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

God Save the Spare: What Prince Harry’s Book Reveals About Today’s Culture

00:38:30   | 02-03-2023

Here’s a BONUS episode since we had a little “spare” time on our hands! And by that, we mean that Keith and Patrick just read Prince Harry’s new book, Spare, and are spilling the royal-tea. ☕️ But this isn’t your typical book review. Nobody’s taking a side: They’re not loyal to the royals (or to Harry!). This episode dives much deeper into what Harry’s confessions reveal about today’s culture and “the spirit of the age.” Drawing comparisons between Prince Harry and his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, Keith and Patrick explain the generational differences in their stances on institutions. They ultimately conclude that Harry’s posture is an allegory for the dilemma that our current culture faces: Do we view tradition as a launching ground or as a statue that must be toppled? Should we fight back against “toxic” institutions that confine us, or should we submit to something greater than ourselves? And what about Christians: should they seek to tear down institutions or rebuild them? Hear as Keith and Patrick make the case that, despite Harry’s conclusions, embracing life as the “spare” may actually be the better way. 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.ResourcesRead Patrick’s Review on The Spare Buy Spare by Prince Harry Listen to TOT Episode “O Say, Can You Meritocracy?” Listen to TOT Episode “Should We Trust Our Institutions?” with Yuval LevinBuy the Truth Over Tribe Book Bonus Resources from the Book Subscribe to the TOT Newsletter

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Is Jackie Hill Perry Comfortable Being a Celebrity Christian?

00:49:15   | 02-01-2023

This week, Jackie Hill Perry joins us on the pod! And really, that’s probably all we need to say to convince you to listen. But in case you’ve been living under a rock, Jackie is a speaker, a poet, a hip-hop artist, the author of Gay Girl, Good God, and most recently, the author of Holier Than Thou. On this episode, Jackie sits down with Keith, and honestly, you may have a hard time keeping up with the wealth of wisdom she drops. Listen as the two discuss a wide range of topics: What’s encouraging (and discouraging) to her about the church right now? Is she into politics at all? Why did she leave Twitter (but not Instagram)? Why do black and white Christians vote so differently? Did her homosexual desires change when she came to faith? How does she feel about her celebrity Christian status? Why did she recently renounce the enneagram? What’s her parenting style and how will she handle it if her kids wander away from the faith? Trust us: You just 👏 can’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 Holier Than Thou Buy Gay Girl, Good God Buy the Truth Over Tribe Book Bonus Resources from the Book Subscribe to the TOT Newsletter

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Jesus Cares About Politics (And You Should Too!) with Patrick Schreiner

00:58:42   | 01-25-2023

Tired of of talking politics? You’re not alone. Patrick Schreiner is sympathetic to this, but he also believes that for Christians, engaging in politics is a must. Why? Because the Gospel shows us that Jesus himself has a politic. But what does that mean exactly? Find out when our own Patrick sits down with Patrick Schreiner, author of Political Gospel, to discuss. If Jesus was political, was he also partisan? What language do we assume to be religious that’s actually derived from politics? Should Christians submit to governing authorities or subvert them? And how do movements like Christian nationalism take this idea too far? At the end of the day, Christians can’t separate themselves from politics if they choose to truly follow the example of Jesus. 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 Political Gospel BookBuy the Kingdom of God and the Glory of the Cross Book

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Are We All Narcissists? with Chuck DeGroat

00:48:43   | 01-18-2023

Everybody thinks they know a narcissist, but what if you’re one too? What if, deep down, we all have a bit of narcissism in us? It’s easy to throw the term around and try to diagnose others, but what is a true narcissist? That’s what we cover on this episode of Truth Over Tribe when Patrick sits down with Chuck DeGroat. Chuck is a Professor of Counseling and Christian Spirituality at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan.

