Monthly Archives: February 2018

The Bible and Homosexuality

Homosexuality is accepted by an increasing number of people in society, and an increasing number of Christians accept homosexuality.  There is a great divide in American Christianity today over homosexuality.  In this episode, we look at what the Bible says about homosexuality, and then we examine the ways the different factions of Christianity interpret that.

For a transcript of this podcast, click here.

Christianity and Jerusalem

Do Christians believe God wants modern-day Jews to hold the land of Palestine?  This episode begins by examining how Christianity has traditionally interpreted God’s covenant with Abraham.  Then we see how, in the 1800’s in Britain, a new idea arose that challenged not only that interpretation but also the basic Christian views of Jesus Himself.  Finally, we look at how that idea influenced some very vocal and influential Christian groups in the United States.

For a transcript of this podcast, click here.

Coptic Orthodox Christianity in Ethiopia

Coptic Christianity, also called Oriental Orthodox Christianity or Monophysite Christianity, is distinguished by the belief that there was only one nature in Jesus.  Western Christianity, however, maintains that there were two separate natures in Jesus.  Why does it matter?  In this episode, we see that each belief leads in a completely different direction.  Also in this episode, we take a look at possible connections between Ethiopia and the Old Testament, including Solomon having a son by the Queen of Ethiopia and the Ethiopian’s assertion that the Ark of the Covenant is in a church in Ethiopia.  Then we look at ancient Christianity in Ethiopia.

For a transcript of this podcast, click here.

The Only Way to Salvation

Some Christians believe that Jesus is the only way to salvation.  Sometimes it’s used in the “my way or the highway” sense.  In this episode, we look at a different way of looking at “Jesus is the only way to salvation,” one which concentrates on the concept of messiah.  The concept of messiah is found in many different religions, not just Christianity and Judaism, and in all religions, it says basically the same thing.  Understanding the concept of messiah in religion allows us to understand the true meaning of “Jesus is the only way to salvation.”

For a transcript of this podcast, click here.