45 episodes

So many of us have been given bad answers to good questions -- questions about God, suffering, prayer, fate, science, justice, and more -- often by people with pure intentions. But we needn't stop with those pat answers. You have permission to take both Christianity and the modern world very seriously, and this podcast will introduce you to people from across the Christian spectrum engaging these timeless and difficult questions in various ways.

You Have Permission Dan Koch

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8, 146 Ratings

So many of us have been given bad answers to good questions -- questions about God, suffering, prayer, fate, science, justice, and more -- often by people with pure intentions. But we needn't stop with those pat answers. You have permission to take both Christianity and the modern world very seriously, and this podcast will introduce you to people from across the Christian spectrum engaging these timeless and difficult questions in various ways.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
146 Ratings

146 Ratings

Turtlehead Tim ,

Great Podcast with challenging content

Dan does a great job of bringing on a mix of people with differing perspectives/views - and while this may challenge some, I think for many of us it gives us a place to explore ideas and consider positions we may have not taken into account before.

If you are looking for a podcast that covers a wide variety of topics from a broad range of views, You Have Permission is the right place!

Mississippi Country ,

Intriguing Questions

I come from a very fundamentalist, conservative, evangelical background that preaches a very experiential-to-achieve-truth message while simultaneously being theologically warped (Oneness Pentecostal). It’s very much a tradition that believes if you read it in the Bible, your first intuition is essentially how God intended it to be read. Needless to say, once the experiences stopped, everything went out the window due to my reliance on having an experience to receive truth. For roughly half-a-decade now, I have been on this faith journey and multiple times I have just about given up. I’ve cried out angrily at God, I’ve bitterly told people I love that there’s no way this God I was taught to believe in can exist. To put it mildly, it has been troubling. However, that was prior to stumbling across podcast’s like You Have Permission and The Bible for Normal People by Pete Enns. As I’ve become more exposed to the intellectual side of Christianity that acknowledges there are some things we just can’t grasp and isn’t looking to answer every single question due to some overarching objective truth that is preached to exist or be found through an experiential means, I have found a degree of peace that allows me to ask questions or say I don’t know or even say things that I used to repent for because it was blasphemous to speak in that way against God. So if your story is anything like mine, podcast’s like this will be a release for you as you begin to understand that the shell you were taught to never stray away from is just an illusion meant to comfort or even control those that want a definite answer. Give this podcast a shot, you’ll thoroughly enjoy it.

Hanbanan101 ,

Heresy

A lot of heresy masquerading as “open conversations”.

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