Advertising, New Cover Art, Season 6 Update
Truce - History of the Christian Church
by Chris Staron
2M ago
Give to help Chris keep Truce going! Season six is coming along nicely! I'm super busy trying to get it all put together before I start releasing episodes. But I want to also make everyone aware that I'm looking for more advertisers for the show. Want to participate? Visit www.trucepodcast.com/advertise to get started! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ..read more
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Joseph McCarthy and Roy Cohn (featuring Larry Tye, author of Demagogue)
Truce - History of the Christian Church
by Chris Staron
6M ago
Give to help Chris make Truce! Joseph McCarthy was an unexceptional junior congressman from Wisconsin. He grew up brawling in the streets, playing cards, and embellishing his stories. Then, during a Lincoln Day address in 1950, Joseph McCarthy told an audience that he had a list of 205 communists working in the government. Within days, he was a household name. McCarthy started "investigating" suspected communists in the American government, focusing on the US State Department. Along the way, he brought in a young lawyer named Roy Cohn. Cohn was already known for his work sending Julius and Eth ..read more
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Love Thy Neighborhood - Where the Gospel Meets Artificial Intelligence
Truce - History of the Christian Church
by Chris Staron
6M ago
Give to help Chris make the Truce Podcast! The Love Thy Neighborhood podcast is really well produced. But they also take deep dives into some of the things going on in modern Christianity that I can't cover on Truce. They are a good supplement to the stuff we cover on this feed. So we thought... why not share each other's show? In this bonus episode, you'll hear Chris talking with Anna Tran and Jesse Eubanks about their episode "Where the Gospel Meets Artificial Intelligence". It is a look into the ways in which AI may someday try to gain ground in the spiritual realm. Also, they do an intervi ..read more
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Season 6 Update
Truce - History of the Christian Church
by Chris Staron
8M ago
Season 5 of the Truce Podcast was a blast! I'm hard at work on season 6, which will discuss how American evangelicals got tied to the Republican Party. It is already coming together so well! I can't wait to share it with you. God willing, season 6 will drop in the fall or early winter of 2023. Like, subscribe, sign up for the email list, and remember the show in your prayers! Godspeed! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ..read more
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Takeaway #5 - The Only Thing We Have to Fear
Truce - History of the Christian Church
by Chris Staron
9M ago
Give to support the Truce Podcast On March 4, 1933, FDR delivered his inaugural address. In it, he used the phrase "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself". I did a little searching and this phrase is used a LOT in Christian books. So often. But it almost always refers to the fear one person has in their heart. In reality, it is a comment on collective fear. The Great Depression started in 1929 and was exacerbated by a bank run in which Americans lost faith in the value of our currency and the banking systems. That is an important distinction. FDR's speech is about collective fear. As ..read more
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Takeaway #3 - The Great Divorce
Truce - History of the Christian Church
by Chris Staron
10M ago
Give a little to help Chris continue to make Truce! In 1945, C.S. Lewis published his excellent book "The Great Divorce". It happens to be one of my favorite books. It has many themes, the biggest of which is that there can be no hell in heaven. The two are divorced from each other (hence the title). Another is that humans are easily distracted from God's work and the gospel. This season I've been telling the backstory of Christian fundamentalism. I think many of us have been distracted from the gospel because of politics or the people around us. If you were joined by a loved one who passed aw ..read more
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Takeaway #2 - Extremes Lead to Extremes
Truce - History of the Christian Church
by Chris Staron
11M ago
In the fall of 1814, the powers of Europe gathered together to discuss what to do with the continent after the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon had changed a lot in his time in power! He cowed the Roman Catholic Church, ended serfdom where he went, freed Jews from their ghettos, took away kingdoms, and placed new kings in charge. The Congress of Vienna was tasked with a Humpty Dumpty scenario and they couldn't put Europe back together again. The various countries also wanted to be compensated for their efforts to stop Napoleon. Couldn't they take a little piece of land? Encroach on one of the lesser ..read more
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Takeaway #1 - How Should We Deal With Heretics?
Truce - History of the Christian Church
by Chris Staron
11M ago
Donate to help Chris make Truce! The first-century Christian Church had a lot going on. Their Savior died and was resurrected, sending the Holy Spirit and leaving them with the command to take this new message to all tribes and tongues. The book of Acts records some of their travels, as they went all over the known world with this good news. But they were not the only people evangelizing. So were the gnostics. Gnosticism takes a lot of different shapes. It was a belief system that challenged Christianity, even as some tried to incorporate elements into the faith. Now consider modernist theolo ..read more
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REBROADCAST: Can I Still Love the Church?
Truce - History of the Christian Church
by Chris Staron
1y ago
Rebroadcast! Chris has had a VERY busy few months! He's had to move (again!) and was in 2 different car accidents (neither of them his fault, but everyone was okay). He's busy at work on season 6 and there are a bunch of great "takeaway" mini-episodes coming up soon. With all of the hubbub and busyness, let's rerun this classic episode from season 3. Thanks for your patience! God willing, we'll talk again in two weeks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ..read more
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Fundamentalism Contest!
Truce - History of the Christian Church
by Chris Staron
1y ago
What is Christian fundamentalism? I'd like to hear your definition! Find Truce on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook at @trucepodcast and leave your 1-3 sentence definition. I'll take those and post them on Patreon for supporters of the show to vote on their favorite. The winner will receive a copy of George Marsden's "Fundamentalism and American Culture". Please have your entries posted by February 18th, 2022. No purchase is necessary and all entries are free. To vote on the entries visit www.patreon.com/trucepodcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices ..read more
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