Persuasion 165 | Here’s Looking at You, Casablanca

Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson continue their Never Seen series discussing Casablanca in all its silver screen glory.

Persuasion 164 | Behind the Silver Screen, with Alissa Wilkinson

Alissa Wilkinson joins Erin and Hannah to kick off a new series, Never Seen, exploring key movies your hosts have never seen and the role movies play in our lives.

Persuasion 163 | Holy Week 101, with Anne Kennedy

Anne Kennedy joins Persuasion for an overview of Holy Week happenings and ways Christians can more meaningfully celebrate the resurrection.

Persuasion 162 | Renewed Thinking

Our mental frames can lock us into patterns and ruts, but that doesn’t mean we are stuck with the same thinking for life.

Persuasion 161 | Hopeful Thinking, with Laura Turner

Guest Laura Turner joins Persuasion to discuss the challenge of hopeful thinking in this world of uncertainty.

Persuasion 160 | Thinking Together

Erin and Hannah continue their Ready, Set, Think! series discussing aspects of individual and collective thinking.

Persuasion 159 | Thinking Creatively

Erin and Hannah continue their Ready, Set, Think! series with a conversation about taking a fresh look at how the status quo shapes our thinking.

Persuasion 158 | Good Thinking

Erin and Hannah continue their Ready, Set, Think! series with a conversation about the blocks that form the foundation of our thinking for good or for ill.

Persuasion 157 | Thinking Twice, with Jen Pollock Michel

Erin and Hannah invite Jen Pollock Michel to the conversation about the benefits of thinking twice about issues and ideas that deserve a second thought.

Persuasion 156 | Thinking It Through

We’re kicking off a new series titled Ready, Set, Think! Each episode will explore how we arrive at our beloved stances and opinions and ways we can grow in processing information.

Persuasion 155 | Silent Night

There’s a tension between the peace we sing about and internal chaos we so often experience during Christmas.

Persuasion 154 | All I Want for Christmas

Our culture has tied Christmas fulfillment to the amassing of stuff.

Persuasion 153 | Blue Christmas

From Hallmark Christmas specials to receiving the perfect gift from that perfect someone, we’ve all taken in ideals that lead our hearts to unavoidable disappointment at Christmas.

Persuasion 152 | Live Talk

Our digital age allows us to handle a lot of life devoid of live, in-person conversation. We simply don’t need to converse with each other face to face.

Persuasion 151 | Church Talk, with C. Christopher Smith

Can the church lead the way in restoring the art of good conversation? C. Christopher Smith joins Persuasion to cast a grander vision for our church talk.

Persuasion 150 | Tech Talk

Erin Straza and Hannah Anderson continue their Talking about Talk series discussing the pros and cons of technical speech in our conversational bubbles.