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35: Evolution of the Word, part 1

4/18/2018
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The chronological New Testament. John and the panel discuss how the New Testament and Christianity evolved during its first century through the lens of Evolution of the Word by Marcus Borg. This episode we introduce the concept of studying the NT in the order the books were written, look through Borg’s timeline, and discuss the first five books: I Thessalonians, Galatians, I Corinthians, Philemon and Philippians. Panelists: Jennifer Neyhart, Jason Armold Reclaiming Christianity is a book...

Duration:01:15:31

BSG1: Season 1

4/15/2018
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John and the panel discuss theology and politics in the 2003 sci-fi series Battlestar Galactica. Panelists: Chuck McKnight, Keith Giles, Jennifer Neyhart BSG Theology is a 7-episode sister podcast to Reclaiming Christianity, a book review podcast about God, faith and life. For more information, check us out at reclaimingchristianity.net Show Notes https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aAbo_NZUc7dAJHbNC6OmyP30bCQUVBLGC-AUUxn8J4g/edit?usp=sharing Join in the conversation at...

Duration:01:07:00

34: Homosexuality is NOT Wrong!

4/4/2018
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This is a very special episode where my friends Bre & Beck respond to recent actions by Bethel, Redding against the LGBTQ+ community. We also discuss the Reclaiming Jesus statement and what Christians and other allies can do to help. Panelists: Bre & Beck Hanan Reclaiming Christianity is a book review podcast about God, faith and life. Each episode is centered around a book that John loves, and contains a reading of a section, a review and running commentary. John understands that...

Duration:01:39:11

33: Deconstruction and Community

3/28/2018
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Finding other sojourners. John and the panel discuss finding community while you’re going through deconstruction through the lens of Finding God in the Waves by “Science” Mike McHargue. What’s the most important thing for someone going through a faith shift? What can you do when you’ve been hurt by the church? Now that you’re a “heretic”, where can you find community? Panelists: Michelle Collins, Nathan Jennings Reclaiming Christianity is a book review podcast about God, faith and life....

Duration:01:15:14

32: This is Your Brain on God

3/21/2018
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God & the Brain. John and the panel discuss Christianity, Atheism and Buddhism as through the lens of Finding God in the Waves by “Science” Mike McHargue. How does God affect your brain? Does an angry God affect the brain differently from a loving God? Can doubt and faith coexist in the same skull? Panelists: Thad Crews, Jason Armold Reclaiming Christianity is a book review podcast about God, faith and life. Each episode is centered around a book that John loves, and contains a reading of...

Duration:01:07:46

31: Jesus and Buddha

3/18/2018
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Unity of Religions. John and Joshua discuss Christianity, Atheism and Buddhism as through the lens of Jesus and Buddha: The Parallel Sayings by Marcus Borg. If Jesus met the Buddha, would they try to convince each other or connect as brothers? What if our similarities are much greater than our differences? Panelists: Joshua Levi Lester Reclaiming Christianity is a book review podcast about God, faith and life. Each episode is centered around a book that John loves, and contains a reading...

Duration:01:09:10

30: Axioms of Faith

3/14/2018
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A broader faith. John and the panel discuss “Science” Mike McHargue’s Axioms of Faith as presented in his book Finding God in the Waves. Can God and science coexist? Can God be experienced without certainty? Is there a framework by which a rational person can believe in God? Panelists: Jennifer Neyhart, Beckett Hanan Reclaiming Christianity is a book review podcast about God, faith and life. Each episode is centered around a book that John loves, and contains a reading of a section, a...

Duration:01:14:31

29: The Cosmic Christ

3/7/2018
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Inclusivity & exclusivity. How big is God? Who gets to define who is “in” and who is “out”? Must Christianity be exclusive, or is there a broader picture we may be missing? John and the panel discuss a Christ who is much grander than we have ever been allowed to imagine through the lens of Love Wins by Rob Bell. Panelists: Jennifer Neyhart, Greg Reynolds Reclaiming Christianity is a book review podcast about God, faith and life. Each episode is centered around a book that John loves, and...

Duration:01:14:53

28: LGBTQ+ and Evangelicalism

2/28/2018
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LGBTQ+. John & the panel discuss the relationship between women & evangelicalism through the lens of Deborah Jian Lee’s Rescuing Jesus. Is being gay a sin? How has the church abused people who don’t fit into neatly-defined gender roles? Panelists: Mary Lokers, Doug Rice, Beckett Hanan Reclaiming Christianity is a book review podcast about God, faith and life. Each episode is centered around a book that John loves, and contains a reading of a section, a review and running commentary. John...

Duration:01:20:18

26: People of Color and Evangelicalism

2/17/2018
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People of color. John & the panel discuss the relationship between people of color & evangelicalism through the lens of Deborah Jian Lee’s Rescuing Jesus. Why is there such a divide between whites and people of color in the Church? Where did it come from? What can we do about it? How does it affect our theology? Panelists: Eli Nichols, Chari Deconstruie Reclaiming Christianity is a book review podcast about God, faith and life. Each episode is centered around a book that John loves, and...

