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Not So Black And White With Sean Palmer and John Alan Turner

Minister, author, and speaker Sean Palmer and church consultant, author, and speaker John Alan Turner share thought-provoking discussions, interviews, and reflections on contemporary issues that aren't always black and white.
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Jul 26, 2016

What's a Christian to do when they feel that culture is declining, wayward, and corrupt? How should we think when major political parties -- not only fail to represent historical Christian virtues -- but, perhaps, celebrate standard-bearers antithetical to those values?

Sean and John discuss a course of action which is gaining immense traction in Christian circles: the Benedict Option. Might it be right for you, your family, or your church?

 

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Jul 21, 2016

Have you noticed how easily and frequently people are offended? Some are outraged if your language isn't PC, others irritated if it is. It seems that no one can say anything without getting upsetting someone. Are people really that weak?

Add to that concerns about "safe spaces" and the desire to be protected from attitudes and words discordant with our religious and political views. 

Sean and John discuss where our sensitivity to harm comes from, raising kids and nurturing people and churches with "grit."

 

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Jul 12, 2016

With Donald Trump naming his "Evangelical Executive Advisory Board," populated with Charismatics, TV Personas, former radio host, former politicians, and others, Christians - again - are asked to define what exactly we mean by the term "evangelical."  

Sean and John explain the historical roots of evangelicalism and whether or not 21st-Century Christians want to consider themselves "evangelicals" or not. Well, at least, John tries to convince Sean that "evangelicalism" is a good thing.

 

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Jul 1, 2016

Sean and John discuss the recent mass-shooting in Orlando, the suicide-bobming at Istanbul Ataturk Airport in Turkey, terrorism's effect on the 2016 Presidential Election, and how Christians might balance the reality of terrorism against the truth of the threat and calls for to fight fire with fire.

Drawing on the work of Ohio State University professor, John Mueller, and others this episode dives inside the numbers behind our fear, asking whether our fears are justified. We also talk about a better and distinctly Christian response to terror and our age of fear.

 

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