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Religion & Spirituality
1
Pentecostals and the President
Why their prophets exalt Trump and Paula White pastors him.
44 min
2
When Christian Ministries Ask Their Ex-Employee...
How a corporate world practice became mainstream for evangelical nonprofits and churches.
44 min
3
Kanye West's Long, Complicated Relationship wit...
The rapper’s need for God has manifested in his music far before “Jesus Is King.”
66 min
4
John MacArthur Is No Stranger to Controversy
A closer look at the ministry and theology behind the outspoken California pastor.
51 min
5
Trump's Withdrawal from Syria Threatens the Gro...
Christianity is spreading in the majority Sunni community. But what will the violence mean?
48 min
6
Catholic Leaders Are Discussing Married Priests...
What Protestants need to know about Pope Francis’s Amazon Synod.
45 min
7
Lecrae Got Baptized Again. Here's Why People We...
A deep dive into a very old sacrament.
46 min
8
Does Evangelism Belong at Chicago’s Top Tourist...
The unique complexities of sharing the gospel in public.
48 min
9
So, What's an Evangelical?
And why does it matter?
49 min
10
Benny Hinn's Prosperity Gospel Message Started ...
What inspired one of Christianity’s most polemic movements?
48 min
11
What 1619 Means for Christian History
How Catholics and Reformers reacted to the transatlantic slave trade.
49 min
12
Another Denomination Changes Its End Times Doct...
Why the Evangelical Free Church of America stepped back from its premillennial convictions.
40 min
13
Coming Next Week: Living and Effective, Season 2
An immersive journey through the prosperity gospel, grief, and death.
7 min
14
A Christian Satirist Talks The Babylon Bee
The former editor in chief of The Wittenburg Door on making fun of the church in love.
51 min
15
The Limits of Pentecostal Women Leaders
When the tradition’s unique understanding of calling meets societal norms of leadership.
47 min
16
What Mass Shootings Mean for Loners and Youth M...
Where churches fall short in reaching young people.
59 min
17
Responding to Josh Harris's Announcement
What should we do when loved ones and public figures leave the faith?
53 min
18
They Tried to Kill Me for My Christian Faith. S...
Last week, the US hosted its second religious fre…
51 min
19
Should You Pass Your Church to Your Son (or Dau...
It claims 100,000 members. It owns and operates a…
45 min
20
Are Our Ordination Controversies Unique?
What this sometimes contentious rite looks like i…
45 min
21
Here’s What Makes the ‘First-Century Mark’ Saga...
Last week, CT published a piece about the “First …
57 min
22
How a US-China Trade War Threatens Christian Pu...
China is home to some of the worst religious repr…
50 min
23
African and West Indian Christians Are Changing...
How God is working through the Windrush generatio…
47 min
24
Beth Moore Is Speaking Up
In August 2010, CT published a cover story on Bet…
46 min
25
This Pastor Criticized Trump When Pence Visited...
Popular Southern Baptist pastor David Platt learn…
45 min
26
The Christian Backstory of Hong Kong’s Anti-Gov...
In April, nine Hong Kong activists were convicted…
50 min
27
India Is Not Protecting Its Christians
On Thursday, Indians will learn the results of th…
51 min
28
Jean Vanier’s Faith Convicts All of Us
Last week, the Canadian Catholic leader Jean Vani…
52 min
29
How Christians Can Reach Muslims During Ramadan
This week marked the start of Ramadan, a 30-day s…
49 min
30
France Loves Notre Dame. Do They Still Believe ...
Two weeks ago, the Notre Dame caught fire and bur…
63 min
31
The Easter Attacks Are a Turning Point for Sri ...
Nearly 300 people are dead after suicide bombers …
53 min
32
Valuing Women of Color at Christian Conferences
everal weeks ago, theologian Ekemini Uwan was int…
73 min
33
When the Government Bans Chaplains from Executi...
Last month, the Supreme Court ruled that Texas co…
55 min
34
Christians Are on All Sides of the Immigration ...
At the beginning of this year, Christianity Today…
51 min
35
The Christian Bookstore Chain Is Dead. What Com...
In 2013, Christian book retailer, Cokesbury Books…
54 min
36
Retirement for Those Who Can’t
Christianity Today’s March 2019 cover story exami…
48 min
37
Our Venezuelan Brothers and Sisters in Christ A...
Venezuela has been in crisis for years, but the s…
47 min
38
How Christian Art Historically Depicts Women an...
