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Join VeggieTales and What's in the Bible? creator Phil Vischer and co-host Skye Jethani (author, speaker, pastor) for a fast-paced and often funny conversation about pop culture, media, theology, and the fun, fun, fun of living a thoughtful Christian life in an increasingly post-Christian culture.
 
Join the RELEVANT team as they tackle the intersection of faith and culture like no one else — all with a hilarious twist! In addition to the week's news and randomness, Cameron Strang, Jesse Carey, Jamie Ivey, Derek Minor and Tyler Huckabee are joined by thought-provoking leaders, influencers, and artists you don't want to miss.
 
Truce is a history podcast about the Christian Church, from pyramid schemes to political campaigns. Is the US a Christian nation? Why do some Christians like Donald Trump? Season three explores how the rise of communism and socialism in Russia changed the American Christian Church. Podcast Magazine says Truce is, "reminiscent of Malcolm Gladwell". Truce is hosted by Chris Staron, writer/ director of the films "Bringing up Bobby" and "Between the Walls", and author of "Cradle Robber".
 
The Happy Hour Podcast is hosted by Jamie Ivey, and each week she brings a guest to the show. During the happy hour they will discuss anything and everything just as if you were around the table with your own girlfriends. Jamie loves to connect with women and encourage them as they journey through life. These conversations will make you laugh and cry all in one. The Happy Hour will be something you look forward to each week. You will be encouraged as you listen to other women talk about the ...
 
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EngagingChurch is the twice-per-month podcast where we engage in the conversations that matter to the church. If you’re a pastor, lay leader or small group member, this is a resource for you to continue the conversation in your ministry and community. Share your comments at zondervanblog.com, or email engagingchurch@zondervan.com. EngagingChurch is powered by Zondervan, but the views expressed in the podcast do not necessarily reflect the views of Zondervan.
 
Candid conversations about Theology, Church, and Mission, hosted by Jay Kim and Isaac Serrano. The Regeneration Podcast is a series of conversations with a variety of people - church leaders, authors, academics, creatives, and you - exploring some of today’s most confusing and difficult questions about the theology and mission of the Christian church. Our aim is to create a thoughtful, interesting, and engaging dialogue that confronts the toughest questions, rather than shying away from them ...
 
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My guest for The Happy Hour #429 is Skye Jethani. Skye Jethani is the host of The Holy Post podcast and an author of several incredible books, including What If Jesus Was Serious? In today’s show, Skye dives into how crucial discipleship is in the church and why homogenous communities cause us to miss out on the ways God can change us through other…
 
Conservative evangelicals organized into a political movement in the 1970s in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize abortion. Or did they? Historian Randall Balmer argues this origin story for the Religious Right is a myth. He talks to Skye about the real origins of the movement and how it explains the current state of white evangeli…
 
*TRIGGER WARNING: This episode mentions sexual abuse, assault, and suicide. Please listen with caution. “The walk has not been easy, but there’s nowhere else I’d rather be. With everything that comes with the walk, this is where I want to be.” No matter what we’ve been through, our walk with Christ is never easy - and Rosie Rivera’s story is a clea…
 
Become a patron of the show and help me make even more great episodes! Donate by visiting www.patreon.com/trucepodcast When you think of the world's worst mass murderers, King Leopold II doesn't usually come up. But due to his forced labor practices in the Congo, nearly 10 million people lost their lives. He did this by pretending that his actions …
 
Dr. Hillary McBride joins us today to discuss the powerful idea of “embodiment” — viewing our bodies as more than just physical things. Plus, we dig into robot dogs with guns, why Amazon is listening in on us, turning hobbies into themed rooms and more. And stick around to the end for the Spooky Season Spectacular game! --- This episode is sponsore…
 
“Confession is not a ‘guilt’ confession. It’s an ‘aligning with God’ confession. I want to get in line with what is true so I am confessing that this has been untrue, and now I want to believe truly from this core place.” Heather MacFadyen wrote online before Facebook existed. After years of blog entries, in 2013 she launched a trailblazing podcast…
 
The prosperity gospel isn’t just about health and wealth. Historian Kate Bowler says pragmatic values, simple solutions, and the endless quest for self-improvement, have infected most of the church in subtle ways. Kaitlyn Schiess talks to Dr. Bowler about her own battle with cancer, and how it’s helped her move beyond cliches like “Everything happe…
 
“The goal is not to have a perfect teenager...our goal was that they’d love Jesus and love their neighbor.” This was the interview I needed. Dave and Ann Wilson, founders of a multi-campus church and family coaches, talk all about parenting and launching kids into their identity. Their newest book No Perfect Parents shares easy-to-apply principles …
 
On today’s episode, author and speaker Ruth Chou Simons joins us to discuss how we can push back on the negative self-improvement narrative. Plus, we’ve got some crazy slices about wizards, bumblebees and enneagrams. And at the end we have our best round of Epic Battle ever! You will be thinking about this all week long. Listen now! --- This episod…
 
