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English, Religion, 2536 seasons, 464 episodes, 1 day, 14 hours, 12 minutes
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A podcast to help you navigate faith in the modern world. Luke Norsworthy interviews academics, artists, authors, pastor, and more about spirituality, faith, and anything else that's newsworthy.
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564: The Character of Suffering

A sermon on the character of suffering.  For more check out Luke's new book. 
5/16/202437 minutes, 10 seconds
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563: Steve Carter: Grieve, Breathe, Receive

Steve Carter returns to the show to discuss the transformative power of grieving, the struggle to forgiveness, and his new book Grieve, Breathe, Receive.  
5/6/20241 hour, 5 minutes, 56 seconds
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How to Love the Life You Already Have

A podcast about my new book How to Love the Life You Already Have.    
4/29/202434 minutes, 12 seconds
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561: Emily P. Freeman: How To Walk into a Room

Emily P. Freeman author of the NY Times bestseller, How to Walk into a Room returns to the show to discuss the complexities of decision-making, courage, and self-trust. 
3/25/202456 minutes, 40 seconds
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560: Michael Wear: The Spirit of our Politics

Michael Wear, co-founder, President and CEO of the Center for Christianity and Public Life joins the show to discuss The Spirit of our Politics.
1/29/202450 minutes, 38 seconds
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559: John Delony: Building a Non-Anxious Life

Dr. John Delony joins the show to discuss Building a Non-Anxious Life. 
1/8/20241 hour, 5 minutes, 10 seconds
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558: NT Wright: Into the Heart of Romans

Dr. Tom Wright returns to the show to discuss Israel, The New Heavens and New Earth, and his new book Into the Heart of Romans
11/6/202351 minutes, 46 seconds
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556: Isolation and Mental Health

Part two in a series on mental illness. 
10/31/202336 minutes, 32 seconds
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556: Mental Health Part 1

Part one in a series on Mental Health
10/23/202341 minutes, 36 seconds
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555: Todd Deatherage on Israel/Palestine

Todd Deatherage returns to the show to discuss the recent Hamas attacks, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and his peacemaking work with Telos. 
10/16/202355 minutes, 54 seconds
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554. James Martin: Come Forth

Fr. James Martin returns to the show to discuss his new book Come Forth. 
9/25/202356 minutes, 56 seconds
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553: Rob Bell: Where’d You Park Your Spaceship

Rob Bell returns to the podcast to discuss heavy work, graduations vs. divorces, and his novel. 
9/11/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 45 seconds
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552. Esau McCauley: How Far to the Promised Land

Dr. Esau McCauley returns to the show to discuss his new memoir How Far to the Promised Land. 
8/28/202358 minutes, 40 seconds
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551. Curt Thompson: The Deepest Place

Psychiatrist Curt Thompson joins the show to discuss isolation, anxiety, shame, and his new book The Deepest Place.
8/21/202353 minutes, 45 seconds
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550: Jason Miller: When the World Breaks

Jason Adam Miller returns to the show to discuss paradox, the Beatitudes, and his new book When the World Breaks.     
8/14/202347 minutes, 20 seconds
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549: Russell Moore: Losing Our Religion

Dr. Russell Moore joins the show to discuss his new book Losing Our Religion: An Altar Call for Evangelical America.
8/7/202354 minutes, 54 seconds
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548: Simplistic, Complexity, Simplicity

A few words about deconstruction
6/26/202338 minutes, 46 seconds
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547. Jonathan Storment

Jonathan Storment returns to discuss how we got the Bible, how Luke helped him know his truest self, and Bonafides.   
6/5/202353 minutes, 24 seconds
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546: Scot McKnight: The Second Testament

Biblical scholar Rev. Dr. Scot McKnight returns to the show to discuss his new translation of the New Testament The Second Testament.   
5/29/202349 minutes, 26 seconds
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545. Suzanne Stabile Live from Pepperdine Part 2

Enneagram master teacher Suzanne Stabile discusses ambiguous loss, grief, and fear.   
5/15/202350 minutes, 8 seconds
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544. Suzanne Stabile: Live from Pepperdine

Enneagram master teacher Suzanne Stabile and Luke have a lovely conversation from Pepperdine's Campus for Harbor '23. 
5/8/202347 minutes, 38 seconds
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543: Ramjaane Joshua: Ibuka

Ramjaane Joshua returns to the podcast to discuss the Rwandan Genocide perpetuated against the Tutsi people, Ibuka 29, and the importance of telling the story.   
5/1/202350 minutes, 43 seconds
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542. Josh Graves: The Simple Secret

Dr. Josh Graves returns to the show to discuss his new book The Simple Secret.   For more on this episode's sponsor Harbor: The Pepperdine Bible Lectures click here. 
4/17/202349 minutes, 34 seconds
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541. Easter

For episode 541 an Easter sermon.  For more on this episode's sponsor Harbor: The Pepperdine Bible Lectures click here. 
4/11/20230
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540: Jonathan Storment

Jonathan Storment returns to the show to discuss the Tennessee school shooting, compromises, Johnny Cash, and of course Arkansas.  For more on this episode's sponsor Harbor: The Pepperdine Bible Lectures click here.  
3/30/202350 minutes
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539. Jon Ward: Testimony

Jon Ward, chief national correspondent at Yahoo! News, joins the show to discuss growing up in the Evangelical movement, navigating faith and politics, and his new book Testimony.   For more on this episode's sponsor Harbor: The Pepperdine Bible Lectures click here.   
3/27/202350 minutes, 45 seconds
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538. A few words about unity

For episode 538 we hear a sermon about unity. For more on this episode's sponsor Harbor: The Pepperdine Bible Lectures click here.     
3/20/202339 minutes, 8 seconds
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537: Stephen Prothero: God the Bestseller

Dr. Stephen Prothero returns to the show to his new book God the Bestseller.
3/13/202346 minutes, 48 seconds
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536.Carlos Whittaker: How to Human

Carlos Whittaker joins the podcast to discuss preachers who can sing, walking with people, seeing our bias, and his new book How To Human. 
2/27/202346 minutes, 32 seconds
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535: Sam Acho: Change Starts With You

Sam Acho joins the show to discuss the University of Texas, the fire within, architects, and his new book Change Starts With You.  
2/20/202353 minutes, 20 seconds
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534: Otis Moss III: Dancing in the Darkness

Dr. Otis Moss III joins the show to discuss the spiritual tradition of the Black church, hopelessness vs. joy, the Freedom Movement, Comic Books, and his new book Dancing in the Darkness. 
2/13/202349 minutes, 20 seconds
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533. Pete Enns: Curveball

Dr. Pete Enns returns to the show to discuss being a podchild, inadequate understandings of God, and his new book Curveball
2/6/202357 minutes, 28 seconds
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532. Esau McCaulley: Lent

Dr. Esau McCaulley returns to the podcast to discuss the possibility of being wrong, the New York Times, and his new book on Lent. 
1/23/202355 minutes, 12 seconds
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531. John D. Barton Better Religion

Dr. John Barton, professor of Religion at Pepperdine, joins the show to discuss interfaith relationships, his friendship with Rainn Wilson, the greatest commandment vs the great commission, and his new book Better Religion.
1/16/202349 minutes, 38 seconds
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530. Mike Donehey: Grace in Gray

Singer, Songwriter, and Author Mike Donehey joins the show to discuss his new book Grace in Gray.    For more info on Pastors, Priests, and Guides retreat click here. 
1/9/202353 minutes, 36 seconds
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529. Advent, Potential Serial Killer, and Dragons

An Advent Homily.  From Revelation 12.  Again.  For more on Pastors, Priests, and Guides retreat click here. 
12/19/202237 minutes, 16 seconds
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528. Advent and the Dragon

An advent Homily from Revelation 12.    For more on Pastors, Priests, and Guides retreat click here. 
12/5/202237 minutes, 44 seconds
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527. Fr. James Martin

Fr. James Martin returns to the show to discuss Rocky, the Pope, and Advent. 
11/28/202245 minutes, 4 seconds
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526. Brian Zahnd: The Anticipated Christ

Pastor Brian Zahnd returns to the show to discuss music (of course), Christmas vs. Advent, and his Advent (and Christmas) Devotional The Anticipated Christ. 
11/21/202252 minutes, 58 seconds
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525. Cows, Taylor, and Altars

A rant on cows.  A mini-rant on Taylor Swift.  A Sermon on Altars. 
11/14/202246 minutes, 34 seconds
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524. Toni Collier: Brave Enough to Be Broken

Toni Collier joins the show to discuss Texas, brokenness, food stamps, spiritual abuse, redemption, gratitude, and her new book Brave Enough to Be Broken. 
10/31/202255 minutes, 36 seconds
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523. Ruth Haley Barton: Embracing Rhythms of Work and Rest

Dr. Ruth Haley Barton joins the podcast this week for a discussion about rest, sabbath, and her new book Embracing Rhythms of Work and Rest.
10/24/202252 minutes, 22 seconds
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522. Katelyn Beaty: Celebrities for Jesus

Katelyn Beaty joins the podcast to discuss her new book Celebrities for Jesus.
10/17/202242 minutes, 14 seconds
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521. Mallory Wyckoff: God is

For episode 521 we've got a live podcast from Nashville with Dr. Mallory Wyckoff. 
10/3/202253 minutes, 33 seconds
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520. James K.A. Smith: How to Inhabit Time

Philosopher Dr. James K.A. Smith returns to the podcast to discuss therapy, loving what does not last, resurrected scars, Calvin, and his new book How to Inhabit Time.
9/26/202248 minutes, 38 seconds
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519. What’s the Gospel?

A sermon on the difference of sin management vs. the Gospel after an opening rant (yes, another one) on masculinity. 
9/19/202246 minutes, 10 seconds
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518. Sean Palmer: Kingdom and Country

Sean Palmer returns to the show to discuss how to millennials, loving your country, pledging allegiance, and his new book King and Country.
9/12/202254 minutes, 10 seconds
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517. David Zahl: Low Anthropology

Luke begins the podcast with a rant on the Matt Chandler news and then David Zahl returns to the podcast to discuss the ironic good news of having a low view of people. 
8/31/202256 minutes, 45 seconds
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516. Norsworthy with Norsworthy

The return of Luke's dad, Dr. Larry Norsworthy, to discuss transitions, grief, filters, Carl Jung, and the dangers of isolation. 
8/29/202251 minutes, 26 seconds
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515. Richard Beck on Jordan Peterson

Experimental Psychologist Dr. Richard Beck joins the show to discuss Jordan Peterson's usage of the Bible, Peterson's message to the church, and of course, MMA. 
8/22/202259 minutes, 40 seconds
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514. Jason Miller: Rest

Jason Miller returns to discuss fallow fields, sabbath, and the power of trust.
8/15/202250 minutes, 22 seconds
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513. Masculinity, Isolation, and Parenting.

For the first half of episode 512 we've got a rant on masculinity and isolation and in the second half (29:00) of the episode is a teaching on parenting. 
8/8/20221 hour, 56 seconds
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512. Manda Carpenter: Soul Care to Save Your Life

On Episode 512 Manda Carpenter returns to the podcast to discuss vulnerability, shame, and her new book Soul Care to Save Your Life.
8/4/202246 minutes, 56 seconds
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511. Steve Carter

Steve Carter returns to the show for a conversation with Luke about shame, looking back, honesty and in the second half of the podcast we hear Steve preach a sermon on Hope.
7/25/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 18 seconds
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510. Josh Ross

The first half of the podcast Luke and Josh Ross discuss incarnational ministry, hope, resisting cynicism, and the white savior complex. The second half of the podcast is a sermon Josh preached in Austin.
7/18/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 22 seconds
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509. Josh Jackson

For the first half of this episode Luke and Josh Jackson discuss the complexity of racial reconciliation and the second half is a sermon from Josh Jackson on being a non-anxious peaceful presence. 
7/11/202259 minutes, 20 seconds
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508: Rich Villodas: Good and Beautiful and Kind

Pastor Rich Villodas returns to the show to discuss the curse of being a Mets fan, soul fragility, sin, false self, and his new book Good and Beautiful and Kind.
7/4/202257 minutes, 14 seconds
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507:Why Stay?

On this solo podcast Luke discuss why to stay with your church after you deconstruct and then a sermon on staying with your family. 
6/27/202254 minutes, 58 seconds
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506: Kristin Du Mez Part 2

The second part of the live interview from Pepperdine's Harbor with Kristin Du Mez
6/20/202255 minutes, 40 seconds
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505: Scott Saul

Pastor Scott Sauls return to the show to discuss his new book Beautiful People Don't Just Happen.   
6/13/202246 minutes, 36 seconds
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504: Kevin Sweeney: The Making of a Mystic

Kevin Sweeney joins the show to discuss Luke’s inability to say the word “Hawaii” properly, letting go, mysticism, and his new book The Making of a Mystic.
6/6/202251 minutes, 32 seconds
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503:Jonathan Storment: Bonafides

Jonathan Storment returns to the podcast for a discussion about the Nones and his new podcast Bonafides. 
5/30/202252 minutes, 20 seconds
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502: Kristin Du Mez

A conversation from Pepperdine University with Kirstin Du Mez author of Jesus and John Wayne. 
5/23/202247 minutes, 57 seconds
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501. Stephen Mackey: The Locker Room

Stephen Mackey returns to the podcast to discuss race, empathy, and his new book The Locker Room.
5/16/202256 minutes, 6 seconds
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500. Number Five Hundred

On this special episode we hear special clips from the past celebrating the past eight and half years of the podcast. 
5/9/20221 hour, 30 minutes, 38 seconds
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499. Sonya Curry: Fierce Love

Sonya Curry joins the show to discuss instilling faith, life as the first family of the NBA, handling shame, and her new book Fierce Love.
5/2/202247 minutes, 42 seconds
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498. Comparing Joy

A special rant on comparing joy. 
4/25/202228 minutes, 47 seconds
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497. Easter Sunday

In honor of Resurrection Sunday we have Luke's Easter sermon. 
4/18/202229 minutes, 57 seconds
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496. Andy Crouch: The Life We’re Looking For

Andy Crouch returns to the show to discuss our computer friendly life, technology, and his new book The Life We’re Looking For.
4/11/202252 minutes, 36 seconds
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495. Christian Edmondson and Ekemini Uwan: Truth’s Table

Dr. Christian Edmondson and Ekemini Uwan join the show to discuss forgiveness, the work of the Holy Ghost, justice and their new book Truth’s Table.
4/4/202251 minutes, 40 seconds
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494. Gail Song Bantum & Brian Bantum: Choosing Us

Pastor Gail Song Bantum and Dr. Brian Bantum join the podcast to discuss writing together, growing together, country music, and their new book Choosing us. 
3/28/202254 minutes, 58 seconds
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493. Shauna Niequist: i haven’t learned that yet

