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A podcast where fine ladies, rational minds, and the best kind of company gather to discuss all sorts of ideas and issues.

Persuasion Christ and Pop Culture

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    • 4.9 • 107 Ratings

A podcast where fine ladies, rational minds, and the best kind of company gather to discuss all sorts of ideas and issues.

    People People, with Chris and Elizabeth McKinney

    People People, with Chris and Elizabeth McKinney

    Our holidays are usually marked by all kinds of festivities. There are family gatherings, dinners with friends, work parties, community celebrations, church programs, and more. But this year? Most of these are cancelled due to the COVID pandemic. We will miss out on gift exchanges and cookie swaps and catching up with friends and family. It's disappointing for everyone.

    • 33 min
    Thankful People, with Dustin Crowe

    Thankful People, with Dustin Crowe

    Thanksgiving is typically full of feasting and family and friends. But this year? For most of us, gathering with others to enjoy our typical feast is off the table due to the global pandemic. Even if you are able to celebrate with your immediate family, the day is likely to be tinged with emptiness. And emptiness has a way of diminishing our gratitude, even on Thanksgiving.

    • 30 min
    Happy People, with Barnabas Piper

    Happy People, with Barnabas Piper

    In this episode of Persuasion, Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson kick off a new miniseries titled Happy, Thankful, People. Each episode of the series includes a special guest who has something specific to share about how we can clear some of the hurdles that come with the holiday season. Barnabas Piper joins this episode to discuss our expectations of seasonal happiness and joy. In Hoping for Happiness: Turning Life's Most Elusive Feeling into Lasting Reality (The Good Book Company, 2020), Barnabas offers a biblical framework for living a grounded, hopeful, and genuinely happy life—even in the midst of the holiday frenzy and even in a year like 2020

    • 33 min
    Don't Waste Your Vote

    Don't Waste Your Vote

    In this episode of Persuasion, Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson wrap up their For God and Country series. Each episode has tackled an aspect of how faith and politics collide. This final conversation looks at the value and power of a single vote, the one we've been entrusted with for each item on our ballot. Voting truly is a privilege, but in these politically charged days, the weight of casting our vote in the right way is heavy indeed. There is fear and guilt all mixed together, and it's used by both sides to sway us to choose the way that benefits their party. In addition, Christians also struggle with the burden of making the right choice—the one that honors God and His ways.

    • 36 min
    Don't Be So Political, with Kathryn Freeman

    Don't Be So Political, with Kathryn Freeman

    With the amount of turmoil that's typically associated with political conversation and engagement, it can be very tempting to look for a reprieve. Every issue truly is connected to the common good that we're called to work toward. But when every conversation turns into a politically charged exchange, it's quite tempting to demand that others stop being so political all the time. While tempting, however, what is really behind our wish that others don't be so political?

    • 41 min
    Just Preach the Gospel

    Just Preach the Gospel

    Racial reckoning, a threatening pandemic, devastating wildfires... our country is practically pulling apart at the seams. In the middle of all this, we're facing the usual fervor associated with a presidential election. Except this isn't like other presidential elections, because of heightened turmoil of our times makes the discord all the more obvious. Emotions are running high. Everyone is looking for reason to take offense—and no one has to look very long or far to find it. The climate feels oppressive and hopeless. So for those who find hope in their Christian faith, it seems the best response to all this is to simply preach the gospel. Certainly if we just focus our energy on getting more people saved, that will solve everything. Certainly Jesus can fix this mess... right?

    • 40 min

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4.9 out of 5
107 Ratings

107 Ratings

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Balanced, open minded, scriptural.
3 things that often don’t go together now days woven into an easy listen that will challenge deeper thought and conversation.

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My Favorite Podcast

This is my all-time favorite podcast to listen to - the one that makes me do a little happy dance in my house when the notification comes up on my phone that a new episode is available. I love the range of topics covered, the practical wisdom along with all the good “thinking questions” that they bring up while keeping the conversation jovial. Erin’s and Hannah’s personalities couldn’t be more different, but that’s another reason this is so enjoyable - you get angles that represent almost everyone on the spectrum. (I’m more like Hannah, FYI. But I got my sister listening because of Erin. 😉) Thanks to you both for the thought and time you put into these podcasts. Don’t you ever dare stop! 😏

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