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The Holy Post
Phil Vischer

Join VeggieTales and What's in the Bible? creator Phil Vischer and co-host Skye Jethani (author, speaker, pastor) for a fast-paced and often... more

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625: Loving Our Christian Nationalist Neighbors with Caleb Campbell

It’s one thing to fight against a heresy, but what about the people caught in its grasp? Caleb Campbell’s new... more

10 Jul 2024 · 1 hour, 33 minutes
624: The Debate Debacle & Our Broken Political Parties with Chris Butler & Justin Giboney

In this special episode, Kaitlyn and Skye are joined by the co-hosts of the Church Politics podcast, Justin Giboney and... more

03 Jul 2024 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
French Friday: Feckless Politicians & Fearful Churches

As the Supreme Court releases a slate of new rulings the justices appear to be sending a message: "Congress, do... more

28 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
623: Posting the 10 Commandments & America’s Secular Future with John Dickson

Louisiana has passed a law requiring the Ten Commandments be posted in every public school classroom. Supporters say it’s about... more

26 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 32 minutes
622: How Ideological Purity is Killing Churches with Ryan Burge

Remember when churches were seeker-sensitive? The goal was to grow by welcoming newcomers, skeptics, and non-believers. But now it seems... more

19 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 32 minutes
621: The Rise of Christian Extremism with Elizabeth Neumann

After working for the Department of Homeland Security, and more than twenty years as a counterterrorism expert, Elizabeth Neumann says... more

12 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 25 minutes
620: Applying the 7 Deadly Sins in a Secular Age with Elizabeth Oldfield

Lord Acton famously said, “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Was he right? Mike Erre is back to discuss... more

05 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 30 minutes
French Friday: The Trump Verdict, Flawed Heroes, & Shogun

The verdict is in and Donald Trump was found guilty on all 34 counts in the hush money trial. Skye... more

31 May 2024 · 1 hour, 1 minute
619: Human Sinfulness and the Evangelical Legacy of Slavery

In a recent 60 minutes interview, Pope Francis sparked controversy when he claimed that humans are fundamentally good. Katelyn Beaty... more

29 May 2024 · 1 hour, 27 minutes
618: Commencement Controversy & Racial Reconciliation with Latasha Morrison

Kansas City Chiefs Kicker, Harrison Butker, recently gave a controversial commencement address at Benedictine College where he drew on some... more

22 May 2024 · 1 hour, 25 minutes
617: Apple Crushes It & the Future of Christianity with Matthew Niermann

A new iPad advertisement showing musical instruments and art supplies being crushed by a hydraulic press has triggered a backlash... more

15 May 2024 · 1 hour, 31 minutes
616: Black Church Politics & Messy Authenticity with Nancy French

Phil is back! He gives an update about his family’s harrowing medical emergency. Then, new data shows the Democratic Party’s... more

08 May 2024 · 1 hour, 26 minutes
615: Taylor Swift’s Sacrilege & the Future of the Republican Party with Peter Wehner

Swifties are celebrating the record-breaking release of two new albums, but some conservative Christians are not happy. They’re accusing Taylor... more

01 May 2024 · 1 hour, 34 minutes
French Friday: Israel’s Error and College Protests

The war in Gaza has carried on for longer than expected, and David French is starting to see parallels between... more

26 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
614: The Rise of Raunchy Christians & Avoiding Civil War with Tracy McKenzie

Previously puritanical evangelicals are increasingly embracing profanity and lewd content. A recent New York Times article explores possible explanations ranging... more

24 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 35 minutes
613: Driscoll, Dawkins, & Political Discipleship with Curtis Chang

Atheist Richard Dawkins has said he doesn’t believe one word of the Christian faith, but he now considers himself a... more

17 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 27 minutes
612: The Religious Vacuum, Politics, & the Powers with N.T. Wright

This week we’re discussing a series of articles exploring what we’re gaining and losing as fewer Americans are committed to... more

