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Walking alongside parents, educators, and mentors as they disciple their kids and teens through current events. The News Coach offers tools and tips for cultivating news literacy and a non-anxious learning environment through a Christian worldview.
Ideas and diversity on today’s college campuses (with Collin Garbarino)
How do we sort through headlines about campus protests and guest speakers getting shouted down? We’re joined by WORLD Arts and Culture Editor Collin Garbarino to ask: What’s happening on America’s college campuses?
Human flourishing and work
Are parents failing to prepare kids to flourish in the adult world? Is the world simply not built for human flourishing? Or is the truth somewhere in between? Kelsey and Jonathan explore the pressing themes of a viral video.
Population decline and God's design for family (with Chiara Lamberti and Jenny Lind Schmitt)
How have society’s attitudes shifted regarding children and families? And what does that do to a culture? On today's episode, we’re joined by WJI graduate Chiara Lamberti and WORLD’s Jenny Lind Schmitt.
Exploring news with the Big 5
Something old for something new. How does a classical conversation tool help us sort through current events? Kelsey and Jonathan answer a listener question about Aristotle’s Five Common Topics.
Reckoning with deconstruction stories (with Amy Auten)
How should we respond to Christians “deconstructing” their faith? We’re joined by God’s Big WORLD editor Amy Auten to explore the good, the bad, and the ugly of deconstruction.
Israel, Hamas, and worldviews at war
On October 7, Hamas terrorists attacked Israel. In response, Israel declared war. At the request of listeners, we're exploring the history and worldviews behind this conflict.
Let's hear from our listeners
Today on Concurrently, we’re continuing the conversation by responding to listener feedback on school choice, cancel culture, Christian nationalism, and more.
Affirmative action and human flourishing
We’re breaking out all our tools to tackle a listener question on affirmative action. How do we unravel lasting consequences of cultural injustice? And what does it mean for human flourishing?
Family and mission in wartime Ukraine (with Doug Shepherd)
What does discipleship look like in the highest challenge? We’re talking to church planter Doug Shepherd about his family’s experience in wartime Ukraine.
Discipling kids through the news (with Rebecca Cochrane)
At God’s WORLD News, we’re building news literacy to better live out the gospel. But what does that look like in practice? We’re joined by GWN Managing Editor Rebecca Cochrane to explore our philosophy behind writing the news for kids.
God, country, and Christian nationalism
Christian nationalism. You’ve heard it in the news. Maybe you’ve heard it in the pulpit. What makes this term so hard to pin down? And how do we teach our kids about the relationship between God and country?
School choice and abundant grace (with Amy Auten)
Public school? Private school? Homeschool? School choice can feel daunting and guilt-ridden. Today we’re joined by Amy Auten to look back at our own school experiences and point to God’s abundant grace.
Failure and cultural engagement
We’re back with our panel of guests to talk about learning from failure in culture. How do headline-making mistakes inform the way we teach our kids and students? How does failure factor into engaging community, including the broader culture in which we are placed? Dr. Bob Burns, Dr. Donald Guthrie, and Jessie Swigart help us explore the big questions.
Data privacy, big tech, and human value
Why does our data matter? How do we explain it to our kids? Today we’re tackling a listener question on data privacy.
Understanding the U.S. Supreme Court (with Dr. Jesse Merriam)
We’re joined by Constitutional Law professor Dr. Jesse Merriam to talk about the Supreme Court of the United States. The headlines call this a “partisan court.” President Joe Biden says it’s “not a normal court.” What do they mean by that? Why does the Supreme Court exist?
Silicon Valley, psychedelics, and double standards
What is microdosing? And what does it have to do with industry leaders of Silicon Valley? We’re using the SOAR method to break down a Wall Street Journal article on psychedelics in the world of tech.
Bonus: A dialogue on culture-making
How do we avoid falling into damaging, divisive culture wars? In today’s bonus episode, Kelsey and Jonathan explore a life-giving alternative: culture-making.
Confederate monuments and constructive revisionism
We’re taking a look at history. What should we think when schools, military bases, and other public institutions change names or remove monuments to distance themselves from a Confederate past?
Failure and discipleship formation
How do we handle failure in our discipleship process? Today we’re joined by Dr. Bob Burns, Dr. Donald Guthrie, and Jessie Swigart to explore the pitfalls and positives of missing the mark.
Climate change and embracing complexity (with Dr. Nathan Howell)
What is climate change? How should climate issues shape the way we live–if at all? We’re back with environmental engineer Dr. Nathan Howell to explore this complex topic.