Cutting through the noise to find the truth about life, faith, and God.

Chuck Rathert and Aaron Mueller discuss issues and questions that are on the minds of people who are wrestling with the problems of existence and meaning, and explore how Christianity can answer these questions in a way that satisfies the longing of the human heart.

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Does God Want Me to Be Happy?

We all desire happiness and are convinced that the pursuit of happiness is a worthwhile goal, but our conviction that physical and relational circumstances have the ability to make us happy have not paid out on that promise. God, though, has designed us to find our happiness in him, and we will finally discover true, permanent happiness in a relationship with him through Jesus.

Episode 54    |    41 minutes

Does God Want Me to Be Happy? (Ep54)

Does God Want Me to Be Happy? (Ep54)

We all desire happiness and are convinced that the pursuit of happiness is a worthwhile goal, but our conviction that physical and relational circumstances have the ability to make us happy have not paid out on that promise. God, though, has designed us to find our happiness in him, and we will finally discover true, permanent happiness in a relationship with him through Jesus.

What is Freedom? (Ep53)

What is Freedom? (Ep53)

Every person longs to be free from oppression and restriction, and there are many philosophical ideas and political systems which promise to provide this freedom. Jesus, too, promises freedom, and unlike all other attempts to provide and maintain freedom only the liberty gained and guaranteed by Jesus has managed to be real and permanent.`

Are Humans Good or Bad? (Ep52)

Are Humans Good or Bad? (Ep52)

While some worldviews see people as basically good, and some worldviews see people as basically bad, Christianity is the only worldview which sees humans in all their complexity, as both good and bad.

Can Prayer Change God’s Mind? (Ep51)

Can Prayer Change God’s Mind? (Ep51)

The Bible tells us that God never changes. It also tells us to pray because God listens to our prayers and responds to them, sometimes doing what we ask. This only looks like a contradiction – the sovereign God who never changes has decided to use the prayers of his people to accomplish his good purposes. The Bible tells us that God never changes. It also tells us to pray because God listens to our prayers and responds to them, sometimes doing what we ask. This only looks like a contradiction – the sovereign God who never changes has decided to use the prayers of his people to accomplish his good purposes.

Is God Angry With Me? (Ep50)

Is God Angry With Me? (Ep50)

The Bible tells us that God is a God of love, but it also frequently describes him as an angry God. No one likes the idea of an angry, judging God, but the Bible makes it clear that God’s anger does not mean he lacks love, but happens precisely because he is all-loving.

Loving the World (Ep49)

Loving the World (Ep49)

The Bible tells us that God loves the world. But it also says Christians should not love the world. What does this mean, and how does it work? Chuck and Aaron discuss what love is, how it can be understood in different ways, and how self sacrifice is always more powerful than self gratification.

Christianity and the Environment (Ep48)

Christianity and the Environment (Ep48)

The Bible insists that the natural world has value because it is created by God, and that Christians have been called by this creator God to share in his mission to care for the environment in anticipation of the day when Jesus returns and makes the whole world new.

Praise (Ep47)

Praise (Ep47)

The Christian God commands us to praise him. Why? Because our natural inclination is to praise what we find good or beautiful or excellent. And God wants us to acknowledge him to be the truly good, beautiful, and excellent One.

Christians and Humility (Ep46)

Christians and Humility (Ep46)

Why are we so attracted to people who think better of others than they do themselves, but find it so hard to act that way ourselves? Chuck and Aaron talk about why humility is important, why it’s hard to live humbly, and the benefits of not thinking less of ourselves but thinking of ourselves less.