Duration:01:14:57

25: Atheism, Evolution and Education

2/7/2018
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Intelligence & belief. John & the panel discuss atheism, evolution and education through the lens of Sam Harris’ Letter to a Christian Nation. Does education naturally lead one away from fundamentalism? Do progressive Christian beliefs inevitably lead to atheism? How does evolution drive the atheism/religion debate? Panelists: Thad Crews, Shan Edgington, Timothy Khune Reclaiming Christianity is a book review podcast about God, faith and life. Each episode is centered around a book that...

Duration:01:12:08

24: Atheism: A Reasoned Response

2/1/2018
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Fundamentalism & atheism. John & the panel discuss atheism through the lens of Sam Harris’ Letter to a Christian Nation. Why do people with religious backgrounds choose atheism? What forces in religion (especially Christian fundamentalism) push them away? How do atheists differ from one another? Panelists: Thad Crews, Shan Edgington, Timothy Khune Reclaiming Christianity is a book review podcast about God, faith and life. Each episode is centered around a book that John loves, and contains...

Duration:01:12:55

23: Calvinism

1/24/2018
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Is God an asshole? Does he set some people up to fail eternally? Are we all born into a diseased race? Is there an elect who have no choice but to go on to eternal bliss while everyone else has no choice but go on to eternal punishment? Or is Calvinism just the creation of a white guy who wanted to prove that white guys are better than everyone else? John & the panel discuss Calvinism through the lens of Brian Zahnd’s Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God. Panelists: Wendy Francisco (Love...

Duration:01:21:23

22: Hell No!

1/14/2018
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Hell. What is it? What isn’t it? What did Jesus say? What didn’t Jesus say? And how did we get here? John and the panel talk the ins & outs of Christianity’s most vile doctrine through the lens of Brian Zahnd’s book Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God Panelists: Nathan Jennings (Posse of Online Spiritual Misfits Facebook group), Lee O’Hare (Posse of Online Spiritual Misfits Facebook group, Lee O’Hare on YouTube), Jennifer Neyhart (Theology Book Club for Deconstruction & Reconstruction...

Duration:01:25:13

21: Bhagavad Gita for Dummies

1/3/2018
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Hindu sacred text. After spending three weeks discussing what the Bible is and is not, John invites Indu Vasudevan from the Hindu Temple of Central Indiana to discuss the Bhagavad Gita. Indu discusses some beginner-level steps for approaching the text. Is it possible to better follow your own path by learning about another? Reclaiming Christianity is a book review podcast about God, faith and life. Each episode is centered around a book that John loves, and contains a reading of a section,...

Duration:01:12:49

20: Living Through a Faith Shift

12/27/2017
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What is the Bible? by Rob Bell, part 3. John and the panel discuss going through a faith shift. What causes faith shifts? What are the costs? How do you navigate through a faith shift in a healthy way? Panel members: Jennifer Neyhart (Theology Book Club for Deconstruction/Reconstruction, jenniferneyhart.com), Beckett Hanan (BrazenChurch.com, projectevo.org, typeinmind.com), Robert Donahue Reclaiming Christianity is a book review podcast about God, faith and life. Each episode is centered...

Duration:01:29:33

19: God and the American Empire

12/20/2017
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What is the Bible? by Rob Bell, part 2. John and the panel discuss how we interpret the Bible through the American lens. What is different in our society that makes is so easy for us to completely miss the point of large sections of the Bible? How have we so lost the plot? Panel members: Jennifer Neyhart (Theology Book Club for Deconstruction/Reconstruction, jenniferneyhart.com), Beckett Hanan (BrazenChurch.com, projectevo.org, typeinmind.com), Jason Armold, Angela Armold Reclaiming...

Duration:01:19:53

18: Anakephalaiossathai

12/13/2017
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What is the Bible? by Rob Bell, part 1. John and the panel discuss how God is bringing all things into unity. What does it mean to bring all things into unity? How are we seeing that? How are we not seeing that? And what does this have to do with the Bible? Panel members: Jennifer Neyhart (Theology Book Club for Deconstruction/Reconstruction, jenniferneyhart.com), Nathan Jennings (Posse of Online Spiritual Misfits), Thad Crews Reclaiming Christianity is a book review podcast about God,...

Duration:01:14:48

17: Polytheism in the Bible

12/6/2017
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Is polytheism biblical? We know that the ancient Israelites lived among people who believed in other gods, but did they believe in other gods? John discusses paganism, ancient and modern, with Tamrha Richardson and Elhrik Thrice from the Novices of the Old Ways - Indianapolis. Can an understanding of Paganism better help us understand Christianity and Judaism? Reclaiming Christianity is a book review podcast about God, faith and life. Each episode is centered around a book that John loves,...

Duration:01:15:10

16: Evolution of Theology in Scripture

11/29/2017
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Is the Bible an infallible, integrated message system? Does it show a homogeneous, unified view? Or does it show growth and diversity? John looks at an article from Quaker Universalist Reader #2 and discusses the evolution of theology within Scripture. Reclaiming Christianity is a book review podcast about God, faith and life. Each episode is centered around a book that John loves, and contains a reading of a section, a review and running commentary. John understands that Christianity is a...

Duration:01:04:32

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