The Bulletin

Christianity Today

  • 50 minutes 6 seconds
    Gimme Shelter

    Biden’s asylum order, intentional community, and the criminalization of clergy sexual misconduct

    This week on The Bulletin, producer and moderator Clarissa Moll welcomes Ashley Hales and Ekemeni Uwan for a conversation about President Biden’s new asylum order, our fascination with intentional community, and the criminalization of clergy sexual misconduct. Special guests Bri Stensrud, John Shelton, and Boz Tchividjian join the discussion for an episode that will inform and encourage you toward kingdom thought and action.

    Today’s Guests:

    With her husband, Ashley Hales is the co-founder of The Willowbrae Institute, a new think tank researching the intersection of Christianity and the common good in America. Ashley hosts the The Cartographers Podcast and is the author of Finding Holy in the Suburbs, A Spacious Life, and the forthcoming Bible study on the Sermon on the Mount, A Fruitful Life. She produces The Russell Moore Show for CT Media.

    Ekemini Uwan is a public theologian, international human rights activist, and co-author of Truth’s Table: Black Women’s Musings on Life, Love, and Liberation. She co-hosts the award-winning podcast Truth's Table and Get In The Word With Truth’s Table. Uwan is a 2024 fellow at The Aspen Institute where she serves as the Special Advisor for The Aspen Institute’s Racial Justice and Religion Collective. Her writings have been published in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post Black Voices, and Hallmark Mahogany. As one who is passionate about theology, Ekemini has a fierce commitment to the gospel and its implications for issues pertaining to reparations, racial injustice, anti-black racism, and white supremacy.

    John Shelton is the policy director for Advancing American Freedom. He received degrees from Duke Divinity School and the University of Virginia.

    Bri Stensrud is an author, human dignity advocate, and the Director of Women of Welcome. Her passion is to equip the Church to engage more consistently and tangibly in holistic human dignity issues. Bri holds a Masters of Biblical & Theological Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary and has authored two books: Start with Welcome: The Journey toward a Confident and Compassionate Immigration Conversation, and a children’s book: The Biggest Best Light: Shining God’s Light into the World Around You.

    Boz Tchividjian, Esq. is an experienced litigator who has dedicated his career to empowering survivors of sexual abuse, sexual assault, and sexual harassment to step forward and seek justice against perpetrators and the institutions legally responsible for their trauma. Prior to becoming a civil litigator, Boz served as an Assistant State Attorney in the 7th Judicial Circuit of Florida, where he created the first Sex Crimes Division at the Office of the State Attorney and served as Division Chief. Boz is also the Founder and former Executive Director of GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment), an internationally recognized non-profit organization that equips faith-based organizations with the tools they need to correctly respond to allegations of sexual abuse and educates them on how to create safeguards to protect children and other vulnerable people within their communities. Boz is the co-author of The Child Safeguarding Policy Guide, a handbook for faith-based non-profit organizations looking to improve their child safeguarding policies. 


    “The Bulletin” is a production of Christianity Today

    Producer: Clarissa Moll

    Associate Producer: Leslie Thompson

    Editing and Mix: TJ Hester

    Music: Dan Phelps

    Executive Producers: Erik Petrik and Mike Cosper

    Senior Producer: Matt Stevens

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    14 June 2024, 10:00 am
  • 42 minutes 55 seconds
    Love’s In Need of Love Today

    This week on The Bulletin, Russell Moore and Clarissa Moll welcome Michael Wear back to the show to discuss the GOP’s response to the guilty verdict for former president Donald Trump. Then, historian Kurt Piehler joins to acknowledge the 80th anniversary of D-Day and how WWII affected the Greatest Generation–who are quickly dwindling. Finally, we turn our eyes to the hunger crisis in Sudan amid a violent internal conflict, and ask Eugene Cho how might Christians respond to the need.

    Today’s Guests:

    Michael Wear is the Founder, President and CEO of the Center for Christianity and Public Life, a nonpartisan, nonprofit institution based in the nation's capital with the mission to contend for the credibility of Christian resources in public life, for the public good. Michael is the author of The Spirit of Our Politics: Spiritual Formation and the Renovation of Public Life. 

