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Conversations on Church, Community, and Culture

Conversations on Church, Community, and Culture


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Conversations on Church, Community, and Culture






The Way Home: Jason Romano on blooming where you’re planted

This week on The Way Home podcast Jason Romano joins me to talk about his latest book “The Uniform of Leadership: Lessons on True Success from My ESPN Life.” Jason now works for Sports Spectrum, a ministry that connects sports and faith, but we spend time talking about what it looks like to be a faithful person…


The Way Home: Bob Lepine on marriage

Bob Lepine joins me on The Way Home podcast to talk about his latest book “Love Like You Mean It: The Heart of a Marriage that Honors God.” Bob has been married for 41 years, and in this conversation we talk about what it takes to have a lasting marriage and the sanctifying work that God…


The Way Home: Lysa TerKeurst on forgiveness

Lysa TerKeurst joins me on The Way Home podcast to talk about her own vulnerability about some of the trials and sufferings she has endured. We talk about her latest book “Forgiving What You Can’t Forget: Discover How to Move On, Make Peace with Painful Memories, and Create a Life That’s Beautiful Again” and the forgiveness…


The Way Home: Tara-Leigh Cobble on reading the Bible and myths about our quiet time

Tara-Leigh Cobble joins me on The Way Home podcast to talk about why it’s important to read the Bible, how she struggled (like all of us) to keep on track, what to do if you get off track on your Bible reading program, and some of the myths we have about our quiet time with…


The Way Home: Brant Hansen on radio, words, and Asperger’s

Brant Hansen joins me on The Way Home podcast to talk about his journey into radio, his life-long obsession with words, and his experiences with Asperger syndrome and how that interacts with his faith and what has made him an advocate for those who are on the autism spectrum. This episode of The Way Home Podcast is…


BONUS EPISODE: Jesus the Greatest Character of All

This special episode is a sneak peak of a podcast series I recorded in conjunction with LifeAudio to accompany my book “The Characters of Christmas.” I hope it will serve as a helpful resource for you and your family this Christmas season. This is a podcast all about the unlikely people caught up in the…


The Way Home: Jared Moore on kids and culture

Jared Moore joins me on The Way Home podcast to talk about teaching our kids how to think about and embrace pop culture—movies, music, social media, and cultural artifacts. He helps parents walk through and navigate some of these challenges beyond just what is right and what is not right but how we consume cultural…


The Way Home: Gene Getz on ministry and teaching the Bible

Gene Getz joins me on The Way Home podcast to talk about his long years in ministry and what he’s learned from when he started ministry to what ministry is like today. He gives advice for teaching and preaching the Bible, and we talk about his brand new resource with B&H publishers, the CSB Life…


The Way Home: Alisa Childers on wrestling with your faith and finding answers

Alisa Childers joins me on The Way Home podcast to talk about her book, Another Gospel, and her story of wrestling with doubts about the central claims of Christianity and how she found answers that solidified her faith. She is courageous in taking on false teaching that some Christians are tempted to believe. This episode of The…


The Way Home: Kristen Wetherell on fighting an unhealthy sense of fear

Fear has been an ever-present part of our lives in 2020. It’s true that we have a lot of things to fear – the COVID-19 virus, economic shutdowns, unrest, racism, and more – but Christians are often tempted to give way to an unhealthy sense of fear. Kristen Wetherell joins me on The Way Home…


The Way Home: Alister McGrath on the power of apologetics and the life of J.I. Packer

Alister McGrath is an Oxford scholar and a prolific writer and great thinker. He joins me on The Way Home to discuss the power of apologetics, the life of J.I. Packer, and his new book, Born to Wonder. This episode of The Way Home Podcast is sponsored by Faithful Counseling. At Faithful Counseling, you’ll find professional mental…


The Way Home: Benjamin Watson on the continuing abortion divide and why he speaks out

Our nation is being torn apart. But what if there’s one big thing at the center of it all? Super Bowl champion tight end Benjamin Watson joins me again on The Way Home Podcast to discuss his new documentary, Divided Hearts of America, in which he goes on a journey across America to discover the truth…


The Way Home: David French on the increasing problem of polarization and what we can do about it

Is 2020 one of the most divisive and worrisome years in American history? David French, formerly of National Review and now a senior editor of The Dispatch, joins me on The Way Home Podcast to discuss his provocative new book, Divided We Fall, as well as the way Christians can meaningfully engage politics without losing…


The Way Home: Trevin Wax on the dangers of looking outward and inward for identity

Our culture tells us that the secret to personal happiness is following our hearts. But what if this path to personal happiness leads to a dead end? Trevin Wax, the senior vice president of Theology and Communications at LifeWay, joins me on The Way Home podcast to discuss the dangers of looking outward and inward for…


The Way Home: David Zahl on why everyone is religious, especially online

We live at a time when many are fretting about the decline of religious adherence. But David Zahl, founder of Mockingbird and prolific author, says people have not lost religion, they are just practicing in ways we don’t recognize, such as the way we do activism or parenting or politics. He joins me on The…


The Way Home: Dane Ortlund on what Jesus is really like

Christians know Jesus loves them and died for them, but what is the heart, the character of Jesus and why does this matter? Dane Ortlund, author and pastor, joins the podcast to discuss his bestselling book, Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sufferers and Sinners. Show Notes Guest Biography: Dane Ortlund (PhD, Wheaton College) is…


The Way Home: Rhyne Putman on the arguments Christians should and shouldn’t be having online

What kinds of issues should Christians be debating and discussing? Is there a difference between biblical discernment and the kind of tabloid-style gotcha approach favored by some? Rhyne Putman, associate professor of theology at New Orleans Theological Seminary, joins me on The Way Home podcast to offer some helpful guidelines on discerning between core doctrines…


The Way Home: Chris Crawford on the pro-life witness, politics, and how churches can help people vote

Chris Crawford has a long history of activism in the pro-life movement, shaped by Catholic social teaching. Today, he works with the Democracy Fund on issues of civility and citizenship. He joins me on The Way Home Podcast to discuss his journey into this calling and why he’s paying attention lately to the way we…


The Way Home: Tim Carney on division and healing in an Alienated America

What is the source of division and divisiveness in our country? What important bonds should we be creating at the local and national level to help bring healing and hope? Tim Carney is a journalist, author, and Christian whose book Alienated America looks at the policies and social disruption that has plagued many American communities. He…


The Way Home: Max Lucado on pastoring in a pandemic

Max Lucado is one of the most widely read authors in the world. His books have sold over 100 million copies worldwide in 54 languages. But most of all, Max is a pastor, whose reassuring words have brought encouragement and hope during troubled times. His daily encouragement via video has helped thousands endure a global pandemic, racial…