Something Old: Josh’s: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Lindsey’s: The 36th Chamber of Shaolin Something New: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Josh’s Proposal: Shang-Chi takes an interesting and bold viewpoint on identity Lindsey’s Proposal: What I most appreciate about Shang-Chi is that you don’t have to see all the MCU movies to enjoy it S…
 
Bear Reinhart from NEEDTOBREATHE joins us on today’s episode. Plus, we discuss the shocking news of Katie Couric editing Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s comments on RELEVANT News, the need for a rescuing duck boat and more. Stick around to the end to hear last week's responses to our question about Hell Houses. Things get pretty wild! --- This episode is spo…
 
“These deep cries of our heart, these places of pain, anguish, hurt, anger. The place to bring that, first and foremost, is to God in prayer.” Jamin Goggin serves as a pastor at Mission Hills Church in San Marcos, California. Back in 2017, Jamin released the book "The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb" with his co-author Kyle Strobel. When t…
 
This week is a special a double feature! First, Phil talks to Esau McCaulley about his recent NY Times editorial about President Biden’s vengeance against terrorists in Afghanistan. McCaulley asks why so few Christian politicians seem to have Christian instincts, and what role should forgiveness have in American foreign policy. Then, Skye interview…
 
“Jesus came as a teacher to give us new mental maps to reality so that we can follow Him, live under His teaching, and show up to reality in such a way that we flourish and we thrive and we have eternal life.” What a beautiful reminder from today’s guest, John Mark Comer. John Mark Comer is the founding pastor of Bridgetown Church in Portland, Oreg…
 
Become a patron of the show and help me make even more great episodes! Donate by visiting www.patreon.com/trucepodcast The British slave trade had several well-known opponents: William Wilberforce and John Newton (who wrote "Amazing Grace") to name a few. But historian Adam Hochschild ("King Leopold's Ghost", "To End All Wars") argues that history …
 
On today’s episode, Sadie Robertson Huff joins us to explore how we can live on purpose. Plus, we discuss the failed plan to spread joy with a Mike Meyers mask, the actual joy of COVID-19 deaths decreasing, and the insanity of an art gallery paying thousands of dollars for a blank canvas. At the end, Jamie, Jesse and Kristen each take a turn defend…
 
Things get a little crazy on today’s episode: Andy Mineo joins us to talk about his brand new album, ‘Never Land II.’ Plus, Kristen Howerton is back! She joins us to discuss Facebook’s crazy week and hell houses, and we look through your submissions for last week’s editorial question of the week about crazy MLMs. --- This episode is sponsored by · …
 
Today's episode is a special sneak-peek into the podcast that I co-host with Aaron, On The Other Side! We were so blown away by this conversation that I decided to share it with my happy hour listeners! 30 years ago, Amy Grant released her iconic album Heart In Motion, which launched her career into new heights. Her music is a huge reason for the r…
 
Friend of the show Derwin Gray has a new book! When did he have time to write it? We don’t know! But he also found time to sit down with Skye and talk about it. Derwin says the Lord’s Prayer isn’t just a prayer, but an entire catechism of faith, a lesson in communing with God, and a call for the people of God to engage in issues of justice. He unpa…
 
My very first kids’ book is officially out in the world! God Made You To Be You released yesterday and I am so proud of this work. People have asked what inspired me to write a children’s book and it was actually the book I released last October, You Be You! Chapter 8 of You Be You is all about blooming where you’re planted, and that chapter sparke…
 
On today’s episode, Derwin Gray joins us to discuss how we can utilize prayer to get our lives back on track. Plus, we get into what Derek’s "Rap Snacks" flavor would be, Amazon’s “Astro” robot, Kenneth Copeland’s latest attempt to get money for a private jet and the clown shortage in Northern Ireland. And stick around to the end when we play Myste…
 
Riley Clemmons joins us today to talk about how her faith keeps her grounded and how she wants to grow as an artist. Plus, we discuss the recent controversy rising in the Southern Baptist Convention on RELEVANT News, and Jesse explains how he is on his way to becoming the next great football coach (at least, in his eyes). And we reveal some of the …
 
“No healing takes place without side effects.” A true and powerful statement from today’s guest, Dr. Curt Thompson. Curt is a professional psychiatrist with who I became friends recently after joining his confessional community. I was so blown away by his community and the work he’s doing to help people tell their stories more truly. Whether it’s o…
 
Philip Yancey is one of the best-selling contemporary Christian authors, and his books helped millions find a more authentic faith long before “deconstruction” was a hashtag. His new memoir, “Where the Light Fell,” tells how he escaped the racist, fundamentalist Christianity of his youth, and his lifelong quest to find God’s grace in a world of suf…
 
