Today we have Mark Sayers joining us on The Way Home podcast. Mark is the senior leader of Red Church in Melbourne, Australia. In his newest book A Non-Anxious Presence: How a Changing and Complex World Will Create a Remnant of Renewed Christian Leaders, Sayers charts how the church and world entered into our current cultural moment. Today we discuss disruptions in history that changed the world around us and the “gray zone” that we’re currently experiencing, between two disruptive moments.
Today we have Alisa Childers joining us on The Way Home podcast. Alisa Childers is a wife, a mom, an author, a blogger, a speaker, and a worship leader. Her newest book called Live Your Truth and Other Lies: Exposing Popular Deceptions That Make Us Anxious, Exhausted, and Self-Obsessed is now. Today we discuss key themes from her book, and Alisa invites us to examine the modern lies that are disguised as truths in today’s culture. Everyday messages of peace, fulfillment, and empowerment swirl around social media. On the surface, they seem like sentiments of freedom and hope, but in reality they are deeply deceptive.
Today we have Dr. Bart Barber joining us on The Way Home podcast. Bart Barber is the pastor of the First Baptist Church in Farmersville, TX and serves as the president of the Southern Baptist Convention. Today we discuss pastoring in difficult times, why Bart feels called to this position of leadership in the SBC, and what makes Southern Baptist theology distinct from other evangelical traditions.
Today we have Derwin Gray joining us on The Way Home podcast. Derwin Gray is the author of How to Heal Our Racial Divide: What the Bible Says, and the First Christians Knew, about Racial Reconciliation. There’s much conversation about race and tension surrounding it, but Derwin Gray takes an approach that remembers Scriptures and what they reveal about race and God’s heart for racial reconciliation throughout the entire Bible. Today we discuss these ideas with life and how to lead as Christians in this racially divided moment.
Today we have Ronni Kurtz joining us on The Way Home podcast. Ronni Kurtz is the author of Fruitful Theology: How the Life of the Mind Leads to the Life of the Soul. He has a great perspective on how Christians should pursue study of the Word, Christian theology, intellectual pursuits. Today we discuss the separation between deep theological study and everyday living when these things should overlap. Kurtz bridges that gap with the point that theology should not lead us to arrogance.
Today we have Mark Talbot joining us on The Way Home podcast. Mark Talbot is the author of a multivolume series on theology of suffering. He has a comprehensive look on suffering in the scriptures and how we should think about it coming from his own experience with suffering. Today we dive into his latest volume Give Me Understanding That I May Live where he walks through God’s redemptive plan and situates our suffering in a salvation context.
Today we have Matthew Soerens joining us on The Way Home podcast. Matthew Soerens serves as the U.S. Director of Church Mobilization for World Relief, which is the humanitarian arm of the National Association of Evangelicals. In that role, he helps evangelical churches to understand the realities of refugees and immigration and to respond in ways guided by biblical values. Today we discuss some of the myths about immigration and problems concerning the immigrations process. We also talk about the refugee situation with Ukraine, Syria, and other troubled places.
Today we have Kelly Kapic joining us on The Way Home podcast. Kelly Kapic is professor of theological studies at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia. He is the award-winning author or editor of more than 15 books. Today we discuss his newest book You’re Only Human where he discusses what it means to be human, made in the image of God, with his main focus on our creaturely finitude.
Today we have Kristen Waggoner joining us on The Way Home podcast. Kristen Waggoner is general counsel at Alliance Defending Freedom, the largest legal organization that protects religious freedom, free speech, parental rights, and the right to life. Today we discuss the fall of Roe v. Wade with the Dobbs case and religious liberty for all people, also addressing some common misconceptions about religious freedom.
Today we have George Yancey joining us on The Way Home podcast. George Yancey is a professor of sociology with an academic interest in race relations and anti-Christian attitudes in the United States. Today we discuss his newest book Beyond Racial Division and important topics like colorblindness, anti-racism, and systemic racism.
Today we have Thomas Kidd joining us on The Way Home podcast. Thomas Kidd is an American historian, currently a Distinguished Professor at Baylor University and Distinguished Professor of Church History at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Today we discuss his book Thomas Jefferson: A Biography of Spirit and Flesh, Jefferson’s theology and faith, and the religious movement in early-America.
Today we have Tony Reinke joining us on The Way Home podcast. Tony Reinke is a senior teacher for Desiring God, host of the Ask Pastor John podcast, and author of God, Technology, and the Christian Life (2002). We discuss how Christians should think about technology, what technology actually is, and how Scripture guides us in our technology use.
Shannon Bream joins us on The Way Home podcast to introduce this new season. Shannon Bream currently serves as anchor of FOX News Channel’s (FNC) FOX News @ Night with Shannon Bream (weekdays 12-1AM ET). She’s got two new books out called The Mothers and Daughters of the Bible Speak and The Women of the Bible Speak where she examines the lives of biblical women who provide wisdom to navigate our own faith journeys and relationships. We also talk about how she maintains her experience as a Christian working in such a harsh, skeptical media environment.