Shauna Niequist returns to the show to discuss losing her self, pizza, being a guide to those struggling with faith, and her new book i guess i haven’t learned that yet.
3/21/202250 minutes, 45 seconds
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492: Paul J. Pastor: Bower Lodge

Paul J. Pastor joins the show to discuss poetry, nobility of spirit, male spirituality, and his new book Bower Lodge.
3/14/202244 minutes, 14 seconds
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491. Fail February (March-) Jason Miller and Jonathan Storment

In a bonus Fail February episode Jason Miller and Jonathan Storment share the failure for which they are most thankful. 
3/7/202256 minutes, 22 seconds
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490. Suzanne Stabile: Fail February

Suzanne Stabile joins the show to discuss why we feel so uncomfortable with success, imposture syndrome, the Ennegram, and the failure for which she’s most grateful. For more on this week's sponsor, Harbor the Pepperdine Bible Lectures, click here.
2/28/202238 minutes, 40 seconds
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489: Stanley Hauerwas: Fully Alive

For episode 489 Dr. Stanley Hauerwas joins the show to discuss the commonality of Texans and Australians, the Hauerwas mythology, Karl Barth, and his new book Fully Alive. For more on this week's sponsor, Harbor the Pepperdine Bible Lectures, click here.
2/21/202246 minutes, 36 seconds
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488. Steve Carter- Fail February

On Episode 488, and the first of Fail February, Steve Carter, the author of the Thing Beneath the Thing, joins the show to discuss the failure for which he’s most grateful. For more on this week's sponsor, Harbor the Pepperdine Bible Lectures, click here. 
2/14/202244 minutes, 28 seconds
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487: Fr. Greg Boyle : Sharing the Wisdom of Time

Fr. Greg Boyle joins the show to discuss Homebody Industries, geezers, the Pope, and Sharing the Wisdom of Time.  For more on this week's sponsor, Harbor the Pepperdine Bible Lectures, click here. 
2/7/202251 minutes, 12 seconds
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486: Cole Author Riley: This Here Flesh

Cole Author Riley, founder of Black Liturgies, joins the show to discuss myths, cults, and her new book This Here Flesh.  
1/31/202246 minutes, 58 seconds
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485: Ian Morgan Cron: The Story of You

Ian Morgan Cron returns to discuss learning our story, childhood wounds, the power of failure, the Enneagram, and his new book The Story of You.
1/24/202255 minutes, 14 seconds
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484: Scott Erickson: Say Yes

Artist, author, and curator of awesomeness Scott Erickson returns to the show along with Jason Miller to discuss lies, live shows, controlling hurts, and his new book Say Yes.
1/17/202253 minutes, 44 seconds
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483: Correct vs. Connect and Forgiveness

Opening rant on why we have so many diverse opinions on the podcast, followed by a sermon on forgiveness. 
1/10/202250 minutes, 42 seconds
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482. Advent #3

A sermon about joy, grief, and the virgin birth. 
12/22/202137 minutes, 28 seconds
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481. Advent #2

An opening rant about practices during deconstruction followed by a sermon on love stooping. 
12/21/202144 minutes, 34 seconds
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480. Advent #1

An Advent Sermon. 
12/20/202138 minutes, 40 seconds
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479. Derwin Gray: God, Do You Hear Me?

Dr. Derwin Gray returns to the show to discuss the Lord's Prayer, triceps extensions, and his new book God, Do You Hear Me.  
12/13/202153 minutes, 45 seconds
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478. Healthy Deconstruction (A Rant)

This week we've got another rant on the problem of demonizing or idealizing deconstruction and what healthy deconstruction looks like. 
12/6/202135 minutes, 38 seconds
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477. Brian Zahnd: When Everything‘s on Fire

Brian Zahnd returns to the show to discuss deconstructing deconstruction, snark, Nietzsche, and his new book When Everything's on Fire. 
11/29/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 37 seconds
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476. Jacqui Lewis: Fierce Love

The Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis joins the show to discuss rebuilding church, self-love, joy, and her new book Fierce Love.
11/22/202151 minutes, 41 seconds
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475. Becca Stevens: Practically Divine

Becca Stevens returns to the show to discuss smoking, sacred space, honesty, where to purchase Christmas presents, and her new book Practically Divine.
11/15/202154 minutes, 24 seconds
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474. Levi Lusko: Roar Like A Lion

Pastor Levi Lusko joins the show to discuss grief, fear, the loss of his daughter, and his newest book Roar Like a Lion.
11/8/202149 minutes, 6 seconds
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473. Suzanne Stabile: The Journey Toward Wholeness

Enneagram master teacher Suzanne Stabile returns to the show to discuss balance, intelligence centers, and her new book The Journey Toward Wholeness. 
11/1/202159 minutes, 37 seconds
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472. Hillary McBride: The Wisdom of Your Body

Dr. Hillary McBride joins the show to discuss bodies, emotions, Canada and her new book The Wisdom of Your Body.   
10/25/202154 minutes, 26 seconds
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471. Annie F. Downs: What Sounds Fun to You?

Annie F. Downs returns to the show to discuss the discipline of fun, Ted Lasso, and her new book What Sounds Fun to You. 
10/18/202151 minutes, 46 seconds
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470. Mailbag with Kathleen Golden and Josh Graves

On episode 470 we dip into the listener mailbag to discuss finding joy in adversity, compromise, concussions, and Mimetic Theory. 
10/11/202146 minutes, 59 seconds
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469. Scott Harrison: Thirst

Scott Harrison joins the show to discuss his NGO charity: water, hopelessness, generosity, and his book Thirst.
10/4/202140 minutes, 8 seconds
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468. Philip Yancey: Where the Light Fell

Philip Yancey joins the show to discuss growing up in legalistic fundamentalism, grace, being a racist, and his memoir Where the Light Fell.
9/27/202148 minutes, 38 seconds
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467. Barbara Brown Taylor: Always a Guest

The return of Barbara Brown Taylor to discuss attentiveness, beholding, her beloved enneagram number, Destiny’s Child, and her new book Always a Guest.
9/20/202150 minutes, 28 seconds
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466. Dustin Nickerson

Comedian Dustin Nickerson joins the show to discuss his time as a youth pastor at Mars Hill, parenting, the centrality of love. Check out his new special Overwhelmed.
9/13/202152 minutes, 46 seconds
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465. Tara Beth Leach and Sean Palmer: Deconstruction

Tara Beth Leach and Sean Palmer join the show to discuss simplistic faith, black voices, and deconstruction.
9/6/202151 minutes, 48 seconds
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464. Beth Allison Barr: The Making of Biblical Womanhood

Historian Dr. Beth Allison Barr joins the show to discuss Biblical inerrancy, power, the Gaines, and her new book The Making of Biblical Womanhood. This episode is brought to you by Mission Resource Network.
8/30/202159 minutes, 34 seconds
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463. The Rise and Fall of Newsworthy

The podcast about a podcast discussing The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, celebrity culture, reform theology, postmodernity, church culture and more with Blaine Martin, Jason Miller, and Jonathan Storment.   This episode is brought to you by Mission Resource Network.
8/23/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 48 seconds
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462. Carey Nieuwhof: At Your Best

Carey Nieuwhof returns to the show to help you navigate burnout, passions, calling, drama kings, and his new book At Your Best. This episode is brought to you by Mission Resource Network.
8/16/202155 minutes, 32 seconds
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461. Steve Carter: The Thing Beneath the Thing

Steve Carter joins the show to discuss the Fab Five, curiosity, a person of peace, and his new book The Thing Beneath the Thing.  This episode is brought to you by Mission Resource Network. 
8/9/202159 minutes, 58 seconds
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460. Kristin Kobes Du Mez: Jesus and John Wayne

Dr. Kristin Kobes Du Mez joins the podcast to discuss the Evangelical church, being bookish, her attempts to destroy the Gaines empire, masculinity, and her book Jesus and John Wayne.    This episode is brought to you by Mission Resource Network. 
8/2/202152 minutes, 26 seconds
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Change

We discuss change, doubt, community and then hear the rerelease of a conversation with Fr. Ronald Rolheiser 
7/26/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 58 seconds
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David's Tragedy

A podcast about a sermon on abuse, silence, and king culture. 
7/19/202147 minutes, 16 seconds
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The New Age & Stone Age Mailbag

Jason Miller and Jonathan Storment join the show to discuss surviving failures, belief changes, ontological vs. epistemological, church changes, and more on this mailbag podcast.
7/12/202149 minutes, 36 seconds
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Jonathan Merritt

Jonathan Merritt returns to the show to discuss the Southern Baptist Convention, American Christianity, cancel culture, and taking the low road.
7/5/202156 minutes, 48 seconds
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Suzanne Stabile

Enneagram master teacher Suzanne Stabile returns to the show to discuss liminal space, hamburger steaks, expectations, ambiguous loss, and of course the Enneagram.
6/28/202159 minutes, 54 seconds
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Derwin Gray: Building a Multiethnic Church

Dr. Derwin Gray joins the podcast to discuss Texas BBQ, systemic sin, and his new book Building a Multiethnic Church.
6/21/202152 minutes, 56 seconds
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Michelle Williams: Checking In

Michelle Williams joins the show to discuss mental health, her time in Destiny’s Child, peanut butter sandwiches, and her new book Checking In.
6/14/202152 minutes, 50 seconds
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Jonathan Storment: Patriotism, the SBC, and Vainglory

Jonathan Storment returns to discuss the hang up, male spirituality, patriotism vs. nationalism, Russell Moore and the Southern Baptist Convention. 
6/7/202151 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ben Kirby: PreachersNSneakers

Ben Kirby joins the show to discuss the economy of Christianity, hypebeasts, materialisms, sneaker world, and his new book PreachersNSneakers.
5/31/202156 minutes, 2 seconds
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Todd Deatherage: The Israel-Palestine Conflict

Todd Deatherage returns to the podcast to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, peacemaking, his time working in the State department, and optimism vs. hope.
5/24/202149 minutes, 12 seconds
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John Eldredge

John Eldredge joins the podcast for a surprisingly brief conversation on pandemic fatigue and the importance of rest.
4/12/202117 minutes, 26 seconds
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Bill Haslam: Faithful Presence

The former Governor of Tennessee Bill Haslam joins the podcast to discuss division, anger, humility, Luke’s political future, and his new book Faithful Presence.
4/5/202146 minutes, 20 seconds
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Makoto Fujimora: Art and Faith

Artist and author Makoto Fujimura joins the show to discuss N.T. Wright, Kintsugi, plumbing gospel, new creation, and his new book Art and Faith.
3/29/202154 minutes, 22 seconds
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Richard Beck: Hunting Magic Eels

The podcast starts with a rant about life, death, and grief, then (10:25) Dr. Richard Beck returns to the show to discuss Whales vs. Wales, enchantment, the Ache, and his new book Hunting Magic Eels.
3/22/202158 minutes, 46 seconds
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AJ Swoboda: After Doubt

The podcast starts with a reflection on Beth Moore’s recent departure from the SBC, then (6:20) Dr. A.J. Swoboda returns to the show to deconstruction, received tradition, emotions, and his new book After Doubt.
3/15/202146 minutes, 58 seconds
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Jonathan Storment

Jonathan Storment returns to discuss a rule of life, repentance, Lenten, Villains, and of course the one year anniversary of social distancing. 
3/8/202146 minutes, 53 seconds
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Bob Goff and Lindsey Goff Viducich: Everybody Always

Bob Goff returns to the podcast with his daughter and co-author Lindsay Goff Viducich to discuss favorite pizza places, how to discuss mortality with children, peanut butter money, and their new book Everybody Always for Kids.
3/1/202143 minutes, 14 seconds
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Sarah Bessey: A Rhythm of Prayer

Sarah Bessey returns to the show to discuss editing Barbara Brown Taylor, the particulars of love, and her new book A Rhythm of Prayer
2/22/202142 minutes, 36 seconds
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Josh Ross: Anchoring in the Storm

Josh Ross returns to the podcast to discuss Lent, twenty year friendships, and his new book Anchoring in the Storm
2/15/202141 minutes, 7 seconds
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Bunmi Laditan: Dear God

Bunmi Laditan joins the show to discuss life as the author of the Honest Toddler twitter account, prayer, hearing the voice of the divine, adversity, and her new book Dear God.
2/8/202147 minutes, 1 second
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Fr. James Martin: Learning to Pray

Fr. James Martin returns to the show to discuss the Pope, Home Alone, gratitude, and his new book Learning to Pray.
2/1/202148 minutes, 16 seconds
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Annie F. Downs: That Sounds Fun

Annie F. Downs joins the show to discuss hobbies, blooming onions, talking about race, and her new book That Sounds Fun.
1/25/20211 hour, 40 seconds
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Mark Batterson: Win the Day

Pastor Mark Batterson joins the show to discuss New Year’s resolutions, miracles, and his new book Win the Day.
1/18/202142 minutes, 54 seconds
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Jemar Tisby: How to Fight Racism

Jemar Tisby joins the show to discuss The Color of Compromise, the Mississippi Delta, tearing down statutes, humility, and his new book How to Fight Racism.
1/11/202154 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Official 2020 Wrapup

Jonathan Storment returns to discuss gratitude's connection to joy, the pandemic's affect on church, starting over in 2020.
1/4/202148 minutes, 54 seconds
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A Homily on Joy

A sermon from Austin on joy.
12/28/202034 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ramjaane Joshua

Ramjaane returns to the podcast to talk family months, Luke’s Kinyarwanda, Rwandan’s holiday food, and of course Christmas.
12/21/202045 minutes, 30 seconds
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Amy and Andy Crouch: My Tech-Wise Life

Andy Crouch, author of the Tech-Wise Family, returns to the podcast with his daughter, to discuss WePods, social media, technology, and their new book My Tech-Wise Life.
12/14/202048 minutes, 46 seconds
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Ben Higgins: Alone in Plain Sight

Ben Higgins joins the show to discuss vulnerability, having his grandmother watch him on The Bachelor, being lovable, and his upcoming book Alone in Plain Sight.
12/7/202043 minutes, 1 second
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Amy-Jill Levine: Light of the World

Dr. A.J. Levine returns to the podcast to help us get ready for Advent by discussing how to read scripture, Biblical illiteracy, mangers, magi, and her book Light of the World
11/30/202049 minutes, 54 seconds
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Thanksgiving Time with Patrick Chappell

Patrick Chappell joins the show to help us get ready for Thanksgiving by discussing the holidays as a single, wrestling, and of course bland food.
11/23/202048 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Most Rev. Michael Curry: Love is the Way

The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church Michael Curry returns to the show to discuss soul food, hope, grief, and his new book Love is the Way.
11/16/202049 minutes, 44 seconds
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Can I Be Honest about Politics with Jonathan Storment

Jonathan Storment returns to get honest about politics, identity, failures, and the Kingdom. Check out Eric Lee Carpenter’s new song Can I Be Honest
11/9/202053 minutes, 44 seconds
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Scott Erickson: Honest Advent

