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Hank Unplugged: Essential Christian Conversations Hank Hanegraaff

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Have You Joined the Conversation on Hank Unplugged? – Hank Unplugged is a podcast brought to you by the Christian Research Institute where Hank Hanegraaff takes you out of the studio and into his study to engage in free-flowing, essential Christian conversations on critical issues with some of the most interesting, informative and inspirational people on the planet. For more information visit www.equip.org and to support CRI and our global outreaches visit https://www.equip.org/donate/

    The Mystery of the Eucharist with Nathan Jacobs

    The Mystery of the Eucharist with Nathan Jacobs

    Nathan Jacobs is a renaissance man. As an artist, author, philosopher, professor and filmmaker, Dr. Jacobs is truly an inspirational, informative and interesting individual. He joins Hank Hanegraaff for a series of podcasts seeking to better explain Eastern Orthodoxy and explain away many of the most common misconceptions people have about Eastern Orthodoxy. In this podcast they discuss different aspects of the liturgy, central to which is the great mystery of the Eucharist.

    Topics discussed include: Explaining aspects of liturgical worship such as the use of incense and other practices that may be unfamiliar to someone attending a liturgical service for the first time (3:45); the centrality and mystery of the Eucharist in the liturgy (10:30); the sacramental graces that can only be received within the confines of a church community (20:20); a preview of the final episode in the series between Nathan Jacobs and Hank Hanegraaff where they discuss the importance of uniting around the essentials of the historic Christian faith as an answer to the Lord’s High Priestly Prayer (27:10).

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    • 29 min
    When the Church Was Young: Voices of the Early Fathers with Marcellino D’Ambrosio

    When the Church Was Young: Voices of the Early Fathers with Marcellino D’Ambrosio

    Long before the schism between East and West, Protestant and Catholic, long before the words catholic, orthodox, and evangelical referred to communities distinct and separated from each other, the Fathers of the Church gloried in the one faith of the united Body of Christ, which can be none other than evangelical, catholic, and orthodox. Marcellino D’Ambrosio joins Hank to discuss these epic stories of the earliest Christians so you can grow further in the faith once delivered unto the saints, as discussed in D’Ambrosio’s excellent book When the Church Was Young.

    Topics discussed include: The importance of unity within the body of Christ as an answer to the Lord’s High Priestly Prayer (3:45); St. Clement of Rome and his letter to the Corinthians dealing with division in the Church (9:00); the martyrdom of Ignatius of Antioch (15:30); understanding the importance of holy tradition (19:10); understanding that the early church did not have the Bible as we do today (24:25); the centrality of the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist as argued by Ignatius of Antioch (27:30); the martyrdom of Polycarp of Smyrna (30:55); the significance of relics (34:10); The Didache (37:05); apologetics and the First Apology of Justin Martyr (41:30); Irenaeus and a defense against the heresy of Gnosticism (44:10); the coextensive nature between tradition and scripture (48:05); the teachings of Clement of Alexandria equipping Christians to evangelize the Gospel (53:45); Origen of Alexandria and the transformative nature of union with Christ (58:20); Tertullian and the term Trinity (1:05:20); Cyprian of Carthage on the unity of the church and the concept of having God the Father along with the Church as the mother (1:09:05); the Edict of Milan (1:13:05); the Council of Nicea (1:15:15); why heresy arises when people become impatient with the paradoxical mysteries of the Christian faith (1:19:30); one of the biggest problems facing the church today (1:21:55); the difference between homoousios and homoiousios (1:23:50); Athanasius Contra Mundum (1:25:50); the Cappadocian Fathers—Basil the Great, Gregory of Nyssa and Gregory of Nazianzus (1:30:10); Ambrose and the importance of separating church and state (1:32:10); discussing several Early Church Fathers such as Augustine, John of Chrysostom, Jerome, Gregory the Great and more (1:33:45); what we can learn from the Early Church Fathers today (1:39:55).

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    • 1 hr 44 min
    The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race and Identity with Douglas Murray

    The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race and Identity with Douglas Murray

    Douglas Murray, the author of The Madness of Crowds, joins Hank to discuss the most defining and divisive issues of our era—sexuality, gender, technology and race—revealing the culture wars playing out in our workplaces, universities, schools and homes in the names of social justice, identity politics and intersectionality.

    Topics discussed include: What is social justice? Is social justice a religious movement? (6:45); the rise of identity politics (8:45); why intersectionality is the ugliest word in the English language according to Douglas Murray (10:00); how the views on gay marriage have shifted so quickly (12:30); why Murray began his book by addressing the gay agenda (16:30); is being gay a choice or are you born that way? (18:50); the myth of harmony in the LGBTQ “community” and the reductionism of identity groupings (23:45); have we reversed the dream of Martin Luther King Jr? (26:00); the order of the LGBTQ alphabet (28:50); the complexity of identity (32:40); why viewing life through the lens of power struggles exposes the Marxist foundations of identity politics and intersectionality (37:30); the Ponzi scheme of American Universities and how academia has ceased to be exploration of ideas and turned into activism, especially in American Universities (44:45); evolving views on sexuality and the deeply dishonest state of double standards in society (47:40); the dangerous overcorrection of equality (51:20); the impossible demands and contradictions of society today (54:05); the irony of social justice warriors (1:01:00); the danger of a society that has forgotten about forgiveness (1:04:45); the role of technology in the madness of crowds and how Silicon Valley is deranging us faster than anything else (1:10:50); the dangerous agenda of identity politics (1:12:40); the issue with whiteness studies (1:16:40); the reception of The Madness of Crowds (1:19:45); why has society failed to critically think through the transgender issue? (1:22:10); how can we combat the madness of crowds? (1:31:25).
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    • 1 hr 35 min
    Free to Believe:The Battle Over Religious Liberty in America with Luke Goodrich

