Truth Over Tribe: Christian Takes on Culture, News & Politics

Tired of the culture war? This is that podcast that’s too liberal for conservatives, too conservative for liberals. We seek to follow the lamb, not the donkey or elephant.

Recent Episodes

A Racial Reconciliation Playbook with Derwin Gray

00:37:16   | 12-07-2022

Derwin Gray is back on the podcast! And this time, he joins us LIVE in studio! On today’s episode, Patrick and Derwin talk about his latest book, How To Heal Our Racial Divide, which examines what the Bible has to say about healing the persistent racial divides that threaten our nation. Derwin is a former NFL player and the founding and lead pastor of Transformation Church, one of the fastest-growing churches in America. Hear him discuss how he personally handles racial hatred and animosity he’s encountered. Plus, what’s so bad about segregated churches anyway? Is nationalism really that bad for your faith? Listen as Derwin answers these tough questions and issues a specific challenge to white Christians on how to confront systemic racism head-on. Don’t miss this one!Ok, truth time... Did you like this episode? Tell us by leaving a rating or review! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 If you did, you won't want to miss what's next (so subscribe now!). And help a friend by sharing this with them. Thank you! 🙏Plus, the conversation is just beginning! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to join in on the dialogue! If you disagree with anything in this episode, we'd love to hear your thoughts here. Want to learn more about Truth Over Tribe? Visit our website and subscribe to our weekly newsletter.ResourcesBuy the Truth Over Tribe Book Bonus Resources from the Book Subscribe to the TOT NewsletterBuy the How to Heal Our Racial Divide BookBuy The Good Life Book

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Evangelical Epidemic: The Celebrity Pastor Problem with Katelyn Beaty

00:51:33   | 11-30-2022

There’s obviously something wrong with Evangelicalism. Despite seemingly unending scandals at the hands of celebrity pastors and megachurches, we continue choosing the charismatic leader over the “boring” institution of the church. Is there a way to break this Christian celebrity cycle? Today, Keith talks with Katelyn Beaty, former editor at Christianity Today and author of Celebrities for Jesus, to find out. Katelyn shares her own definition of a celebrity pastor, making the crucial distinction between celebrity and fame. She explains why average Christians are so drawn to celebrity pastors, dissects the Evangelical industrial complex, and calls for the church to reexamine its relationship to celebrity Christians and institutions. Listen now!Ok, truth time... Did you like this episode? Tell us by leaving a rating or review! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 If you did, you won't want to miss what's next (so subscribe now!). And help a friend by sharing this with them. Thank you! 🙏Plus, the conversation is just beginning! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to join in on the dialogue! If you disagree with anything in this episode, we'd love to hear your thoughts here. Want to learn more about Truth Over Tribe? Visit our website and subscribe to our weekly newsletter.ResourcesBuy the Truth Over Tribe BookBonus Resources from the Book Subscribe to the TOT Newsletter Buy the Celebrities for Jesus BookBuy the A Woman’s Place Book

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Why Christian Nationalism Corrupts Christianity with Paul D. Miller

00:51:31   | 11-28-2022

In just the last year, the conversation around Christian nationalism has changed dramatically. What was once a more agreed-upon slur is now being embraced as a badge of honor. But the reality is that Christian nationalism actually corrupts Christianity and at its core, is antithetical to the Gospel. On today’s episode, Keith discusses this phenomenon with Paul D. Miller, author of the recent book, The Religion of American Greatness: What’s Wrong with Christian Nationalism. Paul provides a helpful, formal definition of Christian nationalism, explaining what is (and what isn’t). Listen as he answers questions like: Should churches take part in patriotic celebrations? If America loses its Christian faith, will our democracy crumble? Is embracing “America first” ideology considered nationalism? Does nationalism lead to segregated societies? Why does Christian nationalism thrive in certain environments over others? Why are so many self-proclaimed Christian nationalists drawn to Trump? Finally, Paul ends by sharing three tests you can use to make sure you’re not falling into Christian nationalism yourself. You won’t want to miss this one!Ok, truth time... Did you like this episode? Tell us by leaving a rating or review! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 If you did, you won't want to miss what's next (so subscribe now!). And help a friend by sharing this with them. Thank you! 🙏Plus, the conversation is just beginning! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to join in on the dialogue! If you disagree with anything in this episode, we'd love to hear your thoughts here. Want to learn more about Truth Over Tribe? Visit our website and subscribe to our weekly newsletter.ResourcesBuy the Truth Over Tribe BookBonus Resources from the Book Subscribe to the TOT Newsletter Buy The Religion of American Greatness BookBuy the Just War and Ordered Liberty Book

