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DIVORCE with Latifah Alattas of Moda Spira

Latifah Alattas takes us behind the scenes of her latest album DIVORCE. How does one chronicle the ending of a marriage? What’s important in recovery? And exactly how many parallel universes are there? All this and more on the latest episode!

Let Them Fight

While the other cohosts are away, JR. and Tara give the listeners what they want: more fighting! There’s nothing too trivial for us to consider, and disagree about!

Natasha Robinson Invites Us on a Sojourner’s Journey

Who gets to call themselves ‘woke’? What does it mean to be awake to the realities of our world? Author and leadership expert Natasha Robinson joins us as we explore what consciousness looks like today. Her new book is a leadership book like no other.

A Trinitarian Theology of Leadership

Leadership is a divisive word among pastors. Should the church value leadership? Or is that kneeling to cultural trends? Might there be a different leadership paradigm? Rev. Deanna Hayden joins us to explore how a Wesleyan framework for leadership transforms the conversation. We dive specifically into a thorny leadership issue – the Billy Graham Rule – to work out how to implement what this framework looks like on the ground.

Halloween 2018: On Surviving in 2018

Halloween 2018 is a marvelous new Slasher, effectively reinventing the genre for a new millennium.

On Being the Right Hand

How can we possibly keep the left hand from knowing what the right hand is doing? It’s not about selflessness, as much as it’s about being the self we were gifted to be.

Into the Wasteland with Scott Poole

Historian and horror scholar Scott Poole returns to the podcast just in time for Halloween. His new book explores how the Great War provided the language for horror cinema and literature. Why is horror such an important language for our culture today?

The Pastor Parent with Sarah Shay Riley

Reverend Sarah Shay Riley joins us to explore the unique stresses and blessings of being a pastor who is also a parent. We explore everything from spiritual disciplines to raising a kid in a congregation.

Henry Lien Spins the Legend of Peasprout Chen

Man of many talents Henry Lien joins us to unravel the mysteries of wu liu – a martial art performed on ice skates. We talk everything from foot-binding to mean girls to girl power!

Ashley Hales Finds Holy in the Suburbs

How does suburban culture form us away from the life God created us to live? And how can we discover counter-liturgies that form us toward God? Author Ashley Hales joins us to discover how we find Holy in the suburbs.

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BLACKkKLANSMAN, Charlottesville and Black Power

BLACKkKLANSMAN illustrates the vital difference between White Power rhetoric and Black Power rhetoric.

On Stage with Penn and Teller: My Magical Night in Vegas

Can I tell you about one of the most amazing experiences of my life?

Winning Eowyn: Middle Earth Gives Pointers on Wooing Today’s Warrior Woman

Some surprising relevant dating advice straight from Middle Earth

On Being the Right Hand

How can we possibly keep the left hand from knowing what the right hand is doing? It’s not about selflessness, as much as it’s about being the self we were gifted to be.

BLACKkKLANSMAN, Charlottesville and Black Power

BLACKkKLANSMAN illustrates the vital difference between White Power rhetoric and Black Power rhetoric.

GUEST POST: Sacred vs. Secular

Josiah Jones, the Millennial Pastor, reflects on why we divide the world into sacred and secular… and why it’s time to move past labels.

4 Ways Pure Flix’s Samson Film Gets the Bible Wrong

The new Pure Flix biopic of Samson gets the biblical strongman’s story totally wrong.

Peter MacDonald, president of the Navajo Code Talkers, shares about the Code Talkers at the White House

Peter MacDonald’s speech about the Navajo Code Talkers and the Navajo Code Talker Museum, on November 27th, 2017.

The facts on U.S. gun violence

You may have seen this meme going around since the tragic incident in Sutherland Springs, but it’s not entirely accurate. Here are the facts.

Halloween 2018: On Surviving in 2018

Halloween 2018 is a marvelous new Slasher, effectively reinventing the genre for a new millennium.

BLACKkKLANSMAN, Charlottesville and Black Power

BLACKkKLANSMAN illustrates the vital difference between White Power rhetoric and Black Power rhetoric.

The Awkward Promise of EIGHTH GRADE

The debut film from comedian Bo Burnham promises to explore “the most awkward year of your life.” EIGHTH GRADE delivers in spades – and that’s a really good thing.

The X-Files and the Transitive Property of Prayer

The latest season of the X-Files offers a profound meditation on the nature of prayer – even for those outside the faith!

9 Pop Culture Characters to Make the Thanksgiving Parade Actually Interesting

Imagine if the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was actually awesome. Here’s my vision.

How The OA Failed in 5 Movements

Human genius is not the ability to imagine the untrue, but rather our ability to insist on logic without being restrained by it.

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