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Chris Kohls, AKA "Mr. Reagan," Talks About His Family Values
"To us a little bit about because this is important. We forget this. You weren't just in the schoolyard seeing somebody get bullied and deciding to do something about it. Your value system must have come from your family. Talk to us a little bit about how you how those values were translated into your values. Well, absolutely. Okay, here's the core of it. And this is actually something I've never really talked about. I think anywhere with anybody. But my grandfather was a very good man, very good man. And my grandmother was a very good woman. And they were very strong Christians. And I, you know, I had friends who were atheists and I had, you know, I had relatives who were atheists and on my mom's side of the family. And I could see the difference. The difference was palpable. You could see it in what way in the way they behaved or their happiness, what was so palpable about those who had faith in those who didn't. Yeah, it was the way they behaved. It was, to some degree, their level of happiness, but more so it was just about a kind of a sense of purpose and a sense of, I think, contentment about the universe and everything like that. I have one relative of who I won't name, who, on my mother's side, who just has an unbelievable temper. And it's a legitimate problem for the family. And I think that if that person had grown up with a sort of a fundamental Christian ethic, they would have had much more peace in their life and they would have grown up with a better sense of maturity and at least the kind of Christianity that was practiced by my father's family because we had our problems. It wasn't like a perfect family. You know, there was a little bit of bickering here and there. My grandmother disapproved of certain boyfriends or marriages or whatever. But at the end of the day, you knew that the family loved you and they knew they had their best interest in heart. And at the end of the day, it was like, this was kind of like the 1950s, idyllic American family. Again,
Expert Chef Andrew Gruel Talks the Left's New Attack on Gas Stoves
"All right, let's go through the list of all the things that the left thinks is toxic. They think masculinity is toxic. They think marriage is toxic, they think Christianity is toxic. And now they have a new one. Oh yeah, they think owning guns is toxic, borders or toxic. They think children being children are toxic, but they got a new one. According to the freak Scott Weiner from California who we have gone into great detail, who he is. He says conservatives are trying to make protecting gas stoves, which are toxic. A culture war issue. Well, look, I don't cook very much, not one of my gift things is to cook. I'm actually awful at it. And but I know from very limited experience that electric stones versus a gas powered stove. It's not even a question. And joining us now is chef Andrew gruel, who is an anti lockdown chef from California, somewhat of a legend, Andrew, welcome to the program. Thank you for having me. I appreciate it. All right, Andrew, you are a world class chef, very well respected. I am a layman with these things. The extent of my cooking is something similar to a pyrotechnic experiment, and it doesn't always go well. What is the technical difference between a gas stove and electric stroke? Let's just start there. Why should gas stoves be continued in the culinary tradition of the west? At the very base of this, when I cook with electric, the likelihood I'm going to burn my food is probably a 1000% higher because it takes so long to get the pan up to temperature, but then it also takes so long to get it down that when I do get it up, it keeps getting hotter and hotter and hotter because you can not manipulate heat. I can't just turn it on or off, right? I turn the gas off, it's off. Electric, it's this long slow gradual incline and decline. So you're going to burn your food, which actually burnt food, they say, has carcinogens in it, which could lead to cancer. So they're encouraging you to die.
America Is a Country of Christian Plurality
"That listen to our podcast with regularity, you know that I have been bashing against gnosticism and we don't have to go too far too deep down that route. However, it does tie into our conversation, Chris, you wanted to pick this up about glory be to God to do big things in the physical world that glorify God. Yeah, I think this is actually super important. Just to sort of recap, you know, one of the things that you always and every place united civilizations is some common religion. Now, probably not with your listeners, but for some people, when they hear that it makes a Mitchell a little bit because they think it means intolerance or grams or something like that. Obviously that's happened in the past, but you think about places like in a Rome. Like the Roman Empire or something, your room was actually pretty tolerant. But particularly by ancient standards. Correct. Yes, were the intolerant of Christians. Sometimes is the answer. It depends on who the emperor depended on who the emperor was, but Christianity within the Roman world was kind of unique because Rome's typical standpoint with barn gods was just incorporate them. The problem with Christianity for Rome was like Christ can't be incorporated into the Pantheon. Yes. He did wind up as a turns out taking over. Constantine, I think, eventually allowed to take over everything. Right. But you think about what has motivated people to do these big projects and hold these civilizations together. We talked about Egypt, and we talked about the sumerians, and we talked about obviously Christians. Any place in the planet, like there's these massive buddhas built all over Asia, which are these big projects. Mind-blowing. Mind-blowing. Yeah. But the point I think that you were driving it is really important is that America is a country that has a Christian heritage. It has a Christian if you sort of take all Christians regardless of denomination as a single block as a country that has a Christian plurality.
Dinesh Examines the Turmoil in Brazil
"Remarkable events in Brazil started just a couple of days ago in what might seem like a startling parallel to January 6th, January 6th of 2021. You had thousands, maybe tens of thousands of Brazilians, storming the Congress, the Supreme Court, and the seat of the presidency, which is the plan alto palace. And all of this occurred in a remarkable way seems to have taken the authorities by surprise, now over the subsequent 48 hours, the protesters, the objectors have been evacuated, apparently there have been about a thousand arrests, and it seems that Brazil's political situation is in flux. Now, there have been lots of people in America who are looking at the Brazilian situation purely through the lens of American politics. Now, we have a tendency to do this and it is, it is a tendency that should at least be somewhat resisted, or we should be cautious about. Why? Because things that are going on inside the United States often have a vocabulary and an understanding that doesn't really apply at least not applying quite the same way. Even when we use terms like Islamic fundamentalism. It's a little misleading because fundamentalism is a movement inside of Protestant Christianity. A kind of return to fundamentals in the wake of the 19th century movements of biblical criticism and the challenging of the literal truths of the Bible, what's going on in Islam is quite different from that. Or even I remember doing the 1980s when there was a debate going on in South Africa over apartheid. I would see analyses of those that interpret them exclusively through the lens of the civil rights movement. And that's partially right. I mean, obviously there was a form of apartheid itself as a form of segregation, but not in the same way as in the American south. And not with the same underlying premises or institutions.
