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Join VeggieTales and What's in the Bible? creator Phil Vischer and co-host Skye Jethani (author, speaker, pastor) for a fast-paced and often funny conversation about pop culture, media, theology, and the fun, fun, fun of living a thoughtful Christian life in an increasingly post-Christian culture.

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Join VeggieTales and What's in the Bible? creator Phil Vischer and co-host Skye Jethani (author, speaker, pastor) for a fast-paced and often funny conversation about pop culture, media, theology, and the fun, fun, fun of living a thoughtful Christian life in an increasingly post-Christian culture.

    Episode 478: Foreign Policy, Adoption, & Race with Esau McCaulley & Jamie Ivey

    Episode 478: Foreign Policy, Adoption, & Race with Esau McCaulley & Jamie Ivey

    This week is a special a double feature! First, Phil talks to Esau McCaulley about his recent NY Times editorial about President Biden’s vengeance against terrorists in Afghanistan. McCaulley asks why so few Christian politicians seem to have Christian instincts, and what role should forgiveness have in American foreign policy. Then, Skye interviews author and podcaster Jamie Ivey about her experience as a white mom raising black kids, how it’s changed her understanding of race, and why she no longer believes love can solve every problem. Also this week—new polling indicates a frightening number of people on both the right and left want to disunite the country. Are we on a path toward civil war, and is social media to blame? News Segment Trump voters are worried about anti-white discrimination and think
    Christianity is under attack [4:00]
    https://news.yahoo.com/84-trump-voters-worry-discrimination-143538052.html
    https://twitter.com/robertpjones/status/1447601670595223557
    People on the right and left wanting to disunite the country [15:10] https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10050039/More-HALF-Trump-voters-want-red-states-secede-union.html
    Interview w/ Esau McCaulley Interview Start: [25:41]
    “The Dangerous Politics of ‘We Will Not Forgive’” https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/19/opinion/revenge-forgiveness-terrorism-biden.html
    “Reading While Black” https://amzn.to/3lxPtx5
    Interview with Jamie Ivey: The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey: https://www.jamieivey.com/podcast-2/
    “God Made You to Be You” https://amzn.to/3BEHmnX
    Ivey Family Interview with Emmanuel Acho: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONTXrsvenUY
    Interview Start: [54:14]
    The decision to adopt [58:48]
    Jamie’s background [1:00:54]
    Parenting differently and the church’s response [1:08:54]
    Connecting kids with black heritage [1:19:50]
    Frustration and hope with the church [1:28:12]
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    • 1 hr 35 min
    Episode 477: Rethinking the Lord's Prayer with Derwin Gray

    Episode 477: Rethinking the Lord's Prayer with Derwin Gray

    Friend of the show Derwin Gray has a new book! When did he have time to write it? We don’t know! But he also found time to sit down with Skye and talk about it. Derwin says the Lord’s Prayer isn’t just a prayer, but an entire catechism of faith, a lesson in communing with God, and a call for the people of God to engage in issues of justice. He unpacks it all with Skye.
    And did scientists find the biblical city of Sodom? Have psychologists found the number one predictor of atheism? And a new study finds that young Brits are twice as likely to pray regularly than their elders! What’s up with that?? Mike Erre joins Kaitlyn and Phil to parse the news of the day on this week’s Holy Post!
    Did scientists find the biblical city of Sodom? [6:47]
    https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2021/september/sodom-meteor-biblical-archaeology-tall-el-hammam-airburst.html
    Predicting atheism in adulthood [20:50]
    https://www.psypost.org/2021/10/new-psychology-research-identifies-a-robust-predictor-of-atheism-in-adulthood-61921
    Young people in the UK are twice as likely as older people to pray regularly [35:27]
    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-58681075
    Other links:
    Mike Erre’s podcast - https://voxologypodcast.com
    Interview with Derwin Gray
    “God, Do You Hear Me?”
    Lifeway: https://www.lifeway.com/en/product/god-do-you-hear-me-P005822396
    Amazon: https://amzn.to/3my2Ooy
    Interview Start [50:12]
    Pastoral vision for prayer [54:54]
    The Lord’s Prayer as a mini catechism [1:00:28]
    The kingdom & loving our neighbor [1:09:21]
    Christ as the treasure [1:16:42]
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Episode 476: Suffering & Grace with Philip Yancey

