What happens when we see truth as “a means to tribal belonging rather than as a reality that exists outside of us,” asks Russell Moore in his new book Losing Our Religion? That question is at the heart of today’s discussion between Moore and NY Times columnist and author David Brooks.
On a new Losing Our Religion episode of The Russell Moore Podcast, Moore and Brooks discuss culture-making, concentrations of power, and complex social situations. They ponder the potential impact of the recent affirmative action decision and how artificial intelligence might influence college admissions. Moore and Brooks talk about the role of Christian institutions in the social fabric of America. They consider how remembering the humanity of our conversation partners affects the way we dialogue. Their conversation covers the wokeness war, gender and sexuality, and political divides between men and women.
Tune in for a rich discussion of belief, belonging, and building a better world.
This special series of episodes around Russell Moore’s newest book, Losing Our Religion: An Altar Call for Evangelical America, explores the Christian faith in confusing times.
Resources mentioned in this episode include:
- Losing Our Religion: An Altar Call for Evangelical America by Russell Moore
- “What if We’re the bad Guys Here?” by David Brooks
- “At Fancy Farm, old jabs at McConnell take on new meaning amid health concerns” by Juliana Kim
- How to Know a Person: The Art of Seeing Others Deeply and Being Deeply Seen by David Brooks
- Mónica Guzmán
- Charles Finney
- Iris Murdoch
- “When She Was Good” by Martha C. Nussbaum
- The Identity Trap: A Story of Ideas and Power in Our Time by Yascha Mount
- Bobos In Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There by David Brooks
- Edmund Burke
- William F. Buckley
- Irving Kristol
- A Treatise of Human Nature (1739-40) by David Hume
- Weave the Social Fabric Project
- Covenant & Conversation: Exodus: The Book of Redemption by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
- Jordan Peterson on “Club Random with Bill Maher”
- Tim Keller
- The Return of Ansel Gibbs by Frederick Buechner
- “David Brooks on his life-changing pilgrimage with St. Augustine and Dorothy Day” by Bill McGarvey
Grab a copy of Russell’s new title, Losing Our Religion: An Altar Call for Evangelical America, here!
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