    Kurt Piehler is a specialist in U.S. History with an emphasis on the Twentieth Century. Piehler is author of A Religious History of the American GI in World War II. As founding director (1994-1998) of the Rutgers Oral History Archives of World War II, Piehler conducted over 200 interviews with veterans of this conflict. His televised lecture, "The War That Transformed a Generation," which drew on the Rutgers Oral History Archives, appeared on the History Channel in 1997.

    Rev. Eugene Cho is President/CEO of Bread for the World, a Christian advocacy organization urging U.S. decision makers to do all they can to pursue a world without hunger. Eugene is Co-Chair of the U.S. Nutrition CEO Council, the body of leaders from international NGOs encouraging the U.S. government, civil society, corporations, and other stakeholders to make global nutrition expertise into law and policy. Prior to becoming President/CEO of Bread for the World, Eugene pastored a local church for nearly thirty years. He is also founder and visionary of One Day’s Wages.


    “The Bulletin” is a production of Christianity Today

    Producer: Clarissa Moll

    Associate Producer: Leslie Thompson

    Editing and Mix: TJ Hester

    Music: Dan Phelps

    Executive Producers: Erik Petrik and Mike Cosper

    Senior Producer: Matt Stevens

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    7 June 2024, 10:00 am
  • 1 hour 4 minutes
    Blowin' in the Wind

    Trump’s verdict, Never Bidens, historic flags, and this summer’s must see movies.

    This week on The Bulletin, producer Clarissa Moll and Mike Cosper talk to Matt Marten and Daniel Silliman about the Trump guilty verdict. Next, special guest Michael Wear joins the show to discuss Nikki Haley’s endorsement of Donald Trump and the rise of disenchanted voters. Next, conversation shifts to Justice Alito’s controversial flags and the power of symbols to shape and articulate belief. Finally, resident Hollywood expert, Kutter Callaway, joins Clarissa for a preview of this summer’s must-see movies.

    Today’s Guests:

    Daniel Silliman is a journalist and a historian. He is the news editor for Christianity Today, the author of a history of bestselling evangelical fiction, and teaches humanities at Milligan University. Daniel spent several years as a crime reporter outside Atlanta before pursuing higher education in Germany, earning a MA from Tübingen University and a doctoral degree from Heidelberg University. He has reported and edited news coverage for CT since 2019.

    Matthew Martens is an experienced litigator of complex, high-stakes criminal and civil matters, with more than twenty jury trials in both state and federal courts in New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Florida, Illinois and California. He is the author of Reforming Criminal Justice.

    Michael Wear is the Founder, President and CEO of the Center for Christianity and Public Life, a nonpartisan, nonprofit institution based in the nation's capital with the mission to contend for the credibility of Christian resources in public life, for the public good. Michael is the author of The Spirit of Our Politics: Spiritual Formation and the Renovation of Public Life, a paradigm-shifting book that advances a vision for spiritual formation in the context of political life. Michael’s first book, Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House About the Future of Faith in America, offers reflections, analysis and ideas about the role of faith in the Obama years and what it means for today. He has co-authored, or contributed to, several other books, including Compassion and Conviction: The AND Campaign's Guide to Faithful Civic Engagement, with Justin Giboney and Chris Butler. He also writes for The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Catapult Magazine, Christianity Today and other publications on faith, politics and culture.

    Kutter Callaway is the William K. Brehm Chair of Worship, Theology, and the Arts, as well as associate dean of the Center for Advanced Theological Studies, and associate professor of theology and culture at Fuller Seminary. He is author and contributor to several books, and his most recent book is Theology for Psychology and Counseling: An Invitation to Holistic Christian Practice (Baker Academic, 2022). Some of his past titles include Techno-Sapiens in a Networked Era: Becoming Digital Neighbors (Cascade, 2020), which he coauthored with Fuller’s Associate Professor of Church in Contemporary Culture Ryan Bolger; The Aesthetics of Atheism: Theology and Imagination in Contemporary Culture (Fortress Press, 2019); and Deep Focus: Film and Theology in Dialogue (Baker Academic, 2019).


