Between the Lines 1-2-3

Tony Minear, Ph.D.

Do you have friends or a community you can talk to about religious ideas and the impact they have on yourself, society, and culture? If you answered, “No,” you are not alone. Imagine a space where you can catch up on religious news and stories; a space that encourages YOU to question and ponder new and different ideas in a way that inspires you to seek out the perspective of others. That space is this podcast, Between the Lines. It’s authentic, succinct and as simple as 1-2-3.

Introducing: Between the Lines 1-2-3
Trailer 5 min 9 sec

All Episodes

Tony Minear, Janelle Tapphorn and special guest Gary Werner take a more in-depth look at the following article:  What Americans hear about social justice at church – and what they do about it by R. Khari Brown and Ronald BrownTo watch the video podcast, click this link: Between the Lines 1-2-3 presents "A Closer Look"--------------------Next chance to join in LIVE:  Sunday, December 12 @8:45a (MST)

Nov 30

42 min 48 sec

Tony Minear, Janelle Tapphorn, Charity Gleason-Davis and special guest Jenny McNutt (a high school teacher of 30+ years) take a more in-depth look at the following articles:  Parents claim they have the right to shape their kids’ school curriculum. They don’t. by Jack Schneider and Jennifer Berkshire  Critical race theory’s opponents are sure it’s bad. Whatever it is. by Samuel Hoadley-Brill School board meetings used to be boring. Why have they become war zones? by Adam Laats To watch the video podcast, click this link: Between the Lines 1-2-3 presents "A Closer Look"--------------------Next chance to join in LIVE:  Sunday, November 28 @8:45a (MST)

Nov 16

49 min 7 sec

Tony Minear, Janelle Tapphorn, Charity Gleason-Davis and special guest Ken Nyman take a more in-depth look at the following articles:  Is Football Too Violent for Christians? by Tony Reinke Is It Immoral to Watch the Super Bowl? by Steve Almond Why I Still Watch Football, Even Though It's An Immoral, Terrible Game by Kevin Trahan To watch the video podcast, click this link: Between the Lines 1-2-3 presents "A Closer Look"--------------------Next chance to join in LIVE:  Sunday, November 14 @8:45a (MST)

Oct 26

51 min 25 sec

Tony Minear, Janelle Tapphorn and Charity Gleason-Davis take a more in-depth look at the following articles:  Some faith groups laud Texas abortion ban, others cite religious freedom concerns by Jack Jenkins When Does Life Begin? It’s Not So Simple. by Elissa Strauss Churches are getting designated as 'Reproductive Freedom Congregations' by Alejandra Molina To watch the video podcast, click this link: Between the Lines 1-2-3 presents "A Closer Look"--------------------Next chance to join in LIVE:  Sunday, October 24 @8:45a (MST)

Sep 14

50 min 37 sec

Tony Minear melds humanist and Christian concerns and leaves you more informed. Today's articles: Some faith groups laud Texas abortion ban, others cite religious freedom concerns by Jack Jenkins When Does Life Begin? It’s Not So Simple. by Elissa Strauss Churches are getting designated as 'Reproductive Freedom Congregations' by Alejandra Molina

Sep 10

18 min 30 sec

Tony Minear melds humanist and Christian concerns and leaves you more informed. Today's articles: Church membership in the U.S. has fallen below the majority for the first time in nearly a century by Sarah Pulliam Bailey Most Americans favor welcoming immigrants. Why don’t Christians? opinion by Doug Pagitt The Christian Concept of Human Sexuality as Sin by Rebecca Denova ___________________Watch A Closer Look LIVE:  Sunday, September 12 @8:45a (MST) YoutubeFacebookSpotifyGoogle Podcasts

Sep 3

16 min 6 sec

Tony Minear melds humanist and Christian concerns and leaves you more informed. Today's articles: Happiness Through Humanism: Critical Thinking 101 by Jen Hancock Believe It or Not, Jesus Was a Good Jew by Candida Moss Emotion is a big part of how you assess risk – and why it’s so hard to be objective about pandemic by Sheldon H. Jacobson

Aug 27

13 min 52 sec

Tony Minear, Janelle Tapphorn and Charity Gleason-Davis take a more in-depth look at the following article: America’s moral responsibility for the tragedy unfolding in Afghanistan by Michael BlakeTo watch the video podcast, click this link: Between the Lines 1-2-3 presents "A Closer Look"--------------------Next chance to join in LIVE:  Sunday, September 12 @8:45a (MST)

