Dr. Walter Brueggemann joins the show to discuss the intersection of sociology and theology, trading mystery for the material, imaginative preaching vs. moralistic preaching and Walter’s new book (along with his sociologist son Dr. John Brueggemann) Rebuilding the Foundations.
For more about the Pepperdine Bible Lectures click here.
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 returns to discuss all things January on the podcast including non-violence, dealing with death, religion in a pluralistic society, and at the end of the show we discuss Making a Murder.
Becca Stevens joins the show to discuss redemption in the world of addiction and prostitution, Thistle Farms, loving the world instead of changing the world, who the best preachers of hope are, her love of math, keeping the faith, surviving abuse and The Way of Tea and Justice.
Larry James, CEO and President of CitySquare joins the show to talk about The Wealth of the Poor, Ferguson, the importance of relationships across racial lines, personal responsibility verses systemic change, how people can get involved in the life of the poor.