Matt talks to the senior minister of Tenth Church in Vancouver about Canadian evangelicalism, becoming a preacher, and swimming as sermon prep.
Matt talks to the senior pastor of St. Paul’s Baptist in Philadelphia about being the first female pastor there, the clash between her Pentecostal background and her religious studies education, and the false choice between good news and lament.
Matt talks to the pastor of Arbor Dale Presbyterian in Banner Elk, North Carolina, about weekly preaching, the preaching persona, and Tee’s unique method of sermon prep.
Matt talks to the president of Sojourners about radical student politics, preaching at Davos, and activism as a form of proclamation.
Brantley Gasaway contends that the progressive evangelical movement "stands as strong as ever." Which is to say, not very strong at all.
In a direct action by church progressives who have repeatedly decried the federal spending cuts affecting the poor, more than 100 activists were arrested for blocking an entrance to a congressional office building during a frigid, pre-Christmas confrontation.