The Way Home is my weekly podcast featuring conversations with key Christian leaders on church, community and culture.

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Latest Podcast Episodes

The Way Home: Episode 38 featuring Jonathan Howe

October 8, 2015

How should pastors conduct themselves on social media? Should pastors blog and if so, why? And what does it take to get a good podcast off the ground? These are questions I posted to Jonathan…

The Way Home: Episode 37 featuring Courtney Reissig

October 1, 2015

Courtney Reissig is the author of The Accidental Feminist: Restoring Our Delight in God’s Good Design. Listen to this week’s episode Show Notes: Book: The Accidental Feminist Twitter: @courtneyreissig Website: cdtarter.blogspot.com

The Way Home: Episode 36 featuring Laura Story

September 24, 2015

What happens when God doesn’t fix what you want him to fix? This is the question Laura Story faced recently. Laura Story is an award-winning Christian singer and songwriter. She has written some of the…

The Way Home: Episode 35 featuring Matt Lewis

September 17, 2015

Today on the podcast I’m joined by my friend Matt Lewis. Matt is a popular columnist, author, and political pundit. His work is featured regularly in The Week and The Daily Beast.He is also a senior…

The Way Home: Episode 34 featuring Vincent DiCaro

September 10, 2015

Today I am glad to be joined by my friend Vincent DiCaro, Chief Outreach Officer for Carenet. Prior to that Vincent worked at The National Fatherhood Initiative. Carenet is a national organization with over 1,100 crisis…

The Way Home: Episode 33 with Lisa Anderson

September 3, 2015

Today I am glad to be joined by my friend Lisa Anderson. Lisa is the director of Boundless and young adults at Focus on the Family and hosts The Boundless Show, a national radio program and…

The Way Home: Episode 32 with Phillip Bethancourt

August 27, 2015

What does strategic and visionary leadership look like for Christian organizations? This is the topic of today’s podcast where I’m joined by my colleague, Phillip Bethancourt. Phillip is the executive vice-president of ERLC. He previously served as…

The Way Home Episode 31 featuring Max Lucado

August 20, 2015

Max Lucado needs no introduction. He’s the bestselling author of 32 books, a popular speaker, and pastor of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio. Max joined me today on the podcast to talk about his…

The Way Home Episode 30 featuring Chad Harrington and Jason Houser

August 14, 2015

Today I am glad to be joined by the authors of a great new book, Dedicated, Training Your Kids to Trust and Follow Jesus. Jason Houser is the founder of Seeds Family Worship Ministry and…

The Way Home Episode 29 featuring Tony Reinke

August 6, 2015

Most people know John Newton as the author of the classic and beautiful hymn, “Amazing Grace.” The hymn represents his own life story, as former slave owner and slave ship captain who was radically saved by…

The Way Home Episode 28 featuring Owen Strachan

July 30, 2015

Chuck Colson was a towering figure among evangelicals in the last half of the twentieth century and on into the twenty-first. His story of redemption motivated generations of young people to commit to Christ and…

The Way Home Episode 27 featuring Jon Acuff

July 23, 2015

Today’s workforce is increasingly more mobile. People are facing career transitions at younger ages and are being forced to adapted to changing environments. So how do pastors and church leaders help their people facing new…

The Way Home – Episode 26: Tony Evans and Jim Daly

July 16, 2015

Why is orphan care so important for the church? I ask Jim Daly, President of Focus on the Family. Daly’s life story is unique, as told in his powerful memoir, Finding Home. Bounced around in the…

The Way Home – Episode 25 featuring J.D. Greear

July 9, 2015

Can a church really grow if they give away their members? This seems to fly in the face of church growth methodology. And yet, this is exactly what my friend J.D. Greear is saying churches…

The Way Home – Episode 24 featuring Os Guinness

July 2, 2015

Today I have the honor of talking with Os Guinness, one of the foremost intellectuals in the evangelical world. Os is a longtime social critic, commentator, and author. Os has quite a story. From the…

The Way Home – Episode 23 featuring Kathy Koch

June 18, 2015

Dr. Kathy Koch joins the podcast to talk about her book Screens and Teens: Connecting with Our Kids in a Wireless World. Dr. Koch is the founder and president of Celebrate Kids, Inc. Listen to this…

The Way Home – Episode 22 featuring Collin Hansen

June 11, 2015

What are the major blind spots of the evangelical movement? How should Christians read the latest Pew Report on Religion? Collin Hansen serves as editorial director for The Gospel Coalition. Hansen is the author of the seminal…

The Way Home – Episode 21 featuring Barnabas Piper

June 4, 2015

Barnabas Piper joins me to talk about his new book Help My Unbelief: Why Doubt Is Not the Enemy of Faith, which comes out July 1. Listen to this week’s episode of The Way Home…