How Liberal Christianity Invaded the Catholic Priesthood
"My Catholic high school was entirely taken over by heretical post Catholics of the kind who today are hanging rainbow flags in churches. And in not just in Catholic churches, but United methodist churches and Lutheran and Presbyterian churches and episcopal churches. Liberal Christianity had invaded the ranks of the Catholic priesthood and of the Catholic bishops. What I always say was the priesthood became dominated by the gays who weren't smart enough to work directly for the Democratic Party, couldn't dance, couldn't sing wouldn't have a career on Broadway, but they wanted to live in the palace like the Disney Princess, they always secretly knew that they were. So they signed up for the Catholic priesthood. And they got ordained and they got made bishops. We had hoped that Pope John Paul the second and Pope Benedict would clean these people out. They created the sex abuse crisis and they covered it up. They tried to stop the church from fighting for unborn life. And instead, they wanted to support groups like Black Lives Matter, they created something called the Catholic campaign for human development, which was invented by Saul alinsky, which was designed to turn the Catholic Church into a leftist tool of radical social change. They replaced traditional Christianity with squishy, leftist politics, and sexual libertinism.
John Zmirak and Eric Discuss the Heart of Luther's Troubles
"I'm talking to John S mirak. Bring the kiddies, draw the kitties into the room and then shoe them away quickly. John, we were just talking about hope, Benedict, who just passed away and Pope Francis. And I think that that was really at the heart of Luther's trouble was this idea that wait a second at the end of the day, you know, when you're solving for X, we're looking for truth, the Pope can not Trump what the scripture says. I mean, there's a lot to it. Well, all right, but go ahead. I mean, honestly, you know that I want to know what you think. I will be honest. I think if the Pope had agreed with Luther's theology, he would have been fine with the papacy. A lot. Luther decided that nothing could Trump Luther's reading a scripture. When it was pointed out, the church councils disagreed with them. He threw them out too. Luther was so convinced of what he had read in the Bible and that it was a divinely inspired interpretation of divine revelation that anything that stood in his way, he would have tossed it out. So I don't think Luther's objection was to the papacy in principle. It was the fact that the Pope didn't agree with what he thought was this fundamental overwhelmingly obvious interpretation of Christianity that
How Does Prophesy Work With Pastor Rick Brown
"As you turn to Daniel chapter 9, we look at our message tonight. How does prophecy work? Prophecy is this amazing gift that a Supernatural, all powerful, all knowing everywhere president once God gives us a gift to his people to see around the corner what's coming to a neighborhood near you. And this is what prophecy is is the lord speaking. He dwells outside of time. God's not a person with a lot of time on his hands. He actually dwells out of the spacetime continuum. And so he can see the past the present and the future, and he can speak to those issues, with such accuracy, it is a very, very unique dimension that separates judeo Christianity from any other religion on the planet, because when the Bible says this is going to happen, and then it's fulfilled, says this is going to happen. And then it's fulfilled. Over and over and over. So much so that those who want to basically. Rob the Bible and the God we serve of power, they say, oh, these things were manipulated. These things were written after the events, not so. Don't let anybody ever kind of blow you that smoke and try to really conflate or confuse or make a foggy issue. The God we serve is able to speak to future events with absolute authority. And in this passage of scripture, it's probably one of the most amazing prophecies in all of the Bible regarding the lord Jesus and the day that he shows up. The literal day that he shows up in Jerusalem at the triumphant entry when they're singing Hosanna blessed is Hugh comes in the name of the lord. And it is told or declared 483 years before it actually happens. Down to the day. That's why it's one of those iconic prophecies of such incredible accuracy. Now, in this passage of scripture, I'm going to mention 5 prophecies. Now, four of them have been fulfilled. This gives us the confidence that God can do this. He's done it in the past, but there's tons of prophecies out in front of us, right? And so if he is this accurate with the past, we can look to the future with absolute confidence about the future. And in these last couple of years, we've been wondering about the future, right? What's going to happen in this world? Everybody wants to know about the future. Why does psychic 900 hotlines work? Because people want to know,
"christianity" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
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"christianity" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
"A set of professed beliefs. Sometimes when people are talking about Hinduism, they'll say things like Hinduism is a way of life. And you say, well, what do you have to believe to be a Hindu? And they go well nothing. We don't have any creed. We don't have any set of beliefs that defines you as being a Hindu or not being a Hindu. Rather, if you live a certain way, then you're a Hindu, just by virtue of your sort of customary practices. But Christianity is not like that. Christianity by and large holes that you believe in certain things. The philosopher Ernest Thornton, once said that while the highest discipline in Judaism and Islam is jurisprudence, the highest discipline in Christianity is theology. I'm talking about Christianity and science will just beginning a discussion of this important topic. The relationship between the two and I just made the point that Christianity is a creedle religion. It's a religion that depends upon belief, a professed belief in certain things. And I quoted the philosopher and theologian Ernest Thornton saying that while Islam and Judaism elevate jurisprudence, that's their highest discipline for Christianity. It's theology. But I want to look at theology because when you first say the word theology, you don't think of science and maybe you don't even think of reason. You might think of theology as nothing more than a set of kind of revealed doctrines, but I'm talking about theology as a, as a rational enterprise. I'm talking about theology as an effort to use the mind to use reason to try to say certain things about God. And I want to make the point that it is that same exercise of the intellect, the same exercise of reason that will provide a foundation for thinking about the world rationally thinking about the world, scientifically, thinking about the world as a comprehensible entity that operates according to predictable
"christianity" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
"But if his DNA is on the crime scene, IE on the bodies or conversely you made this point if the DNA of the victims is in his car, then it's going to be pretty for hard for him to get out of it. I want to talk today in the podcast about the Christian roots of modern science of the whole scientific method and the whole scientific outlook. And so far I've been focused on how Christianity has played a key role in a lot of the core concepts of western civilization. The idea of human dignity, of human rights, human equality, the affirmation of ordinary life, the right of conscience, individualism, and so on. But now I want to talk to, I want to talk about the issue of science. And this is an important issue because there are a lot of people who think that somehow science and Christianity are at odds. In fact, science and theism are irreconcilable that there's a sort of a war between religion and science. As it turns out, this whole concept of a war between religion and science is an atheist invention of the late 19th century. It was devised in a series of polemical books that created a false impression that somehow religion and science have always been at each other's throat, so to speak. And that idea continues to resonate with some contemporary skeptics and atheists. Here's eo Wilson, the Harvard biologist. He says there's a quote insoluble enmity between religion and science. Several years ago Time Magazine had a cover story God versus science. So that's you can see that that idea is still very much alive. But as we think about it, right away there is a problem with it. And the problem is this science, as it turns out, developed as an organized, sustained enterprise, only once in human history. And where did it develop? Did it arise and the far east? Southern Africa? No, it arose in the west in a rose in Europe, the civilization then called Christendom. So the question then arises, why did science develop there? And nowhere else. Now, in a speech that he gave in 2006, this was in regents park Germany, Pope Benedict. This is the late Pope Benedict. Said that the reason science developed in Europe and in the west is because Christianity has from the beginning emphasized reason.
