Not So Black And White With Sean Palmer and John Alan Turner
By Sean Palmer
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Christian author, speaker, and thinker Sean Palmer and church leadership consultant, author, and speaker John Alan Turner share thought-provoking and provocative conversations, interviews, and reflections on contemporary issues that aren't always so black and white.
||CleanEpisode 025: Rob Bell LOVES the Bible||Talkin' "What Is The Bible?"||5/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 024: Fearing the Flock||Preaching Hard Messages In A Snowflake Culture||4/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 023: Confronting Racism in The Church||Live from Renew Conference in Fresno, CA||3/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 022: Fearing the Future||Should Christian Look Back or Look Ahead||2/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 021: Race In America||Sean and John, in partnership with The Lookout Magazine, talk race relations in America. Recorded specifically for The Lookout, this is a primer for those interested in where we are in terms of race in America and around the world and the church's...||2/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20: The Tension of Trump||Only half of eligible American voters opted-in during the 2016 election. Half of those people elected Donald Trump the 45th President of the United States. That means only 25% of Americans choose, through direct action, for Trump to be...||1/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 019: How Jesus Saves the World From Us w/ Morgan Guyton||Author and blogger Morgan Guyton joins the show to talk about his book, How Jesus Saves the World From Us: 12 Antidotes to Toxic Christianity. Here we talk about what's right and wrong in contemporary Christianity and how Christians can better serve...||1/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 018: Liturgy! Who Needs It?||Free Church Meets High Church||12/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 017: Election Aftermath||Sean and John Talk Hillary and Trump||12/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 016: Our LGBTQ+ Friends and the Church||A Friendly Interview with Caleb Kaltenbach||11/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: Responding to Responses About Eric Metaxas||Sean and John share their listener's responses to "Episode 14" with Best-Selling Author of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, and the recently released If You Can Keep It, and radio host, Eric Metaxas about Election...||11/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: Eric Metaxas on Trump, Christian Engagement, and Election 2016||In our first one-on-one episode, John Alan Turner sits down with Best-Selling Author of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, and the recently released If You Can Keep It, and radio host, Eric Metaxas about Election 2016 and his...||10/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: The Perils of Being as Professional Christian||Are you a pastor, professor, Christian school teacher, church youth worker, children's pastor, Executive Director of a Christian organization, or otherwise work for a Christian institution or organization? If so, your livelihood is connected to...||10/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 012: The 5 Temptations of A Preacher||Sean and John sit down and talk the 5 GREATEST temptations of Christian leaders and what we can do about the. Do you find yourself trying to keep up with the Joneses, to not say anything, to whine, to be important, or to merely be a "professional"...||9/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 011: Back-To-School: The Challenge of Young Adults and Meaningful Connections||Making Relationships In An Un-friending World||8/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 010: Sean and John Talk Preaching||Planning a Year's Worth of Sermons||8/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 009: Why It May Be Time To Consider "The Benedict Option"?||What's a Christian to do when they feel that culture is declining, wayward, and corrupt? How should we think when major political parties -- not only fail to represent historical Christian virtues -- but, perhaps, celebrate standard-bearers...||7/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 008: Why Are People So Easily Offended?||Why Suddenly People Are So Sensitive About Everything||7/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat's An "Evangelical" Anyway?||With Donald Trump naming his "Evangelical Executive Advisory Board," populated with Charismatics, TV Personas, former radio host, former politicians, and others, Christians - again - are asked to define what exactly we mean by the term "evangelical."...||7/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 006: Terrorism & A Christian Response Outside the Fear Factory||How The Church Should Respond to Terrorism in Light of Reality Not Fear||7/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 005: Reviving Old Scratch w/ Richard Beck||Demons and the Devil for Doubters and the Disenchanted||6/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 004: American Politics, Faith Convictions, & Where To Draw The Line||Can Daniel Serve as a Model for Political Engagement?||6/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 003: 5 Views of Christianity & Politics||The Theological Reason God-Fearing, Bible-Believing People Disagree||6/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 001: The Show about The Show (Listen To This First)||Sean and John Preview What To Expect & How It Will Bless You||6/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 002: What Politics Is And Where Jesus Fits In||Sean and John Talk What Politics Is and Ain't||6/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Respectful, thoughtful, & fun discussion
Too many Christians have forgotten how to talk about challenging issues. We think that we must be "right" about everything, so we put our stake in the ground and defend it at all costs. That is a problem, and this podcast attempts to do things differently. John and Sean present challenging topics and then challenge themselves to see different viewpoints. They are respectful & considerate of dissenting opinions, attempting to discover the honest truth in the opposing thought. Even if you disagree with their conclusions, this show serves as an example of how to think and speak about topics that may not be so clear cut. It shows that while these topics are important, showing love and respect for all people, even those with whom we disagree, is more important.
Not the same old jibber-jabber
Often times, podcasts can get lost in the personal relationship of the podcasters. John Alan and Sean avoid this snare. Equal parts insightful and humorous Not So Black and White promises to be a podcast at the top of my sunscription list. The duo avoids getting stuck in the depths of ideology and remember to include practical wrestling with the reality of living in relationships with other people who may think differently. Bravo Sean and John Alan thank you for exploring thoughts, questions, and situations that are Not So Black & White.
A needed dialogue
I finally got to check out the new podcast, and it did not disappoint. If the episodes on politics are an indication to how helpfulf, thorough and enjoyable the podcast will be, it's gonna be a great, long ride. I rarely hit the subscribe button, because I'm very picky. I just hit it.