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Vince and Jo Vitale lead this weekly podcast which focuses on listener-submitted questions on meaning, morality, origin, and destiny. Ask Away is designed to be a place where can you ask your biggest questions and find answers.

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Vince and Jo Vitale lead this weekly podcast which focuses on listener-submitted questions on meaning, morality, origin, and destiny. Ask Away is designed to be a place where can you ask your biggest questions and find answers.

    If God Already Knows, Why Pray?

    If God Already Knows, Why Pray?

    The Bible teaches that God is all-powerful and sovereign over his creation. But the Bible also teaches that prayer is commanded by God and is a tangible way by which we can affect ourselves and creation. How can we hold such seemingly contradictory ideas at the same time? This week, Vince is joined by Kathy Branzell, President of the National Day of Prayer Task Force, to discuss some of the practical realities of prayer in the midst of trials. What do we do when prayer seems hopeless?

    Question Asked in This Episode: "A friend of mine was recently diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer at age 24, and I'm having a difficult time praying about it. I don't see the point of praying if the outcome is already determined. Prayer is something that I have always struggled with. If God is all-knowing and he has the future mapped out, what is the purpose of prayer? Does prayer really have any influence on God? In addition, if he already knows all of our thoughts and ways, as is said in Psalm 139:1-3, what is the purpose of expressing them to him verbally?"

    Have a question you want Ask Away to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. You can also talk about this episode with fellow podcast listeners and the RZIM team on our online community.

    Find out more about the National Day of Prayer here: https://www.nationaldayofprayer.org/

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    Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitale
    Jo Vitale - @Joanna_Vitale
    Michael Davis - @mdav1979

    Should We Dress (and Live) Modestly?

    Should We Dress (and Live) Modestly?

    In modern society, the term "modesty" is often held in contempt as an outdated holdover from a bygone repressive era. Some people grew up in churches where the messages they heard concerning modesty caused shame and confusion about sexuality and the goodness of the body. In light of those hurdles, is there still any place to talk about modesty? This week, Jo and Vince discuss the biblical meaning of modesty and why this virtue, properly understood, is so profoundly important. They extend the conversation beyond a narrow view of modesty as equated with sexuality and dress, and encourage us to focus on modesty as a posture of the heart before God.

    Question Asked in This Episode: "In the church community I grew up in, modesty was frequently mentioned, often in the form of stating that people who dressed immodestly ought to be ashamed of themselves. I know the Bible talks about modesty, but is it biblical to promote shame of one's own body as the motivating factor of dressing modestly?"


    Have a question you want Ask Away to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. You can also talk about this episode with fellow podcast listeners and the RZIM team on our online community.


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    Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitale
    Jo Vitale - @Joanna_Vitale
    Michael Davis - @mdav1979

    Are Father God and Father Christmas Fundamentally Alike?

    Are Father God and Father Christmas Fundamentally Alike?

    Is God making a list and checking it twice? Is there a difference between the gifts of Santa and the gift of Jesus? Vince and Jo sit down for a special Christmas episode of Ask Away where they discuss the similarities and differences between Santa and God, and tackle the thorny issue of whether it's a good idea to persuade your kids to believe in Santa Claus (Spoiler alert—they disagree with each other! Kind of…).

    Want to hear more on this? Click here to watch a special Christmas message from Vince Vitale at the Zacharias Institute.

    Question Asked in This Episode: "Do 'Christmas' and Christianity worship the same God?"

    Have a question you want Ask Away to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. You can also talk about this episode with fellow podcast listeners and the RZIM team on our online community.

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    Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitale
    Jo Vitale - @Joanna_Vitale
    Michael Davis - @mdav1979

    Politics: Why Can't We All Just Get Along?

    Politics: Why Can't We All Just Get Along?

    We live in a society of constant political consciousness, where political affiliation and party commitments have even risen to the level of religious zealotry. How can Christians thoughtfully and charitably engage in politics when every party believes that they are on the correct side of history, and any disagreement with a political position is perceived as malice toward the individuals in that group? This week, Vince and Jo discuss the roots of our political conflict and point to the deeper reality at the heart of all our political strife, ultimately pointing to the God who treated his "political opponents" not as the enemies they were, but rather as inherently valuable creatures worth dying for.

    Question Asked in This Episode: "I've noticed that everyone… has strong feelings and opinions toward politicians and politics. I've heard one professor say that Aristotle said that we are all political. Is there something in humans that makes us feel so strongly about politics?"

    Have a question you want Ask Away to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. You can also talk about this episode with fellow podcast listeners and the RZIM team on our online community.

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    Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitale
    Jo Vitale - @Joanna_Vitale
    Michael Davis - @mdav1979

    How Can Christians Be Depressed?

    How Can Christians Be Depressed?

    Depression has a long history of being misunderstood, both by the larger culture and, unfortunately, by the church. For many of us, shame and stigma can cause us to keep our struggles with mental health issues hidden from our friends, our church communities, and even from God himself. This week, Vince and Jo discuss depression and anxiety in the context of the brokenness of the world, offering some helpful ways to think about the examples of discouragement and weeping that abound in the Biblical account, and pointing to the God who is compassionate enough to sit with us in our lowest moments, and who is working to wipe away every tear as He makes all things new.

    Question Asked in This Episode: "In the Bible there are examples of people being discouraged—Elijah, Job, David. Would you say that they were depressed? To summarize, my question is: How can Christians be chronically depressed? Is there a Biblical explanation for this?"

    Have a question you want Ask Away to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. You can also talk about this episode with fellow podcast listeners and the RZIM team on our online community.

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    Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitale
    Jo Vitale - @Joanna_Vitale
    Michael Davis - @mdav1979

    *As an evangelism ministry undergirded by apologetics, the scope and purpose of our ministry is to evangelize and to help train Christians in their witness with credible reasons for the hope they have in Jesus Christ. Therefore, we as a ministry are not licensed or equipped to provide professional counsel. If you need someone to talk with about your situation, the ministry of Focus on the Family has people available that you could talk with. They can be reached by phone at 1-800-A-FAMILY (1-800-232-6459). You may also find resources available at www.focusonthefamily.com. In addition, we can share two websites of networks of Christian counselors. Through them you may also be able to find a counselor in your local area: http://www.caps.net/ and http://www.aacc.net/

    Will I Be Able to Sin in Heaven?

    Will I Be Able to Sin in Heaven?

    Christians often say they long for heaven and for the day when the battle with sin will finally be over. But, if we are no longer able to sin in heaven, does that also mean we will no longer have free will? And, if this is the case, what are the implications concerning the character of God and what heaven will actually be like?

    This week, Vince and Jo delve into what it means to be free and whether or not the ability to choose between good and evil is necessary for a meaningful life in relationship with God.

    Question Asked in This Episode:
    "In heaven will we be able to choose evil, if not how will we still be free?"

    Have a question you want Ask Away to cover? Email us at askaway@rzim.org or use the hashtag #askrzim on Twitter. You can also talk about this episode with fellow podcast listeners and the RZIM team on our online community.

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    Vince Vitale - @VinceRVitale
    Jo Vitale - @Joanna_Vitale
    Michael Davis - @mdav1979

Customer Reviews

Tony PAFC Fan ,

On point every episode

Spot on. These three address every question or objection to Christian belief succinctly, intellectually and humbly. This is a MUST LISTEN for every aspiring apologist.

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God is awesome

Thank you so much for collaborating together with the Lord to create such a great concept for a Podcast. Questions & Answers are important especially to equip the next generation which you are all doing beautifully with God’s love & grace. Amen.

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