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Listen in as Russell Moore, public theologian and director of Christianity Today’s Public Theology Project, talks about the latest books, cultural conversations and pressing ethical questions that point us toward the kingdom of Christ.

Listen in as Russell Moore, public theologian and director of Christianity Today’s Public Theology Project, talks about the latest books, cultural conversations and pressing ethical questions that point us toward the kingdom of Christ.

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Listen in as Russell Moore, public theologian and director of Christianity Today’s Public Theology Project, talks about the latest books, cultural conversations and pressing ethical questions that point us toward the kingdom of Christ.

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English


Episodes

Kristin Du Mez Tells Me How Evangelicals Fell in Love with John Wayne

12/1/2021
When the Access Hollywood “locker room talk” tape hit the mainstream on October 7, 2016, both Russell Moore and historian Kristin Du Mez were horrified. But while Moore felt surprised by the evangelical response—or lack of response—to the video, Du Mez saw it as a predictable outcome of militant masculinity within evangelicalism. In their conversation, and in her book Jesus and John Wayne, Du Mez explains why. On this episode of The Russell Moore Show, Moore and Du Mez talk about the overlap...

Duration:00:52:17

Beth Moore and Russell Answer Audience Questions

11/17/2021
On this bonus episode, Russell Moore and Beth Moore talk about overcoming bitterness and how to avoid quarrels. They discuss the exvangelical/evangelical divide and what it looks like to guard against self-righteousness. Both of them share a few words of advice for current Southern Baptist leaders as well. Tune in for an insightful, rich conversation. What is a practice you use to overcome bitterness? (0:56) On the other side of leaving, are there new or unexpected ways of thinking you find...

Duration:00:37:55

Shane Claiborne Tells Me Where I’m Wrong on the Death Penalty

11/10/2021
Does “An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth” really mean what we think it does? In this episode, Russell Moore is joined by author and activist Shane Claiborne to discuss the death penalty. While Claiborne and Moore both agree that execution should not be celebrated, they differ on whether it is a means of justice. Tune in for a gracious and frank discussion on how Christians should think about capital punishment. With thought-provoking insights on the reality of the effects on former...

Duration:01:01:46

Philip Yancey Survived the Bible Belt

11/3/2021
Russell Moore is joined by Philip Yancey, author and former journalist, to discuss his new memoir, Where the Light Fell. Yancey and Moore have a lot in common, including their Bible Belt upbringings and even a shared distant ancestor. In this episode, Yancey speaks of his childhood faith and the fear that shook it, which eventually led him to discover the Jesus he never knew. He and Moore talk about the toxic ideas that arise when churches paint a false picture of who God is. Finally, they...

Duration:00:56:43

Listener Questions on Leaving Church, Purity Culture, Family Tensions, and More

10/20/2021
Are Christians asking the right questions when it comes to critical race theory? How should we think about purity culture? Should believers leave the church when it does not align with their political beliefs? These are just some of the questions that Russell Moore answers this week on The Russell Moore Show. Tune in for a thought-provoking episode that emphasizes the importance of engaging all topics, concerns, and issues of the day from a biblical perspective. When should I leave the...

Duration:00:53:32

David French and I Have Our First Argument

10/13/2021
David French, a former attorney and political commentator, joins Russell Moore to give listeners a taste of their conversations over coffee. Moore and French share similar values when it comes to having difficult conversations without animosity. As leaders with their fingers on the pulse of American society, they discuss the Christian’s role in advocating for religious liberty. In this episode, Moore and French get to the bottom of what “David Frenchism” is. They discuss the importance of...

Duration:01:07:36

Beth Moore Didn't Expect Us to Be Us

10/6/2021
Russell Moore and Beth Moore are often mistaken for siblings, spouses, or even parent and child in social media discussions. While they share no familial relation, Russell and Beth have shared similar joys and heartbreaks in their Christian lives. They both know the beauty of growing up in churches that loved them well. They’ve experienced the privileges and complexities of living as public faith leaders. And, more recently, they’ve both walked through the process of leaving the Southern...

Duration:01:01:59

A Conversation with Sam Allberry about What God Has to Say About Our Bodies

7/14/2021
In this episode of Signposts, I am joined by Sam Allberry to talk about his new book, What God Has To Say About Our Bodies (Crossway, 2021). In our conversation we talk about the effects of the pandemic on the body, the importance of the body to our life, and our incorrect theologies of the body. Sam Allberry is a pastor, apologist and speaker. He is the author of a number of books, including Is God Anti-Gay?, Why Bother with Church?, 7 Myths about Singleness, and What God Has To Say About...

Duration:00:34:05

A Conversation with Dr. Tod Bolsinger about Tempered Resilience

6/23/2021
In this episode of Signposts, I am joined by Dr. Tod Bolsinger to talk about his new book, Tempered Resilience: How Leaders Are Formed in the Crucible of Change (IVP, 2020). In our conversation we talk about leadership, dealing with conflict and pastoral exhaustion, and how to equip and encourage future leaders. Tod Bolsinger (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is a speaker, executive coach, former pastor, and author who serves as associate professor of leadership formation and senior fellow...

