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



Latest Podcast Episodes

The Way Home: Alisa Childers on wrestling with your faith and finding answers

November 12, 2020

Alisa Childers joins me on The Way Home podcast to talk about her book, Another Gospel, and her story of wrestling with doubts about the central claims of Christianity and how she found answers that solidified…

The Way Home: Kristen Wetherell on fighting an unhealthy sense of fear

November 5, 2020

Fear has been an ever-present part of our lives in 2020. It’s true that we have a lot of things to fear – the COVID-19 virus, economic shutdowns, unrest, racism, and more – but Christians…

The Way Home: Alister McGrath on the power of apologetics and the life of J.I. Packer

October 30, 2020

Alister McGrath is an Oxford scholar and a prolific writer and great thinker. He joins me on The Way Home to discuss the power of apologetics, the life of J.I. Packer, and his new book,…

The Way Home: Benjamin Watson on the continuing abortion divide and why he speaks out

October 22, 2020

Our nation is being torn apart. But what if there’s one big thing at the center of it all? Super Bowl champion tight end Benjamin Watson joins me again on The Way Home Podcast to…

The Way Home: David French on the increasing problem of polarization and what we can do about it

October 15, 2020

Is 2020 one of the most divisive and worrisome years in American history? David French, formerly of National Review and now a senior editor of The Dispatch, joins me on The Way Home Podcast to…

The Way Home: Trevin Wax on the dangers of looking outward and inward for identity

October 8, 2020

Our culture tells us that the secret to personal happiness is following our hearts. But what if this path to personal happiness leads to a dead end? Trevin Wax, the senior vice president of Theology…

The Way Home: David Zahl on why everyone is religious, especially online

October 1, 2020

We live at a time when many are fretting about the decline of religious adherence. But David Zahl, founder of Mockingbird and prolific author, says people have not lost religion, they are just practicing in…

The Way Home: Dane Ortlund on what Jesus is really like

September 24, 2020

Christians know Jesus loves them and died for them, but what is the heart, the character of Jesus and why does this matter? Dane Ortlund, author and pastor, joins the podcast to discuss his bestselling…

The Way Home: Rhyne Putman on the arguments Christians should and shouldn’t be having online

September 17, 2020

What kinds of issues should Christians be debating and discussing? Is there a difference between biblical discernment and the kind of tabloid-style gotcha approach favored by some? Rhyne Putman, associate professor of theology at New…

The Way Home: Chris Crawford on the pro-life witness, politics, and how churches can help people vote

September 10, 2020

Chris Crawford has a long history of activism in the pro-life movement, shaped by Catholic social teaching. Today, he works with the Democracy Fund on issues of civility and citizenship. He joins me on The…

The Way Home: Tim Carney on division and healing in an Alienated America

August 27, 2020

What is the source of division and divisiveness in our country? What important bonds should we be creating at the local and national level to help bring healing and hope? Tim Carney is a journalist,…

The Way Home: Max Lucado on pastoring in a pandemic

August 20, 2020

Max Lucado is one of the most widely read authors in the world. His books have sold over 100 million copies worldwide in 54 languages. But most of all, Max is a pastor, whose reassuring words have…

The Way Home: Paula Faris on why she walked away from her dream job

August 13, 2020

Paula Faris was the weekend host of Good Morning America, an anchor on The View and one of America’s top journalists when a series of trials forced her to reconsider her calling and walk away…

The Way Home: Tim Challies on how Christians should engage online

August 6, 2020

Tim Challies has been blogging on the Internet since the Internet first started. His blog,, was an early pioneer in Christian content online. Tim joins me on The Way Home podcast to discuss the…

The Way Home: N.T. Wright on Finding God in the Pandemic 

July 30, 2020

The Way Home podcast is back! On this special relaunch episode, New Testament scholar N.T. Wright joins me to help answer the question of “Where is God in the Pandemic?” He also helps to clear…

The Way Home: David Kinnaman on the state of the Church

The Way Home: David Kinnaman on the state of the Church

May 14, 2020

David Kinnaman, president of Barna Group, joins me to talk about the 2020 research on the State of the Church. The decline of church attendance is well documented. What happened? Barna has committed this next year…

The Way Home: Daniel Grothe on wisdom and living well

The Way Home: Daniel Grothe on wisdom and living well

May 7, 2020

Daniel Grothe joins me to talk about wisdom and the importance of learning from those your senior. Daniel is Associate Senior Pastor of New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This episode of The Way Home is…

The Way Home: Derwin Gray on shepherding his church and ‘Finding True Happiness’

The Way Home: Derwin Gray on shepherding his church and ‘Finding True Happiness’

April 30, 2020

Derwin Gray joins me to talk about how he is shepherding his church through this difficult time, as well as his new book The Good Life: What Jesus Teaches about Finding True Happiness. He is…