10 episodes

While many Christians in America battle for political and cultural ascendancy, the humility that paves the way for witness is often left by the wayside along with the souls of my generation. Many in my generation have walked away from the church. I've spent some time thinking about why I haven't. After all, I saw the same things, went through the same struggles to come to terms with faith in the face of an American brand of Christianity that seemed to put America before Christ. This podcast follows that struggle and analyzes how we can make things different for my generation and those to come -- and why, ultimately, I stayed. .

Rightly Divided: Millennial Faith in the Face of American Christianity A. Trae McMaken

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While many Christians in America battle for political and cultural ascendancy, the humility that paves the way for witness is often left by the wayside along with the souls of my generation. Many in my generation have walked away from the church. I've spent some time thinking about why I haven't. After all, I saw the same things, went through the same struggles to come to terms with faith in the face of an American brand of Christianity that seemed to put America before Christ. This podcast follows that struggle and analyzes how we can make things different for my generation and those to come -- and why, ultimately, I stayed. .

    Episode 10: How to Live in a Crazy World

    Episode 10: How to Live in a Crazy World

    Wouldn't it be great to have a simple, explicit explanation of what is required of us as Christians? What if there is?


    This episode explores the concept of how to live surrounded by a crazy world. 

    • 16 min
    Episode 9: Why I Stayed

    Episode 9: Why I Stayed

    In this penultimate episode, I share why I stayed in the Church. Despite all that has come before, I am still here. Not only that, I share why I love the Church. The story relates how I was ministered to by a southern Pentecostal African-American man and later, unexpectedly became partners with a Nigerian evangelist as I journeyed towards a greater understanding of the Church.

    • 27 min
    Episode 8: Republicans vs. Democrats vs. Christ

    Episode 8: Republicans vs. Democrats vs. Christ

    What about abortion? What about socialism? What about gay marriage? The party wars are so embedded within the framework of the American church that political conservatism is sometimes treated as equivocal to Christianity. We need to re-imagine our relationship to politics if we are to reach the millennial generation. 

    • 40 min
    Episode 7: The Testimony of 2020

    Episode 7: The Testimony of 2020

    The year 2020 brought into glaring focus just how broken our society is, and just how desperate many in my generation are for change. Working as a nurse during 2020, it was the year that I once more lost faith in the decency or progression of human society. This episode covers the racial, physiological, and social pain that tore through the country and left its mark both within and outside the church.

    • 28 min
    Episode 6: Encountering God

    Episode 6: Encountering God

    Why do we believe? Is it because of human arguments? Is it because we were raised in a particular family or culture or era? This episode follows the story of a Saudi Arabian student I knew and examines the basis for faith and conversion. 

    • 22 min
    Episode 5: Humility: The Gospel Mandate

    Episode 5: Humility: The Gospel Mandate

    The need for intellectual humility isn’t just a philosophical idea, it is a gospel mandate. In this episode, I examine how Paul made intellectual humility a central tenet of his gospel ministry. Paul strove to know nothing but Christ and him crucified. If the American Church is to better reach the lost of my generation, they must embrace this central principle.

    • 22 min

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