48 episodes

Two friends, Matt Hawkins (a former policy director for the Southern Baptist Convention) and John Pinna (former Executive Director of American Islamic Congress) talk religion and politics. The podcast delivers weekly episodes featuring commentary on news, politics, multifaith experiences, and expert guests. The conversations build on almost a decade of their collaboration, advocating in Washington, D.C. for religious freedom domestically and around the globe. The two developed the podcast with a desire to share conversations that model friendship and collaboration despite deep differences in religion and background. Support our podcast via Patreon.

Crossing Faith‪s‬ Matt Hawkins and John Pinna

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Two friends, Matt Hawkins (a former policy director for the Southern Baptist Convention) and John Pinna (former Executive Director of American Islamic Congress) talk religion and politics. The podcast delivers weekly episodes featuring commentary on news, politics, multifaith experiences, and expert guests. The conversations build on almost a decade of their collaboration, advocating in Washington, D.C. for religious freedom domestically and around the globe. The two developed the podcast with a desire to share conversations that model friendship and collaboration despite deep differences in religion and background. Support our podcast via Patreon.

    Post-election commentary: John Pinna and Manal Omar

    Post-election commentary: John Pinna and Manal Omar

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    John Pinna and Manal Omar discuss their initial reflecitons on the results of the 2020 election.
    Special Guest: Manal Omar.
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    • 33 min
    Special guest: Manal Omar on events in France

    Special guest: Manal Omar on events in France

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    John Pinna and Manal Omar discuss the headlines coming out of France.
    Special Guest: Manal Omar.
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    • 51 min
    Special guest: George Sorial, former EVP to The Trump Organization

    Special guest: George Sorial, former EVP to The Trump Organization

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    Matt and John welcome George A. Sorial, formerly Executive Vice President & Counsel to The Trump Organization, to discuss his background as a Coptic Christian, his career with The Trump Organization, and divisions in America.
    Special Guest: George A. Sorial.
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    Links:
    George Sorial | BiographyAmazon.com: The Real Deal: My Decade Fighting Battles and Winning Wars with Trump (9780062887665): Sorial, George A., Bates, Damian: Books

    • 50 min
    Introducing Hashaw Elkins

    Introducing Hashaw Elkins

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    Matt and John turn the interview tables on Crossing Faiths teammate, Hashaw Elkins, who shares about her life in her Mexican Jewish family and faith.
    Special Guest: Hashaw Elkins.
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    • 22 min
    Abortion in 2020 politics

    Abortion in 2020 politics

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    Matt and John discuss the ramifications of abortion politics in the 2020 election and beyond. (Recorded prior to the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.)
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    Links:
    "Southern Baptists are in the national news this morning at the Washington Post, so I would like to create a thread with some relevant information about the history of "Great Commission Baptists." 1/" / TwitterSouthern Baptist leaders want to drop the ‘Southern’ part of their name - The Washington Post

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Special Guest: Suzanne Selvester

    Special Guest: Suzanne Selvester

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    Matt and John welcome speaker, author and TV host, Ireland native, Suzanne Selvester.



    Growing up Irish Catholic in Ireland
    Seeking healing, surrender, and contentment on a spiritual journey
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    Links:
    SuzanneSelvester.comSuzanne Selvester (@suzanneselveste) / Twitter

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

jaybark7 ,

Thought provoking

John and Matt do a great job of taking on tough issues in a light-hearted but still serious way. These are some of the only people talking international religious freedom issues. Tune in and learn!

JM Spallino ,

Very interesting and thought provoking.

This podcast is great. Respectful. Humorous at times. And very thought provoking.

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