Dr. Larry Hurtado joins the show to discuss early Christianity including Christian distinctiveness, what made Christianity bizarre, Christianity as a philosophy, God of love, the improbability of Resurrection in the first century and his book Destroyer of the gods.
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.
Richard Beck, Josh Graves and Jonathan Storment join the show to discuss the Trinity, Cosmic Christ, saints, doubt, brain and all things September from the podcast.
Shauna Niequist returns to the show to discuss work being a drug, Brene Brown, running from feelings, dealing with the emptiness, sea change, how we can’t earn love, the power of silence, and Shauna’s new book Present over Perfect.
Wade Hodges joins the show to discuss Luke’s month of doing stand up comedy. They cover topics such as the differences and similarities of preaching vs. stand up, bombing, authenticity, blue material, missional Christianity, and more.
Luke’s dad joins the show to answer mailbag questions about Biblical contradictions, raising kids while you going through your own deconstruction, knowledge vs. love, and evil.
Sally Gary joins the show to discuss the church’s response to the LGBTQ community, fear, safety, sexuality, idealizing family , transitioning from trial law to running her non-profit CenterPeace that provides safe places for men and women who experience same-sex attraction and her book “Loves God Likes Girls.“