The US Prison System is one of the great, ignored injustices. Author, pastor and activist Dominique Gilliard joins us to explore God’s call to visit those in prison and what that means for Christians today. We explore in depth how the doctrine of Penal Substitutionary Atonement has malformed American Christians to ignore penal injustices.
With the Board Game renaissance well under way, the StoryMen bring on author Justin Lee. We explore our histories with board games and count down some of our current favorites. Listen in and let us know what you’re playing!
The StoryMen catch up on the stories of the week and PPOW, then offer up one of our all-time most popular episodes: we talk with Dr. Peter Enns about how to read the Bible – and what to do when the Bible behaves badly!
What is white fragility? Austin Channing Brown joins us to explore this necessary but misunderstood term. Why do conversations about race so easily default to concern for the feelings of white persons? How can we spot the signs of white fragility? How can we keep conversations centered on the experiences of persons of color?
What’s the goal of worship? Is it authenticity? Quality? Comfort? Sandra Van Opstal has a much more radical suggestion: How can our worship represent every culture, tribe and tongue? How can churches embody that vision every Sunday?
In this episode, the gang investigates two films about exorcisms… that are based on TRUE stories! We explore the 2005 Scott Derrickson film “The Exorcism of Emily Rose” and the 2016 Spanish film Veronica.