• The Future of American Christianity Part 1
    A conversation with one of America’s leading experts on American Christianity about the history behind some of biggest divisions in the American church and society today.
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Race in America, Part 1
    A conversation with Dr. Jennifer McBride, the president of the Bonhoeffer Society and associate dean at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL, and Dr. Kristopher Norris, associate professor of public theology at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. In Part 1 we discuss Bonhoeffer’s life, and how his theological understanding of race developed over time. […]
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Race in America, Part 2
    The second half of the podcast with Dr. Jennifer McBride and Dr. Kristopher Norris. In this half the conversation turns toward what Bonhoeffer can teach the white church in America about race, repentance, and resurrection. Further reading:Books by Dietrich BonhoefferLife Together: The Classic Exploration of Faith in CommunityThe Cost of DiscipleshipEthicsLetters and Papers from PrisonCreation […]
  • Housing the Homeless in LA
    A conversation with Joss Tillard-Gates, policy director for the Los Angeles office of Enterprise Community Partners, a national non profit that connects people with affordable housing. We talk about what causes homelessness, and about how cities like LA can start rethinking how we meet this crisis.
  • Scripture, Sexuality, and the Sublime
    A conversation with Dr. Christopher Wesley Corbin, executive editor of Earth and Altar magazine, author of The Evangelical Party and Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Return to the Church of England (out now with Routledge Press), and canon to the ordinary for the Episcopal Diocese of South Dakota. We talk about some of the challenges and new lines of […]
  • Black Lives Matter, Bandwidth, and Bipartisanship
    A conversation with the Rev. Dr. Byron Thomas of Ben Hill United Methodist Church, the largest historically black UMC in the United States. Rev. Thomas shares his wisdom on the ministry of building transformative relationships, naming injustice, and resourcing Christian communities with the life-giving power of the gospel. 
  • The Church and Mental Health in the Time of COVID-19: an Interview with Sharon Hargrave, Director of the Boone Center for the Family at Pepperdine University.
    Sharon Hargrave directs the Boone Center for the Family at Pepperdine University, and teaches Marriage and Family Therapy at Fuller Seminary. She is an expert on relationships, and in this podcast she lends her wisdom to spouses and parents dealing with anxiety, depression and stress in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. Our conversation touches […]
  • Teenagers in the Church: A conversation with Youth Theological Initiative’s Dr. Elizabeth Corrie
    Dr. Elizabeth Corrie directs the Youth Theological Institute at Emory University and is a leading expert in the study of youth ministry. In this podcast Pastor Kurt Poland and Dr. Corrie talk about major issues facing teenagers today, and discuss ways the church can support them. Resources Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino […]
  • Christians, Movies, and Covid – A Conversation with Reel Spirituality at Fuller Seminary Director, Elijah Davidson
    Elijah Davidson supervises Reel Spirituality, a blog out of Fuller Seminary that examines the relationship between faith and film. In this podcast we discuss how Christians can better engage with film as a medium, and Davison makes his recommendations about the best movies to watch while in quarantine.  NT Wright – Christianity Offers No Answers […]
  • Faith and Justice During a Pandemic – A Conversation with Rev. Jeania Ree Moore of The General Board of Church and Society
    Rev. Jeania Ree Moore manages the civil and human rights portfolio for the United Methodist General Board of Church and Society. The GBCS is headquartered on Capitol Hill. She is also a  deacon in the United Methodist Church and a regular columnist for Sojourners Magazine. In this podcast we talk about the work of the […]