Common Ground at the intersection of Politics, Psychology and Faith.
Trump, Evangelicals & Faith in Politics (Peter Wehner)
Today’s guest is Peter Wehner — Vice President and Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, contributing opinion writer for the New York Times, and a contributing editor for The Atlantic magazine. He served in the Reagan and George H.W. Bush Administrations prior to becoming deputy director of speechwriting for President George W. … Continue reading Trump, Evangelicals & Faith in Politics (Peter Wehner) →
Evangelicalism’s Racial Blindspot, Explained
This one is a doozy! And it’s both here and in the You Have Permission Podcast feed because it’s just that good. Sociologist Michael O. Emerson breaks down his and Christian Smith’s argument as to why White Evangelical Christians have such a bad track record on racial issues, summarized in their co-authored “Divided by Faith.” … Continue reading Evangelicalism’s Racial Blindspot, Explained →
How to Resist the Mob (on the Left and Right)
(This episode is appearing on both the You Have Permission and Depolarize! Podcast feeds.) How do we know that we aren’t caught up in a “mob mentality” on social, political, or theological issues? Can universities be places where we teach young people to think critically? Can an openly gay woman and her conservative “marriage-is-between-one-man-and-one-woman” sister … Continue reading How to Resist the Mob (on the Left and Right) →
Dan’s New Podcast / Season 3 Update
You Have Permission, Dan’s new faith-focused podcast, is out now, with 4 full length episodes launching from the get-go. Search for it on your favorite podcast app, or head to youhavepermissionpod.com to listen now, or listen to the trailer/intro episode right here. Also, we will be back in February, or early March at the latest, … Continue reading Dan’s New Podcast / Season 3 Update →
Breaking Mid-Season for Holidays / New Show Coming!
We are taking the holiday season off, and will return with the remainder of Season 3 after New Year’s. Dan’s new show You Have Permission will be launching Jan 14th! Sign up for occasional updates at dankochwords.com
“Majority World” Christians & How They Help Us
Dr. Allen Yeh (Biola University) joins Dan and Ellen to talk about 1) the fact that most Christians in the world do not live in the West (Europe, North America), and 2) the difference between Orthodoxy (right thinking) and Orthopraxy (right action). Allen’s Books: https://www.amazon.com/Allen-Yeh/e/B002Z8UFLY – – – – Depolarize! is produced by Dan Koch … Continue reading “Majority World” Christians & How They Help Us →
The best podcast any Christian (or even seeker!) could listen to.
Dan (and now Ellen) do a great job balancing the sensitive lines and the tension we carefully walk on within the culture of our Christianity. While they are human, so they do have their own personal opinions, this is one of the most unbiased podcasts you can listen to. Every perspective is treated with respect and I believe it sets an example for us as the listeners to follow suit, regardless of how we may personally feel. You guys are humanizing every angle and that is exactly what the world needs. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this podcast and have been recommending it to everyone I know ever since I started listening to it. For the first time in my life, I’ve finally felt like there is a “Christian tribe” out there for me. I love you guys, keep it up! And seriously, God bless you!
Dans ability to navigate such contentious issues with a high degree of intellectual sophistication is a gift. His production quality and musical nuance makes it hit in a heavyweight class.
Gracious Host, Interesting Perspectives
Dan's really on to something here. These conversations are exactly what is needed in today's climate. Humanising, smart, and gracious conversations. Keep it up!