Scott Erickson joins the show to discuss the creative process, praying with images, Austin, and his new book Honest Advent.
11/2/202055 minutes, 34 seconds
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Amy-Jill Levine: The Bible With and Without Jesus

Dr. A.J. Levine returns to the podcast to discuss reading Scripture, which religion is right, which university faculty is the smartest, and her new book The Bible With and Without Jesus.
10/26/202050 minutes, 14 seconds
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N.T. Wright: Broken Signposts

Bishop Tom Wright returns to the podcast to discuss the Temple’s intention, beauty, his wife’s thoughts on his writing, and his new book Broken Signposts
10/19/202049 minutes, 24 seconds
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Fate Hagood: A Peculiar Conversation about Race

A sermon with Fate Hagood from Luke’s Austin.
10/12/202049 minutes, 36 seconds
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Harris III: The Wonder Switch

Harris III joins the show to discuss magic vs. illusions, cynicism, surviving trauma, setting his face on fire, purpose, and his new book The Wonder Switch.
10/5/202053 minutes, 42 seconds
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Rob Bell: Everything is Spiritual

Rob Bell returns to the show to discuss his Texas joke, talking about sects, growth, atoms, menstrual cycles, and his new book Everything is Spiritual.
9/28/202054 minutes, 31 seconds
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Drew G.I. Hart: Who Will Be A Witness

Dr. Drew G. I. Hart returns to the show to discuss Talking Black, Moderates, Project C, and his new book Who Will Be a Witness.
9/21/202045 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ramjaane Joshua

The return of Ramjaane to discuss Luke’s ability to speak Kinyarwanda, the power of storytelling to divide, Texas, media, and the Rwandan Genocide.
9/14/202046 minutes, 14 seconds
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Brenda Salter McNeil: Becoming Brave

Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil joins the show to discuss calling, social constructs, justice and her new book Becoming Brave.
9/7/202048 minutes, 56 seconds
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Beverly and Josh Ross: Scarred Hope

Beverly and Josh Ross join the show to discuss loss, anger as a non-primary emotion, muchness, and their new book Scarred Hope.
8/31/202047 minutes, 14 seconds
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Lecrae: I am Restored

Grammy award-winning artist and New York Times best selling author Lecrae joins the show to discuss vulnerability, being a spectacle, insecurity, speaking on race, the perils of pioneering, being more Pauline centric than Gospel centric, and his new book I am Restored.
8/24/202042 minutes, 32 seconds
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Rich Villodas: The Deeply Formed Life

Rich Villodas joins the show to discusses Bon Jovi, sticking to the Gospel, family conversions, the narrative of racial difference, and his new book The Deeply Formed Life.
8/17/202043 minutes, 20 seconds
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Jason Miller: Kingdom, Covid, and Monikers

Jason Miller returns to discuss pandemic spirituality, politics, cellos, and the Kingdom.
8/10/202048 minutes, 54 seconds
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Scott Sauls: A Gentle Answer

Scott Sauls returns to discuss the war on empathy, politics, listening, and his new book A Gentle Answer.
8/3/202055 minutes, 25 seconds
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Rage, Race, and Hope

A sermon
7/27/202038 minutes, 44 seconds
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Brian Zahnd: Postcards from Babylon (REPOST)

Repost from January of 2019 the return of Brian Zahnd returns to atone for his transgressions, nationalism, Church, Luther, politics, the Proclaimers, and his new book Postcards from Babylon.
7/20/202048 minutes, 14 seconds
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Jasonpalooza (Repost from 2017)

A special repost from September of 2017 of a conversation with Annie F. Downs, Aaron Neiquist, Jonathan Merritt, and Jason Miller join the show to discuss practice based faith, the Michiana Statement, failure, the future of church, mega-churches, and balanced meals.
7/13/202048 minutes, 4 seconds
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Austin Channing Brown: I’m Still Here (REPOST from 2018)

In this repost from 2018 of Austin Channing Brown discussing parenthood, anger, and her new book I'm Still Here.
7/6/202045 minutes, 14 seconds
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Jonathan Storment: Preppring, Race, and Covid

The return of Jonathan Storment to discuss prepping beast mode, racism, and Arkansas vs. Alabama.
6/29/202056 minutes, 48 seconds
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Sean Palmer: Selfishness, Economics, and Race

Sean Palmer returns to the podcast to discuss the economics of racism, selfishness vs. hatred, centering white experiences, and Sean confesses to a deplorable book practice. Here’s a great resource from Sean and Ecclesia on Stories of racial injustices & faithful witness.
6/22/202045 minutes, 16 seconds
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N.T. Wright: God and the Pandemic

Tom Wright returns to the show to discuss Covid-19 suffering, doing theology behind Jesus’ back, and his new book God and the Pandemic.
6/15/202044 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ashlee Eiland: Human(kind)

Ashlee Eiland joins the show to discuss USC, imperfect reconciliations, showing up, and her new book Human(kind).
6/8/202051 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Monster of Success with Jonathan Merritt

Jonathan Merritt returns to the show to discuss aesthetical theology, identity, Fyre festival, surviving the top, and the monster of Success.
6/1/202047 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Monster of Comparison with Manda Carpenter

Manda Carpenter joins the show for Monster Month to discuss the scarcity vs. abundance mindset, foster parenting, identity, and the monster of Comparison.
5/25/202045 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Monster of More with Annie F. Downs

Annie F. Downs returns to the show to discuss feelings, sharks, and the Monster of More.
5/18/202047 minutes, 4 seconds
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Befriending Your Monsters with Jason Miller

Jason Miller takes over the podcast for an interview with Luke about fear, snuggies, and his new book Befriending Your Monsters.
5/11/202047 minutes, 10 seconds
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Paula Faris: Called Out

Paula Faris joins the show to discuss career vs. calling, her time hosting the View, identity, Joel Houston vs. Carl Lentz, and her new book Called Out. 
5/4/202049 minutes, 54 seconds
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Colum McCann: Apeirogon

Award winning novelist Colum McCann joins the show to discuss the power of narrative, contradictions, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and his new novel Aperogon.
4/20/202050 minutes, 55 seconds
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Easter & COVID-19 part 3: Fate Hagood

In the third Easter podcast Fate Hagood returns to discuss reading our struggle into the story, Sunday best, and the Resurrection.
4/13/202028 minutes, 7 seconds
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Easter & COVID-19 part 2: Annie F. Downs

In the second Easter podcast Annie F. Downs returns to discuss worry, formation, and how new wine can't go back into old wine skins.
4/7/202031 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Pivot, Changes, Monsters, and COVID-19 with Jonathan Storment

Jonathan Storment returns to discuss COVID-19's impact on the Church and the Church's impact on COVID-19, thriving in this season, and gratitude.    Preorder Luke’s new book Befriending Your Monsters any time between now and May 18th and receive a free hard copy of my first book, God Over Good. Head to your favorite retailer to preorder, and claim your FREE book at http://bit.ly/monsterspreorder .
3/30/202052 minutes, 50 seconds
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Suzanne Stabile: Covid-19, Hope, and the Enneagram (Part 2)

Enneagram master teacher Suzanne Stabile discusses tools for social distancing, sub-types, Oliver the dog, and the four things to get through the season.
3/24/202040 minutes, 26 seconds
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Suzanne Stabile: Covid-19, Hope, and the Enneagram (Part 1)

In the first part of the conversation with enneagram master teacher Suzanne Stabile we discuss fear, repressed centers, adapting to reality, and what the enneagram has to say about COVID-19. Preorder Luke's new book Befriending Your Monsters any time between now and May 18th and receive a free hard copy of my first book, God Over Good. Head to your favorite retailer to preorder, and claim your FREE book at http://bit.ly/monsterspreorder .
3/23/202034 minutes, 19 seconds
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COVID-19, fear, and Love

A sermon from an empty church building. 
3/16/202027 minutes, 2 seconds
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Wrestling with God

A special tag team sermon on Genesis 32 with Jason Miller. Click here for more about this episode’s sponsor Harbor: The Pepperdine Bible Lectures.
3/8/202028 minutes, 30 seconds
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Lee C. Camp: Scandalous Witness

Dr. Lee C. Camp (finally!!!) joins the show to discuss the Tokens Show, eschatology, Taylor Swift, Christianity as a Politic, escapism,  David Lipscomb, and his new book Scandalous Witness. Click here for more about this episode’s sponsor Harbor: The Pepperdine Bible Lectures.
3/2/202045 minutes, 38 seconds
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Ellie Holcomb: Don't Forget to Remember

Singer-Songwriter/Author/Rapper Ellie Holcomb joins the podcast to discuss her rap career, creation, her church of Christ roots, and her new book Don't Forget to Remember. Click here for more about this episode’s sponsor Harbor: The Pepperdine Bible Lectures.
2/24/202053 minutes, 20 seconds
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James Merritt: Character Still Counts

Dr. James Merritt joins the show to discuss the difference of reputation vs. character, how to disagree, loyalty, and his new book Character Still Counts. Click here for more about this episode’s sponsor Harbor: The Pepperdine Bible Lectures.
2/17/202036 minutes, 22 seconds
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Richard Beck: Post-Progressive Christianity

Dr. Richard Beck returns to the show to discuss the Church as the hope of the world, Heaven, and being a Post-Progressive Christian. Click here for more about this episode’s sponsor Harbor: The Pepperdine Bible Lectures.
2/10/202047 minutes, 48 seconds
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Josh Packard: Church Landscapes

Dr. Josh Packard, sociologist of religion, returns to discuss American religious trends, declining attendance, the power of relationships, and other results from the new Springtime Research. Click here for more about this episode's sponsor Harbor: The Pepperdine Bible Lectures.
2/3/202044 minutes, 44 seconds
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Homophobia, Technology, and Alpha Males with Jonathan Storment

Jonathan Storment returns to the show to discuss Homophobia, the Irishmen, unity movements, prayer and all things January from the podcast.
1/27/202047 minutes, 26 seconds
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John Eldredge: Get Your Life Back

John Eldredge joins the podcast to discuss surviving success, One Minute Pause, technology, "what's that about?", and his new book Get Your Life Back.
1/20/202045 minutes, 2 seconds
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Fr. James Martin

Fr. James Martin returns to discuss his appearance in The Irishman, the Pope slap, building a bridge with LGBTQ community, and prayer.
1/13/202043 minutes, 40 seconds
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Christmas Homily with Luke Norsworthy

The third and final Christmas sermon from John chapter 1. 
12/24/201928 minutes, 36 seconds
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Christmas Homily with Sean Palmer

Sean Palmer returns to discuss the scandalous women in the Christmas story and workout selfies in the second part of Christmas week.
12/23/201924 minutes, 55 seconds
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Christmas Homily with Sara Barton

Dr. Sara Barton returns for part one of Christmas week to discuss Mary. 
12/22/201928 minutes, 33 seconds
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Brian McLaren's Spiritual Journey

Brian McLaren returns to discuss outdoor theology, Charles Darwin, and his new book The Galapagos Islands: A Spiritual Journey
12/16/201942 minutes
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Alexander Shaia: Heart and Mind

Dr. Alexander Shaia joins the show to discuss growing up the old way, the gift of the KKK, Joseph Campbell, and the Quadratos.
12/9/201950 minutes, 6 seconds
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Thanksgiving, Worthless Servants, and Grace

Jonathan Storment joins the show to discuss dark words of Jesus, thanksgiving practices, grace after immense self-inflicted suffering, and the restoration of all things.
12/1/201943 minutes, 6 seconds
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Randy Harris and Larry Norsworthy

Luke's Dad and Randy Harris join the show to break down David Bentley Hart's universalism, Origen, reconstructing faith, and the accuracy of Luke's depiction of his childhood and the churches of Christ.
11/25/201953 minutes, 46 seconds
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Ninety Percent

Another monologue podcast. 
11/18/201923 minutes, 23 seconds
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David Bentley Hart: That All Shall Be Saved

Dr. David Bentley Hart joins the show to discuss universalism, freedom, retribution, Origen, belief statements, Luke's friend Tom, and his newest book That All Shall Be Saved. Warning: Baseball talk lasts until 18:00. Non-baseball fans feel free to bypass.
11/11/20191 hour, 11 minutes, 3 seconds
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Richard Beck: Trains, Jesus and Murder

Dr. Richard Beck returns to discuss redemption, suffering, art, and his new book on Johnny Cash.
11/4/201949 minutes, 54 seconds
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Friends, Reading Backwards, Stepping Down

Jonathan Storment returns to the show to discuss Luke's friend NT Wright, Sabbath, stepping down and all things October from the podcast.
10/28/201949 minutes, 50 seconds
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John Mark Comer: The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry

John Mark Comer joins the show to discuss why he doesn't like the Enneagram, megachurches, puppies, and Netlfix, but why he does like Dallas Willard, megachurches, and the Ruthless Elimination of Hurry.
10/21/201950 minutes, 58 seconds
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N.T. Wright: History and Eschatology

N.T. Wright returns to discuss Sabbath, Temple, question he would ask Paul, defining the Gospel, and his new book History and Eschatology.
10/14/201953 minutes, 50 seconds
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About Henri Nouwen

Jason Miller and Mike Goldsworthy return to the show to discuss the late Henri Nouwen's "new" book Following Jesus.
10/7/201948 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Circle

The second part to the Want or Wonder monologue.
9/30/201924 minutes, 46 seconds
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Jeremy Courtney: Love Anyway

The return of Jeremy Courtney, founder and CEO of Preemptive Love Coalition, to discuss his life in Iraq, catharsis, integration, counter-factual reports, and his new book Love Anyway.
9/23/201947 minutes, 52 seconds
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September Mailbag

Jonathan Storment joins the show to answer some mailbag questions including Sola Scriptura, Calvinism, Wesleyan Quadrilateral, and Jonathan's favorite movie Fifty Shades of Grey.  
9/16/201952 minutes, 40 seconds
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David Fitch: The Church of Us vs. Them

Dr. David Fitch joins the show to discuss political theology, ice hockey, the story of Scripture, moving "beyond enemies" and his new book The Church of Us vs. Them.
9/9/201943 minutes, 4 seconds
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Beverly Ross: Joy and Grief

A special interview with Beverly Ross on Joy in the midst of grief live from the Westover Hills Church in Austin.
9/2/201941 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Peanut Butter Falcon

Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz, the writers/directors of the new movie Peanut Butter Falcon, join the show to discuss story telling, over-coming disability, gratitude, and of course the movie.
8/26/201943 minutes, 21 seconds
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Want or Wonder

Want or Wonder a late night homily.
8/19/201926 minutes, 2 seconds
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Jason Micheli: Living in Sin

Jason Micheli returns to the show discuss why Jason and Luke aren't better friends, sin, funerals vs. weddings, and his new book Living in Sin.
8/12/201941 minutes, 42 seconds
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Glenn Packiam: Blessed, Broken, Given

