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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

Roadblocks to Belief

7/20/2018
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More and more Americans are rejecting Christianity. They are deciding Christianity is not for them, and they’re leaving. It’s not just that they’re leaving church. They’re leaving Christianity. Why is that so? There are three main roadblocks to belief that are causing more and more Americans to reject Christianity. Two of those come from Christianity […]

Duration:00:23:51

What Is Our Purpose in Life?

7/13/2018
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Our purpose in life can be summarized in one word—success. We should strive to be successful in our careers, to stand out from the crowd and be above the crowd. With success comes the rewards of success—the finer things of life that make life worth living, and these are things that only those with money […]

Duration:00:22:58

Searching for Happiness in America

7/6/2018
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Join us as we follow along with an American man for over 20 years as he searches for happiness in life. Do you see yourself in there somewhere? This is the third in our four-part series on suicide and unhappiness in the United States. In the first episode, “Suicide and Christianity,” we looked at the […]

Duration:00:15:06

Suicide: Why Are Americans So Unhappy?

6/29/2018
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Why Are Americans so Unhappy? Various measures of happiness all point to the same thing—Americans are among the most unhappy people in the world, and they are getting even more unhappy. The unhappiness epidemic affects all sectors of American society. If affects the religiously devout as well as those who claim no religion. Why is […]

Duration:00:15:55

Suicide and Christianity

6/22/2018
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The suicide rate is increasing among all sectors of society in the United States. Two recent suicides of celebrities have brought the issue of suicide into the limelight. Suicide is most often seen as a mental health issue. But is that what it really is? Is lack of mental health treatment what’s causing the growing […]

Duration:00:13:21