An honest and unapologetic Christian podcast by Staseos about church, culture, politics, and more. Hosted by Carmen Schober.
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!
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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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.
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
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
Election Night is Over: Now What?
Lawyer Ian Huyett discusses the Trump campaign's litigation efforts and explains how one law firm's cowardice has irreparably damaged the fact-finding process. He also revisits the looming danger of court packing and shares a few different ways to prepare for a Biden presidency if Trump doesn't prevail.
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Court-Packing Will Kill the Constitution
In this episode of No Apologies, Carmen and Ian discuss the Democrats' openly endorsed court-packing strategy and why it would effectively eliminate Americans' constitutional rights.
Ian originally wrote about court-packing at length in an essay for The Stream.
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Kim Borchers vs. The (Topeka) Swamp
In this episode Carmen chats with Family Advocate Kim Borchers about a slanderous article that was recently published by the Kansas Reflector. A Kansas politician got caught in her own mess of misinformation, so a liberal journalist raced to cover for her. His solution? Make Kim the boogeyman.
We hope you enjoy this conversation about police reform, ethical journalism, and deconstructing leftist rhetoric. Listen here or wherever podcasts are found.
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Emboldening and Encouraging
I enjoy hearing the breadth of topics that are discussed with the values I hold.
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!
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!