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Vince and Jo Vitale lead this weekly podcast which focuses on listener-submitted questions on meaning, morality, origin, and destiny. Ask Away is designed to be a place where can you ask your biggest questions and find answers.

Vince and Jo Vitale lead this weekly podcast which focuses on listener-submitted questions on meaning, morality, origin, and destiny. Ask Away is designed to be a place where can you ask your biggest questions and find answers.
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United States

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Vince and Jo Vitale lead this weekly podcast which focuses on listener-submitted questions on meaning, morality, origin, and destiny. Ask Away is designed to be a place where can you ask your biggest questions and find answers.

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@RZIMhq

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English

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Episodes

Ask Away Classic: Are You There, God? Are You Good, God?

5/16/2019
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"How can you love such a self-centered, glory-craving God?" "Why doesn't God want us to be certain that He's there?" The Bible speaks clearly about God's desire for glory, honor, and praise. Yet many people also complain that God doesn't work hard enough to make Himself known. Can we make sense of this seeming contradiction? This week, Vince and Jo address the questions of whether or not God wants us to know He's there, and what it means for God to desire glory and praise. Follow Ask Away...

Duration:00:34:07

Many People Suffer. What's the Big Deal with the Cross?

4/17/2019
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In our day, there is often confusion about the nature of the cross and the necessity of Christ to suffer death upon it. If God is all-powerful, isn't his suffering just a fiction? Is sin really that serious? Couldn't God forgive mankind simply by a wave of his hand? This week, Vince and Jo answer questions about whether Jesus' death on the cross counts as true suffering in light of his eternal life, and why blood sacrifices were required in the Old Testament. Have a question you want Ask...

Duration:00:30:51

How Questions Led a Muslim and a Skeptic to Christ

4/3/2019
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Vince is joined by RZIM apologist Abdu Murray, a former Muslim whose years-long search for truth ultimately led him to the person of Jesus Christ. This week he shares part of his personal story, and together he and Vince discuss the difference between being a skeptic and being a cynic. They also answer the question of how Christians can justify their beliefs to others if they still have questions about their own faith. Read more from Abdu Murray in his newest book, Saving Truth: Finding...

Duration:00:33:53

Why Don't All Paths Lead to Heaven?

3/20/2019
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As our society becomes increasingly pluralistic, it gets harder to claim that there is just one "right" way to believe. More and more, Christianity is seen as not only naïve but actually hateful for not affirming the truth claims of other religions. This week, Vince and Jo field questions about whether the culture we're raised in determines our beliefs, what we are to make of religions that predate Christianity, and whether Jesus or Mohammed brings salvation. Have a question you want the...

Duration:00:34:07

When Life is Too Hard

3/6/2019
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A person dies by suicide about every 12.8 minutes in the US and, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, suicide claims more lives than war, murder, and natural disasters combined. This week, Drs. Vince and Jo Vitale discuss listener-submitted questions on this subject including: If I have a background of chronic abuse and neglect, how do I trust God will actually provide for me? Can a person who commits suicide go to Heaven? Is it wrong to ask God to end my life? Tune...

Duration:00:33:48

To Believe or Not to Believe

2/20/2019
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Is truth knowable? How do you choose whom or what to believe? This week, Drs. Vince and Jo Vitale spend time on an important question from an agnostic: "I have read books on both sides of the spectrum for God's existence...Now, to be honest, I have yet to make up my mind partly because [it] is just a huge subject; but I think that both sides can make good arguments for their case...It is not so much the philosophical points or scientific data that prevents me from believing; it is the Bible...

Duration:00:34:25

Is Jesus Who He Said He Is?

2/6/2019
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Did God create Jesus? What historical evidence is there for Jesus' existence? If Jesus was fully human and fully God at the same time, then why didn't his human nature cause him to sin? Drs. Jo and Vince Vitale answer questions this week on how we can know Jesus was really who he said he was. Want to talk about this episode with fellow podcast listeners and the RZIM team? Start the discussion on our online community: connect.rzim.org. Follow the Ask Away crew on Twitter: Vince Vitale -...

Duration:00:34:20

Wasn't the Bible Created to Control the Masses?

1/24/2019
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Was Christianity created by the Romans to control the masses? How can we know that the Bible is complete or authoritative in its present form? Join Drs. Jo and Vince Vitale this week on the Ask Away podcast as they seek to answer questions around the history of Christianity and reliability of the Bible. Want to talk about this episode with fellow podcast listeners and the RZIM team? Start the discussion on our online community: connect.rzim.org. Have a question you want the Ask Away crew...

Duration:00:34:09

Race, Diversity, and the Church

1/9/2019
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"It is appalling that the most segregated hour of Christian America is eleven o'clock on Sunday morning," Martin Luther King, Jr., famously observed. This week on the Ask Away podcast, Drs. Vince and Jo Vitale sit down with Lisa Fields of Jude 3 Project to discuss popular questions on racial reconciliation and identity: Is Christianity a white man's religion? What did Jesus say about reconciliation? How do racial conversations differ between the secular and religious? Does every church need...

