Sean Palmer returns to discuss politics, responding to hurricane Harvey, church, cynicism, and his new book Unarmed Empire.
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.
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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.
Also check out Steven Moore’s children’s book Theodore Thumbs.
Fate Hagood joins the show to discuss his hometown of Compton, N.W.A., Law Enforcement, binary thinking, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, listening and hope.
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.
Mike Cope also makes a cameo to discuss this month’s sponsor Pepperdine Bible Lectures.
Special MLK Day podcast with Sean Palmer to discuss the movie Selma, Medgar Evers murder, Malcolm X, the Klan in Mississippi, Dr. King’s two assassinations, Image of God, the police, and Sean’s recent blog post Selma, Solidarity, & Whether Christians Are Willing To Bleed.