28 episodes

Unapologetic conversations about church, culture, politics, and more with author Carmen Schober.

No Apologies with Carmen Schober: A Staseos Podcast No Apologies with Carmen Schober

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 20 Ratings

Unapologetic conversations about church, culture, politics, and more with author Carmen Schober.

    What Everyone Should Know About Romance Novels

    What Everyone Should Know About Romance Novels

    Staseos Founders Ian Huyett and Carmen Schober discuss Carmen's latest book, Pretty Little Pieces. Carmen shares what inspired her to become a writer, how Christianity intersects with romance in her novels, and why young Christian professionals should be active and uncompromising about sharing their faith rather than passive and people-pleasing. 

    Carmen's books are available everywhere, but we recommend purchasing them from Baker Book House, an independent Christian bookstore. Use the code SCHOBER50 at check out to get them both for $20 plus free shipping.

    After She Falls: https://bakerbookhouse.com/products/277355

    Pretty Little Pieces: https://bakerbookhouse.com/products/405423

    • 50 min
    An Economist Explains Why the Economy is Crap

    An Economist Explains Why the Economy is Crap

    Carmen chats with Dr. Levi Russell, a Kansas-based economist, about the reasons behind our record inflation and rising gas prices. Russell explains how these issues could be addressed but likely won't be due to political reasons, but he also offers Americans some hope for the future. 

    • 43 min
    The Legal Loophole that Saved the Texas Heartbeat Bill

    The Legal Loophole that Saved the Texas Heartbeat Bill

    Lawyer Ian Huyett discusses the legal realities regarding Roe vs. Wade and how the controversial Texas Heartbeat Law utilized an unexpected loophole. He also explains what we should expect to happen next.

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    • 37 min
    Dealing with Disappointment with Peter Anderson

    Dealing with Disappointment with Peter Anderson

    Peter (a Christian therapist) joins Carmen for another candid chat. This time, they discuss how Christians can honestly and effectively face disappointments on a personal and national scale. Peter offers a much more nuanced approach than the usual suggestion to simply "be more positive," so we think you'll find this conversation interesting and helpful!

    • 58 min
    Redeeming Bookstagram with Haleigh DeRocher

    Redeeming Bookstagram with Haleigh DeRocher

    In this episode of No Apologies, Carmen Schober chats with artist Haleigh DeRocher about her experience as a Bookstagram influencer. Haleigh owns Sweet Sequels, a popular shop that specializes in literary-themed art and novelty goods. Recently, she made the decision to share pro-life content on her popular Instagram account and angry progressives tried to "cancel" her. However, her decision to boldly stand by her convictions actually made her shop even more popular, and she's been a growing Christian influence in the Bookstagram world ever since.

    Please share this encouraging conversation with fellow Christian artists and creators! There are many blessings awaiting those who are willing to be bold in their defense of the truth.

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    • 29 min
    Building the Benedict Option with Roger Tindall

    Building the Benedict Option with Roger Tindall

    In this episode, Carmen chats with the Executive Director of the Winthrop House--a budding Christian Community located in eastern New Hampshire. Roger Tindall shares some helpful background on the Intentional Christian Community movement, as well as resources for those who want to dig deeper. Most importantly, he shares his own personal insights into building a community after years of trial and error.  

    Additional Resources: 

    By Rod Dreher

    Crunchy Cons:  How Birkenstocked Burkeans, gun-loving organic gardeners, evangelical free-range farmers, hip homeschooling mamas, and their diverse tribe of countercultural conservatives plan to save America (or at least the Republican Party) Includes a discussion of conservative counterculturalism with some initial thoughts on the "Benedict Option" concept at the end of the book 

    The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation A discussion of why we lost the culture war and why intentional community is the best answer for our current situation.

    Live Not By Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents His latest book deals with current events and the rise of "soft totalitarianism," which he compares with the "hard totalitarianism" of communist regimes, and shares some thoughts for countercultural Christians in a hostile environment

    Other Works/Resources:

    Building the Benedict Option by Leah Libresco. Offers insights on one group of millennials' attempt to build intentional community in an urban environment follow the principles of The Benedict Option

    Front Porch Republic: A hub for conservative localist intellectuals from different confessional backgrounds, including much discussion of intentional community

    Plough Magazine : A quarterly journal associated with the communal Bruderhof Movement that features articles from across confessional lines dealing with many topics related to intentional community

    Irresistible Revolution and other works by Shane Claiborne. A theologically orthodox but politically progressive take on the "New Monasticism" movement among Protestants, Claiborne nevertheless offers insights on the spiritual aspect of intentional community that more politically conservative Christians could learn from.

    The Twelve Tribes communities offer a working model of a more strictly communal type of community living for those who don't share their particular theological convictions, and are very open to visitors: https://twelvetribes.org/

    A WSJ feature on the Clear Creek community: https://www.wsj.com/articles/communities-built-on-faith-1487349471

    A NYT feature on Doug Wilson and New Saint Andrew's: https://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/30/magazine/30Christian-t.html

    An NPR feature on the Hyattsville, MD community: https://www.npr.org/2017/04/10/522714982/catholics-build-intentional-community-of-like-minded-believers

    The Winthrop House website, which they hope to expand as we develop programming for the coming year: www.winthrophouse.org

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Braddmills ,

Emboldening and Encouraging

I enjoy hearing the breadth of topics that are discussed with the values I hold.

MarkRBerry ,

Really glad I found you!

Thanks for your Biblical clarity, boldness and sense of humor tackling these issues in our culture and in the church. I was deeply encouraged to find you. I’ll be a regular listener, and reader of your excellent articles, from now on. Keep up the good work!

TaylorHoff ,

One of my favorite podcasts

I love listening to this podcast. Carmen and Ian discuss current events from an explicitly Christian worldview. I don’t miss an episode!

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