Church and Main

Church and Main

At the Intersection of Religion and Public Life

Church and Main is a religion and public affairs podcast. We look at where religion intersects with 21st-century public life with a focus on the story of Mainline Protestantism, its problems, its strengths, and its future. Join Pastor Dennis Sanders on the journey.

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The Aftermath of the United Methodist General Conference with Drew McIntyre | Episode 187
June 17, 2024
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53:1342.65 MB

The Aftermath of the United Methodist General Conference with Drew McIntyre | Episode 187

Episode 187- What happens when a historic denomination faces a seismic shift?

Did Mainline Protestants Birth Christian Nationalism with Beau Underwood | Episode 186
June 10, 2024
186
49:0139.29 MB

Did Mainline Protestants Birth Christian Nationalism with Beau Underwood | Episode 186

We tend to think Evangelicals helped create Christian Nationalism, but did Mainline Protestantism have a role?

Spiritual Practices for the Neurodivergent | Episode 185
June 06, 2024
185
15:3228.47 MB

Spiritual Practices for the Neurodivergent | Episode 185

In this episode, I revisit a video from early 2023 with Lutheran Deacon Nina Joygaard where she interviews me on how to do spiritual practices as someone with autism and ADHD. Prayer Lab Minute on the Road Interview with Deacon Nina Donate: Venmo- @churchandmainpod |TipTopJar- https://tiptopjar.com/...

Starting and Restarting Spiritual Practices with Steve Thomason | Episode 184
June 03, 2024
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54:0243.3 MB

Starting and Restarting Spiritual Practices with Steve Thomason | Episode 184

In this episode, I welcome back Steve Thomason, an Associate Professor for Spiritual Formation and Discipleship at Luther Seminary. Steve shares insights on enriching your spiritual journey through practices like prayer, silence, and community. He addresses overcoming barriers to spiritual practices...

A Journey of Faith and Food with Andrew Camp | Episode 183
May 20, 2024
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A Journey of Faith and Food with Andrew Camp | Episode 183

In this episode, we explore the intersection of faith and food, featuring the inspiring journey of former pastor and sous chef, Andrew Camp.

The Cross and the Ballot with Joshua Gritter | Episode 182
May 13, 2024
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50:4140.61 MB

The Cross and the Ballot with Joshua Gritter | Episode 182

In this episode, I talk to Joshua Gritter, who is the co-lead pastor along with his wife Lara at First Presbyterian Church in Salisbury, NC. We talk about his article in Presbyterian Outlook “Anxiety, politics, and the lost mysticism of the church,” where he talks about how we Christians in the US h...

The Intersection of Faith and Mental Health with Seth Perry | BONUS
May 11, 202419:1215.4 MB

The Intersection of Faith and Mental Health with Seth Perry | BONUS

In this "shorts" episode we look at a 2023 interview with Lutheran pastor Seth Perry . Seth candidly discusses his journey living with bipolar disorder, overcoming stigma, and rediscovering his faith after getting sober.

Is Christian Nationalism Really A Problem? with Ted Peters | Episode 181
May 06, 2024
181
46:2637.21 MB

Is Christian Nationalism Really A Problem? with Ted Peters | Episode 181

Christian nationalism is a concern. And yet, are we making too much of it? Theologian Ted Peters tends to think so.