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Listen in as Russell Moore, public theologian and director of Christianity Today’s Public Theology Project, talks about the latest books, cultural conversations and pressing ethical questions that point us toward the kingdom of Christ.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Listen in as Russell Moore, public theologian and director of Christianity Today’s Public Theology Project, talks about the latest books, cultural conversations and pressing ethical questions that point us toward the kingdom of Christ.

    Navigating Friendship and Loss with Peter Wehner

    Navigating Friendship and Loss with Peter Wehner

    What are Christians to do when political or religious differences are harming—or even ending—their relationships? Why are so many modern people so deeply lonely? And what might it look like to live in peaceful community with people we see as enemies?
    On this episode of The Russell Moore Show, Peter Wehner, senior fellow at The Trinity Forum and a writer for The Atlantic and The New York Times, joins Moore to discuss friendship, loss, and conflict in today’s world. Wehner and Moore share reflections on their friend Michael Gerson, adviser and speechwriter to George W. Bush and then a Washington Post columnist and author, who recently passed away from cancer at the age of 58. Their insights into Gerson’s suffering, dignity, and civic work include godly ways of thinking about loneliness, friendship, and living in light of the gospel.
    Wehner and Moore also discuss the dangers of cynicism, the role of social media in political debate, and how gratitude and reconciliation can enhance our lives and relationships.
    Resources mentioned in this episode include:

    Peter Wehner, “My friend, Mike Gerson” and “The Evangelical Church is Breaking Apart”

    Yuval Levin, “Remembering My Friend Mike Gerson”

    David Brooks, The Second Mountain


    Jonathan Haidt, The Righteous Mind


    Amanda Ripley, High Conflict



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    “The Russell Moore Show” is a production of Christianity Today
    Executive Producers: Erik Petrik, Russell Moore, and Mike Cosper
    Host: Russell Moore
    Producer: Ashley Hales
    Associate Producers: Abby Perry and Azurae Phelps
    CT Administration: Christine Kolb
    Social Media: Kate Lucky
    Director of Operations for CT Media: Matt Stevens
    Production Assistance: coreMEDIA
    Audio Engineer: Kevin Duthu
    Coordinator: Beth Grabenkort
    Video Producer: John Roland
    Theme Song: “Dusty Delta Day” by Lennon Hutton
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    • 57 min
    Your Questions on Social Media and Political Weariness

    Your Questions on Social Media and Political Weariness

    Does social media make us meaner? How do we stay faithful to Jesus when we’re downright exhausted?
    Tune in for a discussion between Russell Moore and producer Ashley Hales that covers these questions and more. The topics on this episode of The Russell Moore Show range from the recent mayhem on Twitter to Russell’s favorite Christmas present as a child.
    The listener questions covered in this episode include:

    How might Christians think about social media in terms of discipleship in the church and the home?

    What does Christian perseverance look like during this post-pandemic moment in time?

    What are the dangers of becoming numb to toxic politics?

    How can pastors and mature believers engage with “radicalized” young men?


    Resources mentioned include Radical by David Platt and The Tech-Wise Family by Andy Crouch.
    Russell Moore is Christianity Today’s editor in chief and the director of the Public Theology Project.
    Ashley Hales is the producer of The Russell Moore Show, the founder of Willowbrae Institute, and an author. Find out more at aahales.com.
    Do you have a question for Russell Moore? Send it to questions@russellmoore.com.
    “The Russell Moore Show” is a production of Christianity Today
    Executive Producers: Erik Petrik, Russell Moore, and Mike Cosper
    Host: Russell Moore
    Producer: Ashley Hales
    Associate Producers: Abby Perry and Azurae Phelps
    CT Administration: Christine Kolb
    Social Media: Kate Lucky
    Director of Operations for CT Media: Matt Stevens
    Production Assistance: coreMEDIA
    Audio Engineer: Kevin Duthu
    Coordinator: Beth Grabenkort
    Video Producer: John Roland
    Theme Song: “Dusty Delta Day” by Lennon Hutton
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    • 33 min
    Tim Keller Says Forgiveness Is Key to Christian Witness

    Tim Keller Says Forgiveness Is Key to Christian Witness

    What does it mean to forgive? Is it just a matter of forgetting and moving on? How do justice, vengeance, and accountability factor into the equation?
    On this episode of The Russell Moore Show, pastor and author Tim Keller and Russell discuss the "thorny," as Keller refers to it, topic of forgiveness. They talk about the biblical approach to forgiveness and how to understand the subject theologically. And they consider the role of forgiveness in real-life circumstances, ranging from the idea of forgiving oneself to what it means to forgive in situations of abuse.
    For more on the subject, check out Keller's latest book, Forgive: Why Should I and How Can I?
    Resources mentioned in this episode include:

    Timothy Keller, Forgive 


    Wendell Berry, The Need to Be Whole


    Miroslav Volf, Exclusion and Embrace


    David Powlison, Good and Angry


    Jonathan Rausch, The Constitution of Knowledge


    Yuval Levin, A Time to Build




    “The Russell Moore Show” is a production of Christianity Today 
    Chief Creative Officer: Erik Petrik 
    Executive Producer and Host: Russell Moore 
    Producer: Ashley Hales 
    Director of Podcasts: Mike Cosper 
    Director of Operations for CT Media: Matt Stevens 
    Production Assistance: CoreMedia 
    Coordinator: Beth Grabenkort 
    Producer and Audio Mixing: Kevin Duthu 
    Associate Producer: Abby Perry 
    Theme Song: “Dusty Delta Day” by Lennon Hutton
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    • 53 min
    Your Questions on Voting, Christian Nationalism, and Suicide

