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Episode 456: Why We’re Divided & Positive Pluralism with Bob Roberts


It’s increasingly difficult to have conversations with other Christians. Our families and congregations can’t seem to agree even about basic facts, let alone the news or how we ought to respond to what’s happening. So, we avoid talking about anything that might be controversial—which is pretty much everything today. What happened? How did we become so divided?


The Holy Post crew talks about CT president Tim Dalrymple’s recent article, “The Splintering of the Evangelical Soul,” and what is necessary to heal our divisions. Then, Bob Roberts—the most interesting evangelical in the world—joins Skye for a conversation about why it’s critical to have deep relationships with people of other faiths. Roberts says it’s transformed his own understanding of Christianity, and isolating our kids from the world will only guarantee they join it. Also this week, Joshes battle for supremacy in Nebraska.



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Bob Roberts seems like a cool guy. Although I have a question, is his full name Robert Roberts because that would be funny.

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Caitlin McHale
Caitlin McHale
19 may 2021

I'm so glad to have been introduced to this guest! There is no fear in love. And there is way too much common ground between Christianity, Islam, and Judaism to not unify in some ways like he is doing. I wish I could go to his event. He seems to be an awesome example of how to create communities with a common authority, rather than common loathing! And I love his theory on why people get so angry when they disagree - seeing others primarily as sinners rather than image bearers.


Do Christians really need an enemy like communism to find a common enemy? Do we not see kids around the world with no opportunity to go to school? I…

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Yeah, Bob Roberts is cool. I find it funny how Skye often romanticizes when "we" had a common enemy of communism, cause communists didn't have a common enemy of communism, it seems like they act as if communists aren't people worthy of Christ's love.

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This interview with Dr Bob Roberts was SO refreshing! It reminded me of the book I'm currently reading by Rachel Pieh Jones: Pillars: How Muslim Friends Led Me Closer to Jesus. It was like a whole book, of a step-by-step faith process, of what Bob summarized: "when my theology narrowed dramatically, my love of other people grew dramatically".

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pnparlette
pnparlette
14 may 2021

This was a great interview with Dr. Bob Roberts. I love his perspective. I work with International Students, Inc on a college campus and their model of befriending and serving is exactly the way Bob works. It is a delight to connect and love people this way. I will follow his blog! Thanks for sharing it.

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Connie Blastock
Connie Blastock
12 may 2021

Point to the "big sort" during the news segment. I live in eastern Oregon and there is actually a measure on our current May ballot to move the Idaho state line to include a SIGNIFICANT portion of the state of Oregon. The basic desire is to include all the Oregon (and some Washington) counties which voted for Trump in the 2020 election so that Idaho Republicans can overwhelm the growing number of Democratic/left voters moving into the Boise-metro area. No joke- people are not even trying to move- they are just trying to move a state line. https://www.greateridaho.org/

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