April 28, 2021

The Common Good Podcast

Apr 29 2021 • 1 hr 12 mins

(00:00-9:22): Brian and Aubrey chatted about Erika Edwards’ NBC News article, “Do I need a mask outdoors? CDC says certain activities are safe for fully vaccinated people.”

(9:22-27:22): Bob Smietana, veteran religion writer and National Reporter for Religion News Service, joined Brian and Aubrey to chat about his Religion News Service articles, “‘If you have eyes, plagiarize’: When borrowing a sermon goes too far,” and “For evangelical leader Jamie Aten, advocating for vaccines led to a death threat.”

Connect with Bob on Twitter at @bobsmietana

(27:22-35:23): What is gossip? Brian and Aubrey talked about this and discussed Kate Shellnutt’s Christianity Today article, “Why Defining Gossip Matters in the Church’s Response to Abuse.”

(35:23-44:45): What distractions are robbing us of the presence of God? Brian and Aubrey chatted about this and shared their thoughts on Tish Harrison Warren’s Christianity Today article, “Log Off and Know that I Am God.”

(44:45-54:22): Brian and Aubrey honored René Padilla and discussed Morgan Lee’s Christianity Today article, “Leaders and Friends Remember C. René Padilla.”

(54:22-1:02:36): Brian and Aubrey chatted about Andrew Le Peau’s book review at The Gospel Coalition, “We Are Still Amusing Ourselves to Death—35 Years Later.”

(1:02:36-1:12:03): Brain and Aubrey shared an uplifting clip of Mister Rogers and talked about the importance of remembering the people who have loved and encouraged you throughout your life.

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