Neglecting calling for the sake of mission and vision? A Conversation with Jesus Culture’s Banning Liebscher  
Podcast

Neglecting calling for the sake of mission and vision? A Conversation with Jesus Culture’s Banning Liebscher  

  By Andy Hale  The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our world forever. When you stop and think about it, institutions’, organizations’, communities’, and individuals’ rapid transformation is immeasurable. One of those incalculable changes is the relationship individuals have with the Church. Most, if not all, churches have adapted to facilitate online worship and spiritual formation … Continue reading

Faith and Politics That Make Sense, A Conversation with Robb Ryerse
Podcast

Faith and Politics That Make Sense, A Conversation with Robb Ryerse

By Andy Hale  In my lifetime, I have never thought positively about the mixture of faith and politics. There is an endless and nauseatingly long list of incidents of toxic political discourse and religiosity. If you need more tangible examples, I’d recommend reading Kevin M. Kruse’s One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian … Continue reading

Environmental Racism and Classism: A CBF Podcast Conversation
Assembly 2020 / creation care / Podcast

Environmental Racism and Classism: A CBF Podcast Conversation

By Andy Hale Of the many things that congregations are considering as they exist in 2020, is not only the COVID-19 Crisis and the ever-present plague of racism within America, but how the faith community relates to the environment around them. Environmental stewardship is not limited to how we specifically care for the world’s ecosystem. … Continue reading

The White Church and Complicity in Racism: A Conversation with Malcolm Foley
Podcast / racial justice / Racial Reconciliation

The White Church and Complicity in Racism: A Conversation with Malcolm Foley

By Andy Hale I’m not sure if the magnitude of this moment in America’s history has registered for many people. For many, they just don’t get it. Far too many white Americans do not believe there is a racism issue in America. The evidence of this comes in subtle ways, such as the response to … Continue reading

Voting as an act of faith? Conversations from 2020’s Advocacy in Action, Part 2
advocacy / Podcast

Voting as an act of faith? Conversations from 2020’s Advocacy in Action, Part 2

By Andy Hale  “She’s not a Christian, so no I can’t vote for her,” “He’s a good Christian man,” “She has good Christian values,” or “There is no way that he’s a Christian if he supports ____,” are common talking points among Evangelical voters. Among Evangelicals in American, the faith affiliation of prospective political candidates … Continue reading

Has the White Evangelical Church Become One of the Bible’s Most Despicable Villains? Conversations from Advocacy in Action 2020, Part 1
advocacy / Podcast

Has the White Evangelical Church Become One of the Bible’s Most Despicable Villains? Conversations from Advocacy in Action 2020, Part 1

By Andy Hale The Exodus narrative is one of the most familiar passages in the Judeo-Christian text. We all know the story of Moses, Pharaoh, the Plagues, and the Red Sea (Yam Suph) crossing. As one delves deeper into the text, the early signs of ancient oppression rise to the surface as one encounters the … Continue reading

Has the Evangelical concept of a ticket into Heaven disregarded the implications of the Kingdom now? A Conversation with Eugene Cho
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Has the Evangelical concept of a ticket into Heaven disregarded the implications of the Kingdom now? A Conversation with Eugene Cho

  By Andy Hale When Jesus spoke about the Kingdom of God, he spoke of it in both present and future, both in terms of great distance and proximity. For many, the Kingdom of God comes down to talking about and fixating on Heaven. Oh, that sweet Beulah Land. In other words, the point and … Continue reading