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...

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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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AMERICAN AWAKENING Episode 55: How Are You Feeling?

On today’s show, (mostly) recorded in Nashville, the team processes the big ‘Better Together’ concert from last night and welcomes weekly contributor Joy Beth Smith with another fascinating survey to unpack from Christianity Today. This week’s...

American Awakening Episode 55: How Are You Feeling?
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AMERICAN AWAKENING Episode 54: Better Together

How do we stay focused on our problems, instead of the people who embody them? That’s the question for today as we explore what it looks like to #LoveYourNeighbor — with perhaps the most devise election ever on the horizon, not to mention a global...

American Awakening Episode 54: Better Together
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AMERICAN AWAKENING Episode 53: The Purpose of Awakening

Episode 2 of our mini-series focusing on John Kingston’s new book 'American Awakening: Eight Principles to Restore The Soul of America' — a timely offering that speaks directly to the tensions that continue to divide us along racial (and other)...

American Awakening Episode 53: The Purpose of Awakening
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AMERICAN AWAKENING Episode 52: Take Me To Church

What’s your relationship with church right now? Has physical distance affected how you are worshipping? As we wait to see how quickly people will go back to (physical) church, the American Awakening team explores if the online experience is exposing...

American Awakening Episode 52: Take Me To Church
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AMERICAN AWAKENING Episode 51: Love (All) Your Neighbors

Today we welcome Joel Rainey from Covenant Church in West Virginia, who is on the frontlines of the tensions we’re struggling with today. Pastor Joel reminds us when injustice happens at the hands of those who are supposed to be protecting us, we...

American Awakening Episode 51: Love (All) Your Neighbors
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AMERICAN AWAKENING Episode 50: We Need To Remember

This is the first episode of a new 8-part series focusing on John Kingston’s forthcoming book, 'American Awakening: Eight Principles to Restore The Soul of America' — a timely offering that speaks directly to the tensions that continue to divide...

American Awakening Episode 50: We Need To Remember
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AMERICAN AWAKENING Episode 49: It’s Not OK To Do Nothing

What are some of the best ways for us to use our voices well and influentially? While many white folks are feeling pressure about the right things to say and do, a new Christianity Today survey provides surprising results about how people are engaging...

American Awakening Episode 49: It’s Not OK To Do Nothing
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AMERICAN AWAKENING Episode 48: Get In The Fight for Justice

Pastor Chuck Mingo joins us from Crossroads Church where he is leading ‘Undivided,’ an initiative bringing black and white Christians from Cincinnati together creating tangible ways to engage in justice — and encouraging people to not sit on the...

American Awakening Episode 48: Get In The Fight for Justice
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AMERICAN AWAKENING Episode 47: A Change Is Gonna Come

Defunding police departments is a hot topic right now. And many institutions are suggesting they will no longer contract with municipal police departments for private security. With all of these issues coming to a head, is it time to try another way...

American Awakening Episode 47: A Change Is Gonna Come
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AMERICAN AWAKENING Episode 46: Everyone Is Fighting a Battle of Their Own

Tensions are high in many American cities, and our military is engaged in keeping the peace and at times actively suppressing rallies and protests. Today our diverse team asks, “Do we as citizens support military action in our streets? Are we beyond...

American Awakening Episode 46: Everyone Is Fighting a Battle of Their Own
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AMERICAN AWAKENING Episode 45: Fighting For Our Neighbors

On a difficult day in America following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the worldwide protests that have ensued the team responds and asks the question, “What are we willing to fight for?” Plus Joel Searby gives us a reminder on...

American Awakening Episode 45: Fighting For Our Neighbors
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AMERICAN AWAKENING Episode 44: Faith Over Fear

How do we resist living in fear, when our cities are burning and the economy has turned upside down? Jefferson Bethke brings a word on scripture’s promise that God is close in our pain, Dan Haseltine talks about the myth of security and Calvin Lee...

American Awakening Episode 44: Faith Over Fear
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AMERICAN AWAKENING Episode 43: Contagious Courage

“Don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have. History has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.” These words from Michelle Obama begin our conversation today. Where are we finding light and hope...

American Awakening Episode 43: Contagious Courage
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AMERICAN AWAKENING Episode 42: Repairing The Fabric

We’ve been talking about rebuilding trust. Combating divisiveness and anxiety through purpose and togetherness — modeling unity with our diverse team. But how do we respond on days like today when the news is overwhelming? When we’re reminded of...

American Awakening Episode 42: Repairing The Fabric
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ABOUT THE SHOW

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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