Duration:00:37:51

Why We Still Believe in Santa

12/24/2018
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"I no longer believe in Santa and the Tooth-Fairy, so why still believe in God?" In a culture where Christmas is often hi-jacked by consumerism and seemingly empty ritual, on this week's podcast we discuss Santa, the origin of "Christmas trees," and how authentic hope can be found this holiday season. Merry Christmas from the Ask Away team! Have a question you want the Ask Away crew to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on social media. Follow the Ask Away...

Duration:00:29:27

Aliens, Faith, and the Universe

12/12/2018
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Do scientific discoveries prove God doesn't exist? If the universe is complex and must have a creator, then by the same logic, mustn't God have been created as well? If alien life exists, what does that mean for the gospel story? This week on Ask Away, Drs. Vince and Jo Vitale discuss questions submitted by listeners on science and faith. Have a question you want the Ask Away crew to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on social media. Follow the Ask Away crew...

Duration:00:34:35

What is the Meaning of Life?

11/28/2018
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What is the meaning of life? Is it possible to live a meaningful life if you think God doesn't exist? Drs. Vince and Jo Vitale discuss this important topic this week on Ask Away.

Duration:00:30:37

What Does Biblical Justice Look Like?

11/14/2018
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The news, our social media feeds, and our own stories are full of injustices. But where is God in all of this? How can a good or just God permit these wrongs? How does the social justice movement line up with the Bible? Drs. Vince and Jo Vitale, and Pippa Shaper (co-founder of Home from Home, a child protection non-profit) discuss listener-submitted questions on justice, suffering, and God's involvement in it all.

Duration:00:35:09

How Do I Get to Heaven?

11/1/2018
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Physicist Stephen Hawking once referred to heaven or afterlife as "a fairy story for people afraid of the dark." But what if heaven isn't a fairytale? If heaven exists, what is the minimum requirement to be accepted? Is it possible for good people who are just naïve to go to heaven? If Hitler repented to God on his death bed, would he have been forgiven? Tune in as we talk about these questions today.

Duration:00:28:13

What Does God Have to Say About My Sex Life?

10/19/2018
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Why do Christians make such a big deal about sex? Why does God even care about my sex life? Why didn't Jesus ever get married? Will there be marriage in Heaven? Vince and Jo Vitale are joined today by special guest Dr. Juli Slattery of Authentic Intimacy Ministries in an honest discussion around these questions.

Duration:00:39:30

Should We Be Worried About Artificial Intelligence?

10/11/2018
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Should AI be feared or celebrated? Can computers actually possess "intelligence" or "think"? Is human death merely a "technical problem"? In a world where technology is advancing so rapidly, where do we ground our hope? This week on Ask Away, Jo Vitale and special guest John Lennox, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford, discuss the implications of AI (and AGI) for humanity and for the Christian worldview. To see Professor Lennox's #TrendingQuestions lecture and Q&A...

Duration:00:31:38

How Can I Learn to Forgive Myself?

10/3/2018
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Even if you understand God has forgiven you, what if you struggle to forgive yourself? If Jesus didn't commit sin, can he truly empathize with us in our shame and guilt? This week on the Ask Away podcast, Vince and Jo Vitale discuss listener-submitted questions on forgiveness and shame, and suggest that discovering the answers to these questions will make a difference in how we treat others, how we treat ourselves, and in our relationship with God. Have a question you want the Ask Away crew...

Duration:00:28:36

LGBT, the Bible, and Sexual Identity

9/26/2018
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If God is for us, how can He be against someone's identity? What does it look like to be same-sex attracted and a Christian? Does the Christian worldview condemn some to a life of loneliness? How can Christians show the love of Christ to those who consider them narrow-minded? This week on Ask Away, Vince and Jo Vitale, along with guest Sam Allberry (RZIM speaker and author of Is God Anti-Gay?), address these and other listener-submitted questions on this important and sensitive topic. Have...

Duration:00:32:40

Does Christianity Cause War?

9/19/2018
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"Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into buildings," said Physicist Victor Stenger. Is religion indeed the source of war? If the Ten Commandments tell us not to murder, how do Christians explain the violence we see in the Old Testament? Does Jesus contradict himself when he says he "did not come to bring peace, but the sword" (Matt. 10:34)? Jo Vitale–who holds a DPhil (PhD) in Old Testament studies from the University of Oxford–and special guest and seasoned RZIM apologist...

Duration:00:29:54

Are Proof and Faith Contradictory?

9/12/2018
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Is it possible to prove God exists? Does the pursuit of proof and knowledge have a place within the Christian faith? Vince and Jo discuss these listener-submitted questions and examine if proof and faith are contradictory this week on the Ask Away podcast. Have a question you want the Ask Away crew to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag#askrzim on Twitter. Don't miss another episode, subscribe to the podcast on: iTunes or Google Play Music. Follow the Ask Away crew on...

Duration:00:34:46