Two friends, Matt Hawkins (a former policy director for the Southern Baptist Convention) and John Pinna (former Executive Director of American Islamic Congress) talk religion and politics. The podcast delivers weekly episodes featuring commentary on news, politics, multifaith experiences, and expert guests. The conversations build on a decade of their collaboration, advocating in Washington, D.C. for religious freedom domestically and around the globe. The two developed the podcast with a desire to share conversations that model friendship and collaboration despite deep differences in religion and background. Support our podcast via Patreon.
Matt chats a bit about his parents experience in Fort Myers, FL following Hurrican Ian. John talks about what life is like for religious minorities in Iran.
This week, John and Matt discuss a survey suggesting that a growing number of Evangelicals no longer strictly hold to basic Evangelical doctrines. This leads them to ask—what is an Evangelical anyway, and how is the definition of "Evangelical" being shifted by the growth of Christian Nationalism?
12:45 - Basic Evangelical belief problem
23:00 The growth of Christian Nationalism
26:30 Islamic isolation ...
Matt and John chat about the Queen's funeral, a quick Ukraine update, and the ramifications of a fading Christian America.
075: The Queen; John and the King; John speaks to Christians on 9-11; VP Harris speaks to National Baptists
John tells of his experience in Austria handling the legendary Spear of Destiny and the conversation just unravels from there...
John Pinna visited the International Religious Freedom summit in Washington DC, where he interviewed Greg Mitchell. Greg has been in national politics and government since 1991. In search of a higher purpose, Greg decided to focus on government reform and improving public policy, and in the late summer of 2003 founded The Mitchell Firm. The Mitchell Firm's goal is the ultimate in freedom and independence for every individual in...
John Pinna visited the International Religious Freedom summit in Washington DC, where he interviewed Sam Brownback. Sam Brownback is an American attorney, politician and diplomat who served as the United States Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom from 2018 to 2021. Brownback previously served as the Secretary of Agriculture of Kansas (1986–93), as the U.S. representative for Kansas's 2nd congressional distri...
John Pinna visited the 2022 International Religious Freedom summit in Washington DC, where he interviewed Mariam Wahba. Mariam is the Associate Director of Advocacy with the Philos Project. Mariam graduated from Fordham University with a BA in Middle East studies, Arabic, and Jewish studies. While she currently resides in NYC, Mariam was born in Menya, Egypt. Previously, she was the Policy Intern at In Defense of Christians, a Hert...
In this short episode, John and Matt continue to discuss the war in Ukraine, with John's predictions about the tide turning in Russia's favor being affirmed by emerging media. This is followed by a wide-ranging culinary discussion, including the story of a deathbed recipe.
00:01:40 - Athena
00:05:00 - Abortion: Can men have an opinion?
00:12:40 - Faith-based regulation
00:18:00 - Theocracy
00:22:00 - Is the pro-life question uniquely religious?
00:31:00 - Questions that slogans don't answer
00:35:30 - What is the unborn?
00:41:00 - There are two victims
00:44:30 - The positions of the judges
00:50:30 - Will evangelicals ever stop feeling persecuted?
00:52:40 - The failure of Congress
Matt and John recap life drama from 2021 and swap Christmas traditions.
Plus: Taking Halloween seriously. What states are actually in America? And a close call with the Prince of Wales.
00:00:00 Opening Chat
00:03:20 Matt's Year
00:13:00 John's Year
00:19:50 John's Christmas Traditions
00:25:00 On St. Nicholas
00:26:25 Matt's Christmas Traditions
00:28:50 Christmas Favorites
00:33:44 On Halloween
John and Matt discuss a supreme court case filed against the FBI by muslims who claim they were illegaly spied upon. Why is this still happening in 2021, and what are the implications for people of other faith traditions?
00:30:00 Opening Chat
00:08:06 FBI Surveillance of Muslims
00:13:42 The January 6th Connection
00:14:50 So-Called Security Experts
00:16:05 How a Dragnet Works
00:21:30 Implications for Christians
John is joined by Sumbul Ali-Karamali, author of Demystifying Sharia: What It Is, How It Works, and Why It’s Not Taking Over Our Country. Together, they discuss Western ignorance of Islam, what the goals of Sharia really are, the truth about the role of violence in Islam, and Star Trek.
00:01:45 Introduction to Sambul
00:05:43 Are you a Trekkie?
00:06:40 Ignorance of Islam
00:09:05 The Faith of Abraham
John and Matt discuss: Is it actually possible to be both a Muslim and an atheist? Plus: Should Christians use religious exemptions to avoid the COVID vaccine?
00:00:18 Opening Chat
00:04:30 Atheism Article Intro
00:05:00 Atheism VS Agnosticism
00:07:00 An Atheist Muslim would be like a unicorn.
00:08:00 Exception: No God but God
00:10:30 Reza Aslan (Continued)
00:12:00 Ali A. Rizvi and a clarification ...
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The most notorious mass murder in Ohio’s history happened on the night of April 21, 2016 in rural Pike County. Four crime scenes, thirty-two gunshot wounds, eight members of the Rhoden family left dead in their homes. Two years later a local family of four, the Wagners, are arrested and charged with the crimes. As the Wagners await four back-to-back capital murder trials, the KT Studios team revisits Pike County to examine: crime-scene forensics, upcoming legal proceedings, and the ties that bind the victims and the accused. As events unfold and new crimes are uncovered, what will it mean for all involved? What will it mean for Pike County?
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