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A weekly podcast featuring conversations with key Christian leaders on church, community and culture.

A weekly podcast featuring conversations with key Christian leaders on church, community and culture.
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A weekly podcast featuring conversations with key Christian leaders on church, community and culture.






The Way Home featuring Kate Shellnutt

Kate Shellnutt joins the show to talk journalism, media consumption, and her big cover story for CT on human trafficking in Cambodia. Kate is the associate online editor at Christianity Today. She previously wrote for the Houston Chronicle. We will discuss her latest piece on...

Duration: 00:27:24

The Way Home featuring Dhati Lewis

What does discipleship look like in an urban context? What motivated one pastor to move to the city of Atlanta and plant a multi-cultural congregation? Dhati Lewis joins the podcast to discuss this. Dhati is the lead pastor at Blueprint Church, Director of BLVD with...

Duration: 00:24:39

The Way Home featuring Jill Waggoner

What are Southern Baptists doing about the problem of hunger? What is Global Hunger Relief? Jill Waggoner, an ERLC colleague and lead brand manager for Global Hunger Relief joins the podcast to discuss GHR, a great opportunity for those who attend the SBC Convention in...

Duration: 00:16:14

The Way Home: Dr. Barry Corey on the future of Christian higher education

How do Christian institutions maintain their orthodox witness while also loving and influencing their neighbors who think differently? How do we stand up for religious liberty while building friendships with those who disagree? Dr. Barry Corey, president of Biola University joins the podcast to talk...

Duration: 00:18:29

The Way Home featuring Erskin Anavitarte

How can church communities come around adoptive parents? Songwriter, pastor, and adoption advocate, Erskin Anavitarte joins the podcast to talk music, adoption, and his journey from Division I college basketball player to a life in ministry. Show Notes Album: Look Up YouTube: Website:

Duration: 00:29:56

The Way Home: Ernie Johnson on sports and what his father taught him

What did this Emmy-award winning sportscaster learn from his father? Ernie Johnson, host of The NBA on TNT joins the podcast to talk about his childhood as the son of a famous sportscaster, his journey with cancer, and why he and his wife chose to...

Duration: 00:30:40

The Way Home: Bryant Wright on refugees, the SBC, and presidential biographies

How can churches serve refugee populations in their community? What compelled Johnson Ferry Baptist Church to open their homes and their hearts? My friend, Dr. Bryant Wright talks to me about refugees, about his ringside seat during the SBC’s conservative resurgence, and his favorite presidential...

Duration: 00:32:14

The Way Home featuring Briana Stensrud

What does it mean to live out a holistic pro-life ethic? Why is human dignity so central to Christian calling? Briana Stensrud, Director of Sanctity of Human Life and Community Outreach at Focus on the Family joins me to talk about human dignity, the partnership...

Duration: 00:28:11

The Way Home: Sally Lloyd-Jones and The Jesus Storybook Bible

What was the inspiration behind the writing of the The Jesus Storybook Bible? Ten years after its publication, author Sally Lloyd-Jones joins the podcast to talk about the unexpected success of this children’s classic and what she has learned about teaching the Bible to children....

Duration: 00:23:46

The Way Home featuring Steve Adams

How do churches help disciple kids and equip parents in this changing culture? Steve Adams, children’s pastor at Saddleback Church, joins us to discuss these questions and more. His new book, Children’s Ministry on Purpose offers churches a guide for shaping their ministry to parents and children....

Duration: 00:29:30

The Way Home featuring Jim Hamilton

Jim Hamilton is a Professor of Biblical Theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. His most recent book is God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment: A Biblical Theology. Show Notes Twitter: @drjimhamilton Book: God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment: A Biblical Theology Websites:

Duration: 00:26:36

The Way Home featuring Rich Stearns

What motivates the CEO of a luxury goods company to leave it all behind to work on behalf of the most vulnerable around the world? How can Christians both proclaim the gospel and live it out by serving the neediest around the world? Today my...

Duration: 00:29:18

The Way Home featuring Esther Fleece

Esther Fleece is the author of No More Faking Fine: Ending the Pretending. She is also founder and CEO of L&L Consulting, Inc. “She helps new and established Christian ministries develop innovative strategies for non-profit sustainability, new business development, next generation outreach, marketing and communications and...

Duration: 00:25:32

The Way Home featuring Trevin Wax

Should Christians be nostalgic about days gone by or be excited about living out their faith in the 21s century? Your answer is a good indicator of how you see yourself and your mission in the world. To help us with this, I’ve invited my...

Duration: 00:35:44

The Way Home featuring Johnny Hunt

How can and should the church address the manhood crisis in their communities? How is leadership changing in this digital age? What is the secret to pastoral faithfulness? These are the questions I posed to my friend Johnny Hunt, the longtime pastor at First Baptist...

Duration: 00:27:52

The Way Home featuring Jamie C. Martin

How can Christian parents encourage their kids to read books? I’m joined by Jamie C. Martin, author of a great new book, Give Your Child the World: Raising Globally Minded Kids One Book at a Time. Jamie is a homeschooling mother and a writer. She...

Duration: 00:28:44

The Way Home featuring Brandon Smith

Why should evangelicals study the Reformation? How do the five solas of the Reformation affect our engagement with today’s culture? Brandon Smith, author of a brand-new study, Echoes of the Reformation, joins me to discuss the Reformation, theology, and a brand-new Bible translation from B&H Publishing....

Duration: 00:22:24

The Way Home: Michael Wear on serving in the White House

What is it like for a Christian to work in the White House? And should Christians be engaged in politics at the highest levels? Today I’m joined by my good friend, Michael Wear. Michael was also one of the youngest White House staffers in modern...

Duration: 00:22:18

The Way Home featuring Erik and Catherine Parks

How should Christians approach movies? What does our art tell us about the world? Erik and Catherine Parks join me to discuss their favorite movies of 2016, what moves them, and how to evaluate cinema as a Christian. Catherine Parks is a writer who contributes...

Duration: 00:39:21

The Way Home: James K. A. Smith

How do our habits form our desires? The author of You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit joins us to discuss the role of routines and rhythms, even those cultural liturgies we may not recognize. James K. A. Smith is a professor of philosophy...

Duration: 00:32:55

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