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Join VeggieTales and What's in the Bible? creator Phil Vischer and co-host Skye Jethani (author, speaker, pastor) for a fast-paced and often funny conversation about pop culture, media, theology, and the fun, fun, fun of living a thoughtful Christian life in an increasingly post-Christian culture.

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Join VeggieTales and What's in the Bible? creator Phil Vischer and co-host Skye Jethani (author, speaker, pastor) for a fast-paced and often funny conversation about pop culture, media, theology, and the fun, fun, fun of living a thoughtful Christian life in an increasingly post-Christian culture.

    547 French Friday: Selling Out, Gay Wedding Websites, & How People Change

    547 French Friday: Selling Out, Gay Wedding Websites, & How People Change

    David French shares about his move to The New York Times, and why MAGA Conservatives call him a “sell out” when journalism on the far right is where the big money is found. Then, Skye and David discuss the 303 Creative case at the Supreme Court. Is creating a website a service or is it speech? The answer will determine whether the government may compel some religious businesses to support same-sex weddings. And new research shows diversity training is largely ineffective. Why do we continue to believe pre-packaged programs—both inside and outside the church—are how to change beliefs and behaviors?
     
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    1:09 - Intro
     
    2:23 - David French to New York Times
     
    16:33 - Diversity Training
     
    41:08 - 303 Creative
     
    1:03:24 - End Credits
     
    David French: https://twitter.com/DavidAFrench
     
    Links mentioned in interview
    “David French Joins The Times as an Opinion Columnist” - https://www.nytco.com/press/david-french-joins-the-times-as-an-opinion-columnist/
     
    “The Most Important Thing You Read Today” - https://thedispatch.com/newsletter/frenchpress/the-most-important-thing-you-read-today/
     
    “The Art of Compulsion” - https://thedispatch.com/newsletter/gfile/the-art-of-compulsion/




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    • 1 hr 4 min
    546 England’s Same-Sex Marriage Compromise & Brazil’s January 6th

    546 England’s Same-Sex Marriage Compromise & Brazil’s January 6th

    The Church of England has decided to not allow same-sex marriages, but it will bless civil same-sex unions. Is it a wise compromise or terrible attempt to dodge a divisive issue? Brazil’s president lost reelection and his conservative Christian supporters stormed the capital. Is the American church exporting its nuttiness? New research from Gallop reveals which professions are the most and least trusted. Where do pastors land on the list? Plus, A.I. is causing layoffs for tech workers, Trump is angry at evangelical leaders, and broken Japanese toilets.
     
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    News Segment
     
    0:00 - Intro
    2:56 - News of the Butt
    6:42 - Artificial Intelligence
    10:18 - Church of England marriage blessing
     
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    28:59 - Capitol riots in Brazil
    36:35 - Evangelical endorsements
    42:29 - Ethics rankings
    51:47 - End Credits



    Links mentioned in news segment:
     
    “‘See-through toilets’ malfunction in Shibuya” - https://japannews.yomiuri.co.jp/society/general-news/20221217-77930/#:~:text=Tokyo's%20Shibuya%20Ward%20announced%20Friday,see%20inside%20while%20in%20use.
     
    “A news site used AI to write articles. It was a journalistic disaster.” - https://www.washingtonpost.com/media/2023/01/17/cnet-ai-articles-journalism-corrections/
     
    “Alphabet cuts 12,000 jobs after pandemic hiring spree, refocuses on AI.” - https://www.reuters.com/business/google-parent-lay-off-12000-workers-memo-2023-01-20/
     
    “Church of England: Gay couples can't marry but will receive 'God's blessing'” - https://www.christianpost.com/news/church-of-england-gay-couples-cant-marry-but-will-receive-gods-blessing.html
     
    “Christians represented significant faction of capital rioters in Brazil” - https://religionnews.com/2023/01/17/christians-represented-significant-faction-of-capital-rioters-in-brazil/
     
    “Trump chides onetime evangelical supporters who haven’t endorsed him” - https://religionnews.com/2023/01/17/trump-chides-onetime-evangelical-supporters-who-havent-endorsed-him/
     