10 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 30 minutes
611: Trump’s Bible, Biden’s Easter, and Climate Change for Christians with Katharine Hayhoe

The newest Holy Post team member, Esau McCaulley, joins Phil and Skye to discuss two stories that caused outrage from... more

03 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 25 minutes
French Friday: TikTok Ban & Who Should Hold the Reins of Social Media

A recent bill to ban TikTok was passed in the House with bipartisan support. Skye talks with David French about... more

29 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
610: Learning to Disagree Respectfully with John Inazu

Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade almost two years ago, the debate about abortion has taken on new... more

27 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 35 minutes
609: Rebounding Pastors, Shifting Evangelicals, & Rethinking Christian Media with Jon Houghton

After a number of difficult years and dismal statistics, a new report from Barna says pastors are on the mend.... more

20 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 35 minutes
608: Defining the Gospel & Who’s a “Real” Christian with Matthew Bates

Earlier this year, John MacArthur said that Martin Luther King Jr. was “a nonbeliever who misrepresented everything about Christ and... more

13 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 32 minutes
607: The Gift of Disillusionment with Mike Cosper

CORRECTION - The initial audio file uploaded this morning was missing the last 10 minutes. If your phone automatically downloads... more

06 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 38 minutes
606: Alabama Embryos & Catechizing Kids with Todd Hains & Natasha Kennedy

Last week the Alabama Supreme Court ruled that frozen embryos created for in-vitro fertilization have the legal status of children,... more

28 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 27 minutes
French Friday: Biden's Age & MAGA's Violence

David and Skye discuss the upcoming primary election—if most people agree that Biden is too old to hold office, why... more

23 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
605: Market-Driven Christianity & Abortion Beyond Politics with Angela Weszely

A new book argues that the rise and decline of the Contemporary Christian Music industry helps explain the political idolatry... more

21 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 30 minutes
604: Faulty Foot Washing & Pagan Christianity with Nijay Gupta

The “He Gets Us” campaign ran a Super Bowl ad showing culture war combatants washing each other’s feet. It has... more

14 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 29 minutes
603: The Politics of Fear & Rethinking the Cross with Brian Zahnd

Well, here we are again. The very same arguments that were rolled out by MAGA Christian leaders to justify supporting... more

07 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 31 minutes
602: When Vischer Met Reiner

A new documentary hits theaters on February 16 about Christian Nationalism called God and Country. It features Phil and Skye,... more

31 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 32 minutes
French Friday: Why D.E.I. is the New C.R.T.

Lately, there’s been lots of talk about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)—sometimes as a virtuous initiative and sometimes as a... more

26 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
601: Never Church Evangelicals and Hopeful Politics with Michael Wear

Evangelical voters have long supported Republican candidates, but who identifies as an evangelical Christian has changed over the years. A... more

24 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 34 minutes
600: Not Debating Trump & Being Like Jesus with John Mark Comer

It’s been nearly a decade since Donald Trump descended on his golden escalator and turned conventional wisdom about evangelical political... more

17 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 26 minutes
599: Paganism Returns & a New New Testament with Scot McKnight

As Christianity declines in cultural influence what is taking its place? A recent article in The Atlantic written by Rabbi... more

10 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 32 minutes
598: Mailbag: Picking Churches, Candidates, & Careers

Phil, Skye, and Kaitlyn begin the new year by answering listener questions. They address how to make important decisions from... more

03 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
French Friday: Why Fundamentalism is Growing

We often associate fundamentalism with strict religious beliefs and practices. But David French says fundamentalism isn’t really about what someone... more

29 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
597: Holy Post Live!

