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Religion & Spirituality
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Good News for Christians Battling US Sex Traffi...
Last week, the US government shutdown the classif…
39 min
102
What Changed for Evangelicals When MLK Was Killed
This week, we are remembering the life and legacy…
78 min
103
When You Hear Sexual Misconduct Allegations Abo...
Last week, the Chicago Tribune reported on multip…
45 min
104
On Being an Evangelical Senator During the Trum...
Oklahoma politician James Lankford became a US Se…
51 min
105
Muslim Refugees Are Finding Christ—And Facing B...
Over the past decade, hundreds of Muslim migrants…
47 min
106
China Just Made Life Way Harder for Christians
Last week, China announced that it would drop pre…
42 min
107
Newsweek’s ‘Second Coming Christ’ Problem
In 2013, IBT Media purchased the acclaimed Americ…
48 min
108
A Billy Graham Biographer Tells All!
Evangelist Billy Graham died this week. Christian…
37 min
109
What Made Mental Illness a ‘Sin’? Paganism
Is suffering from mental illness the result of pe…
41 min
110
‘Muscular Christianity’ Influenced the Creation...
The ancient Olympics lasted more than a millenniu…
45 min
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Why the US Believes Global Religious Freedom Is...
Last week, the US Senate confirmed Sam Brownback …
43 min
112
Proximity to Poverty’s ‘Destructive Culture’
Writer Rod Dreher’s recent comments on poverty an…
54 min
113
Trump Talk Is Relentless. It’s Not Always Newsw...
“This is Your Brain on Trump TV,” is the title of…
45 min
114
How Gang Brutality and US Immigration Policies ...
In 2001, a 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck El Sal…
42 min
115
What Iranian Christians Want
For more than a week, thousands of Iranians have …
34 min
116
Why Christians Fall Prey to Fake News
This episode previously aired in January 2017 and…
51 min
117
When Good Charity Looks Like Giving Out Cash
Once a year, many Christian international anti-po…
45 min
118
Should Christians Care if America’s Embassy Is ...
Last week, President Trump announced that the Uni…
40 min
119
Ravi Zacharias and the Case of Christian Creden...
Earlier this week, Ravi Zacharias International M…
36 min
120
What the Pope's Myanmar Trip Means for Local Ch...
Pope Francis’ trip to Myanmar this week has highl…
45 min
121
Q2L’s Listener Appreciation Episode
We asked you to write us reviews and ask us quest…
42 min
122
When Christians Sexually Harass and Assault
Allegations of sexual impropriety against the lon…
46 min
123
The Christian History of America's Guns
It’s just days after the worst mass shooting in A…
48 min
124
Countries That Criminalize Conversion and Evang...
In October, Nepal criminalized Christian conversi…
48 min
125
The Museum of the Bible May Change Your Relatio...
Next month, the half-a-billion-dollar, genre-bust…
42 min
126
Supporting the Opposite Gender in the Christian...
Editor’s note: This podcast makes reference to se…
40 min
127
The Significance of Lecrae Leaving White Evange...
Several weeks after Lecrae dropped his latest alb…
48 min
128
Ministering in a Mass Shooting’s Wake
David Uth learned about the Pulse nightclub massa…
40 min
129
What Matt Chandler and Tim Keller’s Churches’ T...
Has one of the biggest trends in evangelical chur…
43 min
130
How Football Culture Shapes Christian Colleges
Earlier this week, accusations that five Wheaton …
45 min
131
Why FEMA Should Fund Churches Damaged by Disasters
Houses of worship and the Federal Emergency Manag…
37 min
132
Why We Need a Blue-Collar Theology of Work
Just over 100 years ago, churches and labor union…
37 min
133
When the Saints March into Post-Harvey Houston
You’ve probably seen the video, images, and numbe…
36 min
134
How Christian Colleges Can Help Americans Talk ...
The United States’ colleges and universities rest…
37 min
135
What the Alt-Right Tells Us about Christianity ...
President Donald Trump’s campaign coincided with …
35 min
136
Why Christian Charities Help Controversial Coun...
Founded less than 70 years ago, today World Visio…
38 min
137
How God Works in Spite of Immigration Status
A bill proposing to halve legal immigration and p…
39 min
138
Christian Hip Hop’s Oldest Argument Is Still Go...
Earlier this month, a debate long familiar within…
41 min
139
Can Josh Harris Kiss His Book Goodbye?
We’ve hit the 20-year anniversary of I Kissed Dat…
41 min
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UPDATE: Peterson Retracts
A day after an interview where Eugene Peterson st…
11 min
141
Eugene Peterson's New Message
Kevin Miller didn’t see Eugene Peterson’s support…
39 min
142
Quick to Listen’s Summer Reading Edition
What’s summer without a sinking your teeth into a…
39 min
143
What Iraqi Christians Want the American Governm...
June has been quite the month for Iraqi Christian…
36 min
144
Talking Is Not Going to Change the World
Here’s how Quick to Listen producer Richard Clark…
36 min
145
What Bernie Sanders Revealed about Christian Li...
Christians were left scratching their heads about…
39 min
146
A Guide to Spiritually Survive the Evil of Terr...
Terrorism will likely be a constant part of the n…
37 min
147
Yes, Christians Can Love Jesus and Their Muslim...
When it comes to the relationship status between …
43 min
148
Why Reinhold Niebuhr Still Haunts American Poli...
A couple weeks before President Trump fired James…
42 min
149
Pursuing a Christian Idea of Criminal Justice i...
Since assuming office, Attorney General Jeff Sess…
42 min
150
Pastors Frequently Preach Politics. But the IRS...
