129 episodes

Join host Curtis Chang and his friends as they follow Jesus and make sense of the world. With expertise, thoughtfulness, and humor, they discuss how Christian faith intersects with culture, politics, work, entertainment, and other aspects of life. Good Faith is produced by Redeeming Babel. Good Faith is ranked in the top .5 percent of all podcasts.

Good Faith Curtis Chang

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 1.7K Ratings

Join host Curtis Chang and his friends as they follow Jesus and make sense of the world. With expertise, thoughtfulness, and humor, they discuss how Christian faith intersects with culture, politics, work, entertainment, and other aspects of life. Good Faith is produced by Redeeming Babel. Good Faith is ranked in the top .5 percent of all podcasts.

    The Unseen Spiritual Powers Shaping Our World (with N.T. Wright)

    The Unseen Spiritual Powers Shaping Our World (with N.T. Wright)

    Host Curtis Chang engages in an enlightening discussion with renowned New Testament scholar, pastor, and author N.T. Wright. They delve deeply into the concept of the "principalities and powers" in the writings of the Apostle Paul, examining the invisible - but powerful - spiritual realities behind our institutions, politics, and culture. Listen and discover how God meant for us to relate to these “powers” in the light of the Gospel.
     
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    • 1 hr
    The Secret Life of Pastors (with Dr. Mark Turman)

    The Secret Life of Pastors (with Dr. Mark Turman)

    Host Curtis Chang invites Dr. Mark Turman, Executive Director of Denison Forum and Vice President of Denison Ministries, to join him in examining the unique challenges faced by pastors in the American evangelical tradition. Both former pastors themselves, Curtis and Mark unpack the actual and perceived struggles that have made so many pastors contemplate leaving their roles. They also champion a missional mindset that can change the way pastors do gospel work and practical advice for congregants who want to support their spiritual leaders.
     
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    Resources mentioned in this episode:
     
    The Great Dechurching: Who’s Leaving, Why Are They Going, and What Will It Take to Bring Them Back? by Jim Davis & Michael Graham
     
    Barna Group Research: 7-Year Trends - Pastors Feel More Loneliness & Less Support
     
    Barna Group Research: Pastors’ Credibility Is in Question—Even Among Pastors
     

    • 50 min
    Can Political Violence Come From the Church? (with Elizabeth Neumann)

    Can Political Violence Come From the Church? (with Elizabeth Neumann)

    Host Curtis Chang sits down with Elizabeth Neumann, a national security expert who served both the George W. Bush and  Donald Trump administrations. Together, they explore the alarming rise of radicalization among everyday citizens, including within evangelical communities, and its implications for both the Christian church and democracy. Neumann shares her insights on the roots of this growing extremism and what we can do to address and mitigate these threats.
     
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    Order Kingdom of Rage: The Rise of Christian Extremism and the Path Back to Peace by Elizabeth Neumann
     

    • 56 min
    Learning to Disagree (with John Inazu)

    Learning to Disagree (with John Inazu)

    Host Curtis Chang and Washington University professor of law & religion John Inazu explore principles that can teach us to cultivate greater empathy and respect for the differences we encounter in our daily lives. If you feel like you always have to be right, their conversation offers practical insights and stories that reveal how legal frameworks and Christian principles can inspire more compassionate interactions in a world brimming with diverse thoughts.
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    • 47 min
    The Hidden Costs of Youth Sports (with David French)

    The Hidden Costs of Youth Sports (with David French)

    Curtis Chang and David French delve into the multifaceted impact of youth sports culture on both parents and children. They explore how it demands our time, influences our social status, can strain our finances, and even affects our spiritual well-being. Listen as they uncover the hidden costs of turning what used to be play into a semi-professional lifestyle and discuss practical steps we can take to reclaim balance and well-being for our families.
     
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    • 51 min
    Dementia: Living in the Memories of God (with John Swinton)

    Dementia: Living in the Memories of God (with John Swinton)

    Host Curtis Chang engages in a profound and moving conversation with distinguished professor, pastor, and champion of Christian healthcare, John Swinton. Together, they delve into the theology of dementia care, exploring the spiritual dimensions of how God treasures all of His created beings, regardless of their cognitive abilities. Professor Swinton sheds light on the sacred act of caring for those afflicted with dementia and points listeners to the profound truth that God remembers His people, even when their remembrances of this life and His love wane.
     
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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

echobase_2000 ,

Come around the campfire

I’ve been listening to this show from the start and enjoy the thoughtful discussions. I preordered the After Party book and brought it to church to share with a friend — who surprised me to say he was leading a small group using the curriculum starting the next week. Thank you for being a blessing for those of us who may be cynics or combatants by pointing us to Jesus and how he can use us to make disciples.

ReedUSA ,

A friend of those who are friends of Jesus…

Love every David and Nancy French featuring episode. As a Jesus respecting Jew, and a lover of many Christian friends, Curtis, would appreciate if you’d change your tag line to “For friends and followers of Jesus… and their friends.”

Just heard youth sports taking over episode with David. Might I suggest everyone check out the story of the Jewish Maccabees who revolted against Greek culture which idolatrously worshipped beauty and the physical human body while desecrating the Holy Temple.

Sports as the basis of a healthy human body and mind and (for those so inclined) relationship with G-d is wonderful.

What is happening now with youth sports, however, is unwitting but full out idolatry.

In fact, IMobviouslynotsoHO, so-called evangelical Christians today are forgetting Jesus’ fundamental teachings of the Beatitudes, with Love as a primary principle being really Christianity’s core differentiator.

Trump is clearly an ersatz to perhaps even actual antichrist. Following him and his acolytes is being in an idol worshipping cult.

As painful as such is, my dear actual Christ following brothers and sisters have to take Christianity back for all of us, please.

Finally I note that trans in youth sports, which I am not for, but not against the right of ADULTS to live free so long as they don’t impinge on others, is the latest manipulators’ game to rile up the idolaters?

"Suburban Housewife" ,

Grateful

I am grateful to Curtis & David for their thoughtful conversations. I am no longer affiliated with any church due to the volatility in my church at the current time. I have turned my faith inward because I did not feel supported in my church through a lot of personal loss & difficulties in my life. Add to that the “red blue paradigm “ and I no longer felt welcome. You have both given me hope. Long story short (too late) I just want to say thank you!

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