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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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Episode 291: Country Music, Non-Discrimination, & Lizard Brains

The country music industry lost its mind when conservative Mike Huckabee was appointed to the CMA Foundation board. Is it a sign that even red states are becoming blue? Christian campus ministries are being accused of discrimination because they want their leaders to be Christians. Plus, Drew Dyck is back with his best book picks, and the gang tackles mental health and lizard brains. Become a Patron! Check out Faithblox here Listen to the episode | Download the episode | Find this episode on...

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Episode 290: Is Podcasting Destroying Preaching?

Communications professor Read Schuchardt is back to tell us how podcasting is replacing, and hurting, the church. Why should we bother to show up on Sunday if we can get the sermon anytime/anywhere? Plus, the gang discusses a meeting of evangelical and Muslim leaders in D.C., and why are strippers so popular Chinese funerals. Become a Patron! Check out Faithblox here Listen to the episode | Download the episode | Find this episode on...

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Episode 289 – The Life & Afterlife of Billy Graham

The passing of Billy Graham has triggered an avalanche of articles about the famed evangelist. Many are tributes but some are rebukes. Phil, Skye, and Christian try to make sense of it all and discuss why Graham was most often attacked by conservatives during his life but liberals after his death. And what will be the future of the evangelical movement he helped create? Become a Patron! Check out Faithblox here Listen to the episode | Download the episode | Find this episode on...

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Episode 288: Guest Drew Dyck on Billy Graham & Deep Work

Is the passing of Billy Graham symbolic of the passing of American evangelicalism? Skye discusses that with Drew Dyck along with a new book about how social media does more harm than good. Plus, Phil and the gang talk about Christians giving a pass to Donald Trump, and why are so many more teens identifying as LGBT. Become a Patron! Check out Faithblox here Listen to the episode | Download the episode | Find this episode on...

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Episode 287: Theology Mailbag & Christians Say Dumb Things

If you don’t believe in hell are you guaranteed to go there? Which view of the atonement is right? And can pastors who behave really badly be restored? Skye answers your theology questions this week, plus the gang discusses deadly Amish buggies, lady Doritos, and the latest ridiculous claims made by evangelicalism’s crazy uncles (and aunts). Become a Patron! Check out Faithblox here Listen to the episode | Download the episode | Find this episode on...

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Episode 286: Have We Gotten Heaven Wrong?

Is heaven really the goal of the Christian life? Did Jesus really come to rescue us from an earth doomed to destruction? Skye and Christian discuss how many popular ideas about heaven are rooted in false beliefs from Greek and medieval mythologies rather than the New Testament. Also, Phil’s back to talk about beavers, monkeys, and religious liberty for Satanists. Become a Patron! Check out Faithblox here Listen to the episode | Download the episode | Find this episode on...

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Episode 285: Why Churches Struggle with #MeToo with Katelyn Beaty

Headlines erupted when an evangelical megachurch gave a standing ovation to a pastor who confessed to sexual misconduct with a teenager. Are evangelicals really that out of touch with the #MeToo movement? Guest Katelyn Beaty brings clarity and wisdom to the conversation. Plus, Botox for camels, the spread of Islam, and a brief history of chain migration. Check out Faithblox here Listen to the episode | Download the episode | Find this episode on...

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Episode 284: Pot Churches and the Wall of Separation Between Church & State

Should cannabis churches that claim marijuana is a sacrament be protected by the law? Why are megachurches so white, almost all led by men, and very unclear about their stance on LGBTs? Phil, Skye, and Christian unpack new research. Plus, Skye discusses what the “wall of separation” between church and state really means. Check out Faithblox here Listen to the episode | Download the episode | Find this episode on...

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