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The pressures of living up to your calling are enormous. But your life doesn’t have to be at the mercy of the current. There’s a bigger story afoot than the river you’re standing in at the moment. Shane Morris interviews those who have stood against the stream of culture and discusses the ways you can be an active participant in God’s work of restoration.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 197 Ratings

The pressures of living up to your calling are enormous. But your life doesn’t have to be at the mercy of the current. There’s a bigger story afoot than the river you’re standing in at the moment. Shane Morris interviews those who have stood against the stream of culture and discusses the ways you can be an active participant in God’s work of restoration.

    Does God Redeem Nations? | Os Guinness

    Does God Redeem Nations? | Os Guinness

    Shane sits down with author and social critic Os Guinness at the 2022 Wilberforce Weekend in Orlando, Florida. They ask whether God is in the business of redeeming nations, and what redemption would look like for America.

    • 46 min
    Christians, Ecology, and the Call to Stewarding or Dominion, or Both?

    Christians, Ecology, and the Call to Stewarding or Dominion, or Both?

    Wayne asks Shane to explain why Christians have problems with environmentalism. The pair then descends into a conversation on the distinction between stewarding and exerting dominion over creation, especially considering our role in God's story to bring redemption and restoration to a broken world. 
    To close, Wayne asks why we have lost trust in the area of environmentalism with ourselves, each other, and our loss of trust even with creation.

    • 54 min
    Rethinking Environmentalism| Dr. Rick Lindroth

    Rethinking Environmentalism| Dr. Rick Lindroth

    Shane welcomes ecologist Dr. Rick Lindroth of the University of Wisconsin, Madison to discuss the troubled relationship Christians often have with environmentalism, and to suggest a way forward that honors God’s command to steward His world.  

    • 56 min
    Christianity's Beautiful Answer to Depression and Suicide - Further Upstream

    Christianity's Beautiful Answer to Depression and Suicide - Further Upstream

    Shane responds to questions and challenges from Wayne on if and how Christians can present beauty to a world that is battling depression, sadness, and the epidemic of suicide. 

    • 47 min
    Unraveling Suicide and Mental Illness | Dr. Matthew Sleeth

    Unraveling Suicide and Mental Illness | Dr. Matthew Sleeth

    Shane welcomes Dr. Matthew Sleeth back to the program to tackle difficult questions about the rising tide of suicide and other mental health problems in America, and to suggest ways Christians can improve our responses during National Mental Health Awareness Month.

    Matthew's website: http://matthewsleethmd.com/
    Matthew's Books: 
    Hope Always: How to be a Force for Life in a Culture of Suicide
    Reforesting Faith: What Trees Teach Us About the Nature of God and His Love for Us
    24/6: A Prescription for a Healthier, Happier Life

    • 58 min
    The Mirth of God? - A Conversation on Orthodoxy | Further Upstream

    The Mirth of God? - A Conversation on Orthodoxy | Further Upstream

    Shane fields a host of questions from producer, Wayne Stender. Wayne asks first if one needs to convert to Catholicism to have rightly read Chesterton.
    Then, Wayne asks Shane to explain why he finished the book with tears in his eyes, when Trevin wax highlights that Chesterton is a "laughing prophet."
    To close, Wayne pushes Shane to explore how and why spiritual insight is afforded to the most immature Christian and the experienced faith follower with similar impact while there's different delivery.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
197 Ratings

197 Ratings

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.

NP in OC ,

Engaging!

I appreciate Shane’s ability to think well and connect the dots on the issues of the day, relating them back to biblical truth.

DD90aa ,

Always Glad I listened!

A friend recommended this podcast and I’ve been listening ever since. Very clear communication of truth and the Christian worldview. On the episode from March 1st with Stephanie, would you touch on the Christian’s response to snowflake adoption? Many thanks and much gratitude- J. G.

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