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So many of us have been given bad answers to good questions -- questions about God, suffering, prayer, fate, science, justice, and more -- often by people with pure intentions. But we needn't stop with those pat answers. You have permission to take both Christianity and the modern world very seriously, and this podcast will introduce you to people from across the Christian spectrum engaging these timeless and difficult questions in various ways.
 
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Today I'm joined by Dr. Wade Mullen, researcher and author of Something's Not Right: Decoding the Hidden Tactics of Abuse--and Freeing Yourself from Its Power. Our conversation focuses specifically on "Impression Management," a sociology subfield that analyzes how organizations use different mechanisms to influence their public perceptions to cover…
 
Today I'm joined by pastor Tyler Burns (Pass the Mic Podcast & President at The Witness: A Black Christian Collective). Tyler offers insight into the process of black deconstruction as experienced more communally. He also sees doubt as an inherent component of faith for black Christians in America. We cover embodiment, white nationalism, and faith …
 
Today I’m joined by Kenneth I. Pargament (Professor at Bowling Green State University) and Julie J. Exline (Professor at Case Western Reserve University), two prominent researchers in psychology of religion, to talk about their research on “spiritual struggles.” Where does this research overlap with the “deconstruction” movement? With spiritual abu…
 
Today I'm joined by author and writer Fred Bahnson to discuss some of his work on Christian Contemplative Practice. Fred says, "Political life has replaced inner life as the arbiter of all things." We get into Thomas Merton, emotional recognition, oneness, and the political implications of contemplative practice amidst ecological crises.Fred’s Arti…
 
Today, I'm joined by Raymond Gregory (Calvary Chapel Church in East Anaheim) for another episode in our "Worries About Progressive Christianity" series. We cover theological topics like hell, salvation, and what he considers to be the "central vein of the Gospel". We also cover polarization, bias-motivated reasoning, and the hyper politicization of…
 
Today we're joined by Katelyn Beaty and Roxanne Stone to continue our conversation around three recent scandals in the Evangelical World. Having worked at Christianity Today, Katelyn and Roxy offer context for some of these issues' cultural and spiritual fabrics. We also cover accountability structures, misuse of power, and impact versus intent.Sav…
 
Today we respond to three recent scandals in the Evangelical world. This episode is a modified version of our patron-exclusive Generation Gap Culture Hour (GGCH) episodes with Tony Jones. Also joining us is former guest Josh Patterson (Rethinking Faith Podcast), who provides context, having worked with Bruxy as part of the Jesus Collective. Tony al…
 
Today, Dr. Elizabeth Hall, Professor of Psychology (Biola University), joins me to talk about doubt, intellectual humility, and uncertainty tolerance. While offering pushback on the term 'Deconstruction,' Liz frames doubt as "an opportunity for growth, development, and greater intimacy with God." We also cover finitude, lament, plausibility structu…
 
Today Tony Jones and I interview Mike Cosper, the host of "The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill" podcast, diving into the detailed aspects of the widely successful show. We cover its underlying themes while also challenging some of Cosper's choices and methodology. We also touch on broader topics like narcissism in church leadership, journalistic respons…
 
Today Becky Castle Miller joins me to discuss the emotionality of Jesus and how emotions are understood in Evangelicalism. Becky has a master's in New Testament (Northern Seminary), and her books include "Following King Jesus," co-authored by Scot McKnight. We start with some of Becky's background before highlighting anti-emotionalism within Evange…
 
This is a clip from the first of 4 patron-exclusive episodes with Ariel of Trans Regret Snoopy Presents the Bible. To hear the full episode, as well as the upcoming 3 episodes, become a patron!patreon.com/DanKochAriel's previous episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/you-have-permission/id1448000113?i=1000516790529…
 
Today my guest, Dr. Elaine Heath, joins me to discuss her five principles of 'What the Church of the Future Needs to Contain". Dr. Heath was the first woman dean of Duke Divinity School and is an author, speaker, pastor, and consultant. Along with her five principles, we cover the value of wisdom traditions, socio-political identity, and more. Elai…
 
