Today we are speaking with the one and only, Miroslav Volf.

Miroslav is one of the coolest theologians around. He is author of Exclusion and Embrace, a trilogy of books reflecting on politics, religion, and culture: A Public Faith, Flourishing, and Public Faith in Action

note: This was recorded near the end of Trump’s first week as President, before the executive order was public. In the interview, we discuss:

  • the situation today for the church globally and politically
  • cultural deafness
  • the religious and secular forms of nihilism today
  • relationship of Christian identity and American identity

Plus, Miroslav gives us insight into our current predicament and all the questions and anxieties being raised as a result, advice for people who have this intense outrage at injustice but are finding it challenging to even seek reconciliation or understanding with other members of the body of Christ, and the temptations the church faces today.

Make sure to follow him on twitter and check out

Progressive Youth Ministry

We just launched a special give away for Youth Ministers as we anticipate seeing everyone at Progressive YouthMinistry next month in Asheville, NC! Plus, if you use the code HBC you will get $50 off.

If you work with students make sure to enter so you get future info about youth work. If you don’t then this should be the last time you hear about it.

There will be 31 winners and a grand prize worth over $500. Enter now.


HBC’s own media guru, Nathan, is looking for ministers, leaders in the church, or people just ready to organize to host ArtWalks. These give opportunities for families with and people with disabilities in their congregation to be the ones to center our reflection, and to help make visible those people who the church and society have tended to render invisible. It can be overwhelming, especially if you are a church leader, to try to do something like this on your own. But Nathan has done all of the hard work for you, and all you have to do is sign up and he will guide you through the process.

This passion is what made Nathan want to come out to the Hatchery, so if you have something like this that you are passionate about, drop us a line!