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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 • 589 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.

    Bonus Episode: A Conversation with Stephen Prothero on Culture Wars Now That Roe Is Gone

    Bonus Episode: A Conversation with Stephen Prothero on Culture Wars Now That Roe Is Gone

    On this special episode of The Russell Moore Show, author and professor Stephen Prothero discusses the overturn of Roe v. Wade and what it may mean for the United States.
    Moore and Prothero talk about potential implications for other legislation like Obergefell. They consider the potential effects of the Roe v. Wade overturn on America’s culture wars. Listeners may appreciate their conversation on talking about abortion with someone who holds a different opinion, and what it may look like to have a reasoned, productive dialogue on the subject.
    “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
    Associate Producer: Abby Perry
    Theme Song: “Dusty Delta Day” by Lennon Hutton
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    • 18 min
    Scott Sauls Gets Real About Depression and Anxiety

    Scott Sauls Gets Real About Depression and Anxiety

    Author and pastor Scott Sauls knows what it’s like to be his own worst critic.
    “Even if we’re being unfairly critiqued, there’s usually at least a kernel of truth in there somewhere that gets under our skin and bothers us,” Sauls says on this episode of The Russell Moore Show.
    Those kernels of truth can lead to guilt and shame. And, as Sauls says, “We have done things that render us guilty.” But we also have a victorious Savior who “accomplished a satisfactory victory” for us.
    Sauls and Moore talk about regrets, grace, seasons of suffering, and clinging to the gospel. They discuss the range of the human experience—everything from freedom and joy to guilt, shame, anxiety, and depression—and the God who draws near to us.
    Sauls’ new book is called Beautiful People Don't Just Happen: How God Redeems Regret, Hurt, and Fear in the Making of Better Humans.
    Sauls and Moore reference “The Catastrophe of Success” by Tennessee Williams, Moore’s recent episode with Arthur Brooks, and “Learning in War-time” by C. S. Lewis.Quotations mentioned in this episode include:“People may spend their whole lives climbing the ladder of success only to find, once they reach the top, that the ladder is leaning against the wrong wall.” - Allen Raine, though often attributed to Thomas Merton
    “[Envy] consists in seeing things never in themselves, but only in their relations. … If you desire glory, you may envy Napoleon, but Napoleon envied Caesar, Caesar envied Alexander, and Alexander, I daresay, envied Hercules, who never existed.” – Bertrand Russell
    “Preach the gospel to yourself.” – concept by Martin Luther, quote by Jerry Bridges
    “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” – Roy and Jane Nichols in Death: The Final Stage of Growth, compiled by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
    “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
    Associate Producer: Abby Perry
    Theme Song: “Dusty Delta Day” by Lennon Hutton
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    • 44 min
    Stephen Prothero Thinks Funerals Signal a Huge Culture Shift

    Stephen Prothero Thinks Funerals Signal a Huge Culture Shift

    Humans are into rituals. Birth rituals, marriage rituals, naming rituals—each of these and more are integral to the lives of most people. One type of ritual, perhaps, is most common of all: death rituals.
    On this episode of The Russell Moore Show, author and professor Stephen Prothero joins Moore to discuss a sweeping change in death rituals: cremation's rapid rise in popularity. They talk about the theological and cultural implications of cremation, important questions to consider about how bodies are treated after death, and the role of the resurrection.
    “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 
    Associate Producer: Abby Perry 
    Theme Song: “Dusty Delta Day” by Lennon Hutton
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    • 43 min
    Arthur Brooks Knows How You Can Be Happy

    Arthur Brooks Knows How You Can Be Happy

    "Happiness requires a lot of unhappy when you finally confront life in all of its complexities."
    Dr. Moore and Arthur C. Brooks, Harvard professor and author of the book From Strength to Strength, discuss how if you're spending all of your time and energy trying to avoid unhappy, you will paradoxically avoid your own happiness by cutting the purpose and sacredness out of your life.
    Addressing loneliness, mental health, relationship building and the struggles this current generation is facing, Brooks shares his ultimate hope for a new day for Christian evangelicalism and the way that Gen Z is going to save America by rebelling against the culture war, lead by love, not hate. 
    “The Russell Moore Show” is a production of Christianity Today
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    Executive Producer and Host: Russell Moore
    Director of Podcasts: Mike Cosper
    Production Assistance: CoreMedia
    Coordinator: Beth Grabenkort
    Producer and Audio Mixing: Kevin Duthu
    Associate Producer: Abby Perry
    Theme Song: “Dusty Delta Day” by Lennon Hutton
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    • 50 min
    Tim Alberta Worries Politics Is Poisoning the Church

    Tim Alberta Worries Politics Is Poisoning the Church

    The following episode was recorded on May 13, 2022.
    “Having grown up just down the road, the son of the senior pastor at another church in town, I’ve spent my life watching evangelicalism morph from a spiritual disposition into a political identity,” Tim Alberta recently wrote at The Atlantic. “It’s heartbreaking.”
    On this episode of The Russell Moore Show, Alberta and Moore discuss the shift in evangelical life that has taken place over the past several years. They share honest, insightful stories about the grief of unwillingly losing relationships over political differences—stories that many listeners may find familiar.
    They talk about changes in politics, namely the culture of high-energy political passion we see today, and what it looks like for Christians to live as people of truth in a chaotic age.
    “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
    Associate Producer: Abby Perry
    Theme Song: “Dusty Delta Day” by Lennon Hutton
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Rachael Denhollander Calls for a Southern Baptist Reckoning on Abuse

    Rachael Denhollander Calls for a Southern Baptist Reckoning on Abuse

    Rachael Denhollander is horrified by the information inside the monumental third-party investigative report into sexual abuse in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). But she’s not surprised.
    “The most sobering part,” Denhollander tells CT public theologian Russell Moore, “is that we should have known, and in many cases, we did know and did nothing.”
    The first woman to pursue criminal charges and speak publicly against USA Gymnastics’ team doctor Larry Nassar, Denhollander is an internationally recognized voice on the topic of sexual abuse. As an attorney, author, advocate, and educator, she speaks with gravity and clarity about the crisis of sexual abuse in the SBC and the extreme abuses of power that allowed it.
    This is a heavy episode on a devastating topic, but we hope you’ll stick with it. Denhollander’s wisdom provides key ways to resist injustice and honor the vulnerable in a critical time.
    Resources mentioned in the episode:


    What Is a Girl Worth? by Rachael Denhollander


    How Much Is a Little Boy Worth? by Rachael Denhollander


    How Much Is a Little Girl Worth? by Rachael Denhollander


    The Great Sex Rescue by Sheila Wray Gregoire

    Diane Langberg

    Caring Well Handbook


    “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 
    Associate Producer: Abby Perry 
    Theme Song: “Dusty Delta Day” by Lennon Hutton
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    • 42 min

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