Debbie and Dinesh Discuss the Idaho Murder Suspect
"Okay, Debbie is obsessed the right word here. You are really fascinated by these Idaho Idaho murders and of course now they have arrested Brian koberger and you said from the beginning that you thought this guy was a serial killer. Well, let me just say before anybody knew. Anything about it. When these kids, well, first of all, when they were killed, I was horrified, not just because, you know, these four kids were killed, but julianna was in college. So I like, you know, thought that is a parent's worst nightmare to send your kid to college and then have something like that happen to them. So I was very interested in the case because of that. But, you know, as you know, I've always been interested in all of this criminology and forensic science and all that. That's why I had you watching forensic files. Like for years. Well, I think what I find interesting is I'm interested more in the crimes that have a motive where someone comes up with a diabolical scheme or plot. And usually you can follow the trail by looking at who stands to benefit from this particular crime. I mean, the mystery of the serial killer, or in this case, well, I guess he's not we don't know. I think I personally think, and this is and I said this at the very beginning, I thought this was a sloppy serial killer wannabe. Because I thought that all indications were that this person went in to do some harm to not just one person, but many, right? But they did it in a way that, you know, eventually was going to catch up to them. Because number one, they did it indoors. And nowadays where they have DNA technology is now it can actually use touch DNA. So skin cells can be, you know, you can actually do a profile, a DNA profile on skin cells,
The Questionable Virtues of Being Short
"Here is an article in The New York Times that caught our attention there has never been a better time to be short. Yay. Well, hold on. This is an article written by Mary Altman, who apparently is unbelievable. She's not unbelievable. She's 5 feet even. Well, hello. Yeah, twins. And then she goes my husband who's 5 foot 6. Well, anyway, so let's discover one of these great virtues of being short. Yeah. She goes short is better, and it is the future. And as you read the article, this is when you have to start chuckling because she begins by saying the short are inherent conservationists. Presumably she goes to eat less, they drink less water and they apparently breathe less. They don't breathe as vehemently as people who are large and tall. So according to her, you say we save the planet does 87 million tons of food. Oh my God. Trillions of gallons of water and also they produce less trash. Oh my goodness. Yeah. And she goes on to say that she makes a kind of a Darwinian argument, which I think is actually untrue, by the way, that somehow being short is conducive to survival because your needs are less. So think if you're operating in a scarce environment and there's only a smaller quantity of food and a bunch of short guys, they're gonna be like, yeah, there's plenty for us because for short, we don't need much, right? Whereas presumably, but the other side of it, of course, is that people who are bigger and larger can hunt more animals, they probably are stronger and so the benefits of consuming less on the part of the short people is more than overridden by the survival advantages of the large the tall and the strong.
Why Is Biden Admin Deploying Air Marshals to the Border?
"The air marshal National Council fired off a letter to DHS secretary mayorkas, and picos and Stevenson reminding them that deploying these air Marshals to the southern border to perform humanitarian work is reckless and it's putting the nation at extreme risk. And I believe that not only is that happening, but just the pure porous border itself is putting the nation at risk. So we have a lot of different angles putting our country at risk, not only at risk of terrorists, attacking airplanes, but terrorists posing as Mexicans and coming in through the border as well as the fentanyl crisis that has just one thing that's what keeping in mind and you and I have talked about this before is that if you follow the trajectory of these attacks by and large the ground for them is paved by Democrat leadership or should I say lack of leadership. Even though the 9 11 attacks occurred under Bush, the ground for that was prepared under Clinton. Remember, the attacks on kobar towers, the attack on the USS Cole, the attack on U.S. embassies, Clinton administration does nothing. They even know what bin Laden is, but they don't go after him. And so bin Laden becomes emboldened. And then similar, so my point is that now that they have Biden there and they know that Biden doesn't care about any of this, his attention is elsewhere while his attention is such as it is. Well, I don't think he has much of it. There's not a whole lot of attention going on. I think he's one of those he's really Bernie weekends weekend at Bernie's because that's exactly what he looks like to the rest of us. I mean, it's gotten to a point where, you know, it used to be that we'd see these things we'd roll our eyes. We'd make fun of it, but they've become so routine. In other words, it is now expected that Biden says things that make no sense. He has sentences that don't conjoin one to the other. There's no logic there, and nobody even feels like they need to criticize it or explain it because it's just like this is Biden.
Debbie and Dinesh Reflect on the Anniversary of January 6
"Today is the second anniversary of January 6th and in fact, we were planning to have one of the January 6th, not just defendants, but prisoners, who is, I believe, no longer in D.C.. I think he's now in a prison in Pennsylvania. This is Jake Lang. He's been on the podcast. He's called in before from prison. And we were trying to arrange that kind of a call through his cousin, but it's a complex business and somehow it didn't come about, but isn't it hard to believe that two years later, you've got people whose trials have not yet occurred. There is still incarcerated based upon this absolutely preposterous assertion by these judges that they're a danger to the community. Well, to be honest, you know, you know how I've been fixated on this on this alleged serial killer. We're going to talk about that a little later. But I mentioned you're talking about the Portland. Yeah, about Brian coburger, but we'll talk about that later. But I did say it looks like they treat him better than they treat the January 6th defendants. Now what do you mean by that? I mean, they did great his house. They did kicking his windows. In fact, we talked about how even that's super stupid. And what are we talking about? So on December 28th, I guess it was the FBI. They could have easily this guy Brian kober went home. Following him, actually, and it's come out, and we'll talk about this on the other segment. But what I mean by they treat they treat him better is in prison. Like he's not in solitary with no due process. No, he's going to get his day actually yesterday. He got his day in court. You know, he went back to Idaho. So prompt trial. Yeah. And in fact, there's some discussion about how does it make sure you get a non biased jury with all the media reporting. So anyway, so what I'm saying is he's getting better treatment than the January 6th defendants who for two years. Think about it for two years, many of them have been in prison with no due process.
