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






The Way Home: Christine Hoover on Real Friendships in a Connected World

We live in the most connected time in human history and yet we maybe the most lonely people in human history. How do we develop real friendships that transcend the screen? Christine Hoover joins us. She’s a gifted writer, speaker, and the author of a new book,...

Duration: 00:27:42

The Way Home: Gabe Lyons on Christianity in a secular society

What does Christian witness look like in an increasingly pluralistic and secular society? Why is religious liberty so important for human flourishing? How can Christians lead the way in shaping the future of the country? Gabe Lyons, founder of Q Forum joins the podcast to...

Duration: 00:30:07

The Way Home: Max Lucado on living out the gospel in a confusing age

How can Christians find rest in a chaotic and frightening world? Max Lucado joins us to talk about finding peace and living out the gospel in a confusing age. Max is bestselling Christian author and pastor of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas. His...

Duration: 00:20:39

The Way Home: Andrew Walker on the church’s response to transgenderism

How can Christians think biblically and compassionately about gender confusion and dysphoria? What should the church’s response to transgenderism? My friend and colleague Andrew Walker joins me to discuss these important issues. Andrew is the director of policy studies at the ERLC and the author...

Duration: 00:33:10

The Way Home: Thomas Kidd on the faith of Benjamin Franklin

Was Benjamin Franklin a deist? Was he a Christian? Why should evangelicals care about this Founder’s faith? Historian Thomas Kidd rejoins the podcast to talk about his excellent new book, Benjamin Franklin: The Religious Life of a Founding Father. Kidd is distinguished professor of history at...

Duration: 00:34:28

The Way Home: Kimberlee Norris on protecting children from abuse

What important steps can churches and Christian organizations make to protect children from becoming victims of abuse? Attorney Kimberlee Norris joins the podcast to offer guidance for Christian leaders. Kimberlee represents victims of abuse, serves as a consulting and testifying expert in abuse cases, and provides...

Duration: 00:27:15

The Way Home: Tony Reinke on how technology is changing us

Have you stopped to consider what that square piece of technology in your pocket might be doing to you? Have you thought of the ways new forms of media change the way we see ourselves and others? As someone who is in constant reach of...

Duration: 00:33:19

The Way Home: Trillia Newbell on discussing difficult issues with her kids

How can parents initiate conversations with their kids about difficult issues? Issues like race, gender identity, sexuality, and technology? Trillia Newbell joins me to discuss her new children’s book on human dignity, her own unique story as a black women in an interracial marriage, and...

Duration: 00:20:24

The Way Home: Chap Bettis on teaching kids about Jesus

What does it mean for parents to disciple their children? Can ordinary Christian parents teach their kids about Jesus? A veteran pastor and teacher joins us to talk parenting. Chap Bettis is the author of The Disciple-Making Parent: A Comprehensive Guidebook for Raising Your Children to Love and...

Duration: 00:28:50

The Way Home: VeggieTales founder Phil Vischer talks parenting

How can parents teach their kids the real story of Scripture? The founder of VeggieTales talks children’s discipleship, theology and creativity, and what he learned from the rise and fall of a Christian media company. Phil is the founder of Big Idea Productions, Jellyfish Labs, and...

Duration: 00:27:41

The Way Home – She Reads Truth

Raechel Myers and Amanda Bible Williams join me on the show to discuss the She Reads Truth Bible. Raechel (@raechelmyers) is co-founder and CEO of She Reads Truth. She is also the co-author of Open Your Bible: God’s Word is For You and For Now and She Reads Truth:...

Duration: 00:22:18

The Way Home featuring Lisa-Jo Baker

Lisa-Jo Baker joins me to talk about her most recent book Never Unfriended: The Secret to Finding & Keeping Lasting Friendships. Lisa-Jo is a wife, mom to three and a Community Manager for Show Notes Twitter: @lisajobaker Website: Book: Never Unfriended: The Secret to Finding & Keeping...

Duration: 00:17:43

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 Andrea Lucado

What it is it like to grow up as the daughter of famous author and pastor Max Lucado? Why does it look like to wrestle with the faith of your parents? A journey to Oxford took Andrea Lucado to the threshold of faith and doubt....

Duration: 00:27:33

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

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