Aug 24

46 min 3 sec

Tony Minear melds humanist and Christian concerns and leaves you more informed. Today's articles: The ethics of dobbing: When is it alright to snitch? opinion by Cressida Gaukroger American Muslims Are 2 Times More Likely To Have Attempted Suicide Than Other Groups by Dalia Faheid Some praise, some doubts as Facebook rolls out a prayer tool by Holly Meyer, David Crary

Aug 13

14 min 7 sec

Tony Minear, Janelle Tapphorn, Charity Gleason-Davis and special guest Gary Werner take a more in-depth look at one of the religious articles from Tony's weekly 15-minute podcast. This week's article: What if the Unvaccinated Can’t Be Persuaded? by Ezra KleinTo watch the video podcast, click this link: Between the Lines 1-2-3 presents "A Closer Look"--------------------Next chance to join in LIVE:  Sunday, August 22 @8:45a (MST)

Aug 10

44 min 36 sec

Tony Minear melds humanist and Christian concerns and leaves you more informed. Today's articles: Jewish group condemns United Church of Christ resolution on Israel, Palestinians by Yonat Shimron Mainline Protestantism is America's phantom limb opinion by Samuel Goldman What if the Unvaccinated Can't Be Persuaded? opinion by Ezra Klein ____________________The Declaration for a Just Peace Between Palestine and Israel resolution reads: “We affirm that the continued oppression of the Palestinian people remains, after more than five decades of oppression of the Palestinian people, a matter of theological urgency and represents a sin in violation of the message of the biblical prophets and the Gospel, and that all efforts to defend or legitimate the oppression of the Palestinian people, whether passive or active, through silence, word, or deed by the Christian community, represent a fundamental denial of the Gospel.”____________________Watch A Closer Look LIVE:  Sunday, August 8 @8:45a (MST)

Aug 6

17 min 45 sec

Tony Minear, Janelle Tapphorn and Charity Gleason-Davis take a more in-depth look at one of the religious articles from Tony's weekly 15-minute podcast. This week's article: Exclusive: Christian Right bill mill, Project Blitz, hasn't gone away, it's just gotten more secretive by Frederick ClarksonTo watch the video podcast, click this link: Between the Lines 1-2-3 presents "A Closer Look"--------------------Next chance to join in LIVE:  Sunday, August 8 @8:45a (MST)

Jul 27

47 min 58 sec

Tony Minear melds humanist and Christian concerns and leaves you more informed. Today's articles: When Americans recall their roots, they open up to immigration by Claire L. Adida, Adeline Lo, Lauren Prather, Melina Platas and Scott Williamson Family Matters: How Immigrant Histories Can Promote Inclusion by Scott Williamson, Claire L. Adida, Adeline Lo, Melina R. Platas, Lauren Prather and Seth H. Werfel Why some younger evangelicals are leaving the faith by Terry Shoemaker ‘The Last Acceptable Prejudice’ by Emma Green

Jul 23

15 min 26 sec

Tony Minear melds humanist and Christian concerns and leaves you more informed. Today's articles: Exclusive: Christian Right bill mill, Project Blitz, hasn't gone away, it's just gotten more secretive by Frederick Clarkson New wave of anti-protest laws may infringe on religious freedoms for Indigenous people by Rosalyn R. LaPier What is biblical inerrancy? A New Testament scholar explains by Geoffrey Smith

Jul 16

17 min 27 sec

Tony Minear, Janelle Tapphorn and Charity Gleason-Davis take a more in-depth look at one of the religious articles from Tony's weekly 20-minute podcast. This week's article: Hundreds of graves found at former residential school for Indigenous children in Canada by Amanda Coletta and Michael E. Miller To watch the video podcast, click this link: Between the Lines 1-2-3 presents "A Closer Look"--------------------Next chance to join in LIVE:  Sunday, July 25 @8:45a (MST)

Jul 13

45 min 48 sec

Tony Minear offers both religious and spiritual insights concerning these timely issues: Ohio governor signs bill with exemption that could allow doctors to refuse LGBTQ patients by Alex Bollinger Scouting membership numbers collapse: AP totally ignores role of religion in this drama by Terry Mattingly Should Churches Display the American Flag in Their Sanctuaries? by Douglas Wilson, Lisa Velthouse and Russell D. Moore

