31 episodes

This We Believe explains the essentials of the Christian faith and its impact on our lives. Each season will use key texts as springboards for exploring the core tenets of Christianity, beginning with the Apostles' Creed and continuing with texts such as the 10 Commandments and the Our Father. While each season will progress through these documents, each episode will be centered around a specific topic, such as the Cross, or the Holy Spirit, or a specific question, such as What happens when I die? or Why is there suffering the world? The goal is to provide an insightful and exciting theological education whether you have been following Christ for 8 days or 8 decades.

This We Believe: Exploring the Essential Texts of the Christian Faith Michael Niebauer

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

This We Believe explains the essentials of the Christian faith and its impact on our lives. Each season will use key texts as springboards for exploring the core tenets of Christianity, beginning with the Apostles' Creed and continuing with texts such as the 10 Commandments and the Our Father. While each season will progress through these documents, each episode will be centered around a specific topic, such as the Cross, or the Holy Spirit, or a specific question, such as What happens when I die? or Why is there suffering the world? The goal is to provide an insightful and exciting theological education whether you have been following Christ for 8 days or 8 decades.

    VIII. You Shall Not Steal

    VIII. You Shall Not Steal

    The 8th Commandment prohibits theft. How does this commandment speak to our overall desires for material goods? Are we people who seek the incessant acquisition of stuff we don’t need, or are we people that have hearts set on the things that are eternal and imperishable?

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    • 10 min
    III. Using God's Name in Vain

    III. Using God's Name in Vain

    What does it mean to use the Lord’s name in vain? Does this refer simply to using God’s name as a swear word, or does it apply more broadly to our speech? How does our own vanity lead us to use God’s name in vain? Do our words and actions cohere with our affirmations of God’s name? This episode discusses the third commandment, "Thou shall not take the Lord’s name in vain. "

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    • 10 min
    II. Thou Shall Not Make Graven Images

    II. Thou Shall Not Make Graven Images

    If the images, the pictures, that we view with our eyes each day were food, what would our diet consist of? Would it make us healthy and strong or weak and sickly? We consume thousands of images each day—are these images drawing us closer to, or further away from, God?
    This episode discusses the 2nd Commandment, where God prohibits the making and worshiping of graven images.

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    • 10 min
    Heaven, Hell, and The Last Things

    Heaven, Hell, and The Last Things

    Who gets to heaven and who gets to hell, and who gets to decide? What does an eternity with God look like? How does our eternal life not get old or boring? This episode addresses the final statements of the Apostles’ Creed: the final judgment, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.  We'll discuss the relationship between justice and judgment, the qualifications of salvation, and the final goal and hope for Christians: to see Jesus face to face.

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    E-mail: Thiswebelievepodcast@gmail.com

    • 11 min
    The Resurrection

    The Resurrection

     What do you picture when you picture Easter and Heaven? Is Easter a light-hearted affair, with pastels, rainbows, and bunnies, or is it a startling and terrifying event? Is heaven a place in the clouds where our spirits wander around, meeting historical figures, or is it a physical place saturated with the glory of God? This episode examines both Jesus' descent to the dead and his resurrection from the dead.

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    • 10 min
    Jesus Christ the Son of God

    Jesus Christ the Son of God

    At the heart of Christianity is a belief in Jesus. Who is Jesus, and why is he important? Was he just a human being who was a good teacher? Was he an angel? What do we believe about Jesus when we say that we believe in Jesus? This episode discusses the second stanza of The Apostles’ Creed, which asserts a belief in “Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, our Lord.” It assesses the significance of the Incarnation—that Jesus is fully God and fully man, as well as the meaning of Jesus being the image of the invisible God.

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

C. R. Man ,

Great for new and long-time Christians

Mike is a wise, thoughtful, caring pastor, and his gifts shine through in this accessible set of teachings. Highly recommended.

kapeters0n ,

Thoughtful and digestible gems on Christian basics

Dr. Niebauer’s simple but always insightful podcasts help me take stock of what I believe as a Christian. I’m always learning something new (nearly identical versions of the Apostle’s Creed developed in different geographical locations?) and savoring familiar concepts through new terms and analogies (attunement to God like the tuning of a violin in an orchestra). I listen to this on my own, but I also think it would be great to listen to with my daughter once she’s older.

ANM0115 ,

Essential listening for new believers & seasoned Christians alike

Grateful for this grounding podcast, which explores the essential texts that guide the Christian faith and take the listener back to that which is true and promised about God and His nature. In a fallen world, our misguided and varied interpretations of scripture and of theology can create a picture of Christianity that may be simultaneously beloved by some believers and abhorred by others. It is for this reason that we must lean on the creeds to affirm and uphold our core beliefs as Christians, and to challenge ourselves each time we read and recite these texts to truly ask God to reveal Himself to us through their words.

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