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There are no ordinary things. We can meet God in the most surprising places…if we only know how to look. Go Upstream, discover a world charged with the grandeur of God—and learn to live in that bigger world.

Upstream Colson Center

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 217 Ratings

There are no ordinary things. We can meet God in the most surprising places…if we only know how to look. Go Upstream, discover a world charged with the grandeur of God—and learn to live in that bigger world.

    Further Upstream – The Sins and Sacredness of the Senses

    Further Upstream – The Sins and Sacredness of the Senses

    Tim Padgett joins Shane to dig deeper into the conversation with Joel Clarkson on his book, Sensing God. Tim and Shane explore the ways in which our culture abuses the senses, and how sin itself is rooted in disordered desire for good things.

    • 37 min
    Receiving God Through Our Senses | Joel Clarkson

    Receiving God Through Our Senses | Joel Clarkson

    Shane welcomes Joel Clarkson, author of Sensing God: Experiencing the Divine in Nature, Food, Music & Beauty to help us recover a theology of the senses, and to understand how our physical experiences were designed to spark worship.

    • 59 min
    Further Upstream – Don’t Settle for an Imaginary Jesus

    Further Upstream – Don’t Settle for an Imaginary Jesus

    Tim Padgett joins Shane to reflect on the conversation with Rebecca McLaughlin, and to challenge those who cite Jesus without consulting the inspired accounts of His life, the four Gospels.

    • 35 min
    Why Does Everyone Admire Jesus? | Rebecca McLaughlin

    Why Does Everyone Admire Jesus? | Rebecca McLaughlin

    Why is it that even those who don’t accept Christian theology can’t help but admire the character of Jesus? Shane welcomes author and apologist Rebecca McLaughlin to explain why all of us need to reencounter the hero of the Gospels, and guides us using her book, Confronting Jesus.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Further Upstream – Can Christian Values Survive Minus Christ?

    Further Upstream – Can Christian Values Survive Minus Christ?

    Tim Padgett joins Shane again to reflect on the conversation with Glen Scrivener, whose book, The Air We Breathe challenges our secular neighbors to ask where their moral values come from, and whether they can hold on to those values without the Savior who taught them.

    • 37 min
    How Jesus Made Us W.E.I.R.D | Glen Scrivener

    How Jesus Made Us W.E.I.R.D | Glen Scrivener

    Christianity remade the world so completely that even so-called “secular” values are just an echo of Christian morality. Shane welcomes speaker, filmmaker, and priest Glen Scrivener to talk about his new book, “The Air We Breathe,” and to reveal what the West owes Jesus, even if we no longer worship Him.

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
217 Ratings

217 Ratings

GMS4900 ,

Insightful conversations!

A show full of wonderful thinkers—Shane himself included! The guests aren’t run of the mill talking heads, but very thoughtful thinkers with their own unique insights and angles. Shane himself brings a refreshing perspective on things, and does well to guide the conversation with inquisitive, thought-provoking questions. Great podcast!

Dayton Family of Four ,

If you have ears to hear…

Shane and his team have really brought their A game to the podcast this year. It gives me optimism there are young Christian leaders like him.

I am biased but think both Christians AND unbelievers will benefit from the the thought-provoking conversations.

prr_3 ,

Too far upstream

I enjoy the interviews but no need for the ‘longer than the original’ follow-up analysis in the ‘Further Upstream’ episodes.

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