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Good Faith
Curtis Chang

Join host Curtis Chang and his friends as they follow Jesus and make sense of the world. With expertise, thoughtfulness, and humor,... more

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Episodes

The Hidden Costs of Youth Sports (with David French)

Curtis Chang and David French delve into the multifaceted impact of youth sports culture on both parents and children. They... more

18 May 2024 · 51 minutes
Dementia: Living in the Memories of God (with John Swinton)

Host Curtis Chang engages in a profound and moving conversation with distinguished professor, pastor, and champion of Christian healthcare, John... more

11 May 2024 · 54 minutes
How Music Makers Help Us Make Sense of God's World (with Sandra McCracken)

Host Curtis Chang explores the intersection of faith, music, and biblical harmony with acclaimed singer-songwriter Sandra McCracken in a conversation... more

04 May 2024 · 1 hour,
Good Faith Classic: Recovering Our Storytelling Superpower (with Nancy French)

We can't get enough of our friend Nancy French! Her debut memoir, “Ghosted: An American Story,” is available now. That's... more

27 Apr 2024 · 56 minutes
Ghosted: An American Story (with Nancy French)

Host Curtis Chang sits down for a gripping conversation with author and frequent Good Faith guest Nancy French to discuss... more

20 Apr 2024 · 51 minutes
How to Listen to Music (with Andy Crouch)

From Luke Combs and Tracy Chapman to Johann Sebastian Bach, host Curtis Chang engages in a captivating conversation with Good... more

13 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
The After Party Edition: The Bible and The Ballot (with Kaitlyn Schiess)

Host Curtis Chang sits down with Kaitlyn Schiess, author of the thought-provoking book, "The Bible and The Ballot." Delving into... more

06 Apr 2024 · 58 minutes
The Good Faith Podcast/The After Party Edition: What Democrats Fail to Get About Christians and Why It Matters (with David French)

Host Curtis Chang and “founding friend” David French engage in a thought-provoking discussion about the relationship between Democrats and Republican... more

30 Mar 2024 · 1 hour,
The Good Faith Podcast/The After Party Edition: Why 2024 is not "deja vu all over again" (with Russell Moore)

In this thought-provoking episode, public theologian and The After Party partner Russell Moore explores the need for pastors to equip... more

23 Mar 2024 · 55 minutes
The Good Faith Podcast/The After Party Edition: The Spiritual Discipline of Politics (with Michael Wear)

We tend to think of spiritual disciplines as taking us out of the world: privatized quiet times, sequestered retreats, individual... more

16 Mar 2024 · 51 minutes
The Good Faith Podcast/The After Party Edition: Anxiety and Politics

In this first episode in a series on faith and political engagement, we delve into the intersection of anxiety and... more

09 Mar 2024 · 47 minutes
How to cultivate the inner life we need to face a chaotic world (with Alison Cook)

Our outer world – our politics, our society, our organizations, even our local community and families  – can be enormously... more

02 Mar 2024 · 57 minutes
How we talk about cancer (with Nancy French)

40% of all Americans will receive a diagnosis of cancer in their lifetime and practically every adult will know someone... more

24 Feb 2024 · 1 hour,
Escaping the media echo chamber (with David French)

Repeated studies show that the current media landscape is worsening polarization and weakening our ability to grasp truth. How do... more

17 Feb 2024 · 55 minutes
Why is there so much poverty in America? (with Matthew Desmond)

How are Christians supposed to think, feel, and act as they walk by a homeless person? As they drive through... more

10 Feb 2024 · 55 minutes
Will Western culture hunger for God more than we realize? (with Andy Crouch)

The dominant narrative is that Western culture is headed for ever greater levels of atheism, agnosticism, or at least departure... more

03 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
The moral aftershocks of Gaza (with David French)

The ongoing war in Gaza has sent out reverberations in the political, military, and economic spheres. But what about the... more

27 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Where is AI taking us spiritually? (with James Cham and John Kim)

AI feels like a tornado that has hit society: unpredictable, powerful, and out of our control. How do we as... more