New Testament professor, award-winning author, and New York Times columnist Esau McCaulley joins Phil, Skye, and Kaitlyn for a special... more

27 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 33 minutes
596: The Surprising Origins of Christmas in America with W. David O. Taylor

If Jesus is the reason for the season, why do most Christians celebrate Christmas at home with their families rather... more

20 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 36 minutes
595: Iowa’s Satanic Panic & Finding Faith Amid Bad Religion with Todd Hunter

The Satanic Temple has been allowed to erect a temporary display in the Iowa State Capitol, provoking some conservative evangelicals... more

13 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 32 minutes
Are the Kids Alright? EPISODE 6: Tenx10 and the Importance of Relational Discipleship with Ray Chang

Whether you're a parent, a youth pastor, a teacher or a young person yourself, you've probably seen all of the... more

08 Dec 2023 · 44 minutes
594: How Fear & Greed Corrupted American Evangelicalism with Tim Alberta

Conspiracy theories, political idolatry, church divisions, and pastoral burnout. How do we explain what’s happened to the evangelical movement in... more

06 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 30 minutes
French Friday: The 14th Amendment & the Evangelical Approach to Politics

A number of cases are being fought in the courts right now over whether Donald Trump violated the 14th amendment... more

01 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
593: Pro-Israeli, Pro-Palestinian, Pro-Peace with Todd Deatherage

With a spike in antisemitism around the world since the October 7th attack in Israel and the horrible scenes of... more

29 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 35 minutes
Are the Kids Alright? EPISODE 5: How to Walk Alongside Gen Z with Tanita Maddox

Whether you're a parent, a youth pastor, a teacher or a young person yourself, you've probably seen all of the... more

24 Nov 2023 · 51 minutes
592: The Evangelical Bro Code & Debriefing America’s Border Crisis with Matthew Soerens and Carmen Imes

Why do so many women find Christian organizations difficult places to work? Katelyn Beaty says the “bro code” within evangelicalism... more

22 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 31 minutes
Are the Kids Alright? EPISODE 4: Why Gen Z is Leaving the Church with Ryan Burge

Whether you're a parent, a youth pastor, a teacher or a young person yourself, you've probably seen all of the... more

17 Nov 2023 · 53 minutes
591: The Social Gospel Strikes Back & Plodding Through Life with Drew Dyck

 Striking auto union workers are quoting the Bible, progressive politicians are citing Jesus, and religious language is returning to more... more

15 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 25 minutes
Are the Kids Alright? EPISODE 3: How Technology is Forming Young People with Felicia Song

Whether you're a parent, a youth pastor, a teacher or a young person yourself, you've probably seen all of the... more

10 Nov 2023 · 57 minutes
590: Who’s the Most Pro-Life? & the Bible on Immigration with M. Daniel Carroll

Democrats are pro-choice and Republicans are pro-life. Right? According to Ryan Burge it’s not that simple. He says a closer... more

08 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Are the Kids Alright? EPISODE 2: Smartphones, Social Media, and Loneliness with Jean Twenge

Whether you're a parent, a youth pastor, a teacher or a young person yourself, you've probably seen all of the... more

03 Nov 2023 · 49 minutes
589: Guarding the Wall of Separation Between Church & State with Warren Throckmorton & Michael Coulter

The Republicans in Congress have finally chosen a new Speaker of the House, and he’s a Bible-affirming, young Earth creationist,... more

01 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 27 minutes
French Friday: Liberty U., Israel, & Social Identity Theory

Liberty University, the country’s largest Christian college, is facing a record-breaking fine of $37.5 million for failing to report crimes,... more

27 Oct 2023 · 54 minutes
588: Pointless Theology Fights & Rethinking American Poverty with Matthew Desmond

A Christian writer in Australia has a list of seven “pointless” things Christians fight about “for no good reason” including... more

25 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 25 minutes
Are the Kids Alright? EPISODE 1: Understanding the Teen Mental Health Crisis with Lisa Damour

Whether you're a parent, a youth pastor, a teacher or a young person yourself, you've probably seen all of the... more

20 Oct 2023 · 1 hour,
587: Have We Been Misreading Romans? With NT Wright

World-renowned New Testament scholar N.T. Wright is back! He’s written an entire book about the 8th chapter of Romans, and... more

