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Hosted by Melanie Cogdill the Managing Editor at the Christian Research Institute, Postmodern Realities is a podcast from the Christian Research Institute and the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL. Each podcast features in-depth conversations with our JOURNAL authors.

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Hosted by Melanie Cogdill the Managing Editor at the Christian Research Institute, Postmodern Realities is a podcast from the Christian Research Institute and the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL. Each podcast features in-depth conversations with our JOURNAL authors.

    Postmodern Realities Episode 299 I’m the Head and Not the Tail: A Christian Decides to Skip the Daily Affirmation

    Postmodern Realities Episode 299 I’m the Head and Not the Tail: A Christian Decides to Skip the Daily Affirmation

    Daily affirmations arose out of what is called “The Law of Attraction,” popularized by author Rhonda Byrne in The Secret. This book was featured by Oprah in her book club in the early 2000s, and fleshed out by one of her favorite spiritual gurus, Eckhart Tolle. When The Secret first came out it was viewed skeptically by Christians and secularists alike. The idea of the practitioner bringing some desired object or circumstance into being by aligning her thoughts with vibrational frequencies of the “universe” —attracting money, fame, health, and love — is absurd on its face. Money comes not by feeling and thinking but by working. Love is a complicated business. And fame, well, in the age of social media, that is perhaps easier to attain. But over the decades, manifesting has entered into many Christian circles through the Word of Faith heresy and the extreme popularity of Joel Osteen, Joyce Meyer, and Rachel Hollis. By building habits, particularly through the daily affirmation, you can begin to tune your feelings and thoughts to the frequencies that will bring you happiness and wealth. You step, as it were, into the current of all the good you desire. That is why the grammatical tense of the affirmation matters. You have to begin to live now as if you already have all the money. But what were we made for? What should we desire? Should Christians practice daily affirmations?


    This Postmodern Realities episode is a conversation with Journal author Anne Kennedy about her online-exclusive, “I’m the Head and Not the Tail: A Christian Decides to Skip the Daily Affirmation”. https://www.equip.org/article/im-the-head-and-not-the-tail-a-christian-decides-to-skip-the-daily-affirmation/

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    Other articles and podcasts featuring this author

    Hank Unplugged:

    Gaslighting, BLM, Cancel Culture and More with Anne Kennedy

    Postmodern Realities

    Episode 286 Trusting Jesus in a Universe that Doesn’t Have Your Back: A Christian Looks at Manifesting

    Trusting...

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    Postmodern Realities Episode 298: The Essex Serpent: By Tongue of Brute

    Postmodern Realities Episode 298: The Essex Serpent: By Tongue of Brute

    Apple TV+’s new six-part limited series, The Essex Serpent, based on Sarah Perry’s bestselling and award-winning 2016 novel of the same name,1 is a bit more nuanced than the standard prestige television fare, being less a series of intersecting parallel plots and more about combustible characters with nebulous motivations who collide at key points. Emmy Award-winning Homeland (2011–2020) alumna Claire Danes leads the cast as the fiercely headstrong emotional train wreck that is Cora Seaborne, supported primarily by Tom Hiddleston as the earnest but blundering local pastor, Will Ransome. The heavily metaphorical plot about a potential sea serpent haunting the waters of Essex, England in 1890 is far less significant to the actual narrative, which is more interested in the connection formed between these two emotionally compromised people.