20 Jan 2024 · 59 minutes
How evangelicalism got hijacked (with Tim Alberta)

American evangelicalism’s pull towards the far right is felt by anyone that comes into contact with the movement. But how... more

13 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Good Faith Classic: How I became an “adult” on January 6th

This episode drops on the three year anniversary of the Capitol insurrection of January 6 2021. The event revealed the... more

06 Jan 2024 · 57 minutes
Humility and Hope in 2023 (with David French)

“Founding friend” David French returns to wrap up 2023 (we’re taking a break for a few weeks). He and Curtis... more

16 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Why are evangelicals missing in action on climate change? (with Bruce Huber)

Climate change is a major long term threat to our world. Yet, we find very few evangelical Christians voices or... more

09 Dec 2023 · 1 hour,
What’s happening at the border? Part 2 (with Michael Debruhl)

The wave of immigrants and refugees at the border has filled the news, and will most likely influence the next... more

02 Dec 2023 · 41 minutes
What’s happening at the border? Part 1 (with Bri Stensrud)

The wave of immigrants and refugees at the border has filled the news, and will most likely influence the next... more

26 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
How to Know a Person (with David Brooks)

We’re living in a cultural moment where so many people feel unseen and unheard. What if the answer is not... more

18 Nov 2023 · 53 minutes
How Gaza is affecting American Jews and Christians (with Rabbi Michael Holzman and David French)

The Gaza crisis has sent out shock waves that extend to America. In this podcast, we explore how different communities... more

11 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Why youth leave the church - and what can be done (with Kara Powell)

American youth who grew up in Christian families are leaving the church at a massive pace.  Curtis talks with Kara... more

04 Nov 2023 · 59 minutes
Can political controversy actually serve the local church? (with Chuck Mingo)

Some churches seek to exploit political controversy for self-serving ends. But many more churches instinctively avoid controversy, and steer away... more

28 Oct 2023 · 53 minutes
How anxious institutions affect us all (with Yuval Levin)

In the diagnosis of the epidemic of anxiety sweeping through society, the examination has tended to focus on individual risk... more

21 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
The Great Dechurching (with David French and Michael Graham)

In a wide ranging conversation, founding friend David French takes over the reins for Curtis Chang and discusses the new... more

14 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
How to Relate to Those Who Still Support Trump (with Pete Wehner)

It sure looks like Trump isn’t going away. Many of us around the Good Faith campfire oppose him deeply. But... more

07 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Good Faith CLASSIC: College, God, and the Good Life (with Meghan Sullivan and David French)

In this Good Faith Classic episode, Curtis and David talk with Meghan Sullivan, philosopher, teacher, and creator of the most... more

02 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
The Uses and Misuses of the Book of Revelation (with Tremper Longman III)

Many Christians are tempted to just avoid the Book of Revelation. It can seem confusing and hard to read. Yet... more

23 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Investing Rooted in a Biblical Worldview (with Robin John and Finny Kuruvilla)

Should your investment portfolio as a follower of Jesus look any different from everyone else’s? Do our Biblical values have... more

16 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Responding to Suffering (with Dr. Curt Thompson)

What is happening inside us when we ourselves suffer or those around us are suffering? What is happening in our... more

09 Sep 2023 · 57 minutes
When Will Things Return to Normal? (with David French)

“Founding friend” David French returns to address with Curtis the visceral question in many hearts and minds, “When will things... more

02 Sep 2023 · 59 minutes
Making Sense of the Housing Crisis (with Jimmy Wright and Michael Hall)

Why do we as a society keep building more and more housing for people who already have the most options,... more

26 Aug 2023 · 58 minutes
The Persecuted Church in China (with Bob Fu)

Bob Fu was a student leader during the Tiananmen Square demonstrations in 1989. He later became a “double agent,” meaning... more

19 Aug 2023 · 58 minutes
Losing our Religion (with Russell Moore)

Our good friend and partner in The After Party project, Russell Moore, joins us to talk about his new book,... more

12 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Anxiety and Immigration

One cannot make sense of the deformation of the current conservative movement without understanding immigration. And one cannot grasp the... more