18 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 38 minutes
586: What We Get Wrong About Heaven (Hint: Almost Everything) with Skye Jethani

Skye’s new book “What If Jesus Was Serious About Heaven?” Is here! Kaitlyn interviews him about the book, why popular... more

11 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
Why I'm Still a Christian with Jemar Tisby

The last five or six years have been rough for many thoughtful faithful Christians. The embrace of Trump and Trumpism,... more

09 Oct 2023 · 38 minutes
585: The Overlooked Heroes of American Christianity with Jasmine Holmes

For decades most Americans have said other people cannot be trusted. The exception was regular churchgoers who reported more faith... more

04 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 25 minutes
Why I'm Still a Christian with Russell Moore

The last five or six years have been rough for many thoughtful faithful Christians. The embrace of Trump and Trumpism,... more

02 Oct 2023 · 37 minutes
French Friday - Abortions Rise & Civic Ignorance

Even pro-life critics of Donald Trump credit him with appointing three Supreme Court justices who overturned Roe v Wade. But... more

29 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
584: Dress Codes, Growing Fears, & Why Grace is Still Amazing with Philip Yancey

The Senate is relaxing its dress code so senators can wear hoodies and gym shorts, but senate staffers are still... more

27 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
Why I'm Still a Christian with Kristin Du Mez

The last five or six years have been rough for many thoughtful faithful Christians. The embrace of Trump and Trumpism,... more

25 Sep 2023 · 37 minutes
583: One Black Family’s Story about Poverty, Racism, & Grace with Esau McCaulley

Theologian and writer, Esau McCaulley, is back to talk about his new memoir “How Far to the Promised Land: One... more

20 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 27 minutes
Why I’m Still a Christian with Lecrae

The last five or six years have been rough for many thoughtful faithful Christians. The embrace of Trump and Trumpism,... more

18 Sep 2023 · 38 minutes
582: The Rise and Fall of New Atheism with Justin Brierley

If you live in a part of the country that was originally settled by Puritans or Quakers you will probably... more

13 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 29 minutes
581: How Evangelicalism Lost Its Way with Russell Moore

A prominent conservative Calvinist has denounced white Christian Nationalism as heretical and racist, but the movement is still gaining popularity... more

06 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 27 minutes
French Friday - Marriage, Parenting, & Prolonged Adolescence

In a more personal French Friday, David French shares about the mix of pride and sadness he felt when his... more

01 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
580: The Hidden Roots of White Supremacy with Robert P. Jones

Data indicates that white supremacy is growing in popularity, and according to FBI statistics hate crimes have spiked by 35... more

30 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 32 minutes
579: How the Bible is Used & Abused in Politics with Kaitlyn Schiess

An unknown country singer with a fake name has skyrocketed to the top of the charts with the song “Rich... more

23 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 37 minutes
578: How America Got Mean & Why We Misread the Bible with John Walton

In a new article in The Atlantic, David Brooks asks how America became so mean. He says moral formation used... more

16 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 31 minutes
577: How Church Became Theater & the Evangelical Imagination with Karen Swallow Prior

A new survey of worship leaders finds that four megachurches have cornered the worship music market. Should we care who... more

09 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 37 minutes
576:Christian A.I., Church Dropouts, & Fixing Men with Christine Emba

A new chatbot based on OpenAI claims to have a “biblical worldview” and invites users to ask questions directly to... more

02 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 37 minutes
French Friday: Alt-Right Lost Boys & Oppenheimer

The presidential campaign of Ron Desantis recently fired a young communications staffer who created and posted a video celebrating fascism.... more

28 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
575: Barbie, Slavery, and the Image of God with Carmen Imes

Hollywood is struggling. Fewer people are going to theaters, but this week saw the opening of two huge movies including... more

26 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 31 minutes
574: Non-Toxic Masculinity & Lessons from the Black Church with Justin Giboney

