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.
On "Political Homelessness"
"Where do I fit politically?" That's a question more Christians are asking as faith convictions feel at odds with party affiliations and partisan mindsets. Feeling at home with one particular political party is met with increasing discontent. "Political homelessness" seems to be setting in, and our guest today, David French, doesn't think that's a bad thing. In fact, he thinks it's a spiritual blessing (link to dispatch article in link section above). Join Rick, Tim, and David as they discuss "political homelessness" and the ways media can undermine charting a "politically homeless" path.
Processing the Election with Family, Friends and Co-workers
Votes for the next president have been cast and one thing is certain—somebody will be happy, and others disheartened. Can a friendship or workplace relationship be preserved with someone who voted differently and holds vastly different beliefs?
Engaging Others Winsomely
Can winsomeness be a path to persuasion in today's political climate? What is "informed winsomeness"? David French, political commentator and New York Times best-selling author joins Tim and Rick for a conversation on engaging others winsomely, the importance of humility when we liken ourselves to biblical figures, and the manner of response Christians should take toward incivility and political adversity, especially when facing opponents.
Humanizing Thoughts Lead to Humanizing Communication
Popular speaker and author, Brene Brown, states: “It’s hard to hate people close up. So, move in.” Communication theorists note that what helps break negative stereotypes the most is, information. How much do we know about the two presidential candidates? Learning the stories of Vice-President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump doesn’t condone their positions, but rather, humanizes them.
Today's Argument Culture
What is "the argument culture," and how have we been immersed into it? Tim and Rick unpack four notable characteristics of "the argument culture" and suggest an idea we can practice for turning it around.
Winsome Conviction Podcast: Trailer
Incivility is a hallmark of our conversations, both within the Church and across the broader culture. Can we foster conversations that deepen and enrich relationships rather than tear people apart? Tim and Rick highlight how today's argument culture has given rise to the Winsome Conviction podcast.