Become a patron of the show and help me make even more great episodes! Donate by visiting www.patreon.com/trucepodcast Multi-level marketing companies have many similarities to cults: They tend to have strong authoritarian leaders They expect you to believe their philosophy They separate you from your loved ones and people who question the MLM They…
 
Levi Lusko tells us how the next generation of believers is shaping the Church and what we can do to encourage and equip Gen Z. Plus we have some of our most unbelievable Slices, from mammoth’s coming back from the dead to Chick-fil-a sandwiches being sold on a Sunday! And find out what a “damp squib” is in our brand new game, The Queen’s English. …
 
Senior editor of The Dispatch and constitutional attorney, David French, and Holy Post co-host, Skye Jethani, discuss why the executive committee of the Southern Baptist Convention should waive their attorney-client privilege in the ongoing abuse investigation. Then, French explains why the increase in self-identified evangelicals between 2016 and …
 
Jackie Hill Perry is back for The Happy Hour #428! In today’s show, Jackie and I chat all about the holiness of God, what it means, and why it’s important to understand. I love how Jackie reminds us that understanding God’s holiness changes the way we see Him. She says, “If God can’t sin against me, that means that all of His dealings towards me ar…
 
Happy Friday! Award-winning director Ted Melfi joins us today to discuss his latest film, ‘The Starling,’ starring Melissa McCarthy and Chris O’Dowd as a couple trying to find hope in a tragic situation. Plus, on RELEVANT News we discuss the tragedy of the 710 indigenous women who have gone missing since 2011. We also discuss the unbelievable MLM s…
 
Data from the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) has found that white Christians—including mainline Protestants, Catholics, and evangelicals—are the most racist religious group in America, Robert P. Jones, the CEO of PRRI, says this isn’t a bug within white American Christianity, but a feature. He discusses his new book “White Too Long” abou…
 
My guest for The Happy Hour #427 is Clarissa Moll. Clarissa Moll is an award-winning writer who helps grieving people find flourishing after loss. She co-hosts Christianity Today's "Surprised by Grief" podcast and hosts hope*writers' "The Writerly Life" podcast where she encourages writers to craft their own joyful new stories. Clarissa dove into h…
 
On today’s episode, pastor John Mark Comer joins us to discuss how Christians can best pursue truth in a world that constantly spreads lies. Plus, we talk about the Beanie Babies scandal on Ebay, how Jeff Bezos is trying to find eternal life his own way, the cringeworthy idea of turning social justice into a reality show competition and more. Stick…
 
My guest for The Happy Hour #426 is Dustin Nickerson! Dustin Nickerson is a stand-up comedian and SUCH a delight to have on the show - I needed a good laugh! He has a comedy special that’s now available on YouTube and I HIGHLY recommend it. In this episode, Dustin talks about his past in ministry and how he picked up stand-up on a whim! He spent ye…
 
Happy Friday! On today’s episode, the incredibly talented Jessica Chastain joins us to talk about her new film, ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye,’ and what she thinks we get wrong about Tammy Faye Bakker. Plus, we discuss how flawed Facebook’s algorithm is and why society is more interested in divisive and fake news. And stick around for the end because we …
 
Why are people inside the church often no healthier or happier than those outside? Author Alan Noble says we are suffering from a kind of mass psychosis and going to church won’t solve it. His new book, “You Are Not Your Own” challenges our understanding of identity and purpose, and calls us to a less modern, more Christian, vision of life. Also th…
 
My guest for The Happy Hour #425 is Mike Todd, pastor of Transformation Church! His newest book Crazy Faith comes out next week and is loaded with truth and encouragement. Mike joined me on the podcast last year and it was such a blast, I just had to have him back! We caught up on the importance of sabbatical, and welcoming his new daughter into th…
 
Become a patron of the show and help me make even more great episodes! Donate by visiting www.patreon.com/trucepodcast Multi-level marketing (MLM) is a relatively new invention. It was created when a failed vitamin salesman named Carl Rehnborg was out of options. So his wife suggested that he attend a rally by Dale Carnegie, author of "How to Win F…
 
Rebekah Lyons, author and speaker, joins us for today’s episode to discuss the importance of surrendering our “yes” to God even in the midst of uncertainty. Plus, we discuss the flawed plan of faking a vaccine card and the epidemic of the McDonald’s McFlurries machine always being down, and we debate the braggability of being in the Boy Scouts. And…
 
My guest for The Happy Hour #424 is Max Lucado. Max Lucado is a San Antonio-based pastor and best-selling author with more than 145 million products in print. His latest book is You Were Made for This Moment: Courage for Today and Hope for Tomorrow, which comes out next week! In today’s show, Max dives into what it really looks like to stand up for…
 
The Friday episode is here! Today, the one and only Derek Minor speaks with Jennifer Hudson about her upcoming role as the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin in the biopic ‘Respect.’ Plus, we remember legendary actor Michael K. Williams for who he was on and off the screen. And we celebrate the beginning of fall by quizzing our knowledge of Taylor Swift…
 
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