[sbpodcast wrap] jonathan merritt :: 5.20


This week we talk about gun control, politics and how it all plays out in our lives as we discuss our interview with Jonathan Merritt… and then it all goes off the rails…

related ::

Jonathan Merritt interview
The Art of Logo Design
The Star Wars That I Used to Know

music we’re listening to ::

Black Keys
Andre Lafosse
The Proclaimers

books we’re reading ::

Carl Medearis – Speaking of Jesus

jonathan merritt :: 5.19


When we last spoke with Jonathan Merritt, he talked about how God calls us to care for the environment. Now he’s back to tell us about his new book, ‘A Faith of Our Own,’ and how Christians should engage in politics without falling into partisanship.

related ::

jonathan’s website
jonathan on twitter

music ::

jes karper – third kind

FREE PREVIEW :: The Faith of Barack Obama

Thomas Nelson Publishing has just released “The Faith of Barack Obama” by Stephen Mansfield (the same author who wrote “The Faith of George Bush”.

As a special treat for our listeners (or just those who stumble upon us while surfing the web) we have a free preview of the book available for download.

Download the Faith of Barack Obama preview (pdf)

From Michael Hyatt, Thomas Nelson President and CEO:

Two years ago, virtually no one outside of the state of Illinois had heard of him. Today, he is a household name, not only in America but around the world. Millions find him to be an inspirational and articulate leader—just what we need at this moment in history. Others find him calculating and dangerous—the same old liberalism in a different package.

But love him or hate him, Obama is a force to be reckoned with. He is not going away any time soon, even if he’s not elected this time around. As Mansfield points out, he could run for the presidency as often as he likes over the next 24 years and still be younger than John McCain is today.

And at the center of his identity is his religious faith. As Mansfield himself says, “If a man’s faith is sincere, it is the most important thing about him, and it is impossible to understand who he is and how he will lead without first understanding the religious vision that informs his life.” Obama makes no bones about it: his faith informs every aspect of his political vision.

This is a slim book with a big agenda: to explain Obama’s faith, to put it in historical context, and to explore what it might mean for our collective future.

Download the Faith of Barack Obama preview (pdf)

Thanks to Thomas Nelson Publishing for the free preview.
Also, HT to John for the heads-up.

jamie moffett :: 1.6

this week we talk with jamie moffett, a filmmaker who’s currently working on “the ordinary radicals” – a movie looking at some of the many stories of “ordinary radicals” around the united states. we caught up with moffett while he’s currently filming and touring the united states alongside the “Jesus for president tour

from the ordinary radical’s website ::

In the margins of the United States, there lives a revolutionary Christianity. One with a quiet disposition that seeks to do “small things with great love,” and in so doing is breaking 21st Century stereotypes surrounding this 2000 year old faith. “The Ordinary Radicals” is set against thie modern American political and social backdrop of the next Great Awakening.

the latest trailer for the movie ::

UPDATE: View the Documentary online for FREE

music ::
nevereven – girard ave
nowhere boys – twenty-first century
anne weiss – buddhas on the road
jes karper – try on life

related links ::
jamie moffett
the ordinary radicals
the simple way
Jesus for president
CNN: Jesus for President tour