Dr. Glenn Packiam joins the show to discuss worship, liturgy, sacramental view, Friday Night Lights, Eucharist and his new book Blessed, Broken, Given. For more on this episode’s sponsor, ACU’s Graduate School of Theology, click here.
8/5/201943 minutes, 14 seconds
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John Barton: A Brief History of the Bible

Dr. John Barton, professor emeritus from Oxford University, discussing the church/academy balance, Torah, the origin of Scripture, inspiration, and his new book A Brief History of the Bible. For more on this episode’s sponsor, ACU’s Graduate School of Theology, click here.
7/29/201947 minutes, 18 seconds
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Suzanne Stabile (rerelease): Path Between Us

Originally posted June 2018, live from Austin, Texas Suzanne Stabile discusses the Path Between Us. For more on this episode’s sponsor, ACU’s Graduate School of Theology, click here.
7/22/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 34 seconds
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Richard Rohr (Rerelease from March 2015)

In a special re-release of our most downloaded episode, we’ve got Richard Rohr talking the two halves of life, dualistic thinking, and Luke’s introduction to the Enneagram. Originally released as a two-part interview in March of 2015 For more on this episode’s sponsor, ACU’s Graduate School of Theology, click here.
7/16/20191 hour, 46 minutes, 26 seconds
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Richard Beck & Rob Bell (Re-release)

The re-release of the Dr. Richard Beck and Rob Bell podcast originally released as a two-part podcast in May of 2015. We discuss reconstructing faith, evangelical church, Eucharist, and Rob tells the world his true motivation to get into podcast. For more on this episode's sponsor, ACU's Graduate School of Theology, click here.
7/8/20191 hour, 47 minutes, 33 seconds
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Self-Love, church of Christ Pope, and Political Rhetoric

Jonathan Storment returns to the show to discuss Bishop Curry, our Christian Make Atheist sermon series vs. Seculosity, politics, and all things June from the podcast For more on this episode’s sponsor, ACU’s Graduate School of Theology, click here.
7/2/201946 minutes, 16 seconds
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Norsworthy with Norsworthy

Luke's Dad, Dr. Larry Norsworthy, returns to the show to discuss his podcast consumption, family systems, enneagram, the question under the question, the foodcast, metaphors, and more. For more on this month’s sponsor, The book Down to Earth, click here.
6/24/201947 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ayaz Virgi: Love Thy Neighbor

Dr. Ayaz Virgi, author of Love Thy Neighbor, joins the podcast to discuss his experience as a Muslim physician in rural Minnesota after the election of President Trump. For more on this month’s sponsor, The book Down to Earth, click here.
6/17/201943 minutes, 54 seconds
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David Zahl: Seculosity

David Zahl joins the show to discuss Crossfit, righteousness, riptides, technology, religion of grace, and his new book   For more on this month’s sponsor, Down to Earth Book, click here.
6/10/201946 minutes, 24 seconds
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Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

The Presiding Bishop of Episcopal Church Michael Curry joins the show to discuss the way of love, preaching the Royal Wedding, and race. For more on this month's sponsor, Down to Earth Book, click here.
6/3/201940 minutes, 54 seconds
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Gender, Critcism, and Mortality with Jonathan Storment

Jonathan Storment returns to discuss pronunciation, Rachel Held Evans, and all things May from the podcast. For more on this month’s sponsor, The Telos Group, click here.
5/27/201944 minutes, 24 seconds
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Harbor Round Table 2: Hagood, Graves, and Wycoff.

Fate Hagood, Dr. Josh Graves, and Dr. Mallory Wyckoff join the podcast to discuss handling criticism, critics as teachers, and spiritual practices. For more on this month’s sponsor, The Telos Group, click here.
5/20/201951 minutes, 30 seconds
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Harbor Roundtable 1: Atchley, Graves, Ross, Seidman

Rick Atchley, Josh Graves, Josh Ross, and Chris Seidman join the show to discuss preaching to men, declining attendance, technology, and church, For more on this month’s sponsor, The Telos Group, click here.
5/13/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 24 seconds
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Steve Cuss: Managing Leadership Anxiety

Steve Cuss joins the show to discuss curse words, Australia, well-differentiated leaders, childhood vows, family systems and his new book Managing Leadership Anxiety. For more on this month's sponsor, The Telos Group, click here.
5/6/201949 minutes, 24 seconds
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Easter, Sneakers, and Guns with Jonathan Storment

Jonathan Storment returns to discuss Easter, PreachersandSneakers IG account, Guns, pluralistic society, loving neighbor's religion and all things April from the podcast.
4/29/201951 minutes
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Shane Claiborne: Beating Guns

Shane Claiborne joins the show (from a van down by the river) to discuss Philly, accents, guns, championing life, the power of mythology, and his new book Beating Guns.
4/22/201947 minutes, 6 seconds
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Barbara Brown Taylor: Holy Envy

Barbara Brown Taylor returns to discuss religions relating with others, idiocy, yikes responses, true believers, Gandhi vs. Dali Lama vs. BBT,  Hindu, fear, and her new book Holy Envy.
4/15/201951 minutes, 26 seconds
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Emily P. Freeman: The Next Right Thing

Emily P. Freeman joins the show to discuss perseverating, decision making, Ebola, fear, carnival tricksters, values, feelings, Tuesdays, and her new book The Next Right Thing.
4/8/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 36 seconds
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Jonathan Storment: Sex and Lies.

Jonathan Stormo joins the show for a discussion on sex, abortion, Cosmic Christ, Richard Rohr, Nadia Bolz-Weber, cartoons, and all things March from the podcast
4/1/201948 minutes, 22 seconds
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Miroslav Volf: For the Life of the World

Dr. Miroslav Volf joins the show to discuss the good life, the importance of community, the relationship between seminary and church, and his new book For the Life of the World.
3/25/201943 minutes, 37 seconds
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Richard Rohr: The Universal Christ Part 2

In the second half of the conversation with Fr. Richard Rohr we discuss eternity, death, absurdity, and the Universal Christ.
3/18/201947 minutes, 32 seconds
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Richard Rohr: The Universal Christ Part 1

Fr. Richard Rohr rejoins the show for a special two part podcast discussing his new book The Universal Christ. 
3/11/201948 minutes, 8 seconds
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Nadia Bolz-Weber: Shameless

Nadia Bolz-Weber returns to discuss her favorite Christian podcast, purity culture, sex, pornography, New Jersey, and her new book Shameless.
3/4/201951 minutes, 4 seconds
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Jonathan Storment: Rankings, Purity, and Image

Jonathan Storment returns to discuss a ranking of beliefs, Luke Norsworthy vs. Rick Atchley, Ebola, Fear, Bethel, and of the Ritz. To learn more about this month’s sponsor Harbor The Pepperdine Bible Lectures click here.
2/25/201944 minutes, 2 seconds
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Horst Shulze: Excellence Wins

The former Ritz Carlton President Horst Shulze joins the show to discuss "Ladies and Gentlemen serving ladies and gentlemen," hospitality, image of God, excellence, fancy vs. luxury, and his new book Excellence Wins. To learn more about this month’s sponsor Harbor The Pepperdine Bible Lectures click here.
2/18/201933 minutes, 10 seconds
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Pete Enns: How the Bible Actually Works

Dr. Pete Enns returns to the show to discuss reading the Bible, Pete's Pals, Fear, Midrash, transposing, adaptation, and his new book How the Bible Actually Works. To learn more about this month’s sponsor Harbor The Pepperdine Bible Lectures click here.
2/11/201947 minutes, 12 seconds
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Brian Johnson: When God Becomes Real

Brian Johnson of Bethel joins the show to discuss anxiety, fear, worship and his new book When God Becomes Real. To learn more about this month’s sponsor Harbor The Pepperdine Bible Lectures click here.
2/4/201934 minutes, 6 seconds
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Jonathan Storment: Oversight, Josh Patrick, and Ranking Friends

Jonathan Storment joins the show to discuss the modern oversight, the passing of our friend Josh Patrick, drunken (on medicine) church history, and ranking friends.   To learn more about this month’s sponsor Harbor The Pepperdine Bible Lectures click here.
1/28/201946 minutes, 16 seconds
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Scott Sauls: Irresistible Faith

Scott Sauls joins the show to discuss community, church hoping, politics, grace, truth, and his new book Irresistible Faith. To learn more about this month’s sponsor Harbor The Pepperdine Bible Lectures click here.
1/21/201944 minutes, 46 seconds
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Brian Zahnd: Postcards from Babylon

The return of Brian Zahnd returns to atone for his transgressions, nationalism, Church, Luther, politics, the Proclaimers, and his new book Postcards from Babylon. To learn more about this month's sponsor Harbor The Pepperdine Bible Lectures click here.
1/14/201949 minutes, 4 seconds
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Margaret Feinberg: Taste and See

Margaret Feinberg joins the show to discuss Eucharist, snobby foodies, bread, and her new book Taste and See.
1/7/201943 minutes, 32 seconds
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Norsworthy with Norsworthy: December '19 wrapup edition

Luke's Dad returns to the show to discuss retirement, Christian music, technology, contemplation and all things December from the podcast.   And a word from this month’s sponsor Come and See. To pre-order the entire project with the special NEWSWORTHY WITH NORSWORTHY discount, go to https://comeandseeaudio.com/product/volumes-1-3/, add it to the cart, and go to checkout. You will have to create an account with your name and email address. Use the coupon code LUKE, and the price will drop from $20 to $15. This will give you access to all the chapters as they are produced. If you want to check it out first by getting a free download of the first chapter, go to https://comeandseeaudio.com/product/free-come-and-see-volume-1-chapter-1/, add it to the cart, and go to checkout. You will create an account with your name and email address, and the download will be in your account.
12/31/201857 minutes, 44 seconds
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AJ Sherrill

Dr. AJ Sherrill joins the show to discuss God moving through matter, Eucharist, fades, preaching, Enneagram, spiritual formation, Christmas Blessings and that fateful flight. And a word from this month’s sponsor Come and See. To pre-order the entire project with the special NEWSWORTHY WITH NORSWORTHY discount, go to https://comeandseeaudio.com/product/volumes-1-3/, add it to the cart, and go to checkout. You will have to create an account with your name and email address. Use the coupon code LUKE, and the price will drop from $20 to $15. This will give you access to all the chapters as they are produced. If you want to check it out first by getting a free download of the first chapter, go to https://comeandseeaudio.com/product/free-come-and-see-volume-1-chapter-1/, add it to the cart, and go to checkout. You will create an account with your name and email address, and the download will be in your account.
12/24/201842 minutes, 23 seconds
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Phileena Heuertz: Mindful Silence

Phileena Heuertz joins the show to discuss the connection between justice and contemplation, personality, self-awareness,  discernment, and her new book Mindful Silence. And a word from this month's sponsor Come and See. To pre-order the entire project with the special NEWSWORTHY WITH NORSWORTHY discount, go to https://comeandseeaudio.com/product/volumes-1-3/, add it to the cart, and go to checkout. You will have to create an account with your name and email address. Use the coupon code LUKE, and the price will drop from $20 to $15. This will give you access to all the chapters as they are produced. If you want to check it out first by getting a free download of the first chapter, go to https://comeandseeaudio.com/product/free-come-and-see-volume-1-chapter-1/, add it to the cart, and go to checkout. You will create an account with your name and email address, and the download will be in your account.
12/17/201844 minutes, 20 seconds
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Jefferson Bethke

Jeff Bethke joins the show to discuss technology, surviving the internet, N.T. Wright, Sabbath, and the Mainland. For more on this month’s sponsor Come and See-get the free download of the first chapter of this month's sponsor Come and See click here, add it to the cart, and go to checkout. You will create an account with your name and email address, and the download will be in your account. To pre-order the entire project with the special NEWSWORTHY WITH NORSWORTHY discount click here,  add it to the cart, and go to checkout. If you haven’t already created an account to download the free first chapter, you will have to create one with your name and email address. Use the coupon code LUKE, and the price will drop from $20 to $15. This will give you access to all the chapters as they are produced.
12/10/201853 minutes, 59 seconds
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Mike Donehey and Jason Miller: Newsworthy without Norsworthy

Mike Donehey of the band Tenth Avenue North joins the podcast with Jason Miller for a special Luke-free episode to discuss honesty, Christian music industry's box, and Tenth Avenue North's new EP The Things We've Been Afraid to Say.  For more on this month's sponsor Come and See: To get the free download of the first chapter, go to https://comeandseeaudio.com/product/free-come-and-see-volume-1-chapter-1/, add it to the cart, and go to checkout. You will create an account with your name and email address, and the download will be in your account.    To pre-order the entire project with the special NEWSWORTHY WITH NORSWORTHY discount, go to https://comeandseeaudio.com/product/volumes-1-3/, add it to the cart, and go to checkout. If you haven’t already created an account to download the free first chapter, you will have to create one with your name and email address. Use the coupon code LUKE, and the price will drop from $20 to $15. This will give you access to all the chapters as they are produced.
12/3/201854 minutes, 26 seconds
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Nov '18 wrapup

Jonathan Storment joins the show to discuss Canadian health care, the Palestian-Israeli conflict, death, and all things November from the podcast. For more on this month’s sponsor, Lipscomb University’s Marriage and Family Therapy program, click here.
11/30/201850 minutes, 46 seconds
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Gratitude

In this special Thanksgiving podcast, Luke discusses gratitude. For more on this month’s sponsor, Lipscomb University’s Marriage and Family Therapy program, click here.
11/26/201833 minutes, 10 seconds
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Parker Palmer: On the Brink of Everything

Parker Palmer joins the show to discuss mortality, the rule of Benedict, gratitude, curiosity, writing, paradox, and his new book On the Brink of Everything. For more on this month’s sponsor, Lipscomb University’s Marriage and Family Therapy program, click here.
11/18/201846 minutes, 14 seconds
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Jason Miller and Mike Goldsworthy: Telos Part 2

Luke, Jason Miller, and Mike Goldsworthy discuss their pilgrimage to Israel and Palestine including Banksy, grief, art and high/low's.  For more on this month’s sponsor, Lipscomb University’s Marriage and Family Therapy program, click here.
11/12/201848 minutes, 5 seconds
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Todd Detherage with Jason Miller: Telos

From Israel Todd Detherage of Telos and Jason Miller discuss the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, peacemaking, politics, and more. For more on this month’s sponsor, Lipscomb University’s Marriage and Family Therapy program, click here.
11/5/201854 minutes, 30 seconds
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Oct '18 Wrapup

Jonathan Storment joins the show to discuss kindess, assistants, cynicism, and bridging the divide. For more on this month’s sponsor, Lipscomb University’s Marriage and Family Therapy program, click here.
10/29/201849 minutes, 32 seconds
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Carey Nieuwhof: Didn't See it Coming

