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TRUCE PODCAST

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.

Favorite Episodes

What We’re Getting Wrong About the Ten Commandments

Scott Pruitt, Christianity, and NPR’s Embedded

Girolamo Savonarola:

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.  

Check out Chris’ book Cradle Robber and movie Bringing Up Bobby on Amazon.

From the blog

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.

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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?

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Can Christians celebrate Hanukkah? This week we answer the question: what is Hanukkah? In our last episode, we explored Daniel 11 and how it predicts the events leading up to Hanukkah. In this episode, we take a look at the roots of the holiday and whether or not Christians can celebrate the Festival of Lights.

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God didn’t tell us to conquer nations and drill for oil wherever we can. He told us to love people.

Testimonials

I really enjoy listening to Truce! You don't have to understand political climate to benefit from the topics covered by Truce. Chris teaches the background throughout each episode so it's easy to understand why the topic is important to christians!

Roy Browning, JMC Brands

I love Truce! It's like Adventures in Odyssey for adults!

Ben Ruprecht, President @ My Dogma

“I am zero percent Christian, and I have listened to and liked exactly 2 podcasts in my whole life. I am now adding to that list of 2 Truce… Listen, I am just as surprised as you are. It really is EXCELLENT… if you are human, regardless of religious affiliation, who is interested in history and society, this podcast will be interesting to you.”

-MorningParvati on iTunes

“Truce sets a new standard."

-ScottinWyoming on iTunes

“I have to say that I didn’t think I would get into this podcast as I tend to classify myself somewhere in the agnostic/atheist realm… but I really enjoyed the insights.”

-Melflypar on iTunes

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