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The Jacob Sessions, Season 2, Episode #7: Mark Driscoll’s Apology & Forgiveness in the Digital World

Our panel discusses Pastor Mark Driscoll's recent apology, whether it has public implications, and Calvin Moore asks the question, "How do we forgive in the digital age of celebrity pastors?"
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The Jacob Sessions, Season 2, Episode #6: Christians & Mental Health

Our panel discusses Christians and mental health and Carole Hoste asks the question, "Why isn't the church talking about this?"
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The Jacob Sessions, Season 2, Episode #5: Moral Parenting

Our panel discusses the case of Rachel Canning, the New Jersey honor student who sued her parents for living expenses and David Sidebotham asks the questions, "Do children have rights?" and "Can parental authority be oversteppe...
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The Jacob Sessions, Season 2, Episode #4: Does “Reverse Racism” Exist?

Calvin Moore leads a discussion about race relations in America and asks the question, "Does 'reverse racism' exist?"
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The Jacob Sessions, Season 2, Episode #3: Elevation Church & Spontaneous Baptisms

Calvin Moore leads a discussion about WCNC's story about Elevation Church's spontaneous baptism services and asks the question, "Can we plan/orchestrate a spiritual event and then call it a [spontaneous] work of the Holy Spirit...
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The Jacob Sessions, Season 2, Episode #2: Should Christians Be Cynical?

Guest host Justin Eimers discusses the Relevant magazine article, 'The Most Damaging Attitude in Our Churches' and asks the question, "Should Christians be cynical?"
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The Jacob Sessions, Season 2, Episode #1: Are All Biblical Texts Authoritative?

In our Season 2 opener, guest host Nicholas Quient asks the question, "If a Biblical text is not original, is it still authoritative in the life of the Christian?"
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The Jacob Sessions Poll #1: Should we judge Russia?

Can/Should we judge other cultures for their particular moral/political stance?
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The Jacob Sessions #11: Happy New Year!!!

Rachel Hargis, Calvin Moore, Scott Ramsey and a David Sidebotham talk about their New Year's resolutions (or lack thereof).
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The Jacob Sessions #10: Merry Christmas (or “Rachel’s Dad Owns The Construction Company”)

Rachel Hargis, Calvin Moore, Scott Ramsey and a David Sidebotham talk about their Christmas traditions and the worst gifts they've ever received.
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The Jacob Sessions #9: Children, Violence, and the Bible (Part 2)

Rachel Hargis, Calvin Moore, Scott Ramsey and a David Sidebotham talk about Scott's son surviving a week alone with him and continue their conversation about whether we should sanitize Bible stories for children and adults.
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The Jacob Sessions #8: Children, Violence, and the Bible (Part 1)

Rachel Hargis, Calvin Moore, and a David Sidebotham sound some time talking about new movies, Don't Trust the B in Apt. 23, Gilmore Girls, and whether we should sanitize Bible stories for children and adults.
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Steven James talks “Singularity”

Melissa Willis sits down and talks with Steven James about “Singularity”
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The Jacob Sessions #7: Alex Faith, The Spiritual Danger of Doing Good, & Engaging R-Rated Content in a PG Christian Culture

Calvin Moore, Scott Ramsey, and David Sidebotham talk about Alex Faith's "ATLast," Peter Greer's "The Spiritual Danger of Doing Good," and how Christians can (and should) engage R-Rated content in a PG Christian culture.
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The Jacob Sessions #6: Beautiful Eulogy, Playing God, & How To Celebrate (and NOT Celebrate) Halloween

Rachel Hargis, Calvin Moore, Scott Ramsey, and David Sidebotham talk about Beautiful Eulogy's "Instruments of Mercy," Andy Crouch's "Playing God," and David's really weird Halloween costume choices.
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The Jacob Sessions #5: Game of Thrones, The Letter “I”, and The “Snuggery”

Rachel Hargis, Calvin Moore, & David Sidebotham talk about Game of Thrones, writing theology papers about the letter "I", and a woman who accepts money to cuddle with people.
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Ted Dekker talks “Outlaw”

Melissa Willis sets down and talks with Ted Dekker about “Outlaw”.
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Flame talks “Royal Flush”

TCM Senior Editor Calvin Moore sits down and talks with hip-hop recording artist Flame to talk about his new album, "Royal Flush."
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The Jacob Sessions #4: 60 Minutes, Acting Debuts, & Christians and Engaging the Arts

Rachel Hargis, Calvin Moore, & Scott Ramsey talk about the 60 Minute's story on Detroit, Rachel's acting debut, Scott's film career, and what it means for Christians to engage the arts.
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The Jacob Sessions #3: Sports Talk, Stuff Nerds Like, and a Discussion of the Question, “Why Marriage?”