Carey Nieuwhof joins the show to discuss Canadian Law vs. Texas law, seminary, cynicism, formation, and his new book Didn't See it Coming. For more on this month’s sponsor, Lipscomb University’s Marriage and Family Therapy program, click here.
10/22/201845 minutes, 53 seconds
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Justin Lee: Talking Across the Divide

Live from the E3 conference Justin Lee joins the show to discuss the power of intentional dialogue, divisions, and his new book Talking Across the Divide.  For more on this month’s sponsor, Lipscomb University’s Marriage and Family Therapy program, click here.
10/15/201850 minutes, 16 seconds
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Annie F. Downs: Remember God

A live podcast with Annie F. Downs discussing kindness vs. goodness, cathedrals, doubts, and her new book Remember God. For more on this month’s sponsor, Lipscomb University’s Marriage and Family Therapy program, click here.
10/8/201856 minutes, 24 seconds
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The God Over Good Episode with Jason Miller

Jason Miller returns to the show to interview Luke about the Bible, Chipotle, faith, reconstruction, and Luke's new book God Over Good. For more on this month's sponsor, Lipscomb University's Marriage and Family Therapy program, click here.
10/1/201856 minutes
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September '18 Wrapup Jonathan Storment with Collin Packer

Jonathan Storment talks Christian language, getting let go, and mental health. Collin Packer stops by to discuss Botham Jean and the low bar for white pastors. For more on this month’s sponsor Northeastern Seminary click here.
9/30/201855 minutes, 8 seconds
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Chris Green: Surprised by God

Dr. Chris Green returns to the show to discuss contemplation, God being useless, transformation, purpose-less love, AOG, converting to the churches of Christ, and his new book Surprised by God. For more on this month’s sponsor Northeastern Seminary click here.
9/24/201850 minutes, 52 seconds
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Richard Beck: Mental Health

Dr. Richard Beck returns to the podcast to discuss mental health, suicide, the Christ in me and the Christ in others with a cameo by Annie F. Downs talking about the Remember God Over Good book night October 5th in Austin, Texas.  For more on this month’s sponsor Northeastern Seminary click here.
9/17/201849 minutes, 36 seconds
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Esau McCaulley

Dr. Esau McCaulley joins the show to discuss studying under N.T. Wright, call and response preaching, the power of liturgy, black gospel music, justice, in my feelings, and of course, the book of Galatians. For more on this month’s sponsor Northeastern Seminary click here.
9/10/201847 minutes, 18 seconds
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Jonathan Merritt: Learning to Speak God from Scratch

Live from St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Austin, Jonathan Merritt joins the show with Rev. Merrill Wade to discuss spiritual language, transforming Christian words, and his new book Learning to Speak God from Scratch. For more on this month's sponsor Northeastern Seminary click here.
9/3/201849 minutes, 6 seconds
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August '18 Wrapup

The somewhat triumphal return of Jonathan Storment to discuss all things August with a special appearence from Dr. Dan Buechelle of this month's sponsor Mission Resource Network.
8/31/201857 minutes, 44 seconds
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Craig Groeschel: Hope in the Dark

Craig Groeschel joins the show to discuss questioning, enduring vs. embracing, having the grace to doubt, sitcom preaching, bumper stick theology, journaling, and his new book Hope in the Dark. For more on this month’s sponsor Missions Resource Network click here.
8/27/201843 minutes, 14 seconds
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Austin Fischer: Faith in the Shadows

Austin Fischer (finally) joins the show to discuss Christian unity,  getting along with Calvinists, doubt, the great cloud of witnesses, honesty, and his new book Faith in the Shadows. For more on this month’s sponsor Missions Resource Network click here.
8/20/201847 minutes, 36 seconds
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Aaron Niequist: The Eternal Current

Aaron Niequist returns to the show to discuss dad life, practices, balanced diets, prayer, evangelicalism, and his new book The Eternal Current. For more on this month’s sponsor Missions Resource Network click here.
8/13/201852 minutes, 30 seconds
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Fate Hagood: Live from Austin

Fate Hagood returns to discuss racial reconciliation, Cross Colours, fear, rage, binary, and more.  For more on this month's sponsor Missions Resource Network click here.
8/6/201850 minutes, 38 seconds
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June '18 Wrapup

Jonathan Storment joins the show for the last time from Abilene, Texas to discuss all things June on the podcast, plus special guest appearances from Matt Pinson and Ms. E3 hereself, Sally Gary.   For more on this month’s sponsor the E3 conference click here.
6/30/201852 minutes, 46 seconds
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Ronald Rolheiser: Wrestling with God

The return of Fr. Ronald Rolheiser to discuss Canadians living in Texas, Catholic vs. Protestant misunderstandings, fire, glue, anger, gratitude, and his new book Wrestling with God. For more on this month’s sponsor the E3 conference click here.
6/25/201848 minutes, 46 seconds
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Merrill Wade

Rev. Merrill Wade from St. Matthew's Episcopal Church joins the show to discuss music, silence, rock music, collars, Luke's new book, and more. For more on this month’s sponsor the E3 conference click here.
6/18/201859 minutes, 18 seconds
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Suzanne Stabile: The Path Between Us

A special live podcast on the Ennegram from the Westover Hills Church in Austin with Suzanne Stabile discussing her new book The Path Between Us. For more on this month’s sponsor the E3 conference click here.
6/11/20181 hour, 7 minutes, 58 seconds
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Austin Channing Brown: I'm Still Here

Austin Channing Brown returns to discuss parenthood, anger, and her new book I'm Still Here. For more on this month's sponsor the E3 conference click here.
6/4/201846 minutes, 14 seconds
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May 2018 Wrapup: Jonathan Storment

Get ready for some Aweshucks with the return of Jonathan Storment
5/28/201845 minutes, 30 seconds
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Richard Beck, Brian Zahnd, and Peri Zahnd

Dr. Richard Beck, Brian and Peri Zahnd join the show to discuss tradition, scripture, favorite oceans, and Bob Dylan.
5/21/201847 minutes, 12 seconds
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Fate Hagood and Josh Graves: Live from Pepperdine

Fate Hagood and Josh Graves are live from Pepperdine's campus during Habor 2018 return the show to discuss unity, division, family, nostalgia, leadership, and community.
5/14/201854 minutes, 9 seconds
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Christine Caine: Unexpected

Christine Caine joins the podcast from the Pepperdine Campus during Harbor 2018 to discuss awesome pronunciation, A cappella singing, preaching, listening to sermons, and her new book book Unexpected.
5/7/201846 minutes, 37 seconds
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Craig Detweiler: Selfies

Dr. Craig Detweiler joins the show to make discuss art, sexism, filmmaker, and his new book Selfies.
4/30/201841 minutes, 37 seconds
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Diana Butler Bass: Grateful

Diana Butler Bass returns to discuss gratitude, practice, The Power of Habits,  Eucharist, and her new book Grateful.
4/23/201846 minutes, 18 seconds
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Jon Tyson: The Burden is Light

Jon Tyson joins the show to discuss Hell's Kitchen, the Pope, crushing it, Australia, comparison, competition, trapeze-ism, and his new book The Burden is Light.  To be available to win a free copy of the book, post a tweet from 4.15.18 to 4.19.18 with the title "The Burden is Light" and tag @lukenorsworthy.
4/16/201846 minutes, 46 seconds
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Jack Deere: Even in Our Darkness

Dr. Jack Deere joins the show to discuss loss, grief, fundamentalism, pleasure in God, addiction, Dallas Theological Seminary, and his new book Even in our Darkness.
4/9/201848 minutes, 32 seconds
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Adam Hamilton: Unafraid

Rev. Adam Hamilton discusses name tags, LGBTQ, political diversity, fear and his new book Unafraid.
4/2/201845 minutes, 13 seconds
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Jamie Wright: The Very Worst Missionairy

The return of Jamie Wright to discuss God's blessing, lizards, expectations, short-term missions, formation,  and her new book The Very Worst Missionary. #parentaladvisoryexplicitlyrics.
3/26/201851 minutes, 24 seconds
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N.T. Wright: Paul

The former Bishop N.T. Wright returns to the show to discuss Zeal, Torah, Temple, Christians make the best atheists, daylight savings time, and his new biography of Paul.
3/19/201844 minutes, 40 seconds
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Tyler Reagin: The Life-Giving Leader

Tyler Reagin, the president of the Catalyst Conference, discusses leadership, integration, burnout, and the Life-Giving Leader.
3/12/201855 minutes, 14 seconds
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A.J. Swoboda: Subversive Sabbatical

The return of Dr. A.J. Swoboda to discuss rest, mommy and daddy naps, imperfection, eloping, sarcasm, and his new book Subversive Sabbath.
3/5/201845 minutes, 8 seconds
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February Wrapup: Jonathan Storment

Jonathan Storment returns to discuss Calvinism, creativity, Enneagram 4's in leadership, mythology, and Superman.   For more on this month’s sponsor Harbor, aka the Pepperdine Bible Lectures,  click here.
2/28/201844 minutes, 20 seconds
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Fate Hagood: Black Panther

Fate Hagood returns to discuss the mythology, black beauty, the power of listening, and Black Panther. For more on this month’s sponsor Harbor, aka the Pepperdine Bible Lectures,  click here.
2/26/201846 minutes, 30 seconds
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Jamie Ivey and Annie F. Downs: If You Only Knew

Jamie Ivey along with special guest Annie F. Downs, discusses mascots, atheism, sex, purity culture, pornography, and Jamie's new book If You Only Knew. For a free copy of Jamie's book, tweet to @lukenorsworthy your funniest mascot related tweet. For more on this month’s sponsor Harbor, aka the Pepperdine Bible Lectures,  click here.
2/19/20181 hour, 3 minutes, 13 seconds
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Jared C. Wilson: Supernatural Power for Everyday People

Jared C. Wilson joins the show to discuss Calvinism, A29, experimenting with being a charismatic, weakness, and his new book Supernatural Power for Everyday People. For more on this month's sponsor Harbor 2018 click here.
2/12/201851 minutes, 32 seconds
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Erwin McManus: The Last Arrow

Erwin McManus joins the show to discuss creativity, greatness vs. fame, fear-driven institutions, leadership, cancer, and his new book The Last Arrow. For more on this month's sponsor Harbor 2018 click here.
2/5/201838 minutes, 43 seconds
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January Wrapup with Jonathan Storment

Jonathan Storment returns to discuss death, technology, Bob Goff as the Evangelical Pope, and all things January from the podcast
1/30/201847 minutes, 43 seconds
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Bob Goff: Everybody, Always

Live from the Men's Conference at The Hills Church, Bob Goff joins the show to discuss love, new dashboards, downward mobility, and his new book Everybody, Always.
1/29/201844 minutes, 4 seconds
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Caleb Wilde: Confessions of a Funeral Director

Caleb Wilde joins the show to compare death to sex, silence, negative views of death, Resurrection, tradition, Holy Saturday, and his book Confessions of a Funeral Director.
1/22/201844 minutes, 48 seconds
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Max Stossel: Time Well Spent

Max Stossel of Time Well Spent joins the show to discuss technology, customers vs. product, the power of notifications, and dancing pandas.
1/15/201840 minutes, 1 second
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January Mailbag with Stephen Mackey

In this mailbag episode we discuss essential truth, Bible translation, parenting, Calvinism, and more with Stephen Mackey. 
1/8/201842 minutes, 50 seconds
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December Wrapup: Jonathan Storment.

Jonathan Storment returns to discuss baptizing Justin Bieber, people he can't reach, likable Calvinists, birth-control, and Christmas wish lists.
12/31/201748 minutes, 42 seconds
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Dave Barnes: Who Knew

Singer-Songwriter Dave Barnes joins the podcast to discuss giftings, Calvinist Songwriter, John Mayer, comedy, and his new album Who Knew.
12/18/20171 hour, 13 minutes, 2 seconds
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Fr. James Martin: Building a Bridge

Fr. James Martin returns to the show to talk how attire, small-mindedness, hospitality, unjust discrimination, the Pope, and his new book Building a Bridge. 
12/11/201749 minutes, 14 seconds
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Carl Lentz: Own the Moment

Carl Lentz joins the show to discuss Bill Simmons, Black Eyes, seminary vs. Bible college, Alabama fan haircuts, race, abortion, preaching, and his new book Own the Moment.
12/4/201747 minutes, 50 seconds
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Sean Palmer: Unarmed Empire

Sean Palmer returns to discuss politics, responding to hurricane Harvey, church, cynicism, and his new book Unarmed Empire.
11/27/201742 minutes, 48 seconds
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Richard Beck: Stranger God

Richard Beck with special guest Mike Cope return to discuss finding God in prison, hospitality, stranger things and his new book Stranger God.
11/20/201749 minutes, 6 seconds
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Andy Doyle: The Bishop of Texas

The Right Rev Andy Doyle along with our friend Merrill Wade join the show to discuss preaching as painting, vocation, missional, open soul, and being the Bishop of Texas. 
11/13/201749 minutes, 46 seconds
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Jarrod McKenna: From the Side of a Building

Live from the side of a building in Perth, Jarrod McKenna returns to the show discuss why he's hanging from the side of a building, Walter Brueggemann, sacraments, racism, prophetic acts, #LoveMakesaWay, and the 606 asylum seekers on Manus Island. #evacuatemanus 
11/7/201727 minutes, 44 seconds
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Jonathan Martin: Persona Non Grata

Jonathan Martin returns to the show to discuss that time he got kicked off campus and received a lifetime ban from Liberty University. For more on this month’s sponsor Podbean click here.
11/6/201733 minutes, 20 seconds
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October Wrapup: Jonathan Storment

Jonathan Storment joins the show to discuss his idolatrous relationship with Superman, giving gifts in public, anger as a shallow emotion, and all things October from the podcast.   For more on this month’s sponsor Podbean click here.
11/1/201738 minutes, 46 seconds
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Annie F. Downs: 100 Days to Brave

In a special crossover podcast Annie F. Downs returns to the show for a discussion about Club La Vela, the church of Christ, the need for a mothering voice, atonement, and her new book 100 Days to Brave.  For the second half of the conversation go to Annie's podcast That Sounds Fun on Thursday. HINT- There's a special prize for people who listen to all of both episodes. For more on this month’s sponsor Podbean click here.
10/30/201753 minutes, 14 seconds
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Becca Stevens: Love Heals

Becca Stevens returns to the show to discuss healing, thistles, farming, body balm, practices, redemption, anger as a shallow feeling, enneagram & Amy Grant, and her new book Love Heals. For more on this month’s sponsor Podbean click here.
10/23/201744 minutes, 38 seconds
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Christopher Heuertz :The Sacred Enneagram

Chris Heuertz joins the show to discuss his friend Mother Teresea, Fr. Richard Rohr, true self, faith vs. belief, and his new book The Sacred Enneagram. For more on this month’s sponsor Podbean click here.
10/16/201743 minutes, 37 seconds
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Brad Lomenick: H3 Leadership