"christianity" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
"Here for our weekly roundup. Actually, it's the first one of 2023. And so maybe I'll start by asking you to talk a little bit about, well, how are you feeling about the new year? And also we have a new year's resolution that we have started to put into effect. Yeah, so this morning, you know, I was telling you that spiritually we're off to a really good start, so our spiritual health is really cooking. You know, we've started. Wait a way to put it. So we've started reading the Bible and we want to read the Bible this whole year. However long it takes, you know, some people say read the Bible in a year, we don't really want to do that per se, but we do want to read the Bible every day. So we want to do a little Bible study every day starting with the book of genesis. And so we're up to chapter three. And I have to say, it's really fascinating to do it with you because I've studied the Bible many times. Women's Bible studies and all that. But
Christian graves desecrated in historic Jerusalem cemetery
"More than 30 graves were vandalized in a historic Jerusalem cemetery, leaving the Christian community feeling jolted in the contested city, Israel's foreign ministry called the attack an immoral act and an affront to religion, Jerusalem's archbishop, called the actor hate crime, camera security footage showed two young men both wearing a Jewish skullcap breaking into the cemetery, knocking stone crosses and stomping over tombstones, leaving a trail of debris and broken headstones, the Protestant cemetery on Jerusalem's mount Zion is associated in Christianity with the sight of the last supper that Jesus shared with his disciples before his crucifixion, the location is also sacred to Jews and Muslims and has been at the center of competing religious claims throughout the decades long Israeli–Palestinian conflict. I'm Karen Chammas
'Understanding Religious Abuse and Recovery' With Patrick Knapp
"To Patrick Knapp, who has written a book understanding religious abuse and recovery, he was from 1970 to 1984 for 14 years involved in a high control abusive Christian sect. And we're talking about that. Patrick, I have had a number of friends over the years who've shared with me similar experiences. Of being part of a group that was just extremely fundamentalist and controlling controlling of behavior, usually young people are prone to this kind of thing and it's horrifying when I've heard these stories. In a way, I've been amazed that these two Friends of mine that I'm thinking of that they got out of it and became healthy functioning Christians in love with God and love with Jesus in love with the Bible that this didn't scar them forever, but it strikes me that many, many people, less fortunate, would have been scarred forever by these kinds of strange experiences. Well, and that certainly true, the majority of people that Heidi and I life coach with are from this sort of background. And really, when you look at a variety of other organizations that work with what perhaps commonly referred to as cults, an awful lot of the people that are the connect with them come from a pseudo Christian group, that's not uncommon. The international cultic studies association, which is probably the largest organization of its kind that works specifically with religiously abused or spiritually abused folks, they the majority of the people that come to them for help and support come from, unfortunately, forms of Christianity that are very unhealthy.
Strict Observance of the Sabbath Has Enriched Charlie's Life
"It's my personal belief in a hyper technological world that is increasingly chaotic and kids being confused. We have a road map. We have a gift, and it is the word of God. And you, the Jewish people, are the chosen people that are the ones to bring the Torah to the world. And look, as a Christian, I want to bring Christianity to the world, which I think is the way the truth and the life. But you know that Jesus quoted the Old Testament more than almost anything else. And the laws of the Torah will bless anybody that follow them, especially the decalogue. And what a beautiful message that we can give to an entire generation that is told the exact opposite. They're told to follow their heart. Jeremiah says the heart, your heart will lead you astray. You know, at every single turn, the truths of the Bible are under attack in every possible way. And so my heart for you guys is to just be more bold and courageous and Joshua one 9 says be strong and courageous do not be afraid and be strong and courageous. I have to get this fact checked, but I think it's basically true because I've heard a big debate. But I'm going to say it's true. Why not? 365 times in the Bible, it says do not be afraid. One for every single day. I had someone tell me though it's actually 360 seven. Okay, let's pretend, whatever. The point is, is I find too often that there is kind of a, there is a hesitation. On the behalf of some American Jews to be very proud and bold for the Torah and for, I mean, God tore Israel, which is, you know, you could call it the Jewish Trinity. That's Dennis prager's words not mine if you find it to be heretical, ask him about that. But especially when it comes to how these things could apply to your life. And you have the opposite. You should be immensely proud in more ways than one.
"Chapter one verse 22, all this took place to fulfill what the lord had spoken by the prophet, behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name immanuel, which means God with us. What a verse. From the very beginning, this introduction to Jesus in Matthew chapter one. And there are so many verses we could pray according to in Matthew one. But this first specifically, talking about the miracle of the virgin birth, the incarnation, the humanity, and deity of Jesus in one behold the virgin shall conceive and bear a son. There's his humanity, God, in the flesh, coming to us as a man born from a mother. And they shall call his name Emmanuel, which means God with us. If this God, his deity, humanity, indeed, in one person, Jesus, fully man, and fully God. This is the miracle of the incarnation, arguably the most astounding miracle in all the Bible. You might think, well, resurrection of Jesus from the dead, that's pretty astounding. Well, sure it is. But once you realize that Jesus is God, it's not that remarkable that he rose from the dead. What's remarkable is that he died in the first place. Like this changes everything. This is the truth which divides Christianity from Judaism. Christianity from Islam, everything flows from this and I just want to encourage us on this day to pause and a fresh way and consider the wonder of who Jesus is and all this means he is like us, his familiar with our suffering is sympathetic with our weaknesses, hebrews forces, and he is God. He is able to save us from our sin and to save us ultimately from suffering. And one day, he is coming back for us,
Benedict XVI, first pope to resign in 600 years, dies at 95
"Pope emeritus Benedict the 16th, the shy German theologian, he tried to reawaken Christianity in a secularized Europe, has died. He was 95 years old. A wave of cheers drowned out the Vatican skyline on the 19th of April 2005 after Joseph ratzenberger of Germany was elected Pope and adopted the papal name of Benedict the 16th, the former cardinal Joseph ratzinger never wanted to be Pope, but he was forced to follow in St. John Paul the second's footsteps, running the church during a period of scandal and indifference. He told the thousands of people who packed into Saint Peter's square. After
Benedict's lasting mark on papacy will be his resignation
"The Vatican has announced that Pope emeritus Benedict the 16th has died. He was 95 years old. Benedict had become increasingly frail since he retired in 2013. His dramatic decision to resign paved the way for the conclave that elected Pope Francis, the two popes then lived side by side in the Vatican gardens in an unprecedented arrangement the former cardinal Joseph ratzinger never wanted to be Pope, but he was forced to follow in St. John Paul the second's footsteps, running the church during a period of scandal and indifference the shy German theologian tried to reawaken Christianity in a secularized Europe, however he will forever be remembered as the first pontiff in 600 years to assign from the job I'm Karen Chammas
The True Meaning of Christmas
"I get to say Merry Christmas because Christmas is not just one day. It's what's in your heart. Actually, what a dopey cliche. It's not what's in your heart. But there are 12 days of Christmas. We're in the Christmas season. And I just love the idea that we get to. Now, people often ask me, Eric, what's the true meaning of Christmas? And I say it's about giving gifts and being nice. Am I getting it right? Yes. You have a spot on spot on. Yeah, it's about giving gifts and being nicer. Not being as mean as you usually are. That's the true meaning of Christmas. Now I'm being sarcastic. The true meaning of Christmas is that the God who created the universe came into the world as a human being, I can't go into details now because it's a little bit mind-blowing, came into the world as a human being 2000 years ago, and through his life and death and resurrection made it possible for anyone who wants to join him in eternity forever. It is the most beautiful, heartbreaking, glorious, thought, story, period in history in the world. And that's Christmas and it's beautiful, and we need to make sure that we don't get lost in all the other stuff because all the other stuff is just a result of that, which is the central hope of mankind. Am I putting putting too fine a point on it? I don't think so.
