Podcast Episodes

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AbortionFamily

Beauty: Abortion’s Antidote with Sami Parker

Discover a vision for a culture that recognizes the innate beauty of every human life as we journey with Sami Parker of Live Action through the frontlines of pro-life advocacy. Witness firsthand how Live Action is challenging the prevailing worldviews promoting abortion, utilizing social media to spark transformative discussions that transcend the screen into the very fabric of society. The predominant narrative or story of our time does not recognize God, sees humans as mere animals, and labels unrestrained sex as a “human right.” The biblical worldview recognizes the beauty in every aspect of God’s created order. This episode is a call to Christians to don the full armor of their faith, merging the Gospel’s transformative power with active cultural engagement to foster a society that not only protects, but cherishes life.

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Biblical WorldviewDr. Marvin Olasky

Shifts in Journalism that Left Behind Objectivity and the Bible with Dr. Marvin Olasky

Increasingly, news culture pushes stories that advance their agenda from writers sitting behind a desk. Gone are the days when reporters would get onto the street to reveal the facts about what is happening at the heart of an issue. Dr. Marvin Olasky calls us back to this foundation, reminding us of the importance of hearing from diverse viewpoints and going beyond austere sermonizing to tell stories that are not only useful and true, but interesting. Olasky is quick to point out the profound impact that Christianity had on culture as he recounts the mistreatment of people in other times and parts of the world. Join us and consider the news you are hearing and sharing with others.

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Biblical WorldviewDavid Bahnsen

Full-Time: Work and the Meaning of Life with David Bahnsen

We have an active, working, creative God who created humanity to be like Him. As such, our daily work should be a source of meaning and purpose in our lives. Yet, even among believers, work is often approached as a burden that remains an unfortunate means to a better end, like the weekend or even retirement. In contrast, the Bible often equates our work with our worship. When did we forget this? Over the last decade, the rate of prime-aged men in the U.S. not working has been lower than it was during the Great Depression! However, unlike during the Great Depression, most of these men are choosing not to work. In the words of today’s guest, we are undergoing an epidemic of worklessness. Why is this? Today, we are joined by David Bahnsen, a renowned financial advisor and teacher on the integration of faith and economics. If you are searching for ways to integrate theology into every part of your daily work, you will not want to miss this episode!

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Faith Deconstruction: Helpful or Destructive?

Deconstruction is a phrase that is becoming increasingly common. Many even in the faith community have started using this phrase. What is the result of this phenomenon? How is it impacting young people of faith? Is there anything useful or redeeming about it or is it always destructive? Today, we trace the evolution of deconstruction back to its philosophical roots with Jacques Derrida and unpack how it’s reshaping Western thought and the spiritual landscape inside many churches. We look at this in a historical context and consider the worldviews behind this phenomenon of deconstruction. Finally, we examine the rising trend of faith deconstruction in Christian culture, looking at what it is, who is doing it, why it’s happening, and how we can respond to those who say they are deconstructing their faith.

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Biblical Worldviewgovernment

Elon Musk Thinks the West Needs Christianity – Why? With Vishal Mangalwadi

Is God using Vishal Mangalwadi to disciple Jordan Peterson, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Tom Holland, and Elon Musk? Today, we discover the transformative power of Christianity on Western civilization through the eyes of Indian Bible scholar and good friend Vishal Mangalwadi. Join us as Mangalwadi unravels the often-overlooked impact of the Bible on modern life.
Although many in the West have taken values such as freedom, justice, free speech, forgiveness, the list goes on, for granted, a future in which these values are canceled is becoming a reality. We’ve recently noticed a resurgence in people who realize these values are essential to Western civilization’s future and go on to connect these virtues directly to the Bible.

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Biblical WorldviewCulture

Needed! Boldness and Discernment in an Era of Distortion

Are we losing sight of truth in a culture smothered by falsehoods? Even within the church, according to Barna, 41% of American Christians believe that the only truth a person can know is whatever is right for them individually. In this episode we want to help arm you with an understanding of why truthfulness is not just a noble virtue but a critical armor in today’s culture, especially for Christians navigating through the fog of misinformation. We tackle the potent blend of social media and deceptive narratives head-on. The solution is not ignorance, self censorship, doublethink, or winsomeness. The solution is found in the very essence of truth as embodied in Jesus Christ, the Way, the Truth and the Life.

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Jews: Oppressed or Oppressors?

From the Old Testament through current events, the Jewish people have been the target of animosity and violence. We’ve witnessed a heightened global resurgence of antisemitism since the attack on Israel last October. Anti-Jewish sentiment hasn’t been at this level since the end of WWII. What’s behind the hatred? How does critical theory play into this? What about radical Islam? Join us as we unpack the major worldviews at play and discuss practical ways each of us can respond.

