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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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iTunes Ratings

26 Ratings
Average Ratings
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Cover image of Not So Black And White With Sean Palmer and John Alan Turner

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

Updated 23 days ago

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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.

Rank #1: 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. Stay In Touch: Connect on FACEBOOK Email thoughts, questions, and feedback to: notsoblackandwhitepod@gmail.com  RATE and REVIEW the show on iTunes.   Find Us Online: Sean: Blog | Facebook | Twitter John: Blog | Facebook | Twitter

May 15 2017
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #2: 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?

Dec 22 2017
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #3: 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: Email thoughts, questions, and feedback to: notsoblackandwhitepod@gmail.com  RATE and REVIEW the show on iTunes.   Find Us Online: Sean: Blog | Facebook | Twitter John: Blog | Facebook | Twitter

Nov 16 2016
42 mins
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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. Stay In Touch: Email thoughts, questions, and feedback to: notsoblackandwhitepod@gmail.com  RATE and REVIEW the show on iTunes.   Find Us Online: Sean: Blog | Facebook | Twitter John: Blog | Facebook | Twitter

Feb 10 2017
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #5: Episode 023: Confronting Racism in The Church

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From the Renew Conference in Fresno, CA on March 11, Sean and John talk about race, church, and unity. Hear practical steps to get yourself and your church moving past the racial quagmire. Stay In Touch: Email thoughts, questions, and feedback to: notsoblackandwhitepod@gmail.com  RATE and REVIEW the show on iTunes.   Find Us Online: Sean: Blog | Facebook | Twitter John: Blog | Facebook | Twitter

Mar 19 2017
39 mins
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Rank #6: Episode 019: How Jesus Saves the World From Us w/ Morgan Guyton

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Author and blogger Morgan Guyton joins the show to talk about his book, How Jesus Saves the World From Us: 12 Antidotes to Toxic Christianity. Here we talk about what's right and wrong in contemporary Christianity and how Christians can better serve the world around us.  Stay In Touch: Email thoughts, questions, and feedback to: notsoblackandwhitepod@gmail.com  RATE and REVIEW the show on iTunes.   Find Us Online: Sean: Blog | Facebook | Twitter

Jan 20 2017
57 mins
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Rank #7: Episode 024: Fearing the Flock

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There are landmines in every sentence a public Christian leader speaks, writes, and posts. People are sensitive (sometimes overly so) and political (always overly so), leading to easily hurt feelings and misjudgments.  How can pastors, preachers, and teachers communicate hard truths and help their flock receive hard truths as love. Sean and John explore some key components needed to help teachers be bold and not fear the flock.  Stay In Touch: Connect on FACEBOOK Email thoughts, questions, and feedback to: notsoblackandwhitepod@gmail.com  RATE and REVIEW the show on iTunes.   Find Us Online: Sean: Blog | Facebook | Twitter John: Blog | Facebook | Twitter

Apr 17 2017
59 mins
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Rank #8: 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.  Stay In Touch: Email thoughts, questions, and feedback to: notsoblackandwhitepod@gmail.com  RATE and REVIEW the show on iTunes.   Find Us Online: Sean: Blog | Facebook | Twitter John: Blog | Facebook | Twitter

Nov 01 2016
46 mins
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Rank #9: 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.

Sep 15 2017
49 mins
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Rank #10: Episode 018: Liturgy! Who Needs It?

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What's the deal with Advent? When does Christmas actually start? What's Lent for? What's Ordinary Time? Aren't they just leftover vestiges of Catholicism and Christendom? Many folks who grow up in "free church traditions" don't understand the liturgical calendar or why anyone would bother with it. For some, it seems stilted and unhip, plus the big mega-churches don't seem to bother with it. Sean and John talk about the role the liturgical calendar plays in the spiritual formation of Christians and the church. You will be blessed by this. Stay In Touch: Email thoughts, questions, and feedback to: notsoblackandwhitepod@gmail.com  RATE and REVIEW the show on iTunes.   Find Us Online: Sean: Blog | Facebook | Twitter John: Blog | Facebook | Twitter

Dec 14 2016
58 mins
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Rank #11: Episode 017: Election Aftermath

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So how are you feeling after Donald Trump's electoral victory? Ready to call him "President-Elect" or does the thought of it make you want to curl into the fetal position? Are you happy or stung by the fact that 81% of "evangelicals" (whatever that means) supported Trump? Most importantly, what might Trump's election mean for the Christian church and Christian witness in the 21st-Century - especially those who didn't, don't and won't ever support his vision of America? Sean and John talk about the problems and potential facing Christians in America. Stay In Touch: Email thoughts, questions, and feedback to: notsoblackandwhitepod@gmail.com  RATE and REVIEW the show on iTunes.   Find Us Online: Sean: Blog | Facebook | Twitter John: Blog | Facebook | Twitter

Dec 12 2016
57 mins
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Rank #12: 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.

Nov 13 2017
1 hour
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Rank #13: Episode 030 When Not If:

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Sean and John outline 8 initial steps churches should take BEFORE and AFTER sexual harassment and assault charges arise in your church. As two men, they are sure there are important steps they've missed. Listen, then chime in at notsoblackandwhitepod@gmail.com

Dec 08 2017
1 hour
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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 oder ways to help us navigate toward a better tomorrow?

Dec 15 2017
59 mins
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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. Support the Show on Patheos. You don't want to miss these wonderful goodies for very little cost.

Mar 19 2018
1 hour 11 mins
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