Jul 9

14 min 47 sec

Tony Minear offers both religious and spiritual insights concerning these timely issues: Hundreds of graves found at former residential school for Indigenous children in Canada by Amanda Coletta and Michael E. Miller Conversion therapy is discredited and increases risk of suicide – yet fewer than half of US states have bans in place by Donna Sheperis and Carl Sheperis Religion Shapes Morals Even For Those Who Are Not Religious by Philip Schwadel and Sam Hardy

Jul 2

17 min 50 sec

Tony Minear, Charity Gleason-Davis and special guest Gary Werner take a more in-depth look at one of the religious articles from Tony's weekly 15 minute podcast. This week's article: White Gen X and millennial evangelicals are losing faith in the conservative culture wars by Terry ShoemakerTo watch the video podcast, click this link: Between the Lines 1-2-3 presents "A Closer Look"--------------------Next chance to join in LIVE:  Sunday, July 11 @8:45a (MST)

Jun 29

46 min 33 sec

Tony Minear offers both religious and spiritual insights concerning these timely issues: White Gen X and millennial evangelicals are losing faith in the conservative culture wars by Terry Shoemaker Supreme Court rules in favor of Catholic foster care agency, in narrow win for religious rights by Yonat Shimron  Live updates: Southern Baptists pass sweeping measure calling for abolition of abortion by Holly Meyer, Katherine Burgess and Duane W. Gang

Jun 25

18 min 50 sec

Tony Minear, Janelle Tapphorn and Charity Gleason-Davis take a more in-depth look at one of the religious articles from Tony's weekly 15 minute podcast. This week's article: Is It Discrimination or ‘Do No Harm’? Christian Doctors Gear Up for Transgender Debates by Kate ShellnuttTo watch the video podcast, click this link: Between the Lines 1-2-3 presents "A Closer Look"--------------------Next chance to join in LIVE:  Sunday, June 27 @8:45a (MST)

Jun 15

46 min

Tony Minear offers both religious and spiritual insights concerning these timely issues: How Is The GOP Adjusting To A Less Religious America? by Danielle Kurtzleben Why it matters that 7 states still have bans on atheists holding office by Kristina M. Lee Is It Discrimination or ‘Do No Harm’? Christian Doctors Gear Up for Transgender Debates by Kate Shellnutt

Jun 11

15 min 30 sec

Tony Minear offers both religious and spiritual insights concerning these timely issues: Did Winston Churchill believe in God? Why did Churchill urge his nation to pray? by Richard Ostling White Shame Isn’t Helpful by Tim Wise 'Not fair nor equitable': Arizona faith leaders condemn proposed flat tax, say they will call for referendum if it passes by BrieAnna J. Frank

Jun 5

14 min 13 sec

Tony Minear offers both religious and spiritual insights concerning these timely issues:Link for 1 Big Story: Climate catastrophes can reshape religion by Philip JenkinsLinks for 2 Headlines: Are religious people more moral? by Dimitris Xygalatas Survey: Young, diverse generation of evangelicals shows growing ambivalence toward Israel by Jack Jenkins  Links for 3 Quotes: Belief in the next world trivializes this one opinion by Rabbi Barry Silver  Exclusive: After Pushback HarperCollins Will Not Produce ‘God Bless The USA’ Bible by Meagan Clark Blah Blah Blah: The Lack of Small Talk Is Breaking Our Brains by Hannah Seo

May 28

13 min 38 sec

Tony Minear, Janelle Tapphorn and Charity Gleason-Davis take a more in-depth look at one of the religious articles from Tony's weekly 20-minute podcast. This week's article: The Surprising Role of Clergy in the Abortion Fight Before Roe v. Wade by Gillian FrankTo watch the video podcast, click this link: Between the Lines 1-2-3 presents "A Closer Look"--------------------Next chance to join in LIVE:  Sunday, June 13 @8:45a (MST)

May 25

44 min 23 sec

Tony Minear offers both religious and spiritual insights concerning these timely issues:Link for 1 Big Story: Muslim women are using Sharia to push for gender equality by Mark Fathi MassoudLinks for 2 Headlines: Explained: How religion fuels the Israel-Palestine conflict by Deccan Herald Web Desk The Supreme Court will hear a major abortion case. by Adam Liptak Links for 3 Quotes: Biden White House officials hold first meeting with atheist, secular groups by Adelle M. Banks Mixing human + animal DNA and the future of gene editing by Big Think Swearing of religious oaths is hypocritical as Ireland becomes more secular by Brian Whiteside