The feminist movement has made significant advances in the last 50 years, but data indicates men are falling behind. Fewer... more

19 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 41 minutes
573: The Supreme Court Rules on Affirmative Action, Discrimination, & Free Speech

The Supreme Court has released two highly anticipated and controversial rulings about race, sexual identity, and discrimination. First, colleges and... more

12 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
572: Christian Nationalist Hospitality & Atheists Get Political with Ryan Burge

Throughout the Bible, God’s people are commanded to show hospitality to strangers. But Christian Nationalists unhappy about the number of... more

05 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
French Friday: Nerdfest - UFO Edition

An Air Force veteran recently came forward with whistleblower allegations that the U.S. government has possession of extra-terrestrial vehicles, more... more

30 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
571: TV, Authoritarianism, & the Formative Power of Reading with Jessica Hooten Wilson

- It’s been one year since the Dobbs decision by the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade. What have we... more

28 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 33 minutes
570: Hello AI Sermons, Goodbye Saddleback, & Happy Juneteenth with Rasool Berry

Christians in Germany are using ChatGPT to create liturgies and even preach sermons. Is the rise of AI different from... more

21 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 26 minutes
569: Shiny Happy Certainty & How Women Led in the Early Church with Nijay Gupta

Two events have our attention. First, a new documentary about reality TV’s Dugger family is exposing the ugly side of... more

14 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 27 minutes
568: Oh, Boycotts! & What Happened to Humility? with Richard Foster & Brenda Quinn

Bud Light, Target, Kohls, Chick-Fil-A—the list of companies and brands being boycotted by Christians keeps getting longer. Now there are... more

07 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 38 minutes
567: Christian Nationalism Roundup & the Doctrine of Hell

Phil’s file of Christian Nationalism stories has gotten full, so we’re covering a number of them this week. We explore... more

31 May 2023 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
French Friday: Update from Ukraine & The Future Of Affirmative Action

David French has just returned from Ukraine where he saw the devastating impact of the Russian invasion. He talks to... more

26 May 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
566: Tim Keller, American Poverty, & the Legacy of Rich Mullins with James Bryan Smith

 Influential pastor, author, and apologist, Tim Keller, passed away last week. We reflect on Keller’s ministry and wonder who is... more

24 May 2023 · 1 hour, 35 minutes
565: The Vegan Bible, Loveless Christianity, & Spiritual Narcissism with Rainn Wilson

Ethicist, David Gushee, says we are seeing the emergence of a new kind of loveless Christianity. But those who practice... more

17 May 2023 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
564: How Rapture Theology Shaped America (Part 2)

How did a theological system that rejected Christian participation in politics eventually give birth to the Religious Right? Phil talks... more

10 May 2023 · 1 hour, 31 minutes
563: How Rapture Theology Shaped America (Part 1)

Many Christians in America simply assume that Jesus could return at any moment, that believers will be raptured in the... more

03 May 2023 · 1 hour, 35 minutes
French Friday: How to Thrive in a Post-Christian Culture

From Harvard Law School to The New York Times, David French has repeatedly found himself in communities where secular progressivism... more

28 Apr 2023 · 59 minutes
562: Fox Fires Tucker, Toxic Gun Culture, & Rethinking Revivals with Derwin Gray

After admitting it broadcast election lies and conspiracies, and paying $787 million in damages, Fox News has fired its most... more

26 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
561: How the Evangelical Movement Failed a Generation with Jon Ward

From the Jesus Movement in the 1970s, through the Religious Right in the 1980s, the rise of New Calvinism in... more

19 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 31 minutes
560: The Rise of Retaliation Politics & How to Suffer Well with Alan Noble

Protests have continued after last month’s school shooting in Nashville, including in the Tennessee state legislature where the majority Republicans... more

12 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 26 minutes
559: The Nashville Shooting & Preaching to a Divided Nation with Matthew Kim & Paul Hoffman

