42 episodes

Interviews by Matt Fitzgerald and other audio from the Christian Century magazine.

Christian Century Interviews the Christian Century

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Interviews by Matt Fitzgerald and other audio from the Christian Century magazine.

    Fleming Rutledge on trusting in a God who hides

    Fleming Rutledge on trusting in a God who hides

    Fleming Rutledge reads her Christian Century article "Divine absence and the light inaccessible," excerpted from her forthcoming book, Advent: The Once and Future Coming of Jesus Christ (Eerdmans).

    • 22 min
    A conversation with David Brooks about sin and beauty

    A conversation with David Brooks about sin and beauty

    “We live differently than we say we live," the columnist tells Matt Fitzgerald. "There’s moral judgment all around.”

    • 50 min
    Episode 40: Lovely Carter, Steve Peterson, and Rachel Adams

    Episode 40: Lovely Carter, Steve Peterson, and Rachel Adams

    Matt talks with his parishioners Lovely Carter, Steve Peterson, and Rachel Adams about the expectations listeners bring to sermons, how God might do something good through bad preaching, and the ways religions are like street gangs.

    • 1 hr
    Episode 39: Marlin Lavanhar

    Episode 39: Marlin Lavanhar

    Matt talks with Marlin Lavanhar, senior minister of All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, about how a group of Pentecostal Universalist Christians changed his preaching, the postliberal critique of Unitarianism, and preaching “belief” to rationally-minded people.

    • 44 min
    Episode 38: Kenneth Samuel

    Episode 38: Kenneth Samuel

    Matt talks with Ken Samuel, the founding pastor of Victory for the World Church in Stone Mountain, Georgia, about journeying toward megachurch ministry, insisting on LGBTQ equality as a Southern Baptist pastor, and rebuilding his church after losing thousands of members.

    • 47 min
    Episode 37: Vince Amlin

    Episode 37: Vince Amlin

    Matt talks with Vince Amlin, copastor of Bethany United Church of Christ and the new church-start Gilead (both in Chicago), about preaching as an associate pastor, why preaching at weddings can feel pointless, and an intense life experience that reshaped Vince’s faith.

    • 44 min

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