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What Evangelicals Need to Know about the Cathol...
The Catholic world is reeling after a devastating…
54 min
102
The Church Doesn't Get Men. Can It Learn from N...
Check out this headlines from the past decade: …
55 min
103
Pastoring in Charlottesville After the Protests
This week was the first year anniversary of the a…
50 min
104
The Bill Hybels News Isn't Just Another Pastor ...
Note: Listeners interested in the issues raised b…
43 min
105
The Other Family Separation at the Border: Cana...
It’s been an interesting year for Canadian evange…
45 min
106
Surprise! A Conference for Gay Christians Has S...
Here’s how the Revoice Conference describes itsel…
40 min
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Do Church Plants Drive Neighborhood Change?
In 2011, The New York Times profiled several chur…
59 min
108
What a Conservative Court Means for Christian U...
Christian conservatives praised President Trump’s…
50 min
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Brazilian Soccer's Evangelical Embrace Mirrors ...
Brazil has won the World Cup five times, and as o…
45 min
110
How Charles Taylor Helps Us Understand Our Secu...
Ever heard a Christian author or speaker refer to…
45 min
111
Standing Between Border Control and Immigrant F...
Last month, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions vow…
39 min
112
What South Korean Christians Want for North Korea
Will North Korea’s recent diplomatic efforts be a…
38 min
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If Religious Liberty and LGBT Activists Want to...
he US Supreme Court has ruled on the biggest reli…
40 min
114
What Are Christians to Make of Jordan Peterson?
He’s a Canadian psychology professor. A YouTube s…
49 min
115
Are Southern Baptists Experiencing a #MeToo Mom...
It’s been quite a week for Southern Baptists. Sin…
58 min
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Nigerian Christians Are Exhausted From the Terr...
Nigerian Christians have had enough. Thousands to…
57 min
117
Rwanda Is 95 Percent Christian. So Why Is It Sh...
Over the past two months, authorities have closed…
45 min
118
Why Turkey Is Accusing an American Pastor of Te...
Andrew Brunson had been ministering in Izmir, Tur…
46 min
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What the Bible Says about Abuse Within Marriage
Note: Malachi 2, ‘I hate divorce.’ Said by guest …
56 min
120
Sit With Your Family at Church—But Maybe Not Yo...
Rebecca McLaughlin doesn’t sit with her husband a…
48 min
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About That Evangelical Summit in Wheaton This Week
Several dozen evangelical leaders from across the…
38 min
122
Good News for Christians Battling US Sex Traffi...
Last week, the US government shutdown the classif…
39 min
123
What Changed for Evangelicals When MLK Was Killed
This week, we are remembering the life and legacy…
78 min
124
When You Hear Sexual Misconduct Allegations Abo...
Last week, the Chicago Tribune reported on multip…
45 min
125
On Being an Evangelical Senator During the Trum...
Oklahoma politician James Lankford became a US Se…
51 min
126
Muslim Refugees Are Finding Christ—And Facing B...
Over the past decade, hundreds of Muslim migrants…
47 min
127
China Just Made Life Way Harder for Christians
Last week, China announced that it would drop pre…
42 min
128
Newsweek’s ‘Second Coming Christ’ Problem
In 2013, IBT Media purchased the acclaimed Americ…
48 min
129
A Billy Graham Biographer Tells All!
Evangelist Billy Graham died this week. Christian…
37 min
130
What Made Mental Illness a ‘Sin’? Paganism
Is suffering from mental illness the result of pe…
41 min
131
‘Muscular Christianity’ Influenced the Creation...
The ancient Olympics lasted more than a millenniu…
45 min
132
Why the US Believes Global Religious Freedom Is...
Last week, the US Senate confirmed Sam Brownback …
43 min
133
Proximity to Poverty’s ‘Destructive Culture’
Writer Rod Dreher’s recent comments on poverty an…
54 min
134
Trump Talk Is Relentless. It’s Not Always Newsw...
“This is Your Brain on Trump TV,” is the title of…
45 min
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How Gang Brutality and US Immigration Policies ...
In 2001, a 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck El Sal…
42 min
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What Iranian Christians Want
For more than a week, thousands of Iranians have …
34 min
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Why Christians Fall Prey to Fake News
This episode previously aired in January 2017 and…
51 min
138
When Good Charity Looks Like Giving Out Cash
Once a year, many Christian international anti-po…
45 min
139
Should Christians Care if America’s Embassy Is ...
Last week, President Trump announced that the Uni…
40 min
140
Ravi Zacharias and the Case of Christian Creden...
Earlier this week, Ravi Zacharias International M…
36 min
141
What the Pope's Myanmar Trip Means for Local Ch...
Pope Francis’ trip to Myanmar this week has highl…
45 min
142
Q2L’s Listener Appreciation Episode
We asked you to write us reviews and ask us quest…
42 min
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When Christians Sexually Harass and Assault
Allegations of sexual impropriety against the lon…
46 min
144
The Christian History of America's Guns
It’s just days after the worst mass shooting in A…
48 min
145
Countries That Criminalize Conversion and Evang...
In October, Nepal criminalized Christian conversi…
48 min
146
The Museum of the Bible May Change Your Relatio...
Next month, the half-a-billion-dollar, genre-bust…
42 min
147
Supporting the Opposite Gender in the Christian...
Editor’s note: This podcast makes reference to se…
40 min
148
The Significance of Lecrae Leaving White Evange...
