dispatch) - https://thedispatch.com/newsletter/frenchpress/activism-and-apathy-are-poisoning-american-politics/


Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010 by Charles Murray - https://amzn.to/3X4UNHY


Why We’re Polarized by Ezra Klein - https://amzn.to/3jOVQ0z


Percent of Babies Born to Unmarried Mothers by State - https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/sosmap/unmarried/unmarried.htm


Unmarried Childbearing (U.S.) - https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/unmarried-childbearing.htm


“Presbyterian Church in America Leaves National Association of Evangelicals” (Christianity Today) - https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2022/june/presbyterian-church-leaves-nae.html


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Voices on the right, from Elon Musk to Fox News, are accusing social media companies of violating the First Amendment's protection of free speech. David French is back to talk with Skye Jethani about what speech the First Amendment does, and does not, protect. And he explains why the decision of a private citizen or company, like Twitter, to remove content or limit free speech is not unconstitutional. They also debate what responsibility social media companies do have for the speech they allow on their platforms, as well as court cases in Texas and Florida that could dramatically change how social media functions for all Americans.

0:00 - Intro
2:15 - Free speech and social media
53:24 - Free speech and journalism
1:05:10 - Credits

"Elon Musk and Tucker Carlson Don't Understand the First Amendment" by David French (The Atlantic) - https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/12/elon-musk-and-tucker-carlson-dont-understand-the-first-amendment/672352/
 
"The 'Twitter Files' Show It's Time to Reimagine Free Speech Online" by David French (The Dispatch)

David French: https://twitter.com/DavidAFrench
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Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

or our final episode of 2022, we are sharing with everyone two bonus features that are normally exclusively available to Holy Post supporters. First, you’ll hear an episode of “Christian Asks” where Skye explains what the Bible says, and does not say, about what happens to us after we die. Then, we’re sharing one of the most popular episodes of “Getting Schooled by Kaitlyn Schiess” about the doctrine of the harrowing of hell. After that, Kaitlyn interviews Michael Wear, the founder and president of The Center for Christianity and Public Life.

0:00 - Intro
2:01 - Christian Asks... What actually happens after we die?
19:21 - Getting Schooled by Kaitlyn Schiess: The Harrowing of Hell 101
52:23 - With God Daily
Interview with Michael Wear
Michael Wear - https://www.michaelwear.com
The Center for Christianity & Public Life - https://www.ccpubliclife.org

53:19 - Michael Wear intro
53:55 - Faith journey
1:01:46 - Politics journey
1:07:15 - Center for Christianity and Public Life overview
1:12:21 - Spiritual formation and policies
1:25:25 - Pre-2024 formation
1:30:09 - Credits
Resources
“He Descended to the Dead: An Evangelical Theology of Holy Saturday” by Matthew Y. Emerson - https://amzn.to/3Kjqg4o


“The Crucifixion: Understanding the Death of Jesus Christ” by Fleming Rutledge - https://amzn.to/3QEiJ2h


“Forsaken: The Trinity and the Cross, and Why It Matters” by Thomas McCall - https://amzn.to/3cno66W

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:12pm CST

What were the most important stories of 2022? Phil, Skye, and Christian discuss the embrace of Christian Nationalism, political and cultural issues dividing evangelicalism, and how Twitter has deteriorated into a middle school lunchroom food fight. They also discuss their predictions for 2023 including the frightening rise of A.I., and how a bus could bring Americans together. The hosts are also interrupted by an unexpected guest who wants to set the record straight about the War on Christmas, and why Phil is on the “Naughty List.” Plus, everyone’s favorite Christmas songs, hymns, and movies, and cows flee a live Nativity.

Patreon Bonus: Christian Asks... What is the biblical definition of “heaven”? - https://www.patreon.com/posts/76174103

0:00 - Intro
3:10 - Favorite carols and movies
7:32 - Cows escape nativity event
10:51 - Secret guest segment
25:39 - Stories from 2022
1:08:28 - Predictions for 2023
1:13:15 - Credits


Links:
“After cows escaped its live nativity event, this North Carolina church had a not-so-silent night” - https://www.deseret.com/faith/2022/12/12/23506219/animals-escape-church-live-nativity

“Unitarians and Episcopalians Created American Christmas” by Daniel K. Williams (Christianity Today) - https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2022/december-web-only/christmas-advent-history-unitarians-episcopalians-created.html

“13 stranded strangers took a road trip to Knoxville - here’s what happened” - https://www.local3news.com/local-news/13-stranded-strangers-took-a-road-trip-to-knoxville---heres-what-happened/article_d2c0e4f2-764d-11ed-8c34-73e8efc61ef8.html

