The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity: A Conversation with Robert P. Jones
Podcast / racial justice / Racial Reconciliation

The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity: A Conversation with Robert P. Jones

By Andy Hale “If you were recruiting for a white supremacist cause on a Sunday morning, you’d likely have more success handing out in the parking lot of an average white Christian church than approaching whites sitting out of service at the local coffee shop,” said Robert P. Jones, the CEO and Founder of the … Continue reading

Apostles of the Lost Cause: A Conversation on Confederate Monuments & Memory
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Apostles of the Lost Cause: A Conversation on Confederate Monuments & Memory

By Andy Hale Since George Floyd’s death in May, dozens of Confederate monuments and statues have been removed across the South.  Despite the momentum to have these visages banished, nearly 44% of Americans believe that they should remain in place (Morning Consult/Politico).  I’m sure you have had or witnessed a lively debate with someone who … Continue reading

Remarkable Conversations with Your “Enemy”: A Conversation with Michael T. McRay
advocacy / Podcast

Remarkable Conversations with Your “Enemy”: A Conversation with Michael T. McRay

By Andy Hale Do you remember that incredible scene from 2008’s “The Dark Knight,” in which the Joker and Batman sit down from a rather heated conversation? For three minutes and twenty-four seconds, these paragon of opposing virtues sit across the table at an impasse. Batman used his fists and guile, while Joker wielded his … Continue reading

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

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

CBF Podcast with Walter Brueggemann: Virus as a Summons to Faith  
COVID-19 / Podcast

CBF Podcast with Walter Brueggemann: Virus as a Summons to Faith  

By Andy Hale We have passed the two-month mark in the Coronavirus pandemic in America. In the United States alone, over 1.5 million have been infected with the virus, over 26 million people have lost their jobs, and nearly ninety-thousand people have died. Sickness, job loss, death, depression, a crisis of identity, and despair—the coming … Continue reading

A Biblical View of Gender Ideology? A Conversation with Amanda W. Benckhuysen
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A Biblical View of Gender Ideology? A Conversation with Amanda W. Benckhuysen

By Andy Hale When it comes to economic, gender, nationality, ethnicity, and systematic privilege, life has been handed to me on a silver platter. That doesn’t mean that I haven’t faced difficult circumstances, hardship, disappointment, or rejection. However, I have been given more than my fair share of a leg up as a result of … Continue reading