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

Exploring Christian Socialism and American Inequality: A Conversation with Princeton’s Heath Carter
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Exploring Christian Socialism and American Inequality: A Conversation with Princeton’s Heath Carter

By Andy Hale Socialism—is there a word in American politics that can divide a conversation quicker? “For many Americans, the very mention of socialism evokes dystopian visions of totalitarian rule and endless breadlines—whether in the old USSR or contemporary Venezuela,” Princeton historian Heath Carter told me on the latest episode of the CBF Podcast. Carter … Continue reading

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

COVID-19: An Incarnational Opportunity to Rethink Partnerships with Schools
COVID-19 / Education Ministries / Podcast

COVID-19: An Incarnational Opportunity to Rethink Partnerships with Schools

By Andy Hale As a Type A planner, I have had to push through the frustration of nearly six to nine months of well-planned ministries, events, and programs going by the wayside due to the continued strain of the current pandemic. Canceling such things is nothing compared to the pain and suffering of millions of … 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