How do people who have devoted their lives to ministry know that Christianity is true? What can believers do to address the cultural loss of biblical literacy? How should we think about the social unrest we see in everything from political divides to tragic shootings?
On today’s episode of The Russell Moore Show, American Episcopal priest and author Fleming Rutledge joins Moore to respond to these questions and more. Rutledge and Moore discuss motifs and images of the cross, what it means that Satan is at work in the world, and the difference between virtue signaling and the gospel. They discuss Rutledge’s writings on the Crucifixion and what Jesus’ death accomplished. And they talk about the potential for recovery in Mainline Protestantism and what it means to be a “reform thinker.”
Tune in for a theologically deep yet accessible discussion of the core tenets of Christianity.
Resources mentioned in this episode include:
- The Crucifixion by Fleming Rutledge
- Not Ashamed of the Gospel by Fleming Rutledge
- Advent by Fleming Rutledge
- The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James H. Cone
- “The Horseman and the Lake of Constance” by Gustav Schwab, referenced in Karl Barth’s sermon “Saved by Grace,” included in his book Deliverance to the Captives
- Frederick Buechner quoting Karl Barth
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