18 minutes | Jun 6, 2020
Joe Carter | Conspiracies, Corona, and the Church
The Gospel Coalition's Joe Carter joins TCB Editor-in-Chief Daniel Hostetter to discuss the rise of conspiracy theories and the Christian response to them. They chat about slander, evidential inquiry, and victimhood in the context of politics and ethnic disputes. Finally, Joe and Daniel talk about both the opportunities and dangers of Covid-19 and online church. --- Joe Carter is an editor for The Gospel Coalition and has written countless articles for them on faith, culture, and politics. Pastor Carter serves as an executive pastor at the McLean Bible Church in Arlington, Virginia. He is the former senior editor of the Acton Institute’s PowerBlog and served as a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. Pastor Carter is the author of The Life and Faith Field Guide for Parents and the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible. Joe co-authored the book How to Argue Like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History’s Greatest Communicator. Find him on Twitter @joecarter and read his work online at The Gospel Coalition. --- Cross the Line is a production of The Citizen's Brief. If you like what you heard today, read and subscribe to our Christian political newsletter online at thecitizensbrief.com and follow us on social media @thecitizensbrief. --- Music: City Lights, Exzel Music Publishing (freemusicpublicdomain.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
35 minutes | May 13, 2020
Karen Swallow Prior | Literary Virtue, Intellectual Hospitality, and Civic Justice
Professor Karen Swallow Prior chats with TCB Editor-in-Chief Daniel Hostetter about the value of good literature. They discuss Dr. Prior's book on the British poet and reformer Hannah More and connect her life lessons to today's culture. Karen and Daniel also talk about the remedy to the degradation of intellectual civility in American politics and Christian behavior at the ballot box in light of the Trump or Biden dilemma. They end with a moving discussion on moral leadership and racial justice. --- Karen Swallow Prior has been a professor of English at Liberty University for twenty-one years specializing in 18th century British literature, and she will be leaving Liberty to join the faculty of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary this fall. Her colorful commentaries on culture, literature, theology, and politics have been featured in the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Washington Post, Christianity Today, and the Gospel Coalition. Dr. Prior has penned a few widely acclaimed books: most recently, “On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life in Great Books,” “Booked: Literature in the Soul of Me,” and “Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More – Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist.” She is a member of the Faith Advisory Council of the Humane Society of the United States and was a research fellow with the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. To keep up with Dr. Prior, follow her on Twitter @ksprior, on Instagram @karenswallowprior, and online at karenswallowprior.com. --- Cross the Line is a production of The Citizen's Brief and ThirdWay Media. If you like what you heard today, read and subscribe to our long-form Christian political newsletter online at thecitizensbrief.com and follow us on social media @thecitizensbrief. --- Music: City Lights, Exzel Music Publishing (freemusicpublicdomain.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
25 minutes | Apr 4, 2020
Caleb Steindel | Abortion and the PA Family Institute
In this episode of Cross the Line, Daniel Hostetter chats with Caleb Steindel about abortion, the Pennsylvania Family Institute, and the City on a Hill political leadership conference. Caleb talks about his experience in Harrisburg interning with PFI, and he skillfully advocates for the pro-life and pro-family policies of PFI, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. --- City on the Hill - pafamily.org/coth <- Register NOW! Open Letter to Governor Wolf - pafamily.org/signtheopenletter Telemedicine Bill - pafamily.org/notelemedabortions
10 minutes | Mar 22, 2020
Covid-19 Overview & Analysis
Editor-in-chief Daniel Hostetter summarizes the the last few weeks of the Covid-19 pandemic in America. He analyzes key data points related to the coronavirus and reports on the forthcoming Senate economic stimulus package.
13 minutes | Jan 29, 2020
Round Table | March For Life 2020
The Citizen's Brief team traveled to the pro-life and anti-abortion March for Life in Washington, D.C. last week. While there, they heard Donald Trump, Steve Scalise, and David Platt speak at the rally and participated in the March down Constitution Avenue. After the March, the team met personally with US Rep. John Joyce in his Longworth building office. He spoke with the team about the importance of quality governance and about various issues valued by our district. After taking pictures with Representative Joyce, the team met with a staffer from Rep. Reschentaler's office in the Cannon Building. This podcast features TCB contributors David Struble, Owen Miller, Tyler Williams, and Jacob Taylor. They chat with Editor-in-chief Daniel Hostetter about their experience at the March and share their unique perspectives on the day.
4 minutes | Jan 1, 2020
Congressman John Joyce (PA-13)
This episode, Editor-in-chief Daniel Hostetter interviews United States Congressman John Joyce (R-PA). They cover impeachment and USMCA, and discuss President Trump's key role in supporting rural Pennsylvania.