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John Kloosterman

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OK, I See the Problem. How Do I Help? - The Gospel Coalition. The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service.

OK, I See the Problem. How Do I Help? - The Gospel Coalition

Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Irwyn Ince: This is not about a club. I used the analogy of a sports team earlier. It’s not about a diverse group of people coming together on a football team, or on a soccer team, or on a baseball team and finding unity in their pursuit of a Superbowl or a World Series, or the like, and then they go their separate ways. It’s about becoming family in Jesus eternally, and presenting a picture to the world of something that is literally impossible apart from him. Matt Kenyon: You’re listening to As In Heaven, a Christian conversation on race and justice.

If you’ve listened this far to the podcast and you’re looking for actionable steps to take, you will not want to miss this episode. Jim Davis: All right, welcome to As In Heaven. Irwyn Ince: Don’t say that. Jim Davis: I don’t know. Emily Esfahani Smith: There's more to life than being happy. 25,000 Missing Deaths: Tracking the True Toll of the Coronavirus Crisis. Peru 28,000 monthly deaths Jan.

25,000 Missing Deaths: Tracking the True Toll of the Coronavirus Crisis

Dec. Deaths in 2020 Expected deaths in 2020 Bolivia 17,000 monthly deaths Mexico No data 20,000 weekly deaths Mumbai, India 13,000 monthly deaths Chile 3,000 weekly deaths Colombia 7,000 monthly deaths South Africa. America’s Empty-Church Problem. When pundits describe the Americans who sleep in on Sundays, they often conjure left-leaning hipsters.

America’s Empty-Church Problem

But religious attendance is down among Republicans, too. According to data assembled for me by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), the percentage of white Republicans with no religious affiliation has nearly tripled since 1990. This shift helped Trump win the GOP nomination. During the campaign, commentators had a hard time reconciling Trump’s apparent ignorance of Christianity and his history of pro-choice and pro-gay-rights statements with his support from evangelicals. But as Notre Dame’s Geoffrey Layman noted, “Trump does best among evangelicals with one key trait: They don’t really go to church.” Why did these religiously unaffiliated Republicans embrace Trump’s bleak view of America more readily than their churchgoing peers?

The worse Americans fare in their own lives, the darker their view of the country.


Inside the Manconomy, the Industry Selling a New Kind of Masculinity. There are a lot of commercials and celebrities and “celebrities” and books and hashtags and approximately 73 podcasts and at least one Bagel Bites campaign telling us how to be better fathers, husbands, friends, and colleagues.

Inside the Manconomy, the Industry Selling a New Kind of Masculinity

Their business is self-improvement—the individual and collective betterment of the male species—and they’re selling wokeness and intentionality, self-awareness and feminism. And we seem to be buying it. We must be. An entire economy has sprung up to serve and exploit the desire of men to be better people: better dads and brothers and spouses and coworkers. This is, on some basic level, a welcome thing. The scope of this Manconomy—it’s so important, we had to capitalize it—is staggering, and it’s easy to be cynical about the whole thing when you see, say, Amazon launching an in-house clothing brand called “Good Man” and filming a commercial of Russell Wilson sitting around with a bunch of dudes talking about being…good men. It used to be so simple to be a man.

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