Patrick Sprague, Jason Barnhart & guests seek to find the middle way in a culture addicted to extreme binaries. Through long-form interviews with experts, they try to illuminate a "blessed middle way."
Form Vs. Function - Andy Crouch
Andy Crouch joins us to remind us that both form and function are critical for the Church and Christ's followers. When both form and function align with the mind/heart of Christ, we catch a glimpse of glory. We talk about this in light of technology, how churches disciple during COVID, and more.
Engage with Tech, or Abstain? - Felicia Wu Song
As Christians, should we abstain from tech, or engage it? We chat these two extremes with cultural sociologist Felicia Wu Song, Professor of Sociology at Westmont College and author of "Virtual Communities: Bowling Alone, Online Together".
Left Vs. Right — Mark Galli
Mark Galli joins us to discuss his book, "When Did We Start Forgetting God?", and we explore Christian Nationalism, the sway of politics in the American church, and ultimately the balance between the left and right within the church.
You can find Mark at markgalli.com
Being vs. Doing - Strategic Stops with Dr. Greg Nelson
On this episode, we chat about Facebook and social media's role in our life, as well as in the church. We welcome Wendy back from more of her world travels. Then, Patrick chats with Dr. Greg Nelson about taking strategic, intentional stops.
Hope vs. Optimism: Chris Gehrz
Jason and Patrick are reunited in nature. Actually, we're just socially distancing! We chat Liberty University, their underground LGBTQ group, and the implications of sexual identity as part of the whole individual. Then, we welcome Chris Gehrz, author of The Pietist Option, on the show to chat about Pietism, and ultimately hope.
Like a Good Neighbor - Dustin White
We've been on lockdown. For a long time. During this COVID-19 episode, we sit down with Dustin White, author of "The Five Spaces". Dustin gives us hope for the time to come - when we can leave our home and inhabit other places again. You can follow Dustin on social media: @dustinjameswhite. Buy his book here: https://bit.ly/3clnTeN
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A good antedote for a polarized culture
This pod is a much needed oasis in a world of polarized political and spiritual extremes. It considers how living the mission of Jesus often involves nuance and complexity. They tackle these various subjects with humor, winsomeness, and intellectual honesty. Highly recommend if you like any of those things.
Best new podcast of the season
Great content. Level-headed, Jesus-centered commentary. Funny and light-hearted but not afraid to cover serious topics. Highly recommended!