Good Faith Podcast Episodes
Join host Curtis Chang and his friends as they follow Jesus and make sense of the world. With expertise, thoughtfulness, and humor, they discuss how Christian faith intersects with culture, politics, work, entertainment, and other aspects of life. Good Faith is ranked in the top .5 percent of all podcasts.
Grace in Public Discourse
How should we react when people say or do things we find offensive in public discourse? What is the role of forgiveness and grace in these contexts? How do we determine if apologies are sincere and the offending party is worthy of an opportunity for repentance and repair? Join David and Curtis as they discuss this timely topic and offer some guidance for how we can make some space for grace in our public discourse.
Lessons from The Rise & Fall of Mars Hill with Mike Cosper
David and Curtis are excited to welcome the inaugural guest of the Good Faith podcast, Mike Cosper. Mike is the Director of Podcasting for Christianity Today and is most well known as the producer and host of The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill. Join David, Curtis and Mike as they discuss some of the lessons Mike took away from the process of diving deep into such a painful story. As you will see, the lessons are sometimes hard (just like the gospel itself), but they are also surprisingly hopeful (just like the gospel itself).
When Pastors Head for the Exits
Why are so many pastors considering leaving the ministry? Is it the pandemic? Is it the political and racial polarization? Is it something else? Join David and Curtis as they delve into the growing crisis of pastoral burnout, including a very personal story from Curtis about his own journey to becoming a “former senior pastor”.
Should I Stay or Should I Go Now?
Conflict feels like it’s everywhere these days. Church communities, old friendships and even families are being pulled apart by tensions over politics, the pandemic, race and more. When should we stay in a church or relationship? When should we perhaps leave? Is there a biblical model to navigate these decisions and what comes in the aftermath? Join David and Curtis to discuss how we as Christians should approach these perplexing questions.
Is America a Christian Nation?
What exactly is a Christian nation? Is America becoming post-Christian? Is it easier or harder to be a Christian in America today than it was 30 years ago? What about 70 years ago? Join David French and Curtis Chang to think through these important questions and to consider some perhaps quite surprising answers.
We’re the Adults Now
Why would a 53-year-old man decide that this is the year he will finally become an adult? Find out in this special New Year’s episode where David and Curtis discuss the urgent need for all of us to step up and be the grown ups, both in the church and in the broader culture.
Is Empathy a Sin?
In a special Christmas episode, David French and Curtis Chang talk about the ultimate act of empathy (God becoming human) and the somewhat surprising debate going on in certain corners of the evangelical church; the idea that empathy can be a sin. How far should we go to understand another’s pain? Does empathy require moral agreement? Is our empathy sometimes selective, reserved for those we agree with and withheld from those we don’t?
Loneliness and Hope in the Season of Advent
This week David French and Curtis Chang take a hard look at the silent killer of loneliness. Why is loneliness on the rise in America? What might hope look like, and how do we access it? Join us for this Advent episode where the reality of God’s incarnation in Jesus takes center stage, and the true story of hope in dark times is revealed.
Evangelical Politics: Theology or Sociology?
In a follow up to last week’s Deconstructing Faith episode, David French and Curtis Chang dive into the sometimes murky and contradictory political views of Christians. All too frequently, the political stances we think are biblical are actually just cultural.
Deconstructing Faith: Necessary, Dangerous or Both?
David French and Curtis Chang discuss the hot topic of “deconstruction,” a term with multiple meanings, from reevaluation of specific faith related issues to a deeper questioning of Christian faith itself. For many the discussion around deconstruction stems from some sense of pain or hurt caused by the church. David and Curtis (and producer Kris) explore the complex and deeply personal dimensions of this process, including practical suggestions for listeners.
What People Are Saying About The Good Faith Podcast
“There’s no podcast I listen to that gives me more to think about than Good Faith. I wish there were more people with such an informed, thoughtful, and Christ-centered perspective on the issues of the day as David and Curtis. I love the way that they bring their differing perspectives to the table in an engaging and respectful way. Highly recommend!” – Teresa
“Now these are Christians, deep thinkers who integrate Christian truths with current world situations.” – Linda
“Have been listening to the show for several months now. David and Curtis are thoughtful in their choice of topics and share insightful content, bringing different perspectives politically. The show has become a routine of my week. I find quotes worth writing down each week.” – RG
“This is a breath of fresh air. Tackling our political and social issues head on with grace and truth. With a concern for the witness of the whole gospel.” – Anne
“I greatly appreciate how David and Curtis thoughtfully address each topic each week. I also appreciate how they are willing to take on current issues that Christians in America are wrestling with. They model how to respectfully and kindly discuss ideas worth talking about. Most of all, I appreciate that they help me think biblically thereby reminding me that I am first and foremost a citizen of God’s Kingdom.” – Murph
“I really appreciate the nuance and gracefulness that David French and Curtis Chang bring in talking about hard topics that are relevant in our national discourse.” – Mikey
“This is a thoughtful and valuable discussion on Christian faithfulness in a culture of craziness at the extremes and an exhausted majority in the middle. It speaks to the opposite temptations to either withdraw from the battle or try to win the battle. Good Faith podcast is one of my favorite sources of honest, relevant engagement with church and societal issues.” – Bob Fryling
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