On this solo episode, I have some fun with the bizarre side of Christianity, or the spiritual realm in general. We look at the worst prayer ever uttered in human history, the Pope apparently saying there is no hell, and a witch who believes only she sees "entities" that trouble every human being on earth. Oh, and I include tips on laying sod and cooking delicious Sante Fe Green Chile Stew. (Pardon the decrease in sound quality from the usual! I could not record it directly to the computer, so I had to pull it off the archives from kpft.org.)
This solo episode looks at an interesting lawsuit where Richard Simmons felt wronged for tabloid claims that he was transitioning to becoming a woman. How dare he! And another look at Evangelicals relationship to Trump, and a quick look at the weird hyper-hip pastors that worship Justin Bieber almost as much as God.
This episode features a debate, or really dueling conversations, between two Christians on climate change, man's responsibility for it, and what man should do about it. The conference call technology we planned to use did not work as planned so the best I could do was to have one conversation at a time. Both guests are well-informed and Biblically-minded, but come from different points-of-view on whether or not we should believe that man has the power to impact the environment. Thanks to prolific columnist Joy Overbook and Pr. George Murphy for joining me for two interesting conversations!
On this solo episode, I look at the Gospel According to Rocky IV. Sometimes, you just need to have a little fun in life. And then on to some more serious issues, like China's creepy "social capital" policy and why Pope Francis has not been quite the boon to the church as some had hoped. Sorry for the fundraising in there, but hey, we gotta make dat money.
Josh Summer of the Reformed Collective joins me to talk more in depth on the question of Christians and church membership. We'll respond to a podcast that argues we have been getting the word "ekklesia" wrong this whole time as well as look at the Biblical foundation for the church as we know it: corporate, institutional, etc.