15 episodes

Have you ever wanted to sit down with a top biblical scholar and ask them if there are errors in the Bible? We did. Kinda Christian features the top thinkers and leaders from all across the faith spectrum to wrestle through the tough questions of religion.

At Kinda Christian the truth is what we are after. All views are welcome. All views are challenged. Kinda Christian digs into discrepancies in the gospels, the problem of suffering, eyewitnesses to medical miracles, and much more.

Let's be honest, faith can be confusing. To some, the Bible appears to be a collection of myths, written down over thousands of years that offer the occasional moral nugget. To others it an absolute supernatural reality with thousands of testimonies of miracles and divine encounters. And making matters even more confusing, many groups disagree on some key doctrines. So how do we know the truth? We go out and find it. Join us as we sit down for some incredible conversations with some really smart people.

Kinda Christian Ryan Bethea

    • Christianity
    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

Have you ever wanted to sit down with a top biblical scholar and ask them if there are errors in the Bible? We did. Kinda Christian features the top thinkers and leaders from all across the faith spectrum to wrestle through the tough questions of religion.

At Kinda Christian the truth is what we are after. All views are welcome. All views are challenged. Kinda Christian digs into discrepancies in the gospels, the problem of suffering, eyewitnesses to medical miracles, and much more.

Let's be honest, faith can be confusing. To some, the Bible appears to be a collection of myths, written down over thousands of years that offer the occasional moral nugget. To others it an absolute supernatural reality with thousands of testimonies of miracles and divine encounters. And making matters even more confusing, many groups disagree on some key doctrines. So how do we know the truth? We go out and find it. Join us as we sit down for some incredible conversations with some really smart people.

    Deciphering the Bible with Jon Collins

    Deciphering the Bible with Jon Collins

    An intimate and engaging sit down with the co-founder of the Bible Project, Jon Collins. Jon walks us through his story and the vision for the Bible Project going forward. If you haven't checked out the incredible videos featured on their site, the Bible Project is making the Bible accessible and understandable, in proper context, for all the the world to see- it's very cool.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ten Minute Testimony: Finding "The One"

    Ten Minute Testimony: Finding "The One"

    10 Minute Testimonies features vetted stories that are either incredible coincidences, or proof of the divine. We let the listener decide.

    • 5 min
    Rediscovering the Spiritual Realm with Dr. Michael Heiser

    Rediscovering the Spiritual Realm with Dr. Michael Heiser

    Every now and then a reader will encounter a verse in the Bible that shakes the paradigm, that changes what the way they look at the Old Testament. For Dr. Michael Heiser, it was Psalm 82. In this mind blowing, somewhat obscure verse, the Psalmist writes "God presides in the great assembly, He pronounces judgement upon the gods". Did you catch that? There are apparently other gods, lots of them. Why have we not been taught this in church? What is being hidden in plain sight from us? Join us for an incredible interview as renown Old Testament Scholar Dr. Michael Heiser takes us on a journey through the scriptures to rediscover the unseen realm hidden within its pages.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    How to Know Your Calling with Hunter Beaumont

    How to Know Your Calling with Hunter Beaumont

    How many times have you heard someone say "I'm called to (Insert thing)? If you're like me, you've probably heard it from a lot of people and roll your eyes. I hear a lot of people called to a lot of things that they seem uniquely unequipped for. And yet, if the Christian narrative is true, then calling certainly exists. But what is it? How do we know what it is?

    The question of what to do with your life is a profound, complicated and relatively recent one. For most of history you simply did what your parents did- which was probably farming. In today's society however, many people have a choice. And that choice can be paralyzing. If you try and integrate a faith component it can get even more stressful. Does God pick out a calling? Do you pick a calling? Is it both? On today's episode of Kinda Christian we wrestle through these questions with pastor and thought leader Hunter Beaumont who shares his process for discerning what career path to follow.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    What Have We Misunderstood About Jesus? with Tommy Givens

    What Have We Misunderstood About Jesus? with Tommy Givens

    What do we get wrong about Jesus from the scriptures? Would Jesus support traditional family values? Actually, maybe not.

    What do we get wrong about Jesus? Apparently quite a bit. Professor Tommy Givens joins the program and lays out a compelling case for why we may have a very different perception of Christ, one that is not rooted in reality. As a respected "Mathian" scholar, Tommy knows the Gospel of Matthew inside and out. He shares some profound insights about the gospels, what we might have missed underneath the text, and a vulnerable account of his own journey of faith.

    Of course we get into Harry Potter as well.

    • 1 hr 59 min
    10 Minute Testimony: The Four Leaf Clover

    10 Minute Testimony: The Four Leaf Clover

    At Kinda Christian we recognize that academic questions can only take you so far on the journey- you have to actually experience what you believe to make it real. For millions of people around the world it is their own profound and impactful testimonies that keep them pursuing belief in God- not the commentary in the margins of their study bible.

    Over the years I have asked people I know and respect, to share with me stories of times they felt like God was real, or answered a crazy prayer. Some of the stories defy logic and odds for sure, but the fact is there are just too many of them, many very similar, to be all fabrication. I don't know how it works or what is going on, but there is something bigger than us happening as you can see with many of these.

    Since it is 2020 and we all need a little uplifting, here is a ten minute testimony of a girl, a four leaf clover and a prayer.

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

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15 Ratings

15 Ratings

EFish6 ,

Compelling, entertaining, and thoughtful

Loving this podcast. Examines criticisms and controversial topics re: Christianity and the Bible with just the right blend of humor, scholarship, faith, and curiosity. It pulls no punches in examining the mystery of the Christian faith in an atmosphere of dialogue, critical thinking, and open mindedness.

Bob Wheatley ,

Great stuff!

Listened to Ryan’s interview view Sean Bolz and really enjoyed it! He asked some great questions on topics that seem to hover in grey areas, so I thought this was really enlightening. Great job!

HeroesandDylans ,

Very Thought-Provoking

This guy is asking the right questions to the right people. Pretty cool.

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