The Calling

One church leader, one calling, one honest conversation. An interview show about the nature of church leadership, the inherent struggles that come with that calling, and the many different ways God has shaped individuals to work within his church.

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Jenny Yang Is Bringing Humanity to the Political Discussion
Episode 61 | 27 min
Jenny Yang Is Bringing Humanity to the Political Discussion
World Relief's vice president of advocacy and policy wants political issues to hit closer to home.
Michael Wear’s Uneasy Call to Politics
Episode 60 | 43 min
Michael Wear’s Uneasy Call to Politics
Obama's former director of faith outreach left the White House frustrated but hopeful.
For Andrew Peterson, Creating Art Means Facing His Fear of Being Known
Episode 59 | 38 min
For Andrew Peterson, Creating Art Means Facing His Fear of Being Known
The singer-songwriter and author reflects on a long career of finding holy hope in the face of self-doubt.
Amena Brown: Art Doesn’t Need to Be ‘Churchy’ to Be Sacred
Episode 58 | 45 min
Amena Brown: Art Doesn’t Need to Be ‘Churchy’ to Be Sacred
For the Atlanta-based spoken word poet, God shines best through art that feels human.
How Alvin Plantinga Paved the Way for Christian Philosophy's Comeback
Episode 57 | 29 min
How Alvin Plantinga Paved the Way for Christian Philosophy's Comeback
The professor, scholar, and 2017 Templeton Prize winner reflects on over 50 years of defending the reasonableness of theism.
Juan Pierre Dreamt of MLB Glory. Now, He Lives to Serve.
Episode 56 | 42 min
Juan Pierre Dreamt of MLB Glory. Now, He Lives to Serve.
How faith transformed the ambitions of one of the best base-stealers in the National League.
We Found Fellowship on the Opposite Side of the Immigration Debate
Episode 55 | 41 min
We Found Fellowship on the Opposite Side of the Immigration Debate
A border patrol agent and an immigration reform activist discuss the spiritual roots of their unlikely friendship.
Jessica Leep Fick: Let’s Rewrite the Rules for Women’s Evangelism
Episode 54 | 42 min
Jessica Leep Fick: Let’s Rewrite the Rules for Women’s Evangelism
Why the 'Beautiful Feet' author says it's time we saw disciple-making as a woman's calling, too.
Richard Stearns Left His American Dream to 'Stand with the Vulnerable'
Episode 53 | 45 min
Richard Stearns Left His American Dream to 'Stand with the Vulnerable'
The president of World Vision shares what led him from the CEO's office to the front lines of humanitarian crisis.
For Latasha Morrison, Unity Begins with Relationship
Episode 52 |
For Latasha Morrison, Unity Begins with Relationship
The “Be the Bridge” founder on why building cross-cultural friendships should be the Church’s starting line.

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In Defense of Pro-Life ‘Hypocrisy’
In Defense of Pro-Life ‘Hypocrisy’
Analogies between abortion and other “life issues” are shakier than we sometimes suppose.