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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

The 1800’s were a drunken mess. The median adult in the US drank 1.7 bottles of 80 proof alcohol each week. Each week! The 1800’s were also a time when women didn’t have many rights: they couldn’t vote, were expected to stay home, and were somewhat invisible in the public sphere. Until they’d had enough.

Thanks to the efforts of organizations like the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, women fought for their rights. On this episode of the Truce Podcast, we begin our series on this historic battle.

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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”?

Tell us what you think by leaving a comment or emailing us a voice memo from your phone!

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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”?

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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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