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 41: Rebuilding Trust, Finding Truth

Today our conversation is centered on how we pursue accountability and real relationships in moments of crisis. What would it look like if we called our leaders to serve all, rather than just a few? What is our responsibility as citizens — as...

American Awakening Episode 41: Rebuilding Trust, Finding Truth
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AMERICAN AWAKENING Episode 40: Holding On To The Presence

Our 40th podcast! Since the beginning of COVID we’ve been bringing light and life every day with our diverse crew of leaders — leaning into the big questions we’re all wrestling with in this unique moment. In today’s episode the big question...

American Awakening Episode 40: Holding On To The Presence
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AMERICAN AWAKENING Episode 39: Don’t Call It A Comeback!

In today’s episode, the team engages in a lively conversation on the art of the comeback. What are the elements that make a comeback? And how are we writing our own comeback stories as we transition out of total quarantine? Plus, Joel Searby’s...

American Awakening Episode 39: Don’t Call It A Comeback!
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AMERICAN AWAKENING Episode 38: Everything Is (Not) Awesome

Marisa Prince asks if there are ways we can use what we have learned in this season to get people to open up and share their needs. In other words, how can we encourage people to share so we can help? Plus, Joel Searby reminds us to keep our focus on...

American Awakening Episode 38: Everything Is (Not) Awesome
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AMERICAN AWAKENING Episode 37: A Time for Grit?

Now that the entire world has been impacted by COVID-19, is now the time for grit? Marisa Prince invites us to consider how we can use this moment to develop a bit more — or can we? What are some tangible steps we can take to grow more persistent in...

American Awakening Episode 37: A Time for Grit?
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AMERICAN AWAKENING Episode 36: The Last Dance

In this episode, the crew leans into doubt, with Psalms 77 as a guide for how to express our emotions and remember where God has shown up for us. Jeff Bethke brings a word on intimacy, and how God’s pursuit of us might be a model for how we reach...

American Awakening Episode 36: The Last Dance
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AMERICAN AWAKENING Episode 35: The Courage To Be Great Neighbors

In this episode, we get back to one of the key themes from John Kingston’s new book “American Awakening” — about leadership, change and finding the courage to care. JK and the team give examples of those who model this courage in the present...

American Awakening Episode 35: The Courage To Be Great Neighbors
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AMERICAN AWAKENING Episode 34: What Are We Fighting For?

Close your eyes. Yes you! In today’s episode, our own Marisa Prince asks us to envision a society that, despite its brokenness in light of Coronavirus, is actually healthy and whole. What does that look like? What do we see when we think about what...

American Awakening Episode 34: What Are We Fighting For?
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AMERICAN AWAKENING Episode 33: All Things New

Covid-19 is permanently changing how we live — every generation is confronting an unprecedented “new normal.” But we know from Scripture that God is all about new things. So does this mean we as people of faith have an advantage as we consider...

American Awakening Episode 33: All Things New
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AMERICAN AWAKENING Episode 32: Zooming in. Zooming Out.

What is God up to right now? And what does sacrifice look like in the midst of this pandemic? Those are the questions of the day as the team zooms in (and out) to see the big picture — and consider what we as people of faith have to offer in this...

American Awakening Episode 32: Zooming in. Zooming Out.
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AMERICAN AWAKENING Episode 31: Making Your Day Count

Today’s episode is all about hope. It’s about the waiting, the doing and the faith that it takes to hope. We talk about an extraordinary young Asian American woman who hoped to make the world a better place in #LoveYourNeighbor. We talk about the...

American Awakening Episode 31: Making Your Day Count
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AMERICAN AWAKENING Episode 30: Radical Togetherness

In the first of several upcoming episodes, the steam unpacks one of the core themes from John Kingston’s forthcoming book American Awakening: Eight Principles to Restore the Soul of America. How does seeing each other help us see God? And how does...

American Awakening Episode 30: Radical Togetherness
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AMERICAN AWAKENING Episode 29: In The Shelter of Each Other

Even while we are fighting the common enemy in the Coronavirus, we are seeing violence flare against Asian Americans, law enforcement and even an innocent black man jogging through a neighborhood in Georgia. How do we reconcile these tensions, what do...

American Awakening Episode 29: In The Shelter of Each Other
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AMERICAN AWAKENING Episode 28: Dangerous Things for the Greater Good

Today we wrestle with the ethics behind ‘challenge trials’ — are we okay if people want to sacrifice their health (or life) in the name of medical science for the purpose of finding a vaccine for Corona? What exactly is a justifiable risk and...

American Awakening Episode 28: Dangerous Things for the Greater Good
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AMERICAN AWAKENING Episode 27: Stand Together, Fly Together

As many Americans grapple with whether or not to wear face masks in light of the pandemic, some vigilantes are taking matters into their own hands — reporting neighbors and co-workers, shaming strangers and even at times provoking violence. In...

American Awakening Episode 27: Stand Together, Fly Together
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AMERICAN AWAKENING Episode 26: Rising and Falling, Together

In our regular feature with One America Movement, we learn about an extraordinary restaurant owner who is taking #LoveYourNeighbor very seriously. Which begs the question: as people of faith, how do we assess how much to give of ourselves, our time,...

American Awakening Episode 26: Rising and Falling, Together
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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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