Today I am joined by Dr. Marcia Webb, Professor at Seattle Pacific University and author of “Toward a Theology of Psychological Disorder.” Well suited for the show, Dr. Webb’s work focuses on the intersection of theology and mental health and how we make sense of those two together. Along with discussing her book, we cover some of Christianity’s va…
 
I’m joined today by Dr. David P. Gushee (University Professor of Christian Ethics at Mercer University) to discuss the emerging scholarship coming from within Evangelicalism. We focus our conversation on a series of books that challenge the classic Bebbington Quadrilateral’s self-definition of evangelicalism, including Jesus and John Wayne, the Col…
 
Today I’m joined by Kyle Roberts (United Seminary) to talk about his book “A Complicated Pregnancy: Whether Mary Was a Virgin and Why it Matters”. We talk about Kyle’s research around virginal conception, including various views about it and their implications throughout Christian history. We hit on biology and DNA, differing depictions in each gos…
 
Today I’m joined by Matt Carter and Krispin Mayfield to talk about the culture and psycology of Christian heavy music. Our conversation dissects the lyrics and theologies portrayed in an evangelical underground scene of the late 90s and 00s. We touch on topics of collective effervescence, attachment styles and lyrical themes motivated by purity cul…
 
This week I speak with Christianity Today's news editor Daniel Silliman about his new book “Reading Evangelicals”. This book deep dives into five top-selling evangelical novels. We had a fascinating conversation discussing the cultural influence of Christian Fiction and each of these books' implications in broader American culture. We also touch on…
 
This week I speak with professor and research psychologist Dr. Lindsey Root Luna. Along with teaching at Hope College, she conducts her own research on anger and forgiveness. This is an interesting and fun conversation touching on neurotransmitters, the interaction of brain sections, white evangelicalism, and some of my spiritual abuse work. We als…
 
Today my guest J. Aaron Simmons joins me to discuss Danish philosopher and theologian, Soren Kierkegaard. Dr. Simmons is an author, Professor of Philosophy at Furman University, and the current president of the Soren Kierkegaard Society (USA). Aaron says “Faith is risk with a direction” and summarizes Kierkegaard with a current application: “You’re…
 
In the second installment of the series “Worries About Progressive Christianity”, I speak with author and professor O. Alan Noble. Both insightful and humorous, we hit the topics of suffering & theodicy, church life, and grace as the essence of human existence.Alan's Author Page: https://www.oalannoble.com/Alan's Twitter: @TheAlanNobleDan's new mus…
 
This week, I spoke with author Callid Keefe-Perry on the concept of Theopoetics. Along with his book “Way to Water: A Theopoetics Primer”, we discuss the issue of justice, following Jesus and living out Keefe-Perry’s Quaker practice. Callid speaks about how being grounded in creativity is intrinsic to humanity—we are all “crafters” and “makers” of …
 
In our first installment of the “Healthy Egos” repeating segment (a knowing nod to the fact that both Tony Jones and I have at least a little narcissism running through us), Tony and I are joined by Sarah Lane Ritchie. We discuss the recent saga of Joshua Harris, newly deconverted author of “I Kissed Dating Goodbye.” His situation naturally brings …
 
Dr. Brad Strawn (Fuller) joins me today for essentially a two-parter. First, we talk about the integration of psychology and theology broadly, including Brad’s own story of coming to that work in particular. After the break, we talk about how a Christian might also be an existentialist in some ways, a field of thought commonly associated with athei…
 
I'm joined by absolute neuroscience all-star William Newsome (Stanford, NIH BRAIN Project) to discuss the ways in which our will is both free and constrained. What counts as free will? Are the Sam Harris types right that we have no free will? (Nope.) How do "top-down" and "bottom-up" forces affect our will? When is it the "most free"?Follow Dan on …
 
