Exploring Hope Podcast: One Nation Under God

On this episode of Exploring Hope, Dr. Dew chats with our very own Dr. Bruce Ashford about his new book “One Nation Under God: A Christian Hope for American Politics.” In this book, Dr. Ashford (and Chris Pappalardo) ask the question of whether or not we can be passionate about the gospel and yet care deeply about politics. Dr. Ashford joins the Exploring Hope Podcast as we get a chance to pick his brain about the different issues he discusses in his book which include important topics debated in our culture and government like abortion, race, immigration, war. Tune in to hear from this great scholar and influential writer.

 

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Exploring Hope Podcast: What is God’s Will for my Life?

On this week’s episode of Exploring Hope Podcast, Dr. Dew and Dr. David Jones talk about God’s will and how we can ascertain it and follow it. Often we have this idea that God has every little decision and event in our lives planned out and that if we only trust, pray, and obey enough, he will let us in on his plan. And when we don’t know which job to work, or school to attend, or potential spouse to marry, we get disheartened and feel that it is indicative of a failure in our spiritual walk and relationship with Christ. Listen as Dr. Jones helps to clear up some misunderstandings and encourage us, biblically, as we rethink finding God’s will for our lives. Tune in!

 

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Exploring Hope Podcast: How American Exceptionalism Affects our Culture and our Faith

On this week’s episode of Exploring Hope Podcast Dr. Jamie Dew had the privilege of having his good friend Dr. John Wilsey in the studio. Dr. Wilsey recently wrote a book entitled American Exceptionalism and Civil Religion: Reassessing the History of an Idea so Dr. Dew wanted to ask him about this issue of “American Exceptionalism” and what it means for us. Where does this idea come from? How does it affect our society? In what ways should we be wary of it? Dr. Wilsey dives into this topic using his research and expertise to help us understand this cultural mindset and how it pertains to us as Christians and us as a nation. Tune in!

 

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