05 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 31 minutes
Good Faith Classic: What the heck is a Christian nationalist? (with David French)

For this episode, we rerun David and Curtis tackling the topic of Christian nationalism. What is it exactly? How does... more

22 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Shiny, Not-So-Happy People (with David and Nancy French)

Shiny Happy People, a new docuseries documenting the effects of the teachings of Bill Gothard on the Duggars, had the... more

15 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
When Faith and Power Mix (with Cherie Harder)

We’ve witnessed story after story about the abuse of power practiced by Christians and Christian institutions. Does that mean that,... more

08 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Guns Part 2: A Christian Response to Gun Violence (with Michael Allen and David Dillon)

How can Christian respond to the epidemic of gun violence sweeping our country? Michael Allen and David Dillon join us... more

01 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
Guns Part 1: Good Faith Classic on Gun Culture and Control

This week, Curtis kicks off a two parter on the tough subject of guns in America. Part 1 is a... more

24 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
How do revivals achieve lasting influence? (with Kevin Brown and David French)

The Asbury revival of early 2023 garnered a great deal of interest from Christians hungering for signs of hope. What’s... more

17 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Facing Spiritual Abuse (with Dan Koch)

We examine the phenomena of spiritual abuse with the help of Dan Koch, researcher, therapist, and host of the podcast,... more

10 Jun 2023 · 57 minutes
Finding Rest in a Restless World (with Andy Crouch)

Longtime friend Andy Crouch joins Curtis to talk about what it means to truly rest the way God intended us... more

03 Jun 2023 · 59 minutes
Report from Ukraine (with David French)

David returns from his recent trip to Kyiv to provide an eyewitness account of the war, including what it is... more

27 May 2023 · 52 minutes
The Anxiety Opportunity and Loss (with Curtis Chang)

Curtis Chang, the regular host of the Good Faith podcast, takes a turn in the “guest seat” in this special... more

20 May 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Good Faith Classic: What the Heck is an Evangelical? (with David French)

It’s the 75th Good Faith episode and we’re celebrating our “diamond” podcast by running back one of our first episodes.... more

13 May 2023 · 57 minutes
How to Do Evangelical Deconstruction (with Jon Ward)

Jon Ward, senior political correspondent for Yahoo News, joins Curtis to talk about his process of deconstructing - and reconstructing... more

06 May 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Should I stay or should I go - the GOP version (with David French)

“Founding friend” David French returns to tackle the tough question that every Republican of good faith should be asking. They... more

29 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
The truth about Gen Z - and the rest of us (with Jean Twenge)

Curtis is joined by the world’s leading expert on generational distinctions, Dr. Jean Twenge. They discuss the five major generations... more

22 Apr 2023 · 57 minutes
What does it mean to be human (with Anne Snyder Brooks)?

Curtis tackles this epoch defining question with Comment Editor in Chief, Anne Snyder Brooks. Together they explore the distinctive vision... more

15 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
When Therapy Meets Jesus (with Dan Allender)

Curtis talks with the “elder statesman” of Christian counseling, Dan Allender, about how therapy has influenced the American church -... more

08 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
The Impact Fetish (with Andy Crouch)

Andy Crouch returns to the podcast to question the widespread preoccupation with “making an impact.” Andy and Curtis talk about... more

01 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
The After Party (with David French and Russell Moore)

In front of a packed house at the National Press Club, Curtis Chang, original Good Faith co-host David French, and... more

25 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
Recovering Our Storytelling Superpower (with Nancy French)

Curtis and Nancy French explore the power of storytelling in everyday life.   Nancy, a professional storyteller and New York... more

18 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
How should Christians prepare for war (the real kind)? (with David French)

Curtis and "founding friend" David French explore Christianity and armed conflict. Viewed through the prism of the Ukraine War, they... more

11 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
The Lost Art of Dying (with Dr. Lydia Dugdale)

Curtis and guest Dr. Lydia Dugdale talk about life and death issues (literally) that affect every single human being. How... more

04 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
What Can the Black Church Teach All of Us? (with Justin Giboney)

Rev. Justin Giboney and host Curtis Chang discuss how the Black church provides insight on the limitations of the progressive/conservative... more

