Crossing Faiths

By Matt Hawkins and John Pinna

Two friends, Matt Hawkins (a former policy director for the Southern Baptist Convention) and John Pinna (former Executive Director of American Islamic Congress) talk religion and politics. The podcast delivers weekly episodes featuring commentary on news, politics, multifaith experiences, and expert guests. The conversations build on almost a decade of their collaboration, advocating in Washington, D.C. for religious freedom domestically and around the globe. The two developed the podcast with a desire to share conversations that model friendship and collaboration despite deep differences in religion and background. Support our podcast via Patreon.

  1. 1.
    2021: Post-election commentary: John Pinna and Manal Omar
    33:39
  2. 2.
    Special guest: Manal Omar on events in France
    51:17
  3. 3.
    Special guest: George Sorial, former EVP to The Trump Organization
    50:52
  4. 4.
    Introducing Hashaw Elkins
    22:11
  5. 5.
    Abortion in 2020 politics
    1:16:00
  6. 6.
    Special Guest: Suzanne Selvester
    49:50
  7. 7.
    Special Guest: Manal Omar on women in Islam, leadership, and human rights
    53:16
  8. 8.
    SHORT: Debate Debrief
    18:15
  1. 9.
    Special Guest: Nathan Wineinger on policy advocacy inspired by love of neighbor & human dignity
    56:35
  2. 10.
    Special Guest: Senge Sering
    1:03:40
  3. 11.
    Special Guest: Fr. Dn. Andrew Bennett, Canada's first ever Ambassador for Religious Freedom
    1:05:33
  4. 12.
    Are evangelical pastors preaching "political" sermons?
    52:59
  5. 13.
    Special Guest: Dr. JoAnne Myers, author of The Good Citizen: The Markers of Privilege in America
    1:27:10
  6. 14.
    Part 2: Two white guys talk about American racism
    33:29
  7. 15.
    Part 1: Two white guys talk about American racism
    32:09
  8. 16.
    Headlines Part 2: Ezekiel's wheel, Science and religion, 90 Day Fiance
    28:29
  9. 17.
    Headlines Part 1: Evangelicals debate Trump, Religious responses to Coronavirus
    45:59
  10. 18.
    Is irresponsible polling dividing us?
    1:07:06
  11. 19.
    Religious Relational Capital: De Blasio and the Hasidic Jewish Community
    50:05
  12. 20.
    Explainer: The what, why & how of Ramadan
    56:43
  13. 21.
    Part 2 of 2: Are we living in a "post-Protestant" America?
    42:42
  14. 22.
    Part 1 of 2: Religious exceptionalism, exclusivism, or "exempt-ualism"?
    40:46
  15. 23.
    Antiquities scandals: The Museum of the Bible
    48:33
  16. 24.
    Season 3 Debut: Quarantine Edition
    49:20
  17. 25.
    Remember when Bernie breached Article 6?
    24:57
  18. 26.
    Special guest: Mustafa Akhwand, Shia Rights Watch
    1:11:00
  19. 27.
    Faith and politics: Prayer Breakfast, Trump, Romney, Falwell, Muslims, Democrat Primaries
    59:59
  20. 28.
    Does the Quran allow a Muslim to be a friend with a Christian?
    46:50
  21. 29.
    Prayer in schools: Japan vs. U.S.A. | Special Guest: Shino Yokotsuka
    43:00
  22. 30.
    "Unequally yoked" marriage?; Pocket Burgers
    58:41
  23. 31.
    The Crossing Faiths backstory: An interview with Vantage Points
    50:30
  24. 32.
    Season 2 Preview: Does halal BBQ exist in Nashville?
    45:40
  25. 33.
    Special guest: John Prabhudoss | India in Crisis
    59:20
  26. 34.
    Special Guest: Robert Nicholson | Islam is different, and that's ok
    47:23
  27. 35.
    Reliable Jesus?
    31:56
  28. 36.
    Special guest: Kristina Arriaga explains her resignation from USCIRF
    47:33
  29. 37.
    0108: On Location: London. John is shocked by Kurdistan's Multifaith Capacity
    53:20
  30. 38.
    On location: Erbil, Kurdistan; A multi-faith community responds in crisis
    1:01:20
  31. 39.
    Bonus: What to expect from Afghanistan election
    12:01
  32. 40.
    Headline edition: Impeachment, Security in houses of worship
    55:00
  33. 41.
    Fake Muslim?
    1:13:57
  34. 42.
    Headline edition: Self-flagellation, Hindu-Muslim joint prayer, and more
    1:06:10
  35. 43.
    John tells of his American Muslim life after 9-11
    1:16:35
  36. 44.
    Netflix's The Family
    58:10
  37. 45.
    Messiah Complex?
    44:20
  38. 46.
    4: Halal pork and military parades (Pilot)
    57:40
  39. 47.
    2: Jesus' nails? (Pilot)
    59:00
  40. 48.
    1: An evangelical walks into a wudu space (Pilot)
    28:00

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