    “The New Ethics Rankings Are Out. Where Do Pastors Stand?” - https://churchanswers.com/blog/the-new-ethics-rankings-are-out-where-do-pastors-stand/




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    • 52 min
    545 What Story is the Bible Telling? with Timothy Gombis

    545 What Story is the Bible Telling? with Timothy Gombis

    What story are we in?  A rescue plan to get us out of a dying world?  God's mission to save us from sin?  Is my true purpose in life to "go to heaven and take as many people with me as I can?"  Is the Bible all about Jesus?  Phil sits down with the ever-provocative New Testament Bible scholar Timothy Gombis to talk about the BIG story of the Bible and God's plan for us that's even bigger than "rescue from sin."  After the interview, Skye and Christian join Phil to debrief and sing, in the words of a certain tomato, the "what have we learned?" song.
     
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    Interview with Timothy Gombis
    https://timgombis.com/
    https://twitter.com/faithimprovised
    Power in Weakness- https://amzn.to/3XMv9Zf
    Paul: A Guide for the Perplexed - https://amzn.to/3J2m9Lg
     
    0:00 - Intro
    1:29 - Timothy Gombis Interview
    7:07 - Labels and Categories
    17:05 - Purpose in life
    29:11- Defining evangelism
    37:19 - Summarizing the Gospel
     
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    50:26 Phil, Skye, Christian debrief 
     
    1:08:36- End Credits
     
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    544: MLK, Reparations, & the Benefits of Awe

    544: MLK, Reparations, & the Benefits of Awe

    Martin Luther King Jr. is widely celebrated today, but that wasn’t the case when he was killed in 1968. Esau McCaulley’s editorial explains how King’s current popularity comes from the tendency to cherry pick a few MLK quotes about race, but conveniently overlook his more controversial sermons about poverty, justice, and reparations. What does it mean to take King’s words seriously today? Then, scientists have discovered the enormous psychological benefits of awe—the simultaneous feeling of overwhelming wonder and one’s own insignificance. But are they simply affirming what every religion has known forever, and why have evangelicals given up on awe-inspiring architecture? Plus, the remarkable longevity of a lost turtle.
     
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    News Segment
    0:00 - Intro
    3:33 - Animal News
    11:14 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Discussion
    18:33 - MLK continued; reparations

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    38:03 - The value of AWE and WONDER
     
    Links mentioned in news segment:
    “Missing Pet Tortoise Found In Attic 30 Years Later — Still Alive And Well” - https://www.thedodo.com/daily-dodo/missing-family-pet-tortoise-lost-for-30-years-found-in-attic-still-alive-and-well
    “The Kind of Revolution That Martin Luther King Jr. Envisioned” by Esau McCaulley (New York Times Opinion) - https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/15/opinion/martin-luther-king-woke-reparations.html
    “How A Bit of Awe Can Improve Your Health” by Hope Reese (New York Times) - https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/03/well/live/awe-wonder-dacher-keltner.html
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    The Divine Commodity by Skye Jethani - https://amzn.to/3XiaOLh
    Holy Post Race in America Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGUwcs9qJXY
    The Sum of Us by Heather McGhee - https://amzn.to/3iPTvSK
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    • 56 min
    543: Women and the Gender of God with Amy Peeler

    543: Women and the Gender of God with Amy Peeler

    When Damar Hamlin collapsed during Monday Night Football we witnessed an outpouring of public prayer. We also saw a flood of vaccine conspiracy theories hit social media. Phil asks, why are conservative Christians so distrustful of experts and enamored with fringe conspiracies? Then, David French has joined The New York Times. Progressives are upset about his Christian views, and conservatives are accusing him of selling out for acceptance among liberal elites. This launches the hosts into a broader discussion about the difference between principled pluralism and cultural accommodation. And Christian theologians universally agree that the God revealed in the Bible is neither male nor female, but Jesus was a man and he taught us to pray to “Our Father.” How do we reconcile these facts? Kaitlyn Schiess interviews Dr. Amy Peeler about her new book, Women and the Gender of God.
     