“Nostradamus predictions 2023: World War III, new Pope, Mars landing and more” - https://www.timesnownews.com/viral/nostradamus-predictions-2023-world-war-iii-new-pope-mars-landing-and-more-article-95614887

Mike Erre - https://twitter.com/mikeerre

Mike Erre’s podcast - https://voxologypodcast.com

Holy Post website: https://www.holypost.com/

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Direct download: HP540.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

A Texas megachurch is facing criticism after a viral TikTok video showed a rehearsal of its Christmas production with drummers flying over the crowd on wires. The church says it’s simply offering its best to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Critics say it’s an extravagant violation of Jesus’ humble spirit. Who’s right? New data says Americans are far more isolated and lonely than ever before, and it’s not because of Covid. Is the church the solution or part of the problem? And a researcher offers three surprising explanations for why the decline of religion in the U.S. didn’t start until the 1990s. Then, Old Testament scholar Carmen Imes answers questions about the book of Exodus. Why did God harden Pharaoh’s heart? What does it really mean to take God’s name in vain? And how do all of the details about the tabernacle apply to Christians today?

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News Segment
0:00 - Intro
2:49 - Megachurch Christmas production
21:12 - Loneliness
39:01- Why Americans are leaving their churches
Sponsors
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Interview with Carmen Imes
BibleProject Classroom on Exodus - https://bibleproject.com/classroom/overview/exodus-overview/


Carmen Imes - https://twitter.com/carmenjoyimes


55:42 - Interview intro
57:16 - Why Exodus is important
58:55 - Pharoah’s heart being hardened
1:03:58 - Taking the Lord’s name in vain
1:10:54 - Tabernacle
1:19:05 - Golden calf story
1:26:05 - BibleProject Exodus course


Links mentioned in news segment:
Holy Post 529: Rapture Anxiety and Why Analog Discipleship is Better with Jay Y. Kim - https://www.holypost.com/post/episode-529-rapture-anxiety-why-analog-discipleship-is-better-with-jay-y-kim


“Texas Megachurch responds to backlash over opulent Christmas show” (Houston Chronicle) -
https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/texas-megachurch-tiktok-17616329.php


“Americans are choosing to be alone. Here’s why we should reverse that” (Washington Post) - https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/11/23/americans-alone-thanksgiving-friends/


“Why Americans are leaving their churches” (Religion News Service) - https://religionnews.com/2022/12/01/why-americans-are-leaving-their-churches/


Other resources:
“Bearing God’s Name: Why Sinai Still Matters” by Carmen Joy Imes - https://amzn.to/3uQbKKp


Carmen Imes on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/CarmenJoyImesPhD


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Direct download: HP539.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

Reactions to last week’s show were strong. The Holy Post crew responds to listener feedback about LGBTQ representation in movies and Al Mohler’s defense of conservatism. Former SBC president, Johnny Hunt, was removed from ministry for sexual assault, but last week four ministry colleagues decided it was time to “restore” him. When should disgraced pastors return to ministry, and have congregational and non-denominational churches proven to be incapable of holding toxic leaders accountable? A new Twitter scandal offers more evidence that Christian Nationalism is a mask for racism and misogyny. Then, friend of the podcast Drew Dyck is back to recommend four books covering topics like the formative power of suffering, new medical research about addiction, the best way to read through the Bible, and a novel about Ireland in the 1980s. Plus, Drew’s war against fake Christmas trees.

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News Segment
0:00 - Intro
3:36 - Last week debrief
21:22 - Rotten pastoral restoration
31:25 - Christian nationalism and kinism
47:43 - Sponsor: Faithful Counseling
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Interview with Drew Dyck
Drew Dyck - https://www.drewdyck.com


48:49 - Drew’s Views intro
49:48 - Christmas trees
52:53 - Book 1: “Beautiful People Don’t Just Happen”
58:05 - Book 2: “The Myth of Normal”
1:14:20 - Book 3: “Small Things Like These”
1:18:44 - Book 4: “52 Weeks in the Word”


Drew’s book recommendations:
“Beautiful People Don’t Just Happen: How God Redeems Regret, Hurt, and Fear in the Making of Better Humans” by Scott Sauls - https://amzn.to/3VylJQa


“The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture” by Gabor Maté - https://amzn.to/3uvclkv


