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Listen in as Russell Moore, public theologian and director of Christianity Today’s Public Theology Project, talks about the latest books, cultural conversations and pressing ethical questions that point us toward the kingdom of Christ.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.7 • 366 Ratings

Listen in as Russell Moore, public theologian and director of Christianity Today’s Public Theology Project, talks about the latest books, cultural conversations and pressing ethical questions that point us toward the kingdom of Christ.

    David French and I Have Our First Argument

    David French and I Have Our First Argument

    David French, a former attorney and political commentator, joins Russell Moore to give listeners a taste of their conversations over coffee. Moore and French share similar values when it comes to having difficult conversations without animosity. As leaders with their fingers on the pulse of American society, they discuss the Christian’s role in advocating for religious liberty.
    In this episode, Moore and French get to the bottom of what “David Frenchism” is. They discuss the importance of respect and decency when having differing beliefs on controversial topics. They demonstrate gracious debate, giving listeners a framework for a mature dialogue. Finally, they show how Christians can have fruitful discussions by taking on the opposing view’s side.
    “The Russell Moore Show” is a production of Christianity Today
    Chief Creative Officer: Erik Petrik
    Executive Producer and Host: Russell Moore
    Director of Podcasts: Mike Cosper
    Production Assistance: CoreMedia
    Coordinator: Beth Grabenkort
    Producer and Audio Mixing: Kevin Duthu
    Administrator: Christine Kolb
    Theme Song: “Dusty Delta Day” by Lennon Hutton
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Beth Moore Didn't Expect Us to Be Us

    Beth Moore Didn't Expect Us to Be Us

    Russell Moore and Beth Moore are often mistaken for siblings, spouses, or even parent and child in social media discussions. While they share no familial relation, Russell and Beth have shared similar joys and heartbreaks in their Christian lives. They both know the beauty of growing up in churches that loved them well. They’ve experienced the privileges and complexities of living as public faith leaders. And, more recently, they’ve both walked through the process of leaving the Southern Baptist Convention—a place they’d called home for decades.
    In this episode, Russell and Beth talk about how both staying and leaving can be tremendously difficult and tremendously sweet. They share honestly about how painful and disorienting it can be when the people in your inner circles suddenly seem to turn against you. They discuss how their experiences may seem unique, but in many ways, they mirror relationship losses that Americans and people all around the globe have passed over the past several years. And they call their brothers and sisters to dwell together in unity, empowering one another to testify to the gospel.
    “The Russell Moore Show” is a production of Christianity Today
    Chief Creative Officer: Erik Petrik
    Executive Producer and Host: Russell Moore
    Director of Podcasts: Mike Cosper
    Production Assistance: CoreMedia
    Coordinator: Beth Grabenkort
    Producer and Audio Mixing: Kevin Duthu
    Administrator: Christine Kolb
    Theme Song: “Dusty Delta Day” by Lennon Hutton
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    A Conversation with Sam Allberry about What God Has to Say About Our Bodies

    A Conversation with Sam Allberry about What God Has to Say About Our Bodies

    In this episode of Signposts, I am joined by Sam Allberry to talk about his new book, What God Has To Say About Our Bodies (Crossway, 2021). In our conversation we talk about the effects of the pandemic on the body, the importance of the body to our life, and our incorrect theologies of the body. Sam Allberry is a pastor, apologist and speaker. He is the author of a number of books, including Is God Anti-Gay?, Why Bother with Church?, 7 Myths about Singleness, and What God Has To Say About Our Bodies. He has written extensively for numero­­us organizations, including The Gospel Coalition, Desiring God, and Living Out.
    I invite you to listen in to our conversation and be sure to subscribe to receive future episodes of Signposts.

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    • 34 min
    A Conversation with Dr. Tod Bolsinger about Tempered Resilience

    A Conversation with Dr. Tod Bolsinger about Tempered Resilience

    In this episode of Signposts, I am joined by Dr. Tod Bolsinger to talk about his new book, Tempered Resilience: How Leaders Are Formed in the Crucible of Change (IVP, 2020). In our conversation we talk about leadership, dealing with conflict and pastoral exhaustion, and how to equip and encourage future leaders. Tod Bolsinger (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is a speaker, executive coach, former pastor, and author who serves as associate professor of leadership formation and senior fellow for the De Pree Center for Leadership at Fuller Seminary. His books include the Outreach Magazine Resource of the Year in Pastoral Leadership, Canoeing the Mountains, and the Christianity Today Award of Merit recipient, It Takes a Church to Raise a Christian.
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    • 34 min
    A Conversation with Dr. Philip Jenkins about Fertility and Faith

