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 →
I love so much that you are opening communication among Christians. We are all ONE church regardless of what denomination we belong to! I have been both catholic and Protestant and researched church history the early Christian church, and I believe that in the end, God wants us to be whole. I’d love to share my testimony with you!
Love Dan's honesty and openness.
Love Dan's willingness to explore and discuss so many volitile and sensitive subjects and yet still talk openly and honestly about them.
Additionally, Dan is a standup guy, always interesting to talk with and a lot of fun to boot.
Always Honest, Usually Fair
The reason I titled the review as such is that I want to acknowledge the bias associated with this podcast (every single person on the planet has one, so it’s cool). But Koch recognizes and acknowledges his bias, and thus maintains his intellectual honesty and credibility. I think season two, specifically, was an important conversation to be had. So thanks for the podcast, guys!