    This Postmodern Realities episode is a conversation with Journal author Cole Burgett about his online-exclusive, “The Essex Serpent: By Tongue of Brute“. **Editor’s Note: This article contains spoilers for The Essex Serpent.** https://www.equip.org/article/the-essex-serpent-by-tongue-of-brute/

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    Episode 297 Why are we down here still working in the dark? (A Web TV Series Review of Severance)

    Why are we down here still working in the dark? (A Web TV Series Review of Severance)

    Episode 295 Obi-Wan Kenobi and the Freedom of Forgiveness (A Series Review of Obi-Wan Kenobi)

    Obi-Wan Kenobi and the Freedom of Forgiveness (A Series Review of Obi Wan Kenobi)

    Episode 283: When the Hurlyburly’s Done: A Review of Everything Everywhere All at Once

    When the Hurlyburly’s Done: A Review of Everything Everywhere All at Once

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    Postmodern Realities Episode 297 Why are we down here still working in the dark? (A Web TV Series Review of Severance)

    Postmodern Realities Episode 297 Why are we down here still working in the dark? (A Web TV Series Review of Severance)

    This Postmodern Realities episode is a conversation with Journal author Joshua R. Farris about his online-exclusive, “Why are we down here still working in the dark? (A Web TV Series Review of Severance)”. https://www.equip.org/article/why-are-we-down-here-still-working-in-the-dark-a-web-tv-series-review-of-severance/

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    Other articles related to this topic and noted in the article:

    Jean-Paul Sartre And The Resurgence Of Existentialism

    Immanuel Kant: Is God with Us or Beyond Us?

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    Postmodern Realities Episode 296 The End of Roe V. Wade

    Postmodern Realities Episode 296 The End of Roe V. Wade

    Now that Roe v. Wade was overturned in June 2022, what’s next for the pro-life movement? This episode of the Postmodern Realities Podcast is a very deep dive into issues now being raised in a post-Roe climate with Journal author Jay Watts. More will also be discussed in an article in the future 45:02/03 edition of the Christian Research Journal to be released later this year. To subscribe and make sure you get this issue when released, please click here. https://www.equip.org/product/crj-subscription/For a special limited-time offer (Spring-Summer 2022) on gift subscriptions please click here. https://www.equip.org/product/may-june-2022-resource-wa/

    Roe v Wade was nearly 50 years old, what reasons did the Supreme Court majority give for overturning it now after all of this time and after affirming rights in subsequent cases like Planned Parenthood v. Casey and even Gonzales v. Carhart? What about Justice Alito’s claim in his majority opinion that the history in Roe was bad history? What about the Palko test—how does that figure into the new legal decision? How do Christians answer the claim women will die as a result of this decision? There have been some who claim this decision violates their own religious freedom, how should the Christian apologist respond to this claim that allowing laws against this procedure violates the religious freedom of others? Another common claim is that we are now embarrassingly out of step with the rest of the world by curtailing women’s rights to this procedure as other countries expand them. Is the U.S. out of step? There is a claim this is just the beginning of the attack on personal freedoms and introducing all-new intrusions into citizens’ private lives. Should we be concerned about new governmental invasions of our privacy to police medical choices and are other rights at risk? A group calling themselves Jane’s Revenge has promised to attack pro-life groups—what have they done to this point? What does the pro-life movement look like going forward in a Post Roe world? And finally, what does the Bible have to say about the value of human life?

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    Episode 288 The Leaked Draft: Is this the Fall of Roe v. Wade?

    The Leaked Draft: Is this the Fall of Roe v. Wade?

    Episode 284 What Attorney Mary Ziegler Gets Wrong About Pro-Life Tactics

    What Attorney Mary Ziegler Gets Wrong About Pro-Life Tactics

    Episode 274 Filipovic’s Confused Claim that the Pro-Life Community Must Champion Contraception

    Filipovic’s Confused Claim that the Pro-Life Community Must Champion Contraception

    Episode 249: Do Abortion Politics Hurt Women Enduring Miscarriage?

    Do Abortion Politics Hurt Women Enduring Miscarriage?

    Episode 230: Is it Ethical for Pro-Life Christians to Receive Covid-19 Vaccines?

    Is it Ethical for Pro-Life Christians to Receive Covid-19 Vaccines?

    Episode 190 Assessing the Confession of Norma McCorvey in AKA Jane Roe

    Assessing the Confession of Norma McCorvey in AKA Jane Roebr...