    Free to Believe:The Battle Over Religious Liberty in America with Luke Goodrich

    Luke Goodrich is the vice president and senior counsel at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, where he has won multiple Supreme Court victories for clients like the Little Sisters of the Poor and Hobby Lobby. As one of America’s preeminent religious liberty attorneys, Goodrich understands the importance of religious freedom and joins Hank to discuss his book Free to Believe (https://www.equip.org/product/cri-resource-cri2004hup/) why religious freedom matters and practical steps Christians can take to respond to the most pressing religious freedom conflicts of the 21st century.

    Topics discussed include: What does the Bible say about religious freedom and how should Christians view religious freedom conflicts? (5:30); recalling the power of prayer in relation to a Supreme Court victory for The Little Sisters of the Poor (14:45); the importance of Christian unity and what we can learn from the history of Quakers in America (17:20); why did Luke Goodrich write Free to Believe? (23:05); the origins of religious freedom (28:00); stories of religious freedom conflicts from the Bible (35:30); examining the five most pressing religious freedom issues today (41:35); three common ways that Christians approach the issue of religious freedom (45:10); why should religious freedom matter to non-religious people? how does religious freedom benefit society as a whole? (48:30); the problem with organizations like the Freedom From Religion Foundation and why religion should be protected as a force for good in society (56:15); the Founders intention for America to be a moral and religious nation and why the system only works when attached to moral principles (1:04:10); the issue of same-sex marriage and religious freedom (1:06:35); abortion, physician assisted suicide and religious freedom (1:13:05); how should Christians respond to religious freedom conflicts? (1:17:10); will gay rights trump religious freedom? (1:20:20); why should Christians protect the religious freedom of other religions like Islam? (1:25:45); how does separation of church and state require government and religion to engage in the public square? (1:31:35); different ways that the Supreme Court is ruling in favor of religious freedom and why Goodrich wants to encourage American Christians to always place their hope in God over government (1:32:40).

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    • 1 hr 39 min
    The Coronavirus—Comfort and Insight from Fr. Themi

    The Coronavirus—Comfort and Insight from Fr. Themi

    This edition of Hank Unplugged was organized by Paradise 4 Kids Global, including Fr. Themi’s Orthodox mission in Sierra Leone, where it is his work to preach the Gospel and meet the needs of the poor in the name of Jesus. Fr. Themi lived in the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone and joins Hank to give practical insight on dealing with the current Coronavirus pandemic along with biblical wisdom and the comfort found in Christ Jesus.

    Topics discussed include: How facing death led Hank Hanegraaff to wonder whether he has done enough for the poor and downtrodden in his life (7:30); Fr. Themi on taking a vow of poverty in Africa (9:20); what we can learn from previous epidemics as we face the Coronavirus Covid-19 (11:25); what does the Bible tell us about epidemics (pestilence)? (20:20); practical tips and advice from Fr. Themi that he learned from dealing with the Ebola outbreak (24:55); churches being shut down during this pandemic (26:00); Fr. Themi discusses his experiences of partaking of the Eucharist from a common cup during an outbreak (29:20); after losing connection with Fr. Themi due to technical difficulties, Hank goes on to discuss the power of partaking of the Eucharist (31:30); Hank finishes the podcast by discussing a conversation with his friend Elijah who exhorted Hank in the Holy Spirit to call the Body of Christ to “pray three times a day for 21 days in one accord” in response to the High Priestly Prayer of Jesus chronicled in John 17: “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.” (36:15).
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    • 41 min
    The Coronavirus and the Church’s Call to Action

    The Coronavirus and the Church’s Call to Action

    Hank Hanegraaff believes that as serious as the present pandemic is, we desperately need perspective. While trillions in government assistance may well be needed, what is needed far more acutely is to turn our hearts and our hopes toward God. Ultimately God, not the government, holds the answer to our futures in this life and in the life to come. Hank’s friend Elijah has exhorted Hank in the Holy Spirit to call the Body of Christ to “pray three times a day for 21 days in one accord” in response to the High Priestly Prayer of Jesus chronicled in John 17: “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.”

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    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

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605 Ratings

George2265 ,

Food for the soul.

The calm, quiet beauty of the orthodox faith beckons one.

csledmond ,

Learn be entertained!

Hank through his guests and own episodes, helps you take a deeper understanding of the Faith. Extremely relevant in todays society.

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Wow

Terrific show with Douglas Murray. I am glad I found your show.

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