    “The Bulletin” is a production of Christianity Today

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    Producer: Clarissa Moll and Matt Stevens

    Associate Producer: McKenzie Hill and Raed Gilliam

    Editing and Mix: TJ Hester

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    31 May 2024, 10:00 am
  • 51 minutes 29 seconds
    Something in the Way

    The fourth anniversary of George Floyd’s death, Iran’s president’s death, and bird flu

    This week on The Bulletin, producer Clarissa Moll and Mike Cosper talk with therapist Sheila Wise Rowe and CT’s Nicole Martin about the fourth anniversary of George Floyd’s death and how race relations have shifted since 2020. Foreign affairs analyst Hadeel Oueis joins the show to talk about the death of Iran’s president and its impact on the region. Wildlife biologist Will Miller drops by to chat about H5N1 bird flu, and Jessica Hooten Wilson shares why Flannery O’Connor still matters as a new biopic about her life arrives in theaters.

    Resources Mentioned:

    Why African American History Matters

    Remembering Steve Albini

    The Bulletin Episode 57: That’s Just, Like, Your Opinion, Man | Christianity Today 

    Today’s Guests:

    Nicole Martin serves Christianity Today as chief impact officer after serving on its board of directors. Nicole oversees three major strategic initiatives that are shaping the future of CT including The Global Initiative, the Big Tent Initiative, and the Next Gen Initiative. 

    Sheila Wise Rowe is a graduate of Tufts University and Cambridge College with a master’s degree in counseling psychology. She has over thirty years of experience as a Christian Counselor, Spiritual Director, Educator, Writer, and Speaker. Sheila has counseled women, children, couples, emerging, and established leaders and taught counseling in Massachusetts, Paris France, virtually. And for a decade in Johannesburg, South Africa where she also ministered to homeless and abused women and children. Sheila’s essays can be found in numerous blogs, newspapers, journals, and books. In 2020 she authored the award-winning book, Healing Racial Trauma: The Road to Resilience. Recently she wrote Young, Gifted, and Black: A Journey of Lament and Celebration and has co-authored the soon to be released, Healing Leadership Trauma.


    Author and media personality Hadeel Oueis leads Arabic communications on behalf of The Center for Peace Communication. An advocate for liberal democracy in her native Syria during the historic uprising against Bashar al-Assad, she subsequently relocated to the United States and developed her career in Arab media as an analyst of American foreign policy. She serves as a reporter the Saudi daily Al-Riyadh, and now hosts biweekly programs on two leading independent news networks in the region: Iraq’s Al-Sharqiya and Yemen’s ATV. She appears frequently as a commentator on some of the region’s largest indigenous outlets as well as the Arabic editions of the BBC, Deutsche Welle, and Al-Hurra. Oueis holds a BA in sociology from the University of Aleppo.

    William Miller, Ph.D., is a wildlife biologist and professor at Calvin University. His research interests include One Health, landscape ecology, and wildlife diseases.

    Jessica Hooten Wilson is the Fletcher Jones Endowed Chair of Great Books at Pepperdine University (’23) and previously served as the Seaver College Scholar of Liberal Arts at Pepperdine University (’22-’23). She co-hosts a podcast called The Scandal of Reading: Pursuing Holy Wisdom with Christ & Pop Culture, where she discusses with fellow authors, professors, and theologians with Claude Atcho and Austin Carty. She is the author of Flannery O’Connor’s Why Do the Heathen Rage?: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at a Work in Progress (Brazos Press, January 23, 2024) among other works.


    “The Bulletin” is a production of Christianity Today

    Executive Producer: Erik Petrik

    Producer: Clarissa Moll and Matt Stevens

    Associate Producer: McKenzie Hill and Raed Gilliam

    Editing and Mix: TJ Hester

    Music: Dan Phelps

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    24 May 2024, 10:00 am
  • 57 minutes 43 seconds
    Clergy on the Rocks

    AI priests, a polarized church, and women and alcohol.

    This week on The Bulletin, hosts Mike Cosper and editor in chief Russell Moore talk with David Zahl of Mockingbird about artificial intelligence -- ChatGPT -4.o and AI priests -- and the need for embodied presence and wisdom. Next, they tackle the latest challenge in church polarization, this time in the Presbyterian Church in America. Last, special guest Ericka Andersen joins the show to shed some light on the hidden struggles of women who are alcohol-dependent.

