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Episode 393: Who Moved My Refugees? with Matthew Soerens (Part 2)

Updated: Feb 27, 2020




The American church talks a lot about the family. Some might say we’re focused on it, but is that right? The podcast crew discusses a provocative new article by conservative columnist, David Brooks, about our society’s focus on the small nuclear family (mom, dad, and kids), why they’re unsustainable, and why extended family groups have always been the norm in human societies. World Relief’s Matthew Soerens is back for the second part of his interview about the state of refugees, and Skye talks about the racial history of America’s immigration policy. Also this week: Phil’s animal stories—car-sized turtles, the real-life Disney baboon, lazy salamanders, and talking penguins.







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Sean McLain
Sean McLain
16 Μαρ 2020

You guys mentioned the disparity there often is between pastors and laity on the issue of immigration. I would say that's true in my context. What are some suggestions you have for preaching and teaching on this issue. Are there any good messages you know of on the subject that I could watch/listen to? I want to preach this from a biblical perspective without people tuning it out as "political."

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amybucky
amybucky
05 Μαρ 2020

Skye...In the discussion about the nuclear family article, you mentioned the idea of churches creating discipleship groups around vocations. As a church staff, we’re looking closely at practices that need to be revamped, and small groups is a big one. I was so excited about your idea that I immediately sent an email about it to our Associate Pastor so I wouldn’t forget to tell her. Thank you for the fantastic idea! I think it could be an excellent way to create diverse, multigenerational groups.

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amybucky
amybucky
05 Μαρ 2020

Christian...I love it when you’re part of the podcast and add your insights & questions. Plus, you keep the guys in line. However, I do think you can let Phil off the hook a little for the lighthearted and quirky “news” items he shares. 😊


I listen to the podcast for two reasons:


1. I trust and appreciate the timely and thought-provoking topics, discussions and wide variety of different authors and speakers you guys bring to your audience.


2. I need reasons to laugh, and Phil’s presentation of oddball articles resonates with my own weird sense of humor. I even love News of the Butt!

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Sam
Sam
03 Μαρ 2020


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I am a rural, conservative, white evangelical male. I am also educated and deeply care and love people. I have recently started listening to this podcast. You three are providing a great service for people like me. It is difficult to have enough time during a very busy life to educate myself on all of the political issues of the day. I want my Christian world view to infiltrate every part of my life including my political views but I so often hear condescension in the voice and tone of people who have different political viewpoints. The Matthew Soerens episodes were very educational! When Skye talks about these issues he so often has the condescending tone that so quickly shuts…


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