Welcome to That Makes Total Sense! A podcast about exploring God’s generosity and justice. I’m Alexis Busetti - a Christian aiming to ask good questions and encourage you to do the same.
Every one of us is wired by God to live out generosity and justice, but sometimes the how eludes us. That Makes Total Sense! is a way for us to get together, posture ourselves as learners, and challenge one other to practice generosity and justice in a tangible way everyday.
Ep. 224 – Matthew Kaemingk
Woohoo! Dr. Matthew Kaemingk is back on the podcast! And this time, he is talking about the incredibly important subjects of work and worship. Conversations concerning work and worship have abounded in my house for decades. How do we view work? What’s in a calling? What about ministry as a vocation? Where do we see … Continue reading Ep. 224 – Matthew Kaemingk
Episode 223 – Greg Garrett
Professor Dr. Greg Garrett of Baylor University has written a wonderful book on the prophet James Baldwin. For those who may not be familiar, James Baldwin was an author and civil rights leader who was born in New York and lived out his middle years and final days in Europe. While his life ended, his … Continue reading Episode 223 – Greg Garrett
Episode 222 – Jennifer Holberg
It was a wonderful privilege to chat with Dr. Jennifer Holberg. If you listened to my conversation with (the Notorious) Karen Swallow Prior, you’ll remember that I get a little nervous talking with English professors, haha!, but, like KSP, Jennifer was a delight! Jennifer teaches at Calvin University where she is the chair of the … Continue reading Episode 222 – Jennifer Holberg
Episode 221 – Robert P. Jones
Robert P. Jones is the president and founder of Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) and the author of several books, including his most recent The Hidden Roots of White Supremacy, which is the topic of this conversation. In it, Robert connects the founding of the U.S., specifically the genocide and removal of Native peoples, with … Continue reading Episode 221 – Robert P. Jones
Episode 220 – Dr. Chanequa Walker-Barnes
I did not know this book (and this conversation!) with Dr. Chanequa was exactly what I needed right now. Dr. Chanequa, as a psychologist, professor, and preacher, encourages and challenges that self-care ought not be an afterthought in our daily lives. Also being true, self-care doesn’t only consist of the things we’ve been socialized to … Continue reading Episode 220 – Dr. Chanequa Walker-Barnes
Episode 219 – Mae Elise Cannon (re-release!)
This conversation with Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon was originally released in December of 2021. In it, Mae gives a brief, but rich, balanced, and incredibly well-informed explanation of the history of the Israel/Palestinian conflict. Mae is the executive director of Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP), a coalition working to promote sound U.S. policy as … Continue reading Episode 219 – Mae Elise Cannon (re-release!)
Love the way Alexis engages with her guests! The conversations are deep, relevant, and thought-provoking.
Alexis is a the host you want to hear on a podcast. She does the pre-work that helps her to ask the right questions, and then she listens for the answer, giving her guests the space to respond without interruption.
The topics are thought-provoking and make theology tangible for the listener who is well-versed and the listener who may be new to the subject’s theological perspective.
Great podcast and great host!
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Thought-provoking, intelligent discussions and interesting guests!