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.
What We’re Getting Wrong About the Ten Commandments
Scott Pruitt, Christianity, and NPR’s Embedded
One Man Against the Renaissance
How Women Stopped the Drink and Gained the Vote
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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
In 1914, near the beginning of WWI, the most remarkable thing happened: men walked out of their trenches and joined each other in the middle. In no-man’s land. Thus began the Christmas Truce, the moment when men on the battlefield spontaneously reached out to their enemies.read more
Michael Chandler came to Kirtland, Ohio bearing treasures of ancient Egypt. It was the 1800’s and the world had gone crazy for artifacts. The problem was that nobody could read Egyptian. So Chandler sought out a brilliant young man he’d heard had a special connection with God Himself.
This week we examine the strange historic connection between Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon Church, and the Rosetta Stone.read more
In the last episode of the Truce podcast, we explored the history of Hanukkah. That Christians can choose to celebrate it or ignore it. Either way. Because Hanukkah is both a story of standing firm in the faith (which most of us can agree on) and standing against early leaders (which is risky business).
On this podcast extra we hear the rest of the story. What happened after the Maccabean Revolt? Was there really a happy ending or… is there more?read more