"christianity" Discussed on Immigrantly
"Not only because. I'm a woman of color but because i also recognize having that intersection with christianity is an opportunity to. I don't know change the narrative to you push the envelope and to challenge the beliefs that some of my fellow christians have about muslims about the muslim faith so i want to circle back to christianity now as a muslim i believe in jesus i believe in moses unlike what people may think we believe in all the prophets before prophet so jesus was an activist. Yes the bible and current state about how he advocated for the poor the sick the socially outcasted and he was basically the embodiment of radical acceptance and compassion. But what i see happening in the last few decades. And i want to go back to what you just said in some ways. Christianity and that is true for a lot of religions. a lot of religions can be penalized to dominate or control citizenry. Christianity has been used as a tool for judgment and casting shame. Oh yes now for you as a practicing christian how do you push back on bad. That specific idea judging others based on their feet or lack of it. I push back so often that i've also been called a heretic and had my own faith questioned by other christians who somehow look at the bible. And don't see jesus the same way you just described. Jesus as an activist as one who embodied this radical inclusive. Love somehow somewhere. The interpretation and then the application of who. Jesus is over time i feel like sometimes becomes even smaller and smaller and so i would agree with you on that. And i think where i found myself is at the margins push up against this understanding of a jesus who alienated and isolated and judged those on the margins And so you know. I am a practicing christian and i believe in god i believe in jesus but to be honest my my husband and i we have not been at a church not because of covid but even prior to covid have not been a part of a church community as members for quite some time in part because of that pushing against What we continue to see is that a variation or version of christianity being used politically to shame isolates condemn people for who they are and for their beliefs. I feel like i know several. I know many christians who over the years have kind of dc constructed our faith from you know god who's a white bearded man into being who jesus is and finding that our churches don't believe that jesus was an activist. Do you think we have moved fast. The need for institutionalized spirituality. I don't think so. I don't think so and i don't think that it's necessarily a negative thing. I do think that we are humans. And so we're just you know sometimes going to be awful and quite often abused power and so i think that the criticism against institutional religion and spiritual spaces is valid. But i also see such a deep need for that You know. I i think the past year and a half around covadonga and people feeling very separated physically from one another and a deep desire and trying to create virtual spaces for people to gather still speaks of a need for some sort of institutionalized spaces that have agreed upon certain rules of engagement. And i don't think that all of those things are inherently bad. I do think that there's something of value that even my husband. And i miss in having a regular place and base and community to worship with every sunday i mean we tried virtual just. It's not the same. It's not the same guy..
"christianity" Discussed on Immigrantly
"Do people incorporate spirituality into the everyday life. He's are some of the questions we will be asking so we are kicking off our season with christianity as long standing dominant religion. It's impossible to deny the christian influences on american culture. What's fascinating about. Christianity is that it's so fast i hear there are over two hundred christian denominations in america alone. One percents definition of christian can be extremely different from others. But that's the thing about religion rate. it's all about interpretation and the existence of the many different types of interpretations is just a direct reflection of the diversity that exists in our society. Today we are bringing on kathy gong to hear a progressive date on christianity. Kathy is a writer speaker yoga teacher and the horror of jesus. She is also an activist who utilize his fate to empower people to use their voices. Thank you so much for being here cathy. I have a lot of questions for you. And i'm really excited that we're doing this. Thank you. i'm excited to be here saadia. So right off the bat. I was listening to your interviews and i discovered that you and i agree on. Things are theme for season. Eleven is religion spirituality an american identity. We are trying to dig deep into that intersection analogy. And you're a practicing christian. What is your interpretation of god. And how does your relationship with god manifest in your everyday life. That's a great question you know. I grew up imagining god to be a white man. You know the language around heavenly father and even though my earthly father is not a white man. I think there was something around the way in sunday school that was taught and imagined or described. I always imagined kind of this older white. Bearded man and that has changed thankfully over the years and decades and really believing god is neither male nor female and fat. God as god creator doesn't take human form as god right so in the christian faith god takes human form in. Jesus yes. I agree with that but god as god for me no longer takes that form And that has been for me that biggest shift in the last few years really embracing that and understanding that and so in my day to day experience and expression and understanding of god is that there is a presence of the creator in all living things and even indirectly in all things that god the creator has created us human beings and we then intern mimic that in the creation of so i'm particularly fond of artists. Because i think we do that. Act of creating in a mirrored expression of who god is as the creator. I was actually going to ask you about whether or not you subscribe to the idea of god being a him because i grew up with the same notion and now i in a way struggle with it. Because sometimes i feel i inherently subscribing to the patriarchy by ascribing gender to god right. And you've dogged about gender rules in religion. I was listening to one of your sermons from two thousand eighteen. Wear you talk about the role of women in religion. Specially women of color which was incredible. And i will let you talk a little bit about that. Because i'm sure i won't be able to do justice the way you describe it. Well you know i think. Women of color across the board have been pushed into the margins period right women period but then specifically women of color and then my context here in the. Us is very much. Even in christian denominations that affirm women and firm women in all roles of leadership they still are not represented fifty fifty right and so i think it's a huge mistake on the part of the christian faith and in the practices of christianity.