Brad Lomenick joins the show to discuss why Luke doesn't like leadership books, influence, curiosity, and his new book H3 Leadership. For more on this month’s sponsor Podbean click here.
10/9/201743 minutes, 14 seconds
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September Wrapup: Jonathan Storment

Jonathan Storment returns to discuss Sean Adams, Calvinism, worship, bro-sessions, and all things September from the podcast. For more on this month’s sponsor Podbean click here.
10/2/201749 minutes
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Josh Ross: Rentry

Josh Ross returns to discuss Memphibians, rhythms, roots, BBQ, and his new book Reentry. For more on this month’s sponsor Podbean click here.
9/25/201736 minutes, 44 seconds
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Jasonpalooza: Annie Downs, Aaron Neiquist, Jonathan Merritt, and Jason Miller

An All-star cast of guests join the show to discuss practice based faith, the Michiana Statement, failure, the future of church, mega-churches, and balanced meals. For more on this month’s sponsor Podbean click here.
9/18/201748 minutes, 5 seconds
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Jen Hatmaker: Of Mess and Moxie

Jen Hatmaker joins the show to talk Coach Taylor, integration, writing, culinary thievery, guilt management, Jeremy Courtney, and her new book Of Mess and Moxie. For more on this month’s sponsor Podbean click here.
9/11/20171 hour, 1 minute, 16 seconds
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Brian Zahnd: The BZ Rebuttal

Brian Zahnd responds to Derek Rishmawy's critique of Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God. For more on this month’s sponsor Podbean click here.
9/5/201742 minutes, 1 second
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Derek Rishmawy: The BZ Review

Derek Rishmawy joins the show to discuss his (really) long review of Brian Zahnd's Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God, Calvinism, narrative unity, Canon within a Canon, and God as Darth Vader. For more on this month’s sponsor Podbean click here.
9/4/201748 minutes, 12 seconds
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August Wrapup: Jonathan Storment

Jonathan Storment, aka the Chastity Belt, returns to discuss Solomon, lying preachers, haunting conversations, Preemptive Love, and the Banality of Evil. 
8/31/201748 minutes, 12 seconds
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Sean Adams

 Sean Adam returns to the show to discuss race, NFL, the unaffected standing up for the afflicted, disagreement, and church. For more on this month’s sponsor, Missions Resource Network, click here.
8/28/201737 minutes, 24 seconds
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Kent Dobson: Bitten by a Camel

Kent Dobson joins the show to discuss Liberty University, growing up with the Moral Majority, deconstruction, predicting the end of the world, and his new book Bitten by a Camel. For more on this month’s sponsor, Missions Resource Network, click here.
8/21/201745 minutes, 56 seconds
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Wade Hodges and Richard Beck

Wade Hodges discusses his animosity for the month of August and what the Bible is. Richard Beck talks about seeing prostitutes, hospitality, and the cover of his new book For more on this month’s sponsor, Missions Resource Network, click here.
8/14/201759 minutes, 13 seconds
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Jeremy Courtney: Preemptive Love

Jeremy Courtney discusses the War on Terror, christening the war, conversion, complexity, Islam, faith in Iraq, safety, and starting Preemptive Love. For more on this month's sponsor, Missions Resource Network, click here.
8/7/201747 minutes, 2 seconds
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July Wrapup: Jonathan Storment

 Jonathan returns to discuss Eugene Peterson's recent news cycle, ecumenical gatherings, swinging left, pastoring, the evils of big church, and all things July from the podcast. For more on this month’s sponsor Podbean click here.
7/30/201749 minutes, 51 seconds
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Brian Zahnd: Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God

BZ returns to discuss amazing tweets, Olive Garden, being a Christian vs. being Biblicist, flat reading, Marcion, the Word of God, Wrath, and his new book Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God. For more on this month’s sponsor Podbean click here.
7/24/201751 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Tag Team Sermon with Merrill Wade

In this episode Luke talks about his new book deal and then we hear a tag team sermon Luke did with Rev. Merrill Wade. For more on this month’s sponsor Podbean click here.
7/17/201732 minutes, 46 seconds
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Zach Hoag: The Light is Winning

 Zach Hoag returns to discuss cults, TV shows, True Detectives, the decline of church, politics, and his new book The Light is Winning. For more on this month’s sponsor Podbean click here.
7/10/201745 minutes, 16 seconds
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Eugene Peterson: As Kingfishers Catch Fire

Eugene Peterson joins the show to discuss the creation of the Message Bible, the life of the pastor and his new book As Kingfishers Catch Fire. For more on this month’s sponsor Podbean click here.
7/3/201735 minutes, 8 seconds
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June Wrapup

Jonathan Storment returns to discuss racism, texts of terror, gold medals, his hollywood fame, and all this June from the podcast. For more on this month’s sponsor Podbean click here.  
6/30/201738 minutes, 22 seconds
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Paul Nevison & Ben Field: The Bali Nine

Paul Nevison returns with Ben Field of the Hillsong Channel to discuss their upcoming movie about the Bali Nine and to hear Luke's outstanding suggestions for the movie.  For more on this month’s sponsor Podbean click here.
6/26/201746 minutes, 8 seconds
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Greg Boyd: The Crucifixion of the Warrior God

Dr. Greg Boyd returns to discuss the cross-centeredness of the New Testament, Old Testament violence, podrishoners, unjustifiable texts, preaching the destruction of Jericho, and his new book The Crucifixion of the Warrior God. For more on this month’s sponsor Podbean click here.
6/17/201741 minutes, 58 seconds
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Fate Hagood

The return of Fate Hagood to discuss racial misconceptions, if white people are always on time, how we are different, communication, authority, white preachers being nicer, learning grace, church growth, and why we should continue to discuss race. For more on this month’s sponsor Podbean click here.
6/12/201756 minutes, 48 seconds
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Sanya Richards-Ross: Chasing Grace

Four-time Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross joins the show to discuss humility in victory, grace in defeat, taking down communists, abortion, finding God in failure, PEDs, and her new book Chasing Grace. For more on this month’s sponsor Podbean click here.
6/5/201744 minutes, 31 seconds
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May Wrapup: Mike Cope and Jonathan Storment

Mike Cope debases his soul by sitting next to Jonathan Storment for this month's wrapup to discuss eating beats with Rainn Wilson, entertainment's witness, cheapest form of thinking, parables, Pete Enns, tell me more, and race. For more on this month’s sponsor Podbean click here.
5/31/20171 hour, 3 minutes, 30 seconds
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Don Mclaughlin: Love First

Don McLaughlin returns to the show to discuss race, tell me more, and his new book Love First. For more on this month’s sponsor Podbean click here.
5/29/201742 minutes, 8 seconds
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Pete Enns: The Podcast for Normal People

Dr. Pete Enns joins the podcast from the Pepperdine Bible Lectures to discuss the problematic texts of the Bible, integrated faith, creation, the historical issues of Genesis 1, and the interaction of science and theology. For more on this month’s sponsor Podbean click here.
5/22/201742 minutes, 48 seconds
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Rob Bell: What is the Bible

Rob Bell returns to infect people and discuss the Bible, standup comedy, where the Bible is headed, literalism, fancy pant pastors, omega points, and his new book What is the Bible. For more on this month’s sponsor Podbean click here.
5/15/20171 hour
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Rainn Wilson: The Bassoon King

Rainn Wilson joins the show live from the Pepperdine Bible Lectures to discuss Bahai'i, fasting, the intersection of art and creativity,  bassoon-ing, farming, progressive manifestation, suffering, The Office, Dwight Shrute, Soulpancake,  and his book The Bassoon King. For more on this month’s sponsor Podbean click here.
5/10/201744 minutes, 40 seconds
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David Dark: Life's Too Short to Pretend You're Not Religious

Dr. David Dark joins the show to talk Chance the Rapper, secular/sacred line dissolving, reading the Bible, Mr. Rogers, labels, Art, and his book Life's Too Short to Pretend You're Not Religious.
5/1/201747 minutes, 28 seconds
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April Wrapup

Jonathan Storment returns to discuss technology, ice cream, suffering, grief, sermons as songs, and all things April from the podcast. For more on this month’s sponsor Podbean click here.
4/30/201742 minutes, 48 seconds
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Richard Beck: The Beck-Bag

Richard Beck returns to discuss Aaron Hernandez, laundry mats, self-forgetting, theology of lingering, earning the right to celebrate Easter, growing up conservative, eschatological creatures, meaning makers. For more on this month’s sponsor Podbean click here.
4/24/201750 minutes, 32 seconds
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Jason Miller

Church Planter  Jason Miller, a pastor who happens to be planting a church, talks singleness, Catholicism, sermons as songs, cuftburt, praying in community, silence, and starting a church where people can lose their faith. For more on this month’s sponsor Podbean click here.
4/17/201739 minutes, 32 seconds
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Andy Crouch: The Tech-Wise Family

Andy Crouch joins the show to discuss the power of screens, idolatry, entertainment, ice cream, technology's moral value, parenting and his new book The Tech-Wise Family. For more on this month’s sponsor Podbean click here.
4/10/201745 minutes, 50 seconds
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Jason Jones: Limping but Blessed

Jason Jones' three year old son tragically passed away. Limping but Blessed is his story of keeping/finding his faith after the tragedy. For more on this month's sponsor Podbean click here.
4/3/201744 minutes, 56 seconds
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March Wrapup

Jonathan Storment returns to try (miserably) as a pitchman and then we discuss Brueggemann, the power of language in politics, marriage, and all things March from the podcast. For more about the Pepperdine Bible Lectures click here.
4/1/201750 minutes, 6 seconds
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Walter Brueggemann: Rebuilding the Foundations

Dr. Walter Brueggemann joins the show to discuss the intersection of sociology and theology, trading mystery for the material, imaginative preaching vs. moralistic preaching and Walter's new book (along with his sociologist son Dr. John Brueggemann) Rebuilding the Foundations. For more about the Pepperdine Bible Lectures click here.
3/27/201741 minutes, 52 seconds
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Ramjaane Niyoyita

The return of Ramjaane Niyoyita to discuss the Rwanda Genocide, dehumanization, reconciliation, Rick Warren, music and chicken fajitas. For more about the Pepperdine Bible Lectures click here.
3/20/201743 minutes, 16 seconds
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Mike Cope

Mike Cope returns to the show to discuss addictions to certainty, sufferings role in spiritual formation, Reading the Bible as a Muslim, Newsworthy after Dark in Malibu, and Mike's own spiritual journey's construction, deconstruction and reconstruction.  For more about the Pepperdine Bible Lectures click here.
3/13/201743 minutes, 44 seconds
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March Mailbag

On this Mailbag episode we discuss bridging traditional and conservative Christianity, Calvinism, theological differences within marriage, the role of the pastor, Midrash and too many white male guests. For more on the Pepperdine Bible Lectures click here.
3/6/201737 minutes, 40 seconds
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February Wrapup Part 2: Jonathan Storment

In Part 2 of the February Wrapup Jonathan Storment discusses how he's just like Jimmy Kimmel, resurrection, evangelism, leadership and church wounds. We start the show by talking with the president of Missions Resource Network Dr. Dan Bouchelle.   For more on this month’s sponsor Missions Resource Network click here. Or email them at [email protected].   
2/27/201757 minutes, 48 seconds
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February Wrapup: Part 1 Tripp Fuller

Tripp Fuller returns to discuss the John Cobb interview including the divinity of Jesus, gender pronouns, the Gospel of John, Peter Rollin's divinity, and process theology vs. open theism.   For more on this month’s sponsor Missions Resource Network click here. Or email them at [email protected].
2/27/201753 minutes
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Carol Howard Merritt: Healing Spiritual Wounds

Rev. Carol Howard Merritt joins the show to discuss running from pain, church wounds, treating anger as a small child, backsliding atheists, absolution, and her new book Healing Spiritual Wounds.   For more on this month’s sponsor Missions Resource Network click here. Or email them at [email protected].
2/27/201747 minutes, 52 seconds
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Jamin Goggin: The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb

Jamin Goggin joins the show to talk guru vs sages, two ways of power, Jean Vanier, morality and his new book (with Kyle Strobel) The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb.   For more on this month’s sponsor Missions Resource Network click here. Or email them at [email protected].
2/20/201746 minutes, 22 seconds
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Larry Hurtado: Destroyer of the gods

Dr. Larry Hurtado joins the show to discuss early Christianity including Christian distinctiveness, what made Christianity bizarre, Christianity as a philosophy, God of love, the improbability of Resurrection in the first century and his book Destroyer of the gods. For more on this month’s sponsor Missions Resource Network click here. Or email them at [email protected].
2/13/201746 minutes, 55 seconds
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John Cobb

Live from Theology Beer Camp Dr. John Cobb joins the show to discuss Process Theology, Open Theology,  divinity of Jesus, gender pronouns for God and Anslem. For more on this month's sponsor Missions Resource Network click here. Or email them at [email protected]
2/6/201749 minutes, 16 seconds
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January Wrapup: Jonathan Storment

Jonathan Storment returns to discuss conversions vs. deconversions, Morgan Freeman,  the inability to have neutrality, the story teller for Christianity, wish-fulfillment, spiral dynamics, cancer humor and all things January from the podcast.
1/30/201758 minutes, 14 seconds
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James Younger and Barry Taylor: The Story of God

James Younger, executive producer of National Geographic's The Story of God with Morgan Freeman, joins the show to discuss sharks, Lie Witness News and which religion wins. Dr. Barry Taylor co-host of the Story of Godcast discusses AC/DC, spirituality of music and sparkles.
1/30/201750 minutes, 54 seconds
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Jason Micheli: Cancer is Funny

United Methodist pastor Jason Micheli joins the show to discuss humor, grief, faith in stage serious cancer and his new book Cancer is Funny.
1/23/201738 minutes, 24 seconds
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Pete Enns: Am I a Christian?