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Christianity is Good for the Nation with Dennis Peacocke and Katherine Gallagher

Christians are increasingly criticized for their opinions in the public square and often labeled as Christian nationalists. But should this criticism cause us to retract our opinions and retreat? Or is Christian cultural engagement exactly what our nations need? We are called to faithfully reflect Christ not only in our personal lives, but everywhere–in our families, churches, workplaces, and yes, truth must even influence politics, and our work in public institutions and culture. Our guests, Dennis Peacocke and Katherine Gallagher from our affiliate organization, GoStrategic, help us consider strategies and practical ways that we can meaningfully engage in these areas for Christ, and for the nations.

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Joy to the World: Let Earth Receive Her King

For many people, singing “Joy to the World” is a Christmas tradition. However, familiarity with the song can cause us to miss its depth and significance. The song announces the Kingship of Jesus and calls on each individual to respond. We are to push back against the effects of the fall as far as the curse is found in our world. Christ actively rules with both truth and grace. His love is wondrous. Come celebrate with us the joy and hope of the Christmas season through the powerful lens of “Joy to the World.”

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Taking Back Eden with Jessica Shakir

Do you ever wish we could get back to Eden?

Every day we create. Whether it’s creating language, ideas, tools, relationships, the list goes on. But tied to this incredible blessing to create freely comes the responsibility to create that which is true, good, and beautiful. Today’s passionate guest, Jessica Shakir, founder of the Beautiful Mind Academy, brings us back to Genesis One, Two, and Three for this deep dive into what it means, as imago Dei, to be co-creators with the Creator. How are you using your God-given calling to creativity? Every single person is creative. Join us as we consider how God’s nature and Kingdom can be reflected through you and your intentional creativity.

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Biblical WorldviewCulture

Why Jordan Peterson, Ayaan Hirsi Ali & Others are Turning to Christianity

The Western world has been described as a cut flower. This flower was beautiful and flourishing while rooted in a Judeo-Christian worldview, and yet, as it became increasingly secular and rejected God, it cut itself off from its roots. Today, the flower still looks good, but it will soon wither and die if nothing changes.

In this episode, we look at the increasing number of former atheists, Muslims, and agnostics who are calling out the erosion of Western civilization along with its former values of human rights, justice, and freedom. These people–including Ayanna Hershi Ali, Jordan Perterson, Douglas Murray, Tom Holland, and more–are understanding that these Western values came from the Bible.

If Western society rejects God, it will also lose the virtuous and moral framework that created its foundation. This realization is leading to an awakening. It is a unique journey that has led people from an analysis of the culture and the West to the cross…

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Homelessness and The Tragedy of American Compassion with Dr. Marvin Olasky

America’s secular approach to fighting poverty has been a disaster, yet we can learn a lot from how Christians helped the poor successfully 200 years ago. If you want to make a difference on the poverty in your community, you need to join us as we feature Dr. Marvin Olasky, a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute, the former editor of World Magazine, and the author of The Tragedy of American Compassion. Olasky’s passion for this topic led him to live in a homeless community in Missouri recently. Our conversation underscores the significance of personal involvement, community, and family in combating poverty, as opposed to bureaucratic solutions and handouts alone. Further, we discuss the dignity of work and the need for employment to uplift those in poverty. Join us and discover what it truly means to live out our faith by loving our neighbors on the streets of our towns.

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Meet the Hosts

Scott Allen

Scott Allen

President

Scott Allen serves as president of the DNA secretariat office. After serving with Food for the Hungry for 19 years in both the United States and Japan, working in the areas of human resources, staff training and program management, he teamed up with Darrow Miller and Bob Moffitt to launch the DNA in 2008.

Darrow Miller

Darrow Miller

Co-Founder

Darrow Miller is a world-renowned author and teacher on Christianity and culture, apologetics, worldview, poverty, and the dignity of women. In 1981, he began 27 years at Food for the Hungry, serving there as vice president from 1994 to 2007 until he helped launch the DNA in 2008. 

Dwight Vogt

Dwight Vogt

Vice President

Dwight Vogt serves as the vice president of international programs. Before coming to the DNA, he worked for 27 years at Food for the Hungry, including field-based leadership roles in Bangladesh, Peru, Thailand and Guatemala.

Luke Allen

Social Media Manager

Luke Allen serves as the marketing manager of communications. He works with strategy, social media, and graphics. He is newly wed, newly grad, and native of Phoenix.  

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