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Jun 19, 2018

Jamie Wright, author of The Very Worst Missionary, sits down with Jeff and Allen this week to discuss her new book. They talk about the failings of short term mission trips, the North American Missions Industrial Complex, being authentic, church ministry, and more.

In 2007 Jamie and her husband uprooted their family...


Jun 4, 2018

It seems too often that euphemisms in our culture go beyond softening social interaction to propping up the powerful. This week Allen and Jeff explore euphemistic language in various Scriptures, political spin, and how it might create life (or manufacture manipulation) in our own speech. Maybe we don’t take language...


May 15, 2018

Author Austin Channing Brown shares with us about her new book, I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness, and life of work as a black woman in predominantly white ministries and spaces. The discussion touches on topics from writing to anger, creativity, expression, parenthood and more.

Austin is...


Apr 30, 2018

Evangelicals meet to discuss their political base and its connection to Trump, forming two cohorts with markedly different ideas about how to respond, and Jeff helps Allen develop a more nuanced understanding of cult-like culture.

Evangelical Summit on Trump (01:04)

The Culture of a Cult (19:52)

Judging a Book by It’s...


Apr 17, 2018

They say “that’s what friends are for,”  but who are they and what is it? Finding and maintaining friendships seems like frustrating business for many of us: Jeff and Allen included. This episode asks whether it’s better to have a small group of close friends or a large group of ones further away, the possible...