Pete Enns return to discuss the Tim Keller piece in the New York Times. What makes someone a Christian?  Liturgical community vs. Biblicistic community? What is the offensiveness of the Gospel? And Can Pete Enns know how to ask questions?
1/16/201741 minutes, 52 seconds
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Doug King: Spiral Dynamics

Doug King of Presence joins the show to introduce Spiral Dynamics. For more on Spiral Dynamics from Doug click here.
1/9/201751 minutes, 4 seconds
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December Wrapup: Jonathan Storment

Jonathan and Luke discuss Australian accents, reconstruction, community, theology of singing, and the refugee crisis.
1/1/201744 minutes, 30 seconds
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Richard Beck: The Tag Team Sermon

A sermon that Richard Beck and Luke preached together on gratitude, prison and singing.
12/25/201632 minutes, 50 seconds
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Joel Houston and Ramjaane Niyoyita: Refugee Crisis Part 2

In the second part of the refugee crisis conversation we hear from Joel Houston  and  Ramjaane Niyoyita.  Joel Houston, of Hillsong United and Hillsong New York, discusses his experience with the Syrian refugee crisis and the Christian call to respond. Ramjaane Niyoyita, a Rwandan born as a refugee in the Congo now living in Austin, TX, discusses his experience as a Refugee, the importance of humor in tragedy and having to listen to Luke preach every week.
12/19/20161 hour, 9 minutes, 20 seconds
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Refugee Crisis Part 1: Jessica Goudeau and Ruhta

In the first of two discussions on the refugee crisis, Burmese refugee Ruhta* and Dr. Jessica Goudeau join the show to discuss the plight of refugees, leaving home, fear and Jessica's piece on Trump's rhetoric's effects on refugees in the Washington Post. *Ruhta- fake name for her family's safety. 
12/12/201638 minutes, 22 seconds
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Reconstruction: Brian Zahnd and Paul Nevison

We discuss the transformation process of faith of construction, deconstruction and reconstruction with pastor and author Brian Zahnd and filmmaker Paul Nevison. For more on Brian Zahnd's reconstruction check out his book Water to Wine. For more on Paul, listen to him giggle in the back of the Richard Rohr and Rob Bell podcasts.
12/6/20161 hour, 7 minutes, 20 seconds
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November Wrapup: Jonathan Storment

Jonathan Storment returns to talk Trump, the election, Hillbillies, Enneagram, why Søren Kierkegaard would be a terrible church member, the flaw of the New Perspective on Paul and Original Sin.
11/30/201650 minutes, 38 seconds
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Stephen Backhouse and Richard Beck. Kierkegaard: A Single Life.

Dr. Stephen Backhouse and Dr. Richard Beck join the show to discuss Soren Kierkegaard,  existentialism, philosophy, Church & State, and Stephen's new book Kierkegaard: A Single Life. For more on the Deborah Club. For more on Tripp Fuller’s Theology Root Beer Camp.
11/28/20161 hour, 9 minutes, 36 seconds
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Melissa Green and Josh Graves

Melissa Greene and Josh Graves join the show to talk Enneagram, how a preacher's type affects their sermons, the rumor that all Church of Christ people can sing,  and here's the amazing song that Luke tried unsuccessfully to get Melissa to sing. For more on the Deborah Club. For more on Tripp Fuller's Theology Root Beer Camp.
11/21/201659 minutes, 44 seconds
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Danielle Shroyer: Original Blessing

Danielle Shroyer joins the show to discuss the history of Original Sin, the importance of starting in Genesis one instead of Genesis three, Gospel, and her new book Original Blessing. For more on this month’s sponsor The Deborah Club click here.
11/14/201641 minutes, 6 seconds
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N.T. Wright: The Day the Revolution Began

N.T. Wright returns to the show to discuss resurrection vs. resuscitation, humanity's vocation, tickets to Heaven, Wrath, pagan views of God, and his new book The Day the Revolution Began. For more of the work of  Dr. Wright go to NTWrightonline.org For more on this month's sponsor The Deborah Club click here.
11/7/201650 minutes, 8 seconds
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October Wrapup: Jonathan Storment

Jonathan Storment returns to talk Stranger Things, prayer card competitions, Billy Graham's evolution,  hope, the Gospel of reconciliation, and all things October from the podcast.
10/31/201656 minutes, 40 seconds
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Richard Beck and Caleb Kaltenbach: Live from the E3 Conference

Live from the E3 Conference, Dr. Richard Beck and Caleb Kaltenbach join the show for a LGBTQ centered discussion.  Why liberals and conservatives talk past each other, The Righteous Mind,  Messy Grace and hair.
10/30/201659 minutes, 4 seconds
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Brian McLaren: The Great Spiritual Migration

Brian McLaren returns to discuss being political but not partisan, wisdom, evangelism and interfaith work, slippery slopes, progress and his new book The Great Spiritual Migration.
10/24/201644 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 200

Luke is joined by his father, Larry Norsworthy, for episode number 200 to answer listener questions about the podcast's effect on pastoral ministry, favorite moments, quirky stories, major themes and the effect the podcast has had on Luke's relationships.
10/17/201640 minutes, 20 seconds
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Kenneth Woodward: Getting Religion

Kenneth Woodward, editor for Newsweek's religion section for four decades, joins the show to discuss Billy Graham's evolution, Catholicism vs. Protestantism on salvation, Civil Religion, miracle stories and his new book Getting Religion.
10/10/201649 minutes, 4 seconds
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Steven Moore and Randy Harris: Between the World and Me

English Professor Dr. Steven Moore and theologian Randy Harris join the show to discuss Ta-Nehisi Coates's  Between the World and Me, black rage, pro wrestling, black bodies, "those who imagine themselves to be white" and the power of listening. For more on the subject by Steven and Randy check out this video.  Also check out Steven Moore's children's book Theodore Thumbs.
10/3/201644 minutes, 15 seconds
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September Wrapup: Beck, Graves and Storment

Richard Beck, Josh Graves and Jonathan Storment join the show to discuss the Trinity, Cosmic Christ,  saints, doubt, brain and all things September from the podcast.
9/29/201653 minutes, 16 seconds
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Richard Rohr: The Divine Dance (Part 2) with Mike Morrell

In the second part of the Richard Rohr conversation about The Divine Dance we discuss the Cosmic Christ, spiral dynamics, praying to Jesus or through Jesus, the image of God, why the conservative church is more stable and the liberal's inability to worship and Aat vs. Art. Also Rohr' co-author Mike Morrell of Presence joins us to discuss writing with Richard Rohr.  For free bonus chapter of the book click here.
9/26/201647 minutes, 52 seconds
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Richard Rohr: The Divine Dance (Part 1)

Richard Rohr returns to discuss U2, pagan views of God, the Gospel of John, culture consuming religion, suffering, evolution and his new book The Divine Dance. Part 1 of 2.
9/19/201650 minutes, 13 seconds
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Mike McHargue: Finding God in the Waves

Science Mike returns to the podcast to discuss smart brain stuff, Pizza Mike, String Theory, Mike's pod-father why Atheists win arguments and his new book Finding God in the Waves.
9/11/201648 minutes, 28 seconds
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Fr. James Martin: My Life with the Saints

Fr. James Martin SJ returns to the show to discuss Stephen Colbert, the 10th Anniversary of My Life with the Saints, Sainthood like the Baseball Hall of Fame, Thomas Merton, Thomas Aquinas, the Saint of Darkness and the humanity of the saints.
9/5/201640 minutes
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August Wrapup: Jonathan Storment

Jonathan Storment is back talking about preachers leaving ministry, educational divide in churches, Biblical criticism, work, who can read the Bible, mental health and all things August from the podcast.
8/29/201652 minutes, 48 seconds
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Rich Little: Leaving Ministry

Dr. Rich Little rejoins the show to discuss leaving ministry, changing beliefs, pastors just going through the motions, doubt, deconstruction, suffering, selfish reasons for preaching and footwear.
8/22/201644 minutes, 54 seconds
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Monica Coleman: Bipolar Faith

Dr. Monica Coleman joins the show to discuss mental health, faith, blackness, womanist vs. feminist theology, R&B groups vs. boy bands, forgiveness, safety, depression and her new book Bipolar Faith.
8/15/201645 minutes, 2 seconds
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Pete Enns and Chris Green: The Revenant

Pete Enns and Chris Green return for another conversation discussing how to read the Old Testament, experience, Romans 10, creative readings, Jewish readings vs. Greek readings, loving a theory of meaning instead of loving the Bible and certainty.
8/8/201639 minutes, 13 seconds
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Shauna Niequist: Present over Perfect

Shauna Niequist returns to the show to discuss work being a drug, Brene Brown, running from feelings, dealing with the emptiness, how we can't earn love, the power of silence, and Shauna's new book Present over Perfect.
8/1/201631 minutes, 22 seconds
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July Wrapup with Jonathan Storment

Jonathan Storment joins the show to discuss Christian music, who would win in a fist fight between Joel Houston and James K.A. Smith, race, Jonathan running from the cops, Enneagram and of course we talk a little more about stand-up Comedy.
7/30/201647 minutes, 16 seconds
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Luke's Month of Stand Up Comedy

Wade Hodges joins the show to discuss Luke's month of doing stand up comedy. They cover topics such as the differences and similarities of preaching vs. stand up, bombing, authenticity, blue material, missional Christianity, and more.
7/25/201636 minutes, 6 seconds
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Fate Hagood

Fate Hagood joins the show to discuss his hometown of Compton, N.W.A., Law Enforcement, binary thinking, Martin Luther King Jr.,  Malcolm X, listening and hope.
7/18/201642 minutes, 28 seconds
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Suzanne Stabile and Ian Cron: The Road Back to You

Suzanne Stabile and Ian Cron return to the show to discuss the Enneagram, personality profile, and their new podcast The Road Back to You.
7/11/201637 minutes, 49 seconds
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Sean Adams: The Church's Response to the Police Shootings

Sean Adams returns to discuss the church's response to the shootings of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling. We also discuss the importance of listening, how bad people are in all occupations,  good cops, and why our identity as Jesus' followers should take precedent over identity markers.
7/7/201641 minutes, 58 seconds
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July Mailbag with Larry Norsworthy

Luke's dad joins the show to answer mailbag questions about Biblical contradictions, raising kids while you going through your own deconstruction, knowledge vs. love, and evil.
7/4/20160
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June Wrapup: Jonathan Storment

Jonathan Storment returns to discuss Islam, cherishing your particularities, the hazard of growing up as a young preacher, moral progress, sacraments as the future of the church, Trump, and reconciliation. For more on this month’s sponsors the E3 conference click here.
6/29/201657 minutes, 36 seconds
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Lisa Sharon Harper: The Very Good Gospel

Lisa Sharon Harper discusses culture shock, Walter Brueggemann, Creation stories, Cross Colours, pilgrimages vs. trips, reconciliation as discipleship, Shalom vs. Heaven, shoes, sin and her new book The Very Good Gospel. For more on this month’s sponsors the E3 conference click here.
6/27/201644 minutes, 6 seconds
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Tripp Fuller: Devilpalooza Follow-up Part 1.

Tripp Fuller from Homebrewed Christianity podcast returns to answer questions about the Devilpalooza. We discuss Calvinism, Rohr, Bono, Trump, the return of preaching and ducking issues as a minister.  For part two click here. For more on this month’s sponsors the E3 conference click here. For more from Tripp Fuller checkout his new book.
6/24/201658 minutes, 40 seconds
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Joshua Ryan Butler: The Pursuing God

Joshua Ryan Butler returns to the show discuss his trip to the Vatican to meet Pope Francis, bad views of God as an excuse to not live in relationship with God, Jesus as the ideal for Humanity, the difference between people who commit genocide and those who don't, and Josh's new book The Pursuing God. For more on this month’s sponsors the E3 conference click here.
6/20/201650 minutes, 14 seconds
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Jonathan Martin: How to Survive a Shipwreck

Jonathan Martin returns to the show to discuss vulnerability hangovers, the portable Jerrod McKenna, shipwrecks shaping theology, baptism, Barbara Brown Taylor, bulking up with Stephen Furtick, Robert Redford, and his new book  How to Survive a Shipwreck. For more on this month’s sponsors the E3 conference click here.
6/13/201644 minutes, 8 seconds
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Josh Graves: Christianity and Islam

Dr. Josh Graves returns to the show to talk about the recent PBS story on his bridge building work between the Christian and Muslim community in Nashville, along with a brief discussion of the Enneagram, particularities, How Not to Kill a Muslim, the power of the table, and Josh's early skepticism of the podcast. For more on this month's sponsors the E3 conference click here.
6/6/201641 minutes, 20 seconds
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May Wrapup: Jonathan Storment

Jonathan Storment joins us again to discuss his jealousy of Tripp Fuller, Evolution, Evil, the bow and arrow effect, God as an idea, Christian art, the LGBTQ community and all things May from the podcast.
5/30/201653 minutes, 18 seconds
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Sally Gary: Loves God Likes Girls

Sally Gary joins the show to discuss the church's response to the LGBTQ community, fear, safety, sexuality, idealizing family , transitioning from trial law to running her non-profit CenterPeace that provides safe places for men and women who experience same-sex attraction and her book "Loves God Likes Girls."
5/23/201643 minutes, 12 seconds
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Devilpalooza: N.T. Wright, Richard Beck, Greg Boyd, Tony Jones and Tripp Fuller.

Live from Malibu the Devilpalooza with N.T. Wright, Richard Beck, Greg Boyd, Tony Jones and Tripp Fuller. Luke and Tripp Fuller of The Homebrewed Christianity podcast make a full twenty minute introduction to the podcast, at the 21:00 mark the actual Devilapalooza begins with Tripp, Tony Jones and Luke.  At 31:30 Richard Beck comes on the stage talking Reviving Old Scratch , N.T. Wright joins at 55:20,  and at 1:19:12 Greg Boyd gets on the mic.  If you are really desperate for more Luke and Tripp tune in at 1:46:53 for the discussion of Tripp and Luke's budding bromance and of course Daniel Tosh. To signup for the discount on Reviving Old Scratch and the video of the Devilpalooza go to LukeNorsworthy.com.
5/16/20161 hour, 57 minutes, 36 seconds
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Rodrigo Garcia: Last Days in the Desert

Writer and Director Rodrigo Garcia joins the show to discuss the struggle of making a non-religious movie about Jesus, the humanity of Jesus,  Father/Son relationships, the devil and his new movie Last Days in the Desert.
5/12/201631 minutes, 4 seconds
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Richard Beck: Reviving Old Scratch

Dr. Richard Beck along with sidekick Jonathan Storment discuss the Devilpalooza (which will air next week), whose is responsible for the Wrapup podcast with Storment, going native, revolt theology, keeping faith during suffering, shame, and Richard's new book Reviving Old Scratch.
5/9/201650 minutes, 45 seconds
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Paul Wallace: Stars Beneath Us

Physicists Dr. Paul Wallace joins the show to discuss the relation of Science and Theology, Job, evolution, God as an idea, Newton, God as a presence, God as un-shoehornable, Ex Nihlo and Stars Beneath Us.
5/2/201642 minutes, 20 seconds
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April Wrapup: Jonathan Storment

Jonathan Storment returns to the show to talk Justin Bieber, Calvinism, Ecumenicalism, grief, progress, suffering, flea markets, Three Phrases, Deuteronomy vs. Job and Jonathan is thankful for anyone interacting with him.
4/29/201657 minutes, 21 seconds
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James Smith: You Are What You Love

Philosopher Dr. James Smith joins the show to talk The Power of Habits, being changed by Love, smoking nurses, virtues vs. laws, developing 2nd Nature, St. Augustine grass, sacraments,  and his new book You Are What You Love. 
4/25/201644 minutes, 32 seconds
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Life is a Beach

The topic is modern spirituality's propensity to build structures of safety instead of teaching us to swim in the mystery for the first ever Newsworthy Monologue.
4/18/201624 minutes, 32 seconds
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Paul Nevison

