101 episodes

A podcast for learning how to deepen convictions without dividing communities. Tune in for insight from Tim Muehlhoff and Rick Langer on how to cultivate understanding, civility, and compassion in disagreement.

Winsome Conviction Biola University

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 65 Ratings

A podcast for learning how to deepen convictions without dividing communities. Tune in for insight from Tim Muehlhoff and Rick Langer on how to cultivate understanding, civility, and compassion in disagreement.

    Tim's New Book: End the Stalemate

    Tim's New Book: End the Stalemate

    In this episode, Austin Suter, executive director for United? We Pray, interviews Tim on his recently released book, End the Stalemate: Move Past Cancel Culture To Meaningful Conversations (released by Tyndale House on June 18, 2024), which Tim has co-authored with Sean McDowell. Tim speaks with Austin about the purposes in writing this book, which is less about learning how to win an argument and more about learning how to foster productive conversations and find common ground. They consider...

    • 32 min
    Can I Really Believe What I'm Reading in the Bible?

    Can I Really Believe What I'm Reading in the Bible?

    Some stories in the Bible are hard to understand, let alone approve. For those who are questioning and finding it difficult to trust the God of the Bible and certain historical events as recorded in the Scriptures, it helps to hear stories from people who have worked through their own questions and doubts to arrive at healthy, more firmly held beliefs and convictions. On today’s episode, History scholar Susan Lim (Ph.D.) speaks with Tim and Rick about her own journey of coming to love the Bib...

    • 38 min
    Searching For A Better Way: Wisdom, Buddhism & Christianity

    Searching For A Better Way: Wisdom, Buddhism & Christianity

    Susan Lim (Ph.D.) is a history scholar and writer who decided to follow Jesus in her teenage years after having grown up in a Buddhist family. Susan joins today’s episode to share her story from Buddha to Jesus, and it’s a powerful story that has reverberated through her family. She also speaks with Tim and Rick on the similarities and differences between Buddhism and Christianity. They discuss what Buddhists get right that Christians can learn from, differing views on suffering, and what hap...

    • 34 min
    Communication Spirals & The Temptation To Escalate

    Communication Spirals & The Temptation To Escalate

    What are communication spirals and how do they contribute to the argument culture? On today’s episode, Tim and Rick discuss these patterns of negative communication and what can trigger them. They also draw from research in communication theory to suggest ways to de-escalate situations when we become perturbed, frustration boils, and we want to up the negative communication. Show notes and a full transcript are available.

    • 27 min
    Thinking About Attending A Gay Wedding?

    Thinking About Attending A Gay Wedding?

    Earlier this year, a convictional firestorm ensued over advice Alistair Begg, a prominent North American pastor and radio host of Truth for Life, gave to a woman about attending her grandchild's gay wedding. Bob Lepine, the on-air announcer for Truth for Life, joins today’s episode to speak with Tim and Rick about how this situation provides us with an opportunity to clarify our thinking around convictions and guidelines for faithful conduct. Bob provides a quick summary of what happened befo...

    • 33 min
    A Legal Professor On Learning To Disagree

    A Legal Professor On Learning To Disagree

    Can principles from law and a legal education help us in our day to day disagreements with colleagues, neighbors, family and friends? Our guest today, legal professor John Inazu, thinks so, and he speaks with Rick about his newly released book, Learning To Disagree: The Surprising Path to Navigating Differences with Empathy and Respect. They discuss the value of legal education for learning to get good at disagreement, and they also venture into the cultivation of empathy and fairness, how to...

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

Sarahlandon ,

Keep up the Good Work!

This podcast is such an encouragement and full of good reminders to right size our opinions and our relationships for the sake of the gospel. Thank you for continuing this ministry and sharing the work that so many are doing to help people connect rather than divide.

AChute! ,

Timely

There are disagreements in our Christian family and extended family about politics and beliefs so I value the hard work that you guys have put into this and the service that you are providing to so many. My plan is to go through all of the podcasts and look at your other sources as well. Thanks again. Arlene. (On CRU) 😊

Whittier Wanderer ,

Refreshing antidote to cynicism

I love this podcast. It’s a refreshing antidote to the constant cynical and critical feed we get across the board and all media these days. I like that it makes a strong case for being generous towards people with other opinions. also, they’re pretty funny. Thanks for the great content.

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