As part of the launch of her latest book, Shamele…
52 min
39
Methodism’s Global Reach Has Changed the Denomi...
For the past four days, the General Conference of…
41 min
40
Introducing: The Way to Glory
Introducing: The Way to Glory by Christianity Tod…
1 min
41
The Struggle to Say ‘I’m Sorry’ in Public
Note: Quick to Listen now has transcripts! Scroll…
54 min
42
No, Millennials Aren't Killing Evangelism
Half of millennial Christians say it’s wrong to e…
57 min
43
How This Dutch Congregation Pulled Off a 96-Day...
For nearly 100 days, more than 500 Dutch pastors—…
49 min
44
Why Islamist Terrorists Attacked Christians in ...
SIS has claimed responsibility for an attack that…
55 min
45
The Hebrew Israelites in That March for Life Vi...
Videos from last Friday’s March for Life and the …
54 min
46
No Sign Language in the World Has Its Own Bible...
Note: Our guest on this week’s show signed his re…
39 min
47
The Schism Dividing the Orthodox Church
Last fall, the Patriarch of Moscow cut ties with …
45 min
48
This New Year, Build Character
We make New Year’s resolutions about money, fitne…
37 min
49
It's Not Just a Blue Christmas. We're Lonely.
Research shows our society's widespread isolation…
53 min
50
Not Just Asia Bibi: Pakistan’s Very Vulnerable ...
After years behind bars and on death row, Asia Bi…
54 min
51
The History of the Fundamentalists Facing a Mas...
On Sunday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram published…
48 min
52
The Hard Truth About Pastors' Pay
We’re in the midst of what could be a significant…
58 min
53
What John Allen Chau's Missions Agency Wants Yo...
A little over a week ago, a 26-year-missionary wa…
39 min
54
How Christians Can Partner with Muslims on Reli...
How Christians Can Partner with Muslims on Religi…
41 min
55
This 'Religious War' Isn't Religious
It’s been a bloody year in the Central African Re…
33 min
56
Why Latino Evangelicals Vote Beyond Immigration
Elections often call attention to white evangelic…
57 min
57
What to Make of James MacDonald Suing Julie Roys
A Chicagoland megachurch pastor has sued a Christ…
52 min
58
Iraqi Christians Waited Years for American Fund...
Last year, Vice President Mike Pence pledged supp…
56 min
59
Climate Change Divides the US Church. It Unites...
Last week, the world’s leading climate scientists…
44 min
60
Should Christians Trust Saudi Arabia’s Crown Pr...
Last week, Washington Post columnist Jamal Khasho…
48 min
61
What Tim Keller Wants American Christians to Kn...
Last week, millions of Americans were caught up i…
60 min
62
Maria Devastated Puerto Rico. It Didn’t Destroy...
Earlier this month, you couldn’t turn a televisio…
32 min
63
Just 23 Iranian and Iraqis Refugees Have Come t...
Several years ago, the Obama administration set a…
52 min
64
John MacArthur's ‘Statement on Social Justice’ ...
Last week, John MacArthur and a dozen other Chris…
60 min
65
A Bill Banning Reparative Therapy Spurred an Un...
This spring, California assemblyman Evan Low intr…
39 min
66
What Evangelicals Need to Know about the Cathol...
The Catholic world is reeling after a devastating…
54 min
67
The Church Doesn't Get Men. Can It Learn from N...
Check out this headlines from the past decade: …
55 min
68
Pastoring in Charlottesville After the Protests
This week was the first year anniversary of the a…
50 min
69
The Bill Hybels News Isn't Just Another Pastor ...
Note: Listeners interested in the issues raised b…
43 min
70
The Other Family Separation at the Border: Cana...
It’s been an interesting year for Canadian evange…
45 min
71
Surprise! A Conference for Gay Christians Has S...
Here’s how the Revoice Conference describes itsel…
40 min
72
Do Church Plants Drive Neighborhood Change?
In 2011, The New York Times profiled several chur…
59 min
73
What a Conservative Court Means for Christian U...
Christian conservatives praised President Trump’s…
50 min
74
Brazilian Soccer's Evangelical Embrace Mirrors ...
Brazil has won the World Cup five times, and as o…
45 min
75
How Charles Taylor Helps Us Understand Our Secu...
Ever heard a Christian author or speaker refer to…
45 min
76
Standing Between Border Control and Immigrant F...
Last month, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions vow…
39 min
77
What South Korean Christians Want for North Korea
Will North Korea’s recent diplomatic efforts be a…
38 min
78
If Religious Liberty and LGBT Activists Want to...
he US Supreme Court has ruled on the biggest reli…
40 min
79
What Are Christians to Make of Jordan Peterson?
