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It’s Getting Harder to Talk About God

October 16th, 2018
The decline in our spiritual vocabulary has many real-world consequences.
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What Do Americans Think About the Word “Neighbor?”

October 6th, 2018
Jonathan speaks to strangers in Times Square to investigate how Americans define this important sacred word.
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How Brian Zahnd is Reimagining the Word “Cross”

October 6th, 2018
Pastor Brian Zahnd says that, contrary to popular belief, Jesus didn't die to appease God's wrath.
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This Ancient Spiritual Practice Can Revive Your Prayer Life

September 18th, 2018
If you haven't prayed the Lectio Divina, maybe now's the time to start.
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How ‘Chewbacca Mom’ Candace Payne is Reimagining the Word “Joy”

September 18th, 2018
The viral video star talks about overcoming the odds to practice joy everyday.
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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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