Filmmaker Paul Nevison returns to the show to discuss his recent trip with World Vision to film the Syrian Refugee crisis, sitting with suffering, hopelessness, neighboring, and refusing to see persecutors as enemies.
4/11/201645 minutes, 54 seconds
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A.J. Swoboda: The Dusty Ones

Dr. A.J. Swoboda returns to the show to discuss why Portland is so weird, rap songs by Shaq, modern Christianity's over-promising, wandering pastors,  and his new book The Dusty Ones.
4/4/201641 minutes, 4 seconds
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March Wrapup

Jonathan Storment joins the show to discuss Rob Bell, evolving as a pastor, the muse, fragile worshipers, feeling alone, describing transcendent moments, jerk moments, chemo, Easter Sunday hangover, and all things March from the podcast.
3/31/20161 hour, 4 minutes, 43 seconds
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Peter Enns: The Sin of Certainty

Dr. Peter Enns returns to the show to discuss Richard Rohr, honesty, how intellectuals can process spiritual experiences, forced deaths, the importance of going through agnostic phases, faith, Disney vs. Harvard, why Pete's family doesn't read his writing and his newest book The Sin of Certainty.
3/28/201647 minutes, 56 seconds
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Richard Beck

Dr. Richard Beck returns to the show to discuss being a pessimist, Luke's dad's love for Pete Rollins, not true but good, William James, certainty as psychosis, fragile worshipers, substitutionary penal atonement, dead puppies, blood medleys, and his upcoming book Reviving Old Scratch. 
3/21/201658 minutes, 36 seconds
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Peter Rollins

Philosopher, writer, storyteller Peter Rollins along with Peter's biggest fan (Luke's Dad) return to the show to discuss Burning Man, loss, rituals, doubt, the Divine Magician, certainty as a mental disorder, bad faith, Atheism for Lent, theodicy, and Pete's upcoming festival Wake.
3/13/20161 hour, 9 minutes, 14 seconds
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Rob Bell: How to Be Here

Rob Bell returns to the show to discuss creativity, moving the world forward, the difference between Luke and LeBron James, Love Wins, lame questions, despair, and Rob’s new book How to Be Here.
3/6/201659 minutes, 24 seconds
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February Wrapup: Jonathan Storment

Jonathan Storment is back on to discuss all things February from the podcast including celebrities in churches, why Jonathan's blog crashed, Henri Nouwen, missions, grief, pastors changing, certainty, and we give a preview of the next month's guests.
2/29/201655 minutes, 34 seconds
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Jamie Wright: Round Two

Jamie Wright aka The Very Worst Missionary returns to the show to discuss the flaw with short-term missions, over-spiritualized language, the mission of the Church, core competency, a theology of vacations, #noprostitutes, her upcoming book, Uber, parenting tips, preacher's kids, and self-care.
2/28/201640 minutes, 59 seconds
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Josh Ross: Six Years Later

Josh Ross returns to the show to discuss life six years after his sister tragically passed away. We talk about the meaning of Hillsong United's music to his journey, the Tomb being empty, the Four Truths that sustain him, Memphis, Scarred Faith, daily reminders, and Texas.
2/22/201644 minutes, 2 seconds
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Joel Timothy Houston

Joel Timothy Houston from Hillsong United joins the show to discuss surfing, being a reluctant pastor, Eucharist, Henri Nouwen, The Beatitudes, Upward Falling, just getting to know Jesus, honest music, and Taylor Swift.
2/20/201649 minutes, 20 seconds
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Brian Zahnd: Water to Wine

Brian Zahnd returns to the show to discuss his personal connection to Eminem, how a pastor can experience change, embracing the Great Tradition, dealing with doubt honestly, being used by politicians, certainty as a poor substitute for faith, becoming more ecumenical and his new book Water to Wine.
2/15/201646 minutes, 25 seconds
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Sean Adams

Radio and TV sports personality Sean Adams joins the show to talk parenting, sports, church, how the things which make you great can cause you to struggle, balance, the Baylor scandal, and why you will never see Luke in the UFC.
2/6/201647 minutes, 26 seconds
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January Wrapup: Jonathan Storment

Jonathan Storment returns to discuss all things January on the podcast including non-violence, dealing with death, religion in a pluralistic society, and Making a Murder.  Mike Cope also makes a cameo to discuss this month's sponsor Pepperdine Bible Lectures.
1/31/20161 hour, 3 minutes, 36 seconds
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Randy Harris: Round Three

Randy Harris returns to the show to discuss prayer, Thich Nach Han, Richard Rohr, the danger of talking for a living, and the time Randy yelled at Luke during preaching class.  For more on this month’s sponsor The Pepperdine Bible Lectures click here.
1/31/201642 minutes, 46 seconds
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Miroslav Volf: Flourishing

The Founding Director of The Yale Center for Faith & Culture, Professor Miroslav Volf,  joins the show to discuss how religion benefits the world, the golden rule, religions resources for the world, evangelism and competing truth claims in a pluralistic world, the morality of witness, and his new book Flourishing: Why we Need Religion in a Globalized World. For more on this month’s sponsor The Pepperdine Bible Lectures click here.
1/25/201642 minutes, 6 seconds
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Becca Stevens: Round Three

We join Rev.Becca Stevens from the Thistle Farm Cafe to talk about diving into death, song writing with Steven Tyler, taking a prophetic stance even when it costs you, Dixie Chicks, essential oils, listening to epiphanies, and Love has the last word. For more on this month's sponsor The Pepperdine Bible Lectures click here.
1/18/201648 minutes, 36 seconds
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Stephen Prothero: Why Liberals Win the Culture War

Dr. Stephen Prothero joins the show to discuss the unholy alliance of Church and politics, Moral Majority, Evangelicals interest in Donald Trump, racism, baptizing a southern way of life, Anabaptists, being a righteous loser, and his new book "Why Liberals Win the Culture War." For more on this month's sponsor, The Pepperdine Bible Lectures, click here.
1/11/201647 minutes, 58 seconds
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Sam Jeffrey: Christians and Violence

Former CIA operative and current Criminal Justice professor Sam Jeffrey joins the show to discuss Christians use of violence, why we shouldn't try to fix the world, why Christians shouldn't withdraw from civil leadership, and if pacifism is a salvation issue. For more on this month's sponsor, The Pepperdine Bible Lectures, click here.
1/5/201645 minutes, 58 seconds
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December Wrapup: Jonathan Storment

Jonathan Storment joins the show to discuss Rob Bell's novel, the Zeitgeist of young America as communicated by Pete Holmes, Jonathan does his Scot McKnight impersonation, why young Christians aren't interested in discussing Heaven, how Santa Clause is real, Heavenly Citizenship and all things December from the podcast.
12/31/201556 minutes, 57 seconds
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Preston Sprinkle: Fight

Dr. Preston Sprinkle joins the show to discuss a Christian response to evil, the difference between pacifism vs. non-violence, and his book Fight.
12/28/201543 minutes, 42 seconds
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Jeff Childers: Christmas

Church Historian Dr. Jeff Childers discuss which Biblical account is the correct historical version of the birth of Jesus, the origin of Santa Clause,  Christmas lights, why we give Christmas presents, and the evolution of Christmas throughout church history. 
12/21/201540 minutes, 32 seconds
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Scot McKnight: The Heaven Promise

Dr. Scot McKnight returns to the show to talk all things Heaven including Heavenly Bodies, who is going to be there, how much we can really know about it, resurrection and his new book The Heaven Promise.
12/14/201538 minutes, 50 seconds
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Pete Holmes

Comedian Pete Holmes joins the show to discuss reaching out to heathens, baptism by immersion, formation through suffering, Hell, enlightenment, truth not being fragile, coming to God through Pain, and Luke's wedding ring.
12/7/201545 minutes, 46 seconds
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Rob Bell: Round Three

Rob Bell returns to the show for a brief discussion on writing a novel, bowling, how leaders pass their issues onto their followers, why struggling motivational speakers are more interesting than the A-Listers and giving books away for free.
12/3/201534 minutes, 4 seconds
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November Wrapup: Richard Beck and Larry Norsworthy

Our two favorite psychologists Luke's Dad and Richard Beck discuss all things November from the podcast including: Doubting preachers, Brent Sullivan, 2nd Naivety, Sarah Bessey, staying at church, the importance of parenting for reconstructing faith, the perennial struggle of reducing religion into words, psychologists talking New Perspective on Paul, Taylor Swift and a rare moment of humanity at the end. For more on this month’s sponsor check out Eleven:28 Ministries.
11/30/20151 hour, 1 minute, 48 seconds
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November Mailbag

For the November Mailbag we discuss abuses of good things, Enneagram, when to leave church, engaging with those outside of Christian faith, keeping unity around LGBTQ and ignoring terrible ideas about Jonathan Storment.  For more on this month’s sponsor check out Eleven:28 Ministries.
11/23/201540 minutes, 26 seconds
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N.T. Wright: Paul and His Recent Interpreters

The Bishop N.T. Wright joins the show to discuss rap music, Friday the 13th, the New Perspective on Paul, Kingdom of Heaven, and his new book Paul and His Recent Interpreters. For more on this month’s sponsor check out Eleven:28 Ministries.
11/16/201549 minutes, 21 seconds
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Sarah Bessey: Out of Sorts

Sarah Bessey returns to the show to discuss the Second Naivety, the Top 3 Canadians, what to call N.T. Wright, returning to church, reading the Bible, Kingdom of God and her new book Out of Sorts. For more on this month’s sponsor check out Eleven:28 Ministries.
11/9/201550 minutes, 32 seconds
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Brent Sullivan

Comedian Brent Sullivan joins the show to discuss doubting pastors, Joel Osteen, evangelism, talking to Mormons,  standup comedy vs. preaching, and Jesus jukes. For more on this month's sponsor check out Eleven:28 Ministries here.
11/2/201558 minutes, 38 seconds
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October Wrapup: Jonathan Storment

Our old friend Jonathan Storment returns to the show to talk Richard Rohr, ISIS, numbing our pain, Enneagram, trusting God in death, following N.T. Wright, preaching as the first word and the final word.
10/31/20151 hour, 18 seconds
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James Martin: The Abbey

Fr. James Martin joins the show to discuss being the official chaplain of the Colbert Report, who gives up more Protestant pastors or Catholic priests, not sermonizing stories, tragedy, prayer, lament, images of God, Mary and his new book The Abbey.
10/26/201543 minutes, 6 seconds
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Shane Hipps: Dogs Don't Bark

Shane Hipps return to the show to discuss feline veterinarian medicine, The True Voice, True Self, divesting ones self of the outcomes, the preacher as first word but not the final word, and his new book Cats Don't Bark. 
10/19/201549 minutes, 32 seconds
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Mike Cope

Mike Cope returns to the show to discuss why he's forcing Luke to follow N.T. Wright at the 2016 Pepperdine Bible Lectures, why he loves N.T. Wright so much, preaching with a limp, the Lord's Prayer and a better way to disagree in church. For more on the National Conference of Youth Ministry go to ncym.org.
10/12/201538 minutes, 20 seconds
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Richard Rohr: Round Three

Fr. Richard Rohr returns to the show to discuss the Pope's visit to America, Mary the Mother of Jesus, male spirituality, Adam's Return, trusting in death, Prayer and so much more.
10/5/20151 hour, 5 minutes, 36 seconds
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September Mega-Wrapup

Josh Graves, Wade Hodges, Collin Packer and Jonathan Storment all join the show to discuss the hidden podcast, pacifism, patriarchy, high school diplomas, suffering well, God in creation for the September Wrapup. For more information on The National Conference on Youth Ministry click here.
10/1/201547 minutes, 36 seconds
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Diana Butler Bass: Grounded

Dr. Diana Butler Bass joins the show to discuss loving a serial killer as a neighbor , finding God in nature, and her new book Grounded.
9/27/201546 minutes, 15 seconds
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Mark Weathers: The Chaplain Rust Cohle

The Rev. Mark Weathers joins the show to discuss being the chaplain version of True Detective's Rust Cohle, depression, liberation theology, bullying, his time as a Roman Catholic and being a pugilist pacifist. For more on this month's sponsor, The National Conference on Youth Ministry, go to NCYM.org.
9/21/201545 minutes, 32 seconds
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Richard Beck and Larry Norsworthy: Suffering Well

Dr. Richard Beck and Dr. Larry Norsworthy return to the show to discuss suffering well, Carl Jung, Justin Bieber and Richard's Blog post "Neurosis is the Avoidance of Legitimate Suffering."
9/14/201539 minutes, 6 seconds
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Carolyn Custis James: Malestrom

Carolyn Custis James joins the show to discuss manhood, the image of God, Mother's Day vs. Father's Day, Patriarchy,  does Christianity have a masculine feel, and her new book Malestrom.
9/7/201546 minutes, 42 seconds
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August Wrapup: Jonathan Storment

Jonathan Storment returns to the show to discuss how we understand sin, God's Wrath, Church and Family vs. Gospel, the Church of Christ Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake, St. Kent, entitlement, gratitude, and all things August from the podcast.
8/31/201551 minutes, 48 seconds
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Heading to ATX

Wade Hodges joins the show to talk with Luke about a major life change and what it means for the podcast. For more on Wade's books on transition Before you Go and When to Leave click here.
8/30/201533 minutes, 4 seconds
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Pete Enns: Round Six

Pete Holmes Enns returns to the show to discuss the tenth anniversary of Inspiration and Incarnation, trusting the Bible, moving past adolescent ways of reading the Bible, the journey, Pete's love for the poetry of the Bible, his new website and we answer some listener's questions.
8/24/201552 minutes, 54 seconds
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Becca Stevens: Letters from the Farm

Rev. Becca Stevens returns to the show to discuss some amazing stories of redemption, Love Heals, make fun of Luke, defend essential oils, the power of community, forgiveness and her new book Letters from the Farm.
8/17/201542 minutes, 18 seconds
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Kent Brantly: Called for Life

Dr. Kent Brantly joins the show to discuss God working through Ebola, why Kent went to the White House to talk with President Obama before coming on the podcast, the fear of death, being faithful while having Ebola, the distinction between God saving his life vs. God healing him,  and Kent's new book Called For Life.
8/10/201540 minutes, 58 seconds
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Brad Jersak: A More Christlike God

Dr. Brad Jersak joins the show to discuss lessons his homeland of Canada can learn about Texas, the Gospel in Chairs,  laminate images over God, beauty as a criteria for truth, the most unbelievable and beautiful story about forgiveness, and his new book "A More Christlike God: A More Beautiful Gospel."
8/4/201547 minutes, 8 seconds
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July Wrapup: Jonathan Storment

Jonathan Storment returns to the show talk about all things July from the podcast: pastors as friend or leader, throwing yourself a birthday party, the Dones, the Enneagram, moral progress and discussing racial justice as a white man.