Join hosts Dave and Ann Wilson in this thought-provoking episode of Family Life Today. Professors Tim Muehlhoff and Rick Langer from Biola University discuss navigating sensitive topics like politics and religion within families and the church. Discover strategies for maintaining healthy dialogue, managing negative thoughts, and engaging beyond online echo chambers. Learn how to disagree without dividing, empathize with opposing viewpoints, and promote unity through effective communication and winsome conviction. Explore the unique challenges Christians face in navigating faith, convictions, and disagreements in today’s divided culture.
Richard Langer (PhD, University of California, Riverside) is professor of biblical and theological studies at Talbot School of Theology and director of the Office for the Integration of Faith and Learning at Biola University. Together with Tim Muehlhoff, he is the coauthor of Winsome Persuasion, which received a 2018 Christianity Today book award in apologetics/evangelism. In addition to teaching and writing, they are codirectors of The Winsome Conviction Project, which seeks to introduce civility and compassion into our discussion of differences. An ordained minister, Langer previously served as senior associate pastor of Trinity Evangelical Free Church in Redlands, California, and as a missionary with Campus Crusade for Christ. He also speaks at seminars and conferences around the country and is a board member for Forest Home Ministries. He and his wife, Shari, have two grown children.
Tim Muehlhoff (PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) is a professor of communication at Biola University in La Mirada, California, where he teaches classes in family communication, interpersonal communication, persuasion, and gender. He is the author of I Beg to Differ and Marriage Forecasting, and the coauthor of The God Conversation, Authentic Communication, and Winsome Persuasion, which received a 2018 Christianity Today book award in apologetics/evangelism.