Rainn Wilson joins the show live from the Pepperdine Bible Lectures to discuss Bahai’i, fasting, the intersection of art and creativity, bassoon-ing, farming, progressive manifestation, suffering, The Office, Dwight Shrute, Soulpancake, and his book The Bassoon King.
Richard Beck returns to discuss Aaron Hernandez, laundry mats, self-forgetting, theology of lingering, earning the right to celebrate Easter, growing up conservative, eschatological creatures, meaning makers.
In the second part of the refugee crisis conversation we hear from Joel Houston and Ramjaane Niyoyita.
Joel Houston, of Hillsong United and Hillsong New York, discusses his experience with the Syrian refugee crisis and the Christian call to respond.
Ramjaane Niyoyita, a Rwandan born as a refugee in the Congo now living in Austin, TX, discusses his experience as a Refugee, the importance of humor in tragedy and having to listen to Luke preach every week.
English Professor Dr. Steven Moore and theologian Randy Harris join the show to discuss Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me, black rage, pro wrestling, black bodies, “those who imagine themselves to be white” and the power of listening.
For more on the subject by Steven and Randy check out this video.
Jonathan Storment is back talking about preachers leaving ministry, educational divide in churches, Biblical criticism, work, who can read the Bible, mental health and all things August from the podcast.