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13 minutes | May 12, 2016
Episode 12: What Does "Christian" Even Mean?
There are about 2.2 billion people in the world who consider themselves Christian - almost one-third of the world's population. That's a lot of people who lead very different lives and who hold very different worldviews. So what do we mean when use the word "Christian?" Enjoy this podcast? Please consider leaving a review on iTunes!
8 minutes | Apr 24, 2016
Episode 11: Be the Miracle
This week, another question about prayer. Actually, a question about one specific part of one specific prayer. In the Lord's Prayer, we pray "give us this day our daily bread" - so why are people still hungry?
10 minutes | Apr 4, 2016
Episode 10: Christian God, Muslim God
Christianity and Islam are often depicted as being at odds in media coverage. But both faiths share a common origin. Do Christians and Muslims worship the same God?
11 minutes | Mar 16, 2016
Episode 9: Parting the Red Sea
We take a brief look at one of the great stories of the Old Testament: Moses and the parting of the Red Sea. Was the parting of the Red Sea a real event, and how might it have happened? (Credits: closing music "Cylinder Six," by Chris Zabriskie)
9 minutes | Feb 28, 2016
Episode 8: Pray Without Ceasing
This week, we talk about one of the most fundamental activities of spiritual life: prayer. What should we pray for? How should we pray? And, maybe most importantly, why should we pray? (Credits: photo by Milada Vigerova; closing music "The Sun Is Scheduled To Come Out Tomorrow," by Chris Zabriskie)
9 minutes | Feb 8, 2016
Episode 7: It Takes Practice
This week is Ash Wednesday, and that means answering the inevitable question that will be floating around: What are you giving up for Lent? (Credits: closing music "God Be With You Till We Meet Again," by Chris Zabriskie)
10 minutes | Jan 27, 2016
Episode 6: Balancing Science and Faith
This week, questions about the tension and balance of science and faith, and whether it's possible to affirm the contributions of science while maintaining a deep sense of spirituality. (Credits: closing music "Cylinder Five," by Chris Zabriskie.)
9 minutes | Jan 18, 2016
Episode 5: Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?
This week, a handful of questions all wrestling with the same essential question: how can God allow bad things to happen to good people?
9 minutes | Dec 23, 2015
Episode 4: The Virgin Birth
In these days before Christmas, a question about Jesus's birth: How was Mary a virgin?
10 minutes | Dec 15, 2015
Episode 3: Where Is God?
A three-word question. Only ten letters. So simple, and so complex, all at the same time: Where is God?
9 minutes | Dec 6, 2015
Episode 2: Forgiveness, Hell, and Our Image of God
If God forgives all our sins, then why is there a hell?
10 minutes | Nov 27, 2015
Episode 1: In The Beginning
If God created the universe, then what about the Big Bang theory?
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