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Tired of the culture war? This is that podcast that’s too liberal for conservatives, too conservative for liberals. We seek to follow the lamb, not the donkey or elephant.

Truth Over Tribe: Christian Takes on Culture, News & Politics Culture, News & Politics from Christians, not Partisans

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Tired of the culture war? This is that podcast that’s too liberal for conservatives, too conservative for liberals. We seek to follow the lamb, not the donkey or elephant.

    How Black vs. White Churches Talk Politics with Chris Butler

    How Black vs. White Churches Talk Politics with Chris Butler

    Is it appropriate to talk politics from the pulpit? Today, Keith sits down with pastor and author Chris Butler to discuss. Chris pastors a church in Chicago, cohosts the Church Politics podcast, and is a leader in the AND Campaign, which empowers Christians to practice politics faithfully. Hear Chris detail the differences between black and white churches, particularly when it comes to involving politics. He also details his experience running for Congress in Illinois and whether or not people were bothered by him being a pastor and a political candidate. Plus, why are more Black voters supporting Trump? Does the Bible talk about race? And what would he say to someone who says that there is no reason for a Christian to vote Democrat? Listen now!

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    How Should Christians Vote? The Bible Tells Me So! with Tremper Longman

    How Should Christians Vote? The Bible Tells Me So! with Tremper Longman

    The 2024 election is fast approaching and many Christians are still left wondering whose policies best represent the Bible’s teachings. Today, we’re talking to theologian and author of “The Bible and the Ballot,” Tremper Longman, to learn how Christians can vote in a way that best reflects biblical values. First, Tremper tells us why he decided to write a book on politics in the first place. How much does he believe that Christians should participate in the political process? And how much should the Church participate? Does the Bible have something to contribute to contentious political issues like abortion, immigration, and race? What are loving, biblical responses to these topics? And should Christians push for laws around such issues? Plus, how much should Christians consider a political candidate’s character over their policies? And learn why he says that Christians don’t actually “need” religious liberty. Listen now!

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    • 1 hr
    Why Do Millennials Dread Motherhood? with Rachel Cohen

    Why Do Millennials Dread Motherhood? with Rachel Cohen

    Thankless. Exhausting. Lonely. That’s how many Millennial women view the prospect of motherhood. And the statistics bear this out: The global fertility rate is steadily dropping. So, how did we get here? Today, Keith is joined by Vox senior reporter, Rachel Cohen, to discuss. Hear Rachel share insights from her recent article, “How Millennials Learned to Dread Motherhood,” where she explained why her generation got to this point and presented an unbiased, optimistic case for motherhood instead. Today she shares more on why she thinks there’s been such a sharp decline in children being born, how TikTok and social media influencers have contributed to this issue, and how politics may play a role. She walks through “The List” of the top reasons women cite for not having kids. Plus, what does she make of the fact that studies show that women with children report higher levels of happiness than women without? And what types of responses has she received after publishing her essay? Listen now!

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    • 49 min
    How To Talk Politics Without Fighting with Monica Guzman

    How To Talk Politics Without Fighting with Monica Guzman

    How does a liberal living in one of the deepest blue counties in the country converse with her conservative, Mexican immigrant parents who voted for Donald Trump twice? We find out today when Monica Guzman joins us on the pod! Monica is on the national leadership team of Braver Angels, a “depolarization organization” designed to reduce partisan animosity, and the author of “I Never Thought of it That Way.” Hear her share her family’s story and why she’s so passionate about people learning to have difficult conversations, even in today’s dangerously divided times. But given that it’s extremely rare for people to change their minds, particularly on political issues, what should the goal of such conversations be, and how can we know if we’ve succeeded? Has our culture lost the idea of absolute truth and can we persuade anyone anymore? Plus, she shares some practical tips for having difficult conversations with people whose worldview is different from (or even opposed to) your own. Listen now!

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    • 46 min
    The Meritocracy Myth with Daniel Markovits

    The Meritocracy Myth with Daniel Markovits

    If you grew up in the U.S., you’ve probably believed (and maybe you still do!) that advantage should be earned through ability and effort. You get ahead in this world based on your accomplishments. Right? Well, not so fast. What if this foundational American axiom is all a myth? Daniel Markovits, a professor at Yale and author of “The Meritocracy Trap,” joins Keith on the pod today to discuss. He starts by pointing out the problems with modern-day meritocracy: It feeds inequality, dismantles the middle class, and gives an unfair advantage to the elite. But what other options do we have as a country if our achievement-oriented society isn’t working? And does Markovits attribute his own successes to hard work and good choices or sheer luck? Plus, considering the claims of figures like Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, and singer Oliver Anthony, does he believe that more and more Americans are “waking up” to the meritocracy myth? Listen now!

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    • 48 min
    The End of End Times Theology with Daniel Hummel

    The End of End Times Theology with Daniel Hummel

    If your faith was affected by the Left Behind series, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Not really, but can we talk about how many Americans have been impacted by the teachings of dispensationalism? That’s what happens today when Daniel Hummel, author of “The Rise and Fall of Dispensationalism,” joins Keith on the pod! First, Daniel breaks down the three key components to this theological system: its view of the Church and Israel, its teaching on End Times, and its literal interpretation of Scripture. And why is it problematic? What denominations hold to dispensationalism? How did it get thrust into politics? Plus, Daniel shares why its power and influence have waned, now making it more of a marginalized tradition. But does he believe there will be a revival of dispensationalism in the future? Listen now!

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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
745 Ratings

745 Ratings

Patrick2081 ,

Finally giving a review

It took me some time to deliver but I feel confident to say this a great podcast! Patrick and Keith have put a wide spectrum of views, denominations, and subjects to engage. They also respond when messaging on questions. It’s a great range of views and will challenge you and cause you to engage the scriptures. Any podcast with Scot McKnight and Michael Bird cannot be missed! God bless.

yvrrybvryuj ,

Overall it’s Good, but…

Of the ones I’ve heard most are really good and unbiased, but the last two I’ve listened to have very much biased guests. So much so that it made me question if it was really about “following the Lamb” or just under the guise in order to get more listeners. The host is great though!

MarieEOB ,

Grew as young adult in dispensationalism only to toss it ASAP

My husband and I came out of the Reformed and Lutheran traditions and after marrying attended a fundamentalist General Baptist church for 9 years- great people and fellowship. But we weee bathed in dispensationalism and wondered why our previous traditions didn’t talk about eschatology. We had a visiting speaker over for dinner who was changing to a mid-Trob rapture and “stirring up all kinds of trouble.” We saw it he was realistic that the church is not exempt from “worldly” trials and tribulation and relying on the Rapture was a fever dream of escape. Within a couple of years of leaving we ditched dispensationalism wholly as we learned how new a teaching it is in light of church history. Can’t say we’ve found a replacement but we see the detritus dispensationalism has left in our culture and in right wing politics: you can call a liar and adulterer “your” president who’s been sent by God and let injustice rule as long as God picks you up to avoid the consequences of your willful blindness to how you are leaving the world. I personally still reject dispensationalism as a whole, but do believe in a literal return of Jesus Christ. Your discussion, especially the cultural effects and its distinct American flavor that not just lingers but invades everything. How white Christian nationalism with its postmillenialist view (and intended national policies in Project 2025 paper) fits with it is terribly unclear making a current eschatology inherently contradictory and messy. Thank you for a great thought provoking in discussion.

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