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The Miracles and Atheists podcast is where truth-seekers and storytellers unpack the TENSION between different world views of the supernatural. The project started as a 4-hour Live Stream on Facebook and is now transitioning to a bold, new podcast where skeptics and believers talk respectfully about faith and the supernatural. Miracles and Atheists is a forum for truth-seekers to discuss tough questions and objections to "supernatural" events and the Christian faith. We also love talking about miracles. So many assertions are made these days, and very few are open to listening to each other in love. Hopefully you are...if so, you'll enjoy the Miracles and Atheists Community (the MAC).

The Miracles and Atheists podcast is where truth-seekers and storytellers unpack the TENSION between different world views of the supernatural. The project started as a 4-hour Live Stream on Facebook and is now transitioning to a bold, new podcast where skeptics and believers talk respectfully about faith and the supernatural. Miracles and Atheists is a forum for truth-seekers to discuss tough questions and objections to "supernatural" events and the Christian faith. We also love talking about miracles. So many assertions are made these days, and very few are open to listening to each other in love. Hopefully you are...if so, you'll enjoy the Miracles and Atheists Community (the MAC).

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The Miracles and Atheists podcast is where truth-seekers and storytellers unpack the TENSION between different world views of the supernatural. The project started as a 4-hour Live Stream on Facebook and is now transitioning to a bold, new podcast where skeptics and believers talk respectfully about faith and the supernatural. Miracles and Atheists is a forum for truth-seekers to discuss tough questions and objections to "supernatural" events and the Christian faith. We also love talking about miracles. So many assertions are made these days, and very few are open to listening to each other in love. Hopefully you are...if so, you'll enjoy the Miracles and Atheists Community (the MAC).

Language:

English


Episodes

M&A019 - Does Prayer Really Work? (w/ Robby Graham & Jason “Stray Cat” Williams)

2/23/2021
Do people really still think prayer works? Aren’t we more civilized these days, than having to rely on prayer to get things done? We already have sufficient evidence for why things happen, but none for God, right? Today you’re in for a philosophical treat. We get to talk to our atheist friend, Jason “Stray Cat” Williams, who says prayer is a “hot button” for him, not to mention a waste of time. On the flip side, we introduced Jason to a “prayer warrior,” Mr. Robby Graham, who believes...

Duration:01:06:59

M&A018 - Demons & Witch Doctors (w/ Drew Smith & Patrick Wandera)

2/9/2021
Would you believe a cannibal man lost his VAMPIRE teeth after demons were cast out of him, and now he preaches Jesus? Maybe it’s all just a healthy dose of placebo...have a listen as we pair up Pastor Patrick Wandera, from Uganda, Africa with Genealogist and atheist, Drew Smith for an absolutely fascinating conversation. Drew has been a librarian at the University of South Florida in Tampa since 2007 and is internationally known as a genealogy speaker and writer, having written 3 books and...

Duration:01:07:46

M&A017 - Is Hell Fair?

1/26/2021
How is hell fair, really? How can eternal punishment be payment for a finite life of bad-living? Marcus Plating and Nick Snapp unpack the most common questions that have come up about the polarizing, controversial, sometimes hated topic of hell. We hope our listeners, The Miracles & Atheists Community (#theMAC) enjoy this discussion as we navigate through some of the major sticking points people have about hell, and the thought of people finding themselves in such a place. Email the show:...

Duration:00:52:34

M&A016 - Muslim and Atheist Hell Talk (w/Ashley Sanders and Iqbal Ali)

1/12/2021
When you bring a Muslim and an atheist together to talk about hell, well, there’s just no predicting what will come of it, with ONE exception: the conversation will be anything but dull. We welcomed Ashley Sanders, a young comedian, entrepreneur and podcast host. She’s an atheist, but grew up in the church and has read the Bible three times! Ashley was on our Miracles & Atheists livestream a few years ago and wanted to be part of the podcast again because in her words, it’s a great way...

