30 episodes

Some people think that faith means believing a bunch of things that we know are impossible. In this podcast, we use science, common sense, the Bible, and an understanding of human nature to make Christianity make sense.Christianity can be rational! And a rational Christianity is better able to fight racism, sexism, and other social diseases.

Rational Christianity Paul Shepherd

    • Religion & Spirituality

Some people think that faith means believing a bunch of things that we know are impossible. In this podcast, we use science, common sense, the Bible, and an understanding of human nature to make Christianity make sense.Christianity can be rational! And a rational Christianity is better able to fight racism, sexism, and other social diseases.

    A Palestinian Canadian Voice

    A Palestinian Canadian Voice

    With the crisis in Gaza right now we are hearing many different voices. One voice I wanted to hear was from Palestinian Canadians. In this episode I share an interview I made with Ehab Mustapha, a Palestinian Canadian from Mississauga, Ontario.

    • 25 min
    Multi-faith talk for Ceasefire @ Palestine House, Mississauga

    Multi-faith talk for Ceasefire @ Palestine House, Mississauga

    It is 140 days since Oct 7, 2023, the day of the atrocious attack by Hamas on Israel. Since that day, Israel has killed more than 30,000 civilians. And over 1 million Palestinians are facing the very real possibility of death by starvation. Whatever side you are on, many people these days are calling for an immediate, permanent, ceasefire. I was invited to speak at a multi-faith ceasefire event recently. And I want to share my talk with you.

    • 13 min
    Palestine / Israel

    Palestine / Israel

    Many people are rightly concerned because of the Hamas attack on Israel on Oct 7, 2023. But that attack did not come out of nowhere. It came out of the 75 year occupation of Palestine. And in fact, the story goes back even further. Let’s talk about that today.

    • 16 min
    What is "Progressive Theology"?

    What is "Progressive Theology"?

    The only constant in life is change. That is even true when it comes to the theology of the church. There is a movement called "Progressive Theology" which is all about change. Today we will discuss what that is and I will show that it is actually a very old idea.

    • 10 min
    Is homelessness a problem? Or a symptom?

    Is homelessness a problem? Or a symptom?

    Homelessness has always been an issue. But in recent years - at least in Canada, the number of people experiencing homelessness has risen dramatically. In this episode we explore whether homelessness is a problem, or if it is better understood as a symptom.

    • 10 min
    What more do you need?

    What more do you need?

    I'm sure that most people have heard the story about Jesus feeding 5000 people with a bit of bread and a few fish. What that story is really about - in modern terms - is the contrast between a mindset of abundance and a mindset of scarcity. Let's talk about that today.

    • 10 min

Top Podcasts In Religion & Spirituality

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)
Ascension
The Rooted Life
Dorian & Morgan
The Bible Recap
Tara-Leigh Cobble
Girls Gone Bible
Girls Gone Bible
WHOA That's Good Podcast
Sadie Robertson Huff
Saved & Such Podcast
Saved & Such Podcast