He’s a Canadian psychology professor. A YouTube s…
49 min
80
Are Southern Baptists Experiencing a #MeToo Mom...
It’s been quite a week for Southern Baptists. Sin…
58 min
81
Nigerian Christians Are Exhausted From the Terr...
Nigerian Christians have had enough. Thousands to…
57 min
82
Rwanda Is 95 Percent Christian. So Why Is It Sh...
Over the past two months, authorities have closed…
45 min
83
Why Turkey Is Accusing an American Pastor of Te...
Andrew Brunson had been ministering in Izmir, Tur…
46 min
84
What the Bible Says about Abuse Within Marriage
Note: Malachi 2, ‘I hate divorce.’ Said by guest …
56 min
85
Sit With Your Family at Church—But Maybe Not Yo...
Rebecca McLaughlin doesn’t sit with her husband a…
48 min
86
About That Evangelical Summit in Wheaton This Week
Several dozen evangelical leaders from across the…
38 min
87
Good News for Christians Battling US Sex Traffi...
Last week, the US government shutdown the classif…
39 min
88
What Changed for Evangelicals When MLK Was Killed
This week, we are remembering the life and legacy…
78 min
89
When You Hear Sexual Misconduct Allegations Abo...
Last week, the Chicago Tribune reported on multip…
45 min
90
On Being an Evangelical Senator During the Trum...
Oklahoma politician James Lankford became a US Se…
51 min
91
Muslim Refugees Are Finding Christ—And Facing B...
Over the past decade, hundreds of Muslim migrants…
47 min
92
China Just Made Life Way Harder for Christians
Last week, China announced that it would drop pre…
42 min
93
Newsweek’s ‘Second Coming Christ’ Problem
In 2013, IBT Media purchased the acclaimed Americ…
48 min
94
A Billy Graham Biographer Tells All!
Evangelist Billy Graham died this week. Christian…
37 min
95
What Made Mental Illness a ‘Sin’? Paganism
Is suffering from mental illness the result of pe…
41 min
96
‘Muscular Christianity’ Influenced the Creation...
The ancient Olympics lasted more than a millenniu…
45 min
97
Why the US Believes Global Religious Freedom Is...
Last week, the US Senate confirmed Sam Brownback …
43 min
98
Proximity to Poverty’s ‘Destructive Culture’
Writer Rod Dreher’s recent comments on poverty an…
54 min
99
Trump Talk Is Relentless. It’s Not Always Newsw...
“This is Your Brain on Trump TV,” is the title of…
45 min
100
How Gang Brutality and US Immigration Policies ...
In 2001, a 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck El Sal…
42 min
101
What Iranian Christians Want
For more than a week, thousands of Iranians have …
34 min
102
Why Christians Fall Prey to Fake News
This episode previously aired in January 2017 and…
51 min
103
When Good Charity Looks Like Giving Out Cash
Once a year, many Christian international anti-po…
45 min
104
Should Christians Care if America’s Embassy Is ...
Last week, President Trump announced that the Uni…
40 min
105
Ravi Zacharias and the Case of Christian Creden...
Earlier this week, Ravi Zacharias International M…
36 min
106
What the Pope's Myanmar Trip Means for Local Ch...
Pope Francis’ trip to Myanmar this week has highl…
45 min
107
Q2L’s Listener Appreciation Episode
We asked you to write us reviews and ask us quest…
42 min
108
When Christians Sexually Harass and Assault
Allegations of sexual impropriety against the lon…
46 min
109
The Christian History of America's Guns
It’s just days after the worst mass shooting in A…
48 min
110
Countries That Criminalize Conversion and Evang...
In October, Nepal criminalized Christian conversi…
48 min
111
The Museum of the Bible May Change Your Relatio...
Next month, the half-a-billion-dollar, genre-bust…
42 min
112
Supporting the Opposite Gender in the Christian...
Editor’s note: This podcast makes reference to se…
40 min
113
The Significance of Lecrae Leaving White Evange...
Several weeks after Lecrae dropped his latest alb…
48 min
114
Ministering in a Mass Shooting’s Wake
David Uth learned about the Pulse nightclub massa…
40 min
115
What Matt Chandler and Tim Keller’s Churches’ T...