    Today’s Guests:

    David Zahl is the director of Mockingbird Ministries and editor-in-chief of the Mockingbird website. Born in New York City and brought up elsewhere, David graduated from Georgetown University in 2001, and then worked for several years as a youth minister in New England. In 2007 he founded Mockingbird in NYC. Today David and his wife Cate reside in Charlottesville, VA with their three boys, where David also serves on the staff of Christ Episcopal Church. He is the author of A Mess of Help: From the Crucified Soul of Rock N’ Roll and co-author of Law and Gospel: A Theology for Sinners (and Saints). His most recent book, Seculosity: How Career, Parenting, Technlogy, Food, Politics, and Romance Became Our New Religion and What To Do About It, appeared in 2019 from Fortress Press. 

    Ericka Andersen is a freelance writer, podcast host and owner of Pitch and Publish Writing Company. She is the author of "Reason to Return: Why Women Need the Church & the Church Needs Women" and "Leaving Cloud 9: The True Story of a Life Resurrected From the Ashes of Poverty, Trauma and Mental Illness." She has been published multiple times in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Washington Post and more. Ericka is a weekly columnist at WORLD Magazine and a freelance reporter for Christianity Today. Prior to freelancing, Ericka worked for National Review Magazine, the Heritage Foundation and in communications for the U.S. Congress on Capitol Hill. 


    Resources Referenced:

    SobrietyCurious.com


    “The Bulletin” is a production of Christianity Today

    Executive Producer: Erik Petrik

    Producer: Clarissa Moll and Matt Stevens

    Associate Producer: McKenzie Hill and Raed Gilliam

    Editing and Mix: TJ Hester

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    Show Design: Bryan Todd

    Graphic Design: Amy Jones

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    17 May 2024, 10:00 am
  • 51 minutes 7 seconds
    Springtime And The Livin’ Ain't Easy

    Peru permits euthanasia, Florida frets about national security, and Kristi Noem is in the doghouse.

    This week on The Bulletin, Mike Cosper and producer Clarissa Moll discuss Florida’s new laws restricting Chinese citizens from real estate transactions and employment at state universities. Conversation turns next to Peru’s first exemption for medically assisted suicide and the growth of the global right to die movement. Finally, we talk about dogs -- our own and Governor Kristi Noem’s, to be exact. Can the vice presidential hopeful remain a viable candidate after the release of her new book No Going Back? Special guests Skot Welch and Karen Swallow Prior join the discussion.

    Today’s Guests:

    Skot Welch is the principal/founder of Global Bridgebuilders, a firm focusing on organizational development, cultural transformation and inclusion. Prior to the launch of Global Bridgebuilders, Skot served as Vice President of Business Development and Benchmarking Services for DiversityInc magazine in New Jersey, where he worked with many of the Fortune 500’s biggest global brands across a broad range of industries. Skot’s most recent book is Unfractured: A Christ-Centered Action Plan for Cultural Change.

    Karen Swallow Prior, Ph.D., is the author of The Evangelical Imagination: How Stories, Images, and Metaphors Created a Culture in Crisis and On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life through Great Books, among other titles. Her writing has appeared at Christianity Today, the New York Times, The Atlantic, the Washington Post, First Things, and various other places. In addition, Dr. Prior is a columnist for Religion News Service, a contributing editor for Comment, a founding member of The Pelican Project, and a senior fellow at the Trinity Forum. 

    Resources Referenced:

    When Buying a Home Is Treated as a National Security Threat - The New York Times

    The Art of Dying: Living Fully into the Life to Come

    Who Will Comfort Me? The Total Care of Cicely Saunders | Acton Institute


    “The Bulletin” is a production of Christianity Today

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    Producer: Clarissa Moll and Matt Stevens

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    10 May 2024, 10:00 am
  • 54 minutes 17 seconds
    Intensity in Tent City

    College students protest and the United Methodist Church splits

    We’re recording live this week from CT’s quarterly staff meeting with special guests CT president and CEO Tim Dalrymple and news editor Daniel Silliman. Host Mike Cosper and producer Clarissa Moll discuss the escalating student protests on U.S. college campuses -- why students are gathering and how free speech rights shape university discourse. Then, the United Methodist Church met this week to remove all LGBTQ limitations from its books. Should conservative churches within the denomination stay, or should they go?

