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Interviews with Baptists across denominational, ethnic, national, and ideological lines that too often divide us. "Baptist Without An Adjective" is a podcast from Word&Way and hosted by Brian Kaylor. 

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Interviews with Baptists across denominational, ethnic, national, and ideological lines that too often divide us. "Baptist Without An Adjective" is a podcast from Word&Way and hosted by Brian Kaylor. 

    110. Beating Guns

    110. Beating Guns

    In this episode, Word&Way Editor & President Brian Kaylor reports on "Beating Guns" event where activists Shane Claiborne and Michael Martin talked about the problems of gun violence and led attendees to a blacksmith station to beat a gun into a garden tool. The event was cosponsored by Churchnet and Missouri Faith Voices. Claiborne and Martin also authored book, Beating Guns: Hope for People Who Are Weary of Violence.
    (This episode is sponsored in part by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.)

    • 31 min
    109. W.T. Edmonson of the 'Medicaid 23'

    109. W.T. Edmonson of the 'Medicaid 23'

    W.T. Edmonson, associate pastor at Second Baptist Church in Jefferson City, Missouri, talks with Word&Way Editor & President Brian Kaylor about the 2014 'Medicaid 23' protest in the Missouri Capitol and the ensuing trial. He also discusses the importance of advocacy for social justice and why he engaged in civil disobedience. This interview was recorded with a live audience at the Heartland Advocacy conference on Feb. 8. 
    (This episode is sponsored in part by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.)

    • 34 min
    108. Real (& Imaginary) Baptists in a Hearing

    108. Real (& Imaginary) Baptists in a Hearing

    This episode reports on a Missouri House of Representatives hearing on Jan. 29 about a bill granting special rights only to religious student associations at public universities and colleges. Similar bills have already passed in 15 states. Clips from the hearing are included, many of which dealt with hypotheticals about Baptists. Testimony by Word&Way Editor & President Brian Kaylor is also included.
    (This episode is sponsored in part by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.)

    • 21 min
    107. Espinoza Oral Arguments

    107. Espinoza Oral Arguments

    This episode features analysis of oral arguments by the U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 22 in the case Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue. In addition to playing clips of key moments in the arguments, Word&Way Editor & President Brian Kaylor addresses an important issue related to the language used in the case by some to reframe the "no-aid" clause as so-called "Blaine amendments." 
    (This episode is sponsored in part by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.)

    • 30 min
    106. Holly Hollman

    106. Holly Hollman

    Holly Hollman, general counsel and associate executive director for the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, talks with Word&Way Editor & President Brian Kaylor about the work of the BJC and some important church-state issues. She discusses a current Supreme Court case, a recent presidential action on school prayer, and some past court cases where the BJC offered significant arguments for religious liberty.
    (This episode is sponsored in part by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.)

    • 54 min
    105. Ben Carson & Church-State Separation

    105. Ben Carson & Church-State Separation

    This episode features remarks during and after the Missouri Governor's Prayer Breakfast on January 9 by U.S. HUD Secretary Ben Carson. After he criticized the principle of separation of church and state in his address, Word&Way Editor & President Brian Kaylor asked him about that concept and his mischaracterization of it.
    (This episode is sponsored in part by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.)

    • 17 min

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Though I am not a Baptist, I very much enjoy this podcast. Brian is engaging, and connects deeply with his guests. I enjoy getting to know them and their work while I am reminded what really matters in this life.

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