The What Would It Take podcast is an endeavor in imaginative liberation. Each week we do a deep dive into an important issue or problem and evaluate it through theological, sociological and political lenses. As we explore each topic we ask "What Would It Take?" for this issue to be resolved?
You'll leave each episode feeling more informed and empowered to bring the world we imagine into existence.
January 14th, 2022 | 18 mins 58 secs
Climate change scientists told us that severe weather would happen more frequently as weather patterns changed, and they were right. I’m not optimistic about the world my child will live in when he’s 33. Luckily, there are brilliant minds wrestling with these problems and giving us reasons to be hopeful. We’ll unpack why in today’s episode. Today we’re asking, What Would It Take to save the planet? Listen to find out.
June 25th, 2021 | 48 mins 9 secs
To celebrate season one of the What would it take? podcast. Host Ben, and AW staffers Dani and Juan talk about the work, the topics, and hopes for the season two.
May 7th, 2021 | 24 mins 30 secs
There is a mythical stigma associated with homelessness that says people who are homeless are lazy. They’re often treated as “others”, and characterized as a “problem” to be solved or hidden. Lets take stock of our assumptions about homelessness and consider how we can truly love our neighbors.
This is Episode 10 of the What Would It Take Podcast. Join me as I ask, What Would It Take for Everyone to Have a home?
April 23rd, 2021 | 15 mins 54 secs
As we begin to see our way out of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are plunged back into the national epidemic of gun violence. Lawmakers trot out the same tired excuses for doing nothing all the while our friends and loved ones are lost. It doesn’t have to be this way.
This is episode 9 of the What Would It Take Podcast. Join me as I ask What Would It Take to find a cure for gun-related violence?
April 9th, 2021 | 15 mins 46 secs
For weeks news outlets have been talking about the crisis at the US-Mexico border. What is actually happening at the southern border? And in response to so much suffering, what are we called to do as followers of Jesus?
This is episode 8 of the What Would It Take Podcast. Join me as we explore the question: What would it take to truly love our neighbors?
March 26th, 2021 | 21 mins 42 secs
Many of us have grown up with a very strong understanding of what hell was. Eternal torment, literal flames, pain and agony forever. For a long time, our understanding of hell has been divorced from the practical realities that many face day-in and day-out, but does it have to be that way?
This is episode 7 of the What Would it Take Podcast. Join me as we explore the question, What if Hell is closer than we think?
March 12th, 2021 | 23 mins 51 secs
When we endorse leaders, who favor policies that disenfranchise BIPOC, we are undercutting the Gospel message we claim to believe. Gerrymandering is a tool of voter disenfranchisement and even if it works in favor of our political party, we must stand against it.
This is ep 6 of the What Would It Take? podcast. Today we’re asking ourselves, what would it take for every vote to matter equally?
February 26th, 2021 | 27 mins 52 secs
LGBTQ+ youth are at increased risk of suicide and violent crime. Teenage years can be difficult for everyone, but for lgbtq youth they can be especially dangerous. Why is that the case though? Well, our attitudes and beliefs about lgbtq people are part of the problem.
This is Episode 5 of the What Would It Take Podcast. Join me as I ask What Would It Take Love to Conquer All?
February 12th, 2021 | 19 mins 57 secs
Every year, through the U.S foster care system, thousands of children are sent back into abusive homes, unnecessarily separated from their parents or even abused while in foster care. We have a system that is failing our youth, and more often than not, its affecting Black and Native families disproportionately.
This is Episode 4 of the What Would It Take Podcast. This week we’re exploring the question, What Would It Take To Keep Our Families Together?
January 29th, 2021 | 17 mins 43 secs
What should be one of the most joyful days of a life, ends up being the last for too many women.
This is the episode 3 of the What Would It Take Podcast and this week we’re exploring maternal and infant mortality rates in black, native and alaskan native women as we wrestle with the question what would it take for our mothers and children to survive.
January 15th, 2021 | 17 mins 7 secs
As Anabaptist christians, we claim to center Jesus’ work and actions in our faith. If Jesus came
to set the oppressed free, how can we go about our lives while ignoring the truth that our
brothers and sisters are not only oppressed, but often murdered without justice?
This is Episode 2 of the What Would it Take? podcast. Today we’re exploring police abolition as
we wrestle with the question: What would it take for everyone to be free?
December 31st, 2020 | 7 mins 24 secs
For this first episode host, Ben Tapper ,takes a minute to introduce himself, his journey, and what you can expect from this podcast moving forward.