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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

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.

    Jonathan Haidt Says Social Media Is Making America Stupid

    Jonathan Haidt Says Social Media Is Making America Stupid

    What the heck has been happening since 2014?
    That’s the question that today’s guest—NYU professor, psychologist, and author Jonathan Haidt—has been trying to answer ever since NYU students started to say that certain speakers shouldn’t be allowed on campus. Then came the arrival of safe spaces, discussions of microaggressions, and trigger warnings. What in the world was going on? 
    On this episode of The Russell Moore Show, Haidt suggests that these cultural shifts—which have rippled far beyond college campuses and into the arts, journalism, and even the church—took place at the time they did for a specific reason: people who had grown up using social media were entering adulthood. 
    Tune in for a rich conversation on how social media shapes us, and especially how it influences the developing minds of children and adolescents. It's bad news, but the alternative ways of thinking, living, and being that Moore and Haidt propose are full of goodness.
    “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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    • 58 min
    Listener Questions on Marriage, Politics, Banned Books, and More...

    Listener Questions on Marriage, Politics, Banned Books, and More...

    Should parents read books to their children that feature disobedient characters? How can Christians engage in public service when they are concerned about the trajectories of both major political parties? Are Christians called to admit all of their sins to fellow believers or can they just confess to God?
    Russell Moore addresses all of these listener questions and more on this episode of The Russell Moore Show. Listen in for nuanced responses to inquiries such as:

    What happens to a Christian marriage if one spouse cannot participate in sexual intimacy for medical reasons? If this information is known during engagement, should the couple still get married?

    If a Christian woman is dating a non-Christian man and becomes pregnant with his child, should she marry him?

    Should churches fly the American flag?

    How do we remind ourselves that God forgives us even when we don’t feel like it, and how much should Christians share their past sins with each other?

    Should I read Surprised by Hope by N. T. Wright if I’m not sure that I know enough theologically to identify where I agree or disagree with him?

    How should parents handle reading with their children when their children's school is banning books?

    What should someone who feels both a clear call to vocational public service and deep disenchantment about the direction of both major political parties do?

    How should Christians think about their rights in light of the fact that Scripture says to give up our rights?


    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
    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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    • 59 min
    Benjamin Watson Knows Life Is a Team Sport

    Benjamin Watson Knows Life Is a Team Sport

    At first glance, it may seem hard to believe that former NFL Super Bowl champion Benjamin Watson has much in common with the rest of us. But listening into his conversation with Russell Moore, you’ll find that he shares many of the same struggles that his fellow brothers and sisters in Christ do.
    On this episode of The Russell Moore Show, Watson shares his story of growing up in a Christian home where he came to faith as a young boy. He and Moore talk about Watson’s struggles with perfectionism, turning to works-based righteousness, and seasons of having “one foot in the world” despite his ongoing faith.
    Moore and Watson also discuss issues that many people are trying to navigate, including:

    Managing personal ego in light of God’s love

    Protecting sacred time while playing sports

    Addressing racial injustices, which Watson writes about in his book Under Our Skin: Getting Real about Race. Getting Free from the Fears and Frustrations that Divide Us.


    “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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    • 52 min
    Adam Kinzinger Doesn't Want World War III

    Adam Kinzinger Doesn't Want World War III

    Should Americans and NATO support a no-fly zone over Ukraine? How large of a role did religion play in the January 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol? Is Russian propaganda responsible for much of the division we see in the world today? Is turning our focus to local politics the best way to address the chaos of national politics?
    Russell Moore and Representative Adam Kinzinger discuss these questions and more on today’s episode of The Russell Moore Show. Kinzinger, a member of the House committee investigating the January 6 attack, speaks to the way politics is dividing families, the anger-driven posture of today’s Republican Party, and the importance of standing up for issues of life and dignity.
    “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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    • 58 min
    David Brooks Wants to Save Evangelicalism

    David Brooks Wants to Save Evangelicalism

    “Are the times we’re living in really as crazy as they seem?”
    This is the first question that Russell Moore has for David Brooks, a New York Times op-ed columnist, author, and commentator. Brooks’s recent column “The Dissenters Trying to Save Evangelicalism From Itself” details some of the unsettling, disheartening events within evangelicalism over the past few years and highlights several individuals who are trying to forge a different path.
    On this episode of The Russell Moore Show, Brooks and Moore discuss many types of people that “evangelical” can describe. They talk about the difficulties of resisting the climate of the times. And they talk about what politics are meant to do and be.
    “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
    Ian Cron Answers Your Enneagram Questions

    Ian Cron Answers Your Enneagram Questions

    Is the Enneagram compatible with Christianity? Ian Cron, author of The Road Back to You and The Story of You says “yes.” 
    On this episode of The Russell Moore Show, Cron and Moore talk about the Christian roots of the personality typing system known as the Enneagram. They discuss how helpful the Enneagram can be as a tool for spiritual formation. And they talk about the power of digging into our personal stories—false messages and all—so that we can learn how to rewrite them according to the truth, love, and kindness of God.

    “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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    • 1 hr 11 min

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