Duration:01:20:15

M&A015 - Hell Doesn’t Exist...or Does it? (w/ Illiana Villalpando)

12/28/2020
Does hell not exist because "they" added it to the Book to scare people into living a life without sin? Can we use our own "Christ consciousness" to stop time? So many interesting topics come up when you start talking about hell. The idea that any of creation would find his or herself in hell has a way of bringing a wide range of emotional topics to the surface that we're not all that used to talking about. So let's talk about em! Our guest, Illiana Villalpando is a truth-seeker and...

Duration:01:01:06

M&A014 – Finding God in a Trap House, Losing God in College (w/Asa Leveaux & Leeroy “Cozmix” Alvarez)

12/15/2020
When you're raised in crooked religion, atheism can be quite attractive. Nick Snapp and Marcus Plating have a fascinating conversation with a couple of guys who were raised in religion, turned to atheism and then in two very different ways came to recognize the existence of a Divine Creator. Both of our guests today have been part of the LGBTQ community and have very different world views of who Jesus Christ is, and what God thinks of them. One of our guests spent time hanging with...

Duration:01:23:41

M&A013 - Christmas with a Side of Paganism

12/1/2020
“The time of year when Christians & atheists suspend their belief systems and come together to celebrate paganism.” -Meme, Unknown Author We’re going to have a very uncomfortable conversation about Christmas, pagan roots and symbols related to Christmas, and try to unpack to the best of our ability whether it's in a Christian's best interest to partake. It's unsettling to even question the idea, yet, if we're really truth-seekers, we should be doing whatever we can to understand why we...

Duration:01:02:23

M&A012 - From LGBTQ Atheist to Jesus Lover (BONUS! w/ Leeroy Alvarez & Doc Kennedy)

11/17/2020
When you stumble upon a good story, you don’t always have an opportunity to share it, but thank God that wasn’t the case with this one! Nick and Marcus hosted our first Miracles & Atheists Livestream as a team and decided to turn our experience into this BONUS podcast episode! Livestreams are a fun way to engage our listeners in real-time, but we really enjoy taking a step back and unpacking these types of experiences in podcast form, which is what we decided to do with Leeroy Alvarez and...

Duration:00:39:22

M&A011 - Striking Trump Prophecies and Christians for Biden (w/ Doc Kennedy)

11/10/2020
What a wild election we’re having, right? Doesn’t even seem like we’re close to resolution. So are all the prophets wrong? Well, right or wrong, whatever ends up happening in January 2021 will send shockwaves throughout the country. Our guest today, Doc Kennedy has spent a ton of time researching prophecy about our nation, and about President Trump. Doc is a proud American and patriot. He’s a stand-up comedian out of Nashville, TN and winner of the 2019 Lea Ciastko Spirit of Comedy Award. A...

Duration:01:05:44

M&A010 - God and Decision 2020 (w/ The Praying Medic & Eric D. Murphy)

10/27/2020
Does God have anything to say about the 2020 Election? Does God reveal secrets to modern-day prophets about the state of a nation? Has God revealed anything to a retired paramedic who prays for people for miraculous healings? Will there be insurrection following Decision 2020? So many questions… We turn today to Dave Hayes, “The Praying Medic,” for answers, and to popular Youtube atheist, Eric D. Murphy for more questions. We could not have had two people on The Miracles & Atheists...

Duration:01:19:58

M&A009 - Faith or Gullibility? (w/ Dave Jackson & Eric Wells, Pt. 2 of 2)

10/13/2020
It was a good question posed by our atheist guest, Eric Wells, that at the time, none of us had an answer for. How would you answer? Is faith in Jesus any different from faith that a Muslim martyr will have 72 virgins in the afterlife? All tough questions to wrestle with that we unpack on with Part 2 of 2 of our deep dive conversation with Eric Wells and Christian podcaster, Dave Jackson. It’s the second lookback on one of my favorite episodes, #4 from the Miracles & Atheists Livestream on...

