Episode 52: Take Me To Church

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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…