Category Archives: Podcast

Episode #26: Missions

Missions! What are they good for?

This week we have a discussion about the value of Christian missions activity. We address both the positives and the pitfalls of different methods of missions. In addition, Travis encourages illegal behavior, Steve plays lots of devil’s advocate, and (last but not least) Matthew tries out his new microphone.

Season 2!

We’re back!

Steve and Travis and Matthew talk through some of their Summer break and some topics that were on their minds.

It is a warm up show and a little shorter than normal, but please give us feedback.

Episode #25: Interview with David Withun

David Withun is the author of the popular blog Pious Fabrications, dedicated to a scholarly discussion of church history. He joins us this week to discuss his colorful history with (and without) religion (as described in this blog post) before settling upon his current Eastern Orthodox commitments. We chat about differences in Eastern and Western modes of thinking, the role of the Body of Christ within Orthodoxy, and his view on the nature and value of Scripture.

Episode #23: Blogosphere roundup, June 15, 2011

It’s time for our twelfth Blogosphere Roundup show. What an excellent two weeks around the blogosphere! So many good posts and conversations to talk about that we went a little long…and we still had lots of great picks we didn’t have time for. Be sure to check out our links to them below.

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Episode #22: Interview with Eric Reitan

We were pleased to have the chance to chat with Eric Reitan. Eric is Professor of Philosophy at Oklahoma State University and the author of the excellent blog The Piety That Lies Between: A Progressive Christian Perspective (a favorite of our blog reviews), as well as two books. We talk about the background of his faith, his response to Richard Dawkins in Is God a Delusion?, his thoughts on the nature of apologetics, and his forthcoming co-authored book on Christian universalism, God’s Final Victory: A Comparative Philosophical Case for Universalism.

We hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Episode #21: Blogosphere roundup, June 1, 2011

We’re back with a review of some of the highlights in the last two weeks in the biblio- and theo-blogospheres! This week with only a minimal amount of Matthew’s obnoxious comments…

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Episode #20: Blogosphere roundup, May 18, 2011

This week’s Blogosphere Roundup is our twentieth episode — and it’s the most obnoxious non-obnoxious podcast yet!

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Episode #19: Homosexuality and the Church

What a contentious issue. With the PCUSA reversing their recent decision and deciding to allow the ordination of openly gay clergy on one hand and social justice icon Jim Wallis taking a controversial stand on an ad from a faith-based gay rights advocacy group on the other, we obviously still have a long way to go.

How should the growing number of us who support treating homosexual Christians with fairness (to varying degrees) approach those who disagree?

Join the [ad hoc] crew as we solve the whole problem* in less than 45 minutes!

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*Results may vary.

Episode #18: Blogosphere roundup, May 4, 2011

(Apologies on how late this one came out: it’s not always easy to coordinate everything between two hemispheres!)

Here are all the articles we discussed this week, and several that we didn’t get to but would like to recommend anyway.

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