"christianity" Discussed on Christ is the Cure
"That's the problem but yet churches continue to go the way of man centered preaching teaching They want to rip apart theology and dumb it down and redefine it. It fits their sins. What they're dealing with their feelings. That's what's going on in the church today so biblical christianity. It's giving of ourselves as a living sacrifice as we saw in peter right to do god's will understanding the condition of our sin nature of man apart from christ that we all have fallen. And we're in need of a savior. These savior jesus christ so bill. Christianity is a belief and holding to the essential truths of our faith I'd be surprised i'd be interested to know. How many of us you know these essentials. I'm sure there's a pull up there to look it up and see With respect to Knowing some of the basic essential truths of our faith So i've run through in this really defined biblical christianity It's the unity of the god head. There is one god deuteronomy six four who eternally exist in three co equal persons the father if agents four six reference son john ten thirty thirty three and the holy spirit. Second corinthians three seventeen and understanding that we are fallen individuals sin. We were all born with sent. Avenir created perfect yet through the temptation of satan. They openly freely disobeyed god and because of that. They have transmitted sin and death to the entire human race. Okay so we're all born with a propensity to sin and to die. You can reference genesis three six three five three three nine up through five versus twelve biblical. Christianity is the belief solely in the savior. Jesus christ he's the second person of the trinity. He is the eternal word manifested in the flesh. You can reference. John one one through fourteen. He's the true god. The true man having two distinct nature's code joined in one person. Jesus was conceived by the holy spirit. Born of the virgin. Mary lived a sin. This life died on the cross as a substitution atonement. For our sins and rose bodily again on the third day he sent into heaven and he is at the right hand of the father..
"christianity" Discussed on Christ is the Cure
"Everybody welcome. Back to crisis cure My name is anthony. I run speak dot gospel truth on instagram. And i appreciate you tuning in today. I'll be your host for the episode. I want to open it up with a thank you to nick for this podcast for the platform in crisis secure and giving me an opportunity to contribute and to be part of the crisis secure team that he assembled Moving forward so be sure to check out All the writers all the podcasters. It's going to be a great thing moving forward and This is all to glorify god and it's wonderful to see that unfold and how god blesses the types of things those who are faithful to him faithful to his word his blessings or just abundant. And so it's been great to see particularly with crisis secure year and a half watching it unfold. So thanks nick. So let's skip right into it. let's talk about the topic. The topic Is biblical christianity and cultural christianity. And what will cover is just an introduction they'll be separate episodes We'll dive into cultural christianity And what it what it actually is from a biblical standpoint and take a look at things like that as well as nominal christianity It's a huge topic. It's got a ton of layers definitely the whole Analogy peeling back the onions multiple layers for sure And i think it's a major topic with rise of progressive spirituality. Is i like to call it. 'cause it's not progressive christianity. It's just there's no such thing it's oxymoron you can't it doesn't make any sense and then you have the all these degrees of woke kness and crtv in social justice. It's just all of this worldly all of the worldly ideologies that have been adopted by so many churches. And and that's being spewed from the pulpit. I think again it's a. It's a reflection of cultural christianity. And that's kinda why. I chose this particular topic. We're just going to scratch the surface of it and navigate. It see what it looks like. Kind of breakdown Some things and i think it'll be a hopefully an edifying miniseries if you will and i want to start off by saying biblical christianity. When you talk about that there there are a lot of people that will judge christians By the atrocities committed quote here air quotes in the name of christianity throughout our time Throughout the ages. Really and wars persecutions cruelties had little if anything to do with true biblical christianity and I'm not gonna get into so much. The you know those those things that happened in the past but the reality is that our human nature is is completely bent towards power greed lust rather than what god says rather than god's way right biblical christianity is about god and god says so the human nature never is changed right the cultures change throughout times but the human nature at its core is sinful..
"christianity" Discussed on Skeptiko - Science at the Tipping Point
"Forms the foundation of the afterlife beliefs of the group right. And what he found. It's even more interesting in confirming of it. You sit in some of these kinds of shamanistic cultures. They will have a belief about the afterlife. And then you know. William will be out there and get hit by a tree and die and he'll come back and he'll say hey this is what happened and it is such a compelling account that the shaman will go wait william rooted. Exactly william is right. We'll we'll you must be right. We need to change our beliefs. It's it's powerful research because when you go cross culture and you go cross time you really sort out a lot of the a wheat from the chaff thing. What degree i mean. Don't you think there's a lot of similarities an experience between different cultures. That are prevented from being understood through language. Like a lot of these people have spiritual views some to yours and things like that. They believe in reincarnation. Or afterlife or something like that absolutely. But i i guess the other thing you know tying it back to what we're talking about. Is you have to consider the the evil part of it because the evil part of it is the deceptive part of it is the how do i how do i gain control of someone. How do i dominate. Someone absolutely looking all the religious beliefs. The teachers here that are really popular. They're worth millions of dollars. So of were want. I like that. What was the colt. You're talking about at the beginning which one order rules. Yeah so again. It's a mixture of this brew of these beliefs. And then how can i kind of get in between it's consistently done the overtime you know whether it's jim jones. Or whether it's the mormons which i would throw in that category whether jehovah's witnesses day bennis also at their right everyone even if you wanna look at the sex within christianity each wants says they're correct and then they turned the screw the catholic churches as. We're the only true church right. So how could you believe in anything else. Therefore you gotta give us money to for these priests and then engage in the kind of same behaviors. That christ railed against when he was in jerusalem so.
