While there is reason to be hopeful, there’s always place for lament as well. Some reasons for grief from the past four years, with a special guest monologue from Molly Wahlquist.
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Season 2, Episode 6: Pro Life
What does it mean to be pro life? My observations as a pro life voter in this contentious election year.
Season 2, Episode 5: Voting for your Neighbor
This is the second half of my interview with Bethany and Thomas Macias, in which we explore ways our civic engagement can be loving toward our neighbor.
Season 2, Episode 4: Peacmakers
This is the first half of a two-part interview with my daughter Bethany and her husband Thomas, in which we take a look at the conflict in our country and discuss the causes and the possible remedies. They also share the wonderful story of their pandemic wedding.
(Note: below is the link to Guest Artist, the movie I mention in the early part of the episode that Thomas is co-starring in with Jeff Daniels. In very early downloads of this episode I said it was on Netflix – I have no idea why! *sigh* I have corrected that.)
Season 2, Episode 3: The Deal
An analysis of the deal that Donald Trump struck with evangelicals in 2016; the terms of the deal and what each party to the deal received.
Also, as I mentioned in the episode, this is a good article: https://frenchpress.thedispatch.com/p/do-pro-lifers-who-reject-trump-have
Season 2, Episode 2: Counter-Intuitive Solidarity
An interview with my wife Jill regarding her journey of listening to and learning from the voices of people of color.
The title of this episode was coined by Dr. Drew Hart and describes the practice of listening to and believing the lived experiences and stories of others even when their stories seem foreign to us.
Be the Bridge (https://bethebridge.com)
Netflix Documentary: 13th (https://www.netflix.com/title/80091741)
The On Ramp podcast (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/on-ramp/id1186180153)
Dr. Drew Hart (https://drewgihart.com/)
The New Jim Crow (https://newjimcrow.com/)
Season 2, Episode 1: Principalities and Powers
Welcome to Season 2 of the Departied Podcast. In this episode I examine modern evangelical End Times beliefs and how those beliefs can drive unhealthy views of our politics and the worth of other human beings.
Season 1, Episode 35: The End of the Matter
Some parting thoughts as I close out this podcast. (Update: The podcast was not closed out after all. Season 2 is happening!)
Season 1, Episode 34: Enough
In this episode I wonder when we will have finally had enough of conspiracy theories, ends-justify-the-means thinking, and the grief at another unarmed black man killed by the police.
Season 1, Episode 33: Seeing Hope and Truth
This is the second half of my interview with Ira Hall, in which he provides some reasons for hope in our contentious culture and exhortation toward valuing truth more than political narratives.