“Small Things Like These” (a novel) by Claire Keegan - https://amzn.to/3FwCUfr


“52 Weeks in the Word: A Companion for Reading Through the Bible in a Year” by Trillia J. Newbell - https://amzn.to/3usdTf2


Other links mentioned:
Last week’s Holy Post episode, 537 - https://www.holypost.com/post/537-the-war-over-christmas-movies-gen-z-s-mental-health-with-josh-packard


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Direct download: HP538.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

For more than a century, the American church has been arguing about the exact scope and boundaries of God’s mission. Is the gospel narrowly about the redemption of people’s souls, or does it also care about redeeming the world, society, and broken systems? In other words, is justice part of God’s gospel mission? The way we answer that question has massive implications for what work we believe ultimately matters. This debate has torn the American church apart, but it’s not one shared by many of our sisters and brothers around the world where a holistic vision of God’s mission is just assumed rather than contested. Pastor Luis Luna from Honduras joins Skye Jethani to discuss why he doesn’t separate the care of people’s souls, from the care of their bodies, or the reformation of society. And how this holistic approach to mission sometimes creates problems when well-meaning American Christians bring their narrow definition of the gospel to Central America.

 

“Inalienable: How Marginalized Kingdom Voices Can Help Save the American Church” by Eric Costanzo, Daniel Yang, and Matthew Soerens - https://amzn.to/3RyObjc


0:00 - Intro

Interview with Luis Luna
2:41 - Luis’ community and immigration
7:51 - Americans and cross-cultural mission
16:45 - Collaborative vision of mission
20:08 - Social justice and the gospel
26:43 - Social reform

Sponsor
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Debrief with Matthew Soerens and Eric Costanzo
37:22 - Positive role of short-term missions?
43:15 - Measuring successful mission
47:25 - Systemic problems and changes
57:50 - Gen Z hope
1:02:54 - Credits

Other resources mentioned:
Association For a More Just Society - https://www.asj-us.org

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

In 2015, the Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v Hodges that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marriage. With the recent overturning of Roe v Wade, some are concerned Obergefell may be overturned next. Recently, David French wrote an article supporting a bipartisan bill to protect the legal right to same-sex marriage, and he’s faced an avalanche of criticism for it. In this episode, he talks with Skye Jethani about the Respect for Marriage Act and responds to the critics who say the bill is a threat to religious liberty. French also explains why he’s changed his mind about civil same-sex marriage while remaining opposed to it theologically.

0:00 - Intro
00:28 - Respect for Marriage Act and David’s articles
28:37 - Criticism 1: Religious liberty protections
38:03 - Criticism 2: Cultural concerns
1:02:26 - Credits


Links:
“Pluralism Has Life Left in It Yet” by David French (The Atlantic) - https://newsletters.theatlantic.com/the-third-rail/6377fb0dce44df0038de4c62/respect-for-marriage-same-sex-religious-freedom/


“Why I Changed My Mind About Law And Marriage, Again” by David French (The Dispatch) - https://thedispatch.com/newsletter/frenchpress/why-i-changed-my-mind-about-law-and-marriage-again/


“The parable of David French” by R. Albert Mohler Jr. (World) - https://wng.org/opinions/the-parable-of-david-french-1669034447


“An Open Letter to Those Who Think I’ve Lost My Christian Faith” by David French (The Dispatch) - https://thedispatch.com/newsletter/frenchpress/an-open-letter-to-those-who-think-ive-lost-my-christian-faith/


David French: https://twitter.com/DavidAFrench


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Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

The Hallmark Channel is now producing Christmas movies with LGBTQ characters and relationships leading the network’s former CEO to launch a new holiday movie channel with straight relationships only. The Holy Post crew discusses the role of representation in entertainment, and why a number of recent LGBTQ-centric movies have bombed at the box office. Then, Al Mohler attacked David French for not opposing civil same-sex marriages leading Phil to ask whether Mohler is more interested in defending Christianity or just conservatism. And Skye talks with Josh Packard from Springtide Research about the mental health of Gen Z. New data says young people who engage in spiritual practices experience greater mental health, but they’re not the practices most congregations promote.

