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April 13, 2015

EP24: What The Heck Is Up With Franklin Graham?

If you spend much time on social media or have seen much from Franklin Graham lately, you'd know that he's sorta gone rogue on Facebook. Some of his comments have sparked outrage among religious leaders, and others have left us scratching our heads and asking, "what the heck is up with Franklin Graham?"

That's the question BLC and MPT wrestle with this week on That God Show. Recorded with BLC in Jordan, you can also catch up on how his trip to the Holy Land is going.
April 9, 2015

Living Under Israeli Occupation: Interview With A Christian Missionary in Palestine

With the recent elections in Israel and talk of an arms deal with Iran, folks have been talking once again about the Israeli and Palestinian conflict. Many of us grow up with a blindly pro-Israel worldview given to us in fundamentalism where Israel is seen as the oppressed, and the Palestinians are seen as the oppressor... but is that true? To explore this issue, BLC sits down with an American missionary in Palestine to tell us about her 11 years living among the Palestinians and living under a military occupation. 

April 1, 2015

EP22: The Civil War Over Those Wedding Cakes

In EP22, BLC and MPT sit down to discuss the exasperating issue of religious freedom laws and our refusal to bake those wedding cakes.

March 25, 2015

EP21: What Does Following Jesus Look Like? (With Guest, Christian Piatt)

In this long overdue episode of That God Show, BLC sits down with friend and author Christian Piatt to wrestle with the question: "What does following Jesus look like?" Hear from Christian regarding his one year "My Jesus" project- including both insights he's discovering, and challenges he's facing, as he spends each month following a different aspect of the example of Jesus.

March 3, 2015

EP20: Our Role In God’s Story: Agents of Reconciliation

Once again, BLC and MPT come to you live from Armenia. Coming off some moving experiences witnessing the work being done by World Vision in this part of the world, join us in an exploration of what it means to discover our place in God's grand story of reconciliation. 

February 28, 2015

EP19: Live from World Vision Armenia

This is a very special episode of That God Show, as for the first time BLC and MPT record the show while sitting in the same room! Join us for a discussion of why we're in Armenia with World Vision, things we're experiencing in the field, and discover the genocide of 1.5 million people that doesn't get discussed often. 

February 4, 2015

EP18: Progressive Fundamentalism

Does progressive Christianity suffer from its own form of fundamentalism? In this week's episode, BLC and MPT sit down to talk about the "carryover" behaviors that tend to follow us out of fundamentalism-- traits that tend to rear their ugly head in whatever new thing we move into. However, if we can develop self awareness around these carryovers, there's hope to move on and return to the mission of building something beautiful.

January 28, 2015

EP17: The Biblical Alternative to Hell

Most of us grew up believing that those who reject God will spend eternity in a literal place called hell, where they are consciously tortured day and night, for ever. But is that what the Bible actually teaches? Not quite-- in fact, the Bible doesn't teach hell as we were taught it at all. In this episode, BLC sits down with Kurt Willems to talk about hell, and the theology of "conditionalism." If you've ever questioned hell, but didn't want let go of something that was in the Bible, this episode is for you-- you'll walk away with your Bible intact, and a totally different view of hell.

January 22, 2015

EP16: All Things Christian and Politics

That God Show is back from the holiday break! In Episode 16, BLC and MPT discuss President Obama's State of the Union address and all things regarding Christian involvement in politics.

December 22, 2014

EP15: Dealing With Your Overly Religious Family At Christmas

It's almost Christmas! One of the biggest stress points for many of us over the holiday involves spending time with our families, who are less than happy that we no longer share their worldview. So how do we do it? How can we still enjoy the holidays while navigating these difficult family waters? Benjamin L. Corey and Matthew Paul Turner sit down in this special Christmas episode to help you develop a game-plan to get through those challenge family visits.