Fred Phelps dies – will Westboro Baptist ratchet down the hate? And Phil interviews his new favorite radio personality from London, Justin Brierley, host of the wildly intelligent Unbelievable? Radio Show! Listen to the episode | Download this episode | Find this episode on iTunes
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
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...
Movies! Oscars! Dreams! Lip balm! And Skye gets called out by another Christian media outlet! Did he deserve it? Tune in and find out! Listen to the episode | Download this episode | Find this episode on iTunes
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
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
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
Super Bowl ads and Ham-on-Nye wrap-up. Pat Robertson says Ken Ham needs to give it a rest – surely a sign that the end of western civilization is upon us!! Listen to the episode | Download this episode | Find this episode on iTunes
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...
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...