25 Feb 2023 · 57 minutes
What the Next Generation of Christians Needs (With David French)

Host Curtis Chang and regular guest David French discuss what young Christians need to be formed for thriving. In this... more

18 Feb 2023 · 56 minutes
Learning to Live in Exile (with Pete Wehner)

Peter Wehner’s former office was the White House.  He served in the Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush... more

11 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
The Spirituality of ChatGPT (with Andy Crouch)

New technology seems to be revolutionizing our world on a daily basis.  ChatGPT — which has been used by more... more

04 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Hinge Moments: What to Do When Life Changes

In life, we have moments in which opportunities present the possibility of dramatic change.  Dr. Michael Lindsay, president of Gordon... more

28 Jan 2023 · 59 minutes
David French and Curtis Chang Answer Listener Mail

Show Notes: A New Chapter in Millennial Church Attendance: “Patterns of attendance among younger generations can be especially important—and perplexing—for... more

21 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
What is Courage?

In this podcast, David and Curtis return from trips around the world to give us a philosophical insight on courage.... more

14 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Signs of Hope from 2022

What does it look like to have Christian hope in this chaotic world? As believers, we live in the “already... more

17 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Why Should Christians Care about People in Prison?

Jesse Wiese robbed a bank and spent eight-and-a-half years in prison. After he served his time, he experienced the challenges... more

10 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
What Do We Mean By 'Progressive' and 'Conservative'?

We toss around words like “conservative” and “progressive” without really understanding – or agreeing on – the meaning of these... more

03 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Welcoming the Refugee and Immigrant, with Pastor Eric Costanzo

This week David and Curtis are joined by Eric Costanzo, a Southern Baptist pastor from Tulsa, Oklahoma who has led... more

19 Nov 2022 · 58 minutes
Midterms and the Signs of the Times

There is no shortage of punditry, analysis and Monday morning quarterbacking about this week’s midterm elections, including David’s own work... more

12 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Does Jesus Need an Ad Campaign? with Jason Vanderground

Episode 51 - Does Jesus Need an Ad Campaign? with Jason Vanderground If you watch any sports on television you... more

05 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Forgive Us Our Debts, with David Skeel

This week David and Curtis are joined by David Skeel, one of the world’s leading experts on bankruptcy law and... more

29 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
What’s on the Midterm Ballot for Christians?

So how should Christians be approaching the midterm elections? Apart from the basic question of who to vote for, are... more

22 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Anxiety as Opportunity

Anxiety is everywhere. It feels as though it is at crisis levels individually, and is also spilling over into our... more

15 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Personal Finance & Spiritual/Practical Wisdom with James Choi

Are Christians called to navigate their finances differently from everyone else? Are the oft-repeated directives to save aggressively and avoid... more

08 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Educational Equity with Ruth López Turley

Raise yourself up by your own bootstraps. This is a refrain we hear all the time, especially as Americans catechized... more

01 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Why Evil is Weaker Than We Think

Evil is certainly a powerful force in our world. We are witnessing it live in the form of the Russian... more

24 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
The Wisdom of Mortality (a tribute to Jonathan Tjarks)

In this special re-release, we at the Good Faith podcast want to honor the life of Jonathan Tjarks, who passed... more

17 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Criminal Justice

In a previously recorded (but never released) episode, David and Curtis tackle the particularly vexing challenge of justice when crimes... more

10 Sep 2022 · 49 minutes
Time After Time

This week David and Curtis dive into the issue of time and how our understanding of time horizons can profoundly... more

03 Sep 2022 · 58 minutes
Meghan Sullivan on College, God and the Good Life

This week David and Curtis are joined by Meghan Sullivan, philosopher, teacher, and creator of the most popular class at... more

27 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Karen Swallow Prior on Twitter & the Printing Press

This week David and Curtis are joined by Karen Swallow Prior, writer, thinker, and research professor of English and Christianity... more

20 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
In Times of Trouble: Watch & Pray

It’s been an eventful week, and for many a deeply troubling one. But of course, no matter what end of... more