May 22

15 min 26 sec

Tony Minear offers both religious and spiritual insights concerning these timely issues:Link for 1 Big Story: The Surprising Role of Clergy in the Abortion Fight Before Roe v. Wade by Gillian FrankLinks for 2 Headlines: Do people become more religious in times of crisis? by Danielle Tumminio Hansen Sports Illustrated almost asks: Is Trevor Lawrence too serious about his faith to be a great QB? by Terry Mattingly Links for 3 Quotes: Megan Rohrer Elected As 1st Openly Transgender Bishop In U.S. Lutheran Church by Emma Bowman The Wasting of the Evangelical Mind by Michael Luo How Christian Schools and Homeschooling Teach Supremacist Conspiracies by Audrey Clare Farley

May 13

15 min 32 sec

Tony Minear, Janelle Tapphorn and Charity Gleason-Davis take a more in-depth look at one of the religious articles from Tony's weekly 20-minute podcast. This week's article: US Catholic bishops to vote on pressuring Joe Biden to stop taking Communion over abortion views by David Crary - Associated PressTo watch the video podcast, click this link: Between the Lines 1-2-3 presents "A Closer Look"

May 11

44 min 31 sec

Tony Minear offers both religious and spiritual insights concerning these timely issues:Link for 1 Big Story: US Catholic bishops to vote on pressuring Joe Biden to stop taking Communion over abortion views by David CraryLinks for 2 Headlines: Abraham Joshua Heschel was a spiritual radical. A new documentary shows he’s more timely than ever by Yonat Shimron Israel In Shock After 45 Jews Crushed To Death At Festival by Gil Zohar Links for 3 Quotes: China shuts down Bible App, Christian WeChat as new crackdown policies go into effect by Anugrah Kumar Finnish Christian politician Päivi Räsänen formally charged for hate crime against homosexuals by Evangelical Focus Former reality star, Josh Duggar, arrested and charged with possession of child pornography, pleads not guilty by Roxanne Stone ____________________Join us this Sunday, May 9th @ 8:45a(MST): Between the Lines presents: A Closer Look

May 6

13 min 47 sec

Tony Minear offers both religious and spiritual insights concerning these timely issues:Link for 1 Big Story: In Defense of Soft Theism by Miklos JakoLinks for 2 Headlines: What Homer’s ‘Odyssey’ can teach us about reentering the world after a year of isolation by Joel Christensen The Derek Chauvin trial held one bad-apple cop accountable by The Christian Century Links for 3 Quotes: Tarot booms as Generation Z sorts out spiritual path by Heather Greene Prominent Georgia church leaves United Methodist Church over pastor’s reassignment by Emily McFarlan Miller Likes and prayers: Facebook tests new ‘prayer post’ feature by Emily McFarlan Miller

Apr 29

17 min 12 sec

Tony Minear offers both religious and spiritual insights concerning these timely issues:Link for 1 Big Story: Arizona Senate proposal would ban nearly all abortions by Bob ChristieLinks for 2 Headlines: Sex ed rules passed in Arizona would require parents to sign off on LGBT discussions, info by Lexi Lonas Lansing parents win appeal in rights dispute after child's death by Ed White Links for 3 Quotes: Study: Multiracial Methodist churches draw and keep more people than their white counterparts by Yonat Shimron Surprise surprise, women who rule, rule! But we have a long way to go, and Covid isn’t helping… by Social Progress Imperative Shaq Helps Pay For Stranger’s Engagement Ring: ‘I’m just trying to make people smile by Judy Cole

Apr 26

15 min 55 sec

Tony Minear offers both religious and spiritual insights concerning these timely issues:Link for 1 Big Story: Why Daunte Wright's Killing Is So Hard to Process by Gregory Scott BrownLinks for 2 Headlines: Arkansas State House Republicans Pass Bill Allowing Creationism in Science Class by Hemant Mehta Arkansas's Creationism Bill Is Also Motivated By Anti-LGBTQ Bigotry by Andrew L. Seidel Links for 3 Quotes: How the Supreme Court found its faith and put ‘religious liberty’ on a winning streak by Steven K. Green Religious group warns against LGBT+ conversion therapy ban by BBC News NCAA Issues Threat to States that Protect Women’s Sports by Jeff Johnston

