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Episode 534: Does Ministry Matter More than the Marketplace? with Joe Leininger

With the midterm elections happening in the U.S., we’ve seen a rise in both hyperbolic political rhetoric and political violence. There’s evidence that fewer Christians are willing to denounce the use of armed conflict to achieve political goals, with some even arguing America was founded on it. Are they right? Is there a Christian case for political violence? Then, Skye interviews Joe Leininger, a Christian business leader about his journey from believing God only cared about ministry to a much wider vision of his work in the world. Leininger’s new book, “Dirt Clods and Donkeys: An experiment in mentoring that changed lives,” explores how he has helped other Christians in the marketplace develop a more integrated faith. Also this week—Indiana police pursue Pikachu, don’t kiss camels in Qatar, and Kaitlyn explains why she’s a nerd but not a geek.

Holy Post merch! - News Segment 00:00 - Intro 5:27 - Police pursue Pikachu 11:27 - Camels in Qatar 18:35 - Political violence

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Interview with Joe Leininger “Dirt Clods and Donkeys” - Joe Leininger - 43:36 - Interview intro 46:09 - Formation in faith and business 51:28 - Christian assumptions about business 55:50 - A wider vision of God’s work in the world 1:01:45 - Capitalism 1:05:44 - Risk and allocation of resources 1:09:31 - Mentoring 1:14:10 - Credits

Links from news segment: “Indiana man dressed as Pikachu ran from police on lawn mower, cops say” - “World Cup fans told ‘steer clear of camels’ in Qatar due to bug ‘deadlier than Covid’ - “Some American Protestants Aren’t Letting Go of Revolution” - Holy Post website: Holy Post Patreon: The Holy Post is supported by our listeners. We may earn affiliate commissions through links listed here. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.

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