The Same Jesus Podcast, season 2

In Episode 2 / Season 2 of the Same Jesus podcast, Russell and A.J. tackle questions related to politics: What does it look like to have a political vision informed by the gospel and not secular, national identities? What does it mean to be political but not partisan?

The Same Jesus podcast is hosted by Russell Joyce and A.J. Swoboda.

Russell Joyce is senior pastor of Faith Center, a Foursquare church located in Eugene, Ore. He is also the director of Foursquare Multiply, which seeks to train, network and multiply the next generation of Foursquare churches across the U.S. He wrote the new book His Face Like Mine: Finding God’s Love in Our Wounds (IVP).

A.J. Swoboda, Ph.D., is assistant professor of Bible, Theology and World Christianity at Bushnell University. He has planted and pastored a Foursquare church in Portland called Theophilus that continues to worship to this day, as well as authored several books including his latest release, The Gift of Thorns: Jesus, the Flesh, and the War for Our Wants (Zondervan).

Thanks to our special guest Rich Villodas. Rich is an author, speaker and pastor who serves at New Life Fellowship in New York City.

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Additional Resources

Confronting Christianity by Rebecca McLaughlin

The Narrow Path, Good and Beautiful and Kind, and The Deeply Formed Life by our guest Rich Villodas