Apr 15

15 min 42 sec

Tony Minear, Janelle Tapphorn and Charity Gleason-Davis take a more in-depth look at one of the religious articles from Tony's weekly 20-minute podcast. This week's article: The Flaw at the Center of Purity Culture by Angie Hong, The AtlanticTo watch the video podcast, click this link: Between the Lines 1-2-3 presents "A Closer Look"

Apr 13

1 hr 3 min

To watch and participate in the upcoming LIVE video podcast of BTL presents: A Closer Look, click here: April 11, 2021  8:45a (MST) ____________________Tony Minear offers both religious and spiritual insights concerning these timely issues:Link for 1 Big Story: The Flaw at the Center of Purity Culture by Angie HongLinks for 2 Headlines: Coronavirus: do we have a moral duty not to get sick? by Vittorio Bufacchi Was Jesus the First Man-God to Ascend into the Clouds and Make Post-Mortem Appearances? No. Not According to the Romans. by Gary Links for 3 Quotes: White Evangelical Resistance Is Obstacle in Vaccination Effort by Elizabeth Dias and Ruth Graham Low church attendance not necessarily due to coronavirus pandemic by Rachel Cole Christian Century Magazine:  March 24, 2021

Apr 8

15 min 43 sec

Tony Minear offers both religious and spiritual insights concerning these timely issues:Link for 1 Big Story: The Spa Shooting Suspect Was a Born Again Baptist Who Was “Big into Religion” by Hemant MehtaLinks for 2 Headlines: Colorado shooting suspect had worried about being targeted for his Muslim faith, acquaintances say by Alejandra Molina Israeli experts announce discovery of more Dead Sea scrolls by Ilan Ben Zion Links for 3 Quotes: Both-Sides-Ism by Roger Berkowitz Faith and the COVID-19 vaccine: ‘Don’t throw away your shot’ by Julie Schonfeld Do Women Leave the Southern Baptist Convention More Than Men? by Ryan P. Burge ____________________Rabbi Julie Schonfeld Interviews

Mar 25

17 min 6 sec

Tony Minear offers both religious and spiritual insights concerning these timely issues:Link for 1 Big Story: Dealing With the Bible: A Conversation Between Then and Now. by Pete Enns, Ph.D.Links for 2 Headlines: Vatican Says Priests Can’t Bless Same-Sex Unions Amid Calls For Inclusivity by Nicole Winfield The Two Factions Forming in the SBC Right Now by Captain Cassidy Links for 3 Quotes: As a pastor I pray my flock comes back. As a religion demographer I’m more realistic. opinion by Ryan Burge Six predictions for the post-pandemic church by Peter W. Marty Christian Love: Beth Moore Finally Left the SBC by Captain Cassidy

Mar 18

16 min 58 sec

Tony Minear offers both religious and spiritual insights concerning these timely issues:Link for 1 Big Story: The Belief in God: Why People Believe and Why They Don’t by Brett Mercier, Stephanie Kramer, Azim ShariffLinks for 2 Headlines: Why a Prominent Group of Catholic Bishops Is Objecting to the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine by Molly Olmstead House Passes ‘LGBTQ’ Equality Act Despite Serious Concerns Over Its Constitutionality Relating to Religious Liberty by Christian News Network Editor Links for 3 Quotes: Arizona Finds Death Penalty Drug After Hiatus in Executions by Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press What’s Up With Born-Again Muslims? And What Does That Tells Us About American Religion? by Ryan P. Burge Over 400 Evangelical Leaders Condemn 'Heresy of Christian Nationalism' After Capitol Attack by Jason Lemon ____________________ STOP HB 2648: EXTREME BILL EXEMPTING RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS FROM ACCOUNTABILITY FACT SHEET FOR H.B. 2648

Mar 11

19 min 51 sec

Tony Minear offers both religious and spiritual insights concerning these timely issues:Link for 1 Big Story: What we lost when the funeral home replaced the home funeral by Christiana N. PetersonLinks for 2 Headlines: Your brain’s built-in biases insulate your beliefs from contradictory facts by Jay Maddock New Survey Reveals Differing Religious Beliefs of Trump, Biden Voters by Bruce Hausknecht Links for 3 Quotes: ‘You’re not alone’: Iraq’s struggling Christians hope for boost from Pope Francis visit by Mariam Fam What the Bible’s approach to history can teach us about America’s glory and shame by Mark K. George Conservative United Methodists announce new name, logo, website for planned denomination by Emily McFarlan Miller

