Good Faith is a podcast from The Dispatch. Join hosts David French and Curtis Chang for an engaging discussion of faith and its intersection with politics, culture, and law.
Hinge Moments: What to Do When Life Changes
In life, we have moments in which opportunities present the possibility of dramatic change. Dr. Michael Lindsay, president of Gordon College, calls these instances “hinge moments,” since a hinge can either shut or close a door leading to very different pathways in our lives.
This episode of the Good Faith podcast is actually one of these “hinge moments” for co-hosts David French and Curtis Chang, as David transitions to his new job at the New York Times. What will happen to the podcast? (Spoiler alert: it will go on!)
In this powerful episode, Dr. Lindsay joins his old friends David and Curtis to talk about his book, “Hinge Moments: Making the Most of Life's Transitions” and gives practical advice which applies to the podcasters and to all experiencing change that alters the course of our lives.
David French and Curtis Chang Answer Listener Mail
For the first time ever, Good Faith podcast co-hosts David and Curtis answer questions from listeners. In this special “Ask Me Anything” podcast, they respond to questions about how to find a good church; how to interact with family and friends who are lost in the right wing media bubble; how to consume pop culture; and all the ways in which Curtis is an apostate from progressive orthodoxy. It’s a fun, free-flowing conversation where the listeners are in charge.
What is Courage?
In this podcast, David and Curtis return from trips around the world to give us a philosophical insight on courage. From Churchill to Lord of The Rings, stories of virtue can influence our own actions when tests cross our paths. They talk about the power of narratives and how they can build moral courage and character. Both dig into their past to bring up personal models of strength that have influenced who they are today. They wrap up with a critical look at political institutions under this moral framework.
Signs of Hope from 2022
What does it look like to have Christian hope in this chaotic world?
As believers, we live in the “already but not yet,” which means that we are currently in the kingdom of God, though the kingdom has not reached its full expression. In other words, we are “already” in the kingdom of God, but we do “not yet” experience its full glory.
In this Advent episode, David and Curtis look back at the challenging year and look for signs of the “coming Kingdom” so that listeners can “read the signs of the times”-- in a way that is both Biblical and hopeful – and live in the anticipation of God’s justice, restoration, and glory.
Why Should Christians Care about People in Prison?
Jesse Wiese robbed a bank and spent eight-and-a-half years in prison.
After he served his time, he experienced the challenges of reentering society. He joined the Prison Fellowship, graduating from law school, and is now the vice president of program design and evaluation at Prison Fellowship. Now he spends his time attempting to help fellow imprisoned people flourish after serving time in prison.
In this episode, Jesse shares his remarkable journey from bank robber to attorney, while David and Curtis discuss the church’s proper spiritual approach to criminal justice, prison reform, criminal justice reform, and the difference between justice and vengeance.
What Do We Mean By 'Progressive' and 'Conservative'?
We toss around words like “conservative” and “progressive” without really understanding – or agreeing on – the meaning of these terms.
This week, David and Curtis discuss how these labels simply don’t work when applied across both theology and politics.
How is the equivocation surrounding these terms misleading and therefore damaging to Christian discourse? Can politics be used as a proxy for faithfulness? If so, when?
Join David and Curtis as they dive deeper into the word “progressive” and “conservative” and attempt to provide clarity on this common, important conversational terminology.
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