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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Faith and Hope

Christian faith and hope are at the heart of what it means to be a human relating to God. Christian faith is neither a blind leap in the dark, nor is it a weighing of evidences and proofs and then making a logical decision to trust God. Instead, the Christian life is faith seeking understanding – we place our trust in God and that trust then starts to make sense of the rest of our lives.

Episode 24    |    35 minutes

Faith and Hope (Ep24)

Faith and Hope (Ep24)

Christian faith and hope are at the heart of what it means to be a human relating to God. Christian faith is neither a blind leap in the dark, nor is it a weighing of evidences and proofs and then making a logical decision to trust God. Instead, the Christian life is faith seeking understanding – we place our trust in God and that trust then starts to make sense of the rest of our lives.

Hypocrisy (Ep23)

Hypocrisy (Ep23)

Many non-Christians see Christians as hypocritical – people who do not live up to their own stated standards. But this isn’t a particularly Christian problem, it’s a human problem: no one lives up to the goals and ideals of their own ideology. Christianity, though, is the only worldview that has a mechanism for dealing with human hypocrisy: forgiveness and renewal.

Baptism (Ep22)

Baptism (Ep22)

Christian baptism is one of the most controversial topics within the Christian church, and one of the most understood aspects of Christianity outside the church. But the benefits of understanding what God is doing to and for his people in Holy Baptism are profound and rewarding.

The Psalms (Ep21)

The Psalms (Ep21)

Within God’s story is a profound book of prayer and meditation, the book of Psalms. For millennia God’s people have been praying and living in this great book of inspired worship.

Prayer (Ep20)

Prayer (Ep20)

Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the Christian God is his desire to have a relationship with his human creatures. He wants to talk to us and wants us to talk to him, and we call this prayer.

What Does God Think About Me? (Ep19)

What Does God Think About Me? (Ep19)

If the story of the Bible is the story of God’s mission to rescue humans and his creation, then God certainly thinks about us, and in Jesus his love for us is the center of his thoughts.

Heaven and the New Creation (Ep18)

Heaven and the New Creation (Ep18)

The Bible does not describe the final destiny of Christian believers as a “going up” to a heaven in the sky, but the “coming down” of God and the new Jerusalem here to earth.

Craving? (Ep17)

Craving? (Ep17)

The title of our podcast, Craving Answers, Craving God, means that we believe we humans sincerely want answers to our deepest questions, and that behind these questions is our even deeper craving for God himself.

What Use is the Church? (Ep16)

What Use is the Church? (Ep16)

The Christian church exists in the world to be God’s agent by which Jesus wins his creation back to himself.