2022 Top Podcasts

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December 14, 2022
As we wind down the year, iAt will take a look back at our podcast conversations hosted by Justin Bailey. If you missed a few, or are ready for a second listen, we hope you enjoy these thoughtful conversations around faith and culture. The following podcasts highlight our most popular downloads from 2022.


 with Ethan Brue, Kayt Frisch, and Justin Bailey

How we can place technology, engineering, and design in the wider Christian story? What might it look like to design a home thermostat with more than only ‘a comfortable temperature’ in mind? How can we navigate between technological optimism and pessimism? What should every Christian engineering student know? Join this conversation, read a review, or consider reading A Christian Field Guide to Technology, Engineering, and Designa co-authored book by E. Brue, D. Schuurmann, and S. VanderLeest. 


EQUIPPING for Political Engagement

with Stephanie Summers and Justin Bailey

Stephanie Summers, CEO of Center for Public Justice, shares her own journey into public justice and reformed theology. She and Justin also discuss the importance of ordinary people to be politically engaged beyond merely voting every few years, and some ways Stephanie finds hope amidst the political cynicism of our time. It’s a great conversation.  




with Diane Langberg, Tara Boer, and Justin Bailey

Join this conversation with psychologist, counselor, and speaker Diane Langberg, who has been working with people related to understanding authority and abuse in the church. In this conversation, Langberg shares misconceptions and realities of her work with victims over the last fifty years of her career. You can purchase her book here or read Tara Boer’s review of her book here. 


Interpreting Your World

with Justin Bailey and the hosts at Hallway Conversations 

In this podcast, Justin Bailey chats with our friends at Hallway Conversations, an education-focused podcast, discuss Bailey’s new book, Interpreting your World: Five Lenses for Engaging Theology and Culture. Enjoy this conversation and check out Justin’s book here or at the Dordt book store. You can read a review of his book here


RESISTING Celebrity Culture

with Katelyn Beaty, Ruth Clark, and Justin Bailey 

Our theme question: Why and how has the church in America become enamored by celebrity, platforms, and profits? Beaty discusses her book: Celebrities for Jesus and we reflect on ways to guard our own hearts from these forms of idolatry. You can read a review of her book here.  

We hope you find this list helpful as you “expand your imagination for what the Christian life—and life of the mind—can accomplish.” Check out our entire series at our website. We’d love to have you weigh in! What podcasts influenced you in the past year? What podcasts would you recommend to the readers of iAt? Leave your recommendations in the comments.

About the Authors
  • Justin Ariel Bailey works at the intersection of Christian theology, culture, and ministry. Having served as a pastor in a number of diverse settings, his research seeks to bridge gaps between church and academy, and the formational spaces where they overlap. He is the author of the book Reimagining Apologetics (IVP Academic, 2020) and the forthcoming volume Interpreting Your World (Baker Academic, 2022). He serves as associate professor of Theology at Dordt University and is the host of the In All Things podcast. 

  • Ruth (Van Essen) Clark resides in Sioux Center, Iowa, with her husband and three children, and serves as the Andreas Center Coordinator at Dordt. She also teaches in the Core Program. She especially enjoys good conversations around cups of coffee or plates of food, reading, games, cooking, gardening, traveling, and international cuisine. 

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