Welcome to the Phil Vischer Podcast archive! Here you can find a list of all of the podcasts that Phil and the team have ever made, grouped by month, for easy access to the whole archive. April 2016 Episode 198: Religious Liberty and Bathroom Bills Episode 197: Modern Art And Subversive Faith with Matt Milliner Episode 196: Civil Disobedience With Katelyn Beaty Episode 195: Atheism and Hemant Mehta March 2016 Read More...
With “Bathroom Bills” popping up in numerous states and religious liberty battles all over the news, it’s time to dive into the deep end of our religiously litigious culture. Should Christian therapists be required to treat homosexuals? Does science curriculum undermine religious freedom? It’s a nutty time to be alive, and we’ve got some thoughts (well, mostly Skye) this week on the podcast! Listen to the episode | Download the Read More...
We live in an image-drenched culture. When is “breaking” culture a part of our Christian calling, and how does Christian faith equip us to subvert our image-saturated “Babylon?” Art historian Matthew Milliner joins Phil and Skye to talk art, consumerism, and “occupying the optocracy.” This week on the podcast! Listen to the episode | Download the episode | Find this episode on iTunes
When is it okay for Christians to disobey the government? Sure, Martin Luther King did it right. But how about Kim Davis? Christianity Today managing editor Katelyn Beaty joins Skye and Phil to discuss civil disobedience. Plus the “Fighting Missionary” gets put on the shelf in Washington State. This week on the podcast! Listen to the episode | Download the episode | Find this episode on iTunes
Is atheism a religion? Blogger and YouTube personality Hemant Mehta, better known as “the friendly atheist,” joins Phil, Skye and Christian to dissect some common claims about our non-believing neighbors. Plus Skye gets “profiled” at Disney World. Listen to the episode | Download the episode | Find this episode on iTunes
It’s a very Jedi Easter in Wisconsin. Charging money for prayers can get you in trouble, plus popular Christian cliches we find all over the church but nowhere in the Bible. This week on the podcast! Listen to the episode | Download the episode | Find this episode on iTunes
How can a boat demonstrate the limits of democracy, Disney films promote the message that poverty is “just fine,” and Trumpalooza reveal the real problems in the evangelical church?? And what, if anything, can we do about it? This week on the podcast! Listen to the episode | Download the episode | Find this episode on iTunes
New research by the Barna Group shows that Americans in increasing numbers view Christianity as unbeneficial and even dangerous to society. Barna president David Kinnaman and Q conference founder Gabe Lyons join Phil and Skye to discuss their new book – Good Faith: Being A Christian When Society Thinks You’re Irrelevant and Extreme. Plus reaction to recent Trump rally violence and the rise of American demagoguery. What fun!
Did Christians create Trump? Is the religious right dead? Is the evangelical church splitting in two? A bizarre electoral season has the media – and evangelical leaders – desperately seeking answers.
Interpreting the Old Testament is easy, right? We just read our English translations, knowing that they say exactly what the original Hebrew said. Right? Dr. John Walton’s son Jonathan joins Phil and Christian to describe the work involved in digging into the original language as he and his father strive for the most accurate interpretation possible. Plus, Phil describes his fun fun trip to the National Religious Broadcasters convention.
Audio only – video back next week! Are America’s “best days” behind us? What makes some areas better at improving the lives of poor kids than others? Plus – capital punishment and the church, and the dangers of praying for atheists in England.