“It’s NPR meets Saturday Night Live — for Christians!” Nobody said that, sadly, but if they did it would describe our show.
Sound of Sanity combines talk and comedy sketches, tackling different topics from everyday life, reminding regular Bible-believing Christians that we're not the crazy ones.
Reaping the sexual whirlwind
Sound of Sanity is joined by Pastor Tim Bayly for a series examining the sin of effeminacy, and, more broadly, sexual sin in the modern church.
Chauvin trial terrible take
Sound of Sanity discusses a terrible take on the Derek Chauvin trial by none other than the SBC's Russell Moore.
Man and Woman in Christ
Sound of Sanity talks about Man and Woman in Christ.
Gay Captain America
Sound of Sanity talks about the new Gay Captain America.
Nathan has a baby
Nathan and Ben discuss the fact that there is no new episode today.
Is competition ungodly?
Sound of Sanity considers the idea of competition. Is wanting to win (and others to lose) bad?
Thoughtful, wise, challenging, funny
Sound of Sanity is an informal podcast about cultural issues ranging from Jordan Peterson to pop culture to marriage and Christian living. They are unashamed of the word of God and don't give an inch to the evils of the modern culture, but at the same time they are wise, carefully parse things, and never come across as reactive. As a conservative, both politically and theologically, I find myself challenged from both sides. In any one episode I will find that I have quietly accepted liberal premises out of guilt or capitulation, and in another episode I will find that I am challenged to parse things with nuance and to get my hands dirty in the local church, rather than just engaging with Christianity on an intellectual level. You also know that all three hosts are real and have gone through real and dark struggles that Jesus brought them out of, so it never feels like they're flippant or shallow, even though there's a lot of humor.
Listeners should know that many of their episodes include a lot of music and sound effects, and nearly all of them include goofy skits. Some listeners won't like it, but their intention is to give the listeners padding so they can digest some of the more challenging content. Sometimes I disagree with the content, but I always feel like they don't mind that since they want to teach you how to think and not just what to think. They have encouraged me so much both in standing strong for the faith, going with my intuition a lot more, and also being careful not to just jump to conclusions. What more could you want?
Czech Them Out
Nathan, Jake, and Ben have been very helpful in helping me think biblically and many things that they have said have been convicting to me and helped me follow Jesus. So if that’s the kind of thing you like you should listen to this podcast!
Also, they are good at making me laugh. Specifically anything that has to do with Walter and Gary.
On the episode regarding Jarrid Wilson
Loved the episode regarding the suicide of Jarrid Wilson. Thank you for speaking the truth of what suicide really is. I’ve been told that I am a bit harsh when I call suicide selfish. It was so validating to hear this episode. I keep telling my Christian friends that we are not to be enablers...anyway, thank you!