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Not So Black And White With Sean Palmer and John Alan Turner

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Christian author, speaker, and thinker Sean Palmer and church leadership consultant, author, and speaker John Alan Turner share thought-provoking and provocative conversations, interviews, and reflections on contemporary issues that aren't always so black and white.

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Christian author, speaker, and thinker Sean Palmer and church leadership consultant, author, and speaker John Alan Turner share thought-provoking and provocative conversations, interviews, and reflections on contemporary issues that aren't always so black and white.

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Excellent perspective

By Max qwerty. - Sep 26 2018
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A grounded, theologically sound perspective. I love this show.

A new fave!

By Winner48 - Oct 28 2016
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Great conversation and insight. Thank you!

iTunes Ratings

28 Ratings
Average Ratings
20
5
1
1
1

Excellent perspective

By Max qwerty. - Sep 26 2018
Read more
A grounded, theologically sound perspective. I love this show.

A new fave!

By Winner48 - Oct 28 2016
Read more
Great conversation and insight. Thank you!
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Not So Black And White With Sean Palmer and John Alan Turner

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The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Episode 016: Our LGBTQ+ Friends and the Church

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Live at CenterPeace's e3 Conference, Sean and John welcome their friend and author Caleb Kaltenbach to discuss Caleb's book, Messy Grace: How A Pastor With Gay Parents Learned to Love Others Without Sacrificing Conviction.

Here we dive into a loving church response, where Christians have gone astray, and how to love our neighbor as ourselves. 

It's live. Thanks for your understanding about the sound. Stay In Touch:

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Sean: Blog | Facebook | Twitter

John: Blog | Facebook | Twitter

Nov 16 2016

42mins

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Rank #2: Episode 025: Rob Bell LOVES the Bible

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Sean and John sit down with best-selling author, provocateur, and Christian thinker, Rob Bell. More than talking about Rob's newest book, WHAT IS THE BIBLE?, Sean, John, and Rob talk ministry in the 21st-Century, what happens when you grow in your understanding of God, burning down the house, wearing the same clothes on tour, the nature of truth, and much much more. 

This is real stuff, not your typical "sell a book" interview with not your typical Christian thinker. What we know is not so black and white.

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Sean: Blog | Facebook | Twitter

John: Blog | Facebook | Twitter

May 15 2017

1hr 5mins

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Rank #3: Episode 011: Back-To-School: The Challenge of Young Adults and Meaningful Connections

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Sean and John sit down with Director of Relationship IQ at Pepperdine University, Hannah Parmelee, to talk about helping kids and young adults make meaningful connections in a disconnected world. Hanna talks dating, making friends, sex, and basic friendship formation.

If you know, love, or lead teens and young adults, you'll gain much from this episode. 

Find Us Online:

Sean: Blog | Facebook | Twitter

John: Blog | Facebook | Twitter

Aug 17 2016

29mins

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Rank #4: Episode 021: Race In America

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Sean and John, in partnership with The Lookout Magazine, talk race relations in America. Recorded specifically for The Lookout, this is a primer for those interested in where we are in terms of race in America and around the world and the church's role.

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Sean: Blog | Facebook | Twitter

John: Blog | Facebook | Twitter

Feb 10 2017

1hr 5mins

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Rank #5: Episode O32: A Generous Orthodoxy

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Christians are called to practice a "generous orthodoxy." We are called to hold to the Christian tradition while also being open to the ways of a changing (and often improving) world. The problem is that the two sides of the equation inevitably come into conflict. Then we must choose. Sean and John discuss whether and when Christians might choose generosity? Or will we choose orthodoxy? Which will we prioritize? Stay In Touch:

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Sean: Blog | Facebook | Twitter

John: Blog | Facebook | Twitter

Dec 22 2017

1hr 5mins

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Rank #6: Episode 027: Unarmed Empire: In Search of Beloved Community

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Sean and John talk about Sean's new book, Unarmed Empire: In Search of Beloved Community. Sean shares why he wrote the book, what it means for the church, and how to move forward into beloved community. Stay In Touch:

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Sean: Blog | Facebook | Twitter

John: Blog | Facebook | Twitter

Sep 15 2017

49mins

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Rank #7: Episode 029: Take A Knee?