    A Conversation with Dr. Philip Jenkins about Fertility and Faith

    In this episode of Signposts, I am joined by Dr. Philip Jenkins to talk about his new book, Fertility and Faith: The Demogrpahic Revolution and the Transformation of World Religions (Baylor University Press, 2020). In our conversation we talk about secularization, the relationship of religion to childbearing, and the shifting demography of religion and religious behavior. Dr. Philip Jenkins is the Distinguished Professor of History and Co-Director for the Program on Historical Studies of Religion at Baylor University. He holds a PhD from Cambridge University. His research includes the study of global Christianity, new religious moments, and twentieth century US history. His books include The Many Faces of Christ  (Basic Books, 2015), The Great and Holy War (HarperOne, 2014), and The Next Christendom: The Rise of Global Christianity (Oxford, 2011).
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    • 34 min
    A Conversation with Dr. Tara Isabella Burton about Strange Rites

    A Conversation with Dr. Tara Isabella Burton about Strange Rites

    In this episode of Signposts, I am joined by Dr. Tara Isabella Burton to talk about her new book, Strange Rites: New Religions for a Godless World (PublicAffairs, 2020). In our conversation we talk about secularization, the breakdown of religious institutions, and the connection of fitness culture and religiosity. Dr. Burton received a Doctorate in Theology from Trinity College, Oxford where she was a Clarendon Scholar in 2017. She is the author of two books: the novel Social Creature (Doubleday, 2018) and Strange Rites (Public Affairs, 2020). She also has two other books that are forthcoming: another novel, The World Cannot Give (Simon and Schuster, 2022) and another work of non-fiction, Self-Made: Curating Our Image from Da Vinci to the Kardashians (Public Affairs, 2023). She has written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and others. She also serves as a columnist for Religion News Service and a former staff religion writer at Vox. 
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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
366 Ratings

366 Ratings

She prays ,

Authenticity

Russell Moore’s love for the Lord and His bride, the Church, are authentic and compelling.

StephMarchbanks ,

Simply, Thank You. 💛

I just finished the October 5, 2021 episode with Beth Moore, and am searching for words to express my gratitude for this important podcast.

In 2016, I abstained in the presidential election, after voting for my entire life. Any suggestion that there was a moral high ground in that election was, to me, laughable.

In 2018, I was inappropriately grabbed from behind in worship at an SBC church by a deacon and greeter. Upon going to my ministerial staff to report this, in a mess, I might add, I was told that this was not who that man was, and that he would never do something like this. I quietly left that church after being a member in good standing for 27 years. The deacon in question remains, and still greets, to the best of my knowledge. Before that, my previous church membership had lasted 30 years, in good standing. I am not now, nor do I ever see myself as being a church member, again. I still trust Jesus, and yes, Beth, his presence got me through. He is my lifeline.

In August of 2020, my divorce from my husband of 42 years was final. He quickly remarried, and I am still honoring our marriage. He was a deacon, (although inactive, and not attending) at the same church in which I was grabbed. I can’t articulate the grief and struggle I experienced in all of this, and still do, at times. And yet, I’m grateful for the truth, and so much more. My life verse is John 8:32.

I was horrified at Beth’s treatment in the SBC post 2016. The “go home” remark shocked me to the core. I have a highlight on my Instagram account expressing my position on that. One of my closest female friends (30 years) probably disagrees with that position. We are still friends, thankfully, but this simply highlights the divide we now attempt to make sense of.

I had no idea Russell had also left the SBC, but a friend recommended this podcast, and I can’t thank her enough. I applied this interview in all sorts of directions to my experience. I applaud the courage and integrity of both Beth and Russell, in taking their stands.

I’m sharing, and subscribing. Kindest regards, and best wishes.

sherry tucker ,

Beth Moore is still apologizing and asking for permission.

While I’m glad to hear that women’s voices are now being at least considered in these evangelical circles, they still have SO far to go. 1) what’s so scary about feminism? 2) why does Beth continue to ask permission, i.e “did I say too much?” “You can edit this out if it’s too much,” and “was that wrong to say?” 3) why do the men (pastors) continue to be so threatened by woman clergy?
I left the SBC in college because of these type issues. And yet these issues remain 40 years later. I remain a Christian but have a much broader understanding of god and how god can work in my life. Why christianity must change or die? Because of the small insular world they continue to stay in.

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