13 Aug 2022 · 58 minutes
Rest & Remembrance

This week David’s theological wingman Curtis returns from his July sabbatical. He’s rested and raring to go, but rather than... more

06 Aug 2022 · 1 hour,
Speaking Truth to Red and Blue

While Curtis is still on sabbatical, David talks to Justin Giboney, co-founder of the AND Campaign, about racial justice, political... more

30 Jul 2022 · 58 minutes
The Religion of American Greatness

David talks to Georgetown professor and Bush administration alum Paul Miller about Paul's new book, “The Religion of American Greatness:... more

23 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Beautiful People Don't Just Happen

David talks to Scott Sauls, an author and pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee. They talk about handling... more

16 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
We Need to Build

This week Eboo Patel, a Muslim pioneer in interfaith work, joins David and Curtis to discuss his book, We Need... more

09 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Feeling Overwhelmed by the News Cycle?

Dobbs; January 6 hearings; war in Ukraine; mass shootings. We are being overwhelmed on a weekly basis by a relentlessly... more

02 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Roe Gone, Now What? / Classical Liberalism & Racial Justice

In part one of this two part podcast, Curtis and David respond to the breaking news that the Supreme Court... more

24 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
Why Pay Attention to the January 6 Hearings?

Some folks are fascinated by the unfolding narrative of the January 6 hearings, but many are simply tuning out, feeling... more

18 Jun 2022 · 1 hour,
Russell Moore Wants Us To Be Strange (But Not Crazy)

Joining David and Curtis this week is Russell Moore, the director of Christianity Today’s Public Theology Project. With the Southern... more

11 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Gun Violence, Gun Rights & Gun Idolatry

This week David and Curtis tackle the tough subject of gun violence. They look at the various tensions between gun... more

04 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
Telling the Truth about Christian Institutional Sin

Joining David and Curtis this week is special guest Nancy French. In a departure from her normal work as a... more

28 May 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Replacing White Replacement Theory

In this special episode of the Good Faith podcast we pause to reflect on the tragic shooting in Buffalo and... more

21 May 2022 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Why Are Teens Growing More Anxious?

It is increasingly obvious that teenagers across the country are experiencing a spike in anxiety, often with serious and debilitating... more

14 May 2022 · 59 minutes
Integrity & the Abortion Debate

What does the surprise leak of Justice Alito’s opinion in the highly anticipated case Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization... more

07 May 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
The Partisan Mind vs the Mind of Christ

In this week’s episode David and Curtis explore the concept of the “partisan mind”; what it is, where it comes... more

30 Apr 2022 · 1 hour,
Technology as Mammon, with special guest Andy Crouch

How is it possible that the people who have harnessed technological progress to become the wealthiest nation in history are... more

23 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Democracy is in Danger: Should Christians Care?

Liberal democracy is under military threat abroad, and intellectual threat in America. And many of these domestic attacks are coming... more

16 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Fundamentalism Part Deux

This week David and Curtis offer a follow up discussion on fundamentalism, clarifying some key points from the previous episode... more

09 Apr 2022 · 47 minutes
What the Heck is a Fundamentalist?

In a continuation of our “What the Heck is . . .?” series, David and Curtis help us think about... more

02 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Two Dangers: the Contrarian Mind & War Porn

This week David and Curtis start with confession time, each looking closely at the challenges of contrarianism and pride that... more

26 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
David Brooks & Peter Wehner

Joining David and Curtis this week are two of the most influential voices speaking to Christian faith in the public... more

19 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
The Wisdom of Mortality with Jonathan Tjarks

David and Curtis are honored this week to share the microphone with Jonathan Tjarks, famed NBA beat writer and podcaster... more

13 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
The Spiritual Power of Leadership

This week David and Curtis help us look at leadership and what it is about certain leaders that seems to... more

05 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Praying Through Wars, Real and Imaginary

David and Curtis talk to Tish Harrison Warren, an author, Anglican priest, and writer for The New York Times. Their... more

26 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
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David and Curtis talk to Tish Harrison Warren, an author, Anglican priest, and writer for The New York Times. Their conversation about... more