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32 minutes | Mar 3, 2018
22 minutes | Feb 8, 2018
Do Aliens exist and does it matter?
In this podcast Jason and Christ take on a topic suggested by a listener. Do Aliens exist and what does the Bible have to say about it? Additional Notes: For more information on the fine-tuning of the universe see: https://www.reasonablefaith.org/finetuning Other helpful reads would include John H. Walton, The Lost World of Genesis One and The Lost World of Adam and Eve. Also see, Hugh Ross, Why the Universe is the Way It Is
28 minutes | Jan 30, 2018
Criticism: Can it ever be good for you?
Criticism is the price of leadership and the price of influence. Anything worth creating, building or developing will attract critics. So, how do we learn from critics? How do we receive criticism without being crushed by it? And what difference does the Gospel make when the critics come knocking at our doors.
31 minutes | Jan 22, 2018
Suffering, Evil and Where's God When It Hurts (feat. Ben Woodman)
In this episode Jason, Chris and Ben discuss one of the most perplexing questions of all. If God is completely good and all-powerful, why do we suffer and how should we respond? Suggested Reading: Peter Kreeft, Making Sense of Suffering (Cincinnati, OH: St. Anthony Messenger Press, 1986) Sheldon Vanauken, A Severe Mercy (UK: Hodder & Stoughton, 1977) Philip Yancey, The Question that Never Goes Away (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2013) Vaneetha Rendal Risner, The Scars That Have Shaped Me: How God meets us in our Suffering (Create Space Publishing, 2016) C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain (NY: HarperCollins Publisher, 1940)
23 minutes | Jan 8, 2018
New Year's Resolutions
In this episode Jason and Chris discuss the potential value of New Year's resolutions. In doing so, they also chat about their own personal goals, both past, present and future.
33 minutes | Dec 31, 2017
Our Favourite Books of 2017
Jason and Chris talk about their favourite books from 2017, why we should be readers, and why each book impacted them. We hope you're inspired to read more in 2018! Jason's Books: Soul Keeping by John Ortburg Shoe Dog by Phil Knight Gospel Fluency by Jeff Vanderstelt Hidden Christmas by Tim Keller Road Trip That Changed the World by Mark Sayers Chris' Books: Making Sense of God by Tim Keller Good Faith by David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons Unimaginable by Jeremiah J. Johnston The Problem of God by Mark Clark Garden City by John Mark Comer God Has a Name by John Mark Comer
30 minutes | Dec 22, 2017
#5: Christmas is for Outcasts (Special Guest: Ben Woodman)
In this episode, Jason and Chris are joined by a special guest. Ben Woodman is one of the hosts of Alpha, and a friend of the podcast. We take a second look at the Nativity story, and why Christmas is for the outcasts. Special thanks to Ben for joining us on this episode, and he'll be back again. For more listening, check out Charlie Mackesy's "The Power of the Nativity" at HTB Church this Christmas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0lfvY1NKA8
28 minutes | Dec 18, 2017
#4: Santa vs St. Nick and Should You Tell Kids Santa Isn't Real?
In this episode we are talking all about Santa Claus. We will compare the modern image of Santa Claus with the historical St. Nicholas. Chris and Jason will wrestle with the question: 'Should Parents tell their kids that Santa isn't real?' And lastly, they'll pick apart the moral framework behind Santa's gift list. It's Christmas and this is the first of two Christmas episodes.
31 minutes | Dec 11, 2017
#3: The Exclusive Claims of Christ in a Pluralistic Society
In this episode of the Hidden City, Jason and Chris tackle a huge objection to the Christian faith — the topic of exclusivity. How can Christians claim that Jesus is the only way to God? Isn’t that belief elitist, arrogant, and altogether exclusive? Join Jason and Chris as they start a conversation on this important cultural objection to Christianity. Show Notes: For more information on this topic see William Lane Craig’s and J.P. Moreland’s, Philosophical Foundations of a Christian Worldview (Downers Grove, ILL: Intervarsity Press, 2009) or, Timothy Keller, Reason for God (New York, NY: Penguin Books, 2009). Both of these books have good chapters on the issue of Exclusivity. Also, it is worth checking out Michael Green’s book, But Don’t all Religions Lead to God? (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2012).
29 minutes | Dec 4, 2017
#2: The False Doctrine of Hakuna Matata: A Closer Look at the Lion King
In this installment of the Hidden City, Jason and Chris analyze Disney’s The Lion King, and explore the philosophy behind the hit song, Hakuna Matata. Show Notes: We don’t have a lot to add here other than suggesting that you watch the movie The Lion King.
28 minutes | Dec 1, 2017
#1: Why Christians Will Always Be Hypocrites
In this episode Jason and Chris discuss hypocrisy in the church. Religious hypocrisy is a significant reason why non-religious people steer clear of the church; so in this episode of the Hidden City, Jason and Chris tackle this important objection. Show Notes The book mentioned at the start of this podcast was, David Kinnaman & Gabe Lyons, Unchristian: What a New Generation Thinks about Christianity (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2007). In this episode Chris made a comment about the crusades being more about trade routes, money, and responding to previous military aggression, than religion. This might seem like a controversial assertion. He did not mean to deny that religion had a part to play, or that the crusades are anything but a black mark on the history of the Christian church — the crusades surely were a horrible blight on Christendom. Instead, Chris was merely resisting a kind of historical reductionism that wants to lay all blame for the crusades at the feet of the Christian religion. For more information on the Crusades see. Thomas F. Madden, The New Concise History of the Crusades, (Oxford: Rowman & Littlefield publishers, 2005). In this episode Chris used the phrase, “baptizing the cross.” What he meant to say was, “baptizing the sword.”
1 minutes | Nov 28, 2017
Hidden City | Coming Soon...
The Hidden City lives at the intersection of faith and culture. You're invited to take a deeper look at the questions, stories, songs, and social patterns of our day, in order to unearth the hidden ideas that influence our lives. This is the Hidden City and it is, perhaps, shaping our lives far more than what we can see. Launching December 2017
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