Cross & Gavel Podcast

The Cross & Gavel Podcast is designed for Christian attorneys and law students, but our topics range from pop culture to theology, from books to movies. Host Anton Sorkin invites a variety of guests to speak on topics relating broadly to faith and culture, but our focus is on the intersection of faith and work, particularly work in the law.

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You can listen to some of our favorites on this page, or you can subscribe on iTunes or search “Cross and Gavel” on any podcast app. Find most episodes archived here. Episodes 1-31 can be found here. If you enjoy the podcast, leave a comment and rating on iTunes. 

Recent Podcasts

Justin Earley, Author, Speaker, Lawyer, The Common Rule: Habits of Purpose for an Age of Distraction

Justin Earley and Anton Sorkin discuss “The Common Rule: Habits of Purpose for an Age of Distraction”. Learn more about “The Common Rule,” a set of daily and weekly practices designed to form us in the love of God and neighbor.

Tod Bolsinger, Senior Congregational Strategist and Associate Professor of Leadership Formation, Fuller Seminary

Tod Bolsinger and Anton Sorkin discuss the complex times that we live in and how, as Christians, we are called to such a moment. They also discuss how we should act accordingly by engaging more, not less, with the changing landscape and developing a vision for adaptive leadership. 

Lee Strobel, Keynote Speaker, CLS National Conference 2021

Special episode featuring Lee Strobel's keynote at the CLS National Conference 2021 in San Antonio, Texas. 

James K.A. Smith, Keynote Speaker, CLS National Conference 2021

Special episode featuring James K.A. Smith's keynote at the CLS National Conference 2021 in San Antonio, Texas. 

Destiny Herndon-de La Rosa, Founder of New Wave Feminists

Destiny Herndon-de La Rosa joins Anton Sorkin to discuss the questions that may be emerging due to SCOTUS possibly overturning Roe.

Holly Ordway, visiting Professor of Apologetics at Houston Baptist University

Holly Ordway, fellow of Faith & Culture at the Word on Fire Institute, and Anton Sorkin talk about the cultivation of the Christian imagination and the life J.R.R. Tolkien.

Dr. Matthew Lapine, Pastor of Theologicial Development, Cornerstone Church of Ames

Dr. Matthew Lapine, author of The Logic of the Body: Retrieving Theological Psychology, joins Anton Sorkin to discuss how scripture instructs believers to “be anxious for nothing,” creating the illusions that how we respond to stress is entirely a product of personal agency. Dr. Lapine pushes back on this notion, calling for a holistic vision of anxiety rooted in theology and science.

Matthew Kaemingk, Assistant Professor, Director of the Richard John Mouw Institute of Faith and Public Life, Associate Dean of Fuller Theological Seminary, Houston Texas

Every Sunday, pastors across the nation are telling their congregants to leave the stresses of work behind and focus instead on Jesus. Here to discuss this separation between work and worship, and how the church can do a better job in promoting the integration therein, is Matthew Kaemingk. 

Steven T. Collins, Law Professor and Founding Director of the Religious Freedom Clinic, University of Texas

Anton Sorkin is joined by Steven T. Collins to discuss the sinking of the USS Dorchester off the coast of Greenland in 1943. In the moments thereafter, courage and panic proved to be the currency of choice; some, succumbing to the moment in sheer terror. While others, embodying the sacrificial tenor of true heroes, gave their lives to save their friends. 

Jonathan Rauch, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institute, Contributing Writer, The Atlantic

The rampant flood of misinformation has made it increasingly difficult to be a member of the reality based community. Jonathan Rauch joins Cross & Gavel to diagnose this problem and to offer a solution.

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