Corey Nathan is a businessman, theater nerd, fellow podcaster, husband, and father. He’s passionate about creating space in the public sphere for to talk about politics and religion from the “screamers” who’ve come to dominate these conversations. Today, Corey explains how a Jewish kid from New Jersey found Christ, what his conversion meant for his family, and why he believes civil discourse need to make a comeback. Corey’s story reminds us that the Lord is always working if we just have eyes to see and patience to wait for him.
Listen to Corey’s story now!
Stories Corey shared:
- How a theater ministry was one of his most rewarding experiences
- Growing up in an observant Jewish family
- The incorrect foundation that many Evangelicals start with
- Embodiment in his Jewish roots
- Being a big question asker as a kid
- Looking for mentorship as he had a family
- His mentor, Hal, who just kept giving him books to read
- How the Sermon on the Mount spoke to him
- His parent’s reaction to his conversion
- The long conversation he had with his dad
- Asking questions about Scripture with his friends
- Why he started Talking Politics & Religion Without Killin’ Each Other
- His advice for engaging in political discussions
Great quotes from Corey:
This is God’s creation and he is going about redeeming it.
Big questions just haunted me.
I don’t care about immigration policy as much as I care how we’re talking to each other.
When want to enter into an extended conversation, have some influence, and maybe be persuasive, it means opening yourself up to the possibility of being persuaded. And that’s dangerous! But the truth is always going to be true.
Resources we mentioned:
- Corey’s website
- More Than a Carpenter by Josh McDowell
- Simply Christian by N.T. Wright
- New Testament and the People of God by N.T. Wright