    Episode 476: Suffering & Grace with Philip Yancey

    Philip Yancey is one of the best-selling contemporary Christian authors, and his books helped millions find a more authentic faith long before “deconstruction” was a hashtag. His new memoir, “Where the Light Fell,” tells how he escaped the racist, fundamentalist Christianity of his youth, and his lifelong quest to find God’s grace in a world of suffering. Yancey also sympathizes with the ex-vangelical movement, and shares his concerns for the direction of the faith in America. Also this week, reactions to Josh McDowell’s decision to step back from ministry for a season of listening. Could llama spit end the pandemic? Everyone is spinning the new Pew research about evangelicals to fit their own agenda. Phil doubles down in his footwear battle with the Dutch. And, your butt is a snowflake.
    News Segment:
    Where in the world is Christian? [3:06]
    News of the Butt [9:03]
    https://futurism.com/neoscope/scientists-toilet-identifies-b******e
    Llama antibodies treat hamsters’ COVID-19 [14:21]
    https://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/llama-antibodies-treat-hamsters-covid-19-could-lead-to-nasal-spray/
    Josh McDowell update [20:47]
    Pew research: “Evangelical” label [30:19]
    https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2021/09/15/more-white-americans-adopted-than-she[…]al-label-during-trump-presidency-especially-his-supporters/
    https://www.holypost.com/post/french-friday-buckets-of-evangelicals
    https://www.christianpost.com/news/whites-identifying-as-evangelical-grew-during-trump-administration-pew.html
    https://religiondispatches.org/pew-finds-trump-era-increase-in-the-evangelical-label-and-yes-theyre-real-evangelicals/
    https://www.holypost.com/post/episode-475-mammoths-mcdowell-making-sense-of-white-supremacy-with-robert-p-jones
    Interview with Philip Yancey:
    Pre-order “Where the Light Fell” (releasing 10/5/21) - https://amzn.to/39Ia7nz
    “Soul Survivor” - https://amzn.to/39LdolZ
    Interview start [49:25]
    A memoir 40 years in the making [51:18]
    Impact of family and church on faith formation [55:36]
    The gift of pain [1:13:16]
    https://amzn.to/3zQpdBK
    The state of the American church [1:17:08]
    Encouragement for ex-vangelicals [1:23:05]
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    • 1 hr 32 min
    French Friday - “Buckets of Evangelicals”

    French Friday - “Buckets of Evangelicals”

    Senior editor of The Dispatch and constitutional attorney, David French, and Holy Post co-host, Skye Jethani, discuss why the executive committee of the Southern Baptist Convention should waive their attorney-client privilege in the ongoing abuse investigation. Then, French explains why the increase in self-identified evangelicals between 2016 and 2020 isn’t good news, and why he now puts “evangelicals” in three different buckets. Finally, they examine claims from some neo-fundamentalists that empathy is a sin. French says the problem in America isn’t too much empathy, but selective empathy.
    SBC Executive Committee review [1:17]
    https://religionnews.com/2021/09/21/sbc-executive-committee-agrees-to-pay-for-abuse-review-stalls-on-waiving-privilege/
    Defining “evangelical” [15:28]
    https://frenchpress.thedispatch.com/p/did-donald-trump-make-the-church
    “The American Crisis of Selective Empathy” [33:26]
    https://frenchpress.thedispatch.com/p/the-american-crisis-of-selective

    • 58 min
    Episode 475: Mammoths, McDowell, & Making Sense of White Supremacy with Robert P. Jones

    Episode 475: Mammoths, McDowell, & Making Sense of White Supremacy with Robert P. Jones

