From disagreements about baptism to a tendency toward tribalism, it’s easy to feel like the state of American Christianity is best summed up in the word division. But does that have to be the case?
On this episode of The Russell Moore Show, Russell and producer Ashley Hales answer listener questions on finding a church, theological disagreements, and living out Christian beliefs in the workplace. They talk about partnering across divisions and the belonging that can be born of joining a church community—even when it’s imperfect.
Questions addressed during this episode include:
- How should someone who feels like American Christianity is a tribe that doesn’t accept them find a church?
- Why did Russell say on an episode of The Bulletin that 2022 was the end of an era for complementarianism?
- How can churches that disagree on issues like women’s roles or baptism partner together?
- What can churches do to spur imaginative possibilities for working across lines of difference?
- How should Christians reconcile their beliefs with different beliefs in the workplace?
- How might a pastoral candidate think about tertiary tools (like the Enneagram) that could cause division among staff or congregants?
Resources discussed during this episode include:
- The Bulletin
- Neo-Conservatism: The Autobiography of an Idea by Irving Kristol
- The Enneagram
- The Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling
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Ashley Hales is the producer of The Russell Moore Show, the founder of Willowbrae Institute, and an author. Find out more at aahales.com.
“The Russell Moore Show” is a production of Christianity Today
Executive Producers: Erik Petrik, Russell Moore, and Mike Cosper
Host: Russell Moore
Producer: Ashley Hales
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Theme Song: “Dusty Delta Day” by Lennon Hutton