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



Latest Podcast Episodes

The Way Home: Briana Stensrud on refugees, immigration and human dignity

January 23, 2020

Briana Stensrud joins me to talk about refugees, immigrants, and a recent trip she took to the border of Mexico. She shares how Christians can engage on the issue of immigration and be fruitful. Bri is…

The Way Home: Micah Fries on church leadership

January 16, 2020

Micah Fries joins me today to talk about church leadership and his new book Leveling the Church: Multiplying Your Ministry by Giving It Away. Micah serves as Senior Pastor of Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga,…

The Way Home: Marvin Olasky on journalism

January 9, 2020

Marvin Olasky joins me to talk about his passion for journalism and a Christian approach to writing and reporting. Marvin is editor-in-chief of WORLD Magazine. Show Notes:  Website: Twitter: @MarvinOlasky Book: Reforming Journalism

The Way Home: Lauren and Michael McAfee on the Bible

January 2, 2020

Lauren and Michael McAfee join me today to talk about their passion for the Scriptures. They are the authors of the book Not What You Think: Why the Bible Might Be Nothing We Expected Yet…

The Way Home: Steve Green on family, leadership, and Hobby Lobby

December 19, 2019

Steve Green, President of Hobby Lobby, joins me today to discuss the family business, what he learned about leadership from his father, and why he has such a passionate love for the Bible. Steve is…

The Way Home: Matt Carter on fatherhood, God’s love and finding home

December 12, 2019

You’ve probably heard a thousands sermons on the prodigal son, but you’ve not read one as personal as The Long Way Home, a real and raw exposition of this popular biblical story as written by pastor…

The Way Home: Alister McGrath on Albert Einstein and his thoughts on God

December 5, 2019

Alister McGrath joins me to talk about Albert Einstein, C.S. Lewis, and about his own faith journey. Dr. McGrath is Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at the University of Oxford. He is also…

The Way Home: Phil Vischer on teaching kids the Bible

November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday. Today on the podcast, Phil Vischer joins me to talk about a number of things: his creative process, how parents can teach their…

The Way Home: Andrew Peterson on writing and creativity

November 21, 2019

Andrew Peterson joins me to talk about his new book Adorning the Dark. I am excited for this book because it’s on two topics I am passionate about: writing and creativity. Andrew is a singer-songwriter and author. In…

The Way Home: Robby Gallaty on addiction, recovery, and salvation

November 14, 2019

Robby Gallaty joins me to talk about his story of addiction, recovery, and salvation. Robby is the author of Recovered: How an Accident, Alcohol, and Addiction Led Me to God.  He is the Senior Pastor…

The Way Home: Emily Jensen and Laura Wifler on Risen Motherhood

November 7, 2019

Emily Jensen and Laura Wifler from Risen Motherhood join me to talk motherhood, the gospel, and the struggles and joys of parenting. This episode of The Way Home is brought to you by Crossway. Show…

The Way Home: Rankin Wilbourne on how to live everyday in light of the cross

October 31, 2019

How do we live everyday in light of the cross? How do we think about ambition? How do we think about how we interact with those around us? Rankin Wilbourne joins me to discuss this…

The Way Home: Luke Goodrich on religious liberty in America

October 24, 2019

Two of the most frequent questions I’ve heard concerning religious liberty are: Are we going to be able to maintain religious liberty in America? Should we worry about religious liberty? Luke Goodrich joins me to…

The Way Home: Gary Thomas on finding freedom from toxic people

October 17, 2019

Gary Thomas joins me to talk about his new book When to Walk Away: Finding Freedom from Toxic People. In this book he draws from biblical and current day stories to equip readers with practical examples…

The Way Home: Sarah Mae on forgiving when we’ve been hurt

October 10, 2019

Sarah Mae joins me today to talk about her book The Complicated Heart: Loving Even When It Hurts. She shares her story of growing up with an alcoholic mother and how she’s learned to forgive difficult…

The Way Home: Tim Goeglein on faith, family, and personal sacrifice

October 3, 2019

Tim Goeglein joins me to discuss his book American Restoration: How Faith, Family, and Personal Sacrifice Can Heal Our Nation. Tim is Vice President of External Relations for Focus on the Family. Formerly, he served as…

The Way Home: Tim Carney on “Alienated America” and the importance of community

September 26, 2019

Tim Carney joins me to talk about his book Alienated America: Why Some Places Thrive While Others Collapse. He shares what motivated him to write this book and why community is so important for our…

The Way Home: Mary DeMuth on the Church’s response to abuse

September 19, 2019

Mary DeMuth is a survivor of childhood sexual assault. She has written numerous books talking openly about how this shaped her life, how God has healed her, and how this has affected her as a…