Duration:00:33:34

A Conversation with Dr. Philip Jenkins about Fertility and Faith

6/2/2021
In this episode of Signposts, I am joined by Dr. Philip Jenkins to talk about his new book, Fertility and Faith: The Demogrpahic Revolution and the Transformation of World Religions (Baylor University Press, 2020). In our conversation we talk about secularization, the relationship of religion to childbearing, and the shifting demography of religion and religious behavior. Dr. Philip Jenkins is the Distinguished Professor of History and Co-Director for the Program on Historical Studies of...

Duration:00:33:31

A Conversation with Dr. Tara Isabella Burton about Strange Rites

5/5/2021
In this episode of Signposts, I am joined by Dr. Tara Isabella Burton to talk about her new book, Strange Rites: New Religions for a Godless World (PublicAffairs, 2020). In our conversation we talk about secularization, the breakdown of religious institutions, and the connection of fitness culture and religiosity. Dr. Burton received a Doctorate in Theology from Trinity College, Oxford where she was a Clarendon Scholar in 2017. She is the author of two books: the novel Social Creature...

Duration:00:38:02

A Conversation with Jasmine Holmes about Mother to Son

4/14/2021
In this episode of Signposts, I am joined by Jasmine Holmes to talk about her new book, Mother to Son: Letters to a Black Boy on Identity and Hope (IVP, 2020). In our conversation, we talk about race, justice, how the church can equip women, and how to talk to our children about these topics. She is a homeschool teacher, former teacher at a classical school, and author. Her writing has appeared The Gospel Coalition, Desiring God, Fathom Mag, Modern Reformation, and RAANetwork. She and her...

Duration:00:28:52

A Conversation with Pastor Tim Keller about Hope in Times of Fear

3/31/2021
In this episode of Signposts, I am joined by Pastor Tim Keller to talk about his new book, Hope in Times of Fear: The Resurrection and the Meaning of Easter (Viking, 2021). In our conversation, we talk about wrestling with our mortality, how to order our loves in this life, and finding hope in the midst of suffering. Pastor Timothy Keller is the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, which he started in 1989 with his wife, Kathy, and three young sons. For 28 years he...

Duration:00:33:56

A Conversation with Dr. Esau McCaulley about Reading While Black

3/17/2021
In this episode of Signposts, I am joined by Dr. Esau McCaulley to talk about his new book, Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope (IVP Academic, 2020). In our conversation we talk about biblical scholarship, the black church, and place of hope in interpreting the scriptures. The Rev. Canon Esau McCaulley is a New Testament scholar and an Anglican Priest. He completed his doctoral studies at the University of St Andrews where he studied under the...

Duration:00:37:17

A Conversation with Dr. Marilynne Robinson about Jack

3/3/2021
In this episode of Signposts, I am joined by Dr. Marilynne Robinson to talk about her new novel, Jack (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2020). In our conversation we talk about the place of religion in society, sin and evil, and the transforming place of grace in each of our lives. and Robinson is an American novelist and essayist. She is the author of novels such as Gilead(Picador, 2005), Home (Picador, 2008), and Lila (Picador, 2014), as well as a collection of essays, The Death of Adam...

Duration:00:24:13

A Conversation with Dane Ortlund about Gentle and Lowly

2/17/2021
In this episode of Signposts, I am joined by Pastor Dane Ortlund to talk about his book, Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers (Crossway, 2020). In our conversation we talk about the comfort of Christ for the suffering, the effect of isolation on our understanding of Christ as a friend, and the role of the church in bearing burdens and offering healing for those who are struggling. Ortlund serves as senior pastor of Naperville Presbyterian Church in Naperville,...

Duration:00:31:29

A Conversation with John Dickerson on the Presidency

2/3/2021
In this episode of Signposts, I am joined by John Dickerson of CBS 60 Minutes to talk about his book, The Hardest Job in the World: The American Presidency (Random House, 2020). In our conversation, we talk about the place of politics in culture, the challenges of the modern presidency, how the position can shape and change the person, and his observations from years reporting on Capitol Hill and White House. Prior to that, he was a co-host of CBS This Morning, the anchor of Face the Nation,...

Duration:00:30:05

Special Episode: A Conversation with David French on the future of evangelicalism

12/23/2020
In today’s special episode of Signposts, I wanted to let you listen to a conversation I had with David French of The Dispatch as part of their “What’s Next” event on the future of the GOP. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School, the past president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, and a former lecturer at Cornell Law School. He has served as a senior counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice and the Alliance Defending Freedom. In our conversation, we talked...

Duration:00:29:01

A Conversation with Dr. Francis Collins on Vaccine Development

12/9/2020
In this special episode of Signposts, we hosted a discussion about the COVID-19 vaccines with Dr. Francis Collins, the Director of the National Institutes of Health. During our event he shared insights about the development of the vaccines, misconceptions about them, and what it will take to get our church life back to "normal." During the webinar, Dr. Collins mentioned a website where you can find more information about joining vaccine or clinical trials or donating plasma to help win the...

Duration:00:30:46

An Interview with Scott Sauls about A Gentle Answer

10/28/2020
In this episode of Signposts, I am joined by Pastor Scott Sauls to talk about his book, A Gentle Answer (Thomas Nelson, 2020). In our conversation, we talk about outrage culture, spiritual exhaustion, and the proper place of anger toward injustice. Scott began serving as our Senior Pastor in March of 2012. A graduate of Furman University and Covenant Seminary, Scott is married to Patti and is dad to Abby and Ellie. Scott previously served at Redeemer Presbyterian Church. He was also the...

Duration:00:28:44