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The Holy Post

Release Date: 11/26/2021

Special Episode: The Movie Proposal 130 - Operation Mincemeat show art Special Episode: The Movie Proposal 130 - Operation Mincemeat

The Holy Post

0:00 - Intro 1:57 - Something Old - Josh’s:  5:57 - Something Old - Skye’s:  9:09 - Something New:  10:32 - Josh’s Proposal “I propose Operation Mincemeat is a good example of using fiction to tell a true story.” 16:11 - Skye’s Proposal “This is another one of those movies that proves truth is stranger than fiction and sometimes even more compelling.” 23:04 - Something Borrowed -  &  32:12 - Something Blew - Jason’s:  (Barry Recaps) 34:50 - Something Blew - Josh’s:  39:48 - Something Blew -...

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Episode 510: The SBC Report and Rethinking Sexual Ethics with Christine Emba show art Episode 510: The SBC Report and Rethinking Sexual Ethics with Christine Emba

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The independent report about the cover-up of sexual abuse within the Southern Baptist Convention has been released, and it’s far worse than anyone expected. What does it mean for the SBC and American evangelicalism in general? And Phil asks if there’s a difference between engaging in godly cultural transformation and fighting a culture war. Was William Wilberforce a culture warrior? And when are we really seeking change, and when are we just virtue signaling? Then, Kaitlyn welcomes Washington Post opinion columnist and editor, Christine Emba, to discuss her new book “Rethinking...

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Episode 509: The War on Winsomeness & Interfaith Cooperation with Eboo Patel show art Episode 509: The War on Winsomeness & Interfaith Cooperation with Eboo Patel

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Despite the uproar over the leaked Supreme Court decision overturning Roe, it turns out 80 percent of Americans have a nuanced view of the issue. Phil, Skye, and Christian discuss responses to last week’s show and ask why are we nuanced about some moral issues and absolutist about others. Then, conservative Christians are attacking Tim Keller for his winsome, non-partisan approach to Christianity. They say winsomeness may have worked in the past, but now the culture war is so dangerous that we need a more aggressive and offensive approach. Are they right? Skye interviews Eboo Patel, the...

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Episode 508: No More Roe? & the New Scandal of the Evangelical Mind with Mark Noll show art Episode 508: No More Roe? & the New Scandal of the Evangelical Mind with Mark Noll

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The leak of a draft ruling by the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v Wade has the entire country talking. Phil, Skye, and Kaitlyn discuss the overreactions from both the Left and Right, speculate about what a post-Roe America might look like, examine the complicated history of abortion including why many evangelicals originally supported Roe but then dramatically flipped on the issue, and share their hopes for what comes next. Then, acclaimed historian Mark Noll talks about the 30th anniversary of his influential book, “The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind.” In the early 1990s, Noll celebrated...

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Episode 507: Dubuque, Demons, & Defying Patriarchy (Part Deux) with Beth Allison Barr show art Episode 507: Dubuque, Demons, & Defying Patriarchy (Part Deux) with Beth Allison Barr

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In the 1980s, Frank Peretti’s best-selling novels about the spiritual war between angels and demons captivated evangelicals, but they also fostered a belief that anything out of step with conservative white Christianity was downright satanic. The podcast crew discuss their own experiences with Peretti’s books and how they’ve shaped today’s culture war—including a congresswoman’s recent statement that Catholics helping immigrants is proof the church is run by Satan. Then, Beth Allison Barr is back one year after the release of her provocative book “The Making of Biblical...

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French Friday: Football Prayer & CRT Hysteria show art French Friday: Football Prayer & CRT Hysteria

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The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a case about a public high school football coach who prays on the field. Is he violating the First Amendment because he’s a state-funded employee engaging in religious activity on the job? Or, is his religious expression protected by the First Amendment? David French explains the court’s history on public school teachers and free speech, why he thinks the coach is likely to win, and why religious liberty protections have never been stronger. Then, French talks about his first encounter with Critical Race Theory as a law student at Harvard 30 years...

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Episode 506: The Pro-Life Case for Paid Family Leave with Rachel Anderson show art Episode 506: The Pro-Life Case for Paid Family Leave with Rachel Anderson

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The battle between Governor DeSantis and Disney is heating up in Florida. The culture war may be good for politicians, but why is it bad for Christians? Then, a former White House spokesperson says if Christians want to win the culture war they need to have more babies. Kaitlyn and Skye explain why that strategy contradicts the New Testament. Phil looks at Grove City College’s anti-CRT statement and why the school’s attack on Jemar Tisby amounts to revisionist history. Then, Kaitlyn talks with Rachel Anderson from the Center for Public Justice about her advocacy for paid family leave, why...

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Episode 505: Stupid Social Media & Learning to Love While Offended with Albert Tate show art Episode 505: Stupid Social Media & Learning to Love While Offended with Albert Tate

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In a lengthy article in The Atlantic, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt explains how social media has made our entire society more stupid in the last decade, and compares the disunity it’s causing to the Tower of Babel. Phil, Skye, and Christian discuss the article and what can be done to reverse the trends. Then, pastor Albert Tate talks about his new book, “How We Love Matters: A Call to Practice Relentless Racial Reconciliation.” By sharing personal stories, Tate says we must learn to live with being offended, commit to community, and love anyway. Plus, teenage gorillas are getting...

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Episode 504: Political Worship Rallies, Trump’s Racial Topography, & New Picks from Drew Dyck show art Episode 504: Political Worship Rallies, Trump’s Racial Topography, & New Picks from Drew Dyck

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Conservative political rallies and protests are increasingly using Christian worship music. How is this different than the role of faith in the Civil Rights movement, and why should Christians on all sides be cautious about attaching God’s name to their activism? Then, new data says Trump’s presidency dramatically altered attitudes about race and prejudice in America. And Phil, Skye, and Kaitlyn respond to listener questions about last week’s episode on Disney and LGBTQ representation. Then, author and editor Drew Dyck is back for another round of media recommendations. This installment...

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Episode 503:  Woke Disney, Teens in Crisis, & Racial Reconciliation with Derwin Gray show art Episode 503: Woke Disney, Teens in Crisis, & Racial Reconciliation with Derwin Gray

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The feud between Florida’s governor and Disney is getting hotter with new leaked footage of a Disney executive speaking about the company’s goals for LGBTQ representation. What are both the Right and Left getting wrong in the debate, and why should we see sexual orientation and gender identity as different from race? Also, new studies show an alarming rise in mental health disorders among teens, but there’s some good news for those involved in religious communities. Plus, Derwin Gray is back to talk about his new book, “How to Heal our Racial Divide.” He shares how his church is...

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French Friday leaves the world of politics and theology behind to join David French and fellow nerd Skye Jethani for a journey through the pop-culture countryside of geekdom in a special episode. They begin with a breakdown of Dune, the film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel. Was it too faithful to the book? The dorky duo then debate why the Disney-era Star Wars sequel trilogy was a failure, but The Mandalorian series works brilliantly. They discuss the best movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and whether the future of the MCU is doomed. Then things heat up when French and Jethani cross streams as French argues that DC’s recent movies—including Justice League—are masterpieces, and Jethani disagrees. Which nerd will triumph? Listen to find out.

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0:00 Intro
1:21 Dune
12:54 Star Wars
28:32 Marvel
43:17 DC