    Your Questions on Voting, Christian Nationalism, and Suicide

    How should Christians vote when none of the candidates embody a Christian ethic? What is the difference between patriotism and Christian Nationalism? Where is God when we pray on behalf of a loved one's mental health yet they still die by suicide?
    These are some of the questions that Russell Moore answers on this post-Election Day episode of The Russell Moore Show. Tune in for thoughtful responses to questions such as:

    What's the process by which Christians should decide how to cast their ballots?

    What is the definition of Christian Nationalism and what does it look like to respond to it?

    How do we keep praying when it seems like God didn't hear us crying out over something as heartbreaking as a loved one's mental health and eventual suicide?

    How can we forgive someone when we don't understand how they could do what they did, or when there is no possibility of earthly reconciliation?


    On this episode, Russell Moore is joined by new producer Ashley Hales, who holds a PhD in English literature from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. With her husband, she is the co-founder of The Willowbrae Institute, a new think tank researching the intersection of Christianity and the common good in America. She hosts a podcast and is the author most recently of A Spacious Life. Find out more at aahales.com.
    Future listener question episodes will include topics like marriage, the role of the church in addressing cultural topics, and spiritual abuse.
    Do you have a question for Russell Moore? Send it to questions@russellmoore.com.
    “The Russell Moore Show” is a production of Christianity Today
    Chief Creative Officer: Erik Petrik
    Executive Producer and Host: Russell Moore
    Producer: Ashley Hales
    Director of Podcasts: Mike Cosper
    Director of Operations for CT Media: Matt Stevens
    Production Assistance: CoreMedia
    Coordinator: Beth Grabenkort
    Producer and Audio Mixing: Kevin Duthu
    Associate Producer: Abby Perry
    Theme Song: “Dusty Delta Day” by Lennon Hutton 
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    • 37 min
    Sam Allberry on the Queen's Death and the Church's Future

    Sam Allberry on the Queen's Death and the Church's Future

    “We’re learning what she meant to us by having to cope with her absence.”
    So says Sam Allberry, British author, speaker, pastor, and apologist as he reflects on the death of Queen Elizabeth II during this week’s episode of The Russell Moore Show. Allberry and Moore talk about the role the queen filled in the British and global imaginations, what it means for the Elizabethan age to end, and the type of leadership the queen embodied.
    They also discuss the Church of England, trends in American and British Christianity, and interdependence in the global church.
    “The Russell Moore Show” is a production of Christianity Today
    Chief Creative Officer: Erik Petrik
    Executive Producer and Host: Russell Moore
    Director of Podcasts: Mike Cosper
    Production Assistance: CoreMedia
    Coordinator: Beth Grabenkort
    Producer and Audio Mixing: Kevin Duthu
    Associate Producer: Abby Perry
    Theme Song: “Dusty Delta Day” by Lennon Hutton
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    • 43 min
    Bill McKibben Tells Me Where I’m Wrong About Cultural Christianity

    Bill McKibben Tells Me Where I’m Wrong About Cultural Christianity

    When people think of Bill McKibben, they likely think of issues like environmentalism and climate change. As Russell Moore points out in this episode, it may seem like a surprise that McKibben’s latest book is titled The Flag, the Cross, and the Station Wagon: A Graying American Looks Back at His Suburban Boyhood and Wonders What the Hell Happened.
    But, as Moore points out, McKibben has long been pondering the cultural influences that shape suburbia and those who grew up within it. And if there’s ever been a time to talk about the ways that the individualism that’s highly prized in suburbia affects Christians in America, it’s now.
    Tune into this episode for a discussion between two men who do not always agree yet respect each other’s intellectual positions and work. McKibben and Moore discuss the influence of the past on the present, how comfortability affects Christian formation, and the importance of solidarity. Their discussion touches on history, science, philosophy, theology, and politics—and how the gospel affects it all.

    “The Russell Moore Show” is a production of Christianity Today
    Chief Creative Officer: Erik Petrik
    Executive Producer and Host: Russell Moore
    Director of Podcasts: Mike Cosper
    Production Assistance: CoreMedia
    Coordinator: Beth Grabenkort
    Producer and Audio Mixing: Kevin Duthu
    Associate Producer: Abby Perry
    Theme Song: “Dusty Delta Day” by Lennon Hutton
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Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

laurayingbee ,

One of my faves

Great, thoughtful conversations that leave me hopeful and thinking of how to live for Christ today!

gibbonstuffer ,

How does this not have more reviews?!?

I’ve only been a listener for a few months, but this is now one of my favourite podcasts. I really appreciate how Moore talks through such different and often confronting topics with biblical faithfulness and clarity. Give it a listen!

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Get into it

Russ is a great guy, and his love for Christ shines through in these interviews and answers he gives to questions posed by listeners.

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