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News Segment
00:00 - Intro and updates
5:19 - The war over Christmas movies
34:42 - David French and Al Mohler
Interview with Josh Packard
Springtide Research Institute: Gen Z and Mental Health - https://www.springtideresearch.org/gen-z-mental-health

51:31 - Interview intro
52:35 - Big takeaways from recent findings
55:12 - Creating healthy environments
58:33 - Gen Z and spiritual practices
1:05:30 - Safety in faith communities
1:08:37 - Challenge vs despair
1:11:32 - Loneliness and connection
1:23:53 - Further resources
1:26:45 - Credits

Other links mentioned:
“The parable of David French” by R. Albert Mohler Jr. (World) - https://wng.org/opinions/the-parable-of-david-french-1669034447
“Candace Cameron Bure Wants to Put Christianity Back in Christmas Moves” (Wall Street Journal) - https://www.wsj.com/articles/candace-cameron-bure-great-american-family-11668205295
Holy Post Episode 529: Rapture Anxiety & Why Analog Discipleship is Better with Jay Y. Kim - https://www.holypost.com/post/episode-529-rapture-anxiety-why-analog-discipleship-is-better-with-jay-y-kim
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Direct download: HP537_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

Just in time for the holidays, the Holy Post crew is answering another round of voicemails from our Patreon supporters. On this episode, Phil, Skye, and Kaitlyn respond to listener questions about how much confidence to put in archeological evidence for the Bible, how did Christians interpret Revelation before the recent invention of "Left Behind" theology, when does satire and social media become sinful, what abortion policies could most Americans agree on, and how do you practice the Sabbath with a demanding job and young kids? Plus, they offer practical advice for avoiding arguments with your family about politics and religion during holiday gatherings.

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00:44 - Intro
6:08 - Ben: Holiday family conversations
11:55 - Brad and Carrie: Dispensationalism
22:58 - Millie: Mocking
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27:05 - Cody: Healthy social media use
32:02 - Mark: Sabbath
36:08 - Ali: Archeology and the Bible
46:08 - Peter: How nations treat foreigners
52:03 - Trudie: Political thinking around helping the poor
1:02:31 - Yong: Policies around abortion
1:09:57 - Credits


Past episodes and other resources mentioned:
Holy Post Episode 244: Cultural Lies, Human Longings & the Gospel with Trevin Wax - https://www.holypost.com/holy-post-podcast/episode/1c5a47cf/episode-244-cultural-lies-human-longings-and-the-gospel-withtrevin-wax


Holy Post Episode 410: White Privilege, Cancel Culture, & Reading Revelation with Juan Hernandez - https://www.holypost.com/post/episode-410-white-privilege-cancel-culture-reading-revelation-with-juan-hernandez


Holy Post Episode 506: The Pro-Life Case for Paid Family Leave with Rachel Anderson - https://www.holypost.com/post/episode-506-the-pro-life-case-for-paid-family-leave-with-rachel-anderson


“The Millennial Maze” by Stanley J. Grenz - https://amzn.to/3tTUljk


“The Liturgy of Politics” by Kaitlyn Schiess - https://amzn.to/3GzrGI1


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Direct download: HP536.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

The U.S. midterm elections were full of surprises. The Holy Post crew asks if the political side of the pro-life movement has hit a wall, and if the Republican Party is really moving on from Donald Trump. Then, new data shows a sharp rise among evangelicals who didn’t attend college and who don’t attend church identifying as Republicans. What does it mean? And a new book chronicles the rise of Charlie Kirk, Candace Owens, and the rage-fueled conservative youth culture. Then, Skye talks to Christianity Today’s Morgan Lee about what global Christian leaders think about guns and self-defense. Her reporting on the issue reveals a wide spectrum of beliefs, how our perspective may be more cultural than biblical, and why dysfunctional governments elevate the appeal of guns. Plus, no one accidentally licks a toad.

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Christian Asks... Salvation and the Sinner’s Prayer - https://www.patreon.com/posts/74702525/

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News Segment
0:00 - Intro
4:26 - Psychedelic toads
9:24 - Midterm election debrief
22:33 - Conservative youth culture
34:01 - New data on evangelical Republicans


42:44 - Sponsor: Faithful Counseling


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Interview with Morgan Lee
“Should Christians Own Guns for Self-Defense? A Global Snapshot” (Christianity Today) - https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2022/october-web-only/guns-christians-self-defense-mass-shootings-protection.html


Morgan Lee: https://twitter.com/Mepaynl


43:58 - Interview intro
47:42 - Article overview
51:38 - “God-given right to self-defense”
59:18 - Biblical basis for arguments
1:10:34 - Safe societies and effectiveness of government
1:14:42 - Credits


Links from news segment:
Christian’s film, “The Girl Who Wore Freedom” - https://geni.us/TheGirlWhoWoreFreedom


“Please stop licking psychedelic toads, National Park Service warns” (Washington Post) - https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2022/11/08/national-park-toad-sonoran-desert-hallucinogenic/


