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Faithful Politics is a podcast for people who are seeking in-depth discussions about everyday issues that intersect Faith and Politics. Pastor Josh Burtram (Faithful Host) and Will Wright (Political Host) will talk to experts, scholars, theologians, politicians, journalists, and everyday people in order to understand how political decisions affect people of faith and the faithless. Faithful Politics strives to be a different kind of show that doesn’t just stick to one political ideology or r ...
 
Positive Health Podcast is an interview series for health professionals and features leading clinicians, scientists and health advocates in integrative, functional and nutritional medicine. We share what various experts are pioneering in their respective fields, and empower you the latest science and clinical insights. The podcast is hosted by Benjamin Brown, ND.
 
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On this episode, Pastor Josh and Will talk with Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons, who is a fellow at the Center for American Progress about the Christian Left. They discuss a wide range of issues from a progressive viewpoint, and even discuss some political issues where the religious right and the religious left can see eye to eye. Guest Bio: Guthrie Gra…
 
Have you heard the term, "We are a Christian Nation, founded on Christian Ideals?" Our guest this week, Brian Kaylor, would likely take issue with a comment like that, and guess what...He's also a Christian Pastor, Editor, and President of one of the oldest Christian publications in America called Word & Way, founded in 1896. Brian, unlike many eva…
 
**We're currently on a brief vacation and will return in early 2022, but wanted to replay some of our favorite episodes and interviews from this past year. Hope you enjoy!** Joe Walsh is a former Illinois congressman elected to Congress in the Tea Party wave of 2010. Following his service in Congress, Walsh became one of the most popular conservati…
 
**We're currently on a brief vacation and will return in early 2022, but wanted to replay some of our favorite episodes and interviews from this past year. Hope you enjoy!** Gaslighting is a tactic in which a person or entity, in order to gain more power, makes a victim question their reality. Enter former-President Trump. Over the last four years,…
 
**We're currently on a brief vacation and will return in early 2022, but wanted to replay some of our favorite episodes and interviews from this past year** Hope you enjoy! March for Life Series: This is a four-part series that looks at the value of life through the various societal lenses of faith and politics. Will and Josh speak with the Disting…
 
**We're currently on a brief vacation and will return in early 2022, but wanted to replay some of our favorite episodes and interviews from this past year. Hope you enjoy!** Every leader in the world, from President Putin to President Biden, has had a love/hate relationship with the media. When coverage is good and beneficial to their agenda, the m…
 
**We're currently on a brief vacation and will return in early 2022, but wanted to replay some of our favorite episodes and interviews from this past year** Hope you enjoy! In the final episode of our series exploring what Critical Race Theory (CRT) is, we speak with author, mathematician, and political commentator, Dr. James Lindsay. James has wri…
 
**We're currently on a brief vacation and will return in early 2022, but wanted to replay some of our favorite episodes and interviews from this past year** When you think about the image of masculinity, what comes to mind? Many, and I mean many, people think of William Wallace from Braveheart, others think of folks like Oliver North, and even some…
 
This is our last episode of 2021. Will and Josh reflect a little on this crazy year, and talk about some of their favorite guests and interviews. They also give a little preview of what 2022 will bring. Will Trump make a comeback? Will JFK be resurrected? Make sure you keep us in your podcast feed so you will never miss an episode! Also if you woul…
 
Let's be honest, when you see a poll that favors a position you support you are quick to assume it's accurate, but when one doesn't seem to match up with a belief of yours you are quick to dismiss it. Don't worry, we took a poll of all the people who read these descriptions and determined that you are not alone. This week, Josh and Will unpack some…
 
Many have wondered if President Trump could ever be held accountable for his actions either while president or even before he held the highest office in America. It's no secret that Donald Trump is notoriously known as Teflon-Don for his savviness to evade civil or criminal liability for the many things he's been accused of, but this week we speak …
 
There are few people in the public sphere who can effortlessly navigate the space between faith, politics, and finance. One person that comes to mind is Jesus, second to that might be a close second. We speak with Dale Fickett, he's the President and Co-Founder of Open Trellis, which is an online community of business founders, volunteers and spons…
 
January 6th is a date that, before 2021, was a somewhat obscure date in the minds of most Americans. Many months after the general election, the victor of that contest has but one more hurdle to overcome, and until recently, was a benign and quiet event; the certification of the election. We talk with a Capitol Police Officer, Harry Dunn, who thoug…
 
If you are a person of faith, especially a monotheistic faith, you probably have always thought of God as singular, and have even referred to God as a "He/Him", but is there another, more accurate pronoun to use? Mark Silk, Director, Leonard Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life and Professor of Religion in Public Life, recently…
 
On this super fun episode we get a visit from the folks over at the Talkin' Politics & Religion Without Killin' Each Other (TP&R) podcast to find out what they've been up to. If you love nuance; want to better understand different points of view; are tired of screamers taking all the oxygen out of the room; enjoy engaging, provocative and fun conve…
 
