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46 of The Best Podcast Episodes for David Kinnaman. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about David Kinnaman, often where they are interviewed.

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46 of The Best Podcast Episodes for David Kinnaman. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about David Kinnaman, often where they are interviewed.

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Episode 411: Where Do We Go From Here? with David Kinnaman

The Holy Post
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President of the Barna Group, David Kinnaman, is back to talk about the latest research on race and racism in the American church. Is the divide between black and white Christians shrinking, and is 2020 a true turning point or just an emotional release before a return to old ways of operating? Also this week, how can constellations help us understand the hysteria about Antifa? And does the evangelical emphasis on individual salvation contribute to racial resentment? Plus, an undersea bowel movement two years in the making.

Where do we go from here?

Giant Undersea Bug Poops for First Time In Two Years - Unilad Opinion | When Antifa Hysteria Sweeps America - New York Times Opinion | Racial resentment varies widely among religious groups

Jul 01 2020

1hr 14mins


Post-truth trends – David Kinnaman

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But in a society plagued by skepticism, “fake news,” and distrust, where can people turn for comfort and direction? David Kinnaman of Barna Research explains how Christians can provide a hopeful presence for a culture that is floundering.

Jun 20 2020


Church Pulse Weekly With Carey Nieuwhof, Thom Rainer, & David Kinnaman

The Myron Pierce Podcast
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In this episode, Myron was invited to share on the Church Pulse Weekly Podcast. According to Church Pulse Weekly it exists as response to the current crisis, Barna, in partnership with Carey Nieuwhof and Gloo, is launching the ChurchPulse Crisis Toolkit and ChurchPulse Weekly, a recurring webcast and podcast. These free resources are designed to give you a home for facts, resilience, and connection. It’s never been more important to see clearly, lead confidently, and engage effectively.

May 28 2020



CNLP 335: Scott Beck and David Kinnaman Take You Under the Hood on How Better Data Leads to Better Decisions, Crisis Leadership, and What Will Help You Emerge Stronger Into the New Normal

The Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast: Lead Like Never Before
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Scott Beck was the first franchise owner of Blockbuster video, scaling that company to 5,000 stores before moving on. He’s also scaled Boston Market, Einsten Bros. Bagels and, among...

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Apr 21 2020

1hr 43mins


Episode 793: David Kinnaman

The RELEVANT Podcast
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On today’s podcast, author and Barna Group president David Kinnaman joins us to discuss how the coronavirus pandemic could affect the future of the church. Plus, Propaganda joins us to discuss his love for “Tiger King”, Taylor Swift’s plan to give money to fans in need, his quarantine plans and a ton more!

Mar 27 2020

1hr 5mins


Episode 203: David Kinnaman

That Sounds Fun with Annie F. Downs
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It's been such a while that I've wanted to sit down and talk with David Kinnaman. He's the president of Barna Group, he writes books I ABSOLUTELY LOVE, and he's just brilliant. I love stats and I love talking about faith and I love talking about culture and David brings all those things together in some amazing ways. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on this one!

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Mar 02 2020



Every parent needs this one! David Kinnaman on resilient faith, navigating digital Babylon, and how to parent in a way that builds faith in your kids.

The Alli Worthington Show
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This may be the most important podcast I've ever aired. In this episode, David Kinnaman president of Barna Group and best selling author shares the results of thousands of hours or research and sheds light on why young people are leaving the church in a mass exodus. You’ll learn why kids are falling away from the faith and how you can parent in a way that builds faith in your kids.

He'll also share what young people flourishing the faith have in common and how we can parent in a way that builds a lasting faith in our kids.

David shares about interviewing young people and what helped them grow and stay in their faith. He shares the five practices of the younger generation with resilient faith: experiencing Jesus speaking to them, cultural discernment, meaningful relationship, vocational discipleship, and countercultural mission.  

In this episode we discuss:

1. Why faith should be an exciting (and even risky) leap for your kids.

2. Why over-simplified faith answers aren't cutting it anymore.

3. Why the American dream may be crushing their faith.

Favorite quotes:

1. It is not a matter of if your kids are going to be exposed to it, it’s a matter of when. We have to be ready and prepared to live by what God says so that we can help our kids. We can’t protect them from everything. So it’s not saying “if this happens” but “when this happens?

2. Young people really want to learn and I think a lot of churches do a disservice by oversimplifying the message of the gospel.

3. We’re doing dial-up ministry in a wifi world. 

4. To practice cultural discernment is to live under the authority of scripture.

5. We have a more American vision of what it means to be a young adult than we have a Christian vision of what it means to be a young adult.

In this episode I answer this question:

1. How can I overcome my past pain? (51:19)

Links to great things we discussed:

1. David Kinnaman

2. Faith For Exiles:5 Ways a New Generation to Follow Jesus in Digital Babylon

3. Hillsong: Awake

4. Twenty One Pilots: My Blood 

5. Little Women

6. The Tech-Wise Family

7. Dolittle

8. UPPERROOM: All Hail King Jesus 

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Feb 24 2020

1hr 2mins


054: David Kinnaman: Understanding Our Times

The Paterson Podcast
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Today we are excited to share a conversation we had a few months ago with David Kinnaman. David is the President of Barna Group and author of the recently published bestselling book Faith for Exiles.

Barna Group is a leading market research and communications company serving leaders in a variety of industries, including churches, non-profits and businesses– from film studios to financial services firms. A lot of Barna Group’s work focuses on using social research to translate faith trends; and using quantitative and qualitative research to help leaders make better decisions, to better understand their customers, donors, and audiences.

So what patterns and trends should we pay attention to? How do we better understand our world today?

“We live in an age of disintermediation… Amazon is a great example of that. Everything in our society is going through a pretty significant re-plumbing and re-wiring,” comments David. “We must be good listeners and leaders; humble enough to admit there are more blind spots than we could know.”

Listen in to hear David’s thoughts on the mega trends impacting society today, on why no one predicted Brexit or Trump’s election, and how we should consider understanding our the world around us today.

Feb 14 2020



Q & A with David Kinnaman (President of Barna Group) - RAL 12

Rise and Lead
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In this power packed episode, Benjamin Lundquist sits down for a candid conversation with David Kinnaman, President of the Barna Research Group. The Barna Research Group is recognized as one of the most influential research organizations on the intersection of faith and culture in the world. Benjamin and David talk about leadership, the church, faith, family, what it means to leave a legacy, and the biggest lessons David has learned in his 25 years working with Barna. Be sure to subscribe to the Rise and Lead Podcast to ensure you get notified as new episodes release, and thanks in advance for leaving a rating and written review, helping the podcast to ultimately serve more people. Remember, the best time to rise and lead in now! 

Feb 12 2020



Faith: irrelevant or irresistible – David Kinnaman and Scott Sauls

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Barna Group's David Kinnaman explains why many see the Christian faith as irrelevant.  Then Scott Sauls, author of "Irresistible Faith," gives a blueprint for pursuing this vision in our current moment, of redeemed individuals and a renewed community working for a restored world.

Jan 25 2020