    Today’s Guests:

    Timothy Dalrymple is a former national champion gymnast who turned to academia following an accident in college where he broke his neck. He studied at Stanford University, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, where he made suffering a key theme of his research and teaching in modern Western religious thought. Dalrymple was a key player in the launch of patheos.com, an online marketing place of religious ideas, and he pioneered many of the techniques that led Patheos to become the world’s largest platform for multi-religious conversations. In 2013, he founded Polymath, a creative agency that services businesses and nonprofits serving the world. Dalrymple currently serves as Christianity Today’s President and CEO, the flagship evangelical media ministry founded in 1956 by Billy Graham.  

    Daniel Silliman is a journalist and a historian. He is the news editor for Christianity Today, the author of a history of bestselling evangelical fiction, and teaches humanities at Milligan University. Daniel spent several years as a crime reporter outside Atlanta before pursuing higher education in Germany, earning a MA from Tübingen University and a doctoral degree from Heidelberg University. He has reported and edited news coverage for CT since 2019.


    “The Bulletin” is a production of Christianity Today

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    Producer: Clarissa Moll and Matt Stevens

    Associate Producer: McKenzie Hill and Raed Gilliam

    Editing and Mix: TJ Hester

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    Show Design: Bryan Todd

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    3 May 2024, 10:00 am
  • 38 minutes 52 seconds
    One on One with Tim Carney

    This week on The Bulletin, host Mike Cosper sits down for a special one on one conversation with author and political columnist Tim Carney about his new book Family Unfriendly: How Our Culture Made Raising Kids Much Harder Than It Needs to Be. Grounded in fascinating sociological research and filled with engaging stories, this discussion highlights the many ways that culture shapes our expectations and behaviors -- even when we don’t realize it. Whether or not you’re a parent, you’ll find this episode enlightening and beneficial. As Tim says, we all gain from a culture that values children.

    Today’s Guests:

    Tim Carney is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, the senior columnist for the Washington Examiner, and the author of four books, most recently Alienated America and the forthcoming Family Unfriendly. He has written in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Atlantic, National Review, and many other newspapers and magazines. Tim has appeared on CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, CNBC, and PBS Newshour. Tim and his wife Katie raise six children in the Washington, D.C., area.

    “The Bulletin” is a production of Christianity Today

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    Producer: Clarissa Moll and Matt Stevens

    Associate Producer: McKenzie Hill and Raed Gilliam

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    26 April 2024, 10:00 am
  • 53 minutes 35 seconds
    Fever Dream

    This week on The Bulletin, our hosts explore why third party candidates appeal to voters, how the pro-life movement became so hypocritical, and what amazes us about Beyonce’s new chart-topping album. Hosts Mike Cosper and editor in chief Russell Moore talk with CT’s political correspondent Harvest Prude, New York Times columnist David French, CT’s chief impact officer Nicole Martin, and Nashville songwriter and producer Charlie Peacock as they dive deep beneath the headlines to the stories that are shaping our world.

    Resources Referenced:

    Some Evangelicals Want a Third-Party Option, Even Without a Chance at Winning | News & Reporting | Christianity Today

    The Gospel of Life: Evangelium Vitae: John Paul II


    Today’s Guests:

    Harvest Prude is a CT’s national political correspondent and a congressional reporter based in Washington, D.C. She is a former reporter for The Dispatch and WORLD, having served there as political reporter for their Washington bureau. 

    David French is a columnist for the New York Times. He’s a former senior editor of The Dispatch. He’s the author most recently of Divided We Fall: America's Secession Threat and How to Restore Our Nation.

    Charlie Peacock, born Charles William Ashworth in Yuba City, California is a Nashville-based, 4x Grammy® Award-winning, multi-format jazz and pop recording artist, composer and record producer. Peacock’s production credits range from Chris Cornell and Ladysmith Black Mambazo to AAA and Americana successes such as The Lone Bellow, Holly Williams, The Civil Wars, Ben Rector and Brett Dennen. 

