Fri, 30 December 2011
In this episode, Jim discusses the importance of spiritual “falsifiability”, using the claims of Eckhart Tolle as an example. Can spiritual claims be evaluated evidentially? If so, can these claims also be falsified with evidence? Jim also evaluates the role of “selflessness” in relation to spiritual authority.
Direct download: PCM_Podcast_236_-_Falsifiability_Eckhart_Tolle_and_the_Power_of_Selflessness_-_LQ.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:38am PST
Mon, 19 December 2011
In this episode, Jim reads an articulate letter from a listener describing why so many non-believers are annoyed with Tim Tebow. Jim also discusses the death of Christopher Hitchens and responds to listener email related to the “falsifiability” of Christianity.
Direct download: PCM_Podcast_235_-_Four_Annoying_Things_About_Tebow_-_LQ.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:16pm PST
Tue, 13 December 2011
In this episode, Jim interviews Jonathan Morrow, the author of Think Christianly, an important new book that will help us adopt and experience a life that is shaped and directed by our Christian Worldview. How should Christians engage the culture around them? What does our worldview have to say about the most important issues of life? Jonathan’s book will help you to think “Christianly”.
Direct download: PCM_Podcast_234_-_Thinking_Christianly_with_Jonathan_Morrow_-_LQ.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:07am PST
Mon, 5 December 2011
Why do we celebrate the birthday of Jesus on December 25th? Was this date established by the early Church to capitalize on the popularity of pagan Roman celebrations that preceded it, or was the date assigned by early church leaders because it was nine months after the celebration of Jesus’ conception? Jim examines possible theories related to the dating of Christmas and asks if any of these dating efforts should influence whether or not we, as Christians, ought to celebrate Christmas. Jim also answers listener email related to the orthodoxy of house churches.
Direct download: PCM_Podcast_233_-_Was_Jesus_Born_on_December_25th_-_LQ.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:01pm PST