Vaccine mandates, love them or hate them, they are most likely affecting you in some shape and form. But what exactly does the constitution have to say about mandates? On this episode, your political host, Will Wright, talks with Constitutional Professor Eric Berger about the constitutionality of vaccine mandates. Then they discuss a Supreme Court …
 
Dr. Nijay Gupta is the perfect mix of politics and religion. For the Faithful you’ll enjoy his take on on the Apostle Paul, but for the Political, you’ll appreciate his take on how we should contextualize modern day issues such as LGBTQ+. They discuss some of the key issues and debates the church is having today, and also talked about the political…
 
According to a recent study by John Hopkins University, 1 in 500 Americans have died from coronavirus since the nation’s first reported infection. Think about that for a second and after you do check how many friends you have on Facebook, Twitter, etc and see what that would equate to for you. If you knew that you could save their life, would you? …
 
In this episode Faithful host Josh Burtram talks with Prof. Massimo Pigliucci about the difference between science, pseudoscience, religion, and politics. They also discuss the question of whether or not we have a Democrat or Republican gene! You won't want to miss the conversation. Guest Bio: Prof. Pigliucci has a PhD in Evolutionary Biology from …
 
In the second of our two part series, we speak with Olivia Troye, the Director of the Republican Accountability Project, and Former White House Homeland Security, Counterterrorism & Covid Advisor to VP Mike Pence about her personal experience during and after the attacks on September 11th, 2001. As we discussed in the episode, this unique and memor…
 
On the first of our two series on remembering the attacks of September 11, 2001, we speak with veteran journalist, Olivier Knox, National Correspondent for The Washington Post. Olivier reflects on what it was like on that day as he was covering President Bush in Sarasota Florida for what was supposed to be a non-eventful day. From the suspension of…
 
With school starting in many states around the country, a lot of parents are wondering if it's safe for their kids to be back in public school especially with the prevalence of the Delta Variant. We talk with Dr. Danny Avula this week to answer many of your COVID-19 questions about this. Dr. Avula is the Virginia State Vaccination Coordinator, as w…
 
We recorded this podcast in 2021, but you wouldn't know it, and could be easily forgiven if you thought it was still 2020. Arizona's election audit has finally come to a close and with it the "official" report from the Cyber Ninja's is due out any day now. But like most ninjas, they will likely announce their report when you least expect it. What d…
 
The closest many people ever get to Afghanistan is turning on the TV and watching events unfold as America tries to fully disengage from the conflict we've been fighting for 20 years. From this viewpoint, many Americans form opinions about whether or not we should have stayed or exited like the Biden Administration did in recent weeks. This week we…
 
Recently we published three episodes surrounding critical race theory. If you haven't watched it yet, please check them out. On this episode Will and Gerald do a recap of the CRT series and provides their own viewpoints and opinions about this controversial topic! Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/faithpolitics)…
 
Whether you like him or hate him, Joe Biden is the President of the United States and Donald Trump is not. If this is the first time hearing this, you may want to sit down and brace yourself for how Trump lost the 2020 election. We talk this week with a man who has spent considerable time with the former President, and probably knows why Donald Tru…
 
In the final episode of our series exploring what Critical Race Theory (CRT) is, we speak with author, mathematician, and political commentator, Dr. James Lindsay. James has written six books spanning a range of subjects including religion, the philosophy of science and postmodern theory. He is the founder of New Discourses and currently promoting …
 
In the second episode of our series on Critical Race Theory, Will (Political Host) talks with one of the foremost experts on CRT, Professor Ian Lopez. Professor Lopez is more than just a academic who teaches it, but is also an understudy of Derrick Bell who often is credited as one of the originators of critical race theory. Unlike the first in the…
 
We begin our discussion about Critical Race Theory (CRT) with a Primer of sorts to lay down the foundation for what CRT is, it's origins, and the different aspects of its application in academia and the classroom. As Michael Scott says in the office, "Why don't you explain it to me like I'm five", and this is just the approach we took with this epi…
 
Did you know that since the nations founding there has always been a congressional chaplain? It's true, and to be honest, I didn't know that until I read "When Rabbis Bless Congress: The Great American Story of Jewish Prayers on Capitol Hill" written by C-SPAN Communications Director, Howard Mortman. Josh and Will talk with Howard's unprecedented e…
 
Virginia is for lovers, so they say, but how is it that the first colonial settlement has been so instrumental, nay, influential in capital punishment? The commonwealth of Virginia is known for its fall colors, beautiful skylines, and developing a well oiled machine that executes people faster and with greater frequency than any other state. This w…
 
The Bible is a strange book, and yet people still read it gain insight from it, and worship the person for whom it was written about. On the flip side, it's also used as a weapon, from believers to atheists to push narratives that ostensibly go against the very foundations of the teachings found within its pages. To help us make some sense of this …
 
NOTE: Apologies for the audio in the first 30 seconds or so, we had a little Bear insurrection to deal with, but we neutralized the problem. Enjoy the show! Bears want to kill you is not only the title of a book that Creative Director of Babylon Bee, Ethan Nicolle wrote, but it's just a scientific fact. We talk with Ethan about his book and the res…
 