Has one of the biggest trends in evangelical chur…
43 min
116
How Football Culture Shapes Christian Colleges
Earlier this week, accusations that five Wheaton …
45 min
117
Why FEMA Should Fund Churches Damaged by Disasters
Houses of worship and the Federal Emergency Manag…
37 min
118
Why We Need a Blue-Collar Theology of Work
Just over 100 years ago, churches and labor union…
37 min
119
When the Saints March into Post-Harvey Houston
You’ve probably seen the video, images, and numbe…
36 min
120
How Christian Colleges Can Help Americans Talk ...
The United States’ colleges and universities rest…
37 min
121
What the Alt-Right Tells Us about Christianity ...
President Donald Trump’s campaign coincided with …
35 min
122
Why Christian Charities Help Controversial Coun...
Founded less than 70 years ago, today World Visio…
38 min
123
How God Works in Spite of Immigration Status
A bill proposing to halve legal immigration and p…
39 min
124
Christian Hip Hop’s Oldest Argument Is Still Go...
Earlier this month, a debate long familiar within…
41 min
125
Can Josh Harris Kiss His Book Goodbye?
We’ve hit the 20-year anniversary of I Kissed Dat…
41 min
126
UPDATE: Peterson Retracts
A day after an interview where Eugene Peterson st…
11 min
127
Eugene Peterson's New Message
Kevin Miller didn’t see Eugene Peterson’s support…
39 min
128
Quick to Listen’s Summer Reading Edition
What’s summer without a sinking your teeth into a…
39 min
129
What Iraqi Christians Want the American Governm...
June has been quite the month for Iraqi Christian…
36 min
130
Talking Is Not Going to Change the World
Here’s how Quick to Listen producer Richard Clark…
36 min
131
What Bernie Sanders Revealed about Christian Li...
Christians were left scratching their heads about…
39 min
132
A Guide to Spiritually Survive the Evil of Terr...
Terrorism will likely be a constant part of the n…
37 min
133
Yes, Christians Can Love Jesus and Their Muslim...
When it comes to the relationship status between …
43 min
134
Why Reinhold Niebuhr Still Haunts American Poli...
A couple weeks before President Trump fired James…
42 min
135
Pursuing a Christian Idea of Criminal Justice i...
Since assuming office, Attorney General Jeff Sess…
42 min
136
Pastors Frequently Preach Politics. But the IRS...
Last week, President Trump issued an executive or…
38 min
137
A Brief History of the Christian Blogosphere
Last week, CT Women asked “Who’s In Charge of the…
43 min
138
Can Christians Affirm Transhumanism?
Move over Fitbits and Apple Watches. Technology i…
36 min
139
Why Orthodoxy Appeals to Hank Hanegraaff and Ot...
Last week, the radio personality many Christians …
42 min
140
LIVE: How Should White Evangelicals Respond to ...
Perhaps no group can take more credit for Donald …
53 min
141
What American Christians Can Learn about Religi...
Last year, the government passed a number of laws…
41 min
142
Why Undocumented Immigrants Are Flocking to Thi...
Since the beginning of the year, more than 800 co…
34 min
143
The Rise and Struggle of South Korean Missionaries
In the past few months, life has suddenly gotten …
25 min
144
Does Your Fasting Have a Point?
According to Don Whitney, Professor of Biblical S…
36 min
145
Tim Keller’s 20-Year Plan to Avoid Building a M...
Did you hear the news about renowned evangelical …
33 min
146
What Message Is Jack Graham Sending to Russell ...
Last week, two-time Southern Baptist Convention p…
44 min
147
Why Your Denomination Is Segregated
For researchers to dub your congregation a multie…
37 min
148
What Will God Do with Betsy DeVos?
Betsy DeVos is set to run the United States Depar…
47 min
149
Why Football Will Never Be America’s New Civil ...
This Sunday’s Super Bowl game is a classic good v…
46 min
150
Why Christians Fall Prey to Fake News
So, fake news. In recent months, these two words …
51 min
151
Do Pastors Belong on the Trump Inauguration Stage?
This Friday, Samuel Rodriguez will become the fir…
33 min
152
Why Christian Persecution Keeps Rising
This week, Christian persecution advocacy group O…
33 min
153
Do Women Fighters Undermine the Bible’s Underst...
If you were too busy watching college football an…
41 min
154
The Christianity Today Podcast Crew's Favorite ...
This week, the three hosts of CT Podcasts got tog…
28 min
155
What Evangelicals Can Love about Mary
Hey Protestants, how many of you know what the Fe…
31 min
156
How the Coptic Christian Church Endures
Egypt’s Coptic Christians are in a state of mourn…
38 min
157
Are Trump's White Evangelical Supporters Racist?
