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Episode 51: Can We Change God's Mind?

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Can we change God's mind through prayer? It's a tough question, and the Bible contains examples that support both a 'yes' and 'no' answer. But what's the point in asking God for things if He never changes His mind? Let's try to talk about it (without delving into a somewhat pointless systematic theological debate) on the next Questioning Christianity Podcast. Questioning Christianity is available wherever fine podcasts are sold...for free!   

Episode 50: Watch Out For Those Dogs!

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What are the rules for becoming a follower of Jesus? Well, if we were to tell you, then we might be one of those dogs that Paul warns about in Philippians...and not the fluffy "man's best friend" sort of dog. No, first century dogs hunted in packs, scavenged, and preyed on the weak. That's how Paul describes anyone who puts religion as the entryway to Jesus. So watch out for those dogs (and don't be a dog yourself)!   Speaking of rules, we discuss a listener's question about why Jesus thought it was okay to break the law. Join us for episode 50 of Questioning Christianity.  Questioning Christianity is available wherever fine podcasts are sold...for free!   

Episode 49: Unity

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If there's one thing we can all agree on, it's that we can agree on almost nothing. We allow ourselves to be divided because of politics, social justice issues, the national anthem, and whether or not that crazy Tiger King-guy should be in prison. Are we missing something by focusing on these differences? Could it be that humanity has a mystical connection with one another in Christ? Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Questioning Christianity is available wherever fine podcasts are sold...for free!   

Episode 48: Questions About Death

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It's a real bummer of an episode for sure...the topic is death.  What happens when we die?  Why is death a part of God's plan for humanity? What can we do to bring comfort to people who are grieving? What's the worst thing to say to someone who loses a loved one?  Also, Rob builds a birdhouse. Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Questioning Christianity is available wherever fine podcasts are sold...for free!   

Episode 47: Unrest

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2020 is shaping up to be a weird year (to say the least). Anxiety levels are high. Whether it's the pandemic, social injustice, the mask debate, Sahara dust cloud, or murder hornets - things seem to go from bad to worse! But is it possible that things are actually getting better? How can we find peace in the midst of chaos? Image by Patrick Behn from Pixabay Questioning Christianity is available wherever fine podcasts are sold...for free!   

Episode 46: Aliens & Exiles - The Gospel According to Peter

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Peter left his home, work, and family to follow Jesus - the messiah that Peter thought would lead a revolution to overthrow the Roman empire.   But those dreams died when Jesus was crucified.  But after the resurrection, Peter started seeing things differently. He experienced a paradigm shift and was able to see a larger countercultural plan at work. Questioning Christianity is available wherever fine podcasts are sold...for free!   

Episode 45: Hey! He Breathed On Me!

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According to the Gospel writers, Jesus came back to life and began appearing to his disciples though they didn't always recognize him. Jesus also said and did some weird things...like breathe on them (a big no-no by today's social distancing standards)! What is the significance of Jesus' resurrection to the Christian faith? What was Jesus doing during the time he was dead? And what if you can't make yourself believe such a far-fetched story? Let's chat about it. Questioning Christianity is available wherever fine podcasts are sold...for free!