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Losing Our Religion: Evangelical Imagination with Karen Swallow Prior

Welcome back to the Losing Our Religion series of The Russell Moore Podcast! This special series of episodes around Russell Moore’s newest book, Losing Our Religion: An Altar Call for Evangelical America, explores navigating the Christian faith in confusing times.

This week, Moore welcomes his good friend, author, and professor Karen Swallow Prior to the show. Moore and Prior discuss their newest titles—Prior’s The Evangelical Imagination: How Stories, Images, and Metaphors Created a Culture in Crisis and Moore’s Losing Our Religion: An Altar Call for Evangelical America, which have powerful crossovers. They talk about the history of evangelicalism, the significance of metaphors and language in the church, and biblical interpretation. Their conversation covers conversion stories, social media, and their thoughts on the classic John Bunyan work The Pilgrim’s Progress.

Tune in for an episode that is engaging, insightful, and infused with hope in the gospel. 

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Executive Producers: Erik Petrik, Russell Moore, and Mike Cosper

Host: Russell Moore

Producer: Ashley Hales

Associate Producers: Abby Perry and Azurae Phelps

CT Administration: Christine Kolb

Social Media: Kate Lucky

Director of Operations for CT Media: Matt Stevens

Audio engineering by Dan Phelps

Video producer: Abby Egan

Theme Song: “Dusty Delta Day” by Lennon Hutton

Only when we see how lost we are, we can find our way again. Only when we bury what’s dead can we experience life again. Only when we lose our religion can we be amazed by grace again.


About Russell Moore

Russell Moore is Editor in Chief of Christianity Today and is the author of the forthcoming book Losing Our Religion: An Altar Call for Evangelical America (Penguin Random House).