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O Ye of Middle Faith

17 EpisodesProduced by Patrick SpragueWebsite

Patrick Sprague, Jason Barnhart & guests seek to find the middle way in a culture addicted to extreme binaries. Through long-form interviews with experts, they try to illuminate a "blessed middle way."

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Left Vs. Right — Mark Galli

January 15th, 2021


Mark Galli joins us to discuss his book, "When Did We Start Forgetting God?", and we explore Christian Nationalism, the sway of politics in the …

Being vs. Doing - Strategic Stops with Dr. Greg Nelson

August 21st, 2020


On this episode, we chat about Facebook and social media's role in our life, as well as in the church. We welcome Wendy back from more of her world …

Hope vs. Optimism: Chris Gehrz

July 13th, 2020


Jason and Patrick are reunited in nature. Actually, we're just socially distancing! We chat Liberty University, their underground LGBTQ group and …

Like a Good Neighbor - Dustin White

May 29th, 2020


We've been on lockdown. For a long time. During this COVID-19 episode, we sit down with Dustin White, author of "The Five Spaces". Dustin gives us hope for the time to come - when we can leave our home and inhabit other …

Statistics vs. Faith - Dr. Howard Walters

May 5th, 2020


"We want confidence and certainty". In this episode, Jason interviews Howard Walters, a world-renowned expert in applied statistics, and a man of deep faith. Which is an interesting intersection, isn't it? They talk …

Cruciformity Amid Covid - Dr. Michael Gorman

April 1st, 2020


During this strange and weird time of COVID-19, Jason is sitting down with known theologians and having conversations. This week, it's Dr. Michael …

College: Is it for Calling or for Career?

March 5th, 2020


The most alliterative of episodes! We find out that Wende is a "social dancer". We also discuss Christian colleges, and whether sending your kids to …

You Are More Than a Number - Nate Bebout

February 18th, 2020


We chat Jason's thighs and hands. Thankfully, CRISPR is working, and might fix those for him soon. Counties in Virginia (and maybe Jerry Falwell) are …

Leading in Uncharted Territory - Tod Bolsinger

January 30th, 2020


Either you're a dog person or a cat person. Apparently that gives some indication about your faith as well; we'll discuss. Crop dusting a town with …

Discipling Vs. Talking

January 17th, 2020


Wende returns from paradise. Is the Force the same as the Holy Spirit? Pope Francis slaps a woman, then kisses a nun. Also, can Christians plagiarize …

Going to Hard Places

January 3rd, 2020


Dave Elshaug joins to talk about when God calls us to hard places. Dave is the founder of LovingUtah, a Christian church planting network in the intermountain west region of the United States. 

We also discuss the end …

That's What She Said - Women in Ministry with Karoline Lewis

December 4th, 2019


Robots respond to tough love, SpaceX can launch a rocket, but can't quite stick the landing, and we talk about women in ministry with Karoline Lewis. 

Immigration and Evangelicals - Matt Soerens of World Relief

November 20th, 2019


Are the Amish the key to republicans holding the Whitehouse in 2020? Maybe! We chat LatinX's evangelizing America, Amish outreach, Child sponsorship …

Do Church and Money Mix?

November 7th, 2019


In this episode, we cover tithing, church maintenance, and poop emojis. Should churches pay for your rent? We'll look at one instance that does. 

The Church of Us vs. Them - David Fitch

October 24th, 2019


In our inaugural episode, Jason, Patrick and Wende cover the Pastafarian prayer in Alaska, as well as Ellen and having a beer with George W. Bush. We talk about the recent news out of the Amber Geiger trial - …

Introducing O Ye of Middle Faith

October 24th, 2019


An all-new podcast called "O Ye of Middle Faith". Patrick Sprague, Jason Barnhart and (sometimes) Wende Lance tackle the extreme polarization and …

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