The Bulletin

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The Bulletin is a podcast for Christians seeking insights into the events, questions, and people that are shaping their world. Each episode will help Christians consider the intersection of faith, culture and spiritual formation. Subscribe today!

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Violence, Protest, and Pumpkin Pie
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In this week’s news roundup, host Mike Cosper and editor in chief Russell Moore wrestle with culture wars of a related kind, discussing the divisive responses to the recent mass shooting at Club Q in Colorado and the silent courage of Iranian sports figures against their domineering government. Listen in as Cosper and Moore lament the ideological tropes we cling to in the face of dehumanizing tragedy, and find hope in the stories of real life heroes whose courage exposes online virtue signaling for the hollow artifice that it is. News editor Daniel Silliman joins the conversation in a new feature called, “Hey, Daniel! What’s weird?” to discuss the history of pumpkin pie. Joining us this week: Daniel Silliman is a journalist and a historian. He is the news editor for Christianity Today, the author of a history of bestselling evangelical fiction, and teaches humanities at Milligan University. Daniel spent several years as a crime reporter outside Atlanta before pursuing higher education in Germany, earning a MA from Tübingen University and a doctoral degree from Heidelberg University. He has reported and edited news coverage for CT since 2019. Resources referenced: Them: Why We Hate Each Other -- And How to Heal by Ben Sasse “Iran players opt not to sing national anthem at World Cup”, Reuters Daniel Silliman’s viral Thanksgiving tweet Northwood by Sarah Josepha Hale The New-England Boy’s Song about Thanksgiving Day” by Lydia Maria Child Pumpkin: The Curious History of an American Icon by Cindy Ott “The Bulletin” is a production of Christianity Today Executive Producer: Erik Petrik Host and Producer: Mike Cosper Producer: Azurae Phelps Graphic Design: Bryan Todd Social Media: Kate Lucky Director of Operations: Matt Stevens Music, Post Production and Engineering: Dan Phelps Video Producer: John Roland Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 24, 2022
Maybe Babel Was Bad?
3497
Brash election rhetoric seems to have grown boring (at least for now), but in the void of highly polarizing conversations, Christians still are looking for ways to define themselves.   In this week’s news roundup, special guest Hannah Anderson joins host Mike Cosper and editor in chief Russell Moore for an election postmortem, including a discussion of how Donald Trump’s second bid for the presidency may or may not deepen already existing divisions in congregations. Considering the state of Sunday morning pews, Anderson, Cosper and Moore ask what the rise in nondenominational churches means for Christian witness and theology, a question that resonates further as the Respect for Marriage Act begins its legislative journey. Join the lively discussion around a core question: At the polls and in the pews, who are we now? Joining us this week: Hannah Anderson is an author and speaker who lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia with her husband and three children. Her work explores themes of human flourishing with a particular focus on how ecology, gender, and socioeconomics affect spiritual formation. Besides being a regular contributor to Christianity Today, she has authored multiple books including All That’s Good: Recovering the Lost Art of Discernment  and the recently released Heaven and Nature Sing.  Resources referenced: Gen Z Evangelicals Vote More than Millennials or Gen X Did New York Post Buries Trump 2024 Launch: ‘Florida Man Makes Announcement’  No. Trump Won't Divide the Church This Time by Russell Moore ‘Nondenominational’ Is Now the Largest Segment of American Protestants by Daniel Silliman Leading Scholars Call Senate Version of the Respect for Marriage Act “An Advance for Religious Liberty” Everything You Need to Know About the Respect for Marriage Act by Carl Esbeck Can The Most Hated Meal Be Redeemed? ‘The Big Brunch’ Says Yes. Jamie Oliver’s Healthy Cheese & Corn Pancakes “The Bulletin” is a production of Christianity Today Executive Producer: Erik Petrik Host and Producer: Mike Cosper Producer: Azurae Phelps Graphic Design: Bryan Todd Social Media: Kate Lucky Director of Operations: Matt Stevens Music: Dan Phelps Production Assistance: coreMEDIA Coordinator: Beth Grabenkort Audio Engineer: Kevin Duthu Video Producer: John Roland Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 18, 2022
The "Meh"-term Elections
3767
Dive beneath this week’s headlines with CT Media’s newest podcast, The Bulletin, hosted by Director of Podcasts, Mike Cosper, and Editor in Chief, Dr. Russell Moore.  In this week’s news roundup, Cosper and Moore sit down with guests Justin Giboney and Michael Wear to talk midterm elections, pandemic amnesty, and whether Twitter’s demise might be a net loss for the church and the world. Hear what evangelicals can learn from polling numbers, how a pro life ethic coupled with derision of vulnerability can’t survive, and what troll culture teaches us about our souls. Guest Bios: Justin Giboney is an attorney, political strategist and ordained minister in Atlanta, GA. He is also the Co-Founder and President of the AND Campaign, a coalition of urban Christians who address the sociopolitical arena with the compassion and conviction of the gospel. Giboney is the co-author of Compassion (&) Conviction - The AND Campaign's Guide to Faithful Civic Engagement. Michael Wear is President and CEO of the Center for Christianity and Public Life, a nonpartisan institution, based in Washington, D.C. with the mission to contend for the credibility of Christian resources in public life, for the public good. He is a trusted resource and advisor for a range of civic leaders on matters of faith and public life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 11, 2022
Trailer
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Welcome to The Bulletin. A new podcast from Christianity Today, hosted by Mike Cosper. Each week we will have a conversation from a variety of perspectives on the events, issues and people who are shaping our world. Subscribe today and we will see you here each Friday morning. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 09, 2022