112 episodes

Less aggro, more conversation.

Is it even possible to have a deep discussion without it descending into chaos? Michael Jensen and Megan Powell du Toit think yes, and want to show the rest of us how to do it.

There’s plenty of things they disagree on: free will, feminism, where you should send your kids to school and what type of church you should go to. But there are also plenty of other things that they have in common. They want to talk about all these things with conviction. But they also want the conversation to be constructive. Tune in to find out if that’s possible.

With All Due Respect The WADR Project

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 226 Ratings

Less aggro, more conversation.

Is it even possible to have a deep discussion without it descending into chaos? Michael Jensen and Megan Powell du Toit think yes, and want to show the rest of us how to do it.

There’s plenty of things they disagree on: free will, feminism, where you should send your kids to school and what type of church you should go to. But there are also plenty of other things that they have in common. They want to talk about all these things with conviction. But they also want the conversation to be constructive. Tune in to find out if that’s possible.

    Generations

    Generations

    Welcome to the final episode of Season 8 of With All Due Respect!
    This week, Minister Jeri Jones Sparks and former Sydney Archbishop (and Michael's Dad!) Peter Jensen joins the show for a panel discussion on different church generations. The team look at the highs and lows of recent Australian church history, as well as what different generations of Christians today can learn from one other.
    Our hosts then discuss the TV series Pachinko, a critically acclaimed show that follows the stories of four generations of a Korean Family, between 1915 and 1989.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    The Christian Org

    The Christian Org

    This week, Michael and Megan are joined by Stephen Judd, the former CEO of HammondCare, to discuss how - if at all - an organisation can be "Christian".
    Our hosts then discuss whether the broader church is an organisation, and if ministers can gain anything from the world of corporate wisdom.
    Finally, they turn their attention to the hit drama Propser, a new show that follows a family as they build a super-powerful, super-wealthy megachurch.

    • 57 min
    Peace in the Middle East

    Peace in the Middle East

    This week, Megan and Michael hash out one of the most controversial issues currently ruling the discourse; the conflict in the Israel and Gaza region.
    Our hosts think through how the Bible can guide Christians’ response to the conflict.
    A Palestinian Christian and peacemaker joins the show to discuss the challenges facing faith groups in the conflict zone.
    Finally, our hosts discuss the film Women in Sink, which documents conversations with women of different faiths in the region.

    • 56 min
    Lies and Statistics

    Lies and Statistics

    Mark Twain once famously said, "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics".
    Our hosts this week are chatting about this third lie - statistics. With the age of social media now dictating how people access statistical data, are we literate enough to understand what we are reading when it comes to statistics? How does this affect trust in official information more broadly? And in a fallen world, where sin distorts everything, how much can we truly trust human knowledge?
    Statistician Alan Brnabic joins Michael and Megan to discuss these questions, and why we need statistics more broadly.
    Finally, our hosts cast their eye over Moneyball, a sports film that, against the odds, Megan quite enjoyed.

    • 51 min
    Reforming Evangelicalism

    Reforming Evangelicalism

    Michael and Megan are kicking off 2024 by checking in on the state of Evangelicalism.
    Karen Swallow Prior returns to the show to discuss her new book The Evangelical Imagination, which provocatively claims to take stock of a "culture in crisis".
    Our hosts then hash out the question: does Evangelicalism need another Reformation?
    Finally, the pair discuss the 17th-century classic The Pilgrim's Progress and take stock of its influence and legacy.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Is There Something About Mary?

    Is There Something About Mary?

    It's the 2023 Christmas episode of With All Due Respect, and we're talking all things Mary this year!
    New Testament scholar The Rev. Dr Sarah Harris joins the show to discuss the mother of Jesus, and makes some big calls about her place in theological history.
    Michael and Megan then discuss the place of Mary in Protestant tradition. Should the evangelical Christian church reclaim Mary? Is she in need of a "rediscovery?"
    Finally, our hosts turn their attention to the hit TV show The Chosen and discuss its portrayals of the Holy Matriarch.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
226 Ratings

226 Ratings

DonnaE68 ,

Finally!

Finally - a respectful discussion between people of often opposing viewpoints. Never degenerates into personal attacks. Megan and Michael are open minded enough to listen to another viewpoint without becoming defensive and you can see them really having a rigorous mental discussion with themselves to check that they believe what they say they do. Fantastic podcast!

trish_car ,

Informative and considered discussion

Interesting and in-depth discourse about various topical issues. Enlightening debate and engaging commentary.

Sandhān ,

Exactly what I needed to hear…

Two people who are able to put forward their ideas, experiences and perspectives while engaging sincerely with another’s point of view. As someone recently returning to my relationship with Jesus I am finding these conversations are vital in helping me orientate myself in the sea of Christian thought and in the body of Christ.

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