It’s been a month since the election, so you’ve p…
44 min
158
How Complementarian Churches Can Support Female...
Where can complementarian women go to find female…
31 min
159
How to Redeem Thanksgiving
For many Americans, our thoughts drift to North A…
38 min
160
Should #NeverTrump and Pro-Trump Evangelicals R...
Donald Trump is now the president-elect, the winn…
31 min
161
LifeWay's Hatmaker Decision: What Evangelical I...
Best-selling author and blogger Jen Hatmaker’s bo…
34 min
162
Does America’s History Justify Rigged Election ...
Two weeks from today, Election Day will be over. …
32 min
163
Should Evangelical Intellectuals Despair 'Books...
After 21 years, Books & Culture will cease publi…
33 min
164
Trump Tape Forces Deeper Conversations on Evang...
By now, you’ve probably seen the 2005 video of Do…
47 min
165
Are Our Churches Full of Heretics?
Do people have the ability to turn to God on thei…
36 min
166
Katelyn Beaty's Last Show
Katelyn Beaty is moving on. Christianity Today’s …
34 min
167
Refugees Aren't Skittles.
This week, we’ve been having a national conversat…
36 min
168
Why Crossway Stopped Translating the ESV
Last week, the Crossway board of directors and En…
31 min
169
Our Prison Ministries Are Too Small
From a numbers perspective, for every American ch…
33 min
170
Quick to Listen Presents: Katelyn Beaty on The ...
Katelyn and Morgan are off this week, so we're pr…
46 min
171
Should Filmmaker Nate Parker's Rape Allegations...
In anticipation of his upcoming film about Nat Tu…
38 min
172
How Much Should a Christian Olympian Give Up fo...
Did you see the Americans’ sweep the hurdles last…
36 min
173
Is It Time for a Pivot from National Politics?
If voter turnout is any indication, Americans don…
35 min
174
In a Trump v. Clinton Election, Should Characte...
Last week, theologian and ethicist Wayne Grudem o…
34 min
175
The Deep Roots of Our Hillary Hostility
Earlier this week, ESPN’s analytics site FiveThir…
45 min
176
Obsessed with Pokémon Go? Don't Be Ashamed.
The world can be divided into two camps: people w…
32 min
177
What Black Christians Need from White Christian...
On Tuesday, President Obama honored the lives of …
32 min
178
Depression or Spiritual Warfare: What If It’s B...
“As a psychiatrist, I diagnose mental illness. Al…
30 min
179
Quick to Listen's Precious Moments Holiday Extr...
In honor of the long weekend, Morgan and Katelyn …
18 min
180
Steph Curry and the Complicated Nature of Chris...
On Sunday, Lebron James led the Cleveland Cavalie…
39 min
181
How Social Media Fails Our Orlando Grief
Forty-nine people lost their lives after a gunman…
39 min
182
Actually Trump, All Americans Bring Their Cultu...
Former Trump University students say their school…
29 min
183
A Dead Gorilla Highlights Zoos' Bigger Problem
Last Saturday, a four-year-old boy climbed the wa…
31 min
184
Transgender Confusion Goes beyond Elementary Sc...
This week, 10 states announced that they would su…
28 min
185
Can We Trust Facebook to Be Fair with Conservat...
If you’re on Facebook, you’ve probably glanced at…
28 min
186
Thabiti Anyabwile on Why Voting 3rd Party Shoul...
Last week, John Kasich and Ted Cruz suspended the…
23 min
187
The Lost Hope of 'The Biggest Loser'
Everything’s possible if you work hard enough. At…
24 min
188
Beyonce's 'Lemonade' as a Redemptive Work with ...
On Saturday, Beyoncé released her 12-song visual …
30 min
189
Darrin Patrick, Pastors, and Pride with Barnaba...
Last week, Darrin Patrick, vice president of the …
31 min
190
What Christians Have in Common with LGBT Activists
Less than a year after a Supreme Court verdict gu…
28 min
191
'God’s Not Dead' Scratches an Evangelical Itch
You’ve heard the story before. Christian filmmake…
25 min
192
Processing Persecution in Pakistan with advocat...
More than 70 people died on Easter Sunday after T…
34 min
193
The Flint Water Crisis with Political Science P...
The ongoing Flint water crisis has reminded many …
27 min
194
Christians and Protest with Pastor and Activist...
Political Rallies. Black Lives Matter. March for …
22 min