Author: Phil Vischer

Episode 301: Pastors & Power with Jon Tyson

How do we define success in the Christian life? Jon Tyson is back to talk about his new book, The Burden is Light, and how we’ve let American ideas of success warp our vision of faith and ministry. Plus, Swedes are stealing owls, Trump is making women into witches, and Phil and Skye talk about the Democrats’ “God Gap.” Check out Faithblox here Listen to the episode | Download the episode | Find this episode on...

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Episode 300: Farewell, Phil Vischer Podcast. Hello, Holy Post.

Phil, Skye, and Christian celebrate the big 3-0-0 by reminiscing about the launch of the podcast six years ago, recalling their favorite guests, and sharing how the world has changed since the show began. They also reveal the show’s new name, new theme song, and plans for the future. Don’t miss this episode! Become a Patron! Check out Faithblox here Listen to the episode | Download the episode | Find this episode on...

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Episode 299: What Americans Really Believe About God

Christian’s back! And she helps Phil and Skye unpack new research on what Americans really believe about God, and you may be surprised to learn which Americans’ beliefs align closest to the Bible. Drew Dyck returns for his latest must-read book recommendations, Disney World cancels its annual Christian music concert, and Phil exposes New Jersey’s “pooperintendent” of schools. Become a Patron! Check out Faithblox here Listen to the episode | Download the episode | Find this episode on...

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Episode 298: Faith, Sexuality, & Gender with Preston Sprinkle

Let’s be honest, our culture’s understanding of sexuality and gender is a hot mess. The moment you feel like you’ve got a grasp of the issues, everything changes again. Dr. Preston Sprinkle is back to help us make sense of the conversation and prepare us for what’s next. Plus, Skye reports on the meeting of evangelical leaders at Wheaton College, and Phil defends the legal rights of creative monkeys. Become a Patron! Check out Faithblox here Listen to the episode | Download the episode | Find this episode on...

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Episode 297: The Untold Origins of Religious Liberty w/Brandon O’Brien

It’s become a very contentious issue, but few Christians know the surprising origins of religious liberty in the U.S. Author and church historian Brandon O’Brien is back to talk about a little known Baptist leader who shaped the First Amendment. Plus, why are so many atheists joining the Alt-Right movement, and what should we do about sexist 1980’s movies in the era of #MeToo? Become a Patron! Check out Faithblox here Listen to the episode | Download the episode | Find this episode on...

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Episode 296: Theology Mail Bag & Are Pastors Too Big to Fail?

This week Skye answers theology questions from our Patreon supporters like, is social justice biblical? And, when did the “gospel” become about my salvation rather than the kingdom of God? Phil and Skye discuss the fragility of megachurches and whether some celebrity pastors have become too big to fail. Plus, Phil takes a journey through the digestive system of the African elephant. Become a Patron! Check out Faithblox here Listen to the episode | Download the episode | Find this episode on...

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Episode 295: Why is Politics Broken w/Jon Ward

Jon Ward is the senior political correspondent for Yahoo News. He joins Skye for a conversation about what’s broken with our politics, how to fix it, and the role of faith in Washington. Phil also unpacks new research on Christian nationalism, why is atheist Richard Dawkins worried about the decline of Christianity, and iguanas! Become a Patron! Check out Faithblox here Listen to the episode | Download the episode | Find this episode on...

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Episode 294: Did Noah’s Flood Really Happen with Dr. John Walton

Our favorite Old Testament professor is back! Dr. John Walton has written a new book about Noah’s flood, and he comes to some surprising conclusions. Was there really a worldwide deluge, or was it a smaller, local event? Plus, Phil and Skye ask why Christmas is so much bigger than Easter? Did the Pope deny the existence of hell? And did Jesus break into a Pizza Hut? Become a Patron! Check out Faithblox here Listen to the episode | Download the episode | Find this episode on...

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Episode 293: The Danger of a One-Dimensional Cross

Phil’s busy writing and Skye’s on vacation, so for Holy Week we’re posting a special episode featuring a sermon Skye preached on March 11, 2018. (Please don’t tell Read Schuchardt.) Skye looks at a dimension of the cross we often overlook and why the cross, not culture, is what unites the church. Become a Patron! Check out Faithblox here Listen to the episode | Download the episode | Find this episode on...

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Episode 292: Speaking Truth in the Age of Fake News w/Theon Hill

Communications professor, Dr. Theon Hill, is back for a fascinating conversation about our post-truth, fake news culture. Hill believes for Christians to survive the deterioration of truth they should adopt the rhetorical strategies historically used by persecuted minorities including the black church. Plus, the gang discusses Evangelicalism. What is it? What was it? And what is the future of the Evangelical movement. Become a Patron! Check out Faithblox here Listen to the episode | Download the episode | Find this episode on...

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