Podcast Episodes

Each episode page includes an audio link, overview, key quotes, and recommended resources!

Childrencomplementarian

Do family roles matter?

In part two of our discussion, we dive into the hotly-contested topic of God’s design for the role of the mother, father, and children in the family. We analyze this at the level of worldview–why did God create the family with differing roles and responsibilities? What are the good and bad consequences of adhering to or neglecting these God-given roles?

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God’s Vision for Family

In 2014, Pew Research Center reported that for the first time, the number of children raised in a two-parent household was a minority. We have all recognized and felt the effects of this tragic breakdown in the family, so today, we want to look at God’s original design for the family. What were God’s original intentions and purposes for the family? This critical worldview question begs to be addressed in our day. Join us as we explore the Word in search of answers.

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When Helping Hurts & How to Become Whole with Brian Fikkert

Most of us have heard examples of when good intentions and generosity for the poor inadvertently led to more harm than good. But what’s the solution to this problem? How can you and I help those in need without causing them harm? This week’s guest, Dr. Brian Fikkert, co-author of the well-known book, When Helping Hurts and Founder/President of the Chalmers Center, joins us to respond to this vital question by introducing us to his newest book, Becoming Whole: Why the Opposite of Poverty isn’t the American Dream.

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Tom Ascol talks with Scott Allen about Ted Cruz and the anti-homosexuality law in Uganda
Biblical WorldviewCulture

Homosexuality, Ted Cruz, Uganda, and the Law with Tom Ascol

We made it through June. However, in many places around the world, cultures are being discipled more by the new LGBTQ “religion” instead of by the church. Today, we interview Dr. Tom Ascol, pastor of Grace Baptist Church and founder of Founders Ministries. We ask him how Christians can regain their God-given commission to disciple their nations. One of the primary reasons many Christians stay silent during “Pride Month” is because they don’t understand the biblical framework for sex, marriage, and identity. Recently Dr. Ascol made headlines when he challenged U.S. Senator Ted Cruz over God’s laws about these critical topics.

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Nancy Pearcey breaks down The Toxic War on Masculinity. Is masculinity toxic? God's good design for men. God's design for family.
Biblical WorldviewCulture

The Toxic War on Masculinity with Nancy Pearcey

Bestselling author Nancy Pearcey joins us to announce her newest and most controversial book yet. In a day when The Washington Post publishes headlines such as “Why Can’t We Hate Men?” and hashtags like #KillAllMen trend on Twitter, we have to ask, what ideas brought us to this point? When did masculinity become toxic, how is this idea affecting our youth, and what worldview misbeliefs are holding us in this downward spiral of negativity towards masculinity. In this eye-opening discussion, Pearcey will lead you to understand God’s design for masculinity better and share ways to champion that for a culture in desperate need of virtuous men.

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biblical definitionsBiblical Worldview

Love is Love, What?

June is “Pride Month” in the United States, a month-long celebration of the LGBTQ+ movement. The rainbow flag, and hashtags #LoveWins and #LoveIsLove are ubiquitous on social media, as well as on signs and bumper stickers. Today, we examine the word “love.” What do LGBTQ+ activists mean by this word? How is their understanding different from the true definition revealed in the Bible? Join us as we seek to better understand this all-important word that is at the center of God’s character and the biblical story of redemption.

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Biblical WorldviewFlourishing

Lessons to Learn from North Korea

What happens when God’s true, good, and beautiful ideas are expelled from a nation? We often think humanity has advanced from our barbaric history of slavery, starvation, and genocide. Yet, even in 2023, there is a country where these crimes against humanity are the norm. In this episode, we use the unbelievable story of Yeomi Park, a North Korean defector, to examine what it looks like when running a country is divorced from the idea of God. False, evil, and ugly ideas destroy and dehumanize, and if Christians are not the hands and feet of God to promote the opposite, our societies can all slide down the slippery slope we witness in North Korea.

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dominionhuman

The Imago Dei

What is your purpose as a Christian? To glorify God? To become Christlike and shine His light? Yes, but how… where does God most clearly lay out His purpose for humanity? In Genesis. This is when God created the world overflowing with beauty and potential, placed humans in it, and presented His first commision for us. Together we will unpack what it means to be made imago Dei, in the image of God. Understanding this concept is critical, and there are consequences if we do not. Learn how an understanding of imago Dei can change individuals, businesses, communities, and nations so that they flourish in the mission God’s given them.

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ArtBalladeers

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder with Brian Chan

Truth, goodness, and beauty are the hallmarks of the Kingdom of God, but sadly we often overlook the “beauty.” We all see a crystal clear river and say it is beautiful. We see another stagnate with debris and trash and say it is polluted and ugly. Why do we share this universal understanding of beauty? Where does this shared understanding come from? There is an intrinsic answer here that points straight back to our Creator. Today we are joined by artist, entrepreneur, professor, author, speaker, and pastor Brian S. Chan. Brian wrote his thesis on the beauty of God and art in worship and has never looked back as he continues to share and deepen his understanding of beauty and the Kingdom. During our discussion, we asked is beauty objective, where does it come from, why do humans pursue ugliness, when did the church have a vision for beauty, and what does a theology of beauty look like? Last, we get practical and ask how can each of us apply this concept into our daily lives.

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Biblical WorldviewCalling

How Do Ideas Disciple Nations?

63% of Americans claim to be Christians, yet our culture is becoming increasingly chaotic and full of sin. Why is this happening? The reason is that most Christians only know how to apply the Bible to certain areas of life. The consequence is that Christians have little to no impact on culture. Do you see it?

This episode will give you an introduction to Ideas Have Consequneces, the podcast of the Disciple Nations Alliance. This is an action-oriented show where you’ll hear from a variety of biblical worldview teachers, writers, and cultural commentators. Our goal is to apply the Bible to every area of life by wrestling with the most prominent ideas in our cultures and seeking to practically interact with them from a biblical perspective.

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Biblical WorldviewCalling

Without Vision the People Perish

“Where there is no vision, the people perish; but he that keepeth the law, happy is he” (Proverbs 29:18). Look around at our world, it’s chaotic, increasingly lawless, and people are metaphorically and physically perishing. Why? Because we lack vision. Or at least a lasting vision that’s based in reality, in God’s moral law and order. Join us as we dig into this incredibly relevant and practical proverb for today’s world. Listen as we explore ways to find our overarching vision as Christians, our specific God-given visions, and unpack counterfeits tempting us from all sides.

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Povertytransformation

Changed Mindsets Change Nations with Randall Hoag

Good ideas have good consequences. God’s ideas that He’s generously revealed to us through His word, when implemented, bring about healing, growth, and flourishing. Randall Hoag, president of Vision of Community Fellowship and president of Food for the Hungry International Federation, shares with us about his years of experience watching the transformative power of biblical worldview ideas being applied around the world. We’ve talked a lot about the power of good ideas on a theoretical level, but today we hear about how they actually work and will change lives and communities. Listen now and hear about how God used an impoverished farm that faithfully applied a biblical worldview to eventually transform an entire country.

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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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