Tony Campolo and Shane Claiborne host Across the Pond, a radio program aired in the UK on Premier Radio. Across the Pond offers commentary on the Way of Jesus in the world today. You can subscribe to the Red Letter Christians podcast in iTunes, in Soundcloud, or keep up with us here.
Somehow, Christians have traded the best story in the world for the story of what’s on sale. How do we rediscover and tell the true hope of Christmas? Shane and Tony talk to the founders of Advent Conspiracy, Rick McKinley and Chris Seay, about the subversive Christ, the Kingdom he brought, and how we can focus our worship on our King.
Jesus tells us that it’s easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. How then should we live? Tony and Shane talk to Roy Goble about about his new book, Junkyard Wisdom, and how people of wealth can tear down walls and find the Kingdom.
How can we understand Jesus, if we do not understand his Jewish faith and Jewish community? Vanderbilt professor Dr. Amy-Jill Levine talks to Tony about Jesus and his Jewish world, based from her book The Misunderstood Jew.
Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil joins Shane and Tony to discuss her book: Roadmap to Reconciliation. They discuss what real reconciliation looks like, and how to take practical steps for unity in the Body of Christ.
Tony and Shane discuss some of the major events in the world, including the siege in Aleppo and the battle over the Death Penalty in America.
Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove discusses the work of School for Conversion and his community in Durham, NC. Their work to follow Jesus and “make surprising friendships possible” has led them to some unexpected places.
In this divisive American election season, where is the prophetic voice of faith? Lindsay Andreolli-Comstock leads #WeStandWithLove, a movement working to bring people of faith together in this season, to stand up for Love.
What is the state of the church today around the world? Tony and Shane reflect on Christ’s Bride, and her purpose and future in our world.
The Christian practice of lament is one we have lost in Western Christianity. Professor Soong Chan Rah walks us through the importance of this practice, and how it can be a gateway to healing.
We all know those Bible passages that Christians use to discuss homosexuality. But how do we not use those passages to “clobber” one another, but to love and serve one another? Colby Martin, pastor of Sojourn Grace Collective and author of UnClobber, talks through these divisive passages with Shane and Tony.
Michael Gingerich and Tom Kaden founded Someone To Tell It To in order to support people in their brokenness, loneliness and suffering. Tony and Shane discuss with them the importance of really listening.
Tony and Shane sit down with Dr. Christena Cleveland to discuss real reconciliation in the Body of Christ.
With the recent death of Tim LaHaye, Tony and Shane discuss his legacy in the “Left Behind” series… and Tony’s recent spotlight giving the benediction at the Democratic National Convention.
In this two part interview, Dr. David Bradstreet, author of Star Struck (Zondervan Sept 2016), discusses the magnitude and wonder of the heavens. Tony and Shane talk with Dr. Bradstreet about our Creator’s mind-boggling display of cosmic handiwork.
Shane tells stories of The Simple Way – how it started as a radical Christian community and what it looks like now. “We can do no great things, only small things with great love.” -Mother Teresa