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

Some People Are Just Worth Quoting More Often Than Others: A Conversation with Jeffrey Munroe About Fredrick Buechner
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Some People Are Just Worth Quoting More Often Than Others: A Conversation with Jeffrey Munroe About Fredrick Buechner

By Andy Hale Why is that some people are just a lot more quotable? King, Einstein, Angelou, Seuss, Franklin, Oprah, Shakespeare, Aristotle, Jesus of Nazareth are at the top of the most quoted persons in history. Who can forget Lincoln’s famous line, “Don’t believe everything you read on the internet just because there’s a picture … Continue reading

When Theological and Political Convictions Lead to Espionage: A Conversation with Elisabeth Braw
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When Theological and Political Convictions Lead to Espionage: A Conversation with Elisabeth Braw

By Andy Hale  Certainly, the least severe results of the COVID-19 crisis is the rescheduled release of Daniel Craig’s final Bond film. We can wait another seven months of the conclusion of the greatest of all Bonds. And yes, Craig’s gritty and dark bond outpaces Roger Moore, David Niven, Timothy Dalton, and Connery. The only … Continue reading

The Continued Unbridled Turmoil of The Doctrine of Discovery: A Conversation with Mark Charles and Soong-Chan Rah
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The Continued Unbridled Turmoil of The Doctrine of Discovery: A Conversation with Mark Charles and Soong-Chan Rah

By Andy Hale The Danish philosopher and theologian Søren Kierkegaard pnce wrote: It is really true what philosophy tells us, that life must be understood backwards. But with this, one forgets the second proposition, that it must be lived forwards. A proposition which, the more it is subjected to careful thought, the more it ends … Continue reading