The Spiritual Discipline of Watching Film Together: A Conversation with Pop Theology’s Ryan Parker
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The Spiritual Discipline of Watching Film Together: A Conversation with Pop Theology’s Ryan Parker

By Andy Hale Ratched, Chef’s Table BBQ, The Boys Season 2, Woke, Mulan, Bill and Ted Face the Music, and Raised by Wolves are just a warm-up list to all the original content available for streaming in September. Between Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, Amazon Prime, AppleTV+ and Disney+, one can say that there is something to watch on TV.  Are you not … Continue reading

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

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

Environmental Racism and Classism: A CBF Podcast Conversation
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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