“How America’s conservative youth youth movement grew a powerhouse on the cult of rage” (Religion News Service) - https://religionnews.com/2022/10/31/how-americas-conservative-youth-movement-grew-a-powerhouse-on-the-cult-of-rage/


Data from Ryan Burge on evangelical Republicans -https://twitter.com/ryanburge/status/1588292184914432000


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Direct download: HP535.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

With the midterm elections happening in the U.S., we’ve seen a rise in both hyperbolic political rhetoric and political violence. There’s evidence that fewer Christians are willing to denounce the use of armed conflict to achieve political goals, with some even arguing America was founded on it. Are they right? Is there a Christian case for political violence? Then, Skye interviews Joe Leininger, a Christian business leader about his journey from believing God only cared about ministry to a much wider vision of his work in the world. Leininger’s new book, “Dirt Clods and Donkeys: An experiment in mentoring that changed lives,” explores how he has helped other Christians in the marketplace develop a more integrated faith. Also this week—Indiana police pursue Pikachu, don’t kiss camels in Qatar, and Kaitlyn explains why she’s a nerd but not a geek.

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News Segment
00:00 - Intro
5:27 - Police pursue Pikachu
11:27 - Camels in Qatar
18:35 - Political violence
42:25 - Sponsor: Biola University’s Talbot School of Theology
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Interview with Joe Leininger
“Dirt Clods and Donkeys” - https://amzn.to/3G22UQE

Joe Leininger - https://joeleininger.com
43:36 - Interview intro
46:09 - Formation in faith and business
51:28 - Christian assumptions about business
55:50 - A wider vision of God’s work in the world
1:01:45 - Capitalism
1:05:44 - Risk and allocation of resources
1:09:31 - Mentoring
1:14:10 - Credits
Links from news segment:
“Indiana man dressed as Pikachu ran from police on lawn mower, cops say” - https://fox59.com/indiana-news/indiana-man-dressed-as-pikachu-ran-from-police-on-lawn-mower-cops-say/

“World Cup fans told ‘steer clear of camels’ in Qatar due to bug ‘deadlier than Covid’ - https://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/world-cup-camels-covid-bug-28373022

“Some American Protestants Aren’t Letting Go of Revolution” - https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2022/november/protestants-political-violence-protest-pelosi.html

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Direct download: HP534_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CST

Elon Musk announced his takeover of Twitter by carrying a porcelain sink into the headquarters. Will his plan to loosen restrictions on social media help or hurt the country? Archeologist have discovered a new way to verify events in the Old Testament, but Phil wonders if anyone really cares. And is it ever loving for Christians to mock their opponents? The gang examines six rules for Christian mockery from the 17th century and why they may not apply today. Then, spiritual director Ruth Haley Barton explains how she came to see sabbath as a gift rather than an obligation. Her new book, “Embracing Rhythms of Work and Rest,” looks at why we struggle to practice sabbath rest, the challenge of technology, and how to make sabbath a lifestyle and not just a weekly discipline. Plus, the saving power of worm spit.

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News Segment
0:00 - Intro
5:08 - Worm spit
9:12 - Elon Musk and Twitter
18:57 - Geomagnetic fields and Biblical narratives
29:46 - Rules for Christian mockery


45:21 - Sponsor: Biola University’s Talbot School of Theology
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Interview with Ruth Haley Barton
“Embracing Rhythms of Work and Rest: From Sabbath to Sabbatical and Back Again” - https://amzn.to/3FSkMgP

Ruth Haley Barton - https://www.ruthhaleybarton.com

46:33 - Interview intro
49:09 - Spiritual formation
52:59 - Value of sabbath
56:34 - Guilt around sabbath
1:00:47 - More than a day of rest
1:04:46 - Sabbath as delight
1:07:00 - Challenges of technology
1:17:55 - A communal practice
1:24:24 - Credits
Links from news segment:


“Worm spit could be a secret cure to the world’s plastic problem” (Inverse) - https://www.inverse.com/innovation/worm-saliva-plastic-pollution

“TAU, HU Scientific Breakthrough: Geomagnetic Fields Reveal Truth of Biblical Narratives” (Jewish Press) - https://www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/tau-hu-scientific-breakthrough-geomagnetic-fields-reveal-truth-of-biblical-narratives/2022/10/25/

“Can you laugh at your enemies and love them? Rules for Christian mockery” (The Christian Post) - https://www.christianpost.com/voices/can-you-laugh-at-your-enemies-and-love-them.html

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