Last week, President Trump issued an executive or…
38 min
151
A Brief History of the Christian Blogosphere
Last week, CT Women asked “Who’s In Charge of the…
43 min
152
Can Christians Affirm Transhumanism?
Move over Fitbits and Apple Watches. Technology i…
36 min
153
Why Orthodoxy Appeals to Hank Hanegraaff and Ot...
Last week, the radio personality many Christians …
42 min
154
LIVE: How Should White Evangelicals Respond to ...
Perhaps no group can take more credit for Donald …
53 min
155
What American Christians Can Learn about Religi...
Last year, the government passed a number of laws…
41 min
156
Why Undocumented Immigrants Are Flocking to Thi...
Since the beginning of the year, more than 800 co…
34 min
157
The Rise and Struggle of South Korean Missionaries
In the past few months, life has suddenly gotten …
25 min
158
Does Your Fasting Have a Point?
According to Don Whitney, Professor of Biblical S…
36 min
159
Tim Keller’s 20-Year Plan to Avoid Building a M...
Did you hear the news about renowned evangelical …
33 min
160
What Message Is Jack Graham Sending to Russell ...
Last week, two-time Southern Baptist Convention p…
44 min
161
Why Your Denomination Is Segregated
For researchers to dub your congregation a multie…
37 min
162
What Will God Do with Betsy DeVos?
Betsy DeVos is set to run the United States Depar…
47 min
163
Why Football Will Never Be America’s New Civil ...
This Sunday’s Super Bowl game is a classic good v…
46 min
164
Why Christians Fall Prey to Fake News
So, fake news. In recent months, these two words …
51 min
165
Do Pastors Belong on the Trump Inauguration Stage?
This Friday, Samuel Rodriguez will become the fir…
33 min
166
Why Christian Persecution Keeps Rising
This week, Christian persecution advocacy group O…
33 min
167
Do Women Fighters Undermine the Bible’s Underst...
If you were too busy watching college football an…
41 min
168
The Christianity Today Podcast Crew's Favorite ...
This week, the three hosts of CT Podcasts got tog…
28 min
169
What Evangelicals Can Love about Mary
Hey Protestants, how many of you know what the Fe…
31 min
170
How the Coptic Christian Church Endures
Egypt’s Coptic Christians are in a state of mourn…
38 min
171
Are Trump's White Evangelical Supporters Racist?
It’s been a month since the election, so you’ve p…
44 min
172
How Complementarian Churches Can Support Female...
Where can complementarian women go to find female…
31 min
173
How to Redeem Thanksgiving
For many Americans, our thoughts drift to North A…
38 min
174
Should #NeverTrump and Pro-Trump Evangelicals R...
Donald Trump is now the president-elect, the winn…
31 min
175
LifeWay's Hatmaker Decision: What Evangelical I...
Best-selling author and blogger Jen Hatmaker’s bo…
34 min
176
Does America’s History Justify Rigged Election ...
Two weeks from today, Election Day will be over. …
32 min
177
Should Evangelical Intellectuals Despair 'Books...
After 21 years, Books & Culture will cease publi…
33 min
178
Trump Tape Forces Deeper Conversations on Evang...
By now, you’ve probably seen the 2005 video of Do…
47 min
179
Are Our Churches Full of Heretics?
Do people have the ability to turn to God on thei…
36 min
180
Katelyn Beaty's Last Show
Katelyn Beaty is moving on. Christianity Today’s …
34 min
181
Refugees Aren't Skittles.
This week, we’ve been having a national conversat…
36 min
182
Why Crossway Stopped Translating the ESV
Last week, the Crossway board of directors and En…
31 min
183
Our Prison Ministries Are Too Small
From a numbers perspective, for every American ch…
33 min
184
Quick to Listen Presents: Katelyn Beaty on The ...
Katelyn and Morgan are off this week, so we're pr…
46 min
185
Should Filmmaker Nate Parker's Rape Allegations...
In anticipation of his upcoming film about Nat Tu…
38 min
186
How Much Should a Christian Olympian Give Up fo...
Did you see the Americans’ sweep the hurdles last…
36 min
187
Is It Time for a Pivot from National Politics?
If voter turnout is any indication, Americans don…
35 min
188
In a Trump v. Clinton Election, Should Characte...
Last week, theologian and ethicist Wayne Grudem o…
34 min
189
The Deep Roots of Our Hillary Hostility
Earlier this week, ESPN’s analytics site FiveThir…
45 min
190
Obsessed with Pokémon Go? Don't Be Ashamed.
The world can be divided into two camps: people w…
32 min
191
What Black Christians Need from White Christian...
On Tuesday, President Obama honored the lives of …
32 min
192
Depression or Spiritual Warfare: What If It’s B...
“As a psychiatrist, I diagnose mental illness. Al…
30 min
193
Quick to Listen's Precious Moments Holiday Extr...
In honor of the long weekend, Morgan and Katelyn …
18 min
194
Steph Curry and the Complicated Nature of Chris...
On Sunday, Lebron James led the Cleveland Cavalie…
39 min
195
How Social Media Fails Our Orlando Grief
Forty-nine people lost their lives after a gunman…
39 min
196
Actually Trump, All Americans Bring Their Cultu...
Former Trump University students say their school…
29 min
197
A Dead Gorilla Highlights Zoos' Bigger Problem
Last Saturday, a four-year-old boy climbed the wa…
31 min
198
Transgender Confusion Goes beyond Elementary Sc...
This week, 10 states announced that they would su…
28 min
199
Can We Trust Facebook to Be Fair with Conservat...
If you’re on Facebook, you’ve probably glanced at…
28 min
200
Thabiti Anyabwile on Why Voting 3rd Party Shoul...
Last week, John Kasich and Ted Cruz suspended the…
23 min