Description: Immediately after last week’s school shooting in Nashville, opportunists used it to advance their favorite culture war narratives. Why... more

05 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 28 minutes
French Friday: Transgenderism & Parental Rights

It’s becoming increasingly clear that parental rights is poised to be a significant issue in the 2024 election, particularly as... more

31 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
558: Saddleback vs the SBC & Misusing the Marriage Metaphor with Beth Felker Jones & Amy Peeler

Description: Rick Warren, the founder and former pastor of Saddleback Church, is speaking out after his church was ejected from... more

29 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
557: The Rise of Christian Nashville-ism & What Christians Must Do with Claude Alexander

557: The Rise of Christian Nashville-ism & What Christians Must Do with Claude Alexander   Why doesn’t Congress work? A... more

22 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 32 minutes
556: Teen Mental Health Revisited & Digital Discipleship with Nona Jones

Feedback on the recent episode about the teen mental health report by the CDC was so strong that the Holy... more

15 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 30 minutes
555: “The Article” & Biblical Critical Theory with Christopher Watkin

The Gospel Coalition published an article last week that brought together every divergent faction of the church to say, “Ick!”... more

08 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 39 minutes
554 Teenage Girls in Crisis & Rethinking Revelation with Scot McKnight

A new report from the CDC finds a record number of teenage girls are now debilitated by mental illnesses including... more

01 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 33 minutes
French Friday: The Real Masculinity Crisis

There's no denying that American men are struggling. Depression, drug use, and suicide are on the rise, and there are... more

24 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
553: Revival Tourism & Christ vs Christians with Beth Moore

She’s finally here! Bible teacher and author Beth Moore joins Kaitlyn Schiess to discuss her new memoir, her calling, and... more

22 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 25 minutes
552 Jesus Gets Us & We Get Data on Christian Nationalists with Kristin Kobes Du Mez Vu

A Christian campaign spent $20 million on two ads during the Super Bowl, but the “He Gets Us” commercials are... more

15 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 33 minutes
551 Power, Pacifism, & Being Consistently Pro-Life with Shane Claiborne

What does it mean to be pro-life? Drawing from the words of Jesus, the Apostles, and the early church, Shane... more

10 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
550 Demons, Democrats, & Dominionists, Oh My!

How did American politics go from a disagreement over policies to become a war between the forces of good and... more

08 Feb 2023 · 1 hour,
549 MLK, Black Voices & A New Book on Lent w/Esau McCaulley

Phil catches up with friend-of-the-show Esau McCaulley (New Testament Professor, NYT columnist, author of CT Book of the Year Reading... more

03 Feb 2023 · 46 minutes
548 Andy Stanley, Spirit Warriors & The Greatest Threat To Christianity

In a video clip from a sermon, influential megachurch pastor Andy Stanley said gay men and women who remain in... more

01 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
547 French Friday: Selling Out, Gay Wedding Websites, & How People Change

David French shares about his move to The New York Times, and why MAGA Conservatives call him a “sell out”... more

27 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
546 England’s Same-Sex Marriage Compromise & Brazil’s January 6th

The Church of England has decided to not allow same-sex marriages, but it will bless civil same-sex unions. Is it... more

25 Jan 2023 · 52 minutes
545 What Story is the Bible Telling? with Timothy Gombis

What story are we in?  A rescue plan to get us out of a dying world?  God's mission to save... more

20 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
544: MLK, Reparations, & the Benefits of Awe

Martin Luther King Jr. is widely celebrated today, but that wasn’t the case when he was killed in 1968. Esau... more

18 Jan 2023 · 56 minutes
543: Women and the Gender of God with Amy Peeler

When Damar Hamlin collapsed during Monday Night Football we witnessed an outpouring of public prayer. We also saw... more

11 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 29 minutes
542: How to Repair American Evangelicalism with Walter Kim

