In an informative and practical 40-minutes Jemar Tisby touches on three reasons why he advocated for Juneteenth to be a national holiday, discusses the historical origins and context of the holiday, lists some unintended consequences of making Juneteenth a federal holiday, and humbly suggests that Black and white people should celebrate the holiday differently.
Loyalty above all else. Money before integrity. Lawyers deployed to silence dissenters. An egotistical leader that doesn't tolerate dissent. This doesn't describe a Fortune 500 company but rather CEO Dave Ramsey and the culture at his company Ramsey Solutions.
Host Skye Jethani and columnist David French role model what it is like to have a conversation from a shared Christian background, but disagree on specific policies. The insightful conversation touches on red flag laws, suicide and guns, the right to self defense, and whether it is a good or bad to have more people with concealed carry permits. With good faith arguments made on both sides their conversation will make you think thoughtfully about the gun debate. Skip to skip to 32:38 to get to the interview.
Addressing policing, racism, and guns, co-hosts Chris Ridgeway and Adam Graber take a look at guns from a technological perspective and attempt to answer the question-- are guns a technological force for good? If they are or are not, what are the implications for Christians?
Co-hosts Mike Erre, Timothy Stafford, and Bonnie Lewis knock it out of the park as they detail three ways Christians should not respond to mass shootings, but quickly pivot to the ways Christians must be different in how we approach tragedy. The foundation lies in that all humans are created in the image of God. That belief should shift our focus from political memes, partisan talking points, and platitudes to lamenting where we tell the truth with the backdrop of a loving and powerful God.
Co-hosts Ameen Hudson and Kevin Burgess (KB) engage in an genuine, thoughtful conversation with pastor Keas Keasler as they try and answer the question, "As followers of Jesus, is it okay to carry a gun?"
Journalist Kirsten Powers begins the podcast with a personal story about the aggressive nature of the National Rifle Association (NRA) before she and co-host Jonathan Merritt critique the organization for putting partisanship and profits over life. The duo aptly point out the hypocrisy in some pro-gun arguments made in bad faith such as it's not a gun problem, it's a mental health problem, and the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.
In a world of 24-hour news coverage, it is easy to get lost in the shear volume of information. Fortunately, the fine people at The Pour Over Podcast are producing three (M, Tu., Fri.) sub-eight-minute podcasts each week that highlight top news while keeping the focus on Christ.
Unfortunately there is little distinction between how Christians and non-Christians react to the news, but hosts Justin Giboney and Chris Butler call on all Christians to be discerning with our media consumption while advocating for media hygiene.
Skye Jethani of The Holy Post and Jesse Eubanks of Love Thy Neighborhood team up to discuss fake news, the role Christians play in spreading it, and how Christians can break out of the fake news cycle.