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DEBUNKED: Religious and Political Myths You're Falling For with Ryan Burge

01:10:45   | 11-22-2022

Warning: One of your sacred cows may be slaughtered during this episode! Today, Patrick has an eye-opening conversation with Ryan Burge, a pastor, a professor, and one of today's leading sociologists in American religion and politics. The two discuss Ryan's book, "20 Myths About Religion and Politics in America," which reveals that the way most people think about religion and politics is only loosely linked to empirical reality. Hear as Ryan debunks various myths such as: Donald Trump wasn't the first choice of religiously devout Christians; Evangelicals are pro-immigrant; Abortion is the most important issue for Evangelical voters; College leads young people away from religion; Black Protestants are political liberals; and more. Listen now!Ok, truth time... Did you like this episode? Tell us by leaving a rating or review! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 If you did, you won't want to miss what's next (so subscribe now!). And help a friend by sharing this with them. Thank you! 🙏Plus, the conversation is just beginning! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to join in on the dialogue! If you disagree with anything in this episode, we'd love to hear your thoughts here. Want to learn more about Truth Over Tribe? Visit our website and subscribe to our weekly newsletter.ResourcesBuy the Truth Over Tribe BookBonus Resources from the Book Subscribe to the TOT Newsletter Buy the 20 Myths about Religion and Politics in America BookBuy the Nones Book

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Understanding Zoomers from A to Gen Z with Josh Packard

00:42:49   | 11-16-2022

Who is Gen Z? It’s difficult to make broad claims about the most diverse generation in the history of the world, but that’s what we attempt on this week’s episode! Listen in as Patrick sits down with Josh Packard, Executive Director of Springtide Research Institute and one of the leading researchers around Gen Z. Josh begins by comparing Gen Z vs. Millennials, sharing what characteristics make this up-and-coming generation so unique. Hear as Josh uses some of the latest Gen Z research to answer questions like: Does Gen Z trust institutions? What shapes their moral outlook? Is Gen Z culturally progressive or conservative? Does the church have to change their views on sexual and gender issues if they want to attract this generation? And what does our future look like in Gen Z’s hands? Find out!Ok, truth time... Did you like this episode? Tell us by leaving a rating or review! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 If you did, you won't want to miss what's next (so subscribe now!). And help a friend by sharing this with them. Thank you! 🙏Plus, the conversation is just beginning! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to join in on the dialogue! If you disagree with anything in this episode, we'd love to hear your thoughts here. Want to learn more about Truth Over Tribe? Visit our website and subscribe to our weekly newsletter.ResourcesBuy the Truth Over Tribe Book Bonus Resources from the Book Subscribe to the TOT NewsletterBuy the Belonging BookBuy the Meaning Making Book

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Women Lost The Sexual Revolution with Louise Perry

00:42:54   | 11-09-2022

The sexual revolution was supposed to liberate women. But did it? On this week’s episode of Truth Over Tribe, Keith talks with Louise Perry, author of The Case Against the Sexual Revolution, to discuss why the real winners of the sexual revolution were, in fact, men. Perry, a self-proclaimed feminist, isn’t afraid to critique her own tribe, calling for a “new” sexual revolution that’s essentially rooting for Christian sexual ethics to make a comeback. Listen as she and Keith discuss the cultural downfalls of porn, hookup culture, and the idea of consent being all that matters. Plus, is private sex really a public interest after all? Listen now!Ok, truth time... Did you like this episode? Tell us by leaving a rating or review! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 If you did, you won't want to miss what's next (so subscribe now!). And help a friend by sharing this with them. Thank you! 🙏Plus, the conversation is just beginning! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to join in on the dialogue! If you disagree with anything in this episode, we'd love to hear your thoughts here. Want to learn more about Truth Over Tribe? Visit our website and subscribe to our weekly newsletter.ResourcesBuy the Truth Over Tribe BookBonus Resources from the Book Subscribe to the TOT Newsletter Buy The Case Against the Sexual Revolution BookStories by Louise Perry in Daily Mail

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Is America *Really* Post-Christian? with Glen Scrivener

