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There are so many temptations for people who create media. We are constantly targeted by scams, encouraged to brag about ourselves, and told we could always be doing better. Those pressures are shaping the modern church. For better or worse.

This week on the Truce Podcast we are joined by Andrew Schwab of Project 86 and the Pioneer’s Podcast to explore the odd temptations facing modern Christianity. Andrew is also the author of the books “Fame is Infamy”, “The Tin Soldiers”, “It’s All Downhill from Here”.

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Author Michelle DeRusha (Katrina and Martin Luther, True You) gave up media for six weeks. She did it for Lent, the time of year right before Easter when some Christians give something up in order to draw closer to God. In this episode of the Truce Podcast we hear from her about her experience, and from you, our listeners about your experience with the Truce Podcast Media Time Out.

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We’re surrounded by media. All the time. On our phones, the television, radio… even music at the supermarket. When was the last time you enjoyed the silence?

This week on the Truce Podcast, we’re going to take a break from media. No TV, radio, music, social media, movies… none of it. Won’t you join us? Our upcoming series on the influencer economy will make a lot more sense if you are aware of the ways you are being marketed to.

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New episodes of the Truce Podcast are coming soon! Our special guests will include Andrew Schwab of Project 86 and The Pioneers Podcast, author Michelle DeRusha, and Robert Fitzpatrick from Pyramid Scheme Alert. We’re exploring how Christians are marketed to and how sometimes makes us fall into some pretty dark traps.

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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.

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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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Can Christians celebrate Hanukkah? Before we can answer that question, we need to get some background. What is Hanukkah? Well, it turns out that a bunch of the events leading up the Festival of Lights are predicted in the Old Testament book of Daniel. With the help of...

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