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The Most Basic Belief of Christianity

12/21/2018
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A look at the foundational belief upon which all of Christianity is built. Take it away, and all of Christianity collapses. For a transcript of this podcast, click here.

Duration:00:10:25

The Meaning of Messiah

12/14/2018
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Christians sometimes call Jesus “The Messiah.” But what does the term “messiah” mean? Is the idea of a messiah exclusive to Christianity, or do other religions also have the concept of a messish? In this podcast, we look at several major world religions to see if any of them have a concept of a messiah. […]

Duration:00:18:13

The Second Coming of Jesus

11/30/2018
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Things in the world don’t work like they should. The wrong wins, and the right loses. But that’s not how it should be. The right should prevail, and the wrong should fail. In Christianity, that issue is addressed in the Second Coming of Jesus. For a transcript of this podcast, click here.

Duration:00:16:16

Fast-Track History of Christianity

11/23/2018
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Christianity is divided into four major groups: Oriental Orthodox, Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and Protestant. These groups are the result of three big splits in Christianity. Each split was the result of the same process: Society changed, and Christianity was reinterpreted to fit the new conditions of society. Each split happened at a turning point […]

Duration:00:14:22

Original Sin

11/16/2018
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The Doctrine of Original Sin says that what people are at the core of their being is filthy, disgusting sinners. The most basic fact about you is that you are a piece of filth, rotten to the core. You are so rotten that you nauseate God. Why are you that way? Is it because you […]

Duration:00:12:29

The Trinity

11/9/2018
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The idea of the Trinity prevents Christians from seeing God the way Jesus taught us to see God—as being like the best human fathers. It’s interesting to go back in Christian history and see how and why the idea of the Trinity developed, and what it was originally intended to mean. Ancient Christians were struggling […]

Duration:00:15:44

Jesus and Social Problems

11/2/2018
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Why did Jesus not address the social injustices and inequities of His time? Slavery, the relegation of women to second-class status, cruel and inhumane punishments, just to name a few—all these things were common in Jesus’ day, yet He did not criticize them. Jesus reserved practically all of his criticism for the religious leaders. Why […]

Duration:00:14:32

Living in Today’s World

10/26/2018
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It’s hard not to get disgusted with the political circus going on in Washington, D. C. It’s also hard not to wring your hands over the state of things in the world. Let’s put all that into perspective. The way we’ll do that is to consider a Christian belief that’s not talked about a lot—Jesus […]

Duration:00:22:20

Life Before Birth

10/19/2018
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Did some part of you exist before you were born? Most Christians would immediately answer “no.” We are told the Christian belief is that nothing about you existed before you were born. However, that hasn’t always been the belief in Christianity. A segment of ancient Christianity believed that a part of you has existed since […]

Duration:00:27:18

The Soul, Consciousness, and the Nature of Reality

10/12/2018
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For part of this podcast, we go outside Christianity and consider an idea from cutting-edge science. For all the hoopla surrounding modern science, there are many questions science cannot answer. These are questions about the “why?” in addition to questions about the “how?” They are some of the deepest questions of life, questions people really […]

Duration:00:24:58

The Soul (part one)

10/5/2018
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This is the first in a two-part series on the soul. But in the scientific age, and in the age where Christianity is increasingly focused on our lives here on earth, talking about the soul seems so outdated! Why would anyone waste time talking about old-fashioned notions like the soul? Actually, the soul is the […]

Duration:00:22:03

End of Life Decisions

9/21/2018
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Death is a part of life, and everyone will face it. Many times, when a person’s life is nearing its end, they have to make what are called “end of life decisions.” Do they want feeding tubes, kidney dialysis, ventilators, and other life support measures? If so, which ones? Under what circumstances? At what time […]

Duration:00:29:32

Why Should I Believe Christianity?

9/14/2018
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There are many religions in the world other than Christianity. The followers of those religions are just as convinced that their religions are true as the followers of Christianity are convinced that theirs is true. But even if you’re not interested in religion, there are many different philosophies of life that can substitute for religion. […]

Duration:00:13:38

Where Is God?

9/7/2018
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You don’t have to accept what churches and organized Christianity say in order to be a Christian! You can break free of all that, go beyond the mess organized Christianity has made of things, and find what Christianity is really all about! Our podcasts help you do just that. This podcast considers the question, “Where […]

Duration:00:12:34

Does God Do Things in the World?

8/31/2018
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Nothing has caused more trouble for Christianity over the past 300 years or so than science. Science came on the scene and completely shattered the way Christianity looked at everything. Christians were left wondering: Does God really do anything in the world? Is God just the one who set everything up? Those questions even influenced […]

Duration:00:16:37

Why Does God Give People Cancer?

8/24/2018
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Cancer is probably the disease people fear most. Many Christians believe “God has a plan for your cancer” and that God either actively causes some people to get cancer of at least allows them to get it. Many Christians believe that God gives people cancer to punish them. Those beliefs can be upsetting, especially if […]

Duration:00:24:14

What Is God Like?

8/17/2018
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Our picture of God, what we think God is like, comes from what we believe about God. The picture many Christians have of God is as the Great Rule Maker. God makes the rules and demands that we live by His rules. God marks down every time we break the rules, keeps account of it […]

Duration:00:23:30

The Need for Rest

8/10/2018
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A look at the concept of the Sabbath. The Sabbath was originally intended as a day of rest. But then, religions bureaucrats got involved, in both Christianity and Judaism, and made it into something else. Especially during the Protestant Reformation, the concept of the Sabbath was completely changed. In this podcast, we look at all […]

Duration:00:31:09

Pain and Suffering in the Natural World

8/3/2018
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The natural world is full of horrible things. Animals rip other animals apart and eat them. The same thing happens in the oceans. The same thing happens in the insect world. The natural world is full of pain, horror, suffering, and death. Did a good God create things this way? If not, why are things […]

Duration:00:14:15

Unhappy With Yourself

7/27/2018
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Many people are unhappy with themselves. They look themselves in the mirror in the mornings, and they don’t like what they see. I’m not talking about physical appearance. It ‘s that they don’t like the person looking back at them. That is one of the main reasons for the epidemic of unhappiness in the United […]

Duration:00:11:10