The Common Good Podcast

The Common Good Podcast


The idea of “the common good” has a rich history within the Christian church. It’s the notion that, as we pursue Jesus in our lives and in the lives of others, we are fulfilling God’s purposes for His creation. This pursuit can be messy. It means rolling up our sleeves and creating space for hard conversations about real issues that impact our lives. Things like parenting, marriage, finances, politics, art, and culture. On The Common Good, Brian From creates space to have these conversations, to sit with the big questions that we all have, to sometimes disagree, but to always look for the chance to create common good, by following after Jesus. Brian welcome listeners to join them in these conversations, to bring their own questions, hopes, and struggles, and to ultimately share in a journey to see God’s design for all of us fulfilled.

(00:00-8:40): Brian and Aubrey reacted to Jen Guadarrama and Ryan W. Miller’s USA Today article, “Indianapolis police say FedEx gunman shot at random before dying by suicide; 8 victims, suspect yet to be identified.” They also discussed David K. Li’s NBC News article, “Video of fatal Chicago police shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo released.” (8:40-18:43): Randy Barnett, Professor of Constitutional Law and Director of the Georgetown Center for the Constitution at Georgetown University, Author of “Our Republican Constitution: Securing the Liberty and Sovereignty of We the People,” and Coauthor of “An Introduction to Constitutional Law: 100 Supreme Court Cases Everyone Should Know,” joined Brian and Aubrey to chat about his books and the Democratic bill to expand the Supreme Court from 9 to 13 justices. Learn more about Randy and his books at his website, (18:43-27:27): Brian and Aubrey chatted about Aubrey’s book, “The Louder Song: Listening for Hope in the Midst of Lament,” and they shared their thoughts on John Beeson’s Gospel Coalition article, “Don’t Be That Bildad Guy.” (27:27-35:17): Brian and Aubrey discussed Ann Voskamp’s blog post, “A Way to Battle Anxiety.” (35:17-45:16): Brian and Aubrey unpacked Timothy Dalrymple’s Christianity Today Editorial, “The Splintering of the Evangelical Soul.” (45:16-54:14):Benjamin Vrbicek, Lead Teaching Pastor at Community Evangelical Free Church, Managing Editor for Gospel-Centered Discipleship, and Coauthor of “Blogging for God’s Glory in a Clickbait World,” joined Brian and Aubrey to chat about his blog post, “Dear Twitter, I’m Leaving You for My Wife.” Learn more about Benjamin and his books at his blog, (54:14-1:03:43): Brian and Aubrey played a round of “Am I a Jerk or Am I Justified?” They discussed polite ways to comment on someone’s wedding dress and whether Brian is a jerk for ALWAYS heating up his dinner in the microwave. (1:03:43-1:13:00): Brian and Aubrey shared encouragement from God’s Word. Aubrey spoke about Ephesians 1 verses 15-18 and Brian talked about Hebrews 13 verse 8. See for privacy information.

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