"christianity" Discussed on Skeptiko - Science at the Tipping Point
"You should not be able to recall your resuscitation. So it's kind of a good control simple experiment to see if there really is. This extended realm right so the science there confirms there. Is this extended brown. So that's the science on one yet. Then what you can do is start looking at the content of those experiences right and you can say like overwhelmingly like ninety percent what people come back and say god they say you know hey for lack of a better term call it. Light call it. Love call whatever you want i experienced. I can't even call it love. There's no words for it. But i'll try and describe it to you because you want to hear but it's just complete acceptance complete love complete divinity complete something higher that is overwhelmingly the finding from the near death experience literature. It's not tunnels it's not dead relatives or anything like that. It's god and it's love so that's the second finding but the in those findings the other thing that comes through consistently if you're going to accept that data is there is no primary religion. There is no christianity is the way it just they say no they say there's all sorts of different ways for to reach that god to reach that divinity and there's no special place for christianity so you can reject that and say well that's just bullshit either i. I know 'cause i'm christian. And that's what i've been taught but if you're going to follow that data but i've most of my reading and research into is self taught other myself right it. I wish you'd take that one step further and say you know you just have direct spiritual experience because anyone who has a direct spiritual experience you pray to jesus or god whatever you get an answer. I'm down with that because to me. That's how the data reads. It's like you don't you don't need it intermediary you why would you don't need an hour. You don't need an intermediary we don't i. Would you possibly need how. I don't know why people fall for that to me. That's like such a scam. It's like really you need somebody up there that that guy that the front who says give me your money take this bread and now i will interpret everything for why you throw that good question. Here's the thing if you ever compare like a christian kind of use of people who have died and supposedly stood before god or experienced god to non-christians or other people who've experienced indies and looked at the similarities or differences. Yeah and there's a lot of other people have done it a lot better than i do. But the main thing that comes through that is key. I think for christians to. I don't wanna say understand because that makes it sound. Like i know something just to go. Investigate on their own. Is this thing about judgment because the consistency in this is like to me. It fits backboard were saying about the classic way that things get co opted. That's why think. Christianity is a co-op spiritual experience and one other thing i wanted to mention was his gregory sean guy but before i get there i don't want to bury the lead. The lead is it's completely about judgment every not every act that you do every thought that you have everything will be judged but you will do it judge. You will stand in judgment of yourself. Your.
"christianity" Discussed on Beyond Picket Fences
"Some of the things that people were saying were awful worse. It was and it was shocking to me because a lot of the people that i knew claimed christianity as their as their faith as their faith background and as someone who is a christian minister. And who's been involved with church. Faith is something that is very important to me. The teachings of christ is something that is very important to me. Even if you don't believe in christianity if you look at the teachings of christ he teaches people how to treat one another. And i'm looking and i'm saying these people's behavior is not reflective of the values.
"christianity" Discussed on Cross Examined Official Podcast
"Well if there's one thing. Jesus affirmed over and over and over again. It's that the old testament scriptures were quote though word of god he says this in mathew fifteen four. He references several commands from leviticus and deuteronomy and then he says this for god said and then he quotes that book in mark. Seven eight through thirteen. He criticizes the pharisees for leaving quote the commandment of god notice. Jesus doesn't say he's criticizing them for leaving they're ancient scribes wrote or he's criticizing them for moving away from what their ancestors thought about god in their times in places no. He says he criticizes them for leaving the commandment of god and they were adding their own traditions to scripture. He told them plainly that void the word of god with their traditions in matthew. Twenty two just before quoting exodus. Three six he says point blank. Have you not read what god said to you. So jesus clearly believed that. The bible is the word of god that it's not just a human response to god although certainly we see human responses to god recorded in the bible the book of psalms we see beautiful prayers and songs recorded. But that's not. Jesus view that the bible is not the word of god. It's not the view of jesus that it's primarily a human response to god. We also know. Jesus believed that. The bible was inspired by god. So there was this one situation. Where jesus was arguing with the pharisees who gathered in the temple courts. And what does he do. He appeals to the inspiration of scripture to help them understand that the messiah was just more than a descendant of david. He said this. To the to the pharisees he says how is it. Then david speaking by the spirit called him and he's talking about the messiah lord so it's here we are very of what divine inspiration is really from jesus himself now. Of course the authority and inspiration of scripture closely connected. Because if you believe the bible is the word of god if you believe it's inspired by god then you're going to naturally believe that. It's a thorough tatum for your life. Which in progressive christianity generally. They don't believe the bible is authoritative so whenever jesus appeals by to say by saying it is written. He was also appealing to inspiration. We know this from bible scholar..
"christianity" Discussed on Cross Examined Official Podcast
"The bible isn't the word of god. Let's talk about the next claim according to this progressive christian meme. The bible is not self interpreting now when christians used the phrase self interpreting. We're coming to the taxed with the assumption that the primary author of the bible is god. Right we talked about the historic definition of divine inspiration. We believe this is god's word breathed out through these people so if god is the divine author then we know that god is not confused. God does not make mistakes. God does not lie so therefore his word is not confused. his word is not lie. His word does not make mistakes and so when we say itself interpreting. We know that if there's a verse that's maybe a bit unclear about something. We interpret that verse in light of other verses. That are more clear about the topic because we know that the bible speaks from one voice. It's internally coherent. It's telling the same story from genesis to revelation but in the progressive paradigm. We've already learned. They don't believe the bible is the word of god and so if they view the bible as being written by lots of different people without one unifying divine voice. Will you can see why they wouldn't think that itself interpreting because all of these people could be in disagreement with one another. They could be contradicting with wwe each other and so in progressive christianity. It's it's perfectly fine to think that there are contradictions and inconsistencies within the bible. That's that's not a problem for progressive christians because they really don't believe that god is the primary author. The next statement this me makes about the bible is that the bible isn't a science book now. This is an interesting claim. Because i would generally agree with this. The bible is not primarily a science book however when we think about co opted language in my dealings with progressive christianity in their materials and listening to their podcasts. I've heard many times over the claim that the bible actually makes mistakes about science. It gets scientific facts wrong in fact in her book about the inspiration of scripture progressive author. Rachel held evans claims. The bible presupposes a flat and stationary earth..
"christianity" Discussed on Cross Examined Official Podcast
"To wipe out the canaanites according to progressive christianity. The bible doesn't get god right. You cannot necessarily discover the true nature of god by reading the bible so when we come back in our next segment. We're going to talk about where progressive christians look for to find that standard for truth to decide who got is and who he isn't. We'll be right back. Welcome back to you. Don't have enough faith to be an atheist. Elissa childress filling in for frank couric today. We're talking about a self described progressive christian church in nashville that made headlines last.