The pandemic was miserable for mothers, right? New research disputes that claim and shows moms were actually happier than childless... more

04 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 30 minutes
French Friday: Free Speech & Social Media

Voices on the right, from Elon Musk to Fox News, are accusing social media companies of violating the First Amendment's... more

30 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
541: Rethinking Heaven, the Harrowing of Hell, & Christian Civics with Michael Wear

or our final episode of 2022, we are sharing with everyone two bonus features that are normally exclusively available to... more

28 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 30 minutes
540: Top Stories of ’22, “Tots of Scorn,” & the Naughty List with a Secret Guest

What were the most important stories of 2022? Phil, Skye, and Christian discuss the embrace of Christian Nationalism, political and... more

21 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
539: Megachurch Christmas Controversy & Answers in Exodus with Carmen Imes

A Texas megachurch is facing criticism after a viral TikTok video showed a rehearsal of its Christmas production with drummers... more

14 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 28 minutes
538: Rotten Pastoral Restoration & the Power of Pain with Drew Dyck

Reactions to last week’s show were strong. The Holy Post crew responds to listener feedback about LGBTQ representation in movies... more

07 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
What in the World? EPISODE 4: The Mission of God

For more than a century, the American church has been arguing about the exact scope and boundaries of God’s mission.... more

05 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
French Friday: The Case for Civil Same-Sex Marriage

In 2015, the Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v Hodges that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marriage. With the recent... more

02 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
537: The War Over Christmas Movies & Gen Z’s Mental Health with Josh Packard

The Hallmark Channel is now producing Christmas movies with LGBTQ characters and relationships leading the network’s former CEO to launch... more

30 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 27 minutes
536: Listener Voicemails! Archeology, Abortion, & Avoiding Holiday Family Arguments

Just in time for the holidays, the Holy Post crew is answering another round of voicemails from our Patreon supporters.... more

23 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Episode 535: What Does the Global Church Believe About Guns? with Morgan Lee

The U.S. midterm elections were full of surprises. The Holy Post crew asks if the political side of the pro-life... more

16 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Episode 534: Does Ministry Matter More than the Marketplace? with Joe Leininger

With the midterm elections happening in the U.S., we’ve seen a rise in both hyperbolic political rhetoric and political violence.... more

09 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
Episode 533: Why Do We Struggle with the Sabbath? with Ruth Haley Barton

Elon Musk announced his takeover of Twitter by carrying a porcelain sink into the headquarters. Will his plan to loosen... more

02 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
French Friday: What Abortion Abolitionists Get Wrong

With the Dobbs decision earlier this year, the Supreme Court sent the issue of abortion back to the states, and... more

28 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Episode 532: How Would Jesus Fight the Culture War? with Mike Erre

Research finds many Americans are opposed to the gospel because they view Christians as hypocrites, but a new $100 million... more

26 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 28 minutes
Episode 531: What’s Wrong with Christian Nationalism? with Paul D. Miller

Everyone is suddenly talking about Christian nationalism. Some on the political right are embracing the label, while others on the... more

19 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Episode 530: Can We Still Trust the News? with Bonnie Kristian

Research now shows that people who constantly consume the news are three times more likely to hold incorrect perspectives than... more

12 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 29 minutes
Episode 529: Rapture Anxiety & Why Analog Discipleship is Better with Jay Y. Kim

Were you an evangelical kid in the 1970s, 80s, or 90s? Then you may be suffering from the lingering affects... more

05 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
French Friday: Is Evangelicalism about Jesus or Sexual Ethics?

David French is in studio with Skye Jethani and Phil Vischer for a special edition of French Friday. First, they... more

30 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Episode 528: Can Ancient Liturgy Save Evangelicalism? with Aaron Damiani

The death of Queen Elizabeth has many wondering about the future of Christianity in the UK. The Queen... more

28 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
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Research finds many Americans are opposed to the gospel because they view Christians as hypocrites, but a new $100 million ad campaign... more