Dr. Larry Hurtado joins the show to discuss early Christianity including Christian distinctiveness, what made Christianity bizarre, Christianity as a philosophy, God of love, the improbability of Resurrection in the first century and his book Destroyer of the gods.
Doug King of Presence joins the show to introduce Spiral Dynamics.
For more on Spiral Dynamics from Doug click here.
N.T. Wright returns to the show to discuss resurrection vs. resuscitation, humanity’s vocation, tickets to Heaven, Wrath, pagan views of God, and his new book The Day the Revolution Began.
For more of the work of Dr. Wright go to NTWrightonline.org
For more on this month’s sponsor The Deborah Club click here.
In the second part of the Richard Rohr conversation about The Divine Dance we discuss the Cosmic Christ, spiral dynamics, praying to Jesus or through Jesus, the image of God, why the conservative church is more stable and the liberal’s inability to worship and Aat vs. Art.
Also Rohr’ co-author Mike Morrell of Presence joins us to discuss writing with Richard Rohr.
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Joshua Ryan Butler returns to the show discuss his trip to the Vatican to meet Pope Francis, bad views of God as an excuse to not live in relationship with God, Jesus as the ideal for Humanity, the difference between people who commit genocide and those who don’t, and Josh’s new book The Pursuing God.
For more on this month’s sponsors the E3 conference click here.
Writer and Director Rodrigo Garcia joins the show to discuss the struggle of making a non-religious movie about Jesus, the humanity of Jesus, Father/Son relationships, the devil and his new movie Last Days in the Desert.
Church Historian Dr. Jeff Childers discuss which Biblical account is the correct historical version of the birth of Jesus, the origin of Santa Clause, Christmas lights, why we give Christmas presents, and the evolution of Christmas throughout church history.