Mar 4

19 min 32 sec

Tony Minear, Janelle Tapphorn and Charity Gleason-Davis take a more in-depth look at one of the religious articles from Tony's weekly 20-minute podcast. This week's article: The Psychology of Victim-Blaming by Kayleigh Roberts, The AtlanticTo watch the video podcast, click this link: Between the Lines 1-2-3 presents "A Closer Look"

Mar 2

59 min 23 sec

Tony Minear offers both religious and spiritual insights concerning these timely issues:Link for 1 Big Story: The Psychology of Victim-Blaming by Kayleigh RobertsLinks for 2 Headlines: Judas (Iscariot) and the Black Messiah by Claude Atcho Georgia SBC church faces banishment for accepting LGBTQ members by Maina Mwaura Links for 3 Quotes: Trust in religious institutions is low among Gen Z – but young people are keeping the faith in other ways by Kevin Singer and Josh Packard How Catholic Leaders Helped Give Rise to Violence at the U.S. Capitol by James Martin, S.J. Radio Host Sam Sanders (NPR’s Morning Edition, Jan. 10)

Feb 25

16 min 25 sec

Tony Minear offers both religious and spiritual insights concerning these timely issues:Link for 1 Big Story: ‘We respect Islam and gay people’ … The gay teacher transforming a Muslim school by Liz LightfootLinks for 2 Headlines: Website Locked Out of Twitter Account for Stating Biden Nominee Is ‘Man Who Believes He Is Woman’ by Heather Clark National Cathedral criticized for inviting Max Lucado to preach despite pastor’s anti-LGBTQ views by David Paulsen Links for 3 Quotes: QAnon Conspiracies Sway Faith Groups, Including 1 in 4 White Evangelicals by Jack Jenkins No Place For Science In The Supreme Court’s Christian America by Nicholas Little Biden signs executive order reestablishing White House faith office by Jack Jenkins, Adelle M. Banks

Feb 18

17 min 57 sec

Tony Minear, Janelle Tapphorn, Charity Gleason-Davis and special guest ellie hutchison take a more in-depth look at one of the religious articles from Tony's weekly 20-minute podcast. This week's article: A 2nd grader at a Christian school was expelled for telling another girl she had a crush on her, mother says by Leah Asmelash, CNNTo watch the video podcast, click this link: Between the Lines 1-2-3 presents "A Closer Look"

Feb 16

59 min 1 sec

Tony Minear offers both religious and spiritual insights concerning these timely issues:Link for 1 Big Story: If Trump Started the Patriot Party, Which Religious Groups Would Abandon the GOP? by Ryan P. BurgeLinks for 2 Headlines: Saint Coltrane: The Church Built On 'A Love Supreme' by Colin Marshall, Jack Corbett, Annabel Edwards, Anastasia Tsioulcas and Nate Chinen Can an employee object to mandatory COVID-19 vaccines on religious grounds? by Debbie Kaminer Links for 3 Quotes: What Coverage of a Fatal Orthodox Baptism Reveals About Western Media by Katherine Kelaidis The Spiritual Discipline of Skepticism by Rev. Jim Burklo A Q & A with evangelical writer David French on Christian nationalism by Yonat Shimron

Feb 11

20 min 17 sec

Tony Minear offers both religious and spiritual insights concerning these timely issues:Link for 1 Big Story: Biden ended the Muslim travel ban. A much tougher problem persists. by Brian Calfano, Nazita Lajevardi and Melissa R. MichelsonLinks for 2 Headlines: The Religious Roots of Our Free Enterprise System by Alan Wolfe LGBT activists demand sacking of NI education adviser for sharing Christian man’s testimony  by The Christian Institute Links for 3 Quotes: A 2nd grader at a Christian school was expelled for telling another girl she had a crush on her, mother says by Leah Asmelash  Third of Americans say pandemic has made their faith stronger by Harriet Sherwood Twitter Account for Beth Moore, December 13

