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Coffee mugs at a Christian ministry in Slovenia | Photo by Erik Tryggestad

Listen: Coffee and Christian unity

The Christian Chronicle's Erik Tryggestad enjoys both on 'Common Grounds Unity Podcast.'

Unity starts with a cup of coffee.

I’m a big believer in unity — and coffee — so I was honored to be the guest on this week’s Common Grounds Unity Podcast. The program features “discussions with Christians who are seeking to fulfill Jesus’ prayer for unity — within the Stone-Campbell Movement and beyond,” according to the Common Grounds website.

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The hosts are Kevin Withem, senior minister for the North County Church of Christ in Escondido, Calif., and Kate Blakely, professor of cross-cultural ministries at Great Lakes Christian College in Lansing, Mich.

I talk with them about the history of The Christian Chronicle and our ongoing mission to provide real news that honors God in an increasingly divided society. Despite all of the bad news (and bad journalism) out there, there are reasons to celebrate as we see the Christian faith growing around the globe. I bring in a few examples from my travels and international reporting during the past two decades.

Previous episodes include interviews with Backyard Church planter Matt Dabbs (who spoke on The Christian Chronicle’s recent post-pandemic church panel at Harding University’s Bible Lectureship), Bobby Harrington and Jason Henderson of the Renew.org, church historian Doug Foster, longtime minister and funnyman Jeff Walling (who is working to cultivate the next generation of preachers at Pepperdine University) and Lipscomb University’s Randy and Rhonda Lowry.

Filed under: Christian Church Christian Churches Christian unity Churches of Christ Opinion Partners podcast Restoration movement Stone-Campbell Top Stories

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