Faith

The City Podcast: No Mere Christians

by Timothy Motte on March 23, 2015

How are Christians from different denominations supposed to relate to one another? How can we recognize other Christians when we disagree on doctrines? Which beliefs are important enough to divide us? Listen today as we discuss these questions.

Featuring: Dr. Holly OrdwayCate MacDonaldDr. Michael Ward

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The City Podcast: Doubts for Kids

by Timothy Motte on March 9, 2015

How do you respond when kids ask hard questions about God?

Melissa Cain Travis faced that problem with her own son. Then she found that many others did too. They asked her for book recommendations, for literature they could read with their kids that would help them understand the reasons for their faith. But Melissa had to tell them that there simply were no apologetics books for that age range.

So she wrote some.

This podcast isn’t about the books. It’s about the process of doubt and questioning that children have concerning God. It is a healthy and good thing. The Bible says that Christians are to become like little children to enter the kingdom of Heaven. Do not demonize the concept of doubt. When children ask questions about bulldozers or dinosaurs or clouds, our reaction isn’t one of fear. Questions about God should be no different.

Two particular things to listen for in this conversation are 1)why stories are more effective than propositions and 2)the three different kinds of doubt.

Featuring: Dr. Holly OrdwayCate MacDonaldMelissa Cain Travis

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  • Young Defenders Series
    • How Do We Know God Created Life?
    • How Do We Know God Is Really There?
    • How Do We Know Jesus Is Alive?

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If you ever want an example of how to have a friendly discussion while strongly disagreeing, listen to this podcast.

Two Christian philosophers, Dr. Bruce Gordon and Dr. John Mark Reynolds, discuss the issue of whether Young Earth Creationism is a roadblock to faith or a viable theory of origins. They address both the literary interpretation of Genesis and the best scientific evidence we currently have.

You will learn a lot.

Featuring: Dr. John Mark Reynolds, Dr. Bruce Gordon

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The City Podcast: The Body and the Imago Dei

by Timothy Motte on December 22, 2014

After the podcast last week with Dr. Renae Schumann about faith and fitness and her complete bodily transformation, Cate was left with so many more questions that we decided to do a follow-up with just her and Dr. Schumann.

In this episode they talk about how to respect the image of God in your body, food as an idol, comparing ourselves to others, and competing views of body image among the high school and college girls that they work with.

Featuring: Cate MacDonald, Dr. Renae Schumann

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The City Podcast: Faith and Fitness

by Timothy Motte on December 15, 2014

Dr. Renae Schumann saw a picture of herself at her niece’s wedding, and that’s when she hit rock bottom.

Dr. Schumann before and after her transformation

She realized that by not taking care of her body, she had not taken care of the image of God. Her story is one of complete lifestyle and body transformation that has made her into a paragon of fitness.

Dr. Schumann is the dean of Houston Baptist University’s School of Nursing and Allied Health. And it started with a week of intense prayer.

Featuring: Dr. John Mark Reynolds, Cate MacDonald, Dr. Renae Schumann

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The view from Dr. Schumann's office The view from Dr. Schumann’s office

The City Podcast: How to Win an Ideological War

by Timothy Motte on November 10, 2014

The Soviet Union definitely lost the Cold War.

But did the West really win it?

Dr. Barbara Elliott encountered hundreds of refugees as she was reporting on the fall of the Berlin Wall. Their stories reveal an unprecedented spiritual revolution.

God help the West if we replace Communism with decadence.

Featuring: Dr. John Mark Reynolds, Dr. Barbara Elliott, Dr. Robert Stacey, Cate MacDonald

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in the HBU recording studio Dr. Elliott is holding a rosary that was blessed by St. John Paul II, who was very instrumental in bolstering the spiritual uprising that peacefully brought down the Soviet Union