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Living Hope in a Secular Age
The promise of Enlightenment secularism was that, once freed from the shackles of religion and its God, humans would be liberated to experience happiness and freedom for themselves. But by any metric this happy freedom has not materialized in the West. Chuck and Aaron talk about why this might be the case and point toward a hopeful but challenging solution to the great modern malaise.
Episode 79 | 36 minutes
Everyone wants to know what’s true, but in a postmodern age the possibility of knowing anything is under question. But even though we’ve become deeply skeptical about knowledge, most of us are still driven by the desire to figure out what’s real. In this episode Chuck and Aaron discuss the possibility of knowing things.
Anger is an unpleasant emotion, but is it ever okay to be angry? And how can we tell the difference between bad anger and good anger? And why are patterns of anger so hard to shake for so many of us? Chuck and Aaron discuss these and other questions related to anger in this episode.
Hinduism has historically flourished in the Indian subcontinent, but through immigration is rapidly growing in the West. What do Hindus believe, and how do those beliefs compare with Christianity? Chuck and Aaron compare and contrast these two religions, and talk about how the person and work of Jesus can meet the deepest longings of both Hindus and Christians.
Everyone has experienced periods of time when life seems empty and without meaning; some of us experience this sort of depression chronically. What does this depression mean? And what does the Bible say about how to move out of it? Chuck and Aaron note that while there are frequently physical aspects to depression, depression can be a helpful indicator that something spiritual in our lives has gone awry.
Do the four Christian gospels disagree with each other? They certainly are telling the same story, but the details are not all the same; so is this a problem for Christians? Or is it possible that what appear to be differences are actually just four different perspectives on the same event. Chuck and Aaron talk about how these stories are best understood not as contradictory but complementary.
The problem of selfishness seems to be growing at a destructive rate. How can we combat this epidemic? According to the Bible, we can only learn true love from the Gospel.
Fundamentalism is usually a pejorative term, but what does it mean to call someone a Christian fundamentalist? Aaron, having grown up in the movement, answers Chuck’s questions about the nature and beliefs of Christian fundamentalists.
It seems a bit superstitious and backwards, in this modern age, to believe in an evil supernatural being like Satan. But much of the evil in the world is hard to explain without a dark, personal will behind its destructive force. In this episode, Chuck and Aaron discuss the destructive and rebellious being the Bible calls the Satan.