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The (Un)Definition of Marriage: A Response to Matt Walsh and Joe Rogan

01:09:27   | 01-11-2023

Marriage is what brings us together today. On this episode of Truth Over Tribe, Keith and Patrick respond to Joe Rogan’s recent interview with The Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh in which the two discussed the significance (or insignificance) of marriage. According to Rogan, marriage is all about self-expression and personal happiness. In this view, the government is merely involved for validation purposes. So, why shouldn’t gay couples be allowed to label themselves as married just like heterosexuals? Keith and Patrick dissect this, labeling this redefinition of marriage as more of an un-definition, which ultimately makes the institution of marriage meaningless in the end. Where Walsh let Rogan off the hook, Keith and Patrick push back harder. Hear as they discuss the problems with the outlier arguments used by Rogan, the role of procreation in marriage and issues like infertility, and how heterosexuals are responsible for weakening the argument of traditional marriage through slippery divorce views. While their argument has nothing to do with discrimination, it has everything to do with the fact that what Rogan advocated for simply isn’t “marriage” 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 Book Bonus Resources from the Book Subscribe to the TOT NewsletterListen to The Joe Rogan Experience with Matt Walsh

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Is the Transgender Movement Erasing Women? with Kara Dansky

00:47:37   | 01-04-2023

Kara Dansky doesn’t even like to use the word, transgender. As a matter of fact, every time she says it out loud, she uses air quotes. As a self-proclaimed “radical feminist” and a lifelong Democrat, this may come as a surprise to those on her side of the political aisle. But in her book, The Abolition of Sex, Kara outlines how the trans agenda actually harms women and girls. Today, she sits down with Keith to dive deeper into the topic. Hear her explain why the definition of a woman has become so controversial, why she refuses to use others’ pronouns, and why progressive society is actually more regressive when it comes to this issue. Plus, she touches on the division this has caused in the LGBTQ+ community, explains the growth of the de-transitioning movement, and uses comparisons to anorexia to expose the underlying, monetary motive behind the transgender agenda. 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 NewsletterBuy the Abolition of Sex Book

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Good Christian Media Does Exist! with The Chosen’s Derral Eves

00:50:37   | 12-28-2022

Can we agree that most Christian media is just… bad? But if you’ve seen The Chosen, you know it’s one major exception! Today, Patrick talks with Derral Eves, executive producer of The Chosen, the first multi-season series about Jesus’s ministry. Hear Derral share why he believes the show has been so well received among diverse audiences, detail some behind-the-scenes controversy and feedback from viewers, and explain the goals and results of the show’s marketing campaign: #thechosensux. Plus, not only is Derral a producer, he’s also one of the world’s top YouTube and online video marketing experts. Listen as Derral explains the strengths and weaknesses of YouTube’s algorithm, shares opportunities for using this media platform for good, and issues a warning for parents whose kids are growing up in this New Media Age.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 YouTube Formula BookDerral Eves YouTubeWatch The Chosen

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Winsome Wars: Should Christians Be Culture Warriors?

00:57:49   | 12-21-2022

Jesus flipped tables. You should fight the culture too. Right? Well, not so fast. It’s true that today’s cultural landscape seems to be shifting further away from Christian values. In fact, Christian norms are often seen as a threat to the common good. So, what's the proper Christian response? Should we fight in the culture war and forcefully take back the country for Jesus? Or does Jesus himself actually show us another way? In this episode, Patrick and Keith provide a "radically oversimplified" state of today's culture war and outline how Christians should (and shouldn't) engage. Hear as they draw from the book of Daniel to explain why Christians must embrace what they call, “The Exile Paradigm.” They explain that Christians should be involved in partisan politics; however, like Jesus, they should view themselves as exiles, resisting the temptation to gain earthly power and instead, laying down their lives for their neighbors. 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 Biblical Critical Theory BookRead David French Critique of Tim Keller Read How James R. Wood Evolved on Tim Keller

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Robot Theology with Joshua K. Smith

01:00:51   | 12-14-2022

“Every human is a person, but not every person is a human.” On today’s episode, TOT’s talking BOTS. 🤖 Buckle up as Patrick sits down with Joshua K. Smith, a theologian who writes about artificial intelligence and robots from a Christian perspective. Listen as he answers questions discussed in his recent book, Robot Theology: Old Questions Through New Media, including: How are robots changing us? Should there be moral limits to the ways we utilize AI? Do robots, such as today’s Starship Robots, have rights? Should we fear being manipulated by robots? Is developing AI too much like playing God? Plus, hear Joshua discuss the dangers of sex robots and what this type of AI could do to society and human relationships. Beep bop boop, hit that play button 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 Robot Theology BookListen to The Dolores Project Podcast

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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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