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The Rob Skinner Podcast: Helping You Make This Life Count

Oct 28, 2022

In this episode, I talk to Daren Overstreet, former leader of the Seattle Church of Christ and now leader of the church in Tampa, Florida.  He’s written a book entitled, “Wildfire:  How Progressive Theology is Impacting the Church.”  Listen as he shares:

  • What Progressive Theology is and how to spot it
  • How it's creeping into and changing our churches
  • What is the church's role in creating social justice?
  • What is Critical Theory?
  • How to guard the gospel amid a changing culture
  • How to discuss "Hot Topics" in church 

Buy Daren's book "Wildfire" at IPI Books or


More About Daren and Karla Overstreet:

Daren and Karla have been in the ministry for 26 years, having served most of them in the Pacific Northwest.  They have been married for 30 years and have 3 adult children.  Daren holds a master's degree in Missional Theology.  They enjoy long walks, spending time with their kids, playing golf and eating lots of sushi.


Interview Questions:


  1. How'd you become a Christian?
  2. How'd you meet Carla?
  3. Why'd you write your book?
  4. How have you seen progressive theology impact our family of churches?
  5. You mentioned that progressive theology uses a lot of words that are difficult to keep up with, what did you mean?
  6. You said, "We are being trained to speak the language of the world within the context of the church.  And it's intentional."  What did you mean?
  7. You talked about Social A justice and Social B Justice.  What's the difference and why does it matter?
  8. There seems to be the idea that unless churches follow progressive theology and "get up to date." the church will suffer.  You make the claim that the only way a church will grow is to resist that tendency to conform. Why?
  9. Why is it so hard to stand up to progressive theology?
  10. Where can a person find your book, "Wildfire?"