Episode 94: Ground Zero Cross Debate and Cosmos!

Stephen Colbert wades into the Ground Zero cross debate, and Phil’s got a bone to pick with the new version of the old Carl Sagan mini-series, “Cosmos.” Can’t we cheer for science without jeering at religion?? Really??? Is it THAT hard?!?   Listen to the episode | Download this episode | Find this episode on iTunes  

Missed Opportunity – The Failure of the New “Cosmos”

  I like science. Really I do.  Scientific inquiry and human ingenuity have given us everything from the wheel to the cure for polio to the iPhone.  What’s not to like about human ingenuity? And I generally liked Carl Sagan’s Cosmos – the multi-episode science spectacular that aired on PBS when I was in high school some thirty years ago.  It was clear that Carl Sagan really, really liked science, Read More...

Episode 92: Religious Liberty and Artistic Freedom

Wedding cakes for gay marriages and contraceptives for Christian craft stores. What would Jesus bake? And for whom? Religious liberty, artistic freedom, and …the end of western civilization?!?   Listen to the episode | Download this episode | Find this episode on iTunes  

Episode 91: Democracies and Missionaries with Andy Crouch!

Do you prefer your movie Satans with or without eyebrows? And journalist and author Andy Crouch joins Skye and Phil to discuss remarkable new research showing a direct connection between healthy democracies and Protestant missionaries. What?? Pith helmets and Bibles saved the world?!? It was the BEGINNING of Western civilization!!   Listen to the episode | Download this episode | Find this episode on iTunes  

Episode 90: Cadillac Ads and Anachronistic Camels!

Is it wrong to go to church without your clothes on? Should more Christians be complaining about Cadillac’s new TV ads? Do anachronistic camels disprove the book of Genesis? (If I had a nickel for every time I’ve said “anachronistic camels”…) You’ve got questions! We’ve got answers! This week on the podcast!   Listen to the episode | Download this episode | Find this episode on iTunes  

Adventures in Atheist-Land

Well, that was educational.  I’ve spent a good part of the last month engaging in conversations with a number of atheist bloggers on a number of atheist bloggy sites and, frankly, I can see why the “faithful” and the “faithless” aren’t seeing eye to eye.  We simply see the world through completely different lenses.  Or screens.  Or filters.  Or something. At times the difference in assumptions and worldview made me Read More...

Ham on Nye Post Mortem

Well, that could have been worse.  Last night at the Creation Museum in Kentucky, young earth creationist (YEC) ringleader Ken Ham took on children’s TV personality and playfully bow-tied atheist Bill Nye in a debate to – once and for all – settle the matter of whether or not YEC is a valid model for explaining origins.  Suffice it to say, the matter was not settled. And, for reasons I Read More...