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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 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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Sean: Blog | Facebook | Twitter

John: Blog | Facebook | Twitter

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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Sean: Blog | Facebook | Twitter

John: Blog | Facebook | Twitter

Jun 23, 2016

Dr. Richard Beck, professor, psychologist, author, mega-blogger, and one of our favorite people joins the show to talk about his recently released book, "Reviving Old Scratch:Demons and the Devil for Doubters and the Disenchanted.

Richard shares with Sean and John what drove him to study the Satan and the nature of evil and why Progressive Christians, like him, are reluctant to take the devil seriously. It's a provocative, faithful book and you should get your own copy.

 

 

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Sean: Blog | Facebook | Twitter

John: Blog | Facebook | Twitter

Jun 22, 2016

Sean and John follow up their conversation about the 5 Views of Christianity and Politics by moving the conversation forward and offering the story of Daniel as a potential model for political and cultural engagement. 

Should Christians fight back or give in when culture and politics slam against deeply held beliefs, or is there a 3rd way? A 4th way? A 5th way?

 

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Sean: Blog | Facebook | Twitter

John: Blog | Facebook | Twitter

Jun 10, 2016

Sean and John discuss the 5 dominant ways Christians have, and do, approach political engagement in America - Anabaptist, Lutheran, Historically Black Church, Reformed, and Catholic. We all talk about the rise of a 6th approach, Dominionism.

This is a great place to begin to understand your own political views as well as the political approaches of your brothers and sisters in Christ. At the end of this episode, not only will you have greater clarity about the history and formation of your own views, you'll have a lot more grace too.

Resources:

Book: Five Views on the Church and Politics

Article: Keeping Your Birthright in An Election Year

Article: Transcending the Party Lines

 

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Sean: Blog | Facebook | Twitter

John: Blog | Facebook | Twitter

 

Jun 7, 2016

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Sean and John talk about their new venture in partnership with Missio Alliance and how it can help your church. Here you'll find out what Missio Alliance, Sean, and John are up to and what you can expect in the future as one of our wonderful, loyal subscribers and friends.

Email the show: notsoblackandwhitepod@gmail.com

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Sean Palmer: Blog | Twitter | Facebook 

John Alan Turner: Blog | Twitter | Facebook

Jun 7, 2016

Sean and John talk about what politics are, where they come from and frame the current political discussion. 

Email the show: notsoblackandwhitepod@gmail.com

 

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Sean Palmer: Blog | Twitter | Facebook 

John Alan Turner: Blog | Twitter | Facebook

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