Truce uses journalistic tools to look inside the Christian church to explore how we got here and how we can do better.
What Is Truce?
Truce uses journalistic tools to look inside the Christian church to explore how we got here and how we can do better. Context is key. Many of us are troubled by what they see in the news and how Christianity is portrayed in the public square. Without context, these events seem like random attacks against an innocent church. Truce helps us take a step back and examine ourselves and our history. To apologize, to correct, to satisfy our curiosity, and to stand firm in Christ.
Our goal is a humble, informed church. An “ask not what society can do for church, but what the church can do for society” approach. We believe that the church does best when it is in servant mode and not seeking to rule the world.
We strive to provide high-quality, well-researched, informative, and engaging podcasts to equip Christians and attract those who do not yet believe.
Healing the Southern Baptist Convention
Scott Pruitt, Christianity, and NPR’s Embedded
One Man Against the Renaissance
Church Discipline with Jonathan Leeman
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About The Host
Chris Staron is the award-winning filmmaker behind Bringing up Bobby and Between the Walls. He’s also the author of the dramatic Christian thriller Cradle Robber. His heart is for people who are on the outside edges of popular Christianity: the under-represented, the skeptics, those hurt by the church. Truce is a vehicle to express the unmet needs of the outsiders. When he’s not juggling multiple episodes at the same time, Chris enjoys hiking, cross country skiing, improv comedy, and teaching Sunday school.
From the blog
The Ten Commandments. Can you name all of them? They may be the most famous Old Testament scriptures in the Bible. But what do we know about them? Do they still apply today? Our host, Chris Staron, talks about the biblical concept of covenants and why these commandments, though great, may not apply today.
Here’s the thing, we put up a big stink about monuments to the ten commandments. Roy Moore and Scott Pruitt are both prominent advocates for them being displayed in courtrooms, schools, and parks. But we, as Christians, are no longer under these laws. Why do we keep coming back to them? When will we start building monuments to “turn the other cheek” or “love your neighbor as yourself”?
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Is Jesus eternal? That was one of the main questions addressed at the first Council of Nicaea. They encapsulated the answer to our question inside the Nicene Creed… but they used an odd word to do it. What does the word “begotten mean”?read more
How did they decide on the day we celebrate Easter? It turns out that it is tied to the first full moon of Spring. That decision was made at the Council of Nicaea, which was called by the Roman Emperor Constantine.
In this episode, we take a look at some of the considerations they had when choosing a day for Easter. Did it have to be on Sunday? Should it be tied to the Jewish celebration of Passover?
Our special guest for this episode is Professor Gerald Bray.read more