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Christians were heavily persecuted in ancient Rome. Even in the Bible. But when did persecution end and Christianity become a force that would shape the world? It all began in the 300’s when the Roman Emperor Constantine saw a sign in the sky and claimed the name of Christ. Our guests for this series are Professor Gerald Bray and Professor David Potter.

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In April of 2018, NPR’s Embedded podcast released a story about Scott Pruitt, the current head of the Environmental Protection Agency. The story highlights not only the current investigations into Pruitt’s work at the EPA, but it also examines his Christian faith.

Scott Pruitt is a Christian. Why do evangelical Christians support Scott Pruitt even though he is in hot water? What does Genesis 1 mean? What does it look like when we subdue the earth? In this, the first episode of Season 2, we take a look at Scott Pruitt’s public history with the Christian faith. We also interview reporters from the NPR story, Joe Wertz (@JoeWertz) and Tom Dreisbach (@TomDreisbach).

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In April of 2018, NPR’s Embedded podcast released a story about Scott Pruitt, the current head of the Environmental Protection Agency. The story highlights not only the current investigations into Pruitt’s work at the EPA, but it also examines his Christian faith. Scott Pruitt is a Christian. Why do evangelical Christians support Scott Pruitt even though he is in hot water? What does Genesis 1 mean? What does it look like when we subdue the earth? We take a look at Scott Pruitt’s public history with the Christian faith. We also interview reporters from the NPR story, Joe Wertz (@JoeWertz) and Tom Dreisbach (@TomDreisbach).

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Writer, preacher, reformer, martyr. Girolamo Savonarola was an inspiration to Martin Luther and an early martyr for the Protestant Reformation. He’s also a controversial figure – more Old Testament prophet than humble friar. He tried to end the Renaissance, to create a city of God. We can learn a lot from his story today. Our guest Samantha Morris discusses her book Girolamo Savonarola: The Renaissance Preacher and the history of the “mad preacher of Florence”.

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When churches face evil or unrepentant behavior we have to make a tough call. What does church discipline look like? It turns out that it involves several steps from talking to the person one-on-one to expelling them from the congregation. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach. Jonathan Leeman from www.9marks.org joins us to talk about his book: Church Discipline: How the Church Protects the Name of Jesus.

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How can we, as believers, move forward in a Church that seems divided by race and ethnicity? Skot Welch is the founder of Global Bridgebuilders, an organization that works with companies and churches to encourage diversity. He and his friend Rick Wilson wrote the upcoming book Plantation Jesus: Race, Faith, and a New Way Forward.

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We all know a little something about President Donald Trump, how he bankrolled his family fortune into celebrity. But what do we know about his religious history? Our guest for this episode is author, speaker, podcaster Stephen Mansfield. Stephen is the New York Times bestselling author of Choosing Donald Trump.

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