• The Moral Challenges Posed By AI

    Machines all around us are becoming more intelligent. Like all technology, this can be used for good or evil. Matthew Peterson interviews Religion Unplugged Executive Editor Clemente Lisi this week about whether artificial intelligence can change humanity for the better, what people of faith think about it and how journalism can play a role.

    23m - Jun 11, 2024
  • Great American Pure Flix: Interview with Bill Abbot

    CEO of Great American Media explains why his company merged with Pure Flix to launch Great American Pure Flix and how they plan to raise the quality of family-friendly faith-based content.

    11m - Jun 5, 2024
  • Taking the Church’s Temperature on the Climate Crisis

    Religion Unplugged’s Matthew Peterson talks to several Christians affiliated with organizations that are dealing with climate change to evaluate their nuanced perspectives on the issue. 

    43m - May 21, 2024
  • The Exvangelicals: Interview with Sarah McCammon

    Sarah McCammon is a National Political Correspondent for NPR and cohost of The NPR Politics Podcast. Matthew Peterson interviews Sarah on the contents of her recent book, The Exvangelicals: Loving, Living, and Leaving the White Evangelical Church.

    29m - May 14, 2024
  • Roma Downey Interview - The Baxters
    Actress and producer Roma Downey joins Joseph Holmes at Religion Unplugged to discuss her new Prime Video show The Baxters, and why making faith-based content in mainstream spaces is important to her.

    14m - May 8, 2024
  • A History of Istanbul’s Chora Church

    Istanbul’s Chora Church, which has stood for 17 centuries and famous for its mosaics and frescoes depicting the life of Jesus and Mary, will be reopened as a mosque in May as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan moves forward with plans to convert iconic Byzantine churches into Islamic houses of worship. Roberta Ahmanson interviews Alexei Lidov, noted art historian and Byzantinist, on the past and future of Chora Church. 

    1h 49m - Apr 29, 2024
  • Interview with Ashley Bratcher about Movie "Finding Faith"

    Culture critic Joseph Holmes interviews actress Alshey Bratcher (Unplanned) about her new faith-based movie with Great American Pure Flix streaming "Finding Faith", and how her own faith drives her career decisions. 

    10m - Apr 23, 2024
  • VR Ministry: Souls Inside the Headsets

    Matthew Peterson, Religion Unplugged's intern, talks to several Christians involved in ministries which utilize Virtual Reality in order to understand why they believe it is important and how it works.

    45m - Apr 16, 2024
  • Judaism is About Love Interview with Rabbi Shai Held

    Culture critic Joseph Holmes interviews celebrated author Rabbi Shai Held about his new book "Judaism is About Love" to explore what both Jews and Christians get wrong about Judaism, and how Jews and Christians can learn to disagree better.

    1h 17m - Apr 9, 2024
  • Christian Nationalism vs Hindu Nationalism

    Religion Unplugged contributors Joseph Holmes and Mariya Rajan discuss the differences and similarities between Christian Nationalism and Hindu Nationalism, and how people can be smart consumers of news on these topics.

    36m - Apr 3, 2024
  • "Painting God's World | Interview with Maureen Gaffney Wolfson"

    Maureen Gaffney Wolfson is an artist who recently opened a gallery featuring her work in Chatsworth, Calif. Matthew Peterson spoke with Maureen about how her complicated life story and her Catholic beliefs have led her where she is today.

    41m - Mar 19, 2024
  • "Cabrini"Interview with Eustace Wolfington

    Eustace Wolfington, Executive Producer of the new "Cabrini" film talks about what inspired him to make a movie about the Catholic Saint Mother Cabrini, why she's not as famous as Mother Teresa, and what his hopes are for the film.

    "Cabrini" is in theaters March 8th. 

    25m - Mar 11, 2024
  • Interview with Yasmin Al-Bustami (Ramah of The Chosen)

    Culture critic Joseph Holmes interviews Yasmin Al-Bustami, who plays Ramah in the hit Christian series "The Chosen", about her role in the series and the status-quo altering events for her character in The Chosen's latest season.

    "The Chosen" is in theaters now and on streaming soon.

    11m - Mar 6, 2024
  • Why Are Interfaith Relationships On The Rise? - Interview with Naomi Riley.

    Why are people today so much more willing to date outside their religion, but so much less willing to date someone with different politics? How does one navigate an interfaith relationship? Joseph Holmes asks Naomi Riley, author of the book "Til Faith Do Us Part: How Interfaith Relationships Are Transforming America" for her insights. 

    33m - Feb 15, 2024
  • Aaron Renn Interview - Life In The Negative World

    In this episode, Joseph Holmes interviews culture critic Aaron Renn on his new book Life In The Negative World, which explores how Christians can and should respond to the challenges that come with living in an increasingly non-Christian America.

    1h 10m - Jan 23, 2024
  • The Big Religion Stories of 2024

    In this episode Melissa Harrison interviews Bobby Ross Jr. about what he predicts will be the biggest religion news stories in the year ahead.

    16m - Jan 17, 2024
  • Art, Faith and an Extraordinary Pilgrimage

    Roberta Ahmanson interviews Ben Quash, chair of Christianity and the Arts at King's College London and director of the Visual Commentary on Scripture, about art, faith and a four-thousand-mile pilgrimage that covered more than 2000 years of church art and architecture. 

    15m - Dec 30, 2023
  • The Heartbreak of Identifying Israel's Hamas Victims

    Melissa Harrison interviews Stephen Daniel Arnoff, CEO of the Fuchsberg Jerusalem Center, about his organization's three-day solidarity mission to tour the remains of Kibbutz Be’eri, where Hamas terrorists went house to house slaughtering residents on October 7, 2023.

    21m - Nov 7, 2023
  • Interview with executive editor Clemente Lisi about the Future of Religion Unplugged

    In this episode, Melissa Harrison, interim executive director of The Media Project, interviews Clemente Lisi, executive editor of Religion Unplugged, about the site's religion coverage, his new role, what he looks for in story pitches and his vision for RUP's coverage in the year ahead.

    30m - Oct 30, 2023
  • Interview with Nancy Pearcey on The Toxic War On Masculinity

    Joseph Holmes interviews Professor Nancy Pearcey on her new book The Toxic War On Masculinity: How Christianity Reconciles The Sexes in a wide-ranging discussion that explores the origin of the concept of toxic masculinity, where our culture has gone wrong on masculinity, and how Christianity can provide a better script to men on how to be a man.

    1h 23m - Oct 11, 2023
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