"christianity" Discussed on Cross Examined Official Podcast
"Local churches and also any publicity and now ladies gentlemen. It goes much further than this. It's not just being in the presence of someone with whom you might appear to be engaged in some inappropriate or immoral activity now. This kind of thing can come right into your iphone can come right into your computer can come right in to your personal device so this is why we have to have accountability. There we have to have filters there or we have to give other people permission at any time to look at any of our devices and to look at any of our search engines. Any of our rousers any of our computers not only for our own good but for the good of the people that we love. Now the bible as you know is filled with examples of evil followers of god there is only one exception in that exception of course is jesus the perfect god man. Christianity is true because the perfect god. Man jesus christ died in rose from the dead and we are to place our faith not in flawed sinful people but in the senlis god man who died for us so if your faith is shaken by this i think you need to think about a little bit longer because our faith is not in. Your faith is not in your pastor. Your faith is not on your favorite teacher. Your faith is not in anybody that you might admire who claims to be a christian. Your faith is in the one flawless person who will never let you down and that is jesus of nazareth. Jesus the messiah. Jesus christ jesus the anointed one. He took all of our sins upon himself. And if you're outraged by this evil as i am the only world view that deals with it properly. The only world view that even make sense of it is christianity as mentioned before the ten things that i just off the top of my head thought about from this particular scandal that become crystal clear. Is that the truth exists. not your truth. Evil exists objective. Morality exists god exists people made in the image of god invaluable and should be respected. We have free will. Consciousness is not illusion we really have consciousness. We have a fallen nature which means susceptible to sin by sex money and power which means we have to take precautions. also sex isn't just physical it's sacred because people are sacred and also in especially sex if we get involved in it. Illicitly can lead to futile thinking and a depraved mind. So we have to put precautions. We have to have accountability. we have to follow. Jesus not man. I wish i didn't have to do this. Program ladies and gentlemen but it needed to be said there are many other folks have talked about other aspects of this. I encourage you to go look at them. As i mentioned the top of the program lord will see here next week. Please pray for the victims of ravi zacharias pray for his family others the pricing you benefit from this podcast help others find it just go to tunes or any other podcast service you might be using to listen and leave us a five star rating on the addo have enough faith to be an atheist. Podcast with dr frank couric he will take you less than five seconds. You can also help a lot by leaving us a positive review for others to see. This podcast is available on. I tunes spotify. Google play stitcher tune in and many other audio content delivery apps. Thank you and god bless..
"christianity" Discussed on PodcastDetroit.com
"He he looks much more. Like you know Qaddafi then then Then know been athletic so you so you have that understanding of what's going on then tortellini. Who coined the term that we the trinity and even codified much of his understanding effect. I would contend and we have limitations here. So i'll be brief. Would i would contend that the way the trinity's understood could not have occurred in the west. It's eastern cultural norm. Because it's if values communal a communal group so i of god being three and yet one was not a foreign idea in the west. I think that the struggle we have is there was the the cristiani was westernized and then weaponized and was a woolworths. Were responding to is not. Christianity is the misappropriation of christianity. Okay which was used as an oppressive it will. It was uses oppressive to tore people who were brought to the states then in during the colonial era era. But i wanna be careful that we do not throw a any cyncial baby out with the bathwater just because it was misappropriated does not mean. It is inappropriate drew antibodies. Yeah i'll just pick up right. Where brandon left off I mean in many ways. That's partly where i was going to go Though i always say things Just out of respect for what has happened in the name of christianity. I always say ano- simultaneously that is the white man's religion guests and though that there's no facts Always start saint point which is that it was berthed at it was an afro asiatic. Religion writes That i mean we're talking about you to know in ciprian at the nation s stan. We could go on and on and on In terms of these early theologians that played enormous role in shaping the scape and lance copa of the tradition moving forward And at the same time that we have to say there's nothing indigenous to should the west in europe and as relates to christianity. It's not like christine was berthed. There there is a way in which Christianity was manipulated was disease was mangled in such a way that it was weaponized which and especially in terms of lease black folks concerns starting in the fifteenth century in terms of Beginning with slavery But certainly as Was already mentions if you just look at mall. Hall of how christendom develops then the splitting of east and west There's a devastating global implications to that as well So for me. It's less about american christianity. Bill i do think the american stories what we care about certainly in the united states because powered his our lived experiences but So but so. My ultimate question than in response to that is Is howard thurman question. He begins with jesus and disinherited. Which is are we talking about A weakness in christianity or betrayal rights are or is it a is it a betrayal of the way of jesus or is it a weakness inherent to christianity. I think that the real reality is that it's a betrayal rights. A- is very clear that it's not what's representative matthew mark john And so it's been weaponized Nothing that's of power instantchat conversation..
"christianity" Discussed on Coffee With Conrad
"Socialism versus christianity is there something biblical amount socialism or. Is it all evil in straight from the pit of hail. We're gonna talk about that today. You're having coffee with conrad on welcome. Welcome welcome to yet another edition of coffee with conrad from conrad rox dot net. I'm conrad and we're talking about rocks of revelation being poured out to you. You know my passion is for you. Yes you to have a spiritual relationship with the biblical. Jesus now i haven't podcast it for awhile. Frankly because i haven't had much to talk about. I've actually been trying to keep a sound mind. Keep my thoughts under control in the midst of all this chaos has been going on in the american government in our country in the church in the world is just it just. It's like you can be in this room and your rooms not on fire but you're in this office building in down the hall. There's a fire in it's coming. Your way is kind of hard not to not to stink about what's going on and not to be involved in what's going on right now. The world is extremely chaotic. I know that we're supposed to be separate from the world. But to stop is invading the media. It's invading social media in our thought live You know it's going to have some effect on our thought live so we have to somehow reign our thoughts in and take dominion over all this crazy stuff. That's going on. So i decided to take a little break over the holidays from podcasting for a few weeks until i had something of value to say. And i really wasn't gonna talk about anything in. I got in a motor prayer and then and then i saw this this post and it said that there was a survey in it said that ninety eight percent of americans who support socialism reject a biblical worldview. We now this post claims to be put out by jonathan coin which i read.