00:57:36   | 11-02-2022

“The extraordinary impact of Christianity is seen in the fact that we don’t notice it.” What if the Christian message is not the enemy of our modern values, but the very thing that makes sense of them? That’s what we discuss today when Patrick sits down with Glen Scrivener, author of “The Air We Breathe.” Whether the West realizes it or not, Christianity has given us the moral framework through which we see the world. It shapes our values such as equality, kindness, compassion, and justice. It sets standards for sexual ethics and allows us to define abuse. It’s profoundly pro-science and the basis for today’s scientific method. Whether you’re religious or not, we believe this episode will provide you with a new appreciation for Christianity’s modern impact. Listen now!Ok, truth time... Did you like this episode? Tell us by leaving a rating or review! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 If you did, you won't want to miss what's next (so subscribe now!). And help a friend by sharing this with them. Thank you! 🙏Plus, the conversation is just beginning! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to join in on the dialogue! If you disagree with anything in this episode, we'd love to hear your thoughts here. Want to learn more about Truth Over Tribe? Visit our website and subscribe to our weekly newsletter.ResourcesBuy the Truth Over Tribe Book Bonus Resources from the Book Subscribe to the TOT NewsletterBuy The Air We Breathe BookBuy the 3 2 1: The Story of God, the World and You BookChrist the Truth Blog Series

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Playing the Political Long Game with David French

01:08:04   | 10-26-2022

How should Christians vote when faced with two “bad” choices? (Hint: They don’t only have two choices!) On this episode of Truth Over Tribe, Patrick sits down with David French, most recently the author of “Divided We Fall.” Listen as he and Patrick discuss how too many Christians have opted for playing the political short game, only settling for low-character candidates that degrade the American body politic. They discuss whether or not Trump changed evangelicals, the rehabilitation of Christian nationalism, and why classic liberalism has made America a better place. You won’t want to miss this one!Ok, truth time... Did you like this episode? Tell us by leaving a rating or review! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 If you did, you won't want to miss what's next (so subscribe now!). And help a friend by sharing this with them. Thank you! 🙏Plus, the conversation is just beginning! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to join in on the dialogue! If you disagree with anything in this episode, we'd love to hear your thoughts here. Want to learn more about Truth Over Tribe? Visit our website and subscribe to our weekly newsletter.ResourcesBuy the Truth Over Tribe Book Bonus Resources from the Book Subscribe to the TOT NewsletterBuy the Divided We Fall BookStories by David French in The AtlanticStories by David Frech in The Dispatch

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Should Free Speech Have Limitations? with Greg Lukianoff

01:03:24   | 10-19-2022

Sure, we've got The First Amendment, but do people really have the right to say whatever they want whenever and wherever they want? Or should there be healthy limits to free speech in America? Today, Patrick sits down with Greg Lukianoff to discuss. Greg is the co-author of the NYT bestseller, "The Coddling of the American Mind," as well as the President and CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression. Listen as the two dive into the history of the "radical" idea of freedom of speech and why it's necessary for healthy politics and democracy itself. Greg also shares some of the present-day threats to freedom of speech, such as Big Tech, social media censoring, and the rise of political correctness. Plus, do the downfalls to freedom of speech outweigh the benefits? Listen now!Ok, truth time... Did you like this episode? Tell us by leaving a rating or review! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 If you did, you won't want to miss what's next (so subscribe now!). And help a friend by sharing this with them. Thank you! 🙏Plus, the conversation is just beginning! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to join in on the dialogue! If you disagree with anything in this episode, we'd love to hear your thoughts here. Want to learn more about Truth Over Tribe? Visit our website and subscribe to our weekly newsletter.ResourcesBuy the Truth Over Tribe Book Bonus Resources from the Book Subscribe to the TOT Newsletter Buy The Coddling of the American Mind BookFoundation for Individual Rights and Expression

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What Do Demonic Powers Have To Do with Politics? with Tim Mackie

00:57:33   | 10-12-2022

You might be thinking: “Is this going to be a weird campfire conversation where they share their demon stories?” No, quite the opposite! In today’s episode, Patrick sits down with Tim Mackie, cofounder of BibleProject, and the two have a sophisticated and candid discussion about the “powers” that Paul refers to in Ephesians. Tim shares how these spiritual powers contribute to disunity and fragmentation within the church, urging Christians to be aware of these schemes and seek unity above all else. You’ll also hear Tim share on how BibleProject navigates hot button, cultural topics and whether or not he believes the church should weigh in on such conversations. Listen now!Ok, truth time... Did you like this episode? Tell us by leaving a rating or review! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 If you did, you won't want to miss what's next (so subscribe now!). And help a friend by sharing this with them. Thank you! 🙏Plus, the conversation is just beginning! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to join in on the dialogue! If you disagree with anything in this episode, we'd love to hear your thoughts here. Want to learn more about Truth Over Tribe? Visit our website and subscribe to our weekly newsletter.Resources The Bible Project Buy the Truth Over Tribe BookSubscribe To Our BlogHow Tribal Are You?

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