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Latest Episodes

Special Episode: "Mercy is Not a Political Position" - Audio

An editorial on the politicalization of compassion. For a full transcript: http://www.mattpopovits.com/blog/dear-christian-mercy-is-not-political

4 MIN2017 FEB 15
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Special Episode: "Mercy is Not a Political Position" - Audio

What's the deal with fear?

Fear is an unavoidable part of life. Sometimes it's quite helpful. Other times, not so much. And while science is great at telling us how our bodies respond in the face of fear, it's not so great at telling us how to manage and live with our fears. Enter spirituality.

4 MIN2017 JAN 16
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What's the deal with fear?

Faith and Science

For many, faith and science are two very different worlds. We’re often given the impression that you have to be one or the other: either a person of science and reason or a person of faith and belief. In this episode we’ll meet NASA Astronaut Jeff Williams, a man of science and exploration and a man with a deep and active Christian spirituality.

13 MIN2016 FEB 8
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Faith and Science

Humor and Spirituality

"Faith and laughter don't mix." At least that's what many assume. Yet for Susan Isaacs, an actor and comedian, nothing could be further from the truth. After a difficult season made her question her faith it was her humor and creativity that helped her reconnect with God and is now helping others do the same.

11 MIN2015 SEP 21
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Humor and Spirituality

Why do churches ask for money? - Audio

Why do churches, synagogues, and mosques always seem to be asking for money? In this episode we'll consider three legitimate motivations all religions share when it comes to requesting, teaching on, and receiving money from their followers.

3 MIN2015 AUG 26
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Why do churches ask for money? - Audio

Choosing your child's religion? - Audio

Should parents choose a religion for their children, or should they wait and allow the child to choose it for herself when she is grown? In this episode we'll examine the logic behind forgoing the installation of a religion in children as well as look at 3 simple steps for nurturing faith.

4 MIN2015 JUL 15
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Choosing your child's religion? - Audio

Understanding Islam

Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world. Over the next 50 years Islam is expected to expand by more than 1 billion adherents. Despite this growth, the basics of Islam remain a mystery to many. In this episode we look at the origins of Islam, some of its central beliefs, as well wrestle with the importance of befriending people of other faiths.

8 MIN2015 JUL 7
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Understanding Islam

Why do bad things happen? - Audio

When tragedy strikes the first question we want to ask is "Why?" In this episode we examine the assumptions behind our desire to question God and offer a better question to ask in the face of tragedy and trouble.

3 MIN2015 APR 22
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Why do bad things happen? - Audio

What's up with Easter? - Audio

For many outside the Christian faith Easter is a curious holiday. In this episode we offer insight on how the date of Easter is determined, the origin of "easter eggs" and why the resurrection of Jesus Christ, if true, is of such significance.

3 MIN2015 MAR 30
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What's up with Easter? - Audio

What should I say at a funeral? - Audio

Many people find themselves at a loss for words when comforting another in the face of grief. In this episode we discuss the common mistakes people of faith make when comforting others and offer three things to keep in mind when walking someone through the difficulty of death.

3 MIN2015 MAR 9
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What should I say at a funeral? - Audio

Latest Episodes

Special Episode: "Mercy is Not a Political Position" - Audio

An editorial on the politicalization of compassion. For a full transcript: http://www.mattpopovits.com/blog/dear-christian-mercy-is-not-political

4 MIN2017 FEB 15
Comments
Special Episode: "Mercy is Not a Political Position" - Audio

What's the deal with fear?

Fear is an unavoidable part of life. Sometimes it's quite helpful. Other times, not so much. And while science is great at telling us how our bodies respond in the face of fear, it's not so great at telling us how to manage and live with our fears. Enter spirituality.

4 MIN2017 JAN 16
Comments
What's the deal with fear?

Faith and Science

For many, faith and science are two very different worlds. We’re often given the impression that you have to be one or the other: either a person of science and reason or a person of faith and belief. In this episode we’ll meet NASA Astronaut Jeff Williams, a man of science and exploration and a man with a deep and active Christian spirituality.

13 MIN2016 FEB 8
Comments
Faith and Science

Humor and Spirituality

"Faith and laughter don't mix." At least that's what many assume. Yet for Susan Isaacs, an actor and comedian, nothing could be further from the truth. After a difficult season made her question her faith it was her humor and creativity that helped her reconnect with God and is now helping others do the same.

11 MIN2015 SEP 21
Comments
Humor and Spirituality

Why do churches ask for money? - Audio

Why do churches, synagogues, and mosques always seem to be asking for money? In this episode we'll consider three legitimate motivations all religions share when it comes to requesting, teaching on, and receiving money from their followers.

3 MIN2015 AUG 26
Comments
Why do churches ask for money? - Audio

Choosing your child's religion? - Audio

Should parents choose a religion for their children, or should they wait and allow the child to choose it for herself when she is grown? In this episode we'll examine the logic behind forgoing the installation of a religion in children as well as look at 3 simple steps for nurturing faith.

4 MIN2015 JUL 15
Comments
Choosing your child's religion? - Audio

Understanding Islam

Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world. Over the next 50 years Islam is expected to expand by more than 1 billion adherents. Despite this growth, the basics of Islam remain a mystery to many. In this episode we look at the origins of Islam, some of its central beliefs, as well wrestle with the importance of befriending people of other faiths.

8 MIN2015 JUL 7
Comments
Understanding Islam

Why do bad things happen? - Audio

When tragedy strikes the first question we want to ask is "Why?" In this episode we examine the assumptions behind our desire to question God and offer a better question to ask in the face of tragedy and trouble.

3 MIN2015 APR 22
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Why do bad things happen? - Audio

What's up with Easter? - Audio

For many outside the Christian faith Easter is a curious holiday. In this episode we offer insight on how the date of Easter is determined, the origin of "easter eggs" and why the resurrection of Jesus Christ, if true, is of such significance.

3 MIN2015 MAR 30
Comments
What's up with Easter? - Audio

What should I say at a funeral? - Audio

Many people find themselves at a loss for words when comforting another in the face of grief. In this episode we discuss the common mistakes people of faith make when comforting others and offer three things to keep in mind when walking someone through the difficulty of death.

3 MIN2015 MAR 9
Comments
What should I say at a funeral? - Audio
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