    Nicole Martin serves Christianity Today as chief impact officer after serving on its board of directors. Nicole oversees three major strategic initiatives that are shaping the future of CT including The Global Initiative, the Big Tent Initiative, and the Next Gen Initiative. 


    “The Bulletin” is a production of Christianity Today

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    Producer: Clarissa Moll and Matt Stevens

    Associate Producer: McKenzie Hill and Raed Gilliam

    Editing and Mix: TJ Hester

    Music: Dan Phelps

    Show Design: Bryan Todd

    Graphic Design: Amy Jones

    Social Media: Kate Lucky

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    19 April 2024, 10:00 am
  • 26 minutes 31 seconds
    Bonus Episode: Iran Attacks Israel

    Iran’s intentions, the implications for other global conflicts, and the necessity of a strategic and supportive American response. In this special episode of The Bulletin, hosts Mike Cosper and editor in chief Russell Moore talk with former Congressman Adam Kinzinger about Iran’s missile attack on Israel over the past weekend.


    Today’s Guest:

    Adam Kinzinger served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2011 to 2023. A member of the Republican Party, Kinzinger originally represented Illinois's 11th congressional district and later Illinois's 16th congressional district. After President Donald Trump was defeated in the 2020 presidential election, Kinzinger became known for his vocal opposition to Trump's claims of voter fraud and attempts to overturn the results. Kinzinger served in the U.S. Air Force, flying missions in Iraq, Afghanistan, South America, and Guam. He has served in the Air Force Special Operations Command, Air Combat Command, Air Mobility Command, and Wisconsin Air National Guard. He is presently a lieutenant colonel in the Air National Guard and founder of CountryFirst.


    “The Bulletin” is a production of Christianity Today

    Executive Producer: Erik Petrik

    Producer: Clarissa Moll and Matt Stevens

    Associate Producer: McKenzie Hill and Raed Gilliam

    Editing and Mix: TJ Hester

    Music: Dan Phelps

    Show Design: Bryan Todd

    Graphic Design: Amy Jones

    Social Media: Kate Lucky

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    16 April 2024, 10:52 am
  • 54 minutes 22 seconds
    Don’t Bet the Farm On It

    What's making rural America so angry? And why do Christians seem to hold their tongues when it comes to sports gambling? Mike, Nicole, and guest host Bob Smietana converse about the new bestselling book White Rural Rage with guest Mike Waddey, former pastor of a town of just 88 people. Mike Cosper shares his own story about the temptations of sports betting, and producer Clarissa Moll joins Cosper and Dr. Kris Bauman, former Trump administration Israel adviser for the National Security Council, to talk about the current slowdown in the Israel-Gaza war and Israel’s complicated path forward.

    This week’s guests:

    Bob Smietana is an award-winning religion reporter and editor who has spent two decades producing breaking news, data journalism, investigative reporting, profiles, and features for magazines, newspapers, trade publications, and websites. Most notably, he has served as a senior writer for Facts & Trends, senior editor of Christianity Today, religion writer at The Tennessean, correspondent for Religion News Service, and contributor to OnFaith, USA TODAY, and The Washington Post. He is best known for his coverage of evangelical Christianity, end-time cat worshipers, and the human side of religion.

    Mike Waddey has pastored in two small, rural communities over the past 20 years. He is the former mayor of Cottage Grove, the smallest incorporated town in the state of Tennessee (88 people), a position he held while also serving there as pastor. Mike holds a DMin from the Robert Webber Institute for Worship Studies and is a proud husband and father of six children and grandfather of two.

    Kris A. Bauman, Ph.D., Colonel (ret.) USAF is the Brent Scowcroft Professor of National Security Studies at the United States Air Force Academy where he teaches American Foreign and National Security Policy, and Middle Eastern Politics. Col. Bauman previously served at the White House on the National Security Council as Director for Israeli, Palestinian, Jordanian and Egyptian Affairs. 


    “The Bulletin” is a production of Christianity Today

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    Producer: Clarissa Moll and Matt Stevens

    Associate Producer: McKenzie Hill and Raed Gilliam

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    12 April 2024, 10:00 am
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