This week, you're getting a sneak peek into the kind of exclusive episodes that patrons of this show received twice per month. Multiple-time guest Tony Jones joins me to break down and respond to the first 2 episodes of the incredible Christianity Today-produced podcast "The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill." If possible, listen to those episodes before …
 
I spoke with the multi-talented Dr. Pamela King (Fuller Seminary, Thrive Center for Human Development). She is a researcher in developmental psychology whose passion is human thriving. We talk about thriving, as well as how virtue connects to thriving. Before that, she sets the stage with a discussion of religion and its role in both virtue develop…
 
I'm joined by one of my favorite Christian recording artists, Jon Guerra. His latest album "Keeper of Days" is phenomenal, and there is so much depth lurking just behind its carefully-constructed songs. Thankfully, a nice dose of that depth comes out in this fantastic conversation! We talk growing up the child of immigrants, Christian Nationalism, …
 
Actor and filmmaker Luke Barnett joins me for another installment of "I Don't Believe in That God." These are conversations with people who do not identify as Christian, but they are not debates. Rather, they are attempts to understand my guest's story and perspective, with plenty of hopefully interesting rabbit trails along the way. https://twitte…
 
I'm joined by Bridget Eileen Rivera, a sociologist completing her Ph.D. at the City University of New York Graduate Center. A homeschool graduate and alum of Patrick Henry College, Rivera has become a leading voice on gay celibacy in the the church. She has worked with a number of faith-based organizations, including Revoice, Christians for Social …
 
Rev. Greg Farrand joins me to talk through his journey from high school burnout to PCA minister to Episcopal priest to his current gig as the executive director of Second Breath, an organization that promotes ancient Christian spiritual practice in a variety of contexts. Greg wanted an experiential faith, but found himself in a highly doctrine/reas…
 
A frank discussion about two highly contentious issues in one episode -- what could possibly go wrong? I'm grateful to be joined by my dear friend, theologian Sarah Lane Ritchie, a person who shares my love of nuance to discuss these really tricky issues one after the other. You might as well save up all the hate mail for one episode, right? (This …
 
Today I am joined by emerging scholar Heather Griffin to talk through some language of hers that I have found *so* helpful in understanding white Evangelical culture. Terms of hers like "Bible truths," "sanctified common sense," "magic knowledge receptor," "sincerity culture," and "Evangelical insta-trust" all come up in our conversation. Perhaps m…
 
John Sanders joins me to drop one of the single most helpful distinctions I have ever heard in discussions of religion and culture. His identification and explanation of Nurturant and Authoritative approaches to religion, politics, parenting, and more has been kicking around my head daily for 6 weeks now. You should not skip this episode. And you s…
 
I'm joined by PEW Research's Besheer Mohamed to discuss their recent fabulous deep-dive into the religious lives of Black Americans. We discuss why they decided on the topic, what was known previously, what they've been able to add, the role of religion in the lives of Black Americans, differences between Islam and Christianity in the Black communi…
 
This week, I spoke with Joanna Daigle Sawatsky and Rebecca Lindenbach about their incredible research work for the new book by Sheila Wray Gregoire (their boss) "The Great Sex Rescue." This research involved surveying over 22,000 (!!!) Evangelical women about sex, reproductive issues, gender roles, and more. We break down what they found in their s…
 
I am re-joined by YHP all star guest Greg Cootsona (California State University, Chico) to talk through what we know from all the social science research on whether and how religiosity and church involvement are good or bad for people. We touch on physical and mental health, resilience and happiness, meaning-making, trauma healing, prosocial behavi…
 
Another installment of one of my favorite types of episodes, where I chat with people who don't identify as Christian. Often times, I also don't believe in the God that they don't believe in. Joey Holman (ex-Cool Hand Luke) is one half of the Polyvinyl Records duo Man on Man, alongside his boyfriend Roddy Bottum (Faith No More). He grew up in a bro…
 