Several weeks after Lecrae dropped his latest alb…
48 min
149
Ministering in a Mass Shooting’s Wake
David Uth learned about the Pulse nightclub massa…
40 min
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What Matt Chandler and Tim Keller’s Churches’ T...
Has one of the biggest trends in evangelical chur…
43 min
151
How Football Culture Shapes Christian Colleges
Earlier this week, accusations that five Wheaton …
45 min
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Why FEMA Should Fund Churches Damaged by Disasters
Houses of worship and the Federal Emergency Manag…
37 min
153
Why We Need a Blue-Collar Theology of Work
Just over 100 years ago, churches and labor union…
37 min
154
When the Saints March into Post-Harvey Houston
You’ve probably seen the video, images, and numbe…
36 min
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How Christian Colleges Can Help Americans Talk ...
The United States’ colleges and universities rest…
37 min
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What the Alt-Right Tells Us about Christianity ...
President Donald Trump’s campaign coincided with …
35 min
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Why Christian Charities Help Controversial Coun...
Founded less than 70 years ago, today World Visio…
38 min
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How God Works in Spite of Immigration Status
A bill proposing to halve legal immigration and p…
39 min
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Christian Hip Hop’s Oldest Argument Is Still Go...
Earlier this month, a debate long familiar within…
41 min
160
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
162
Eugene Peterson's New Message
Kevin Miller didn’t see Eugene Peterson’s support…
39 min
163
Quick to Listen’s Summer Reading Edition
What’s summer without a sinking your teeth into a…
39 min
164
What Iraqi Christians Want the American Governm...
June has been quite the month for Iraqi Christian…
36 min
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Talking Is Not Going to Change the World
Here’s how Quick to Listen producer Richard Clark…
36 min
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What Bernie Sanders Revealed about Christian Li...
Christians were left scratching their heads about…
39 min
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A Guide to Spiritually Survive the Evil of Terr...
Terrorism will likely be a constant part of the n…
37 min
168
Yes, Christians Can Love Jesus and Their Muslim...
When it comes to the relationship status between …
43 min
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Why Reinhold Niebuhr Still Haunts American Poli...
A couple weeks before President Trump fired James…
42 min
170
Pursuing a Christian Idea of Criminal Justice i...
Since assuming office, Attorney General Jeff Sess…
42 min
171
Pastors Frequently Preach Politics. But the IRS...
Last week, President Trump issued an executive or…
38 min
172
A Brief History of the Christian Blogosphere
Last week, CT Women asked “Who’s In Charge of the…
43 min
173
Can Christians Affirm Transhumanism?
Move over Fitbits and Apple Watches. Technology i…
36 min
174
Why Orthodoxy Appeals to Hank Hanegraaff and Ot...
Last week, the radio personality many Christians …
42 min
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LIVE: How Should White Evangelicals Respond to ...
Perhaps no group can take more credit for Donald …
53 min
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What American Christians Can Learn about Religi...
Last year, the government passed a number of laws…
41 min
177
Why Undocumented Immigrants Are Flocking to Thi...
Since the beginning of the year, more than 800 co…
34 min
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The Rise and Struggle of South Korean Missionaries
In the past few months, life has suddenly gotten …
25 min
179
Does Your Fasting Have a Point?
According to Don Whitney, Professor of Biblical S…
36 min
180
Tim Keller’s 20-Year Plan to Avoid Building a M...
Did you hear the news about renowned evangelical …
33 min
181
What Message Is Jack Graham Sending to Russell ...
Last week, two-time Southern Baptist Convention p…
44 min
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Why Your Denomination Is Segregated
For researchers to dub your congregation a multie…
37 min
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What Will God Do with Betsy DeVos?
Betsy DeVos is set to run the United States Depar…
47 min
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Why Football Will Never Be America’s New Civil ...
This Sunday’s Super Bowl game is a classic good v…
46 min
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Why Christians Fall Prey to Fake News
So, fake news. In recent months, these two words …
51 min
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Do Pastors Belong on the Trump Inauguration Stage?
This Friday, Samuel Rodriguez will become the fir…
33 min
187
Why Christian Persecution Keeps Rising
This week, Christian persecution advocacy group O…
33 min
188
Do Women Fighters Undermine the Bible’s Underst...
If you were too busy watching college football an…
41 min
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The Christianity Today Podcast Crew's Favorite ...
This week, the three hosts of CT Podcasts got tog…
28 min
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What Evangelicals Can Love about Mary
Hey Protestants, how many of you know what the Fe…
31 min
191
How the Coptic Christian Church Endures
Egypt’s Coptic Christians are in a state of mourn…
38 min
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Are Trump's White Evangelical Supporters Racist?
It’s been a month since the election, so you’ve p…
44 min
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How Complementarian Churches Can Support Female...
Where can complementarian women go to find female…
31 min
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How to Redeem Thanksgiving
For many Americans, our thoughts drift to North A…
38 min
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Should #NeverTrump and Pro-Trump Evangelicals R...
Donald Trump is now the president-elect, the winn…
31 min
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LifeWay's Hatmaker Decision: What Evangelical I...
Best-selling author and blogger Jen Hatmaker’s bo…
34 min
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Does America’s History Justify Rigged Election ...
Two weeks from today, Election Day will be over. …
32 min
198
Should Evangelical Intellectuals Despair 'Books...
After 21 years, Books & Culture will cease publi…
33 min
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Trump Tape Forces Deeper Conversations on Evang...
By now, you’ve probably seen the 2005 video of Do…
47 min
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Are Our Churches Full of Heretics?
Do people have the ability to turn to God on thei…
36 min