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In 2016, NFL players (and others) began taking a knew during the Star Spangled Banner in protest of police violence against unarmed black men. A year later, that protest has become conflated with America's military and Veterans? Is that fair? Right? Or is this just Americans turning an important issue into a "political football."

Sean and John discuss the pros, cons, and reasons behind the protest and give you some different ways to think and talk about taking a knee. Stay In Touch:

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Sean: Blog | Facebook | Twitter

John: Blog | Facebook | Twitter

Nov 13 2017

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Rank #8: Episode 033: NT Wright Talks Paul

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Sean and John talk with Dr. N.T. Wright, one of the world's foremost theologians, about his work, particularly his new book, "Paul: A Biography."  We also talk translations of the New Testament and what it's like to be NT Wright's pastor.

Paul: A Biography

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Sean: Blog | Facebook | Twitter

John: Blog | Facebook | Twitter

Feb 28 2018

43mins

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Rank #9: Episode 035: 21 Lessons in 21 Years part 2

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Sean and John continue to discuss Sean's first 21-years in local church ministry, what he has learned, what keeps him going, and how you can keep going too. This one is great whether you're just starting out or need some renewal.

Support the Show on Patheos. You don't want to miss these wonderful goodies for very little cost.

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Sean: Blog | Facebook | Twitter

John: Blog | Facebook | Twitter

Mar 23 2018

1hr 9mins

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Rank #10: Episode 028: So You Want To Be A Christian Author

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This is an absolute NECESSITY for anyone who has ever dreamed of writing a book, particularly in the Christian market Sean and John take an insider's look into Christian publishing. These are the ESSENTIALS of what you need to know.  Stay In Touch:

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Sean: Blog | Facebook | Twitter

John: Blog | Facebook | Twitter

Oct 17 2017

59mins

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Rank #11: Episode 15: Responding to Responses About Eric Metaxas

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Sean and John share their listener's responses to "Episode 14" with Best-Selling Author of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, and the recently released If You Can Keep It, and radio host, Eric Metaxas about Election 2016 and his outspoken advocacy for Donald Trump.  They talk the good, the bad, and the ugly as they see it about religious enmeshment with politics, the state of Church and State relations and why Christians should just say what they mean.

Just when you think either Sean or John is a Liberal or Conservative, they surprise you...or at least try to. 

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Sean: Blog | Facebook | Twitter

John: Blog | Facebook | Twitter

Nov 01 2016

46mins

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Rank #12: Episode 14: Eric Metaxas on Trump, Christian Engagement, and Election 2016

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In our first one-on-one episode, John Alan Turner sits down with Best-Selling Author of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, and the recently released If You Can Keep It, and radio host, Eric Metaxas about Election 2016 and his outspoken advocacy for Donald Trump.

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Sean: Blog | Facebook | Twitter

John: Blog | Facebook | Twitter

Oct 14 2016

38mins

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Rank #13: Episode 13: The Perils of Being as Professional Christian

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Are you a pastor, professor, Christian school teacher, church youth worker, children's pastor, Executive Director of a Christian organization, or otherwise work for a Christian institution or organization? If so, your livelihood is connected to behaviors and thoughts that oftentimes has little to do with your job competency. In some cases, your competency and growth can become a problem as well.

Sean and John outlines what the perils of a professional Christian are and what you may be able to do to deal with them.

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Sean: Blog | Facebook | Twitter

John: Blog | Facebook | Twitter

Oct 04 2016

59mins

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Rank #14: Episode 031: The Baby With The Bathwater

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Almost every church and church leader wants to innovate and be a part of what is cutting edge. That means changes in approach and practice. But what do churches lose in the process of doing the "new thing"? Might there be some ancient and older ways to help us navigate toward a better tomorrow?

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Sean: Blog | Facebook | Twitter

John: Blog | Facebook | Twitter

Dec 15 2017

59mins

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Rank #15: Episode 034: 21 Ministry Lessons in 21 Years Part 1

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Sean and John discuss Sean's first 21-years in local church ministry, what he has learned, what keeps him going, and how you can keep going too. This is the perfect listen whether you're in the midst of struggle or experiencing your best season of ministry.

Support the Show on Patheos. You don't want to miss these wonderful goodies for very little cost. Stay In Touch:

Find Us Online:

Sean: Blog | Facebook | Twitter

John: Blog | Facebook | Twitter

Mar 19 2018

1hr 11mins

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