Podcast Episodes

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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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Biblical WorldviewCulture

Do Other Worldviews Value Thankfulness?

Thankfulness is a focus in many American homes in the month of November. But have you ever considered that thankfulness is not a universally valued characteristic? Not to mention that the amount of gratitude we see on a daily basis actually seems to be decreasing today.

How does one’s sense of privilege or status result in a lack of gratitude toward others? How does belief in the significance of each person’s life cultivate gratitude within a person? Does belief in the goodness and sovereignty of God inspire thankfulness in the midst of trying times?

Our office team gathered together to reflect on these questions and share our favorite biblical passages about the priority and results of thankfulness in the Christian life. We discussed why the biblical worldview places such an emphasis on gratitude, and contrasted this with different worldviews. In conclusion, we considered how essential thankfulness is for building thriving, flourishing cultures in families, communities, and nations. Join us for this thoughtful and encouraging discussion!

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Moving Beyond Postcolonialism to Consider the Foundation of Healthy Cultures with Lennox Kalifungwa

Postcolonialism is a hot topic these days as many groups are eager to divide us up into oppressors and the oppressed–but do these categories help? Young and influential Zambian writer and speaker Lennox Kalifungwa says that there is much more to be considered than ethnicity, culture, and nationality. If we want true freedom and flourishing as individuals and societies, we need to promote truth, beauty, and goodness, looking beyond worldly categories that perpetuate brokenness and victimhood. There is no short-changing the effort it takes to move beyond the syncretism that is found in churches around the world. Join us as we discuss these important topics together.

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Biblical WorldviewChristian Education

Does School Still Make Us Think? with Dr. Elizabeth Youmans

Do you want to see lives and nations thrive and flourish? If so, changing the way we think about education and changing the way we educate is essential. Education forms and transforms our thinking, character, and decision-making. This influences us individually, within our families, and even in our societies. It’s not enough to put a veneer of Christianity over our secular approaches to education, we must help students discover truth in their learning. Don’t miss this eye-opening episode with lifelong educator Dr. Elizabeth Youmans, the developer of The AMO Program and the Founder and President of Chrysalis International.

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Biblical Worldviewcourage

How should Christians respond to the times we live in?

Today, Christ is not only ignored and rejected, but now He is becoming the target of malice. How do Christians respond to the times we live in? In this episode, Scott, Darrow, Luke, and Dwight explore where Christianity is today in the West and explore the need for a forgotten symbol of Christ to engage with the growing evil in the world. We all know Jesus as the gentle lamb, but when was the last time we envisioned Christ as the Lion of Judah? We live in an increasingly post-Christian world–a world that actively celebrates evil and is antagonistic to the Christian faith. So again, how do we respond? Certainly not fearful, hopeless, or in denial of the times. Explore with us a biblical paradigm that calls us to courage, wisdom, and loving defiance.

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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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