Duration:00:52:06

M&A008 - Did God Stop a Bullet? (w/ Dave Jackson & Eric Wells, Pt. 1 of 2)

9/29/2020
Does God defy natural physics? It depends on a multitude of factors I suppose...but regardless, we have a story for you today that’ll get your supernatural guns a-blazing! When a young man and his girlfriend are held up at gunpoint and the gun fires, it’s up to you to decide whether God intervened. It’s a first on Miracles & Atheists…we’ve gone back into the ARCHIVES of the good ole’ M&A Livestream that I used to host on Facebook a few years back. I’ve personally selected one of my...

Duration:01:03:24

M&A007 - Burning Bibles, BLM, Covid & Sex Trafficking (w/ Ayries Blanc and Vanessa Irvin)

9/15/2020
All of our nation’s controversial topics mashed up into one miraculous conversation! We're giving you a smorgasbord of hot buttons and trigger moments, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. When we learned there were rioters in Portland burning Bibles, Nick asked the question, “why?” on social media. The answers may surprise you, so we decided to do a podcast on it. We had all intentions of staying focused on Bible burning, but then found ourselves talking about Covid, the Black Lives...

Duration:01:27:57

M&A006 - Handling Hot Topics with an Atheist, a Muslim and a Pair of Christians (Guests Ahmad Siddiqui and Eric D. Murphy)

9/1/2020
So an Atheist, a Muslim, and a pair of Christians walk into a.... (you’ll have to listen for the punchline) Regardless, in this day and age, having meaningful conversations in a respectful way is not only necessary but I’d go so far as to say, it’s mandatory. That is, if the overall objective is the well being of society. Our discussion with Atheist Eric D. Murphy and Muslim Ahmad Siddiqui opened our eyes at how important it is to slow down when handling hot topics. There’s not much...

Duration:01:00:47

M&A005 - Now THAT’s What I Call an Atheist! (BONUS episode)

8/18/2020
Now THAT’s what I call an Atheist...and a Christian...and a Skeptic...and whatever other term can be taken out of context! The more I learn about apologetics and debate, the more I learn just how important it is to define the terms we use when having conversations. People make assumptions about what different “labels” mean to them or to others, and before we got too far into the podcast, Marcus and I thought it would be important to put out a shorter, bonus episode with the sole purpose of...

Duration:00:23:31

M&A004 - Return of the Apathist (w/ Rhett Hall, Pt 2 of 2)

8/11/2020
The last time you heard from Rhett Hall, he did his best to poke holes in your host’s personal stories of what they claim to be miraculous events. This time, we talk in depth about Rhett’s troubled church history and why he doesn’t, or maybe never did, believe in God. The conversation gets a little spicy as we dive into things like “the church machine” and church leaders who don’t necessarily model what it means to follow Jesus. Rhett Hall is a self-taught graphic designer and digital...

Duration:01:12:20

M&A003 - Atheist Pokes Holes in Miracle Stories (w/ Rhett Hall, Pt 1 of 2)

7/28/2020
It was a little uncomfortable being in the hot seat, but that’s what it’s all about on Miracles and Atheists. If we’re real truth-seekers, we shouldn’t be afraid to let someone challenge our supernatural claims, and that’s EXACTLY what we let our atheist friend, Rhett Hall do on this episode. Rhett is a self-taught graphic designer and digital artist, and the owner of Lethal Branding, a full service design business centered around brand identity and continuity. His belief stems from the...

Duration:01:08:35

M&A002 - Stories of the Supernatural

7/14/2020
Is there no such thing as a miracle? What type of event would you consider a miracle? In this second episode of The Miracles and Atheists Podcast, you’ll get a unique perspective on the miraculous from the hosts of the show, Nick Snapp and Marcus Plating. They take some time to share their own personal stories of what they would consider miraculous events, witnessed first-hand. They’re also inviting atheists, skeptics and whoever is interested, to challenge them on these...

Duration:00:52:04

M&A001 - Welcome to Miracles & Atheists

7/4/2020
Unpacking the tension between different world views of the supernatural. It’s been a long time in the making, but the Miracles & Atheists podcast is officially LIVE on this Independence Day, 2020. It seems ironic with all that’s going on in the world at the present moment, to launch a show dedicated to facilitating civil discourse between different world views, especially related to religion and spirituality. Most would agree there is very little civil discourse going on in the United...

Duration:00:40:39