I'm joined by Lillian Daniel and Tony Jones to play a kind of a podcast game with simple rules: we take turns going through some of the MOST and LEAST PLAUSIBLE Christian claims we were told growing up in the church. Sometimes funny, but more often insightful (especially coming from Tony and Lillian), this was a pleasure to record.Tony's site: http…
 
My guest is Robert Kunzman, managing Director of the International Center for Home Education Research. He is a professor at Indiana University, where he teaches courses in curriculum, pedagogy, and philosophy of education. His research explores the intersection of citizenship, religion, and education, with a particular focus on homeschooling. Liste…
 
I had the immense privilege of speaking with Dr. Lisa Oakley, one of the leading researchers in the field of spiritual abuse. We talk about many aspects of SA, and then we move on to some of her newer research, focused on healthy communities in which such abuse does not thrive.World Relief Refugee petition: https://worldrelief.org/petition/Lisa’s 3…
 
In the first of what I hope are many conversations with those more conservative than myself about progressive Christianity, Brad Jones shares his worries and concerns, both personal and theological. This is a very open, frank, kind, and curious conversation between two people who agree on a good chunk of things but also disagree on a lot. I really …
 
This is a delightful conversation with the anonymous Twitter personality and podcaster known as Trans Regret Snoopy whose podcast Trans Regret Snoopy Presents the Bible is one of the best-named religious podcasts ever to exist, in my opinion. We talk about her (re)conversion, theology from the margins, why she is anonymous, trans activism, and more…
 
Listener, patron, and Roman Catholic convert Jack Huber interviews me about my history with Catholicism in all its forms and the time that I got very close to becoming a Catholic.Follow Dan on IG: https://www.instagram.com/dancoke/Or Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanKochFaith deconstruction resources: soyouredeconstructing.comEdited by Josh Gilbert …
 
A difficult (but not as difficult to listen to as you might think!) conversation with philosopher, sociologist, and theologian Elaine Storkey about the state of woman-directed violence worldwide in all its forms, including:- selective abortion and infanticide- genital mutilation- early and enforced marriage- honor killings- domestic violence- traff…
 
Continuing the series with those who have had experience in "Christian music," I speak with Joy Williams, known for both her solo career and her work with The Civil Wars. We talk about her upbringing and how it shaped her, the seedy underbelly of the Christian circuit, working in both Christian and general market scenes, her recent divorce, how she…
 
Politics. Identity. Tribalism. Woke culture. Partisanship perceptions. Racial resentment. "Holding their nose" for Trump. Immigration Rural/urban divide. All of these are more are touched upon in this wide-ranging data-fueled conversation between myself and Ryan Burge: professor, author, data analyst and ordained American Baptist pastor. We are bot…
 
I'm joined by author and Old Testament scholar Pete Enns to talk about certainty: why we want it, what it does for us psychologically, how he got interested in writing about it, what it has to do with "biblical" faith, and more. Peteenns.com -- his books, his podcast, and moreFollow Dan on IG: https://www.instagram.com/dancoke/Or Twitter: https://t…
 
I'm re-joined by Dr. Paula Swindle to go through the details of Ravi Zacharias's various abuses of power throughout his career as a Christian apologist. Specifically, Paula and I focus on these findings through the lens of religious or spiritual abuse, searching through the wreckage with an eye toward what each of us has found in our own research (…
 
My first act of peaceful engagement and deescalation in the budding culture war between conservative/traditional and progressive/deconstructing Christians. May we be humble and kind peacemakers even as we disagree on important issues. May we reject tribalism in all its forms, embracing God in every one of God's creatures.The interview from which I …
 
Sarah Lane Ritchie joins me for our regular chat to talk through two related topics: (1) a longing for the "deep magic" that used to move our Evangelical souls in tales like the Chronicles of Narnia, and (2) our own anxiety about death and the possibility that we will simply cease to exist (even though as Christians we hope that isn't the case). Th…
 
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