Feb 4

15 min 15 sec

Tony Minear offers both religious and spiritual insights concerning these timely issues:Link for 1 Big Story: Brian McLaren says there’s a good reason your beliefs stopped working by Jana RiessLinks for 2 Headlines: Bomb Explodes at California Church Known for Hateful Views by Allyson Waller and Michael Levenson The age of nones may favor churches that welcome doubters by Ryan Burge Links for 3 Quotes: Russia jails Jehovah's Witness for six years - lawyer by Alexander Marrow  Arizona lawmaker proposes ‘homicide by abortion’ bill by Associated Press Paula Clark elected 13th bishop of Chicago by Episcopal News Service

Jan 28

15 min 6 sec

Tony Minear, Janelle Tapphorn and Charity Gleason-Davis take a more in-depth look at one of the religious articles from Tony's weekly 20-minute podcast. This week's article: Florida Church: Don’t Blame Us Just Because Our Members Joined the Capitol Coup by Hemant MehtaTo watch the video podcast, click this link: Between the Lines 1-2-3 presents "A Closer Look"

Jan 26

56 min 53 sec

Tony Minear offers both religious and spiritual insights concerning these timely issues:Link for 1 Big Story: Florida Church: Don’t Blame Us Just Because Our Members Joined the Capitol Coup by Hemant MehtaLinks for 2 Headlines: Opt-out organ donation: Is Nova Scotia's new 'deemed consent' law ethical? by The Canadian Press A Final Stand Seeks To Save Holy Apache Land In Arizona’s High Desert by Chris D’Angelo and Caitlin O’Hara Links for 3 Quotes: Indiana Lawmakers File Bill Ending Regulation of Abortion in State, Outlawing It Completely by Heather Clark  Jets' Robert Saleh becomes NFL's first Muslim head coach by Gary Phillips Covid vaccine jabs accompanied by organ music at Salisbury Cathedral by Steven Morris and agency

Jan 21

18 min 7 sec

Tony Minear offers both religious and spiritual insights concerning these timely issues:Link for 1 Big Story: This Sort-Of Socialist Church Is Taking A Radical Approach To Christianity by Anne Helen PetersenLinks for 2 Headlines: The American Exception by Benjamin M. Friedman Evangelicalism’s Silent Majority by Emma Green Links for 3 Quotes: Pastor-Turned-Stripper Now Makes $100K A Month On OnlyFans After Discovering Sexuality Through Faith by Grayson Weir Pope says women can read at Mass, but still can’t be priests by Nicole Winfield ‘Idolatry’: Jeremiah Johnson Receives Death Threats From Trump Supporters for Apologizing Over Election Prophecy by Heather Clark

Jan 14

18 min 18 sec

Tony Minear, Janelle Tapphorn, Charity Gleason-Davis and special guest Gary Werner take a more in-depth look at one of the religious articles from Tony's weekly 20-minute podcast. This week's article: How Religion Can Help Put Our Democracy Back Together by Richard JustTo watch the video podcast, click this link: Between the Lines 1-2-3 presents "A Closer Look"

Jan 12

59 min 19 sec

Tony Minear offers both religious and spiritual insights concerning these timely issues:Link for 1 Big Story: How Religion Can Help Put Our Democracy Back Together by Richard JustLinks for 2 Headlines: Faith and Mental Health: Part 2, Avoiding Extreme Views by Richard Beck The Gospel According To Roger Stone by Jonathon Van Maren Links for 3 Quotes: Franklin Graham calls for “God’s Army” to intervene in Georgia to save Republicans by Juwan J. Holmes Cynical hostility linked to greater risk of cardiovascular disease by BNG staff The writing is on the wall for fragile rural church by Andrew Villageand Leslie Francis

Jan 7

17 min 26 sec

Tony Minear offers both religious and spiritual insights concerning these timely issues:Link for 1 Big Story:  Will conversion therapy be banned in the U.S.? by Kevin DickinsonLinks for 2 Headlines:  Prominent evangelicals are directing Trump’s sinking ship. That feeds doubts about religion. Opinion by Michael Gerson For Muslims, sex can be 'an act of worship' — yet intimacy and pleasure are often taboo topics by Siobhan Marin Links for 3 Quotes: Progressive United Methodists announce new denomination: Liberation Methodist Connexion by Emily McFarlan Miller A Michigan judge rules companies don't have to serve gay customers. The attorney general says she'll appeal by Alec Snyder A Canadian study gave $7,500 to homeless people. Here’s how they spent it. by Sigal Samuel 

Dec 2020

18 min 33 sec