Rachel Hargis, Calvin Moore, Scott Ramsey, & David Sidebotham talk about the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Chiefs, stuff nerds like, and discuss the question of "Why marriage?"
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The Jacob Sessions #2: Government Shutdowns, Nine Inch Nails, and The Judgment of God

Rachel Hargis, Calvin Moore, Scott Ramsey, & David Sidebotham talk about the government shutdown, Nine Inch Nails and Scott Stapp, and the whether the judgment of God is ultimately retributive or restorative.
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Dustin Kensrue talks “The Water and The Blood”

TCM Senior Editor Calvin Moore sits down and talks with former Thrice frontman Dustin Kensrue about his new worship album, "The Water and The Blood."
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The Jacob Sessions #1: Questioning The Church

Rachel Hargis, Calvin Moore, Scott Ramsey, & David Sidebotham talk about Calvin's uncanny resemblance to Tupac Shakur, Scott Ramsey's apparent fan club, and whether Christians ought to be questioning the Church or not.
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Derek Minor talks “Minorville”

TCM Senior Editor Calvin Moore sits down and talks with Derek Minor about his new album, "Minorville."
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Jimmy Needham talks “The Hymns Sessions Vol. 1″

TCM Senior Editor Calvin Moore sits down with Jimmy Needham to talk about his new album, "The Hymns Sessions, Vol. 1."
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Kim Walker-Smith & Sklyer Smith talk “Home”

Calvin Moore sits down and talks with Jesus Culture husband-and-wife duo Kim Walker-Smith and Skyler Smith about their new album, "Home."
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Steven James talks “The King”

Melissa Willis sits down and talks with Steven James about The King.
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Randy Singer talks “Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales”

Randy Singer talks with Melissa Willis about his latest novel Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales.
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Robert Liparulo talks “The Judgment Stone”

Melissa Willis talks with Robert Liparulo about his latest novel The Judgment Stone.
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Todd Ballard talks “Athems”

Calvin Moore talks with worship artist Todd Ballard about his new album, “Anthems.”
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Andy Mineo talks “Heroes for Sale”

Calvin Moore talks with Reach Records recording artist Andy Mineo about his debut project, “Heroes for Sale.”
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Decipha talks “Analytics”

Calvin Moore talks with hip-hop artist Decipha about his new album project, Analytics.
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Kareem Manuel talks “Until Forever”

J.F. Arnold talks with hip-hop artist Kareem Manuel (formerly Katalyst) about his new album, Until Forever. Oh, and Decipha pops in for a few minutes, too.
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JJ Heller talks “Loved”

Just in time for Valentine's Day, JJ Heller talks about her upcoming album, "Loved."
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Tosca Lee talks “Iscariot”

Calvin Moore and Melissa Willis sit down and talk with Tosca Lee about “Iscariot”
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TCM Wire #2: Mark Driscoll’s Inaugural Tweet, Welcome To Daylight, & Jeremy Vanderloop

We discuss Pastor Mark Driscoll’s controversial twitter post about President Barack Obama, review Luminate's "Welcome To Daylight," and interview worship leader Jeremy Vanderloop.
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Rachel Coker talks “Chasing Jupiter”

Rachel Coker resides near Williamsburg, Virginia, with her parents, who’ve homeschooled her since she was a child, and two sisters. She is the author of 2012’s Interrupted: A Life Beyond Words and 2013′s Chasing Jupit...
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TCM Wire #1: New Year’s Resolutions, Talented Tenth, & Sho Baraka

In this episode we discuss New Year's resolutions, Sho Baraka's new album "Talented 10th," and sit down with the artist to discuss his project and methodology.
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Steven James talks “Placebo”

Calvin Moore and Melissa Willis sit down and talk with Steven James about “Placebo”
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The Christian Manifesto Podcast: Episode #4 — Tithing & The Heart

In this episode of THE CHRISTIAN MANIFESTO PODCAST our roundtable discusses the question of "Is tithing for today?", J.F. Arnold and Nick Ahern weigh in on Gungor's live album "A Creation Liturgy", & Calvin Moore talks with wor...
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The Christian Manifesto Podcast: Episode #3 — Christians & Politics

In this episode of THE CHRISTIAN MANIFESTO PODCAST our roundtable discusses the question of "Should Christians be involved in politics?", J.F. Arnold and Nick Ahern weigh in on Propaganda's "Excellent", Calvin Moore talks with ...
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Eric Wilson talks “October Baby” (Full Interview)

Melissa Willis sits down and talks with Eric Wilson about “October Baby”
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Steven James talks “Opening Moves” (full)

Melissa Willis sits down and talks with Steven James about “Opening Moves”
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The Christian Manifesto Podcast: Episode #2 — The Multicultural Church

In this episode of THE CHRISTIAN MANIFESTO PODCAST our roundtable discusses the multicultural church, J.F. Arnold and Nick Ahern welcome Calvin Moore to the line to weigh in on Lecrae's "Gravity", Melissa Willis talks with auth...
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The Christian Manifesto Podcast: Episode #1 — Dealing with Rejection

In this premier episode of THE CHRISTIAN MANIFESTO PODCAST our roundtable discusses dealing with rejection (00:00-28:00), J.F. Arnold and Nick Ahern weigh in on two worship albums from King's Kaleidoscope & Citizens, Calvin Moo...
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Erin Healy talks “House of Mercy”

Melissa Willis sits down and talks with Erin Healy about “House of Mercy”
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Michael Koryta talks “The Prophet”

Melissa Willis sits down and talks with Michael Koryta about “The Prophet”
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Marissa Meyer talks “Cinder”

Michelle Black recently had a chance to sit down with New York Times Best Selling author Marissa Meyer. Read what the author had to say.
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Israel Houghton talks “Jesus At The Center”

Calvin Moore sits down and talks with Israel Houghton about his new album, "Jesus At The Center."
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Sibella Giorello talks The Stars Shine Bright

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR iTUNES FEED HERE.  Melissa Willis sits down and talks with Sibella Giorello about “The Stars Shine Bright”
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