AMERICAN AWAKENING Episode 71 #LoveYourNeighbor By Assuming The Best

What is happening in our brains when we are divided? Today we’re speaking about the neuroscience of polarization. What are the meta perceptions that create anger, hate and division — politically, religiously and even as we react to disruptions...

American Awakening Episode 71 #LoveYourNeighbor By Assuming The Best

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AMERICAN AWAKENING Episode 71 #LoveYourNeighbor By Assuming The Best

What is happening in our brains when we are divided? Today we’re speaking about the neuroscience of polarization. What are the meta perceptions that create anger, hate and division — politically, religiously and even as we react to disruptions...

American Awakening Episode 71 #LoveYourNeighbor By Assuming The Best
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AMERICAN AWAKENING Episode 70: There Is Only Us

If each one of us is a dimension of God’s image, then you cannot love God unless you love your neighbor. That’s where we launch our conversation today with Pastor Hurmon Hamilton, who helped to inspire American Awakening. Diversity was intended to...

American Awakening Episode 70: There Is Only Us
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AMERICAN AWAKENING Episode 69: #LoveYourNeighbor by Showing Up

As we begin the hard work of rebuilding our country, we need to think about the greater toll in our communities beyond the virus. With issues like homelessness and domestic violence on the rise, how do we make sure we are focused on more than Corona...

American Awakening Episode 69: #LoveYourNeighbor by Showing Up
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AMERICAN AWAKENING Episode 68: Seeing The World In Color

Author and activist Shane Claiborne joins this must listen episode as we dig into chapter 7 of John’s new book (releasing next week!). In the conversation we’re reminded unity is not the same as uniformity and are challenged to ask, “how can we...

American Awakening Episode 68: Seeing The World In Color
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AMERICAN AWAKENING Episode 67: Choose Your Own Adventure

How does the big story work and how do we fit within it? In today’s episode the team goes DEEP on how to find answers in the midst of our struggle to find what God’s will is for our lives. If you are grappling with where you are called, this is an...

American Awakening Episode 67: Choose Your Own Adventure
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AMERICAN AWAKENING Episode 66: Everyone Is Going Through Something

How is Covid fueling us vs. them divisions in our home states? How much judgement are we casting on others and how much grace are we giving?  One America Movement’s Andrew Hanauer leads a conversation about life in a pandemic from Florida,...

American Awakening Episode 66: Everyone Is Going Through Something
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AMERICAN AWAKENING Episode 65: The Art of Being Together

American Awakening IN FOCUS is back, unpacking themes from John Kingston’s new book coming July 28! This week our friend, photographer and social entrepreneur Jeremy Cowart joins Jeff Bethke and the team to discuss chapter 6 titled, “You’re Not...

American Awakening Episode 65: The Art of Being Together
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AMERICAN AWAKENING Episode 64: Looking for a Co-Pilot

What is most threatening to your peace — school, election, work or financial concerns? In a new Christianity Today poll, the election is by far what people are most troubled with at the moment—though many are still struggling with race and COVID...

American Awakening Episode 64: Looking for a Co-Pilot
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AMERICAN AWAKENING Episode 63: Does Polarization Make Us Stupid?

Parents are used to being shamed for how they raise their kids, but the “COVID Mommy Wars” are reaching a new level of distortion online. The question about whether or not the time is right to send kids back to school is an important one for many...

American Awakening Episode 63: Does Polarization Make Us Stupid?
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AMERICAN AWAKENING Episode 62: Sutchering Wounds of the Soul

We’re back with our weekly 'American Awakening' IN FOCUS feature, where we unpack themes from John Kingston’s new book (out July 28). This week we welcome our friend, and Activist Theology Project leader, Dr. Robyn Espinoza. With Robyn, Jeff...

American Awakening Episode 62: Sutchering Wounds of the Soul
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AMERICAN AWAKENING Episode 61: How Community Creates Stability

We’re back with another poll, Christianity Today readers were asked, “For those who are working remotely do you need physical presence to maintain stability in your relationships?” The team weighs in on what we are gaining and missing in this...

American Awakening Episode 61: How Community Creates Stability
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AMERICAN AWAKENING Episode 60: Jesus Wasn’t a Christian

One of our least structured (and best) episodes yet! Join our team as we lean into a conversation about who is allowed to lead — touching upon issues of race, gender and the qualities that make for great leadership. Plus, we unpack powerful...

American Awakening Episode 60: Jesus Wasn’t a Christian
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AMERICAN AWAKENING Episode 59: The Superpower of Redeeming Adversity

Episode 4 of our mini-series focusing on John Kingston’s new book 'American Awakening: Eight Principles to Restore The Soul of America' — which some are calling the “post-pandemic bounceback playbook." Jeff Bethke steers a conversation that...

American Awakening Episode 59: The Superpower of Redeeming Adversity
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AMERICAN AWAKENING Episode 58: Don’t Miss The Day

In our now regular mid-week feature, Joy Beth from Christianity Today joins with the results of this week’s survey, “Is the sudden rise of Covid cases affecting your plans or behaviors?” The team unpacks this and the difference between thriving...

American Awakening Episode 58: Don’t Miss The Day
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AMERICAN AWAKENING Episode 57: America’s Divided Mind

Today we welcome Andrew Hanauer, who talks about what it means to #LoveYourNeighbor during the most divisive election of our generation and this racial reckoning. We ask the question, “What is toxic polarization doing to our brains?” A new study...

American Awakening Episode 57: America’s Divided Mind
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AMERICAN AWAKENING Episode 56: Longing For Renewal

It’s Episode 3 of our mini-series focusing on John Kingston’s upcoming book, 'American Awakening: Eight Principles to Restore The Soul of America' — a timely offering that comes out July 28, 2020. Jefferson Bethke leads a conversation that...

American Awakening Episode 56: Longing For Renewal
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We are Better Together! — made for purpose, meaning and significance in community, as friends not enemies. With a diverse crew of contributors, the American Awakening Podcast leans into this challenging American moment with life, light and music. We know these are dark times, but faith, hope and love can never be extinguished. Marisa Prince with a cast including John Kingston, Calvin Lee, Jefferson Bethke, Joel Searby, Dan Haseltine and guests explore the headlines through the lens of faith, offering unique perspectives on what’s really happening in God’s kingdom. Join us in slaying the giants of death, despair and division, and be part of a new American Awakening!

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