In this episode your faithful host Josh and your political host talk with cybersecurity expert Paul Rosenzweig. Join them as they discuss the nature of cybersecurity, the state of the art as it pertains to America, the vulnerabilities we all face, and some practical tips on how to keep yourself and your information secure. Guest Bio: Paul Rosenzwei…
 
When you think about the image of masculinity, what comes to mind? Many, and I mean many, people think of William Wallace from Braveheart, others think of folks like Oliver North, and even some think of John Wayne, the movie legend, who has brought us films like "Sands of Iwo Jima" or "the Green Berets". But why is it that those are the figures we …
 
Elections are a foundation in our American democracy. They allow us to pick our presidents (sorta), vote for local representatives, and basically give us a voice in this country. You can think of elections like a much more impactful survey from Survey Monkey. However, unlike Survey Monkey, you would be hard pressed to find people willing to storm y…
 
Former President Trump might be out of the White House, but he still has a hold on the Republican Party in ways that are trivial so many conservatives. One such conservative is Olivia Troye, who is the daughter of immigrants and was raised with conservative values. Her career has taken her all over the world and her experience in national security …
 
Join Faithful co-host Josh Burtram in a fascinating discussion with Dr. Ramon P. DeGennaro. Their discussion ranges from science fiction to explanations to gas shortages. You won't want to miss this interesting conversation with a world class expert in economics! Guest Bio: Dr. Ramon P. DeGennaro is the CBA Professor in Banking and Finance at The U…
 
Join co-host Josh Burtram as he interviews Dave Mann, a man with a lot of experience in government and the intelligence community. In this episode they talk about the concept of Truth Decay, the idea that our concept of truth and our trust in the institutions that supposedly provide it, is deteriorating in with each passing year. You won't want to …
 
On a special Mother’s Day episode, Margaret Wright and Ashley Burtram (wives of Will and Josh) along with their friend Nicole McKinney, talk about faith and politics as it pertains to motherhood. From mothering during a pandemic to women in church leadership, the ladies share their experiences, thoughts, and insights. Support the show (https://www.…
 
Stop me if you hear this one before, "Democrats are a bunch of Socialist" or "Republicans are a bunch of Fascist". On this weeks episode, Josh and Will get the real story behind socialism and fascism and learn that, well....we should stop using those terms and just embrace our centralist American political system. About Lawrence Cahoone Dr. Lawrenc…
 
Joe Walsh is a former Illinois congressman elected to Congress in the Tea Party wave of 2010. Following his service in Congress, Walsh became one of the most popular conservative talk radio hosts in the country, syndicated in major markets throughout the United States. In August of 2019, Joe announced his candidacy for president of the United State…
 
What do drag queens, God, a Democrat Trifecta in Nebraska, and Dinesh D'Souza all have in common? We talk this week with author, journalist, and research analyst Ross Benes to find out in his new book, "Rural Rebellion: How Nebraska Became a Republican Stronghold". I'd imagine when you think about Nebraska you aren't associating it with a Democrati…
 
In this episode, Will and Josh have a conversation with author and historian Rick Perlstein. Perlstein has garnered recognition for four-part chronicles of the history of modern American Conservatism, a project 20 years in the making. Our conversation spans from Barry Goldwater to Mitt Romney to Charismatic Pentecostals. You won’t want to miss this…
 
Easter is upon us, and regardless of your religious affiliation you will most likely hear some recognition of this primarily Christian holiday from people around you. Whether you choose to celebrate it by hunting for Easter eggs (which isn't really hunting, FYI) or by attending a church service, the roots and origin of the holiday are important to …
 
March for Life Series: This is a four-part series that looks at the value of life through the various societal lenses of faith and politics. It's no secret that the United States is considered a global superpower. Part of the reason we have this designation probably has to do with our fascination, some say obsession, with the military–industrial co…
 
March for Life Series: This is a four-part series that looks at the value of life through the various societal lenses of faith and politics. Jesus was arguably the most famous innocent person who died of execution. He stood for peace, love, and a spirit of grace. So why is it that many of his 21st-century followers advocate for execution, especiall…
 
March for Life Series: This is a four-part series that looks at the value of life through the various societal lenses of faith and politics. If you were to ask your friends what countries are in the top 10 countries that execute their citizens, you would probably get very similar responses from each person you ask, and almost certainly America woul…
 
March for Life Series: This is a four-part series that looks at the value of life through the various societal lenses of faith and politics. Will and Josh speak with the Distinguished Scholar of Biblical Studies at Westmont College, Dr. Tremper Longman about his book "The Bible and the Ballot" where he provides a unique Christian perspective about …
 
Gaslighting is a tactic in which a person or entity, in order to gain more power, makes a victim question their reality. Enter former-President Trump. Over the last four years, America has been under the influence of a person who seemingly graduated from Gaslighting University with a Ph.D. in Alternative Facts. Whether Trump knows it or not, he is …
 
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