     
    News Segment
    0:00 - Intro
    4:05 - Damar Hamlin and conspiracy theories
    21:14 - Principled pluralism & cultural accommodation
     
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    Interview with Amy Peeler
    "Women and the Gender of God" - https://amzn.to/3CDLzLo
    Amy Peeler - https://amypeeler.com
     
    47:36 - Guest intro
    49:08 - About Amy Peeler
    52:27 - Gender and God
    55:41 - Inclusion in Christ
    1:01:18 - Feminist criticisms
    1:08:52 - Fatherhood language
    1:16:05 - Masculinity and God
    1:20:28 - Roles of women
     
    1:29:23 - Credits
     
    Links mentioned:
    “David French Joins The Times as an Opinion Columnist” - https://www.nytco.com/press/david-french-joins-the-times-as-an-opinion-columnist/
     
    “David French and the Future of Orthodox Protestantism” by Carl R. Trueman (First Things) - https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2022/11/david-french-and-the-future-of-orthodox-protestantism
     
    “Pluralism Isn’t Just for Political Losers” by John Inazu - https://johninazu.substack.com/p/pluralism-isnt-just-for-political
     
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    • 1 hr 29 min
    542: How to Repair American Evangelicalism with Walter Kim

    542: How to Repair American Evangelicalism with Walter Kim

    The pandemic was miserable for mothers, right? New research disputes that claim and shows moms were actually happier than childless women. But not ALL moms. What makes the difference? A survey shows both conservative and progressive Americans believe the absolute worst about each other. Is there any hope for healing the divide? What makes human leg muscles different from other primate species? Phil gets to the bottom of it. And Skye interviews Walter Kim, the president of the National Association of Evangelicals, about what’s broken in the evangelical movement in America and how to repair it. Plus, drunk Santas crash a tank and hormonal Rwandan elephants.

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    News Segment
    0:00 - Intro
    1:30 - Kaitlyn’s trip
    6:23 - Santas stuck in hedge
    9:55 - News of the Butt
    17:41 - “The Married-Mom Advantage”
    35:14 - Partisan animosity
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    Interview with Walter Kim
    National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) - https://www.nae.org

    51:05 - Walter Kim intro
    52:57 - NAE’s biggest challenges
    55:02 - Evangelical label
    1:06:15 - Public discipleship
    1:20:27 - Evangelicals and pluralism
    1:27:30 - Priorities for NAE in 2023
    Links and resources mentioned:
    “Pub-crawling Santas get armoured vehicle stuck in Cornish hedge” (The Guardian) - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/dec/24/pub-crawling-santas-get-armoured-vehicle-stuck-in-cornish-hedge

    “Why Do We Have Butts?” (Gizmodo) - https://gizmodo.com/why-do-we-have-butts-1826004199

    “The Married-Mom Advantage” (The Atlantic) - https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/12/motherhood-marriage-pandemic-covid-children/672563/
    “Activism and Apathy Are Poisoning American Politics” by David French (The Dispatch) - https://thedispatch.com/newsletter/frenchpress/activism-and-apathy-are-poisoning-american-politics/

    Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010 by Charles Murray - https://amzn.to/3X4UNHY

    Why We’re Polarized by Ezra Klein - https://amzn.to/3jOVQ0z

    Percent of Babies Born to Unmarried Mothers by State - https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/sosmap/unmarried/unmarried.htm

    Unmarried Childbearing (U.S.) - https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/unmarried-childbearing.htm

    “Presbyterian Church in America Leaves National Association of Evangelicals” (Christianity Today) - https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2022/june/presbyterian-church-leaves-nae.html

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    • 1 hr 30 min

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Thoughts on awe and reparations

American evangelicals usually don’t have the permanence and the taxing ability that was required to build stately edifices like the European cathedrals. Our goal is to find our awe in worship. That can get tricky because the production can end up honoring the band instead of God.

On reparations, the real question is what can help? We’ve been doing welfare and affirmative action for generations and it’s questionable whether things have gotten better or how much better.
When I look at how well Asians have done it occurs to me that the real damage that has been done to blacks in this country has been to develop a culture, probably originating in slavery, that worked against several of the positive attributes that are needed to get ahead. Asians (in general) have extremely strong family ties and a very high value for education. How do we build those characteristics in African Americans?

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