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Two friends, Matt Hawkins (an Evangelical Christian) and John Pinna (a Muslim) talk religion and politics. What could possibly go wrong? The podcast delivers weekly, 1 hour episodes featuring commentary on news, politics, multifaith experiences, and expert guests. The conversations build on almost a decade of their collaboration, advocating in Washington, D.C. for religious freedom domestically and around the globe. The two developed the podcast with a desire to share conversations that model friendship and collaboration despite deep differences in religion and background.

Two friends, Matt Hawkins (an Evangelical Christian) and John Pinna (a Muslim) talk religion and politics. What could possibly go wrong? The podcast delivers weekly, 1 hour episodes featuring commentary on news, politics, multifaith experiences, and expert guests. The conversations build on almost a decade of their collaboration, advocating in Washington, D.C. for religious freedom domestically and around the globe. The two developed the podcast with a desire to share conversations that model friendship and collaboration despite deep differences in religion and background.
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Two friends, Matt Hawkins (an Evangelical Christian) and John Pinna (a Muslim) talk religion and politics. What could possibly go wrong? The podcast delivers weekly, 1 hour episodes featuring commentary on news, politics, multifaith experiences, and expert guests. The conversations build on almost a decade of their collaboration, advocating in Washington, D.C. for religious freedom domestically and around the globe. The two developed the podcast with a desire to share conversations that model friendship and collaboration despite deep differences in religion and background.

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@mthawk

Language:

English

Contact:

2024554515


Episodes

Reliable Jesus?

12/4/2019
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John asks Matt about reliable Jesus/Isa info. John opens up about a lousy experience in a Catholic college. https://files.fireside.fm/file/fireside-uploads/images/4/4cf18e12-89ff-4d40-a6a4-fd9f0e63c8eb/ak12TCgl.jpg

Duration:00:31:56

Special guest: Kristina Arriaga explains her resignation from USCIRF

11/27/2019
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Matt and John welcome Kristina Arriaga, a former USCIRF Commissioner. Arriaga recently resigned from the Commission in protest over an attempt by the U.S. Senate Foreign Affairs Committee to dramatically alter the structure and work of the Commission. Who is Kristina Arriaga? What is USCIRF? (pro. "you-surf") What’s been Kristina's overall experience as a commissioner? What are the problems with legislation recently proposed by the Senate Foreign Affairs Commission? Why did this drama compel...

Duration:00:47:33

0108: On Location: London. John is shocked by Kurdistan's Multifaith Capacity

11/21/2019
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John reports from London on the multifaith collaboration he witnessed on the ground in Kurdistan following the withdraw of U.S. troops. Anglophiles and fans of Downton Abbey will have to pardon our short rant against the United Kingdom's divine right and the House of Lords. But it's a little ridiculous.

Duration:00:53:20

On location: Erbil, Kurdistan; A multi-faith community responds in crisis

11/4/2019
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After the United States withdraws troops from Kurdistan, precipitating a brutal invasion of the region by Turkey, John Pinna travels with Father John Anderson (Greek Orthodox) to the region. While in Erbil, "Halal John" and Father John share their on the ground perspective with Matt. Themes: 1. A previously flourishing multi-faith community 2. Successful multifaith action hasn't been recognized, now it's being destroyed. 3. Catastrophic humanitarian crisis. Also, * John Pinna wonders why he...

Duration:01:01:20

Bonus: What to expect from Afghanistan election

10/25/2019
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John Pinna relays his expectations and hopes for Afghanistan following the September 28th election.

Duration:00:12:01

Headline edition: Impeachment, Security in houses of worship

10/3/2019
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Matt and John talk impeachment and one evangelical pastor predicting civil war. John admits his D&D roots and they discuss their results on the Political Compass.

Duration:00:54:59

Fake Muslim?

9/26/2019
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Sunni, Wahhabi, Shia, Sufi, Ismaili, Ahmadiyya, Twelvers. Will the true Muslim please stand up? What makes a Muslim? What are the implications of non-Muslims declaring what is "true" Islam? Also, a review of President Trump's religious freedom declaration at the United Nations.

Duration:01:13:56

Headline edition: Self-flagellation, Hindu-Muslim joint prayer, and more

9/17/2019
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Self-flaggelation during Ashura Did Jesus' cloak hold magical healing powers? Do Hindus and Muslims worship the same god?" Will the Senate-passed Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act (S.178) have any teeth?

Duration:01:06:09

John tells of his American Muslim life after 9-11

9/11/2019
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John Pinna shares post-9/11 experiences from his family and career.

Duration:01:16:05

Netflix's The Family

9/3/2019
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Matt and John review the Netflix series "The Family:" What does it matter as a citizen? What does it matter as a Christian? Is The Fellowship a cult? What about the Washington ecosystem did the documentary leave out?

Duration:00:52:56

Messiah Complex?

8/27/2019
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Following a quote tweet from the president, Matt and John talk messianic impulses and the American presidency.

Duration:00:45:28

4: Halal pork and military parades (Pilot)

7/3/2019
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Matt and John talk military parades, BBQ, jihadis (is it a word?), some theology, and ask if there is such a thing as "halal pork."

Duration:00:59:01

2: Jesus' nails? (Pilot)

6/13/2019
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Matt and John wonder about supposed "Jesus' nails" found in Caiaphas' ossuary in Israel. John is fascinated by Moses' staff, currently in Turkey.

Duration:02:15:35

1: An evangelical walks into a wudu space (Pilot)

6/5/2019
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Matt confesses an awkward moment walking into a wudu space. John gets nervous in an evangelical prayer circle. https://files.fireside.fm/file/fireside-uploads/images/4/4cf18e12-89ff-4d40-a6a4-fd9f0e63c8eb/nA7BXwcj.jpeg

Duration:00:30:01