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    Postmodern Realities Episode 295 Obi-Wan Kenobi and the Freedom of Forgiveness (A Series Review of Obi Wan Kenobi)

    Postmodern Realities Episode 295 Obi-Wan Kenobi and the Freedom of Forgiveness (A Series Review of Obi Wan Kenobi)

    The record-breaking Obi-Wan Kenobi is an overhyped snooze fest that barrels ahead when it should linger and lingers when it should barrel ahead. There are strokes of brilliance contained within what was clearly, at one point, the core storyline, even if some of those scenes we have already witnessed played out in other Star Wars media. Christians who happen to be Star Wars fans might find in the core emotional story beats a worthwhile meditation on the nature of guilt and forgiveness.

    This Postmodern Realities episode is a conversation with Journal author Cole Burgett about his online-exclusive, “Obi-Wan Kenobi and the Freedom of Forgiveness (A Series Review of Obi Wan Kenobi)”. https://www.equip.org/article/obi-wan-kenobi-and-the-freedom-of-forgiveness-a-series-review-of-obi-wan-kenobi/

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    Episode 276 Boba Fett’s Character Arc Actually Makes Sense ( A Review of The Book of Boba Fett)

    Boba Fett’s Character Arc Actually Makes Sense ( A Review of The Book of Boba Fett)

    Episode 234: Star Wars Happy and Glorious in The High Republic

    Happy and Glorious in The High Republic: A Review of The High Republic Era beginning with Star Wars: Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule

    Episode 217: Thinking About Religion in The Mandalorian

    This is the Way…Or is It?: Thinking About Religion in The Mandalorian

    Episode 154: The Dead Won’t Stop Talking: A Review of The Rise of Skywalker

    The Dead Won’t Stop Talking: A Review of The Rise of Skywalker

    Episode 054: The Last Jedi: A Star Wars Movie for the Era of “the Nones”

    The Last Jedi: A Star Wars Movie for the Era of “the Nones”

    Episode 027: “Evaluating the Star Wars Worldview”

    May the Force Bewitch You: Evaluating the Star Wars Worldview”.

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    Postmodern Realities Episode 294 The Evangelical Debate over Adam and Eve

    Postmodern Realities Episode 294 The Evangelical Debate over Adam and Eve

    For the past decade, proponents of theistic evolution have convinced many evangelicals that modern-day human genetic diversity has refuted a historical Adam and Eve. But recent analyses have shown these arguments to be wrong. An important lesson is that one should never rush to abandon important biblical doctrines based upon unclear evidence.

    This Postmodern Realities episode is a conversation with Journal author Casey Luskin about his article, “Lessons Learned (and Not Learned) from the Evangelical Debate over Adam and Eve” in the 45:1/2 edition https://www.equip.org/christian-research-journal/the-battle-for-the-historical-adam-and-eve-contents-back-issue/

    To subscribe and make sure you get this issue, please click here. This Postmodern Realities episode is a conversation with Journal author Casey Luskin about his article, “Lessons Learned (and Not Learned) from the Evangelical Debate over Adam and Eve” in the current new issue of the Christian Research Journal (June 2022).

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    Other articles and podcasts featuring on this subject:

    Hank Unplugged:

    The Battle for the Historical Adam and Eve: Hank On Adamic Denial and Distortion

    Did Adam and Eve Really Exist? with Casey Luskin

    Misreading the Book of Knowledge and the Book of Nature with Hank Hanegraaff

    Related article: Misreading the Book of Knowledge and the Book of Nature

    Postmodern Realities and related articles:

    Episode 277: Who Was Adam? (Summary Critique of William Lane Craig’s In Quest of the Historical Adam)

    Who Was Adam? A book review of In Quest of the Historical Adam by William Lane Craig-Special limited preview

    Adam and Eve Redux

    Paul, Second Adam, and Theistic Evolution

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