    Data from the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) has found that white Christians—including mainline Protestants, Catholics, and evangelicals—are the most racist religious group in America, Robert P. Jones, the CEO of PRRI, says this isn’t a bug within white American Christianity, but a feature. He discusses his new book “White Too Long” about the lingering legacy of white supremacy in the church. Also this week, apologist Josh McDowell joins those saying CRT is the greatest threat facing the church, but does his argument contradict itself? Why is belief in miracles going up if overall belief in religion is going down? Phil says we shouldn’t worry about scientists trying to resurrect woolly mammoths. Christian explains why she’s in the Netherlands. And police in the UK issue a warning about kids buying beans.
    News Segment
    Where in the world is Christian? [00:47]
    Christian’s research and wooden shoes [4:51]Police issue warning over children ‘buying large quantities of cans of beans’ [9:31]
    https://www.unilad.co.uk/viral/police-issue-warning-over-children-buying-large-quantities-of-cans-of-beans/
    Firm raises $15m to bring back woolly mammoth from extinction [16:44]
    https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/sep/13/firm-bring-back-woolly-mammoth-from-extinction
    Josh McDowell’s speech and apology [22:45]
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/christian-author-josh-mcdowell-apologizes-for-comments-about-black-minority-families/2021/09/20/1ad27238-1a3d-11ec-bea8-308ea134594f_story.html
    New stat: Do you believe in religious miracles? [35:41]
    https://twitter.com/ryanburge/status/1439949279192301573
    Interview with Robert P. Jones
    PRRI - https://www.prri.org“The End of White Christian America” - https://amzn.to/3Eu1OK2“White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in America Christianity” - https://amzn.to/3ArH57r
    PATREON BONUS: https://www.patreon.com/posts/56402290/Interview Start [44:18]
    The white Christian shuffle [48:26]Al Mohler and the SBC’s racist history [51:35]https://www.baptistpress.com/resource-library/news/first-person-racial-superiority-confronting-the-truth/
    Theology of white Christianity [55:31]
    Data from “Deep Roots: How Slavery Still Shapes Southern Politics” [1:07:59]
    https://amzn.to/3u0lIHQ
    More data: Thermometer vs. race index [1:11:10]
    United Daughters of the Confederacy - catechisms [1:15:24]
    Does church attendance affect racist attitudes? [1:20:22]
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Episode 474: You Are Not Your Own with Alan Noble

    Episode 474: You Are Not Your Own with Alan Noble

    Why are people inside the church often no healthier or happier than those outside? Author Alan Noble says we are suffering from a kind of mass psychosis and going to church won’t solve it. His new book, “You Are Not Your Own” challenges our understanding of identity and purpose, and calls us to a less modern, more Christian, vision of life. Also this week, progressive philosopher and political activist, Cornel West, says liberals need Jesus. What can we learn from him about critiquing our own tribe rather than judging others’. Plus, are white evangelicals keeping the guitar industry alive? And Phil brings us a new batch of animal news. Has the shark messiah been born in Italy?
    News Segment:
    Australian ducks learn how to swear [2:47]
    https://www.cnet.com/news/aussie-ducks-learn-to-swear-can-say-you-bloody-fool-like-a-human/
    Rare shark “virgin birth” [5:20]
    https://www.sciencealert.com/a-baby-shark-has-just-been-born-but-the-mother-lived-in-an-all-female-tank
    Fender: 1 in 3 guitars are bought by people who play in worship bands [8:52]
    https://www.relevantmagazine.com/culture/music/fender-one-in-three-guitars-were-bought-by-people-who-play-in-praise-and-worship-bands/
    “Cornel West on Why the Left Needs Jesus” and critiquing our own tribe [10:58]
    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2021/08/cornel-west-jesus-progressives/619741/
    “The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill” podcast [22:25]
    https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/podcasts/rise-and-fall-of-mars-hill/
    PATREON BONUS: https://www.patreon.com/posts/56161614
    Interview with Alan Noble:
    “You Are Not Your Own: Belonging to God in an Inhuman World” - https://amzn.to/3ntxAAV
    Interview Start [31:35]
    A metaphor for modern Western society [33:49]
    Church is not the solution [39:37]
    Pre-modernity is not the solution [42:33]
    Paradox of identity in modern society [48:08]
    Christian understanding of identity [54:24]
    Deconstruction and identity [1:04:54]
    A vision for Christian community [1:08:53]
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    • 1 hr 15 min

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