Episode 682: Jonathan Merritt

On today’s show, we talk with author and reporter Jonathan Merritt about the sexual abuse scandal unfolding in the Southern Baptist Convention—and how to prevent abuse in the future. That gang also discusses the new faith-inspired single from John…
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Bonus: Do Pro-Lifers’ Views Place Their Jobs at Risk?

Kirsten and Jonathan discuss The Atlantic’s recent firing of pro-life columnist Kevin Williamson who said women who have abortions should be hanged.
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Christians, Guns and the Mass Shooting Epidemic

Kirsten and Jonathan talk with activist, historian and hip-hop artist Propaganda to get his views on the gun debate in America, including the ways that gun issues are also race issues.
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Holy Misogyny! The Truth About Sexism in the Church

This week, Kirsten and Jonathan discuss another difficult topic: misogyny and sexism in the Church. The duo also speaks with New York Times best-selling author Rachel Held Evans about whether the Bible prescribes a hierarchy among the genders and how she believes we should confront sexism in religious communities.
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Regina Spektor

This week we talk to pop-folk singer/songwriter Regina Spektor. She tells us about her latest album, What We Saw From The Cheap Seats, and what it was like growing up…
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Jonathan Merritt

We talk to author (and frequent RELEVANT contributor) Jonathan Merritt about his new book, A Faith of Our Own. Plus, podcast legend Adam Smith returns for a new Rambo of…