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Disgraced Baptist Leader Paige Patterson Body-Shamed a Woman in His Return to Pulpit

September 15th, 2018
The Southern Baptist paragon has returned to the pulpit, but don't call it a comeback.
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In a Divided Age, Who Should Be Welcome at the Christian Table?

September 13th, 2018
We live in a moment where Christians are deeply divided, and sometimes rightfully so. And yet, the Christian table has historically been wide and inclusive space where all are welcome. How do we navigate these tensions in the church? Who should be welcome at the Christian table? Is there ever an instance when someone needs [...]
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How Annie F. Downs is Reimagining the Word “Courage”

September 13th, 2018
Jonathan talks with author Annie Downs about how to live bravely every day.
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What Do Americans Think About the Word “Grace?”

September 13th, 2018
Jonathan interviews strangers in Times Square to explore what people think of this important sacred word.
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The Death of Sacred Speech

September 13th, 2018
Religious words are disappearing in the English-speaking world. Here's why it matters.
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How Beth Moore is Reimagining the Word “Fellowship”

September 13th, 2018
In an interview with Jonathan Merritt, the Bible study queen reimagines the word "fellowship."
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What do Americans Think About the Word “Gospel?”

September 10th, 2018
Jonathan goes down to Times Square to interview strangers about what they think of this sacred word.
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How Trump’s God-Talk is Turning America Off Religion

September 10th, 2018
The public mingling of religion and politics makes people want to keep religion to themselves.
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How Amena Brown is Reimagining the Word “Art”

September 10th, 2018
The popular poet helps us reimagine art as a spiritual practice.
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What do Americans Think About the Word “Sin?”

August 29th, 2018
Jonathan interviews strangers in Times Square to see what they think of the word "sin."
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How Aaron Niequist is Reimagining the Word “Worship”

August 24th, 2018
Here's what happens when one of America's most popular megachurch musicians discovers ancient expressions of worship.
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How Jen Hatmaker is Reimagining the Word “Love”

August 22nd, 2018
From death threats to having her books banned, Jen Hatmaker has been the recipient of much Christian "tough love."
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Why Most Americans Now Avoid Spiritual Conversations

August 17th, 2018
In the first episode of Jonathan's new YouTube short show, he asks strangers if they're comfortable having spiritual conversations.
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I Had a Spiritual Crisis 5 Years Ago — Here’s My Story (And Maybe Yours, Too)

August 11th, 2018
Jonathan shares the story of a life crisis he had five years ago. Beware: it may sound oddly familiar.
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How Andy Stanley is Reimagining the Word ‘Scripture’

August 10th, 2018
Jonathan speaks to pastor Andy Stanley, whose changing understanding of the word "scripture" has sparked controversy.
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